The world’s trendiest pleasure yacht is teaming up with the world’s most expensive handbag in hopes of making a splash during the 56th Annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. On Wednesday November 4, VanDutch will unveil a Birkin Pop-up Yacht in collaboration with online retailer Privé Porter at the VanDutch Center at 2300 Las Olas Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale.
A VanDutch 55 (retailing for $1.7 million) will drift from waterfront yacht party to waterfront yacht party carrying $2 million dollars worth of Hermès Birkin swag in custom display cases throughout the long weekend. With 30 Birkins aboard, the crown jewel of Privé Porter’s collection is a $360,000 Braise Shiny Porosus 35cm Crocodile with 18-karat white gold and diamond hardware.
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Taking advantage of the “astronomical wealth of the megayacht community during boat show week,” Privé Porter’s Jeff Berk hopes to exceed the most expensive Birkin ever sold with the blinged out 35cm Crocodile, surpassing a $200,000 record sale at Christie’s auction house.
The collection of Birkins starts at $15,000. While each bag is available individually, the entire package: yacht plus 30 bags is for sale at a cool $4 million.