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.
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.
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.
Entertainment for the evening was the talented singer and pianist, Arlene, provided by GF Entertainment.
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, known for its upscale clothing, showcased its latest collection.
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.
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.