We all travel for different reasons. Some for food, some for culture but one thing that is universal is that traveling is about stepping out of the ordinary and experiencing something new. So, when I heard that there was a dance floor in the ocean so big it had to be registered as a vessel, I had to find out more.
The world’s first floating dance floor is 60 square metres and it’s built from high strength PEHD plastic. It has a hardwood flooring deck and can hold over 80 clubbers. Once it is towed out to sea, it is anchored to the seabed in between two rows of yachts known as a ‘tunnel raft’ to create a unique ‘floating festival’ experience.
In case you’re wondering this floating dance floor is part of an offering from UK-based travel company The Yacht Week and will appear as part of The Yacht Week’s 2022 itinerary on its popular 7-day Croatia sailing routes next summer, allowing guests to party like never before, offshore in the Adriatic Sea.
The Yacht Week Floating Festivals
The company has been at the forefront of floating experiences like these. The Yacht Week already operates the world’s only floating DJ booth, a completely redesigned water taxi known as the ‘Buzz’, kitted out with a full DJ set up and VOID Acoustic sound system.
It has seen world class DJs including Claptone, Mark Knight, Gorgon City and more, take to the water and play exclusive sets for The Yacht Week crowd. With the addition of an entire floating dance floor, the DJs lined up for 2022 will deliver a completely new experience in clubbing and parties.
The Yacht Week is a party goers paradise and sees sun lovers and adventure seekers from around the world coming together to experience a series of week long floating festivals in the world’s most beautiful locations.
Guests sail by day and party by night for 7 fun-filled days enjoying a unique itinerary of boutique events and experiences, ranging from morning yoga to lavish lunches and desert island dance parties, featuring headline sets from international DJs.
Pushing The Limits
The Yacht Week co-founder, Johan Kuylenstierna says they’ve been putting on epic parties as part of The Yacht Week experience for a long time but they’re always looking to innovate and push things to the next level.
“First, we created the ‘Buzz’ and we could see how much our guests loved real DJ sets out at sea, but they could never really come together and dance like they could at a club. The floating dance floor has changed all that. There’s no party like this one anywhere in the world, so we’re looking forward to some incredible moments next summer.”
If you’re wondering about the safety of it all you’ll be pleased to know that the dance floor was lined up alongside the ‘Buzz’ boat and fully tested by volunteer crowds at the end of The Yacht Week’s Croatia season this summer.
If you feel the ocean beckoning as it often does around this time of year, might I suggest that you flex your sea-legs for summer 2022 with a little two step on the world’s first floating dance floor. I’d do it myself but I’m a little tied up with mom duties. However, I assure you, it’s definitely on my list of travel experiences to try.
Author: Liesl Frankson