Boatbookings hit Monaco Yacht Show

The Boatbookings Team are looking forward to seeing the latest Riva, Ferretti, Sunreefs and more at the Monaco Yacht Show.

Monaco Monte Carlo sea view with yachts

Where?

Based on the iconic Port Hercules in the principality of Monaco, the Monaco Yacht Show represents the height of exclusivity. Each year, the Monaco Yacht Show curates a display of more than 125 extraordinary one-off superyachts built by the world’s most respected and well-known shipyards and welcomes leaders from the yachting industry. 

Yachts line the Harbour in Monaco – Monte Carlo

What’s at the Monaco Yacht show?

Here, around forty new launches are annually unveiled in a worldwide debut, attracting the yachting industry’s exclusive focus. 580 exhibiting companies and partners participate, with the show providing the ultimate showcase for industry influencers from the most reputable names in the yachting industry.

The MYS is the premier luxury event worldwide where visitors can discover the greatest aspects of superyachting against the glamorous backdrop of Monaco.

Here’s what we can’t wait to see!

BASH

BASH’s sophisticated black hull and cool beige superstructure exudes class. The elegant interior has a regal feel, showing traditional soft style furnishings in red and gold with ivory carpets and polished wood flooring.

The interior elevator gives access to all decks. BASH has spacious outdoor decks with shaded lounging areas and plenty of seating. The sun deck offers an outdoor cinema, Jacuzzi, sun pads and bar area with a beer tap. A teak beach club can be found at the swim platform allowing easy access to the water.

BASH presents a rare mixture of classical design with modern features both of which add to her exemplary status as one of Benetti’s finest productions.

Available for charter on the French and Italian Riviera

ELYSIUM I

ELYSIUM I is a breathtaking, brand new 2019 Riva Dolce Vita 110 crewed motor yacht.

The Riva 110 project, Riva’s new fiberglass flagship, is a promise of style, design, and performance to reach levels never seen before. The Riva 110 promises to be a magnificent and beautiful flybridge yacht, as well as larger than ever before. 

The completely renewed hull design measures almost 110 feet in overall length, with a beam larger than 11 feet. 

Characterized by a super sporty profile, the Riva 110 exhibits a large window in the hull with an integrated porthole. On deck, a long glass ceiling that stretches along the entire living room and it is formed by glass framed in stainless steel. 

The aft is equipped with the innovative Submersible bathing platform, the exclusive movement system that Ferretti Group has patented, which has already convinced experts and triumphed during the Boat Builder Awards 2016 in Amsterdam.

Available for charter in the Balearics, we can’t wait to see this stunning yacht.

INCEPTION

The impressive ultra-modern interior features ebony wood with black steel accents and luxurious grey fabrics and brown leather.

Situated on the Main deck is a well-appointed study which converts seamlessly into a massage room, with the onboard masseuse available from 4pm onwards. There is also a formal dining on the Main Deck and further dining available on the spacious sun deck as well as a tiger’s eye stone bar with seating for four. The sun deck has a huge Jacuzzi for 12 people and a vast shaded area which is retractable over the bar area.

The Master cabin has a king size bed which rotates 360 degrees with panoramic views. The Owner’s deck has a private Jacuzzi, two hammocks which can be mounted either side, 4 sunloungers, an icemaker and fridge.

The full-beam VIP situated on the Main deck has a fold down balcony which sits directly over the water and gives exterior privacy to the guests. The views can be enjoyed from the chaises longues inside the cabin or from deck chairs on the balcony.

The forward deck has a seating area with a retractable canopy and incorporated surround sound speakers for when the 50″ tv is set up to make an exterior cinema.

80 SUNREEF POWER

The 80 Sunreef Power is a versatile yacht for long cruises in ultimate comfort, blending performance, autonomy and stability. Taking luxury and seaworthiness to a new dimension this exclusive multihull craft offers infinite options for a bespoke décor and layout. The vast alfresco relaxation areas of the catamaran include a full-beam forward terrace and an impressive flybridge. The power catamaran option will give an insight into the space available on 7X, a sailing 80 Sunreef available in Croatia.

