Nothing says luxury like an event hosted on board a superyacht. In recent years, these events have become more popular as people look to rub shoulders with the rich and famous in some of the world’s most stunning locations.
So you’ve started to think about partying on board a superyacht: Will it be themed? What food and drink will be served? Who’s on the guest list?
These are all important questions to ensure you get the most out of your yacht event, but arguably the most important factor in the mood and ambience of the event is where it will be.
From the U.S.A’s tropical paradise of Miami, Florida, to the classic luxury of the French Riviera, see our list of top luxury yacht party destinations below:
Monaco is well known as a party hub on the French Riviera. The Monaco Grand Prix, along with the Cannes Film Festival further down the coast attracts celebrities and their entourages throughout the month of May. It doesn’t stop there though – the weather is beautiful for months and Monaco remains a thriving party destination well into late summer. If you’re looking for entertainment for your yacht party, the French Riviera is a great place to book some of the world’s greatest artists. Port Hercules is the place to berth in Monaco for a glamorous party atmosphere. This is a great place to look out for celebrities, and there are numerous companies nearby to help you organize an amazing yacht party.
Where to berth: Port Hercule
Maximum LOA 120M
Max draft 5-30M
Ibiza has been synonymous with summer Mediterranean partying since shortly after it’s a first modern club “Pacha” started filling with revelers in the early ‘70s. More than forty years later the island has not lost its party credentials, although the choice – and levels of extravagance – have certainly increased.
Ibiza is perfect for a no-holds-barred superyacht party, and for a little bit of peace and quiet, Formentera, the Balearics’ smallest sibling, is a short hop to the south.
Where to berth: Ibiza Magna
Maximum LOA 60M
Max draft 10M
Mykonos is one of Greece’s most tourist-heavy islands and one that has become a hub for those looking for fun in the sun. In the middle of the stunning blue waters of the Aegean, this Cycladic party island has more to offer than you might expect and is flanked by smaller islands rich in history and culture.
Where to berth: Old port
Maximum LOA 60M
Max draft 7M
Montenegro has regained its reputation as a superyacht party hotspot and has even been dubbed ‘the next Monaco for yacht charters’.
The largest marina – Porto Montenegro – looks out over the stunning Bay of Kotor towards the Adriatic Sea and Italy, and is known for luxury accommodation and services, as well as its glamorous high-end yacht parties in late Summer. Since opening in 2009, this marina has been one of the most sought after superyacht destinations in the Mediterranean.
The full service marina has a range of sporting facilities, bars, clubs and even a Naval Heritage Museum, but the marina really comes alive at night when the berthed superyachts become some of the most luxurious party venues in the World.
If you’re looking to host a superyacht party with a bit more panache and sophistication than some of the other Mediterranean hotspots, Porto Montenegro is the venue for you.
Where to berth: Montenegro
Maximum LOA – 250M
Max Draft – 12.2M
- Puerto Banús
Already a world-renowned party hotspot, Puerto Banús on the Costa del Sol in Spain was boosted in summer 2015 when superyacht owner and fashion designer Roberto Cavalli opened a new luxury club.
It now hosts some of the wildest yacht parties on the Spanish coast, especially for British and German expats, and is a great destination for fun and frivolity on a yacht.
Where to berth: Puerto Jose Banús
Maximum LOA – 50M
Max Draft – 4.5M
Miami hosts a huge array of yacht parties and is our only destination on our list outside of the Mediterranean.
With a reputation for attracting a broader range of clientele, this summer Miami Beach plays host to parties ranging from ticketed luxury events, through to a “Cannabis Networking event onboard a luxurious yacht” courtesy of Chronic Lifestyle Magazine.
The laid back tropical atmosphere of Miami Beach makes for the perfect setting for a party on board a megayacht.
Where to berth: Miami Beach Marina
Maximium LOA – 45.7M
Max Draft – 38.1M
Organize your event in Athens and Mykonos.