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The 49m Superyacht with 18 Staterooms - For Charter with WYG

Super Yachts Charters - Wed, 04/21/2021 - 13:00
The 49m Superyacht with 18 Staterooms - For Charter with WYG Though she is undeniably stylish, Queen Eleganza is - at least at first glance - just like any other modern luxury superyacht.

Sporting an elegant profile, expansive deck spaces and a large swim platform, the Croatian-built 49m would look just as at home exploring the islands of the Bahamas as cruising the Adriatic coast.

Behind her sophisticated exterior, however, Queen Eleganza’s interior can only be described as an ingenious distribution of volume and layout. Boasting one of the highest sleeping occupancies of any charter yacht on the market, Queen Eleganza achieves the remarkable feat of remaining spacious, comfortable, and every bit a luxury superyacht.   

Built in 2018, Queen Eleganza is a top-of-the-line luxury yacht with the latest in amenities and entertainment systems to match. But it is not her impressive arsenal of water toys, vast open deck spaces or warm interior decor that sets this purpose-built charter yacht apart from the crowd.

With incredible onboard accommodation for some 36 guests in 18 spacious staterooms, this 49m offers a guest capacity quite unlike any other on the market.

Extremely adaptable for large groups of friends or families, the appeal of this unique charter experience is undeniable.

Queen Eleganza's 18 staterooms make no compromise on comfort or luxury, each with a calming neutral decor and equipped with its own en suite bathroom.

From sunbathing to watersports, to chef-prepared meals, there is something to appeal to everyone onboard Queen Eleganza. And should you ever choose to venture onto shore, Croatia’s spectacular coastline provides the backdrop for a luxury yacht vacation of a lifetime. 

Queen Eleganza is available for charter with World Yacht Group at €62,000 per week. Get in touch today to secure your booking.

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A Captain’s Insight into Fiji’s Blue Lanes Initiative

Super Yachts Charters - Thu, 04/15/2021 - 13:00
A Captain’s Insight into Fiji’s Blue Lanes Initiative Fiji’s Blue Lanes Initiative has given superyacht owners, guests and charterers a safe passage to once again enjoy the thrilling cruising grounds of this quintessential South Pacific destination. Guests have been able to arrive on private jets and rendezvous with their yacht, where they are then taken away to cruise, swim, surf, dive and fall in love with the dreamy islands of Fiji. Captain Trent Jones of 67m M/Y Maria shares his recent experiences in Fiji…

Owners, charterers and guests can fly into the Nadi International Airport on a private jet, where they are then taken straight to the iconic Port Denarau Marina. Whilst completing the mandatory 14-day quarantine period, guests will still be able to cruise the Fijian waters without disembarking. At present, a naval boat will still be in place to shadow superyachts during quarantine, but once cleared they can then follow their submitted itinerary.

67m Amels superyacht Maria (ex Aquarius) is one yacht to have taken advantage of the Blue Lanes initiative. “The guest arrival at the airport and transport to the yacht was a painless experience,” says Captain Trent Jones, “and from there the trip was the same as if it were any other year.

“We also submitted a broad, pre-planned itinerary prior to the trip which gave us plenty of scope and we were allowed to adjust this for the weather. The idea (of monitoring the cruise with a chase boat or AIS) is good and it worked well in practice to ensure that no yachts, while cruising in quarantine, have any accidental interactions with locals during the 14-day quarantine period, while still ensuring the guests have the best possible trip with flexibility.”

Restrictions do apply however these can be easily navigated with the help of a South Pacific agent. Eligibility for the VIP Blue Lanes is as follows:

  • Engage a Fiji Yacht agent
  • Provide a negative RT-PCR test <72hrs from departure.
  • Provide an itinerary for where they intend to cruise within Fijian waters.
  • Bear the cost of a shadow boat during their quarantine cruising period.
  • Adhere to all conditions as per the Blue Lane initiative under the Fijian COVID Safe Economic Recovery Framework.

Cynthia Rasch, CEO of Port Denarau Marina, comments that “Port Denarau Marina has worked tirelessly with the Fijian Government to ensure that our maritime borders remain open and that superyachts continue to enjoy the wonders of the region. Fiji is Covid contained and open to superyachts, and we are eager to welcome you to our sun-drenched shores.

