Shelia Ruffin: Meet the young Black woman who has taken the luxury yacht business by storm

Shelia Ruffin: Meet the young Black woman who has taken the luxury yacht business by storm

- Photos of Shelia Ruffin and her luxury yacht business which she started after her inability to pass her bar exam have surfaced online

- Named as Soca Caribbean Yacht Charters (SCYC), her services include luxury transport from the airport

- Her passion for boats and transportation started during her childhood and was heavily influenced by her grandfather

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Shelia Ruffin lived most of her childhood on the eastern shore of Virginia and loved the boats that sailed on the waters.

Thanks to her grandfather, who was an avid boater, she drew closer to the vessels and spent her free time learning how to maneuver them.

She later attended law school but failed the bar exam and this led her to secure a job on the island of St. Thomas where she decided to practice law.

Shelia Ruffin: Meet the young Black woman who has taken the luxury yacht business by storm
Shelia Ruffin Source:
Source: UGC

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Per a report by, she decided to become a certified travel associate but soon yearned to do more.

She, therefore, started her own yacht company after realizing that she could not find Blacks in the industry.

From that point onwards, Soca Caribbean Yacht Charters (SCYC) was born.

According to Ruffin, “we offer a door to dock-to-door service,” Ruffin said. “The minute you step out of your home, there is a luxury car waiting to take you to the airport.

Once you arrive in your Caribbean destination, we provide transfers to the dock where you board your yacht. After your trip, we also provide all services in reverse.”

In other news, renowned Black filmmaker, Shelton Jackson Lee, better known as Spike Lee, has been appointed as the first Black head of the Cannes jury.

According to the director of Malcolm X and Do the Right Thing, he was “shocked, happy, surprised and proud.

He added that it is his “biggest blessings to have happened out of nowhere. I’m honoured to be the first person of the African diaspora (USA) to be named president of the Cannes jury and of a main film festival.” understands that Lee has premiered seven films at the festival and his 2018 movie BlacKkKlansman received wide acclaim.

Per a report by, he was appointed after he criticized the Oscar nominations for ignoring actors and directors of colour.

Information available shows that 19 out of the 20 acting nominees for the year 2020 are white.

It has been established that it is the highest number since the #OscarsSoWhite protests of 2015 and 2016, of which Lee was a vocal supporter.

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