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Dear Islanders

I can’t believe that it is August already, and the year seems to have flashed by despite the three months of virtual lockdown. The sticky heat has certainly arrived on cue, pandemic or not ! I’m looking forward to our annual escape to Galicia for some cooler climes, I’m not …

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Mata Mua – A stylish motor sailer with pedigree

Taking her name from a famous Gaugin painting, MATA MUA is a revolutionary charter yacht, packed with facilities and maintained in stunning condition. Stable, comfortable, romantic, and spacious, she delivers a fabulous opportunity for adventures on the water. Custom built by Scheepswerf Friesland B.V. in Lemmer Holland in 1993 to …

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Captains of Ships – Paul Regan

Paul is in the Bay of Islands, some three hours north of Auckland, his boat is in La Paz, Baja California, some 10,000km west of where it should be in Palma de Mallorca.  Oh, and hurricane season is looming, so the aforementioned boat needs tucking away somewhere safe fairly imminently.  …

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Dear Islander

We are delighted that we are able to get back into print this month, and at the response we have had to the news from Advertisers and readers alike. We would also like to say a huge thank you to our advertisers who stuck with us through the past three …

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Captains of Ships – Chris Delves “Delvsey”

Captain Chris Delves is on board 65 metre Life Saga II in Marina di Carrara, northern Italy.  The weekly timetable includes quiz night, a darts tournament, cricket, badminton, cycling around the yard, weekend BBQs and the occasional treasure hunt.  Is this the most relaxed motoryacht on the circuit?  No.  It’s just …

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Marine mammals in captivity

Hey! Some of you might be thinking of visiting a Dolphinarium as an activity during the summer holiday season. I would like to share my experience with you on the subject and hope it might lead you to think twice. Between 1998 and 2007, I was professionally involved through several …

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