Yacht Hop: 8th Annual Miami Art Week Reception With Vontobel Raises Funds for Blue Angels Foundation, Welcomes VIP Guests. With Jet It, MGFO, Yacht Zoo, Wajer Yachts, Bespoke Collection, Rebecca Creek Distillery, Art Gallery 211, Celebrity Vault LA
My Yacht® Group (MYG) returned to South Beach during the busy art and design week to host its 8th annual superyacht reception with presenting partner Vontobel Swiss Wealth Advisors AG aboard three yachts for an intimate ‘yacht hop’.
MYG and Vontobel’s long-term strategic relationship began in Miami in 2011, with events that have spanned from Hong Kong to Los Angeles, Pebble Beach to Austin, and San Francisco to Monaco. With board executives and clients aboard, the evening welcomed art collectors, gallerists, yacht and jet owners, HNW guests, and more.
The ‘yacht hop’, with three vessels ranging from 55 to 120 feet, was centered around the quayside lounge with DJ, live saxophonist, truffle risotto station, cocktails and cigar bar.
Custom, American-built Burger M/Y Fae Lon, currently for sale through Yacht Zoo, was the focus of the reception. With only 1 previous owner, the never-chartered family yacht is a beautifully maintained classic, sleeping 12 in 5 staterooms including a main deck master suite. With gorgeous veneers & hand-crafted cabinetry throughout, a roomy main salon kept guests warm on a chilly Miami night. With a vast sundeck, Jacuzzi and built-in bar, and small 1.6m/5ft draft she’s perfectly suited for shallow cruising in the Bahamas, & beyond.
In addition, Palm Beach Motor Yachts displayed its gorgeous PB55 luxury cruiser. Seven PB models, ranging from 42-70ft, feature hand-crafted Burmese teak and polished stainless steel hardware, creating sleek, classic exterior lines to complement your chosen hull color. The PB55 boasts a tender garage, a spacious, light-filled salon, and 2- or 3-cabin layout. And, a Wajer Yachts 55 tender, recently announced as a finalist in the Boat International Design & Innovation Awards 2019, showcased its sleek lines and elegant, innovative design that includes an automatic fender system.
In the main salon, Jet It introduced guests to its hybrid fractional jet program that combines the newest, state-of-the-art HondaJet Elite with an affordable equity-based travel solution. With its innovative day model, owners have more available time to travel in their own private jet at the reasonable rate of only $1,600 per hour with no repositioning fees. Owner-Pilots can also fly left or right seat with a Jet It captain onboard as part of its “Red Jet Squadron”.
My Group Family Office, the exclusive purveyor of Limitless, entertained clients aboard. Designed by global law firms, with offices in Zurich, LA, NYC, and Minneapolis, Limitless eliminates income &/or capital gains tax on the income or sale of brokerage accounts, related business interests, professionally managed artwork, and real estate without the need to replace your investment and art advisors.
In keeping with other MYG events, the evening raised both awareness and funds for charity partner, the Blue Angels Foundation. An onboard silent auction featuring works by renowned artists Peter Tunney and Rubem Robierb, generously donated by the artists through Art Gallery 211, plus digital prints of works donated by Celebrity Vault LA, along with generous guest pledges, will benefit the incredible efforts of BAF in saving veteran’s lives. With 22 veterans committing suicide every day, the $5000 drug-free PTSD program they support literally saves lives.
Continuing from a recent collaboration in San Francisco, Bespoke Collection, that offers a curated selection of boutique wines, one-of-a-kind objects d’art, and unique lifestyle experiences in the Napa Valley, Argentina, and beyond, poured its 90+ point ÆRENA Cabernet Sauvignon & Rosé. And, representing Texas – home to Vontobel Swiss Wealth Advisors AG USA headquarters – Rebecca Creek Distillery created custom “Superyacht Sangria” and “My Yacht Mule” cocktails using its premium Enchanted Rock Vodka and Rebecca Creek Whiskey.
About My Yacht® Group:
My Yacht Group connects the world’s most interesting people aboard branded luxury superyacht events and experiences globally.
My Yacht Group events can be found at: Yachts Miami Beach, Art Week Hong Kong, Palm Beach Boat Show, Cannes International Film Festival, Monaco F1 Grand Prix, Monterey Concours, Monaco Yacht Show, San Francisco Fleet Week, Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix, Art Week Miami Beach, and in St. Bart’s and Los Angeles. Non-yacht events include My Yacht® Club at the USA F1 Grand Prix in Austin, TX.