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TENTH EDITION 2013 – 2014

A W I L F R E D S U LTA N A & A S S O C I AT E S P U B L I C AT I O N

INCORPORATING THE FIRST EDITION OF

A Business Aviation SPECIAL


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PRODUCTION CREDITS

10th Edition 2013-2014

THIRTY-SEVEN years is quite a span of time whether in referring to the life of an individual or to the chronicle of an industry. Ever since its first number in 1976 Yachting in Malta was meant to expose and promote the services and facilities making up the yachting industry in Malta. This Tenth Edition, like all previous issues, is dedicated to all service providers, past and present, who through their strong commitment and hard efforts has brought about the development and success of yachting in Malta.

Editor - Publisher Artistic Consultant Editorial

Photography

Advertising Reps

Design & Layout

Wilfred Sultana Reno Psaila Bill Hermitage Bransom Bean Christian O. Senciuc Dr. Ann Fenech Dr. Mario Saliba Frederic Brenneisen Malta Enterprise Malta Marine Foundation Martin Vella Ministry for Resources and Rural Affairs Transport Malta Aldo Scicluna Capt Lawrence Dalli Chris Azzopardi Foto Assenza Giovanni Grixti HOMEWORKS Ilum Joe Attard Keith Borg Kevin Casha Kurt Arrigo Malta Tourism Authority Ministry for Gozo Peter G. Lemon Rolex Sharon Forder Tonio Lombardi Victor Fabri Malta Stock Exchange plc The Wickman Maritime Collection www.airphoto.com.mt www.maltashipphotos.com Transport Malta

Cover Photo: Capt. Lawrence DALLI The 10th Edition Front Cover shows 96m VAVA II - The 31st World Ranking Superyacht and the largest private motor yacht ever built in the UK. More details are given in the ‘Super Visitors Collection’ on page 113 plus.

A Yachting in Malta Bookmark is enclosed with this edition.

Freda Sultana Jennifer Sammut Natasha Farrugia

Whilst every effort has been made to

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Associates cannot be held responsible

verify all the information in this publication to ensure accuracy, Wilfred Sultana & for any errors, omissions or views

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expressed in this Guide. Data expressed in respect to facilities and services have been provided by various sources and not necessary reflect the opinion of the publishers.

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THE BELOW INDEX is a most worthy presentation for it proclaims the names of those business concerns and public entities whose support has made the publication of this Edition possible. This gesture of collaboration towards Yachting in Malta has been ongoing since the very first number of this directory published in 1976. Wilfred Sultana, the man behind the Directory, has on various occasions acknowledged this solidarity by referring to the Advertisers as Partners in the promotion of the services and facilities making up the yachting industry in Malta. A number of the below listed Partners have been ever present in all Ten Editions.

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INDEX TO ADVERTISERS

20Knots

106

FIMBank p.l.c.

A&J Baldacchino Boatyard ltd

104

Fino Marine

A.C. Marine Co. Ltd

116

GasanMamo Insurance Ltd

78

Melita Power Diesel Ltd

98

Melita Yacht Painters Ltd

100

! 84 84

Nautica

132

Amphora Travel

12

Gauci Borda & Co. Ltd

74

Naval Architectural Services

90

Atlas Insurance PCC Ltd

30

Globalair – Travel & Tourism

16

North Star Marine Ltd

74

112

Automation Technologies Ltd BANIF Bank (Malta) plc Bank of Valletta plc

Grand Harbour Marina plc

56

O’Hea Opticians

22

66

Grand Hotel Excelsior – Malta

20

Ocean & Sky Logistics Ltd

62

28

Harbour Management Limited

68

Ocean Finance Consultants

82

HSBC Bank Malta plc

46

Oceanus Marine Ltd

40

Belair Property

146

Bezzina Yacht Yard

140

BJ Marine

58

Calypso Diving Centre

International Marine Centre Ltd Island Bunker Oils Ltd

106 88

On Time Chauffeur Drive

127

JMartans Automation Ltd

107

Camilleri Marine

94

Kalkara Boat Yard Co Ltd

60

S. & D. Yachts Ltd

Cassar Group - (Ship Repair)

86

Kalkara Marina Co. Ltd

60

SailPower Ltd

Charles Grech & Co. Ltd

04

Kirton & Co Limited

Cioconat Lounge

48

Lewis Micallef Co. Ltd

Club Services

58

London Butcher – Gzira

Comune di Pozzallo (Sicily) Country Terrace Restaurant (Gozo) Cutrico Marine Dock Shop e3 Systems Malta Edwards, Lowell Co. Ltd. Emirates Emmanuel Delicata Winemaker F.L. Yachting Ltd Fabian Enterprises Ltd Falzon Group of Companies

130

24

Palumbo Malta Superyachts Ltd

136

RLR Yachting

138 108, 122, 134 34, 120

Salvo Grima Group – Yacht Division

44

19

Simonds Farsons Cisk plc

18

40

The Palace Hotel

12

96

M&N.A Trading Co Ltd

06

The Xara Palace Relais & Chateaux

24

128

Malta Tourism Authority

14

The Yacht Shop

58

94

Malta Yacht Charters Ltd

92

Tower Supermarket

Malta Yacht Repair Services

88

Transport Malta

103 142 IFC-01, 2-3, BC 118 52 10, 124 62 142

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Malta Yacht Surveys

99

Tumas Group

Manoel Island Yacht Marina

64

Tunisair Express

Manoel Island Yacht Yard Ltd

32

U-Boat Malta Ltd

Matthew Fresh Fruits & Vegetables

40

United Equipment Company Limited

34

Medcomms Limited

26

Waste Oils Company Limited

82

Mediterranean Bank plc

70

Yachting Partners Malta Limited

36

Melita Marine Group

76 148 114-115

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CONTENTS

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Production Credits Index to Advertisers Contents Foreword Editor’s Reflections Welcome Ashore Useful Information At Your Service TasteMalta.com The Yachting Centres Grand Harbour Marina In the Neighbourhood – Grand Harbour Marina Kalkara Marina In the Neighbourhood – Kalkara Marina Manoel Island Yacht Marina In the Neighbourhood – Manoel Island Yacht Marina – Gzira Gardens Marina Mgarr Harbour Marina - Gozo In the Neighbourhood – Mgarr Harbour Marina - Gozo Gzira Gardens Marina - Sandy Yacht Marina Msida & Ta’ Xbiex Marinas In the Neighbourhood – Msida & Ta’Xbiex Marinas – Sandy Yacht Marina Portomaso Marina In the Neighbourhood – Portomaso Marina Malta: Strategically located for Business Touchdown Malta – A Business Aviation Special Dining Delights Why the Malta Flag Yacht Repair Facilities Transport Malta Yacht Chartering Boat & Yacht Insurance Brands Mini Directory Yachting Clusters Kurt Arrigo Photographic Special Maritime Training Opportunities Sport, Leisure & Fun YIM PostScript Diving Around The Maltese Islands The Super Visitors Collection Property for all Tastes The Malta Maritime Museum Ta’ Kelinu Grima Maritime Museum The Wickman Maritime Collection Foreign Embassies in Malta

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FOREWORD

ONCE a naval fortress strategically located in the centre of the Mediterranean and blessed with excellent natural harbours Malta is now a hub of commercial and leisure maritime activity. Yachting in Malta has come a long way and the industry has grown as new marinas have been developed in Marsamxett and in Grand Harbour. Yachtsmen are well catered for by good supporting services as well as facilities for hauling out and repair. It is not hard to imagine that further growth in this sector could see the Island and whole of Marsamxett Harbour in particular developing into a highly desirable yachting destination. THE Royal Malta Yacht Club located right in the centre of it all in Marsamxett has been active in the promotion of yachting since its inception. It holds regular events from local club races to top International events notably the Rolex Middle Sea Race which attracts a very competitive fleet from many countries. The Club provides good facilities to its members and now offers seasonal berthing to visiting yachtsmen in the summer months catering for a demand which was previously hard to satisfy due to the lack of free berths on the Island. WILFRED Sultana has been actively supporting and reporting on sailing and the local yachting industry for many years and has long ties with the Royal Malta Yacht Club having produced the early editions of the club magazine in the seventies. When first published in 1976 his production of “Yachting in Malta� filled a real demand for a handy source of information on the yachting industry. Now in its 10th Edition it has developed into a top quality comprehensive publication about all the yachting industry in Malta has to offer. With detailed information on facilities and services available in Malta together with interesting related editorials it is the essential reference guide for anyone, particularly foreign yachtsmen, with an interest in yachting in Malta.

Godwin Zammit Commodore

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INTRODUCTION

Editor’s Reflections! EVER since the times of the Phoenicians, Carthaginians and Romans, Malta’s geographical position always gave the Island a special strategic importance whether the issue was trade, wars or pleasure. Later when the Mediterranean Sea was the “world’s highway of trade”, ships called at Malta for coal and supplies on their way to the Indian Ocean and the Far East. For the Royal Navy Malta became homeport of the British fleet in the Mediterranean and Malta’s naval dockyard facilities were established to be transformed for commercial shipbuilding and ship repair. Today the Mediterranean region is regarded as the most popular global tourist destination and one of the world’s most fascinating yachting playgrounds. Not surprisingly Malta, only two days sailing time from any of the principal yachting centres in the Middle Sea and only a couple of hours’ flight from most major European cities, again features predominantly, this time in this pleasure scenario. Indeed Malta offers the competitive world of professional yachting a most appealing setting and comprehensive range of facilities and services from its yards and marinas as well as its surveying and multi-service agencies. At the top of the list are 100m berths which provide cost effective wintering for the biggest yachts in close proximity to service providers. Malta’s repair yards are even capable of dry-docking the largest yachts under a closed canopy with a skilled English-speaking workforce. In recent years the yachting industry in Malta advanced through a healthy synergy between Government through Transport Malta, the national maritime authority, and the private sector with the Administration creating appropriate political initiatives along with development of the industry which is handled by the private sector. Such collective efforts have brought about an attractive fiscal system, a well-respected flag, sound legislation and efficient standards of work all creating the right environment for Malta to become a resourceful service centre for every aspect of the superyacht service industry. Since its introduction in 1976 Yachting in Malta has enthusiastically contributed to all of this as a comprehensive and accurate directory and a promotion vehicle to the local yachting industry. The publishers are also proud to be behind various articles in reputed international yachting periodicals as well as the organization of other marketing initiatives. Possibly the most fruitful of these activities were two Superyacht Industry Seminars hosted in association with Transport Malta and the International Superyacht Society as well as with the support of a number of local service providers. With their involvement in the 2009 and 2011 seminars the ISS not only provided speakers of standing but also gave Malta a prestigious global exposure through their marketing network. In this encouraging scenario comes the Tenth Edition of Yachting in Malta (2013-2014). We are also very excited to introduce with this issue Touchdown Malta as a special presentation and a tangible contribution to the promotion of a new emerging industry, Business Aviation, which itself complements the superyacht industry. Through this significant Edition I wish the entire spectrum of professions that make up the direct and indirect services and facilities sectors of the Malta yachting industry continuous growth and success. Wilfred Sultana Editor - Publisher

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HERITAGE · HOSPITALITY · DIVERSITY


WELCOME ASHORE . . .

MALTA is an island with a past. Its recorded history dates back to about 800 BC but the Island was colonised much earlier, around 5000 BC. The megalithic civilisation that flourished on the Island attained heights which have no parallel elsewhere in the world. According to a general theory the Island was a central place of religious pilgrims in those obscure and distant days of antiquity. However, the magnificent remains of megalithic temples, spanning a period of about 1500 years, point in no uncertain way to a highly developed society which could boast of highly skilled builders. Its position astride the sea routes of the Middle Sea made the Island a haven for seafarers. We are not entirely in a position to state to what extent Malta played a central role in those distant times but there can be no doubt that Malta today still attracts people to her shores; with thousands of holidaymakers from all over the world spending their annual rest on the Island. Why do people choose the Maltese Islands for their holiday? Well for various reasons – but above all because the Islands possess charm, a noteworthy history, hospitable people and an orderly way of life. The summers are warm, the days long and the sea a sapphire blue. Here one can swim off stretches of rock, laze on sandy beaches or, if one prefers greater seclusion, bask by the pool in one of Malta’s many resorts. Rocky coves offer another attraction. The sea is always within easy reach as Malta only measures 27 miles by 8 miles wide.

MALTA and its Islands The magic hues of a Maltese sunrise and sunset and the romantic mellowness of a clear moonlit night are treasured memories of a holiday in Malta – it is at these times that Malta justly deserves to be known as the nymph of the Middle Sea. The Maltese people are renowned for their hospitality - and the visitor will sample their warmth spontaneity as soon as he or she comes in contact with them - which will be immediately evident to the visitor in many ways and is quite unique in both the beauty of its frankness and its genuineness.

Various sports activities can be practiced in Malta. The Maltese are devoted to soccer and very often are keen about their local team, yet also fanatical supporters of a foreign squad. Water-sports, horse riding, tennis, golf and other sports, such as archery, badminton and basketball provide many side attractions for the entertainment of the visitor. Gozo is a delight for Rock Climbers. The Maltese, as can be expected, love the sea and they take pride in any event connected with it. The Rolex Middle Sea Race, a classic on the Mediterranean yachting circle, the Malta-Syracuse Regatta, the Euro-Med Optimist Class Malta Championship and many other sailing regattas are a great attraction to the numerous sailing enthusiasts. September 8 is a date, which is cherished by the Maltese. It was on this date – 8th September 1565 that the Turks conceded victory to the Knights of St John and to the Maltese after fighting the Islanders for four long gruelling months. This victorious end of what was to become known later as the Great Siege meant that tiny Malta

The sun in Malta is not limited to the summer months only; Christmas Day itself can be a gorgeous cloudless day. The Island’s are bathed in warm winter sun and this is the time for country walks through waving fields of grass, excursions to wayside chapels, under white clouds scudding across a blue sky.

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WELCOME ASHORE . . . had drastically hampered the onslaught of the Ottoman forces. Boat races in the Grand Harbour still commemorate this historic event. Yet again September 8, this time in 1943, was marked by another major historic event. On this day Malta saw the Italian fleet surrender off her shores, after the most sustained aerial siege in history, three years of bombardment and privation that earned Malta the award of the George Cross for bravery in 1942. It was also another 8th September, this time of 1800, which saw the end of the French blockade in Valletta. Once again the Maltese emerged victorious. It is no wonder that this day, dedicated to the birth of our Lady is referred to as “Our Lady of Victories”. In Malta history surrounds you as it is woven, into the fabric of our country through the passage of time. It feels like a history both etched and built in stone with impressive, impregnable bastions surrounding the capital of Valletta, the massive Cottonera walls encircling the three harbour towns of Vittoriosa, Senglea and Cospicua, together with those of Mdina, the old capital. Their looming presence today 400 or 500 years later is a reminder of the desire to defend our Islands and a credit to the skills of our forefathers. The Islands’ architecture, be it churches, palaces, forts or gardens, bear testimony to the ingenuity of our ancestors and are a living monument to the hard working nature of the Maltese. Malta’s heritage in stone is not, however, limited only to these awe-inspiring bastions. Baroque

palaces abound as ornate in their exteriors as they are rich in the treasures they house. The imposing churches are not only architectural gems but also museums in their own right. The churches are resplendent in silverware and damask on ‘festa’ day which is the day for the local village folk. ‘Festa’ day is held in honour of the patron saint of the village and the Maltese villagers look forward to this occasion with gaiety and piety. Tourists find that attendance to a ‘festa’ is an unforgettable experience. The Maltese people like to share their rejoicing and when it comes to merry-making and to making others welcome they are unsurpassable.

The ‘festa’ is a curious blend of religion and folklore. Coloured rockets light the night sky, brass bands play vivacious melodies - with the latest ‘Top of the Pops’ occasionally thrown in for good measure - houses specially decorated for the occasion are thrown open to welcome guests, the façade of the parish church, the streets, and house balconies are illuminated with hundreds of electric lights. Banners, streamers and statues decorate the streets. The unpretentious but friendly bars are usually more likely to have men as their patrons, but on this special day, wives and children who are normally precluded by custom are welcome to join in the jovial atmosphere. Church dignitaries attired in rich vestments embroidered in gold and silver thread accompany the religious procession with the life-size statue of the patron saint carried on the shoulders. Most of the village ‘festas’ are, celebrated during summer, although a visitor may also be in time to watch one of the few ‘festas’ held during winter. The Malta calendar of events offers much more. Carnival revelry is held over a five-day period ending on the Tuesday the eve of Lent. These days of general jollification are centred in Valletta, although celebrations are also held in various towns and villages. The Nadur Carnival in Gozo is also very popular. They are characterised by a colourful defilè by companies made up of young people in fancy costumes on decorated floats, and dancing competitions. The last week in Lent marks Holy Week. Good Friday pageants are held in some fourteen towns and villages. These colourful but solemn ‘processions’ are characterised by some eight life-size statues depicting scenes from the passion of Our Lord, and at times over two hundred participants dressed in contemporary biblical costumes accompanying it. On June 28, eve of the feast of St Peter and St Paul, an all-night picnic is held in Buskett Gardens, near Rabat, the suburb of Mdina. In the midst of a cluster of trees, the

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WELCOME ASHORE . . .

Bringing yet more elegance onboard

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Maltese in their thousands prepare a tasty local dish of stewed rabbit cooked in wine, while folk singers play on guitars. To enhance the romantic atmosphere the singers wear folk costumes, and there is never a dull moment as the night hours brighten into dawn.

underground cavity, this labyrinth of the ‘copper age’ period was initially used as a catacomb for multiple burials around 3000 BC. Later it served the purposes of a temple. It is the only one of its kind in the world, dug out of the solid rock with flint instruments, to a depth of twelve metres.

This is the festival of ‘Mnarja’. The word derives from the Latin ‘luminaria’ because it was customary in the Middle Ages on the day to illuminate the churches and the bastions of Rabat and Mdina

One of the greatest thrills provided by a visit to the Hypogeum is the aura of mystery that hangs over the place. What exactly were the strange rites that went on here, deep below the earth, at the dawn of civilization? Is the so-called oracular chamber with its haunting echoes a product of clever design or sheer accident? And what prompted prehistoric man to make perplexingly uneven steps when the Hypogeum itself contains also brilliant examples of neat geometric patterns in stone? One can easily savour well over 7000 years of history within a short visit (twenty-four hours – forget 24hrs we are promoting a short stay image not hop on hop off) in Malta and share with

with small torches known as ‘fjakkoli’. Until recently the custom persisted for brides to oblige their husbands on their wedding day to present them with a written promise that they would take them to Mnarja every year. Besides the lighter side of life in Malta, the visitor should take a look at such splendid and unique sites such as the Hypogeum. Literally meaning an

the Maltese a unique heritage of civilization while at the same time relax amongst the amenities that the sun and the sea provide. The people are friendly, life is leisurely, and the cost of living reasonable, the entertainment varied, the Islands’ scenery enchanting – well, what more does one want? (WI)

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USEFUL INFORMATION TIME MALTA TIME is ONE HOUR ahead of G.M.T. Summer time commences on the last Sunday in March and lasts till the last Sunday in September.

instruments the value of which is equivalent to €10,000 or more are obliged to fill in the appropriate declaration form available at Customs.

PORT CONTROL YACHTS approaching Malta are advised to contact VALLETTA PORT CONTROL on VHF Channel 12 or 16, which transmit on a 24-hours basis. On arrival yachts will be directed to the customs quay for customs and police immigration formalities, after which one may proceed to one of the Marinas. VALLETTA PORT CONTROL Channel 11 and Malta Radio - Channel 4 - transmits the weather forecast for local and international waters daily on VHF. THESE are transmitted at 0903, 1303, 1903, and 2303 (Local Time-Summer) and at 0803, 1203, 1803 and 2303 (Local Time-Winter). A weather forecast can also be obtained on internet by logging on www.maltairport.com/weather or by calling directly the MetOffice forecaster. Vodafone Customers: 99638, General: 5230 2021 (Call Centre charge Euro 1) and Forecaster: 5250 2002 (Charge Euro 5) THE YACHTING CENTRES REFER to information given under ‘THE MARINAS’ for correct details of the six defined yachting centres operating on the Maltese Islands. Each of these Marinas presents its own formalities and conditions. One is advised to approach the given Contact Person for the appropriate information. BEFORE FINAL DEPARTURE BEFORE final departure from the Islands, a passenger/crew list has to be drawn up on the appropriate form and presented to the Customs Office, whilst all passports are to be submitted to the Immigration Office. DUTY FREE YACHTS may avail themselves of duty free fuel in the following circumstances: • When the yacht is chartered out c/w crew and stores, including fuel • When a yacht (private or commercial) is departing on a voyage directly to a non-EU destination • A commercially registered yacht without a current valid charter agreement may be granted sufficient duty free fuel to get to the next port of call in the EU if it can be shown that it is normally engaged in commercial operations. PROVISIONS A number of companies provide an exclusive service for the supply of one’s provisions. CURRENCY ON 1 JANUARY 2008, Malta joined the Euro Area and the Euro became the local currency. Visitors may freely exchange foreign currency at banks and licensed foreign exchange bureaus. These can be found throughout the Island, including at Malta International Airport. The banks operate a vast nationwide network of ATM terminals that accept major credit cards, including VISA and MasterCard. In addition automated cash exchange machines operate outside banks in the main tourist centres enabling visitors to exchange foreign currency notes into euro 24 hours a day 7 days a week. SHOPPING and dining out can be paid for with a VISA, a MasterCard or an American Express card, which are accepted at all but the smallest outlets. The Euro, along with the US dollar and UK sterling, will normally be accepted in settlement of purchases made at shops, but at the exchange rate determined by that outlet. Check your rates but this should generally be close to the official rate. Change for such purchases in these currencies would normally be in Euro. BANKS and foreign exchange bureaus display their daily exchange rates against the euro at their premises but up-to-date information on exchange rates can be also obtained by visiting the Central Bank of Malta website www. centralbankmalta.org. Travelers entering or leaving Malta who are carrying cash or other monetary

ROYAL MALTA GOLF CLUB MALTA is the ideal location for Golfing. Being centrally located in the Mediterranean and just a few hours away from the major European cities together with the favourable mild weather during winter, all make the Maltese island an ideal venue for golfing breaks in Malta. The Royal Malta Golf Club dates back to 1888 when golf was first played in the ditches formed by the fortification walls of Valletta. One of the founding members was the then Duke of Edinburgh who was serving in Malta at the time and from whom the club received royal patronage. The Club moved to its present location in 1904, situated within the main sports complex of Malta. The Club has gone through substantial development over the past years upgrading both greens and tees to the most modern turf available, now boasting a first-rate Golf Course & Clubhouse enjoyed by both locals and visitors who return regularly year after year. The Royal Malta Golf Club offers 18 holes of golf in a very well maintained course. Today at par 68, the course is a good test of golf without being unkind to the novice, however a PGA qualified teaching professional is always on call for those who wish to learn the game or improve their talent. The Club applies a few basic rules related to dress code and course etiquette which is to be adhered to at all times. Further information may be obtained directly by contacting the Club or visiting the website: The Royal Malta Golf Club - Aldo Moro Street, Marsa MRS 9064 - Tel: (+356) 21 239 302 - E-mail: sales@royalmaltagolfclub.com Website: http//www.royalmaltagolfclub.com

HANDY TELEPHONE NUMBERS Direct Dialling Code (Malta) Directory Enquiries (Go) (Go Mobile) (Vodafone) Overseas Operator Flight Enquiries Passport Office Time Check Mater Dei Hospital Gozo General Hospital Ambulance Emergency Fire Brigade Police A.F.M. Patrol Boat Rescue A.F.M. Helicopter Rescue

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USEFUL INFORMATION SIGHTSEEING FLIGHTS EXPERIENCE the beauty of the Maltese Islands from on board a Cessna 206 six seat aircraft, flown by highly experienced commercial pilots. The aircraft accommodates 5 passengers and is ideal for such operations, thanks to its high wing configuration which allows unparalleled visibility and stability. Passengers can benefit from a 360 degree view whilst admiring the beauty of our islands from an altitude of 1,500 feet, flying at an appropriate speed which will allow for pleasant sightseeing. All passengers are provided with a headset in order to connect to the aircraft intercom which facilitates communication within the cabin and also monitoring of air traffic control communications with the Malta Wings aircraft and others flying in the vicinity. For added excitement, it is possible for one passenger to sit in the cockpit next to the pilot during the flight. This trip is perfect for sightseeing and photography to enjoy with a birds’ eye view the beauty of Malta’s, Comino’s and Gozo’s amazing coastlines and inland heritage - truly a once in a lifetime opportunity! Malta Wings operate seven days a week and offer ad-hoc charters. Full details may be obtained from: Malta Wings: P.O. Box 49, Malta International Airport, Gudja LQA 5000 Tel: (+356) 2164 7888 - Mob: (+356) 7964 7888; Fax: (+356) 2369 5393; Email: info@maltaflying.com; Web: www.maltaflying.com

THE MALTA POLO CLUB THE MALTA POLO CLUB was founded in 1868 by the British Army Officers who were stationed in Malta. The Calvary regiments together with the officers of the Mediterranean fleet of the Royal Navy were the first teams to play on Maltese soil. It is the oldest Polo Club in Europe, even older than Hurlingham in England and the second oldest in the world, after the first Club was founded in India. One of the many famous Presidents of the Malta Polo Club was Prince Louis von Battenberg who was serving in Malta in the Royal Navy. His enthusiasm for the sport spread to his son, the Earl Mountbatten of Burma who later himself too was appointed President of the Malta Polo Club. Several members within the Royal Family have played Polo in Malta. One cannot but fail to mention Edward VIII, when he was still Prince of Wales, the Duke of Edinburgh and Prince Charles himself. King Alfonso of Spain was also a famous player of the Malta Polo Club and in 1928 he presented the

club with the King of Spain Cup which is still played for annually. Polo is played between October and the end of June at the same venue it has always done since the early days - The Malta Polo Club Marsa. All ponies are privately owned. Thirteen Cups are played for annually ending up with the Cawnpore Cup which is played for by the eight highest handicapped players. Lately the Club introduced the Malta Polo Club Academy where people can learn to play the game under professional instructors. For details about polo in Malta one may contact the Club’s President Karl Galea on (+356) 7947 6491 or by email: karl@audiomalta.com AIR TRAVELLING THE MALTA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MIA), operated by the Malta International Airport plc, is situated at Luqa, in the southern part of Malta, 12km from the capital city of Valletta. The distances from the respective yacht marinas to the airport are: Msida and Manoel Island Marinas 10km away, drive duration approximately 20mins, Cottonera Marina 15km away, drive duration approximately 30mins, Portomaso Marina 12km away, and with drive duration approximately 25mins. A number of major international airlines operate regular schedule flights to and from Malta. These include Air Malta, Alitalia, Easyjet, Emirates, Lufthansa, Ryanair and SAS. Information on flight connections and updated weather conditions are available on MIA’s website www.maltairport.com. For Flight Information one should phone (+356) 5230 2000 while for General Enquiries one should call on (+356) 2124 9600 or on 2169 7800.

THE WIND CHART CHART SHOWING THE WINDS DIRECTIONS IN ENGLISH AND IN THEIR ORIGINAL MALTESE NAME POSITION THE four latitudes N S E W encircling the Maltese Islands are: North - 36 00’ N. Latitude East - 14 35’ E. Longitude South - 35 48’ S. Latitude West - 14 11’ W. Longitude TENTHEDITION2013 - 2 0 14

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Three palaces to enchant you. One standard of excellence. The Xara Palace Relais & Chateaux is firmly established as Malta’s finest, 5-star deluxe, privately owned boutique hotel set into the mighty bastions of Mdina, the silent, medieval city in Malta. Upon entering The Xara Lodge you will undoubtedly feel the opulence and uniqueness of this beautiful country house and be greeted by the warmth and hospitality of our staff. Alternatively, Palazzo de Piro is a multifunctional cultural centre located in the core of the silent city Palazzo de Piro is the venue for premier national artistic and heritage events and exhibitions. A grand staircase leads to light, airy rooms with high, hand painted ceilings and a beautiful rear terrace that looks out on the bastion walls and the sea beyond.

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For more information about these magnificent venues, call 2145 0560 or send an email to events@xarapalace.com.mt

The Xara Palace Relais & Chateaux. Mdina, Malta (+356) 21 450 560 | info@xarapalace.com.mt | www.xarapalace.com.mt Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheXaraPalace | Twitter: www.twitter.com/Thexarapalace


USEFUL INFORMATION WEATHER MALTA’S climate is a typical Mediterranean one that is much influenced by its surrounding sea and land. The monthly mean air temperature ranges from 12.4°C (during the winter period) to 26.3°C (during the summer period). While July is on average the hottest month, August 9th of 1999 showed the highest maximum temperature of 43.8°C making it the hottest day ever recorded in Malta since 1947. On average the lowest winter temperatures occur in February. The lowest ever recorded temperature was that of 29th January 1981 when the minimum temperature was 1.4°C. THE annual pattern of the rainy winters is followed by the dry, generally rainless summers. Rainfall patterns show that the average total rainfall of the Maltese Islands is 553.12 mm. The summer period between June and August represents barely 2% of the total rainfall. The period October-December amounts to almost 51% of the total annual precipitation, followed by the periods January till March and April till September, representing 35% and 14% of the total precipitation respectively. THE mean annual wind speed is 8.8 knots (or nautical mile per hour) or 16.3 km/hr. However, there is considerable variation in the monthly averages. January shows both the highest wind speed of 14.1 knots or 26.1 km/hr, as well as the highest variability in mean monthly wind speed. However, April shows the highest mean wind speed of 10.3 knots (or 19.1 km/hr). DURING 1965 a record high wind average of 10.3 knots (or 19.1 km/hr) was registered at Luqa airport. The lowest yearly wind average of 7.1 knots (13.2 km/hr) was recorded in 2003. AS for the incidence of peak gusts, January gives the highest mean wind gust with a speed of 47 knots or 87 km/hr. The highest variability in wind gusts occurs during October where the wind gust can vary from 24 knots (or 44.5 km/hr) up to 72 knots (or 133.4 km/hr). October 11, 1982 had the highest wind gust of 72 knots at Luqa Airport blowing from the Northwest. THE wind climatology of the Maltese islands shows that both March and December have the highest frequency of gale force winds with a total of 14 days, while the lowest frequency occurs during the summer month of July with a total of 3 days. THE most common wind in all seasons is the North Westerly which blows on an average of around 20.7% of the days in a year. Next in frequency are winds blowing from the West. THE GRAND HARBOUR MALTA’s Grand Harbour, acknowledged to have been designed by a colleague of Michelangelo, and described as stunning by all incoming visitors, welcomes yachts, cargo ships, cruise liners, well practically all type of vessels meant for a visit to the Marina, to undergo repair at one of the yards, or to release cargo. In recent years, particularly during the Mediterranean cruise

season which lasts from late April to October, Malta has become a most popular port of call with cruise liners. The Valletta Waterfront pier area, embellished with a variety of gastronomic premises, coffee shops, souvenirsjewelers and other outlets, makes Malta’s Grand Harbour one of the most attractive cruise ports in Europe. More information can be obtained on the Valletta Waterfront website at http://www.vallettawaterfront.com. MORE MALTA SCENES ONE may get a better perception of the Maltese Islands by visiting the Malta Tourism Authority Website at www.visitmalta.com.

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BANKS

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BOAT BUILDERS

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BREWERY, SOFT DRINKS & MINERAL WATER PRODUCERS

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CAR HIRE & CHAUFFEUR SERVICE

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DESTINATION MANAGEMENT COMPANY (DMC)

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DIVING CENTRES & SCHOOLS

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DIVING SUPPORT VESSELS

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DUTY FREE PURVEYORS

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FLORISTS

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FOOD PURVEYORS

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FUEL SUPPLIES

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GENERAL MARINE SUPPLIERS

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INSURANCE

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INTERIOR OUTFITTERS

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JEWELLERY & TIMEPIECES

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LOCATION

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MARINAS

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MARINE DESIGN, SURVEY & CONSULTANCY

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MARINE ELECTRONICS

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MARINE ENGINEERING

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MARINE NAVIGATION & COMMUNICATION SPECIALISTS

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MECHANICAL & ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING

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OPTICIANS

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PROPERTY AGENTS & CONSULTANTS

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RESTAURANTS & COFFEE BARS

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SUBMERSIBLES

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SUPER YACHT AGENTS

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SUPER YACHT FREIGHT & TRANSPORT

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SUPERMARKET

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SURVEYORS

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TOURISM & PROPERTY DEVELOPMENT

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TRAVEL AGENT

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WASTE MANAGEMENT

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WINERY

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YACHT AGENTS, BROKERS & SALES

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YACHT CHANDLERS

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YACHT CHARTER

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YACHT LEASING – REGISTRATION

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YACHT PAINTS & PAINTERS

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YACHT REPAIR FACILITIES

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Tunisair Groupe, the Tunisian national Airline flies to over 105 Destinations in 93 countries in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. EMIRATES Office: 1st Floor in Departure Hall, Malta International Airport Postal Address: PO Box 36, Malta International Airport, Luqa LQA 5000 Tel: (+356) 2557 7255 Fax: (+356) 2557 7470 Website: www.emirates.com.mt EXPLORE the world with EMIRATES Airline. Now flies to 125 destinations across six continents. Emirates is one of the fastest growing airlines in the world, and has received more than 500 international awards for excellence. Complementing the modern fleet of 176 widebodied aircraft is a highly trained cabin crew delivering a service that is designed to pamper passengers from the moment their journey begins. Spread over two decks, Emirates flagship, the A380, offers a range of innovations in all classes. Emirates Holidays (www. emiratesholidays.com) offers the finest selection of destinations and attractions to make a dream holiday the best one possible. From Malta, Emirates flies on a daily schedule via Larnaka, Cyprus, and arrives in Dubai at a convenient time for onward connections to the Middle East, Australia and the Far East. First and Business Class passengers enjoy a private chauffeurdrive service from all areas in Malta and Gozo. SKYWARDS, the frequent flying programme, offers benefits and privileges to members making travel more rewarding and enjoyable. Contact Person: Paul Fleri Soler, Malta Manager Tel: (+356) 2557 7255

TUNISAIR EXPRESS Malta Head Office, 48/1 Amery Street, Sliema SLM 1701. Reservations: Tel: (+356) 2132 0732, 2132 0832 Management: 2132 0399, 2132 0389 Fax: (+356) 2132 0288 E-Mail: tunisairexpress@maltanet.net Web-Site: www.tunisair.com.tn

From Malta TunisAir Express operates two flights weekly, namely on Wednesdays and on Sundays to Tunis with good connection to most destinations. Patrons are advised to contact the Reservation Department for the latest flights information. Contact Person: Med Laamouz (Manager Malta) Mobile: (+356) 9949 4077

BANKS

BANK OF VALLETTA is the leading financial services provider in Malta and is licensed by the Malta Financial Services Authority to provide a full range of financial services, including investment banking, private banking, fund management, bancassurance, stockbroking and trustee services. The Bank serves its clients via a national network of 41 branches, a Corporate Centre, 5 Business Centres and a Wealth Management arm. The Bank has representative Offices in Milan, Australia and Libya. BOV also offers internet banking, telephone banking, mobile banking and the services of a customer service centre. Bank of Valletta issues bank cards under the VISA, MasterCard and distributes American Express International Currency Cards in Malta.

BANIF BANK (MALTA) plc 203, Level 2, Rue D’Argens, Gzira, GZR 1368 Tel: (+356) 2260 1000 Fax: (+356) 2131 2000 Email: customercare@banif.com.mt Website: www.banif.com.mt BANIF BANK (MALTA) plc is a Maltese Bank offering a full range of commercial banking services for personal, business and private banking clients. Since the opening of its first branch in 2008, Banif has experienced a rapid growth and now boasts a network of 9 branches in Malta and Gozo complimented by a tailormade Corporate & Business Banking Unit, a Private Banking arm and a local trading room. Forming part of Banif Financial Group and backed by a group of prominent investors, the Bank can today be considered as the Alternative Maltese Bank. Testament to this is the fact that Banif Bank (Malta) plc was named the Best Banking Group – Malta by World Finance for two consecutive years, in 2010 and 2011. This prestigious award was bestowed on Banif in recognition of the Bank’s financial performance, sound corporate governance and provision of innovative client solutions. Be it a personal dream, a professional requirement or a new business venture, Banif is the right partner for you. Speak to us – you will be pleasantly surprised!

TUNISAIR EXPRESS is an airline based in Tunis, Tunisia that was founded on August 1, 1991 where its parent company is the national carrier Tunisair. Initially the airline was limited to domestic routes only covering Tunisia’s main cities, such as Tunis, Monastir, Djerba, Sfax, Gafsa, Gabes, Tozeur and Tabarka.

BOV Centre, Cannon Road, Santa Venera SVR 9030 Tel: (+356) 2131 2020 Fax: (+356) 2275 3730 E-Mail: customercare@bov.com Website: www.bov.com

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Today further to its extensive domestic schedule TunisAir Express flies to destinations in Italy, Libya, and Malta. It is the official carrier from Malta to Tunisia, and a bridge-airline between Palermo, Catania, Napoli Sfax- Tripoli Tunis and Djerba. A new route is the Tunis-Napoli-Tunis now operating on a twice weekly basis.

BANK OF VALLETTA plc Head Office,

FIMBank p.l.c. Mercury Tower, The Exchange Financial & Business Centre, Elia Zammit Street, St. Julian’s STJ 3155. Tel: (+356) 2132 2100 Fax: (+356) 2132 2122 Email: info@fimbank.com Website: www.fimbank.com FIMBank is an international trade finance specialist with an established reputation as a dynamic and customer-driven provider of trade finance solutions to corporate, banks and individuals worldwide. Through its offices in Malta, United Kingdom, USA, Brazil, Turkey, Russia, Singapore, Egypt and Dubai the bank offers a unique and flexible environment in which trade finance opportunities are identified, innovatively structured and successfully executed. FIMBank provides a comprehensive range of banking services which include accounts in all major currencies, international SWIFT transfers, foreign exchange and fixed term deposit accounts offering advantageous interest rates. FIMBank are the operators of Easisave.com, the innovative online savings solution that offers a high interest on euro savings. Call us on (+356) 21322100 or send us an email on info@fimbank.com and experience our highest standard of efficiency and service.

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Bank of Valletta Bank of Valletta has contributed to the economic development of Malta for the past two centuries. Today we actively endorse the nation’s drive and ambition to transform itself into a centre for financial excellence. With a well-developed network of correspondent banks and representative offices, we have the infrastructure and expertise to manage corporate banking for companies registered across international jurisdictions. Being firm believers that economic achievement does not subsist on its own, we have pledged our commitment to our country to aim towards success while acting responsibly towards the society within which we operate. At Bank of Valletta we aspire to exceed customer expectations by offering a trusted, genuine and truly caring service, adding value every time we connect.

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Bank of Valletta p.l.c. is licensed to conduct investment services business and to provide trustee services by the Malta Financial Services Authority. Issued by Bank of Valletta p.l.c. 58, Zachary Street Valletta VLT 1130 - Malta


HSBC BANK MALTA p.l.c. Head Office: 116 Archbishop Street, Valletta VLT 1444 Tel: (+ 356) 2597 0000 Customer Service: (+ 356) 2380 2380 Fax: (+ 356) 2380 4923 Website: www.hsbc.com.mt HSBC Bank Malta p.l.c. is a member of the HSBC Group, whose ultimate parent company is HSBC Holdings plc. HSBC is one of the world’s largest banking and financial services organisations. With around 6,900 offices in both established and faster-growing markets, HSBC aims to be where the growth is, connecting customers to opportunities, enabling businesses to thrive and economies to prosper, and ultimately helping people to fulfil their hopes and realise their ambitions. HSBC’s network covers 84 countries and territories in six geographical regions: Europe, Hong Kong, Rest of Asia-Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, North America and Latin America.

MEDITERRANEAN BANK plc 10, St. Barbara Bastion, Valletta VLT1961 Tel: (+356) 2557 4400 Fax: (+356) 2557 4902 E-mail: info@medbank.com.mt Website: www.medbank.com.mt MEDITERRANEAN BANK is a specialist bank focusing on wealth management, savings and investments. Mediterranean Bank plc was established in June 2004 and as of July 2005 became a fully licensed Maltese credit institution, regulated by the Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA). In July 2009, Mediterranean Bank was acquired by new shareholders and was recapitalised. The new shareholders are a fund managed by AnaCap Financial Partners LLP, a UK private equity firm specialising in financial services, and senior management. Despite the ongoing Eurozone crisis, Mediterranean Bank has been able to implement its focused strategy of developing cost efficient, transparent and understandable products for its rapidly growing and increasingly diverse customer base. It continues to operate with very strong capital and liquidity ratios. Asset growth has focused on the highest quality collateral available within the European markets. The Bank’s investment in technology will allow it to launch a market leading e-Wealth Management platform with cost efficient and transparent execution capabilities in both domestic and international funds, shares and bonds and will provide wholesale FX execution to its retail customers. The Bank has teamed up with leading international providers to develop research and analytical capabilities and provide innovative tools to assist the long term financial planning goals of its customers. The Bank’s Custodial capabilities will provide safe

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Locally, Mediterranean Bank operates from its prestigious headquarters at 10 St. Barbara Bastion Valletta, and its six branches situated in Sliema, Paola, South Street Valletta, Mosta, Qormi and the most recent one in Victoria, Gozo.

BOAT BUILDERS SIMONDS FARSONS CISK plc The Brewery, Mdina Road, Mriehel BKR 3000 Tel: (+356) 2381 4114 Fax: (+356) 2381 4150 E-mail: sfc@farsons.com Website: www.farsons.com CHAUDRON CO LTD Dejma Road, Fgura l/o Zejtun Tel: (+356) 2167 5313 Fax: (+356) 2167 5321 E-mail info@chaudronpowerboats.com Website: www.chaudronpowerboats.com CHAUDRON is a Brand Name of boat-builders of Maltese origin with international fame. Whether one is mentioning a 41-footer Chaudron product which recorded a Certificate of Dominance for winning three consecutive Championships (2007, 2008, 2009) in the SuperSport category - 2007 Italian Roscioli Hotels; 2008 Conam Yachts and 2009 Seagull Chaudron - on the UIM Powerboat P1 World Championship; Or referring to the Super Boat International where two other 41-footer Chaudron products took the 2011 Key West World Championship by storm winning both their respective categories on their first outing in powerboat racing in the United States - Ukrainian Spirit (P1-55), won the Manufacturer Production 1 Class, with Seagull (P3-43), winning the Manufacturer Production 3 Class: two Ukrainian owned boats of Maltese origin! Founded in 1988 the company started its operation with the construction of boats in the sixteen to twenty-two foot range. Only two years later, as a result of its immediate success, the company moved into a larger factory equipped with better technology in construction technique. Today, twenty-five years later the successful initial formula is still applied – quality of construction and material where every boat is custom built to the particular taste of the client. Presently the range of boats built by the company ranges from thirteen foot pleasure boats to forty foot offshore racing powerboats. Chaudron were also instrumental in the formation of the Malta Chaudron Powerboat Association which amongst its main objectives is to ‘further the interests of powerboat owners and builders in Malta’. Contact Person: Charles Ciantar (Managing Director) Tel: (+356) 7960 2902

• BEZZINA YACHT YARD (Company Profile under YACHT REPAIR FACILITIES Section)

IN THE EARLY 1920’s, L. Farrugia & Sons (generally known as ‘FARSONS’) made the bold step of venturing into brewing, building their first Brewery in Hamrun. Despite various difficulties prevailing at that time, and the uncertain future then faced by local manufacturing concerns, Farsons persevered. In 1928, the first locally brewed beer –Farsons Pale Ale – was launched, marking the dawn of a new era, not only for Maltese brewing, but for Maltese industry as a whole. Soon after, in 1929, Farsons amalgamated their brewing interests with H & G Simonds, which at the time shipped large quantities of beer to Malta to meet the strong demand of the British Garrison. In 1948, Simonds Farsons successfully concluded negotiations with the Malta Export Brewery, a rival brewery, and the formation of Simonds Farsons Cisk Ltd was announced. From its relatively humble beginnings, Farsons has grown into one of Malta’s leading Group of Companies, whose story is closely linked to Malta’s history and its industrial and economic evolution. Today, as brewers and soft drinks manufacturers, Simonds Farsons Cisk plc is synonymous with leadership in industry and enterprise. As a Group of Companies, Farsons has diversified successfully into fast food, is involved in the importation of wines and spirits, as well as the importation and distribution of food products.

CAR HIRE & CHAUFFEUR SERVICE

The aim of our company is to provide the customer with any chauffeur service he or she requires through understanding their personal needs. Our understanding and experience in the transportation sector has earned us great satisfaction and achievements. Our vehicles are always in spotless condition; we choose our chauffeurs carefully for their personal standards - punctuality, hygiene, appearance, driving skills and extensive route knowledge. You will find they are professional and friendly, ensuring that our service matches your expectations. Our fleet prides itself of quality, modern and top brand vehicles the like of Mercedes, BMW and Limousine. Our services include Malta Airport Transfers, Business Meetings, Conferences, Sight Seeing Tours around Malta and Gozo,, Private Charters on Cabin Cruisers, Day Tours to Sicily, local transfers and whatever our clients require. ON TIME CHAUFFEUR SERVICES offer a professional service at very cost effective prices and carried out proficiently whether it is tourism or business oriented trips. Contact: Mr. Tony Cutajar (Owner) Tel: (+356) 9999 0899

DESTINATION MANAGEMENT COMPANY (DMC)

GLOBALAIR - TRAVEL & TOURISM 5 San Michel St. Georges Road, St. Julians STJ 3203 Tel: (+356) 2137 4105 Fax: (+356) 2137 3588 E-Mail: travel@globalairtravel.com Website: www.globalairtravel.com

GLOBALAIR - TRAVEL & TOURISM was established in 1982, with inbound travel as its main trading. In 1992, Globalair was taken over by Joseph A. Bugeja,, a retired executive banker who changed the Company’s structure and operation; today new markets have been secured and a wider range of services are offered. Globalair Travel enjoys foremost recognition where groups, conference and incentive business are concerned. To meet the requisites of its international clientele and business associates, the company has in its ranks a professional and multi lingual staff. Globalair has handled many business conferences in Malta for renowned companies from all over the globe.