Boasting huge volumes, with more than 340 square meters of living spaces and classically-inspired lines.

An expansive main saloon forms the heart of the yacht, as a gathering place to socialise, entertain and relax. The modern, minimalist décor includes teak paneling, backlit quartz, leathers, and chic styling. The main saloon is flooded with light and boasts stunning views out across the water, while large doors connect inside and out to create one huge living area. The saloon leads smoothly to the aft deck cockpit, which features an alfresco dining space, sun pads and easy stepped access down to the water.

West Coast of Corsica Part 2:

A short cruise around from Ajaccio you will arrive in Propriano, a beautiful fishing harbor in the narrowest part of the Valinco Golf in Corsica.

Propriano

The majority of the buildings date from the early 19th century, prior to this the area was occupied by Romans and Greeks, but having been frequently attacked by pirates in the late 18th century, little remains of early Propriano.

Propriano is mainly one long cobbled street with luxury shops, cafes and bars in the traditional old houses, it’s a lovely place to explore. Propriano has become quite a popular area in Corsica thanks to her numerous close by beaches including Plage du Lido, a stunning white sandy beach with views over the gulf of Propriano.

Roccapina?

Further south after a leisurely cruise you will find the beautiful Plage de Roccapina, a 2km stretch of white sand adorned with magnificent rock formations including the Roccapina Lion. 

A little inland from Roccapina beach is the stunning Domaine de Murtoli, a natural and peaceful resort with the stunning beach restaurant La Table de la Plage, inspired by an ancient fisherman’s hut, furniture made of driftwood and shaded by olive and mastik trees.

The restaurant offers gastronomic food including locally grown meat, freshly caught fish or seafood seasoned to enhance their flavour. Chef Renard Laurence has created a selection of their most popular ‘ecorces’ to enjoy in the lounges or on the sunbeds where relaxation is paramount.

Bonifacio

On the southernmost point of Corsica when you cruise the straights of Bonifacio, it is truly magnificent, with dramatic limestone cliffs on either side, you cruise for around an hour and a half before arriving at the pretty town consisting of brasseries, bars, and cafes, the perfect place to enjoy an evening ashore.

Porto Vecchio around to the east of Bonifacio is known as the ‘Pearl of the south’, with winding narrow streets inside the ramparts offering many restaurants, shops and cafes. Porto Vecchio has an Italian chic which gives a great energy to the town.

Porto Vecchio is home to the exquisite white sandy beach Santa Giulia and the stunning Palombaggia with perfect sand and a red rock backdrop. 

Contact Cordy at Boatbookings to plan your 2020 Corsica yacht charter.

How should I start my Yacht Charter Experience?

The Boatbookings Charter Broker Team are often asked whether it is a good idea to arrive the day before their Mediterranean yacht charter. The answer is always, yes! Travelling in the summer is busy, so arrive early, get into the time zone and make sure you’re relaxed ahead of embarking on your private yacht vacation.

Athens & Greece Yacht Charter

King George Hotel, Athens

A Greece yacht charter will continue to be the standout activity for summer 2020. Flying from California takes over 12 hours, crossing 10 time zones. Stay in Athens and explore one of the most mystical cities in the world. We have just returned from the city and spent some time at the King George Hotel, which offers spectacular views over Syntagma Square, as well as the Acropolis. You will then your Greece yacht charter itinerary full of energy and excitement!

Eze & French Riviera Yacht Charter

Château de la Chèvre D’Or, Eze

The French Riviera is home to some of the best hotels, restaurants and beach clubs in the world, so it would be a shame to not include them in your South of France adventure. Set high above the bay of St Jean Cap Ferrat lies the ancient citadel of Eze and the world famous Château de la Chèvre D’Or. The hotel has dazzled the most discerning guests and even played host to Morgan Freeman and Jack Nicholson in the blockbuster movie The Bucket List. If you do not have time in your schedule, ask your Boatbookings Broker to include dinner on your French Riviera motor yacht charter itinerary.

