2017 America’s Cup Charter – A Unique Corporate Charter Opportunity
Enjoy Front Row Seat on an America's Cup Charter to the Best Yachting Race in the World
It’s not often one is offered front row seats on an America's Cup Charter to the most exciting yachting race in the world, so you can imagine our excitement when we learned that not one but two of our favorite luxury charter yachts have been granted the VIP FLAG honor at the 2017 America’s Cup, held in late May and June of 2017 in Hamilton, Bermuda. Aboard a VIP FLAG superyacht, you enjoy front-row berthing at The America’s Cup Village, VIP access to special parties and events, regattas, admission to the America’s Cup Club on race days, and a coveted premier spot for the Opening Ceremony. And that’s not all. Press conferences, pit lane tours and even more parties and events hosted by Bermuda Tourism are all there for the picking. Just for you. Above all, of course, you get pole position for the main race, a bucket-list dream of all who love competitive sailing and yachting.
The America’s Cup – A Legend in the Making
Renowned as the world’s oldest sporting trophy, the America’s Cup is a battle of the sails that have been taking place sporadically for over a century and a half. The 10-day race culminates in a thrilling battle of the sails between the defender of the Cup and the ultimate challenger after all others have been eliminated. Curiously enough, the America’s Cup does not follow a predetermined scheduled and is only held when a yacht (winner of an exciting selection series) formally challenges the Cup’s holder.
The America’s Cup was named after the 19th-century schooner America, the winner of the first ever competition held in England in 1851. America hailed from the New York Yacht Club and sailed over the Atlantic to be delivered to her new owners who intended to enter her in local sailing races. When asked about her speed, master shipwright George Steers famously stated that ‘If she doesn’t win, you don’t have to pay for her!’ America won, the buyer paid, and the rest…as they say…is yacht racing’s legendary history.
The New York Yacht Club held the Cup for an astonishing 132 consecutive years, the longest running winning streak in any sport in history. Challenged and beaten by Australia II in 1983, the New York Yacht Club failed to ever win back the trophy. In 2017, it will be the turn of the Golden Gate Yacht Club to defend the jeweled crown. In the sailing world, there really is no bigger deal than the America’s Cup and partaking in any way, shape or form – as a competitor or spectator – is the dream of all yachting aficionados.
America's Cup Charter - Available Yachts
Aboard one of our luxury America's Cup Charters, you’ll be as central as you could ever be, without actually challenging the Cup yourself. Berths in Hamilton are on special offer starting from May 20th all the way to June 30th, as Bermuda catapults itself forward as an enticing sun-kissed destination. You’ll have plenty of time to explore all nearby areas where events are held and can enjoy a spectacular charter irrespective of the Cup. Although we’d certainly understand if the Cup is your ultimate priority. Endless days spent under the sparkling Bermuda sun, a spectacular event, an electrifying buzz in the air, and a sensationally luxurious yacht charter. Heaven on sails! Meet our two Bermuda America's Cup charter yacht contenders:
Marae – A 108' luxury sailing superyacht built by esteemed Alloy Yachts in 2004, the Marae has recently undergone a stunning refit and offers blissful comfort along with performance, and undebatable good looks. Hosting 6 guests in spacious cabins, Marae boasts a liftable centerboard which enables her to explore hidden shallow coves normally out of bounds for vessels of her impressive size. With a bevy of water toys and a 4-strong crew of professional, experienced, and incredibly amiable sailing masters, the Marae offers such an enjoyable yacht charter experience, you may well forget all about the America’s Cup charter for just a while! $89,000/week plus expenses; $118,000/week plus expenses for the finals
Savarona – Not to be outdone, the Savarona is an eye-catching beauty. The 90’’ sailing superyacht is one of the most elegant vessels of her class, hosting 6 guests in sumptuous comfort, luxury, and elegance. Captained by one of the best in the business, equipped with an array of amenities and toys, and meticulously maintained by her 3-member crew, the Savarona showcases designer-styled interiors and copious decking space.
Savarona usually sails the waters of the Mediterranean, so having her available for charter in Bermuda is a sensational scoop. Booked for the finals, but available or other dates Now is your chance for a once-in-a-lifetime experience. But hurry…such an offer will not be left untaken for long. If you’re ready to take on the America’s Cup from the most incredible angles of all, charter the Marae or Savarona in May or June 2017, and indulge in a truly memorable Bermuda Yacht Charter vacation. Stay tuned for more yachts as they become available.
Suggested Charter Dates: May 26- June 1: Luis Vuitton Challenge June 2-8: Luis Vuitton Challenge June 9-15: Includes finals of the Louis Vuitton Challenge on June 12th and the Superyacht and J – Class Regattas. June 17-27: America's Cup Finals