“With great diving – our coral reefs are teeming with colour and life – it is no wonder that we are known as the soft coral capital of the world, and arguably have one of the top surfing spots. As a VIP Guest under our Blue Lanes initiative, you can also enjoy cruising our turquoise blue waters while in quarantine. Where else would you rather be?”

A sprawling chain of over 300 rugged islands covered in a haze of the deepest emerald, Fiji’s offers an eclectic mix of sugary white sand beaches and cerulean waters teeming with diverse marine wildlife. For superyacht owners and charters, the Blue Lanes initiative offers a rare opportunity for adventure and a return to life on the water.

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New Support Vessel In Build For Charter Favourite 72m Axioma

Super Yachts Charters - Thu, 04/15/2021 - 11:00
New Support Vessel In Build For Charter Favourite 72m Axioma When 72m Dunya superyacht Axioma left her Majorcan refit yard in November to cross the Atlantic for a Caribbean season, the world she was released back into had changed somewhat significantly. Despite the unparalleled challenges that have swept the globe, Axioma has defied the odds with a resoundingly successful 2020-2021 charter season, including her first-ever festive charters. The much sought-after superyacht is set to become even more enticing with a support vessel set for delivery in 2023.

Available for charter through its Central Agent, Yachting Partners International, Axioma welcomes 12 guests in 6 opulent cabins designed by the renowned Alberto Pinto. The superyacht also boasts a plethora of exciting onboard facilities, ranging from a Beach Club and Spa to Jet Skis and SeaBobs.

Non-Stop Charter

Having adapted to put in place new measures to guarantee onboard safety, Axioma has enjoyed a busy season in the Caribbean, cruising the Leeward Islands from Antigua to Anguilla and securing back-to-back booking across the season. “It was an incredible season,” says Chief Stewardess Heather Campbell. “Our goal was to make up for what may have been lacking ashore. If clubs and restaurants weren’t open, we were able to compensate, providing everything onboard.

“We’re renowned for our spa, casino and onboard entertainment… Of course, our main purpose was to create unforgettable and unique experiences for our guests. We want them to remember their charter aboard Axioma for a long time and share their memories with friends.”

Alena Zilayova, Senior Charter Fleet Manager at Yachting Partners International, praised Heather and the crew for providing such experiences in a testing situation. “I would like to thank guests and brokers who believe in Axioma, the professionalism of her crew and their ability to do everything in their power for guests under such difficult and complex conditions.”

Axioma is looking forward to the season ahead, where she will be cruising in the West Mediterranean across destinations that include the Cote d’Azur. Corsica, Sardinia and the Adriatic from May to mid-October.

Support on the Way

If Axioma’s incredible array of amenities and onboard luxury was not already enough, the superyacht is set to become a haven for unlimited adventures with a new support vessel under construction.

The addition of a support vessel will allow charterers to bring extra guests, whether children, grandchildren or friends. The new vessel will operate alongside Axioma and carry an additional ten guests in five cabins, offering the same level of comfort and leisure as they would expect from the mothership.

The support vessel will have her own dedicated main saloon, spa and swim platform, with plenty of toys and even a mini-submarine! One of the standout features will be a touch-and-go helipad designed for multi-purpose use, transforming into an outdoor disco, cinema, basketball court or events space.

Limited Availability for 2021

Feelings of escapism and the lure of a luxury getaway have become much stronger after the postponements in 2020, and superyachts provide the perfect basis to do so in safety and opulence.

Alena Zilayova notes that once travel restrictions were lifted, bookings picked up quickly last year, with Turkey and Croatia among the first to open their coasts in 2020. Alena expects the same to be the case this year, with the French Riviera, Southern Italy and the Balearics proving particularly popular.

With the YPI office already responding to requests for 2022, Alena Zilayova encourages anyone considering a 2021 charter to get in contact quickly, with new contracts in place to remove any risks should cancellation be necessary.

