The Portsmouth Association of Yacht Services (PAYS) is holding their fourth Yachtie Appreciation Week from Mar. 10, 2019 to Mar. 16, 2019.
Yachtie Appreciation Week is mandated to increase the yachters experience while generating revenue for the industry. The week’s activity includes a welcome party at the Purple Turtle Beach, island tours and a closing dinner at the Prince Rupert Bay Tavern in Cabrits.
150 yachties are expected to appear at this event.
Mr. Hank Schiff of Offshore Passage Opportunities has shown a keen interest in the development of the yachting sector and is the main advocate for hosting this event.
The Ministry of Tourism and Culture and Discover Dominica Authority plans to continue work with the relevant authorities toward the development of the Yachting industry.
Much effort has been given to increase the island’s visibility as a yachting port, regionally and international by networking with the major players in the industry at yachting shows and promoting the island in yachting magazines such as Leeward Island Guide and the Super Yacht Services Guide.