Cracking Deals in Exotic Paradise

The tried and tested charter destinations in Europe; the Amalfi Coast, Ibiza, and the French Riviera to name but a few, are as popular and magnificent as ever. For those of you looking to get off the beaten path however, look no further than Thailand. Full-moon parties still attract young travellers in their hundreds but away from Kho Phangan, you’ll find untouched, white sandy beaches and blissful tranquillity.

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Some of you will have read about political unrest, but rest assured, the nation has returned once more to being a peaceful, paradise in the Andaman Sea. Even during the coup, tourist hot spots remained popular and unaffected as flights and charters all went ahead as normal. Now the coup is over, there is no further unrest and travellers should have no hesitation in visiting this stunning country.

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Although relatively new to the world of yachting, the charter market in Thailand has stunning boats on offer. With special offers in Phuket including free days on bareboat charters, and superb discounts on Azimuts and Ferrettis, there has never been a better time to charter.

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With brilliant sunshine guaranteed year-round in Thailand, the Ferretti 680 is a terrific charter yacht. The aft deck is a wonderful place to dine al fresco while enjoying the cool sea breeze. For lazy afternoons working on your tan, there are large sunpads both on the forward deck and on the flybridge.

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Below deck she is spacious and comfortable. Traditionally styled and with large windows, the saloon is the perfect place to spread out in the evenings and watch a film before retiring to the large, well-appointed cabins. This Ferretti can also accommodate up to 24 guests for day charters, so feel free to spoil your friends and family alike.

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If you are interested in chartering in Thailand, please don’t hesitate to contact the Boatbookings team.

Top Yachts for Southern Italy this summer!

The Boatbookings.com team love the South of Italy! Read on the find out more about our favourite yachts in this beautiful charter destination!

RIO BLU:

The RIO BLU is one of the best small day cruisers in the Mediterranean
The RIO BLU is one of the best small day cruisers in the Mediterranean

The RIO BLU is an excellent value motor boat for seeing all that the Amalfi Coast has to offer. She is stylish, comfortable and with plenty of space for the whole family. The skipper is a local of the area and always happy to show guests the best spots!

ECLIPSE:

ECLIPSE at full speed!
ECLIPSE at full speed!

ECLIPSE is one of the most popular models from the prestigious Azimut ship yard, she is sporty and luxurious with enough style for any charter guest. She is perfect for day charter, weekend charter or even for a week!

AICON 72:

The sporty AICON 72 is the perfect yacht for the Amalfi Coast
The sporty AICON 72 is the perfect yacht for the Amalfi Coast

This AICON 72 is a high performance cruiser with sleek lines and a modern interior. Her large sun pads on the foredeck provide the perfect vantage point from which to watch the stunning coastal scenery go by. She can accommodate up to 14 guests which makes her perfect for entertaining friends or clients!

Get in touch with our team of experts today to start planning your luxury yacht charter vacation on the Italian coast, or anywhere else in the world!

Palm Beach International Boat Show 2014!

With more than $1 billion worth of yachts water toys on show, the 29th Palm Beach International Boat Show is the place to be for yacht enthusiasts this March. Allison, one of the newest members of the Boatbookings team and a senior charter broker, specialising in American charters, will certainly not be missing out. She is particularly excited about seeing some of her favourite yachts taking stage amongst the worlds’ finest example of yacht building.

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VIVEREa stunning Azimut 116 will certainly be turning heads. Designed in Italy, with beautiful lines and a striking blue hull, she really is wonderfully elegant.

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From the first glance, you will find that her interior is similarly impressive. Indulgently furnished with rich mahogany and plush sofas, the salon is refined and luxurious. With natural light streaming in through large windows to create a light and airy atmosphere, this is a wonderfully relaxing space to relax and get away from it all.

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Above deck you are spoilt for choice. With plenty of areas to relax and soak up some rays, as well as a jacuzzi and drinks bar, each of your guests can settle down in their favourite spot and enjoy an unforgettable charter off the coast of Florida.

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Toys and water sports are of course a highlight on any charter and some of the newest and coolest technology is to be found in Florida this week. Not the least of these will be the Quadski. Featured just a couple of weeks ago in Top Gear when Jeremy Clarkson raced against Richard Hammond’s Alfa Romeo 4C, this revolutionary transforming quad bike / jet ski will be sure to draw a crowd.

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Allison has also been impressed by the breath-taking KATYA. With such an embarrassment of luxury available on board, it’s no hard to understand why. Spread over 4 decks and lavishly finished throughout, once you step aboard you will never want to leave.

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Feel like James Bond as you sip a martini in the classically cool sky lounge bar or enjoy a relaxing evening with a film in the supremely comfortable salon.

