The Local Bahamas Food Favorite: Conch Served Three Ways!

One of the best things about vacationing in the beautiful Bahamas is all the delicious food you get to eat.  From grilled Bahamian rock lobster to mahi-mahi dinners, to the delicious coconut desserts and tropical fruit, you will sure to be pleased.  But out of all the tasty dishes available to you during your vacation, there is one local delicacy that you really must try when you’re there.  Conch (pronounced “konk”) is the national food of The Bahamas and a true Bahamian specialty.

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A Sneak Preview of the Newport Charter Yacht Show 2015

The Newport Charter Yacht Show is coming up soon, June 22-25, 2015, in Newport, Rhode Island and we are excited to see all wonderful yachts that are available for charter this summer in New England.  This is a great industry only show where we get a chance to see the yachts, meet the crews and see what they do while on charter so we can present them to our client with the utmost confidence.  We are looking forward to presenting our clients with the best crewed motor yacht charter for the summer!

The sunset over Newport, Rhode Island

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An Insight into the Monaco Yacht Show 2014

The Monaco Yacht Show 2014 is going to be the biggest show to date, graced with the world’s finest crewed motor and sailing Superyachts. The usual venue of Port Hercules has been transformed in recent months with the construction of the new Yacht Club de Monaco, which has not only enhanced the amenities on offer but also opened up plenty of new berths available for Super and Mega yachts.

The Boatbookings Team will be attending the show on the lookout for the very best yachts for your next charter, whether throughout the Mediterranean, Caribbean or Asia. The 2012 Acico crewed motor yacht NASSIMA, available for charter in the South of France is bound to be popular on Quai Chicane. Graced with contemporary living spaces, spacious decks and a can-do crew, NASSIMA is the quintessential modern day charter yacht.

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The Monaco Yacht Show is synonymous with bringing the yachting industry together and there is no better place to bring large groups of people together than on a boat! NASSIMA can respond to your desires and requirements, whether it is a relaxed al-fresco lunch with colleagues or formal dinners on the aft deck. Her elegant, sophisticated and stylish decor will satisfy even the most discerning charter guests, providing the platform for a very memorable time onboard.

Nassima Decks

September is a busy month in the South of France with the Cannes Yachting Festival, the Monaco Yacht Show and the prestigious Voiles de Cannes and St Tropez. The weather is stunning and the yachts are still in the water, so make the most of the rest of the summer rays!

The Best of Both Worlds – Part 2

Following our blog “The Best of Both Worlds – Part 1” we bring you The Best of Both Worlds Part 2 with another incredible vacation experience, this time the ultimate in the world of private chartering.


We’ve just heard from the owners of WILJIM that they’re offering a fantastic private charter experience between Corsica and the French Riviera. The owner is keen on beautiful engineering and as well as his passion for beautiful motor yachts, he also has a passion for private air travel. For our valued charter guests this year he will offer an unforgettable trip incorporating private jet transfer, of which just the fuel is payable, and a one-way trip between Corsica and the French Riviera with no re-location fees!


As well as this, WILJIM is offering incredible charter value for 6 sleeping guests at €3,500 per day, €9,300 for a long weekend or €21,700 per week. She’s a gorgeous Azimut 62E with the all-important addition of a flybridge for taking in mesmerising coastal views.


Step onboard an take advantage of this incredible offer in both July and September, so whenever you’re looking to indulge we have the package for you!

Luxury Yacht Charters at the Antigua Yacht Show 2012

The prestigious Antigua Yacht Show 2012 commences this Sunday at the Nelson’s Dockyard Marina in English Harbour, the Falmouth Harbour Marina and the Antigua Yacht Club Marina. This charter yacht show presents 98 vessels on show ranging from crewed sailboats and catamarans to super yachts, making this show the ideal opportunity for brokers to take a look at the very latest luxury yachts available for the upcoming charter season in the Caribbean. The show grew in popularity with the increase in  tourism, as Antigua became an accessible destination, which prides itself on its hospitality, the friendliness of the locals and the fact that part of the island has dedicated itself to the servicing of the yachting industry.

Past shows have proven successful, yet we believe the Antigua Boat Show 2012 is about to exceed all previous shows. Firstly, the yachts on show this year are the best that we have seen, with the latest Sunreef Crewed and Power Catamarans, prestigious Nautors Swan monohulls and luxury CRN super yachts. Attendee’s will also be able to see the worlds largest catamaran HEMISPHERE on show this year, which is definitely worth a visit after our great review of her at the Monaco Yacht Show 2011.

One of the boats that we are most looking forward to see is the luxury sailing yacht REE, a 115 Valdettaro, with accommodation for up to 10 guests in 5 sumptuous cabins. She epitomises the style, elegance and quality of all of the yachts on show at the Antigua Boat Show. She offers all of the luxuries that you would expect to find on a 40m Motor Yacht after her $2.5m refit in 2011. Available for charter in the Caribbean in the winter, you should definitely make the most of her water toys and great can-do crew.

Alternatively, one of our favourite crewed luxury super yachts on show at this years show is SHERAKHAN. This Ververk 228 epitomises luxury and is the perfect yacht to entertain a large number of friends and family, with accommodation for up to 26 guests in 13 cabins. Each suite is extremely spacious, measuring from 30m up to 50m squared. She features a BBQ, Jacuzzi, Jetski’s and enough water toys to keep everyone entertained for hours. Available for charters in the Caribbean at Christmas and West Mediterranean in the Summer, SHERAKHAN is the perfect yacht for those who want to push the boat out!

If you would like to receive more information with regards to booking one of these yachts, please enquire through our website, where one of our senior brokers will be happy to help you plan the experience of a lifetime. You can also send your charter enquiries to [email protected] where our broker in your desired region will contact you and send you some suitable proposals.

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