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SuperYachtsMonaco's Latest Charter Addition

Super Yachts Charters - Wed, 06/26/2019 - 17:00
SuperYachtsMonaco's Latest Charter Addition The SuperYachtsMonaco charter fleet just got a bit bigger… the brokerage today announced their new Central Agency for Heesen 46m Naseem. The third vessel to come out of Heesen’s successful 4700 series in 2008, this classic motor yacht exemplifies the unrivalled pedigree of Dutch yachting.

The charter experience offered by Naseem is, in a word, luxurious. She is an elegant yacht, achieving perfect synthesis between a modern interior and tri-deck outdoor living. Her layout accommodates 12 guests across 5 staterooms, the crowning glory of which is a stylish full-beam master suite.

Her art-deco-inspired spaces are beautifully styled by Bannenberg & Rowell, and always exhibit a fresh, modern twist. This is particularly apparent in the main living areas, which include an open-plan salon and dining room on the main deck and a chic sky lounge with a cocktail bar and lounge area on the upper deck.

As for her exterior, the classic lines and a graceful profile of this 46m was curated by Omega Architects. Combining functionality and simplicity, Naseem’s on-deck leisure spaces entail a convertible tender garage (carrying a 7m Pascoe 260hp Yanmar tender and a Novaraina rescue boat) which doubles as a beach club, plus an idyllic sundeck with a raised spa pool and sunpads. 

This Heesen build is also a yacht of impeccable performance. Built from aluminium with a steel hull, she cruises at 16 knots and features a cutting edge stabilization system that leaves guests barely aware of the yacht’s motion whilst cruising.

Naseem is a failsafe option for an unforgettable charter. She is a classic yacht from a world-renowned shipyard with a range of leisure and entertainment facilities that mean there is never a dull moment on board. If a summer cruising in the west Mediterranean sounds like heaven, do not hesitate to contact SuperYachtsMonaco.

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S/Y Palmira: Where Sailing Meets Splendour

Super Yachts Charters - Wed, 06/12/2019 - 12:00
S/Y Palmira: Where Sailing Meets Splendour A Palmira charter with Y.CO represents yachting as it should be: in the open air and close to the ocean. This regatta champion and global cruiser unites sailing charm, oceangoing thrill and a level of luxury that is the cherry on top of a dream charter.

A Fitzroy Yachts build, 45m Palmira is a household name in the sailing world, with a formidable history as a regatta contestant and plenty of podium finishes in her time. She also has the proud legacy of being the superyacht of choice for some of the biggest names in sailing, including British Olympic gold medalist Shirley Robertson and New Zealand sailing superstar Cameron Appleton.

With an exterior by Dubois Naval Architects that won the 2010 Showboats Design Awards for ‘Best Exterior Design & Styling in the Sailing Yacht’ category, Palmira offers uncluttered deck areas with fixed sun pads aft, a spacious forward deck area and alfresco cockpit-dining. Options for relaxing and entertaining abound, whilst leaving plenty of areas for the crew to operate without infringing on guest comfort.

Her inner recesses reveal luxurious trimmings by Adam Lay Design to rival any large motor yacht. A split-level main salon, 4 spacious cabins and uncluttered deck are attired with an impeccable taste level, featuring walnut furniture, lime oak flooring, light hemp wall paneling, dark Wenge wood tables, a white onyx bar and light reflecting sofas by Giorgetti Spa.

A spacious main salon is flooded with natural light from skylights and wrap around windows to maintain the theme of bringing the outdoors in - an outdoors that features an alfresco cockpit dining with optional awning, a spacious main deck with fixed sun pads aft and a fold-down swim platform connects guests to the water, tenders and toys.

Palmira offers guests the adventure of cruising the ocean onboard a regatta-topping vessel capable of cruising from Panama to Tahti, with all the trimmings of an ultraluxe superyacht. She is a true bridge between the thrill of sailing and the opulence of motoring.

Palmira is available for charter in the Med this summer. Contact Y.CO for more information

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Klippeneck 2019 - Day 2

Booker Gliding - Tue, 06/11/2019 - 06:59
More local flying and site familiarisation, this time from the 23 launch point with landings on 22 where the locals expect you to stop before track that crosses between the two runways. Everyone behaved today and stopped as necessary.

The earlier launches had the pleasure of seeing the Alps to the south before the weather deteriated and low cloud and rain moved in.

