Autumn and Winter Cruises

Mariner III is now taking bookings for autumn and winter cruises and events in South Florida.

From the end of October through April 2015 Mariner III will be based at Palm Beach Yacht Club in West Palm Beach, Florida. We are ready to offer you top quality cruises and events:

Birthday Parties


Retirement Parties

Corporate Events

Photo Shoots

Anniversary Celebrations

If you are planning an event and it needs to be something special, call us on 561-320-1926

Autumn and Winter cruises

Cruises can depart from any water accessible point along the Florida Atlantic coast and Intra Coastal Waterway from Fort Pierce, south to Miami. Our resident chef will prepare food fresh for your event and our experienced crew will ensure that your event runs smoothly.

Autumn and Winter Cruises

If you are thanking your staff for their hard work thoroughout the yesr, or celebrating Thanksgiving with the family, Mariner III is your ideal venue.

Call our West Palm Beach office now on 561-320-1926


Made in Chelsea, filmed on Mariner III

In the heat of August, the producers of the popular British reality series Made in Chelsea chartered Mariner III to film part of the season finale of Made in Chelsea New York.

We welcomed a production crew and cast of around 70 people. Filming took place on the Hudson with the Freedom Tower as backdrop during the afternoon. As dusk fell we moved south for some sequences in front of the Statue of Liberty, finally filming the night sequences near the Brooklyn Bridge on the East River.

The boat had been rigged with Made in Chelsea’s trademark fairy lights. Once night had fallen, these gave the boat a beautiful glow that looks great in the finished show.

You can see the whole show on YouTube, below. If you are in a hurry, the Mariner III shots start at 33:45. Enjoy!

New York Film Set

If you are planning a movie, TV show, music video or product launch set in the New York area, contact Mariner III now. We have provided the setting for a Tommy Hilfiger video, movies and television shows including Wall Street and Law & Order. Call us on 212-645-8813


Mariner III film set for Made in Chelsea

Filming  a tense moment with Lucy and Proudlock.

Made in Chelsea NYC set on Mariner III

Spencer opens the champagne.

Remembering 9/11 2014

We were out on the river on Thursday night and got a fine view of the lights reminding us of September 11th 2001.


Image by Saskia Ingham-Jerrey

Birthday Party in Greenwich, CT

Mariner III is pictured leaving the dock for a birthday cruise. The party was already in full swing and our photographer reports that it could be heard clearly from the dock!

Our client invited a boat full of friends and family to celebrate her fiftieth birthday. Her verdict on returning much later that night? “I had such a good time” she said with a big smile.

50th birthday party Greenwich CT

Palm Beach Christmas Party

It’s time to think about your Palm Beach christmas party. Mariner III is based in West Palm Beach from October and is the perfect christmas party venue. Why book a club or restaurant when you can have your christmas party on a private cruise?

palm beach christmas party

During the Fall and Winter months, Mariner III is based at the West Palm Beach Yacht Club on Flagler Drive. The yacht club is easily accessible from downtown West Palm Beach and from Palm Beach. Or Mariner III can come to you if you have a dock with Intracoast Waterway access.

Mariner III can accomodate up to 95 guests. We offer high quality, fresh food prepared by our resident chef on the day. There is a choice of menus from full sit down dinner to buffet snacks. We have a bar on the covered rear deck and offer a choice of services from juice and sodas through to premium bar service. Live band or DJ? No problem, and there’s plenty of room to dance.

If you want to say thank you to your hard working team, or get the family together for an unforgettable christmas party, Mariner III is your first choice venue for a Palm Beach christmas party.

We can cruise from Jupiter in the north, through the Palm Beaches, Boca Raton, Delray Beach, Fort Lauderdale and Miami.

Palm Beach Christmas Party

To book you christmas party cruise on Florida’s waterways, call 561-320-1926 or email us at

New York Yacht Charters

What do people do on New York yacht charters? In our experience, they have fun!

