There’s More to Ibiza Than Nightlife!

With more and more yachts becoming legal to charter in Spain, start planning your yacht charter Ibiza for a memorable and vibrant summer.

Ibiza old town is stunningly beautiful, having been declared a world heritage site by UNESCO; it is rich in historic and cultural artefacts, with an impressive castle and monastery, as well as several museums. This enclosed town is often holiday maker’s highlight and for good reason; its maze of cobbled streets is perfect for a day exploring.

Atzaro Spa is an open-air Spa offering an array of health and well-being treatments; the spa is in the heart of natural surroundings and is perfect to take a break from the fast pace of Ibiza and its party scene. The spa also includes a fitness area where guests can partake in yoga, meditation and a variety of classes.

For a taste of something different, why not dock right next to the very famous Lio, the glamourous restaurant cabaret on the island. Lio is a new concept of restaurant cabaret serving Japanese cuisine in a generous setting. It’s sure to be an evening full of glitzy entertainment and great food!

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Contact one of the team at Boatbookings to book your yacht charter Ibiza this summer. Give us a shout or shout about us on our Twitter page!

Be Awestruck at the Stunning Amalfi Coast this Summer!

For many people chartering a yacht on the Amalfi coast is on their bucket list; it is one of the most desirable location for yachts to venture along this summer. It is also a favourite for celebrities on holiday. With dramatic landscapes, superb restaurants and unparalleled views it is clear to see why the Italians themselves come here on holiday.

positanoamalficoastitaly1Shopping in Capri is second to none with the high-end shops and glamorous surroundings; treat yourself to a new Prada handbag or Missoni towel!

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Stunning Sporty Motor Yacht Shalimar Available this July in Ibiza and Formentera

Ibiza is this summer’s most talked about yachting destination, due to a fantastic line up of DJs and musical acts, as well as the introduction of some of the most exciting beach clubs in the western Mediterranean. Whether you are anchoring in one of the island’s countless coves, dining in a luxurious beach club or partying in Pacha, Ibiza is able to please the whole family. We have an extensive selection of crewed motor yachts available for charter in Ibiza for groups of all tastes and sizes. If you are looking for a sporty, modern crewed motor yacht for up to 6 guests this July, do not overlook the stunning Shalimar.

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Shalimar is a pristine Pershing 72 crewed motor yacht, with a secured berth in the luxurious VIP Marina Ibiza for the summer. She will take pride of place in a prime berth next to the famous Lio Restaurant, which is the ideal location for dinner and your night’s entertainment. Shalimar hosts 6 /7  guests in 3 spacious cabins, perfect for a family yacht charter or a group of friends.

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Her dedicated crew of 3 are the perfect guides for the local area, ensuring that you make the very most of your time onboard. Moreover, Shalimar is powered by twin MTU 2000 engines which propel her along at 40 knots, meaning that you can spend all day relaxing in Formentera before being back in Ibiza well in time for dinner!

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Our brokerage team are extremely knowledgable on not only yachts and their crews, but have first hand experience of the very best places to go. Whether you are a group of friends who want to party your way around the island or a family who are looking for peaceful anchorages and relaxation, make sure to ask your broker for their recommendations. Each itinerary is unique to your requirements and it would be a pleasure to help you plan an unforgettable experience in Ibiza this summer!

Three Reasons to choose Ibiza for your next Yacht Charter!

Ben and Charles from the Boatbookings.com team have just returned from Ibiza after an unforgettable trip checking out the hottest boats and hottest places to be for this summer. They were bowled over not only by how much it lives up its reputation, but also by the unique offering Ibiza has in comparison with other charter destinations around the world. They’ve put together their top 3 reasons to head to the world capital of hedonism!

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1. Incredible nightlife. The reason Ibiza has been and still is the top destination for party-goers worldwide. Famed nightclubs include Space, Amnesia, Privilege, Pacha, Sankeys and Es Paradis. Each club has a world-famous mega DJ as a resident on a nightly basis giving you massive goody bag of global superstars to choose from every evening! Whether you’re in the beautiful San Antonio bay or striking Ibiza town there’s a mix of charming old Spanish bars, chilled beach clubs and booming nightlife on every corner. 

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2. It will surprise you! Whilst Ibiza is famous for its booming towns and attracting the young, rich and famous to let their hair down, a vast area of the island is in fact protected National Parkland. This means in between enjoying the most hedonistic holiday of your lifetime you can really enjoy that ‘getting away from it all’ feeling. Ibiza boats many beautiful, secluded and almost deserted bays in which you can anchor and relax on an empty beach or if you’re lucky find a rare beach club and enjoy lunch with your feet in the water.

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As well as this, just a short cruise along the coast you’ll find Formentera, also known as the “Pine Islands.” Beautiful white sandy beaches with turquoise, shallow and crystal clear waters await you in this quiet and tranquil paradise. Isolated anchorages provide the perfect place to enjoy the stunning backdrop of the golden sandy islands.

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3. The coolest boats! With the stylish lifestyle comes the most stylish yachts. The VIP section of Marina Ibiza is a feast for the eyes, with the high specifications everywhere you look. Two of our favourites are SHALIMAR and ALVIUM! Perfect for day ,weekend or week-long charters they’re in prime positions near to the famous Lio’s restaurant and club and just a stone’s throw from Pacha. They’re gorgeously styled, super-quick and fit perfectly with the Ibiza lifestyle. 

