What should I wear?

Whether you decide to embark on your superyacht charter on the French Riviera or the adventure of a lifetime on a sailing yacht in the Caribbean, your charter will be the ultimate week of luxury living. If being on a yacht itself is not enough to make you feel chic, it is also important to look the part on your yacht charter. All yachts have their own sense of dress code so you need to pack the right outfits for your location and importantly for your boat. The tip is to stay warm, safe and stylish, whilst simultaneously matching the style of your yacht.

Classic Yacht Charter

This charter is the definition of chic. Channel your inner Brigitte Bardot onboard a classic yacht. You need to match the teak decks onboard. Think of watching Les Voiles De St Tropez or visiting a remote Caribbean island for inspiration.

The packing essentials:

  • The Ralph Lauren cruise collections, including the iconic blue shirt and a Breton, blue striped jumper.
  • J Crew white trousers.
  • Chanel Espadrilles, and anything else Chanel.

Superyacht Charter, French Riviera

A Breton stripe just won’t cut it for your superyacht charter on the French Riviera. Ensure to pack long dresses and bohemian beachwear for the many beach clubs in the South of France.

  • Vilebrequin swim shorts
  • Chanel Espadrilles for shoreside time
  • Celine Maxi Dresses for evening attire
  • White dresses/ trousers to broadcast bronzed skin.

Bareboat charter in the Med

  • The North Face Duffel Bag
  • Oakley shades
  • Sebago Deck Shoes

Caribbean Sailing

Whether you’re island hopping in the British Virgin Islands or hiking in the French Caribbean. The Caribbean requires a very varied wardrobe. Be sure to bring a light jacket as temperatures during the night can drop quite low! The sun is very strong, covering up as much as possible in the Caribbean is recommended.

Statement bikinis- swimwear is the most crucial outfit of the Caribbean charter. The Amenipah shell bikini is a must for the charter.

  • Hiking boots
  • The Caribbean, floral cover-ups for beach clubs.
  • A light jacket for cooler evenings. The Caribbean does also tends to be very casual, especially at night.

Regatta Yacht Charter

  • Dubarry boots for the bow.
  • Helly Hansen Jackets
  • Sail personalised Quba Sails Duffel Bag
  • Knee pads
  • Sun Protected clothing with UV and plenty of suncream.

Contact one of the Boatbookings Yacht Charter Brokers to plan your sailing vacation today.

Staying hydrated on your yacht charter

aerial view of people relaxing on beach on hot summer day on Amalfi coat, Italy

The top 5 beach bars to visit this summer

Different parts of the world call for a different beach club vibes. Broker Alice guides you on the best beach clubs to visit this summer.

Spending time at beach clubs, restaurants and bars ashore is a key part of the yacht charter experience and we feel as though you need to be prepared for what to wear on every occasion of your yacht charter.

Scorpios – Mykonos

The cosmopolitan capital of the Cyclades, Mykonos, profits from having many chic restaurants and bars to visit. The favourite for this summer is Scorpios. Fine Greek wines, DJ’s, dancing, Greek food, and a boho vibe make Scorpios a very unique experience. This beach club profits from a Moroccon vibe and a panoramic sea view for you to enjoy whilst dancing the day away at this beach club.

Anjuna Plage- Eze – South of France

Nestled in a protected bay amongst the sparkling Mediterranean sea, Anjuna beach awaits to provide one of the best beach clubs on the globe. The restaurant is relaxed with cool tones of Caribbean blue throughout. At 4 PM the restaurant turns quickly into a party place with people dancing on tables, live bands performing and Provencal Rosé being served in abundance throughout the premises! This beach club is perfect for a summers day with both family and friends.

Croatia- Hvar – Hula Bar

For chasing sunsets and mojitos there is no better bar than the Hula bar. During the day there is a beach lounge and atmosphere then as soon as sunset hits this bar transforms into the perfect sunset spot. Giant cocktails, DJ’s and dancing take place in this hub every night during the summer months in Hvar. Take a water taxi from your boat to arrive in style at the Hula Bar.

Le Club 55- St Tropez

With a worldwide reputation for its crystal clear rose wine, traditional blue and white stripes and A-listers throughout, Club 55 retains a sense of tradition and superiority that nowhere else will ever attain. With French cuisine, a lively environment and many superyachts this place really has been the chicest place in St Tropez since 1955.

