Scuba Diving in the British Virgin Islands

When someone says “tropical island paradise” what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Sandy beaches as far as the eye can see stretching mystically beneath the satisfyingly sapphire water?
Perhaps the beach in mind is paired with a nestling of sun-strengthened palms; a melange of white gold complemented beautifully by the emerald, carelessly natural presence of the proud standing palm trees; such a scene, glistening with subtle pride, reminiscent of a piece of royal jewelry boasting a plethora of colorful stones… We can all picture our ideal Island Haven, but you may not know that you can find such timeless scenes just around the ocean’s corner.

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Super Yacht of the Week: IRISHA

This week we are introducing to you IRISHA, an easy pick for Super Yacht of the week due to her sleek, sporty and stylish appearance.  With a cruising ground of the celebrated Sardinia, as well as the fabulous French Riviera, she turns heads along the coastline with her sparkling metallic blue hull. 

IRISHA is a desirable length, at 51m, as she is sizeable enough to enjoy luxury and spacious areas, yet not too large to get into most ports and anchor far away from shore. With a top speed of 25 knots, you could enjoy a day of cruising along the Riviera, visiting the glamorous Monaco and vibrant Cannes in one day. 

IRISHA’s all glass cockpit is a feature you will immediately notice, which allows light to spill through the interior. Head to La Maddalena Archipelago, a beautiful set of beaches in Sardinia, and watch them get closer as you laze around in your private Jacuzzi on the top deck.  On the bow, a second seating area is the ideal place for admiring the views, such as the dramatic cliffs of Bonifacio. 

Pull up in a prime spot berth in a destination of your choice, and set foot in the quaint and colourful towns, have a beverage on the harbour or do a spot of shopping, whatever takes your fancy! The crew of 9 are on board to ensure you are having the best possible time, including recommending the hotspots as they know the area well. If you are looking to unwind, IRISHA boasts a wellness area, complete with sauna and a massage table is located in the beach club.

The interior of IRISHA is lavish, elegant and oozing with glamour. The 5 cabins are unique, yet share a commonality of sophistication. Enjoy the natural light, exquisite detailing and plush furniture. Wake up in the master, and step onto the French balcony to soak up the surroundings in the morning. The main saloon is also a popular spot for a nightcap, board game or watching the latest films or sports matches.

If you seek peace, tranquillity and harmony, this is where the name IRISHA derives from, so you are sure to find on this private yacht! Contact us now to put in an enquiry, so you can arrange a memorable summer.

Broker Ben’s Top 5 Insights for Your 2019 Charter

1. Book your 80-150’ motor yacht in Greece now, or you will miss out. Some of my top recommendations are JULIE M, BLADE 6, THEORIS, TACOS of the SEA and BARENTS SEA. Explore the secret anchorages of the Peloponnese, as well as the Cyclades hotspots (Paros, Mykonos, Milos) in 2019.

 
2. Everyone loves Italy, particularly the Amalfi Coast but have you considered Sicily? With fantastic island hopping throughout the Aeolians, chic hillside villages (Taormina) and volcanoes to explore (Etna), the area has something for everyone.
 
3. Give Ibiza a go. It has the best beach clubs and nightlife, but it also offers natural beauty and some of the finest sunsets in the Mediterranean. Check out Cotton Beach Club (Cala Tarida), Benirras Bay and Isla Tagomago for some of our top picks.
 
4. The Bahamas are the ultimate water sports playground. Easy island hopping, cerulean waters, hidden cayes to explore, it’s the perfect family retreat.
 
5. Explore somewhere off the beaten track and learn to sail in Sweden. Yacht: ICHIBAN (Swan 70) Captain Jan is the perfect teacher to guide you along your Scandinavian adventure, while Chef Kirsten will showcase the wonderful local cuisine. Bring on the Elk meatballs!