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Introducing Pangea 2.0 eco travel towel for adventure and outdoors

Windsurfing - Mon, 04/12/2021 - 13:59

What do trekking across the Himalayas, camping in Yosemite, surfing in Cornwall, backpacking in New Zealand and a visit to the gym have in common? For all of these adventures, and pretty much every other activity, you need a towel. Microfibre travel towels are usually 100% plastic so are not green or sustainable. So we …

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Australken Tours & Travel Ltd

Windsurfing - Sun, 04/11/2021 - 16:43

Australken Tours & Travel, an East African based Company offering wide range of Safari Tours to Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda and South Africa. Our dedicated team being in the expertise of Tours and Holidays management we are a team that provides you with the true value for your money. We have a competent and efficient …

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Return to flying

Booker Gliding - Tue, 04/06/2021 - 11:22

 As from 29th March we have been able to fly again, although only solo - two seater flying returns on 12th April. We were unable to go on our usual Spring expedition to Lleweni Parc because of the latest lockdown, but we are currently enjoying a mini expedition to Chiltern Park, near Wallingford, as guests of Dennis Pearson of Chiltern Airsports. This is because we are being prevented from flying at Wycombe Air Park because of a commercial dispute between the airfield manager (CEO of Heliair) and the airfield owner (Bucks County Council), where we are caught in the crossfire.

While we attempt to get the situation resolved, we are making the most of our time at Chiltern Park - getting current again and exploring the local area, as can be seen from the pics below.

Symeon getting in touch with the grassroots
Jim and John ready to go
K21 316 on approach
Nick and Inge's mobile teabar - a welcome sight on a cold day
Howard making the most of the day - landing at 1814


EnjoyTatras DMC

Windsurfing - Mon, 03/29/2021 - 16:21

We invite you to come and share our region, benefit from the grandest peaks to the smallest streams, to imbue the fresh mountain air whilst taking in the epic vistas of our unique landscape. We believe sport plus travel is the best way to see as much of our region in the shortest space of …

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Thurso adventure holidays in Scotland: 13 best Caithness activities

Windsurfing - Fri, 03/26/2021 - 16:00

During Thurso adventure holidays in Scotland you can explore the far north coast of the United Kingdom. It is a wild and adventurous region of the country and a great playground for extreme sports. Check out the 13 best Caithness activities below, we feel they offer as much excitement as almost anywhere in Britain. Plus …

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Exclusive Charter Experiences Aboard 81m AIR

Super Yachts Charters - Wed, 03/24/2021 - 14:00
Exclusive Charter Experiences Aboard 81m AIR A charter aboard a Feadship megayacht promises to be an experience like no other. This is certainly true of the 81m Feadship AIR available for charter with IYR. Featuring a timeless exterior style and characteristic Feadship craftsmanship, don’t miss your chance to sail away this summer on AIR…

As is typical of a superyacht of AIR’s size and stature, all of her interior spaces are meticulously appointed to the highest standards. Interior designer Rémi Tessier has outdone himself with fine attention-to-detail, clean and modern colour tones and inviting, intimate nooks. From AIR’s jeck jacuzzi forward to her fully equipped gym, guests will be left wanting for nothing in terms of on-board entertainment and amenities.

Accommodating 12 guests comfortably in seven spacious staterooms, AIR was born for charter. She houses up to 21 crew for round-the-clock service. Her sizeable toy and tender garage includes two 9.8m tenders, two superjets and two laser sailboats for adrenaline-fuelled fun on the water.

Air has been designed to make use of cutting-edge technology. Her nanotech matt black hull paint, maintained by a soft water cleaning system, allows for a long-lasting and eco-friendly finish. This also attracts less heat and avoids extra power consumption, leaving guests secure in the knowledge of AIR’s futuristic ethos. 

For limited exclusive charter enquiries aboard AIR, get in touch with IYR today.

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Acme Travels Sri Lanka

Windsurfing - Wed, 03/24/2021 - 13:56

Thousands of satisfied clients who enjoyed their stay with our Services since 1993. Tour Operations headed by professionals with over 25 years of experience in the Travel Trade. A dedicated staff and a dynamic management. Credibility in the local & regional hotel trade. Travel Network, linking Sri Lanka, Maldives, India, Nepal Ambition of Acme Travels …

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Easy adventure travel: 12 best safe countries for active holidays

Windsurfing - Fri, 03/19/2021 - 11:53

Do you want an adventurous holiday just without difficult logistics, in your face locals or less safe conditions? Well lucky for you we have pulled together the 12 best safe countries for active holidays. These destinations all offer easy adventure travel while still providing plenty of thrills. 12 best safe countries for active holidays Rwanda …

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Burgess Sells 50m Heesen Yacht Inception

Super Yachts Charters - Tue, 03/16/2021 - 15:30
Burgess Sells 50m Heesen Yacht Inception Burgess has announced the sale of 50m Heesen superyacht INCEPTION. The Dutch yacht was listed at an asking price of $25,000,000. Crispin Baynes of Burgess represented the seller, with the buyer introduced by Derk Jan Rolff of Holland Yacht Connection.

