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The Must-See Yachts of MYBA 2019 (Part 2)

Super Yachts Charters - Tue, 04/16/2019 - 18:00
The Must-See Yachts of MYBA 2019 (Part 2) In just a few short weeks, Barcelona will become home to an influx of the most stunning vessels on the charter market. Anyone who is anyone will be cruising into the sunny West Med between the 30th April and 3rd May for MYBA, a show whose success has been growing for 30 years. We take a look at the most impressive yachts in attendance...

Continued from Part 1

Maltese Falcon
As a 'one off' appearance in the charter market, Maltese Falcon makes her way to MYBA represented by IYC. The iconic 88m sailing yacht revolutionised the industry in 2006 with her ‘Falcon Rig’ system, and notoriously balances exceptional performance with uncompromised luxury. Today, this mighty vessel provides a once in a lifetime charter service, offering guests stunning indoor and outdoor spaces for leisure and entertainment. Her interior features accommodation for 12, a spacious saloon and a formal dining area comfortably sits 12. On deck, charterers enjoy al fresco dining, an upper deck jacuzzi and an array of tenders and toys. Maltese Falcon represents an unmissable chance to cruise the beautiful Balearics onboard a yachting legend.

Northrop and Johnson will be presenting Solo at MYBA, a 71m Tankoa build that rocked the industry last year. Designed in a collaboration between Francesco Paszkowski Design and Margherita Casprini, Solo’s interior nails contemporary-classic, with six striking staterooms, an ambient main salon and a vast master suite offering 180-degree views from bed. The yacht’s living spaces seamlessly flow from interior to captivating outdoor areas that allow charter guests to enjoy the alfresco lifestyle - on the skylounge aft, guests can take a dip in the swimming pool or dance the night away on the private dance floor (which converts to a touch-and-go helipad). From her refined interior to dedicated crew, a Solo charter is not one to be forgotten in a hurry.

Another must-see at MYBA is 62m RoMa. Camper and Nicholsons are opening this 62m Espen Oeino design to the public, who are welcomed to view the array of impressive onboard facilities that are packed from bow to stern. A colour palette of crisp whites, subtle golds and deep reds unite luxurious living spaces, including an opulent main saloon with chic Onyx bar and dining table, and a glass elevator to all levels from the entrance lobby. RoMa is also unrivalled in terms of entertainment, bringing to the table water toys, an on-board cinema, a private beach-club, a 24-person BWA tender and a swimming pool with current enabling jets. Whether you envision reclining on a sunlounger or riding the waves on a jetski, RoMa is the ultimate charter experience.

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Word from the Captain: Cloudbreak Exploring the Med

Super Yachts Charters - Thu, 04/11/2019 - 10:00
Word from the Captain: Cloudbreak Exploring the Med With two years as Captain of one of Abeking & Rasmussen most iconic superyachts, Jim Aladin has travelled the globe, leading some of the world’s most far-flung charters. With 75m Cloudbreak heading to the better-known waters of Med this summer, we spoke with the Captain to learn all about the lifestyle on offer to those lucky enough to spend a week on board.

Available to charter exclusively with SuperYachtsMonaco, we caught up with Cpt. Jim as the yacht makes its way to Norway having just undergone a 3-metre extension to increase space on the stern platform. Asking what he hoped was on the summer agenda for Cloudbreak, the Captain told us this was “a very difficult question to answer as there are many lovely spots to choose from.” High on his list though were the culture, history and beach-binding destinations of The Ionian Islands, Croatia and Venice, favored for their quiet anchorages and delicate afternoon breeze; “ideal for windsurfing before the sun goes down.”

In a brief itinerary for chartering in the region, the islands of Kefalonia, Lefkada and Corfu were just the beginning. Followed by five days visiting some of the 1000+ islands in Croatia “where you will find hidden restaurants, beaches and party islands, if that is your thing and you want to dance!” the week would end docked overnight in Venice. Here, “some Italian food, visiting the Murano glass factory and all the must-see historical buildings and bridges, before taking a classic wooden water taxi to the airport” would provide the perfect end to what sounds like an extremely action-packed week.

