IT’S ELECTRI-flying!

With the obvious trend shifting to electric power, how can you still travel in style but in an eco-friendly way?

Introducing the new electric, private charter plane – Alice.

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Now, I havent paid particular interest in this concept jet because we share the same name, it caught my eye because it is electric. This right here is the future of private travel. What’s more, is this is more affordable than you think. With the average Jet being around 600 USD per hour, this jet is set to be just over 200 USD per hour.

Quick facts

> Alice has been developed by Eviation Aircraft, and Israeli company.
> Powered by an aluminum-air battery and using MagniX electric motors.
> Business trips such as Nice > London and Paris > Geneva will be possible.
> 4 Million USD to produce
> 3 propellers
> Can seat 9 passengers
> Range 1,045km.

Green Yacht Chartering

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Here at Boatbookings, we are extremely conscious of the environment. We owe everything to Mother Nature, from giving us those great winds n our beam or the stunning nature that is explored both below and above water. We are dedicated to creating options for clients if they wish to organise a Greener Charter. We have created a Carbon Offset calculator for you to use when you charter a yacht.

E-Fan X – developed by Airbus, Rolls-Royce and Siemens.

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The E-Fan X is a collaboration between some of the biggest names in mechanics. Rolls Royce, AirBus and Siemens have set our to create an aircraft that vastly reduced its carbon footprint. A larger jet than ‘Alice’ she is capable of long haul journeys, with more space for passengers.

Quick facts:

> E-Fan X is a hybrid-electric aircraft .
> Release date 2020
> One of the four jet engines will be replaced by a 2MW electric motor, which is roughly the same amount of power of 10 medium-sized cars.
> The electric propulsion unit is powered by a power-generation system and > battery. When high power is required generator and battery supply energy together.
>  Reduction of CO2 by 75%, NOx by 90% and noise by 65%

To see how you can reduce your cabon footprint while chartering a yacht, speak to one of out brokers today!


Techie Trends!

Discover how fine dining restaurant Nobu has expanded into hospitality, and looks to create its first European hotel in London’s very own and loved Shoreditch. We all know the future is in digital…but who knew art would follow this trend and create augmented reality experiences! Finally, check out the Range Rover Velar, with high tech features and stylish interior.

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The Future Mediterranean Metropolis of Yachting

Centred around innovative technology and preservation, the rejuvenation of the Port Vauban in Antibes aims to deliver security for both customers and local business while being ecologically responsible and respectful of cultural heritage. Rich in historical architecture and culture, linking the area’s heritage to this futuristic port project will also be key in the integration of town and marina.

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Car Crazes….

This week, all eyes are on Jaguar as they create, produce and showcase the most technologically advanced cars in the market today. Step back in time with the XKSS in LA, or be transported into the future with the new virtual reality headsets showing of their new P-A-C-E model. Indeed, Piaggio has stepped up their game and innovated an electric Vespa. Checkout these new environmentally friendly and technologically superior models, for a taste of which direction the automobile industry is heading.

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Battle of the Brands!

Check out some renowned luxury brands, and how they’re pushing the boat out this Christmas! Canada Goose and Burberry are becoming marketing marvels by making store experience memorable for customers. Also, Ferrari’s second car ever to be built is up for sale, and is rumoured to be the most expensive car in the world!

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The Yacht of the Future has already arrived!

At Boatbookings.com we love Palmer Johnson Yachts so we’re excited to see the first shots of the brand new SuperSport model being released from the yard. This 48m SuperYacht doesn’t disappoint, her exterior lines and hull design are breathtaking giving her the appearance more of a something from a Science Fiction movie rather than a yacht!

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The 48m SuperSport is the largest carbon composite SuperYacht ever built, her stunning gold hull and black Superstructure are a truly awesome combination.

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The revolutionary hull design gives this yacht a 32 knot top speed ? yet 50% more fuel efficient than any other yacht comparable yacht on the market!

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Blue Ice!

To charter your own Palmer Johnson, such as BLUE ICE , get in touch with our team of experts today and start planning your dream yacht charter vacation!

Cutting Edge Technology Unveiled in Monte Carlo

Racing is as much a part of Monaco as tennis is a part of Wimbledon. Earlier this year, thousands of spectators watched as Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton furthered Mercedes domination at the Monaco Grand Prix in a season which has seen a huge step forward in the engineering in the cars and a move to hybrid engines. The racing in Monaco is far from over however and the boating world is certainly not being left behind in terms of innovation as the Solar1 cup came to Monte Carlo.

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29 teams from 11 different countries arrived with their entirely solar powered boats for a weekend of racing. The President of Solar1, Sergei Dobroserdov, sees Solar1, “As a great opportunity to animate and excite a new generation.” The likes of Mangusta are as popular as ever in the yachting industry but, just as the Toyota Prius has come to rival V8 powered sports cars, so we might anticipate a new range of luxury yachts in the near future.

For those of you who are worried that a new era of fuel efficient yachts will come at the expense of design, luxury and comfort, look no further than M OCEAN. She showcases fine Italian design with every conceivable comfort whilst 8 solar panels power all of the electrics on board and the hybrid engine allows her to travel up to 8 knots in total silence.

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On board, the stunning aft deck is vast and merges seamlessly with an elegant and airy, open-plan salon. Those looking to work on their tan can happily spent hours on large sun pads on the flydeck or soaking in the jacuzzi on the forward main deck.

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Below deck the saloons are magnificently lit by large windows offering panoramic views but pull the blinds down and enjoy an intimate cosy atmosphere in which to enjoy a film in the evening.

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M OCEAN  is available to charter in the South of France. If you are interested in chartering her or any of our extensive range of yachts, please don’t hesitate to contact the Boatbookings team.