Introducing M/Y EDESIA

Step onboard EDESIA, one of the most stylish Benetti’s available for crewed charter and ACREW Awards’ 2021 Best Charter Yacht winner. No matter what you are seeking on a luxury charter, motor yacht EDESIA is sure to exceed every expectation.

Boatbookings team members, Ben and Tatiana, were welcomed back onboard EDESIA to catch up with Captain Stefan and his outstanding crew following multiple excellent charters this summer on the Amalfi Coast, Sardinia and the French Riviera.

Highly recognised for their dedication and attention to detail, Captain Stefan and his crew excel in delivering an impeccable charter experience and understand the unique needs of every charter guest.

Only a short distance from Cannes, she is currently moored in Port de Golfe-Juan to wrap-up the season, before making her way to Turkey for the winter months in preparation for a busy spring and summer season cruising the French Riviera and Italy.

Motor Yacht Edesia Portuguese Deck and Sun Pads

Exterior

Part of the Benetti Classic 121 series, the beautiful exterior design of EDESIA is Stefano Righini’s 2014 creation

A state-of-the-art redesign in 2020 however, transformed EDESIA. Recognised by her striking lime-green furnishings and prided for her ample deck space to provide a generous area for both sun-drenched relaxation in the day and socialising come the evening. These features make EDESIA an appealing choice for a family reunion or celebration.

The sundeck and main aft-deck both offer the option of alfresco dining – something EDESIA thrives in, from first-hand experience having been greeted with exquisitely delicate French patisseries during the team visit. If the weather was to turn, the main salon presents a beautiful formal dining area great for entertaining.

Edesia motor yacht sun deck
Edesia motor yacht Master Suite Cabin

Interior

Comfortably accommodating 10 guests in 5 staterooms with ensuites, Francois Zuretti’s muted palette interior design embodies effortless luxury.

Top features include a master suite featuring a king-sized bed and panoramic views of the serene outdoor scenery of French Riviera’s national parks or the Amalfi Coast’s colourful hillside – wherever you may be…

Full length windows in the main salon ensure the space is bathed in natural light should you wish to relax indoors, whilst innovative amenities make EDESIA a top charter choice for those wishing to stay connected and work remotely.

Motor Yacht Edesia Main Salon

Tenders & Toys

Not only does EDESIA have an incredible array of toys, the crew love to encourage and keep everyone entertained for hours.

Open EDESIAs garage to unveil an impressive collection of tenders and toys, such as a Castoldi jet tender 17, Jet Ski, Sea Bob F5 S, Wakeboard and Wakeskate alongside Paddleboards and Snorkelling equipment – to name a few.

The right collection of toys can transform a yacht charter. Compared to other 37m yachts in her class, this incredible selection for her size makes her the ideal vessel to satisfy a group of mixed ages, abilities and interests throughout a weekly charter.

Make an Enquiry

As testament to her success, EDESIA is rapidly booking up for the 2022 season. If you are looking for a seamless charter experience onboard a highly renowned yacht, chat to our expert brokers and start planning your experience in the West Mediterranean.

Chartering “Rehab” to St Tropez’s Nikki Beach – Sustainably!

Boatbookings was the first yacht charter company to focus on “Green Chartering”, having introduced a carbon calculator and encouraged our clients to offset their emissions since 2013. Our industry depends on a healthy environment and we are deeply committed to doing our part. So when a client asked to sustainably charter the beautiful Rehab to Nikki Beach for a fabulous day in St Tropez, we were excited to help.

A day charter from Cannes to St Tropez

Rehab arrives, right on time of course!

Our client had the day people dream of when chartering from Cannes to St Tropez. Rehab showed up right on time at 10 am at the sunny Port Canto (Cannes) wharf, and after a quick safety briefing, the party was treated to the view of the Cannes waterfront during the Film festival while enjoying fresh fruit and French pastries.

Breakfast while crusing by the Cannes Film Festival

Captain Chris took us next to the picturesque port of Agay, and anchored in the bay so everyone could get some early swimming in.

Are we having fun yet?

An then off to Nikki Beach for an early lunch at 12:30. Boatbookings recommends booking an early lunch so that there’s plenty of time for watersports in the afternoon.

The shared starter plate – Nikki Beach St Tropez

The ambiance at Nikki Beach was exceptional, with a smooth sax player playing along with the mellow DJ tracks, and the food was amazing. With the obligatory rose wine, people watching, and fashion model walking between the tables, it really was the perfect lunch!

Wakeboarding in the Golfe of St Tropez

After a long luxurious lunch, we headed to the Golfe of St Tropez, where people wakeboarded and paddle boarded in the shadow of the old town of St Tropez and many amazing superyachts.

When everyone was suitably tired out, the crew broke out another bottle of Rose and a beautiful charcuterie plate for the fun ride home. Amazing day!!

Rehab Carbon Offsets and Sustainablity

The Nori Carbon Offset Certificate

As mentioned, the client wanted all of the emissions from this day to be offset. Boatbookings has all the tools to make this easy and low cost. The Captain informed us that the charter had consumed 815 liters of diesel fuel. Using the Boatbookings carbon calculator, we helped the client purchase enough credits to offset all of the emissions. The cost was less than the price of a bottle of NIkki Beach Rose! The Boatbookings system bought credits that are traceable to the actual farm and authenticated. The client was presented with this certificate – a reminder that their amazing day was done as sustainably as possible. (Not only were the emissions offset, Rehab does not use single-use plastics, all trash was recycled, and not coral-harming sun creams were used.)