Climbing out with the Alps in view
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Cloud moving in
Last flight of the day

Another glourious meal care of Fiona an Hakan - stuffed peppers and Turkish beans with rice. We will have to start thinking about the B in CBSIFT........ if we keep getting fed like this.

Klippeneck 2019 - Day 1

Booker Gliding - Mon, 06/10/2019 - 16:36
The early part of the morning was spent with a reminder briefing on the site and operations before going out to rig the club 2 seaters and then site familiarisation flights for those who haven't been here before or wanted a refresh before flying their own gliders

Rigging after the sheep had been moved on
Getting the gliders to the launch point
First launchThe evening concluded with an excellent chicken curry courtesy of Fiona and Hakan.

InterClub League Round 1

Booker Gliding - Sun, 06/09/2019 - 22:28
Booker has returned to competing in the InterClub League after a few years off. This comp is an excellent opportunity for pilots with little or no experience of comp flying to learn a bit aboutg how it works.

The comp consists of three classes and we sent a team of six:
Novice - Luke Bishop and Stuart Whitehouse
Intermediate - George Darby
Pundit - George Hunter, Nils Wedi and Tim Scott

Lasham took a slightly different approach, they didn't bother to pick a team, the whole grid flew the tasks - 113km for Novices, 214km for Intermediate and 312km for Pundits - so we were a bit outnumbered.

Our boys did very well. Luke in his newly acquired Nimbus 2 came 2nd in the Novice class, and Stuart, flying Pegasus 318, was 3rd - not bad for a first ever cross country flight. In the Intermediate clas, George very nearly got back, but he picked a very nice field near Thatcham (turned out it belonged to Lord Sainsbury so he maybe picked up a few Nectar points). This gave Luke and Stuart an opportunity to learn about retrieves. In the Pundit class, against stiff opposition, Tim Scott came 2nd.

The grid - mostly Lasham's team but with our six in there somewhere
Luke's new Nimbus on the right and its previous owner on the left
George as a guest of Lord Sainsbury
Luke and Stuart with Team captains Bob and Bob putting 318 away before the rain came Well done to the team and to Bob Smith for organising it all.

Klppeneck 2019 - Arrival day

Booker Gliding - Sun, 06/09/2019 - 14:48

Time for Booker Gliding Club's summer expedition to Klppeneck. Everyone for week one has arrived and met up for dinner and a beer (or two) at the "half way house" and enjoyed a glorious sunset.

Canary Islands adventure holidays: Guide to activities in the Canaries

Windsurfing - Thu, 06/06/2019 - 14:03

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Charter Focus: Sophisticated Solo

Super Yachts Charters - Wed, 06/05/2019 - 11:00
Charter Focus: Sophisticated Solo It’s a quiet day in Barcelona when we take the tour of M/Y Solo. Marina Port Vell is recovering from the MYBA Show; as are the Captains and crew of the world’s most impressive charter yachts which line the docks. We embark, invited into the spaces of Tankoa’s latest delivery: spaces that are designed to impress.

But before we come to the design symposium that is Solo’s interiors, we get lost on the decks. While 72m is considerably large for a charter vessel, the exterior space is still surprisingly large. Made even more special by curved glass free from view-disrupting partitions, the sundeck offers us 360 degree views of Barcelona’s skyline. A few steps down and the skylounge aft is perfect for a quick dip in the pool or late night party; the preferred use, but this area also transforms into a touch-and-go helipad.

For dinner, head to the upper deck-aft dining table and to unwind wander down to the beach club; one of the most inviting we’ve seen with an XXL sized toy-box to match, not to mention the bar, sauna, gym and fold-out balconies. This is definitely the place to be on a charter…

But sadly we’re not charter guests; so eventually we’re persuaded inside where we had the pleasure of speaking to Tankoa expert and Build Captain, Renzo Chelazzi. “It’s the second yacht that we have launched for the same owner,” he tells, explaining why the yacht is so successfully suited to serving charter. “It has been very helpful for us at Tankoa during construction to improve what has been done on the first yacht and modify according to what the charter requests were on the previous yacht.”

And indeed, Solo’s meticulous attention to detail is clear. Designed by Francesco Pazkowski in collaboration with Margarita Casprini, her interior social spaces and cabins have been noticeably crafted as an art collection is curated; every piece, each texture, carefully considered. Captain Renzo describes, “You can find marble, oak in different colours, black oak for the floor, gray oak for the walls. Calacatta marble, ebony, macassar, cappuccino stone from Rajasthan which mixed all together makes the interior be so amazing.”  A mix that makes Solo seriously sophisticated.