Staniel Cay Yacht Club- The Bahamas

Moor up with friendly nurse sharks and head for lunch at the Staniel Cay Yacht Club. The vibe here is Bahamian and relaxed. The Mahi Mahi served here will not disappoint! Stop off here before going to visit the friendly swimming pigs at a nearby beach!

What to wear this summer

Head to Pranella or Amenapih for the perfect beach wardrobe. Expect to find shells on bikinis, detailed swimming costumes, and long floral dresses to ensure that you have the right look for any beach club! Amenapih is found along every back street of St Tropez and if you look closely this summer you will see shells lining every outfit across the globe.

Contrasting Croatia

Plitvice Lakes National Park and Zrce beach, Novalja, Pag island.

When choosing a holiday destination, it sometimes becomes a stressful exercise. However, we are at hand to take that stress away. Here at Boatbookings we regularly visit the countries we have yachts in so we are up to date with advice for you! Questions like: “will they like it? Does it offer something for everyone? Can I have peace and quiet? But also some nightlife? I want nature, but also the parties, I want sea but also land” are regularly asked – and we know the answers! We advise you on everything from yachts, best anchorages, local knowledge, restaurants and even the best wines available!

Croatia is one of the top countries to be visited by not only the young party goers but for nature enthusiasts and of course the sailors! Because of Croatia’s diversity it truly offers something for everyone and here’s why…..


Aerial view of Brijuni islands, Croatia

Croatia has diversity at every corner. A previously Soviet ran country, it has turned into one of the most popular sailing hot spots in Europe. Boasting over 2000 islands for you to explore and home to eight incredible National Parks what more could you want from one country?


Croatia, Pag Island – Zrce beach.

Pag island.

Pag island is located 2 hours northwest of Split and is assessable by car. Pag island the capital of Croatia’s nightlife! With clubs such as Papaya and Kalypso open until the early hours of the morning be sure to pack some paracetamol! Festivals such as Hideout are based here because of the islands DJ history. This area has been partying until their feet give out for more than 30 years making it one of the pioneering places to let your hair down!


Plitvice lakes

Plitvice Lakes

So, you’re picking your yacht up at 5pm (normal embarkation time) and yet your flight arrives early morning. What should you do? Well, why not visit one of the most incredible national parks in the world before you hop on your yacht?! This National Park is 1.5 hours inland from port Starigrad. Alternatively, it’s a 2.5-hour drive from Split. It’s worth booking in advance, they only allow a certain amount of people in per hour so you are able to be at one with nature, and not shuffle around the crowds.


On of our Bali Cats in Croatia!

On your sailing holiday, you need to experience variety. You need to explore the land has to offer as well as sailing through the stunning Adriatic sea. Everyone has different tastes when it comes down to how they want to spend their time off. With Croatia, it gives you the opportunity to create a harmonious holiday and ensuring that everyone feels like they got the most out of their precious time off. Get in touch with one of our yachting experts to see how you could have your very own private yacht!

Claude Lelouch at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival

Following the success of the 1966 classic, Un homme et une femme, Claude Lelouch gained ‘Legend Status’ at the Cannes Film Festival. This blockbuster awarded Lelouch not only the Palme D’or in Cannes, but also two Oscars. The film was awarded Best Screenplay and picked up the Best Foreign Film award. It’s still a classic to this day!

Un homme et une femme recounts the story of two widows; Jean-Louis (Trintignant) and Anne (Anouk Aimée) first meet at their respective children’s boarding school. Given their history, both characters are wary to interact, yet form a budding friendship, which eventually transforms into romance. The existential ties between the past and their future makes Lelouche’s cinematography truly gripping.

Lelouch released a sequel, Un Homme et une Femme: 20 ans déjà in 1986 and the third part in the trilogy, Les Plus belles années d’une vie will be displayed at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival. Enjoy a s sneak peek today before you head down to the French Riviera next week.

The 2019 event will prove to be another blockbuster and we wish all of our clients a very enjoyable Cannes Film Festival yacht charter.

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Captivating Catamarans – Lagoon Line

Lagoon was created directly from Jeanneau Technologies Avancees, also known as their competition department. Lagoon accepted unusual requests such as the construction of the trimaran in the film, “Waterworld”. Innovation was deeply embedded in the DNA of these yachts from the get-go.

