Crewed BVI Charters – The Real Deal


It’s human nature to seek a bargain. There’s something incredibly satisfying about getting great value for money and deals don’t come much more exciting than a crewed charter in the BVI. Compared to the local 5 star resorts, you’ll wonder how you’re getting away with daylight robbery!

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Croatia’s Time Has Come

Every year a different location gets tipped to be the hottest destination for yacht chartering and 2017 sees Croatia take pride of place. Croatia‘s diversity, beauty and history has given it a remarkable rise in recent years and by next summer its a sure cert to be buzzing and vibrant. Here’s why!


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We Can’t Wait For The 35th BVI Charter Yacht Society Show!

In a few weeks time, all of the best catamarans in the BVI will be heading to Nanny Cay Resort and Marina in Tortola for the 35th BVI Charter Yacht Society Show.  From November 7-10, our team of brokers will be attending the show to inspect over 70 catamarans.  During the show we will dine onboard to savour the chef’s cuisine and attend many yacht hops to make sure everything is perfect on the catamarans. This ensures that our clients have the best holidays of their lives in the stunning BVIs. The BVI Yacht Show is one of our favourite charter shows to attend and we are all looking forward to it!BVI Yacht Show
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Download Boatbookings’s brand new iBook ‘Yacht Charter 101’ on iTunes for FREE!

Front Cover Yacht Charter 101

Boatbookings is very pleased to announce the publication of our new  iBook – Yacht Charter 101:  Planning the Perfect Charter Vacation. Now you can read all about luxury yacht chartering from the comfort of your iPad.

The book has covers the basics of planning a yacht charter, provides extensive information on all of the key yacht charter regions, and discusses contracts, pricing and how to choose the right yacht for you.  We are  offering you the download of Yacht Charter 101  free as our way of helping give you the information you need to go on a yacht charter this year.

The Founder of has used  his vast expertise of the yachting industry to create a concise yet comprehensive guide to chartering a luxury yacht anywhere in the world. The book is written for  first-time charterers but also valuable for any experienced charters who are thinking about a new destination or type of boat.

The Chapters are: The Allure of a Yacht Charter, Types of Yacht Charters, Charter Destinations, How to Charter a Yacht, Next Steps and an Extensive Glossary

Yacht Charter 101Inside

The Destinations chapter covers the key ports in the Caribbean (including the BVI, Grenadines, St Barths, St Martin, Bahamas, etc), Mediterranean (including the French  Riviera, Corsica, Italy, Greece, Croatia and Spain), SouthEast Asia, Tahiti  and more, with pictures of the charter areas and notes about things to do, the cuisine, climate and best times to charter.  Download Yacht Charter 101 as  a trusted source of yachting info.

Yacht Charter 101: Planning the Perfect Charter Vacation is available for free download on iTunes now!

PIMEX 2014 – Boatbookings review of this year’s Phuket International Boat Show!

Kevin, our Charter Director based in Southeast Asia attended the Phuket International Boat Show and has given us his review of this year’s turnout. Established in 2003, PIMEX has grown into a well-establish marine and lifestyle show in Southeast Asia’s tropical hub of yachting, Phuket. This year the show was held at Phuket’s five-star Royal Phuket Marina with a specially constructed exhibition space overlooking the in-water display. This sublime setting provided fine dining and amazing views of the many luxury yachts.

PIMEX 2014

This year Kevin was particularly impressed with one of Boatbookings’s favorite charter yachts, the Lagoon 620, on display at the Phuket International Boat Show. Based in Langkawi, Malaysia, this yacht is available for charters between Langkawi and Phuket all year round. This is a 2011 yacht but is only used by the owner a couple of weeks each year, so this charter catamaran is in almost pristine condition!

Lagoon 620 (2011) in Thailand!

The Phuket Boat Show gets Wider and Wider

Don’t you mean bigger and bigger we hear you ask?? No….Wider and Wider!

Probably the most innovative yacht at the show and showcasing in Thailand for the first time, the Wider 42 was part of the in-water display. If you feel that you don’t already have enough space on board, this fast and sleek power boat expands on either side whilst at anchor to provide extra storage or sunbathing space! Kevin reliably informs us at Boatbookings that 18 sqm makes a astonishing difference to the deck space.

Wider 42 Yacht at PIMEX 2014!

Flying the German Flag!

Almost lost amongst all the big SunseekersPrincesses and Azimuts, our Asia Charter Director found one of the great dependables of charter fleets all around the world – the Bavaria 33.

This is a 2013 yacht and is only in it’s first Phuket charter season, having arrived in Thailand in late 2013. There is also a full range of larger Bavaria bareboat charter yachts to choose from in Phuket.

Dependable Bavaria 33 at Phuket!

More cats in Phuket!

The cruising waters around Phuket are made for catamarans….and Multihull Solutions from Australia agree.

Multihull Solutions are Australia’s leading multihull specialists and officially launched their expansion into Southeast Asia at the Phuket International Boat Show this year. They are the exclusive distributor for Fountaine Pajot and Catana catamarans in Southeast Asia.

Their in water display included this lovely Salina 48 Evolution!

Salina 48 Phuket

For more information about any yachting events, feel free to contact our brokers by email or submit an enquiry form here!