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Above deck admire the beautiful Caribbean sea around the Bahamas while you dine al fresco in one of a number of spots or feel like a rock star while you sun yourself in the jacuzzi. The choices are endless and you would be doing well to discover all of KATYA‘s treasures in a week.

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See it all for yourself this weekend at the boat show or if you miss out, don’t hesitate to get in touch with the Boatbookings team here.

The Best of Both Worlds – Part 2

Following our blog “The Best of Both Worlds – Part 1” we bring you The Best of Both Worlds Part 2 with another incredible vacation experience, this time the ultimate in the world of private chartering.

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We’ve just heard from the owners of WILJIM that they’re offering a fantastic private charter experience between Corsica and the French Riviera. The owner is keen on beautiful engineering and as well as his passion for beautiful motor yachts, he also has a passion for private air travel. For our valued charter guests this year he will offer an unforgettable trip incorporating private jet transfer, of which just the fuel is payable, and a one-way trip between Corsica and the French Riviera with no re-location fees!

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As well as this, WILJIM is offering incredible charter value for 6 sleeping guests at €3,500 per day, €9,300 for a long weekend or €21,700 per week. She’s a gorgeous Azimut 62E with the all-important addition of a flybridge for taking in mesmerising coastal views.

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Step onboard an take advantage of this incredible offer in both July and September, so whenever you’re looking to indulge we have the package for you!

PIMEX 2014 – Boatbookings broker is currently attending the greatest Phuket International Boat Show yet!

Our specialist broker in Thailand is currently attending the legendary Phuket International Boat Show! Hosted in January every year, this esteemed boat show features some of the most luxurious, high-end yachts on the charter market and is a key national event for the industry, bringing in over 8 billion THB revenue for the exotic location of Thailand!

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PIMEX 2014 is set to be the most impressive show yet!

The 2014 show is unprecedented in number of boats and their size! Asia’s largest yachting show will feature more boats than ever in the 70 to 95-foot range, as well as two superyachts over 100-foot!

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The amazing Azimut 105 is the largest yacht to be presented at PIMEX 2014!

We at Boatbookings are eager to hear our broker’s feedback from the show – we’re sure it is going to be more impressive than ever!

Watch this space for a full update next week including favorite yachts, new releases and perhaps even some itineraries!

Your 2014 To-Do list from Boatbookings

The Boatbookings team would like to send everyone a very Happy New Year and best wishes for 2014! With so much to look forward to it’s never too early to be thinking about your holiday plans for the year. We’ve compiled a very simple list of things to ensure an unforgettable year of memories with family and friends.

1. Visit Sardinia!

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Following a visit to Sardinia in 2013, Charles and Tom from our team cannot recommend it enough. Whether you’re looking to sail the beautiful east coast and experience the breathtaking National Park of La Maddalena, see the picturesque turquoise waters of Carloforte or enjoy the buzzing hot spot of Porto Cervo there’s something for you! If you’re stuck for where to see this summer, we guarantee Sardinia will provide you with an unforgettable charter holiday.

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SAFRA is a sleek and sexy Azimut 86S, perfect for seeing Sardinia in style!

2. Book your Spring Break and Winter Vacations to get the top picks in the Caribbean!

caribbean_viewWith an ever-growing demand for yachts over the two busiest holiday periods in the Caribbean, the Boatbookings team recommend getting in early to gain access to the best yachts available. Whether you’re looking for a bareboat charter, crewed catamaran or luxury motor yacht someone on the team has the best knowledge and experience of cruising grounds and boats to help you fully experience the magic of this area.

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There’s no better way to experience the Caribbean that by catamaran, and there’s no better catamaran than Lagoon 52 FREEDOM!

3. Try somewhere new! 

Whether it be Thailand, the MaldivesBelizeGreeceCroatia or the beautiful Balearics we have someone who can help you organise the holiday of a lifetime. There really is no better way to see these beautiful locations than by water. From bareboat sailing vacations to luxury motor yacht charters we have the boat for you.

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Contact us today, happy sailing awaits!

Top luxury yachts in Northern Sardinia – get the inside track for summer 2014

Northern Sardinia offers some of the best scenery in the Mediterranean, crystal clear waters and white sandy beaches and there’s only one way to see it all…by boat of course! This is why Sardinia has become our fastest growing Mediterranean destination.  Tom and Charles have recently returned from inspecting yachts for next summer (or earlier if you wish to beat the crowds!) so that we propose only the best to you.  See below for our top picks below.

