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Party by design: Top tips for creating the ultimate party yacht

Party by design: Top tips for creating the ultimate party yacht

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Know your needs

Integration doesn’t work for all. Many owners and captains are fine hiring gear as needed. “There is so much you can hire in — like rotating lights and disco balls,” says Eddie Jordan. “One reason to do this is space, two is the cost and third is because it all goes out of date.”

The captains of Joy and Icon _(pictured), both yachts known for their party credentials, agree that integration isn’t mandatory. _Joy has a set of powerful JBL Professional speakers and woofers that can be brought out for special occasions — “when we really want to crank up the volume,” says the captain.

Icon’s captain, Marcel van den Houdt, says its sound system from Mr Smith is complemented by hiring lights and disco balls when it’s time for a party. The obvious downside to this, though, is there might not be A/V gear or specialists available everywhere the yacht goes.

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