Watch the Red Bull Air Races from a Luxury Yacht

Your friends will be so jealous.

Watch the Red Bull Air Race in San Diego from the Comfort of a Luxury Yacht

Planning to attend the Red Bull Air Race World Championship in San Diego this year? You could arrive to this exhilarating event by land like most spectators, or really make a statement and arrive by sea via an incredible yacht.

By renting a yacht in San Diego, you’ll have more eyes will be on you than on the race planes zipping through the air. And we’ve got the perfect yachts for rent that will not only turn heads, but that will provide luxurious accommodations for you while at the race on April 15-16. And since we have the largest fleet in Southern California, you’ll have your choice of incredible yachts to enjoy.

San Diego Yachts for Rent

Our Southern California yacht fleet offers the ultimate in style, comfort and luxury. While we have many exceptional boats, two stand out from the crowd: the Leight Star Yacht and Amadeus Yacht. These super yachts are excellent for large parties and have all the space you’ll need to enjoy the air races in San Diego. Or, if you’re planning a more intimate affair, you’ll find all the comforts you need for a memorable time.

M/Y Leight Star Yacht

The latest edition to our fleet, the Leight Star is unrivaled on the sea. With luxurious cabins and unmatched amenities, she has everything you expect for an opulent yacht outing. The 143-foot vessel can hold up to 120 people for functions, and a helicopter landing pad allows for guests to come and go to the mainland with ease.

Leight Star Yacht Charter

The Leight Star has sumptuous decor with the cabinets and floors made from the finest exotic hardwoods. The plush master suite features his and her teak closets, a fireplace, an ensuite bathroom with heated floors, copper sinks and garden tub for relaxing. An adjoining office is set up so you can easily manage business affairs from aboard the Leight Star, too. Overnight guests will enjoy rich accommodations in the four other cabins, each with queen beds, an ensuite bath and 25-inch televisions.

Four decks provide plenty of space to spread the party out. The uppermost observation deck would be a great vantage point for watching the air races. Or get comfy on the wrap-around leather sofa on the  Skylounge sundeck. When you get hot, take a dip in the 15-person pool or enjoy a tasty beverage from the bar.

The mid-deck is a great place to set up a dining area or liven things up by clearing away the furniture and turning the Burmese teak deck into a dance floor. The shipwide sound system will keep the party going all night! Further down at water level, find a great sport for an intimate dinner. Heat and underwater LED lighting set the mood nicely.

The common areas in the Leight Star yacht provide guest plenty of space to relax, chat or enjoy a meal. And a gym with a 50-inch television near the sleeping cabins is a great place to get a quick workout in between race heats.

After watching the planes, you’ll be ready for some speed yourself. With a top speed of 15 knots, you’ll love getting the Leight Star out on open water!

M/Y Amadeus Yacht

If speed is your thing, opt for the Amadeus Yacht. The 113-footer is capable of speeds up to 30 knots. Twin MTUs deliver 2400 horsepower to each of two engines so you’ll really have some power. The furnishings are extravagant, too. With sumptuous seating and rich mahogany styling, it’s the perfect place for socializing and entertaining.


Built in 2001 and updated in 2016, the Amadeus yacht is perfect for overnight charters, weeklong charters or term yacht charters in San Diego. With six staterooms, she’s got plenty of space to accommodate 12 guests. The master suite is on the main deck and offers a walk-in closet, sitting area and ensuite bath. The other staterooms are well equipped too, with all the comforts you expect on a mega yacht in San Diego.

The garage of this yacht is quite large and can hold lots of toys. It holds a large tinder that can accommodate your entire party as well as enough room for a jet ski. Because the garage is so big, the fly bridge is massive, meaning it can accommodate lots of people for a party. So feel free to invite as friends as you want to come see the Red Bull Air Race — you’ll have plenty of room for fun aboard the Amadeus.

Why Charter with Southern California Yachts

Southern California Yachts prides itself on catering to those with discriminating taste. We anticipate needs and find solutions quickly. We can provide crew, staff and any other service provider you might need while aboard one of our charters.

So whether you’re renting a yacht in San Diego for fun, for an event, for a film or for any other reason, we have the experience and knowledge to accommodate your needs.

With the most diverse fleet in Southern California we have the right vessels for your yacht rental needs. Our fleet is based in Los Angeles, San Diego and Newport Beach. Need a sport coupe? We’ve got them. A yacht big enough to accommodate a wedding? We can do that, too.

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Just be certain to get in touch soon if you want to rent a yacht in Southern California. Our private yacht rentals get booked quickly, especially when events like the Red Bull Air Races are going on. So if you need a yacht for an event or for a specific set of dates, we need to know as soon as possible to ensure you have the best selection available.

To learn more about prices for renting a yacht, contact us today. Call us at 310-774-1051 or use our convenient online form to inquire about a specific yacht or to ask general questions.