Relive our Naples Launch Events – A Recap
Exclusive Yachts had an incredible string of launch events throughout March and April 2023, and we are now thrilled to announce ourselves to the world!
Exclusive Yachts has been in operation since November 2022, and we made our debut to our “home port” community at the Naples Boat Show back in January. We are built upon the solid foundation of the Naples Nantucket Yacht Charter Group (NNYG), which has provided luxury yacht charters in the Naples area for the past 16 years. Therefore, we had an incredible amount of support from many of our past NNYG customers in the Naples area.
Check out this video recap of Exclusive Yachts launch events from this spring:
March Launch Kick-Off at Hamilton Harbor Yacht Club
By March, we were accepting new members and held our first invitation-only private event at the Hamilton Harbor Yacht Club in Naples on March 27. Speeches were given by our co-founders Josh Linkner and Bill Charbonneau, and our CEO Scott Stuckmann. Our 80 guests in attendance were able to tour one of the staples of our Naples-based EY fleet, our 68-foot Prestige, M/Y “VIMA.” We had perfect weather, a wonderful crowd… and an amazing sunset.
The interest and excitement were shared by all!
That buzz carried through April, as we held many investor and founding member meetings during a busy month of client trips for our EY – NNYG crew. It all culminated in what we’re referring to as our grand public launch: an invitation-only event at the Naples Sailing & Yacht Club, co-hosted with our friends at Naples Illustrated Magazine…
Exclusive Yachts + Naples Illustrated Grand Launch Event
Our Exclusive Yachts grand launch event took place on Thursday, April 27th, at the Naples Sailing and Yacht Club. Held in partnership with Naples Illustrated Magazine, the event was attended by prominent members of the Naples community, all dressed in sophisticated “nautical chic” attire.
Catch glimpses of the excitement in this montage of video taken at the event:
Guests were treated to a lavish experience, as they dined on exquisite canapes and enjoyed cocktails as they toured our 68-foot Prestige. Additionally, guests were given the opportunity to view our 40-foot Intrepid yacht, which further showcased the exceptional quality of Exclusive Yachts’ offerings.
Entertainment for the evening was provided by the talented crooner Rome Saladino and his 3-piece band, who wowed guests with their repertoire of classic Yacht Rock tunes and other musical favorites. An ice sculpture added an additional touch of elegance to the evening, while the poolside performance by Mermaid Maura was a delightful surprise for all in attendance.
The event was punctuated by a beautiful sunset, which created a stunning backdrop for the festivities.
It was a fabulous turn out and a night of nautical-chic flair as our illustrious guests got a glimpse of what Exclusive Yachts is all about. Thanks again to our VIP guests, the Naples Sailing & Yacht Club staff, and our dedicated Exclusive Yachts yacht crew for helping us all enjoy a festive evening of cocktails, music, and yacht tours.
Overall, the launch event for Exclusive Yachts was a resounding success, with guests raving about the exceptional quality of the yachts, the entertainment, and the overall experience. Our guests learned that Exclusive Yachts is a membership club like no other, delivering a wide range of yachts in desirable markets, with impeccable service and and hassle-free bookings. Compared to ownership or charter, it’s lower cost, better service, more predictable, safer, and more enjoyable all around.
Simply put, it’s Yachting. Smarter.