First Boats & Beats music festival held on board 7 yachts

First Boats & Beats music festival held on board 7 yachts
WET FUN: Partygoers having a dip in the sea during the Boats & Beats music festival.

SINGAPORE - Seven private yachts were transformed into dance clubs on Saturday afternoon as they brought about 170 guests out to party at sea.

The boats sailed towards Lazarus Island, south of mainland Singapore, before dropping anchor.

There deejays started spinning music across all seven vessels during the Boats & Beats music festival, organised by Sunshine Nation and Belvedere Vodka for the first time here.

The guests, who paid $175 each, grooved to the music and sipped drinks under the bright blue sky.

And when they got tired of dancing, guests could climb to the top of the yachts and dive 10m into the water.

"It was awesome having the party at a more secluded place," said business analyst Alexandre Courla-Biron, 29.

"The people there were my kind: friendly, fun and daring."


The weekend getaway was replete with wild partygoers, women in bikinis and hunky topless men.

DJ Dave Does was one of those involved in Boats & Beats. The Butter Factory's resident DJ started spinning in Australia and moved to Singapore in 2007.

He said: "I felt really great vibes and energy from everyone. It was an interesting dynamic between the sea and music."

The unique dance floor at sea saw many partygoers embracing Singapore's humidity - cannonballing and backflipping off the decks during the three-hour event.

Said 22-year-old student Shivangi Jain: "It's a lot more fun than land because people can just jump into the water when they're feeling hot or want to chill.

"It's special and it really adds to the fun mood."

This article was published on April 29 in The New Paper.

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