Los Angeles, CA July 1, 2015 – The historic motor yacht ACANIA will once again provide the most prestigious and unique setting to be found around the Monterey Peninsula during the motoring weekend, August 14th – 16th, 2015. As the international automotive community descends upon the area My Yacht® Group will host its third annual Concours event, welcoming a “who’s who” of the Global Elite aboard the impeccably restored 140-foot, 1929 motor yacht, originally owned by Al Capone, and returned to Prohibition-era glory by owners David and Lynn Olson of Belvedere, CA.
Welcoming World Champions, Indy 500 winners, team owners, discerning UHNW guests, Olympic athletes, automotive CEOs, legends, designers, media, and more, the exclusive reception will be held in conjunction with returning presenting partner, Vontobel Swiss Wealth Advisors AG, and other luxury brand partners.
Guests will enjoy an elegant evening in remarkable company, with fine foods including caviar, fine wines, champagne, premium spirits, open bar and cigars, all set against the backdrop of Cannery Row and Monterey Bay.
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, 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.
Originally commissioned in 1929 for Al Capone, the steel-hulled ACANIA 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 ‘hideaway’ bar, a formal dining room with supporting galleys, and quarters for a full crew. Acania is currently available for charter on the Pacific Coast.
About Vontobel Swiss Wealth Advisors AG
Headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, Vontobel Swiss Wealth Advisors AG is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the widely respected Vontobel Group, family-owned since 1924. Vontobel Swiss Wealth Advisors is dedicated to the needs of US investors and is registered as an Investment Adviser with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).