Chartering a superyacht during the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix is an experience unmatched by any other due to the unmissable racing action and buzzing party scene, which always provides a fitting end to the final fixture of the F1 season.
Whether you are in Abu Dhabi to watch the race from the comfort of a private yacht or to use a superyacht as a base while you disembark to enjoy the on-land ambience, there is a berth to suit your needs.
But when it comes to offering views of the track, not all berths in Yas Marina are created equal. Read on to discover where to station your charter yacht to soak up all the action.
Track view berths
Watching the main race and qualifying sessions from the comfort of a superyacht while drinking champagne and sampling fine food is the ultimate way to experience the glamour of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
Yas Marina has a number of berths with track views which are, understandably, the most coveted spots during Race Week. Numbered from 36 to 56, these berths are available for superyachts measuring from 35 to 60 metres and are located in the south-west of the marina.
Securing your berth
Competition for the main trackside slips are fierce, so if you’re planning on undertaking a private yacht charter during the F1 Grand Prix, be sure to book your yacht and berth well in advance.
Non-track view berths
Yas Marina also has scores of berths without a view of the track. The vast majority are suitable for smaller yachts measuring from eight to 30 metres.
Although it’s not possible to see the track from these slips, the yachts are still well placed for guests to soak up the buzzing atmosphere. Plus, large screens placed in the north-east of the marina broadcast a live feed of the racing which most yacht-goers will be in a position to see.
Attendees in a non-track view berth will also be well-placed to join in the post-race happenings. Guest passes, which are allocated to all berthed yachts, enable yacht-goers to access the marina jetty and pontoons, the oasis areas of the grandstands and the nightly post-race concert.
For more information, read Yas Marina passes explained.
Extra Large Superyacht Berths
Superyachts measuring up to 120 metres, meanwhile, can be accommodated outside of the marina in a limited number of visitor berths, which also offer views of the track. Numbered V10, V15 and V26, these slips usually get taken by larger private yachts.
It’s important to note that although guest passes enable yacht-goers to access certain areas of the marina, the grandstands will be off limits. If you’re hoping to stay on board a yacht and get among the crowds of spectators, you’ll need to purchase grandstand tickets separately.