A yacht charter is a great way to celebrate a special event: a wedding, an anniversary, a landmark birthday. It’s a great way to say thank you: to a spouse, employees or a team. New York yacht charters can be a great way to create a special mood: for a party, a phoot shoot or a movie location.

New York Yacht Charters

Mariner III has been the setting for all these events and many more. We provide the boat and help you create something really special.

A well known musician chartered Mariner III as a setting for dinner on his wedding anniversary.

A credit card company held a party for their customers with a special appearance by a DJ.

Mariner III has hosted many wedding rehearsal dinners and wedding receptions. You can even get married on board.

Tommy Hilfiger shot an advertisement on board.

Bride Magazine, Town & Country, New York Times and Victoria’s Secret Catalog have all held photo shoots on board.

We recently conducted a wrap party lunch cruise for the production team of a major TV comedy show.

An episode of a British reality TV show was shot on board.

The captain and crew of Mariner III have over 20 years experience of realising special events for our cfustomers.

We will provide you with freshly prepared, top quality food. The drinks service of your choice and friendly crew to look after you.

New York Yacht Charters

If you want to discuss an event on board the Marinerr III, call us to discuss on 212-645-8813

Or use our email contact form to provide us with information. Be sure to provide us with the right contact details!

Come and have fun with us!



The New York Party Boat

Mariner III is the essential New York party boat. Whether it’s a birthday party, anniversary party, launch party or thank you party, Mariner III has the experience and the setting for the perfect event.

The first event held on Mariner III’s after it was  certified as a charter vessel was a birthday party for actress Brooke Shields. Since then we have held countless parties for celebrities, families, churches, businesses and pretty much every other body you can think of.

At a party, people want to relax, chat and enjoy the food and drink. We understand this and believe the Mariner III has all the ingredients to be the perfect New York party boat.

New- York Party Boat

The Boat

Mariner III has a large, open top deck which can be covered if rain (or too much sun) is likely. There is a covered rear deck with bar and an internal salon with comfy seating. Guests are welcome to roam from one area to another for a range of different moods.


Our chef prepares the party food fresh on the day. There’s no reheating, our food is fresh and wholesome. We can serve anything from buffet snacks to a multiple course, sit down dinner. The choice is yours. We will work with you (or your event planner) to deliver the finest food, suitable for your event.

Drinks are essential at a party and we can offer you a full range of drink services. From juices and sodas only, through to a full premium bar service with cocktails, liquor, wine and beer. The choice is yours.


We can happily accomodate a DJ or a small live band.


Most parties choose to cruise around Manhattan on the Hudson and East Rivers to enjoy the skyline and the famous sights. We can also cruise around the harbour and the Statute of Liberty or incorporate any other landmarks you want


Mariner III is based at Chelsea Piers on the Hudson River (23rd Street) and many parties depart from this point. Access to Chelsea Piers from Downtown and Midtown is easy. We can also come to you if you have the use of a pier in New Jersey, Brooklyn, Long Island and points as far north as The Hamptons.

New York Party Boat

Do you want to know more about planning an unforgettable party? Call us on 212-645-8813 or use the detailed contact form on our Contact Page to tell us about your event.


The Manhattan Skyline

Mariner III is frequently chartered for use as a photo-shoot or film making location. The boat itself functions as a stylish set. We can also position the boat to create the backdrop that you want. Fashion shoots and movie sequences have been shot using the Manhattan skyline as a backdrop.

Recently the boat was used to shoot an episode of a reality series. The director asked for the boat to be positioned so that the Freedom Tower and downtown would appear in shot. It was a beautiful day and the skyline was looking great.

Manhattan skyline

Captain Sean Kennedy and his crew have many years of experience hosting photo shoots for clients like Tommy Hilfiger and Victoria’s Secret.