ON TIME CHAUFFEUR DRIVE 20 Gerry Zammit Street, Gzira GZR 1662 Tel (+356) 9999 0899 E-Mail: ontime.chauffeurservices@yahoo.ca Website: www.ontimecabsmalta.com ON TIME CHAUFFEUR SERVICES is a Chauffeur Drive Enterprise with dignity.

The Company also handles ground excursions for cruise-liners calling into Malta. With regards to the outgoing department of Globalair,, which is an IATA licensed travel agency, experienced staff are trained to offer more holiday choices than ever before. The company now represents international tour operators and hotel/resort

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Globalair – Travel & Tourism has two subsidiary companies namely, The Chamber College – English Language School (Tel. 2132 2234) and The Travel Shop in Sliema (Tel. 2131 1443). Contact Person: James Bugeja (Director Sales & Marketing) Tel: (+356) 2137 4105

DIVING CENTRE & SCHOOL

CALYPSO DIVING CENTRE Marsalforn Bay Seafront, Marsalforn MRN 1013, Gozo Tel: (+356) 2156 1757 Fax: (+356) 2156 2020 E-Mail: info@calypsodivers.com Website: www.calypsodivers.com CALYPSO DIVING CENTRE has been established since 1985 and is a fully licensed and government approved centre were our safety standards, organisation and punctuality is our top priority. We are based in Malsalforn on the Island of Gozo, a well known destination with all diving enthusiasts where the proof of the location’s popularity and of our quality service is the high number of repeat visitors we get. Two prime credentials of the Calypso Diving Centre are that ours is the only recognised BSAC School in Gozo and that we are also a PADI approved Dive Centre. Naturally we are always keen to improve on our high standards and to extend on our services where importance is given to our personal hard work input and to investment in new equipment and facilities. We pride ourselves with a team of professional and supportive instructors and personnel (English, German and Italian speaking) to assist the clients and make sure that their diving holiday in Gozo is a safe, enjoyable and memorable one. Contact Person: George Vella (Managing Director) Mob: (+356) 7956 1757

DIVING SUPPORT VESSELS • U-BOAT MALTA LTD (Company Profile under SUBMERSIBLES Category)

DUTY FREE PURVEYORS

CHARLES GRECH & CO. LTD Valley Road, B’Kara BKR9024 Tel: (+356) 2144 4400 Fax: (+356) 2144 4417 E-mail:info@charlesgrech.com Website: www.charlesgrech.com CHARLES GRECH & CO. LTD today prides itself with over 130 years experience in the importation of premium beers, wines and spirits as well as selective tobacco & Cuban cigars. Since its inception the prime trading characteristics has been the store-supplies to naval and merchant shipping which over the years established the company as the leading duty free purveyors on the island. We cordially invite you to our specialized shop in Valley Road, B’Kara spread over 400sqm offering over 1,500 stock items of wines, spirits, beers, beverages, fine foods and including a collection of fine Cuban Cigars displayed in a walk in humidor. The shop is located within a short distance of the harbour and main marinas. A delivery service to berthed yachts is also available. Contact Person: Arthur Ciantar (Manager Duty Free) Tel: (+356) 2385 4205

pour our energy and creativity into our flower arrangements, which have earned the company its reputation for excellence. Having once had the privilege of being the sole suppliers of flowers to Her Royal Highness Queen Elizabeth II during her stay in Malta, the company has today widened its web of services. Il-Qronfla caters for weddings, funerals, and any other function where flowers are required. Il- Qronfla is also the principal supplier of fresh flowers to Malta’s luxury hotels, including The Corinthia Group of Hotels, Island Hotels, Radisson, Intercontinental, Starwood, Excelsior, Phoenicia, and the Hilton. Together with hotels, Il-Qronfla extends its services to yachts, super yachts, and cruise liners berthed in the Maltese harbours and marinas. We supply boat owners with fresh flowers and arrangements bearing our seal of quality. For their convenience, our daily delivery service is also available to boat owners. We also offer expert advice and services for office interiors and home and interior decorating. Our daily delivery service is offered to destinations all over the islands of Malta and Gozo. Orders can be placed over the phone, fax or the internet, from the comfort of your home or office. Contact Person: Aldo Muscat Tel: (+356) 2144 2600, 7944 2600

FOOD PURVEYORS

• SALVO GRIMA GROUP – YACHT DIVISION (Company Profile under YACHT CHANDLERS Category)

FLORISTS

LONDON BUTCHER 37, Triq Sir Frederick C Ponsonby, Gzira GZR 1071 Tel: (+356) 2131 3811 E-Mail: glorianneborg@hotmail.com REPUTATION is a trademark which makes or breaks any name whether that of an individual or a business.

LEWIS MICALLEF CO. LTD Il-Qronfla 253, Main Street, Balzan BZN 1256 Tel: (+356) 2144 2600 Fax: (+356) 2149 3714 E-Mail: info@qronfla.com Website: www.qronfla.com ESTABLISHED for over 120 years, the name of LEWIS MICALLEF CO. LTD, or Il-Qronfla, as it is better known today, carries with it the trademarks of history and quality, as one of Malta’s leading florists and flower decorators. As part of the Interflora network, we import freshly cut flowers and plants from the best markets in Holland on a weekly basis. Together with our fresh supply of flowers, we also import dried and silk flowers and plants, interior decorations, garden furniture and other floral sundries. We

When it comes to the subject of this introduction it is definitely a matter of ‘make’ whether referring to the business or to the man behind it. For it has been for years now that prime quality meat has been a guarantee acknowledged by a large clientele who look for London Butcher of Gzira week in week out for their needs. Paul the owner hails from a family associated with the profession of a butcher. He is the 3rd Generation butcher – his Dad’s a butcher, his grandfather was a butcher and so are his uncles. His is surely of wise advise when opinion is sought for the right meat for the proper meal premium beef, veal, pork, poultry and also other specialities such as bison, antelope, pheasant, rabbit and more - selection is plentiful where quality is ‘simply the best ‘. Located in Ponsonby at Gzira practically within walking distance of the Manoel Island Marina

and the Gzira Gardens Marina with the Msida and Ta’ Xbiex Marinas less than a 5-minute drive away London Butcher makes a worthy option for yachtsmen’s needs - delivery available. Contact Person: Paul Borg (Owner) Mob: (+356) 9900 3244

MATTHEW’S FRESH FRUITS & VEGETABLES 132, Manoel De Vilhena Street, Gzira GZR 1017 Tel: (+356) 2786 9856 Mob: (+356) 9986 9856 E-Mail: baj17@live.co.uk S FRESH FRUITS & VEGETABLES MATTHEW’S is approaching its 8th year of trading. Small is beautiful! Fresh vegetables hand picked by our farmers and straight to our shelves. We enjoy the respect of our suppliers, an enthusiastic and open trading procedure, which from our side we pass on to all our shoppers, both to those who call at the store and also to those who ask for deliver to their home or their boat. . .yes, their yacht because for some years now our esteem clientele includes quite a number of yachtsmen berthed in or on a visit to Malta This small, independently–run run traditional local greengrocer shop, situated at Gzira in the vicinity of the Manoel Island Marina, the Msida and Ta’ Xbiex Marinas and the Gzira Gardens Marina, is gifted by the supply of ample fruit and vegetables of the season of local growers. Amongst our yachting clientele we also serviced boats berthed at Grand Harbour Marina. We provide crude vegetables and local farm fresh products. Contact Person: Matthew Borg (Owner) Mob: (+356) 9986 9856

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FUEL SUPPLIES

FALZON GROUP OF COMPANIES 42, Spencer Hill, Marsa MRS 1955 Malta Tel: (+356) 2149 1026 Fax: (+356) 2144 6508 E-Mail: info@falzongroup.com Website: www.falzongroup.com THE FALZON GROUP OF COMPANIES has been

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The Falzon Group’s bunkering services are offered by two reputable member entities – Falzon Fuel Services Limited and San Lucian Oil Company Limited. Bunkers are supplied both inside ports and harbours, yacht marinas and cruise terminals, as well as offshore Malta, by virtue of the Group’s four bunker barges, fleet of road tankers and also by pipeline. Regular clients of the Falzon Group include a number of international cargo carriers and cruise liners, as well as some of the world’s largest privately owned yachts. Bunkers supplied by the Falzon Group are on time, competitively priced and in accordance with required specifications. This is the Falzon Group’s guarantee to its clients, backed by the business acumen achieved through several years’ participation in the petroleum industry. In keeping with the Falzon Group’s commitment to safe operations and protection of the environment is the collection of waste oils from all sea-craft for treatment at the Group’s own state-of-the-art facility, a service offered by another Falzon Group entity, Waste Oils Company Ltd. The carrying out of the bunkering and waste oils removal operations by the same service provider is translated into various benefits for clients, including preferential pricing and maximum coordination of services. Contact person: Jean Paul Pisani (Senior Bunker Trader) Tel: (+356) 2201 7100

supply Gasoil .1, Heating Oil and ULSD 10ppm to the inland fuel market.

and enjoy the splendor views of Marsamxett Harbour.

Another Group company, Island Fendering (Malta) Ltd. provides a full fenders service around Malta and at Hurd Bank.

The Grand Hotel Excelsior, a guarantee of fivestar excellence in hospitality, offers elegant and luxurious suites and a portfolio of deluxe rooms enjoying magnificent sea views which only Malta can offer.

Island Bunker Oils warrants providing bunker fuels at competitive prices and at the same time with a firm commitment to quality and quantity. Products supplied (HSFO, LSFO and Marine Gasoil) are all in compliance with ISO 8217:2010 and sample bottles are also provided to clients. All bunker barge tanks are calibrated and certified by international ship surveyors while supply by truck is similarly done through calibrated meters. Contact person: Nick Frendo (+356) 9942 4480 Romina Cutajar (+356) 9953 6867

ISLAND BUNKER OILS LTD is a leading supplier of bunker fuels in the Malta. The company has considerable experience in the delivery of bunker fuels internationally, around Malta and within the local harbours. Island Bunker Oils has a fleet of 3 bunker barges with a combined capacity of 15,400Mt. All barges comply with the double hull requirements of MARPOL. Two barges are contracted with EMSA (the European Maritime Safety Agency) and this is testimony to the company’s commitment to professionalism. The company also has a fleet of road tankers to supply yachts within the local harbours, while a sister company, Island Petroleum Services, can

The Grand Hotel Excelsior is a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts.

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THE PALACE HOTEL High Street, Sliema SLM1542. Tel: (+356) 2133 3444 Fax: (+356) 2262 1000 Email: business@thepalacemalta.com Website: www.thepalacemalta.com THE PALACE MALTA, inspired by the pulse and passion of a city centre hotel, is a stylish five star Boutique Hotel with distinctive elegance. As one of the top 5 star Luxury Malta Hotels, The Palace Malta, as a Spa Hotel Malta, offers superior facilities from Designer Suites to a Spa Centre. From the Luxury Malta Hotels on the Island this stylish and unique 5 star hotel is intimate and comfortable, yet luxurious and cosmopolitan. The Palace Malta Hotel is European elegance in the heart of urban Sliema, within walking distance of the rocky beach and with St Julian’s and Paceville, bubbly night life hotspots, only a five-minute drive away.

GRAND HOTEL EXCELSIOR - MALTA Great Siege Road, Floriana FRN1810. Tel: (+356) 2125 0520 Fax: (+356) 2125 0522 E-Mail: info@excelsior.com.mt Web-Site: www.excelsior.com.mt

This 5 star hotel Malta and the adjoining Palazzo Capua, both Luxury Malta Hotels are complemented by the only Concept Suites in Malta. These are worlds apart from simply decorated Suites - They are truly individual masterpieces!

The GRAND HOTEL EXCELSIOR, Malta, is a deluxe 5 star resort situated within the sixteenth century fortifications of Malta’s capital city, Valletta, and embodies quality and style, commanding the island’s premier waterfront location offering breathtaking sea views of Marsamxett Harbour and Manoel Island.

Business travellers will also find that all their needs are catered for with the maximum of efficiency and the minimum of hassle. Whether it’s Wifi connection, conference facilities, events co-ordination, formal functions or mail and laptop services, The Palace team make it happen.

The Deluxe 5 Star Resort offers an indoor and outdoor swimming pool, a fully equipped fitness centre, and a private 30 berth marina. The hotel also boasts the only private beach in the capital city, Valletta. Grand Hotel Excelsior also offers versatile conference & banqueting facilities, 13 flexible venues of over 4000 square meters in total, a number of which have natural daylight

THE XARA PALACE RELAIS & CHATEAUX is an exclusive family-run 5-Star boutique hotel hidden away in the medieval city of Mdina,, the old capital of Malta. Housed within the walls of a 17th Century Palazzo, sensitively restored to reflect its former glory, The Xara Palace boasts seventeen individually designed rooms and suites. Featuring unique pieces of antique furniture and paintings, each room sets the scene for an unforgettable holiday experience . The hotel also has a multi award winning restaurant, the de Mondion,, perched into the bastion walls – this is not just any terrace with a view! The de Mondion is consistently rated top restaurant in Malta for soul nourishing cuisine, refinement and excellence in service. This is a truly unique establishment, full of charm, character and calm for the pleasure of the discerning visitor. Whether you are after a honeymoon, a wedding, a cultural stay or simply an exclusive getaway, this hotel has it all.

GENERAL MARINE SUPPLIERS

HOTELS

ISLAND BUNKER OILS LTD. 10A Timber Wharf, Marsa MRS 1443 Tel: (+356) 2131 6244 (General) Tel: (+356) 2131 7433 (Sales) Fax: (+356) 2131 6243 E-mail: info@islandbunkeroils.com E-mail: sales@islandbunkeroils.com Website: www.islandbunkeroils.com

For the past four years, the hotel played host to the well-known artists performing at the yearly concert, Isle of MTV – Lady Gaga, Enrique Iglesias, Black Eyed Peas, Scissor Sisters, David Guetta, AKON, Snoop Dog and Will.i.am to name but a few. Cliff Richard, Ronan Keating and Rod Stewart, who were in Malta to give a concert, also chose to stay here.

Tel: (+356) 2145 0560 Fax: (+356) 2145 2612 E-mail: info@xarapalace.com.mt Web-Site: http://www.xarapalace.com.mt

THE XARA PALACE RELAIS & CHATEAUX Misrah il-Kunsill, Mdina MDN 1050.

INSURANCE

ATLAS INSURANCE PCC LTD 47-50 Ta’ Xbiex Seafront, Ta’ Xbiex, XBX 1021 Tel: (+356) 2343 5363 Fax: (+356) 2134 4666 E-mail: insure@atlas.com.mt Web: www.atlas.com.mt THE ATLAS GROUP has its roots very firmly set in the Maltese shipping industry of the 1920s. The leading company of the group which offers insurance and investment services, Atlas Insurance PCC Limited was, until EU accession, Malta’s agent for AXA Insurance plc. Today it is one of Malta’s foremost insurance organisations; a major player offering all classes of insurance. The company’s corporate philosophy of flexibility and change has proved its effectiveness, with Atlas increasing its presence in Malta and also online at www. atlas.com.mt.. Excellent service is offered all round but pride ourselves on the service given when clients need it most – during a claim. With its strong marine insurance history and presence in the market linked to Malta’s history as a Mediterranean maritime hub, and offering experience dating back to the turn of the last century, Atlas aims to maintain its long standing business connections, often spanning generations. As a long established, financially stable insurance organisation, Atlas Insurance

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GASANMAMO INSURANCE LTD Head Office: Msida Road, Gzira GZR 1405 Tel: (+356) 21 345 123 Fax: (+356) 21 345 377 E-Mail: insurance@gasanmamo.com Website: www.gasanmamo.com GASANMAMO INSURANCE is a forward looking dynamic company that traces its roots in insurance to 1947. A “household name” in Malta, it has earned a reputation as an affordable and friendly insurer, offering professional support throughout the spectrum of General Insurance. Guided by a strong belief that insurance is a service whereby the interest of the insured and the insurer fuse. Every effort is made to understand the customer and ensure that products are developed around him. Support at the underwriting and claims stages are crucial to customer satisfaction and a highly technical team is immediately available. Proud of our outstanding customer and staff loyalty, we are keen to continue on our quest for growth and development. GasanMamo Insurance write Home, Boat, Motor, Medical Travel and Commercial Insurance and may be contacted via the above or through a extensive Branch network.

INTERIOR OUTFITTERS

FINO MARINE A division of C. Fino + Sons Ltd Fino Buildings, Notabile Road, Mriehel BKR3000 Tel: (+356) 2549 3000 Fax: (+356) 2144 7360 E-Mail: finomarine@fino.com.mt Website: www.fino.com.mt FINO has since 1935 established itself as a manufacturer of fine quality furniture both for residential and commercial properties amassing a great wealth of experience in producing functional yet eye pleasing interiors. The company seeing Malta over the years becoming a favourite hub for yacht owners has created a division that produces bespoke interiors for luxury yachts. This division within C Fino + Sons Ltd – Fino Marine, was created to fill such a need in a highly specialised and niche market. Thanks to its skilled workforce, the company is able to produce any yacht interior from design concept

JEWELLERY & TIMEPIECES

EDWARDS, LOWELL CO. LTD. 6/7, Zachary Street, Valletta, VLT 113 6, St George’s Road, Spinola Bay, St. Julians STJ 3208 Mob: (+356) 9942 7026 Tel: (+356) 2124 4159 Fax: (+356) 212 37750 Website: www.elcol.com EDWARDS, LOWELL CO. LTD. is a family owned company established in 1925 mainly by the founder Mr. Charles E. Lowell. Today the company is run by his son Malcolm together with his family. Edwards, Lowell is the exclusive distributor in Malta for the Swiss brands:ROLEX, PATEK PHILIPPE, CHOPARD, GIRARDPERREGAUX, HUBLOT PARMIGIANI FLEURIER, VERTU, RAYMOND WEIL, POMELLATO JEWELLERY, BREITLING, S.T. DUPONT & SCHOEFFEL PEARLS Edwards, Lowell Co. Ltd. is a company which has built its fine reputation by believing in quality first, the personal touch with its valued clients, and the after sales service for which the brands it represents are renowned. In addition to their recently revamped Flagship store in Zachary Street Valletta, Edwards, Lowell opened a second boutique in Spinola Bay, St. Julian’s. The meticulously restored late19th century opulent summerhouse was the first luxury watch and Jewellery boutique to offer a 5 star sales and service environment with utmost attention to style, detail and comfort. For further information please visit www.elcol. com or call on (+356) 2138 4503 and (+356) 2124 4159.

LOCATION

Comune di Pozzallo, Piazza Municipio, 97016 Pozzallo (RG), Sicily, Italy Tel: (+ 39) 0932 794 111 Fax: (+39) 0932 794 220 E-Mail: segreteriasindaco@comune.pozzallo.rg.it Tourist Office: (+39) 0932 794 320 (+39) 0932 794 332 E-Mails: informazionituristiche@comune. servizioturistico@comune.pozzallo.rg.it Website: pozzallo.rg.it; FOUNDED in the 14th century POZZALLO, the only seaport in the province of Ragusa, was a noted commercial maritime centre and a fort belonging to the Count of Modica. In fact the landmark of this Sicilian hamlet is a tower, Torre Cabrera, built around 1429 by Count Bernardo Cabrera, Count of Modica, to serve as a defense fort and also for the safety storage of wheat and food in view of the then frequent raids by pirates roving the Mediterranean Sea. Torre Cabrera is a landmark but not the only significant building in Pozzallo with other attractions such as the Pandolfi Palace built in the nineteenth century, the Giunta-Musso Palace built in 1845 to house the City Hall, and the Saint Mary of Portosalvo Church built in 1740. Today Pozzallo is steadily expanding on its potential as a commercial harbour and as a tourist destination with a daily fast catamaran service to-and-from Malta. Furthermore the harbour has a number of pontoons offering safe berthing facilities to visiting yachts. The national periodical Oggi once described Pozzallo, the only coastal city of the province of Ragusa, as “the Miami of Italy, where every dive is blue more and more”. The motive behind this commendable evaluation is because Pozzallo has, for nine consecutive years (2002- 2010), been endowed by the European environmental association Fee International, with the prestigious recognition of the Blue Flag. Pozzallo, acclaimed as the Mediterranean Terrace, is small but most welcoming with a selection of good restaurants where one can savour the tasteful Mediterranean cuisine, coffee and wine bars, accommodation and shopping possibilities.

MARINAS Profiles and details of official Marinas in the Maltese Islands are given in the section entitled The Yachting Centres from pages 54/55. Grand Harbour Marina Gzira Gardens Marina Kalkara Marina Manoel Island Yacht Marina Mgarr Harbour Marina (Gozo) Msida & Ta’ Xbiex Marinas Portomaso Marina Sandy Yacht Marina

MARINE DESIGN, SURVEY & CONSULTANCY

MALTA YACHT SURVEYS P.O. Box 292, Old Bakery Street, Valletta. VLT 1000 Tel: (+356) 9928 9271 E-Mail: jr@MaltaYachtSurveys.com Website: www.MaltaYachtSurveys.com

MALTA YACHT SURVEYS is an independent marine surveying company based in Malta and operating globally. A wide range of services are offered including: Pre-Purchase Condition Surveys; Insurance Renewal Surveys, and Damage Assessment Surveys. We act for owners, buyers, insurers and financiers, with a specialty in Regulatory and Flag Surveys. We also offer a project management service for new-build, conversions and refurbishment works. Our Principal Surveyor is a Malta Government Surveyor of Ships with a detailed knowledge of the Malta Commercial Yacht Code and the Commercial Vessel Regulations for ships, boats and yachts of all sizes. He is an Examiner for the United Kingdom MCA Code of Practice for Small Commercial Vessels and the Sierra Leone Yacht Register. We have long-standing knowledge and experience of many types of vessel, from racing yachts and fishing vessels to superyachts.. We use state of the art equipment such as ultrasonic thickness gauges, infra-red cameras and Sovereign Quantum moisture meters. After each survey inspection a detailed written report is produced for the client giving a comprehensive account of any defects along with suggested measures for rectification. We offer consultancy and surveys for yachts, superyachts and commercial ships. As Appointed Tonnage Surveyors for the Malta, the UK, Eire and the Red Ensign group Registers of Shipping we can assist with registration under the Maltese, British, Irish and Sierra Leone Flags as well as the Isle of Man, Gibraltar, Cayman Islands, British Virgin Islands, Jersey, Guernsey, and the Turks & Caicos Islands. We are able to carry out yacht surveys on behalf of various other Flag States and Classification Societies by arrangement. We provide approved Stability Books and other Naval Architecture, Engineering Design and vessel documentation services. Professional Institution memberships include the YDSA, MECAL, RYA, IMarEST,, IAMI and the IIMS. We operate under the Code of Practice for Surveyors. Full Professional Indemnity and Public Liability insurance are carried for the protection of our clients and we undertake regular Continuous Professional Development and training. Contact Person: Principal Surveyor: John Ross, BScEng, Government Surveyor of Ships (Unlimited) Tel: (+356) 9928 9271

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Accessories

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NAVAL ARCHITECTURAL SERVICES LTD is Malta based firm offering specialised services to the yachting industry throughout the Mediterranean region in three distinct areas: Design - Survey - Consultancy Considering quality of service as its main driver, the company has successfully delivered design, refit, survey and related consultancy services to an array of projects undertaken by its repeat clients. Design - Driven by a mad attention to detail and functionality in design, the team at NAS considers its relationship with the end users and contractors engaged as key. Equipped with top end fully integrated digital prototyping software supported by powerful rendering tools ensures enhanced flexibility and improved delivery times, the rest is achieved by the enduring enthusiasm and passion put in every project undertaken. Survey - Having developed a solid expertise in the marine regulatory sector led to NAS being appointed to act on behalf of reputable Flag Administrations and its principal surveyor, Naval Architect Ing. Kurt Gutteridge being appointed as Government of Malta Surveyor of Ships by Transport Malta. In addition NAS is regularly engaged to carry out pre-purchase, valuation and commercial coding surveys. Consultancy - NAS regularly undertakes project management, supervisory work and regulatory consultancy as well as intact and damage stability evaluations on behalf of some of the most recognisable and reputable yachts at sea today. Contact person: Ing. Kurt Gutteridge, Director Tel: (+356) 9946 4782

OCEANUS MARINE LTD. Oceanus 18, Triq Patri Wistin Born, M’Skala MSK 3526, Malta Tel: (+356) 2163 7737 Off. Mobile Phone: (+ 356) 7763 7737 Email: info@oceanus-marine.com Web: www.oceanus-marine.com Skype add: elio.desira LOCATED IN MALTA, right in the centre of the Mediterranean and at the cross-roads of major shipping and yachting lanes, Oceanus Marine

Automation and Security Systems.

Having a broad span of more than 25 years of international experience on ocean going vessels and yachts of all tonnage and type, our technical services and on-site repair teams of professionals are available 24/7 to render their assistance for both offshore and onshore assignments.

To meet our clients requirement we have become partners with reputable companies such as; FLIR, EXENDIS, SELCO and IMS. Our portfolio of satisfied clientele consists mainly of 20 to 60 meter vessels which we have successfully completed to schedule a long list of projects of varying complexity.

Our team of highly qualified superintendents, marine engineers, naval architects and certified unrestricted Flag ship surveyors have been credited to date with a number of high profile surveys all types of vessels and yachts both commercial and pleasure, technical consultancies, project management assignments, over 34 dry-dockings, vessels, modifications and conversions, procurement & supplies of ships’ parts and environmental protection services. Contact person: Elio Desira AMS, Ch.Mar.Eng, IEng, Sole Proprietor Tel: (+356) 7942 2440

Our experience in electrical systems on board, capability in custom design and positive approach has been our driving force to our goals.

Based at the heart of the Mediterranean we can offer support services to most ports of call within just 48 hours of enquiry to ensure that our clients can be back to ship-shape within no time. At Automation Technologies we strive to keep our reputation for innovation leaders in the marine industry. Contact Person: Stephen Vella (Managing Director) Mob: (+356) 9944 0598

MARINE ELECTRONICS e3 SYSTEMS MALTA BLB 045B, Bulebel Industrial Estate, Zejtun ZTN 3000 Tel: (+356) 2189 5677 E-Mail: malta@e3s.com Website: www.e3s.com AUTOMATION TECHNOLOGIES LTD Unit 1140, Kordin Business Incubation Centre, Kordin, Paola PLA 3000 Tel: (+356) 2398 0169 Fax: (+356) 2398 0170 E-Mail: info@atech.com.tm Website: www.atech.com.mt AUTOMATION TECHNOLOGIES LTD is an experienced and innovative company, specializing in the maritime field, as a prime design builder and installer of power and control systems we strive to be Malta’s leading providers of innovative solutions for the marine industry whilst establishing ourselves as key players in the Mediterranean region. We have made it part of our philosophy and company strategy to continually improve on the way we deal with our clients. That is why we make sure to study any customer requirements together with the owners, yards and crew. As a team we have been working hard to achieve and push a company vision and mission to ensure loyalty and efficiency to our clients by involving employees in decisions which concerns their duties. Over the years Automation Technologies Ltd has built a strong foundation and client base, due to strong management and uncompromised after sales service in respect to; Monitoring and control systems, Power Management, Comfort

THE SERVICES e3 SYSTEMS provide cover every field of electronics on today’s advanced yachts and vessels including communications, networks and IT, navigation, entertainment and security. Their professional team of manufacturer qualified technicians has worked on over 2,500 yachts and commercial vessels providing a range of services from consultancy and design of new build systems to complete refits. e3 Systems have pioneered the development of VSAT satellite services on super yachts, being appointed as European distributor for MTN in 2007 and adding an award from MTN for sales achievement in 2008 to their existing awards from partners Stratos, Vodafone Spain and SFR France. e3 Systems are one of the leading Communications Integrators in the yacht market and have redefined the way communications services are sold and provided to yachts. e3 Systems have developed a unique solution for cost effective at sea communications by combining hardware, software, know-how and communications services across the full range of available technologies – VSAT Ku and Ka, Inmarsat FBB, GSM, UMTS. 3G, 4G &Wi-Fi, e3 Systems installs, manages and supports all communication systems. The Company also offers a range of training courses for yacht engineers. The head office for e3 Systems is in Palma de

Mallorca,, Spain, and the company has branch offices in the shipyards of STP Mallorca,, MB 92 in Barcelona and the Caribbean island of Antigua. e3’s service provision is also extended by its close working relationship with a global network of more than 30 carefully vetted partners. Contact Person: Christopher Curmi (Malta Branch Manager) Mob: (+356) 9999 0003

FABIAN ENTERPRISES LTD 18-20 Msida Road, Gzira GZR 1404 Tel: (+356) 2131 3283, 2132 0845 Fax: (+356) 2133 8087 E-Mail: sales@fabian.com.mt Website: www.fabian.com.mt FABIAN ENTERPRISES LTD was established in1964 and over the years has gained a positive standing through their excellent service as leading importers and retailers of the Standard Horizon VHF Marine transceivers. This repute also places them on track as suppliers of Inverters, marine electrical parts and marine grade cables. Fabian Enterprises Ltd are authorised dealers for Pacer, marine grade wire, Blue Sea Incorporated electrical components , Reya (manufacturers of Dolphin battery charges) and local representatives of ELFA AB Swedish based electronic components catalogue distributor. Contact Person: Fabian Brincat (Director) Mob: (+356) 9944 0670

MELITA POWER DIESEL LIMITED Associate Company of the Melita Marine Group BLB045B Bulebel Industrial Estate, Zejtun ZTN3000 Tel: (+356) 2189 5699 Fax: (+356) 2180 5166 E-Mail: noelborg@melitapower.com Website: www.melitamarinegroup.net MELITA POWER DIESEL LIMITED was set up in 1998, as a result of the buyout of Marine Industrial Repairs, and offers offering the services of engine repair, overhauling and reconditioning. MPDL are acknowledged specialist engineers in engine servicing, overhaul and engine room equipment of all types – Electrical / Electronics design, installation and trouble shooting in and outside Harbour for all types of vessels and industrial equipment. Melita Power Diesel Limited are the local Distributors for MTU, VM, ZF, Allison, Detroit

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NAVAL ARCHITECTURAL SERVICES 179, Ghajn Dwieli Road Paola, PLA 9054 Tel/Fax: (+356) 21 668 254 Mob: (+356) 9946 4782 E-mail: kurt.gutteridge@nas.com.mt / info@nas.com.mt Web-Site: www.nas.com.mt

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Contact Person: Noel Borg (Manager) Mobile: (+356) 7970 4281

• RLR YACHTING (Company Profile under SUPER YACHT AGENTS Category)

MARINE ENGINEERING

JMARTANS AUTOMATION LTD Ivy, Flat 1, Salvu Barbara Street, Mosta, MST 2433 Mosta Tel: (+356) 2142 0655 Mob: (+356) 7987 7645 E-Mail: info@jmartans.com Web-Site: www.jmartans.com OUR GOAL AT JMARTANS is to bring the automation technology that many yacht owners may already have setup in their homes, to their vessel. The truly integrated yacht is one that provides the Captain with immediate access to all the critical information needed for the operation of the vessel. JMartans is able to provide system requirements varying from tank level monitoring, security system, engine room automation and control, or a complete monitoring system. A special server on board of your yacht checks the status of the various sensors; then if a pre-programmed event takes place you will be notified instantly by SMS that the board system automatically sends to you. In this way you can be sure that your yacht is in good shape even though you are many miles away. JMartans provides the following services • Electrical and Cabling installation • Control cabinets and distribution boards • Plc controls • SCADA/HMI systems • HVAC control • Lighting control • Generator sets control • Engine control • System integration with 3rd party devices • Control system repairs • Fire protection systems • Intrusion protection system • A/V Entertainment Contact Person: Jonathan Grech (Managing Director) Mob: (+356) 7987 7645

MARINE NAVIGATION & COMMUNICATION SPECIALISTS

4, Msida Road, Gzira GZR 1401 Tel: (+356) 2133 5521, 2133 0147 Fax: (+356) 2131 0820 E-Mail: info@medcomms.com.mt Website: www.medcomms.com.mt MEDCOMMS LTD was established in 1965. Since then, the Company has become synonymous with marine electrical products. Medcomms distributes Marine navigation and communication equipment, complete Ship’s Radio and Navigation Equipment to GMDSS requirements. With our fully qualified technicians Medcomms is able to offer GMDSS back-up service 24-hours a day. This includes equipment such as VHF radios and GPS receivers. Combined GPS receivers with Plotter and Echosounders, Emergency Distress Beacons, EPIRB’s, Automatic Battery Charges, Auto Pilots, Radars, Combined Radars with GPS/Plotter/Sounder, Inverters, Forward looking Echosounders, Navtex Receivers, Large range of marine aerials and Full GMDSS Wheel Marked equipment. Yacht Tracking via Satellite is also part of our comprehensive portfolio. Apart from Marine, Medcomms Ltd has a full Garmin range of Automotive, Fitness and Mobile products. Contact Person: Mark Gaglione (Director) Mob: (+356) 7947 7728

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UNITED EQUIPMENT COMPANY LIMITED (UNEC) is the only Caterpillar authorised service dealer in Malta. Over the past years UNEC has established a dedicated team of marine technicians and support personnel to be able to service the ever growing yachting and marine industry in Malta. UNEC’s main business is the supply and service of industrial and commercial equipment. The marine section in UNEC is an integral part of our operation. We offer the whole portfolio of CAT Marine products and services; sale of new engines or generators and also after sales support. Trained to the highest standards our team of experienced technicians and engineers provide for the satisfaction of our local and international clients giving every customer a specific service according to one’s requirement: ranging from basic maintenance up to full service agreements. Being a CAT Marine’s official representative, UNEC guarantees that practically all original Caterpillar parts can be delivered within up to 24 hours. Such assertion is one of our mainstay factors of cooperation with Malta’s yacht marinas, yards, yacht dealers, ship agents and other service providers to give our customers the best possible service and assistance. Contact Person: Marcus Bonnici (Manager) Mob: (+356) 7942 9648TRIC

CUTRICO MARINE Cutrico Services Ltd., Mriehel Bypass, Mriehel, BKR 3000. Tel: (+356) 2149 8658 - 2149 8693 E-Mail: kjcutajar@cutrico.com Website: www.cutricomarine.com CUTRICO MARINE is a department within Cutrico Services Ltd which was set up in order to service the ever growing marine industry and throughout the years has managed to build a good reputation amongst the yachting & shipping industry. This is not just by coincidence in supplying top quality marine air conditioning, ventilation, refrigeration, water makers and sewage treatment equipment but by putting an effort in offering top quality repairs and maintenance services. Cutrico Marine has set up a 24/7 service number (+356 7948 6078) in order to reduce the down time of any equipment that needs repairing. We guarantee that we will attend to any urgent service call within 2 hours be it any time any day. Contact Person: Keith Cutajar (Operations Manager) Mob: (+356) 7948 6078

MEDCOMMS LIMITED

UNITED EQUIPMENT COMPANY LIMITED (UNEC) Burmarrad Road, Burmarrad SPB 6073 Tel: (+356) 2157 6409, (+356) 2359 6000 Fax: (+356) 2158 5443 E-mail: marine@unec.com.mt Web-Site: www.unec.com.mt

• MELITA POWER DIESEL LIMITED (Company Profile under MARINE ELECTRONICS Category)

OPTICIANS

there to help you choose the right frame and lens to suit your needs. The shop is managed by Celia Melillo, B.Pharm (Hons) FBDO who is a fully qualified dispensing optician. O’Hea Opticians have an in-store laboratory which enables them to offer the client an express service on many prescriptions. In fact they also offer a one hour service on many prescriptions hence enabling most clients to have their spectacles done whilst they wait. The customers may also have their eyes tested on these same premises. An appointment with one of the visiting eye specialists may be arranged on demand. Clients are offered a truly personalized progressive lens thanks to new high technology equipment and software installed. This new software is ever more precise in taking the correct required measurements, and also takes into consideration the lifestyle of the client and his personal needs. This new system makes it easier for the client to get accustomed to the new varifocal lenses for immediate satisfaction. Prescription sunglasses are also available from a wide range of designer models. O’hea Opticians are open everyday from Monday to Friday from 9am till 7pm and Saturdays from 9am till 1pm. Contact Person: Celia Melillo, B.Pharm (Hons) FBDO Mob: (+356) 7942 6233

PROPERTY AGENTS & CONSULTANTS

BELAIR PROPERTY Offices in Gzira & St Julians TEL: (+356) 2011 8000 – 2014 8000 FAX: (+356) 2131 9404 E-Mail: info@belair-malta.com Web-Site: www.belair.com.mt WHY BELAIR? We’re passionate about property. We aim to be progressive in our thinking and strive to be professional in everything we do. We have built a team of professional and highly trained consultants, committed in providing you with a quality service delivering uncompromising professionalism in everything we do, listening to our clients and earning their trust. In Real Estate TRUST is everything.

O’HEA OPTICIANS 191, The Strand, Gzira GZR 1016 Tel: (+356) 2131 5590 E-Mail: info@oheaopticians.com Website: www.oheaopticians.com

Belair offers a vast and diverse portfolio of both residential and commercial for properties for sale and for rent. Our portfolios include some of the most lavish lifestyle developments, luxury villas, traditional houses of character, crew-houses, commercial premises and so much more. Be sure to visit www.belair.com.mt to view our full list of properties or contact us for a copy of our quarterly property magazine for a quick peek at some of the latest hot properties on the market.

O’HEA OPTICIANS offers the latest fashion of spectacles and sunglasses for all the family. Their extensive range includes designer models from renowned fashion houses including Gucci, Ray-Ban, Prada, Armani, Marc Jacobs, Chanel, Tommy Hilfiger, Jimmy Choo, Valentino and Bulgari. Their friendly and experienced staff is

Belair has also earned the recognition and respect as a specialist in the Maltese real estate market, renowned for assisting clients in relocating to Malta; responsible for relocating and housing numerous international businesses, staff and families. Our dynamic and dedicated team focuses on giving our clients the best


“Putting people in space” since in 1967.

RESTAURANTS & COFFEE BARS

COUNTRY TERRACE Lounge Bar & Restaurant Zewwieqa Street, Mgarr GSM 1433, Gozo. Tel: (+356) 2155 0248 Fax (+356) 2755 0248 E-Mail: countryterracemgarr@gmail.com / info@country-terrace.com Website: www.country-terrace.com COUNTRY TERRACE Lounge Bar & Restaurant can be described as the setting for a particular dining experience in an enchanting atmosphere, where the pleasure of savouring mouth-watering local and Italian specialties is garnished with the right selection of wines. Dining al fresco, in the spacious garden terrace, overlooking the breathtaking views of the Mgarr Harbour Marina, Comino and Malta completes a unique quality presentation.

of internationally reputed brand names and products. Trendy names all renowned and sought after for their high quality. Among this array of quality one finds a new name for Malta - CIOCONAT LOUNGE - an offspring of the Italian company Natfood srl and its subsidiary Natfood Middle East Ltd bringing a world class quality range of unique hot and cold beverages, innovative, trendy and always prepared to surprise their customers. Patrons to CIOCONAT LOUNGE will be treated to the luxury of choosing from the 35 delicious flavours of hot chocolate CIOCONAT, an experience which reflects the company’s tradition and strategy of supplying fine quality products, introducing new product and brands as well as setting trendy milestones in the beverage industry. CIOCONAT LOUNGE at The Point also prides itself in its “GELOSIA – Delizia Italiana’, a second concept of Natfood, ice- cream totally freshly made daily on the premises to the highest quality. Since 2000 Natfood has integrated its sales network with importers who provide coverage of over 30 foreign countries with Natfood Middle East Ltd set up in Dubai, UAE, in 2005, to cater for the growing demand in the Middle East, Africa and Indian subcontinent market. Furthermore the Dubai bureau had an additional task that of developing the Company’s exclusive worldwide franchise concept of CIOCONAT LOUNGE.

Country Terrace Lounge Bar & Restaurant of Mgarr Gozo presents a truly exceptional experience – Unique location, Mediterranean cuisine, excellent service, and a friendly welcome. Contact Person: Joseph Mercieca (Chef Patron) Mob: (+356) 9944 6833 (+356) 2155 0248

CIOCONAT LOUNGE Pjazza Tigne, The Point, Tigné Point, Sliema TP 01 Mob: (+356) 9919 6255 / 9999 6895 E-Mail: rajesh@ssiltd.net Website: www.cioconatlounge.com Acclaimed as Malta’s largest shopping mall, The Point at Tigné Sliema, hosts a wide selection

KIRTON & CO LIMITED 18/19, Europa Centre, John Lopez Street, Floriana FRN1400 Tel: (+356) 2123 8170 – 2124 0771 – 2123 3900 – 2123 4360 Fax: (+356) 2122 3413 E-Mail: operations@kirton.com.mt Website: www.kirton.com.m KIRTON & CO. LIMITED founded in 1884, are one of the leading Super Yacht Agents in Malta. Kirton has obtained an excellent reputation in the yachting world, providing a wealth of experience to meet yachts’ requirements, namely bunkers, crew changes, Yacht Repairs, Spares in Transit and catering to the Captain and Owners’ detailed and specific requests. Contact Persons: Philip & Nicholas Grech (Joint Managing Directors) Mob: (+356) 9949 3331 and (+356) 9949 3584 respectively

SUBMERSIBLES

U-BOAT MALTA LTD Portomaso Marina, St. Julians STJ4012. Tel: (+356) 2137 0009 Email: office@uboatmalta.com Website: www.uboatmalta.com U-BOAT MALTA LTD is the only official dealer of Dutch company U-Boat Worx in Malta. The company, U-Boat Worx B.V., was founded in 2005 in the Netherlands to create a submarine that would be an unprecedented way to satisfy the best value for money principle and quality standards. Our product line of submersibles is represented by variety of choice in the range of diving depth (100-1000 meters) and number of passengers (2-5 seats). Germanischer Lloyd does all certification procedures. Also our company is representing the UK manufacturer of electrical and hydraulic manipulators CSIP. Our mission is making exploration and discovery of underwater world as one of your most valuable experiences in life. Contact Person: Ali Mammadov (Sales Manager) Tel: (+356) 2137 0009

NORTH STAR MARINE LTD Prince House, Ta’ Xbiex Seafront, Ta’ Xbiex XBX1025. Tel: (+356) 2133 3590 Fax: (+356) 2133 3592 E-mail: prince3@go.net.mt Website: www.princessyachts.com NORTH STAR MARINE LTD takes pride in being associated with a brand name that is regarded as synonymous with all that is finest in motor yacht design. In a span of 40 years PRINCESS Yachts International plc matured to become recognised as one of the world’s leaders in the yachts building industry. PRINCESS presents an uncompromising approach in its production strategy comprising a skilful traditional workmanship sustained by high technological standards vividly displayed in the product’s design, performance, sea worthiness, comfort and safety. North Star Marine Ltd forms part of an extensive global network of PRINCESS distributors with the latest additional being newly appointed agents in Shengzhen China and in Busan,, South Korea, which reflects the increasing international demand for the ‘Royal’ motif yachts. Contact Person: Charles Gauci (Director) Mob: (+356) 7942 5252

CIOCONAT LOUNGE at The Point holds high the franchise main qualities, namely - Great Products, Complete Services and Innovative Ideas.

The Interiors in cream and cappuccinos, its soft dim lighting, and carefully selected textures and materials combined, provide a sensual, warm, romantic setting. Country Terrace caters for all occasions whether a family reunion, a romantic date, a business lunch, a group function and weddings too. We are now even offering Out Side Catering for both Gozo and Malta.

SUPER YACHT AGENTS

MELITA MARINE LTD Associate Company of the Melita Marine Group 201, The Strand, Gzira. GZR1023. Tel: (+356) 2133 0964, (+356) 2133 0982 Tel: 24-Hr Service: (+356) 9949 3706 Fax: (+356) 2131 4093 E-Mail: info@melitamarinegroup.net Website: www.melitamarinegroup.net THE MELITA MARINE GROUP was founded in 1989 offering basic yachting services. Following initial success, an expansion plan was drawn with the goal of offering a comprehensive range of yachting services in Malta. Today these services include refit management, agency, yacht brokerage, yacht charter, customs clearance, duty free supplies and bunkering. Agency & Concierge, Refits & Repairs including MTU / DDC Workshop, Paint Finishing AwlGrip Team, Provisions & Chandlery Department, Malta flag registration, Operators of Marina Mgarr Marina, Gozo, Bunkering, Yacht Care, Refit Management, Charter, Brokerage, Design team Yacht management. Partners with e3 Systems

RLR YACHTING 156, Ta’ Xbiex Seafront, Gzira GZR 1020 (+356) 2133 1192, 2133 1996, 2133 5591 Fax: (+356) 2134 4615 E-Mail: info@rlryachting.com Website: www.rlryachting.com Established in 1963, RLR Yachting forms part of the John Ripard & Sons Group of Companies and operates from its offices in Malta. With over 45 years of maritime experience RLR Yachting offers professional advice on various aspects of yachting. Our partnerships with global leaders in the yacht industry allows us to offer services that range from fuel bunkering & marina berthing to the supply of deck supplies, spare parts, provisions & fine wines. Through our legal associates we also handle all aspects related to registration, ownership, charter and management of super yachts.

Melita Marine Group are also Sole Distributors for Ferretti, Pershing, Riva, Bertram, Itama, Mochi Craft, Apreamare, Custom Line,, and 3M, AwlGrip, SIKA, Teak, Thermo Covers, MTU /DDC, Scania, Tesa and Alfa Laval

Contact Persons: Christian Ripard, Darius Goodwin & Matthew Gusman

Contact Person: Pierre Balzan (Director) Mobile: (+356) 9949 3706 Tel: (+356) 2133 0964

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personal service from beginning to end. We can assist you with all your requirements, not just the property of your choice, but also property management, relocation services, car rental service, legal assistance, attractive rates on hotel accommodation, taxi transfer, tours, yacht chartering, event activities and more.

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• OCEAN MARINE SERVICES LTD (Company Profile under SUPER YACHT FREIGHT & TRANSPORT Category)

SUPER YACHT FREIGHT & TRANSPORT

E-mail: info@towersupermarkets.com Website: www.towersupermarket.com TOWER SUPERMARKET in Sliema has been established for the last 40 years. Four decades of experience in the field. The key to its success is its firm belief in customer satisfaction, achieved by offering a good service and a vast choice of items at competitive prices. From Tower Road, the supermarket expanded into a complex, moving into its three-floor premises in High Street in January 2000. Spread over 1,800 square meters and serviced by a multi storey car park in the heart of the locality, stocking a wide range of food and other items, including household goods, stationery, toiletries, gift ware and detergents. Shoppers at the Tower are hosted to free parking.