Between the years of 1987-96 the first line of Lagoon catamarans was born. These yachts were loved by off-shore sailors as much as coastal cruisers. Their iconic wide beam allowed the yacht to be so stable even in rougher seas. In 1996 Beneteau took over the Jeanneau shipyards and handed over the legacy of Lagoon to Construction Navale Bordeaux. It was here when the use of high tech was implemented.

Come the early 00’s, Lagoon was on a roll. With the production of 380, 410, 440, 470, 500, and 570 hitting the market, it catapulted Lagoon to one of the leading Catamaran manufacturers in the world.

Now, Lagoon holds some of the most prestigious awards for their Catamarans in the world. The durable yachts make Lagoons a perfect choice when choosing a catamaran for your charter. They are easy to manage, with state of the art electronics making every moment of you charter special.

We have recently added 30+ Lagoons in Greece, Croatia and the Caribbean from only the most trusted owners. We have carefully selected some of the best Lagoons available on the market, with different variations its never been so easy to find your perfect catamaran! To find out more please contact one of our expert brokers here!

Captivating Catana Catamarans – BALI LINE

Bali cats, how what where and when?

(Artist: John Webber, artist aboard Cook’s ship. Source: Scanned from page 20 of the following book. Grant, Glenn (2004) Hawai`i Looking Back: An illustrated History of the Islands, Mutual Publishing, pp. 454pp)

The 1600s marks the birth of the new multihull ideology which would later become one of the most recognized yacht models across the sailing community. It was first believed to have been two logs bound together and later developed into two cannons being held together to give that famous multi-style. Catamarans have moved on from this once prehistoric engineering into some of the most celebrated yachts in the world. This was not without skepticism, the first recorded Catamaran designed by William Petty was not a commercial success. The multihull design was virtually unused for around 160 years following its initial introduction.

Come the mid-1900’s century catamarans started to come into a league of their own. The cat designs traveled worldwide, with England and the Americas jumping on the bandwagon to start producing the multihull sailing yachts. Famed for stability, these yachts started to beat Monohulls in regattas all over the world. Nowadays catamarans exude luxury and racing excellence.

They’ve become so popular in the sailing-holiday-cruising-style due to their space, catamarans are not only novice sailors favorites but are fast becoming the Luxury crewed alternatives to monohulls. This versatile yacht can be utilized in many different ways, not only been built for cruising but have also developed into hydrofoiling racing cats and power cats .

We have Bali catamarans based in some of the most elite sailing destinations in the world. If you are after luxury, space, and easy sailing then this yacht is for you! Space is hard to find on monohull yachts that are under 40ft, but even with 32 ft cat space will never become an issue. Built for speed and cruising, these yachts are perfect for exploring shallow waters around the Caribbean, or island hopping in the Greek or Croatian islands.

With large Balis accommodating up to 12 guests, these yachts provide ample space for a stunning charter with family and friends. Bali has furnished their yachts to a high specification creating a dynamic, comfortable sail. Bali catamarans are pioneers in the way that they develop their yachts. They are always searching for rules to break, and putting sailors comfort and ease of sailing at the forefront of everything they create. Check out our catamaran yacht charter guide for more information on chartering a catamaran.

Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity

The Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity is upon us and we could not be more excited for a week filled with innovation and creativity! For years Cannes Lions has been a stand out event in Cannes, as we welcome some of the worlds most prestigious companies to network, collaborate and share their ideas in an energetic and stimulating environment.

Cannes Lions 2017 - Luxury Yacht Charter
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The creative industries have made tremendous progress in recent years, and it is evident by the sheer amount of impressive speakers appearing at this year’s event that communications, entertainment, design and technology are making an huge impact on our economy, society and culture as a whole. There will be talks by professionals from Facebook, Snapchat, L’Oreal, Youtube and more.

Cannes comes alive with the buzz of creativity during the event, and one of the best places to connect with clients and colleagues is most definitely out on the water! There are endless opportunities for corporate entertaining on board one of our luxury motor yachts. Cruise around Cannes and the idyllic Lérins Islands for the day, or even zip over to St Tropez for an afternoon!

Cannes Luxury Day Charter

Contact one of our brokers today or simply email charter@boatbookings.com and we will be happy to organise a day to remember on board one of our stunning yachts during the Cannes Lions Festival 2018!

Be Seen in Cannes this Summer

Cannes is at the centre of all things glamorous on the French Riviera. If you are planning a holiday here this summer, here are some of the most fashionable spots to visit. Being based in Cannes, we can give you recommendations on all the best destinations for food, drinks and stunning views.

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