A Day in the Life of an Intern – Part XI

June 14th was a special day during my internship at Boatbookings. After spending a couple of hours in our office in Cannes, I headed to Antibes to meet Broker Ben, who had spent the morning meeting some of his clients for their embarkation. We headed to Port Vauban for a brokers’ day out on REHAB – one of our all-time favourite day charter yachts along the French Riviera. Broker days are organised by the owners of the yachts such that the Brokers can get to know the boat and its crew better.

We were greeted on board REHAB by the fantastic crew made up of Captain Chris and Stewardess Justine. Once the other brokers arrived and had settled in, we headed west, past the stunning Cap D’Antibes, towards Cannes and the beautiful Iles de Lérins. The islands are an incredibly popular destination thanks to the crystal-clear water, making them the perfect place to drop anchor, relax and swim. As it was still early in the season, we were able to experience the beauty of the islands without many other people there.

Broker Ben, always chatting to clients!

Once we had found the perfect spot to anchor, our lovely hosts had prepared a quiz for us. As brokers are of the competitive kind, it’s not like us to ever back down from a challenge, so we quickly got into our teams, boys vs. girls of course, and the game of 20 questions commenced. After a mix of technical questions about REHAB and other yachts, as well as general knowledge questions about the industry, the girls came out on top!

In the afternoon, everyone enjoyed relaxing on board this stunning Sunseeker yacht, whilst indulging in French crudité platters overflowing with local cheeses, baguettes and olives beautifully prepared by Justine. It was incredibly interesting meeting other people from the Industry and getting to know the faces behind the names. As the day came to an end, we cruised back towards Port Vauban past the stunning villas on the Cap d’Antibes.

Anna taking in the views from the bow.

This day was a fantastic way to get a taste of what Boatbookings’ clients experience, whilst also getting to know REHAB and it’s lovely crew as well as the other Brokers. I will be forever grateful for the opportunity to talk to so many fascinating people – is there a better place to mingle than aboard a beautiful yacht?

The South of France summer season is just around the corner – book now!

The Monaco Grand Prix and Cannes Film Festival may be over for another year, but the summer has only just begun! The sun is shining on the French Riviera and the sea is (slowly) warming up. Many bareboat fleets are quickly being booked up and some crewed yachts are boasting fully booked calendars, however the Boatbookings.com  team are keeping a close eye on what’s still available and all pride themselves on matching the yacht to the client’s needs even when the charter is booked last minute.

Some top yachts on the Riviera this summer: 

EMOTION: 

EMOTION

Recently visited by Cordy, our top South of France expert. Cordy was full of praise for the Sun-deck and excellent crew!

REHAB: 

REHAB

One of our favourite Sunseekers on the Riviera, sporty and elegant with a fantastic Captain and great water toys. REHAB is perfect for day or week long charter.

INDULGENCE OF POOLE: 

INDULGENCE

A very good value option for either day, weekend or even week long charters. Her spacious flybridge even features a jacuzzi which is a great feature on a yacht of her size. Get in touch for information about all-inclusive deals!

BLUE NOTE:

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A fantastic crewed catamaran, usually based in Cannes she is perfect for exploring the French Riviera, or perhaps Corsica and Sardinia.

Get in touch with us today and we’ll help you plan the perfect charter!

A Day in the Life of an Intern, Part VI

Following A Day in the Life of an Intern Part V, Part VI will give you an account of what the interns have been getting up to this summer, including a taste of the charterer life with a day on board REHAB, one of our favourite boats on the French Riviera. After a buzzing summer here at Boatbookings.com we took a day out to get a feel of what our clients get when they charter with us for a day.

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We began in Antibes with a delicious continental breakfast prepared for our arrival by wonderful hostess, Kirsten. We headed west towards Cannes and the famous Îles de Lérins, a popular destination for motor and sailboats alike. With crystal blue waters and panoramic views of the coast they are the perfect spot to stop for a refreshing swim, in our case a race and lots of splashing!

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After that it was time to experience the joys of water toys! We headed east, past Antibes to the stunning and historic village of Èze where we stopped, unloaded everything REHAB has to offer such as the speedy hydrojet tender, water skis, wakeboard and donuts. Competitive spirit soon emerged in order to discover who’d be the best water skier and who would stay in the donut the longest, Micheal epitomises the phrase ‘can-do captain’ and ensured everyone had the best time and got to experience the thrills that water toys have to offer!

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Lunch was at Paloma Beach Club, which we cannot recommend highly enough! The views of Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat are incredible with the dramatic imposing sheer cliff faces and array of super yachts keep you entertained whilst you await the delicious food. We dined on light and refreshing fresh fish dishes that left everyone more than satisfied, the service was impeccable and they have a fantastic range of French wines for every palate.