OCEAN & SKY LOGISTICS LTD Ocean Marine Services Ltd 69-70 Patri Felicjan Bilocca Street, Marsa MRS 1521 Tel: (+356) 2180 4746, 2397 1100 Fax: (+356) 2189 5207 Skype: oceanandskykurt Email: agency@oceanandsky.com Website: www.oceanandsky.com OCEAN & SKY LOGISTICS LTD is a local based organisation specializing in freight, logistics, express deliveries, port agency and super yacht transport. The company represents some of the world renowned brands such as COSCON and Sevenstar Yacht Transport amongst others. Our solutions for yacht transport include standard container service, water to water services, heavy lift, conventional loads, roll on roll off, Road trucking to and from mainland Europe and even Airfreight to and from world wide destinations In 2011 a subsidiary company OCEAN MARINE SERVICES LTD was set up with the objective to offer a full range of shore side services to yacht owners, managers, charterers etc. Our dedicated team is committed on 24/7 basis and each customer is allocated a particular account person to ensure a personalized service. Services offered by Ocean Marine Services are, local transport, boat wrapping, launch service, customs clearance in & out, berth facilities, bunkering within and outside territorial waters, supplies of fresh water, stores and provisions, office back up services, crew changes, visa arrangements, shore excursions, concierge services, transfers, technical services and repairs. Contact: Kurt Camilleri - General Ship & Liner Agencies Mobile: (+356) 7903 7904

SUPERMARKET

TOWER SUPERMARKET High Street Sliema SLM 1549 Tel: (+356) 2134 5586 Fax: (+ 356) 2134 6868

Tower Supermarket put their customers, including yachtsmen with boats berthed in any of the local marinas, at the very top of their priority-list! Not only do they offer a wide variety of products to suit your day-to-day needs but they are now going one step further - Get your shopping delivered to your gangway for free! Contact Person: Dorian Portelli Tel: (+356) 2134 5586

TOURISM & PROPERTY DEVELOPMENT

The key achievement in our property portfolio is undoubtedly the magnificent, international award winning Portomaso marina, hotel, leisure and residential development in Malta. Commencing in the late 90s, Portomaso represents a unique multi million investment. In 2006 we realised our first major overseas investment for the group by way of a 173 bedroom hotel property, including a first Buddha Bar Spa completed in 2007, on Lake Geneva in Evian-LesBains, France. Sister projects for Portomaso are currently underway in the north and south of Malta. Again, in 2006 together with strategic partners, we were awarded a long term concession for the management of cargo operations at one of Malta’s two harbours. Over the years we have generated a major contribution to the national economy by delivering a significant multiplier effect to the local scene. We have also managed to demonstrate to international investors the potential of Malta as a fantastic taxefficient location from where to do business and to locate oneself. Our objective is to prudently and selectively grow further both locally and abroad. As a Group we shall continue to asses other projects and by partnering suitable strategic stakeholders and managing risk, we shall tackle the challenges and embrace the opportunities in this fast changing economic environment.

TRAVEL AGENT

shore excursions for visiting cruise liners calling into Malta. Amphora Travel is the only agency in Malta that specializes in organizing packaged tours for individuals to Tunisia, Egypt, promoting the Nile Cruise, Sharm el-Sheikh, the White desert and more; Libya business trips and cultural tours; Jordan, Morocco, Sicily, Syria and Lebanon. Round trip itineraries are available throughout the year whilst tailor-made itineraries even to other destinations including the Far East are made upon request. Our long list of services also includes a range of Insurances including travel, car and health. As a sales team we are focused on customer needs; we are committed to improve the level of service and to provide competitive prices. We give individual attention and extend our working hours beyond office hours for urgent assistance. The experience and continued success of our dedicated team is your guarantee for trouble free travel. Contact Person: Yvonne Ellul (Managing Director) Tel: (+356) 2131 9891

• KIRTON & CO. LTD (Company Profile under SUPER YACHT AGENTS Category)

WASTE MANAGEMENT TRAVEL AGENT

TUMAS GROUP Portomaso Business Tower Portomaso PTM 01 Tel: (+356) 2137 2347 Fax: (+356) 2137 2358 E-Mail: tgcorporate@tumas.com; mtabone@tumas.com Website: www.tumasgroup.com THE TUMAS GROUP has been described as Malta’s most enterprising and exciting entrepreneur in property development. Tumas Group, was set to revolutionise the property business in Malta, as well as to act as pioneer for other sectors. Within just four decades, the group has achieved several firsts in its name. In the early 80s, we introduced the concept of timeshare to the Maltese Islands. We were also one of the first to introduce it to Cyprus. By purchasing and redeveloping underused real estate, we breathed new life into Malta’s then inert tourism and property market. As our Group diversified, yet retained its core competencies, we have grown by providing a life style that combines real estate with hospitality, entertainment and leisure – the group is now one of the largest hotel owners on the Island. We have also expanded into other segments including the first Maltese owned Casinos, car retailing and we are the Islands’ first and, to date sole, operators of private executive jet services.

AMPHORA TRAVEL Testaferrata Street. Msida XBX 1407 Tel: (+356) 2134 2028 - 2131 9834 Fax: 21346398 Mobile: 9949 6061 E-Mail: info@amphoratravel.com Website: www.amphoratravel.com AMPHORA TRAVEL is licensed to operate both incoming travel into Malta and to organize outgoing travel from Malta worldwide. It is run by a professional team lead by its owner Ms Yvonne Ellul. Many foreigners use our services as we are dedicated to serve the client using the best systems and the wide circle of global contacts we have established over the 20 years we have been in operation. Our services include flight reservations and ticketing on all airlines to anywhere in the world; bookings in hotels worldwide for short and long stays; visa support to Malta and for other countries; booking on Mediterranean and other cruises, booking on guided tours and the possibility of tailor-made itineraries upon the request of clients. As for receiving guests in Malta, we have contracts with all major hotels and can book stays in hotels in Malta at very reasonable prices; we offer transportation in Malta such as airport transfers; land tours and cruises around the island. For customer satisfaction we provide multi-lingual guides for excursions as required. We also organize

WASTE OILS COMPANY LIMITED 42, Spencer Hill, Marsa MRS 1955 Malta Tel: (+356) 2201 7100 Fax: (+356) 2144 6508 E-Mail: info@falzongroup.com Website: www.falzongroup.com THE ONLY WASTE OIL collection and treatment company duly licensed in accordance with Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control regulations in Malta is the appropriately named Waste Oils Company Ltd, which forms part of the Falzon Group of Companies. The company is heavily involved in rendering services to the marine industry and, besides its professional tank cleaning services, offers an efficient collection service for waste oils, bilge water and ballast from all sectors of this industry. The waste oil collection service is carried out by barge and/or road tanker in such a manner as to render to client vessel an efficient and professional service in the shortest time possible. This service is a pioneer project not only for the Group but also for Malta, and is the result of the increasing awareness of the dangers of pollution of the marine environment on both a local and international level. The services offered by Waste Oils Co Ltd

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naturally extend also to the local land-based industry where the company is heavily involved in the collection of used and waste petroleum products, by-products and lubricating oils for eventual treatment at the company’s facility. Waste Oils Co Ltd is strategically located at Marsa within the confines of the Grand Harbour, with direct access by sea and road thus providing a flexible and efficient service for the collection and discharge of waste oils/ water as defined in MARPOL Annex I. The Company is continuously investing in the research and development of new technologies to facilitate the collection, storage, treatment and disposal of the waste oil it collects. The main objective of Waste Oils Co Ltd is the protection of the environment in Malta and its waters, and its commitment to this objective unparalleled. remains unparalleled

WINERY

YACHT AGENTS, BROKERS & SALES

A.C. MARINE CO. LTD. 10 Dielja Street, Attard ATD2680 189/1 Marina Street Pieta PTA 9041 Tel: (+356) 2143 6939 - 2743 6939 2749 5164 Mob: (+356) 9949 5164 - 9988 3091 Fax: (+356) 2142 3866 / 2749 5164 E- mail: bavaria@acmmalta.com Website: www.acmmalta.com Skype: anthonycamilleri50 A.C. MARINE CO. LTD. is a leading importer in the marine trade, importing Bavaria Yachts (Cruising Sailing Yachts), T-Yachts (Performance Sailing Yachts), Selden Masts, Furlex Furling Systems, Selden Rigging Equipment, Elvstrom Sails and Ambassador Marine Rope Cutters. A.C. Marine Co. Ltd. is synonymous with Bavaria Sailing Yachts in Malta, which are now well known for the German quality, comfortable layouts, easy handling characteristics and above all great value.

EMMANUEL DELICATA WINEMAKER The Winery on the Waterfront, Paola, PLA 2143 Tel: (+356) 2182 5199, (+356) 2180 6638 Email: info@delicata.com Website: www.delicata.com

A.C. Marine Co. Ltd offers a complete sales, after sales and trade in and brokerage yacht services. A.C. Marine Co. Ltd may also be reached at their Sales Office at 189/1 Marina Street, Pieta PTA 9041 - Mob: (+356) 9949 5164; Tel/ Fax: (+356) 2749 5164; E-mail: sales@acmmalta. com; Skype: anthonycamilleri50

EMMANUEL DELICATA is Malta’s largest and oldest family run wine producer. The fourth generation wine making company was established in 1907 and enjoys a reputation for producing quality wines that offer both consistency and value. Internationally they have been acclaimed as being “One of the major influences on the Maltese wine industry that has brought modern technology and vineyard upgrading to the islands” (decanter) that in turn has “revolutionised local growing methods in order to produce wine of international quality” (harpers). A result of this viticultural and wine making development has rewarded Delicata with over 82 international awards for their wines in the last few years, including Gold and Silvers in Bordeaux, Burgundy, Paris, Verona and London.

Contact Person: Ing. Anthony Camilleri (Managing Director) Tel: (+356) 9949 5164

Delicata’s internationally accredited modern winery, with its state of the art wine making equipment and technology also houses its 17th Century wine cellars used for barrel maturation. In recent years they have invested in a new red wine tank farm, which includes Ganimede fermenters, which has put them at the cutting edge of winemaking technology. More recently Delicata became the first Maltese wine producer to be certified with ISO 9001 accreditation, awarded for the quality of its winemaking and the customer service it provides.

BJ MARINE was established by Bernard Gallagher in 1975 as a yacht building company which built yachts until 1990. BJ Marine is now an international company and has been a Beneteau agent and SeaRay dealer for 25 years. Today it has grown with an extensive portfolio of brand representation. In Malta it is the sole dealer for Sea Ray, Cranchi, Meridian and Greenline boats. The company now has an expert and knowledgeable team in Ireland, UK and the Mediterranean. If anybody is looking to get on the water there’s no one more experienced to guide you through the process whether it be sail or power.

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Contact persons: Alfred Caruana (Sales Executive) Tel: (+356) 9999 9356 Joseph Aquilina (Sales Executive) Tel: (+356) 7799 9356

Contact Person: Matthew Fiorini Lowell (Managing Director) Tel: (+356) 2132 0742/3

CLUB SERVICES 1 De Hosa Street Santa Lucia SLC1862 Tel: (+356) 2167 5133 Fax: (+356) 2167 2469 E-Mail: info@clubservicesmalta.com Website: www.clubservicesmalta.com

CLUB SERVICES, run by a team of professionals with a passion of sailing. We have been operating in the yachting industry for more than 25 years. Club Services team is specialized in helping the novice clients with all their boating needs. We are used to being entrusted with demanding jobs while clients concentrate on the enjoyment aspect only. At Club Services we strive to provide a Superior Service, whether it is brokerage, services or repair. Today we pride ourselves in finding the right craft to suite the individual’s need and budget. One of our strong points is after sales service and during the years we acquired an excellent reputation in delivering quality service ‘Immediately Where Is Needed. Over the years we built a network of business relationships all over the Med and we frequently work in countries like UK, Croatia, Greece and Turkey. Today our range of business includes the local representation of Sunsail and Moorings Yacht Charters, Hyde Sails, Z spars and MV equipment. Our one stop shop service reflects our tradition of meeting all the needs a yachtsman may have.

BJ Marine Grand Harbour Marina 119 St. Lawrence Street Birgu BRG 1532 Tel (+356) 2701 9356, (+356) 9999 9356, (+356) 7799 9356 E-Mail: alfred@bjmarine.net E-Mail: joe@bjmarine.net Web-Site: www.bjmarine.net

guadianage and maintenance services. Super yacht and yacht agency is another division of FL Yachting handing all the requirements of visiting yachts to the islands from berthing arraignments, bunkers and supplies, to all kinds of repairs and refits.

Contact person: Alfred Caruana (Managing Director) Tel: (+356) 9986 9621

M & N.A TRADING CO LTD Villa Avallone, Iklin Valley, Iklin IKL 1806 Tel: (+356) 2149 4440 Fax: (+356) 2143 5783 E-Mail: info@mnamarine.com Website: www.mnamarine.com M & N.A TRADING CO LTD maybe regarded as one of the youngest companies in the local marine business, but the brands it represents are amongst the vanguards of the local market, and well established within the international marine world. In 1994, Elan Yachts of Slovenia started featuring prominently on the international marine world, and around the same time M & N.A Trading Co Ltd introduced the brand in Malta where ‘Elan’ rapidly gained the respect and trust of the local yachtsmen to the extend that its numbers became evidently notable on the Maltese marinas. Elan Sailing Yachts are the brainchild of the world famous designer Rob Humphreys. These yachts strive to have only the best equipment and materials on board. The strict German Lloyds and R.I.N.A standards proof why Elan and M & N.A Trading are partners. We enjoy an admirable business relationship with the Slovenian boat builders, where as Elan Yachts grew to become one of the most popular boat manufacturers around the world, so much as we continued increasing the presence of Elan boats in Malta. M & N.A Trading Co Ltd maintains an excellent after sales service which is reputed as the sea worthiness of the eminent brands we represent. Contact: Ray Avallone (Managing Director) Mobile: 7949 2638

F.L. YACHTING LIMITED 2, Garden Street, Gzira GZR 1410 Tel: (+356) 2132 0742/3 Fax: (+356) 2132 8267 E-Mail: matthewfl@flyachting.com Website: www.flyachting.com FL YACHTING is one of Malta’s leading yacht sales companies representing high quality brands such as FAIRLINE, GRAND SOLEIL, JEANNEAU and PRESTIGE. This combination offers something for everyone. FL Yachting also offers the full range of services required when purchasing your yacht, such purchasing advise, yacht finance and leasing, registration formalities, yacht equipment,

NAUTICA 21-23, Msida Road, Gzira 1401 Tel: (+356) 2134 5138/9, 2133 8253 Fax: (+356) 2134 3821 E-mail: info@nautica.com.mt Website: www.nautica.com.mt NAUTICA was formed in 1988 as a Professional Yacht Support Company to service the growing local and international yachting market. Over the years the Company’s professional and committed service, giving undisputed priority


The Company wide spectrum of services provides for any requirement a visiting yacht to Malta may command backed by a healthy network of workforce and facilities. Furthermore NAUTICA is today acknowledged as the leading provider of Yacht Charter holidays in the Maltese Islands with a fleet of modern boats available either as bare-boat or sailed by seasoned skippers. Last year Nautica Ltd invested in new BAVARIA 45 CRUISER which will be added to our fleet of Beneteau charter yachts, they are available in a three, four and five cabin versions. Our yachts Fully Insured for Bareboat and Skippered charters and are also Licensed by Transport Malta. The Company also represents the following International companies: Sealine Motor Cruisers, Absolute Power Boats, Harmony Sailing Yachts, Canados Luxury MotorYachts, Bombard Inflatables , Boero Yacht Paints and Profurl Reefing Systems. Nautica has since established itself within the Super yacht and Mega yacht sectors, providing Management, Charter Operations, Refits, and general Agency services. Contact Person: Simon Borg Cardona (Managing Director) Mob: (+356) 9949 6510

S. & D. YACHTS LIMITED 10, ‘Sea Breeze’, Giuseppe Cali Street, Ta’Xbiex XBX 1421 Tel: (+356) 2132 0577, 2133 1515, 2133 9908 Fax: (+356) 2133 2259 E-Mail: info@sdyachts.com Website: www.sdyachts.com S&D YACHTS LIMITED, established in 1976 by Roland Darmanin Kissaun, is associated with major yachting concerns worldwide. The Company enjoys an esteemed professional and operational record in the different segments of the industry; whether it is brokerage, Malta Flag Registration, onshore company incorporation, valuation for insurance, VAT consultancy, onward supply relief services, yacht leasing, agency services, charter management as well as yacht yard and drydocking arrangements, refit and repair and yacht painting. S&D Yachts, also operate in Tunisia and are affiliated with similar companies around the globe. The two Administrative Directors of the company are Mark Darmanin Kissaun and Peter R. Fiorini Lowell competently assisted by a team of enthusiastic and proficient personnel. S&D Yachts are the dealers for Dufour Yachts and Agents for Stoppani paints, Torquedo Electric Engines ,Condaria, Side-Power bow thrusters, Vosper stabilizers, Fuel-Set, NV equipment,

Elvstrom Sobstad Sails, Prop- Speed, Max-Prop, Koronakis ropes, Liquid Engineering, Shurhold, Clin Azur and other popular yachting brands. The S&D Yachts Limited specialized portfolio of ‘services for yachtsmen by yachtsmen’ also comprises The Yacht Shop and Sandy Yacht Marina, full details of which is given under different headings. Contact Persons: Directors Mark Darmanin Kissaun (+356) 9949 3834 and Peter R Fiorini Lowell (+356) 9949 5315

SAILPOWER LIMITED 12 Flat 11, Forrest Street, St Julians STJ 2033 Tel: (+356) 21360901 Fax: (+356) 21314750 E-Mail: info@sailpower.com.mt Website: www.sailpower.com.mt SAILPOWER LIMITED is a Maltese company owned and run by Timmy and Angela Camilleri. As the sole representative for Riviera Yachts Australia, X-Yachts Denmark and now also Boston Whaler America, Sailpower offers the client a choice of the top luxury yachting brands worldwide, whatever the type of boating preference. With a background of over 25 years in yachting and sales, Timmy and Angela Camilleri are able to advise the client to make the right choice for an ultimate sailing or motoring experience. The client is guided through the often complicated process of fitting out the new boat, commissioning and delivery, as well as offering reliable after sales care. Sailpower Limited also represents Banks Sails Italia, the well known sail loft that produces a full range of racing and cruising sails, including the patented MEMBRANE sails. Short delivery time, competitive prices and expert back up from the nearby loft in Bari are guaranteed. Brokerage services – Sailpower Limited also offer a service to clients wishing to purchase or sell used yachts. General Yacht Care – through their experience and know–how Sailpower Limited have put together a comprehensive package for both motor and sailing yachts. All aspects of yacht care and maintenance, whether on a mooring or on the hard, are catered for, taking the headache and bother out of the owners hands! Contact: Timmy Camilleri Mob: (+356) 79494500, 99360901

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YACHTING PARTNERS MALTA LIMITED 183/4, Marina Street, Pieta’ PTA9042 Tel: (+356) 2125 2727 Fax: (+356) 2122 6650 E-Mail: info@yachtingpartners.com.mt Web-site: www.yachtingpartners.com.mt

WE ARE YOUR ‘YACHTING PARTNER’ in the centre of the Mediterranean! Yachting Partners Malta Ltd has quickly established itself as a leading player within the yachting industry. Representing and distributing leading brands like Hanse Yachts, Moody Yachts, Dehler Yachts, Gori Propellers, Plastimo, Jefa Steering and rudder systems, Oceanair yacht blinds, NV Equipment canvas equipment, Mave marine air-conditioning solutions and Shaft Shark rope cutters. We also offer a complete package to our foreign clients who choose Malta as their home port or thinking to register their vessel in Malta. Our services include company setup and flag registration, vat processing and guardiannage. Furthermore, a team of dedicated professionals are always on call basis to provide assistance. Contact Persons: Shawn Spiteri Duca (Managing Director) (+356) 9949 4685 or (+356) 2125 2727 Kenneth Cassar Torregiani (Operations) (+356) 9999 4949 or (+356) 2125 2727

• 20Knots (Company Profile under YACHT CHANDLERS Category)

• MELITA MARINE LTD (Company Profile under SUPER YACHT AGENTS Category)

YACHT CHANDLERS

You mention it! • On-site beauty treatments, including make-up artist, massage therapist and hair-stylist • ‘Remind-Me’ services • Daily delivery of newspapers and goods as requested • Medical Doctor, Physiotherapy and Dental services • Child-minding and elderly day-care • Vet services and pet grooming Contact Person: Mireille (Director) Mob: (+356) 7720 7720

CAMILLERI MARINE 162a, Ta’Xbiex Seafront, Gzira GZR 1020 Tel: (+356) 2134 6320 Fax: (+356) 2134 5414 E-Mail: camarine@ellcee.com Website: www.ellcee.com ELLCEE NAUTICAL SUPPLIES trading as CAMILLERI MARINE has been serving the maritime industry since 1979. As such Camilleri Marine is a leading provider of an array of marine accessories and electronics, focused on implementing and facilitating the boat owners’/ Ship owners needs through consistent and comprehensive consultancy thanks to our team of experts. Driven by passion and love for the sea our team provide prospective and existing customers assistance in their choice for the right equipment. We specialise in major refits and repairs, and can offer the service of electrical engineers, electronic engineers, fiberglass work, spray painting and general Yacht Care. Our experience in yacht and ship refit/retrofit will guarantee optimum pricing without sacrificing quality of work. Prospective customers are kindly requested to visit our website (www.ellcee.com) www.ellcee.com) and ask for quotations.

20Knots Tel: (+356) 7720 7720 E-Mail: info@20knots.com.mt Website: www.20knots.com.mt 20KNOTS operates on a members-only policy and on a 24x7x365 basis, providing top-notch concierge services by liaising with our extensive network of reputable local and foreign service providers. Our professional customer-centric support approach ensures an exceptional level of Quality of Service and we always aim to achieve the highest standards: Yours. Our distinguished members can simply put their mind at rest and focus on more enjoyable pursuits. Indeed, we shall be happy to assist you with just about any request for services which you may require provided that it is both ethical and legal! 20KNOTS can assist you with: • ‘Meet and greets’ and guest pick-ups • Boat cleaning and engineering services • Vehicle rental and chauffeurs, including limousines and classic cars • Laundry services • Interior design and decoration • Catering, including event organization, personal chef and private butler • Grocery shopping and delivery, including gifts, flower arrangements, antiques, paintings…

In 2002, we have expanded our operations to Tunisia in North Africa, in Hammamet and Bizerte,, with the aim of selling Tax Free products and services to boats registered in EU. Together with the local low labour rates and under the supervision of European Project Managers, Tunisia is proving very successful for yachts buying a substantial number of equipment. Please visit Best Marine website for a full list of our services there. Contact Person: Ken Camilleri (Managing Director) - Tel: (+356) 9943 9954

DOCK SHOP Marine Supplies 112, Ponsonby Street, Gzira GZR 1074 Tel: (+356) 2134 0566 Tel: (+356) 7734 0566

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DOCK SHOP MALTA is a specialist Marine Distributor supplying specialist coating, safety and maintenance products for the Yachting Market. It is a recognised fact that Dock Shop has the products for whatever size or type of yacht and at the right prices too. We stock the best and premier products and all necessary ancillary and supporting materials and furthermore whatever your requirements are - we can deliver! We benefit from a long association with the industry which makes us familiar to the products you require and the support you expect. Be it advice on compatibility, coatings, the correct adhesives, mastics, cleaning issues, protection, tools . . . we can help. Dock Shop also has a growing technology portfolio. In 2000 we introduced to Malta the Pyrogen Fire Suppression System and have been the central Mediterranean Service Centre ever since. Our products range includes “major risk” solutions such as the Pyrostorm System, the Wavestream System for bilge water treatment and also we are suppliers of spray-applied marine insulation. The Dock Shop products line-up is constantly being extended with new additions as these are introduced on the market. Contact Person: Kate Bliss Bowen (Retail Manager) Mob: (+356) 9945 1629

INTERNATIONAL MARINE CENTRE LTD (Est. 1958) Testaferrata Street, Ta’Xbiex XBX 1405 Tel: (+356) 2133 2747 - Fax; (+356) 2134 3871 E-mail: info@imc.com.mt / intermar@maltanet.net Web-Site: www.imc.com.mt INTERNATIONAL MARINE CENTRE LTD. was established back in 1958 by the late Joseph Farrugia, under the name of TOWER MARINE in his father’s humble boat house in today’s fashion capital, Sliema. In the early 70’s he later opened a new showroom with a new name (NATIONAL MARINE CENTRE changed later to our present name) in the neighbouring town, Msida, which was only around a hundred metres from the only marina at that time and was already agent for some leading brands still in business today. Since then the company started growing to such extent that after a few years we expanded to double the showroom area and continued adding new products to our already large range of equipment. We recently also tripled our warehouse space to satisfy a bigger range of stock. Throughout these years we have built up a very selective and varied portfolio of high quality marine brands which are synonymous with good workmanship. Our main aim is to serve our customers to their satisfaction, mostly, by having most of our items readily available from stock, so one may not need to wait for delivery. Alternatively we also offer items on a ‘to-order’ basis and with reasonable waiting times.

GAUCI BORDA & CO. LTD. 53/54, Msida Road, Gzira GZR 1400 36, Ta’ Xbiex Sea Front, Msida MSD 1513 Tel: (+356) 2134 0491 – 2131 3748 Fax: (+356) 2134 3604 E-mail: info@gauciborda.com Website: www.gauciborda.com GAUCI BORDA is one of Malta’s largest marine stores. Having two retail outlets close to the main marinas together with a distribution depot where all incoming goods from all over the world are deposited. From our warehouses we supply many marine, hardware and automotive stores on Malta and Gozo, including the many boat yards on the island and also the ship chandlers. Our company Gauci Borda & Co. Ltd provides a product for every boat owner, supplying from an Optimist sailor to the large super yacht. Being established since 1963 has taught us to cater for all needs the quickest way possible and providing a service with a smile. Contact Person: Myra Gauci Borda (Director) Mob: (+356) 9947 8844MECHANICAL

Contact: James Galea Mobile: (+356) 9949 3322

Contact Person: Paul B. Farrugia (Managing Director) Mob: (+356) 7933 2747

THE YACHT SHOP Shop No: 2, St Angelo Mansions, Grand Harbour Marina - Vittoriosa Tel: (+356) 2189 4800 Fax: (+356) 2189 4799 E-Mail: yachtshp@maltanet.net THE YACHT SHOP is a young and dynamic company offering chandlery services to visiting yachts. The dedicated team manage a stock portfolio including several of the most popular and requested brands by the yachting industry. The Yacht Shop is associated with other European suppliers to enable the sourcing of specialized parts. Through the associated network of yacht service companies, parts could be forwarded to almost any port around the globe. The Yacht Shop is the sole distributor of Clin Azur, Propspeed, Side-Power Thruster Systems, Under Cover Thermocovers, Liquid Engineering, Shurhold, Stoppani and Koronakis Ropes and stocks other brands, such as, Star Clean, Nevrdull, Flitz, Aquapel, 3M, Epifanes, Red Tree Brushes, Omega Brushes, Coverguard, Simple Green, Snappy, Teak Wonder, Teak Plus and Teak Minus. Alkl the se bransa and other popula\r products are available from stock at the Yacht Shop retail outlet which is strategically located at the Grand Harbour Marina waterfront Contact Person: Karl Borg Mob: (+356) 9936 9779

from day charters around the wonderful and enchanting islands of Malta, Gozo and Comino to one week charter, which can take you as far as Lampedusa,, Tunisia or Sicily and the Aeolian Islands. Charters can be bareboat or skippered, either way you can be assured of a professional and reliable service. Our fleet is wide, varied and includes our Beneteau Oceanis 54, Cyclades 50.5, down to a Bavaria 36 with 3 cabins. All of our boats are commercially certificated and fully fitted with all required safety equipment to ensure your safe and comfortable holiday. All of our skippers are experienced and accomplished in all marine and safety matters. Contact Person: Michael Gauci (Managing Director) Tel: (+356) 21378 586 Mob: (+356) 7943 2526

• CLUB SERVICES (Company Profile under YACHT AGENTS, BROKERS & SALES Category)

• NAUTICA (Company Profile under YACHT AGENTS, BROKERS & SALES Category)

• S. & D. YACHTS LTD (Company Profile under YACHT AGENTS, BROKERS & SALES Category)

• SAILPOWER LIMITED (Company Profile under YACHT AGENTS, BROKERS & SALES Category)

• YACHTING PARTNERS MALTA LIMITED (Company Profile under YACHT AGENTS, BRROKERS & SALES Category)

YACHT LEASING – REGISTRATION

• RLR YACHTING (Company Profile under SUPER YACHT AGENTS Category)

SALVO GRIMA GROUP – YACHT DIVISION 187, Pinto House, Wine Pressers Wharf, Marsa MRS1912. Tel: (+356) 2560 7558 Fax: 2560 7142 E-Mail: info@marine.salvogrima.com.mt Website: www.salvogrima.com THE YACHT CHANDLERY DIVISION forms part of Salvo Grima Group. It draws from a vast stock of mainstream and specialised chandlery items. This Division can meet all its clients’ requests both from the commercial shipping or the private yachting sectors, a service we have been extending for over 20 years now. Items which are not in stock are sourced from

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MALTA YACHT CHARTERS LTD Triq Gianni Attard, Swatar, Birkirkara, BKR4172 Tel: (+356) 21378 586 Mob: (+356) 7943 2526 Skype: michael.gauci1 E-mail: info@maltayachtcharters.com Website: www.maltayachtcharters.com MALTA YACHT CHARTERS is able to offer a complete range of high quality, affordable Yacht Charter Services which can include everything

OCEAN FINANCE CONSULTANTS 189, Suite 3, The Strand, Gzira GZR 1024 Tel: (+356) 2134 4655/6 Fax: (+356) 2134 4659 E-Mail: admin@oceanfinancemalta.com Website: www.oceanfinancemalta.com OCEAN FINANCE CONSULTANTS was set up at the end of the year 2000. The incorporation of this firm has brought together a number of highly experienced consultants in order to be able to provide to its clients a constant premium quality service. Our areas of specialization includes: ship / yacht registration - company formation –permanent residence - yacht finance - mortgages – Finance leasing - financial services - offshore – nominee services – trusts back office services – consultancy EU legislation

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a large network of local and foreign suppliers with short lead times. We are also agents for SilverCraft by Gulf Craft Inc. Dubai

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• KIRTON & CO. LTD (Company Profile under SUPER YACHT AGENTS Category)

• MELITA MARINE LTD (Company Profile under SUPER YACHT AGENTS Category)

• OCEAN MARINE SERVICES LTD (Company Profile under SUPER YACHT FREIGHT & TRANSPORT Category)

• S. & D. YACHTS LTD (Company Profile under YACHT AGENTS, BROKERS & SALES Category)

YACHT PAINTS & PAINTERS

MALTA YACHT REPAIR SERVICES (MYRS) 10, ‘Sea Breeze’, Giuseppe Cali Street,

as well as supply of new systems are handled by trained and experienced personnel. Contact Person: Mark Darmanin Kissaun Mob: (+356) 9949 3834

YACHT REPAIR FACILITIES

MYRS – MALTA YACHT REPAIR SERVICES is a professionally run company, dealing specifically with refit, repair and yacht refinishing services. In collaboration with local yacht yards MYRS has been responsible for the successful completion of several refits over the years. Through our agency department we may organize accommodation ashore if required during repairs, travel arrangements, car hire, duty free spare parts, imports and clearance, golf and recreational activities, marina berthing, supply of duty free fuel and lube oils and any other service. MYRS Yacht Painters is made up of highly experienced personnel. Each member is familiar with various preparation procedures and application techniques by brush or spray. Ongoing training programmes using the most popular paint schemes on the market ensures that MYRS painters are kept up to date with recent developments. Our UnderCover team is specifically dedicated to the professional construction of thermoplastic covers including the set up of equipment to maintain optimal painting conditions. Vosper, Condaria and Side-Power Service – MYRS is the recognized Vosper, Condaria and Side-Power Service center in Malta. Repairs, overhauls, system upgrades,

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Ta’Xbiex XBX 1421 Tel: (+356) 2133 1515 Mob: (+356) 9949 3834 Fax: (+356) 2133 2259 E-Mail: myrs@sdyachts.com Website: www.sdyachts.com

Profiles of below listed companies are given in section entitled Yacht Repair Facilities on pages 85-89.

MELITA YACHT PAINTERS Associate Company of the Melita Marine Group 201, The Strand, Gzira, GZR1023. Tel: (+356) 2133 0964, 2133 0982 Fax: (+356) 2131 4093 E-Mail: info@melitamarinegroup.net Website: www.melitamarinegroup.net

A&J Baldacchino Boatyard Bezzina Yacht Yard Cassar Ship Repair Kalkara Boat Yard Manoel Island Yacht Yard Palumbo Malta Superyachts Ltd

MELITA YACHT PAINTERS LTD was set up in 1999 with a professional team of 8 painters and is today recognized as Malta’s leading and approved Yacht Paint applicators of AWLGRIP paints to Yachts and Aircraft of all sizes including new constructions (full-fill and fairing). MYPL has in its set-up a team of 20 highly trained painters. The Company is equipped with transferable skilled personnel and appropriate equipment for contracts within the Mediterranean. Contact Person: Robert Gauci (Director) Mobile: (+356) 9949 0333 Cruise liners off Mgarr Harbour Gozo.

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CIOCONAT LOUNGE offers a world class quality range of unique hot and cold beverages. A range of 35 different delicious chocolate flavours. Always ambitious to be innovative in our approach for excellence.

CIOCONAT LOUNGE at The Point for Great Food Efficient and friendly service Relaxing in comfortable surroundings Great meeting place CIOCONAT LOUNGE Pjazza Tigne, The Point, TignĂŠ Point, Sliema TP 01 M. (+356) 9919 6255 / 9999 6895 E. rajesh@ssiltd.net / shaun@ssiltd.net | www.cioconatlounge.com


TasteMALTA.com Welcome Ashore to Malta and its Islands’: the inspiration of this Directory since its conception. The premise of this publication is that visiting yachtsmen with their friends, family and crews are particular visitors, keen to enjoy Malta’s appealing attractions and festivities. In the previous edition the ‘tourism’ section was further enhanced with the introduction of tastemalta.com. This feature highlights in short, snappy ‘soundbites’ events held in Malta and Gozo highlighting the heritage whether, historical, artistic, cultural or gastronomic. ‘Tastemalta’ encompasses the quintessential Malta: ‘taste’ being so much a generic statement and applicable to so many topics: One can ‘taste’ and experience events… One can ‘taste’ Maltese handicrafts… One can ‘taste’ Maltese property opportunities… One can ‘taste’ Maltese cuisine, wines, olive oil, and so much more. In the following ‘taste’, Title of events is followed by name of town/village hosting such activity and the month when event is traditionally held. A full detail of event concerned is given in respective website

Malta International Fireworks Festival – Floriana & Grand Harbour (Valletta) More details from: valletta.lc@gov.mt

A TASTE OF…Events Village Feast Day – Being a predominantly Catholic country the annual highlight of the Maltese villages is the ‘Festa’: wonderful, spectacular religious festivities. All villages pride themselves on their individual festas, honouring their parish patron saint. Feast days are the life of the Islands and some holy days are actually national holidays, including: Saint Paul in February and Santa Marija in mid August. The feast of St Paul, the first of the year’s religious feasts, commemorates the shipwreck of St Paul on the Maltese Islands, in 60 AD and is recorded in the Acts of the Apostles. St Paul is acknowledged as having converted the Islands to Christianity. The feast of St. Paul is commemorated in Valletta and in the village of Munxar (Gozo). A full programme of the Maltese Islands Village Festa Season may be obtained from below given website. More details on: www.maltadiocese.org

Medieval Mdina Pageantry and Flower Festival – Mdina More details on: www.medievalmdina.eu May ÓaΩ-Ûebbu© Jistiednek – Ûebbu© (Malta) More details from: zebbug.malta.lc@gov.mt Luqa at War 1939 – 1945 – Luqa More details from: luqa.lc.@gov.mt Fire and Water Display – Pieta’ More details from: pieta.lc@gov.mt

February Carnival in Malta and Gozo – Major events in Valletta and Nadur (Gozo) More details on: www.maltaculture.com March Valletta – Heritage, Art, People: TheHeart of Malta – Valletta More details from: valletta.lc@gov.mt April Festa tar-Rebbieg˙a – Qormi More details from: qormi.lc@gov.mt Strawberry Fair – M©arr More details on: www.lejlamgarrija.com TENTHEDITION2013 - 2 0 14

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Lejla Fil-Belt ta’ Hompesch – Ûabbar More details from: zabbar.lc@gov.mt

Si©©iewi Annual Agrarian Show – Si©giewi More details from: siggiewi.lc@gov.mt

Military Mtarfa – Mtarfa More details from: mtarfa.lc@gov.mt

L-Istorja Tmexxi s-Seng˙a – Naxxar More details from: naxxar.lc@gov.mt

Spring Rikottafest – Kirkop More details from: kirkop.lc@gov.mt

Cultural Moments – Msida More details from: msida.lc@gov.mt

Arti Fil-bera˙ – Marsascala More details from: marsascala.lc@gov.mt

Feast of St. John the Baptist – Mellie˙a More details from: mellieha.lc@gov.mt

G˙anafest – Folk Music Festival – Argotti Gardens (Floriana) More details on: www.maltaculture.com

Malta Music Week and Isle of MTV – Floriana. More details on: www.isleofmtv.com

June L-Imnarja: Summer Folk Festiva – Rabat/Mdina/Buskett Gardens More details on: www.maltaculture.com

July The Malta International Jazz Festival – Ta’ Liesse (Valletta) More details on: www.maltajazzfestival.org

Notte Scarlata – Sannat (Gozo) More details from: sannat.lc@gov.mt

August Feast of the Assumption – 7 Villages The feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin, is also known as Santa Marija, and is a public holiday. Festivities take place at Mqabba, Qrendi, Gudja, Ghaxaq, Attard, Mosta and Victoria in Gozo. More details from the respective villages’ websites

Senglea Maritime Festival – Senglea (Isla) More details from: senglea.lc@gov.mt Jiem Maltin – Fgura More details from: fgura.lc@gov.mt Legend … Alive – Xag˙ra (Gozo) More details from: xaghra.gozo.lc@gov.mt

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Regatta in Grand Harbour More details on: www.visitmalta.com Malta International Airshow – Malta International Airport (Luqa) More details on: www.maltairshow.com Ûejt iÛ-Ûejtun – Ûejtun More details from: zejtun.lc.@gov.mt Notte Bianca – Valletta More details on: www.nottebiancamalta.com Maria Bambina / Il-Vitorja – Senglea (Isla) More details from: senglea.lc@gov.mt Qormi Wine Festival – Qormi More details on: www.festiesterniqormi.org October Chocolate Festival – Hamrun More details from: hamrun.lc@gov.mt BirguFest – Vittoriosa (Birgu) More details on: www.birgu.gov.mt Malta Military Tattoo – MFCC (Ta´ Qali) More details on: www.mfcc.com.mt Casal Fornaro – Qormi More details on: www.casalfornaro.com Mdina Grand Prix - Mdina More details on: www.vallettagrandprix.com


TasteMALTA.com November Festival Mediterranea – Victoria (Rabat, Gozo) More details on: www.mediterranea.com.mt December Christmas Cakes and Cribs Competition – San Gwann More details from: sangwann.lc@gov.mt December/January Bethlehem F’G˙ajnsielem – G˙ajnsielem (Gozo) More details from: ghajnsielem.lc@gov.mt Cribs Exhibition – Valletta More details from: valletta.lc@gov.mt A TASTE OF… A Course in English MALTA has been an attractive destination for students wanting to improve their English language skills for the last 30 years. Local language schools have provided high quality tuition together with enjoyable and varied activity programmes to adult and junior students alike. There are currently forty schools licensed by the EFL Monitoring Board of the Ministry of Education and Employment to offer such services to foreign students from across the globe. Although a large percentage of these students come from European countries such as Austria, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Russia, Spain, Switzerland and Turkey; a sizeable number of students also come from come from countries much further afield, the like of Brazil, China, Japan, and South Korea. The Federation of English Language Teaching Organisations Malta (FELTOM) is the national association of English language schools in Malta. It has been active in leading the sector for the last twenty years and is recognized by various government ministries and authorities. All FELTOM member schools have been rigorously inspected to ensure that they meet the standards set out in the FELTOM Accreditation Scheme. FELTOM’s key activities focus on: Quality Assurance – through the development and implementation of the

FELTOM Accreditation Scheme; advocacy; and promotion. Further information may be obtained from the FELTOM website www.feltom.com or by contacting executive@feltom.com or call (+356) 2131 0927

reviving the olive varieties which were found to be native to the Island including 2000 year old trees that are still found present in the locality of Bidnija. The local olive oil Sector offers a total annual production of extra virgin olive oil varying between 20 and 30 tones. A total area of 84 hectares is presently found under olive trees, many of which have been recently planted and will be used for production of olive oil in the near future. This means that the amount of olive oil production is expected to increase in the next few years. Traditional Maltese dishes prove the importance of olive oil in the local diet including its use with fish dishes, traditional Maltese ftira, bigilla and others.

A TASTE OF… Olive Oil THE MEDITERRANEAN offers perfect conditions for the cultivation of the olive tree. At the very heart of the Mediterranean, the Maltese Islands offer an optimal environment for its cultivation. Olive oil production in the Maltese Islands dates back to many centuries although the precise origins are still unknown. History records reveal that many olive trees, around 80,000 in number, were destroyed during the 18th century, for the cultivation of other products namely cotton. Following this, for many years no significant activity was reported within this sector. In recent years, interest in the olive sector has grown notably resulting in many new plantings, and great efforts for gaining knowledge and improvement with modern techniques in both cultivation and olive oil production. Ongoing Research and projects aim at

A TASTE OF… Honey APICULTURE IN MALTA goes back thousands of years ago, in fact in the areas of ‘Xemxija’ one could still find in very good condition the oldest apiaries excavated in south facing rock. Most probably, these small islands were named ‘Malta’ or ‘Melita’ for the quality of honey (in Greek ‘Mel’) harvested after the bloom of Wild Thyme, a wild TENTHEDITION201 3 - 2 0 14

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TasteMALTA.com plant which grows on garigue land. The Maltese bee is recognised as an endemic subspecies known scientifically as ‘Apis mellifera rutneri’. The climate in Malta is characterised by a hot summer and a mild winter with yearly average rainfall of 500 mls of water. This favours honeybees to keep on the go with the production of brood and honey with little or no rest periods. The peek of the honey flow begins in early March where the length of the day begins to increase and the temperature begins to rise. The annual wild plants, cultivated forage crops and many fruit trees blooms, such as Boar Thistle, Clover and Citrus respectively, produces abundant nectar. The spring blossom honey is harvested at mid May when the temperature continues to rise and the annual vegetation dries out. In the north of Malta, where garigue land is mostly situated, plants of wild Thyme blooms and produces violet covers between the end of May till early July. The abundant irresistible nectar available and the warm temperature together with the length of the day are a synergy to keep the honeybees foraging till the late hours. The hives soon will be packed again with odorous honey. Another honey season is harvested late in November or early December and is mainly collected from carob and eucalyptus flowers. These trees are more common to be found in the middle and south of Malta. Some beekeepers use to transport their hives according to the blooming period. Currently, the Maltese beekeepers count up to 200 between commercial beekeepers and enthusiasts.

A TASTE OF… Maltese Dishes MALTESE CUISINE is typically Mediterranean, based on fresh, seasonal, locally available produce and seafood. Maltese dishes are influenced by Sicilian and mainland Italian cuisine, but there are overtones of its tumultuous past with Spanish, Moorish and British influences. Malta’s unique and distinctive dishes are still popular in the home, whilst many excellent restaurants specialise in traditional Maltese cuisine. Numerous books on Maltese cuisine are available in English. A TASTE OF… Winemaking in Malta IN ANCIENT TIMES dating back Millennia, the

Citadella vineyard, Gozo.

Mediterranean basin was the birthplace for the culture of winemaking and the majority of the then most famous wines of the world were produced under the Mediterranean’s ideal climatic conditions. The grapevine was grown for the production of wine and flourished in almost all the countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea and on many of its islands, including Malta. Some 4000 years later grape growing has witnessed a viticultural revival and re-positioned itself as one of the islands leading agricultural activities.

to generation. They are made of wood which is plastered with over 20 layers of chalk and then hand-painted and gilded in 24 carat gold leaf. The face of the clock also captures the classic characteristics of this 400 year old tradition with hand painted roman numerals and a unique landscape portraying the beauty of the Maltese Islands. Each clock takes over 3 months of intense and passionate labour – a real gem of the past heritage of the islands.

Today hundreds of dedicated skilled grape growers are growing premium quality grapes for a small number of winemakers, using modern growing techniques. The vineyards are usually family owned and often very small, although some larger single estate vineyards do exist, but all are closely tended. The principal grapes of Malta and Gozo are the two indigenous varieties Girgentina (white) and the Gellewza (black), these two varieties are unique to the Maltese islands. The grape varieties introduced since the mid 1990’s are: Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier, Vermentino, Moscato, Syrah, Grenache, Carignan, Merlot, Sangiovese, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon. Drip irrigation is used throughout the islands and all of the grapes are hand picked. In 2008, strict legislation, independent analysis and organaleptic testing was introduced for the wines and grapes, along with two new designations of origin. At the highest level, for quality wines, there is D.O.K. (Denominazzjoni ta’ Origini Kontrollata) for the two sub regions of Malta and Gozo, and below that an I.G.T.(Indikazzjoni Geografika Tipika) Maltese Islands. A TASTE OF… Dedicated Craftsmanship L-ARLOGG TAL-LIRA are clocks hand-crafted by dedicated craftsmen which are still made using age-old traditions handed down from generation

A very small ‘taste’ of what one can savour in Malta indeed.…yes the above is only meant to wet your appetite as regards the appealing and tasteful charms of the Maltese Islands.

