Charter a Luxury Yacht for the Cannes Film Festival 2015

October 31st, 2014

Do you want to be at one of the biggest events on the Riviera next year? In it’s 68th year, the Cannes Film Festival will once again be an occasion not to be missed here on the French Riviera.  From 13th – 24th May 2015, stars from around the globe will descend upon the Festival’s world famous red carpet for this legendary event.  Moor your yacht next to the Palais des Festivals in the old port of Cannes to be in the heart of the action for star spotting and partying. One of our favourite yachts still available for the Cannes Film Festival is the stunning SILVER ANGEL:

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Boatbookings FLIBS Preview on TOUCAN TOO

October 29th, 2014

Are you fortunate enough to be attending this year’s prestigious Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show? Spread over 7 locations and covering 3 million square feet of space, FLIBS 2014 promises to be bigger and better than ever! Even though the show does not start for another day, the Boatbookings Team were lucky to get a sneak preview of this year’s event while cruising the stunning water ways of Fort Lauderdale. If you’re looking for a fun day on the water out of Fort Lauderdale with family and friends, the 41’ power catamaran TOUCAN TOO would be the perfect yacht for you.

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Off the Beaten track in Greece Onboard Luxury Crewed Catamaran NOVA

October 28th, 2014

Let’s talk about Greece! Despite what you may have been led to believe, Greece is not all about Santorini or Mykonos.  With one the largest coastlines amongst all the Mediterranean countries, Greece offers a surprisingly extended choice of destinations.

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Lambros Tsolakis, one of the Boatbookings’ Brokers, just returned from a late season cruise to Monemvasia onboard NOVA, the only Lagoon 620 based in Greece and has nothing but superlative comments for the yacht as well as the destination. ”Nova is a beauty: open, modern spaces inside and out. with a huge fly bridge and excellent sailing qualities; add to this a super crew and you get a remedy for a sure success… Captain Costas, hostess/mate/ubiquitus Dina, and NOVA’s professional chef offer 5 star luxury service to their lucky clients onboard!” Read the rest of this entry »

The Winds Are A-Changing… in Southeast Asia!!

October 27th, 2014

It looks like it’s time to shine in southeast Asia! The dominant weather pattern around Southeast Asia is the monsoon winds, which change direction around mid-May and October each year. This leads to either less rain/more sunshine or more rain/less sunshine, depending which part of the region you are in.

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Super Yacht of the Week: GRACE E

October 26th, 2014

Given a brief to create a state-of-the-art, world class and spacious super yacht you can only imagine how delighted the Picchiotti shipyard were to build the truly gorgeous 73-metre GRACE E. Part of the esteemed Perini Navi Group, Picchiotti are one of very few yards that could offer both the reputation a build of this prestige required as well as a forward-thinking vision to create a super yacht to reset the world-class benchmark. GRACE E offers technological advancement never seen before as well as beautifully elegant space planning, relaxing interior, wellness deck, state-of-the-art tenders and toys and even an exercise pool. She is the pinnacle of what a super yacht can offer in terms of your vacation experience.

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The BVI Food Fete this November!

October 24th, 2014

Are you a foodie? Yacht charters and gourmet dining generally go hand in hand, especially when you head out to the British Virgin Islands to sample the best of Caribbean cuisine.

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It all kicks off in the BVI in November, as the BVI Charter Yacht Show welcomes the best catamarans in the Caribbean in to Nanny Cay Marina, Tortola, at the start of the month. The Boatbookings team will be sure to inspect and review the top yachts for your upcoming charters so that they can match your needs to the yacht and crew. November also marks the launch of the BVI Food Fete, following on from the success of last year’s BVI Restaurant Week and Anegada Lobster Festival, the 2014 BVI Food Fete combines these events and more to showcase the best of the BVIs!

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The 2015 Caribbean Beach Club and Restaurant Guide

October 22nd, 2014

Do you want to live the highlife and experience some of the most sought after beach clubs in the world? In last week’s Caribbean Beach Club Guide, we looked at the top 10 beaches to explore when cruising the southern parts of the Bahamas. This week’s episode focuses on two of the most exclusive beach clubs and restaurants in the world, which have welcomed royalty, special dignitaries and celebrities alike. While filming ‘And God Created Women’ starring Brigitte Bardot in 1955, the director asked a fishermen if they could cook for the cast. This event sparked the birth of Club 55 in St Tropez and the revolution of the beach club into the phenomenon that we know today.

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Tennis Star Rafael Nadal Yacht Shopping in Cannes

October 21st, 2014

When you’re a 14 times Grand Slam singles champion and Olympic gold medallist, it’s worth treating yourself at least once in a while. That’s what Rafael Nadal was doing last weekend in Cannes, visiting the Vieux Port in Cannes with a view to buying one of the super yachts in the French Riviera.

Rafael Nadal on board Palmer Johnson Yacht BLUE ICE

Image source: Rafael Article / Dailymail.co.uk

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Super Yacht of the Week: MARY JEAN II

October 19th, 2014

With a brief of maximising comfort and outdoor living, all whilst creating a truly magnificent and instantly recognisable structure, MARY JEAN II is a truly unique luxury motor yacht offering enough amenities to make her a destination within herself. From the esteemed International Shipyard Ancona group MARY JEAN II oozes their pioneering curvaceous exterior, maintaining a sporty pedigree even at a colossal 61.7 metres. As well as curves in all the right places, MARY JEAN II guarantees instant recognition with her stunning royal blue hull contrasted with sheeny white super-structure. With 16 crew onboard, a very attractive guest to staff ratio, your needs are catered for to the highest standard by a hugely experienced team led by British charter-savvy captain Ewan Paterson.

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