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My Yacht Group Debuts Exclusive Art Basel Hong Kong Superyact Event; Hosts Bank Vontobel AG


(LOS ANGELES, CA – February 17, 2015)  My Yacht Group, an international global luxury events producer, will debut a new event, and its first in Asia, in tandem with the third Hong Kong Art Basel fair, March 15th – 17th, 2015. The event sees the all-new 870 from Ferretti Yachts moored at the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club for a private cocktail reception, Thursday 12th March, welcoming special guests of partner Bank Vontobel AG. Georg Schubiger, Member of the Group Executive Management and Head of Private Banking, and Alex Fung, CEO of Asia will make the welcome address. Nicholas Frankl, CEO of Entertainment Marketplace LLC, brokered the deals.

My Yacht Group’s turnkey events create hospitality, branding, and sales opportunities for luxury and aspirational brands on board world-class yachts at some of the most important sporting, social, and artistic global gatherings, including Monaco Grand Prix, Cannes Film Festival, Palm Beach Boat Show, and Art Basel Miami Beach, among others.

Bank Vontobel AG founded Vontobel Asia Pacific Ltd. in Hong Kong in 2008, with Vontobel Wealth Management (Hong Kong) Ltd. founded in 2012. The firm’s Vontobel Swiss Wealth Advisors AG, with offices in Zurich and the United States, is a four-time brand partner at My Yacht Group’s Art Basel Miami Beach event. Bank Vontobel AG has chosen My Yacht’s Hong Kong Art Basel event as its premier hospitality event in the region, and the evening will see My Yacht and Vontobel board executives welcoming 75 of the firm’s most important clients aboard for a Swiss-themed reception featuring fine Swiss wines, foods, and delicacies, plus live entertainment, and fireworks.

“We are honored that the debut of My Yacht at Hong Kong Art Basel also marks the debut event for our long term partner, Bank Vontobel AG,” says Nicholas Frankl. “We have no doubt that its Hong Kong guests will enjoy a remarkable evening of hospitality in a unique setting, much as guests in Miami, Austin, and Monterey, CA have enjoyed the My Yacht events over the past several years.”

The new Ferretti Yachts 870 is the result of another successful cooperation between Studio Zuccon International Project; AYT (Advanced Yacht Technology), Ferretti Group’s research and naval design center; and the team of architects and designers of the Centro Stile Ferrettigroup. It comes equipped with two 12V 2000 M94 MTU engines, making 1948 mph at 2450 rev/min., for a cruising speed of 27 knots (358 nautical mile range) and a maximum speed of 30.5 knots (300nm range). A cockpit bar, a completely re-designed saloon with additional bar area, living room with 2 sofas and a custom designed KTV room on the lower deck are just some of the unique solutions of this ‘Tai He Ban’, 3-cabin edition.

A pontoon adjacent to the yacht will feature a cigar lounge from official Art Basel partner Davidoff Cigars. Guests will enjoy 24-karat gold-flecked champagne from long-term partner Gold Emotion, plus Dalmore Cigar Malt Whiskey.

About My Yacht Group:
My Yacht Group (MYG) produces turnkey luxury hospitality and branding opportunities around the world in locations such as Monaco, Cannes, Miami, Abu Dhabi, Singapore, and London. The company is known for exclusive events on board private super yachts, at annual international sporting, social and artistic gatherings, and at select ‘pop-up’ locations. Founded by Nicholas Frankl in 2005, MYG is the result of more than 20 years spent working in and around a broad spectrum of businesses including Formula 1™, the automotive industry, arts and entertainment, the Olympics, international art fairs, and yacht shows. MYG supports charitable organizations annually including Disabled American Veterans, Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation and Ballet Austin. The company has offices in London and Los Angeles. For more information, visit myyachtgroup.com and follow on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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

For more about Bank Vontobel AG and Vontobel Wealth Management (Hong Kong) Ltd., please visit: www.vontobel.com/CH/EN/Home
For more about Ferretti Group, please visit: http://www.ferrettigroup.com/home.aspx
For more about Davidoff Cigars, please visit: http://davidoff.com/age-gate
For more about Gold Emotion, please visit: http://goldemotion.com/
For more about Dalmore Cigar Malt Whiskey, please visit: http://www.thedalmore.com/home.aspx