“Greece, Croatia and Italy are three countries with very different cultures and scenery, ticking all the boxes for a great vacation” Jim explained. However, these destinations aren’t Cloudbreak’s usual cruising grounds. Noting some of his most memorable moments on board, Jim shared, “Alaska comes to mind, along with seeing 50-100 new-born baby turtles coming out of the sand and scurry down to the water in Madagascar.”

But whether she’s deep in the depths of Antarctica or anchored off the Cote D'Azur, Cloudbreak is still a luxury explorer vessel. She offers the same comfort, luxury and high-quality food expected but alongside so much more. Jim elaborated, “We have experienced crew with great knowledge. This ensures an unforgettable experience in any location. We create the perfect balance of onboard relaxation with an array of ocean activities with our toys, beautiful beach picnics and for the avid adventurer including cycling in various environments and more such as hiking up Stromboli with Cloudbreak’s experienced crew. We also love to celebrate occasions onboard, transforming our heli deck into a disco with our resident DJ mixing music on our immense sound system.”

The Captain even explained how the crew are trained in ‘bear safety’! A necessity when picnicking on an Alaskan beach but perhaps something you won’t require assistance with when choosing to charter in Europe. Nevertheless, Cloudbreak’s crew seem to be a key ingredient in her charter appeal, Jim adds, “The CB team can do much more than just serving and driving a tender!”

So whether it’s sending the children off for an afternoon on the yacht’s inflatable water wonderland, or trekking Italy’s highest peaks with experienced crew in tow; exploring the Med, Cloudbreak-style is certainly a stand-out charter experience... An experience that Captain Jim Aladin and SuperYachtsMonaco will ensure is truly unforgettable.

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The 16th International Easter Egg Cup Aerobatics Competition

Booker Gliding - Sat, 04/06/2019 - 21:04
Under grey skies and low cloud, with a brief bright spell in the middle of the day, various pilots could be seen executing mysterious manoeuvres over the airfield. The competitors were given the choice of three sequences - Standard, Tricky and Joker. For those of you who speak Aresti, these are illustrated below.

The day started with a briefing, and then Graham Saw, the organiser, explained to Paul Field how to fly the figures in the standard sequence. Paul said he had never flown aeros before, except as part of his fighter pilot training, but he said that didn't count, so he had a quick practice flight and then flew the sequence solo, thereby gaining his Standard Aerobatics Badge.

Paul after his Lightning Aeros badge flightThe comp is taken seriously..................

George clarifying the finer points of the Joker sequence with GrahamAfter a long - and cold - day the competitors reconvened in the briefing room for the results - and prizes, presented by safety pilot Will Jones

Champion Maddi Roberts
2nd place - Paul Field
3rd place - Richard CrockettJudge Graham noted that everyone did well considering the conditions, no-one landed out and no-one crashed. The results and scores in full were:

1st - Maddi Roberts - 78% - Standard
2nd - Paul Field - 70% - Standard
3rd - Richard Crockett - 62.2% - Joker
4th - George Darby (last year's winner) - 61.1% - Joker
5th - Geoff Silvey - 55% - Standard
6th - David Humpreys - 48.9% - Joker
7th - Norbert Eschle - 47% - Tricky

Congratulations to all the competitors and many thanks to Graham for organising the comp and to Will for acting as safety pilot.

Charter Focus: At One With the Ocean Onboard Aslec 4

Super Yachts Charters - Thu, 04/04/2019 - 12:00
Charter Focus: At One With the Ocean Onboard Aslec 4 AM Charter present Aslec 4, the perfect 45m for an intimate yet luxurious charter. This Rossinavi build will be cruising the idyllic shores of the Western Med this summer.

Built in 2012, Aslec 4 perfectly balances classic with contemporary. Her interior, created by Rémi Tessier Design, is luxurious without being ostentatious, featuring carbon fibre details, precious black chrome and gold foil adorning the ceiling and walls. 12 guests are accommodated in across 5 sumptuous staterooms.

