10 On-the-Water Meeting and Event Ideas

Written by Cameron Clark on September 4, 2014


USE NYC AS A BACKDROP – 
Choosing the perfect event space in New York can be overwhelming. Hotels, lounges, museums, galleries – they all have their own appeal. But how memorable is the experience?

Our premier yachts, the Infinity and the Hybrid, are capable of taking you places you’ve never been before in New York City. With Hornblower, you and your guests will enjoy intimate and unobstructed views of New York’s iconic skyline while enjoying every moment of the event at hand.

CUSTOMIZE EVERY INCH OF YOUR EVENT – Each deck of the Hornblower Infinity can be customized to meet the ever-changing needs of your event. Featuring 20 HD TVs with DirectTV capability, plus LED lighting and a state-of-the-art sound system, the Infinity boasts an adaptable array of on-board A/V tools to help create different experiences no matter where you are on the yacht.

Experiment with the millions of LED lighting combinations and wow your guests as they move from deck to deck.

HOST A BUSINESS LUNCHEON – What better way to impress partners, board members, or investors than over lunch in New York Harbor? Hornblower’s New York fleet features private dining areas perfect for business groups both large and small looking for a private area to connect over lunch.

Need to give a presentation? All you need to do is provide us with the file and we’ll do the rest. Hornblower can help convert any dining area into the perfect platform for disseminating company news.

SET OFF FOR LIBERTY ISLAND – Hornblower also manages the exclusive charter services to Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty. Looking for a fun and historical retreat? Let us ferry you to Liberty Island to host an event.

Enjoy a reception aboard the Hornblower Hybrid as you’re transported to Lady Liberty. Once you’re on dry land, you’ll look back in awe of the city skyline behind you.

TAKE OVER PIER 15 – Hornblower’s latest real estate acquisition is prime. Located at the South Street Seaport in the Financial District, Pier 15 offers a modern and open layout with space for up to 3,000 people.

The pier also boasts exclusive indoor lounge space with a champagne bar and room for up to 150 people. Not to mention unparalleled views of the Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn waterfront and Governor’s Island.

EXCHANGE VOWS ON THE WATER – The New York wedding you’ve dreamt of is now within reach. Step aboard Hornblower’s beautiful fleet and be effortlessly transported across New York’s vast harbor as you and your loved one exchange vows and begin your lives together.

Hornblower’s yachts offer an experience like no other. Complimentary event planning consultation and endless venue customizations combine to create wedding ceremonies and receptions of unparalleled beauty.

PLAN A PRODUCT LAUNCH – Unveiling the latest model of your company’s top-selling phone? Have a new line of running shoes ready to hit stores? Ready to publicize the next app that will flip the dating world on its head?

Hornblower’s dynamic fleet of yachts provides the ideal launching pad from which to showcase your company’s newest products and latest trends. Redefine the “product launch” as you set sail.

CATCH THE FIREWORKS – You’ve likely watched the fireworks in New York Harbor from the comfort of your high rise, or if you’re lucky, you’ve found your way to the waterfront. But imagine looking directly up above you from the bow of a yacht. Live music plays behind you as the fireworks display culminates above.

Hornblower can help provide a New York 4th of July or New Year’s Eve experience like none other.

THANK YOUR EMPLOYEES – The summertime can be one of the most difficult times of year to keep your employees and coworkers focused. Beautiful weather, reduced hours and a lack of motivation can cause a drop in productivity.

Show your team how appreciative you are for their hard work, and keep them motivated to give it their all. Host a team building or company outing with Hornblower and be an office hero.

WALK THE RUNWAY – Offering seated and over-hanging balcony views of a full-length catwalk, the Hornblower Infinity is designed perfectly for intimate and extravagant fashion shows alike.

Tout this season’s hottest line, or showcase the latest in bridal attire, the possibilities are truly endless. Step aboard and envision your designs set at sea.