The 2019 Mediterranean Yacht Show

It’s almost time for your Boatbookings crewed yacht charter brokers to attend the annual Mediterranean Yacht Show (MEDYS) in Nafplion, Greece. With 107 yachts on display measuring over 3000m in length, the 2019 MEDYS is going to be the most successful yacht show to date. Today, we will take a look at three of our favourite yachts exhibiting from the 4-8 May 2019.

MELITI | Lagoon 560

MEDYS 2019 will showcase the best motor and sailing yachts available for charter in Greece, as well as some of our favourite Greek crewed catamarans. MELITI is a luxurious Lagoon 560 catamaran, accommodating 10 guests in 5 cabins for sailing charter through the Saronic and Cyclades islands. With Captian Stelios at the helm, you will discover tranquil bays, breathtaking anchorages and unrivalled sunsets. Bring your camera!

PARIS A | Maiora 115

In addition to catamarans, MEDYS 2019 will showcase the best Greece crewed motor yachts. PARIS A continues to be one of our favourites in the 100-120 feet range, offering five spacious suites, a large flybridge and a great selection of water toys. Furthermore, she has a dedicated crew, as well as a superb chef in Dionisios for summer 2019. We look forward to being dazzled with his creations!

BLISS | Heesen 44m

BLISS has just benefitted from an extensive winter refit and is therefore in sparkling condition for the summer 2019 Greek yachting season. Experienced Captain Takis, and his dedicated crew of 8 will show you the best Cyclades Islands Motor Yacht Itinerary with stops in the magical Mykonos and picturesque Paros.

Stay tuned for our full MEDYS 2019 report and continue to follow the action via the Boatbookings Instagram page.

Captivating Catana Catamarans – BALI LINE

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(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.

Live the Dream in Greece

The Greek islands are among our very top destinations for the coming summer and autumn months, being a prime cruising ground offering an amazing culture and a spectacular array of islands ready for you to discover. Depending on the type of holiday you are interested in, each island serves a different purpose.

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Greece’s Best Kept Secret: The Saronic Gulf

Greece is one of the standout summer destinations, renowned for offering everything from hill top villages to turquoise waters and outstanding gastronomic delights. The islands of Mykonos and Santorini are highly sought after but there is a different side to Greece that is much simpler and quicker to reach. Only a few hours from Athens, the Peloponnesian area known as the Saronic gulf, has everything you could ever want and more!

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Set Sail for the Most Exclusive Mykonos Beach Clubs

If you’re looking for a paradise island with a vibrant nightlife as well as stunning scenery and long sandy beaches, then Mykonos is the island for you. Easily accessible as part of your Cyclades yacht charter itinerary, this island is home to some of the most chic and and beautiful beach clubs in the Mediterranean. We’ve listed a  few of our favourites to give you a taste of the luxury and fun you will have!

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Scorpios

For a wonderful rustic feel, head for Scorpios beach and restaurant near Paraga Beach for ultimate tranquillity and beauty with its simplicity adding to the sophistication. The beachfront restaurant offers wonderful traditional Mediterranean and Greek dishes made from fresh and local produce that are sure to leave you wanting more. Unwind in the sun or shade on the sun loungers with a cool glass of wine and a good book in complete serenity. As the sun goes down, the sound is turned up and you can expect to enjoy some amazing DJs at this dreamlike destination.

https://www.scorpiosmykonos.com/
https://www.scorpiosmykonos.com/

Cavo Paradiso

Visit the premier party venue on the vibrant island of Mykonos built on a deserted hilltop, overlooking the Aegean Sea. The club boasts bars on two levels, a pool in the shape of Mykonos and is host to world-renowned DJs every year, making it an incredibly popular dance destination. With its unique setting outside of the usual clubbing area of Mykonos and with stunning views of both sunrise and sunset, this is a must-visit for anyone who likes their music loud and the drinks flowing. On popular nights, it’s worth reserving a table for priority entry and a space to socialise all to yourself.

