Super Yacht of the Week: GLORIA TERESA

December 21st, 2014

With the Holiday season well and truly upon us and Christmas fast approaching the Boatbookings team are looking back on what has been a truly fantastic year of yachting, both in charter and the mind-blowing developments and new levels of incredible set by some awe-inspiring creations. For the next two weeks, we’ll be highlighting a couple of our favourite luxury super yachts that have held a special place in our hearts following an unforgettable experience onboard. This week’s super yacht of the week is the newly re-fitted, light and bright IZAR creation: GLORIA TERESA.

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The Spanish shipyard launched GLORIA TERESA in 2005, with a stunning exterior design which quite simply boasts her volumes and a timeless modernity that manages to incorporate the elegant presence of a much larger yacht. Following a recent re-fit, interior designer Reymond Langton has successfully made use of her floor to ceiling windows to create a light and well-balanced space with contrasting furniture and splashes of energising colour throughout.

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Her 5 cabin layout consisting of an opulent master suite, 2 further doubles and 2 twins is perfect for family vacations. With exterior spaces offering both comfort and variety no matter what your taste, GLORIA TERESA offers everything you need to relax and unwind in the Mediterranean.

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Cordelia and Charles from our team in the South of France were lucky enough to sample the chef’s creative delights at ECPY earlier this year, and GLORIA TERESA has been held in high regard ever since. A relaxed feel on board makes you feel instantly at home, along with the warm chief stewardess who is truly delighted to be of assistance and has a passion for the yacht which is new to the charter market this year. Lunch was a masterclass in molecular dining, small features on every plate that burst with masses of flavour. The crab starter stood out for both Cordelia and Charles with its grapefruit caviar that was a tasty burst of surprise on an already fantastic plate of food.

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GLORIA TERESA is a 42 metre yacht offering the level of service and space you’d see on a yacht considerably larger. We can’t recommend her enough for your 2015 summer vacation whether it be on the French Riviera or over in Croatia where she chartered this year. This Christmas we’re dreaming about another incredible summer in 2015. If you don’t want to miss out on the hottest destinations and the best yachts, book early! Contact the Boatbookings team today.

Get to Know the Montenegrin Hot Spot, Budva!

December 19th, 2014

The Adriatic Sea is undoubtedly one of the top destinations in the Mediterranean. In the heart of the Adriatic, is one of the most stellar areas as well as one of the oldest – Budva and its surrounding coastal area, the Budva Riviera. Budva was first inhabited more than 2,500 years ago.

The walled city is a picturesque, medieval town that over the past years has become the unrivalled gem of Montenegrin tourism. The Budva Riviera is well known for its sandy beaches and diverse nightlife. Given its vast array of glamorous attractions, it is no wonder why this Adriatic hot spot has become a yacht lover’s favorite!

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The 2014 Antigua Charter Yacht Show Review

December 17th, 2014

The Boatbookings Team have just returned from another successful Antigua Charter Yacht Show, where they viewed over 50 of the very best crewed yachts for your next vacation. Whether you are looking to explore the tranquil turquoise waters of the Caribbean, majestic landscapes of the Mediterranean or remote islands in the South Pacific, we know the very best yachts to take you there.

The Boatbookings Best In Show: NAIANAIA

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There’s Nothing Like Whale Watching in Washington State!

December 15th, 2014

Here at Boatbookings we are constantly looking for new and exciting destinations to test our sailing skills. Looking ahead to next summer, we think it’s time to shake it up a bit and head to the extraordinary destination of the  Anacortes, Washington, USA, for some incredible whale watching!

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Super Yacht of the Week: SIREN

December 14th, 2014

At Boatbookings we’re huge fans of Nobiskrug yachts, as you’ll see from our previous post on the beautiful MOGAMBO we love their sporty lines, the stand-out grey hulls and the huge amount of light that floods their interiors. A winner for us this week is SIREN, a favourite of Brokers Allison and Ben at this year’s Antigua Yacht Show. Ben said that SIREN was “streets ahead of the competition,” and we can really see why.SirenCruisingProfile

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It’s Not All about Restaurants and Beach Clubs on the Riviera – Monaco Has One of the Most Incredible Aquariums in the World

December 12th, 2014

Designed as a palace dedicated entirely to art and science, the Oceanographic Museum in Monaco, founded by Prince Albert I has been an iconic part of the legendary Rock of Monaco for over a century.  From the exquisite facades to the decoration in the salons, this magnificent building takes you into the fascinating world of the ocean.  With over 6,000 square meters and some 6,000 specimens on display to feast your eyes upon, the museum offers a welcome cultural contrast from the bustling Riviera, with an emphasis on protecting the oceans.

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A magical, ecotourism sailing charter in Southeast Asia is within your reach — welcome to the Andaman Islands!

December 8th, 2014

In this spectacular region, you can float in total peace and quiet, away from all the city noise, and you may not even see another yacht for a month! Located in the Bay of Bengal, is a magical hideaway destination, the Andaman Islands. The area is comprised of 300 islands that are the peaks of an ancient mountain range, stretching from Sumatra to India. This luxury yacht charter destination in Asia has everything you could want from an otherworldly holiday adventure. There are literally hundreds of deserted islands to explore, each one more spectacular than the last! It is truly a breathtaking location for adventurous people, who want to escape from the modern world for a phenomenal sailing vacation.

The beaches are often many kilometres long, and always peppered with pristine, white sand and without a single footprint. Instead of tourists and deck chairs, all you are likely to see is wildlife, including monkeys and deer.

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Super Yacht of the Week: DB9

December 7th, 2014

James Bond fever has hit the Boatbookings office this week with the exciting announcement of Spectre and the even more exciting Aston Martin DB10 set to accompany Daniel Craig in the latest addition to the thrilling movies. On this theme our super yacht of the week is a yacht not only fit to run alongside the DB10 but also perfect for housing the most menacing of Bond villains. DB9, the stunning luxury motor yacht and the original Palmer Johnson 170 is our super yacht of the week.

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Sunseekers Look No Further – Zadar is here!

December 5th, 2014

Located on the Northern side of Croatia’s Dalmatian Coast, Zadar is a sunny paradise without the crowds — perfect for a unique and authentic summer getaway. Steeped in history and culture, Zadar makes for a beautiful and enriching holiday experience. It takes approximately one hour by sailing boat or gulet to go from Zadar to the Kornati Islands, which are definitely worth visiting. See our Croatia Yacht Charter Guide.

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A Local’s Guide to Nassau, Paradise Island and the Bahamas

December 3rd, 2014

Do you like to combine world-class resorts with local culture and cuisine during your vacation? Have you been to Nassau and Paradise Island but felt guilty because you haven’t taken the opportunity to explore the surrounding area? After reading this blog, you will be inspired to take a little time out of your usual vacation to get a true taste of Bahamian life, including a trip to a famous conch stand, a popular beach bar and a stunning adventure to see some of the local marine life.

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