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Puerto Rico’s Wally Castro wins big @ Exquisite Boat Show

Puerto Rican boating ace, Wally Castro, snapped up three of the major prizes at the first ever BVI Exquisite Boat Show held at Scrub Island Resort yesterday, May 24, 2014 including the grand prize of Best Overall boat. Photo: VINO
Castro’s shimmering 40-foot Nor-Tech catamaran ousted several competitors for the coveted prizes but it came as no surprise to the veteran boat captain. Photo: VINO
Castro’s shimmering 40-foot Nor-Tech catamaran ousted several competitors for the coveted prizes but it came as no surprise to the veteran boat captain. Photo: VINO
Eighth District Representative Hon. Marlon A. Penn, one of the sponsors of the show, commented that the Exquisite Boat Show complements the Territory’s tourism product. Photo: VINO
Eighth District Representative Hon. Marlon A. Penn, one of the sponsors of the show, commented that the Exquisite Boat Show complements the Territory’s tourism product. Photo: VINO
Organiser Meslyn M. Allan was excited about the turnout and felt the show was a success overall. Photo: VINO
Organiser Meslyn M. Allan was excited about the turnout and felt the show was a success overall. Photo: VINO
Scene from the BVI Exquisite Boat Show held at Scrub Island Resort on May 24, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the BVI Exquisite Boat Show held at Scrub Island Resort on May 24, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the BVI Exquisite Boat Show held at Scrub Island Resort on May 24, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the BVI Exquisite Boat Show held at Scrub Island Resort on May 24, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the BVI Exquisite Boat Show held at Scrub Island Resort on May 24, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the BVI Exquisite Boat Show held at Scrub Island Resort on May 24, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the BVI Exquisite Boat Show held at Scrub Island Resort on May 24, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the BVI Exquisite Boat Show held at Scrub Island Resort on May 24, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the BVI Exquisite Boat Show held at Scrub Island Resort on May 24, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the BVI Exquisite Boat Show held at Scrub Island Resort on May 24, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the BVI Exquisite Boat Show held at Scrub Island Resort on May 24, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the BVI Exquisite Boat Show held at Scrub Island Resort on May 24, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the BVI Exquisite Boat Show held at Scrub Island Resort on May 24, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the BVI Exquisite Boat Show held at Scrub Island Resort on May 24, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the BVI Exquisite Boat Show held at Scrub Island Resort on May 24, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the BVI Exquisite Boat Show held at Scrub Island Resort on May 24, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the BVI Exquisite Boat Show held at Scrub Island Resort on May 24, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the BVI Exquisite Boat Show held at Scrub Island Resort on May 24, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the BVI Exquisite Boat Show held at Scrub Island Resort on May 24, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the BVI Exquisite Boat Show held at Scrub Island Resort on May 24, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the BVI Exquisite Boat Show held at Scrub Island Resort on May 24, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the BVI Exquisite Boat Show held at Scrub Island Resort on May 24, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the BVI Exquisite Boat Show held at Scrub Island Resort on May 24, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the BVI Exquisite Boat Show held at Scrub Island Resort on May 24, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the BVI Exquisite Boat Show held at Scrub Island Resort on May 24, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the BVI Exquisite Boat Show held at Scrub Island Resort on May 24, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the BVI Exquisite Boat Show held at Scrub Island Resort on May 24, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the BVI Exquisite Boat Show held at Scrub Island Resort on May 24, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the BVI Exquisite Boat Show held at Scrub Island Resort on May 24, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the BVI Exquisite Boat Show held at Scrub Island Resort on May 24, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the BVI Exquisite Boat Show held at Scrub Island Resort on May 24, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the BVI Exquisite Boat Show held at Scrub Island Resort on May 24, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the BVI Exquisite Boat Show held at Scrub Island Resort on May 24, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the BVI Exquisite Boat Show held at Scrub Island Resort on May 24, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the BVI Exquisite Boat Show held at Scrub Island Resort on May 24, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the BVI Exquisite Boat Show held at Scrub Island Resort on May 24, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the BVI Exquisite Boat Show held at Scrub Island Resort on May 24, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the BVI Exquisite Boat Show held at Scrub Island Resort on May 24, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the BVI Exquisite Boat Show held at Scrub Island Resort on May 24, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the BVI Exquisite Boat Show held at Scrub Island Resort on May 24, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the BVI Exquisite Boat Show held at Scrub Island Resort on May 24, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the BVI Exquisite Boat Show held at Scrub Island Resort on May 24, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the BVI Exquisite Boat Show held at Scrub Island Resort on May 24, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the BVI Exquisite Boat Show held at Scrub Island Resort on May 24, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the BVI Exquisite Boat Show held at Scrub Island Resort on May 24, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the BVI Exquisite Boat Show held at Scrub Island Resort on May 24, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the BVI Exquisite Boat Show held at Scrub Island Resort on May 24, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the BVI Exquisite Boat Show held at Scrub Island Resort on May 24, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the BVI Exquisite Boat Show held at Scrub Island Resort on May 24, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the BVI Exquisite Boat Show held at Scrub Island Resort on May 24, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the BVI Exquisite Boat Show held at Scrub Island Resort on May 24, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the BVI Exquisite Boat Show held at Scrub Island Resort on May 24, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the BVI Exquisite Boat Show held at Scrub Island Resort on May 24, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the BVI Exquisite Boat Show held at Scrub Island Resort on May 24, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the BVI Exquisite Boat Show held at Scrub Island Resort on May 24, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the BVI Exquisite Boat Show held at Scrub Island Resort on May 24, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the BVI Exquisite Boat Show held at Scrub Island Resort on May 24, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the BVI Exquisite Boat Show held at Scrub Island Resort on May 24, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the BVI Exquisite Boat Show held at Scrub Island Resort on May 24, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the BVI Exquisite Boat Show held at Scrub Island Resort on May 24, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the BVI Exquisite Boat Show held at Scrub Island Resort on May 24, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the BVI Exquisite Boat Show held at Scrub Island Resort on May 24, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the BVI Exquisite Boat Show held at Scrub Island Resort on May 24, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the BVI Exquisite Boat Show held at Scrub Island Resort on May 24, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the BVI Exquisite Boat Show held at Scrub Island Resort on May 24, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the BVI Exquisite Boat Show held at Scrub Island Resort on May 24, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the BVI Exquisite Boat Show held at Scrub Island Resort on May 24, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the BVI Exquisite Boat Show held at Scrub Island Resort on May 24, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the BVI Exquisite Boat Show held at Scrub Island Resort on May 24, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the BVI Exquisite Boat Show held at Scrub Island Resort on May 24, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the BVI Exquisite Boat Show held at Scrub Island Resort on May 24, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the BVI Exquisite Boat Show held at Scrub Island Resort on May 24, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the BVI Exquisite Boat Show held at Scrub Island Resort on May 24, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the BVI Exquisite Boat Show held at Scrub Island Resort on May 24, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the BVI Exquisite Boat Show held at Scrub Island Resort on May 24, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the BVI Exquisite Boat Show held at Scrub Island Resort on May 24, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the BVI Exquisite Boat Show held at Scrub Island Resort on May 24, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the BVI Exquisite Boat Show held at Scrub Island Resort on May 24, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the BVI Exquisite Boat Show held at Scrub Island Resort on May 24, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the BVI Exquisite Boat Show held at Scrub Island Resort on May 24, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the BVI Exquisite Boat Show held at Scrub Island Resort on May 24, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the BVI Exquisite Boat Show held at Scrub Island Resort on May 24, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the BVI Exquisite Boat Show held at Scrub Island Resort on May 24, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the BVI Exquisite Boat Show held at Scrub Island Resort on May 24, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the BVI Exquisite Boat Show held at Scrub Island Resort on May 24, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the BVI Exquisite Boat Show held at Scrub Island Resort on May 24, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the BVI Exquisite Boat Show held at Scrub Island Resort on May 24, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the BVI Exquisite Boat Show held at Scrub Island Resort on May 24, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the BVI Exquisite Boat Show held at Scrub Island Resort on May 24, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the BVI Exquisite Boat Show held at Scrub Island Resort on May 24, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the BVI Exquisite Boat Show held at Scrub Island Resort on May 24, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the BVI Exquisite Boat Show held at Scrub Island Resort on May 24, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the BVI Exquisite Boat Show held at Scrub Island Resort on May 24, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the BVI Exquisite Boat Show held at Scrub Island Resort on May 24, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the BVI Exquisite Boat Show held at Scrub Island Resort on May 24, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the BVI Exquisite Boat Show held at Scrub Island Resort on May 24, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the BVI Exquisite Boat Show held at Scrub Island Resort on May 24, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the BVI Exquisite Boat Show held at Scrub Island Resort on May 24, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the BVI Exquisite Boat Show held at Scrub Island Resort on May 24, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the BVI Exquisite Boat Show held at Scrub Island Resort on May 24, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the BVI Exquisite Boat Show held at Scrub Island Resort on May 24, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the BVI Exquisite Boat Show held at Scrub Island Resort on May 24, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the BVI Exquisite Boat Show held at Scrub Island Resort on May 24, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the BVI Exquisite Boat Show held at Scrub Island Resort on May 24, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the BVI Exquisite Boat Show held at Scrub Island Resort on May 24, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the BVI Exquisite Boat Show held at Scrub Island Resort on May 24, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the BVI Exquisite Boat Show held at Scrub Island Resort on May 24, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the BVI Exquisite Boat Show held at Scrub Island Resort on May 24, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the BVI Exquisite Boat Show held at Scrub Island Resort on May 24, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the BVI Exquisite Boat Show held at Scrub Island Resort on May 24, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the BVI Exquisite Boat Show held at Scrub Island Resort on May 24, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the BVI Exquisite Boat Show held at Scrub Island Resort on May 24, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the BVI Exquisite Boat Show held at Scrub Island Resort on May 24, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the BVI Exquisite Boat Show held at Scrub Island Resort on May 24, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the BVI Exquisite Boat Show held at Scrub Island Resort on May 24, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the BVI Exquisite Boat Show held at Scrub Island Resort on May 24, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the BVI Exquisite Boat Show held at Scrub Island Resort on May 24, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the BVI Exquisite Boat Show held at Scrub Island Resort on May 24, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the BVI Exquisite Boat Show held at Scrub Island Resort on May 24, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the BVI Exquisite Boat Show held at Scrub Island Resort on May 24, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the BVI Exquisite Boat Show held at Scrub Island Resort on May 24, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the BVI Exquisite Boat Show held at Scrub Island Resort on May 24, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the BVI Exquisite Boat Show held at Scrub Island Resort on May 24, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the BVI Exquisite Boat Show held at Scrub Island Resort on May 24, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the BVI Exquisite Boat Show held at Scrub Island Resort on May 24, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the BVI Exquisite Boat Show held at Scrub Island Resort on May 24, 2014. Photo: VINO
SCRUB ISLAND, VI – Puerto Rican boating ace, Wally Castro, snapped up three of the major prizes at the first ever BVI Exquisite Boat Show held at Scrub Island Resort yesterday, May 24, 2014 including the grand prize of Best Overall boat.