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Jackie O’

This beach club offers the epitome of sun, sea, sand and sensational cuisine! With its own oyster bar serving fresh seafood dishes while you sip at champagne, Jackie O’ offers an unforgettable beachside experience. There is a separate amphitheatre-style restaurant where you can delight in the culinary delights of the Mediterranean while looking out over the azure Aegean waters. Make a splash in the pool, soak in the jacuzzi or stretch out on a sun lounger before your toes even touch the sand. The beach is part of one of the most stunning natural bays on Mykonos – you can sink into big cushions while you enjoy the sounds of the lapping waves.

www.jackieobeach.com
www.jackieobeach.com

Solymar

Located on the long golden sands of Kalo Livadi beach, this beach club serves a selection of fabulous Mediterranean cuisine in its naturally blended surroundings for a traditional beach feel. Stretch out on a sun lounger beneath a palm leaf parasol while you sip on one of many cocktails from the bar. The staff are there to fulfil your every need to make the perfect day by the sea. Enjoy the fabulous Tiki restaurant after a day soaking up the sunshine for yet more traditional Mediterranean cuisine and perhaps yet more yummy cocktails.

www.solymarmykonos.com/
www.solymarmykonos.com/

Hippie Fish

This luxury beach restaurant and bar was featured in the film Shirley Valentine and is quirky yet beautiful. Enjoy lounging on the large sun pads or a dip in the crystal clear waters of Agios Ioannis in complete comfort. Be sure to try a few cocktails from the Hip Mixology Bar and enjoy a massage from the resident masseuse to feel completely at one with the surrounding relaxed atmosphere of Mykonos. For especially good seafood, take a seat in the restaurant and you can enjoy a lighter bite from the amazing sushi bar.

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If you want yet more inspiration or are ready to book an unforgettable holiday in the Cyclades, then don’t hesitate to contact us for more information and to see some amazing yachts!

BLADE6: A stunning new motor yacht in Greece

The winter is coming to an end and weather is already warm in Greece! The Greek Islands present an excellent all-round destination with literally thousands of islands, and the absolutely best way to explore them is by chartering a luxury yacht. Depending on the type of holiday you are looking for, each island serves a different purpose and your cruising holiday can be a mixture of cosmopolitan places, lovely beaches, unspoiled sceneries and less touristic -yet equally nice- islands.

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Experience Ancient Civilizations and Sail the Cyclades

With crystal blue waters, striking island scenery and a vibrant culture, the Cyclades archipelago off the coast of mainland Greece is one of the most exciting destinations to charter a yacht. This holiday offers something for everyone, from its crazy nightlife to its more serene spots, but what makes it truly unique is the fantastic historical and mythological stories behind these Aegean settlements. Here are some of the most spectacular islands to visit to get a taste for the thousands of years of history still visible today.

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A Food Guide for the Gorgeous Greek Cyclades

With famous islands such as Santorini and Mykonos making up part of this beautiful area of the Greek Cyclades coastline, it is easy to imagine, with the images brought to mind, as to why this is such a popular holiday destination. The quaint whitewash streets and stunning scenery are world-renowned with each inhabited island having its own individual culinary specialties to make this a vibrant and exciting charter destination this summer. GalleryImage_2983_5959_580975Due to the beautifully warm climate – ideal for sunbathing, but not so good for agriculture – the inhabitants of the islands rely largely on getting their fresh produce from the sea, making their seafood dishes exceptionally tasty with beautiful tangy flavours of the Aegean Sea. One of the only creatures that seems to thrive on land here is sheep and goats, who often roam freely on the islands which produce the beautiful cheese often associated with this area of the world.

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Summer In The Med Isn’t Over Yet!

The peak months of July and August have come and gone, but there are still great opportunities for yachting escapades in the Mediterranean. The weather is sunny, the sea is warm and great deals can be secured for yacht charters, making Greece, Southern Italy or the Balearics ideal destinations right now. The hordes of high-season tourists are gone, so you can enjoy the most popular places like the lovely vistas of Santorini or the Amalfi Coast in uninterrupted tranquility. Experience the Mediterranean of days gone by.


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