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We loved Ibiza, and we think you will too! Contact us for more information on chartering in this incredible part of the Mediterranean.

Concorde may be gone but MISTRAL 55 is ready to take its place!

On this day, 10 years ago, Concorde touched down at Heathrow Airport after its final transatlantic flight from New York. The world’s only supersonic commercial airliner, Concorde represented the pinnacle of luxury travel catering to the rich and famous worldwide. With a record flight time of a mere 3 hours 30 minutes between New York and London, Concorde truly dominated the skies as the fastest airliner in existence.

Concorde and Mistral 55

You may no longer be able to experience the full thrill of Concorde’s speed in the air however, there is one alternative…MISTRAL 55! At a maximum speed of 50 knots, she truly is the Concorde of the seas! Yet MISTRAL 55 is not just all about speed. She boasts a super stylish interior and plenty of deck space. She is an astonishing machine, utilising the most up-to-date sailing technology to produce breath-taking results whilst simultaneously maintaining an impeccable standard of comfort to warrant her classification as a luxury crewed motor yacht. Sexy, sleek and seductive, MISTRAL 55 is available for charter in the French Riviera. Inquire now – she moves quickly!!

MISTRAL 55 Cruising!

To see a complete description of this exquisite charter yacht, visit MISTRAL 55 or contact our broker team here for more information!

TIGER LILY OF LONDON – Spend September in the Excitement of Ibiza

If you are still looking to book your summer getaway but don't want to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of the height of the season, then September is the time for you. Head to one of the most well-known of the Balearic Islands, for your Ibiza yacht charter on board the fantastic Pershing 90, TIGER LILY OF LONDON. Accommodating up to 6 guests in 3 cabins, with a converting bed for 2 more in the cinema room, she has a first-class crew and is of course a first-class yacht. 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.

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A gathering not to be missed – The Rodriguez Group Rendez-Vous in St Tropez

RodriguezRendezVous1Saturday 27th July will mark the 19th Edition of the Rodriguez Group Rendez-Vous in the heart of St. Tropez. This event involves a culmination of staff, loyal owners, future clients and big names in the business coming together to celebrate the successes of this yachting giant. The event is celebrated with up to 40 of the group's newest and finest yachts on display, lavish fireworks and plenty of media coverage to guarantee no spectacle goes unnoticed.

Last year saw the Rodriguez Group celebrate their 40th anniversary with the largest Rendez-Vous to date with 800 guests marking the landmark year, and this year will no doubt succeed in impressing with the same level of grandeur and prowess this company possesses.

The Rodriguez Group are responsible for big names such as Mangusta and Pershing, cementing them comfortably towards the top of the finest yachting groups in the world. Since 1972, they have been surprising and innovating the industry with luxury motor yachts in along the Mediterranean. Mangusta in particular with their large super yachts that still manage class leading cruising speeds.

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LES is a Mangusta 108, a prime example of magnificent engineering combined with sleek Italian design, is without doubt a jewel in the Rodriguez Group's yachting crown. She has masses of space both inside and outside, providing the charter with ample space to relax and enjoy the Mediterranean climate. As well as this, LES maintains a mesmerising cruising speed of 35 knots despite her 33.5 metre length, meaning she combines both speed and luxury to become the dream charter. She even oozes Italian style with her aft sunbathing area that actually doubles up as a large jacuzzi! LES is perfect for large groups to enjoy her array of amenities and toys, or even for the ultimate luxurious corporate charter.

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.

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Lost in Romance: Santorini, a Picturesque Greek Island and Exotic Chartering Destination

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Santorini, classically known as Thera, is a picturesque Greek island nestled in the heart of the southern Aegean Sea. These idyllic islands are a fabulous place to charter a luxury yacht. The green rolling hills and emerald blue coastline attract sailing enthusiasts year on out.

The larger of a circular archipelago of Greek islands, Santorini is the magnificent remains of a previous volcanic eruption forming a single, breathtaking rectangular lagoon that slopes down in the Aegean Sea. Breathtaking and beautiful, Santorini deserves all the superlatives. A place of natural beauty, Santorini is the perfect place to take that special someone. Marvel at the glorious sunset from the northern most tip of the island.The quaint village of Oia, boasts uninterrupted views of the sun, as it slowly sinks beyond the horizon. Cyclades

Santorini oozes romances and tranquility. Why not impress your loved one by dining at the Atmosphere Lounge, located on the Kamari beach promenade. The Atmosphere Lounge overlooks the crystal blue water of the Aegean Sea. Serving a fusion of traditional Greek, Italian and international cuisines, this restaurant certainly meets all expectations. Feast your eyes on one of the many innovative starters, exotic salads or the sumptuous range of fresh seafood. Relax on the open air terrace and gaze across the beautiful Kamari bay. Voted as one of the most romantic restaurants in the world, charter a yacht to Santorini with that special someone today!

Pershing 72, is an extremely fast luxury motor yacht, accommodating up to 6 guests in 3 well-designed and lavish cabins. She Pershing 72combines power and style, creating a memorable chartering experience. The interior is chic and vibrant, the light and airy saloon is the perfect size for large groups. Stylish glass panelling provides fabulous scenic viewing of the breathtaking Greek coastline. Each of the cabins have their own exquisite en suite, along with blackout electric roller curtains, which are perfect for keeping out the light during those hot summer months. Charter this Pershing 72 around the beautiful Greek islands and experience a life of luxury.

At www.boatbookings.com, we are here to help you plan your perfect luxury yachting holiday. 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.