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Fairline – a Phoenix from the Ashes

Fairline – a Phoenix from the Ashes

On Wednesday 2 December 2015 British boat builder Fairline collapsed and was placed into administration putting hundreds of livelihoods at risk. On Monday 25 January 2016 it was announced that UK-based Russian businessmen Alexander Volov and Igor Glyanenko had paid around 4.5 million pounds to acquire the assets of ‘Fairline ... Read More »

2017 Palma Superyacht Cup: 21st-24th June 2017

2017 Palma Superyacht Cup: 21st-24th June 2017

“Competitive yacht racing, a relaxed informal social programme and the perfect location for superyachts – it does not get any better!” The Superyacht Cup is the longest running superyacht regatta in Europe, a favourite with yacht owners, friends, captains and crew who visit Palma de Mallorca annually for the four ... 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 »

Watch Out, We’re Back

Watch Out, We’re Back

This year’s fleet is made up of a selection of incredibly varied yachts. For example, we’ll be able to see new entrants so fresh their paint’s practically still wet (like the previously mentioned 34m Ribelle). These newbies are anxious to get on the start line and prove their regatta-winning potential. ... Read More »

J- Class in St Barths

J- Class in St Barths

Witnessing five J-Class yachts on the starting line off Palma in 2014 was breathtaking. It was the first time that so many of the elegant thoroughbreds had been seen together since the originals competed back in 1930’s.   And yet here I was riding the swell off the sophisticated Caribbean ... Read More »

Marina Spotlight – Vilanova Grand Marina Barcelona

Marina Spotlight – Vilanova Grand Marina Barcelona

Ryanair used to be pretty famous for flying to ambiguous smaller airports outside of major cities and leaving you kilometres away from your intended destination. Frankfurt (actually Frankfurt-Hahn, 125km east of Frankfurt) and Stockholm (likely to be either Stockholm Skavsta some 110km south of Stockholm, or Stockholm Västerås 100km east) ... Read More »

Sunset salute to South Africa’s seafaring students.

Sunset salute to South Africa’s seafaring students.

Another record-breaking fundraising effort at the Marine Inspirations Big Bottle of Wine Party will help to secure the future of Southern Africa’s young sailors.   Proving once again its status as one of Mallorca’s liveliest fundraising evenings, the Marine Inspirations Big Bottle of Wine Party was back this spring with ... Read More »

Michl Marine

Michl Marine

Founded by Manfred Michl in 1989, Michl Marine started small, but developed continually ever since and is now well known as exclusive sales agent of Overmarine MANGUSTA yachts for the Balearics.   Mangusta is a well-known brand name in the superyachts industry. With more than 300 yachts sold and a ... 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 »