A Day in the Life of an Intern Part VIII

Whoever said the life of an intern was filled with those horrible jobs that nobody else wants to do? A sunny September’s day saw broker Ben and I heading off to the glamorous St Tropez for an amazing day at sea aboard the beautiful KIDI ONE.

Strolling through St Tropez, it’s not hard to see why so many return to this stunning town year after year. St Tropez is a beautiful little fishing village at first glance, however, through the windy cobbled streets, lined with charming terracotta buildings lies a vibrant shopping capital. Designer boutiques nestled into petite, classically French buildings with shuttered windows and golden walls. Eventually the narrow, windy streets open up to the port, a fascinating juxtaposition of beautiful, quaint buildings against immense, modern Super Yachts and bustling bars. St Tropez truly is a sleepy, fishing village that has been brought to life and doused in glamour and I was instantly enchanted.

Upon meeting our fellow travellers, a lively and welcoming group of brokers from other companies, I was gifted with a beautiful little bracelet to commemorate my day at sea in St Tropez! We were all split between 3 beautiful yachts NEGARA, OF VILLA ROMANA and ours, KIDI ONE. KIDI ONE glided toward us, effortlessly cutting through the water, a vision in sparkling white with royal blue detailing. KIDI ONE was beautiful, with the theme of turquoise running throughout the exterior, hints of blue in the salon and then glossy, cherry brown and crisp white with splashes of gold spreading elegance and class throughout the guest cabins and bathrooms, the photographs truly do not do it justice.

Ben and I sat on the sun pads on the bow of the yacht and the views were breath taking, stunning yachts, towering mountains flourishing with green and the sparkling sea, St Tropez is paradise. Finally, we came to a halt and anchored beside Plage de L’Escalet, the hillside teeming with lavish villas and the sea, an incredible shade of turquoise. Now it was time for water toys! My first choice, the humble paddleboard – easy! Or so I thought. My first attempt at standing up resulted in my first plunge into the icy cold water, the September Sea is beautiful and wonderfully energising. I powered through, yet round 2 was still unsuccessful and resulted in another soaking, perhaps paddleboarding is not for me. On to the big boy toys, the Sea Bob, whizzing across the surface of the sea was the most incredible feeling, though I didn’t dare dive beneath the surface, it was an amazing rush to skim across the surface of the water like a human jet ski, that’s a new one for the Christmas list!

The afternoon was spent munching on Foie Gras sandwiches, sipping wine and getting to know everyone in an incredible setting. Too much food and too much fun resulted in a quick power nap on the sundeck in the warm glow of the sun – bliss. After an amazing day in dazzling St Tropez we finally cruised back to dry land.

Being able to meet so many wonderful people and experience such an incredible yacht in the most enchanting place was truly surreal and an experience I will never forget! Boatbookings internships are definitely not your average internship, with so much responsibility making way for valuable experiences and, of course, it doesn’t hurt getting to charter for the day on a stunning luxury yacht!

Super Yacht of the Week: ANTELOPE III

Summer getaways in Italy – does it really get much better? Steeped in history, culture and tradition, Italy is home to some of the most visited places in the world and when combined with your very own luxury charter yacht, you have one of the best summer holidays on earth. Our Super Yacht of the Week ANTELOPE III combines speed, style and sophistication, the perfect platform to conquer Southern Italy this summer!

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Escape to the Stunning Seychelles!

For over 40 years, the Seychelles National Parks Authority (SNPA) has been taking care of some of the most pristine waters in Asia….the marine national parks of the Seychelles! The Seychelles are easily accessible nowadays, with regular international flights from South Africa, Asia and the Middle East flying into the main island of Mahe. The other main island, Praslin, is about 4-5 hours sailing to the north, or you can take the fast catamaran service to start your Seychelles yacht hire in Praslin.

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Celebrate and Honeymoon on BLOSSOM!

What could be more perfect than sailing island to island in the beautiful British Virgin Islands for your Honeymoon Charter?! The BVIs are one of the most beautiful cruising areas for a romantic getaway, the islands are so close together you have time to enjoy it all. Upon returning from the BVI Charter Show one of the catamarans that stood out amongst all the others, and would be perfect for a honeymoon yacht or just a romantic getaway, is the 48′ Leopard BLOSSOM!  She really made a lasting impression on everyone and also came in 2nd place in Multihulls under 57′.

