The UberVida was built in the late 1960s in Plymouth, England. At the time of its construction, the UberVida was one of the only all-fibreglass yachts, as well as the largest catamaran, in existence. The boat was commissioned by an Englishman who was so afraid of nuclear fallout that he wanted to board the UberVida and spend time out at sea until it was safe to return to land. When the threat of nuclear war had subsided, he sold the UberVida in St. Maarten, where she acted as the only ferry between St. Maarten, St. Bart’s and Anguilla until 1995 when a hurricane struck and the yacht was wrecked.The greatly damaged UberVida lay in a boat yard for 13 years before Bermudian Denis Owen found her in 2008 and started to fix her up. It took Owen two years of continual work until the UberVida was ready to set sail once again, making the celebratory journey of over 800 miles through the Bermuda Triangle to her new home in Bermuda.Since arriving in Bermuda in 2010, the UberVida has become the go-to yacht for celebrating any occasion. Winning The Bermudian magazine’s Best of Bermuda Award for “Best Private Party Boat Charter” in both 2012 and 2013, is proof that the UberVida has taken well to her new life in Bermuda’s waters.
The “Uber Crew,” as they are known, are a professional team with an eye for even the slightest detail. They work hard to provide for their guests, striving to make each charter as special as possible.
What makes the UberVida special?
The UberVida is licensed to accommodate up to 150 people standing or fifty people for a sit-down dinner. She features several decks, as well as several small, intimate lounge areas, making the space versatile enough to accommodate diverse groups and occasions. The stern of the boat boasts a large swim platform, and her shallow draft enables the UberVida to get into almost any bay or dock on the island.
What makes the UberVida perfect for a wedding ceremony or reception?
The UberVida has a clean, sophisticated interior of white and navy with wood accents, making it the perfect canvas for guests to decorate. The boat is also fitted with a state-of-the-art surround sound system, which renders the vows, speeches and after-party music perfectly audible to all the guests. There is space on board for a DJ, as well as two dance floors that can be set up according to a couple’s wishes.
Is there weather-contingency space aboard the UberVida?
In the event of inclement weather, couples are advised to have a backup venue as the UberVida was built as an outdoor venue.
Does the UberVida serve food on board?
The UberVida works with preferred caterers to provide food on board and can accommodate any of a couple’s food requests.
Does the UberVida serve drinks on board?
Yes. Couples can work with the Uber Crew to put together a cocktail menu for their special day.
Does the UberVida have tables, chairs and cutlery for the party to use?
Does the UberVida work with preferred vendors or can couples supply their own?
The UberVida usually works with preferred vendors, but couples are welcome to select and hire their own vendors as well.
Does the UberVida follow a specific route when chartering or can couples request a special route?
Couples can request a specific route, but wind and weather conditions obviously play a role in whether that route can be followed on the day of the charter.
What is the cost of chartering the UberVida?
The UberVida‘s basic price is $600 per hour with a two-hour minimum. The price is inclusive of staff, as well as any tables, chairs and cutlery used.
When is it advisable to book?
Couples are advised to book as early as possible.
What is the UberVida‘s cancellation policy?
A deposit of 50 percent is required at the time of booking. The remaining balance must be paid in full one week prior to the charter date. If the charter is cancelled by the client and not rescheduled, no refund will be given. If the charter is cancelled by the UberVida, a full refund will be given.
Wedding services offered by the UberVida:
- Family Meet and Greet, Pre-Wedding Mixer. Sunset cruise through Paradise Lake before the wedding
- Rehearsal Dinner
- Post-Wedding Decompression Cruise. A relaxing day of fun and sun for the guests after the wedding
T: (441) 236-2222
About the Venetian
The Venetian is a 100- foot Azimut Benetti yacht, specially commissioned to provide its guests with unmatched luxury as well as the utmost privacy.
The Venetian is staffed by qualified individuals who are well versed in manning such a large vessel as the Venetian.
What makes the Venetian special?
The Venetian is a versatile yacht, allowing guests to go big or stay small depending on the size of their party.
What makes the Venetian perfect for a wedding ceremony or reception?
The Venetian provides all the elegance and glamour that a couple wishes to have on their wedding day. With four spectacular staterooms, numerous wooden decks and the finest food and beverages, the newly wedded couple and their guests are whisked away in the lap of luxury for a cruise like no other around Bermuda.
Is there weather-contingency space aboard the Venetian?
There is plenty of interior space as well as a covered area on the fly deck.
Does the Venetian serve food on board?
Owned and operated by MEF, the Venetian can cater to any meal preference, be it an intimate dinner for two or hors d’oeuvres for a large group.
Does the Venetian serve drinks on board?
A full-service bar is available on the Venetian, and guests may preorder wines from Little Venice.
Does the Venetian have tables, chairs and cutlery for the party to use?
Yes. Everything a couple and their guests require is available on board.
Does the Venetian work with preferred vendors or can couples supply their own?
MEF are the preferred caterers for the Venetian.
Does the Venetian follow a specific route when chartering or can couples request a special route?
Couples can request a specific route, but the weather will determine whether the route requested can be followed or not.
What is the cost of chartering the Venetian?
The Venetian has many different charters available, ranging in price from $1600 to $7000. Contact Emma Simmons for the cost of your specific charter.
When is it advisable to book?
Couples are advised to book their charter as soon as possible.
What is the Venetian‘s cancellation policy?
Charters cancelled by the client are subject to a charge which varies from $300 to the full charter cost, depending on the notice given. Charters cancelled by the captain are given a full deposit refund if not rescheduled.
Charters offered by the Venetian:
- Breakfast cruise is based on two hours
- Lunch/afternoon cruise is based on three hours
- Cocktail cruise is based on two hours
- Evening/dinner cruise is based on four hours
- Whole-day cruise (from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.) is based on eight hours
- Overnight cruise is based on 17 hours (6:00 p.m. to 11:00 a.m.)
T: (441) 704-3000