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How To Host The Most Memorable Yacht Party Ever

A yacht party is one of the most fun and extravagant ways to celebrate an occasion. Not only are they unique, but they can also be far more versatile than you might think. It's the ultimate venue for a glamorous party; think top-notch DJs, magically mixed drinks, and your favorite vape juice here are a few tips for planning and throwing the ultimate yacht party.



Pick the Right Yacht

Firstly, you need to pick the right yacht. They come in all shapes and sizes, and some are better for parties than others. You need to pick one that is the right size but in terms of space for guests, not a boat that is big because it has an onboard gym, helipad, etc. You need one that can hold dozens of guests comfortably. 


One-Day vs. Multi-Day

The need for beds and extra facilities will also come into play if this is a multi-day event. If you are planning on guests staying on the yacht, you need one big enough to house them, not just one with enough space for a party.


Bedding Options

Many yachts will have multiple sleeping options, which would include couches that can be turned into beds. It is important to remember that there are limitations; therefore, you need to have a set guest list for those who will sleep on the yacht well before the party date. 


Facilities

Considering this is a party, you need a yacht that is fitted with extra facilities, such as a kitchen, bathroom, possibly showers, etc. It would be difficult to have an easy-flowing party if guests had to constantly leave the boat to go to the bathroom, get food, etc. 


Docked vs. At Sea

Another decision you need to make is whether the yacht will be docked or if you will go out to sea. Docked is typically easier as you can have all your food and drinks on land, and there are more options for guests to move around, sit somewhere else, etc. 


Going out to sea is far more fun and exciting, but it does require more planning. You need to ensure that the yacht is fully stocked with everything you may need, from bottle openers to toilet paper, as well as all the food and drinks for all your guests.


Weather

When it comes to weather, it isn’t about safety at sea, as your captain will make that decision, but it is more about guest comfort and available undercover space. If you are out at sea and it begins to rain, and you all have to get below deck or under cover, it can be a very tight squeeze. 


Instead, choose a yacht that has ample cover or below-deck space, or ensure you have large umbrellas that can be set up in the event of a downpour. 


Pick a Theme

Once you have chosen your yacht, a theme is a great way to add a layer of fun to the entire event. When it comes to themes, the sky is the limit, as you can choose almost anything, and it can easily work in a yacht setting. 


A few themes that always work well are black-tie, James Bond, etc. The goal is to make the theme memorable, as an average theme can quickly turn the party into a forgettable event. 


Food & Drink

Food and drinks are two of the most important things for any party. The first decision you need to make is whether you will have buffet-style food or canapes that can be handed out throughout the night. Depending on your budget and the amount of guests you have, you can hire a chef to cook lunch or dinner onboard, too. 


For drinks, many high-end yachts will have a bar; this means you can hire a bartended for the day/night that can serve drinks and also mix up a few cocktails for your guests. All of these things will cost more money, but it does add an extravagant touch that is hard to beat.



Music & Entertainment 

Another essential for any great party is music and entertainment. Once again, you have multiple options for both, depending on your budget. If you want it to be more budget-friendly, a laptop or phone with a few playlists plugged into the sound system will do the job. 


If you want to go the extra mile, you can hire a DJ to come play at the party. There will be ample space for them to set up, and not only will it keep the party going all night long, but being able to do requests, sing-alongs, etc, make the event that much more fun. 



Safety

Finally, it is always important for you and your guests to understand the safety aspect of being on a yacht, especially if you go out to sea. Consulting with the captain beforehand will allow you to create a mini “safety briefing” that can be included with the invitations. 


It is also important to clearly tape off or lock areas or rooms that shouldn’t be accessed by guests. Once again, the captain can handle this, but making signs and informing your guests will ensure everyone is on the same page and stays safe throughout the party. 

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