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Christmas Crewed Cat Countdown 2016!

With Christmas in the BVIs nearly upon us, we wish all of you a fantastic festive period in possibly the best place on earth to charter a catamaran. It’s time to consider Christmas 2016; if you haven’t organised your crewed catamarans BVI is the most fantastic destination. For a trip this year, now is the time to seriously consider Christmas 2016. With all the best catamarans being booked up near on a year in advance, you can pick the creme de la creme of yachts available!

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Motor Yacht Charter Cannes with RG 512 for Summer 2015

The French Riviera is the ultimate luxury holiday destination, but your summer plans are not complete without a yacht charter Cannes being the most popular choice for many. It is understandable when you a have a mile of the world’s finest boutiques, hotels, restaurants and beach clubs, not to mention the majestic Cannes fireworks display. Even if you do not stay in Cannes, it is the must-see destination on your yacht charter itinerary from Monaco to St Tropez.

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Super Yacht of the Week: KOJI

We’re excited about Spring here on the French Riviera, and even more excited about Spring events! With MIPIM out the way we’re firmly into events season and we’re turning our eyes to the excitement of the Monaco Grand Prix. With this in mind, we’ve selected one of the best yachts, not just available for this year’s event but available for charter today. KOJI is a jaw-dropping 34m Leopard with one of the coolest designs we’ve ever seen.

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Mexico Bareboat Charters: New Base Opening October 2014

Here at Boatbookings.com, the bareboat team are constantly on the search for new and exiting places to go sailing, so it is with great excitement that we learn of a new charter base opening in Mexico.

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A small fleet of charter yachts comprising of monohulls and catamarans will be available from La Paz. Described by famed French oceanographer Jacques Cousteau as “the world’s aquarium” and “the Galapagos of North America”, this beautiful region combines stunning desert vistas with world-class sailing in the Sea of Cortez. La Paz may be the region’s commercial and political center but this city has retained its’ laid back coastal vibe.  Meaning ‘peace’ in Spanish, La Paz is set amongst ancient laurel trees, coconut and date palms and is surrounded by the beautiful yellow desert.

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Start your charter from the exclusive Costa Baja resort which offers a full service marina, dive shop, supermarket and various restaurants, before heading out to the Sea of Cortez which has been drawing sailors to the peaceful corner of Mexico for generations.  Set sail on the sporty Dufour 455 or choose from a range of Lagoon catamarans or a power cat – the Sea of Cortez awaits!

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Whet your appetite with our 7 day sailing itinerary in Mexico perfect for your bareboat charter. If you have any more questions about chartering in Mexico, contact Boatbookings today!

Join the Stars at the Cannes Film Festival!

The stars have arrived, champagne corks are popping and fireworks light the night sky. The Cannes Film Festival 2014 is very much underway. The latest news from the red carpet is that, amongst the star studded line-up of Nicole Kidman, in town promoting the centre-piece of the festival “Grace of Monaco”, Cate Blanchett and the notorious lothario, Dan Bilzerian, Blake Lively is stealing the show, embodying Bardot, South of France sex appeal in Chanel Coutour.

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Widely regarded as the start of the season, with the festival in full flow, Cannes is absolutely buzzing. With the lion’s share of the wild parties taking place in the Old Port, there is no better way to experience there is no better way to experience the Film Festival than on a yacht. There is still availability on some amazing yachts, including CLARA ONE, so don’t hesitate to get in touch with the Boatbookings team and get yourself down to Cannes.

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The stunning 31 metre, Arno Leopard, ALEON is similarly available for charter immediately. Stunning, sporty lines make her really stand out from the crowd while her top speed of 43 knots leaves a day out in St Tropez or a night out in Monaco just a short cruise away.

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The open aft deck is superb. The huge sunpad is the best place to show off your sexy tan either while cruising or while at anchor. Further seating provides the opportunity to dine al fresco or just sit back, relax and let lazy afternoons melt away. With a further sunpad located on the forward deck, there is enough space for all of your guests to find their favourite spot, spread out and relax.

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Her interior is refined, elegant and contemporary and, with a permanent berth amongst some of the French Riviera‘s most stunning yachts in Cannes‘ Port Canto, she is a great choice for a charter this summer. With the Boatbookings team based in Cannes, there is nobody better placed to get you the best deal onyour dream charter in the South of France.