30+ Event Charters To Make A Splash On A Yacht

Are you thinking about chartering a yacht during an event? How about something different this year? While the glitter and glamour of the Cannes Film Festival and Monaco Grand Prix are globally renowned opportunities for yacht charter, there are a vast number of events across the world that make for spectacular superyacht charters.

By Lizzie Ross • 13 March 2023

From trade shows and art festivals to international sailing regattas and sportfishing competitions, there are so many extraordinary events to attend by superyacht —whether you’re chartering for business, pleasure, or both! 

For all these events, the best yachts and berths get snapped up quickly, so please contact the Bluewater charter team to secure your booking well in advance.  

Here are over 30 events you could visit by superyacht across four categories. How many have you ticked off already? 

Industry Events

Whether it’s film industry events, duty-free tradeshows, or advertising conferences, there’s a host of glamorous events where you can charter a yacht. For example, you might visit a film festival for personal enjoyment or book a corporate yacht charter to elevate and showcase your brand. 

For corporate charters, there are two types of charter: static and standard.

A static charter is one where you cannot leave the dock for the event, allowing you to festoon your charter yacht in corporate branding for maximum exposure to attendees and media. You can use your yacht as a meeting, dining and entertaining space while taking advantage of having premium accommodations right by the event venue.

A standard charter is where your yacht can move in and out of the berth, allowing you to cruise to other locations and enjoy the full range of the yacht’s amenities and experiences.

Bluewater is highly experienced in all types of events and corporate yacht charter. Therefore, we recommend booking well in advance to secure the most advantageous berths and suitable corporate charter yachts.

Famous Industry Events to Attend by Superyacht

  • Cannes Film Festival
  • Venice Film Festival
  • Cannes Lions
  • Art Basel Miami

Sailing Regatta Charters

There are two excellent ways to experience a regatta charter: chartering a sailboat and competing as a team or chartering a motor yacht and enjoying all the action from the deck of your superyacht, champagne in hand.  

Some regattas, like the Loro Piana, are increasingly bringing the sailboats and motor yachts together during their regattas with glamorous ‘rendezvous’ events for motor yachts during sailing boats. At the same time, America’s Cup remains one of the excellent superyacht charter events in the world for all yachting enthusiasts.

If you are considering competing in a sailing regatta charter, you have the option of:

  • Classic yacht regattas, like the Voiles des St Tropez and Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta 
  • Superyacht sailing regattas, like the Loro Piana Superyacht Cup and St Barts Bucket 
  • Regattas are open to all sailing yachts and amateur racers, like Antigua Sailing Week or the long-distance Sydney to Hobart

Major Regatta Yacht Charter Events

  • Louis Vuitton Cup and America’s Cup Challenges (spectator only) 
  • Loro Piana Superyacht Cup, Sardinia 
  • Classic & Vintage Regatta Series, Mediterranean & Caribbean 
  • Antigua Sailing Week 
  • BVI Spring Regatta 
  • Heineken Regatta, St Maarten 
  • St Barts Bucket 
  • Newport Regatta 
  • Rolex Fastnet Regatta, Cowes, UK 
  • Sydney to Hobart Race

Sportfishing Event Charters

Sportfishing charters are some of the most fun a keen fisher can have, particularly if you coincide your charter with an international sportfishing event.  

Consider chartering a yacht with a sport fisher chase boat to enjoy the best of both worlds —an adrenaline-packed day chasing down blue marlin before adjourning to your larger superyacht for palatial accommodations and refined gastronomy. In addition, having a superyacht charter with a sportfishing chase boat means that the rest of your group doesn’t have to always accompany you on your fishing adventures — which might suit any members of your family that find lures less alluring than you do.  

Here are some of the sportfishing events held in yachting paradises!

  • Bisbee Black and Blue, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. 
  • The Los Suenos Signature Triple Crown, Costa Rica 
  • The World Cup Blue Marlin Tournament, worldwide locations 
  • Bermuda Big Game Classic 
  • The San Juan International Billfish Tournament, Puerto Rico 
  • Lizard Island Black Marlin Classic, Great Barrier Reef, Australia 
  • Heineken Slam, Seychelles

Sporting Event Charters

There’s nothing quite like docking a yacht in a city under the thrall of a sporting event. Whether you’re berthing your yacht trackside in Monaco or Singapore for the Grand Prix or drinking in the festival-like atmosphere of a city hosting the Olympic Games, visiting a sporting event on a superyacht is a huge thrill.  

Here’s a list of city sporting events where your yacht can get close to the action.

  • Monaco Grand Prix 
  • Monaco E-Prix 
  • Monaco Historic Grand Prix 
  • Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 
  • Singapore Grand Prix 
  • Saudi Arabia Grand Prix, Jeddah 
  • Olympic and Commonwealth Games (in port cities)

So, how many of these events have you visited by yacht? And how many are on your bucket list? Make a splash by arriving in style on board a superyacht at one of the most prestigious occasions globally.