Yet the piece-de-resistance on Solo has to be the Master Cabin; though ‘cabin’ isn’t really a satisfactory way to describe this space. A choice of private elevator or staircase leads guests directly from the main deck into this oasis of calm and cool. A king-size bed acts as an anchorage for endless views of the horizon which is bettered only by that from the owner’s own private deck and jacuzzi forward.

With room for up to 12 guests served by expert crew, Solo is available for charter with Northrop and Johnson. You can find out more about the experience on board in full by watching the video above.

M/Y Solo, Available for Charter with Northrop & Johnson Charter Focus: Sophisticated Solo Charter Focus: Sophisticated Solo Charter Focus: Sophisticated Solo Charter Focus: Sophisticated Solo Charter Focus: Sophisticated Solo Charter Focus: Sophisticated Solo It’s a quiet day in Barcelona when we take the tour of M/Y Solo. Marina Port Vell is recovering from the MYBA Show; as are the Captains and crew of the world’s most impressive charter yachts which line the docks. We embark, invited into the spaces of Tankoa’s latest delivery: spaces that are designed to impress.

Headlining The Superyacht Show: The 5 Biggest Yachts

Super Yachts Charters - Wed, 05/08/2019 - 10:00
Headlining The Superyacht Show: The 5 Biggest Yachts As anyone who makes it their business to stay attuned with the world of luxury yachting will be well aware, last year’s first annual Superyacht Show in Barcelona was a booming success. That being said, as this 8th May marks the second inauguration of the event, this year’s line-up looks set to top the last - featuring jaw-dropping builds from some of the most reputable shipyards in the business. Our team take a closer look at the 5 biggest yachts on show, and which features in particular we love about them…

1. Maltese Falcon
At a proud 88 metres, Maltese Falcon is the flagship entrant of the year from Perini Navi. This 2006 build, who is available for charter through IYC, displays all the classic features of the finest Italian craftsmanship. With a striking triple-mast sail system atop black and silver steel body by the British design house Ken Freivogh, Maltese Falcon’s equally impressive interiors have forced us to redefine our conventional notions regarding sailing yachts - making her a truly innovative boat in more ways than one.

2. Secret
Abeking & Rasmussen’s 82.3 metre masterpiece M/Y Secret is the second largest yacht in show this year, and is available for charter with Burgess. A superyacht in every sense of the word, Secret effortlessly stands out from the crowd by virtue of her distinctively streamlined hull, which creates an incredible visual impression as she cuts through the water. We have to applaud this remarkable feat of engineering by the German shipyard.  

3. Eminence
Abeking & Rasmussen’s second entrant, M/Y Eminence, is certain to draw more than a few sets of eyes at the show this year. Although her two-toned 78 metre hull is certainly a sight to behold, it is her sumptuous interiors, designed by the celebrated Reymond Langton, that are most notably impressive about this 2008 German build. Seamlessly blending modern with classic in a whir of creams, taupe and marble, a trip on this megayacht promises to be more reminiscent of a stay in a 5-star hotel than anything else.  

4. Solo
Some of our readers may remember M/Y Solo, the 71 metre Tankoa build, from her debut at the Monaco Yacht Show last year. Aside from her Francesco Paszkowski design and dark stone-hued décor, Solo, who is currently for sale with IYC, is remarkable in more ways than one. This megayacht made ripples throughout the industry after her launch some months ago, and unsurprisingly so, as she was awarded the RINA prize for most ecological yacht of the year. We would therefore like to hail Tankoa for their entering Solo in the show this year - a representative of a dynamic and conscientious shift in the yachting industry that is very much underway.   

5. Lady Christine
68 metre M/Y Lady Christine, a 2010 launch from Dutch ship-building giant Feadship, has earnt her worthy spot in the final of our top 5. Her naval architecture, whose striking, clean lines are a veritable feast for the eyes, is the characteristic work of De Voogt naval architects. But it is Rodney Black Design Studio’s rich interiors who steal the show on-board this megayacht. Plush, warm tones and intricate Art Deco features shed light on the owner’s unique but esteemed taste, giving Lady Christine an air of a still-contemporary throwback to a more stately and sophisticated time.

Although each of the above yachts boasts her own unique character and exceptional features, the show is set to feature far more incredible feats of engineering and innovative showcases of design than we have time to discuss here. For those lucky enough to be at the docks between the 8th and 11th of May, don’t miss out on viewing the full range that this year’s Superyacht Show has to offer.

