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In pictures: BOAT International’s Saint-Tropez Sundowners 2023

13 October 2023 • Written by Hannah Rankine

In the wake of the prestigious Monaco Yacht Show, BOAT International welcomed its select guests to the annual Saint-Tropez Sundowners event on 2 October 2023. The soirée was sponsored by esteemed partners including the Bermuda Tourism Authority, Leo Dean, The Glenrothes and Jaquet Droz.

The yacht

Set against the backdrop of Saint-Tropez, the event was held on board the magnificent 82.6-metre Talitha. The classic yacht, originally crafted in 1930 by Krupp Germaniawerft, has undergone several meticulous refits, with the most recent one in early 2023. Anchored in the area during the prestigious Les Voiles de St Tropez, a tender service was provided to whisk attendees from the port to the party.

The guests

Alicia Dahill, Brian O'Sullivan and Nicole Yang
Isabella Muratori, Ester Velo van Hulst and Julia Nobili
Ioannis Barounis, Ion Varouxakis, Roberta Riotti and Stewart Campbell
Nikos Assanis, Ion Varouxakis, Christopher Velo, Alexandra Duisberg, Julia Nobili and guests
Carsten Von der Heyden (left) and guests
Nikos Assanis and Alexandra Duisberg
Tomas Dean and Toby Moore
Olivia Lam and Terry Hui

With over 90 distinguished guests from all corners of the superyacht industry, BOAT International welcomed yacht builders, designers, brokers, owners and industry professionals to the event.

The food and drinks

As guests stepped on board, they were greeted with the delectable Bermuda Rum Swizzle cocktail, featuring the renowned Gosling's Black Seal Rum. Throughout the evening, guests were offered a selection of wines sponsored by Whispering Angel. Additionally, an array of canapés and a sumptuous buffet-style dinner was served.

The entertainment

Arlene, pianist

Entertainment for the evening was the talented singer and pianist, Arlene, provided by GF Entertainment.

The sponsors

Jill Dill and Hazel Clark from the Bermuda Tourism Authority

Bermuda Tourism Authority, an annual partner of BOAT International, played a significant role in the event. The occasion also served as a birthday celebration for Hazel Clark, Bermuda Tourism Authority's director of global business development and partnerships and three-time US Olympian.

Leo Dean clothing
Leo Dean clothing

Leo Dean, known for its upscale clothing, showcased its latest collection.

The Glenrothes' Philos
The Glenrothes' Demijohn 1969

The Glenrothes, renowned for its exceptional whiskies, offered an exclusive preview of its groundbreaking Philos: the world's first decanter designed to be used on the open sea. A limited quantity of the incredibly rare Demijohn 1969 whisky was available for guests to savour, with Laura Rampling, master whisky maker at The Glenrothes, on hand to guide the tasting experience.

Guests trying Jaquet Droz's watches
Will Nutting, Tara Getty and Luca Vasile with the team from Jaquet Droz
Toby Moore, Stewart Campbell, Alain Delamuraz and Antoine Chocque

Jaquet Droz, the prestigious watchmaker, displayed its exquisite timepieces and created a luxurious lounge space for guests to admire their craftsmanship. To top it off, Jaquet Droz gifted BOAT International CEO Toby Moore with one of its exclusive clocks.

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