Rome & Amalfi Coast Yacht Charter

Hotel de Russie, Rome

Is there a more famous city in the world? Whether you feel inclined to visit the Pope and tour Vatican City, or step in the footsteps of Robert Langdon and hop from one Piazza to the next, Rome has something for everyone. Stay in the heart of the action at the Hotel de Russie in Piazza del Popolo and be pampered by world class service, cuisine and hospitality. The hotel has one of our favourite interior courtyards, which is the ultimate place to unwind ahead of your Amalfi Coast yacht charter.

Whichever destination you choose, our Brokers will guide you to the heart of the action so that you make the most of your time away. Complete our Enquiry Form today and set sail on an adventure like no other!

Jenner’s superyacht birthday 2019

Inside the 1,500,000 EUR a week Superyacht – Tranquillity.

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Kylie Jenner

The originally named Motor Yacht Equanimity, renamed Tranquility, has been parading around the Italian and French Coast with the worlds youngest billionaire, Kylie Jenner. Kylie has been celebrating her 22nd birthday in true style – we’ve been saying it for years, celebrating on yachts is the best way!

Kylie Jenner, the famous half-sister of the Kardashian Klan, owns and produces her own makeup named ” Kylie Cosmetics” which have made several appearances during her charter. The reported worth of Kylie Jenner is $900 million,

M/Y TRANQUILLITY – THE FACTS.

  • Summer prices: €1,500,000 per week  + expenses
  • Winter prices €1,100,000 per week + expenses
  • Number of Cabins: 11
  • Total Guests (Sleeping): 18
  • Total Guests (Cruising): 26
  • Max N° of Guests for Quayside Events: 120
  • Cabin Configuration: 9 Double, 2 Twin, 2 Convertible
  • Total Crew: 29
  • Number of Beds: 13

M/Y TOBY available to charter in ITALY

M/Y TRANQUILLITY WATERTOYS

  • 2 x Hodgson Tenders 10.5m
  • 4 x kayaks 
  • 3 x Jet skis
  • 2 Wakeboards, 
  • 4 Paddleboards
  • 1 trampoline with the runway. 
  • 2x Seabobs F5S
  • 1x Quick Charger
  • 1x Radinn Electric Wakeboard
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The mother of one, has been experiencing some of the best cruising grounds in the whole of the Mediterranean. Fancy living like the rich and famous? Check out our Luxury crewed yachts! We also have a large selection of yachts in The Amalfi Coast and the French Riviera.

West Coast of Corsica Part 1.

Broker Cordy gives an insight into her time working onboard Megayachts

One of my favorite places to cruise when I worked onboard mega yachts (Giga yachts weren’t around then!) was the stunning West coastline of Corsica. I was fortunate to work for a wonderful English family who adored this area, so it is where we spent the majority of the summer. On a displacement yacht cruising at around 12knots, the journey from Cannes to St Florent is around 10 hours which can normally be achieved overnight. So, if you are on the French Riviera and fancy something a little different, why not enjoy a wonderful dinner on board anchored at the Iles des Lerins, Cannes, and then start your journey after this. Be sure to ask the crew to wake you up at dawn to dolphin watch! One of the most amazing experiences at sea.

Arriving in St Florent is stunning, this pretty little fishing port has a host of local restaurants and bars huddled around the marina. Restaurant de l’Europe and Le Grill are perfect places to sit in the sun and watch the world go by!

Having relaxed in the sun, head one street back to the old town full of independent shops selling local charcuterie and souvenirs. Keep heading up and you will reach the citadel, steps from the citadel car park lead down to a small beach. The stunning cathedral de Nebbio is found on the other side of the town on the Chemin de la Cathedrale and is most definitely worth a visit.

For the more energetic persons amongst your group, Le Roya Beach can be found to the southeast of the town offering water sports including windsurfing, sailing, kayaking, jet skis and scuba diving! There really is something for everyone!

Heading west from St Florent is the beautiful town of Calvi. Coming into port you have an incredible view of the citadel, once docked, it is definitely worth climbing up the cobbled streets for breathtaking panoramic views of your surroundings. There are some great restaurants up here as well as the voguish Chez Tao bar!

