America’s Cup Superyacht Program Update

PHOTO: courtesy ACEA

In nine months, the opening ceremonies for the 34th America’s Cup take place in San Francisco—and right now, Fraser Yachts and Ocean Independence are securing berths for superyachts wishing to attend as spectators.

When Fraser Yachts was appointed the official superyacht partner of the America’s Cup last summer, Ocean Independence just joined as a joint brokerage partner.

Both Fraser Yachts and Ocean Independence are working with private and charter megayachts alike that will make the trip to San Francisco Bay. There are actually several different races leading up to the actual Cup. From the Fourth of July through September 1, there’s the Louis Vuitton Cup, used as the selection series to determine who will race the defender in the America’s Cup Finals. The Finals themselves start September 7 and conclude September 22.

The America’s Cup is the oldest trophy in international sports, and the 34th America’s Cup marks the first time in 18 years that it’s being held in the United States. Even more significant, it marks the first time that megayachts will be docked close to the action, at Piers 27 and 29, which are part of the America’s Cup Village. Format and course changes were made specifically to allow spectators, both on yachts and on land, to have virtual front-row seats. Furthermore, yacht owners, guests, and charterers will get exclusive access to the teams when their boats are in the America’s Cup Village.

Both Fraser Yachts and Ocean Independence are also offering concierge services to megayachts in attendance. Depending on the dates you’re interested in and the size of berth you need, fees range from $30,000 to nearly $200,000.

For more information directly from Fraser Yachts or Ocean Independence regarding the America’s Cup berthing rates, please fill out our contact form.

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