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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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Don’t forget the dancefloor

Dance floors, especially of the rotating or transforming variety, require careful planning early on. “The deck construction itself may need to be altered to be able to flush-mount the required equipment in the floor,” says De Jong.

The most popular high-tech dance floor at the moment is one made of LED panels, which can make colour wheels, sync visualisations to the music or be pressure-sensitive when they are danced upon. The technology is improving all the time, so future proofing and space savings can be afforded in-build.

Some of the best dance floors are in cave-like spaces, such as the beach clubs on Joy and Icon (pictured). “We can invite guests on at the transom, they walk through the beach club, all lit up in disco lights and with the video wall, and that really sets the scene for the party,” says Joy’s captain.

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