Grand Prix Glamour at the Marina

A huge congratulations to  Max Verstappen and Red Bull for winning the Miami Grand Prix, the fifth round of the 2023 Formula 1 World Championship, at the Miami International Autodrome, and a huge thank you to our guests and sponsors for an unforgettable Grand Prix 2023 weekend from Pier Sixty-Six.

“What an incredible celebration,” says Megan Lagasse, Marine Director at Pier Sixty-Six. “Amazing races and experiences for our guests, from police escorts to the racetrack to delicious fun here at the docks.  A big thank you to our wonderful sponsors and our team here at the marina.” 

Their hard work paid off, with delightful surprises at every turn. 

Pier 66 Residences hosted the kick-off celebrations on Friday night at the Superyacht Pavilion. VIP guests were treated to an amazing atmosphere beside the marina, with sparkling cocktails, handcrafted sushi, and big-screen highlights from the track. The sunset was on point.

“This is the glamorous waterfront lifestyle that Pier Sixty-Six residents will experience all year,” says Amy Ballon, Director of Sales. “It was a wonderful showcase of the exceptional residences and exclusive social events to come.”

Get on the VIP guest list for amazing experiences and celebrations – become a resident at Pier Sixty-Six.

Closer to the Action

As the closest superyacht marina to the track, Pier Sixty-Six was proud to be the harbor of choice for so many race fans for the second year in a row. Guests with F1 tickets had high-speed escorts to the track, while others watched the action on big screens in the Superyacht Pavilion, from the warm-up practices and thrilling qualifying race to the big day itself. Qualifying was especially tense – gasps rippled through the crowd when Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc crashed out on turns six to seven and smashed into the barriers. Luckily, he was unhurt, but it did affect Verstappen’s run, and he only managed ninth, with Sergio Pérez taking pole position. On the big day, Verstappen started on hard tires and worked his way through the field, leading the middle stages after Perez pitted. After a 3.1-second pit stop, Verstappen rejoined the race just behind Perez, whose hard tires had 25 laps on them. Perez tried valiantly to defend, but Verstappen passed him at Turn 1 with 10 laps to go, and pulled away to win by over 5 seconds.

A huge thank you to the esteemed sponsors who helped make the weekend a thrilling success.

Penfolds was on hand with glamorous fine wines and their distinctive Thiénot X Penfolds Grand Cru Champagne. This limited-release Champagne is made from the spectacular 2012 vintage. Many guests also enjoyed the bright orange ‘Broken Negroni’, the official drink of F1, featuring sparkling wine instead of gin. (It’s also much easier to say than ‘Negroni Sbagliato’.)

Voltari brought thrilling electric performance boating – with demo rides for boat owners in the Intracoastal and into the Atlantic. The fully electric Voltari 260 can reach speeds of 60MPH, with 740 horsepower – and zero emissions.

TLC (Tenders made with Loving Care)

Guests looking for the most modern take on classic luxury tenders were spoiled for choice. Hacker-Craft’s handcrafted wooden boats include the handsome Runabout (below) with twin or triple cockpit configurations. These classic day cruisers have the real spirit of Venice – perfect for the Venice of the Americas. There’s even a bespoke build program, so you can order a custom tender for your yacht.

Guests were dazzled by the retro style of the ultra modern Hermes Speedster luxury runabout (below) from Seven Seas Yachts. This sleek dayboat is inspired by the 1959 Porsche 356.

FTL Concours revved up the glamour with classic and rarely seen iconic cars inside the Superyacht Pavilion. They’ll be back here on Friday, 27 October 2023 for the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. Broward Motorsports showcased classic, customized, and collectable motorcycles that brought out the secret biker in many hearts.

Our sponsor BOAT International is the go-to global authority on superyachts, yacht toys, and life on the water. South Florida Business & Wealth keeps tabs on the movers and moguls of business and luxury, while Lifestyle Media Group keeps everyone in South Florida up-to-date on the most desirable homes, fashion, arts, entertainment, hotels, and hotspots. 

The residents of Pier Sixty-Six will be VIP guests at select events and celebrations on the waterfront. Take a closer look at the most distinctive address in the yachting capital of the world.