Inspired: Pineapple Panna Cotta

Last week at the MYBA Charter Show, the team were lucky enough to sample some of the finest cuisine onboard some of the world’s best charter yachts. We have been inspired by the pineapple panna cotta, served on RIMA II, and have come up with a recipe for anyone who wants to try it!


For the Panna Cotta
½ cup whipping cream
1 can of coconut milk (398ml)
2 tbsp brown sugar
1 lime, juiced and zested
2 tbsp dark rum
1 tbsp vanilla
1 pack powdered gelatin 

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Genoa MYBA Charter Show 2015 Review

R2Luxury crewed yacht charter in the Mediterranean. The quality of the yachts on show was as high as ever; whether you are looking for a sporty motor yacht to explore the Balearics or a sophisticated super yacht for the summer along the French and Italian coastlines, the yachts below from the MYBA Charter Show will not disappoint.


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Super Yacht of the Week: BURKUT

This week we’re paying a well-deserved homage to good old-fashioned attention to detail, and how sticking to classic nautical style on a yacht can be so very effective. BURKUT is a beautiful 54 metre yacht built in 2009 by Italian shipyard Baglietto who are well known for their sporty influence; here though they have mixed their clean fluid lines with a spacious tri-deck design for a world-class super yacht design. Both her interior and exterior have been designed with clean nautical living in mind, but each room has a touch of individuality whether it be a splash of colour, custom artwork or key furniture piece.


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Booming! The MYBA Charter Show 2014 Closes with the Yachting Industry Bigger than Ever

The yachting industry is booming. The MYBA Charter Show 2014 in Genoa, showcasing the most impressive yachts on the charter market, has been nothing short of amazing. Not only are yachts becoming  more exciting with indulgent interiors, striking finishes and ever more outrageous water toys, the range of charter destinations is increasing very quickly with captains keen to discover the undiscovered and offer something new and exotic to their guests. LA DEA II’s captain, Mark Hoskins is a key exponent of this new age of exploration as he prepared his stunning 161 foot Trinity for an expedition to circumnavigate the world.


LA DEA II is three decks of utter splendour. Providing the benchmark is luxury yachting, she features all that you could desire in a charter. Her salon, complete with grand piano is simply marvellous whilst the bathrooms, lined with rich mahogany and marble are indicative of true decadence.


The huge swim platform is a great place to spend lazy afternoons right by the water while the flybridge is a real highlight. Whether you’re soaking up the sun on one of the massive sun pads, lying back with a book or sipping on champagne in the jacuzzi, you will feel like you’ve arrived at the pinnacle of luxury.


While LA DEA II is off discovering new and exciting destinations, luxury yachting in Greece continues to hit new heights. Chartering in unknown regions of the South Pacific is undoubtedly an exciting new development but there remains a lot to be said for cruising around the stunning Cyclades and indulging yourself in Santorini.


New legislation has decreed that non-EU registered yachts no longer need a license to charter in Greece meaning that the selection of charter yachts in Greece is bigger than ever. In addition to that the 10% luxury tax previously imposed on pleasure yachts has been abolished, leaving only the 6.5% VAT on week long charters in the Aegean.


 Yacht charter in Greece is now more accessible than ever. To find out more about chartering, please don’t hesitate to contact the Boatbookings team.

The MYBA Charter Show 2014 in Genoa – The Hottest in the Port!

The MYBA Charter Show is one like no other, the key yachts on the charter market for the upcoming season are exhibited for brokers worldwide to see.  The show is famed for signalling the start of the Mediterranean season, with many of the exhibited yachts zipping away from the show and welcoming clients on board. Genoa is a show where every aspect of the yacht is exhibited, offering the chance to show off the most professional captains, talented chefs and the craziest new water toys. Everything kicks off today, and we have a couple of favourites in the port.


ALEXANDRA V is a stunning Princess 95, she returns for the 2014 charter season following an extensive re-fit leaving her in “like-new” condition. She offers huge exterior and interior volume with her large flybridge and full-beam master cabin, her layout is perfect for families and friends alike.


Captain Jason Maxwell is an experienced professional and as such will show you the hottest ports and the most beautiful anchorages of the Mediterranean and beyond! The chef on board has a large portfolio of specialities, and loves cooking the finest food and loves tailoring menus to specific dietary requirements and prepares only organic, locally-sourced delights.


Our other favourite is NASSIMA! She’s an absolutely stunning 2012 creation from Acico Yachts. She offers a huge master suite on the top deck, providing incredible views when sleeping at anchor. As well as this her incredibly equipped sundeck provides the ultimate in luxury hangouts. NASSIMA truly provides the perfect combination modern design, unparalleled luxury and contemporary class. Enjoy wellness onboard this stunning yacht with her fully equipped gymnasium, designed by a professional trainer and stocked with cutting edge equipment.


For more information on the yachts exhibited at the Genoa MYBA Charter Show or luxury crewed yacht charters around the Mediterranean, contact us today.