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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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Leave room for entertainment

“The DJ set-up can take up a lot of space, handicapping the bar. Ideally, the DJ would have a dedicated booth out of the way of foot traffic,” says De Jong. But not every yacht has the space for a DJ booth, so sometimes a bar has to do. In that case planning is vital to make this space work. “We take care to define a comfortable position for the DJ, a high level of waterproofing for the audio plug-ins and a wired internet connection,” says Stimilli.

Sound hook-ups for bands should also be planned in various spaces. These plug-ins are beginning to be integrated — “the times of having cables taped over teak decks and people tripping on them is a thing of the past,” says Andreas Iseli, head of exteriors, yachts, at Winch Design.

Also trending are sound stages that can double up as something else. Eddie Jordan covers his spa pool and uses it as a stage for his band, Eddie & the Robbers (pictured), while British design studio RWD has created seating areas that transform into concert stages.

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