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Grand Harbour Marina p.l.c The Capitanerie, Vittoriosa Wharf Vittoroisa BRG1721 (Malta) Tel: (+356) 2180 0700 Fax: (+356) 2180 6148 After OfďŹ ce Hrs: as above E-mail: info@ghm.com.mt Website: www.ghm.com.mt Contact:

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Gzira Gardens Marina Transport Malta Malta Transport Centre Marsa MRS 1917 (Malta) (+356) 2122 2203 (+356) 2133 2141 info.tm@transport.gov.mt www.transport.gov.mt

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Christopher SCHEMBRI (Berthing Master)

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Kalkara Marina Kalkara Wharf, Kalkara KKR 1501 (Malta) Tel: (+356) 2166 1306 - 2766 1306 After OfďŹ ce Hrs: (+356) 2166 1306 Fax: (+356) 2169 0420 E-mail: kalkaramarina@gmail.com Website: www.kalkaraboatyard.com Contact:

Denise DELCEPPO

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Manoel Island Yacht Marina Manoel Island, Gzira GZR3013 (Malta) (+356) 21342618 (+356) 21342619 info@miym.com.mt www.miym.com.mt

Contact:

Pierre AQUILINA (Marina Manager)


THE YACHTING CENTRES Mgarr Harbour Marina

Msida & Ta' Xbiex Marina

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Mgarr Harbour Marina – Gozo Mgarr Harbour Mgarr, Gozo GSM2413 (Malta) (+356) 2099 2501 (+356) 2134 1714 info@gozomarina.net www.gozomarina.net

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Gennaro XERRI (Berthing Master

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Msida & Ta’ Xbiex Marina Creek Developments plc 53/1, Ta’ Xbiex Seafront Msida MSD 1515 (Malta) Tel: (+356) 2133 7049 info@creekdevelopments.com www.marinamalta.com

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George MERCIECA (Berthing Master)

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Portomaso Marina Marina Office, Portomaso Complex, St. Julians PTM 01 (Malta) (+356) 2138 7803 / (+356) 7949 5768 (+356) 2138 9655 info@portomasomarina.com www.portomasomarina.com

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Sandy Yacht Marina Ta’ Xbiex Moorings 10, ‘Sea Breeze’, Giuseppe Cali Street, Ta’Xbiex XBX 1421. (+356) 2132 0577, 2133 1515, 2133 9908 (+356) 2133 2259 info@sym-malta.com, dave@sym-malta.com www.sym-malta.com

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SERVICE STANDARDS TO MATCH THE FINEST YACHTS AND THEIR MOST DISCERNING OWNERS With berthing for yachts and superyachts up to 140m alongside (100m stern-to), Grand Harbour Marina offers internationally renowned Camper & Nicholsons’ excellence, as well as comprehensive vessel support and top quality service and reassurance to yacht owners year round. The highest level of facilities and services ensure that visitor and berth owner’ needs are met in full, providing the best possible experience. Our knowledgeable local staff are always on hand to advise on anything, from reserving a dry dock to finding the best local bar for a relaxing drink. The marina is sheltered and secure, with 24-hour CCTV and security patrols to ensure privacy and discretion. Essential operational services such as electricity, water, fuel, wi-fi, cable TV and grey and black water pump-out are all provided at the marina and berthing assistance is available 24 hours a day.

“It is a great pleasure to be associated with such a fine team and it makes our job on board so much easier when dealing with true professionals.” – Captain David Howe, M/Y Ilona Email info@ghm.com.mt or call +356 21 800 700 for more information.

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GRAND HARBOUR MARINA

MALTA’S FAMOUS GRAND HARBOUR is home to the Grand Harbour Marina. Developed in association with Camper & Nicholsons Marinas, Grand Harbour Marina has over thirty berths for yachts from 30 metres to 100 metres for sale on a 25 year lease and rent, a number of which have already been sold. The Marina also offers pontoon berthing for vessels from 8 to 25 metres. Uniquely for Malta the majority of these berths use finger pontoons to make life easier for the owner and crew. All berths are fully serviced and management promises that the Marina will provide the highest quality service. The unique and historic backdrop to the Marina has attracted some of the world’s finest boats to visit and enjoy the facilities. Ashore the attractive buildings are being restored to provide a variety of uses including retail, residential and commercial. The already complete Casino di Venezia sets the benchmark for the shoreside development. Grand Harbour Marina with its deep water and quality service is home to some of the most discerning yachtsmen in LAT: 35º53’6N the world. LON: 014º30’95E Admiralty Chart No. 177 ISPS Certified Grand Harbour Marina The Capitanerie, Vittoriosa Wharf, Vittoroisa BRG1721 (Malta) Tel: (+356) 2180 0700 Fax: (+356) 2180 6148 After Office Hours: as above E-mail: info@ghm.com.mt Website: www.ghm.com.mt

Berths Available: Superyacht Berths: Max. length possible: Max. draught possible: Malta International Airport: Contact:

214 (from 8 to 25m) 33 (from 30 to 100m) 100 mts Depth minimum 5.5 mts (at quay) up to 19 mts mid fairway 7kms away Ben STUART (General Manager)

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THE YACHT SHOP CHANDLERY The dedicated Yacht Shop team manage an extensive stock portfolio of the most popular brands requested by the yachting industry. The waterfront chandlery store is very well stocked and conveniently located. The Yacht Shop is associated with similar international companies to enable sourcing of specialized parts and forwarding to almost any port around the globe.

PROVISIONING Meat, fish, fruit and vegetables and all other provisions are personally selected to ensure that only the best products are delivered on time and in a professional manner. An extensive list of wines, spirits and tobaccos is available.

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IN THE NEIGHBOURHOOD

GRAND HARBOUR MARINA BIRGU – CITTA VITTORIOSA - the home to the Grand Harbour Marina, is without doubt one of the most picturesque cities in the world. Stunning bastions hide a labyrinth of small streets and alleyways. Everywhere echoes of history mesmerize your senses: the city is a living museum yet is alive with a vibrant close-knit community. Birgu’s history is fascinating and linked befittingly with the sea, with Arabs, Normans, Aragonese, Knights of St John, French and British leaving their indelible mark. Birgu was always at the forefront of battle; its sheltered harbours made it a choice refuge for Arab and Knight alike. 1565 was a seminal date in Maltese history when the full might of Suleiman the Magnificent’s fleet laden with troops, laid siege to the Knights defenses. Again during World War Two Birgu suffered heavily. Today Birgu is bustling with small shops to supply all daily needs close to the Marina. Along the waterfront, and tucked away in the city, numerous restaurants, wine bars and takeaways catering for all taste. Significant places of interest in the area include the Malta Maritime and Malta at War Museums, the Inquisitor’s Palace - National Museum of Ethnography, the Knights Auberges, beautiful churches including that of St. Lawrence.

LOCAL COUNCIL The offices of the Local Councils, in both Malta and Gozo, are open for the public between 8 in the morning and 2 in the afternoon, from Monday to Friday. On Saturdays Local Councils are open from 08.00 a.m. to 11.30 a.m. BIRGU Local Council Citta Vittoriosa, Couvre Porte, Birgu BRG1810 Tel: (+356) 2166 2166, 21807008 Fax: (+356) 2166 2266 E-Mail: birgu.lc@gov.mt Website: www.birgu.gov.mt

BANKING SERVICES

Banif Bank (Malta) plc The registered office of Banif Bank (Malta) plc is situated at 203, Level 2, Rue D’Argens, Gzira, GZR 1368. Tel: (+356) 2260 1000

Fax: (+356) 2131 2000 E-Mail: customercare@banif.com.mt Website: www.banif.com.mt

HSBC Bank Malta plc 50 Triq il-Pellegrinagg, Cospicua BML 1580 Tel: (+356) 2380 2380 Fax: (+356) 2293 4090

Opening Hours - The Banif branches in Attard, Naxxar, St. Julian’s and St. Paul’s Bay are open on: Mondays to Fridays: 8.30 a.m. 2.30 p.m. / Saturdays 8.30 a.m. - 12.30 p.m.

(All given opening hours exclude Bank & Public Holidays) Banif Bank (Malta) plc 6, Hompesch Road, Fgura, FGR 2011 Tel: (+356) 2260 1000 Fax: (+356) 2131 2000

Mediterranean Bank plc The Head Office of Mediterranean Bank plc is located at – 10, St. Barbara Bastion, Valletta VLT1961 Tel: (+356) 2557 4400 Fax: (+356) 2557 4902 E-mail: info@medbank.com.mt Website: www.medbank.com.mt

Opening Hours Main Branches Malta & Gozo: Monday - Thursday: 08:30 - 14:00 / Friday: 08:30 - 15:30 / Saturday: 08:30 - 12:30 Bank of Valletta plc 53, Gavino Gulia Square, Cospicua BML 1802 Tel: (+356) 2131 2020 Fax: (+356) 2167 7863

HEALTH CENTRES Health Centres are the hub of the primary health care services provided by the Government. Besides the general practitioner and nursing services, various specialised health services are provided. The opening hours and the services provided by these clinics vary and for further information it is recommended to contact the individual health centre. Furthermore in need of any emergency one could contact the Emergency Department of the Mater Dei Hospital, Malta’s General Hospital, on number (+356) 2545 4030. Emergency 112 COSPICUA Health Centre Triq Ljun, Cospicua Tel: (+356) 2167 5492, 2167 3292-3, 21821727

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PHARMACIES

The registered office of HSBC Bank Malta p.l.c. is situated at 116, Archbishop Street, Valletta VLT 1444. Tel: (+356) 2597 0000 Fax: (+356) 2380 4923 Website: www.hsbc.com.mt

The Opening Hours of Pharmacies in Malta and Gozo are: Mon-Sat (Mornings) 08.30 - 12.30 (Afternoons) 16.00 - 19.00

•The quoted Opening Hours apply to all branches of the HSBC throughout Malta and Gozo: Monday - Thursday: 08:30 - 13:30 / Friday: 08:30 - 16:30 / Saturday: 08:30 - 12:30

BIRGU Bk, 14, Fuq San Pawl (Cospicua) BML1910 Tel: (+356) 2182 6137

The nearest Mediterranean Bank plc branch to Grand Harbour Marina is that of Paola, namely: Mediterranean Bank plc 127, First Floor Pjazza Antoine De Paule, Paola PLA 1264 Tel: (+356) 2557 4400 Fax: (+356) 2557 4902 Opening Hours - Monday - Friday: 08:00 - 18:00, Saturdays 09.00 – 13.00

Bank of Valletta plc The Head Office of the Bank of Valletta plc is situated at Head Office, BOV Centre, Cannon Road, Santa Venera SVR 9030. Tel: (+356) 2131 2020 Fax: (+356) 2275 3730 E-Mail: customercare@bov.com Website: www.bov.com

A General Post Office was established in Valletta in January of 1885, and on that date postage stamps of Great Britain ceased to be valid for the prepayment of correspondence posted in Malta and Gozo. The Opening Hours of Branch Post Offices in Malta and Gozo are: 07.30 - 12.45 (Mon - Sat)

The Branches in Fgura, Qormi (PAVI Shopping Complex), and San Gwann are open on: Mondays to Fridays: 8.30 a.m. 6.30 p.m. / Saturdays 8.30 a.m. - 12.30 p.m. The Bank’s branch in Victoria, Gozo is open from Mondays to Friday: 8.30 a.m. – 5.00 p.m. / Saturday 8.30 a.m. - 12.30 p.m.

POST OFFICE

COSPICUA Verdala Pharmacy, 57, Misrah Bonnici (Cospicua) BML1080 Tel: 2182 4720 White Cross Pharmacy, Block 1, Misrah Gavino Gulia (Cospicua) BML1080 Tel: 2182 1671

TENNIS CLUB The Vittoriosa Lawn Tennis Club (VLTC) is one of the leading Tennis Clubs in Malta. It is situated at Corradino Heights in Paola a few kilometers from the Grand Harbour Marina. The Club organizes tennis tournaments all the year round and periodically hosts European tennis championships. Facilities include four hot asphalt tennis courts with floodlights as well as a minicourt. The Club offers bar and restaurant services, changing rooms and showers facilities. Coaching Clinics for beginners and for those already familiar with the game are held practically all the year round. The club is open daily from 1730 hrs to 2200 on weekdays and practically all day on Saturdays and Sundays. Alternative arrangements can be made for temporary members. Contact Person: Lino Scicluna - Secretary Communications: Tel (+356) 2169 6978 Email: vltc@vltc.com Website: www.vltc.com.mt

THE GRAND HARBOUR WATER TAXI A WATER TAXI service is provided by licensed traditional Dghajsa in Grand Harbour with four established pick-up points, two along the Valletta Wharf, one at Birgu (Vittoriosa) and one at L’Isla (Senglea). The service caters for both yacht to shore trips or for a ‘cruise’ in the waters surrounding the historical Cities. To enquire on the service or book a Water Taxi one should call on (+356) 9989 3134 and 9949 1291 or e-mail: info@maltesewatertaxis.com - www.maltesewatertaxis.com ••The preface (+356) should be added to the required number when making a phone call or sending faxes to Malta from overseas. TENTHEDITION2013 - 2 0 14

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Kalkara Marina Co. Ltd Kalkara Wharf, Kalkara KKR 1501 (Malta) Tel: (+356) 2166 1306 – 2766 1306 • After Office Hours: (+356) 2166 1306 Fax: (+356) 2169 0420 • E-mail: info@kalkaraboatyard.com

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THE YACHTING CENTRES

KALKARA MARINA

KALKARA MARINA Co. Ltd. VALLETTA’S Grand Harbour has a new yachting facility – KALKARA MARINA - a first of its kind in Malta whereby it forms part of a Marina-Boat Yard complex operated by the Delceppo family, a name renowned and respected for their experience and technical proficiency in the boating industry. The Kalkara Marina-Boat Yard complex is located in the beautiful, quiet and historic village of Kalkara -legendary for its maritime orientated characteristics and its important role in wartime. The Kalkara Marina offers finger pontoon berthing for some 125 vessels from 10 to 25 metres with individually gauged water and electricity services. Hard standing berths are available in the complex’s Boat Yard facility. A 105-ton crane for launching and retrieving boats is available. Boat mover up to 40 tons - sailing boats are stored on steel cradles. Further information and photos of work facilities offered are on our website, so do visit us on - www.kalkaraboatyard.com - besides being given in the Yacht Repair Facilities section.

LAT: 35º53’43N LON: 014º31’47E Admiralty Chart No. 177

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Tel: After Office Hours: Fax: E-mail: Website:

Kalkara Wharf, Kalkara KKR 1501 (Malta) (+356) 2166 1306 - 2766 1306 (+356) 2166 1306 (+356) 2169 0420 kalkaramarina@gmail.com www.kalkaraboatyard.com

Berths Available: Max. length possible: Max. draught possible: Malta International Airport: Contact: Mobile number:

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IN THE NEIGHBOURHOOD

KALKARA MARINA KALKARA is situated at the south of the Maltese island adjacent to the three cities, known as Cottonera, and part of the Grand Harbour with a surface area of 1.75 sq Kilometres, only 4 Kilometres away from the Maltese Capital Valletta and just 3 Kilometres away from the Malta International Airport. It is believed that the Kalkara area is one of the oldest inhabited zones, due to the fact that accessible creeks have provided the then Sicilian seamen shelter to settle in Malta. The findings of Egyptian Columns in the area known as ‘Ta Bighi’ in 1830 and the building of Is-Salvatur Chapel in 1650 indicates the various interests in Kalkara. While manifesting the air of a sleepy picturesque fishing harbour Kalkara cherishes landmark edifices the like of Fort Ricasoli, a massive fortress built in 1670, Fort Rinella a late 19th century British additional fortification to Grand Harbour, and Bighi Peninsula an old British Royal Naval Hospital, today used as a school for restoration studies. In Kalkara one also find Fort St. Rocco, built by the British in the period 1873-1875, now the premises of the Mediterranean Film Studios, where famous films the like of Cutthroat Island, Pinocchio, Swept Away, U-571 and White Squall were filmed. Kalkara Creek is also known as ‘English Creek’, an association which dates back to the time of King Henry VIII, having a connotation with the English era like Villa Portelli imposingly overlooking the Creek, which through World War II served as the residence of the Flag Officer while in 1961 Admirals began to use it as their residence - today houses the Malta Maritime Institute.

LOCAL COUNCIL The offices of the Local Councils, in both Malta and Gozo, are open for the public between 8 in the morning and 2 in the afternoon, from Monday to Friday. On Saturdays Local Councils are open from 08.00 a.m. to 11.30 a.m. KALKARA Local Council 1-2 Binja Tas-Salvatur, Triq Luigi Pisani, Kalkara KKR 1330 Tel: (+356) 2166 5500 Fax: (+356) 2166 5566 Email: kalkara.lc@gov.mt Website: www.kalkaralocalcouncil.com KALKARA Public Library 3, St Michael Street, Kalkara KKR 1250 Tel: (+356) 2180 8156 Opens on Tuesdays from 10.30am to 12.45pm and on Thursdays from 10.00am to 11.00am

BANKING SERVICES

Banif Bank (Malta) plc The registered office of Banif Bank (Malta) plc is situated at 203, Level 2, Rue D’Argens, Gzira, GZR 1368. Tel: (+356) 2260 1000 Fax: (+356) 2131 2000 E-Mail: customercare@banif.com.mt Website: www.banif.com.mt

•The quoted Opening Hours apply to all branches of the HSBC throughout Malta and Gozo: Monday - Thursday: 08:30 - 13:30 / Friday: 08:30 - 16:30 / Saturday: 08:30 - 12:30 The nearest HSBC Bank branch to Kalkara is that of Cospicua, namely: HSBC Bank Malta plc 50 Triq il-Pellegrinagg, Cospicua BML 1580 Tel: (+356) 2380 2380 – (+356) Fax: 2293 4090

The Bank’s branch in Victoria, Gozo is open from Mondays to Friday: 8.30 a.m. – 5.00 p.m. / Saturday 8.30 a.m. - 12.30 p.m. (All given opening hours exclude Bank & Public Holidays) Banif Bank (Malta) plc 6, Hompesch Road, Fgura, FGR 2011 Tel: (+356) 2260 1000 Fax: (+356) 2131 2000

Bank of Valletta plc The Head Office of the Bank of Valletta plc is situated at Head Office, BOV Centre, Cannon Road, Santa Venera SVR 9030. Tel: (+356) 2131 2020 Fax: (+356) 2275 3730 E-Mail: customercare@bov.com Website: www.bov.com Opening Hours Main Branches Malta & Gozo: Monday - Thursday: 08:30 - 14:00 / Friday: 08:30 - 15:30 / Saturday: 08:30 - 12:30 Bank of Valletta plc 53, Gavino Gulia Square, Cospicua BML 1802 Tel: (+356) 2131 2020 Fax: (+356) 2167 7863

HSBC Bank Malta plc The registered office of HSBC Bank Malta p.l.c. is situated at 116, Archbishop Street, Valletta VLT1444. Tel: (+356) 2597 0000 Fax: (+356) 2380 4923 Website: www.hsbc.com.mt

COSPICUA Health Centre Triq Ljun, Cospicua Tel: (+356) 2167 5492, 2167 3292-3, 21821727

PHARMACIES The Opening Hours of Pharmacies in Malta and Gozo are: Mon-Sat (Mornings) 08.30 - 12.30 - (Afternoons) 16.00 - 19.00 KALKARA Kalkara Pharmacy, 8, Misrah Arcisqof Gonzi, Kalkara KKR 1513 - Tel: (+356) 2180 7740

Opening Hours - The Banif branches in Attard, Naxxar, St. Julian’s and St. Paul’s Bay are open on: Mondays to Fridays: 8.30 a.m. - 2.30 p.m. / Saturdays 8.30 a.m. - 12.30 p.m. The Branches in Fgura, Qormi (PAVI Shopping Complex), and San Gwann are open on: Mondays to Fridays: 8.30 a.m. 6.30 p.m. / Saturdays 8.30 a.m. - 12.30 p.m.

Emergency 112 The nearest Health Centre to Kalkara Marina is that of Cospicua, namely:

POST OFFICE Mediterranean Bank plc The Head Office of Mediterranean Bank plc is located at – 10, St. Barbara Bastion, Valletta VLT1961 Tel: (+356) 2557 4400 Fax: (+356) 2557 4902 E-mail: info@medbank.com.mt Website: www.medbank.com.mt The nearest Mediterranean Bank plc branch to Kalkara Marina is that of Paola, namely: Mediterranean Bank plc 127, First Floor Pjazza Antoine De Paule, Paola PLA 1264 Tel: (+356) 2557 4400 Fax: (+356) 2557 4902 Opening Hours - Monday - Friday: 08:00 - 18:00, Saturdays 09.00 – 13.00

POLICE STATIONS Police Stations are open on 24-hour bases. For convenience purpose given also are the telephone numbers of the Police Headquarters in FLORIANA Tel: (+356) 2122 4001/2-9. KALKARA 6, Misrah Arcisqof Gonzi, Kalkara KKR 1513 Tel: (+356) 2182 6933

HEALTH CENTRES Health Centres are the hub of the primary health care services provided by the Government. Besides the general practitioner and nursing services, various specialised health services are provided. The opening hours and the services provided by these clinics vary and for further information it is recommended to contact the individual health centre. Furthermore in need of any emergency one could contact the Emergency Department of the Mater Dei Hospital, Malta’s General Hospital, on number (+356) 2545 4030.

A General Post Office was established in Valletta in January of 1885, and on that date postage stamps of Great Britain ceased to be valid for the prepayment of correspondence posted in Malta and Gozo. The Opening Hours of Branch Post Offices in Malta and Gozo are: 07.30 - 12.45 (Mon - Sat) A Sub Post office operates in Kalkara, namely: KALKARA 51A, Troy DVD and Stationery, Triq ix-Xatt, Kalkara KKR 1502 The nearest Post Office Branch to Kalkara is the Cospicua Branch found at: COSPICUA Block 14, Fuq San Pawl (Cospicua) BML 1910 - Tel: (+356) 2182 6137

MEDITERRANEAN FILM STUDIOS A service company to the international film industry acknowledged as a leading marine facility and a Full-Service-Studio. Administration Office: St. Rocco Street, Kalkara KKR 3000 Tel: (+356) 21 378 852 - Fax: (+356) 21 383 357 Email: info@mfsstudios.com Website: www.mfsstudios.com

SMARTCITY MALTA A mammoth and significant business township found just five minutes ‘up the road’ from Kalkara Creek! SMARTCITY MALTA is a self-sustained industry township for the knowledge economy, born through a joint venture between SmartCity – a member of TECOM Investments and the Government of Malta. It is the largest foreign direct investment in the ICT and media sectors, with a minimum investment outlay of US $ 300 million. Email: info@smartcity.ae Website: www.smartcity.ae TENTHEDITION2013 - 2 0 14

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MANOEL ISLAND YACHT MARINA LTD. Manoel Island, Gzira, Malta | Tel: (+356) 2134 2618

Make your booking online:

www.miym.com.mt

Coordinates: 35°54’18’North 14°29’40’East VHF: Channel 13


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MANOEL ISLAND YACHT MARINA

MANOEL ISLAND YACHT MARINA under new management since January 2011, is located in a central strategic position within Marsamxetto Harbour. Two minutes away from Sliema, chandlery shops, major shopping malls, supermarkets and tourist services are all accessible within a short walking distance. In the vicinity one also finds numerous restaurants, bars and convenience shops. A pharmacy is also located just across the road from the marina. Having all these amenities so close make Manoel Island Yacht Marina makes is the natural base for the visiting yachts in Malta. Mooring is Mediterranean style where we provide bowlines. Stern lines have to be provided by the vessel. Each berth is serviced by metered water and electricity. Garbage is collected on a daily basis and we also provide special arrangements for the disposal of hazardous waste oils. We also provide 24 hour Security. At present Manoel Island Yacht Marina operates a number of pontoons that can accommodate 200 yachts up to 19m in length and a number of stern-to berths for yachts up to 80m. We can also accommodate yachts up to 120m alongside. Booking forms and other information is available online at: www.miym.com.m

Manoel Island Yacht Marina Manoel Island, Gzira GZR3013 (Malta) Tel: (+356) 2134 2618 Tel: (+356) 2134 2619 E-mail: info@miym.com.mt Website: www.miym.com.mt

Pontoon berths available: Number of stern-to-berths: Max. length possible: Max. draught possible: Malta International Airport: Contact: Mobile number:

LAT: 35º54’2N LON: 014º30’4E Admiralty Chart No. 974

200 45 120 mts 8 mts 7 Kms away Pierre AQUILINA (Marina Manager) (+356) 9943 0140

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MANOEL ISLAND YACHT MARINA – GZIRA GARDENS MARINA A SMALL BRIDGE leads to Manoel Island at the farthest end of Sliema Creek, and bordered, on the other side, by Marsamxett Harbour. The island is steeped in history coming to prominence in the 18th C when fortified by the Knights and subsequently taken over by the British, and used, during WW2 as a submarine base called HMS Phoenicia. For over thirty year Manoel Island was the home to the Royal Malta Yacht Club who has now moved to a new Clubhouse, in another prominent site overlooking Msida Marina. Manoel Island is also known for the extensive repair and ‘on hard’ facilities provided by Manoel Island Yacht Yard. Today Manoel Island, together with Tigné Point, forms part of a �450 million property regeneration project which will turn the ‘isle’ into an exclusive residential Mediterranean marina village offering island living at its most tranquil. MIDI plc is the consortium entrusted with the redevelopment of both Tigné Point and Manoel Island. Conveniently situated at the end of the Sliema Strand, the Manoel Island Marina is within walking distance of excellent shopping facilities including numerous chandlers. The area abounds with restaurants, cafes, wine bars, bistros etc catering for all tastes. Gzira Gardens Marina, adjacent to the Gzira public gardens, was one of the first to be developed to cater for yacht berthing in Malta and has been operating since the 1960s. The below given services and facilities are also applicable to this Marina situated in Ta’Xbiex Creek.

LOCAL COUNCIL The offices of the Local Councils, in both Malta and Gozo, are open for the public between 8 in the morning and 2 in the afternoon, from Monday to Friday. On Saturdays Local Councils are open from 08.00 a.m. to 11.30 a.m.

BANKING SERVICES

Valletta VLT1444. Tel: (+356) 2597 0000 Fax: (+356) 2380 4923 Website: www.hsbc.com.mt

Banif Bank (Malta) plc The registered office of Banif Bank (Malta) plc is situated at 203, Level 2, Rue D’Argens, Gzira, GZR 1368. Tel: (+356) 2260 1000 Fax: (+356) 2131 2000 E-Mail: customercare@banif.com.mt Website: www.banif.com.mt

•The quoted Opening Hours apply to all branches of the HSBC throughout Malta and Gozo: Monday - Thursday: 08:30 - 13:30 / Friday: 08:30 - 16:30 / Saturday: 08:30 - 12:30

Opening Hours - The Banif branches in Attard, Naxxar, St. Julian’s and St. Paul’s Bay are open on: Mondays to Fridays: 8.30 a.m. 2.30 p.m. / Saturdays 8.30 a.m. - 12.30 p.m. The Branches in Fgura, Qormi (PAVI Shopping Complex), and San Gwann are open on: Mondays to Fridays: 8.30 a.m. 6.30 p.m. / Saturdays 8.30 a.m. - 12.30 p.m.

SLIEMA Depiro Street, Sliema SLM2037 Tel: (+356) 2133 7633, 21341402 Fax: (+356) 2134 5333 E-Mail: sliema.lc@gov.mt Website: www.sliema-malta.com

HSBC Bank Malta p.l.c. High Street, Sliema SLM 1549 Tel: (+356) 2380 2380 Fax: (+356) 2324 6090

(All given opening hours exclude Bank & Public Holidays) Banif Bank (Malta) plc 189, Naxxar Road, San Gwann, SGN 9030 Tel: (+356) 2260 1000 Fax: (+356) 2131 2000

Bank of Valletta plc The Head Office of the Bank of Valletta plc is situated at Head Office, BOV Centre, Cannon Road, Santa Venera SVR 9030. Tel: (+356) 2131 2020 Fax: (+356) 2275 3730 E-Mail: customercare@bov.com Website: www.bov.com

Bank of Valletta plc, 219/220, The Strand, Gzira GZR 1022. Tel: 2131 2020 Fax: 2275 5170 Bank of Valletta plc, Preluna Towers, Tower Road, Sliema SLM 1605. Tel: 2131 2020 Fax: 2275 5515

Furthermore in need of any emergency one could contact the Emergency Department of the Mater Dei Hospital, Malta’s General Hospital, on number (+356) 2545 4030. Emergency 112 The nearest Health Centre to Manoel Island Marina is that of Gzira, namely: GZIRA Health Centre Pjazza Meme’ Scicluna, Gzira GZR1120 Tel: (+356) 2133 7245, 2134 4766, 21337244

PHARMACIES Full details of Pharmacies available IN THE NEIGHBOURHOOD of Manoel Island Marina & Gzira Gardens Marina are given on page 122 – YIM Postscript 1.

The Bank’s branch in Victoria, Gozo is open from Mondays to Friday: 8.30 a.m. – 5.00 p.m. / Saturday 8.30 a.m. - 12.30 p.m.

Opening Hours Main Branches Malta & Gozo: Monday - Thursday: 08:30 - 14:00 / Friday: 08:30 - 15:30 / Saturday: 08:30 - 12:30 GZIRA 281/1. Rue d’Agens, Gzira GZR1364 Tel: (+356) 2132 2157 Fax: (+356) 2134 1616 E-Mail: gzira.lc@gov.mt Website: www.gzira.gov.mt

HSBC Bank Malta plc 196 The Strand, Gzira GZR 1023 Tel: (+356) 2380 2380 Fax: (+356) 2324 3990

health services are provided. The opening hours and the services provided by these clinics vary and for further information it is recommended to contact the individual health centre.

Mediterranean Bank plc

POST OFFICE

The Head Office of Mediterranean Bank plc is located at – 10, St. Barbara Bastion, Valletta VLT1961 Tel: (+356) 2557 4400 Fax: (+356) 2557 4902 E-mail: info@medbank.com.mt Website: www.medbank.com.mt

A General Post Office was established in Valletta in January of 1885, and on that date postage stamps of Great Britain ceased to be valid for the prepayment of correspondence posted in Malta and Gozo. The Opening Hours of Branch Post Offices in Malta and Gozo are: 07.30 - 12.45 (Mon - Sat)

The nearest Mediterranean Bank plc branch to Manoel Island Marina is that of Sliema, namely:

••Sub Post Offices opening hours All the year round - are: Mondays - Fridays: 8.00am - 1.00pm / 4.00pm - 6.00pm Saturdays: 8.00am - 1.00pm

Mediterranean Bank plc No. 36A, Tigne Sea Front, Sliema SLM 3011 Tel: (+356) 2557 4400 Fax: (+356) 2557 4902 Opening Hours - Monday - Friday: 08:00 - 18:00, Saturdays 09.00 – 13.00

POLICE STATION Police Stations are open on 24-hour bases. For convenience purpose given also are the telephone numbers of the Police Headquarters in FLORIANA Tel: (+356) 2122 4001/2-9. GZIRA Triq Belvedere Gzira GZR1114 Tel: (+356) 2133 2193 SLIEMA Triq Rodolfu, Sliema SLM 1275 Tel: (+356) 2133 2282

GZIRA Pjazza Meme’ Scicluna, Gzira GZR 1120 Tel: (+356) 2133 1648 ••Squire Bookshop, 85, Triq Manuel De Vilhena, Gzira, GZR1016 Tel: (+356) 2134 5254 SLIEMA 118, Triq Manuel Dimech, Sliema, SLM1055 Tel: (+356) 2133 7842 ••Malton Stationery, 7, Triq Censu Xerri, Tigne, Sliema SLM3062 - Tel: (+356) 2134 2642

••The preface (+356) should be added to the required number when making a phone call or sending faxes to Malta from overseas.

HEALTH CENTRE HSBC Bank Malta plc The registered office of HSBC Bank Malta p.l.c. is situated at 116, Archbishop Street,

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Berth close to the Maltese Island’s best cruising areas and at the same time enjoy the Island of Gozo.

We take great pride in providing our guests with the highest levels of professional service and hospitality, and it is our unspoken goal to exceed your expectations. Our Coordinates are: LAT: 36 deg 01’.5N, LON: 014 deg .18’E. Channel: VHF 13 Other Port Facilities:

Reception, Offices & Concierge service 24 Hr Motoring Maintenance Water & Electricity Supply Restrooms & Showers Wi-Fi & Weather Forecast 24Hrs Security Guard Service Taxi Service & Car Parking Area Yacht Management and Yacht Care Bunkering, Provisions and Drinks

Mġarr Yacht Marina Office, Mġarr Harbour, Gozo, Malta. Head Office: Harbour Management Ltd., 201, The Strand, Gżira, GZR1023, Malta. Berthing Tel: (+356) 9924 2501 Office: (+356) 2099 2501 Fax: (+356) 2134 1714 24hrs: (+356) 9945 2389 / (+356) 9949 3706 Web: www.gozomarina.net Email: info@gozomarina.net


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MGARR HARBOUR MARINA – GOZO

THE PICTURESQUE Mgarr Harbour Marina, in Gozo, the second biggest island of the Maltese Archipelago, presents a further 300 berths for yachts of various sizes on 8 floating pontoon piers and 8 summer moorings for superyachts. Showers, toilets, poste restante and Customs are all available at the Marina’s Administration Office. At this charismatic Harbour/Marina one finds bars/cafeteria, hotels, banks and both car hire and public transport facilities. Water and electricity are available on each berth off modern service modules.Yachts arriving and departing the Maltese Islands may clear Customs even in Gozo from the Mgarr Harbour Marina. Berthing assistants, (see contact details below), will indicate the location of the Customs Office on arrival. The Marina, operated by Harbour Management Ltd and part of the Melita Marine Group, provides a perfect stopover for anyone visiting Gozo and cruising around the Maltese Islands. The island of Gozo is a third of the size of Malta, though greener and more rural. Its landscape has hills and deep valleys as well as rugged cliffs, which give natural protection to the Island’s small harbours and inlets. The ‘Sister Island’ of Malta is widely acknowledged for its charm and beauty.

Mgarr Harbour Marina – Gozo Mgarr Harbour Mgarr, Gozo GSM2413 (Malta) Tel: (+356) 2099 2501 Fax: (+356) 2134 1714 E-mail: info@gozomarina.net Website: www.gozomarina.net

LAT: 36°01’5N LON: 014°18’E Admiralty Chart No. 2537

Berths Available: 300 No. of stern-to-berths: 300 No. of along-sides’ berths: 8 Max. length possible: 40 mts Max. draught possible: 8 mts Malta International Airport from Cirkewwa Harbour, (Malta): 30Kms away Superyacht Berths: 8 Max. length possible: 80mts Gennaro XERRI (Berthing Master) Contact: Mobile number: (+356) 9924 2501

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MGARR HARBOUR MARINA – GOZO THE ISLAND OF GOZO is a magical place, with Mgarr Marina being ideally situated for visiting yachtsmen to enjoy its serenity. The Marina is conveniently close to the Gozo Channel Ferry Terminal. Wherever you look on Gozo, Church Spires soar skyward witness to the devoted faith of the people. Ancient monuments (Ggantija for example – one of the oldest free standing structures in the world) - dot the landscape bearing testimony to over 5000 years of habitation. It’s a fertile land with lush green valleys and fields cultivated to the rhythm of the season. Gozo is laid back even the capital –Victoria - struggles to keep awake in the midday sun! From the bastions of the Victoria Citadel (built to protect the populace from merciless corsairs in search of slaves) view the whole Island. The Gozo coastline is rugged, sheltering small bays and quiet anchorages. On land one main site for visitors is the delightful ‘Azure Window’: from the sea it’s spectacular! Within walking distance of the marina there are many fine restaurants and cafes, some specialising in locally caught fish. Daily provisions can be bought and a ride to Victoria provide for even the most discerning shopper. Apart from the tranquility of the area surrounding Ghajnsielem, one could not remain anything less than charmed by the views upon the Gozo Channel particularly early in the morning or late at sunset

LOCAL COUNCIL The offices of the Local Councils, in both Malta and Gozo, are open for the public between 8 in the morning and 2 in the afternoon, from Monday to Friday. On Saturdays Local Councils are open from 08.00 a.m. to 11.30 a.m.

GHAJNSIELEM Local Council 11, Bernardina House, Pjazza tad-Dehra, Ghajnsielem, GSM1002 (Gozo) Tel: (+356) 2156 1515 Fax: (+356) 2156 0909 E-Mail: ghajsielem.lc.@gov.mt

BANKING SERVICES

E-Mail: customercare@banif.com.mt Website: www.banif.com.mt Opening Hours - The Banif branches in Attard, Naxxar, St. Julian’s and St. Paul’s Bay are open on: Mondays to Fridays: 8.30 a.m. 2.30 p.m. / Saturdays 8.30 a.m. - 12.30 p.m.

The Bank’s branch in Victoria, Gozo is open from Mondays to Friday: 8.30 a.m. – 5.00 p.m. / Saturday 8.30 a.m. - 12.30 p.m. (All given opening hours exclude Bank & Public Holidays) Banif Bank (Malta) plc 74A, Republic Street, Victoria, Gozo VCT1018 Tel: (+356) 2260 1000 Fax: (+356) 2131 2000

Mediterranean Bank plc The Head Office of Mediterranean Bank plc is located at – 10, St. Barbara Bastion, Valletta VLT1961 Tel: (+356) 2557 4400 Fax: (+356) 2557 4902 E-mail: info@medbank.com.mt Website: www.medbank.com.mt The nearest Mediterranean Bank plc branch to Mgarr Harbour Marina is that of Victoria, namely: Mediterranean Bank plc 140, Fortunato Mizzi Street, Victoria VCT2571 Tel: (+356) 2557 4400 Fax: (+356) 2557 4902

HEALTH CENTRES Bank of Valletta plc The Head Office of the Bank of Valletta plc is situated at Head Office, BOV Centre, Cannon Road, Santa Venera SVR 9030. Tel: (+356) 2131 2020 Fax: (+356) 2275 3730 E-Mail: customercare@bov.com Website: www.bov.com Opening Hours Main Branches Malta & Gozo: Monday - Thursday: 08:30 - 14:00 / Friday: 08:30 - 15:30 / Saturday: 08:30 - 12:30 Bank of Valletta plc, 102, Republic Street, Victoria VCT 1017 (Gozo) Tel: (+356) 2131 2020 Fax: (+356) 2155 3383

Health Centres are the hub of the primary health care services provided by the Government. Besides the general practitioner and nursing services, various specialised health services are provided. The opening hours and the services provided by these clinics vary and for further information it is recommended to contact the individual health centre. Furthermore in need of any emergency one could contact the Emergency Department of the Mater Dei Hospital, Malta’s General Hospital, on number (+356) 2545 4030 Emergency 112. The Gozo General Hospital may be reached on numbers (+356) 2156 1600, 2156 2700 and 2210 6000. The nearest Health Centre to Mgarr Harbour Marina Gozo is that of Victoria, namely: VICTORIA Health Centre Triq it-Tabib Anton Tabone, Victoria Tel: (+356) Tel: 2156 1600

HSBC Bank Malta plc he registered office of HSBC Bank Malta plc is situated at 116, Archbishop Street, Valletta VLT1444. Tel: (+356) 2597 0000 Fax: (+356) 2380 4923 Website: www.hsbc.com.mt •The quoted Opening Hours apply to all branches of the HSBC throughout Malta and Gozo: Monday - Thursday: 08:30 - 13:30 / Friday: 08:30 - 16:30 / Saturday: 08:30 - 12:30

Gozo GSM1034 Tel: (+356) 2156 4778 Azzopardi Pharmacy, Triq Il-Kapuccini, Victoria-Gozo GSM9085 Tel: (+356) 2156 3233 Batu Pharmacy, 38 Triq Palma, Victoria-Gozo GSM1307 Tel: (+356) 2155 1841

The Branches in Fgura, Qormi (PAVI Shopping Complex), and San Gwann are open on: Mondays to Fridays: 8.30 a.m. 6.30 p.m. / Saturdays 8.30 a.m. - 12.30 p.m.

Banif Bank (Malta) plc The registered office of Banif Bank (Malta) plc is situated at 203, Level 2, Rue D’Argens, Gzira, GZR 1368. Tel: (+356) 2260 1000 Fax: (+356) 2131 2000

HSBC Bank Malta plc 90 Republic Street, Victoria VCT 1017 Gozo. Tel: (+356) 2380 2380 Fax: (+356) 2293 7192

PHARMACIES The Opening Hours of Pharmacies in Malta and Gozo are: Mon-Sat (Mornings) 08.30 - 12.30 - (Afternoons) 16.00 - 19.00 GHAJNSIELEM Lauretana Pharmacy, 36, Triq l-Imgarr, (Ghajnsielem) GSM9012 Tel: (+356) 2156 3017 VICTORIA Abela Health & Beauty, 42, G P F Aguis De Soldanis, Victoria-

Castle Pharmacy, 2, Misrah L-Indipendenza, Victoria-Gozo GSM1022 Tel: (+356) 2155 6970 Palm Pharmacy, 2, Triq Palma, Victoria-Gozo GSM1301 Tel: (+356) 2155 6170 Tac-Cawla Pharmacy, Triq Is-Sebgha Ta’ Gunju 1919, Victoria-Gozo GSM2232 Tel: (+356) 2155 7819

POLICE STATIONS Police Stations are open on 24-hour bases. For convenience purpose given also are the telephone numbers of the Police Headquarters in FLORIANA Tel: (+356) 2122 4001/2-9. MGARR MARINA, Triq Ix-Xatt, Mgarr HarbourGozo GSM9033 Tel: (+356) 2155 6406 GHAJNSIELEM Triq Ix-Xatt, GhajnsielemGozo GSM 9033 Tel: (+356) 2155 6407 COMINO 4, Triq Il-Gvernatur Walter Congreve, Comino KMN1030 Tel: (+356) 2157 3960 VICTORIA DISTRICT HQ 133, Triq Ir-Repubblika, Victoria-Gozo VCT1015 Tel: 2156 2040

POST OFFICE A General Post Office was established in Valletta in January of 1885, and on that date postage stamps of Great Britain ceased to be valid for the prepayment of correspondence posted in Malta and Gozo. The Opening Hours of Branch Post Offices in Malta and Gozo are: 07.30 - 12.45 (Mon - Sat) GHAJNSIELEM Triq J.F. De Chambray, GSM 1051 Tel: (+356) 2155 8295

••The preface (+356) should be added to the required number when making a phone call or sending faxes to Malta from overseas.

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GZIRA GARDENS MARINA

GZIRA GARDENS MARIINA Is presented in the form of the traditional stern-to-quay berthing, with 57 available berths mostly earmarked for yachts of a size exceeding 16 metres. Water and 3-phase electricity are available. Gzira Gardens Marina, adjacent to the Gzira public gardens, was one of the first to be developed to cater for yacht berthing in Malta and has been operating since the 1960s. Conveniently situated close to Ta’ Xbiex and within walking distance of Sliema the Marina is well serviced with excellent shopping facilities including numerous chandlers. The area abounds with restaurants, cafes, wine bars, truly catering for all tastes. Banks, hotels and other commodities are amply available. This Marina is operated by Transport Malta.

LAT: 35°54’1N LON: 014°30’1E Admiralty Chart No.177 ISPS Certified

Gzira Gardens Marina

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SANDY YACHT MARINA

SANDY YACHT MARINA is conveniently situated in Ta’ Xbiex Creek within the sheltered Marsamxetto Harbour. The mooring area is located in Malta’s main yachting service centre, where yachtsmen can find all their requirements whether it is yacht chandleries, supermarkets, restaurants, hotels, yacht yard, banks or yacht services companies besides being within walking distance to the Royal Malta Yacht Club and to Sliema, Malta’s important shopping centre. The mooring area is equipped with state of the art and user friendly moorings, using braided mooring lines with elasticised mooring tails. The Marina office is housed on board a yacht moored within the facility for onsite services and a water taxi service is at available for clients. Sandy Yacht Marina is part of the S&D Yachts [www.sdyachts.com] portfolio – acknowledged since its establishment foundation in 1976 to offer professional services to yachtsmen by yachtsmen with its Head Office located within 100 meters of the mooring area. Sandy Yacht Marina can also arrange for any size of yacht stern to or alongside in alternative facilities.

LAT: 36°01’5N LON: 014°18’E Admiralty Chart No. 211

Sandy Yacht Marina Transport Malta Malta Transport Centre Marsa MRS 1917 (+356) 2122 2203 (+356) 2133 2141 info.tm@transport.gov.mt www.transport.gov.mt 57 57 40 mts 4 mts 15Kms away Christopher SCHEMBRI (Berthing Master) (+356) 2122 2203

Tel: Fax: E-mail: Web-site: Berths Available: Maximum length possible: Maximum draught possible: Malta International Airport: Period of operation: Contact: Tel:

Ta’ Xbiex Moorings 10, ‘Sea Breeze’, Giuseppe Cali Str., Ta’Xbiex XBX 1421. (+356) 2132 0577, 2133 1515, 2133 9908 (+356) 2133 2259 info@sym-malta.com, dave@sym-malta.com www.sym-malta.com 77 17 mts 4 mts 15Kms away All year round David FOLEY (Marina Manager) (+356) 9920 3444 or (+356) 2133 1515


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MSIDA & TA' XBIEX MARINAS

On 3rd January 2011, Creek Developments plc took over the operation of 730 berths in the Msida Creek area of Marsamxett Harbour – 642 of these berths earmarked for yachts of up to 16 metres long are available on 15 lines of fully serviced floating pontoons making up the Msida & Ta’ Xbiex Marinas. Another 61 stern-to-quay berths are available in Msida Creek for yachts up to 11 metres, while 15 berths are available on Ta’ Xbiex Quay for larger yachts up to 22 metres in length. 12 dedicated guest berths are located on the inside of the Breakwater at the entrance to the Marina. An extensive program of renovation took place over 2012, to bring the Marina to the highest international standards. Water and electricity are available at each berth off service modules accessed by pre-paid cards. The Marina offers a 24/7 security service and all modern amenities in a convenient and sheltered central location. Around the Marina are situated, within walking distance, chandleries, bars/ cafeterias, banks and restaurants, while the capital city Valletta, and the shopping and night life areas of Sliema and St Julians, are only a short bus ride away. Practically on the Marina quay is the clubhouse of the Royal Malta Yacht Club.

