The tiny port of Amalfi is much adored for its charm and relaxing atmosphere. Amalfi is a very pretty little town in a spectacular setting, wedged between the sea and the mountains with a fascinating history. Between the ninth and 12th centuries, it was a proud and glorious maritime republic with a population of 80,000. If you abandon the busy main streets and climb up into the maze of shrunken, tunnel-like side alleys and steep stairways, you will step back in time to the Middle Ages. There you will find boutique shops, cafés and restaurants and sample some of the Amalfitana specialties, such as limoncello and delicate pastries.
The tried and tested charter destinations in Europe; the Amalfi Coast, Ibiza, and the French Riviera to name but a few, are as popular and magnificent as ever. For those of you looking to get off the beaten path however, look no further than Thailand. Full-moon parties still attract young travellers in their hundreds but away from Kho Phangan, you’ll find untouched, white sandy beaches and blissful tranquillity.
Some of you will have read about political unrest, but rest assured, the nation has returned once more to being a peaceful, paradise in the Andaman Sea. Even during the coup, tourist hot spots remained popular and unaffected as flights and charters all went ahead as normal. Now the coup is over, there is no further unrest and travellers should have no hesitation in visiting this stunning country.
Although relatively new to the world of yachting, the charter market in Thailand has stunning boats on offer. With special offers in Phuket including free days on bareboat charters, and superb discounts on Azimuts and Ferrettis, there has never been a better time to charter.
With brilliant sunshine guaranteed year-round in Thailand, the Ferretti 680 is a terrific charter yacht. The aft deck is a wonderful place to dine al fresco while enjoying the cool sea breeze. For lazy afternoons working on your tan, there are large sunpads both on the forward deck and on the flybridge.
Below deck she is spacious and comfortable. Traditionally styled and with large windows, the saloon is the perfect place to spread out in the evenings and watch a film before retiring to the large, well-appointed cabins. This Ferretti can also accommodate up to 24 guests for day charters, so feel free to spoil your friends and family alike.
If you are interested in chartering in Thailand, please don’t hesitate to contact the Boatbookings team.
Events on the French Riviera have kicked off to a flying start, with MIPIM last week being recognised as one of the biggest and best yet we have many more to look forward to and big shoes to fill! MIPTV is next up in April, followed by the glitz of the Cannes Film Festival, the Monaco Grand Prix and last but certainly not least: the Cannes Lions.
Event charter is an experience like no other. There’s no better way to treat your colleagues, network with counterparts or get yourselves recognised than on a yacht! MIPIM proved this with the Old Port of Cannes attracting as many numbers at the Palais des Festivals itself, and we have a magnificent selection of event boats perfect for lavish cocktail parties or intimate business gatherings alike and also some fantastic last minute offers for the upcoming Monaco Grand Prix!
NAMELESS is one of our favourite new boats on the charter market for 2014. Not only does she have beautifully executed interior design; she has also already gained a fabulous reputation throughout the yachting industry for events, having executed an unforgettable party at the Monaco Yacht Show 2013 for brokers to see the huge array of qualities she has on offer. Without a doubt one of the most handsome boats on the charter market today, she’s available for the Monaco GP at the rate of €25,000 per day.
If it’s a deal you’re looking for, look no further than LE PETIT BATEAU! Her expansive flydeck is the perfect vantage point for up to 50 guests to watch all the Grand Prix action whilst her seasoned event charter crew will ensure glasses are topped up and delicious food is served throughout. She also accommodates a massive 12 guests sleeping. A beautiful, light and modern boat which provides excellent value when she’s available at the special rate of €5,000 per day for the Monaco Grand Prix (min. charter 5 days)!
These yachts are also available during the Cannes Film Festival and French Riviera events in 2015. For expert advice on planning unforgettable and flawless events no matter how big or small – contact our expert team in Cannes today.
Capital of the French Riviera, Nice has something to offer for everyone. A cosmopolitan city and the main entry point to the Côte D’Azur, Nice is a perfect place to disembark a plane, and board a boat. The famous Promenade des Anglais runs along the waterfront of Nice, and offers splendid views out to sea, and these views are just as good looking back to land from your yacht!
If you’re looking for a charter vacation out of Nice, TILUSA a gorgeous Ferretti 26, from €36,000 per week, is one of our top choices. With modern and stylish furnishings, you will feel perfectly at ease as you set off on your luxury holiday cruising the French Riviera.
Not always the first ‘port of call’ for everybody, Antibes really should be. Home to Port Vauban, the largest yachting harbour in Europe, we have plenty of yachts to choose from! With some of the best beaches on the French Riviera, Antibes is the place to go for lovers of sun and sea.
Whether you want a day out from Antibes or a few days out at sea, this Princess 60, CALYPSO, will give you all that you could want. With a crew of 2 who will meet your every need, there is plenty of space for 6 guests who want their own private getaway.
Are you interested in chartering on the French Riviera? 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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Yesterday we added TILUSA to our list of charter yachts. A gorgeous Ferretti, she is berthed in Nice and available for charter around the French Riviera and further afield in the West Mediterranean.
TILUSA has both elegance and style. A cream and wood theme throughout, the design incorporates sleek lines and a clean-cut finish. She offers spacious accommodation for 8 guests sleeping, or 12 guests cruising for a day out on the seas. The large decks allow you to soak up the rays and enjoy some al fresco dining during the day, but if needed there is also plenty of space for dining indoors if the evening is a bit cooler – you can then head to bed in the comfortable en suite cabins. Starting at 36,000 € per week, TILUSA will provide you with an unforgettable experience of the French Riviera.
Have you never chartered before? 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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