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.

Heesen Launches 50m MASA Superyacht

Heesen have just launched MASA, their eighth yacht from the 5000 Aluminium Class. Omega Architects, responsible for designing the exteriors, created a stunning sporty profile. MASA will undergo extensive sea trials before delivery to her owners in time for the Mediterranean summer season.

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Heesen Superyacht Masa will accommodate 12 guests in 6 stunning cabins. Accommodation spaces will include the main deck master stateroom, as well as five suites below deck. MASA runs twin MTU 16V 4000 diesel engines, which propels her along at a top speed of 23 knots. Wherever the owners cruise this summer, Masa will turn heads in every Mediterranean hotspot; watch this space Cannes, Monaco and St Tropez!

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Although MASA will not be available for charter, Heesen Motor Yachts are superb charter yachts. Offering excellent craftsmanship and build quality, charter guests will enjoy impressive leisure facilities, entertaining spaces and unparalleled comfort. We have a fantastic range available throughout the world and your Boatbookings Charter Broker will be happy to prepare a presentation for your review.

Super Yacht of the Week: INCEPTION

This week’s super yacht of the week blog takes us to the Netherlands and the acclaimed Dutch shipyard, Heesen. One of the finest examples of their quality and luxurious finish is INCEPTION. Currently cruising the gorgeous waters of the Caribbean, including Saint Martin and Antigua, we think she’s the perfect yacht for active young families looking for an energetic and fun holiday but with the chance to relax and unwind. Inception is a blockbuster about dreams and INCEPTION offers the dream vacation.

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The Monaco Yacht Show 2014 – Set to be the biggest yet!

The Monaco Yacht Show – the world’s greatest homage to the world’s largest, wackiest and most incredible super yachts. 2013 saw another growth in the show with what critics called “the best selection yet” with a revival of the sailing yacht, and several new eco-friendly models such as the Arcadia 35 taking prime positions. We’ve just heard that 2014 is set to be even larger, with 14 new positions available to cater for an increase in demand.

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The new locations will make full use of the new Monaco Yacht Club due for completion this year. 118 spaces are now available for up to 120 metre yachts, with an average length per berth of well over 50 metres. The organisers are also allowing for an increase in exhibitors, adding 400 square metres for stands.

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GALACTICA STAR – Heesen’s new 65 metre super yacht was best in show for the Boatbookings team!

Sources say the extension shows a “great sign for economic recovery and major development in emerging markets.” We can’t agree more, and we certainly can’t wait to see the new arrivals for 2014! Keep up to date with the latest industry news and boat show updates by following us on Twitter.

Brand New 2013 Heesen Super Yacht: CRAZY ME

We are always excited when we hear about the release of a brand new super yacht, especially when it comes from the Heesen Shipyard. Founded in 1978, Heesen has become one of the leading yacht builders, synonymous with excellent build quality, elegance and impressive design features. The latest release from Heesen's Oss facility is the YN 16250, a 50m all-aluminium constructed semi-displacement super yacht, which has been christened Crazy Me. 

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Her new owner is a complete visionary, pushing the design boundaries and creativity of the Heesen team to create one of the most advanced super yachts yet. Gary Grant was responsable for the striking exterior lines, achieving his signature swoosh from bow to stern. Another impressive design feature sees the use of formed glass, which provides stunning aesthetics as well as fantastic sound insulation throughout the yacht.

Italian designer Christiano Gatto was appointed for the interior design, creating a linear and contemporary design, which seeks to enhance the space on board. One of our favourite design features is the glass bottomed pool, enhancing light to the aft deck below. In terms of performance, the maximum speed is 21 knots at half load. She will be able to accommodate up to 12 guests in 6 staterooms,  including one owner's suite, a VIP Cabin and four double cabins. She is due to be delivered in June 2013.

DALOLI Yacht Charter

If you cannot wait to charter a stunning Heesen luxury crewed motor yacht, we have a host of impressive vessels that will provide you and your family with an unforgettable yacht charter holiday. One of our favourites this month is DALOLI, a Heesen 120, available for charter from Athens.  Accommodating up to 8 guests in 4 cabins, she is the ideal choice for families looking to explore the Ionian Sea in style. We have a great sailing itinerary, which includes stops in Kefalonia, Lefkas and Zakynthos. If you are interested in water sports, DALOLI has a host of exciting toys to keep everyone entertained for hours!