Inception features an exterior design by longtime Heesen design partners Frank Laupman of Omega Architects. Her striking interiors have been designed by Ausberg. Built in 2008 to a style that is still contemporary today, Inception’s new owner is sure to enjoy all of the fantastic amenities and features onboard their new superyacht this summer season. 

Accommodating 14 guests and 12 crew members onboard, each of Inception’s staterooms is equipped with an en suite bathroom and state-of-the-art entertainment centre.

Her dedicated Owner’s deck terrace  features one of the yacht’s two deck jacuzzis, which also doubles as an infinity pool. 

Inception’s Owner will also be able to make use of the yacht’s study while at sea, or relax and unwind as it is converted into a massage room. 

Other onboard highlights include a 360° rotating bed in the master suite with panoramic views, retracting sunroof above the bar on her vast sundeck, which is then convertible into a dance floor lit by micro starlights by night.

Inception’s interiors have been described as similar to those of a Manhattan penthouse, featuring an open-plan and ultra-modern main saloon with white Onyx bar. Silk sofas and Macassar ebony walls provide a seamless contrast and give depth to the yacht’s interiors. 

We at Superyachts.com would like to congratulate all parties involved and wish Inception’s new Owner the best with their new yacht.

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What Exactly Is Yacht Management, And Why Is It Necessary?

Super Yachts Charters - Wed, 03/10/2021 - 11:00
What Exactly Is Yacht Management, And Why Is It Necessary? Those well-versed in the superyacht industry will know that owning and operating a crewed yacht over 24m is no easy task. Ever-changing administrative, technical and regulatory requirements can create a minefield of hoops to jump through, not to mention the management of the crew members living and working on your vessel. And for the busy lives of the modern yacht owner, the task is simply too much to take on alone. We teamed up with Switzerland-based yacht management company Floating Life, to learn more about the benefits of outsourcing your yacht management needs to experts in the field.

The superyacht industry is evolving at such a rapid pace, it is easy to forget how relatively young it is. Barbara Tambani, co-Director of Floating Life alongside Andrea Pezzini, recalls when yacht management services did not even exist as an established sector, and herself took a lead role in developing the early standards of the discipline. Her co-Director Andrea has worked as an Owner’s representative since 1998, alongside director roles in a number of prominent Italian shipyards. 

‘Our professionalism and expertise is important for our clients,’ Barbara tells us. ‘Our clients know that their yacht is in the safe hands of people that have the necessary experience and are able to find safe solutions.’

Indeed, Floating Life’s management service was the first in the industry to receive the IOS 9001:2015 certification by RINA for quality. But in addition to the high standards, Floating Life meets across its management services, there should be some acknowledgement of the diversity and complexity of the tasks the team fulfils. Floating Life experts dedicate themselves to every single aspect of the yachting customer journey - from flag registration, ownership structures and shipyard maintenance through to crew support, safety and security. No matter how complex or specialised the management task, the Floating Life team has you covered with a professional and efficient service to meet your specific needs.

‘Our experience allows us to anticipate organisational issues such as booking a last minute refueling or paying a supplier for a weekend,’ says Andrea. ‘We also consider the possibility of breakdowns or accidents on board as it is important to act promptly to limit the damage and avoid any possible impact that may be linked to pollution.’

With dedicated contacts in each department, Floating Life has the resources and knowhow to cover all bases, leaving clients with more free time to enjoy the use of their yacht.

Offering a competitive edge with a bespoke, tailor-made service, yacht management with Floating Life offers something larger, more corporate firms cannot; that is a truly personalised touch. Indeed, the Floating Life team knows just how important relationships are in this industry. With thanks to an extensive network of shipyards and dealers, Floating Life can offer clients high-level services at very competitive prices.  

