l’Ile de Bareboat

The French call it l’Ile de Beauté (the beautiful island) and although this is an obvious choice of moniker it is also an accurate one. Its geographical position and varied landscape make it an ideal destination to bareboat charter Corsica. Corsica lies alongside the west, Tuscan coast of Italy, 200 km south of mainland France and just above the Italian island of Sardinia. What better playground for a holiday on a bareboat?


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Chartering a Luxury Yacht in the Charming Port of Saint-Florent, Corsica

A beach near Saint-FlorentChartering a yacht in Saint-Florent is a superb destination for your summer vacation in the Mediterranean.  Saint-Florent is a port town located in the northwest of Corsica. Originally a commercial fishing port, today it is a stunning yachting destination because of it’s architecture and monuments such as the citadel built in 1440.

Along the coast you will see some beautiful ancient towers like the towers of genoese and a bit further you will see some amazing bays with breathtaking long sandy beaches including Saleccia beach, considered one of the most beautiful beaches in the Mediterranean sea. There is a beautiful contrast between the Corsican Maquis hills, the sea and the city of Saint-Florent.

If you charter a boat in Saint Florent, you can put it on anchor in the bay or negotiate a berth in the port.  There are plenty of excellent local restaurants in the port, we recommend the restaurant in Hotel d’Europe.We also recommend a day trip to the port of Centuri to eat what some people call the best lobster of Corsica. If this is too far for you, you can go to one of the nearby bays and have swim in the beautiful sea, lay down and get a tan in the nice sandy beach or go snorkelling and discover the underwater world of Corsica.

For more information on Chartering a Yacht in Saint-Florent click here. 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.

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Our Top Five Day Boat Rentals Cannes and the French Riviera

Boat Rentals in Cannes and the French Riviera during the summer 2012: one of our most popular requests is for Day Charters off the French Riviera. Whether you want to explore the beautiful Lerins Islands from Cannes or soak up the St Tropez atmosphere at Club 55, a day charter is the perfect opportunity to explore the hidden bays and islands that this area of coast has to offer.

A typical itinerary might include stopping off for a picnic lunch on a secluded beach, indulging in some water sports in the sun, then heading back for cocktails and watching the sunset after an unforgettable day on the water. Yacht s Cannes itinerary for your day charter from Cannes to St Tropez taking in all the must see spots along the way!

We’ve put together a list of our most popular day boats, recommended time and time again by clients who have wanted to share their unique experiences with us.
From cocktail cruises to ski boats we have the perfect day boat for everyone! Here are our top 5: LADY PACA
A fantastic boat for event charters on the French Riviera. She can take up to 28 passengers and has been specifically designed for group events, with features including a barbecue, a bar, a plasma TV screen, kayaks and DJ equipment.

The Princess V50 is a firm favourite among our clients thanks to her sleek and spacious appearance. With two state rooms, a comfortable saloon and accommodating up to 10 passengers, it’s easy to see why she is so popular for a relaxing but adrenaline filled day cruise around the Cote d’Azur.

We often get requests for day charters aboard a sailing yacht, and this First 47.7 is guaranteed to satisfy the requirements of both experienced sailors and novices. Brand new to our site, she offers luxurious accommodation, and is also available to charter in the Caribbean.

This stunning Prestige 34 is ideal for a more intimate day charter with friends or family. Relax on the large sundeck whilst your children take advantage of the swimming platform at the stern. The enthusiastic feedback we’ve had for this yacht shows just how well suited it is to cruising the top spots on the French Riviera!

A truly exciting yacht (and one of our personal favourites!) Vibe’s attentive crew are on hand to ensure you have everything you need for a relaxing and comfortable cruise. With both watersports and Bar + BBQ on offer, there’s something to suit everyone on this versatile yacht!

If you are interested in everything to do with yachts please do not hesitate to use our online form to request information on boat rentals cannes or any other worldwide location. Our experienced team at boatbookings look forward to talking to you.


A day in the life of an intern in the Yachting Industry – Antibes Boat Show 2012

DSC01900Well, not just any day, last Friday, the 13th April, and the 2nd day of the Antibes Yacht Show. Having been invited to an exclusive ‘Yacht Hop’ event, which involved a four-course meal, each course on a different yacht, I knew from the outset that I was in for a treat.

It kicked off with a champagne reception with appetizers on the sleek Sunseeker, NEW BEGINNINGS OF LONDON, where we were able to admire the elegant decoration of this beautiful charter yacht. Next was starters aboard D5, where we experienced the chef’s delightful gazpacho and cheese biscuits and then it was on to LADY SOFIA for mains, salmon cooked to perfection with asparagus wrapped in parma ham…simply delicious!

BoatBookings Team with Captain Phil on Sunseeker Vibe at the Antibes Boat Show 2012

However, it was the fourth and final sunseeker vibe (VIBE) where the party really started with chocolate mousses, fruit and chocolate fondue, strawberry daquiris and Pimms. sunseeker VIBE itself is a

fantastic vessel, sporty, sleek and modern with a great minimalistic interior and fabulously spacious cabins. Captain Phil was certainly the life and soul of the party and it’s evident that with his expert mixologist stewardess Melissa, anyone would be

guaranteed endless fun on a charter on this 23m Sunseeker.

Next we continued on into the actual Antibes Yacht Show where hundreds of beautiful yachts were all open to the visitors to explore their interiors and meet their captains and crew. We also had the opportunity to walk around the stalls and talk to businesses from all aspects of the industry. Overall, it was a fascinating experience not only to go on board some stunning yachts, but also to discover all the industries related to yachting too.

As part of the BoatBookings Editorial Team I would just like to add a note to Krisha’s article : Krisha has started new trends in the yachting industry by adding her special touch to the boating world!

Click here to learn more about the Boatbookings Luxury Yacht Charter Intern Program.

Corsica – Rugged Beauty, Excellent Chartering

Corsica is France’s great vacation secret – this fabulous island has so much to offer just about anyone.  Amazing Corsica charter itineraries include dramatic rock formations and cliffs, quaint ports with excellent food and markets, gorgeous sandy beaches with stunning mountains as a backdrop, and wild, unspoiled coastline.  And of course Corsica, being French, has amazing cuisine and local produce such as it’s storied wines and cheeses.

A Corsica Yacht charter vacation is highly recommended – you can spend the entire time on Corsica, or combine it with Sardinia or the French Riviera to see the best that the Mediterranean can offer!

See our Corsica Yacht Charter Guide for more information and lots of inviting pictures!