Top 4 Tips on Hosting a Yacht Party for Beginners

Which country has the most superyachts? The answer is the United States of America.

Approximately 150 superyachts are floating around America, which means there are 150 reasons for hosting a yacht party.

Are you in charge of planning an unforgettable seaside function? If so, you are in the right place.

We have listed the top four components necessary for a festive and fun yacht-based gathering below. Let’s dive in.

1. Pick the Right Number of Guests for Your Soirée

Most yachts can accommodate between two and 100 guests at a time, depending on the size.

When planning your yacht party, determine a realistic number for the guest list. While the yacht may fit 100 people, will the space feel cramped and crowded? Choose your number wisely, and don’t be afraid to ask the captain for his or her input.

Once you have the guest list completed, send out the first round of invites. If people RSVP no, you can invite those who didn’t make the cut for the original guest list.

2. Music Is a Must When Setting Sail

Boating across the open water is entertaining, but good music is the difference between a voyage and a party.

Parties on boats call for a DJ. Choose someone who has experience DJing on the water and has equipment compatible with the yacht’s electrical sources.

If you have space, hire a band for the party. A three-person band can make the yacht party more lively and encourage everyone to hit the dance floor.

3. Choose the Right Booze When Hosting a Yacht Party

From sunset cruises to hosting a wedding on a yacht, keep the liquor flowing. Start the party by handing out apéritifs, such as champagne or white wine, to everyone who steps aboard.

Next, have bars set up throughout the yacht. Each one should have at least one bartender ready to mix up sea-inspired cocktails. Some of the most popular yacht party drinks include:

  • Margaritas
  • Piña coladas
  • Mojitos
  • Aperol spritz

End the evening with nightcaps. Offer sweet after-dinner cocktails (such as White Russians) as well as boozy end-of-the-night drinks (like an Old Fashioned).

4. Pick a Theme for Your Yacht Party

Picking the right theme for your oceanside party is crucial. The theme sets the tone for the party.

Some of the most common party themes for yachts include:

  • Awards night
  • English tea party
  • Casino night
  • Hawaiian tropical
  • Masquerade ball
  • All-white

Once you have a theme locked down, you will want to plan everything else (like food and drinks and music) around it.

For example, you probably should not serve red wine or tomato soup at your all-white themed yacht party. Instead, devilled eggs and prosecco would be more on-theme.

Don’t forget to include the theme on your invitations so guests can dress the part.

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Hosting a yacht party should be fun, not stressful. As long as you follow our yachting tips, your gathering is guaranteed to be so fun your guests ask you to plan another one.

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