Onboard comfort is matched with futuristic entertainment technology. Aslec 4 offers an audio-video system with global control that covers all bases: the Kaleidescape System for on-demand entertainment, Lutron for managing the domotics and the Apple system with integrated AirPlay for complete audio control. Up on the sundeck, a large jacuzzi completes Aslec 4’s comprehensive picture of luxury.

The Rossinavi build provides the full package, also addressing one of the yacht industry’s current priorities: environmental efficiency. She makes the most of interior volumes - an economic use of size that is apparent on boarding, where a 70sqm aft deck welcomes guests onboard.

This respect for the ocean is echoed throughout the yacht’s design, which has a special focus on the owner’s desire to maintain close contact with the sea. Aslec 4 has been designed with a large aft cockpit, vertical bow and military-esque lines which are balanced by the harmony of the interiors.

An Aslec 4 charter is perfect for longstanding lovers of the ocean, with indoor and outdoor spaces that are eminently equipped for a life at sea.

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Part 2: The Best Family Charters for Easter

Super Yachts Charters - Wed, 04/03/2019 - 14:00
Part 2: The Best Family Charters for Easter The Easter holidays are just around the corner and spring has well and truly sprung - what better excuse for an idyllic getaway charter with the family? Superyachts.com present some of the best family friendly vessels on the market for an unforgettable break.

Magnificent 44.65m charter vessel Bella offers families the chance to escape to the stunning coastlines of the Eastern Med over the Easter break. This Feadship build is the perfect vessel to take you on a paradisiacal adventure throughout the rugged paradise regions of Italy, Greece, Turkey and the Adriatic. Moran Yacht and Ship, along with Bella’s crew, are dedicated to creating the perfect holiday for her guests, offering a world on luxurious onboard amenities and a full complement of water toys and tenders.

Ocean Club
IYC bring Ocean Club (formerly known as Blind Date and Rockstar) to the charter market, a spring getaway opportunity for guests who enjoy a touch of glamour. The Trinity Yachts build, which is in immaculate condition following a 2014 refit, has a timeless interior designed by Patrick Knowles and inspired by the glamorous era of old Hollywood. Ocean Club offers everything that you would want out of an idyllic holiday in the Bahamas, including glorious alfresco dining, a large sundeck perfect for socialising and entertaining, and sunpads on the Portuguese Bridge for days spent languishing in the sun.

A Cecil Wright charter with an Oceanco build, Sunrise truly heralds the summer. A light, airy interior creates an mirrors expansive deck areas, creating a sense of oneness with the ocean. Furthermore, the 52.80m is eminently family friendly, with a large swim platform, two jacuzzis and space for up to 12 extended family members, not to mention the wealth of sun soaked havens to stop off at and enjoy around Monaco, France and the Western Mediterranean region in general.

Sequel P
Burgess are offering unforgettable charters to the timeless summer region of the Mediterranean with Sequel P. Whether the Cote d’Azur takes your fancy, or you feel the pull of the Greek islands, this beautiful Proteksan Turquoise build sets the scenes for a perfect Easter getaway. With a versatile six-cabin layout, massive sun deck and unique features including a massage therapy room, fully equipped gym and accredited watersports training centre, the enticements of a Sequel P charter are limitless.

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Part 1: The Best Family Charters for Easter

Super Yachts Charters - Wed, 04/03/2019 - 13:00
Part 1: The Best Family Charters for Easter The Easter holidays are just around the corner and spring has well and truly sprung - what better excuse for an idyllic getaway charter with the family? Superyachts.com present some of the best family friendly vessels on the market for an unforgettable break.

A slightly bigger vessel for the extended family, 73m Cloudbreak is the perfect charter yacht for the family with a passion for exploring the outdoors - her adventurous legacy is reflected in her name, which refers to Cloudbreak surfing reef in the South Pacific. With SuperyachtsMonaco overseeing proceedings, the world really is your oyster onboard this grand Abeking and Rasmussen build. No region is out of reach, guaranteeing an unforgettable adventure cruising far flung destinations with up to 12 of your nearest and dearest. 

