For the first time since 1959, Formula One racing will return to the Sunshine State of Florida for the inaugural F1 Miami Grand Prix. Taking place from May 6 to 8, 2022 at the 5.41-kilometre stateside track of Miami International Autodrome, this new event is one of the most anticipated dates in the racing calendar – and there’s no better way to soak up all the racing and parties than on board a luxury superyacht. If you’re looking to book a Miami charter during the Grand Prix, take a look at the top yachts available in town for the weekend.
Stats: 43.59 metres, Van Mill, 1988, 12 guests, 9 crew
Sporting classic lines by Pieter Beeldsnijder, Starship will add traditional charm to the Grand Prix lineup at this year’s F1 event. The Dutch-built superyacht is attending the event as part of her cruising itinerary across Florida and The Bahamas. Guests can take in all the action from the top deck, which is complete with an eight-guest hot tub and generous al fresco lounge areas with sprawling views. A marble-topped bar is on hand for cocktails and there's also formal dining for mealtimes in a sophisticated setting. For fun on the water post-Grand Prix, Starship’s toybox is filled with Jet Skis, paddleboards, SeaBobs, kayaks, e-foils and gear for various water sports such as waterskiing, wakeboarding and snorkelling.
Starship is managed for charter by World Wide Boat with a weekly rate starting from $120,000.
Stats: 50 metres, Overmarine, 2017, 12 guests, 9 crew
Fresh from a 2021 refit, this racy Mangusta 165 Evolution with its top speed of 37 knots is the perfect partner for a weekend of F1 action. Her vast flybridge sundeck offers a hot tub surrounded by sunpads as well as spaces dedicated to al fresco drinking and dining. When the Floridian heat becomes overwhelming, guests can retreat below to the main saloon which is finished in opulent, gold-accent décor and complete with a statement marble bar which sets the scene for celebratory events on board. Gadgets tucked away in Da Vinci's toybox include an e-foil board, SeaBobs, Jet Skis, paddleboards, kayaks and gear for waterskiing, wakeboarding or snorkelling.
Da Vinci is available for charter with Northrop & Johnson with a weekly charter rate starting from €225,000.
Stats: 50 metres, Trinity, 2010, 10 guests, 9 crew
Currently in the final stages of an extensive refit, Aspen Alternative will be welcoming guests aboard with upgraded interiors, a new sundeck layout and a fresh lick of paint. Her classic-style interiors, finished in glossy woods and soft furnishings in a nautical colour scheme, are well-equipped for Grand Prix after-parties. Her skylounge is unusually spacious for a yacht of her size and offers a wet bar for cocktails and a media centre to re-watch any of the racing highlights. Outdoors, a vast sundeck offers a hot tub and drinks bar area as well as al fresco dining. After the F1, dive into the toybox complete with paddleboards, kayaks, Jet Skis and more.
Stats: 27.99 metres, Hargrave, 2020, 8 guests, 4 crew
Offering ample outdoor spaces and a well-equipped beach club in a compact form, Day One is a quaint cruiser with a shallow draft that’s ideal for exploring hidden cays and bays around Florida and The Bahamas post-Grand Prix. Her upper decks offer al fresco dining and lounging, complete with a drinks bar, while the beach club offers an additional cocktail bar, lounge and TV area, plus a swimming platform for easy access to the water when launching her range of water toys from Jet Skis to kayaks.
Day One is available for charter with IYC with a weekly charter rate starting from $75,000.
Stats: 28.65 metres, Riva, 2019, 8 guests, 4 crew
With a zippy top speed of 30 knots, Hanna is the perfect partner for petrolheads looking to take in the F1 racing from on board. Delivered in 2019, Hanna offers a modern take on the classic Riva style with contemporary interiors and a sleek, silvered exterior. The best spot to soak up the Florida sunshine is on the top deck, complete with al fresco lounging and dining areas, a cocktail bar and retractable panoramic windows offering an uninterrupted view of all the action from an elevated vantage point. After the racing, guests can dive into the water from the swimming platform or enjoy a ride on Hanna’s SeaBobs and Jet Skis.
Hanna is available for charter with Hill Robinson with a weekly charter rate starting from $75,000.
Stats: 29.87 metres, Westship, 1988, 6 guests, 4 crew
Updated with a refit in 2019, Destiny’s classically nautical interiors paired with a well-stocked toy box make her the perfect host for smaller families or groups at the Grand Prix. The flybridge serves as the main entertainment area with its shaded al fresco dining, wet bar for drinks and a barbecue grill for open-air dining. If the exhilaration of the F1 races is not enough, guests can get increase their pulses with a day delving into Destiny’s treasure-trove of toys, which include gear for waterskiing and wakeboarding, Jet Skis and towables. For those who crave a more civilised pace, fishing equipment and a pair of beach cruiser bikes are on hand too.