To book your photo shoot, call us on 212-645-8813

Event for Magnises Card Holders

The Magnises card is aimed at successful young people. Amongst it’s benefits are special, Magnises sponsored events, one of which was recently held on MarinerIII.

The highlight of the event was the arrival of Jim Jones, who performed on board.

Magnises – Mariner III Yacht Party from Magnises on Vimeo.

Find out more about Magnises at their website

40th Birthday Party

Last night Mariner III hosted a 40th birthday party. The boat cruised around the southern tip of Manhattan and into the East River whilst our guests enjoyed a sit down dinner. It was a fine night and the Manhattan skyline looked amazing!

We had 50 people on board with a DJ on the back deck. The party rocked all night with our guests reluctant to leave even after the boat docked at Chelsea Piers.

Happy Birthday!

Picture shows Mariner III moving out into the Hudson River the start of the event.

Lunch cruise with Stephen Colbert

Lunch cruise with Stephen ColbertMariner III welcomed onboard Stephen Colbert and his production crew for a fun afternoon cruising the Hudson River in New York.
It was a beautiful day on river. We served Stephen and his crew lunch and drinks as we cruised from Chelsea Piers.


If it’s worth celebrating, it’s worth celebrating in style. Mariner III is proud to present the best parties around!

The Event

We host parties for birthdays, wedding anniversaries, weddings, retirement, product launches, bar mitzvahs, engagements and parties just for the sake of having a party. Our guests are celebrities, business leaders, clients, families, prize winners and groups of friends. No matter what you are celebrating, Mariner III will make you welcome


The large space on the upper deck can be covered or open, clear for mingling and dancing or set with tables for a meal. The covered aft deck will accomodate a more intimate meal or can be open for music and dancing. The bar is on this deck.


Our chef and wait staff are ready to serve you. Mariner III is licensed for up 95 guests and we can provide either a formal meal or buffet style party food for all of them. A bar on the aft deck serves a range of drinks.


The boat is under the command of Captain Sean Kennedy who has over 30 years experience at sea. The boat will be fully crewed for your event with maritime crew, chef and wait staff to ensure your enjoyment and safety

Parties from Manahattan


From the summer base at Chelsea Piers on the East River side of Manhattan. Mariner III can cruise around Manhattan, along the coast and along Long Island Sound. We can host your party from any water accessible point in the New Jersey, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Long Island and New England areas. Cruises to see the lights of Manhattan and around the iconic Statue of Liberty are always popular.

Statue of Liberty at dusk

In the winter Mariner III is based at Palm Beach Yacht Club in West Palm Beach, Florida. This location offers access to cruises along the beautiful Florida Intracoastal Waterway, Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Jupiter and Fort Pierce. Mariner III regularly cruises along the Atlantic coast, to the Bahamas and the Virgin Islands.

So if it’s party time, it’s Mariner III time.


Mariner III is a superbly flexible events venue. We can hold you event in front of the Statue of Liberty, cruising along New York’s East River, on Florida’s Intracoastal Waterway or in the magical Bahamas.
The boat offers comfortable accommodation and the finest catering. There is ample space for parties of up to 90 people with live music and dancing.

Bar service

Mariner III dining roomWe have had the pleasure of hosting weddings, anniversary parties, wedding rehearsal dinners, reunion dinners, business meetings, holiday parties, graduation celebrations, sweet 16 events, bah mitzvah, bar mitzvah, memorial services, wine tastings, Statue of Liberty cruises, Hudson River Valley and West Point cruises, fall foliage cruises, and family vacations.
Are looking for a unique setting for a special event? That’s exactly what we do! Call us to discuss.



Party on Mariner III


“Welcome aboard Mariner III, we will be casting off very soon”.

When you charter Mariner III, you can choose the back drop to your event. The Statute of Liberty. Yes. The Manhattan skyline at dusk. No problem. The glamorous waterfronts of South Florida. We can do that.

