With less than 100 days to go before the 35th America’s Cup, charter brokers are booking boats. Burgess has several sailing superyachts and motoryachts making the trip to Bermuda. Better yet, half a dozen of them still have availability.
All six of these charter yachts offer VIP Packages throughout the race. This affords several advantages. For one, each yacht has permission to head to the so-called front row along the course, for optimal viewing. Two people in your party also can take pit-lane tours, attend post-race press conferences, and access the special Club AC lounge. Furthermore, two of you can attend invitation-only America’s Cup parties (though you can purchase more tickets, if they’re available). And, you can attend the prize-giving ceremonies for the challenger playoffs as well as the final race. Of course, the VIP Packages additionally provide personalized concierge services.
The six charter yachts are:
Genevieve: the smallest of the six here, Genevieve is a 121-foot (36.9-meter) sloop. Between her cockpit and on-deck areas, however, she boasts plenty of space. Eight to nine people can comfortably spread out for race watching. The cockpit table converts for cocktails or dinner, too. Her rate is $91,000 per week.
Grace E: at €805,000 per week, Grace E is at the upper price range but well worth the experience a dozen of you can enjoy aboard. She has a strong charter record in her two years since delivery, and a calming, contemporary atmosphere. LOA: 239 feet (73 meters).
H: pictured above, the two-year-old H has accommodations for 10 people. For $175,000 per week, you’re treated to Italian elegance aboard. Ten of you can gather on the sundeck to watch the race. Don’t miss a chance to soak in the foredeck hot tub, either. LOA: 140 feet (42.6 meters).
Maltese Falcon: arguably the most famous among these six charter yachts, Maltese Falcon is also among the largest charter yachts attending the America’s Cup. She has permission to take 50 people out to the spectator area for racing. Twelve people can stay aboard the 289-footer (88-meter) for €440,000 per week. Fun fact: Her sails double as movie screens at nighttime.
Marie: seen at top, Marie is the only yacht among these six not berthed at the America’s Cup Marina. She’ll be at the Princess Marina, so those of you wishing for a little more seclusion will like the location. The classic-looking 180-footer (54.9-meter) has an additionally attractive offer. She’s available for either a week or the entire America’s Cup activity calendar. The weekly rate is $250,000, while the full calendar is $1 million. Furthermore, Marie has permission to take 25 guests out to the spectator area during racing.
Mondango 3: While 11 guests can stay aboard, Mondango 3 can take 25 people out to watch the race. The185-foot (56.4-meter) ketch is available for €224,000 per week and has a stand-out interior. Sculptured leather, pops of turquoise and other colors, and multiple textures and materials come together aboard this well-traveled charter yacht.