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Jetsada Gets his Solo

Booker Gliding - Wed, 05/08/2019 - 08:59
Congratulations to Jetsada Machom on his first solo on Monday. Jetsada is on a Get Your solo course - we hope this is the first solo of many!

Flying Fox Enters Imperial Charter Fleet

Super Yachts Charters - Tue, 05/07/2019 - 18:00
Flying Fox Enters Imperial Charter Fleet Following a successful maiden trip, Top 100 yacht Flying Fox has passed into the capable hands of Imperial, who will act as her Central Agent for charter. At a staggering 136m, this magnificent vessel is one of the largest currently chartering the high seas.

Built for breaking records, Flying Fox was delivered by Lurssen in March. She is now exclusively available for charter worldwide through Imperial, whose yacht management expertise oversaw the construction process and are now continuing their services in Operational Management.

The 136m’s curvaceous exterior design was imagined by Espen Øino, whose genius is felt everywhere from the round gas fireplaces on Upper and Bridge deck aft to the multiple options for exterior lounges throughout.

Meanwhile, a luxurious interior is the work of Mark Berryman, and accommodates 22 guests across 11 cabins. A warm colour scheme is achieved with bamboo, teak and oak, combined with Travertine and Jerusalem stone and finished with fine leathers. The design is brought together with an immersive touch of green - real trees and plants are featured throughout.

Notable features include a beautiful spiral staircase, a large 2-floor salon and wood fireplace and a vast 22-seat dining table. Flying Fox also boasts a Cinema room with D-box seats and state-of-the-art surrounding sound, as well as an aft deck with outside Cinema screen. And that’s not all - this comprehensive yacht offers innumerable extras such as a Beauty Centre, an Observation Salon and a panoramic exterior salon on the Roof deck - a private paradise on board.

At her heart, however, Flying Fox is a yacht built for lovers of the great outdoors, with her on-deck features stealing the show. A particular highlight is a 12-metre swimming pool, which runs transversely on the Main deck - a technological first for a superyacht of this size.

This outdoors connection is enhanced by a collection of sea activities at guest’s fingertips. Flying Fox possesses an impressive Dive Store area, as well as a large array of water toys (including Sea Doo, jet skis, Seabobs, Zapata flyboard and hoverboard) and 9 tenders in total!

Crewed by 54 professionals with proven credentials, nowhere will you be better taken care of than on a Flying Fox charter. The onboard culinary experience is particularly exquisite, with Michelin-star chefs serving up the finest cuisine daily.

Julia Stewart, Imperial Director, has commented: “There is nothing like Flying Fox on the charter market. This superyacht is unprecedented, ad we look forward to marvelous and unique charter journeys on board for the most demanding of guests.”

Imperial and Flying Fox are reinventing the art of chartering, with the combination of luxury and expertise making for the trip of a lifetime. Cruising plans for this impressive Lurssen are currently available on request.

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Denis went to the seaside too

Booker Gliding - Mon, 05/06/2019 - 10:18

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At one point on the flight the only lift was a sea air convergence along the Isle of Purbeck. The lift improved so I continued with the task. On the way back a cloud climb at Chilbolton promised a glide home. Unfortunately ice on the wings modified the glide angle somewhat and I didn't quite make it back. 

Nils goes to the seaside

Booker Gliding - Sat, 05/04/2019 - 20:21
It was a bit chilly today, with a strong north wind, but very unstable with strong climbs for those who could handle the wind. Nils went off down to the South Downs and ended up over the sea, still in thermals.

Getting back wasn't as easy as going, with the headwind to battle with, but he made it just before another of the showers which developed in the afternoon.

Scary looking shower approaching WAP

Cecil Wright Announces Charter CA for Arience

Super Yachts Charters - Wed, 05/01/2019 - 13:00
Cecil Wright Announces Charter CA for Arience Cecil Wright are pleased to announced their Central Agency of recently renamed Arience (formerly Excellence V). Delivered in 2012 by Abeking & Rasmussen, this majestic 60.9m was represented by the brokerage in her recent sale and will continue to charter 12 lucky guests to the Western Mediterranean this summer.

Arience is a yacht built for a connoisseur - a true classic, she is the perfect example of best in class Northern European building. She continues to storm the charter market as one of the highest pedigree yachts in her size category.

