10 May 2017
Bermuda is preparing itself for some serious action starting at the end of the month, with the 35th America’s Cup staged in the tropical Atlantic island. There will be no way more spectacular to watch the drama unfold and to enjoy a luxurious stay with world-class service than on one of the top chartering superyachts available during the racing. It is set to be an exciting few weeks, with the finest sailors in the world battling for the honour of becoming champions, and lifting the oldest trophy in international sport.
Burgess has a number of luxury yachts available for charter during the proceedings, which start with the Louis Vuitton AC Qualifiers on 26 May. The AC Match finals will commence on 17 June, with final races taking place on 27 June.
There will also be a superyacht regatta and a J Class regatta taking place around the events of the America’s Cup celebrations, to tie in with the growing presence of the luxury vessels that are drawn to the America’s Cup entertainment.
The America’s Cup Superyacht Regatta will be taking place from 13 to 15 June, while the America’s Cup J Class Regatta – a display of some of the world’s most graceful and elegant classic racers – will take place on 16, 19 and 20 June.
While accommodation on land is now scarce, a superyacht charter puts guests front and centre of the action, with many charter yachts securing berths within the harbour just a stone’s throw from the competing catamarans. As well as a private charter, it’s a great opportunity to entertain for business.
There will be a glittering social calendar provided for those looking to secure a luxe experience, from beach parties to black-tie dinners and on-deck cocktails in the original home of the Gosling Dark ‘n’ Stormy.
A number of yachts are available through Burgess for a range of preferences and needs, each offering a VIP package with privileged access to the America’s Cup events, personalised concierge service and an America’s Cup Superyacht Regatta entry (if berthed in the venue).
Maltese Falcon, the legendary 88-metre sailing yacht with 17 crew has a secured berth in the America’s Cup Marina of the Royal Navy Dockyard. She has a special dispensation for up to 50 guests to watch the racing at anchor, and charters for a weekly rate of 440,000 euro.
Grace E, the stunning 73-metre motor yacht from Vitruvius Yachts and Picchiotti, has also secured an America’s Cup Marina berth in Front Street, Hamilton. With an entire deck dedicated to wellness and a vast range of awards to her name, she charters for a weekly rate of 805,000 euro for up to 12 guests staying onboard.
Mondango 3 is a striking 56.4-metre performance ketch that would offer great fun out on the water for days when the racing is taking a break. Her vast open deck, the hallmark of her Alloy Yachts builder, offers the perfect platform to watch the catamarans battle it out, and she has a special dispensation for up to 25 guests while watching the race at anchor, as well as a secured berth in the America’s Cup Marina in Front Street, Hamilton. She charters for a weekly rate of 224,000 euro for up to 11 guests staying onboard.
Marie is the envy of many a superyacht owner. This 54.9-metre Vitters ketch was built by Vitters to an André Hoek design. Her elegance and classic beauty offer a true superyachting experience for up to 10 guests staying on board, while she also has a special dispensation for up to 25 guests while spectating the race at anchor. She charters for a weekly rate of US$250,000 or for US$1 million for the entire period, and has secured a berth in the Princess Marina in Hamilton.
H, a 42.6-metre Benetti motor yacht delivered in 2015, offers a comfortable and contemporary platform from which to enjoy the action on the water. Her ample exterior spaces for watching the racing include large tables on the aft and bridge decks, as well as a split-level foredeck with Jacuzzi. She accommodates up to 10 guests and charters for a weekly rate of US$175,000, with a berth secured in the America’s Cup Marina of the Royal Navy Dockyard.
Genevieve is a recently refitted 36.9-metre Alloy Yachts-built, Dubois-designed beauty that offers wide-open deck spaces and a spacious cockpit from which to watch the teams battle it out on the water. She accommodates up to nine guests and has a secured berth in the America’s Cup Marina berth in Front Street, Hamilton.