Slipstream will be cruising the balmy waters of the Mediterranean this Easter, with Burgess furnishing the one of the most family-friendly charters on the market. With her black hull and silver superstructure, this CMN 60m is certainly one of the most stylish boats on the water, and comprises the perfect balance between relaxation and fun-packed experiences that the kids won’t forget in a hurry. Guests have access to an air conditioned gym, outdoor spaces designed with comfort in mind, and a full cinema experience in the sky lounge. 

Inspired by a modern jet fighter aircraft, Irisha cuts a chic silhouette that is sure to impress the kids. The semi-displacement 51m, built by Heesen, also achieves a top speed of 25 knots - she is the perfect charter for cruising along the Cote d’Azur in style. Irisha is a yacht made for charter, able to accommodate up to 12 guests across 5 sumptuous staterooms in a versatile setup that can convert twin rooms into a VIP suite. She also accommodates 9 experienced crew who will work tirelessly with SuperyachtsMonaco to make your charter an utterly hassle-free experience.

Continued in Part 2...

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Rest day in Wales

Booker Gliding - Fri, 03/29/2019 - 20:19
Yesterday in Wales it was lovely weather - but not for gliding, so alternative pursuits were sought. Jacek decided that he had to get above the clouds every day so he climbed Snowdon.

On top of the world

Richard climbed the local ridge to see the tower he'd been buzzing all week from closer quarters.

Moel Arthur
There was enough air to keep a hang glider up

The rest of the party went to Caernarfon. Jim R posted a pic of the top of Snowdon, the suspicion is that it was taken from the Eurofox.

They visited the Airworld Aviation Museum and the castle.

A proper aircraft in amongst all that powered stuff 
Denbigh CFI Chris tried out the Hawker Hunter for size
Nick J and Rolf at the castle
Nik VM got out his drone and took some pics of the airfield.
Approach to 27 - 830m of tarmac
We await news of today's activities.

The fun at Lleweni Parc continues

Booker Gliding - Wed, 03/27/2019 - 09:28
Week 2 of the Booker spring expedition is going well, with a very good ridge day on Monday, excellent for the members who had not experienced ridge flying before.

319 enjoying the ridge
Richard thought it was all a bit of a laugh
Not sure what Geoff declared but maybe that contraption on the rudder is the secret of his 750km successOn Tuesday the wave set up and the views changed.

Wave from the ground
The grid ready to go

Jacek flying high......
.....and his rainbow shadow
Nik had a go at Silver height but offset the advantage of his fancy wingtips by towing to 4300ft, so that 8,000ft may not be enough!

Charter Focus: Tasting Italy with D.P. Monitor (Part 1)

Super Yachts Charters - Tue, 03/26/2019 - 12:00
Charter Focus: Tasting Italy with D.P. Monitor (Part 1) Spring has finally sprung, which can mean only one thing for the yachters of the world: the Mediterranean west coast. And nothing says holiday in the Med quite like its mouthwatering regional dishes. If your love of the ocean is rivalled only by your love of food, why not consider combining your twin passions and chartering D.P. Monitor for a gourmet itinerary with Flying Charter...

Day One: Naples
Made with San Marzano tomatoes, buffalo mozzarella and cooked in a stone oven, Neapolitan pizza is surely the best in the world. And if you want to get closer to the action of this proud tradition, why not book a private lesson in a real pizzeria? Olio & Pomodoro offer 2 hour courses in English that end with the all important tasting accompanied by Italian beer. For a post-pizza tipple, head to L’Antiquario speakeasy or the Tiki vibes of Platanos

Day Two: Sorrento
Taking your charter onto dry land for a day and enjoying the sumptuous shores of Sorrento is a must. And after a day of swimming and sunning, what better way to spend the balmy evening than wandering the streets of Sorrento Old Town, ducking in and out of tavernas for limoncello tasting? For dinner, two-Michelin star Torre Del Saracino is not to be missed - make sure to leave room for the indulgent selection of chocolate that you will be offered afterwards.