Stunning decks on charter yacht DALOLI

Check out our website, www.boatbookings.com, and start searching for your luxury yacht charter in Greece for this summer. We have a team of highly skilled professionals who are extremely knowledgeable in their destinations and will be able to help you bring together the yacht, the crew and all the other aspects that make your charter special.

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Top Yachts at the 2013 Palma Yacht Show

Boatbookings.com at the 2013 Palma de Mallorca Yacht Show

Last week, multiple members from our team went to the prestigious Palma de Mallorca Yacht Show. The show is located at the foot of the stunning cathedral and invited brokers to see a host of yachts, ranging from luxury sailing to super yachts. Chartering a luxury yacht in the Balearic Islands provides endless opportunities to snorkel and swim with dolphins, as well as great flexibility. You can wake up in Palma and be in Ibiza or Formentera in just a few hours! Below, you will find the favourite yachts of Nieves Morales, charter manager and Ben Sutton, charter broker from this years show.

The Best Yacht of the Show: TIGER LILY OF LONDON – Pershing 90 – 3 Cabins – Ibiza – Formentera – Palma de Mallorca

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TIGER LILY OF LONDON is a stunning Pershing luxury motor yacht, accommodating up to 6 guests in 3 sumptuous cabins. She can take up to 8 guests overnight with her cinema room converting into an extra bed. The quality of the fixtures and fittings on this yacht are second to none, with no expense spared on the maintenance and upkeep. You would think she has just come out of the factory! Her decks are simply superb, with a sunbathing area on the bow, dining area to the aft, as well as a private area on her Flybridge. The deciding factor that made this our favourite luxury charter yacht on show was the crew.

Beautiful decks on board TIGER LILY

A charter boat can be in great condition and offer the latest toys, but it is the crew who will leave their lasting impression on your experience and memories.  Hanns had everything and more that you would look for in a captain. He is extremely experienced, possessing thorough knowledge of the Mediterranean, from Turkey to Spain. Not only was Hanns extremely professional, but he was also charismatic and had a way about him, which ensured that his clients automatically felt at home on board. If you fancy chartering a luxury yacht in Ibiza for a week this summer, look no further than TIGER LILY.

The Family Yacht Charter – ALCOR – Heesen 35m – 6 Cabins – Palma de Mallorca – Ibiza – Formentera

Luxury charter yacht ALCOR in Palma

M/Y ALCOR is a prestigious 35m luxury motor yacht from Heesen, accommodating up to 12 guests in 6 cabins. She is a yacht fit for a king, with luxurious accommodation and deck spaces throughout. Whether you want to charter this yacht for a week around Mallorca or are looking to host a luxury cocktail or birthday party, look no further than ALCOR! With 6 cabins, we would recommend gathering your family together for an unforgettable holiday.

Her crew are very diverse, bringing together multiple cultures from Peru, Cuba and Europe to create a unique and memorable charter experience. Get ready for some of the best food, drink, scenery and landscapes aboard ALCOR.

The Classic Yacht Charter – S/Y SEA SHUTTLE – 3 Cabins – Palma de Mallorca – Ibiza – Formentera

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S/Y SEA SHUTTLE was born in 1983 and has since successful completed over 50 Atlantic crossings. She is an extremely famous and popular 28m classic Jongert sailing yacht, accommodating up to 7 guests in 3 cabins. She has always been looked after and in 2012, she received a full interior and exterior refit, bringing her in line with the latest and best luxury sailing yachts of today.

This can be illustrated by her stunning tender, which is capable of reaching speeds of 50 knots! Whether you fancy a quick lunch in Ibiza or Formentera, anything is possible on board this sailing yacht. She has a brilliant English captain, who will ensure that every single wish is successful achieved during your boat charter. She also features a Thai chef, who will bring the very best in Asian cuisine, as well as your favourite Mediterranean classics. We look forward to helping you with your enquiries!

