The Royal Greenwich Tall Ships Festival in London

With the world of charter closely focused on the modern sailing yacht it is easy to forget the ships of years gone by still sailing our high seas. This weekend saw the arrival of the largest fleet of Tall Ships to visit London in a quarter of a century, throwing the Thames back in time as around 50 tall ships, barges and traditional vessels decorated its waters.

The Polish training vessel Dar Mlodziezy

With their towering sails billowing in the wind, the ships set sail from Falmouth racing to the Isle of Wight before heading up the River Thames for the Royal Greenwich Tall Ships Regatta.

Selection of traditional coastal types

Ships from around the world came to take part in this event including the Shtandart, a modern replica of a Russian navy flagship built for Peter the Great in 1703.

Shtandart Russian Frigate

Also on show was Tenacious, the largest wooden tall ship of her kind which is operated by the Jubilee Sailing Trust and Telca who is almost 100 years old. The ships are moored at four sites along the Thames – Woolwich, Maritime Greenwich, Greenwich Peninsula and Canary Wharf and while based in the capital, they can be viewed from the land as well as on board.

Eye of the Wind

The festival will end on Tuesday with a grand parade of sail down the river as the ships head back to the open sea for their onward voyages.

Has this made you want to sail the seas? With the upcoming Voiles de St Tropez and Cannes Royal Regatta you can try sailing at speed and get some hands on experience of racing! Contact Boatbookings to organise your own sailing charter today.

Concorde may be gone but MISTRAL 55 is ready to take its place!

On this day, 10 years ago, Concorde touched down at Heathrow Airport after its final transatlantic flight from New York. The world’s only supersonic commercial airliner, Concorde represented the pinnacle of luxury travel catering to the rich and famous worldwide. With a record flight time of a mere 3 hours 30 minutes between New York and London, Concorde truly dominated the skies as the fastest airliner in existence.

Concorde and Mistral 55

You may no longer be able to experience the full thrill of Concorde’s speed in the air however, there is one alternative…MISTRAL 55! At a maximum speed of 50 knots, she truly is the Concorde of the seas! Yet MISTRAL 55 is not just all about speed. She boasts a super stylish interior and plenty of deck space. She is an astonishing machine, utilising the most up-to-date sailing technology to produce breath-taking results whilst simultaneously maintaining an impeccable standard of comfort to warrant her classification as a luxury crewed motor yacht. Sexy, sleek and seductive, MISTRAL 55 is available for charter in the French Riviera. Inquire now – she moves quickly!!

MISTRAL 55 Cruising!

To see a complete description of this exquisite charter yacht, visit MISTRAL 55 or contact our broker team here for more information!

A Bond Style Cruise Down the River Thames

Cruising down the River Thames in London in a speedboat comes with extreme style and class. Be James Bond for the day on your own private charter, whilst speeding along the Thames. We can offer you SHAKEN NOT STIRRED, the Sunseeker Superhawk 34 which features in the Bond film The World is Not Enough.


Shaken not Stirred 2SHAKEN NOT STIRRED is driven by Cigar Girl in one of the longest pre-title sequences in the Bond series. This is the actual Sunseeker Superhawk which features in the chase along the Thames from MI6 building to the Millenium Dome, now more commonly known as the O2 Arena, passing many of the well-known sights that London has to offer along the river. She is available for you to charter for your own personal Bond experience from £1,900 per day. Fortunately for you, SHAKEN NOT STIRRED wasn’t blown up as shown in the film – the delights of special effects! She is a fantastic Sunseeker with one cabin, and is perfect for an unforgettable day out along the Thames to see the best views that London has to offer.

A fan of Bond boats? Check out REGINA, a crewed Pruva sailing yacht, which featured in the most recent Bond film SKYFALL.Regina
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