The Vessel: A Nautical Extravaganza Unfolds on Miami Waters!
The Vessel, a visionary creation by Naval Architect Sebastian Phillips, marks the inception of an innovative series of floating platforms. It embodies a unique experience, ingeniously combining elements from naval vessels, yachts, barges, ships, and even islands, yet carving out a category all its own.
The Magic City witnessed a historic moment this weekend as The Vessel, the world’s first-ever experiential floating private event space, made its grand debut amidst a star-studded gathering of 250+ influencers, media and Miami’s social elite. An evening aboard The Vessel proved to be an unforgettable experience, marking a new era in luxury event hosting.
Crafted by the visionary engineer and creative mastermind Sebastian Phillips The Vessel redefines the event space landscape with an innovative series of floating platforms meticulously constructed on a self-propelled inland construction barge. This masterpiece seamlessly incorporates elements from naval vessels, yachts, barges, ships, and islands creating a unique and unparalleled event space in the heart of Miami.
Boasting a capacity to accommodate over 150 individuals, The Vessel stands tall with 2.5 floors adorned with VIP restrooms, opulent bars, and an elevated DJ spot. The auditory landscape was brought to life by the exceptional sounds of DJ Yissel, creating an atmosphere of pure indulgence. From fashion shows to weddings, holiday parties to baby showers or family reunions – The Vessel provides the ultimate canvas for hosting a diverse range of private events.
In acknowledging the success of this extraordinary event, special thanks are to the valued partners who contributed to its triumph – Aqua Party Boats & Cruises, Empirical, Desolas, and Hey Hei. Their unwavering support and generosity played a pivotal role in elevating The Vessel’s launch to unparalleled heights.
For those seeking the epitome of Miami-style events, embark on your next gathering with The Vessel. Visit www.thevesselmiami.com for more information and bookings.
About The Vessel
The Vessel, a visionary creation by Naval Architect Sebastian Phillips, marks the inception of an innovative series of floating platforms. It embodies a unique experience, ingeniously combining elements from naval vessels, yachts, barges, ships and even islands, yet carving out a category all its own.
This extraordinary vessel is meticulously constructed, beginning from the deck down, on a self-propelled inland construction barge.
Every facet of The Vessel’s design and construction has been personally overseen by Phillips and rigorously approved by the Coast Guard to not only meet but exceed standards for passenger safety, fire safety, structural integrity, stability, environmental responsibility and operational excellence.
Founder : Sebastian Phillips
The visionary behind The Vessel brings a wealth of maritime heritage and expertise to the project. Born and raised in the historic Lower East Side of NYC, Phillips grew up immersed in the world of boats, influenced by his father’s wooden boat-building heritage and his extensive experience as a mariner.
He spent his youth sailing and working on commercial vessels in New York Harbor, fostering a deep passion for naval architecture. With a formal education in naval architecture and a background in commercial ship design, Phillips recognized the potential to blend his love for maritime history with an innovative approach to waterfront hospitality. He has also made significant contributions to naval ship programs and established a successful consulting firm, providing ship design and construction management services to clients worldwide, including the U.S. Navy and leading commercial ship operators. Phillips’ dedication to revitalizing waterfront spaces is evident in his earlier venture, Riverside on the Miami River. Now, he returns to his maritime roots with The Vessel Miami, a floating venue designed to harmonize his diverse experiences in sailboats, passenger vessels, and naval logistics.