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There’s a new way to make cruising sails

There’s a new way to make cruising sails

By North Sails Woven or laminate? That’s the choice for anyone in the market for cruising sails – until now. Chris Beeson finds out how North Sails has blown the debate wide open As with most things in life, choosing new cruising sails involves compromise. You can opt for the ... Read More »

Knots are great but be aware of limitations

Knots are great but be aware of limitations

Marlow Ropes Paul Dyer, technical manager at Marlow Ropes, tests the effects of knots and splices on rope strength. It’s likely anyone who has ever used ropes has learned to tie knots – to create eyes, connect rope to objects or even just for decoration. There’s a knot for every ... Read More »

Travel – New England

Travel – New England

  The light disappeared as the bus from Boston trundled its way further north. Shimmers of mirrored light caught my eye as I passed giant lakes and rushing streams. The red glow of closed shop and restaurant signs lit up as we passed through villages and towns. Four hours later ... Read More »

Charter yacht of the month – LA VIE

Charter yacht of the month – LA VIE

La Vie is a new Princess 82 , and is based in Moll Vell marina, Palma. Built in late 2016, La Vie has the feeling of a much larger yacht, with clever use of mirrors, light wood finishes and innovative design. Moll Vell is in an iconic location in Palma, ... Read More »

Nautifest 2017

Nautifest 2017

Our first Nautifest event took place at The Boathouse Restaurant in Palma from 20th–23rd April, with the main event being the Crew & Superyacht Services Show on Friday 21st April. The show attracted a total of 46 exhibitors, covering most aspects of the crew and Superyacht services industry, and included ... Read More »

Marina Spotlight – Port Tarraco

Marina Spotlight – Port Tarraco

  Last month the spotlight fell on Vilanova Grand Marina, 50km southwest of Barcelona, and once more we’re continuing the Catalunyan theme. This time we’re taking you 50km further down the coastline, direction Valencia, to the uber modern Port Tarraco.   Dominated by large glass-fronted buildings reflecting the abundant sunlight, ... Read More »

Dear Islander,

Dear Islander,

Here we are, half way through 2017 already !! May saw a great Palma Superyacht Show and Palma Boatshow come to a close, with record crowds and good levels of business reported, especially by the brokers. Sailboats dominated the show once more, with 42 of the 65 Superyachts on show ... Read More »

Busiest April Ever

Busiest April Ever

  Well we can say the island has definitely seen an upturn this April and for us, it’s been non-stop. I’m ready for a break and the summer hasn’t even officially started yet!! Not that I’m complaining…. We’ve had a lot going on with some great events and looking forward ... Read More »

Justin Chisholm – 35th Americas Cup

Justin Chisholm – 35th Americas Cup

With just weeks to go to the start of racing in Bermuda the 35th America’s Cup is shaping up to be one of the closest and most difficult to call in the history of the 140-year-old competition.   On paper, the defenders Oracle Team USA should be the favourite. The ... Read More »

Dear Islander…..

Dear Islander…..

Dear Islander, I am writing this on 10th April , a little earlier than most months, due to us getting this issue available in time for us to distribute the magazines at the Palma Superyacht Show starting on 28th April. The Spring weather has definitely arrived here in Palma, let’s ... Read More »