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Organize a memorable yacht party: comprehensive guide
Organize a memorable yacht party: comprehensive guide

Organize a memorable yacht party: comprehensive guide

19 March 2024

As experts in the luxury yacht charter industry for Corporate clients (MIPCOM, Cannes Lions, MIPIM, Cannes Festival…) and private individuals, we’re here to guide you through the exciting process of organizing an unforgettable yacht party. From budgeting to choosing the perfect theme, we’ll provide you with practical tips and advice that ensure your party is a resounding success.

To organize the perfect yacht party, establish your overall budget and plan in advance

Like any event, your yacht party should start with a well-defined budget. It’s crucial to account for every detail – from the yacht rental cost to food, beverages, and entertainment.
Remi van der Deure, Senior Charter Broker at Charterminite adds: “Planning in advance can also secure you great deals and ensure that everything aligns with your budget. This early preparation can make the difference between a good party and a spectacular one.

Selecting the perfect yacht for the perfect party

Choosing the right yacht is like choosing the right venue; it sets the tone for your party. Ensure your selection factors in availability, location, guest capacity, equipement and space.

Do you want a family yacht charter or a corporate event?

If it’s not a static charter (the yacht is in port during the party), always consider the equipment available on the yacht, such as cooking facilities, water toys and comfort amenities.

Determine the scope of your yacht party

Next, decide on the nature and scope of your party. Is it a day event or an overnight trip?

Will it be a relaxing cruise or an active, adventure-filled day with a good selection of water toys?

Your party’s scope will dictate the additional services and amenities you need to consider.

Yacht party at the 2019 MIPCOM in Cannes with 250 guests

Hard-working crew waiting for the 250 guests at a large cocktail party in Cannes MIPCOM in 2019.

Determine the necessary services and equipment

Based on your party’s scope, you might need various services like a DJ, security, and photo/video services.

Do you need a strong internet connection, particularly for corporate events or parties that require live entertainment or streaming ?

Choose a theme and corresponding decorations

Selecting a theme can elevate your party from ordinary to extraordinary. It gives a unifying aspect to the event and makes it memorable for your guests.

Once you’ve chosen a theme, select decorations that align with it to set the right mood.

Opt for the appropriate food and beverages

Even simple ingredients can be transformed into something amazing with a skilled chef.!

Food and beverages play a critical role in any party. Depending on your guests’ number & preferences, you can opt for a gourmet dining experience, a stand-up buffet (recommended) or a laid-back BBQ.

Don’t forget to include a variety of beverages – both alcoholic and non-alcoholic – to cater to everyone’s taste.

Choose ideal music and atmosphere

The right music can set the tone and ambiance for your yacht party. If you’re planning a lively, high-energy event, consider hiring a DJ or a live band. For more laid-back gatherings, a curated playlist might do the trick.

Perfect yacht party FAQ

  1. Is it more cost-effective to cater for a yacht party or hire a chef?
    The answer depends on your budget and the type of experience you want to provide. A private chef might be pricier, but the quality of food and experience may be worth it.

  2. What should I consider when choosing a theme for my yacht party?
    Think about your guests and what they would enjoy. The theme should match the occasion and the overall vibe you want for your party.

  3. How far in advance should I book my yacht rental?
    We recommend booking as early as possible, especially during peak season. This ensures that you secure the yacht that best suits your needs.

  4. Is it necessary to have security at my yacht party?
    Depending on…

Updated on April 14,2024
About the author:
Remi van der Deure – French Riviera Charter broker.


I am the senior Yacht Charter Broker at Charterminute, a well-known yacht charter boutique in Antibes.

I have served in the yacht charter industry for over 15 years and have gained a strong reputation among my clients, as evidenced by consistent 5-star ratings on Google Reviews and TripAdvisor.

My specialty is organizing corporate yacht charters for startups and large companies during popular events like the Cannes Lions Festival, MIPIM, TFWA, and MIPCOM.

I am also proud to be a member of esteemed yacht broker associations, e-MYBA and ECPY, demonstrating my unwavering commitment to providing exceptional yacht charter services and memorable experiences in the French Riviera.

You can contact me directly at +33 (0)662.465.991 or

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