Ahead of the 2023 Miami Grand Prix race weekend, BOAT International held an exclusive Owners' Club cocktail reception on 4 May at the Surf Club, Four Seasons Hotel Miami. Attendees mingled on the Lido Terrace, enjoying the laid-back evening with an open bar and delicious food served throughout. The event was organised with support from the Bermuda Tourism Authority (BTA) and The Macallan.
This year's Owners' Club cocktail reception was hosted on the Surf Club restaurant's Lido Terrace, known as one of the best oceanfront locations in the Miami Beaches. Guests took in the spectacular sunset views, all while anticipation was building for the fifth round of the 2023 Formula One World Championship taking place that weekend.
The food & drink
A selection of canapes, a Cheese and Jamon display and free-flowing drinks had been generously provided by the host venue throughout the evening's festivities. Guests were welcomed with a Bermuda Rum Swizzle cocktail (using Gosling's Black Seal Rum and Gosling's Gold Bermuda Rum), before moving on to enjoy an array of champagne, wine, beer and soft drinks. Event partner The Macallan also had their bar cart on display, serving the Macallan Champagne Cocktail as well as the 2021 release of the Macallan Rare Cask, which guests used to toast after a welcome speech from BOAT International editor-in-chief Stewart Campbell.
The Owners' Club event offered guests a chance to catch up with industry friends and kick off the race weekend in style – with some even sporting their favourite team's gear. To close off the evening, a cake was brought out to celebrate owner Bobby Genovese's birthday, which happened to fall on the same day.