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  MEDITERRANEAN REGATTA CALENDAR 2017 – For Vintage, Classic and Spirit of Tradition Yachts   3 -7 May PalmaVela Palma de Mallorca 5-7 May Dames de Saint Tropez St Tropez, France 19- 21 May Calanaques Classique Marseille, France 22-26 May Régates Impériales Ajaccio, Corsica 31 May – 4 June Les ... Read More »

Marina Spotlight – Grand Harbour Marina, Malta

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Dropped into the Mediterranean, around 90km south of Sicily, Malta is one of the smallest and most-densely populated countries on the planet – in fact, it features in the top ten. When I say ‘Malta’, I actually mean the Maltese archipelago of Malta, Gozo and Comino which between them cover ... Read More »

Dear Islander….

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We are very proud to announce that The Islander celebrates its 20th birthday this month ! March 1997 saw John Rule produce the first issue of The Islander, all eight pages of it ! Sadly, I never met John, but I have heard many people talk very fondly of him, ... Read More »

How to rid your life of single use plastic


It has been estimated that approximately 10–20 million tons of plastic end up in the oceans each year, and that over 5.25 trillion plastic particles are floating in the world’s oceans. Each year that plastic debris costs an estimated $13 billion due to damage to marine ecosystems, costs for beach ... Read More »

Technology Update


The year has only just begun and the best gadget show of the year has already come to an end. The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is a global consumer electronics and consumer technology tradeshow that takes place every January in Las Vegas. The biggest names in tech descend on Sin ... Read More »


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  It is the month to celebrate romance and love or rather restorations and new launches. For at this time of year we look to The Classic Boat Awards as an opportunity to vote for what we believe to be the best built restorations and newly built classic boats launched ... Read More »

UK Solo Offshore Sailing Initiative


It seems the sterling job done by British solo skipper in the 2016-17 Vendée Globe has sparked a renaissance for the solo round the world yacht race back in the United Kingdom.   A new initiative called Vendée2020Vision aims to create a structured route into solo offshore sailing for young ... Read More »

Fairline south mallorca & marine unlimited

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Fairline South Mallorca is one of the largest authorised Fairline dealers worldwide, selling new and used Fairline boats in Mallorca since 1994. Our offices are located in the exclusive marinas of Puerto Portals and Santa Ponsa, providing ideal access to the beautiful, deserted bays of Mallorca and beyond. In 2011 ... Read More »

Across The Pond

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Starting up the engine. Stepping off the dock. Slipping the lines. Final calls to family on weak signal as you sail away from the disappearing land. Ahead of you – 3,500 nautical miles of open water, across ‘the pond’, towards the tropical islands of the Caribbean.   Whether it is ... Read More »

Dear Islander,

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This month sees us getting stuck in to the planning of our “ Islander Nauti-Fest” event from April 21 st – 24th at The Boathouse on the Paseo Maritimo, Palma. The event will consist of a Crew and Superyacht Services Show on the evening of 21st and all day on ... Read More »