Inside Haute Living’s Exclusive Yacht Cruise On The Ridingers’ Utopia III With LOUIS XIII

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Jean-Jean Pelletier, Dayana Labrada, Gonzalo Morales, Guest, Nicholas Cardoza, JR Ridinger, Loren Ridinger, Kamal Hotchandani, Victor Blanquart, Deyvanshi Masrani, Peter Gold, Hunter Smith, Andrew Weissman, Ian Llobregat

Photo Credit: Romain Maurice for Haute Living

Miami sets the ideal backdrop for a sunset cruise, with its gorgeously-tempered weather, picturesque beach and city views, and its smooth waters. It is up to you, however, to pick the perfect vessel for your boating adventure, which is why Haute Living chose the Ridinger family‘s aptly named, Utopia III as the chosen yacht for a stunning excursion with Louis XIII.

JR Ridinger and Marc Anthony

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Loren & JR Ridinger
Loren & JR Ridinger

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Dayana Labrada, Jean-Jean Pelletier, Victor Blanquart, Guest and Hunter Smith
Dayana Labrada, Jean-Jean Pelletier, Victor Blanquart, Corissa Cucinetta and Hunter Smith

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In the early evening, Loren and JR Ridinger graciously welcomed an intimate group of VIP guests aboard their yacht, including Latin superstars Marc Anthony and Alejandro Sanz. Champagne and cocktails were served, along with hors d’oeuvres such as smoked salmon blinis, shrimp rolls with a sweet and spicy sauce and bites of prime rib-eye.

Ian Llobregat, Victor Blanquart, Kamal Hotchandani
Ian Llobregat, Victor Blanquart, Kamal Hotchandani

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Anthony Ackers, Deyvanshi Masrani, Andrew Weissman, Gonzalo Morales
Anthony Ackers, Deyvanshi Masrani, Andrew Weissman, Gonzalo Morales

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Louis XIII Decanter
Louis XIII Decanter

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As guests enjoyed the beautiful cruise, they were also invited to peruse all areas of the boat, as Loren and JR Ridinger have decided to sell Utopia III, in anticipation of the arrival of their new yacht, Utopia IV, to arrive from Italy. Haute Living CEO, Kamal Hotchandani, said a few words in honor of the occasion. “Utopia III has meant a lot to me over the years…A lot of great things have occurred on this boat, through the hard work and efforts of the pioneers of SHOP.COM, Loren and JR Ridinger.”

Utopia III
Utopia III

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To cap off the evening, LOUIS XIII Ambassador Victor Blanquart escorted the group to the third-level of the yacht, where he explained the Cognac’s “century in a bottle” heritage, as servers passed around the brand’s signature Baccarat glasses with sips of the highly-coveted drink. Celebratory clinks echoed as the group cruised back towards the marina.

Utopia IIIPhoto Credit: Romain Maurice for Haute Living

For more information about Utopia III, please email [email protected]

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