Los Angeles, CA June 27th, 2013 – My Yacht™ Group will debut a new event during the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance® weekend, August 15 – 18, 2013 in Pebble Beach, California. The event sees the private superyacht, ACANIA moored in Stillwater Cove®, near The Beach and Tennis Club®, for a private cocktail reception, Thursday 15, for special guests of one of the world’s oldest and most respected marques. The event also marks ACANIA’s debut as a luxury hospitality platform, following an extensive refurbishment.
“The Pebble Beach weekend is synonymous with luxury and style, home to some of the world’s most renowned car marques, and we are very pleased to be instrumental in bringingone of the preeminent, and oldest, automotive brands together with a historic vessel so supremely suited to such an exclusive occasion. The yacht has been meticulously restored and we have no doubt the guests aboard will enjoy this truly unique experience,” says Nicholas Frankl.
Guests at the cocktail reception will be the very first to enjoy an official gathering aboard ACANIA. Designed by John H. Wells for Arthur E. Wheeler, a prominent Wall Street banker, 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.
The yacht is long-rumored to have been built for Al Capone, and includes a hideaway bar, a necessity for the prohibition era, plus other secret tanks, stores and records. It has belonged to the Walgreen family and was commandeered for WWII duty by the US Navy. Mr. David Olson acquired her in 2008 and has recently completed a thorough 5-year restoration in Alameda, CA.
For more information on ACANIA, or for charter enquiries.
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.
Current My Yacht™ Group events can be found at: Miami International 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-2014 events include during Hong Kong Art Basel and Singapore F1.