Msida / Ta' Xbiex Marinas Creek Developments plc 53/1, Ta’ Xbiex Seafront Msida MSD 1515 Malta Tel: (+356) 2133 7049 E-mail: info@creekdevelopments.com Website: www.marinamalta.com

Berths Available: Number of stern-to-berths: Maximum length possible: Maximum draught possible: Malta International Airport: Contact: Mobile number:

LAT: 35°53’8N LON: 014°30’1E Admiralty Chart No. 177 ISPS Certified 730 88 22 mts 4 mts 15Kms away George MERCIECA (Berthing Master) (+356) 7933 7049

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IN THE NEIGHBOURHOOD

MSIDA MARINA & TA’ XBIEX MARINA – SANDY YACHT MARINA SINCE OUR 9th EDITION of two years ago additional berthing facilities have become available in the Marsamxett Harbour area with the introduction of Sandy Yacht Marina which also prides itself of the appealing environment the surrounding area presents. These Marinas share some of the most spectacular views of the Bastions of Valletta and are embraced by the safe waters of Marsamxett Harbour. Ta’ Xbiex Marina and Sandy Yacht Marina are close to a variety of shops including chandlers. There are numerous, cafes and restaurants in the vicinity with the Clubhouse of the Royal Malta Yacht Club within walking distance to both Marinas. The area is the home to many foreign Embassies’ and boasts numerous elegant mansions. Whilst for Msida Marina, amenities are only a few minutes walking away, again, with excellent cafes, restaurants and chandlers. With the development of modern apartments, overlooking the Marina, Msida is a desirable residential area. Ta’ Xbiex has always had a seafaring connection, indeed the name is thought to be derived from the word Xbiek - net. (Alternatively, Tbexbix - sunrise). Likewise Msida was originally a fishing village with connections going back to the Arabs. Gradually the area has become urbanised and housing developments have replaced the fishermen’s homes. Although today a few trawlers and small Maltese boats still ply the local waters and some venture further a field.

BANKING SERVICES

Banif Bank (Malta) plc The registered office of Banif Bank (Malta) plc is situated at 203, Level 2, Rue D’Argens, Gzira, GZR 1368. Tel: (+356) 2260 1000 Fax: (+356) 2131 2000 E-Mail: customercare@banif.com.mt Website: www.banif.com.mt Opening Hours - The Banif branches in Attard, Naxxar, St. Julian’s and St. Paul’s Bay are open on: Mondays to Fridays: 8.30 a.m. 2.30 p.m. / Saturdays 8.30 a.m. - 12.30 p.m. The Branches in Fgura, Qormi (PAVI Shopping Complex), and San Gwann are open on: Mondays to Fridays: 8.30 a.m. 6.30 p.m. / Saturdays 8.30 a.m. - 12.30 p.m. The Bank’s branch in Victoria, Gozo is open from Mondays to Friday: 8.30 a.m. – 5.00 p.m. / Saturday 8.30 a.m. - 12.30 p.m. (All given opening hours exclude Bank & Public Holidays) Banif Bank (Malta) plc 189, Naxxar Road, San Gwann, SGN 9030 Tel: (+356) 2260 1000 Fax: (+356) 2131 2000

LOCAL COUNCIL The offices of the Local Councils, in both Malta and Gozo, are open for the public between 8 in the morning and 2 in the afternoon, from Monday to Friday. On Saturdays Local Councils are open from 08.00 a.m. to 11.30 a.m.

MSIDA Msida Civic Centre, Misrah Tal-Menqa, Msida MSD9090 Tel: 2133 4343 Fax: 2134 2424 E-Mail: msida.lc@gov.mt Website: www.msidalocalcouncil.com

Bank of Valletta plc The Head Office of the Bank of Valletta plc is situated at Head Office, BOV Centre, Cannon Road, Santa Venera SVR 9030. Tel: (+356) 2131 2020 Fax: (+356) 2275 3730 E-Mail: customercare@bov.com Website: www.bov.com Opening Hours Main Branches Malta & Gozo: Monday - Thursday: 08:30 - 14:00 / Friday: 08:30 - 15:30 / Saturday: 08:30 - 12:30 Bank of Valletta plc, 212/215, Marina Street, Msida MSD 9041. Tel: 2131 2020 Fax: 2275 4702 Bank of Valletta plc, 219/220, The Strand, Gzira GZR 1022. Tel: 2131 2020 Fax: 2275 5170

TA’ XBIEX Highrise Apartments, Triq L-Imradd, Ta’Xbiex XBX1150 Tel: (+356) 2133 8844 Fax: (+356) 2133 8877 E-Mail: taxbiex.lc@gov.mt Website: www.taxbiex.org.mt

HSBC Bank Malta plc The registered office of HSBC Bank Malta p.l.c. is situated at 116, Archbishop Street, Valletta VLT1444.

Tel: (+356) 2597 0000 Fax: (+356) 2380 4923 Website: www.hsbc.com.mt

of the Mater Dei Hospital, Malta’s General Hospital, on number (+356) 2545 4030. Emergency 112

•The quoted Opening Hours apply to all branches of the HSBC throughout Malta and Gozo: Monday - Thursday: 08:30 - 13:30 / Friday: 08:30 - 16:30 / Saturday: 08:30 - 12:30

The nearest Health Centre to Msida Marina, Ta’Xbies Quay and Sandy Yacht Marina is that of Gzira, namely:

HSBC Bank Malta plc 196 The Strand, Gzira GZR 1023 Tel: (+356) 2380 2380 - Fax: (+356) 2324 3990

GZIRA Health Centre Pjazza Meme’ Scicluna, Gzira GZR1120 Tel: (+356) 2133 7245, 2134 4766, 21337244

PHARMACIES Full details of Pharmacies available IN THE NEIGHBOURHOOD of Msida – Ta’ Xbiex Marinas / Sandy Yacht Marina are given on page 122 - YIM Postscript 1.

Mediterranean Bank plc The Head Office of Mediterranean Bank plc is located at – 10, St. Barbara Bastion, Valletta VLT1961 Tel: (+356) 2557 4400 Fax: (+356) 2557 4902 E-mail: info@medbank.com.mt Website: www.medbank.com.mt The nearest Mediterranean Bank plc branch to Msida Marina/Ta’ Xbiex Quay is that of Sliema, namely: Mediterranean Bank plc No. 36A, Tigne Sea Front, Sliema SLM 3011 Tel: (+356) 2557 4400 Fax: (+356) 2557 4902 Opening Hours -Monday - Friday: 08:00 - 18:00 Saturday: 09.00 – 13.00

POLICE STATIONS Police Stations are open on 24-hour bases. For convenience purpose given also are the telephone numbers of the Police Headquarters in FLORIANA Tel: (+356) 2122 4001/2-9. MSIDA Rue D’Argens, Msida MSD 1369 Tel: 2133 2289 There is no Police Station in Ta’ Xbiex. The nearest station is in Msida.

HEALTH CENTRE Health Centres are the hub of the primary health care services provided by the Government. Besides the general practitioner and nursing services, various specialised health services are provided. The opening hours and the services provided by these clinics vary and for further information it is recommended to contact the individual health centre. Furthermore in need of any emergency one could contact the Emergency Department

POST OFFICES A General Post Office was established in Valletta in January of 1885, and on that date postage stamps of Great Britain ceased to be valid for the prepayment of correspondence posted in Malta and Gozo. The Opening Hours of Branch Post Offices in Malta and Gozo are: 07.30 - 12.45 (Mon - Sat) ••Sub Post Offices opening hours All the year round - are: Mondays - Fridays: 8.00am - 1.00pm / 4.00pm - 6.00pm Saturdays: 8.00am - 1.00pm MSIDA G’Mangia Hill, Pieta’ PTA1310 Tel: (+356) 2123 1825 TA’ XBIEX ••Fleet Stationery, Triq Testaferrata, Ta’ Xbiex XBX1402 Tel: (+356) 2131 3126

ROYAL MALTA YACHT CLUB The Royal Malta Yacht Club, which for some thirty years had been housed at Couvrè Porte in the historic Fort Manoel, has now been allocated new premises on the Ta’ Xbiex Marina enjoying a magnificent view of Marsamxett Creek and Valletta in Marsamxett Harbour – detailed report on page 119. Royal Malta Yacht Club Ta’ Xbiex Seafront, Ta’ Xbiex XBX1028 Tel: (+356) 2133 3109 – 2131 8417 Fax: (+356) 2133 1131 E-Mail: info@rmyc.org Website: www.rmyc.org

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PORTOMASO MARINA

FORMING an integrated part of a new lavish hotel/complex/marina development, in the exclusive locality of St. Julians, on Malta’s northern coast, is the Portomaso Marina. The first boats sailed in to the Marina at the end of June 2000. The Portomaso Marina, with a quay exceeding 1km, can accommodate 130 yachts with a number of berths being earmarked for the berthing of even 70-footers. Berths are being given out on a lease basis with preference going to owners of Portomaso apartments. This project is acclaimed to be one of Europe’s first zero-emission marinas, with the added advantages of frequent water changes and sheltered berthing in even the strongest weather. A highly esteemed recognition to Portomaso was bestowed when the project was voted Europe’s Best Marina Development in 2000 and 2005 in the International Property Awards. The luxurious project is owned and developed by Maltese entrepreneurs The Tumas Group. It has been constructed on a 127,000 square metre site, with over 400 luxury apartments and comprises the 400-bedroom Malta Hilton International, a convention centre, lavish seafront apartments, a selection of shops and restaurants and a 23-storey high business tower - proudly identified as the highest building on the Maltese Islands. A limited number of apartments for sale and offices for leasing are available.

Portomaso Marina

Tel: Fax: E-mail: Website: VHF Channel:

Marina Office, Portomaso Complex, St. Julians PTM 01 (Malta) (+356) 2138 7803 / (+356) 7949 5768 (+356) 2138 9655 info@portomasomarina.com www.portomasomarina.com 13 call sign “Portomaso Marina”

Total Berths Available: Number of stern-to-berths: Maximum length possible: Maximum draught possible: Malta International Airport: Contact: Tel:

LAT: 35°55’264N LON: 014°29’697E Admiralty Chart No. 117 130 140 24 mts 2.8 mts 12kms away David AZZOPARDI (Harbour Master) (+356) 7949 5768 / (+356) 2138 7803

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PORTOMASO MARINA PORTOMASO MARINA is built within an internationally acclaimed waterfront development. On the doorstep there is a 5* hotel, a selection of shops, restaurants, Health and Leisure centre and apartments. Within a few minutes walk is the vibrant nightlife of St. Julian’s and Paceville offering visitors - discos, nightclubs, a plethora of restaurants, cafes, pubs and wine bars. Locally you can shop till you drop with numerous shops selling top international brands. Some supermarkets will deliver to the Marina and stock every necessity. Specialist shops abound - wine, fine china, crystal and antiques. Mainly due to the ravages of the corsairs, the area remained undeveloped until around 1688 when the Spinola Palace was built and, unwittingly, became the catalyst for today’s modern amenities. Above its portico is an inscription dedicating the Palace and its gardens ‘for the public entertainment ‘! Later the British, who delight in the ‘seaside’, made the area into a desirable village while today it is the doorstep of the pulsating capital of Maltese nightlife - Paceville.

LOCAL COUNCIL The offices of the Local Councils, in both Malta and Gozo, are open for the public between 8 in the morning and 2 in the afternoon, from Monday to Friday. On Saturdays Local Councils are open from 08.00 a.m. to 11.30 a.m.

The Bank’s branch in Victoria, Gozo is open from Mondays to Friday: 8.30 a.m. – 5.00 p.m. / Saturday 8.30 a.m. - 12.30 p.m. (All given opening hours exclude Bank & Public Holidays) Banif Bank (Malta) plc 125-126, Main Street, St. Julian’s, STJ 1011 Tel: (+356) 2260 1000 Fax: (+356) 2131 2000

Bank of Valletta plc The Head Office of the Bank of Valletta plc is situated at Head Office, BOV Centre, Cannon Road, Santa Venera SVR 9030. Tel: (+356) 2131 2020 Fax: (+356) 2275 3730 E-Mail: customercare@bov.com Website: www.bov.com Opening Hours Main Branches Malta & Gozo: Monday - Thursday: 08:30 - 14:00 / Friday: 08:30 - 15:30 / Saturday: 08:30 - 12:30

Mediterranean Bank plc The Head Office of Mediterranean Bank plc is located at – 10, St. Barbara Bastion, Valletta VLT1961 Tel: (+356) 2557 4400 Fax: (+356) 2557 4902 E-mail: info@medbank.com.mt Website: www.medbank.com.mt The nearest Mediterranean Bank plc branch to Portomaso Marina is that of Sliema, namely:

POLICE STATIONS FIMBank plc Mercury Tower, The Exchange Financial & Business Centre, Elia Zammit Street, St. Julian’s STJ 3155 - Tel: (+356) 2132 2100 Fax: (+356) 2132 2122 - Email: info@fimbank. com - Website: www.fimbank.com

Opening Hours - The Banif branches in Attard, Naxxar, St. Julian’s and St. Paul’s Bay are open on: Mondays to Fridays: 8.30 a.m. 2.30 p.m. / Saturdays 8.30 a.m. - 12.30 p.m.

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The Branches in Fgura, Qormi (PAVI Shopping Complex), and San Gwann are open on: Mondays to Fridays: 8.30 a.m. 6.30 p.m. / Saturdays 8.30 a.m. - 12.30 p.m.

In Malta FIMBank plc, operates from The Exchange Financial & Business Centre in St. Julian’s, with full communication details given above.

There is no Health Centre in St Julian’s. The nearest Polyclinic to Poromaso Marina is the Gzira Health Centre situated at: Pjazza Meme’ Scicluna, Gzira GZR1120 - Tel: (+356) 2133 7245, 2134 4766, and 2133 7244

PHARMACIES The Opening Hours of Pharmacies in Malta and Gozo are: Mon-Sat (Mornings) 08.30 - 12.30 - (Afternoons) 16.00 - 19.00 ST. JULIAN’S Balluta Pharmacy, 30, Main Street, Balluta (St. Julian’s) STJ1011 Tel: (+356) 2131 7888.

Mediterranean Bank plc No. 36A, Tigne Sea Front, Sliema SLM 3011 Tel: (+356) 2557 4400 Fax: (+356) 2557 4902 Opening Hours -Monday - Friday: 08:00 - 18:00 Saturday: 09.00 – 13.00

ST. JULIAN’S Local Council Forrest Street, St. Julians STJ2033 Tel: 2137 3111 Fax: 2137 3444 E-Mail: sangiljan.lc@gov.mt

Banif Bank (Malta) plc The registered office of Banif Bank (Malta) plc is situated at 203, Level 2, Rue D’Argens, Gzira, GZR 1368. Tel: (+356) 2260 1000 Fax: (+356) 2131 2000 E-Mail: customercare@banif.com.mt Website: www.banif.com.mt

•The quoted Opening Hours apply to all branches of the HSBC throughout Malta and Gozo: Monday - Thursday: 08:30 - 13:30 / Friday: 08:30 - 16:30 / Saturday: 08:30 - 12:30 HSBC Bank Malta plc St.George’s Road, St Julians STJ 3202 Tel: 2380 2380 Fax: 2324 2090

Bank of Valletta plc, Dragonara Road, St. Julians STJ 3141 Tel: 2131 2020 Fax: 2135 3103

BANKING SERVICES

HSBC Bank Malta plc The registered office of HSBC Bank Malta p.l.c. is situated at 116, Archbishop Street, Valletta VLT1444. Tel: (+356) 2597 0000 Fax: (+356) 2380 4923 Website: www.hsbc.com.mt

Furthermore in need of any emergency one could contact the Emergency Department of the Mater Dei Hospital, Malta’s General Hospital, on number (+356) 2545 4030. Emergency 112

Police Stations are open on 24-hour bases. For convenience purpose given also are the telephone numbers of the Police Headquarters in FLORIANA Tel: (+356) 2122 4001/2-9. ST. JULIANS St Georges Road, STJ3208 Tel: (+356) 2137 1694

HEALTH CENTRES Health Centres are the hub of the primary health care services provided by the Government. Besides the general practitioner and nursing services, various specialised health services are provided. The opening hours and the services provided by these clinics vary and for further information it is recommended to contact the individual health centre.

Melita Pharmacy, 127, St George’s Road, (St. Julian’s) STJ3209 Tel: (+356) 2133 8657 Potters Pharmacy, 41, Wilga Street, Paceville (St. Julians) STJ3115 Tel: (+356) 2136 3244 St. Julian’s Pharmacy, 24, George Borg Olivier Street, (St. Julian’s) Tel: (+356) 2133 9426

POST OFFICES A General Post Office was established in Valletta in January of 1885, and on that date postage stamps of Great Britain ceased to be valid for the prepayment of correspondence posted in Malta and Gozo. The Opening Hours of Branch Post Offices in Malta and Gozo are: 07.30 - 12.45 (Mon - Sat) ST. JULIANS •Lombard Bank Malta, Triq Paceville, Paceville, San Giljan STJ3103 Tel: (+356) 2138 6148. •The opening hours at the St Julian’s Branch are: 1st October - 14th June: Monday to Friday - from 8.30am to 2.30pm 15th June - 30th September: Monday to Friday - from 8.00am to 1.00pm ••The preface (+356) should be added to the required number when making a phone call or sending faxes to Malta from overseas.

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STRATEGICALLY LOCATED IN THE MIDDLE OF THE MEDITERRANEAN SEA and with easy access to nearby markets in the European Union, North Africa and the Middle East, the island nation of Malta has in recent years established itself as one of the regional hubs and a centre of excellence in those sectors identified in Government’s strategy. Indeed, the growth registered in sectors such as financial services, creative industries and ICT, tourism, healthcare and life sciences, education services, higher value-added manufacturing, as well as transportation and logistics has enabled Malta to withstand the challenges brought about by the international economic crisis and the conflicts in North Africa and in so doing maintain its unemployment levels among the lowest in the EU. The Maltese authorities, however, are not resting on the laurels of their past achievements, but are rather focusing on how to facilitate further growth not only within these sectors, but also in niches previously untapped despite Malta’s potential. Initiatives are being taken in this sense to build capacity, both in terms of education to ensure that a trained workforce is always available, as well as in terms of infrastructure. Projects such as the BioMalta Campus being constructed next to University and the main Hospital, which will cater for researchers in the biotechnology and life sciences fields, are indeed intended to build up on the success registered in the past years in specific sectors – in this case the pharmaceuticals industry – and enable the country to keep moving up the value chain. In the same manner, the digital media industry is being targeted as an offshoot of the ICT industry, which has grown considerably in the past years and attracted various foreign investors including the $300 million SmartCity Malta, a self-sustained township providing space for the ICT and media sectors based on a similar model in Dubai. Malta’s highly-skilled and English-speaking workforce is also quick

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to adapt and rise up to overcome the challenges it faces, enabling companies to have business success. This was very evident during the global recession when, also thanks to the authorities’ support, companies did not close shop but on the contrary re-invested in retraining their people and opened new lines of operations to diversify their business, testifying a convinced confidence in the stability of their investment in Malta. Such factors allow the country to look at these new opportunities with optimism that the positive momentum can be maintained. Malta’s business-friendly and economically stable environment remains conducive towards doing business particularly thanks to its competitive cost structure with relatively low social and labour costs, connectivity – not only in terms of air and sea connections, but also to the online world - which has consistently ranked among the best on a global level, and the availability of an attractive incentives package. The latter includes a number of incentives and wide-ranging assistance to encourage investment, such as tax credits on the amounts invested, access to finance including financial support and loan interest subsidies, assistance for training of the workforce, as well as other schemes to encourage R&D, innovation and competitiveness. Moreover, Malta’s efficient tax system, coupled with the extensive network of double taxation treaties with around 60 countries, offers significant fiscal efficiency to Maltese companies, with the possibility of reducing the corporate tax rate to the lowest levels in the EU. For further information visit www.maltaenterprise.com or contact: Malta Enterprise Gwardamangia Hill, Pietà MEC 0001, Malta Tel: (+356) 2542 0000 - Fax: (+356) 2542 3401 E-mail: info@maltaenterprise.com

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DINING DELIGHTS

MALTESE CUISINE has been heavily influenced by a succession of invaders bringing their own culture and lifestyle to the tiny archipelago. It’s a marriage of styles: giving Maltese food a decided Mediterranean air with predominantly Italian and Sicilian influences, complemented with subtle hints of the Moors and diversity of the Knights. Yet, the Islands still retain their traditional culinary heritage, skilfully blending together the best of all culinary worlds -embracing new ideas and tastes.

Local cuisine is predominantly robust, rustic fare with wonderful flavours based on the seasons. There are numerous restaurants offering typical Maltese cuisine, some with a decided modern twist – others more traditional offering ‘home-style’ country seasonal food – wonderful fragrant “minestra” (a ‘minestrone’ type soup, overflowing with seasonal vegetables). Don’t miss a real treat and try “Fenek” (rabbit) so aromatic when simmered in red wine. Another favourite is Maltese bread – hobz - baked fresh daily: it’s an essential accompaniment to all meals. Small villages often hide simple restaurants serving the best in Maltese food – go where the locals go!

GO FOR LOCAL WINE! WINE has been part of the Maltese culture since 300 B.C. when the Phoenicians started the first vineyards. Later Greeks, Romans and the Knights of St. John continued the tradition. Today, Malta has internationally award winning wines to suit even the most discerning of palates and to complement any dish. From a potent, full-bodied red wine, to a lighter more delicate white, or a fruity and effervescent rosé - enjoy!

Malta prides itself on the quality of its fish. Many fish restaurants offer a lavish selection of freshly caught seafood Spinotta (bass) dott (stone bass), dentici (dentix), prawns and octopus - to name but a few – served in numerous mouth-watering ways. The choice is vast - try Aljotta, a sumptuous fish soup, with generous portions of fresh Maltese bread – pure heaven or Lampuki Pie (blue dolphin fish) packed with lampuki, spinach, cauliflower, chestnuts and sultanas. If your tastes run to other culinary styles then Malta offers cosmopolitan dining with gastronomic fare from the four corners of the earth including - America, China, Italy, Thailand, France and even Mongolia. There’s a superb choice of restaurants; indeed, there are nearly 1000 restaurants and cafes. Sophisticated restaurants with chic decors and eclectic ambience, small rustic family run Trattoria or fast food takeaways cater for all moods. Prices are excellent and compare favourably with other international destination.

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MARITIME LAW

WHY THE MALTA WHAT DO OWNERS AND FINANCIERS LOOK FOR IN A MARITIME FLAG? Owners look for reliability, minimum bureaucracy, a flag respected by the international community, efficient service providers and administrators and value for money. In addition to the above, financiers also look for democratic stability and a tried and tested robust legal system which will assist them in the eventuality that things do not quite work out as originally planned! It is for all these reasons and more that today the Maltese Maritime Flag is the largest flag in Europe. The first serious inroad into increasing the tonnage of vessels plying the world’s oceans whilst flying the Malta flag was made in the late 80’s when our Merchant Shipping Act was revised in a very conscious attempt to assist in the creation of what was to become the booming shipping service industry we enjoy today. The meteoric growth of our flag and merchant fleet placing us today, as the largest flag in Europe, can be put down to a number of factors. These include English as one of our official languages which saves on all the documentation having to be translated, membership of the European Union, a central European time zone, the level of service offered by all the private service providers as well as the Merchant Shipping Directorate at Transport Malta and the security offered by our law to the owner as well as the mortgagee – the financiers and banks. The fact that our political parties who normally spar on everything and anything are in complete unison on the direction and policies related to our maritime flag and other financial and ancillary services injects the industry with a rock solid stability which inspires confidence in those who look at Malta. Of course of importance to owners is that similarly to a number of other European flags under Maltese law the owner of a vessel registered under the Malta flag, referred to as a “tonnage tax ship” pays a set and annual tonnage tax depending on the tonnage of the vessel rather than income tax on profit generated from the vessel’s shipping activities. Up until a few years ago this facility was limited to Commercial Merchant vessels. However over the past few years the maritime sector has seen an explosion in yachts as opposed to Merchant vessels being used commercially and for charter. This

FLAG? has led to the creation of a very sophisticated Commercial Yacht Code under the auspices of Transport Malta which enables yachts used for commercial purposes and which comply with the conditions stipulated in the Commercial Yacht Code to be registered commercially and to become eligible for the payment of the tonnage tax. The Commercial Yacht Code is constantly being amended to keep up with the times and the development of this industry. Another very important development which has encouraged and is continuously encouraging yacht owners to consider Malta, is the very practical approach taken by the Maltese tax authorities towards the settlement of VAT payments on yachts which are privately used. Over this past year a record number of potential yacht owners have chosen to settle their VAT payments through the use of Maltese structures which are fully approved by the Maltese fiscal regulator which structures culminate in the issuing of a VAT paid certificate covering the yacht in question. All of the above, has meant that owners and managers of yachts of all sizes from the smaller to the very large now consider the Malta flag as a very attractive, reliable and solid European flag for their prize possessions! In this respect Malta is succeeding in beating a number of other flags previously considered as more traditional flags for yachts. All of these elements together with the fact that financiers feel safe with the protection offered to them by Maltese law if the owner defaults on his mortgage payments makes the Maltese flag very attractive to financiers who will only extend financial facilities to borrowing owners if they feel that their interests are properly safeguarded and that in the eventuality that they need to call in on their mortgage the law empowers them to take the necessary action. This is something which financiers of merchant ships are convinced about and which has led to the huge success of the Maltese flag amongst the world’s merchant fleets. This attraction works equally well in the yachting scenario where owners may require financial assistance and consequently must convince their financiers that the choice of the Malta flag is a good choice and protects their interests adequately. We can very confidently confirm today so many years down the road, that the Malta flag is supported by the world’s leading ship finance houses and banks. There could not be a better advert than the repeated custom and support of the world’s leading finance lending institutions.

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We guarantee a 360째 quality turn-around to your complete satisfaction

Markets, sales and services complete power solutions for marine, industrial propulsion and power plants. Modern inspection and testing techniques are utilised and supported by state-of-the-art precision machines, tools and highly trained personnel.

Melita Power Diesel Ltd , BLB 045B, Bulebel Industrial Estate, Zejtun ZTN 3000, Malta. T: (+356) 21 895 699 E: mechanical@melitapower.com

F: (+356+) 21 805 166 www.melitamarinegroup.net

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Superior refits, repairs and paint finishing at the hearth of the Mediterranean. Melita Marine Painters offers paint finishes of the highest standards to luxury yachts and aircraft of all sizes. Personnel are trained in painting applications, erection of Thermo Covers, with experienced craftsmen that specialise in teak decking, steel, GRP, wood and aluminium, stainless steel construction, engines and engine room equipment, electrical and electronic installations.

The Chandlery is stocked with various marine supplies, being from paint to varnishes and deck supplies. We are distributors of leading brands:

Melita Yacht Painters is the sole local distributor for: Awlgrip and Thermo Cover. Works are carried out inside or outside Harbour, afloat or on the hard, guaranteeing a first class service and personal attention at all times.

Melita Marine Group 201, The Strand, Gzira GZR 1023 - Malta Tel: (+356) 21 330 964/82 Fax: (+356) 21 314 093 Email: info@melitamarinegroup.net Web: www.melitamarinegroup.net

The Chandlery, 201, The Strand, Gzira - Malta. Tel: (+356) 2131 2712 Mob: (+356) 9949 3706 Email: chandlery@melitamarinegroup.net Web: www.melitamarinegroup.net


YACHT REPAIR FACILITIES YACHT REPAIR FACILITIES is one of Malta’s major assets in the yachting industry. Malta has always been related to providing seafaring services mainly in ship repairing – a tradition dating back to the Phoenicians and reaching its greatness between the years 1800 and 1979 when Maltese ports and ship repair facilities hosted the mighty Mediterranean fleet of the Royal Navy. Today local talented tradesmen who inherited knowledge and proficiency in various trades supported by excellent dry docking and slipways facilities to accommodate amongst others the various needs of discerning yachts’ owners. The following details are meant to introduce and highlight the respective yacht repair facilities in Malta

A&J BALDACCHINO BOATYARD LTD.

A&J BALDACCHINO BOATYARD LTD. 32 Hal Far Road, Birzebbuga BBG 9034 Tel: (+356) 2165 2904, Mob: (+356) 9984 4213 Email: info@ajbaldacchinoboatyard.com Website: www.ajbaldacchinoboatyard.com

Hard standing area: Alongside berthing: Stern-to berthing: Covered dock: Tenting Available: Day workers allowed: Project office available: Shore storing facilities:

2,370 m2 17 m None None None None Yes Yes

A&J BALDACCHINO BOATYARD LTD is one of the leading Malta boat yard operators and fibreglass boat repairers, offering all types of marine services including yacht repairs, maintenance and storage. The Boat Yard is equipped with a state-of-the-art boat lift and professional, certified boat cradles.

(http://www.rollgen.com) in Malta, also stocks a vast range of marine products. From bow thrusters, anchors, epoxy resins and fillers to sails and marine spare parts, at A&J Baldacchino Boatyard one finds all required for boat repairs and maintenance. Contact Person: Joseph BALDACCHINO (Managing Director) Mob: (+356) 9984 4213

is highly trained to carry out all kinds of marine jobs, and their knowledge spans from small and medium sized boats, sailing boats, motor yachts and speed boats right up to luxury yachts. Strategically located in Birzebbuga, just opposite the Malta Freeport Corporation, this boatyard is a welcoming destination for both local boaters and for visitors sailing in the Mediterranean Sea. The boat yard offers a wide array of services including wood and fibreglass boat and engine repair and restoration, professional spraying, gel coat repairs, osmosis treatments, general refurbishing and re-hauling including renovation works on teak decks and laying of new teak decks (in solid teak), upholstery refurbishment, laying of new upholstery, as well as off-season storage and yacht brokerage.

BEZZINA YACHT YARD 19 - 24 Coal Wharf, Marsa PLA 2154 Yacht Yard: Tel: (+356) 2182 4138 - 2182 9091; Fax: (+356) 2180 9719 Head Office: Tel: (+356) 2124 4613 - 2123 4411; Fax: (+356) 2124 0887 E-Mail: info@bezzinagroup.com; vbezzina@bezzinagroup.com Website: www.bezzinagroup.com Suitable for Vessels of: up to 55m In House Facilities: Docking, Repairs, Engineering, Steel, S/S and Aluminum Fabrication, Traditional Carpentry, Painting/Refinishing, Hardware and Rigging, Pipework, Machinery Overhaul Main Local Contractors: All trades

Main Local Contractors: All trades

A&J use the latest self-propelled trailer, also referred to as motorized trailer, and cradles for boat storage and movements, thus ensuring easy manoeuvrability and safety at all times.

Drydock: Max length of vessel: Cranes: Max weight of lift

A&J Baldacchino Boatyard Ltd, the exclusive representative of Jeckells the Sailmakers, (http://www.jeckells.co.uk) Bamar Furling (http://www.bamar.it) and Reefing Systems

BEZZINA YACHT YARD LIMITED, a member of the Bezzina Group of Companies, specialises in the repair and maintenance of both commercial vessels and pleasure

In House Facilities: Engineering, Steel, S/S and Aluminum Fabrication, Traditional Carpentry, Painting/Refinishing, Hardware and Rigging, Pipework, Machinery Overhaul, Upholstery, Hull and Structure Work in Steel and Wood.

17m 30 tons

As part of its improvement process, the Yard is continuously restructuring and adding a number of facilities to compliment present activities. The introduction of a travel lift and mechanical trailer together with its extended jetty and new warehouses provide the ideal environment for berthing and boat storage.

This family-run business enjoys an unequalled experience in the boat building and marine industry that has been passed on from generation to generation ever since the 1930s. Today, our professional workforce

Drydock: Max length of vessel Cranes: Max weight of lift Hard standing area: Alongside berthing: Stern-to berthing: Covered dock: Tenting Available: Day workers allowed: Project office available: Shore storing facilities:

Suitable for Vessels of: 38m – 160 m (length)

yachts by providing a comprehensive range of services and facilities for the yachting and shipping industry.

55 m 100 tons 5,600 m2 180m 3 x 70 m berths 70 m x 14.5 m Yes No Yes Yes

Bezzina Yacht Yard has always optimized its advantage of being located in Malta, an island in the centre of the Mediterranean. The Yard’s continuous success is mainly attributed to: - Its commitment to keep abreast with technological developments. - Its quick response to the ever changing needs of its clients. - Its focus on start-to-finish quality as a priority. With repair and maintenance facilities situated in the Grand Harbour, the yard is at arms reach from the major Marinas in Malta. Dry-docking facilities at the yard include three floating docks, ranging from 67 metres to 140 metres, backed by fully equipped carpentry, mechanical, electrical and steel/aluminium workshops. Having its own skilled workforce, the yard is able to undertake various yacht projects in all engineering fields, at very competitive rates. The Yard’s operation grounds, with a surface area of over 30,000 square metres, also includes a 180-metre jetty and a fleet of mobile and floating cranes with a lifting capacity of over 300 tonnes. Over the last 25 years the yard has worked with its technical office, REDS Studio of Viareggio, Italy, successfully completing major conversion and refit projects on yachts from 30m - 50m. Recent projects include M.Y Ocean Liberty, M.Y. Osprey and M.Y. Lady Goodgirl. The Yard also designs and builds custom motor yachts such as the ‘Laguna Series’ and commercial vessels. Contact Person: Mr. Victor BEZZINA (Director) – Tel: (+356) 9949 2009 TENTHEDITION2013 - 2 0 14

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YACHT REPAIR FACILITIES best practice in ship repair, whilst being fair, reasonable and responsible for both commercial aspects and to the Maltese Society. Contact Person: Ms. Andrea CASSAR (CEO) MIoD Tel: 2124 4500 Ing. Thaddeus AQUILINA (Technical Manager) - Mob: 7942 4205

and engine installations to very high standards and approved specifications. Situated in picturesque Kalkara Creek in Malta’s Grand Harbour, overlooking the newly launched Kalkara Marina and just ‘round the corner’ from Grand Harbour Marina, the Boatyard also does refit jobs on fibreglass yachts of various sizes and specialises in Classic Boat restoration works. The Boatyard offers boats’ haulage of up to 40 tons and can cater for works consisting

CASSAR GROUP Cassar Ship Repair Slip No 6, Marsa Cross Road, Marsa MRS1549 Tel: (+356) 2124 4500 Fax: (+356) 2123 9761 E-mail: info@cassarshiprepair.com Website: www.cassarshiprepair.com Suitable for Vessels of: 21.78m x 124.8m In House Facilities: Docking, Repairs, Engineering, Steel, S/S and Aluminum Fabrication, Traditional Carpentry, Painting/Refinishing, Hardware and Rigging, Pipework, Machinery Overhaul, hull preparation and coatings. Main Local Contractors: All trades Drydock: Cranes: Max weight of lift Hard standing area: Alongside berthing: Stern-to berthing: Covered dock:

21.78m x 124.8m

25 tons 20,000 m2 600 m 2 x 100 m berths 130 m x 24 m x 29 m air draft Tenting Available: Yes (On request) Day workers allowed: Yes Project office available: Yes Shore storing facilities: Yes CASSAR GROUP was established in 1962 with the mother company ‘ Cassar Enterprises’, to carry out all types of marine works and maintenance services as well as operating a well-equipped and efficient shipyard. Throughout the years the Directors/ shareholders worked to enlarge the family business into a shipyard known as ‘Cassar Ship Repair’, which today provides

a first class service to both local and international shipping industries. Tony Cassar, Chairman of the Group, believes that the rapid growth of international standards demands daily upgrading and constant contact with companies and Corporations worldwide. Providing comprehensive and efficient services requires substantial investment not only in the latest technology but above all in human resources. A qualified and experienced work force is the main asset of front line companies that is why in the past years the company has put up a management team that is committed to delivering the most effective and timely engineering support, providing the customer with quality solutions. Amongst various services, the company provides: • Facilities of a 5000 ton capacity floating dock, • Afloat repairs, • Hydro blasting machines with outputs from 2,000bar, • Ultrasonic thickness gauging, • Leasing of tugs, barges ranging from 20 to 1000 ton cranes and other marine equipment, • Emergency service standby 24hrs a day for ‘oil spill ‘ recovery’, and other related services. In recent years Cassar Ship Repair expanded its marketing initiatives by the setting up of an international network of foreign marine agents covering countries like USA, UK, Germany, Norway, The Netherlands, Cyprus, France, Italy, Japan & Singapore. These became a very important source of generating new business. The mission statement of Cassar Ship Repair has always strengthened the belief of striving to generate flexibility, be innovative and be permanently acquainted with the latest technical development to be able to meet the growing European Market. This gave birth to the latest established Company within the Group, namely Cassar Marine Services whose main objective has been set to provide ancillary marine services with its own fleet of crew boats. The success of our company reflects our significant effort of aspiring to the

KALKARA BOATYARD LIMITED Kalkara Wharf, Kalkara KKR 1501 Tel: (+356) 2166 1306 - 27661306 Fax: (+356) 2169 0420 E-mail: info@kalkaraboatyard.com.mt Website: www.kalkaraboatyard.com.mt Suitable for Vessels of:

10m – 40m

In House Facilities: Repairs, Engineering, Steel, S/S and Aluminum Fabrication, Traditional Carpentry, Painting/Refinishing, Hardware and Rigging, Pipework, Machinery Overhaul Main Local Contractors: All trades Drydock: Cranes: Max weight of lift Hard standing area: Alongside berthing: Stern-to berthing:

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40 tons N/A 20mts On Pontoons LOA 10 – 25 Mts (Summer only 1 place alongside for 40mts) Covered dock: N/A Tenting Available: Yes Day workers allowed: (On approval by the Yard) Yes Project office available: Yes Shore storing facilities: Yes KALKARA BOATYARD is run by the Delceppo Family and caters for boat building, conversion and restoration works, repairs

of alterations, osmosis treatment and protection, joinery, works to ship sides, installation of teak decks, engine installation and / or servicing, stainless steel works, electrical works, instrument installations and winter storage. Free moorings are available for those boats waiting to be hauled out for works or storage at the yard. The Yard offers clients communication facilities such as local and overseas calls, fax, and email all charged at cost. Water and electricity are available to clients where the Yard utilises a computerised pre-paid system. Toilets, hot / cold showers are available for clients living on board, for a maximum of one week, at the yard. The yard offers a round-the-clock service in urgent cases. The Boat Yard is extremely secure as it includes constant surveillance using the latest technology in CCTV security. Kalkara Boatyard is centrally situated and within easy of essential services such as shops, clinics, pharmacies etc. Public Transport is available to and from the Yard at 30 minute intervals between 06.00 hrs to 23.00 hrs. A taxi service is also available. Kalkara Boatyard offers its services, equipment and facilities to the highest possible degree and adheres to accepted and approved specifications. Visit our web site for more details of the Yard’s facilities at kalkaraboatyard.com Contact Person: Ms. Claire FARRUGIA DELCEPPO Mob: (+356) 7905 2471 TENTHEDITION2013 - 2 0 14

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PALUMBO MALTA SUPERYACHTS LTD 31st March Street, Senglea ISL1041 – Malta Tel: (+356) 2399 6008 Fax: (+356) 2399 5292 E-Mail: info@palumbomsy.it Website: www.palumbomsy.it

MANOEL ISLAND YACHT YARD LTD Manoel Island, Gzira GZR 3013 Tel: (+356) 2133 4453/4 Fax: (+356) 2134 3900 E-mail: info@yachtyard-malta.com Website: http:www.yachtyard-malta.com Suitable For Vessels of: 5m – 50 m In House Facilities: All types of Engineering inc. major Machinery Overhauls, Steelwork & Fabrication, S/S and Aluminum Work & Fabrication, Traditional Extrerior / Underwater / Hull & Interior Carpentry, Teak decking & caulking, Painting / Refinishing / Fairing, Hardware and Rigging, Pipework, Upholstery, Liferaft & safety equipment servicing & certification, inflatable tender repairs. Main Local Contractors: All trades Slip: Max length of vessel Cranes: Max weight of lift Hard standing area: Alongside berthing: Stern-to berthing:

Covered slip: by erection of thermotent Tenting Available: Day workers allowed: Project office available: Shore storing facilities:

50 m 50 tons 33,000 m2 400 m of jetty 4 x 50 m berths, 2 x 25m berths & 22 x 20m berths Any size available Yes Yes Yes Yes

MANOEL ISLAND YACHT YARD is one of the oldest established specialist yacht repair yards in the Mediterranean. The steady flow of demanding clientele has made this long established yacht yard evolve and meet our clients’ specialized demands. Throughout the years MIYY has enjoyed respect for its commitment, reliability, and workmanship. All projects are undertaken with dedication and professionalism, which is now synonymous with MIYY. The facilities are spread over an area of 33,000square metres, which are manned

by round-the clock security personnel and CCTV security cameras. The yard operates seven slipways, capable of slipping vessels up to 50 metres in length and with a total displacement of 450 Tons. There is ample jetty capacity and berthing facilities for afloat work. On the hard, over 700 boats are serviced annually with a 50 Ton Marine Travelift and a boat stacker with a lifting Capacity of 20 Tons. Manoel Island Yacht Yard has an English speaking workforce of professional tradesmen, and is fully equipped to perform maintenance, overhauls, repair, refits, and conversions on timber, steel, aluminium and GRP yachts. Our extensive range of skills and expertise can respond to requests as diverse as: - Engineering and electronic repairs and installations - Gel coat and fibreglass repairs - Several surface preparation techniques including all types of blasting - Undercover spray painting by a specialized painting team qualified and experienced in the market leading coating systems - Teak decking and traditional joinery - Interior refitting & design - Repairs and re-caulking of decks and hull seams - De-stepping/stepping and tuning of masts - Life raft / Life Jacket & other safety equipment, repairs, servicing and certification - Hull and stainless steel polishing - Propeller repairs and bow thruster installations - Re-bushing of propellers - Servicing and installation of refrigeration systems - A/C repairs & installations - Installation of Ventilation / fire fighting systems - Sail repairs / valeting, & all types of upholstery / canopy works - Temporary berthing facilities

Suitable for Vessels of: 38m – 160 m In House Facilities: Engineering, Steel, S/S and Aluminum Fabrication, Traditional Carpentry, Painting/ Refinishing, Hardware and Rigging. Main Local Contractors: All trades Drydock: Max length of vessel Cranes: Max weight of lift Hard standing area: Alongside berthing: Stern-to berthing: Covered dock:

160 m

50 tons 20,000 m2 600 m 2 x 100 m berths 140m x 18m x 30m air draft Tenting Available: Yes Day workers allowed: Yes Project office available: Yes Shore storing facilities: Yes IN MARCH 2011 the Palumbo Group, an international recognised entity with vast shipping experience in conversion, docking & repairs, refitting and new building dating back to 1967, have taken over the major super yacht facility in Malta previously known as the Malta Super Yacht Services. PALUMBO MALTA SUPERYACHTS LTD strategic new management will be focusing on flexibility and optimization of working procedures to ensure product quality and on time delivery while investment in the already skilled workforce has proved successful.

Palumbo Malta Superyachts covers an area of more than 45.000 square metres, including two dry docks having the size of 160m long with 25m wide, and 140m long with 18m wide including a 30m-high paint retractable shed extending 130mt. There are also more than 400mt of berths where repairs can also be carried out. Docks and quays are served with rail mounted cranes with a maximum lifting capacity of 50 tons. The service package includes: mechanical engineering repairs and installations, pipework, repairs on propulsion systems, propeller repairs and balancing, several surface preparation techniques, undercover spray painting by a specialised painting team experienced with the market leading coating systems, teak decking and traditional joinery and life raft repairs and certification. Work on steel, aluminium and timber or composite hulls can be carried out afloat or in drydock with a maximum of 8m draught. The Yard’s competent craftsmen are supported by experienced naval architects and a dedicated project management team who are available to assist in all classification or international marine regulation requirements. Meanwhile, an array of local and international approved subcontractors is at our disposal to enhance our range of services. In the first few months since taking over Palumbo Malta Superyachts has serviced a substantial number of super yachts some of whom even featuring in the Top 100 ranking list of super yachts that were satisfied and are willing to return. Most of these Superyachts utilised the yard’s services both before Palumbo took over, and also afterwards. Palumbo Malta Superyachts plan to strengthen the maintenance and refit capabilities of the Yard through the necessary investment and therefore its positioning within the industry. Contact Person: Mrs. Jihee SHIN (Sales & Administration Manager) Tel: (+356) 2399 6008

Our workforce is also complemented by a number of approved international and local sub-contractors, which are at our disposal to enhance and offer a specialized and complete service. In addition to highly experienced craftsmen, a personal service, competitive rates, 24 hr security including CCTV surveillance, and much more, your one stop shop for wintering your yacht is complete. Contact Persons: David MIFSUD (General Manager) Mob: (+356) 9949 3682 Andrew WILSON (Commercial Manager) Mob: (+356) 7932 6961 TENTHEDITION2013 - 2 0 14

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TRANSPORT MALTA

TRANSPORT MALTA is the Government authority set up by Act XV of 2009 to assume the functions previously exercised by the Malta Maritime Authority, the Malta Transport Authority, the Civil Aviation Department and the Network Infrastructure Directorate. Transport Malta, as directed by Government, aims to: • develop integrated transport policies aimed at achieving modal shifts that favour the use of public transport and safe, non-polluting strategies; • ensure the development of an efficient, integrated and socially sustainable public transport system for the Maltese Islands, that meets the traveller’s needs and expectations; • provide an effective regulatory framework for land transport with road safety as a top priority, whilst at the same time promoting socioeconomic development and protection of the environment; • promote the maritime and civil aviation facilities of Malta and the registration of ships and aircraft under the Maltese flag; • encourage Malta to become a maritime hub in the Mediterranean and an entree-port to the EU; • encourage measures for the development of civil aviation and ancillary services, and in particular, of air transport services of both passengers and cargo; • promote the efficient and cost-effective running of the administration, services and operations of ports and yachting centres; • provide a solid financial base from where the Authority can achieve target returns and investments; • standardise practices in the transport sector in Malta, in line with international norms and with those of the EU in particular. The Maritime Sector From its position astride one of the major arteries of shipping, Malta offers a whole range of international maritime services and facilities including: • deep natural harbours and well equipped ports which offer a haven for international shipping; • extensive bunkering, ship supplies and towage services;

• ship building and ship repair yards which can take the largest ships afloat; • modern facilities for transhipment and distribution, including a very successful Freeport and oil terminal; • high level training for both deck and engineering officers at a reputable nautical school; • a hub for cruise liners; • international yacht marinas backed by efficient repair and shore support services; • an international ship register - one of the largest in the world. REGISTRATION OF YACHTS UNDER THE MALTA FLAG Malta’s Merchant Shipping Act provides the possibility for the registration of yachts under the Malta flag. The procedure for registration is simple and straightforward. Yachts may be registered, provided that, inter alia, they are wholly owned by one or more legally constituted bodies or entities irrespective of nationality, or by a citizen of a member of the European Union. The formation of a Maltese company is a straightforward operation; there are no nationality requirements as to both the shareholders and directors. A yacht is first registered provisionally under the Malta flag for six months (extendible to one year) during which period all documentation must be finalised. The requirements for provisional registration are: • An application for registration by the owner or an authorised representative; • An application for a change of name, if required; • Proof of qualification to own a Maltese ship; in the case of body corporate, the memorandum and articles of association; • A declaration of ownership made before the Registrar by the owner or an authorized representative; • Payment of initial and annual registration fees. The following documents must be submitted during provisional registration: • Where there was previous ownership, a bill of sale or any other document by which the vessel was transferred to the applicant for registry; otherwise a builder’s certificate in the name of

the applicant; • Where applicable, cancellation of registry certificate issued by the Administration where the vessel was last documented; • Certificate of Survey and a copy of the International Tonnage Certificate, where applicable, issued by an approved surveyor of ships; • Evidence that the vessel has been marked in accordance with law. The Maltese registry of a yacht may be closed at the request of the owners provided all liabilities and obligations in respect of the yacht towards the State of Malta have been paid and the consent of all registered mortgagees, if any, is produced. Commercial Yachts A commercially registered yacht is considered to be a yacht, of 15 metres in length or more but not more than 3000 gross tonnes, which do not carry cargo and carries not more than 12 passengers and operated by the owner or body corporate owning the yacht for commercial use. The following classes of yachts will be considered for commercial registration: • Yachts in commercial use of not less than 15 metres in length and not more than 24 metres. • Superyachts in commercial use of more than 24 metres in length and less than 500 gross tonnes. • Superyachts in commercial use of more than 24 metres in length and 500 gross tonnes and over but less than 3000 gross tonnes. A Commercial Yacht Code setting the required standards of safety and pollution prevention can be downloaded from: http://www.transport.gov.mt/ superyacht-registration.

