Sunset Harbour Yacht Club, Haute Living Magazine and Show Management hosted the kick off event for the 25th Annual Yacht & Brokerage Show in Miami Beach. The event took place at Sunset Harbour’s marina and pool area with a 110 charter yacht named After Hours that served as the floating VIP lounge. Guests boarding the yacht wore leather slippers provided by Grey Goose. Poolside visuals included luxury automobiles like Lamborghini, Ferrari and BMW as well as a pop-up art gallery by Amy Donaldson and live silicon art painting demonstration by Enrique Machado. Hosts Dana Rhoden of The Dana Agency, April Donelson of Haute Living and Doug Mason of SHYC, greeted guests and pulled all the elements together, including bites by Tosca, Kitchen 305, Alba Seaside Italian and more. Sponsors of the luxe event included Solar Swim, Tan-Thru bathing suits, Grey Goose and Freedom Waters Foundation, a charity that provides boating opportunities and marine related activities for people with disabilities, life-threatening illness and at-risk youth.
VIP guests included Brett Keating, Vice President of Marketing for the Ferretti Group America; Michael Góngora, Miami Beach City Commissioner; Cecili Gauert, Editor in Chief of Yachts International magazine; Andrew W. Clurman, President and Chief Operating Officer of Active Interest Media (AIM); Efrem “Skip” Zimbalist III, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Active Interest Media (AIM); John Dane III, President and Chief Executive Officer of Trinity Yachts; Mike DiCondina, President of Hargrave Yachts and Mike Joyce, CEO of Hargrave Yachts.