Corporate Meeting Planners Get "On Board" with Cruise Venue

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Luxury yachts are taking the place of hotel ballrooms and convention centers as sites for business meetings and conferences. Professional Miami yacht charters provide consultants, licensed captains, and experienced crews who work hand in hand with meeting and event planners to create a memorable journey for guests. Miami yacht charters are the conference and meeting sites of choice in the business community.

Getting busy people to attend a conference, meeting, or event is a daunting task. Companies are looking for new approaches that will help them get the attention of those they want at their functions. Many are exploring venues that provide a change of scenery from the usual boring hotel room, and an attractive mix of business and pleasure. Miami yacht charters are increasingly filling this important need for firms throughout South Florida.

Luxury yachts are taking the place of hotel ballrooms and convention centers as sites for meetings and conferences. The types of organizations exploring this new strategy for filling the room include financial institutions, hospitality management groups, sales teams, university and educational associations, nonprofit and volunteer groups, and a number of professional service firms in the area. Professional Miami yacht charters provide consultants, licensed captains, and experienced crews who work hand in hand with meeting and event planners to create a memorable journey for guests.

Maribelle Perez, who helps clients set up their onboard events, says, “It’s getting more difficult for firms to get their events out in front of all those competing for attendees. We’re finding that nearly everyone seizes the chance to attend a business function while cruising along the Miami coast on a beautiful, full-service yacht.”

Perez is convinced that a yacht’s panoramic windows, offering the Miami skyline and continually changing ocean views as a backdrop for a business meeting, make attending a real treat. "Miami yacht charters are the conference and meeting sites of choice in the business community.”

With “virtual tours” of a wide variety of Miami yacht charters available online, corporate event planners can easily envision what their function will look like. In addition, full-service catering, ballroom facilities, and state-of-the-art audio-visual equipment on board make events onboard a truly “turnkey” operation that saves tremendous time and energy for corporate event planners.

The Biscayne Lady, a 111-foot, 400 passenger, Austal luxury yacht, is one of the most popular Miami yacht charters, hosting corporate events for a wide variety of clients. Docked at Bayside Marketplace, the Biscayne Lady provides guests with convenient parking, a 180-degree view of the water in a sprawling, open-air center, and an opportunity to enjoy a tropical drink or do some shopping prior to or after their cruise.

The Biscayne Lady’s staff and crew assist meeting and event planners with room set-up, food service arrangements, and audio-visual needs. The yacht features state-of-the-art marine technology, custom-built 8 foot ceilings, three grand decks, and Catamaran designed twin hulls.

Meeting planners are also invited to come aboard and see for themselves how they can do business aboard the Biscayne Lady. “Once they do,” says Perez, “they see that this venue will result in a successful event that guests will talk about for a long time afterward.”

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