Hitting the coffee tables of exclusive private homes around the world this month is the beautiful 2008 Ocean Independence Charter Portfolio. Following on from the evocative style of 2007’s collection, this year the book features even more stunning photography, with a selection of dreamy charter yachts and dazzling destinations.
To celebrate this auspicious arrival, the champagne has been flowing at exclusive launch events in both Zürich and Palma.
More than 100 guests attended Ocean Independence Zürich’s second annual Charter Portfolio Launch held on Tuesday 26th February in the “Widder Saal”, the grand reception room of the highly renowned Widder Hotel in the heart of Zürich. Guests were treated to an evening of interesting presentations, beginning with an introduction to Ocean Independence (OCI) by CEO Peter Hürzeler and continuing with presentations from founder and President of Wally, Dottore Luca Bassani, then Arecon Independent Asset Managers and Electronic Bodyguards. After the presentations guests mingled with Lisa Cavicchioli and other representatives from the OCI Zürich and Uster offices, as well as with the evening’s presenters and co hosts. These included private aviation company Air Independence and luxury linen company Marquise de Laborde. All guests departed with a copy of the Portfolio and a lovely linen gift from Marquise De Laborde, along with brochures from Wally, Air Independence and Electronic Bodyguards.
On 6th March 2008, over 150 guests attended the newly refitted Ocean Independence office in Palma de Mallorca for their 2008 OCI Charter Portfolio launch. The evening began with a champagne reception at the OCI office in Marina Club de Mar and continued in the Marsalada Lounge Bar next door. Partnered for the evening with Larkside Marine Services, the guest list included Owners, Clients, Captains and many other representatives from the super yacht industry, many of whom flew in especially for the event. The feedback has been so positive that plans are already underway for an even bigger party in 2009!