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May 18, 2016

Americas Cup World Series Event in Chicago Draws Near

The Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series Chicago, a qualifying event for the 2017 America’s Cup, is taking place this June 10th through June 12th at the Navy Pier in Chicago!

This America’s Cup event in Chicago will be well attended, and will likely go down in history as it is the first time in its 165 years that an America’s Cup qualifying event will take place on freshwater.

Owners of motor yachts are no doubt familiar with the America’s Cup even though it is a sailing event. But, this is the first time yacht owners and other boat loving Chicagoans can get to experience the fastest boats in the world in their own backyard!

The qualifying event will be held on the Navy Pier, a natural choice with its mile-long pier surrounded by the waters of Lake Michigan. The Pier is a well-known tourist destination, and it will be the epicenter of the event. From the Grand Ballroom on the Pier, the racecourse will follow a southerly path toward Northerly Island and the Shedd Aquarium before heading back north to the finish line, on the East End Plaza.

Six teams will be competing for the Cup including USA, Sweden, Great Britain, Japan, France, and New Zealand.

First contested in 1851, the America’s Cup is the oldest trophy in international sport, pre- dating the modern Olympics by 45 years, and is yachting’s biggest prize.

An Exclusive VIP Charter!

26 North Yachts is also offering something unprecedented at the America’s Cup World Series Chicago. A unique opportunity to see some of the best sailors in the world compete in their high-flying Catamarans from the deck of your own luxury motor yacht!

We have just added the Bonita, an 84′ Cheoy Lee yacht to our Charter Fleet, and she will be there for an exclusive VIP charter.

The Bonita has some features you may not find on any other yacht in the Chicago area during the event or any other time. She is actually 87 feet with the 3 foot platform that was extended at the factory. She has more than $200,000 in customization add-ons that have made her outshine any other yacht in her class!

Affordable Decadence for a Special Event Price

The VIP Package

  • Watch a key America’s Cup event from the Bonita – a luxurious 85’ motor yacht
  • Get as close to the action as possible – while enjoying Ultimate VIP luxury to the max!
  • Vintage champagne. Sumptuous hors d’oeuvres. White glove service – are included in your VIP Package.

You will experience all of the above and more, all for an America’s Cup Special rate, contact our Charter Team for details.

Bonita Yacht for Sale

If you are interested in the Bonita for longer term, she is for sale, and is well equipped to accommodate you and your guests with a master stateroom that has a custom full beam, “his-and-hers” head, and enormous “rain glass” shower that is truly the best design you can imagine. The VIP stateroom could easily be mistaken for the master and two guest staterooms are designed for comfort and luxury.

Our VIP charter during the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series Chicago affords you the ultimate “try it before you buy it experience,” on this superior example of a Cheoy Lee yacht. Don’t miss out – only a few slots remain!

84' Cheoy Lee yacht Deck

You Could Have the Best Seats in the House!


Choosing the right charter experience can be challenging. If you would like to benefit from our expertise in these areas, or if you have any questions or comments about this blog post, do not hesitate to contact our Charter Specialists, or call us at 954-900-9988.

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