If you’ve ever found yourselves on the deck of a BucketLust yacht, you’ll know just how epic we can make a week of seafaring. They’re epic AF. If, however, you haven’t yet found yourself aboard one of our flotillas, you’re FOMO is out to go into mega-meltdown mode because you’re missing out big.
Bikini-clad women shake their hips to “Paper Stars” on the bow. Fist pumps become irresistible. Flailing swan divers lose their Budgie Smugglers on impact. Alpha males rip their patriotic swim trunks showing off on Subwings (underwater flight), while champagne-sipping spectators lounge on flamingo tubes, rejoicing with raised glasses. Armadas of BucketLust yachts sail in Flying Vs from party-rich docks to palm-lined beaches. Warm waters are lapped up, morning coffees are replaced by skinny dips, tans sparkle, hair gets licked by the elixir of sun n’ salt, sunsets are cheers’d, adventures are had, pop-up dance parties are encouraged by tequila, tribes are discovered, memories are made, and hedonism is celebrated from dusk until dawn and then some more. In a clamshell, that’s what a BucketLust event feels like - and the new Bravo TV show ‘Unanchored’ is about to bring it all to your 55” screen.
So, set a reminder on your phone, grab a six pack or two and get ready to ride the bumpy waters because this one promises to be a rowdy, epic AF, good-time show, and here’s 10 reasons why:
1. Hookups On The High Seas
Pretty much everything that’s considered sexy gets bundled into a BucketLust event and then rolled into one insane on-the-water smorgasbord of temptation. Dripping wet tans, sexy-ass swimwear, rippling bodies, booze on tap, paradise landings, beach bashes, sexy AF sunsets, hidden nooks and secrets crannies, 24/7 togetherness, and the trip of a lifetime. Like everyone else, our shipmates can pretty much resist everything but temptation, and you’re gonna love it.
2. Ain’t No Fun Like Flotilla-Fun
If you thought tailgating in the stadium car park of your favourite team was a raucous day party, ya’ll ain’t seen nothing yet because if there’s one thing you can expect on Unanchored, it’s a whole bunch of wild, on-the-water tailgating action where our motley crew of legendary skippers raft their yachts to one another and turn it up to eleven. Yup. This means one thing and one thing only: you’ve got a floating amphitheatre of an epic party, wave-making music and expensive booze, located just off the shore of yet another palm-lined paradise. Ipso facto, they’re the most insane parties ever thrown.
3. Below Deck Drama
Nothing is more life-affirming than standing on the bow of a yacht and turning around to see all your favorite faces in front of the world’s most electrifying places. Period. But if you think it’s all smooth sailing, you’re about to have your brain blown and loyalties tested ‘cos this crew of BFFs aren’t just there to chase the horizon, soak up the sun, fill their Insta-stories with stunning sunsets or lead the charge on every eye-fizzing adventure - they’re there to make each week run smoother than a marble dance floor without falling out as friends and, trust us, that’s basically the impossible. With so much to do, nowhere to run and all of life’s sexy little dramas there to be juggled, friendships are put the test like you’d never believe - and heck is it fun to watch (#epicaricacy).
4. Not All Vacays Are Created Equal
Imagine stumbling across a party oasis in The Bahamas, full of boat-based bonanzas, floating fiestas and an exciting subculture of elaborate costumes, eccentric rules and hallowed traditions. Well, that’s exactly what you’re about to get a hefty dose of because this series of Unanchored snags a rare glimpse into the secret (second) life of young, elite, life-hungry professionals on the epiphany-trip of a lifetime. It’s gonna prove the one thing we’ve been raising our glasses to since we first dreamed up the first BucketLust event: not all vacations are created equal. That’s what Unanchored captures.
5. The One & Only, Captain Jack
If you’re popping the cork on a bottle of rum aboard a f**k-off big sailboat, you want someone called Cap’n Jack to pull on his hat and lead you astray, and that’s our Cap’n Jack Royds because this larger-than-life lad knows how to do it better than anyone. He’s wild, raucous, shrewd, eccentric, handsome AF, impossibly charming, heroic and a loose-cannon if there ever was one. He’s Sparrow reincarnated and plonked behind the wheel of our very own Black Pearl, and f**k does he want to write another adventure into the scrolls of floating folklore.