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A view of the famous Costa Smeralda

SAFRA is our first recommendation, she is a gorgeous and sporty Azimut 86S. A top speed of 45 knots ensures that even the most demanding thrill seeker will be kept entertained! But don’t be mislead by her speed, SAFRA is spacious and extremely comfortable, she has 4 spacious staterooms to accommodate up to 8 guests in total comfort and luxury.

Captain David and his fantastic friendly crew will welcome you on board and look after you so that you can relax and enjoy your holiday on this beautiful yacht in a truly beautiful place.

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Stunning SAFRA

LADY CAROLA is our other top pick for Sardinia. Her berth is on the gorgeous La Maddalena island, a protected paradise just North of mainland Sardinia, easily accessible from Olbia. La Maddalena is the perfect place to start your charter from before heading south towards Cagliari,stopping off at the tranquil and breathtakingly beautiful port of Cannigione.

Captain Gianpaolo is one of the friendliest Captains Tom and Charles have ever met, his passion for the sea and for LADY CAROLA were clearly evident as he showed us around, he even let us sample some of his fantastic Italian cooking from his extensive menu full of fresh local ingredients!

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Elegant LADY CAROLLA

We have an extensive guide to planning your Sardinia Yacht Charter, including suggested itineraries, hot spots and weather patterns.  Please check it out, or contact our experts directly for further information.

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Speed and Luxury on the French Riviera: MOSAFA

Looking for a sleek and sexy boat for a last minute charter for a day or longer in the south of France? MOSAFA is a very beautiful Azimut 86 currently keen for charters from Antibes and around the south coast, and with reduced rates from just €30,000 per week she’s perfect for your last minute holidays exploring the Riviera.

Her keen crew even includes a fantastic chef, who along with the rest of the team will ensure you have an unforgettable charter from start to finish. Bring your offers for MOSAFA now, the Boatbookings team will organise your perfect charter no matter how last minute!

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Sleek, sexy, stylish and lively. MOSAFA’s array of performance enhancing engineering means she looks stunning whilst cruising even at speeds of up to 32 knots.

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Say goodbye to the end of summer blues and book your last minute charter today!

Charter A Luxury Yacht To The Maldives – A Surfers' Paradise

Maldives_SurfingThe beautiful and breathtaking Maldives are quickly establishing themselves as a world-class surfing destination. Consistent turquoise waves, golden tropical beaches, challenging coral reefs and relaxed attitudes have been seducing avid and professional surfers from across the globe. The Maldives are an ideal location for almost all surfing standards, with it possible to find a wave at most times of the seasons to suit the majority of beginners to the seriously advanced. Experience a memorable surfing holiday from on board your luxury yacht charter in the Maldives. Boatbookings has an excellent selection of luxury yachts that are perfectly suited for surfing and adrenalin-fuelled getaways.

Maldives_Surfing_1The magnificent turquoise blues of the Indian Ocean produce a varying degree of wave formations; including long rolling barrels, pipelines and ankle snappers. The Maldives archipelago is divided into three different surf areas: South Atolls, Central Atolls and the Male Atolls. The primary difference between these Atolls is the consistency, swell size and the level of popularity.

The Maldives experience a similar surf season to that of Indonesia, receiving inviting swells in March until April and from June to November. The best time to experience surfing in the Maldives is during the dry season, from March until April when there is a generally consistent surf of up to 12ft. The biggest swells are likely to occur during June, July and August so make sure to arrive before May if you are after clean waves and glorious weather.

Azimut 103S_2The best way to reach those secluded surf spots and to avoid the crowds is on board a luxury yacht charter. Boatbookings has an excellent selection of luxury yachts available that specialise in surfing holidays. Cruise overnight on a lavish charter yacht and wake up the following morning in some of the world`s most spectacular surf spots.

Indulge yourself in the surfing paradise that is the Maldives on board this Azimut 103S. She is the perfect luxury charter yacht, accommodating up to 10 guests in 5 spacious cabins.

If you would like to have an underwater experience of a life time from on board one of our luxury yacht charters, please feel free to contact us on charter@boatbookings.com, and we shall provide you with a tailor made itinerary and a selection of luxurious yachts.

Boatbookings.com now has greatly improved yacht images!

Today, the yachts on Boatbookings.com got a makeover! Head over to the website to see our new photo layout, which shows off the boats in all their glory. This layout makes it even easier to navigate the photographs and gets all the yachts at their best angle; we know it's the photos that you want to see, so the photos you shall get.

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We think that RHINO, a Riva Domino 86, and MOFASA, Azimut 86S, both look particularly good in this new format, and it really shows off just how fantastic all these yachts we have to offer you are.

At Boatbookings.com we can help you! We have a team of highly skilled professionals who are all extremely knowledgeable in their destinations and yachts; they will leave no stone unturned in order to bring together your charter of a lifetime.