Her sweeping steel and aluminium exterior lines were architected by industry-renowned designer Reymond Langton, and built to Lloyds class by the German shipyard. Since her delivery, she has been meticulously maintained - a 2017 superstructure repaint, full main engine service and a rebuild of the generators went a long way to ensure her immaculate presentation today.

Reymond Langton’s award-winning team also did a standout job with Arience’s interior. With a huge gross tonnage of 1,632 and generous interior volume, she seamlessly achieves an expansive range of luxury features including a central glass elevator to all five decks encircled by a dramatic staircase, a dedicated cinema and a gym with waterfront views.

The rest of the indoor space comprises of chic, high-end decor such as smooth wood floors, leather walls and crocodile tabletops. The dining area, meanwhile, features a stunning Macassar table, black emperador marble and white onyx countertops.

The yacht accommodates her guests across seven comfortable staterooms, comprising a master suite, VIP suite, three doubles and two twins, all fitted out with entertainment centres, television screen and en-suite bathrooms. Crew, who are dedicated, friendly and know Arience’s cruising areas like the back of their hand, are housed in discreet quarters.

Arience is an ideal vessel for the ‘floating palace’ experience, both due to her size and her pedigree. If a summer spell in the glorious Med aboard this luxury and quality-balancing vessel appeals to you, don’t hesitate to get in touch with Cecil Wright.

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First solo for Zulq

Booker Gliding - Tue, 04/30/2019 - 21:45
Zulq Ashraf joined Booker as a Junior member because he plans on a career as an airline pilot and he thought it would be a good idea to learn proper flying first. He starts his training with Easyjet shortly, after going solo yesterday.

More fun that airliners
Today Paul Field added to his already impressive list of accomplishments by converting to the Pawnee.

Not quite the same as a Lightning - or an A380

Destination Focus: From Peaks to Beach in Croatia

Super Yachts Charters - Tue, 04/30/2019 - 16:00
Destination Focus: From Peaks to Beach in Croatia If for you, as with many yachters, the summer months herald the irresistible call of the Mediterranean, why not consider Croatia? Chartering this Adriatic paradise can make summer cruising dreams of emerald waters shadowed by ancient cities a reality. M/Y The Wellesley (with TWW Yachting), Meamina (with Burgess) and Rosehearty (with Perini Navi USA), to name a few, will soon be heading to this mesmerising part of the world.

Croatia’s island-speckled coastline makes it the perfect destination to explore by superyacht. Here, the sea sparkles with jewel-like intensity under the Mediterranean sun, lapping at secluded pockets of beach. The best reside along Makarska Riviera, where you will find miles of sequestered coast lined with fig trees and olive groves.

Rocky seabeds provide astounding underwater visibility, and has made the region famous for astounding ‘in situ’ (on site) museums, including ancient shipwrecks such as Baron Gautsch off the coast of Rovinj, or Taranto near Dubrovnik. Not to be outdone, natural aquatic splendours include Te Vega Sea Lake, which is reachable only by underwater tunnel, and Bisevo Cave near the island of Vis, whose bright blue hue has to be seen to be believed. 

Croatia is the ideal nautical destination, with the discovery of lavender-scented bays and olive grove-studded islets easily accessible by superyacht, not to mention the irresistible allure of soaking in the Adriatic.

Dragging your gaze from the green-tinged ocean, mainland Croatia is a fortress of natural and man-made wonders. The looming Dinaric Mountain Range hugs the majority of the coastline, carving out a landscape of contorted peaks, caverns and canyons from its limestone karst.

Inland, sublime peaks give way to rolling countryside. Vineyards criss-cross Dingač, Postup and Komarna, accompanied by wine cellars offering a plurality of gorgeous vintages from indigenous grape varieties.

And the country’s anthropological wonders are no less impressive. Croatia’s cities are crumbling mazes of ancient architecture that groan with historical ambience. Dubrovnik Old Town’s 16th century walls and the remains of Diocletian’s Palace in Split are particularly extraordinary.

Meanwhile, life on Croatian islands harkens back to a bygone era, with winding roads flanked by grazing livestock and elders playing ‘bocce’. Others exist at an accelerated pace of life, playing host to legendary 24-hour parties. The island of Brač is famed for its white stone topology and sumptuous delicacies of olive oil, sheep cheese and mandarins, whilst the sealocked Hvar is a popular playground for the rich and famous.

Between the beautiful beaches of Dalmatia, the fantastic food of Istria and the cruising idyll of the Adriatic, Croatia is a destination that will stay with you long after the Mediterranean summer ends.

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