Miami Boat Show Results & a New Option for Customs at the U.S. Virgin Islands

Miami Boat Show Results & a New Option for Customs at the U.S. Virgin Islands

Atlantic Yacht and Ship is pleased to announce that the 2011 Yacht and Brokerage show in Miami Beach was a success. The weekend brought beautiful weather and a good turnout of attendees. Kim Cuadrado, Sales Support for Atlantic, said “It went well. We had a steady amount of traffic and several of our guys have deals pending that they wrote up at the show.” Overall, this year’s event was a positive sign that the economy is starting to pick up and that qualified yacht buyers are feeling more confident about investing.

In other recent news, last week there was an exciting announcement for all those island hoppers out there about online reporting to USVI port, U.S. Virgin Islands. The option for United States citizens and legal residents to report their arrival to the port by phone has been in effect since 2006, and now it is going a step further with online reporting. Those enrolled in the LBO, Local Boaters Option program, can now use the Small Vessel Reporting System online feature to check in their arrival to the U.S. Virgin Islands port. This new application will cut down on waiting time to clear customs, and surely provide more convenience for a leisurely visit to the islands.

The LBO is a great new program, and enrollment is voluntary and free. One must complete a background check and make an appointment for an in-person interview with the U.S. Customs and Boarder Protection office. Those who are already in the LBO must apply online for a password to access the float plan function of the Small Vessel Reporting System. For more information, click here.

Atlantic Yacht and Ship is proud to call Fort Lauderdale home, and to serve the spirited yacht community of South Florida. If you are in the market for used boats or yachts for sale, check out our listings today!