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My Yacht Group's Art Basel Hong Kong Debut is ‘Talk of the Town’, Welcomes Local, International HNWs Aboard Ferretti Yachts 870

(Hong Kong, March 23, 2015)  My Yacht Group expanded its roster of events to Asia with an exclusive yacht reception on March 12th during the third Art Basel Hong Kong fair. The event saw the all-new Ferretti Yachts 870, from Italian luxury motor yachts brand Ferretti Yachts, moored at the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club for a cocktail reception that welcomed special guests of private wealth management partner, Vontobel, along with HNW guests from Hong Kong, the region, and abroad. Nicholas Frankl, CEO of Entertainment Marketplace, brokered the deals to enable the expansion of My Yacht Group’s exclusive events into Asia.

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.

“Our intent was always to bring the My Yacht brand to Asia and, with Art Basel Hong Kong now established in its permanent March dates, the timing was right. We have brought My Yacht and Vontobel together for the past four years at the Miami fair, and this event was a natural progression,” said Nicholas Frankl.

The all-new Ferretti Yachts 870, framed by the sparkling backdrop of the Hong Kong skyline, is the first one in the “Tai He Ban by Ferretti” special edition. Guests aboard were among the first to see its unique layout, characterized by interiors specifically designed to host meetings and entertain, and inspired by the famous Hall of Supreme Harmony in Beijing’s Forbidden City. In addition, a Riva Iseo was moored off of the yacht’s stern and illuminated by the city’s skyscrapers.

A pontoon adjacent to the yacht featured a cigar lounge from official Art Basel partner Davidoff Cigars showcasing the new Nicaragua collection. Guests enjoyed 24-karat gold-flecked Brut and Rosé champagne from long-term partner Gold Emotion, plus single malt The Dalmore Cigar Malt Whiskey, and fine Premier Cru Burgundy, Chardonnay, and Swiss wines from specialized Hong Kong-based importer and retailer, Chateau Burgundy Limited. In addition to the surprise fireworks display, guests were entertained by Michel Dabao, and his live band. A Riva Iseo

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 and Twitter.

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
For more about Chateau Burgundy Limited, please visit: http://www.chateauburgundy.com
For more about the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club, please visit: http://www.rhkyc.org.hk/