‘The yachting industry around the world is constantly changing, so it is vital to keep up to date with all the necessary rules for safety and security,’ Andrea tells us. ‘Yachting industry laws change frequently and there has been a lot of development over the last 20 years. Our team keeps up to date and monitors these changes around the world, so we can prevent any problems from arising.’

Maritime traditions have been around since the beginning of civilisation. But the modern superyacht industry, as we know, is still finding its place in international laws and regulations. Keeping up with these ever-evolving rules can be an impossible task to take on alone. That is why Floating Life, with its extensive, specialised knowledge, dedicated staff and tailor-made service, is here to help. 

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Dutch Class: Perle Bleue Joins Australian Charter Fleet

Super Yachts Charters - Wed, 03/10/2021 - 09:00
Dutch Class: Perle Bleue Joins Australian Charter Fleet The award-winning Dutch superyacht Perle Bleue has joined the Australian charter fleet, and was launched by Australian brokerage Ocean Alliance at the Superyacht Australia Soiree on Saturday 27th February 2021.

The 38m Hakvoort superyacht adds unique quality to the Australian market, and will be swapping Sydney for the Whitsundays in mid-April for the Winter Season. The Dutch-built superyacht features an interior design penned by renowned designer Donald Starkey, who took great care in selecting the finest natural materials to create a sophisticated atmosphere throughout, with distinctive artwork adding a glorious finishing touch.

Perle Bleue’s main deck welcomes guests with a beautifully decorated out main salon which offers panoramic views out to sea and numerous arrangements based on guests’ preferences. The superyacht is blessed with plenty of large social areas for guests to enjoy during their charter, notably an open and airy sky lounge with a complete entertainment system and floor-to-ceiling windows.

Perfectly suited for charters suiting different group types and demographics, Perle Bleue has flexible accommodation which can be configured to sleep up to 12 guests using Pullmans. The luxurious staterooms include one master and two VIP queen staterooms, with two convertible guest cabins. All staterooms offer en-suite facilities.

In 2013, Perle Bleue completed an extensive refit that upgraded the yacht with exciting new amenities, not least being the Teppanyaki Bar on the spacious sun deck. The refit also included the addition of updated A/V and communications equipment, along with an enticing arsenal of water toys.

Primed to allow guests to maximise their time on the water, Perle Bleue’s toys include two 3-person jet skis, two SeaBobs, water skis and snorkelling gear. For relaxing experiences on the decks after a day of exploration, the yacht also offers a Jacuzzi, shaded beach BBQ and plenty of sun pads.

With a highly professional crew led by Captain Marcus Vanoort, Perle Bleue is available for both liveaboard and intimate event charters.

Perle Bleue is one of a number of superyachts to have arrived in Australia over recent months, as Australian owners unable to travel to the Mediterranean bring their vessels home. There are still more arrivals to come in the near future, and this influx will only increase further when borders reopen with Australia now open to charter for internationally flagged superyachts.

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UK spa & adventure staycation ideas: British outdoor activities & relaxation

Windsurfing - Mon, 03/08/2021 - 13:50

We’re living in challenging times. So little wonder that many of us are finding salvation in exercise and pampering. So why not combine British outdoor activities and relaxation on a holiday once the Covid rules allow? Interested? Read on for UK spa & adventure staycation ideas that offer the best of both worlds. From the …

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Thailand To Open Charter To Foreign Flagged Superyachts

Super Yachts Charters - Thu, 03/04/2021 - 10:00
Thailand To Open Charter To Foreign Flagged Superyachts Thailand is set to become the latest country in the Asia Pacific region to open up to the charter of foreign flagged superyachts. It has been agreed that foreign-flagged vessels will no longer have to pay VAT on the value of their vessel when entering the country, and it is expected that an official announcement on charters will follow shortly.

Under the current arrangements, charters beginning in Thailand must terminate in another country, with many heading from Thailand to Langkawi, Malaysia. The proposed new legislation would allow superyachts to stay and enjoy the immaculate cruising grounds of Thailand, encouraging more owners to station their yachts in the country.