Check out our website, www.boatbookings.com, and start searching for your luxury yacht charter in the Balearic Islands for this summer. We have a team of highly skilled professionals who are extremely knowledgeable in their destinations and will be able to help you bring together the yacht, the crew and all the other aspects that make your charter special.

At Boatbloggings we will keep you updated on the latest industry show releases, news and gossip in the yachting world. If you are looking for more information on yachts, charters and other yachting gossip, please become a fan and like our Facebook page to receive up to date information on our publications. Follow us on Twitter and Google Plus too.

Andros Island; a Snorkeler’s Paradise and a Perfect Yacht Chartering Destination

A view of White Bay, Jost Van DykePart  2 of the exhilarating, snorkeling hotspots blog brings us to the picturesque Andros Island in the exotic Bahamas. Charter a luxury yacht in the Bahamas and visit one of the best snorkeling destinations in the world. Andros Island is an archipelago within the Bahamas and has an area greater than all 700 Bahamian islands combined. The island boasts the greatest botanical and marine life diversity than any other island in the Bahamas and possesses the third largest barrier reef in the world.

The marine biosphere of Andros Island is truly astonishing, an abundance of mangrove swamps, ocean craters, shallow sands and tidal streams form a rich and prosperous marine life. The island’s sprawling coral reef is made up of oceanic craters and vertical caves creating a rich dark and light blue ocean. Dean’s Blue Hole on Long Island in the Bahamas is the deepest oceanic crater known to man. snorkeling

Andros Island boasts the best snorkeling and deep sea diving in the whole of the Bahamas. Marvel at the majestic humpback whales following their yearly migration route or the pilot whales that frequently visit these warm and inviting shores. Stingrays frolic in the shallow waters, swarms of French grunts scurry across the ocean floor and Caribbean reef sharks lurk in the depths. Sea turtles, grouper, snapper and even bottlenose dolphins can be admired in the crystal blue water that engulfs Andros Island.

AT LAST is a luxurious motor yacht berthed in the Bahamas. She boasts 5 lavish and well-furnished cabins suitable for 10 guests. AT LASTAT LAST has a well designed water-jet system and a very low draft (1.68 meters) which makes her ideally suited for chartering in the Bahamas. Spacious decking, en suite bathrooms, Jacuzzi and an incredible array of water toys make this a luxury charter to remember.

At Boatbookings,we organise luxury yacht charters all around the world with our highly qualified team. We leave no stone unturned in matching not just the yacht and the destination to your requirements but also the crew, itineraries and all other subtle aspects that comes together to create a charter of a life timekids inflatable obstacle course!

Heesen Yachts Unveils a New 58m Superyacht Design

The partnership of Heesen Yachts and Francesco Paszkowski has, in the past days, released a brand new 58m design. With stylistic elements taken from automotive and aeronautical vehicles, the yacht looks classy and modern, with  curved lines at every angle.

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The design, from every perspective, has been thought through entirely. The sun-bed area on the fore-deck contribute to the sleek look of the new Heesen. Indeed the stern of the 58m Francesco Pazskowski yacht design is very distinctive with its swim-platform embellished with full-width steps, symmetric stairs around the sun-pads to access the aft deck and the two unconventional openings for the mooring springs. The elongated swim deck furthers the elegant image which this new design portrays, as she glides through the water with grace, seen in each image.

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An unusual design feature, however, is located on the fore deck where a bimini lifts up to reveal and shade an open-air lounge space. Guests are accommodated in five cabins. The full-beam master suite is traditionally located on the main deck, while the rest of the guests are on the lower deck in two twins and two double cabins.

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Whilst this stunning yacht isn’t yet on the market for charter, there are plenty of other Heesens which are. AT LAST is a beautiful 44m model, which oozes tradition and class. She is available for charter in the Bahamas, complimented with all the water toys you could wish for, including a fully inflatable slide. She has plenty of space in all cabins for all guests, and accommodates up to 11 guests in 5 cabins. With a crew of 8, your every need will be tended to and you will be sure to have the charter of a lifetime.

Looking to charter a yacht? Head to www.boatbookings.com, the leading online yacht charter broker, or email us at charter@boatbookings.com and one of our Charter Specialists will get back to you shortly.

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