6. The Bahamas Through A New Telescope
On a typical Bahamian adventure, you tend to enjoy all those totally mainstream locations you’ve seen a trillion times on the ‘gram... but not with The BucketLust. Na-ah. We prefer taking our party-loving sailors to those secret Edens off the beaten-track; to islands as far off the grid as possible; to those places where our inhibitions can be cast off and washed out to see. And you’ll see it all through the periscope of Unanchored. It’s first footsteps in the sand, lost lagoons where you can absolutely send it, commandeering tavernas with bars made for dancing on, setting up speakers around life-affirming bonfires on deserted beaches, celebrating pop-up parties in crazy coves, taking glow sticks where no glow stick has ever been before, and strolling off the hangovers on islands where the only inhabitants are pigs that can f**king swim. This is travel through a whole new telescope, which, when you think about it, kinda makes us goddamn trailblazers.
7. Time To Find Your Tribe
If there’s one underlying story that Unanchored celebrates, it’s the story of finding your tribe; your bunch of misfits made up of like-minded adventurers, party-lovers, brave souls, unicorns and trendsetters, all while you revel in all the modicums of a week well-lived. All the laughter and heartbreak, the friendships and fall outs. The wow-factor experiences and jaw-hits-floor moments. It’s about finding a tribe of people that are hunting for more than just another vacation. It’s about building a tribe of people who know a lifestyle is a terrible thing to waste. That’s what Unanchored grabs on the lens and sends into the universe like a New Year’s Eve fireworks finale, which is golden, ‘cos if there’s one thing The BucketLust does better than anything or anyone else, it’s building a close-knit tribe of offbeat dissenters who’ve been bitten hard by the wanderlust bug - yeehaw.
8. You’re Gonna See A Bunch Forever-Squads
If you think Unanchored is just gonna be a bunch of gorgeous, hard-bodies sipping on private stock, partying like it’s the last day on earth, saluting at each paradise they pass, and lounging about on inflatable unicorns in the middle of a flotilla ring, you’re almost absolutely right. But there’s something else totally badass that will bounce about your screen, and that’s the birth of a forever-squad. Don’t ask us what’s in the tequila, but there’s something about sharing a BucketLust that etches itself deep into the friendships of every pirate that steps aboard. The people you’ll meet, the place you’ll see, the parties you’ll only remember through the next days Insta-posts, using yachts as your only mode of travel, the ocean as your road as guided by the winds, and dancing at parties so loud they’ll make the sands shudder on beaches so white your sunnies will become essential - they’re the kind of memories you can’t escape and they build bonds you cannot break. Ever. That’s what Unanchored dives into - the forever-squad.
That phrase has become pretty f**king clichéd - we know that. But we have a feeling it’s going to be granted a rebirth after Unanchored has aired because there’s nothing more YOLO than stepping aboard a massive yacht with your besties and partying on the most “Holy S**t!” beaches paradise has to offer for what’s guaranteed to be the best week of your life. The madcap friendships, the pinch-yourself sights, and epic AF adventures. The bottomless boozing, dawn-welcoming nights, outrageous flirting, endless sunbathing, and an Insta profile that will make your buddies laugh and rage in equal doses. Yeah, it’s clichéd, but it’s also mega-true: you really do only live once, and it would be a crime against euphoria if your life were to lack a BucketLust week.
10. The Party Never Stops
We’re not sure we’re meant to advertise this, but f**k it: we’re known for our parties. We do it bigger and better than anyone else, and push the boundaries like they’re on wheels. Basically, we want to redefine what mind-blowing means so that the next time you Google it, you’re tickled by a photo of us in a hazardous amount of dayglow, a 30-strong flotilla of yachts docked in the middle of the ocean, lasers cutting through the stars, and an army of fists punching the sky as our resident DJ makes the high-heavens bounce, shake and goddamn quake. And that’s what you’ll see on Unanchored. You’ll see the party really doesn’t stop. Not for a day. Some are planned down to the T and some celebrate the privilege of spontaneity by springing out of nowhere. But all of them are epic AF, so turn up the TV and let the Unanchored soundtrack do what it was born to do: make you dance, baby.
And with all that said and high-fived, what are you waiting for: pull your phone out of your pocket, open the calendar app, and set your alarm for December 3rd because this is one party you don’t wanna miss.
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