Undoubtedly one of the hidden gems of the Mediterranean, and a frequently overlooked holiday destination is the stunning Turkish Riviera. If you are looking for your next charter destination, look no further than the sun baked beaches, crystal clear waters and historic ruins of Turkey for your next yacht charter.
Do you want to be part of Indonesia’s traditional sailing ways? Phinisis are traditional Indonesian sailing ships, which have been sailing the oceans of East Indonesia and beyond, since before the golden era of the spice trade during the 15th to 18th centuries.
The continuing star of the Mediterranean has got to be the island of Mallorca. With sunshine from April to October, glistening turquoise waters, over 200 miles of stunning coastline and hundreds of beaches and coves only accessible by sea, it is no wonder that people flock to the island year after year. There is no better way to discover the beauty of Mallorca than by sea aboard a stunning classic yacht.
We blogged about BLUE PETER recently after Tom from the Boatbookings.com team spent an amazing afternoon sailing on board her. We’re delighted to say that she has some availability in the Caribbean this Spring! Here are 3 mouth-watering propositions for charters on this classic yacht in the Caribbean.
The Blue Peter sailing at Full Tilt!
Option 1: 10th – 19th March 2014
Itinerary: Antigua, Barbuda, St Barts, Anguilla, St Maarten.
These are said to be amongst the most beautiful Caribbean islands and that’s saying something! Mat and crew will take you on this fantastic Caribbean tour in style, effortlessly travelling from island to island, anchoring off beautiful white sandy beaches, allowing you and your guests to swim to shore, snorkel, or just relax whilst the crew prepares some delicious fresh food for you and pours out the rum punch! It doesn’t get much better than that!
Beautiful Jost Van Dyke
Option 2: 27th March – 5th April 2014 – Time to race!
Itinerary: St Maarten – St Barts – BVI
In contrast to Option 1, Option 2 is all about racing (without too much pressure). You’ll be picked up in St Maarten on the 27th March from where you will be taken to St Barts to watch ‘The Bucket’, a world famous Superyacht racing event around this stunning Caribbean Island, this is not to be missed! From St Barts Captain Mat will take you on a 100 mile downwind sleigh ride to the BVI. In the BVI you will take part in the BVI Sailing Festival. This would be a couple of great days of racing around the BVI during the day time and some great parties in Nanny Cay at night. To finish off this fantastic charter, you and the BLUE PETER will cruise to the fabulous Joss van Dyke island and Virgin Gorda Sound to relax before cruising back to St Maarten for the 5th April – what an incredible trip!
The incredible Maltese Falcon at last years “Bucket” in St Barts
Option 3: 25th April – 5th May 2014
Itinerary: Antigua – BVI
Much like Option 1, Option 3 is all about relaxation and taking in the endless beauty of the Caribbean. The sail from Antigua to the BVI is a fantastic downwind sail. On the way, Captain Mat will navigate past a handful of islands allowing you to take them in and enjoy the beaches and crystal clear water that surround them. You’ll arrive in Tortola where you will be sad to leave on the 5th May.
It’s time to go sailing!
If one of these options looks like your dream holiday, then get in touch with us today at Boatbookings.com, here!
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.
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.
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.