Once you have soaked up the incredible views, wander around the shops through the old cobbled streets of the town. The marché de l’Orée des Pins is full of local charcuterie, grapes, cheeses, and amazing pastries!

Around the corner, further West from Calvi is possibly the most beautiful spot in the Med! Girolata is a fortified bay at the south of the Scandola Nature Reserve. The setting is spectacular, with the village perched on the peninsula and surrounded by the sea and the famous red rock mountains of this area.  This bay is a wonderful place to anchor and swim ashore to the beautiful beach.

Further south in the Scandola National Park is the bay of Porto where you can find a pretty little village and see more of the stunning Calanques de Piana rock formations.

Having enjoyed the National Park, further south again you will find Ajaccio, famous for being the birthplace of Napoleon Bonaparte! You can visit the Maison Bonaparte, now a national museum, the ancestral home of the Bonaparte family, to discover more about his life. Ajaccio’s charming old town is a great place to amble and enjoy the beautiful architectural features and stunning landmarks such as the Cathedrale Notre-Dame-de-l’Assomption.

The pretty port of Ajaccio is adorned with bars and restaurants serving seafood and pizzas. The perfect place to soak up the atmosphere and admire the view!

Contact Cordy at Boatbookings to plan your Corsican adventure and please keep reading the blog for part 2 of the West Coast of Corsica!

SUPERTOY – The unsung hero of the Riviera!

SUPERTOY – The unsung hero of the Riviera!


Boatbookings on M/Y SUPERTOY

Broker Cordy (4th from the right below) had the pleasure of a night cruise and dinner aboard SUPERTOY in July 2019, and was astounded by not only the yacht but also the devoted, diligent crew.


The Crew

Based in the South of France, Captain John (above) and his team have been together for over 6 years and they work together like a well-oiled machine. The service is attentive but discreet and totally on point.

Captain John (the middle gentleman) loves to take clients to anchor. In his own words, ‘That’s the idea of being on a boat, right?!’ So we were treated to a starlit dinner at anchor between the Cannes islands! There really is nothing more special than spending time on the water away from your day to day life and feeling like you have rejuvenated.


Service and Food

Chef Gary’s food is highly accomplished, hostess Edina is very professional and effortlessly ensured that we wanted for nothing during our time on board.

SUPERTOY is surprisingly spacious and offers incredible value for money. Her best feature is her huge flybridge area complete with bar and vast sunbathing pads.

Captain John also helms the boat from up here so it’s the perfect area to get to know the crew whilst cruising along the French Riviera.

Her aft deck table very comfortably seats all 10 guests and her interior volume is incomparable to her contemporaries.

We wholeheartedly recommend the fabulous SUPTERTOY. With some high season availability remaining, please contact Cordy to book your charter on board for summer 2019!

Introducing Byblos Beach

Cap Camarat is a cap located in the southern part of the peninsula of Saint Tropez. For its wealth of flora and fauna is one of the protected coastal areas of France.

Introducing Byblos beach in St Tropez, a new addition to Pampelonne for this summer!

Colorful historical Old Town of St Tropez, a popular resort on Mediterranean sea, Provence, France

Food

Byblos beach is set to become one of the hottest spots on the Riviera this summer. Food is created by the same chef as in the hotel, executive chef Rocco Séminara, and the pastry chef, Stéphane Marin. Together they will offer light and tasty creations with a distinctively Mediterranean flavor. Made from top quality produce including mouthwatering ceviche, fresh vegetables, grilled meat, a range of olive oils, homemade ice cream and sorbet to name a few.

Vibes

With the same chic and elegant vibe as in the main restaurant, Byblos Beach is sure to be a hit with the many holidaymakers that flock to the Riviera every summer. The signature color scheme of orange, splashes of yellow and bespoke wooden furniture is sure to relax all her visitors for a long lazy lunch in the sun.

Charter a crewed yacht for the week!

Eco-aware

She is priding herself on being eco-friendly with her water and electricity consumption being eco-orientated and the use of plastic prohibited, so you can dine in style and know that you are being kind to your surroundings.

