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November 13, 2017updated Oct 31, 2022

Elite Traveler Hosts Yacht Party in Fort Lauderdale

By Olivia Cuccaro

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On Thursday, November 2, Elite Traveler hosted a cocktail event during the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show on board the 115ft M/Y Brunello from B&B Yacht Charters. Set in the beautiful Las Olas Marina, the evening was attended by 60 high-net-worth individuals celebrating the annual boat show among fellow readers and yachting enthusiasts.

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Elite Traveler CRO, NA Greg Licciardi welcomed guests to the three-level yacht alongside Jennifer Saia of event co-host B&B Yacht Charters. A guitarist performed live music on the sun deck while guests enjoyed hors d’oeuvres as well as gourmet chocolates by Viveré. Sponsor USVI Economic Development Authority shared updates and information on the territory, with assistant CEO/COO Wayne Biggs educating guests on the unique tax benefits and financial incentive packages of the USVI. 

Throughout the evening, exclusive watch sponsor Panerai displayed the Luminor Due Collection in vitrines, featuring the 40-percent thinner watches available in limited-edition steel, titanium and rose gold. Guests also had the opportunity to try on the luxury timepieces with brand experts on site to field inquiries.

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As the exclusive spirits partner of the event, Hennessy led a guided tasting of Paradis Impérial, an expression created by former master blender Yann Fillioux in 2011, resulting from the contributions of seven generations of master blenders. Showcasing the ornate decanter, Hennessy took guests through the ultra-precise process of selecting the 10 out of 10,000 eaux-de-vie used in the blend. After sunset, those in attendance toasted to the evening with stemmed crystal glasses of the luxury cognac.

Click through our gallery for more from the Elite Traveler event at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show

On board the M/Y Brunello from event co-host B&B Yacht Charters.

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The control room of M/Y Brunello.

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Live music is performed by an acoustic guitarist.

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Guests enjoy cocktails on the deck of the three-level yacht.

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The yacht’s captain joins guests for hors d’oeuvres.

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Hennessy leads guests through a tasting of Paradis Imperial.

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Corey Zaretsky, event host

Corey Zaretsky, event host

Elite Traveler director of travel & spirits, Corey Zaretsky, poses with a decanter of Paradis Imperial.

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All smiles aboard the M/Y Brunello yacht.

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The second level of the yacht welcomes guests to network.

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Elite Traveler director of travel & spirits, Corey Zaretsky, tries on a timepiece from Panerai.

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Chocolates are provided by Robert Bowden, founder of Viveré.

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Panerai displays the Luminor Due Collection.

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Panerai showcases select watches in vitrines.

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Hors d’oeuvres are served on board the yacht.

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Hennessy takes guests through the precise blending process of Paradis Imperial.

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Elite Traveler CRO, NA, Greg Licciardi, samples the luxury cognac from Hennessy.

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Elite Traveler, Hennessy and guests toast to a wonderful evening.

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Guests receive gift bags with the latest edition of Elite Traveler and current Panerai catalog.

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