Some people say there is no place like New York’s Times Square to ring in the New Year. We beg to differ!

With all due respect to the Big Apple, there really is no place to celebrate New Year’s Eve like a luxury motor yacht.

Here is our list of the Top Five places in the world where welcoming 2017 from the deck of a yacht could be the experience of a lifetime!

Sydney – Topping our list is Sydney, Australia. There is probably no better place for New Year’s Eve than the deck of a yacht anchored in Sydney Harbor. The Sydney New Year’s Eve fireworks display is famous the world over. With an astonishing number of fireworks blazing across the sky over the city, reflecting off the Sydney Opera House and the harbor, the best way to watch is from your luxury yacht.


St. Barts – Officially, Saint Barthelemy, but better known as St. Barts, this West Indian Island is known as one of the best New Year’s Eve destination in the Caribbean.  Every December 31st, the tropical island’s waters are packed with some of the world’s largest yachts and those enjoying luxury yacht charters in the Caribbean.  The day kicks off with a round-the-island regatta before the festivities begin at lavish parties in ultra-luxe hotels such as the Eden Rock, as well as barefoot fun at dozens of beach bars. Fireworks at midnight followed by parties till dawn!

The Eden Rock Hotel St. Barts

The Eden Rock Hotel St. Barts

Miami – OK, the Magic City may not be as exotic as some of the other places on this list, but with its phenomenal fireworks display over Biscayne Bay, and the oh so trendy parties on South Beach, there is no better place to see, or be seen on a luxury yacht charter on NYE than right here in Miami.

NYE Fireworks Miami

Grenada – If you always wanted to ring in the New Year on a luxury motor yacht, Grenada is the place to be! The island is packed with exciting events, parties and festivals during the winter season. St. George, the Island’s capital, is known to be one of the best places to party in the Caribbean, offering a variety of barefoot luxury and traditional Grenadian beach bars. So, if partying is a high priority for hailing in 2017, Grenada should be on your menu.

New Years Eve Grenada

Bahamas – And, finally, we have to include the Bahamas on our list if for no other reason than its close proximity to South Florida. The Bahamas are just a short cruise away from SOFLA, and once you get there your New Year’s Eve party options are almost endless! There are over 700 islands from the Abacos to the Exumas, all of which are best experienced by yacht! Plus, the bright and colorful Junkanoo, one of the most popular festivals in Bahamas, is celebrated from Christmas through New Year’s Day with spectacular island music and dance.

New Year's Day Junkanoo in the Bahamas

New Year’s Day Junkanoo in the Bahamas


Knowing the Top Charter Destinations Means Increased Charter Income

Getting to know and leverage the most popular destinations to visit and party by motor yacht for New Years Eve and all year round, is an important part of maximizing your yacht charter income. When you sign up for our On Demand Yachting, or one of our charter income programs, our professional charter brokers will work with you to design yacht charter itineraries that are best suited for your yacht, and your earning potential!



Operating a motor yacht can be costly. Putting your boat in Charter can earn income, and defray some of the costs of ownership. On Demand Yachting from FYM can show you how. If you would like to learn more, or if you have any questions or comments about this blog post, do not hesitate to contact our Yacht Management specialists, or call us at (954) 900-9968.