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Interview with Captain Christian Zuck

  1. Which Island of the Balearic Islands is your favourite?

It’s tough to choose, I’ve only visited Menorca, Ibiza and Formentera with guests on so I have not yet to go there personally. But Mallorca is my favourite, it’s where I spent most of the time and where I know most of the people. I would love to go through the Balearics some day, just to visit the islands and enjoy.

  1. What are your hobbies here in the islands? (Sport, culture, gastronomy)

I like going into the mountains on the weekends or visiting friends in their fincas. There are always plenty of activities you are able to do here, like going hiking through the Tramuntana during the weekend, swimming or going to a lookout to enjoy the landscapes in Mallorca.

In relation to gastronomy, there is a big variety in Palma and there is always fascinating things happening in Palma with different chefs.

But my favourite activity to do in Palma is Boating, going out in a small boat to explore Calas and do a little of free diving.

  1. Have you heard about the Palma Boat Show?
  2. What differentiates this fair from the other ones?

It’s definitely one of my favourites in the sense of the vibe and the atmospheres that is there, and that is very open to everyone. Every time I go there I see people from the industry that I haven’t seen in long time or people that I’m working with. I like that during the time that they do the boat show there is always beautiful weather and everybody that goes there is always having a great time.

Compared to other fairs, the main thing that differentiates the Palma Boat show is the friendly Mallorquin cultures that make it stand out from the rest.

  1. Which is your favourite cala?

I’ll have to say my favourite Cala is Portals Nous, especially because it is where I go more often. I don’t think is the most beautiful one of all in Mallorca, but it’s the one that I like to go to swim and enjoy with my friends.

  1. For you, which is the most emblematic building of Mallorca?

I’m sure everyone will say Cathedral or Castell de Bellver, but for me an amazing building is the Gaudi Building Can Forteza Rey. It’s a beautiful building right next to Plaza Mayor that catches the attention of anyone who goes through there.

  1. What kind of music reminds you of Mallorca

There are so many different cultures here, but when I think about music in Palma it’s that you can have so many choices in a night. You have Brazilian, Argentinian, Spanish… and so many other kind of music in the island.  I can choose just one kind of music because there are so many options in the island.

  1. What is your opinion about the future of the yachting industry in the Balearics?

I think it’s going to go from strength to strength. It’s definitely one of the favourite spots for the crew, the people that are here are absolutely in love with Mallorca and they are happy to have the ability to spend time here. I think that both guest and crew will want to come back as long as the islands offers a safe, warm, friendly environment and with great contractors and marinas. And I believe that from where we are now it will only get better and better.

  1. If you had to recommend the Island to another captain, what would you say?

I would start by saying that I’ve been to many places in the Mediterranean but the Balearics is definitely my favourite. It doesn’t matter if you have guest on board or not, you can do what you need to do if you need to get all your work done or if you need to have decompression for your crew after a busy charter season Mallorca is a perfect place for this.

On the other hand, if you are bringing guests here for a trip you can do an amazing route around Mallorca route with the Yacht.

  1. What advantages do you think the Balearic Islands has, related to the yachting industry, compared to other places?

For me Mallorca has safety, availably for resources to get things done, the warmth of the culture here and the international presence. Another important thing here in the Balearics is that the crew feels safe and the owners love spending time here in the yachts and in the islands.