Horizon Yachts FD92 will launch in 2020

Horizon yachts will continue to build their popular Fast Displacement line with the 28m FD92, which is scheduled for delivery in July 2020. The historic power catamaran manufacturer is famous for delivering standout charter catamarans operating in the Caribbean. These catamarans are fantastic for exploring destinations like the Bahamas with their small drafts, as well as fast island hopping in the Virgin Islands.

The tri-deck Horizon superyacht was designed from the owner’s desire to build a yacht with both an enclosed sky lounge and an open flybridge. The FD92 will feature an extended hull for greater exterior spaces. For those interested in lifestyle, she is perfect for al fresco dining and lounging. The forward jacuzzi area is the perfect place to relax at anchor with a glass of champagne. Can you see yourself anchored in the magical Colombiers bay in St Barths?

The Horizon FD92 has five cabins. These will include a full-beam master on the main deck and four further staterooms below. There will be accommodation for three crew aboard. Spend your days relaxing on the foredeck sunpads and a jump in from the fully-equipped swim platform. Enjoy captain’s cocktails in the bar on the upper deck before sampling your chef’s delights. There is no better holiday than chartering a yacht.

Watch this space for the latest manufacturer news and releases, as well as destination insights into the world’s best yacht charter destinations. Contact the Boatbookings Team today!

New Years Eve in St Barths

The months between December and March are the best time to visit the leeward islands of St Barths, Anguilla, and St Martin. You can choose from 20 beaches in St Barths, including the beautiful Colombier beach on the West side of the island, accessible only by boat. St Jean, Flammands and Grande Club De Sac are also a must on your charter.

St Barths not only offers beautiful beaches, fine-dining restaurants, beach bars and some of the clearest waters in the world it also offers an unforgettable New Years Eve. In the yachting world, St Barths is well known as the best place to charter a yacht for an unforgettable introduction to the new year with one of the best New Years Eve parties in the world. Think superyachts, fireworks, fine dining beach clubs and celebrity spotting. A-listers including Leonardo DiCaprio, Rihanna and Jay Z often drop in at St Barths to see in the New Year in true style.


How to spend your New Years Eve in St Barths


New Years Eve Regatta
The annual New Years Eve Regatta takes place around the island of St Barths. This regatta is a fun-regatta and welcomes a glass of champagne across the start-line.


Spend the evening in one of the best restaurants in St Barths
The cuisine offered on the island is a distinct combination of sophisticated French fine dining and Caribbean influenced street food. Gustavia is home to restaurants such a Bagatelle and Bonito. Both restaurants combine elegance with the rustic nature of the Caribbean. Other restaurants to visit on the island are Le Gaiac at Toiny or Le Bartolomeo at Grande Cul de Sac. After dinner head over to Do Brazil or the Eden Rocks Sands bar to be a part of one of the globes most exclusive parties. 


Nikki Beach New Years Party
Celebrate the New Year on a beach with copious amounts of Rose and Champagne. Dance the night away at Nikki Beach with performances from famous singers. If you manage to do so, get an invite to the private members club Le Yacht Club and celebrate at an after party!


Set sail to St Martin or Anguilla on New Years day
The islands of St Martin and Anguilla are only a short sail away from St Barths. If you want to find a secluded beach or a cove to anchor up on New Year’s day, look no further than heading to the pristine beaches of Anguilla or St Martin! Anguilla and St Martin are renowned for being diving hotspots and are more tranquil than St Barths! If you wish to spend your New Years day relaxing and watching the sunset on a white sand beach then look no further than this location to begin 2020 in the best way. St Barths is truly is one of the world’s best charter destinations. Boatbookings knows the region and boats and can find you the ideal charter yacht, be it Super or Mega Yacht, crewed, sail, motor or catamaran.

Contact Alice today to find out how you can spend your charter in the stunning St Barths.

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.

Get JUST ENOUGH this Spring in the Caribbean

Caribbean

What do you look for in a spring holiday destination? Maybe you live in Europe and have the opportunity to escape three months of cold weather and want to utilise your children’s holidays to travel to the Caribbean?  You could be lucky enough to have the Caribbean on your doorstep but seek inspiration on a new holiday hotspot? After extensively travelling around the Caribbean for three months of yacht shows, the Boatbookings Team know exactly where you should go for Spring Break and how you should do it!

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Embark upon a Worldwide Gastronomic Adventure in 2015

Happy New Year’s Eve from the Boatbookings Team! It has been a spectacular year full of stunning reviews from unforgettable charters all around the world. If you didn’t get the chance to get away as much as you would have liked, get together with your family over the holidays and start planning for next year! With an experienced Brokerage Team all around the world, we look forward to helping no matter where you want to go. If you need something to tickle your tastebuds, you will be inspired below!

The French Riviera
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