It should be noted, however, that VAT will not be lifted on charters themselves, with VAT and government applicable taxes payable based on the value of the charter.

Speaking on the exciting development, Asia Pacific Superyachts Phuket co-owners, Gordon Fernandes and Tanyuta Singhmanee (JoJo), report: “Thailand’s Customs and Revenue Department are working hard to get the charter license finalised. Positive meetings were held last week in Bangkok and we hope that legislation will be formalized and passed so that foreign-flagged yachts over 30m can charter legally within Thailand.”

There are still details of that are being worked on, and a statement from the Thai Yachting Business Association (TYBA) notes some of the considerations. “The permission to stay in Thailand for six months (renewable every six months for up to two years) is valid for ‘Pleasure Craft’, defined as a boat used for personal or sports recreation, not for commercial purpose unless there is an exemption in accordance with the Thai Vessel Act,” reads the TYBA statement. “It remains to be clarified whether it includes and refers to the Charter Licence, as well as the actual implementation on the charter VAT, foreign crew work permits and Visa.”

At present, yachts may apply to quarantine aboard in Thailand as the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) has granted permission for overseas yachts to check into Thailand. Gordon Fernandes has reported that superyachts have now successfully completed quarantine check ins, while Tanyuta Singhmanee (JoJo) confirms that the government will extend the STV (Long Stay Visa Program) for yachts and is working with officials on further reducing restrictions.

The opening of Thailand to foreign-flagged superyacht charter would be a significant boost to the industry in the country. As seen in other countries like Australia, relaxing charter legislation is swiftly followed by an increase in both numbers of visiting superyachts and length of stay. The legislation change strengthens the Asia Pacific region generally as a superyacht destination, ideal for adventurous charterers and owners looking to make the most of explorer yachts in particular.

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Exploring Italy’s Island Gem Procida Aboard M/Y Nafisa

Super Yachts Charters - Thu, 03/04/2021 - 09:00
Exploring Italy’s Island Gem Procida Aboard M/Y Nafisa Superyacht charterers are locked in a constant search for the perfect destination. The Italian island of Procida may just tick every box. For sophisticated adventures in the Campania Gulf, the classic Italian superyacht Nafisa is the ideal platform…

The typical pastel-coloured small houses are the first thing you notice when you approach her by the sea, painted like this so that when fishermen come back home, they can easily recognize their own house by the sea. Procida, the smallest islands of Campania’s Gulf and the closest to Naples, was named Italy’s Capital of Culture for 2022 thanks to its ‘model for sustainable development based on the culture of the island and its coastline’.

33m Admiral superyacht Nafisa, available for charter through esteemed brokerage Flying Charter, is the natural choice for luxury experiences in this region. Captain Costagliola of Nafisa is a native islander born in Procida and eager to reveal to guests all the secrets of this Italian gem. For those who are unfamiliar with this poetic corner of paradise between Capo Miseno and the island of Ischia, there is a unique opportunity to admire the romantic sunset of Corricella harbour and the sheltered beaches of Chiaia and Chiaiolella. For superyachts, this is a blissful setting for indulgent escapes.

“Ah, I would not ask to be a seagull, or a dolphin; I’d be quite happy to be a scorpion fish, the ugliest fish in the sea, just to be able to be down there, playing in the water.” The famous writer Elsa Morante, who wrote L’isola di Arturo, the novel set in Procida, spent a long period on the island, surrounded by her wild nature and unique lemon scent.

The island has since been loved and attended by artists and intellectuals, providing an idyllic setting for scenes of the movie Il Postino with Massimo Troisi.

Procida is more than just culture, it is the tradition of its cuisine which charter guests can savour during their stay. The principal element of Procida cuisine is naturally fish and shellfish, which are caught daily by local fishermen. The island cuisine offers the typical lemon salad with oil, garlic, chilli and mint or the Procidian wild rabbit with garlic and white wine. The pièce de resistance, though, is undoubtedly the popular ‘lingue di bue’, a delicious puff pastry stuffed with procidian lemon cream and sugar.

This summer is the ideal period to discover the island aboard the sought-after M/Y Nafisa. For charterers dreaming up their next unforgettable escape, contact the specialists at Flying Charter for a taste of Procidia.