Boatbookings commitment to sustainability

Boatbookings puts a premium on sustainability and is working towards all of our charters being zero-carbon in the near future. We work with yachts that have a similar focus on protecting the environment and are ready to offset emissions on any charter. Please read more about Green Chartering here, and we hope you join us in this important endeavor!

If you would like to book a charter on Rehab or any of our other amazing yachts worldwide, please contact us and ask for carbon offsets as well!

Cruising USVI in Style

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands

** Coronavirus Update – St Thomas and the US Virgin Islands are OPEN for charters June 1, 2020. Please contact us for information and itineraries from St Thomas to St John and St Croix. More on our Chartering after Coronavirus page**

Looking to charter closer to home this summer? Then check out our USVI Itinerary! Explore the hidden anchorages, and some of the most highly rated beaches in the world, the hardest question is which beach bar should you go to first?!

What are the USVI?

Caribbean, St Thomas US Virgin Islands. Panoramic view.

The United States Virgin Islands, more commonly known as the USVI or Virgin islands is snuggled between the vibrant island of Puerto Rico and the USVI’s sister archipelago, the BVI’s. Located in the Leeward Islands in the Caribbean sea, the USVI is made up of 4 individual islands each with their own unique personality and history.

Our favourite anchorage

aerial view of Magens Bay in Saint Thomas, US Virign Islands

Megan’s Bay, voted one of the best beaches in the world! Once you arrive enjoy lunch and a long walk along the white sandy beaches. Hike into the lush green woodlands that surround the anchorage, or simply relax on the yacht. This area is perfect to lounge on the sundeck of your private yacht or on the beach! With a cocktail in hand, watch the sunset over the beautiful surroundings ready for dinner on board!

What charters are available?

BIG HERO > https://www.boatbookings.com/yacht/hero-s-journey-elba-45-luxury-crewed-catamaran-pid55003/

We currently have crewed motor yachts based in St Thomas, and crewed catamarans. Each of the charters can be charters out the minimum of 7 days during high season with shorter charters minimum 4/5 days in low season. We recommend chartering for a full week so you can truly get to experience the beautiful islands. Looking to charter? Speak to us today!

Coronavirus restrictions easing in the Mediterranean

Croatia Charter

All of the major Mediterranean charter destinations, including France, Italy, Croatia, and Montenegro, have made announcements this past week about when they will re-open their ports and yachting industries. There will be a summer yachting season in the Med in 2020!

Croatia reopened on 15 May, Greece on 25 May, and Italy on 3 June. For complete details, please see our regularly updated Coronavirus Yachting Planning Guide for up to the minute status of the Mediterranean ports.

Our Boatbookings Brokers receive daily updates from key yachts and marinas throughout the world. Please contact us for any questions you may have and for help planning your Summer 2020 Med charter or a Caribbean charter for Christmas or New Years!

Sailing the Seychelles

Anse Lazio beach on Praslin Island

Located roughly 1255 miles of the east coast of Africa lay an oasis like no other – The Seychelles. Steeped in white sand beaches, Caribbean like water this destination should be on everyone’s sailing bucket list!

BAREBOAT SEYCHELLES YACHT CHARTER

WHAT ARE THE SEYCHELLES?

The Seychelles Islands are an archipelago in the Indian Ocean, consisting of approximately 115 islands, most of which are not permanently inhabited. Seychelles offer timeless beauty, tranquillity and harmony that is famous for a great natural diversity both above and below the waterline.

CREWED MOTOR YACHT SEYCHELLES CHARTER

WHAT SHOULD I VISIT?

From Mahe, you’ll want to visit the twin islands of Cousin and Cousine, and then continue on to the island of Praslin, home to the Vallée de Mai and numerous world-famous beaches. The island offers numerous safe anchorages along its 18-mile coastline.

CREWED CATAMARAN SEYCHELLES CHARTER

WHEN IS IT BEST TO SAIL IN THE SEYCHELLES?

The Seychelles’ climate is just about perfect – always warm, sunny nearly every day, with no major extremes. The temperature seldom drops below 24°C/75°F or rises above 32°C/90°F. All but the remotest southern islands lie comfortably outside the cyclone belt so there are very rarely storms or prolonged rainy periods. The north-west trade winds arrive during the months of October and March. At this time the sea is generally calm and the weather warm and humid, with average winds of 8-12 knots.

January and February are the rainy season when the islands receive 30-40 cm of rain on average, bringing life-giving water to the islands and rejuvenating the foliage, rivers and streams. The months between May and September bring drier, cooler weather, and livelier seas – particularly on south-eastern coasts – and winds of 10-20 knots.

The table below is a summary of the statistical averages for the Seychelles International Airport from 1972 to 2005. (Courtesy of the Seychelles Meteorological Services).

 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Rainfall (mm)402.6283.2194.9186.7151.6105.176.6119.3154.0189.7206.3302.8
Temperature (°C)26.927.427.828.127.826.726.026.026.526.926.926.9
Relative Humidity (%)828080807979808079798082
Predominant Wind DirectionNWNWNWSW-NWSESESESESESESW-NWNW
Wind Speed (kts)6.36.35.24.97.810.411.412.111.37.95.45.4