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Private Yacht Charter vs Yacht Hospitality

The Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix track was designed around the Yas Marina so that a lucky few could watch the race from the luxury of a superyacht. Whether you choose a private yacht charter or a Yacht Hospitality package, you too can experience the race like a VIP.

The 227-slip Yas Marina is placed at the heart of the Grand Prix circuit and has been designed to accommodate those arriving to watch the race via superyacht. Many people choose to privately charter a yacht, affording themselves and their guests the freedom to enjoy the yacht as they please. But there is also the option to get on board a superyacht as part of an exclusive Yacht Hospitality package.

Here’s how to choose which option is best for you.

Private Yacht Hire

Enjoy the F1 Race Weekend with your friends, family or even corporate guests. With your own private yacht, you can soak up the action from a trackside berth with world-class service from the crew available throughout the weekend. Make full use of the cabins and relax without the bother of traveling to hotels, and experience the privilege and luxury of the superyacht lifestyle.

Superyachts in Yas Marina at sunset, with views over the water and grandstands in the background

Why hire a Private Yacht?

  • Privilege and luxury of a private yacht
  • Watch the race from anywhere on board
  • Your comfort will be the number one priority of the crew
  • Choose to host parties with other attendees, including A-list celebrities
  • Accommodation included
  • Option to charter around Abu Dhabi after the race weekend

Yacht Hospitality Package or Corporate Hospitality

With a yacht hospitality package, your trackside berth is already secured and you can expect to enjoy a buoyant atmosphere with plenty of other people on board. For smaller groups, a yacht hospitality package is the more cost-effective option to chartering a yacht privately, and includes food and drink while on board. Select from package options which allow access to the superyacht during the races, or package deals which entitle you to post-race yacht parties and live music and entertainment; some offer both.

Car races along track at Abu Dhabi Grand Prix circuit at night, with superyachts lined up along the dock

Why choose a Yacht Hospitality Package?

  • Cost-effective alternative to private hire
  • Trackside berth for optimum views
  • Great for networking
  • Buzzing on-board atmosphere
  • Unlimited food and drink
  • Screenings of the race throughout the yacht
  • Exclusive access to performances on board the yacht

Package deals should also supply individuals with Yas Marina Passes, which permit access to Abu Dhabi’s after-show concerts and a variety of other areas in the marina. Those undertaking a private yacht charter at the during race week will also be allocated these passes. For more information, read Yas Marina passes explained.


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By Katia Damborsky   Last Updated 21 November 2018

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