US VIRGIN ISLANDS
Trade Manager: Mediterranean to USA & Caribs v.v.
Nic is the youngster in our Amsterdam Headquarter, but don’t underestimate his knowledge or dedication to the job. Sharp and committed he holds the responsibility for everything that floats between The Med, United States and the Caribbean.
USA East Coast
Uta Scarlata established Sevenstar Yacht Transport’s USA presence with the successful launch of our Florida office in 2005. For more than a decade, Uta has overseen the USA, Caribbean and European yacht transport markets. Uta’s experience and passion for her clients will ensure you and your yacht receive first class service throughout the transportation process.
Andrew is Sevenstar’s client service star performer! His amiable communications skills and eye for detail makes your yacht transportation a smooth and happy ride leaving you to relax in the knowledge your vessel is being looked after. Andrew is responsible for UK clients transporting their yachts worldwide.
Matthieu Le Bihan
France West Coast
Matthieu is well established in offshore racing in France and beyond. He has worked and lived in the Caribbean and Brazil and speaks Portuguese, French and English. Based on the West Coast of France and is looking the needs of our French clients as well as all the French yacht builders. He is very passionate about delivering his work at the highest standards.
Marie-Eugénie started to work as a sea freight forwarder, then as a GSA in the airfreight market in France, followed by 6 years as a sailor in the Caribbean and Mediterranean seas. Since 2014, she is part of Douglas Yacht Services in Martinique, a well know yacht Agent in the Caribbean Islands.
Port agent at St Thomas, USVI who is able to assist you:
ST. Thomas Cargo
8197 Subbase, Suite 1
St. Thomas, USVI 00802
Office: +1 340-776-8660
Cell: +1 340-513-3103
Recomended skipper for Tortola and St Thomas
If you can’t stay in St. Thomas to load or unload your yacht or if you need assistance in moving your yacht from or to the ship, St. Thomas Cargo and Ship Services’ captains can do it for you. They can also “watch” your yacht while in a marina. All local marinas require someone physically on the island, to be responsible for each yacht in the event of an emergency (fire, storm or taking on water).
Special customs requirement
If you are not a US or Canadian citizen you must have a US visa to enter the United States. If you do not have a visa you can apply on line: https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov. After you have been accepted you must enter the US on a regularly scheduled, commercial “Signatory Carrier” (plane or ferry). You will be issued a visa waiver that is good for 90 days. The easiest way is to sail to Tortola BVI, take the ferry to St. Thomas Water Front, get your visa waiver, return to Tortola and sail your yacht back to St. Thomas.
Your yacht will enter or depart St. Thomas, VI. as cargo, duty free, with no additional charges to you. You do not have to submit any other documentation to Customs for your yacht as cargo. The yacht carrier will provide all documents that are required to move your yacht as cargo.
Check with the Sevenstar load master to find the unloading schedule. When you arrive, at the ship’s gang way, you will be given 2 copies of your Cargo receipt. Sign one and return it to the gang way watch. Take the other one with you to clear out with customs. When your yacht is unloaded, you can take it to a marina or depart as you wish. Before you leave the USVI you must clear out with Customs. If you entered on a visa, you must turn the I-94 stub in to Immigration (same office) before departing. If the I-94 is not turned in you may not be eligible to return.
When you arrive in St. Thomas, VI. you must clear in with Customs and Immigration. Check with the Sevenstar load master to see when you will load. Sailing yacht captains must disconnect the back stay before loading and reconnect it after loading. On departure from the US you must turn in or mail the I-94.
St. Thomas is located in the Caribbean, and it typically gets tropically hot during the summer months (July to September). Of course, “hot” is relative because it’s often cooler in this part of the tropics than it is Stateside. Prevailing breezes and winds tend to keep the island’s heat around 30°C. Visitors come year-round, but November through April are the busiest months, coinciding with colder temperatures in the States and Europe.
Atlantic hurricane season runs from 1 June to 30 November, with the highest occurrences of storms in August and September, particularly mid-September. The season affects many countries and islands in this hemisphere.
Marinas St Thomas
Crown Bay Marina
Suite 528, Parcel 8168 Sub Base
St. Thomas, Virgin Islands 00802
Phone: +1 (340) 774-2255
Fax: +1 (340) 776-2760
VHF Radio: VHF Channel 16 and Channel 11