Day Three: Nerano
It would be wrong to do a gourmet tour of Italy and not feast on pasta. Cruise along the natural reserve of Punta Campanella, before taking a seaside table at world famous pasta aficionado Maria Grazia in Nerano - the ‘penne alla Maria Grazia’ is nationally acclaimed. Before moving on you should also visit I Quattro Passi - a two Michelin-starred restaurant which valorises local ingredients.

Continued in Part 2...

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Charter Focus: Tasting Italy with D.P. Monitor (Part 2)

Super Yachts Charters - Tue, 03/26/2019 - 12:00
Charter Focus: Tasting Italy with D.P. Monitor (Part 2) Foodies of the yachting world should consider chartering D.P. Monitor for a mouthwatering gourmet itinerary in the western Med. The local experts at Flying Charter will take you on a gastronomical adventure spanning authentic Neapolitan pizza to the sumptuous produce of the region’s vineyards...

Day Four: Positano
Positano is a picture-perfect village of vibrant cubiform buildings clinging to the cliff face. A day here should be spent perusing the artisan boutiques and buying a pair of hand-woven sandals, before heading to Il San Pietro as the blue sky gives way to dusky orange. This restaurant has one of the most beautiful terraces in the country and serves fish so fresh you can taste the sea salt.

Day Five: Cetara
This idyllic coastal village has a niche speciality: anchovies. Cetara leads the region in the deliciously salty delicacy. Almost all the restaurants here offer anchovies in various manifestations, but the best places to sample are Refettorio in Conca Dei Marini, an eatery located in a renovated monastery, and Rossellinis in Ravello, which is tucked in the rock face overlooking Amalfi.

Day Six: Capri
A day spent in Capri should entail swimming beneath the Faraglioni and soaking up the rays on a rugged beach at La Fontelina, with a pitcher of ‘vino con le percoche’ (white wine and local peaches) close at hand. For dinner, head to the town of Anacapri, which resides just on the other side of the Capri Mountain. Here, two-Michelin-starred restaurant L’Olivo takes the region’s gastronomic staples and reimagines them into exquisite works of art.

Day Seven: Ischia
Ischia is a volcanic island off the coast of Naples, whose sunbaked terrain makes for a large number of vineyards. The most famous regional wine is Biancolella - enjoy hearty amounts of this fruity, almond-tinged white at a tasting in a local cellar, before dining in the ‘enchanted garden’ of two Michelin-starred restaurant Danì Maison.

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Lleweni Parc expedition week 2

Booker Gliding - Sun, 03/24/2019 - 21:20
The new arrivals seem to be having a lot of fun, Richard says: 'Amazing day here with the ridges working behind and beyond the North Wales GC and also bizarrely underneath the Liverpool CTA'. Here are some of the day's pics:

Max waiting to launch
Patchy ridge
If you concentrate you will see the airfield
Coastal sunset

Lleweni Parc expedition week 1 round up

Booker Gliding - Sun, 03/24/2019 - 21:08
After the late wave on Wednesday, Thursday was less exciting as the wind didn't do its stuff. However, there is always something to try, and several people flew. Maddi converted to the ASW19 - 'before' and 'after' pics below:

Teeth gritted
Well done, MaddiOn Friday the wind blew, and bounced over Snowdon giving us some lovely wave - plus a fair amount of bounciness in the circuit, not a problem for Aboyne veterans. Local CFI Chris got away early and climbed to FL195 over the Conway estuary, those launching a bit later were affected by the approaching cold front, but not before having a lot of fun exploring the coast up towards Llandudno.

Abergele seen by Maddi and Jim in 315
John and Nick in KSM took a look at the Great OrmeRolf had a bit of an adventure and picked himself a nice field a few miles south of the airfield. All was well and the team soon fetched him back.

