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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 »

Tech at sea – charting the rise of the ‘smart’ boat

Mark Thomas Coderus CEO

  Mark Thomas, CEO of Coderus, who often takes time out with his family on the water, ponders the future of ‘smart’ boating and how smartphones and tablets on land are revolutionising on-board technology.   You’ve probably got a ‘smart’ phone in your pocket, you may have had a ‘smart’ ... Read More »

Marina Spotlight – Puerto Portals

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  Portals Nous, particularly before the arrival of a motorway connection in the late 70s, was once just a sleepy southwest Mallorcan village. Yet its beautiful coastal setting and close proximity to the capital, Palma, attracted wealthier families who started to build smart summer houses in the 1930s. The area ... Read More »



” There is a new innovation in the water sport world. Powered surfboards are the newest toy to hit the water. There are two different rides to choose from! ECO FRIENDLY RIDE: RADINN ELECTRIC BOARD: The Wake jet Cruise from Radinn is the worlds first electric wake/surf board. It combines ... Read More »

Sunbird Portals Feature

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30 Years in Puerto Portals Eric Martin, owner of SUNBIRD was the first to open an office in Puerto Portals in 1986. Having been in the UK yacht sales business for 14 years, the time felt right to expand in to different waters. Sailing in the Mediterranean felt like an exciting ... 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 »

Ingrid Abery

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AS many of you will know, Ingrid Abery is an internationally acclaimed photographer, with yachting regattas being her favourite subject. There are many great yachting photographers around the world, all doing great work, but Ingrid’s sixth sense of positioning makes many of her shots stand out from the crowd. Being ... 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 »

Marine Inspirations


  Marine Inspirations – another dynamic year forging brighter futures for less-advantaged young Southern Africans   2016 proved yet another active year for the Marine Inspirations initiative, with three youngsters – Bohlale, Loyiso, and Luyolo – flying from South Africa in June to participate in the Palma Superyacht Cup Regatta ... Read More »