It might be a tad hyperbolic to claim that the bar is the heart of a yacht. Then again, maybe not. It is, after all, where friends congregate, guests linger, and countless hours of fun are enjoyed. Which is why whether you've got just one in the main saloon or four spread throughout your megayacht, a well-stocked, well-appointed bar is an absolute essential. To make sure yours qualifies, here are a few necessities, from a mechanical mixologist to a tasting game that promises to bring forth your inner wine connoisseur.
Red Envelope's Wine Tasting Party
Pick four vintages, slip 'em into numbered bags and let guests guess which wine is which. ($69; www.redenvelope.com)
Electric Martini Maker
For libations that'd make 007 proud, try the Waring Pro Electric Martini Maker. ($130; www.waringproducts.com)
Make a splash with customized barware. ($5-$16 per glass; www.glass-decorators.com)
The New Vertical Rabbit
An updated version of the iconic corkscrew. ($60; www.rabbitandfriends.com)
This article originally appeared in the February 2009 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.