The much anticipated Superyacht Rendezvous Montenegro came to a spectacular close on Saturday night after three days of some of the world's finest superyachts showcasing themselves against the unforgettable backdrop of the Montenegrin landscape.
Perfect weather ensured Montenegro was at its brightest with sparkling waters and clear skies for the guests to experience all that the delightful country has to offer.
Embraer Executive Jets opened the event by inviting all owners and their guests to a stylish lunch. After being taken to the exclusive Ribarsko Selo restaurant by tenders including Cantiere Savona's Luxi33, the guests were met with a relaxed, light lunch beside the glistening sea. The afternoon provided an excellent opportunity for everyone to meet each other and catch up with old friends.
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The evening brought with it the Cocktail Competition hosted by Aries-Trieste Chamber of Commerce. As expected, what started as a light-hearted competition between the yachts soon turned into a deadly serious event with yachts pulling out all the stops in the attempt to be crowned winner.
In the end it was Logica's white peach and prosecco bellini which claimed the title of best cocktail. With that, the Yacht Hop was declared open and guests took the opportunity to be hosted on board their neighbour's superyacht. It made for fascinating viewing and led to some lively conversation about different styles available within the yacht design world.
The party continued into the night and it was a fantastic way to christen the Rendezvous.
Friday treated guests to the unique Cruise in Company - an unforgettable sight for all those on board the superyachts and no doubt for those on land! Logica led the Parade of Sail with Alyssa (39m,Tansu) closely behind her.
The yachts glided through the mountainous beauty of the Bay of Kotor whilst the media helicopter circled closely overhead capturing some incredible shots. All the superyachts then lined up for their photoshoot - a feat which required nerves of steel and utmost concentration from all the captains. Once the positioning was perfect the yachts sounded their horns in triumph - a noise which echoed around the Bay, becoming an immediate highlight of the weekend for everyone.
Later that evening, the luxury jewellers Misahara hosted a Whiskey Tasting in the Library Bar in the Regent Hotel. It proved to be a popular evening with guests keen to catch up on the events of the day and be guided through the world of whiskeys.
Saturday saw the guests explore Montenegro with opportunities available for canyoning in the mystical caves, bicycle rides in the mountains or simply to relax and soak up the atmosphere of Kotor town. The pinnacle of the event was the Superyacht Rendezvous Party bringing the weekend to a spectacular close. With a drinks reception by Misahara, a sumptuous dinner at the fantastically elegant Porto Montenegro Yacht Club, the guests danced late into the night.
We would like to take the opportunity to thank all of our guests including: Alyssa (39m,Tansu), Exuma (50m, Vitruvious / Perini), Infatuation (41.6m, Jongert), Komokwa (41m, Horizon Yachts), Lady Petra (41m, Heesen), Logica (45m, Logica Yachts), Queen of Andaman (41m, Silyon Yachts) and Stella Fiera (41, Benetti).
Boat International Media and Porto Montenegro would like to thank all our sponsors for helping to make the Superyacht Rendezvous Montenegro 2015 such a successful and enjoyable event. Special thanks go to Gold Sponsor Embraer Executive Jets as well as Event Associates Cantiere Savona, Tansu, Aries-Trieste Chamber of Commerce and Misahara.