Yacht Charter Cannes Summer 2015 with Riva RHINO

Cannes has always been one of the standout summer hotspots for those looking to combine world-class hotels, boutique shopping and gastronomic excellence. Cannes has dazzled so many people and brought such fond memories that visitors continue to come back every summer. If you take a step back from the Croisette, you will see a bustling town full of passion, fascinating architecture and tradition, as well as some of the finest yachts in the world!


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The Antibes Yacht Show 2014 – Riva Steals the Show

The Antibes Yacht Show kicked off yesterday on the very sunny French Riviera. The show this year sees the attendance of some our favourites – from DEVOCEAN to AVELLA and more! The highlight of our show was finally getting to see the very exciting and highly reputable Riva Domino 86 RHINO. We saw RHINO around the French Riviera last summer, ever-popular on charter she regularly frequented the hottest spots of Cannes, Monaco and St Tropez.

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Spanish sundowners last night provided excellent refreshment on a beautiful evening in Port Vauban, Antibes. The boat itself feels large beyond its size with huge outside space at the rear, flybridge and dining on the bow. She’s highly specced with beautiful tan leather upholsteries outside, sumptuous tweed soft furnishings in the cabins and a full-beam master suite which offers space otherwise never found on yachts of this size.

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RHINO is the most stylish yacht around. Her calendar for this season is starting to fill so we highly recommend ceasing this opportunity to charter this one-of-a-kind yacht! Contact our team in Cannes today for more information.

RIVA and LAMBORGHINI – a match made in heaven!

RIVA is one of the oldest and best known names in yachting!

Carlo Riva’s most famous creation is without doubt the RIVA Aquarama. Famous for its speed, beautiful appearance and craftsmanship, the RIVA Aquarama quickly became known as the Ferrari of the boat world, a symbol of wealth on the fashionable French Riviera during the 1960s, 70s and 80s. However it was another giant of the Italian motor industry that first teamed up with RIVA in the 1960s when Ferruccio Lamborghini commissioned a custom Aquarama for himself. This amazing boat was fitted with twin 4.0 litre V 12 engines taken directly from a Lamborghini 350 GT, each producing 350hp giving a top speed of 48 knots! LAMBORGHINI was finally delivered to Ferrucio in 1968.

Gorgeous Lamborghini!

After Ferrucio’s death in 1993, the boat was left untouched for many years until recently when a Dutch collector tracked it down and asked the team at Riva World to restore her to the great working condition she had been in for decades previously. The results are truly astounding! As the video below shows, LAMBORGHINI is looking as good as she ever has. Three years of hard work and devotion from the highly skilled team at Riva World, led by Sandro Zani, has led to the resurrection of a masterpiece of engineering.

Spectacular power!

At Boatbookings.com, we have an appreciation of both the old and new. We take pride in matching our clients to the best yacht for them, whether that be an ultra modern super yacht such as M OCEAN or a classic sailing yacht like the BLUE PETER.

Enquire with our team of experts today for perfectly tailored charters to match your needs!

Charter a yacht to Nikki Beach in Miami

If you’re still seeking sun, glamour and hedonism then charter a yacht to Nikki Beach this Autumn. Nestled along the Atlantic coast, Nikki Beach is well established as one of the coolest beach clubs around – Miami’s ultimate party playground for celebrities and VIPs.

Nikki Beach Miami Beach Club

The club regularly attracts the biggest names in dance music, and puts on exclusive catwalk events should you want a taste of Miami’s renowned fashion scene. In the day, enjoy full food and VIP bottle service in their cabanas and lounge beds while soaking up the South Beach sun. At night, the club lives up to its notoriously raucous reputation – expect table dancing, magnums and models!

Nikki Beach is all about style, so why not charter our Luxury Motor Yacht Marquis 40 SC? You and your friends will turn heads when stepping off this sleek yet spacious, beautifully built boat. Accommodating up to 4 guests in 2 cabins, she is perfect for day or weekend charters. If it’s more than just partying that you’re after, she is an extremely fast and comfortable vessel to explore Florida’s coastline – from Fort Lauderdale to the Florida Keys this part of the world has something for everyone.

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Nikki Beach has expanded since its birth in 1998 to include the hottest of destinations: Mexico, Ibiza, Koh Samui, Mallorca, Marbella, Phuket, St Barths and St Tropez. Want to visit one of the Nikki Beach destinations? We can organise a yacht charter to get you there.clearance

Get Ready for Miami Day Charter Yachts

South Beach in Miami is one of the hippest places to live in the world. Famed for its art deco architecture, fusion of cultures and the incredible shopping on Ocean Drive, Miami is a very fond place in people's hearts. Chartering a yacht provides endless opportunities to socialise with your friends and family, especially for a memorable occasion like a holiday, birthday or wedding.


We have an ever expanding fleet of wonderful day charter yachts, available in an array of sizes, styles and budgets. Our favourite charter yacht of the day is BON VIVANT, a sleek Riva Splendida 72 crewed motor yacht. If you are looking for sweeping lines, vast deck spaces and a wonderful crew, look no further. She is one of the best looking day charter yachts in the world! Starting from South Beach, head south and visit the stunning Miami Keys.

Great decks on board this Riva

A Taste of the Exotic on the French Riviera – Èze

EZEWhy not escape the hustle and bustle and bright lights of the French Riviera this summer and take your charter east to Èze? The small village provides an escape from the busy towns along the coast, still maintaining its beautiful and picturesque historic buildings that date back to as early as 1306.

Climb to the top of the village and take in the panoramic views of the Côte d'Azur, or visit the Botanical gardens which are renowned for their collection of cacti and succulents. There is a wonderful collection of shops, art galleries and restaurants around the village, making it popular with honeymooners and tourists alike. The commune then extends down to the coast where Èze-sur-Mer is home to a stunning but narrow stony beach, making it a quiet and tranquil spot to escape the crowds. We can recommend a great place for you to spend the day on land, sampling some of the fine continental cuisine and hospitality the Riviera is famous for.

