BVI'S FIRST MULTI-DAY
Broadsword produced a three-day virtual show for the BVI Charter Yacht Society. With most of the BVI-based crewed yachts unable to attend the annual Fall Charter Yacht Show, the event had to go virtual. The aim of the show was for yacht brokers to tour the yachts and meet the crews.
"Alastair, of Broadsword Communications, took a simple idea and ran with it way beyond our imagination."
Janet Oliver, executive director, BVI Charter Yacht Society
LIVE & VIRTUAL
Broadsword developed the format which included three days of streaming from a studio where each participating yacht presented a 10-minute tour of their yacht and then answered questions from attending brokers; the tours were either live from their yachts in other parts of the world, or pre-recorded videos. Brokers were able to submit questions via a Q&A section. Each yacht’s slot was 30 minutes.
Attendance was through a password-protected web site developed by Broadsword, with the daily show streaming live, no Zoom invites and links! The web site featured all the participating yachts, sponsor and vendor videos.
As well as the yacht presentations, the daily show featured appearances from local supported charities, yoga breaks, BVI GIN Cocktail Competition, and Virtual Vendors Night.
16 HOURS OF STREAMING
The event streamed for 16 hours over the three-day show. At the end of each day, the entire’s day show was available on-demand together with each yachts 30-minute appearance on their own page.
I am a new broker and this was my very first broker show. I was disappointed that I could not attend in person, but was thrilled with how you pulled off a virtual boat show. I enjoyed the show so much and can not express it good enough in an email. The content was amazing, the interviews were amazing, I loved the ability to ask questions live, the stretching segments were welcomed each time, and most of all, you were amazing. I can't even imagine the amount of work and coordination it took to pull off such a successful show for all of the brokers.
Thank you for all you did to make the best of a situation that we are all in currently. Thank you for making the first ever virtual boat show over the top. I can not think of any way you could have made it better. Thank you for all you do for all current and future brokers.
The deepest heartfelt thank you for the work you put in on the show. It was very well organized and we were very very impressed
Congratulations on a job well done! I really felt almost present during the show and I especially appreciated the opportunity to be interactive during the crew interviews.
I absolutely loved the virtual show and I was so very impressed with what you guys came up with. Thank you so much for doing this for everyone.
I have been wanting to email to congratulate and commend you and your team for an excellent BVI Virtual boat show this year. 🥂 it was upbeat, informative, varied and very well presented.
Huge THANK YOU to all! STT Show paled in comparison. (That’s all I am saying 😉)
Just a quick email to let you know that the Show was great: very well organized, informative, easy to access, good sound and video quality..... I have really enjoyed seeing you, Ami, and the crews on my computer screen this week.
Thank you and everyone else involved (Amy in particular!) for creating and hosting a really great virtual BVI Yacht Show! It is not that I wish us to have another virtual show again, as I really missed seeing everyone and there is nothing like face to face experience, but you did a tremendous job! It was informative, useful, fun and it was really well organized. I am sure it took a lot of effort from many people, but it was well worth it.
It was extremely professional, informative and actually a really less stressful way to meet the crews.
I just wanted to let you know I'm very impressed with what you've managed to put together. Well done Janet and Team! ❤️❤️❤️
Multiple cameras and angles, broadcast quality audio and mixers, local and streaming video capture, confidence monitors, B-roll video, multiple graphics, set design, lighting, all conceptulized and supplied by Broadsword created a professional and watchable three days of virtual viewing and participation