For a Spectacular 4th of July, Watch the Fireworks from the Water

There are few areas that are more spectacular for viewing fireworks than on the water onboard a private yacht charter.  Macy’s July 4th fireworks display in New York City is one of the largest and most famous to celebrate America’s independence.  The crowds can present a challenge in finding a comfortable location to view the spectacular display. 

Onboard a private charter on the Hudson River the view of the fireworks is like no other, while you also have the opportunity to admire the Manhattan skyline illuminated.

Enjoy the Fireworks in Comfort and Style

A private yacht charter can make the 4th of July a truly memorable event for everyone onboard.  On the water your view of the fireworks is unobstructed as you take in the many sights that go along with this spectacular night.  But more than that, you can relax in style and comfort onboard a private yacht charter. 

From comfortable deck-side seating to catering and beverage service, you and your guests can experience a 4th of July that you will remember forever.  The amenities for cruising the Hudson River on the 4th are endless.  You and your guests can enjoy hors d’oeurves and appetizers while onboard or a four-course meal, while you take in all of the sights that the 4th of July over the city has to offer.

Other Landmarks to Enjoy Onboard

The sights onboard a private yacht charter extend beyond the fireworks.  You will be able to take in the many landmarks that the city has to offer, all from your comfort onboard the charter.  This includes the Empire State Building, Brooklyn Bridge, Freedom Tower and the Statue of Liberty.

For a truly unforgettable Independence Day experience, plan to view the 4th of July fireworks from onboard a private yacht charter.

For availability, contact Prestige Yacht Charters at 212-717-0300.


Don’t Miss SailGP!

Watch the exciting SailGP race up close from a Prestige yacht! On June 21-22, six nations will compete on the Hudson River as part of a $1 million title tour. Australia, China, France, Great Britain, Japan and the United States are fielding teams to race identical F50 catamaran sailing boats.

Five races on Saturday, June 21 will winnow the field down to two finalists on Sunday to determine the New York City event winner.

…the young Americans are considered the rookies of the tour, but they have already participated in 13 world championships

A global sports championship founded just last year, SailGP held its first races in the United States in San Francisco on May 4-5. Australia bested Japan to win that event. A race near Cowes, Isle of Wight, in Great Britain will follow New York City on August 10-11, and the final contest will take place off of Marseille, France on September 20-22. The race on September 22 will determine the winner of the tour.

At an average age of 26 years old, the young Americans are considered the rookies of the tour, but they have already participated in 13 world championships, an America’s Cup and the Volvo Races. Currently, they are in fourth place in the SailGP tour.

The team members are:
Rome Kirby – Helmsman
Riley Gibbs – Wing Trimmer
Hans Henken – Grinder
Mac Agnese – Grinder
Dan Morris – Grinder
Taylor Canfield – FlightController

Prestige offers the perfect way to view SailGP, up close and personal. Sip cocktails concocted by our new bartenders who specialize in molecular mixology. Or just enjoy the spectacular New York City skyline and the cool breeze out on the water as you wait for the races to begin.

For those who do not wish or are unavailable to watch SailGP, Prestige also offers memorable July 4th yachting opportunities as well. Honor America’s birthday on the East River as fireworks light up the Brooklyn Bridge with a patriotic panoply of colors! 

Of course, Prestige offers the private yachting experience throughout the year as well with trips around Manhattan, up and down the Hudson River and on Long Island Sound. Recently, we have added new ships to our fleet serving Southeast Florida, and we are renovating Juliette in New York.

How a Yacht Charter Can Make Your Corporate Event a Success

This is the time of year when many businesses start to think about ways to kick-off the summer, celebrating and rewarding their employees. 

A great way to stand out from the standard grill and cook-out get-together is with a luxury yacht charter. 

On a Luxury Yacht Charter, There is Something for Everyone

A luxury yacht charter offers a variety of options for everyone onboard.  Guests can enjoy the scenic trip from comfortable seating on the deck soaking up the sunshine.  A DJ with dancing is one of the many entertainment options that can be made available for your guests.  If live entertainment is better suited for your event, options can include everything from a piano player and singer to an orchestra. If you are looking for a more focused corporate affair, our team can arrange for a stage, audio equipment and more.  This allows for executives to speak to their team, either in a formal or informal setting. 

