Bermuda Called A Superyacht “Playground”

October 17, 2017

Bermuda has been featured as a “playground” for the superyachting community by JamaqueParadis Magazine, a publication known for its placement in hotels and VIP lounges in the Caribbean, with the article noting that the luxury boat owners were “particularly appreciative of the privacy that Bermuda offers” and the “lifestyle of understated luxury.”

The article opens by saying, “Many of the world’s largest luxury yachts gathered in Bermuda, attracted by the 35th America’s Cup and what has been described as the event’s most beautiful host venue ever.”

Screenshot from the magazine article

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“The marina facilities were reported as well equipped with knowledgeable staff, the Hamilton Princess Marina had resoundingly high reviews and a temporary dock space during the staging of the America’s Cup at Hamilton Harbour on Front Street was also popular,” the article notes.

“Owners were particularly appreciative of the privacy that Bermuda offers, a lifestyle of understated luxury where residents respect the privacy of high net worth individuals.

“Captains say they discovered the ease of moving around the island and they were pleasantly surprised by the distinctively different experiences available in the ports of Dockyard, Hamilton, and St. George’s.

“They were of course also enamoured with the good sailing conditions, flat water, deep harbours, and the depth of experience of local race management personnel.”

The magazine’s description says, “Published quarterly, this luxury lifestyle magazine is distributed to global connoisseurs, tastemakers and people of influence — connecting, captivating, and celebrating the ‘elevated lifestyles’ of the Caribbean and global luxury.

“Paradis is available acrosss the French, Dutch, Spanish and English speaking Caribbean at 5 Diamond Resorts, VIP and First Class Lounges in Panama, St. Lucia, Curacao, Jamaica, Barbados, and private banking office across the Caribbean. It is also available in VIP Lounges at Luxury Trade Fairs around the world.”

The magazine’s cover and article on Bermuda follows below [PDF here]:

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  1. Meh. says:

    obviously this is either OBA propaganda or PLP brilliance

    • Unbelievable says:

      Sarcasm aside, it couldn’t be PLP brilliance because the PLP were pretty much anti-America’s Cup.

      Having said that, this is great coverage for Bermuda.

      • Onion Juice says:

        But it still couldnt save them from being voted out, its nice coverage but while de rich and wealthy were being catered too, locals were being neglacted.
        Priority comes before pleasure.

        • Jamell says:

          Yeah you tell them OJ! Who needs to attract visitors with lots of money to spend? What kind of leadership was that anyway? Faith based tourism is where it is at cat! Praise the lord!

          • Smoke & Mirrors says:

            Onion Juice, the ONLY thing that the PLP have done better is campaign better. They said they would do more in the first 100 days that the OBA did in 5 years! Time is ticking and what exactly have they done? Mold gone from schools? Nope! Buses all running? More broken buses than ever before! They were going to revamp the education system! All they have done is create a legal and public mess with the Freddie Evans fired (oops we made a mistake) – your fired again controversy. According to many PLP supporters AC35 did nothing for the average Bermudian! They had lots of ideas. Did I miss a press release? They were going to Build a TECH village at Southside to create jobs! Wanna bet that NEVER happens.

            They fed you all the Green Koolaid you could drink. Where are all the ideas, the job creations, the import duty reductions, tax payroll tax cuts? Onion Juice you seem to be a HUGE FAN of the PLP and I’m guessing you are pretty well connected.

            So , I ask you? What have they accomplished exactly? I mean aside from IMMEDIATELY tearing down the abandoned building at Shelly Bay that was being renovated at zero cost to the tax payer. Why the huge rush? Bermuda Cement Co Dejavu!

      • Meh. says:

        agreed, great article write at the tourists who can actually afford to come here and spend money

  2. Toodle-oo says:

    I didn’t know that Mickey Mouse events could garner reports like this .

    I’m sure that OJ and the other haters will be along shortly .

  3. Good job? says:

    Never heard of this magazine.

    • Truths says:

      You are clearly not the target demographic.

    • therock says:

      “Never heard of this magazine.”

      Your ignorance is of no real interest to anyone else.

    • Meh. says:

      unless you happen to be a mega yacht owner that is probably about right

    • wahoo says:

      What magazines have you heard of?

      • Good job? says:

        They have 52 followers on twitter and 2000 on instagram. I seriously doubt any superyacht owners are reading this.

  4. bee says:


  5. aceboy says:

    We don’t need your damn stinking Superyachts….we have the brilliance of Burt!

    We are standing strong for Bermudians, not these rich folk who are here to take our jawbs. Two Bermudas!!!

    • Aware says:

      Super yacht owners are certainly not here to take your jobs! The whole point is that they don’t need jobs because they are VERY WEALTHY and are coming here to experience Bermuda and spend some of their money on a good time.

  6. Joe Bloggs says:

    That publicity is worth a fortune. Thank you BTA!

  7. therock says:

    PLP Brilliance?
    Jumbo Shrimp
    Military Intelligence

    Laughable and meaningless.

    The PLP are homophobes, nothing more.

  8. jaden says:

    PLP poo poo’d Yacthing they don’t want them here

  9. Truths says:

    This, ladies and gentlemen, is how spending the money to get the AC here continues to pay off long after the event is over.

    • Athena says:

      The America’s Cup continues to flow over the rim and garner us more advertising than we have ever had previously.

      Keep up the good work BTA.

  10. therock says:

    “Never heard of this magazine.”

    Your ignorance is of no real interest to anyone else.

  11. Triangle Drifter says:

    Would this article be written without AC35? No way. Better check with all those in the PLP top brass who spent so much effort trying to sink AC35. See what they have to say about the value of such articles in such publications.

  12. Tomas says:

    Superyachts are manned by professional crews and usually shipped from one venue to another, not sailed. Unless there is going to be a lucrative regatta in Bermuda there is little to attract them to return. It is great Bermuda got exposure in the magazine but superyacht owners don’t need a magazine to tell them about what Bermuda has to offer.

  13. Ignaorance says:

    I want Global Hue and Faith Based Tourism back, not that “Mickey Mouse ” AC.!

    • aceboy says:

      Yes buh…stand strong!

      We need to get back to the Platinum Period!

  14. Rocky5 says:

    All history now. Super yachts wont be coming back cuz by time Walton Brown finishes with Immigration and no-Human Rights re-write – they won’t be allowed here!!!