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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 …

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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, …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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