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.

Sailing spirit, Spirits and Sprits!

Escape the stress of work and the city for the island life! Time to swap the road traffic for the open ocean and head to the Caribbean this winter. If the prospect of lying on a beach all day sipping cocktails doesn’t excite you, let us find you a sailboat Tortola in just one of many gorgeous destinations to explore. Regardless of whether you are a keen sailor or you just want to get stuck in, there are opportunities for all experience levels during various regattas. This is a fantastic way to gel with crew, improve your sailing skills, and do something exciting to get your adrenaline pumping!11178286_10153033374399342_4044511799828842800_n Continue reading

Get JUST ENOUGH this Spring in the Caribbean

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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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The 2014 Antigua Charter Yacht Show Review

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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Gourmet and Yachting Perfection at the Antigua Charter Yacht Show!

Antigua Show

In just a little over 3 weeks Ben and Allison from the Boatbookings team will be heading to the Antigua Charter Yacht Show, from December 5-11, which showcases the world’s finest charter yachts. With 98 yachts already registered this will be a very rewarding and exciting and important show for us.  We look forward to reporting back to everyone after viewing all of these magnificent yachts and meeting the crews.

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REGINA, Super Yacht of James Bond Fame Available in the Caribbean Winter 2014-15!

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Do you want a yacht fit for 007 himself? Following a highly successful East Med summer season, REGINA is moving to the Caribbean. It is the second consecutive year that REGINA will be cruising the likes of St Maarten and St Barths, and her crew is looking forward to pampering their guests just like in a James Bond movie! REGINA “starred” alongside Daniel Craig in Skyfall, the latest 007 James Bond film, and since then she has built an impressive and extremely loyal clientèle amongst the world jetset.

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Early Booking Offers throughout April in the Mediterranean!

Spring has arrived and it’s time to turn the clocks forward and your sights towards the summer, and of course the all-important summer holiday. Our welcoming owners love booking early, and as such they’re offering some fantastic offers for those looking to sort out their plans this month for charters in June. One of our favourite luxury crewed catamarans is currently offering up to 15% off the charter fee and free delivery to a port of your choice on the French Riviera or in Corsica. This offer is only valid throughout April so book MUSE early for your summer holidays!

Screen Shot 2014-04-01 at 15.57.53Screen Shot 2014-04-01 at 15.58.27Our Managing Director thoroughly enjoyed the fresh and healthy food onboard MUSE at the Antigua Yacht Show. She also loved the fresh and keen crew, and the luxurious interior which is perfect for large family groups!

Screen Shot 2014-04-01 at 15.58.11Screen Shot 2014-04-01 at 15.58.41Screen Shot 2014-04-01 at 15.59.01MUSE has a huge beam so provides excellent inside and outside volume for everyone to find somewhere to relax and enjoy the beautiful sun or escape to the cool of the shade. For the more active family she’s well-equipped with water toys!

To take advantage of early booking incentives around the Mediterranean for this summer, contact our expert broker team today.

IMPERIAL PRINCESS for a truly Royal Charter in the Bahamas or the Caribbean

Following our blog on the newly-available-for-charter NAMELESS, we are continuing our blogs along the theme of beautiful interior design matched with sleek and sexy exterior style. IMPERIAL PRINCESS is one of Princess Yachts’ largest creations at an awe-inspiring 40 metres. Rave reviews from the Antigua Yacht Show combined with an award from the 2013 Super Yacht Design Awards make her really something worth talking about, but we’ll let the pictures do the talking here…

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IMPERIAL PRINCESS has stunning contemporary design with a neutral theme running throughout to create a calm and relaxing environment for your vacation. She accommodates up to 10 guests in 5 beautifully executed cabins, including a special “his” shower room and “hers” bathroom on the master. She has 8 crew to guarantee every need is satisfied.

imperialprincess4IMPERIAL PRINCESS is available around the Bahamas during the summer season, heading south to Antigua for the winter. For more information on chartering her, contact the Boatbookings team today.