Manhattan skyline


Mariner III has two seasonal locations. During the winter months the boat is based at the Palm Beach Yacht Club in West Palm Beach, Florida. Mariner III can attend events and cruise right along the Florida Intracoastal Waterway from Fort Pierce in the north to Miami in the south. Does you home or club have dock access? We can come right to you. Mariner III can remain stationary as a dining or party platform, but why not cruise along the Florida Intracoastal Waterway?

During the summer months Mariner III is docked at Chelsea Piers in Manhattan. This is an easy to access location at 23rd Street and the West Side Highway  and is the starting point for our popular cruises around New York City. We can also attend any water-accessible location in the New Jersey, Long Island and the New England area. Cruise from Liberty Landing, Greenwich CT, Norwalk CT, Stamford CT, Old Saybrook CT, Newport RI and Sag Harbor NY.

Destinations include Statue of Liberty


Your wedding day is truly special. It’s a time to bring together family and friends, to say “I do” and to celebrate life together. Mariner III has hosted many weddings and created an unforgettable setting for one of the biggest days in your life.

You and your wedding planner are welcome to draw on our many years of experience. We can provide a setting for your pre wedding meal, your reception and even the service itself. Imagine being married at sea by the Mariner III’s captain!

During the summer months, Mariner III is based at Chelsea Piers on the Hudson River. From there we can attend events anywhere in the New England or New York area where there is pier access. Some events commence at Chelsea Piers which has easy access for Manhattan.
In the winter, Mariner III is based at the Palm Beach Yacht Club in West Palm Beach, Florida. From there the Mariner III can attend events along the Atlantic Coast down to Miami.

The Mariner III was built in 1926 and retains it’s original Gatsby era elegance. It’s glistening white hull and varnished teak cabins exude a historic quality that modern yachts cannot match. However this elegance is intensely practical. Mariner III can accommodate and cater for 90 guests. The upper deck, the rear deck and the salon all offer a different atmosphere and allow different groupings to feel at home. There is plenty of room for musicians and DJs. A bar and wait staff are available.

Say your vows in the shadow of the Statue of Liberty. Party to a backdrop of the bright lights of Miami. Lean on the rail and watch the beautiful shorelines of New England slip past. A wedding on the Mariner III is an experience you will never forget.

Weddings on the water

Mariner III Luxury Yacht Charter

Mariner III is a 122 foot classic motor yacht available for charter from New York in the summer and West Palm Beach, Florida in the winter months.

Mariner III was built in 1926 and is a beautiful example of the style and sophistication of America’s 1920s. Your event is given a unique, historical backdrop by her glistening white hull and beautiful teak structure. The unique style of the Gatsby era is yours to charter for your event.

Mariner III salon

Mariner III is available to charter for short cruises, dinner parties, birthdays, weddings, photo shoots and any other event that benefits from a stylish setting. Over the years many people and organisations have enjoyed truly memorable events on board. Watching the lights of Manhattan. Seeing the sunset over Long Island Sound or sailing to the beautiful Bahamas. Events that will stay with you always. The event planning team are ready to organise your special charter.

During the summer months, Mariner III is based at Chelsea Piers on the Hudson River. Events on board will include weddings in the shadow of the Statue of Liberty, party cruises around Manhattan and charters from locations in the New England area.

Dining area

During the winter months, Mariner III is based at the Palm Beach Yacht Club in West Palm Beach, Florida. From that base Mariner III hosts cruises from Fort Lauderdale, Miami and other points along Florida’s Atlantic Coast.

Luxury Yacht Charter

If you are planning a corporate event, a photo shoot or an upscale celebration, Mariner III is the perfect setting. Captain Sean Kennedy has many years experience of delivering superbly catered, effortlessly enjoyable cruises to families, businesses, clubs and celebrities. If you require onboard music, dancing, catering and wait staff, all can be provided.

Mariner III is proud to be an independent, family run business. Call us now to check availability for your event to remember.