Ocean Independence launches new charter portfolio book
Charter bookings for 2012 are now well and truly under way with the launch of Ocean Independence’s (OCI) annual Charter Portfolio book, a beautifully bound hardback charter reference guide full of yacht and destination ideas for summer and winter cruising or events.
The portfolio was feted in style with OCI’s clients in downtown Zürich and London’s Mayfair in the second half of March.
The Zürich cocktail and style event on the 15th of March, attended by around 100 guests, was held at the enviably located new flagship store of fashion label Hackett on Paradeplatz.
Guests were welcomed by the OCI team and treated to creative canapés from the illustrious Zürich Park Hyatt catering team, such as guinea fowl roulade with truffle, salted, air-dried and smoked beef with grissini and lingberry sour cream and goat’s cheese strudel with apple and nuts, all accompanied by Moët & Chandon Impérial Champagne.
The style theme of the evening continued through the store with the debut of the Hackett summer collection, fashion tips from the famous personal stylist Luisa Rossi and yacht design discussions with naval architect & yacht designer Grischa Schmidt.
Over in London on the 29th of March, at the Stratstone of Mayfair Jaguar showroom, the OCI team welcomed over 200 guests to an evening to titillate the senses. The very British affair was a feast for the eyes including the unique opportunity to preview the new XK Jaguar sports car alongside her forerunner, on loan for the evening from Speedmaster, a classic 1950’s racing Jaguar, as well as a showcase from iconic British watch-makers Bremont and a chance to meet film and media experts from Richard Gold Media.
Moving to the gastronomic senses; starting with canapés by the London Kitchen, Billecart-Salmon Champagne and wine from renowned sommelier Wine Chap then moving on to the richly decadent, London Chocolatier Demarquette offered tastings of their finely crafted chocolates creations and Whisky aficionado, writer and ‘Keeper of the Quaich’ Helen Arthur ruminated with guests over single malts.