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Charter yacht of the month – LA VIE

m/y La Vie
m/y La Vie

La Vie is a new Princess 82 , and is based in Moll Vell marina, Palma. Built in late 2016, La Vie has the feeling of a much larger yacht, with clever use of mirrors, light wood finishes and innovative design. Moll Vell is in an iconic location in Palma, sat at the end of the beautiful palm tree lined Borne, home to some of the top Spanish designer shops and high end restaurants . Also, just a short stroll from the stunning Palma cathedral, it makes their berth the perfect starting point for charter guests.

m/y La Vie
m/y La Vie

La Vie is also a RYA training centre for Jet Ski, enabling any guests without a licence to obtain one in a single day. As well as a Jet Ski, they also have a SeaBob on board, in addition to a Williams Sportjet tender with all the towable toys to go with it!

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La Vie is captained by Sam Jeffs, who originally hails from Barmouth in North Wales who had an early affinity with the sea and boating. Sam left Barmouth at the age of 18 to join the Royal Navy at the Royal Britannia College in Dartmouth. He had a 10 year career in the RN, performing tasks as varied as driving frigates to navigating Trident submarines. IN 2014 Sam decided after spending so many hours in submarines , it was time to find some sunlight, and chose Palma as his new home.

Seeking a new career in yachting, Sam worked for four months as a deckhand on M/Y Roma, just to find his feet in his new surroundings. This was followed by spending a season in St Tropez, captaining a 17 mtr Feretti , before returning home to Palma where he took his Master 3000 ticket, during the winter of 2015/16.

In Spring of 2016 Sam got the captains role on a 21 mtr Princess “ Minke”, based in Palma. This was the owners first boat, who quickly realised that he wanted a larger boat, which is the current La Vie. The owner and Sam first saw the boat at Cannes Yacht Show last year, where the purchase was made!

La Vie will ply her trade around the Balearics this season taking guests to all the best anchorages and locations around the islands. Some of Sam’s favourite spots are the tranquil Cala Deia, Sa Foradada and Sa Calobra on the Mallorcan North West coast, and at the other end of the scale some of the vibrant Ibizan locations including Cala Yondal, and Blue Marlin beach club. They hope to take in a Menorcan cruise this summer, where guests can enjoy some of the most beautiful anchorages in the Balearic islands.

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La Vie is a beautiful yacht, in immaculate condition, and fully equipped including stabilisers for the more delicate of charterers! As can be seen from the accompanying images, she has lots of natural light and plenty space outside as well as a cosy dining area in the saloon.

Her crew are a super friendly team of three, who will ensure the maximum enjoyment for guests this summer. Carly the chef uses as much local produce as possible, trying to give the full flavour of Mallorca, and rumour has it the cocktail cabinet has some lovely Mallorcan blue gin hidden away !

Her fees for a week in high season are £49,000, £47,000 in the shoulder months of May, June & September. The bookings are already looking good for her first season, but still with some availability in the peak months.

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Bluewater Yachting are the brokers and their contact is :

Jim Archer
Sales & Charter Broker

T: +34 971 677 154 | M: +34 667 678 357

Calle San Juan 4, Palma de Mallorca, 07012, Spain

m: +34 655 264 954 / t: +34 971 677 154

e: cissi@bluewateryachting.com

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