Transport Malta Malta Transport Centre Marsa MRS 1917 (Malta) T: (+356) 2122 2203 F: (+356) 2125 0365 E: info.tm@transport.gov.mt W: www.transport.gov.mt

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YACHT CHARTERING YACHT CHARTERING IN MALTA has become an established part of the sailing scene. Charterers come to Malta because of its location in the Mediterranean Sea – a perfect base for exploring further a field – Pantelleria, Lampedusa, Sicily, Tunisia - or simply to sail the delightful waters surrounding the islands with its hidden coves, magnificent coastal scenery and perfect azure blue waters. Many Yacht Charter operators offer tuition and give refresher courses under the watchful eye of fully qualified instructors, with internationally recognised certificates. Thanks to adequate local regulations, all the yachts are maintained to the highest specification and the majority is new with all the latest in modern technology and safety. For the enthusiast delightful ‘character’ yachts can be chartered and, for larger parties, super yachts can be hired. Depending upon the individual requirement yachts can be normally chartered under the following guidelines. (Conditions can vary from company to company). 1. Bareboat charter – no skipper provided by the company – at least one crew member has to be in possession of a valid Skipper/Yachtmaster licence. 2. Skippered charter – the yacht is provided with a professional skipper by the company (at an extra cost). 3. Fully crewed – particularly on super yachts a full crew is provided – skipper/ cook/

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Address:

Triq Gianni Attard, Swatar, Birkirkara, BKR4172, Malta

Telephone:

(00356) 21378586

Mobile:

(00356) 79432526

Email:

info@maltayachtcharters.com

Web:

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deckhand etc. (extra cost). For clients preferring motor boats, they can be hired under similar conditions to yachts. There is no restriction on the length of charter – a day sail, long week ends or the whole summer – the choice is yours! Fly and sail packages are also available from all major European, North African and Middle Eastern countries. Another available approach to chartering is being referred to as “Cabin Cruise”, designed for people who just rent one berth on a boat serviced with crew and offering full board, food/drinks too. Here one can enjoy sailing, mix and make new friends. For keen divers the islands are a paradise – whether scuba diving or purely snorkeling, the marine life is breathtaking. Equipment can be hired. For the more adventurous there are numerous fascinating wrecks to explore. (On page 126 one can read about Wreck Diving Around Malta) Unlike many other sailing waters, Malta has few restrictions on anchorages. Marinas will offer all the basic facilities and dining ashore competes favourably with all our international competitors. Car hire is quick and simple to arrange and local buses provide an excellent cheap island transport service. The watchword for Chartering in Malta is ‘Professionalism’: Top class yachts maintained by experienced professionals who offer personalized service to their clients. Yachts are well maintained and

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Cutrico Marine is one of the leading providers of marine equipment and maintenance services in the Mediterranean, and supply some of the leading brands in the industry. All installations and services are undertaken by fully qualified factory trained technicians, with 24/7 service available to clients to ensure the highest level of service.

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Camilleri Marine was established in 1979 and specialises in major yacht refits and repairs.

Ellcee Nautical Supplies Co. Ltd. Camilleri Marine 162A Ta’ Xbiex Seafront, Gzira - Malta Tel: (+356) 21 341 953 • Fax: (+356) 21 345 414 E-mail: camarine@ellcee.com • Web: www.ellcee.com

If you have just bought a yacht and want it personalised at a cost effective price, then send us an e-mail, and we will quote you with no obligation whatsoever. We also have facilities to offer you tax free billing and tax free supplies. Ask your captain to contact us.


MARINE INSURANCE

BOAT & YACHT INSURANCE STEADILY MALTA is becoming recognised as a real alternative as a Financial hub and real successes have led to strong growth over the recent past. The credit for this needs to go to a combination of factors that have all worked well together and the vision and ability of key individuals to seek a common goal. The legislation and the regulatory regime has garnered immense respect by participants and peers and facilitated an environment where well regulated entrepreneurship, education and a pleasant working and social environment have come together creating a mini boom in Financial Services. Malta’s domestic insurance market is certainly vibrant. It has evolved in an orderly way over the last 60 years, transforming itself from a predominantly agency dominated market where local agents represented mainly UK Insurers, into one where indigenous licensed insurers underwrite the majority of the local risks. The level of service and cover provided varies between one company and another however for the most part a serious professional approach is the norm. Most offices include technically qualified insurance staff in their complement and a natural desire to meet the customer’s needs is very evident. Boat and Yacht insurance in Malta fits the general development of the entire market, where levels of sophistication have continued to improve. Security is generally sound with the regulator, the Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA) keeping a watchful eye on all market participants and their credentials.

In addition there is a good level of transparency and Financial Repor ts are available for inspection by anyone including prospective clients, all one needs to do is ask for a copy or contact the MFSA. This gives a great deal of strength to the person seeking appropriate insurance cover for their assets. Naturally, if a vessel spends much of the year in Malta it makes sense for a local or locally represented insurance company to carry the risk. The main benefits to this are an understanding of the local conditions, knowledge of the required trade professionals and the ability to respond on the scene as required without delay. The number of Maltese flagged vessels continues to grow and all the services related to maritime activity are keeping abreast with the challenges and opportunities that this has created. Insurance is no exception and anyone with a Maltese registered vessel should consider their insurance options in full.

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In 1429 Torre Cabrera was built to guard the city of

Pozzallo Today the Torre is a landmark of the city famed as the gateway to the

Baroque art in Sicily.

POZZALLO (SICILY)

Comune di Pozzallo, Piazza Municipio, 97016 Pozzallo (RG), Sicily, Italy T. (+ 39) 0932 794111 F. (+39) 0932 794220 E. segreteriasindaco@comune.pozzallo.rg.it

TOURIST OFFICE

Via Bellini, 8, 97016 Pozzallo (RG), Sicily, Italy. T. (+39) 0932 794320 / (+39) 0932 795010 E. informazionituristiche@comune.pozzallo.rg.it servizioturistico@comune.pozzallo.rg.it BLUE FLAG 2002-2009


BRANDS MINI DIRECTORY THIS CHAPTER is meant to highlight the respective representatives in Malta of the given products listed by category. Quoted representatives are those advertised in this edition.

Head Office: Tel: (+356) 2124 4613 - 2123 4411 Fax: (+356) 2124 0887 E-Mail: info@bezzinagroup.com vbezzina@bezzinagroup.com Website: www.bezzinagroup.com

LAGUNA Series (Power)

Index BOATS - POWER & SAIL ENGINES - INBOARD & OUTBOARD BATTERIES & GENERATORS ELETRONIC/ELECTRICAL & NAVIGATIONAL EQUIPMENT

BJ Marine Grand Harbour Marina 119 St Lawrence Street Birgu BRG 1532 Tel: (+356) 2701 9356 E-mail: sales@bjmarine.net Website: www.bjmarine.net

MASTS - RIGGING - AWNINGS - CANOPIES MECHANICAL PARTS SPORTS WEAR

SEA RAY CRANCHI MERIDIAN GREENLINE

SAFETY EQUIPMENT AIR-CONDITIONING - MARINE REGRIGERATION - WATER HEATERS CARPET/UPHOLSTERY CLEANING CLEANING PRODUCTS

FERRETTI PERSHING RIVA BERTRAM APREAMARE CUSTOM LINE MOCHI CRAFT ITAMA

M & N.A Trading Co Ltd Villa Avallone, Iklin Valley, Iklin IKL 1806 Tel: (+356) 2149 4440 Fax: (+356) 2143 5783 E-Mail: info@mnamarine.com Website: www.mnamarine.com

ELAN Sailing Yachts

SAILS & ROPES YACHT PAINTS - ANTIFOULING

Fax: (+356) 2131 4093 E-Mail: info@melitamarinegroup.net Website: www.melitamarinegroup.net

Camilleri Marine 162a, Ta’Xbiex Seafront, Gzira GZR 1020 Tel: (+356) 2134 6320 Fax: (+356) 2134 5414 E-Mail: camarine@ellcee.com Website: www.ellcee.com

OTHER BOATING EQUIPMENT

Nautica 21-23, Msida Road, Gzira 1401 Tel: (+356) 2134 5138/9, 2133 8253 Fax: (+356) 2134 3821 E-mail: info@nautica.com.mt Website: www.nautica.com.mt

BRIG DINGHIES Representative For full particulars of Representatives refer to At Your Service

Brands Given under respective Products Headings

BOATS - POWER & SAIL

A.C. Marine Co. Ltd. 10 Dielja Street, Attard ATD2680 189/1 Marina Street Pieta PTA 9041 Tel: (+356) 2143 6939 - 2743 6939 – 2749 5164 Mob: (+356) 9949 5164 - 9988 3091 Fax: (+356) 2142 3866 / 2749 5164 E- mail: bavaria@acmmalta.com Website: www.acmmalta.com Skype: anthonycamilleri50

BAVARIA (Sailing) BAVARIA (Cruiser Series) BAVARIA (Vision Series) T-YACHTS (Performance Sailing Yachts)

F.L. Yachting Limited 2, Garden Street, Gzira GZR 1410 Tel: (+356) 2132 0742/3 Fax: (+356) 2132 8267 E-Mail: matthewfl@flyachting.com Website: www.flyachting.com

FAIRLINE JEANNEAU GRAND SOLEIL PRESTIGE

SEALINE ABSOLUTE CANADOS HARMONY

North Star Marine Ltd Prince House, Ta’ Xbiex Seafront, Ta’ Xbiex XBX 1025 Tel: (+356) 2133 3590 Fax: (+356) 2133 3592 E-mail: prince3@go.net.mt Website: www.princessyachts.com

PRINCESS Yachts Gauci Borda & Co. Ltd. 53/54, Msida Road, Gzira GZR 1400 36, Ta’ Xbiex Sea Front, Msida MSD 1513 Tel: (+356) 2134 0491 – 2131 3748 Fax: (+356) 2134 3604 E-mail: info@gauciborda.com Website: www.gauciborda.com

RLR Yachting 156, Ta’Xbiex Seafront, Gzira GZR 1020 Tel: (+356) 2133 1192 – 2133 1996 – 2133 5591 Fax: (+356) 2134 4615 E-Mail: info@rlryachting.com Website: www.rlryachting.com

LASER Performance Sailcraft Bezzina Yacht Yard 19 - 24 Coal Wharf, Marsa PLA 2154 Yacht Yard: Tel: (+356) 2182 4138 - 2182 9091 Fax: (+356) 2180 9719

Melita Marine Ltd Associate Company of the Melita Marine Group 201, The Strand, Gzira GZR1023. Tel: (+356) 2133 0964,

J/BOATS NORTHSTAR ZODIAC HOBIE CAT MUSTO SKIFF OPEN BIC

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BRANDS MINI DIRECTORY S. & D. Yachts Ltd 10, ‘Sea Breeze’, Giuseppe Cali Street, Ta’Xbiex XBX 1421 Tel: (+356) 2132 0577, 2133 1515, 2133 9908 Fax: (+356) 2133 2259 E-Mail: info@sdyachts.com Website: www.sdyachts.com

DUFOUR Yachts

Sailpower Limited 12 Flat 11, Forrest Street, St Julians STJ 2033 Tel: (+356) 21360901 Fax: (+356) 21314750 E-Mail: info@sailpower.com.mt Website: www.sailpower.com.mt

X-YACHTS RIVIERA BOSTON WHALER

Yachting Partners Malta Limited 183/4, Marina Street, Pieta’ PTA9042 Tel: (+356) 2125 2727 Fax: (+356) 2122 6650 E-Mail: info@yachtingpartners.com.mt Web-site: www.yachtingpartners.com.mt

HANSE (Sailing) MOODY (Sailing) DEHLER (Sailing)

Tel: (+356) 2133 0964, 2133 0982 E-Mail: noel.borg@melitapower.com Website: www.melitamarinegroup.net

MTU ZF ALLISON DETROIT DIESEL CORPORATION KALMAR VM MERCURY

RLR Yachting 156, Ta’Xbiex Seafront, Gzira GZR 1020 Tel: (+356) 2133 1192 – 2133 1996 – 2133 5591 Fax: (+356) 2134 4615 E-Mail: info@rlryachting.com Website: www.rlryachting.com

VOLVO PENTA EVINRUDE JOHNSON BRUNTONS Propellers

S. & D. Yachts Ltd 10, ‘Sea Breeze’, Giuseppe Cali Street, Ta’Xbiex XBX 1421 Tel: (+356) 2132 0577, 2133 1515, 2133 9908 Fax: (+356) 2133 2259 E-Mail: info@sdyachts.com Website: www.sdyachts.com

VOSPER / NAIAD Stabilizers SIDE-POWER Thruster Systems ENGINES - INBOARD & OUTBOARD

Camilleri Marine 162a, Ta’Xbiex Seafront, Gzira GZR 1020 Tel: (+356) 2134 6320 Fax: (+356) 2134 5414 E-Mail: camarine@ellcee.com Website: www.ellcee.com

The Yacht Shop 28, St Theresa Street, Cospicua BML 1252 Tel: (+356) 2189 4800 Fax: (+356) 2189 4799 E-Mail: yachtshp@maltanet.net

SIDE-POWER THRUSTER Systems TORQUEEDO Electric Engines MINNKOTA Electric Outboards

Gauci Borda & Co. Ltd. 53/54, Msida Road, Gzira GZR 1400 36, Ta’ Xbiex Sea Front, Msida MSD 1513 Tel: (+356) 2134 0491 – 2131 3748 Fax: (+356) 2134 3604 E-mail: info@gauciborda.com Website: www.gauciborda.com

United Equipment Company Limited (UNEC) Burmarrad Road, Burmarrad SPB 6073 Tel: (+356) 2157 6409, (+356) 2359 6000 Fax: (+356) 2158 5443 E-mail: marine@unec.com.mt Web-Site: www.unec.com.mt

Caterpillar VETUS Melita Power Diesel Ltd Associate Company of the Melita Marine Group BLB045B Bulebel Industrial Estate, Zejtun ZTN3000.

Yachting Partners Malta Limited 183/4, Marina Street, Pieta’ PTA9042 Tel: (+356) 2125 2727 Fax: (+356) 2122 6650

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Head Office: Msida Road, Gzira GZR 1405, Malta | Tel: 21 345 123 Fax: 21 345 377 | insurance@gasanmamo.com

www.gasanmamo.com GasanMamo Insurance is authorized to carry on business of Insurance regulated by the MFSA


BRANDS MINI DIRECTORY E-Mail: info@yachtingpartners.com.mt Web-site: www.yachtingpartners.com.mt

GORI Propeller

BATTERIES & GENERATORS

Automation Technologies Ltd Unit 1140, Kordin Business Incubation Centre, Kordin, Paola PLA3000 Tel: (+356) 2398 0169 Fax: (+356) 2398 0170 E-Mail: info@atech.com.tm Website: www.atech.com.mt

ELETRONIC/ELECTRICAL & NAVIGATIONAL EQUIPMENT Automation Technologies Ltd Unit 1140, Kordin Business Incubation Centre, Kordin, Paola PLA3000 Tel: (+356) 2398 0169 Fax: (+356) 2398 0170 E-Mail: info@atech.com.tm Website: www.atech.com.mt

INTELLIGENT MARINE SYSTEMS (software engineering) AUTOMOTION TECHNOLOGIES (Marine Electrical Systems) REBA Electrical Supplies FLIR Night Vision Systems SELCO Alarm Systems EXENDIS Shore Power Converters

SELCO Generator Control - Protection - Alarms ODESSEY Marine AGM Batteries

Gauci Borda & Co. Ltd. 53/54, Msida Road, Gzira GZR 1400 36, Ta’ Xbiex Sea Front, Msida MSD 1513 Tel: (+356) 2134 0491 – 2131 3748 Fax: (+356) 2134 3604 E-mail: info@gauciborda.com Website: www.gauciborda.com

VETUS

International Marine Centre Ltd. (Est. 1958) Testaferrata Street, Ta’Xbiex XBX 1405 Tel; (+356) 2133 2747 - Fax; (+356) 2134 3871 E-mail; info@imc.com.mt / intermar@maltanet.net Web-Site: www.imc.com.mt

PAGURO – Marine gensets LVM – Marine Wind Generators

RLR Yachting 156, Ta’Xbiex Seafront, Gzira GZR 1020 Tel: (+356) 2133 1192 – 2133 1996 – 2133 5591 Fax: (+356) 2134 4615 E-Mail: info@rlryachting.com Website: www.rlryachting.com

VOLVO PENTA

United Equipment Company Limited (UNEC) Burmarrad Road, Burmarrad SPB 6073 Tel: (+356) 2157 6409, (+356) 2359 6000 Fax: (+356) 2158 5443 E-mail: marine@unec.com.mt Web-Site: www.unec.com.mt

Caterpillar

e3 Systems Malta BLB 045B, Bulebel Industrial Estate, Zejtun ZTN 3000 Tel: (+356) 2189 5677 E-Mail: malta@e3s.com Website: www.e3s.com

MTN INMARSAT STRATOS SEA TEL TRANSAS CISCO FARSOUNDER RAYTHEON AMX KALEIDESCAPE AXONIX DENON JETSTREAM ISATPHONE IRIDIUM YACHTSPOT CELL @ SEA NOBELTEC AFIANT SECURITY VEI

Camilleri Marine 162a, Ta’Xbiex Seafront, Gzira GZR 1020 Tel: (+356) 2134 6320 Fax: (+356) 2134 5414 E-Mail: camarine@ellcee.com Website: www.ellcee.com

JRC HUMMINBIRD SEIWA LORENZ INTERPHASE SEATEL SILVA NEXUS BANTEN

ENTEL NAVITRON C - MAP NAVIONICS INMARSAT THURAYA IRIDIUM COBRA ELECTRONICS GEONAV CLS FLOSCAN Fabian Enterprises Ltd 18-20 Msida Road, Gzira GZR 1404 Tel: (+356) 2131 3283, 2132 0845 Fax: (+356) 2133 8087 E-Mail: sales@fabian.com.mt Website: www.fabian.com.mt

BLUE SEA Electrical Components VERTEX Standard Horizon REYA (Dolphin) battery chargers PACER GROUP (boat wire)

Gauci Borda & Co. Ltd. 53/54, Msida Road, Gzira GZR 1400 36, Ta’ Xbiex Sea Front, Msida MSD 1513 Tel: (+356) 2134 0491 – 2131 3748 Fax: (+356) 2134 3604 E-mail: info@gauciborda.com Website: www.gauciborda.com

NAVIMO OSCULATI

International Marine Centre Ltd. (Est. 1958) Testaferrata Street, Ta’Xbiex XBX 1405 Tel; (+356) 2133 2747 Fax; (+356) 2134 3871 E-mail; info@imc.com.mt / intermar@maltanet.net Web-Site: www.imc.com.mt

AQUA SIGNAL- Navigation and marine lights VDO – Marine instruments NASA – Navigational instruments

Medcomms Limited 4, Msida Road, Gzira GZR 1401 Tel: (+356) 2133 5521, 2133 0147 Fax: (+356) 2131 0820 E-Mail: info@medcomms.com.mt Website: www.medcomms.com.mt

FURUNO SIMRAD THRANE & THRANE KVH ICOM THURAYA GARMIN

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GME VESPER MARINE INMARSAT SCANSTRUT JOTRON McMURDO C-MAP MAXSEA VICTRON ENTEL ECHOPILOT GLOBALSTAR SPOT BEACON WIRELESS ROGER

RLR Yachting 156, Ta’Xbiex Seafront, Gzira GZR 1020 Tel: (+356) 2133 1192 – 2133 1996 – 2133 5591 Fax: (+356) 2134 4615 E-Mail: info@rlryachting.com Website: www.rlryachting.com

Club Services 1 De Hosa Street Santa Lucia SLC1862 Tel: (+356) 2167 5133 / (+356) 9986 9621 E-Mail: info@clubservicesmalta.com Website: www.clubservicesmalta.com

E-Mail: info@yachtingpartners.com.mt Web-site: www.yachtingpartners.com.mt

Z SPARS NV Equipment

MECHANICAL PARTS

Gauci Borda & Co. Ltd. 53/54, Msida Road, Gzira GZR 1400 36, Ta’ Xbiex Sea Front, Msida MSD 1513 Tel: (+356) 2134 0491 – 2131 3748 Fax: (+356) 2134 3604 E-mail: info@gauciborda.com Website: www.gauciborda.com

BLUE WAVE NAVIMO OSCULATI LEWMAR

RAYMARINE NAVIONICS

Yachting Partners Malta Limited 183/4, Marina Street, Pieta’ PTA9042 Tel: (+356) 2125 2727 Fax: (+356) 2122 6650 E-Mail: info@yachtingpartners.com.mt Web-site: www.yachtingpartners.com.mt

Nautica 21-23, Msida Road, Gzira 1401 (+356) 2134 5138/9, 2133 8253 Fax: (+356) 2134 3821 E-mail: info@nautica.com.mt Website: www.nautica.com.mt

PROFURL Reefing Systems SIMRAD

MASTS - RIGGING - AWNINGS – CANOPIES

A&J Baldacchino Boatyard Ltd 32 Hal Far Road, Birzebbuga BBG 9034 Tel: (+356) 2165 2904, Mob: (+356) 9984 4213 Email: info@ajbaldacchinoboatyard.com Website: www.ajbaldacchinoboatyard.com

RLR Yachting 156, Ta’Xbiex Seafront, Gzira GZR 1020 Tel: (+356) 2133 1192 – 2133 1996 – 2133 5591 Fax: (+356) 2134 4615 E-Mail: info@rlryachting.com Website: www.rlryachting.com

SPINLOCK KARVER EQUIPLITE

NV Equipment

United Equipment Company Limited (UNEC) Burmarrad Road, Burmarrad SPB 6073 Tel: (+356) 2157 6409, (+356) 2359 6000 Fax: (+356) 2158 5443 E-mail: marine@unec.com.mt Web-Site: www.unec.com.mt

Caterpillar

SPORTS WEAR

Gauci Borda & Co. Ltd. 53/54, Msida Road, Gzira GZR 1400 36, Ta’ Xbiex Sea Front, Msida MSD 1513 Tel: (+356) 2134 0491 – 2131 3748 Fax: (+356) 2134 3604 E-mail: info@gauciborda.com Website: www.gauciborda.com

GILL YACHTING WEAR

RLR Yachting 156, Ta’Xbiex Seafront, Gzira GZR 1020 Tel: (+356) 2133 1192 – 2133 1996 – 2133 5591 Fax: (+356) 2134 4615 E-Mail: info@rlryachting.com Website: www.rlryachting.com

MUSTO SLAM CREWSAVER

SAILS & ROPES

BAMAR A.C. Marine Co. Ltd. 10 Dielja Street, Attard ATD2680 189/1 Marina Street Pieta PTA 9041 Tel: (+356) 2143 6939 - 2743 6939 – 2749 5164 Mob: (+356) 9949 5164 - 9988 3091 Fax: (+356) 2142 3866 / 2749 5164 E- mail: bavaria@acmmalta.com Website: www.acmmalta.com Skype: anthonycamilleri50

The Yacht Shop 28, St Theresa Street, Cospicua BML 1252 Tel: (+356) 2189 4800 Fax: (+356) 2189 4799 E-Mail: yachtshp@maltanet.net

SELDEN MASTS FURLEX REEFING AND FURLING SYSTEMS SELDEN RIGGING EQIPMENT Z SPARS

Yachting Partners Malta Limited 183/4, Marina Street, Pieta’ PTA9042 Tel: (+356) 2125 2727 Fax: (+356) 2122 6650

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A&J Baldacchino Boatyard Ltd 32 Hal Far Road, Birzebbuga BBG 9034 Tel: (+356) 2165 2904, Mob: (+356) 9984 4213 Email: info@ajbaldacchinoboatyard.com Website: www.ajbaldacchinoboatyard.com

JECKELLS SAILMAKERS NV Equipment A.C. Marine Co. Ltd. 10 Dielja Street, Attard ATD2680 189/1 Marina Street Pieta PTA 9041 Tel: (+356) 2143 6939 - 2743 6939 – 2749 5164 Mob: (+356) 9949 5164 - 9988 3091


BRANDS MINI DIRECTORY Fax: (+356) 2142 3866 / 2749 5164 E- mail: bavaria@acmmalta.com Website: www.acmmalta.com Skype: anthonycamilleri50

Tel: (+356) 21360901 Fax: (+356) 21314750 E-Mail: info@sailpower.com.mt Website: www.sailpower.com.mt

ELVSTROM SAILS

BANKS Sails

Club Services 1 De Hosa Street Santa Lucia SLC1862 Tel: (+356) 2167 5133 / (+356) 9986 9621 E-Mail: info@clubservicesmalta.com Website: www.clubservicesmalta.com

HYDE Sails

Gauci Borda & Co. Ltd. 53/54, Msida Road, Gzira GZR 1400 36, Ta’ Xbiex Sea Front, Msida MSD 1513 Tel: (+356) 2134 0491 – 2131 3748 Fax: (+356) 2134 3604 E-mail: info@gauciborda.com Website: www.gauciborda.com

LIROS ROPES

International Marine Centre Ltd. (Est. 1958) Testaferrata Street, Ta’Xbiex XBX 1405 Tel; (+356) 2133 2747 - Fax; (+356) 2134 3871 E-mail; info@imc.com.mt / intermar@maltanet.net Web-Site: www.imc.com.mt

YACHT PAINTS – ANTIFOULING

Camilleri Marine 162a, Ta’Xbiex Seafront, Gzira GZR 1020 Tel: (+356) 2134 6320 Fax: (+356) 2134 5414 E-Mail: camarine@ellcee.com Website: www.ellcee.com

VENEZIANI STARBRITE EPIFANES STERLING

Dock Shop Marine Supplies 112, Ponsonby Street, Gzira GZR 1074 Tel: (+356) 2134 0566 Tel: (+356) 7734 0566 Email: info@dockshopmalta.com Web: www.dockshopmalta.com

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TREM & OSCULATI – Marine ropes

SEAJET PAINTS CHUGOKO MARINE PAINTS

CMY

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RLR Yachting 156, Ta’Xbiex Seafront, Gzira GZR 1020 Tel: (+356) 2133 1192 – 2133 1996 – 2133 5591 Fax: (+356) 2134 4615 E-Mail: info@rlryachting.com Website: www.rlryachting.com

MARLOW QUANTUM

S. & D. Yachts Ltd 10, ‘Sea Breeze’, Giuseppe Cali Street, Ta’Xbiex XBX 1421 Tel: (+356) 2132 0577, 2133 1515, 2133 9908 Fax: (+356) 2133 2259 E-Mail: info@sdyachts.com Website: www.sdyachts.com

Gauci Borda & Co. Ltd. 53/54, Msida Road, Gzira GZR 1400 36, Ta’ Xbiex Sea Front, Msida MSD 1513 Tel: (+356) 2134 0491 – 2131 3748 Fax: (+356) 2134 3604 E-mail: info@gauciborda.com Website: www.gauciborda.com

RYLARD SPINNAKER YACHT & BOAT VARNISHES

International Marine Centre Ltd. (Est. 1958) Testaferrata Street, Ta’Xbiex XBX 1405 Tel; (+356) 2133 2747 - Fax; (+356) 2134 3871 E-mail; info@imc.com.mt / intermar@maltanet.net Web-Site: www.imc.com.mt

MARLIN / VELOX PLUS -Antifoulings and marine paints ELVSTRÖM Sails KORONAKIS Yacht Ropes Sailpower Limited 12 Flat 11, Forrest Street, St Julians STJ 2033

Melita Yacht Painters Associate Company of the Melita Marine Group 201, The Strand, Gzira GZR 1023.

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A & J Baldacchino Boat Yard Ltd.


BRANDS MINI DIRECTORY Tel: (+356) 2133 0964, Fax: (+356) 2131 4093 E-Mail: info@melitamarinegroup.net Website: www.melitamarinegroup.net

Fax: (+356) 2398 0170 E-Mail: info@atech.com.tm Website: www.atech.com.mt

International Marine Centre Ltd. (Est. 1958) Testaferrata Street, Ta’Xbiex XBX 1405 Tel; (+356) 2133 2747 - Fax; (+356) 2134 3871 E-mail; info@imc.com.mt / intermar@maltanet.net Web-Site: www.imc.com.mt

AWLGRIP Paints THERMO COVERS

Intelligent Marine Systems (Alarm & Monitoring Systems) FLIR Night Vision Systems

TREM & OSCULATI – Safety equipment

Nautica 21-23, Msida Road, Gzira 1401 (+356) 2134 5138/9, 2133 8253 Fax: (+356) 2134 3821 E-mail: info@nautica.com.mt Website: www.nautica.com.mt

Camilleri Marine 162a, Ta’Xbiex Seafront, Gzira GZR 1020 Tel: (+356) 2134 6320 Fax: (+356) 2134 5414 E-Mail: camarine@ellcee.com Website: www.ellcee.com

Manoel Island Yacht Yard Ltd Manoel Island, Gzira GZR 3013 Tel: (+356) 2133 4453/4 Fax: (+356) 2134 3900 E-mail: info@yachtyard-malta.com Website: http:www.yachtyard-malta.com

BOERO Yacht Paints

ACR ELECTRONICS OCEANSIGNAL SEAGO DATREX DNS DAURIAC ARIMAR ALBATROSS

VIKING Liferafts/Lifejackets/Immersion Suits RFD Liferafts/Lifejackets/Immersion Suits BEAUFORT Liferafts/Lifejackets/Immersion Suits AUTOFLUG Liferafts/Lifejackets/Immersion Suits AVON Liferafts/Lifejackets/Immersion Suits ZODIAC Liferafts/Lifejackets/Immersion Suits BFA Liferafts/Lifejackets/Immersion Suits DSB Liferafts/Lifejackets/Immersion Suits LALIZAS Liferafts/Lifejackets/Immersion Suits LSA Liferafts/Lifejackets/Immersion Suits EUROVINYL Liferafts/Lifejackets/Immersion Suits

RLR Yachting 156, Ta’Xbiex Seafront, Gzira GZR 1020 Tel: (+356) 2133 1192 – 2133 1996 – 2133 5591 Fax: (+356) 2134 4615 E-Mail: info@rlryachting.com Website: www.rlryachting.com

INTERNATIONAL PAINT 3M EPIFANES

S. & D. Yachts Ltd 10, ‘Sea Breeze’, Giuseppe Cali Street, Ta’Xbiex XBX 1421 Tel: (+356) 2132 0577, 2133 1515, 2133 9908 Fax: (+356) 2133 2259 E-Mail: info@sdyachts.com Website: www.sdyachts.com

STOPPANI Yacht Paints

The Yacht Shop 28, St Theresa Street, Cospicua BML 1252 Tel: (+356) 2189 4800 Fax: (+356) 2189 4799 E-Mail: yachtshp@maltanet.net

EPIFANES Yacht Paints PROPSPEED Yacht Paints INTERNATIONAL Yacht Paints 3M Yacht Paints

SAFETY EQUIPMENT

Automation Technologies Ltd Unit 1140, Kordin Business Incubation Centre, Kordin, Paola PLA3000 Tel: (+356) 2398 0169

Cutrico Marine Cutrico Services Ltd., Mriehel Bypass, Mriehel, BKR 3000. Tel: (+356) 2149 8658 - 2149 8693 E-Mail: kjcutajar@cutrico.com Website: www.cutricomarine.com

WAYPOINT - Life rafts

Dock Shop Marine Supplies 112, Ponsonby Street, Gzira GZR 1074 Tel: (+356) 2134 0566 Tel: (+356) 7734 0566 Email: info@dockshopmalta.com Web: www.dockshopmalta.com

PYROGEN PYROSHIELD PYROSTORM EAD DEVICES

Gauci Borda & Co. Ltd. 53/54, Msida Road, Gzira GZR 1400 36, Ta’ Xbiex Sea Front, Msida MSD 1513 Tel: (+356) 2134 0491 – 2131 3748 Fax: (+356) 2134 3604 E-mail: info@gauciborda.com Website: www.gauciborda.com

NAVIMO BOAT EQUIPMENT BESTO REDDING NAVISAFE TORCHES

Sailpower Limited 12 Flat 11, Forrest Street, St Julians STJ 2033 Tel: (+356) 21360901 Fax: (+356) 21314750 E-Mail: info@sailpower.com.mt Website: www.sailpower.com.mt

RESCUE Laser Flare

Salvo Grima Group – Yacht Division 187, Pinto House, Wine Pressers Wharf, Marsa MRS1912 Tel: (+356) 2560 7558 – Fax: 2560 7142 E-Mail: shipsupply@salvogrima.com.mt Website: www.salvogrima.com

IKAROS Pyrotechnics, Survival suits, etc

The Yacht Shop 28, St Theresa Street, Cospicua BML 1252 Tel: (+356) 2189 4800 Fax: (+356) 2189 4799 E-Mail: yachtshp@maltanet.net

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AIR-CONDITIONING – MARINE REGRIGERATION - WATER HEATERS

Camilleri Marine 162a, Ta’Xbiex Seafront, Gzira GZR 1020 Tel: (+356) 2134 6320 Fax: (+356) 2134 5414 E-Mail: camarine@ellcee.com Website: www.ellcee.com

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Camilleri Marine 162a, Ta’Xbiex Seafront, Gzira GZR 1020 Tel: (+356) 2134 6320 Fax: (+356) 2134 5414 E-Mail: camarine@ellcee.com Website: www.ellcee.com

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QUICK BOILERS

Cutrico Marine Cutrico Services Ltd., Mriehel Bypass, Mriehel, BKR 3000. Tel: (+356) 2149 8658 - 2149 8693 E-Mail: kjcutajar@cutrico.com Website: www.cutricomarine.com

Cutrico Marine Cutrico Services Ltd., Mriehel Bypass, Mriehel, BKR 3000. Tel: (+356) 2149 8658 - 2149 8693 E-Mail: kjcutajar@cutrico.com Website: www.cutricomarine.com

TRAC - Ecological Cleaning Products GELAIR - Antibacterial products CLIMMA - Marine Air Conditioning WEBASTO – Marine Air Conditioning PELTECH - 12v Marine Air Conditioning FRIGOBOAT - Marine Refrigeration ISOETHERM – Marine Refrigeration

International Marine Centre Ltd. (Est. 1958) Testaferrata Street, Ta’Xbiex XBX 1405 Tel; (+356) 2133 2747 - Fax; (+356) 2134 3871 E-mail; info@imc.com.mt / intermar@maltanet.net Web-Site: www.imc.com.mt

Gauci Borda & Co. Ltd. 53/54, Msida Road, Gzira GZR 1400 36, Ta’ Xbiex Sea Front, Msida MSD 1513 Tel: (+356) 2134 0491 – 2131 3748 Fax: (+356) 2134 3604 E-mail: info@gauciborda.com Website: www.gauciborda.com

SEAPOWER EPIFANES BOATLIFE TCNANO SWOBBIT

VITRIFRIGO marine refrigeration & air-conditioning SIGMAR marine calorifiers

S. & D. Yachts Ltd 10, ‘Sea Breeze’, Giuseppe Cali Street, Ta’Xbiex XBX 1421 Tel: (+356) 2132 0577, 2133 1515, 2133 9908 Fax: (+356) 2133 2259 E-Mail: info@sdyachts.com Website: www.sdyachts.com

Salvo Grima Group – Yacht Division 187, Pinto House, Wine Pressers Wharf, Marsa MRS1912 Tel: (+356) 2560 7558 – Fax: 2560 7142 E-Mail: shipsupply@salvogrima.com.mt Website: www.salvogrima.com

FERRYL Anti-Corrosive Products

CONDARIA Marine Air Conditioning

Yachting Partners Malta Limited 183/4, Marina Street, Pieta’ PTA9042 Tel: (+356) 2125 2727 Fax: (+356) 2122 6650 E-Mail: info@yachtingpartners.com.mt Web-site: www.yachtingpartners.com.mt

The Yacht Shop 28, St Theresa Street, Cospicua BML 1252 Tel: (+356) 2189 4800 Fax: (+356) 2189 4799 E-Mail: yachtshp@maltanet.net

CLIN AZUR

Electrical and Cabling installation Control cabinets and distribution boards PLC controls SCADA/HMI systems HVAC control Lighting control Generator sets control Engine control System integration with 3rd party devices Control system repairs Fire protection systems Intrusion protection system A/V Entertainment

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BRANDS MINI DIRECTORY PERMANON SIMPLE GREEN SPRAY NINE TEAK PLUS and TEALK MINUS TEEPOL YACHT BRITE SNAPPY TEAK 3M

Tel: (+356) 2149 8658 - 2149 8693 E-Mail: kjcutajar@cutrico.com Website: www.cutricomarine.com

TECNICOMAR - Watermakers TECNICOMAR - Sewage Treatment Plants RARITAN - Sewage Treatment Plants SIDEBAR - Beverage Systems CENSOL –Oil Absorbers

LUMO lighting MAGMA marine bbqs MATROMARINE pumps, toilets etc. MICRON nautical instruments POLYFORM U.S. buoys & fenders RITCHIE compasses WHALE manual & electric pumps ZETAGI marine battery chargers COOPERTOOLS / WELLER soldering equipment

OTHER BOATING EQUIPMENT

A.C. Marine Co. Ltd. 10 Dielja Street, Attard ATD2680 189/1 Marina Street Pieta PTA 9041 Tel: (+356) 2143 6939 - 2743 6939 – 2749 5164 Mob: (+356) 9949 5164 - 9988 3091 Fax: (+356) 2142 3866 / 2749 5164 E- mail: bavaria@acmmalta.com Website: www.acmmalta.com Skype: anthonycamilleri50

Dock Shop Marine Supplies 112, Ponsonby Street, Gzira GZR 1074 Tel: (+356) 2134 0566 Tel: (+356) 7734 0566 Email: info@dockshopmalta.com Web: www.dockshopmalta.com

TEAK DECKING SYSTEMS WAVESTREAM AMBASSADOR MARINE ROPE CUTTERS SLEIPNER/ MARRINO - EXTURN bow and stern thrusters

Cassar Group Cassar Ship Repair Slip No 6, Marsa Cross Road, Marsa MRS1549 Tel: (+356) 2122 5764, 2124 4500, 2124 7351 Fax: (+356) 2123 9761 E-mail: info@cassarshiprepair.com Website: www.cassarshiprepair.com

THORDON Bearings and Bushes

Camilleri Marine 162a, Ta’Xbiex Seafront, Gzira GZR 1020 Tel: (+356) 2134 6320 Fax: (+356) 2134 5414 E-Mail: camarine@ellcee.com Website: www.ellcee.com

CANNON Downriggers CANTALUPI SPECTRA QUICK ITALY JOHNSON PUMPS SHURFLO BENNETT Trim Tabs FENDRESS Fender Covers RADE General Accessories MARINEVAC AQUAGIV EVA BUMPER MANSON ANCHORS

Cutrico Marine Cutrico Services Ltd., Mriehel Bypass, Mriehel, BKR 3000.

Gauci Borda & Co. Ltd. 53/54, Msida Road, Gzira GZR 1400 36, Ta’ Xbiex Sea Front, Msida MSD 1513 Tel: (+356) 2134 0491 – 2131 3748 Fax: (+356) 2134 3604 E-mail: info@gauciborda.com Website: www.gauciborda.com

LEWMAR DECK HARDWARE VETUS BOAT EQUIPMENT DAN FENDERS BY DAN HILL PLAST BARTON ALLEN BROS WICHARD TR.EM OPTIPARTS TRI-PEEK POLISHES FENDEQUIP FENDER COVERS C-SYSTEM EPOXY’S IMRAY CHARTS AND PILOT BOOKS COBB BBQ’S LOCTITE GLUES

Salvo Grima Group 187, Pinto House, Wine Pressers Wharf, Marsa MRS1912 Tel: (+356) 2560 7558 – Fax: 2560 7142 E-Mail: shipsupply@salvogrima.com.mt Website: www.salvogrima.com

FERRYL General Products

U-Boat Malta Ltd Portomaso Marina, St. Julians STJ4012. Tel: (+356) 2137 0009 Email: office@uboatmalta.com Website: www.uboatmalta.com

CSIP – Electrical & Hydraulic Manipulators

Yachting Partners Malta Limited 183/4, Marina Street, Pieta’ PTA9042 Tel: (+356) 2125 2727 Fax: (+356) 2122 6650 E-Mail: info@yachtingpartners.com.mt Web-site: www.yachtingpartners.com.mt

JEFA Steering Systems OCENAIR Blinds SAILTRACK System GS Carbon & GRP Gangways CARBONAUTICA Wheels

International Marine Centre Ltd. (Est. 1958) Testaferrata Street, Ta’Xbiex XBX 1405 Tel; (+356) 2133 2747 Fax; (+356) 2134 3871 E-mail; info@imc.com.mt / intermar@maltanet.net Web-Site: www.imc.com.mt

ADRIA BANDIERE flags BANTEN antennas CAN/TREM/OSCULATI general marine equipment CATENIFICIO MAGGI calibrated galvanised chains ITT JABSCO, FLOJET, LVM & RULE pumps, toilets, blowers etc. TREM/OSCULATI deck furniture LOFRANS & MASTERWINCH windlasses

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The Malta Maritime Law Association (MMLA) is a non-profit making voluntary organization which was set up in 1994 with the aim to promote the study and advancement of maritime law and to assist in the promotion of the unification of maritime and mercantile law and practice of different nations. The MMLA, even though a law association, is composed of members from the various sectors in the maritime environment. The MMLA reflects a high degree of maritime legal expertise, also through its affiliation with the Comité Maritime International (CMI), the oldest international organization in the maritime field based in Antwerp, Belgium. With its expertise the Association plays a key role in ensuring that the Maltese maritime legislative and regulatory infrastructure is constantly updated, revised, and improved in a pro-active and well researched manner, in order to enhance qualitative standards as well as to further consolidate Malta’s pre-eminent position as an international maritime service centre. Instrumental in this context is the Maritime Law Advisory Council (MLAC) which was set up in 2002 as the result of an agreement between the MMLA and the then Malta Maritime Authority. Established as a research and development agency, the MLAC acts as a consultant and advisor to the Merchant Shipping Directorate and fosters channels of communication between government and industry. The MLAC is composed of members of the Executive Committee of the MMLA and of decision makers from the Government’s side, namely from the Merchant Shipping Directorate and the Office of the Attorney General. With the aim to establish itself as a real debating society, the MMLA regularly organizes seminars and study workshops lending itself as a forum of discussion on topical issues in the maritime legal context.

The current President of the Malta Maritime Law Association is Dr. Ann Fenech. Contact details: Malta Maritime Law Association Malta Transport Centre Wine Makers’Wharf Marsa MRS 1917 T: (+356) 27 250 320 E: mlac1@onvol.net www.mmla.org.mt

The Super Yacht Industry Network Malta was established in June 2007 by the industry leading yacht repair/refit service providers, to promote the industry, raise awareness about the high value-added services provided by its members, which range from engineering to complete fit-outs. In 2011 the SYINM extended its memberships to other non technical services providers to further complement the full aspects in the super yacht industry sector. The Network now hold members offering agency, brokerage and management services; naval designers, architects & surveyors; legal, flag registration and professional advisory services. The SYINM is being recognised as the local leading platform for the industry steadily regularly growing in membership which now counts to 22. Such support gives the Network the encouragement to further promote the industry not just locally but even aboard. In an effort to increase the industry’s promotion momentum, the Super Yacht Industry Network, through the assistance of Malta Enterprise, maintain its presence at reputed boat fairs, primarily at the Monaco Yacht Show regarded as one of the most important industry events in Europe.

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YACHTING CLUSTERS The Network is always keen to endorse the local industry - “Malta is an important super yacht wintering and repair destination and is actively enhancing its capacity together with capabilities and offering competitive package of high quality service” Indeed at this level Malta is projected as a Super Yacht Centre, a hub in a strategic position in the central Mediterranean.

The SYINM committee see a bright future for the industry and will continue to build on the success Malta has achieved as an important and strategic Super Yacht wintering and repair destination. “We will actively continue to enhance Malta’s capabilities by addressing training and quality as a marketing tool to attract and retain repeat Super Yacht business in Malta.”