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2 Sides Watersports Center Porto Pollo

Windsurfing - Tue, 03/02/2021 - 17:08

The Windsurfing and Kitesurfing school, is located at the entrance of wonderful Isuledda. Far from other schools, the ideal place to learn in safety and tranquility. The most beautiful corner of our beloved Porto Pollo, sheltered by the strong west gusts. A green lawn with our comfortable poufs to relax. From our lawn you can …

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Yomira: The Boutique Charter Consultancy With A Difference

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Yomira: The Boutique Charter Consultancy With A Difference The charter industry is bouncing back. An end to the pandemic is in sight, and charter clients cannot wait to get out and see the world again. But the world has changed since we last saw it. Now more than ever, there is a common understanding of the importance to preserve and protect the natural beauty of our spectacular cruising grounds, all while navigating charter in a way that brings the entire industry in line with the modern world. Bespoke charter consultancy firm Yomira promises just that.

Neil Hornsby and Amanda Armstrong established Yomira towards the tail end of last year, at a time when the industry at large began to catch a glimpse of light at the end of the proverbial tunnel. Bringing to the venture 50 collective years of experience in superyacht charter, Neil and Amanda have had plenty of experience identifying both the strengths and pitfalls of modern charter services. Headquartered in London, Yomira seeks instead to offer clients a ‘bespoke consultancy approach’ to charter, with the 360º client journey at its heart.

Neil Hornsby looks to a shift in the wider travel industry as inspiration for this change. ‘High end travel clients have been well served over the last decade by a new breed of exclusive travel consultancies specialising in a very personalised proposition for the entire client experience,’ says Neil Hornsby. ‘We were therefore motivated to modernise and breathe new life into the charter process with Yomira, going the extra mile in designing life-enhancing superyacht experiences to become more relevant in a changing world.’

But what does ‘going the extra mile’ mean in this context? When it comes to the ultra-elite world of yacht charter, clients will not settle for anything but the very best.  

This means more than just deep diving into what clients want from their holiday, applying specific industry experience to foster an enduring relationship between client and consultant. Yomira also aims to streamline every aspect of the oftentimes convoluted process, while maintaining the highest levels of transparency and professionalism throughout.

Yomira aims to apply its considerable experience and systems to simplify many aspects of the long-winded booking process from charter to offer a more efficient transaction, enabling clients to focus their attention on planning the enjoyable details of their charter experience. ‘This is a critical factor in being able to attract new clients to the concept of chartering a yacht, especially next generation clients,’ says Amanda Armstrong.

When it comes to attracting clients of the future, Yomira acknowledges the need to re-calibrate the perception of the charter industry as that of a lifestyle choice, rather than a status symbol. ‘We aim to build a more favourable perception of yacht charter by making it more appealing and accessible to a wider audience in order to grow the market,’ adds Armstrong. 

In recognition of high demand for increasingly adventurous cruising, Yomira offers a spectacular selection of ‘next generation’ charter itineraries. These include: stay and sail programmes in the Maldives incorporating a private island, spa and wellbeing cruises in Indonesia, dive trips in French Polynesia’s Tuamotu Archipelago, bone fishing in the Bahamas, Arctic expeditions and a variety of naturalist voyages in Australia, such as whale watching and participation in reef projects. Closer to home in the traditional cruising grounds of the Mediterranean, clients can enjoy truffle hunting and wine tasting excursions in Italy or off-grid cycling tours in Greece.  

Hornsby and Armstrong also share a commitment to supporting sustainable yachting. Part of Yomira’s ethos lies in encouraging clients to opt for a sailing yacht in the effort to reduce carbon footprints. The approach is part of a wider industry drive to eradicate some of the misconceptions around sailing yachts which sees more and more traditional motor yacht clients opting for sail. 

‘We also foresee increasing interest from clients in ocean conservation projects going forward and we will be developing some exciting voyages with customised aspects to meet this demand,’ says Armstrong.

Offering professional consultancy for luxury yacht charter ranging from 25 to 100 metres in length, Yomira is a concrete commitment to ‘future-proofing’ the yachting industry as the world undergoes an immense transformation. 

Hornsby and Armstrong are offering clients expert advice on health, safety and travel protocols as we re-adjust to easing travel restrictions over the coming months.

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