The Yot Club 2021
The next-level party boat has two bars, a stage and a dance floor — and it's sailing through Brisbane again.
Brisbane has long been partial to a party boat. The Island did the honours from the 80s through until early last decade, Seadeck has cruised the river over the past couple of years, and Yot Club has started sailing into the city's waters, too. The latter has been making quite a big splash, in fact — as you'd expect from a huge yacht with two bars, a stage, a dance floor and, in normal times, a 400-person capacity.
Returning for 2021 — and under COVID-19-safe guidelines again, so it won't be jam-packed — Yot Club's next series of shindigs will float through town on selected weekend days from January 30–February 21. The glamorous, custom-built vessel calls itself "the world's first super yacht entertainment venue", and it's certainly something that southeast Queensland hasn't seen before. Sprawling over two levels, it measures nearly 40-metres long and over 22-metres wide, and blends a licensed floating club and a luxe function space.
With lounges across an open deck and undercover, a VIP room in the hull, and the promise of bands and DJs on its lineup, Yot Club wants to be the region's one-stop watery hangout. It serves up more than water, of course, thanks to a menu of classic and creative cocktails, plus brews chilled in the 45-keg-capacity cool room.
Yot Club sets off from City Botanic Gardens River Hub, with tickets starting from $39.95 depending on the day and time you're planning to hop onboard. You can pick between Saturday lunch (12.30pm) and sunset (6pm) sessions on January 30, and February 7, 13 and 20 — or for a Sunday sunset (4.30pm) cruise on January 31 and February 8, 14 and 21.
Images: Yot Club.