If it’s good enough for Rafa Nadal, its good enough for Sunseeker

As Rafa Nadal is set to marry Mery Perello on Saturday at the British-owned fortress, La Fortaleza, Sunseeker reminisce on the 2016 three day Owners Cruise around the majestic island of Mallorca, as well as the ‘ULTIMATE’ party.

Being the largest of the Baleric islands, Mallorca was a magical setting for this unique event back in 2016, offering turquoise-blue seas, secret sparkling coves, soft golden sands, soaring rugged mountains, sleepy honey-stone villages and vibrant marinas.

200 guests and 24 Sunseeker boats, ranging from the Portofino 48 up to the Sunseeker 34 Metre Yacht (adding up to an impressing total of 1600 Ft of Sunseeker boats), participated in this extraordinary three-day cruise event, culminating in the unforgettable event the ‘ULTIMATE 2016’ party.

Day three saw the 24 Sunseeker boats depart in the morning around to the north of the island and into the Bay of Pollensa, the eagerly anticipated destination for the ‘ULTIMATE 2016’ party that evening.

Guests anchored in the lee of La Fortaleza, the extraordinary 17th Century Fortress that was built to protect the town from marauding Pirates. An afternoon at leisure began with a Michelin-starred chef Marc Fosh hamper delivery, continuing with a wide range of watersports including SEABOB demonstrations, wake-boarding and wake-surfing instruction by instructor Matt Crowhurst from Crowpro and the opportunity to try out hover boards and jetpacks.

As the sun started dipping, our glamorous guests emerged from their beautiful boats and were tendered ashore and thanks to event partner Jaguar Land Rover, were chauffeured up the winding driveway to La Fortaleza.

Rumored to be Spain’s most expensive property, La Fortaleza was most recently seen in the hit BBC One drama based on John Le Carre’s ‘The Night Manager’ starring Tom Hiddleston. The property featured as villain Richard Roper’s (played by Hugh Laurie) luxurious home and made the most special backdrop for the finale to the Sunseeker Cruise.

Greeted by Chase Cocktails and Marc Fosh canapés the guests mingled on the lower lawns, being entertained by stilt walkers and acrobats, swapping stories about the cruise and relaxing looking out across one of the best views in Mallorca.

Once the 200 guests were seated on the upper terrace, the Michelin starred Marc Fosh team set to work serving a gastronomic gala dinner, complemented by wines from Williams Chase vineyard.

After dinner, the party continued on the lawns and around the infinity pool, the 17th stone fort glowing in richly lit colours while beams of light tracked up into the starry Mallorcan night. Peels of laughter mixed with timeless classics and current summer hits from the DJ saw the party crowd take to the dancefloor well into the small hours.

The ‘ULTIMATE 2016’ party was the culmination of an event which will stay in the hearts and minds of those attending for a lifetime and embodied the very essence of the Sunseeker Family.

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