None the less Super Yacht owners and operators recognise the fact that with its long naval history, Malta offers technical and professional expertise at competitive prices. Even more so that the Super Yacht Industry Network - Malta (SYINM) matrix supports the local members and is based on a quality assurance charter which ensures that all the members extending their services to the Superyacht Refit and Repair industry are up to the quality level required by this niche ultra luxury market.

Information about the Network’s members, and the services these offer, may be obtained from the Network’s website, namely, www.superyachtindustrymalta. com or by addressing an E-Mail on info@superyachtindustrymalta.com

The Yachting Services Business Section (YSBS) operates under the Services Providers Economic Group of the Malta Chamber of Commerce Enterprise and Industry. The Section saw its inception back in January 2007 when, following a number of well attended meetings called on the initiative of Yachting in Malta, a general consensus was reached that it would be in the interest of the yacht traders and the yachting industry in general for traders to form a section within the Malta Chamber with the aim of representing the interests of all those businesses operating within the yachting industry. The principal objective of the Yachting Services Business Section is to strive to exploit the potential of the yachting industry as a valuable economic factor in Malta and to aim to develop into a consultative body for Government. Furthermore the Section is keen to establish a network of collaboration with other segments such as the tourism, the banking sector, importers, legal services, insurance and the financial services, all of

The current President of the Super Yacht Industry Network - Malta is Gino Cutajar.

which have a contribution to give as their line of business mingle directly or indirectly with the yachting industry. Although of a commercial nature the Yachting Services Business Section gives priority to the support and encouragement of the sport aspect of yachting. Yachting as a sport is a tasteful leisure activity generating valuable promotional exposure, and giving a tangible economic return to whichever destination becomes associated with some of the prestigious events associated with this sport. Contact Details Yachting Services Business Section The Malta Chamber of Commerce, Enterprise and Industry The Exchange Buildings Republic Street Valletta VLT 1117 Tel: (+356) 2123 3873 Fax: (+356) 2124 5223 E-Mail: info@maltachamber.org.mt The current President of the Yachting Services Business Section is Edward Woods.

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is an artist who expresses passion in his work, an adventurer who seeks to capture hidden shapes and shades and a faithful lover of the sea. These were my words that introduced the KURT ARRIGO Special featured in the 8th Edition of Yachting in Malta published in 2008 which portrayed the talents of a Maltese photographer whose work gained him respect and recognition at international level. The thrilling KURT ARRIGO Special concept where the freshness, power, beauty, colour and shades of the sea are thoroughly reflected was a successful repeat in the 9th Edition (2011-2012) and is once again a focal dazzling attraction in this 10th Edition a significant issue for many motives. While the title word SPECIAL has been retained each edition portraits new works from his exciting collection. Today Kurt’s standing is reflected in his professional repertoire where his works featured in famous prints the like of The Financial Times weekend, Boat International, Yachting World, Communication Arts, Yacht Capital, and Sea Horse International. His proficient service is associated with famous

brand names the like of Rolex, Perini Navi, Nautor SWAN, Oyster, Bacardi, Starwood, Cevron, Gaastra Sportswear and HSBC. Kurt has also had his thrills as a still photographer in the movie industry capturing on camera movies stars such as Sharon Stone, Rupert Everett and Rufus Seawell. His talents have taken him to the skis slopes of Kitzbuhel to photograph the Hannenkham and Ski World Cup finals in Switzerland. Kurt Arrigo is also the publisher of two engaging publications which reflect his passion, flair and versatility as a photographer and I would say as an ‘entertainer’, in his own way. These are entitled Malta: A Coastal Journey (published 2005).This was also regarded as the official publication for the CHOGM 2005 held in Malta where all Commonwealth leaders were presented with a copy. The other was Grand Harbour Malta (Published 2011). Definitely these few pages are but a small taste of the classiness and creativity of a real artist. One is bound to get a wider illumination of Kurt Arrigo’s works with a gaze at his web-site - www.kurtarrigo.com

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MARITIME TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES internationally-recognised certification to become Chief Mates and Master Mariners or Second and Chief Engineers. The Maritime Institute also offers professional seafarers several evening (parttime) courses to meet the requirements of the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers. Further courses for qualification under the Transport Malta, Commercial Vessel Regulations are also provided for those willing to work in local waters on commercially-registered vessels.

MCAST Maritime Institute Villa Portelli, Marina Street, Kalkara, KKR 1211 About MCAST: Established in 2001, the Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology (MCAST) is the country’s leading vocational education and training institution. Through its ten institutes in Malta and its Gozo Centre, MCAST offers 155 full-time and 300 part-time vocational courses ranging from certificates to degrees (from Level 1 to Level 6). Its 6,000 full-time and 4,000 part-time students are prepared for careers in industry, business or commerce or for higher education. The college works closely with local industries to ensure that the knowledge, skills and competencies within the curriculum are appropriate and relevant to a dynamic and forward-looking economy. This relationship stimulates the College’s success - its programmes are flexible, relevant and responsive to the needs of industries, which are constantly evolving to meet the challenges of a changing global economy.

The Institute also runs comprehensive training programmes for owners and drivers of small pleasure crafts, including the Basic Seamanship andSafe Boathandling course leading to the attainment of the licence required to operate any pleasure craft with a minimum engine of 30 H.P. in Maltese waters, and the Yachtmaster Offshore, an intensive programme aimed at owners and operators of larger pleasure crafts, to acquire the required nautical licences to navigate in the Mediterranean Sea. These courses are held regularly throughout the year. Other evening courses are aimed for Super Yacht crews. Through the College’s commercial arm MCAST Gateway to Industry Ltd, the College also offers customised top-up and re-training courses for employees working in the shipping industry, both at sea and ashore.

Tel: (+356) 2398 9220, 2398 9230 Fax: (+356) 2180 9057 Email: maritime@mcast.edu.mt Website: www.mcast.edu.mt THE MARITIME INSTITUTE of the Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology (MCAST) is renowned as the most advanced maritime education and training institution in the Maltese Islands. With years of sea-going experience under their belt, the Institute’s experienced lecturers deliver several full-time and part-time courses for young learners aspiring for a career in this sector, for workers already employed in the maritime industry, as well as for maritime enthusiasts, including owners and drivers of small boats and all kinds of pleasure crafts, including yachts. Through its sea- and land-based facilities in Kalkara and Valletta, the Institute offers training to over 70 full-time and 1,500 part-time students every year. Most of the Institute’s courses involve extensive practical training at the Institute’s facilities as well as in real maritime settings, on board different vessels. In some cases, the cadets have to undergo up to 365 days of sea-going experience working for local or international maritime companies as a part requirement of their course.

The MCAST Maritime Institute provides young learners with the opportunity to embark on a career as officers and ratings in the merchant marine. These students are required to complete a three-year cadetship as Navigating or Engineering Officer Cadets, which includes two years of theoretical and hands-on training at the Institute, and a one-year sea-training experience. Upon completion of this course, the cadets are awarded an internationally-recognised certificate of competence as Officers-in-Charge of a Navigational or Engineering Watch. Students who are aspiring for this career but do not possess the required academic entry requirements can still take up this course after completing a one-year Probationary Officer Cadet programme within the same Institute. When officers complete the appropriate sea-time, they may return to MCAST to complete a one-year full-time course to acquire the required

Malta Sailing Academy Triq Gianni Attard, Swatar, Birkirkara, BKR 4172 Tel: (+356) 21378 586 Mobile: (+356) 7943 2526 Skype: michael.gauci1 E-mail: info@maltasailingacademy.com Website: www.maltasailingacademy.com Directors: Michael Gauci, Annelise Coppini THE FIRST ROYAL YACHTING ASSOCIATION (RYA) yacht training school to be based fully on the Islands of Malta was launched February 2009. The RYA is UK based but also has recognized training centers operating in over 20 countries worldwide. The school offers a full range of yacht courses and provides an opportunity for local sailors and would be sailors alike to receive certificated training of the highest quality. The courses are both practical and shore based (theory) for sailing yachts and shore based (theory) for sail and motor cruisers. At the top end of this training the RYA is also authorised to issue certain sailing and power certificates with commercial endorsements, which have become a worldwide bench mark for skippers working within the pleasure craft and the super yacht industry. The Malta Sailing Academy (MSA) objectives are to assist in raising the standards of seamanship and thus yacht safety locally together with giving yachtsman added confidence which brings with it greater enjoyment. The Academy is also open to sailors from other parts of the world who can come to Malta to complete their training. Malta’s all year round sailing grounds enhance the tourism aspect of such initiative. The Malta Sailing Academy, where the highest standards of safety and instruction are upheld to Royal Yachting Association criterion, offers a variety of courses from total beginners through Day Skipper courses to the full Yachtmaster(s) Offshore and Ocean certificate of competence. All certificates are recognized worldwide by Maritime authorities, Charter Operators and Insurance Companies. Shore based courses are held at the Malta Sailing Academy in Swatar and the practical courses are held onboard MSA yachts berthed at Manoel Island Marina in Masamextt Harbour. Apart from being accredited by the RYA, MSA is also certified by Transport Malta to deliver the local Nautical License.

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A.C. Marine Co. Ltd. 10 Dielja Street, Attard ATD 2680 T: 00356 436939 10, Dielja Street, 189/121 Marina Street Pieta PTA 9041 M: 00356 99 495164/ Attard ATD2680 Tel: (+356) 2143 6939 - 2743 6939 – 2749 5164 00356 99 883091 Malta Mob: (+356) 9949 5164 - 9988 3091 F: 00356 21 423866 bavaria@acmmalta.com – www.acmmalta.com Fax: (+356) 2142 3866 / 2749 5164 E- mail: bavaria@acmmalta.com Website: www.acmmalta.com Skype: anthonycamilleri50


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ONE OF MALTA’S GREATEST FORTUNES IS UNDOUBTEDLY THE SEA THAT SURROUNDS THESE ISLANDS!

THE SEA which throughout the years served well the land it breaks on. Many were the occasions when it served as a distressing barrier to overwhelm for malicious intruders. On the other hand it has provided the Islanders with an enchanting arena for maritime related extravaganza. Such opportunities prove magic to the locals and also to the international blend of tourists where the sea is repeatedly their major attraction. Indeed, in these latter occasions this surrounding sea gives our Island an equal level-of-play and standing to any country of greater dimension and disposition. Furthermore nautical events portraying a high calibre and an international status bestows on Malta a symbol of quality and a touch of class. Sport, Leisure & Fun again highlights a selection of signiďŹ cant and appealing maritime activities.

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SPORT, LEISURE & FUN THE GRAND BASTIONS OF VALLETTA have witnessed the birth, growth and maturity of a strenuous yet enchanting sailing event. Born in November 1968 the 607 nautical-mile Middle Sea Race had a modest start - 8 participants yet it was a significant moment for sailing in Malta in general and for the Royal Malta Yacht Club in particular. Josian, a Class III yacht, skippered by John Ripard won this first edition, this was also

Chieffi, Herbert Von Karajan, Marvin Greene Jr., Jim Dolan, Mike Slade and Andrea Scarabelli have all sailed the Race and became an integrated part of its glorious history. The progress in offshore racing yacht design over the years was another inspiring and distinctive characteristic so evident on the Middle Sea Race start line. Famous yachtsmen sailed prestigious yachts - Stormvogel, Stella Polare, Penduik III, Mania, War Baby, Enteara II, Benbow, Mistress Quickly, Rumegal, Helisara IV, Nirvana, Sagamore, Riviera di Rimini, Zephyrus IV, Alfa Romeo, ABN Amro, Morning Glory, Maximus, Rambler and others – an endless and impressive array of talent and splendour. Flying the local colours in the Middle Sea Race throughout its existence there were always in the foreground the Ripard brothers, John and the late Paul, their children John JR and Christian, and Arthur Podesta. The Ripards have won the Race outright five times, John in 1968 (Josian) and 1970 (Tikka II), Christian in 1996 (Big Foot) and in 2001 (Strait Dealer), and John JR along with Andrew Calascione in 2002 (Market Wizard). Recalling local ‘winners’ there is also Arthur Podesta - a myth in the history of the Middle Sea Race having been the only yachtsman to have raced in all the Event’s 33 editions, as well as being on the winning boat 4 times.

THE MIDDLE SEA RACE the slowest ever race in the series – 148 hours 20mins. Line Honours were won by Stormvogel , the first maxi boat to be built and sailed by “CB” Cornelius Brunzeel. The whole idea of a race round the central Mediterranean island was conceived in 1967 by Jimmy White, who a few years earlier had retired to Malta together with his Class III yacht “Sandettie”, and by Alan Green, then stationed in Malta. The Royal Malta Yacht Club agreed to organize a race on the basis of a Mediterranian Fastnet, and The Royal Ocean Racing Club became joint organisers providing expert advice and prestige. As years passed by the event grew in number and quality of participants, which brought with it the interest and following of the sailing community and of the international press, and it attained the recognition of an offshore classic of the Mediterranean circuit and a premier world race. Internationally renowned yachting personalities and other celebrities the likes of Cino Ricci, CNN’s Ted Turner, Raul Gardini, Bill Whitehouse Vaux, Peter Goulandris, Eric Taberly, Alain Glickman, Mike Sanderson, Paul Cayard, Bouwe Bekking, Seb Josse, Ken Read, Tommaso

In 2002 the Middle Sea Race enhanced its status and expanded its worldwide exposure with the accomplishment of a prestigious sponsorship from Rolex S.A. The Rolex Middle Sea Race is now part of a world-renowned international series of yachting events which includes the Rolex Sydney-Hobart Yacht Race, the Rolex Fastnet Race, the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup, the ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year and the Giraglia Rolex Cup. Talking about legends and achievements a significant record related to the Rolex Middle Sea Race was broken in 2007 when American yacht Rambler established a new Course Record of 47 hours 55 minutes and 3 seconds, taking over 16 hours off the previous best time.

THE ROYAL MALTA YACHT CLUB is a club rich in history having been founded in 1835. It is the only yacht club in Malta and is a founder member of the Malta Sailing Federation. The Royal Malta Yacht Club has a deep commitment to yachting and organises a full programme of racing and social activities throughout the year. Located right on the water in Ta’ Xbiex Marina the club offers extraordinary facilities which include a lounge bar and dining area with outdoor terraces, roof top terrace, conference rooms, a fitness room with changing rooms, waterfront facilities for small boats and a seasonal marina for larger boats which also caters for visiting boats. Malta with its wonderful weather has a great lifestyle with plenty of opportunities for sport and the club is an ideal base for yachtsmen whether for racing or cruising at any time of year. It is a favourite port of call for members of renowned yacht clubs from all over the world with which the club has reciprocal agreements. The club is run by a committee elected by the full members of the club. The members vary in age and profession but share a common passion for yachting and the social life that is generated around the club. It is not necessary to own a boat to be a member of the club and enjoy the benefits of a private social club in a beautiful waterfront location. Royal Malta Yacht Club Ta’ Xbiex Seafront, Ta’ Xbiex XBX1028 (Malta) Tel: (+356) 2133 3109 - 2131 8417 Fax: (+356) 2133 1131 E-Mail: info@rmyc.org Website: www.rmyc.org

Journalists wishing to cover the Rolex Middle Sea Race are advised to contact the Royal Malta Yacht Club on info@rmyc.org. Meanwhile one should visit the Event’s Website - www. rolexmiddlesearace.com – or contact the Royal Malta Yacht Club for any other information on the Rolex Middle Sea Race. The Event is always held in October. (WS) TENTHEDITION2013- 2 0 14

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SAILING & BOATING OPTIONS! The contact person is: David Dalli davdalli@maltanet.net or Neil Borg – neilborg@maltanet.net THE MALTA SAILING FEDERATION is the National Authority for the sport of Sailing in Malta, as recognized by the International Sailing Federation, the Government of Malta, the Kunsill Malti ghall-Isport (Malta Sport Council) and the Malta Olympic Committee, and its primary object is to promote the sport of Sailing. It is made up of one representative of each Sailing Club or Association which obliges its members to act according to rules of behaviour and of competition set out by the International Sailing Federation. The Maltese Federation was set up in the 1970’s as the Malta Yachting Federation by a group of sailing enthusiasts including the late Capt. Benny Grech, and the first Statute was approved in 1975. The Statute was modified in 1998 when the title was changed to the Malta Sailing Federation. Amongst the duties which the Federation assumes are those of fulfilling its obligations under the International Sailing Federation (ISAF)’s rules pertinent to National Authorities, in particular rules dealing with Conduct, Interpretation of Racing Rules, and sailors’ eligibility to compete; and of fulfilling its obligations towards the Malta Olympic Committee regarding preparation and coaching of sailors competing in Olympic or pre-Olympic classes of boat, which in Malta’s case are limited to the Laser and the Optimist respectively. The Federation is presently made up of the following eight Clubs and Associations: The Beneteau Sailing Association, Ta’ Xbiex: This association organizes the annual Beneteau regatta, open to keelboats of the Beneteau type, which attracts approximately 50 entries. The contact person is: Alfie Manduca - alfie@medyachtsales.com The Birzebbuga Sailing Club, Birzebbuga: This club is mainly concerned with Laser & Optimist class racing, plus coaching in the Laser classes (Laser Standard, Laser Radial & Laser 4.7), the Optimist class for youngsters and more recently in the RS Feva XL youth doublehander class . It has in the past produced some of Malta’s finest laser sailors, including brothers John and Henry Tabone and Mario Aquilina.

The Malta Laser Class Association: This association is the national representative of the International Laser Class Association (ILCA) for Laser Standard, Radial and 4.7 classes, and international class regulations require a sailor to be a member of the MLCA if he or she is to compete in laser regattas. Contact person is: Peter Dimech – peterdimech@onvol.net The Malta Model Boating Association: This club organises competitions for model (one-metre) radio controlled boats under ISAF rules; it has in the past organized the class European championships which were held at Ramla Bay, Malta. Contact person is: Vinnie Zammit vinnie.zammit@gmail.com The Malta Optimist Dinghy Association (MODA): The MODA is the national representative of the International Optimist Dinghy Association (IODA). Dr. Tanya Esposito is the Association’s President and she can be reached on: esposito.tanya@gmail.com The Malta Young Sailors Club, St Paul’s Bay: This club presently has the largest number of active racing sailors amongst Maltese dinghy clubs, and organizes Laser (Laser Radial and 4.7 classes) and Optimist class coaching and racing. It is the organizer of the annual Euromed International Regatta – cherishing a record entry of 109 competitors from 11 countries. Contact persons are: Anna Rossi - arossi@go.net.mt - or Andre Borg underground01@onvol.net The Royal Malta Yacht Club, Ta’Xbiex: This club is the earliest to be established in the Maltese Islands, and organises national and international keel boat racing, notable amongst which are; the Malta – Syracuse race attracting approximately 60 entries annually and the prestigious annual Rolex Middle Sea Race, which attracts well over 70 yachts from all over the world. Contact person is: Peter Dimech peter@rmyc.org The Vikings Sailing Club, Floriana: This club organizes races and instruction in the Mirror dinghy class

and various other dinghy classes which compete under handicap rules; it also holds keelboat racing and cruising events, and annually runs sailing programmes for the Malta Sports Council (KMS) aimed at introducing dinghy sailing to youngsters. Contact person is: Joseph Galea info@vikingssailing.com

Contact: Michael Mifsud Mob (+356) 9982 3780 E-Mail: info@cruising.org.mt Website: www.cruising.org.mt

Regattas whose results are valid towards the Malta Sailing Federation’s Laser and Optimist classes Ranking Lists are organized annually by the Birzebbugia Sailing Club, the Malta Laser Class Association, the Malta Optimist Dinghy Association, the Malta Young Sailors Club, the Royal Malta Yacht Club and the Vikings Sailing Club; in addition, the National Championships organized by the Malta Sailing Federation and the Euromed International Regatta results are valid. The Malta Sailing Federation can be contacted on arossi@go.net.mt. Anna Rossi is the first women to be President on Federation.

THE GOZO BOATING ASSOCIATON (GBA) was formed on 19th May 2010. The Association has wide and varied objectives for all those who are interested or involved in either power or sail boating and who berth their boats in Gozo, whether at the Marina itself or elsewhere on the Island. The GBA also acts as a representative body for its members. The Gozo Boating Association can be reached by addressing the Secretary on: info@gozoba.org

Most of the member clubs and associations have their own websites which one can linkup to through the Malta Sailing Federation’s website - www.digigate.net/myf THE MALTA POWERBOAT FEDERATION (MPF) has been founded by its present President Teddie Borg in 2006 and since 11th November 2007 has been affiliated as a full member of UIM – Union Internationale Motonautique.

MALTA CRUISING CLUB SINCE ITS CONCEPTION IN 2005 The Malta Cruising Club, open to yachting enthusiasts and power boaters alike, has become one of the most popular yachting Clubs on the Islands. An exciting programme of cruising in company, talks, discussions and social events brings together locals, and, sailors from around the world living on the islands. Visitors are welcome. Variety is the secret of the Club’s success with talks as diverse as Alunghi fishing and guides to Greek anchorages. Past social events include fun (but taken very seriously) quiz nights and delicious Hog roasts. The sailing programme ranges from romantic sunset evening cruises to long distance voyages led by a seasoned Captain. Relaxed informality is the key to the clubs popularity with the opportunity to meet and unwind with like minded sailors.

The MPF has six local powerboat orientated clubs affiliated within its organization and it is also a member of KMS (Kunsill Malti ta’ l-isports) - Malta’s national sports council. The MPF prides itself of a World Champion amongst its members. Aaron Ciantar has succeeded to win over two successive (2008-2009) years the UIM P1 Super Sport Championship. In October 2010 the Malta Powerboat Federation hosted the 83rd UIM General Assembly where more than 200 delegates from 52 countries attended. Malta Powerboat Federation c/o RMYC, Ta’ Xbiex Seafront,Ta’ Xbiex XBX1028 Contact: Teddie Borg (President) Tel: (+356) 7942 1857 teddie@maltanet.ne

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Pharmacies The Opening Hours of Pharmacies in Malta and Gozo are: Mon-Sat (Mornings) 08.30 - 12.30 - (Afternoons) 16.00 - 19.00

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Rudolph Pharmacy, 133, Triq Rudolfu, (Sliema) SLM1274 Tel: (+356) 2134 4722

Mayer Pharmacy, 33 Ta’Xbiex Seafront, (Msida) MSD1513 Tel: (+356) 2133 1732

St. Francis Pharmacy, 293, Triq Manwel Dimech, (Sliema) SLM1054 Tel: (+356) 2131 1033 Victor’s Pharmacy, 9, Triq it-Torri, (Sliema) SLM1609 Tel: (+356) 2133 0352

Regal Pharmacy, 39B Triq Antonio Bosio, (Msida) MSD1343 Tel: (+356) 2131 3115

SLIEMA Chemimart Pharmacy, 4,5,6, Il-Piazzetta, Triq it-Torri, (Sliema) SLM1605 Tel: (+356) 2133 8369 Drug Store, 382, Triq Manwel Dimech, (Sliema) SLM1058 Tel: (+356) 2133 4627

D’Argens Pharmacy, 330, Rue D’Argens, (Gzira) GZR1363 Tel: (+356) 2133 0817

Edward’s Pharmacy, 115, Triq Manwel Dimech, (Sliema), SLM1055 Tel: (+356) 2133 4102

O’Hea Pharmacy, 128, Triq Manoel di Vilhena, (Gzira) GZR1016 Tel: (+356) 2133 0268

Mrabat Pharmacy, 5, Triq l-Imrabat, (Sliema) SLM1384 Tel: (+356) 2131 3535

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Wales Pharmacy, 183, Triq Manwel Dimech, (Sliema) SLM1051 Tel: (+356) 2133 5492

MSIDA MARINA & TA’ XBIEX MARINA – SANDY YACHT MARINA MSIDA Deby’s Pharmacy, 1, Triq Misrah il-Barrieri, (Msida) MSD1262 Tel: (+356) 2122 2468

Regional Pharmacy, Triq E H Furse, (Msida) MSD1620 Tel: (+356) 2131 2449

TA’ XBIEX Pharmaland Dispensers, 5, Taghiaferro Mansions, Triq Principessa Margerita, (Ta’Xbiex) MSD1333 Tel: (+356) 2134 6547 Remedies Chemists, 49A, Triq Abate Rigord, (Ta’Xbiex) XBX1120 Tel: (+356) 2134 1649

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THE OPTIMIST CLASS

SINCE THE YEAR 2000 the Christmas holidays have made Malta a popular destination with young sailors who fly to our Mediterranean waters to compete in the Optimists Class EUROMED Malta Championship which in a rather short spell of time has attained extensive recognition and success. The event is organised by the Malta Young Sailors Club under the auspices of the Malta Sailing

Federation and apart from a healthy participation, the record being 109 competitors from 11 countries, the event always comprises other popular attractions like a Laser Class Regatta and a Training Clinic for a Race Management Course. The Euromed has over the years gained the respect and recognition of international authoritative sailing bodies which is reflected by the presence, as judges and umpires at past editions, of senior sailing personalities. These included Hans Kurt Andersen (Denmark) and

Luciano Giacomi (Italy), both of whom have judged Olympic Games and umpired Americas Cup, Bill O’Hara (Ireland) who judged the Athens 2004 Olympic Games, ISAF’s top Race Officer Tony Lockett, Sally Burnet (GBR) who now holds the post of Secretary of IODA, Lorenz Walch (GER), Manuel Santos De Silva (POR) and David Lees (GBR) all of whom have adjudicated in the Olympics. The Malta Young Sailors Club was established only in 1997 by a group of ‘sailing devotee’ parents with the aim to encourage and assist their young children with their sailing enthusiasm. The success of the Euromed Malta Championship is a result of the dedication and perseverance of the parents and the keenness and determination of the young sailors. The Club’s ex Commodore is John Ripard Jr, one of

the original parents who were behind the setting up of the Club. The club in fact started off on an initiative of Pippo Psaila through Luxol Sports Club when during the Easter holidays he organized that children from the football team who wanted to try out sailing were offered to go down to St. Julians Bay Many are the competitors and sail the at EuroMed Malta who, like Opi’s that were this young Russian sailor, keeps to the Christmas supplied by spirit even on the water and Arabella and race with the traditional Christmas cap on. Phillip Denver. After the success of this initiative the Club was established with the first campaigners being John Ripard Jr, Pippo Psaila and Andrew Calascione.

where only sailors under the age of 16 years are eligible to contest in this class racing. The racing programme of the Euromed originally held in St Paul’s Bay, is now being staged in Mellieha Bay, one of most picturesque locations in the Maltese Islands, over a 4km course.

The Optimist Sailing Dinghy, the largest junior class in the World, is an internationally recognized one design single handed sailing craft,

Further reference to the Malta Young Sailors Club can be found in this editorial under the Malta Sailing Federation dossier while one is invited to contact Anna Rossi (arossi@go.net.mt) or Andre Borg (underground01@onvol.net) for information and eventual participation in the Optimist Class EUROMED Malta Championship. The Club’s Website is www.maltayoungsailing.com

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THE BAILLIFF OF SUFFREN TROPHY

TO SOME THE SEA IS AN ALIEN to be feared; to others it is a cause of detachment, separating lands and keeping people apart. But the sea can also be the height of pleasure bringing people together to savour special nautical pursuits. And that certainly was what the organisers were thinking in 2001 when two friends, Henri-Christian

easterly gale. Since then the race, under the patronage of various personalities including Prince Albert of Monaco and Brigitte Bardot, has brought together almost 100 sailing yachts, the biggest the 68 metre schooner ATLANTIC. Sanctioned by the Comité International de la Méditérranée, the Balli is officially considered an Offshore long distance cruising race

It is also a cooperative effort of the Marenostrum Racing Club (SaintTropez), the Société Nautique de Saint-Tropez (Var, France), the Porto Rotondo Yacht Club (Sardinia), the Club Canottieri Roggero di Lauria, (Sicily) and the Royal Malta Yacht Club along with the town of Saint Tropez, the Porto Rotondo Consortium, the City of Palermo, the French Embassy in Valletta, the Maltese Embassy in Paris and the

Malta Tourism Authority. While in Malta the classic yachts are hosted at the Grand Harbour Marina in Vittoriosa with Camper & Nicholsons Marinas recognised as headline sponsors of the manifestation. Further information on the Bailliff of Suffren Trophy may be obtained from the organisers: Société Nautique de Saint-Tropez, Nouveau Port, BP 72 83992, SaintTropez, France Tel: (+33) (0)4 9497 3054 Fax: (+33) (0)4 9497 8700 E-Mail: snsttropez@aol.com www.societe-nautique-saint-tropez.fr/

Schroeder and Christian Benoit conceived an annual “gentleman’s race” from St Tropez to Malta naming it the “Trophee Bailli de Suffren” in honour of a famous 18th century son of St Tropez, the Bailiff of Suffren of Saint-Tropez, ViceAdmiral the Royal Fleet of French King Louis XVI, General Commander of the Fleet and Ambassador of the Sovereign Order of Malta. Considered the Mediterranean’s most beautiful, it is certainly the longest classic yacht race. The three legs of “The Bailli”, as it is known, cover over 600 miles. But it is much more than a race. The Balli is actually an annual rally of friends, new and old, sailing some of the world’s most beautiful boats and enjoying themselves all along the way. The first start on 16 June 2001 was a humble affair; only four boats crossed the start line battling an

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WRECK AND CAVE DIVING THE MALTESE ISLANDS HAVE BEEN A MECCA FOR DIVERS FOR THE PASSED FIFTY YEARS. In Malta, the diving industry has long been established. In a mature market one expects to find dive centres of a very high calibre. Gone are the Spartan days of the sixties when dive centres operated from small garages using rudimentary equipment and compressors. Dive centres in Malta are all affiliated to the best scuba diving training agencies and are regulated by the Malta Travel and Tourism Service Act. The discerning divers, for a successful diving holiday, rightly expect to find what we call the 4Es when they visit their chosen diving destination - Education, Experience, Equipment and most importantly Environment. Education is delivered in dive centres to all level of divers, from the inexperienced beginner to the more advanced Technical divers. Courses offered range from elementary Discover Scuba to specialities such as Under Water Photographer, Night Diver, and Deep Diver. Other courses which are particularly popular with divers in Malta, given the amount of wrecks and caves which are scattered around our shores are the Wreck Diver and Cave Diver. Experience is the second E where the dive centres offer to their clients the opportunity to join them on their organised expeditions to popular or remote areas. Here divers experience and practice their skills under the supervision of professional dive guide. They can enjoy the best features of the dive sites and also be briefed about the safety measures and risk management of that particular dive. The third E is for Equipment. The discerning diver is an exigent person who rightly expects to find at dive centres the latest state of the art equipment for sale and for hire. Equipment, nowadays, is more reliable, comfortable and also trendy. Dive centres are well stocked. They provide an impeccable after sales service and maintenance program which is vital for the industry to flourish. Dive centre employees are trained in sales and have equipment maintenance seminars organised by manufactures to keep abreast with emerging technologies. Marsalforn Bay, Island of Gozo, Malta e: info@calypsodivers.com w: www.calypsodivers.com t: 2156 1757

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Environment is the fourth and most important E. Without a healthy environment the diving industry in Malta would not exist.

Because of their position and size the Maltese Islands never had any serious problems with the sea water quality. We do not have any rivers that dump toxic waste from manufacturing industries. However a few years back we did have problems with untreated sewage. Things have improved much and now we boast of the latest hi tech sewage treatment plants where all the effluent is treated before it is piped into the sea. Thanks to this latest technology the Maltese archipelago has one of the cleanest waters around in the Med. This does not mean that we can now sit on our laurels. The Malta Marine Foundation has always strived to promote awareness. Threats towards our fragile marine habitat were and will always be there. These threats can come in many forms such as oil spills, unsustainable fishing or unregulated fish husbandry. Besides promoting awareness the Malta Marine Foundation has successfully lobbied with the relevant authorities for Marine Protected Areas around our wrecks. The MMF’s recent two wrecks, the P31 in Comino and the P29 in Cirkewwa have proved to be most popular with wreck aficionados. Marine life is taking hold on these wrecks as can be seen by the monitoring reports conducted by ECOSERV. For a more complete list of wrecks, monitoring reports and Marine Protected Areas please go to our website. Cave diving is also popular. We have numerous caves given the nature of our littoral. Wave action pounding incessantly at the rocks creates our sea caves. Other caves are formed by rain water eating at the soft limestone. Sometimes the sea caves are connected to the solution caves and where the fresh water meets the sea water you get a halocline. This is water of different density mixing, creating a hazy visual effect which could lead the unsuspecting diver to experience mild vertigo. Not all caves and caverns are easy and straightforward to dive and special training must be undertaken first before venturing in any underwater overhead environments. Some caves and caverns have plenty of light and have no or little silt which make them


SPORT, LEISURE & FUN easier for people undergoing the first lessons in cavern diving however some caves are deeper, have less light or no light at all, and have tight and narrow passages. Fine silt could also be present. This silt once stirred will remain in suspension for a long time spoiling the visibility and making exiting the cave very difficult. Here is when the rigorous training kicks in and experienced cave divers use the emergency procedures learnt, to exit safely. We suggest to our diving visitors that unless they

are already qualified to dive inside wrecks and caves to partake in diving courses in these two disciplines before undertaking such dives. One should keep in mind that no matter how much experience one has in diving in open water, diving inside wrecks and caves offer a completely different environment. No one must enter an underwater overhead environment unless trained to do so. Dive safely and always dive to your limits of training.

Further information on Wreck and Cave Diving Around the Maltese Islands may be obtained from: Martin Vella Chairman Malta Marine Foundation c/o Vista Complex Pioneer Road Bugibba SPB2800 E-Mail: info@marinefoundation.org Web: www.marinefoundation.org

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GOZO – A MECCA FOR DIVERS GOZO is situated in the heart of the Mediterranean just 60 nautical miles south of Sicily and just over 120 nautical miles north of North Africa. With the island being only 1/3 of the size of Malta, nothing is far away. This is great for diving as, if you are very unlucky and there are strong winds, your holiday is not spoilt, as it would be in mainland locations. This is because sheltered conditions on the far side of the island are at worst only a 20 minute drive away, always giving you somewhere good to dive. The seas around Gozo are virtually tide less. Underwater currents are rare and mild. Though Gozo is so close to Malta, the underwater topography is completely different as the further north you move the better is the diving. There is no abundant number of fish but it is nice in its own way, like many say. No wonder why many keep coming back as the deep blue that one can enjoy

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in most of the dives is something more related to “The Big Blue” film. The visibility in general is excellent, up to 35 metres thanks to the distance

from the continental coasts and the currents that continuously renew the waters. The water temperature all year round never drops below 13ºC.

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the island are Xwieni Bay, the Twin Arches, Anchor Reef, Reqqa Point, Billinghurst Cave and Cathedral Cave in Ghasri Valley. The Blue Hole and Azure Window in Dwejra constitute one of the most popular dives in Gozo. The Azure Window is a natural arch in the cliffs about 20m high. It is a top tourist attraction and features in many brochures around the world. The Blue Hole is a natural hole about 15m deep in the water opposite the Azure Window. It is completely surrounded by rocks and it is linked to the open sea by an underwater arch. Dwejra is surrounded by deep clear blue waters, by breathtaking rock formations, caves and drop-offs points. Other dive sites in the vicinity include Crocodile Rock, Fungus Rock, and Coral Cave. On the south, the best diving sites are near Xlendi Bay including Ulysses Cave, Xlendi Cave and Reef. Further on, to the other side of Xlendi bay one will find other boat dives such as Ta’ Cenc Cliffs, Ras in-Newwiela and Mgarr ix-Xini are also exceptional.

When it comes to wreck diving Gozo is picking up popularity with the added attraction of two more artificial wrecks at ix-Xatt l-Ahmar near the previous wreck MV Xlendi. These are the ex-MV Karwela and the ex MV-Cominoland which were successfully scuttled on the 12th August 2006 adding to the underwater attractions. These wrecks provide shelter and protection for a large variety of biota, including several fish and vertebrate species.

These artificial wrecks are proofing to be an added attraction to divers in Gozo. Apart from being popular with divers these wrecks are assumed to attract an exiting number of fish and other marine creatures. Therefore these artificial reefs can also bee used for scientific research. The scientific potential of these artificial reefs has not been exploited yet. When these wrecks were created it was assumed that a certain

management plan for these reefs was supposed to be proposed and implemented later on. They are now quite established and one assumes that if they are studied they can contribute to more conclusive data. These special diving sites should be monitored scientifically to observe and record any change in marine communities and ecosystems at the sites, as well as sea water quality. Gozo’s appealing maritime features can get people diving in next to no time at all, even if they are completely new to the sport. The facilities available are excellent. Spread in the various bays one finds a good selection of dive centres where diving equipment is available for hire and diving courses for beginners are extended by qualified instructors. In this sector Gozo enjoys a unique record of repeat customers which is proof of the appealing attraction the location presents and also of the high quality of the service offered.

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Kirton represent a large number of superyachts that visit Malta. Our exceptionally high standard of service provides the necessary support for captains and owners visiting the island.

Kirton & Co. Ltd. Floriana, Malta

T: +356 21 23 43 60 / +356 21 23 81 70 M: +356 99 49 33 31 / +356 99 49 35 84 operations@kirton.com.mt www.kirton.com.mt


SUPER VISITORS COLLECTION

APART from the traditionally viewed advantages of weather and location, MALTA provides a great winter base for crew and yachts alike. The shore side infrastructure required to support the large yachts in existence today is very well developed in Malta and we have skillful and certified tradesmen sensitive to working in a superyacht environment. Visits could also be of a few days, say for bunkering, or to restock suppliers, carry out a crew change, or of a sightseer nature. The following pages entitled THE SUPER VISITORS COLLECTION portray a few of those yachts that have included Malta in their Mediterranean cruising programme.

Thirty-nine year-old CAPT. LAWRENCE DALLI, MWO, Bsc (Marine), BIPP, JAR-FCL PPL (A) Pilot, has two passions in life – photography and super yachts – which when combined produces memorable and pleasant reflections. His constant lookout for new arrivals makes him a real ‘aficionado’ as these pages convey. He was presented with a camera for his ninth birthday and ever since photography has developed from a hobby to a passion and a profession. Being an islander the sea and boats were his immediate affectionate focus, a charm which matured along with the changes time brought about to the type of boats featuring on the Maltese waters. One can see more works of Capt. Dalli by visiting web-site -www.maltashipphotos.com

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Year Built: 2008 Flag: Cayman Islands Length: 75.50m (247’ 8”) Beam: 13.40m (43’ 12”) Engine: 2x diesel Speed: Max 18/ Cruise 14 kts Range: 4,000 nm at 14 kts Shipyard: Oceanco Naval Architect: Oceanco Exterior Designer: Sam Sorgiovanni Designs Interior Designer: Sam Sorgiovanni Designs *World Rank: 97

CEDAR SEA II

Year Built: 1986 Refit: 2008 Flag: Gibraltar Length: 63.60m (208’7”ft) Beam: 10.20m (33’5”ft) Engine: 2 x Diesel MAN Speed: Max 16 / Cruise 14 kts Range: 6,250 nm at 12 kts Shipyard: Feadship – NLD Naval Architect: De Voogt Naval Architects Exterior Designer: Jon Bannenberg Interior Designer: Jon Bannenberg World Rank: n/a

LADY Z

Year Built: 1997 Refit: 2008 Flag: Cayman Islands Length: 51.40m (168’ 8”) Beam: 9.80m (32’ 2”) Engine: 2 x diesel Speed: Max 17/ Cruise 15 kts Range: 3,500 nm at 14 kts Shipyard: Oceanco – NLD Naval Architect: Oceanco Exterior Designer: The A Group/Richard Hein Interior Designer: The A Group/Baron Gurney Interiors World Rank: n/a * (sorted by the overall lengths of the boats) TENTHEDITION2013- 2 0 14

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SUPER VISITORS COLLECTION MARALA

(Ex: Evadne, Zapala, Gaviota IV) Year Built: 1931 Flag: Panama Length: 58.83m (193’0”ft) Beam: 8.08m (26’6”ft) Engine: 2 x Diesel MAN Speed: Max 15 / Cruise 13.5 kts Range: 3,600 nm Shipyard: Camper & Nicholsons Shipyard - GBR Naval Architect: Charles E. Nicholson Exterior Designer: Charles E. Nicholson Interior Designer: n/a *World Rank: n/a

MARJORIE MORNINGSTAR

(Ex: Lady in Blue) Year Built: 2004 Flag: Cayman Islands Length: 170.60 ft / 52.00 m Beam: 29.53 ft / 9.00 m Engine: 2 x KTA 38M2 diesel Speed: Max 15 / Cruise 12 kts Range: 5,470 nm Shipyard: Amels Holland B.V. - NLD Naval Architect: Amels Holland B.V. Exterior Designer: Alberto Pinto Interior Designer: Alberto Pinto, Laura Sessa Romboli World Rank: n/a

MOONLIGHT II

(Ex: Alysia) Year Built: 2005 Flag: Malta Length: 85.30m (279’10”ft) Beam: 14.44m (47’4”ft) Engine: 2 x Caterpillar Inc Speed: Max 17 / Cruise 15 kts Range: 7,000 nm Shipyard: Neorion Shipyards Syros – GRC Naval Architect: Alpha Marine Exterior Designer: Alpha Marine /Lally Poulias Interior Designer: Alpha Marine /Lally Poulias World Rank: 58 * (sorted by the overall lengths of the boats) TENTHEDITION2013- 2 0 14

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SUPER VISITORS COLLECTION OLIVIA

Year Built: 1972 Refit: 2011 Flag: Isle of Man Length: 70m (229’7”ft) Beam: 13m (42’7”ft) Engine: 1 Deutz Speed: Max 15 / Cruise 12 kts Range: 13,500nm @ 12kts Shipyard: Oy Laivateollisuus Ab – FI Naval Architect: Oy Laivateollisuus Ab Exterior Designer: Droulers Interior Designer: Droulers *World Rank: n/a

OLYMPIA

Year Built: 2002 Refit: 2008 Flag: Cayman Islands Length: 57m (187’0”ft) Beam: 10.10m (33’1”ft) Engine: 2 x Diesel Caterpillar Speed: Max 17 / Cruise 16 kts Range: 4,700 nm Shipyard: Feadship – NLD Naval Architect: De Voogt Naval Architects Exterior Designer: De Voogt Naval Architects Interior Designer: Mark Hampton / John Gallagher World Rank: n/a

PEGASUS V

Year Built: 2003 Refit: 2008 Flag: Cayman Islands Length: 78.60m (257’ 10”) Beam: 14.50m (47’ 7”) Engine: 2 x Deutz AG diesel Speed: Max 18/ Cruise 17 kts Range: 7,000 nm at 12 kts Shipyard: Royal Denship –DNK Naval Architect: Espen Oeino Exterior Designer: Espen Oeino Interior Designer: Zuretti World Rank: 77 * (sorted by the overall lengths of the boats) TENTHEDITION2013- 2 0 14

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SUPER VISITORS COLLECTION PLATINUM

(Ex: Alibella) Year Built: 2009 Flag: Cayman Islands Length: 50m (164’0”ft) Beam: 9m (29’6”ft) Engine: 2 x Diesel MTU Speed: Max 17.50 / Cruise 15 kts Range: 3,500nm @ 15kts Shipyard: Benetti – - ITA Naval Architect: Benetti Exterior Designer: Stefano Natucci Interior Designer: Benetti *World Rank: n/a

PHOENIX II

Year Built: 2010 Flag: Cayman Islands Length: 87.20m (286’1”ft) Beam: 13.80m (45’3”ft) Engine: 2x Caterpilar diesel Speed: Max 16.7kts/ Cruise 12kts Range (Nm): 6,000 nm at 12kts Shipyard: Lurssen Yachts - DEU Naval Architect: Lurssen Yachts Exterior Designer: Andrew Winch Designs Interior Designer: Andrew Winch Designs World Rank: 49

QUEEN K

(Ex: Queen M) Year Built: 2004 Refit: 2007 Flag: Cayman Islands Length: 72.60m (238’2”ft) Beam: 13.50m (44’3”ft) Engine: 2 x Diesel 16V 4000 M70 Speed: Max 18 / Cruise 16 kts Range: 5,000 nm at 16 kts Shipyard: Lurssen Yachts - DEU Naval Architect: Lurssen Yachts Exterior Designer: Espen Oeino Interior Designer: Donald Starkey Eidsgaard Design World Rank: n/a * (sorted by the overall lengths of the boats) TENTHEDITION2013- 2 0 14

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SUPER VISITORS COLLECTION RISING SUN

Year Built: 2004 Refit: 2007 Flag: Cayman Islands Length: 138.40m (454’0”ft) Beam: 18.5m (60’8”ft) Engine: 4 x Diesel MTU Speed: Max 28 / Cruise 26kts Range: n/a Shipyard: Lurssen Yachts - DEU Naval Architect: Lurssen Yachts Exterior Designer: Jon Bannenberg Interior Designer: Seccombe Design *World Rank: 09

RM ELEGANT

Year Built: 2005 Flag: Greece Length: 72.40m (237’6”ft) Beam: 12m (39’4”ft) Engine: 2 x Diesel Caterpillar Speed: Max 18 / Cruise 17 kts Range: 3,300 nm Shipyard: Kanellos Bros - GRC Naval Architect: Nafpigiki Hellas & Co Exterior Designer: Lally Poulias Interior Designer: Lally Poulias World Rank: n/a

SEAGULL II

Year Built: 1952 Refit: 2009 Flag: Malta Length: 54.16m (177’8”ft) Beam: 8.41m (27’7”ft) Engine: 2x Caterpilar diesel Speed: Max 14kn/ Cruise 12kts Range (Nm): 3,400 nm at 12kts Shipyard: Uljanik Shipyard - HRV Naval Architect: Water Line ltd. / Uljanik Shipyard Exterior Designer: Water Line ltd. Interior Designer: Water Line ltd. *World Rank: n/a * (sorted by the overall lengths of the boats) TENTHEDITION2013- 2 0 14

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Year Built: 2011 Flag: Cayman Islands Length: 133.90m (439’3”ft) Beam: 18.50m (60’8”ft) Engine: 8 x MTU diesel Speed: Max ---- / Cruise 15.0kts Range (Nm): -Shipyard: Fincantieri Yachts - ITA Naval Architect: Espen Oeino Exterior Designer: Espen Oeino Interior Designer: Reymond Langton Design World Rank: 10

SOLEMAR

Year Built: 2005 Flag: Cayman Islands Length: 61.50m (201’9”ft) Beam: 10.6m (34’9”ft) Engine: 2 x Diesel Caterpillar Speed: Max 17 / Cruise 15 kts Range: 5,000 nm at 15kts Shipyard: Amels – NLD Naval Architect: Amels Exterior Designer: Michael Leach Design Interior Designer: Michael Leach Design *World Rank: n/a

STARGATE

Year Built: 2001 Flag: Bahamas Length: 80m (262’5”ft) Beam: 12.98m (42’7”ft) Engine: 2x MTU diesel Speed: Max 24.00 / Cruise 20 Range: 3,600 nm at 20 kts Shipyard: Oceanco – NLD Naval Architect: Oceanco Exterior Designer: The A Group Interior Designer: The A Group Camillo Costantini World Rank: 72

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SUPER VISITORS COLLECTION SUNRAYS

(Ex: Y705) Year Built: 2010 Flag: United Kingdom Length: 85.50m (280’6”ft) Beam: 14.20m (46’7”ft) Engine: 2x MTU diesel Speed: Max 18 / Cruise 16 kts Range (Nm): n/a Shipyard: Oceanco – NLD Naval Architect: Azure Naval Architects/Oceanco Exterior Designer: Bjorn Johansson Design Interior Designer: Terence Disdale World Rank: 56

TALISMAN C

Year Built: 2006 Flag: Cayman Islands Length: 70.54m (231’ 5”) Beam: 12m (39’ 4”) Engine: 2 x 1140kW/1500HP Speed: Max 17/ Cruise 15 kts Range: 7,000 nm Shipyard: Proteksan Turquoise - TUR Naval Architect: Hydro Tec S.r.l Exterior Designer: H2 Yacht Design Interior Designer: H2 Yacht Design *World Rank: n/a

VAVA II

Year Built: 2011 Flag: Cayman Islands Length: 96.m (314’ 11”) Beam: 9.1m (30’) Engine: 2 x 610 hp MTU Speed: Max 13 / Cruise 9 kts Range: 4,200nm @ 11kts Shipyard: Devonport Yachts – GBR Naval Architect: Perini Navi Exterior Designer: Perini Navi Interior Designer: Perini Navi World Rank: 31

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IDEALLY situated in the centre of the Mediterranean Sea, Malta offers international house buyers a secure and appreciating house purchasing market. With its stable economy, Malta is ideal for relocation, investment and offers various advantageous tax incentives. Companies set up in Malta also offer the possibility for shareholders to recover tax paid on company profits when these profits are distributed as dividends. Although the corporate tax rate is 35%, most of this tax is available as refunds with the net effective tax reduced to anything between 0 and 10% depending on the nature of the company’s activities and whether foreign taxes have been suffered. A number of International Banks are available on the Island.

