VIPCA was founded on 28th March 2017 to provide stability, continuity, and influence growth within the U.S. Virgin Islands Marine Industry. This group is being developed due to the current lack of leadership, organization, and communication amongst industry individuals and businesses. It is imperative for all of us to stay informed and active within our marine community to ensure healthy progress and safe operations not only for ourselves, but also for our tourism market. VIPCA is the collective opportunity that we all have to stay engaged and contribute to the betterment of local businesses and the Virgin Islands as a whole. This organization is a non-profit entity, and is open to any and all persons whom care to join and be a part of our community. We feel it is time the USVI has an organization as dedicated to and pro-active as the CYSBVI.