It’s that time of the year again. The stores are putting out their Halloween decorations which means you need to start thinking about where to host the annual company holiday party. I know, it seems early, but you know if you wait another month, all of the great venues and ideal dates will be snatched up.
Take Your Company’s Holiday Party to the Next Level
Corporate events are more than just a way to show employees appreciation. A well-executed corporate event can spark creativity, innovation, and productivity within your team. So why not choose an exciting experience or activity that all of your guests can enjoy? Here are 5 ways a Yacht Charter can boost staff morale and break the ice at your next holiday party, awards evening or meeting.
1- Escape the bustle of the city without a plane ticket
That feeling that you get when you’re on vacation, it’s a car ride away. Invite your company to a holiday party aboard a luxury yacht overlooking an amazing sunset and skyline views. Give your team that vacation feeling, for a fraction of the cost. Stepping out of the hustle and bustle and onto the water is an experience they will remember for many years to come. So skip the stuffy restaurant this Christmas and whisk your team away to a holiday party that feels like a vacation.
2- Enjoy the sensational views of West Palm Beach that you can’t get from the land
Seriously, you haven’t truly seen West Palm Beach until you’ve seen it from the water. Even the Breakers can’t provide the awe-inspiring view of the sunset like a yacht can. Plan an event that is oh-so Palm Beach with an all-new perspective.
3- Gaining perspective can spark creativity and innovation
If your team seems a little lackluster, then a Yacht Party is an excellent catalyst to help them think differently and gain a new interpretation of their every day. Most of us drive past the same buildings from the same angle many times a week. Imagine the perspective you can give your team by showcasing their city in a new light.
4- Improve communication & morale
A Yacht Party is one of the only events where you will see guest put down their phones and truly connect. On a Yacht, you’re present. You’re not thinking about “ducking out early” to go to another party or bar around the corner (and why would you?). You’re enjoying yourself and the people around you. Your team will be having a blast. When they get back to work that Monday, they will communicate better and have a larger imagination because they are working with people they are comfortable with.
5- Yacht parties are fabulous
Everyone in your company works hard. Reward them! Yacht parties are FABULOUS and with the Mariner 3, you can customize your party any way you like. Short of trust falls from the top deck, we can accommodate all kinds of activities and dining options to create the holiday party of your dreams!
What are you waiting for? Call us today!
If you are in the New York area, a cruise is a great way to make you event truly memorable. Don’t worry if you don’t have any experience of organising and event on water, we have 30 years’ experience to draw on.
Your first step to put your event on the water is to call us. We know routes around Manhattan, schedules and menus that will work for you and your guests. We have a good reputation for friendly cruises with a high standard of catering. Everyone likes to eat, drink and chat to friends. Add the world renown Manhattan skyline slipping past and you have a winning combination.
If your trip is in the evening, why not enjoy the Statue of Liberty at sunset. The golden sun sets behind the most iconic of American symbols and the towers of downtown New York bask in golden light. It’s a high point of your event and a genuinely unforgettable experience.
So get in touch. Take advantage of our experience and give your guests the experience of a lifetime.
Recently we spent a hot July afternoon with the Wall Street Journal. They wanted to feature Mariner III in an article and we are delighted to see it was published today.
The crew had made sure everything was looking it’s best and our favourite designer, Mitchell Turnbough was on hand to add some finishing touches. The journal’s photographer Dorothy Hong joined us for a cruise up the Hudson River to catch Mariner III in the late afternoon light. Click the link to the Wall Street Journal website and enjoy some of that afternoon with us.
Additional photography by Chris Jerrey for Vapour Trail
Greenwich is proving to be a very popular starting point for our cruises.
As a charter yacht, Mariner III is available for any trip you choose, but we are finding that many parties choose to start their trip at Greenwich. The marina is close to the town centre, so access is easy.
We recently ran a cruise for a group of 45 friends and family members who got together to a remember a relative. The trip from Greenwich to Manhattan gave ample time for our guests to reminisce, reflect and catch up with each other. Snacks and drinks were served and the atmosphere was warm and friendly.
We arrived at the Statue of Liberty for a beautiful golden hour. The statue looked magnificent in the golden light and the towers of downtown New York shimmered. It was a magical moment.
As we turned for home, dinner was served and stories were told. Balloons and a lantern were released in memory.
It was a great trip to be involved with and our guests were full of praise for the experience. Days like this are what Mariner III is all about.
Sadly, 2016 has begun with the news of the deaths of a number of people in the arts and entertainment world. Glenn Frey joined that list last week.
Captain Sean Kennedy remembered that Mariner III made a brief appearance in a Glenn Frey video back in 1984. So, by way of tribute, enjoy “You Belong To The City”, video filmed in New York City. That’s Mariner III passing through the shot in the first few seconds.
RIP Glenn and thanks for the music.
Imagine our surprise when this picture turned up in our email …
We were heading north from Palm Beach to New York City when bad weather forced us to use the Intra Coastal Waterway rather than the ocean. Michele in Jacksonville, FL saw us go past, looked us up on the web and sent us the picture! Many thanks Michele, that was very kind of you.
Recently we had the chance to work with the Freedom Waters Foundation.
“Freedom Waters Foundation’s mission is to improve the lives of individuals with special needs and veterans by providing therapeutic marine related experiences on the waters of South Florida.”
This image, taken from the top of The Empire State Building, shows Mariner III docked at Chelsea Piers. As from May 3rd Mariner III will be returning to New York for the summer season.
As ever, Mariner III will be available for charter:
New York harbour cruises, parties, corporate events, photo shoots, dinners and weddings.
In fact, if you have an event of any type that would benefit from being held onboard, call us and we will be happy to work out the details.
Boat fans, February 21st 2015 is your day. Get along to the Palm Beach Vintage Regatta and you will have a great time.
“On February 21st, 2015 The Palm Beach Vintage Regatta invites you to be a part of its Inaugural Antique Yacht Exhibit and Sail Races. To see who will win the Cup join us at the beautiful downtown West Palm Beach waterfront. This is a spectator event and is open to the public.
The Palm Beaches has a long history of being one of the finest yachting destinations in the U.S. with yachts hailing from ports across the globe. Regattas and races are part of our history and date back to the 1920’s. Well, we embrace our past. The legendary Palm Beach Cup was held right here between the Flagler Memorial and the Royal Park Bridges.
In years past, the docks were alive with some of the most magnificent works of art handcrafted of wood. Many of these beautiful yachts still exist including “HONEY FITZ”; The Presidential Yacht, which served five United States Presidents, and many other distinguished yachts with be on display. The City of West Palm Beach’s Flagler Drive docks provides a perfect setting for land displays of watercraft and other exhibits”.
Mariner III will be in action at the regatta.
Find out more at pbregatta.com
Mariner III is sailing south from Palm Beach to Miami for a charter at the Art Deco Fountainbleu Hotel.
We seemed to have gained a stowaway!
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:
If you are planning an event and it needs to be something special, call us on 561-320-1926
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
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
Filming a tense moment with Lucy and Proudlock.
Spencer opens the champagne.
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.
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?
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
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.
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!
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.
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
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.
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