August 21, 2014, Los Angeles, CA – In a busy automotive week full of parties held in houses, tents, and parking lots, My Yacht Group’s Concours event created a uniquely prestigious evening aboard Motor Yacht Acania, the 136-foot superyacht originally commissioned by Al Capone in 1929. Moored in Breakwater Cove Marina for the second year, the cream of the motoring world, discerning HNW guests, Olympic athletes , and distinguished brand partners led by Vontobel Swiss Wealth Advisors AG enjoyed the elegant ambience of this historic yacht, fresh from a $10m, 5-year, archival-level restoration by its owners David and Lynn Olson of Belvedere, CA, who have returned it to its Prohibition-era glory.
A 458 Spyder from Ferrari of San Francisco welcomed guests to the Saturday evening reception that included a pop-up boutique by Misahara Jewellery in the formal dining room. Each of its pieces is unique and handcrafted, using only the finest gemstones and precious metals. In addition to impressive necklaces, earrings, bracelets, and rings, the collection includes several automotive-inspired custom cufflinks.
On board, guests enjoyed a selection of fine Donelan Family Wines, including the 100-point Richard’s Family Syrah, plus bubbles courtesy of Puro Uno, and a selection of Davidoff Cigars. Other partners aboard included California Audio Technology, Northrop & Johnson, and Wheels Up.
The steel-hulled Acania includes a hideaway bar, a necessity for the time in which it was built, plus other secret tanks, stores and records. It has belonged to the Walgreen family and was commandeered for WWII duty by the US Navy. Designed by John H. Wells and built in 1930 at the New York ship builders, Consolidated Shipbuilding Corporation, she was fitted out as a high-end luxury motor yacht representative of the golden age of the “Roaring Twenties”. Her accommodations include four staterooms, a sitting room, sun decks, a formal dining room with supporting galleys, and quarters for a full crew. Acania is currently available for charter on the Pacific Coast.
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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. These yachts are generally in the 40-60m / 120-190ft range. 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.
Current My Yacht Group events can be found at: Miami International Boat Show, 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. Planned new-for-2015 events include during Hong Kong Art Basel and Singapore F1.