There are many onboard dining options to choose from.  Whether you are looking for a more laid back get together with casual dining or a buffet to a cocktail party followed by a four-course sit-down dinner, the options you choose can set the tone for the event.

Accommodations and Capacity Onboard May Surprise You

Many yachts can accommodate anywhere from ten to hundreds of guests, making this an ideal option for your corporate event.  Whether a smaller intimate team event or over a hundred, the right yacht charter can ensure that your guests have a comfortable and enjoyable experience onboard.

For a truly unique way to not only reward your team, but also to bring everyone together, consider thinking outside of the box with a luxury yacht charter.  Sharing in this one-of-a-kind experience will help to build comradery among your employees, while also providing them with a trip that they will be talking about for years to come.

For more details about available yacht options for your corporate event, check out all of Prestige Yacht Charter’s available fleet at

What to Pack for Your Yacht Charter Experience

There is little as invigorating as a trip on a yacht charter.  Enjoying the open water, scenic decks and cityscapes, all while also enjoying the many amenities that a luxury yacht has to offer.  While most chartered yachts come equipped with many of the items you need, including a full bar and dining options, there are personal items that you might want to bring onboard.

Don’t Forget the Essentials for a Yacht Charter Day Trip

Comfortable footwear will go a long way to making your trip a pleasant one.  Consider packing a pair of sneakers and flip-flops for the most versatile options during your yacht charter experience.  Packing sunscreen is also a must as most passengers spend plenty of time on deck enjoying the sights as they cruise along.

A light sweater or jacket can be also be useful.  As the sun sets the weather on the decks may cool, but you don’t want this to interfere with your scenic yacht experience.

For Evening and Formal Events, Pack Light

If your yacht charter experience is a more formal event, whether a dinner cruise, wedding cruise or corporate yacht event, you will want to pack light.  Fortunately, your yacht charter will have everything you need onboard, so that you can sit back and enjoy the fine dining, dancing, and many other amenities that the yacht charter has to offer. 

You may still want to consider comfortable shoes so that you can dance the night away onboard.  For daytime yacht charters, sunscreen is still a must.  A light jacket or wrap is a good idea, particularly for a formal function where guests may be wearing sleeveless dresses. Planning ahead for your yacht charter can enhance your comfort and enjoyment of this once in a lifetime event.  For more detail about available options, check out all of Prestige Yacht Charter’s available yachts at


Our New Long Island Charter Yacht

We are proud to announce the availability of a new Long Island charter yacht, Freeport Princess. A 106ft luxury yacht with a newly remodeled interior, the Freeport Princess offers many unique features for up to 150 guests.

Whether it’s a lounge on the main level, cocktails and passed hors d’oeuvres, or a dance floor for more boisterous gatherings, there is something for everyone on the Freeport Princess.

Equally versatile for business parties or personal celebrations, the Freeport Princess touts its state-of-the-art electronics and equipment for any business gathering. Its ability to handle sophisticated presentations makes it ideal for corporate purposes, whether it’s to land a new prospect or just show appreciation for your hard-working staff with a holiday party.

The ship’s design includes three separate levels for multi-purpose gatherings. A dedicated dining level may be used either for an informal buffet or a served, formal sit-down meal. Whether it’s a lounge on the main level, cocktails and passed hors d’oeuvres, or a dance floor for more boisterous gatherings, there is something for everyone on the Freeport Princess.

Every amenity has been addressed in the design of the Freeport Princess; a climate-controlled cabin with large windows anticipates any type of weather and plenty of room, including four restrooms, ensures maximum and leisurely comfort.

The Freeport Princess itself provides unmatched splendor and evokes the time when yachting was the exclusive enclave for the rich and famous. Your guests will be transported to the more relaxed and peaceful way of life, so uncommon in today’s New York metropolis.

For more personal gatherings, the LI Freeport Princess offers magnificent views and spectacular sunsets as a romantic background for nearly any occasion. With a full bar, and your choice of diverse cuisines and catering options (casual to formal and everything in between), Prestige has thought of nearly every detail to ensure a memorable and special occasion.

Here at Prestige, we are constantly adding and culling to our fleet to ensure every ship contributes its own unique atmosphere to meet your need. Just go to our charter yachts page to view our yacht exterior and interior features, and pick out the yacht you prefer. With sufficient lead time, we will make every effort to accommodate you.

We anticipate the Freeport Princess will become one of our most sought-after Long Island charters.