3rd Annual My Yacht™ Concours Aboard Al Capone’s M/Y Acania with Vontobel, Krug, Davidoff, Chappellet, and more
In what has become a cluttered week of events during Monterey Car Week, My Yacht Group’s annual Concours gathering was the most coveted invitation of the weekend, with two exclusive evenings aboard M/Y Acania, the 140-foot, 1929 superyacht originally commissioned by Al Capone.
Friday evening, an intimate group enjoyed vintage Krug Champagne, fine Chappellet Wines & Davidoff Cigars as the historic Prohibition-era, steel-hulled motor yacht took a whale watching tour of Monterey Bay. Guests included auto magnate Kevin Kalkhoven, racing legend Jimmy Vasser, Gumball3000 founder Maximillion Cooper with rapper wife, Eve, plus David Olson, owner of Acania & Olson Steel, who gave a brief introduction to Acania, her storied past & famous former owners who have also included the Walgreen family.
Saturday evening saw the official My Yacht Concours reception presented by long-term partner Vontobel Swiss Wealth Advisors AG, with board executives and top West Coast clients aboard. A 458 Speciale A from Ferrari of San Francisco, plus a custom Delahaye, & two Arch KRGT-1 Motorcycles, welcomed guests to Breakwater Cove Marina. Onboard, Cyril Chappellet poured wines from his Napa Valley winery including the 95+ point Signature Cabernet Sauvignon. Rebecca Creek Distillery owner Steve Ison returned with his fine Texas Whiskey & Enchanted Rock Premium Vodka, & guests enjoyed responsibly-sourced, farm-to-table hors d’oeuvres, plus caviar, followed by Davidoff Cigars’ newest collection, the Brazilian Escurio. Guests were entertained by exquisite acoustic tunes from indie brother-sister duo, The Luck, while a photo booth kept the silly hats going well into the night!
Nicholas Frankl, CEO of Entertainment Marketplace LLC, brokered the deals. Says Frankl, “During what is deemed an extremely “VIP” type of weekend, we continue to produce the most coveted event of the weekend, and the only ones on a superyacht, and that really sets us apart. The level of guests, and partners aboard, created an extremely special ambience, not least since Acania is such a unique setting.”
Legendary automotive collectors with a combined garage value in excess of $500m, & HNW guests from across the country, were joined by the likes of Victor Mueller, owner of Spyker Cars, auto designer Henrik Fisker, Vertu chief designer & founder Frank Nuovo, Million Dollar Listing SF’s Roh Habibi, Ferrari Club of America members, Concorso Italiano CI Club members, & more.
Other partners included Chariotz, The World, CaptiveOne, Pura Vida, plus media partners 65 Degree Magazine, & Private Air Luxury Homes. A portion of proceeds from the evening will benefit My Yacht’s chosen charities the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, & Disabled American Veterans.
M/Y Acania is available for charter on the West Coast. MyYachtConcours.com or Acania.net for more information & photos.
To learn more, visit FerrariClubofAmerica.org
About My Yacht Group:
My YachtTM Group (MYG) creates turnkey, luxury hospitality and branding opportunities on board private superyachts at premier international sporting, social and artistic events. My Yacht Group is the result of twenty years spent working in the fields of sports and entertainment sponsorship and experiential marketing, creating long-term strategic partnerships with luxury and aspirational brands that showcase their products and entertain their top clients, while mixing with a highly targeted, pre-qualified guest list at invitation-only events.
My Yacht Group events can be found at: Miami International Boat Show, Art Basel Hong Kong, Palm Beach International Boat Show, Cannes International Film Festival, Monaco F1 Grand Prix, Monterey, CA’s Concours d’Elegance, Monaco Yacht Show, Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix, and Art Basel Miami Beach. Non-yacht events include My Yacht™ Club at the USA F1 Grand Prix in Austin, TX.
About Entertainment MarketPlace LLC:
Entertainment Marketplace LLC is a California-based sponsorship and marketing firm, formed in 2002. Its objectives are simple: to understand its partners' stipulations and desires and reach out to its network to develop synergies that work. It specializes in creating longer term, strategic partnerships that fit with the sales and marketing requirements of its distinguished brand owners.
Its corporate clients represent more than $1 billion in yearly sponsorship / marketing spending, providing significant promotional opportunities. As a third party providing an advisory service accepted by other major companies, rather than "selling" its projects, this provides a critical point of difference and gets a different response from Sponsors. Additional information about Entertainment Marketplace LLC may be found at: http://www.entmp.com