5304 Yacht Haven Grande Suite: 104
St. Thomas, VI 00802
Tel: (340) 774-5630
WHO IS FLAGSHIP
Flagship LLC is the original and premiere clearinghouse in the Caribbean which was purchased by the Virgin Islands Charter League (www.vicl.org) in the 1980’s to service the growing number of crewed charter yachts operating in the United States and the British Virgin Islands. Flagship, formerly Homeport, was originally conceived as a clearinghouse owned and operated by its members. At one point, Flagship was the only clearinghouse in the Caribbean and it set the standard for how a clearinghouse operates today. Flagship attends fully to the needs of its member yachts and the charter yacht brokers throughout the world.
The crewed charter industry has evolved since the 1980’s. Since the advent of the World Wide Web, selling on the internet has become common place. Thousands of dollars once used for producing and distributing print brochures are now being invested in internet presence for the yacht crews/owners, clearinghouse and brokers. As more and more people have access to the web knowledge of what we once called “the best kept vacation secret” is becoming widespread. Vacationing habits of middle class families around the world have evolved. Expectations of clients have evolved. The simple monohull sailing vessels common in the 1980’s and 1990’s are slowly being replaced with larger, more luxurious vessels. As Flagship, we have shifted our services to accommodate the changing global marketplace and focus on marketing for our members.
Flagship exists to help you achieve your goals. Our far-reaching knowledge and resources can help you set expectations that can be realistically met. Our members range from new yachts to established charter vessels. We also have the able assistance of VICL. Our membership program is simple and affordable. It enables yachts, vendors, brokers and management companies to come together in one place.
Our office is located in the Yacht Haven Grande Marina, on St. Thomas, United States Virgin Islands. Despite the exotic locale, we offer all the benefits of a US based business including the use of an FDIC insured banking facility. We also offer a wonderful location and address for our yachts to receive their mail. In addition to providing regular mail service and all other shore services Flagship is here to help with any request that may come up!
Virgin Islands Small Business Award 2016
We are proud to announce Flagship Charter Yacht Services has Won 2016 Small Business Administration Award for the Virgin Islands.
Ryan Skinner, owner of Flagship was recognized for his strong efforts and consistent leadership of providing St. Thomas with professional service.
Under new ownership Flagship LLC has been able to grow its fleet and provide better services throughout the Caribbean for yacht charters. Maintaining consistent details and up to date information about captains, crews and available bookings has been an important aspect to its success. Communication between yacht owners and brokers has been a key focus for their business. They have been able to add new services like yacht sales, private mail service & delivery, and personalized charter management for our owners. In Addition to their new services they focused highly on marketing and exposing the unique fleet they have to brokers, representatives and create online social campaigns.
Flagship Charter Services has been recognized for their hard work over the past few years in bringing an established brand back into relevance as opposed to shutting its doors.
We share this award with our staff, fleet and brokers who without their support we would not be able to achieve this award. Thank you to all of the Flagship Charter Yacht Services family!