AnjunaBayTake a day to unwind at the Anjuna Bay Restaurant and Private Beach. The décor is unusual and exotic with Indian and East Asian influences, lending itself the crystal clear waters that surround Èze-sur-Mer. You can relax on one of the loungers and receive fantastic service from the welcoming and attentive staff.

For dinner the restaurant at the private beach cooks some of the finest traditional and modern Mediterranean cuisine, accompanied by the sea view throughout. For larger groups there is a set menu available which includes drinks and is great value for the sumptuous food and drink on offer here. If you're looking for somewhere to eat on the beach, Anjuna Bay is a must for all parties.

Why not discover this incredible location through a yacht charter?RHINO1ANJUNABAY
We suggest RHINO, a beautifully luxurious Riva Crewed Motor Yacht available from Cannes, Golfe Juan and St. Tropez.

She has berths for up to 8 people and maintains a cruising speed of 34 knots, meaning even with 8 passengers she can still glide along the French coast. RHINO does this whilst spoiling the charterer for choice with where to spend their time whether it be on the sun pads on the foredeck or flybridge as well as a lavish and relaxing lounge area with dining space for up to 8. The Captain and his enthusiastic team guarantee an unforgettable charter on board RHINO.

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.

RHINO, Riva Domino 86 looks fantastic.MOSAFA, Azimut 86S, in all her glory!

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.

Cannes Film Festival, Day 5 – Inside Llewyn Davis – Our Yacht Nominee: Riva Aquarama

Inside Llewyn DavisDay 5 of the Festival International de Film, and the film of the day is Inside Llewyn Davis. Directed and written by both Ethan Coen and Joel Coen, Inside Llewyn Davis recounts the story of a singer-songwriter who navigating New York’s folk music scene in the 1960s, struggling to make his name. The film stars Justin Timberlake, John Goodman and Carey Mulligan, star of The Great Gatsby which also premiered at the Cannes Film Festival on opening night.

So in keeping with the era, the traditional style of folk music and the decade of the ’60s, our yacht nominee in this Riva Aquarama, available for charter on Lake Garda, Italy.

This classic build keeps with the traditional style of the runabout boat, used for short trips here and there – though the luxury design is a bit indulgent compared to the idea of the folk music coming from the working classes! This Riva Aquarama is an original build, from Riva Aquarama
1968 of which there were only 281 built – so the chance to be able to charter this model is rare. Return to the good old days of the Sixties with this original model, a truly delightful way to explore the towns that surround the Italian Lake Garda.

And, keeping with the theme of a classic style yacht, we know that Justin Timberlake is no stranger to these gorgeous runabouts! In the popular movie Friends With Benefits he was taken for a ride across New York on a classic wooden runabout, so not only does our choice suit the ’60s decade, it also is a ‘favourite’ of one of the film stars!

Justin Timberlake on board a yacht by the statue of liberty

Stay tuned to see what Day 6 of the Festival de Film will bring us, and what yachts we have in store for you…

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.

Explore the Beautiful Lake Garda on a Classic Riva Aquarama

Lake GardaLake Garda is the largest lake in Italy, spanning almost 52km in length, located just west of Verona. Sitting in a stunning alpine valley, the scenery and architecture are picturesque. The lake is well known for its water sports and outdoor activities. Whether you want to try your hand at kite surfing, wind surfing or mountain biking, the choices are endless! There are many towns spotted around Lake Garda, one being the fortified town of Sirmione, home to the Scaglier castle complete with a rare example of port fortification – the town is also famous for its thermal springs.

Given the size of Lake Garda and the many places to visit along its shore, the best way to take the chance to explore them is of course by boat. With so much water around, it is the most obvious option! This Riva Aquarama is a fantastic classic style speedboat,
Riva-Aquarama-yachtand has been likened to the Ferrari of the boat and yachting world. Carved from mahogany wood, the Riva Aquarama comes with its own unique vintage image. The Aquarama has featured in films such as GoldenEye, and was also driven by Jude Law in a recent Dior advert – the boat is clearly a stylish and popular choice! The Riva Aquarama is available to charter with skipper at €1,700 per day on Lake Garda.

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

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The New Cannes Office!

Better-CharIt was a momentous occasion when the Boatbookings team up-rooted itself from its previous office location in Sophia Antipolis to return to Cannes and a new office at 47 Avenue St Louis – a sign of Boatbookings continued expansion and success in the yacht industry.

 It is important for us to be in Cannes because it means we are right on Rhinotop of what is going on on the French Riviera. It means we can solidify our already close links with suppliers and CA’s and can react to any problems by going direct to to their office. It is but a ten minute walk to the port and we can see and board the very yachts that we are proposing to our clients. This is so important as it means we have first hand knowledge of these yachts; their strengths and weaknesses and means we can select the perfect yacht for a clients charter. For example, Rhino – a Riva Domino 86 is ever present in the Cannes port and we regularly walk past her distinctive lines and unique colour. She comes highly recommended here at Boatbookings!

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Our fun and dynamic team made light work of the mountain of chairs and tables that needed assembling, and by the end of the afternoon we were standing in a brand new office – ready for a busy summer ahead! Team working skills on show.

Why not check out our site at www.boatbookings.com. We welcome everyone from sailing professionals to complete novices and will help you at every step of the way to make your dreams a reality. We have a team of highly skilled professionals who are extremely knowledgeable in their destinations and will be able to help you with any questions you may have.

Watch this space for the latest industry show releases, news and gossip in the yachting world. If you liked the content on this page and our previous posts, 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.