Castro’s shimmering 40-foot Nor-Tech catamaran ousted several competitors for the coveted prizes but it came as no surprise to the veteran boat captain. Castro said he felt pretty good about the victory and added that his attention was now turned squarely towards this weekend’s poker run event. Castro walked away with over $7,000 in prize money and also won prizes for best interior and cleanest inboard engine.

Amidst the judging and show boating, fashion designers Nadia Winter and Pamela Fox served up a scintillating mix of resort wear and swimwear creations to whet the appetite of the patrons, accompanied by entertainment from Mr Craig A. Lake aka DJ Push Pop.

Earlier, Eighth District Representative Hon. Marlon A. Penn, one of the sponsors of the show, commented that the Exquisite Boat Show complements the Territory’s tourism product and commended organiser Meslyn M. Allan and her team for the foresight and vision in hosting the show which celebrated boating in the Territory.

Allan was excited about the turnout and felt the show was a success overall, "We are really excited to build on this event for the upcoming years," she stated. The team plans to sit and examine the challenges it faced in hopes of improving on these as the show continues to grow. Two of the proposed changes, she disclosed, are additional categories and added entertainment to the lineup.

Full list of prizes below:

• 1st Prize Best Paint Job 30ft & up - Robert Pickering (BVI, Owner of Bob's Gas Station)
• 1st Prize Best Paint Job 29ft & under - Shadee Saleh
• 1st Prize Best Interior - Wally Castro (Puerto Rico)
• 1st Prize Cleanest Inboard Engine - Wally Castro (Puerto Rico)
• Safest Boat - Shadee Saleh (BVI)
• Smallest Boat - Clifton Donovan (BVI)
• Biggest Boat - Roserond Jean Maire (St. Martin)
• Best Overall Boat - Wally Castro (Puerto Rico)
• Most popular Offshore boat - Angel Duran

2nd Prizes
•           2nd Prize - Best Paint Job 30ft & up - Sammy Leonard
•           2nd Prize - Best Paint Job 29ft & under - Jack Durand
•           2nd Prize - Best Interior - Sammy Leonard

9 Responses to “Puerto Rico’s Wally Castro wins big @ Exquisite Boat Show”

  • ccc (25/05/2014, 10:08) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Wow
  • cay (25/05/2014, 10:23) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
    bigs up the the organzers job well done
    • one eye roster (25/05/2014, 10:59) Like (8) Dislike (1) Reply
      come on lots of hype low turn out tell the truth
      • @ one eye roster (26/05/2014, 00:06) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
        i must agree i was dey
        • @ one eye roster (26/05/2014, 20:03) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
          I went to the show and I enjoyed myself the VIP was nice... yes it didn't have a big turn out with boats but I spoke to the organizer him self an he showed me the boats that was registered to be part of the show and paid but didn't show due to problems with their vessel so no one didn't lie about it
  • ann (25/05/2014, 10:59) Like (7) Dislike (1) Reply
    the fashion how was off the chin
  • +++ (26/05/2014, 18:34) Like (0) Dislike (6) Reply
    it all comes down to who has the money to have a boat, to paint it and do it up. I find the whole thing filling ego and is rather sexist. Not impressed with the concept at all. The boats are noisy and use up a lot of gas.


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