Miami December 4, 2015 – A stormy night at Miami Beach Marina saw guests enjoying a lavish charity reception aboard the 160-foot Trinity superyacht M/Y Rockstar in celebration of My Yacht Group’s 5th annual Art Basel Miami Beach gathering. Five-time presenting partner Vontobel Swiss Wealth Advisors AG, with CEO Deepak Soni and board executives in attendance, welcomed VIP guests to what was one of the most sought-after invitations of the week, and a fitting and final 2015 event for MYG.
Attracting Art Basel VIP Collector’s Circle members, Institute of Contemporary Art Board of Trustees, Founders & Patrons, plus renowned international art collectors, artists, gallerists, and influencers aboard, notable guests included Rockstar Energy Drink founder, and owner of M/Y Rockstar, Russ Weiner; former Secretary of State of Florida Katherine Harris; property mogul Jeff Greene; NASCAR champion Brian Vickers; American Football tight end Jason Rader; actress Alison Eastwood; plus artists Loreta Saez Franco and Bob Van Breda. Jack LaRoux’s “Poseidon”, a 40 x 48 oil, acrylic and spray on canvas, plus a custom-printed jacket of the same design, welcomed guests to the yacht.
Available for charter through IYC, Rockstar’s spacious lounges, salons, and three expansive decks each served up a veritable taste and entertainment sensation! Greeted by trays of Perrier-Jouët Belle Epoque champagne, the “Glam Cam” mirror provided endless inspiration for silly selfies and group photos, while the live crêpe station produced bespoke savory and sweet fare to complement passed hors d’oeuvres of Asian glazed salmon on wonton crisp, jumbo crab cakes, coconut shrimp, and more.
Ascending to the mid-deck, a Sturgeon ice sculpture and copious amounts of Black Opal Caviar, served ‘au natural’ or on fresh blinis with crème fraÎche, proved – unsurprisingly! – extremely popular throughout the night. Two gorgeous Château d’Esclans “Angels” poured its award-winning rosè wine, while Courvoisier’s signature cocktails – in particular the delicious “Seeing Double” created by in-house mixologist Zahra – were a big hit. Up on the sun deck, Miami’s skyline twinkled as the hot tub bubbled, and DJ Misha, plus roving live saxophonist Marck, got everybody in the party mood with cool house and ambient tunes.
Quayside, guests could admire a Wajer 38s, an official water tender for My Yacht’s Monaco F1 weekend in May, while sipping on Courvoisier’s VSOP Exclusif, Fine Cognac, and Napoleon, the perfect accompaniment to a selection of the finest Davidoff Cigars that included Nicaragua Robusto, Escurio Gran Toro, Special R, Mini Cigarillos Gold, and Mini Cigarillos Nicaragua.
A portion of proceeds from the charity reception will benefit one of My Yacht Group’s chosen charities, Disabled American Veterans.
About My Yacht™ Group
My Yacht Group creates turnkey, luxury hospitality and branding opportunities on board private superyachts at premier international sporting, social and artistic events. My Yacht Group is the result of twenty years spent working in the fields of sports and entertainment sponsorship and experiential marketing, creating long-term strategic partnerships with luxury and aspirational brands that showcase their products and entertain their top clients, while mixing with a highly targeted, pre-qualified guest list at invitation-only events.
My Yacht Group events can be found at: Miami International Boat Show, Art Basel Hong Kong, Palm Beach Boat Show, Cannes International Film Festival, Monaco F1 Grand Prix, Monterey, CA’s Concours d’Elegance, Monaco Yacht Show, Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix, and Art Basel Miami Beach. Non-yacht events include My Yacht™ Club at the USA F1 Grand Prix in Austin, TX.
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