Rent a day charter in St Tropez!

Cocktails

They will have relaxing musical afternoons with early evening cocktails concocted by head barman Mathieu Tourtet served with tasty and original canapes.

Contact

Contact one of our brokers now to secure your yacht charter to head to the new Byblos beach in St Tropez.

Voiles de Saint Tropez Regatta

St Tropez

Quite simply, St Tropez is the most glamorous destination on the globe. Although known today for the discovery of Bridgette Bardot, the 1980’s superyachts, and the infamous Villebrequin swim shorts, the quaint fishing village was depicted by the 19th-century artists of Paul Signac which paved the way for its reputation today. St Tropez is surrounded by the Maures mountains, crystal blue waters and 17th-century Provencal-style buildings which line

In the yachting world, St Tropez will always be the most exclusive place to visit due to its inaccessibility from airports and land. Unless you want to spend the entire day in a car on very busy motorways, a boat is the only way to visit St Tropez with style. It is the only place on the French Riviera which lies untouched by commercialism, retaining a southern French charm that cannot be replicated by any other European destination.

The regatta

The Voiles de Saint Tropez regatta takes place at the end of September. The regatta sees more than 300 yachts and almost 4000 sailors annually gathering in the town to race. The regatta comprises of very varied fleets with the Rolex Trophy being the most prestigious draw towards the regatta. The prize is presented to the winning crew in a memorable prize giving ceremony on the final day of the regatta.

The 2018 Voiles de St Tropez regatta saw the celebration of the dragon fleet, build by Scottish builder and designer, William Fife. Many other one-off yachts will be racing in this regatta. Expect to see any size, any modification and any performance in this regatta. It is the European regatta for everyone. The regatta is international and welcomes sailors from all across the globe.

A regatta yacht charter is the best way to enjoy a sailing yacht without the responsibility of using your own boat in the regatta. This gives you the perfect opportunity to get your team involved in one of the most competitive regattas alongside visiting the French Riviera. Whether you’re a seasoned yacht racer or if this is a bucket list idea contact Boatbookings to find out more about the regatta and to get to know the best boats that would suit your group!

To be a part of the Voiles de St Tropez, get in contact with Boatbookings to plan your next regatta yacht charter. Broker Alice, regularly attends the St Tropez regatta and looks forward to meeting you in St Tropez in 2019. You can either find her on the water or admiring art in the Provencal streets!

FIRECRACKER REVIEW

25% discount if you book in May 2019! Contact us now!

FIRECRACKER has long been one of our favorite yachts on the French Riviera. With her defining shape, and dark hull you will often see her in some of the most exclusive places. Her home is in the French Riviera, and here she stands proudly amongst her Superyacht sisters.


Captain

Fly helm station

Long-standing Captain Jonathan has been at her helm for 3 years and is looking forward to his 4th season on board. He is a firm favorite with our clients and knows all the best spots the Riviera has to offer.


Food

New chef Daniel comes with a wealth of experience from cooking at one of the top 50 world restaurants, Maido in Peru.

Adding to this, he has worked in various Michelin Star and AA Rosette rated restaurants such as Kilworth House Hotel, The Whitebrook (where the Head Chef Chris has just won for his main course “The Great British Menu”) and Adams Restaurant.

He then moved on to a 55m motor yacht in Greece before joining FIRECRACKER where he is super excited to impress each and every client to come aboard.


Social

Aft dinning area

We love FIRECRACKER as she is constantly updated and maintained to the highest standard. Her light and the modern interior offers great volume for her size and leads seamlessly to her vast aft deck where you can dine and relax al freso.


Lounging

Bow sunpads

Her sunpads on the bow are great for cruising along in the summer sun and taking in the stunning views of the French Riviera.


Activities

She also has an impressive list of water toys for the thrill seekers amongst you! The list includes: seabobs, snorkel gear, wakeboards and more!

All this for 25% off the asking price in May?! I couldn’t believe my eyes either… get in touch and speak with Cordy now for more information on this amazing opportunity!