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Entrevista PRO- RIGGING

Pro-Rigging crew in Palma de Mallorca. May 12th 2015 ©Jesus Renedo

“It is essential to take care of every boat as if it were unique” Rodrigo Sanz is the founder and captain-general of Pro-Rigging, one of Mallorca’s leading companies in the maintenance and repair of large sailing yachts. Passionate about the sea ever since he was a boy, the aims and ... Read More »

Palma’s 20th Superyacht Cup, A Hard Act to Follow

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The Superyacht Cup, firm favourite with owners and sailors alike, has not only become the second-biggest event on the superyacht sailing calendar, but is also the longest running regatta of its kind in Europe. An exhilarating four-day event which perfectly mixes fun times with fierce racing in the Mediterranean’s most ... Read More »

Islander Interview : Soren & Skipper


What did you do before yachting?   I left school at 17 and was accepted on a 7-year training programme as a marine engineer in the Merchant Navy. Mixed practical serving aboard large cargo vessels sailing world wide, and studying at the Marine Engineering College. I actually did graduate, but was ... Read More »

De-mystifying yacht chartering arrangements in Spain

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Having recently attended the Superyacht Fiscal management meeting in Barcelona it was quite apparent from the conversations and discussions around me that there is still a huge amount of uncertainty around the tax and legal rules relating to chartering activities in Spain. Based on my observations it seems that one ... Read More »

Chartering for Mere Mortals

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To most of the outside world, chartering a Superyacht is a distant dream and gives the impression that it’s only attainable by the mega rich. Not so! There are ways of “ordinary folks”, us mere mortals, being allowed to enter and enjoy this world of extreme luxury at a similar ... Read More »

The 20th Anniversary of the Superyacht Cup Palma

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“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 »

Dutch Mega Yacht Service


This new business has recently opened an office in Palma and we went to find out a bit more about one of its founders, Martin Shairp Firstly, can you explain a little of your background , including how you got into yachting.? I grew up on the West Coast of ... Read More »

The 2016 Palma Superyacht Show – A Hard Act to Follow

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The Palma Superyacht Show, the only public brokerage and charter show organised by the superyacht industry, has not only established itself as a major event on the yachting calendar but has also developed into a show of standing. This 4th edition of the show took place from the 28th of ... Read More »

Marine Medicine Amanda Hewson

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Hi, I am Amanda. I am a Critical Care Trauma Nurse and Intensive Care Nurse, plus a professional sailor. I have been yachting and nursing for 20 years. I am most passionate about Medical Care in Yachting because I have witnessed, been involved in and counselled crew after far too ... Read More »

Palma Superyacht and Boatshow

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The doors of this year’s Palma Superyacht and Boat Show open on April 28th and will close on Monday May 2nd . The entire space was sold out some months ago, promising an even bigger and better show than ever. Over 60 Superyachts will be on view this year, and ... Read More »