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Superyachts on the scene for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2019

By David Lazarevic   29 November 2019

The epic finale to the F1 season is preparing to dazzle in Abu Dhabi, with practise laps kicking off today at Yas Marina Circuit. The event has attracted some seriously impressive superyachts, and we're shining the spotlight on a selection of yachts currently berthed in the marina. 

As one of only two Formula 1 events which can be watched from the luxury setting of a yacht, the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix transforms Yas Marina into a who's who of F1 legends, A-list elites and superyacht socialites.

The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, and promises an epic schedule of on-track action followed by non-stop party vibes. 

But away from the famous faces and show-stopping entertainment, there's plenty to see in the marina itself. Over the past few weeks, a superb selection of yachts has set course for the event to be right in the heart of the racing action and electrifying atmosphere. 

The fleet in attendance

the stren of two superyachts at yas marina abu dhabi grand prix 2019 at sunset after the practise races
view of Abu Dhabi Grand Prix from the main deck aft of luxury superyacht on the qualifying day of the racea fleet of superyachts include charter yacht St David berthed at yas marina in preperation for Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2019

Currently berthed in the marina, superyachts such as the 71m/ 232ft luxury yacht ‘Talisman C’ and the 73m/ 240ft mega yacht RABDAN will both become major components in the luxury festivities celebrating the grand finale to the F1 season. 

Some of the superyachts in attendance have made appearances at Yas Marina before, such as the 60m/ 196ft luxury yacht 'St David', a charter platform renowned for her capacity to host lavish on-board events. The 59m/ 195ft private yacht PEARL is also on the scene, alongside the 47m/ 154ft private yacht ‘Al Maqam’.

luxury yacht BABYLON arriving at yas Marina for Abud Dhabi Grand Prix 2019 where it will anchor trackside to watch the racesA fleet of motor yacht berthed at yas marina docks on the evening of the first day of Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2019
Sun blaring over superyacht Babylon as it is berthed by Yas Marina docks on the first day of Abu Dhabi grand Prix 2019 with monster energy drink sponsorship

Expect to find pulsing nightclubs dotted around Yas Marina as well as a range of private yacht parties

The event has also attracted Ferretti's  24m/ 79ft motor yacht SAHARA and the 38m/ 123ft motor yacht BABYLON

Alongside them, Grand Prix attendees will aslo spot yachts such as the 60m/ 196ft superyacht CAIPIRINHA by Lurssen, and Amels’ 52m/ 171ft private yacht SEAHORSE which has just recently received a refit and is refreshed and ready to soak up the action.

Many of the yachts at the event are private yachts, used exclusively by the owner and their chosen guests. Some are undertaking private yacht charters, and others have been booked to host luxury yacht hospitality packages. The yachts booked for F1 hospitality packages will be the life and soul of the party tonight, with many of them playing host to world-class DJs, dazzling entertainment sets and meet and greets with former F1 drivers.

The finale's afterglow

ethereal wonder Lana Del Rey performing in front of a stadium of fans on the main stage of Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
rapper Travis Scott performing in front of a large audience on the main stage of Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2019 after the first day of practise races
DJ Marshmallo starting his set at a private after party on the first day of Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2019

As the race draws to a close ending the F1 season, the already palpable party ambience and anticipation for the Grand Prix’s exclusive after-party increases quickly. 

The after-race concert includes entertainment from world-renowned acts, with this year's headlining artist Lana Del Rey making an appearance, and acts such as Travis Scott, Marshmello, and The Killers featuring throughout the four nights.

On top of this, VIP ticket holders can expect to find pulsing nightclubs dotted around Yas Marina as well as a range of private yacht parties where guests will mingle amongst some of the world's elite players and high-rollers.

It's never too early to start planning for next year's Grand Prix; speak to your preferred yacht charter broker for more information.

They will be able to help recommend the best yachts and secure a trackside berth overlooking the action. Find out more about Abu Dhabi Grand Prix yacht charters

You can also refer to our Abu Dhabi Grand Prix yacht charter guide

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