Good choice
Rolf and the teamOn Saturday the Week 1 team hitched up and headed back down south after an excellent week. Many thanks to CFI Chris and Tug Pilot Les for getting us off the ground, and to Richard for keeping us all in order.

Waving in Wales

Booker Gliding - Wed, 03/20/2019 - 20:23
Yesterday we rigged the single seaters and tried the ridge, which didn't work too well as it was affected by local wave. Later in the day the wave became more workable and KSM had a good flight.

River Clwyd
The seaEvening sunToday started calm but after lunch the wind got up and with it the wave and lots of people had a lot of fun. 315 with a brace of Jims on board made it as far as Bala.

Odd angle on the local bit of the ridge
Nice bit of wave
Moonrise over the ridge

Booker's Spring Expedition

Booker Gliding - Mon, 03/18/2019 - 18:27
The journey up here was a bit taxing because of the wind - in fact Simon had a bit of difficulty getting out of the trailer park.

Dodgy valve - task for a no-fly dayOn Saturday the rain was horizontal and it was tricky standing upright, the stream running past the airfield is now flooded and the airfield itself is a tad marshy.

Water water everywhereSunday was still fairly breezy but the ridge was working well and everyone had check flights, with excursions out to sea at Prestatyn for some.

Happy Jim...
...and Maddi

The turbo Eurofox got us off the ground

Prestatyn sunset

Treasure at the end of the rainbow
After a long day the team met for dinner at the Llindir Inn in Henllan which gave us strength for another day.

Today the wind was too light for the ridge to work and showers spoilt the fun a bit but there were more check flights and a bit of fettling so we are ready for tomorrow.

Weather Observations from N Wales

Booker Gliding - Sat, 03/16/2019 - 09:52
Uneventful journey up punctuated by two fabulous stops:

http://www.mughousebewdley.co.uk/1) The Mug House in Bewdley. Lovely pub right on the Severn by the bridge in the middle of Bewdley. Sorry, nowhere to park a trailer but awesome pub grub.

2) The Corn Mill at Llangollen. Old water mill on the Dee which was in full flood. Now a pub with grub and a fabulous pot of tea. https://www.brunningandprice.co.uk/cornmill/

Now to the weather: Last night it blew a right hooley with dog sized drops of rain. Still a bit blowy but clearing up as I speak. No flying today so off to the seaside!

View from our kitchen windowSee you later...

Friend of Bray Lake (FOB)

Water Sports Braylake - Thu, 03/14/2019 - 05:28

The biggest change for us last year, and no doubt you too, was the integration of a new booking system. Introduced to help us better manage our customer and membership data base and fulfil our GDPR responsibilities. 

From the start of 2018 everyone using the Lake has had to register as a ‘Friend of Bray Lake’. This ensures that everyone has signed the terms and conditions and that we have emergency contact details and any medical info that we might need.  Thank you for bearing with us whilst we sorted a few teething issues which have now been sorted.

Our Friend of Bray Lake registrations…

Sail Away the Blues

Water Sports Braylake - Thu, 03/14/2019 - 05:28
Windsurf Club

January has started off the sailing year in great form bringing us some much longed for wind. Our new skill focused sessions have been popular with a regular group attending each week taking advantage of some free coaching. It is great to see our windsurfers improving week by week and they will soon be challenging Frostie and Andy for top windsurfer. Here are the sessions we have coming up in February,

  • 2nd February – Tacking upwind & downwind
  • 9th February – Windsurfing tune up with Andy…

Learn to Windsurf for FREE

Water Sports Braylake - Thu, 03/14/2019 - 05:28

With our roots in sailsports, particularly windsurfing, we are offering a special chance to get more people into this great sport during our anniversary year. If you, a partner, or friend have ever wanted to try windsurfing this is a great opportunity to give it a go. Once a month (March – October) we will be running our RYA Start Windsurfing session 1 course free of charge. This session will provide an introduction to the sport and teach the basic skills. Call us now on 01628 638860 to book your space and avoid disappointment.

