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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 »

Cyber Security

Cyber Security

By most estimates some $20bn is spent every year in the superyacht industry and by any estimate that is a lot of money. A visit to one of the large trade shows, of which the superyacht pavilion at METS is perhaps the best example, shows the breadth and depth of ... Read More »

Justin Chisholm – Simeon Tienpont

Justin Chisholm – Simeon Tienpont

With the start of the Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18 just seven months away, there has been a recent marked increase in team and crew selection announcements emanating from the race’s headquarters in Alicante, Spain.   Up to eight teams are expected to take part in the 86,000 Kilometre around the ... Read More »

Marina Spotlight – Marina Ibiza, Ibiza

Marina Spotlight – Marina Ibiza, Ibiza

  For better or for worse, depending on which side of the fence you prefer to sit, the Balearic island of Ibiza has completely transformed over the past few years.   Left drained, depleted and relatively unknown at the close of the Spanish Civil War in the late 1930s, it ... Read More »

Dear Islander….

Dear Islander….

April is looking like a very busy month for us and the industry as a whole. We have our Nautifest event from 20th to 23rd April, The MYBA Charter show in Barcelona runs the 24th to 27th and then the Palma Superyacht Show and Palma Boatshow opens its doors on ... Read More »

Why become a corporate sponsor of Asociación Ondine ?

Why become a corporate sponsor of Asociación Ondine ?

A great majority of us living on this island rely on our coastline and sea directly or indirectly for our livelihoods. Whether through tourism or yachting a great part of the Balearic income is generated from us being on a beautiful collection of islands in the Mediterranean.   Aside from ... Read More »

CHASING THE SUN

CHASING THE SUN

  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

Marina Spotlight – Grand Harbour Marina, Malta

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….

Dear Islander….

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 »