Plenty of people enjoyed the recent Super Bowl in and around Miami on their own boats or on charter yachts. One particular couple with plenty of charter experience did something a little different: They hosted a corporate event that still provided personal fun.
Thomas E. Hoshko, CEO and president of a company specializing in information technology and telecommunications, worked with The Sacks Group to find a yacht and crew with the ability to address both needs. Hoshko had worked with The Sacks Group to book a few previous charters, so he felt comfortable working with its president, Jennifer Saia, and her team again this time.
The yacht she recommended: Milk Money, a 112-foot Westport. Milk Money doesn’t usually host corporate events, instead cruising Florida and The Bahamas with private individuals, but Said was confident Hoshko and her crew could entertain his top clients and employees onboard as well as let him enjoy time with his wife, Louellen (pictured above with her husband).
You might think that with 12 years of experience chartering yachts, Hoshko and his wife would be hard to please. Not only did they enjoy themselves, but Hoshko says that what the crew did each day, especially on Super Bowl Sunday, was “perfect.” He had bought tickets for his clients to enjoy the game, and he and Louellen remained onboard Milk Money at the Diplomat Resort, up the Intracoastal Waterway in Hollywood, to have their own party. “They did a Super Bowl cake and all that kind of stuff,” he says. The crew (see above) also set up a TV on the aft deck, letting guests flow from there straight through the open doors of the saloon to continue watching the action. Even when they headed to the flying-bridge bar for a drink, they were still close to the rest of the party. Hoshko echoed what Saia and other top charter brokers always say about yacht charter: “What makes it always is the captain and the chef and the crew. They were impeccable. We had a good time.”
That good time actually began two days prior to the Super Bowl, when Milk Money hosted a cocktail reception dockside at the Diplomat Resort. The next day, the megayacht’s 26-foot Regulator fishboat, 18-foot Novurania, banana boat, and other toys were trotted out for everyone to enjoy. The crew prepared a barbecue later in the day, too. Following the Super Bowl, Milk Money headed to Fisher Island for more business and, of course, pleasure. The Hoshkos particularly liked the California king bed in the main-deck master, as well as the overall recently refitted interior.
If you’re interested in Milk Money, she charters for $44,500 per week, a rate that includes a towed tender. Eight people can stay onboard. If your preferred week is booked, however, it might just be because of Hoshko – “We are already looking forward to another charter on Milk Money with the family,” he says.