There are two options available which are detailed below:


Charter Focus: Room to Breathe Onboard India

Super Yachts Charters - Wed, 03/13/2019 - 13:00
Charter Focus: Room to Breathe Onboard India Flying Charter presents M/Y India, a classic 35m that will be taking lucky guests on unforgettable charters from mid-May. This luxury 1982-built yacht displays all of the hallmarks of quality that come with a Benetti build, striking the perfect balance between plush interior and airy open deck spaces.

For her manageable 35.4m, India is a yacht that provides room to breathe. The aft deck dining area is shaded by awnings for leisurely lunches and starlit dinners, whilst her chic walk-around deck gives a true feeling of space. Meanwhile, a custom water sports platform offers direct access to the sea from the aft deck.

Stepping onboard India, guests are greeted by a stately interior. The main deck yields a comfortable saloon with a dining area and a beautiful full beam owner's suite. Below resides a stylish VIP en-suite as large as the owner’s stateroom, along with two convenient twin cabins. 10 guests are able to enjoy the luxurious facilities, and all are served by  flat-screen televisions and satellite TV.

M/Y India is also fully equipped with all the latest yachting technology, including Vosper underway stabilisers which make her eminently stable and seaworthy. She is expertly maintained by a crew of 7, overseen by professional yachtsman of nearly 20 years Captain Bruno Todisco.

This stunning Benetti is located in the Amalfi area, although her owner is very flexible on deliveries. India represents a once in a lifetime luxury yacht charter, interested parties should contact Flying Charter.

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Charter Focus: The Glam Capital of Dubai

Super Yachts Charters - Tue, 03/05/2019 - 10:00
Charter Focus: The Glam Capital of Dubai For the last ten years the Persian Gulf States have been pouring their oil riches into tourism, and are fast replacing the Western Mediterranean as the glam capital of the world. As the tourist industry mushrooms, Middle Eastern yachting has followed suit, now representing a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for chartering...

Characterised by a striking high-rise skyline, bustling commercial infrastructure and a host of millionaire and celebrity residents, Dubai is the fastest-growing Emirate in the region.

The country is designed for cruising. The archipelago city is easily navigable by yacht, and 49 miles of natural coastline, as well as three offshore island groups (‘The World’, ‘Jebel Ali Palm’ and ‘Palm Jumeirah’), means a sumptuous beach frontage of 930 miles. The water is also home to the fishing, pearling and general trades that have long sustained the people of the Gulf States.

Aside from being an exceedingly yacht-friendly area, Dubai yields a wealth of dry-land amenities. Once you have docked your charter yacht, resorts such as Atlantis the Palm, Five Palm Jumeirah Dubai and the Waldorf Astoria guarantee a world-class stay. After settling in, the exploration of this dynamic playground can begin. Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building, is a must see, whilst the Dubai Mall is home to an indoor theme park, an ice rink, a huge indoor waterfall and the Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo.

The Dubai Fountains are a choreographed dancing water show with jet streams stretching 150m into the air, whilst Adventure Waterpark makes for an adrenaline filled and action packed day out. Finally, for a break from the high-octane glitz and glamour of the city, visitors can experience the real heart of Dubai by stepping into the old town’s winding waterways and souks at Dubai Creek.

Chartering a yacht to Dubai will doubtlessly entail some serious relaxation, and meandering through the urban beach district is one of the most leisurely ways to pass a day. The Beach opposite JBR has shopping, dining and an open-air cinema, as well as DJs pumping out tunes on weekends. Kite Beach, meanwhile, satiates those with a thirst for adventure with facilities for a multitude of watersports.

Dubai is a marina biosphere, an aquatic gated community, a theme park the size of a small country... We at Superyachts.com can think of few more fascinating places to charter a yacht.

Search for your perfect Dubai charter here.

M/Y Hanaa Charter Focus: The Glam Capital of Dubai Photos Courtesy of the Dubai Media Office Photos Courtesy of the Dubai Media Office Photos Courtesy of the Dubai Media Office


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