World Yacht Est. 1981

Pier 81, 12th Avenue, New York, NY, USA

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Welcome to the Duchess, the yacht as remarkable as the New York City skyline. 
Guests from all corners of the globe have been celebrating in style aboard the yacht that set the standard in service and hospitality. It's not just an excursion. It's an experience beyond extraordinary, ideal for all special occasions. All catering is done on board by our expert culinary team, creating cuisine that's as diverse as the city itself. Menus are completely customizable and can be personalized to suit and dietary preference.
The Lowdown
Type
Banquet Hall / Event Facility
Boat / Yacht / Yacht Club
Penthouse / Rooftop
Private Dining / Restaurant
Views
Cityscape
Coastline
Historical Monument
River
Skyline
Style
Classic
Contemporary
Glamorous
Nautical
Worldly
BEST type of CELEBRATIONS
Anniversary / Engagement Party
Bachelor / Bachelorette Party
Birthday Party
Charity Event
Corporate Event
Dinner Party
Elopement / Vow Renewal
Family Reunion
Holiday Party
LGBT Weddings
Rehearsal Dinner / Welcome Reception
Reunion
Social Event
Wedding Ceremony
Wedding Reception

Venue Setting

The experience of a yacht charter begins with one word: exclusivity. Pair 5-star service with a beautiful, blank canvas to plan an event that you, and your guests, will always remember. The skyline of New York City’s midtown and lower Manhattan and the ever-mesmerizing Statue of Liberty at dusk from the Manhattan harbor is simply icing on the cake.

For over 35 years, our fleet and crew have mastered the detail, attention, and service that it takes to create more than just a one-time amazing experience but an unforgettable lifelong memory. The Duchess is a versatile event space that can be chartered and styled to your liking — we’re here to help!

Fees
(Prices listed here are estimates only & are subject to change)
Price Range

Does this include catering fees?

Yes

Estimated Price Per Head

from $100 to $199

Additional Charges

Pricing Includes a Charter Fee, Food & Beverage Minimum, 20% Operating Fee on the Food & Beverage and 8.875% Tax.

Duchess
Charter Fee: $3,500.00
Food & Beverage Minimum: $20,000.00
20% Operating Fee: $4,000.00
8.875% Tax: $2,440.63

Total: $29,940.63

Insurance

Additional Insurance Is Not Required To Host An Event Here

Capacity

Seated
275
Buffet
350
Standing
500
Celebrations Hosted Here Since
1981
Curfew
11 PM
Venue Spaces
Indoor & Outdoor Venue Spaces Available
Catering
Client Must Use The Catering Provided By The Venue
Alcohol
Provided By Venue For Fee – You Must Use The Venue For All Alcohol Services
Music
Indoors & Outdoors
Smoking
Designated Smoking Areas Only
Kid Friendly Events
Yes
Amenities
  • A/V Equipment
  • Bridal Suite/Changing Rooms Onsite
  • Street Parking
  • Ample Parking Onsite
  • Dining Chairs
  • Dining Tables
  • Onsite Restrooms
Venue Features
The Scene:
This is cruising reinvented. Welcome to the Duchess, the yacht as remarkable as the New York City skyline. Guests from all corners of the globe have been celebrating in style aboard the yacht that set the standard in service and hospitality. It's not just an excursion. It's an experience beyond extraordinary, ideal for all special occasions. All catering is done on board by our expert culinary team, creating cuisine that's as diverse as the city itself. Menus are completely customizable and can be personalized to suit and dietary preference.
Design:

Duchess Lounge

The Duchess Lounge radiates a perfect combination of contemporary allure with a nautical flair. Partake in the breathtaking views of the NYC Skyline with the promenade’s 360° outdoor terrace or its opulent Sundeck along with its cozy lounge furniture perfect for a tranquil and lavish atmosphere. The indoor deck features colorful cocktail tables, a wet bar and panoramic windows; offering front row seats to the ultimate luxurious NYC experience.

Main Dining Saloon

The main dining saloon offers a classic flexible event space where you can design the room of your dreams. Featuring a large dance floor, a full-service bar, Dining tables & banquet chairs the Main Dining Saloon has all that you need to ensure a seamless event.

Floating Rooftop Lounge

The top deck of Duchess is the show stopper. You and your guests will indulge in the best panoramic views the city has to offer three stories up. The rooftop bar, lounge furniture and the sound system will set this perfect mood for a fun and unique experience for you and your guests.

Standout Venue Features:
Vessel Features
Vessel Length: 160 Feet
Dining Capacity: Main Deck 275 Seated Second Deck 75
Theater Arrangement: 300 Guests
Classroom Arrangement: 150 Guests
Cocktail Capacity: 500 Guests
Two Spacious Outdoor Decks with Panoramic Views
Floating Rooftop Lounge Deck
Dance Floor & Staging Areas Available
Full-Service Bars On Board on Each Level
Available Furniture: Cocktail Tables, Round Tables, Rectangular Tables, Sofas

Good To Know
Open Year Round for Events & Private Charters
Seasonal Menus & Beverage Packages Available
Dedicated PLanners for Every Event

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