Heading back along choppy waters we all enjoyed a drink and the wind in our hair as we flew along the coast towards Villefranche, another yachting hotspot where the coast is dotted with the beautiful homes of the rich and famous. We returned to Antibes a group of well and truly satisfied customers.

After experiencing a day on REHAB it’s very clear why she’s one of the most popular yachts on the French Riviera this summer. We cannot praise the crew enough, they are friendly, attentive and guarantee that you’ll have the best time. The boat is comfortable and spacious even with 12 people on board and her performance provides a truly exhilarating experience. With dates still available this September, she’s a brilliant value opportunity not to be missed. Enquire now!

A Day in the Life of an Intern, Part VI

Following A Day in the Life of an Intern Part V, Part VI will give you an account of what the interns have been getting up to this summer, including a taste of the charterer life with a day on board REHAB, one of our favourite boats on the French Riviera. After a buzzing summer here at Boatbookings.com we took a day out to get a feel of what our clients get when they charter with us for a day.

RehabCruising

We began in Antibes with a delicious continental breakfast prepared for our arrival by wonderful hostess, Kirsten. We headed west towards Cannes and the famous Îles de Lérins, a popular destination for motor and sailboats alike. With crystal blue waters and panoramic views of the coast they are the perfect spot to stop for a refreshing swim, in our case a race and lots of splashing!

SONY DSC

After that it was time to experience the joys of water toys! We headed east, past Antibes to the stunning and historic village of Èze where we stopped, unloaded everything REHAB has to offer such as the speedy hydrojet tender, water skis, wakeboard and donuts. Competitive spirit soon emerged in order to discover who’d be the best water skier and who would stay in the donut the longest, Micheal epitomises the phrase ‘can-do captain’ and ensured everyone had the best time and got to experience the thrills that water toys have to offer!

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Lunch was at Paloma Beach Club, which we cannot recommend highly enough! The views of Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat are incredible with the dramatic imposing sheer cliff faces and array of super yachts keep you entertained whilst you await the delicious food. We dined on light and refreshing fresh fish dishes that left everyone more than satisfied, the service was impeccable and they have a fantastic range of French wines for every palate.

Heading back along choppy waters we all enjoyed a drink and the wind in our hair as we flew along the coast towards Villefranche, another yachting hotspot where the coast is dotted with the beautiful homes of the rich and famous. We returned to Antibes a group of well and truly satisfied customers.

After experiencing a day on REHAB it’s very clear why she’s one of the most popular yachts on the French Riviera this summer. We cannot praise the crew enough, they are friendly, attentive and guarantee that you’ll have the best time. The boat is comfortable and spacious even with 12 people on board and her performance provides a truly exhilarating experience. With dates still available this September, she’s a brilliant value opportunity not to be missed. Enquire now!

REHAB – One of the Favourite Day Charter Yachts on the French Riviera

If you're looking for a day boat rental on the French Riviera, REHAB is one of the best yachts going. She is a stunning Sunseeker Predator 68 with a can-do crew, Captain Michael and Stewardess Kirsten, who will look after you every step of the way and provide some of the best service around. Berthed in Antibes, she is perfect for a trip from Cannes to Iles de Lérins and down to St Tropez or head in the direction of Villefranche and Monaco and enjoy lunch on one of the secluded beaches such as Paloma Beach or Mala Beach, Cap d'Ail.

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Available at €3,500 per day, plus expenses and VAT, REHAB is the perfect day charter yacht.

Visit Antibes For Your Luxury Yacht Charter!

Antibes lies between Nice and Cannes along the coast of the French Riviera. It is often missed out as somewhere to visit, but we know better – with Port Vauban, the largest yachting harbour in Europe, Antibes is a prime destination for your luxury yacht charter! One of the main sites in Antibes, the Château Grimaldi, once a stronghold of Monaco royalty and home to Pablo Picasso, stands tall as part of the city's history. Antibes Juan-les-Pins has a reputation for some of the best beaches along the French Riviera, so why not head to Antibes to discover more about them?

So, if you want to charter in Antibes, here are some suggestions for you.

REHAB, a Sunseeker Predator 68, is a brilliant yacht for day charter. She is a popular choice with our team, and will make sure your experience of Antibes and the surrounding French Riviera is unforgettable! She can cruise with a maximum of 12, so bring along your family and friends for a fantastic day out. Or if you're looking to venture further afield, REHAB can accommodate 4 guests in 2 well-appointed cabins. Her crew will attend to your every need, and make sure you get the most possible out of your charter.

Another great choice for charter is OUTSIDE EDGE, a Mangusta 72. She is kept in pristine condition with a can-do Captain, who will make some great suggestions for your charter itinerary, but will readily make changes if you fancy something different. She has a great saloon deck, so on OUTSIDE EDGE you can make the most of the sun, whether you're up for some al fresco dining or want to top up your tan. There is plenty of space to accommodate up to 7 guests in 3 cabins, or 9 of you cruising for the day.

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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