Sea & Shore and So Much More

Question: What do you get when you gather a group of enthusiastic boat owners and potential boat owners, plant them under the warm Florida sun for two days, wine and dine them, dance the night away to a great live band, and take numerous rides across the waters of Sarasota Bay on million dollar yachts? Answer: One outstanding good time!

The inaugural Sea & Shore event took place this past weekend in lovely Sarasota, Florida. The idea behind the event says Margriet Mitchell, Director of Marketing for Prestige, was to bring together current Prestige owners along with potential Prestige owners to give them the opportunity to test out our 2017 models, share stories and ideas with the Prestige staff, and meet some of the designers responsible for bringing our boats to life.


Amy Port (owner, Prestige 560) and Desiree Van Welsum (owner, Prestige 550 S) kick back during a boat ride across Sarasota Bay aboard the NC 11 (photo by Jonathan Murray)

“A FANTASTIC weekend in Sarasota for Prestige Yachts, Sea & Shore event. Many sea-trials, the new 630, great food and entertainment. Good friends, old and new!” Brad Heil, Chesapeake Yacht Center


A great shot taken from the helicopter featuring the Prestige 750 in the foreground along with the Jeanneau NC11, Leader 46, Prestige 450, 500, 560, and new 630 behind

So often, events such as these can end up being so large that it’s difficult for people to get to know one another and spend any real quality time experiencing the boats in detail. This was not the case with this year’s Sea & Shore event. “The idea was to keep the event relatively small and intimate so our customers felt like true VIPs” says Margriet. And this is exactly what it was. Space was limited to just 100 people with the agenda designed to be fun, relaxed, and informative. Designers Camillo Garroni of Garroni Design and Jean-Francois de Premorel of JF de Premorel Concepts were on hand throughout the weekend to interact with clients and answer questions.

“I’ve been fortunate to both attend and run many high-end events. Sea & Shore 2016 was up there with the best of them. Thanks for delivering such an outstanding customer experience. Already looking forward to next year” Jonathan Murray, Synergy lll (Prestige 550 S)


Good times underway aboard the all-new Prestige 630 (photo by Jonathan Murray)

“Had a great morning, sea-trialing the Prestige Yachts 630. Cruise speed: 23.5 knots. Top end: 29.5 knots. Stay tuned for a full review in an upcoming issue of Yachting.” Patrick Sciacca, Yachting Magazine

And of course a great event deserves great press coverage which is why representatives of Yachting Magazine, Boating Magazine, and Power and MotorYacht were on hand to join in the fun and experience the boats firsthand.

When all was said and done and the boats had taken their last run on Sarasota Bay, there was definitely a feeling of closeness among all who were there along with an appreciation for having attended such a fun and entertaining event.

Prestige, a whole lot more than just an elegant motor yacht!

1 Comment »

  1. I wish I had know about this event my wife and I would have loved to attend. We are in the Ft Myers area. Please let us know when the next one is!!!! I’m the owner of a 500.

    Glenn Cleland


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