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PROPERTY FOR ALL TASTES

Since joining the Eurozone Malta is attracting new investors and, with bi-lateral agreements with North Africa, Malta is strategically poised to develop the lucrative trade. Private Buyers may also opt to obtain Permanent Residence status on the Island of Malta without the requirement of any minimum stays and with the several tax advantages that such residence entails. Permanent Residents are not subject to

tax on a worldwide basis but to a flat minimum tax of €4,192 and enjoy a maximum 15% tax rate on income remitted or received in Malta. In this regard one should note that Malta has also entered into several double taxation agreements with various countries. The adoption of the Euro has further strengthened the economy. Residents living on the island have many benefits including: a low crime rate and cost


PROPERTY FOR ALL TASTES

have a wealth of beams, corbels and flagstones. Many are surrounded by their own land. Town Houses/Terraced House - are mainly pre or post war, and often built during the British colonial period. Many have delightful features including high ceilings, niches and arches. Villas / Bungalows - Detached or semidetached they are usually quite large, often in exclusive areas, and, built to a high specification. Penthouses/Apartments/Maisonettes – from chic designer to traditional - Malta boasts a superb selection of apartments, some in outstanding new developments with stunning sea or country views.

Farm Houses - found in rural areas and usually

Malta now offers international buyers an outstanding choice of accommodation, favourable taxation and above all glorious weather and a warm and friendly welcome! * Photos by Tonio Lombardi as appeared in HOMEWORKS magazine.

between 100 - 400 years ago, reflecting genuine Maltese architecture.

of living, excellent international communications by air and sea plus excellent yacht marina facilities. Malta is well served by its national airline - Air Malta - and other major international airlines that operate regular scheduled flights to and from the Island. These include Alitalia, Easyjet, Emirates, Lufthansa, Ryanair and SAS. When buying a house, Malta, has a simple and user friendly service. The estate agent will take you clearly through each step of the process ensuring you are offered the best possible advice: including assistance with legal matters, area to live in and local information. Complete relocation packages can also be arranged. When looking for a property the islands offer a variety of styles to suit all budgets. Location, location, location determines the cost! For the discerning Malta offers a truly eclectic selection of ‘superhomes’ in all categories of styles. These can be found throughout the islands - for example - atmospheric farmhouses in rural Gozo, magnificent penthouses overlooking prestigious marina complexes or quiet backstreet town locations. A rough guide to the choice of property styles is: Palazzo - romantic homes of history oozing with character and full of charm. House of Character - delightful old houses built

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MALTA MARITIME MUSEUM

The Malta Maritime Museum, housed in the former Royal Naval Bakery on the Marina Grande is practically on the quay of the Grand Harbour Marina at Vittoriosa. Inaugurated in July 1992, the museum is definitely a place to visit by any sealoving enthusiast.

THE BUILDING was designed by the British Naval architect and engineer William Scamp and was constructed, between 1842 and 1845 over the site of the covered slipway of the Knights of St John. The Bakery was the hub of the Victualing Yard and supplied the Royal Navy Mediterranean fleet with its daily requirements of bread and biscuits. After the Second World War the building was converted into offices and became the headquarters of the Admiralty Constabulary where it remained in use up till the closure of the British military base in March 1979. The Museum’s collection aims at illustrating Malta Maritime’s history and experience within a Mediterranean context without, however, neglecting the global nature of seafaring and its impact on society. Walking through this appealing building, one comes across various fascinating sea-related items. Amongst these, one finds the entire engine-room machinery of the steam driven grab dredger ‘Anadrian’ (1951) including the three Ton working triple expansion steam engine, a fine collection of models and paintings dating from the 16th to the 20th century, all having a Maltese connection. Ancient shipping is represented by Roman amphorae and lead stock anchors retrieved from Maltese waters, and a small collection of watercolours and models illustrating some of the most important ship types of antiquity. The period between 1530 and 1798, covering the rule of the Order of St John in Malta, is documented by a fascinating display of period paintings, weapons, anchors, models, cannon and various other artefacts. The brief French occupation is illustrated by a beautiful prisoner of war model of the eighty-gun ship ‘Bucentaur’, French flagship at the Battle of Trafalgar. The connection between the Royal Navy and Malta spanning almost two hundred years is told in a separate hall. The various displays

demonstrate the history of the Royal Navy in the Mediterranean during the 19th and 20th centuries and its impact on the economy and social life of the Maltese Islands. A small but important collection of navigational instruments, nautical charts, signalling manuals and portraits of Maltese pilots demonstrate the quest to sail far and beyond Maltese shores. Other sections deal with traditional Maltese boats Mercantile marine, and Customs. In the near future, other halls will be opened including one on Maltese maritime sports and leisure. This review is not meant to give a chronological and detailed presentation of the history and exhibits of The Malta Maritime Museum. It is only intended to introduce this historical attraction and induce visiting yachtsmen to make the Museum a ‘must’ on their Malta agenda. The Malta Maritime Museum is one of 34 Museums and Heritage sites managed by the Government agency Heritage Malta that was set up in January 2003. The museum is open daily from Monday to Sunday between 09.00 and 17.00hrs except for Good Friday, 24, 25, 31st December and January 1st. Further information may be obtained from Heritage Malta – Tel: (+356) 2180 5287 Fax: (+356) 2124 3628 E-Mail: info@heritagemalta.org Website: www.heritagemalta.org

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TA' KELINU GRIMA MARITIME MUSEUM

The peaceful village of Nadur Gozo prides itself of a particular attraction . . . unique in its own way.

IT is certainly the only one of its type in Gozo and it has among its myriad exhibits some very rare and priceless items. Authenticated pieces of timber from Lord Nelson’s ship, H.M.S. Victory, and others from the first U.S. warship ‘Constitution’ as well as one of Lord Louis Mountbatten’s gold epaulette, which he once wore during his period of duty in the Mediterranean. Above all else, the Museum is unique in that it is a superb and living epitome of a labour of love and dedication to the sea, the various craft of all shapes and sizes and the hardy men who guided them to their destinies in time of peace and in days of war.

THROUGHOUT his career as a collector, Grima made friends with some of the world’s most outstanding seamen of his day, including famous Admirals who presented him souvenirs that they deemed worthy of exhibition including, in some cases, their own complete personal uniforms, or part of it, as well as the flags or pennants that once flew atop their ships. Quite a number donated their own photograph. THE extent of the collection may, perhaps be gauged by well over 300 crests on display, including some that once graced the saloons of the ships they represent.

THE hundreds of exhibits on display were all painstakingly and laboriously pursuit by Michael Grima, a one-time Primary School teacher at Nadur who selflessly devoted a major part of his life – something like 65

years – to the collection of the memorabilia. AT this private maritime collection one travels through some three centuries of history seeing a variety of ships that ploughed the seas, from elegant sailing ships of yesterday to the impressive passenger liner of today, and from America’s first “big” warships, the ‘Constitution” to the battleships that made the forefront news during the Second World War.

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Kelinu Grima Maritime Museum Parish Priest Street - Nadur NDR1112– Gozo Tel: (+356) 2156 5226 / 2155 1649 E-mail: peterpnadur@gmail.com Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday (Excluding Public Holidays): 9.00am- 4.45pm Entrance Fee: Adults €2.33 – Children €1.15 • Last admission is 30 minutes before closing time How to go: Bus Nos. 31/ 37/ 42/ 43 (from Victoria Terminus)


THE WICKMAN MARITIME COLLECTION

AS HISTORICAL EMPORIUMS GO, The Wickman Maritime Collection located in the village of Xghajra (near Zabbar), is rather small and has had relatively little public exposure. Xghajra is situated not far from the approaches of Grand Harbour and just at the beginning of Malta’s measured mile. Through the years many naval and merchant ships tried their paces off Xghajra. Basically, the Collection established over half a century ago, is designed to reflect M alta’s connection with the sea, particularly the development of Malta’s maritime trade in the days of sail. And since its establishment, the Collection has been actively engaged in collecting and displaying relics and memorabilia. And the founder of the Collection – Victor Wickman – is a pioneer in the field of the preservation of Maltese maritime lore.

Top right: The Grand Harbour c. 1900 Right photo: Coronel de Marina - Juan Batista Azzopardi Bottom photo: m.v. Medina (P&O)

admirals who commanded the British Mediterranean fleet. On exhibition is the ship’s binnacle of H.M.S. “Magpie’’ and the ship’s wheel of the cruiser ‘Penelope’, both vessels have attained World War II fame.

The many artefacts are arranged in chronological order and are displayed in sections related to: 1. The development of Maltese maritime trade; 2. The Royal Navy in Malta; 3. Merchant Shipping; and 4. Naval Aviation. The library is a depository of an interesting selection of nautical books as well as documents related to ships and shipping. The photographic bank runs to several thousand ship pictures, naval events and buildings having a maritime correlation. Artefacts of Maltese shipping in the 19th Century whether rigged ships or the workhorse of the Maltese merchant fleet the brig, built in local shipyards. One finds Ship artistic paintings dating back to 1816, by known artists like Cammillieri, De Simone, Esposito and Gianni, which record the transition period from sail to steam. Objet d’art related to famous Maltese men of the sea. Portraits of Guze Ruggier, whose heroism saved some 40 lives when his ship the clipper ‘Royal Charter’ was wrecked near Meolfre in 1859, Juan Bautista Azopardo who in 1811 became one of the heroes of Argentina while commanding the first Argentine naval squadron at the battle of San Nicholas against superior Spanish forces. Malta’s connection with the Royal Navy is well illustrated by models, memorabilia, paintings and a unique selection of uniforms worn by various

Certainly such outstanding and in cases unique maritime collection cannot be described in a few lines, but it is definitely worth visiting. Visits can be pre-arranged by writing to: The Wickman Maritime Collection, “La Capitana”, Dwardu Ellul Street, Xghajra (Zabbar) XJR1360, Malta, or by calling (+356) 2169 0254

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Further to location details and telephone numbers of Foreign Embassies in Malta the National Day of all represented States is given.

AUSTRALIA Commonwealth of Australia Australian High Commission Villa Fiorentina, Ta’ Xbiex Terrace, Ta’ Xbiex XBX 1034 Tel: 2133 8201 National Day - 26 January (Australia Day)

AUSTRIA Republic of Austria Embassy of the Republic of Austria Whitehall Mansions, 3rd Floor, Ta’ Xbiex Seafront, Ta’Xbiex XBX 1026 Tel: 2327 9000 National Day - 26 October

BELGIUM Kingdom of Belgium Embassy of the Kingdom of Belgium Europa Centre, 8/9, John Lopez Street, Floriana FRN 1400 Tel: 2122 8214 National Day - 21 July (Accession of King Leopold I - 1831)

EASO European Asylum Support Office European Asylum Support Office Aldo Moro Road Millennia Buildings 3rd Floor Marsa MRS 9065 Tel: 2789 2749

EGYPT Arab Republic of Egypt Embassy of the Arab Republic of Egypt 10 Villa Mon Reve, Vjal Sir Temi Zammit, Ta’ Xbiex XBX 1013. Tel: 21314158, 21333259 National Day - 23 July (Anniversary of Revolution - 1952)

EUROPEAN COMMISSION Representation Office of the European Commission Dar l-Ewropa, 254, St Paul’s Street, Valletta VLT 1215 Tel: 23425000/1 National Day – 9 May (Europe Day) EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT European Parliament Office Europe House, 254, St Paul’s Street, Valletta VLT 1215 Tel: 2123 5075 National Day – 9 May (Europe Day)

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FRANCE French Republic Embassy of France 130 Melita Street, Valletta, Malta, PO Box 408, Valletta VLT 1000. Tel: 2248 0600 National Day - 14 July

GERMANY Federal Republic of Germany Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany “Il-Piazzetta” Entrance B, 1st Floor, Tower Road, Sliema SLM 1605. (Mailing address: P O Box 48, Marsa MRS 1000) Tel: 2260 4000 National Day - 3 October (Day of German Unity)

GREECE Hellenic Republic Embassy of the Hellenic Republic Villino Fondgalland No. 6, Ir-Rampa, Ta’ Xbiex XBX 1035. Tel: 2132 0889 National Day - 25 March (Independence Day)

HOLY SEE The Apostolic Nunciature The Apostolic Nunciature 20/22 Pietru Caxaru Street, Tal-Virtu’, Rabat RBT 2604. Tel: 2145 3422, 2145 3457 National Day – 19 April (Anniversary of the Election of His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI)

IRELAND Ireland Embassy of Ireland Whitehall Mansions, Ta’Xbiex Seafront, Ta’Xbiex, XBX 1026. Tel 2133 4744 National Day – 17 March (St. Patrick’s Day)

ITALY Italian Republic Embassy of Italy 5, Vilhena Street, Floriana FRN 1040. Tel: 2123 3157/8/9 National Day - 2 June (Republic Day)

KUWAIT State of Kuwait Embassy of the State of Kuwait Westin Dragonara Resort Dragonara Road, St Julian’s STJ 3143 Tel: 2138 1000, Room 317 National Day – 25 February

LIBYA Libya

Tel: 2131 7365 National Day - 12 October

Embassy of Libya Triq l-Imdina, Balzan BZN 9033. PO Box 20, Balzan Tel: 21486 347/8

TUNISIA Republic of Tunisia

P.A.M. Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean Palazzo Spinola St. George’s Road St. Julians STJ 3207 Tel: 2248 4200 Mediterranean Day – 21 March

PALESTINE Embassy of Palestine Villa Highfields, 52 Triq il-Modd, Tal- Ibragg, Swieqi SWQ 2371. Tel: 2701 3441 National Day - 15 November

Embassy of the Republic of Tunisia Valletta Road, Attard, ATD 9052. Tel: 2141 7171, 2141 7070 National Day - 20 March (Independence Day)

TURKEY Republic of Turkey Embassy of the Republic of Turkey 35, Luigi Preziosi Square, Floriana , FRN 1154. Tel: 2122 3424 National Day - 29 October (Republic Day)

U.N.H.C.R. United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees UN High Commissioner for Refugees 72,Market Street, Floriana, FRN 1080 Tel: 2248 9400

RUSSIA Russian Federation Embassy of the Russian Federation Ariel House, 25 Anthony Schembri Street, Kappara, San Gwann, SGN 4239 Tel: 2137 1905/6/7 National Day - 12 June

S.M.O.M Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of St. John of Jerusalem, of Rhodes and of Malta Embassy of the Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of St. John of Jerusalem, of Rhodes and of Malta St. John’s Cavalier, Ordinance Street, Valletta VLT 1302 Tel: 2122 3670 National Day - 24 June (Feast of St. John The Baptist, Patron Saint)

SPAIN Kingdom of Spain Embassy of the Kingdom of Spain Whitehall Mansions, Ta’ Xbiex Seafront, Ta’ Xbiex XBX 1026.

UNITED KINGDOM The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland British High Commission Whitehall Mansions, Ta’ Xbiex Seafront, Ta’ Xbiex XBX 1026. Tel: 2323 0000 National Day - 14 June (HM The Queen’s Birthday)

UNITED STATES United States of America Embassy of the United States of America Ta’ Qali National Park, Attard ATD 4000. Tel: 2561 4000 National Day - 4 July (Independence Day)

Information on subject from the: Ministry of Foreign Affairs Palazzo Parisio, Merchants Street Valletta VLT 1171 T: 2124 2191 E: info.mfa@gov.mt W: www.mfa.gov.mt


Flying the Flag of ConďŹ dence SUPERYACHT, SHIP & AIRCRAFT REGISTRATION

Transport Malta is the Government agency responsible for all modes of transport in Malta including the Register and Administration of the Malta Maritime Flag and the Aviation Register including licensing of Air Operating Companies. Building on the experience and expertise gained through establishing itself as the largest shipping register in Europe, Transport Malta is now committed to further develop its registers for superyachts and aircrafts.

Malta Transport Centre, Marsa, MRS1917, Malta. T +356 2122 2203 E info.tm@transport.gov.mt W transport.gov.mt


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This First number of Touchdown Malta is presented as a Supplement in the 10th Edition of Yachting in Malta (2013-2014). The contents in general is made up of editorial focusing on the different services and facilities making up the Malta industry highlighting their respective advantages.

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CONTENTS Contents, Credits, Index to Advertisers Foreword Editor’s Introduction Aircraft Registration Act Taxation Planning Opportunities Focus on the MBAA The Legal Directory * MIA-The Islands’ Gateway to the World Pilot Training Flying the Flag of Confidence Company Profiles Listing SkyParks – Doing Better Business! Safi Aviation Park Making The Case For Business Aviation MCAST’s Aviation Training Centre Aviation Maintenance Malta International Air Show Sky Blue Pages

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INDEX TO ADVERTISERS BizAV Services Ltd DC Aviation Ltd European Pilot Academy-Malta Hawk Aerospace Ltd Lufthansa German Airlines Malta Enterprise Malta International Airport plc Malta School of Flying/Malta Wings Co. Ltd Mediterranean Aviation Co. Ltd S&D Aviation Limited Sky Gourmet Malta Ltd SkyParks Business Centre Ltd The Legal Directory* Transport Malta

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* The Legal Directory The Law Firms featured as part of The Legal Directory are: EMD Advocates Emmanuel Mallia & Associates, Advocates Fenech & Fenech, Advocates Ganado & Associates, Advocates Mifsud & Mifsud, Advocates Tanti-Dougall & Associates, Advocates

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Foreword

European Business Aviation Association (EBAA) BUSINESS AVIATION is a vital tool for company executives and is essential for the economic development of Europe. Not only does it provide an efficient and secure way to travel and accommodate the demanding schedules of leading executives, the European business aviation sector contributes around €20bn in annual gross value added (GVA) to the European economy. APPROXIMATELY 650,000 business aviation flights are taken across Europe each year, and the majority of jets are owned by governments and companies, with just 3% of the total number of aircraft registered in Europe being privately owned (there are approximately 4,000 aircraft registered in Europe). OWNING a jet is not the only way to benefit from business aviation. Through charter operators and fractional ownership, today’s business aviation users, which also include mid-tier management and mid-market firms, can benefit from a wide choice of aircraft and flight options which means the cost of flying privately is highly competitive. THE European Business Aviation Association (EBAA), which was established in 1977, is focused on ensuring the proper recognition of business aviation as a vital part of the aviation infrastructure, supporting local and national economies. EBAA works hard with all of our members to enable them to deliver best-in-class safety and operational efficiency, whilst representing their interests at all levels in Europe. THE Association actively contributes to defining appropriate rules regarding many different policy developments and topics such as the Single European Sky, airfields and airspace access, environment, safety, security, taxes and charges. ACROSS Europe the demand for business aviation remains stable. Whilst there is a distinct two-tier Europe in terms of economic stability, we are seeing that business aviation remains a robust part of the business community and flight numbers are on par with 2011 levels. MALTA is a strong emerging player in the industry and since 2010, when the Aircraft Registration Act was passed Malta’s reputation for being an attractive location for business aviation has grown. At the beginning of 2012 there were 104 aircraft registered in Malta, an increase of 18 aircraft over 2011. MALTA is viewed as an attractive location for business jet owners and operators because of the VAT exemption for international aviation services. Aircraft registered in Malta also have access to European intra-community traffic rights, which enables operators licensed in Malta to operate their aircraft commercially within the EU. FROM Brussels we wish Malta’s Business Aviation industry a booming future.

Fabio Gamba CEO – EBAA

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Editor’s Introduction

An Unwavering Commitment To Excellence! IT is always interesting and inspiring to get involved in a project with great potential from the beginning and observing its progress and development. TWO years ago while working on the 9th Edition of Yachting in Malta (2011-2012) the new Aircraft Registration Act, 2010, was introduced and somehow I thought of referring to this new legislation in the yachting directory. Making such a reference was quite relevant as the Superyachts and the Business Aviation industries present a good number of mutual approaches. THE positive response of the Malta Business Aviation Association (MBAA) was instrumental in the realisation of a one-page presentation on the subject. TODAY that brief introduction to the local Business Aviation industry is being further enhanced to highlight in more detail Malta’s emerging potential as a highly regarded player in the international world of aviation. THROUGHOUT the past 37 years the prime objective of the yachting Directory had been that of creating an extensive awareness on the international scene of what Malta had to offer in the yachting industry. AT this significant moment, the launching of TOUCHDOWN MALTA marks the endorsement of a foremost mission meant to expose and promote Malta with all its resources operated by competent professionals, keen to establish the Island as a Business/General Aviation Hub. A quick browse through these pages, the first modest presentation of its sort, will project the enthusiasm, proficiency and selection of what’s on the country’s agenda and why Malta is attracting prestigious aviation names to make the Island their base of operations, as well as others who seek to utilise the various available services and facilities. MALTA is gaining tangible growth through a respectable reputation of being an attractive location for business aviation. MAINTAINING such a standing is a demanding challenge for all concerned, Administration and Private Sector, where an unwavering commitment to excellence must be maintained at all levels. ON this first memorable opportunity of being associated so directly with the industry I thank all those who supported my initiative and I sincerely wish overwhelming success to the Malta Business Aviation industry and to all the people involved in this sector. A special word of thanks goes to Mr. Fabio Gamba, CEO – European Business Aviation Association, who has honoured us with his foreword to this Edition.

Wilfred Sultana Editor - Publisher

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The Aircraft Registration Act

Legal Strategy!

ACT VIII OF 2010 brought into force the Aircraft Registration Act (the “Act”) as Chapter 503 of the Laws of Malta. This Act, one may argue, has been given a very humble title, giving importance solely to the ‘registration’ aspect of aircraft. To the contrary however, though aircraft registration remains very much in the centre of the aviation industry, the Act brought with it drastic changes to the way in which security interests may be taken over aircraft, influencing changes also to the Shipping industry as well as to the Civil Code generally and other laws, aiming generally at the growth of the aviation cluster business. Though the eligibility rules for aircraft registration have been widened, the project aims well beyond the growth of the aircraft register itself. This Act gives financiers added comfort by providing a creditorfriendly environment through which security interests may be granted over aircraft. The aviation industry followed the model upon which the shipping industry has thrived for the past decades in Malta, allowing investors to obtain liens, privileges and (perhaps more importantly) mortgages over the asset being financed. This means that upon registering such security interests one immediately obtains an executive title which gives the creditor the power to enforce his claim upon default, with the debt already being considered as certain, liquidated and due. Furthermore, apart from the local security interests the Act also gives creditors the opportunity to register international security interests through the adoption of the Cape Town Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment and the Aircraft Protocol thereto. This means that a creditor’s security is now not only registered and recognised in the local register, but rather, in an international framework. The Cape Town security interests take precedence over national security interests, and therefore creditors seem to be taking a ‘double-cover’ as a market page

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standard by registering both a national and an international interest over the debtor’s aircraft. An international interest can be granted under a security agreement or vested in a conditional seller under a title reservation agreement or in a lessor under a leasing agreement. A lessor may now also request that its interests are recorded in the National Aircraft Register as well as in the Certificate of Register of an aircraft. Since enforceability of one’s claim is perhaps the most important aspect of having a security interest, the Act, mirroring the Cape Town Convention allows one to obtain an Irrevocable De-Registration and Export Request Authorisation (“IDERA”), which allows the creditor to be registered as a recognised and authorised party to procure the de-registration of the aircraft from the National Aircraft Register and thereby procure the export and physical transfer of the aircraft from Malta. This can take place upon there being a written demand being made to the Director of Civil Aviation without the debtor’s further consent. Furthermore an IDERA can be granted not only by an owner, but also by an operator, or any other person having any rights of enjoyment over the said aircraft. The IDERA has also introduced the concept of having an irrevocable mandate by way of security being granted. This has meant altering the basic provisions of our Civil Code which deal with ‘mandate’ generally, with this form of security being now available generally and not solely for aviation purposes. Whereas a mandate is by its nature irrevocable, a mandate by way of security, when granted, can have an irrevocable nature, allowing one to act for and on behalf of someone else to secure his own interest. One is therefore ensuring that he will obtain control over an asset by having been granted an ‘irrevocable’ consent allowing him to safeguard his position and consequently to enforce his claim thereby.


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Taxation Planning

Opportunities for the Aviation Sector in Malta INCOME FROM AIRCRAFT / AIRCRAFT ENGINES in international transport has foreign source Income derived from the ownership/lease/operation of an aircraft or aircraft engine used for the international transport of goods or passengers is deemed to arise outside Malta. The foreign source nature of the income applies regardless of the country of registration of the aircraft, or whether the aircraft has called at or operates from a Maltese airport. What are the tax planning opportunities emanating from the foreign source nature of aviation income? (1) The leasing of aircraft and aircraft engines by nonresidents to Maltese-resident lessees is not subject to Maltese income tax, whether by withholding or otherwise irrespective of the existence or otherwise of a double taxation treaty between the Malta and the country of residence of the lessor; (2) Maltese-resident aircraft lessors and operators may benefit from tax planning opportunities applicable under Maltese tax law in respect of foreign source income as well as from Malta’s double tax treaty network where applicable. Taxation of income from aircraft and aircraft engines in international transport A number of interesting tax provisions apply in respect of income from aircraft and aircraft engines: (1) In case of operating leases, the lessor is taxable on the lease payments. If the lessor maintains the burden of wear and tear, he is able to set off capital allowances against such income. In finance lease situations, the lessor is chargeable solely on the interest element of the lease, with no deduction being available for capital allowances; (2) Lessees may claim a deduction for lease payments in case of operating leases as well as capital allowances if the

burden of wear and tear falls on them. In finance leases, lessees may deduct the interest element of the lease, repairs and maintenance, insurance and capital allowances; (3) Aircraft airframe, engines and overhaul thereto are written off for tax purposes over a period of not less than 6 years (i.e. a 16.67% rate per annum on a straight line method), whilst interiors and other parts are written off over a minimum of 4 years (i.e. a 25% rate per annum on a straight line method); (4) Aircraft leasing and other income derived from international air transport operations is taxable at the corporate rate of 35% but on distribution to shareholders, the imputation system applies with qualifying shareholders being entitled to a refund of 6/7ths of the tax suffered on the distributed profits, subject to satisfying the statutory conditions; (5) No taxable fringe benefits arise from the private use of aircraft by non-resident individuals who are shareholders, employees or officers of companies involved in the international transport of goods or passengers; (5) Interesting planning opportunities may arise regarding re-domiciliation to Malta of foreign companies conducting international aviation operations. Investment Tax Credits to Maltese Incorporated Entities involved in the Aviation Industry. Malta grants tax incentives, in line with the EU framework of Regional Aid, to companies that are involved in the repair, overhaul or maintenance of aircraft, engines or equipment incorporated or used in such aircraft. These are provided mainly in the form of tax credits the quantum of which depends on the level of investment made by the particular company and on whether the company is considered to be a small, medium or large enterprise. Any unutilised investment tax credits may be carried forward.

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Business Aviation

Focus on the THE MALTA BUSINESS AVIATION ASSOCIATION (MBAA) was founded in 2009 with the aim to promote excellence and professionalism amongst its business aviation members enabling them to deliver best-in-class safety and operational efficiency, whilst representing them at all levels in Malta and Europe. One of its principle objectives is to strive to ensure recognition of business aviation as a vital part of the aviation infrastructure and the Maltese economy. Three years since its inception the MBAA now numbers in excess of 30 members, from business jet operators to handling providers, charter brokers to aviation consultants, from aviation lawyers to corporate services providers. The association’s Linked-in page has almost 200 members and the Maltese Association is actively represented on the board of Governors of the European Business Aviation Association. In 3 years the majority of new Air Operator Certificates (AOC) issued by the Maltese Civil Aviation Directorate belonged to the business aviation category. There is no single best definition of business aviation, Eurocontrol for its statistical compilations defines it by aircraft types, which can be anything from a corporate Airbus or Boeing Business Jet to a turbo prop King Air 350. In Europe there are in excess of 4,000 business aviation aircraft. Business aviation is operated under a number of different business models. The International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) classifies business aviation operators in three categories: Commercial: Aircraft flown for business purposes by an operator having a commercial operating certificate. Typically these are on-demand charters (“air taxis”), fractional operators, but for the new very light jets “per seat, on demand” is also proposed.

Corporate: Non-commercial operations with professional crews employed to fly the aircraft (e.g. corporate fleets). Owner Operated: Aircraft flown for business purposes by the owner of the aircraft. The Maltese register now numbers in excess of 110 aircraft of which almost 25% are in the business aviation category. Once again the growth in the register has been predominantly in this category. Despite the economic downturn throughout Europe, Malta has managed to tap successfully in this market. There are a number of factors contributing to this the language, the legislation, the geographical location, the work force and the will of all parties to work together to grow this market. We have seen the growth in a number of aviation activities which are directly related to the growth of the business aviation market, not only operators but also we now have 2 maintenance organisations providing services for business aircraft. We have seen also the development of not only pilot schools but also training organisations providing specific training to flight and ground crew. It has not been a bed of roses and surely we cannot rest on our laurels. If we are to maintain our growth and continue to strengthen our position in this highly competitive market more needs to be done. On top of the MBAA list will be access to Malta International Airport and not just the fees and security but also better facilities which must include proper fixed based operations (F80) facilities. In the meantime the Association will continue to pledge its support to the local industry, Transport Malta and Malta Enterprise to further grow Malta as a hub for business aviation in Europe.

STANLEY BUGEJA President - MBAA

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LAW FIRMS BUSINESS CARDS

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Dr. Italo Ellul - Partner

E-Mail: iellul@emd.com.mt Direct Contact: (+356) 2203 0000

Emmanuel Mallia & Associates Advocates

First Floor, Msida Court, 61, Msida Seafront Msida MSD 9043, Malta Tel: (+356) 2122 2912, 2122 1001 Fax: (+356) 2123 0414 E-Mail: marietta@emaadvocates.com Website: www.emaadvocates.com Contact:

Dr. Emmanuel Mallia L.P., LL.D - Managing Partner

E-Mail: emmanuelmallia@emaadvocates.com Direct Contact: (+356) 2124 4302

198, Old Bakery Street, Valletta, VLT 1455, Malta Tel: (+356) 2124 1232 Fax: (+356) 2599 0645 Email: f.f@fenlex.com Website: www.fenechlaw.com Contact:

Dr. Nicky Vella Falzon

E-Mail: nicky.vellafalzon@fenlex.com Direct Contact: (+356) 2124 1232

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Dr. Max Ganado - Managing Partner

E-Mail: mganado@jmganado.com Direct Contact: (+356) 2123 5406

123, Melita Street, Valletta, VLT1455, Malta Tel: (+356) 2723 7172 Fax: (+356) 2723 7314 Email: info@mifsudadvocates.com.mt Website: www.mifsudadvocates.com Contact:

Dr. Cedric Mifsud - Partner

E-Mail: cmifsud@mifsudadvocates.com.mt Direct Contact: (+356) 9959 1572

91A/1, Archbishop Street, Valletta, VLT 1446, Malta Tel: (+356) 2122 7900 Email: info@tdlegal.com Website:

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E-Mail: mtd@tdlegal.com Direct Contact: (+356) 9949 0414

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The Islands’ Gateway to the World MALTA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (MIA) plc was registered as a company on the 16th May 1991 and commenced operations on 1st January 1992. Initially, MIA managed and operated the air terminal but was later entrusted with the responsibility of the entire airport. Before 1992 these activities had been undertaken by the Government of Malta. On 1st May 1998, in addition to the operation of the air terminal activities, MIA also took over the operation and management of the airfield facilities as well as the air traffic control of Malta’s Flight Information Region (FIR). The latter was again separated from the MIA central structure in 2001. It is now an autonomous, government entity known as Malta Air Traffic Services Ltd. The transfer of the operation of the airfield services from the government to MIA consolidated the operation and management of all airport facilities of Malta’s only licensed airport and consequently crystallised the line of demarcation between the regulatory functions which are the administrative responsibility of the Civil Aviation Directorate (Transport Malta) and the operational responsibilities for the Airport which are now entirely vested in MIA. In July 2002, the Government of Malta signed an agreement with the Malta Mediterranean Link Consortium Ltd (MML) for the sale of 40% of Malta International Airport plc. The deal was worth Lm 40 million (€93.16 million). MML is owned by Flughafen Wien AG (57%), SNC-Lavalin Inc. (39%) and Airport Investments Ltd, which is an associate company of the Maltese Bianchi Group of Companies. The Government of Malta sold a further 20% of its shares in MIA by means of an Initial Public Offering in November 2002 and another 20% in November 2005. In 2011, Malta International Airport handled 3.5 million passengers (+6.5% over 2010) on scheduled and non-

scheduled flights; over 28,000 aircraft movements and almost 15,000 tonnes of cargo and mail. For the Financial Year ended 31 December 2011, the Company’s turnover was of €52.4 million resulting in an EBITDA of €24.8 million and the EBITDA margin standing at 47.3%. MIA’s core air terminal operations include general passenger services, and the operation of an extensive range of retail services at the airport, airside and landside shops, restaurants and other outlets, which are all operated on concession agreements. MIA also leases office space to airlines and other travel related operators at the airport. The General Aviation operation – which includes all aviation activity which is neither military, scheduled/chartered passenger nor cargo operations – at Malta International Airport, has seen an increase over the last decade and the airport has three dedicated Aprons for this activity, which in particular includes, flight training, local and private flight operators. Malta International Airport is also working to enhance its facilities to address the increasing demand following the proactive approach by the authorities to attract further aircraft registration to Malta. The safety of operations and security of passengers, aircraft and the Airport are of prime importance to the Company and the facilities available comply with ICAO standards. MIA also operates Malta’s only Meteorological service – the Malta Airport MetOffice – providing information to aircraft making use of Malta’s Flight Information Region as well as to the maritime industry, the media, the agricultural and fishing industries, professional users and the general public. Further information or business enquiries may be addressed by email to info@maltairport.com

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Careers in Aviation

Pilot Training in Malta LEARNING TO FLY IN MALTA IS A PLEASURE. With bright blue skies most of the year, a mild climate, a fully equipped international airport situated in a friendly English speaking country it is ideal for aspiring pilots to consider taking up flight training in Malta Up to twenty years ago, anyone wanting to undergo pilot training had to go abroad as there were no flight training schools in Malta. As there was then a demand for pilot training, Ray Zarb, who was at that time a pilot with the Armed Forces of Malta took the bold initiative to start the flight training academy locally. Thus 19 years ago, the first pilot training academy, European Flight Academy (today European Pilot Academy) was born. The start was tough. As there were no other such schools there was no regulating structure and initially the school started teaching towards an FAA license only and later to a UK CAA license until Malta started issuing the pilot license. As a country, Malta is regulated by EASA (the European Air Safety Agency) and licenses issued by the Maltese authorities conform to the highest European standards and are held in very high regard. Training is split into two parts. The first part is the ground theory which includes exams, radio telephony training and English proficiency. Then comes the fun part - Students start their flight training on a two or four seater aircraft with an experienced flight instructor. Students carry out various flight training exercises at Malta’s international airport and over the Maltese Islands. Then they carry out navigation exercises in Sicily and South Italy. Once training has finished, a student will sit for a flight exam and obtain his private license. The next step is the Airline Transport Pilot License theoretical training. One of the Flight training Organisations in Malta conducts this training where local and foreign students sit for all 14 theoretical exams locally. At this stage, it’s back to flight training. This includes Commercial flight training, instrument flight training and multi engine training. Training is much regulated and follows a well structured syllabus. Besides single and multi engine aircrafts, a part of commercial training and a large percentage of instrument flight training are carried out on a simulator. There are four flight Training schools in Malta that consist of: two registered facilities – Sky People and Malta School of Flying- that can conduct training towards the issue of the Private Pilot License and two Flight Training Organisations – European Pilot Academy and Diamond Flight Training - that provide training from Private Pilot right up to professional pilot training. Currently there is only one FNPT II Flight Simulator in Malta which belongs to one of the Flight Training Organisation. Flight Simulators approved by EASA and are used for approved Instrument flight training. FNPT II Flight Simulators are very sophisticated and comprise page

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of a large semi cylindrical screen (9 Meters wide) to generate authentic life like flight conditions. One can set the simulator to generate from perfect weather conditions to hurricane conditions, or an airworthy aircraft to a variety of system failures including engine failures. The Malta airport is equipped with the most advanced radar system in Europe and utilizes two runways both in excess of 7000 feet. NavAids available are 2 ILS’s, 2 DME’s, 1 NDB, and also a VOR. Student pilot will benefit from a real world of General Aviation, Commercial Aviation and Military Operations. The safety of operations and security of the Airport are of prime importance and comply with ICAO standards. The airport has two runways; RWY 13-31 (approx. 3,544m long x 60m wide) and RWY 05-23 (approx. 2,377m long x 45m wide) aligned nearly at right angles to each other and has nine designated aircraft Apron areas. Apron 1 is used for General Aviation aircraft, Malta Air Traffic Services (MATS) is the Air Navigation Service Provider for Malta. MATS provides a variety of services primarily aimed at ensuring that aircraft flying in the Malta Flight Information Region (FIR) are safely separated in accordance with international civil aviation regulations. Safety is therefore the first and foremost priority but MATS also aims to provide its services in an efficient and costeffective way. In 2002 the Air Traffic Control centre of the MATS handled over 70,000 aircraft movements. MATS personnel working in the Area Control Centre (ACC) are responsible for providing control and information useful for the safe and efficient conduct of flight primarily by means of RADAR. The radar system in Malta gathers information from 3 different radar stations. Two are locally based, one at Luqa and the other at Dingli. The third radar is situated at Ustica just north of Palermo, Sicily. The fourth radar is based at Kithira in Greece which provides coverage of the East sector of the Malta airspace. Pilot Training in Malta is a pleasant experience indeed where proficient academic training is set in a friendly and exclusive environment.


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The Civil Aviation Directorate

Flying the Flag of Confidence NEW LEGISLATION has breathed new life into Malta’s aviation industry, and the country is steadily building up a cluster of aviation services related to the management, maintenance, financing and leasing of aircraft. Malta aims to develop into a fullyfledged aviation centre that supports operators, financiers and managers. Key to Malta’s strategy to develop itself into an aviation hub in the Mediterranean was the introduction of the new Aircraft registration Act in October 2010 which sets a strong yet flexible legal framework and positioned Malta as an attractive on shore jurisdiction for aircraft registration. While the new Aircraft Registration Act was not expected to be an overnight success, Transport Malta is working on its ambitious goal to expand its aircraft register. Since its introduction in 2010, the aviation registry has been steadily expanding and is proving to be one of Europe’s most attractive destinations for the aerospace industry. Interest from international business aviation operators is growing and by the end of 2012 the Civil Aviation Directorate (CAD) within Transport Malta had 112 aircraft on the register and a total of 19 AOC holders, including world renowned business aviation operators. Malta’ aviation register, similar to the shipping register, has projected itself as a flag of confidence, and not one of convenience. In fact, the country’s membership in the EU and its network of around 55 Air Service Agreements enhance Malta’s position as a base for aviation operators. Malta operates under a strict safety regulation regime, and all aircraft on Malta’s register are compliant with European Aviation Safety Association (EASA) standards.

between three to five days to register a privately operated aircraft, provided that a Certificate of Airworthiness is submitted with the application. For a Commercially operated aircraft, the registration process takes a little longer, once the applicant has submitted an Air Operator’s Licence and Certificate, it takes approximately 16 weeks for the aircraft to be placed on the Maltese register. Aware of the importance to continue providing an efficient, speedy service and also to maintain its excellent safety oversight reputation, Transport Malta is committed to continue investing in the CAD and equip it with the required resources and expertise to ensure this aim is fulfilled. Malta has all the right elements in place for the aviation niche to grow and prosper. The new legal framework has strengthened Malta’s international reputation and has broadened the island’s ambition of positioning itself as a centre of excellence for all aspects of aviation services. With the country’s thriving maritime industry as a prime example, Malta has made the aviation industry part of its economic development agenda and Transport Malta is determined to attract and support the growth of business aviation.

Mission Statement

To promote and develop the transport sector in Malta by means of proper regulation and by promotion and development of related services, businesses and other interests both locally and internationally.

Transport Malta Malta Transport Centre, Marsa MRS 1917, Malta T: (+356) 2122 2203 F: (+356) 2124 8911 E: info.tm@transport.gov.mt W: www.transport.gov.mt

Although a relatively small entity, the CAD is renowned of providing an efficient service, a factor which is key to the successes of this growing industry. The Directorate takes

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Company Profiles Listing Touchdown Malta is a ‘first’ most modest effort to draw-up a mini Directory focusing on the Maltese aviation industry which is generally acknowledged as having now been established for thirty years. In recent years following the implementation of appropriate legislations and an enthusiastic approach by Government and the private sector alike the aviation sector is making significant headway. Company Profiles Listing presents the respective profiles of those companies who extended advertising support to this mini-directory. The mission of this opening number of Touchdown Malta is mainly meant to expose and promote the Malta Business/General Aviation sector and the following information should serve as an Index to some of the industry’s service providers. Profiles given under Company Profiles Listing are given in alphabetical order irrespective of category. This is being done because a number of listed companies offer various services and being listed under a particular category could be misleading.

BIZAV Services Ltd. 198, Swieqi Road, Swieqi SWQ 3435 Tel: (+356) 2147 0829 Fax: (+356) 2333 1076 E-Mail: malta-office@bizav.eu CONSTITITED OF A GROUP of aviation management professionals all with hands on experience in EU-OPS Air Operator Certificate Operations, Continuing Airworthiness and Quality and Safety disciplines, BizAv Services is a provider of Business Aviation Consultancy and project management services. It specialises in; aircraft acquisition, aircraft registration, legal and fiscal services for incorporation of tax efficient Malta based company, management and support for EU-OPS Air Operator certificate applicants in Malta. Development of Operations Manuals and Continuing Airworthiness Management expositions, Quality audits and provision of certain aspects of flight and cabin crew training. Through an extensive network, worldwide VIP and business aircraft charters are also provided. Contact Person: Adrian Spiteri (Director) Tel: (+356) 2147 0829 -Mobile: (+44) 77 4778 8137 www.bizav.eu

DC Aviation Limited Kyle Apt. 3, Triq il-Mediterran, The Village, St. Julians, STJ 1879 Tel: (+356) 2137 3546 Fax: (+356) 2137 1808 E-Mail: stanley.bugeja@dc-aviation.com.mt DC AVIATION LIMITED is the only dedicated business aviation handling company in Malta. In collaboration with Airmalta, we provide the most discerning traveler with the best service available on the island, from the limousine service waiting for the passengers on the ramp, to passenger lounges and crew facilities. Like Malta International Airport we are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days a year. Whether Malta is one’s end destination, or simply a fuel stop, our passion for quality guarantees our customers expedient transit through customs and immigration, quick turnarounds and any other service that one might require, such as crew or passenger transfers, discounted hotel reservations, in flight catering and aircraft re-fuelling. Our customer oriented staff look forward to welcome your aircraft, crew and passengers at Malta International Airport. Contact Person: Stanley Bugeja (Managing Director) Mob: (+356) 9944 5555 www.dc-aviation.com.mt page

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Falcon Alliance Group of Companies is the parent company of Falcon Aviation Engineering Ltd. With 20 years of experience in aviation business, Falcon Aviation Engineering Ltd was established as an independent General Aviation Maintenance Facility approved by TM CAD - EASA Part M- Sub Part F to carry out maintenance on Single and Multi Engines Piston Aircrafts.

Hawk Aerospace Ltd Sean Buildings, Psaila Street, Birkirkara BKR 9078, Tel: (+356) 2149 0202 Email: info@hawkaerospace.eu

FAE provides maintenance and refurbishment on a wide range of Single and Multi engine piston aircraft including Rotax 912 series aircraft engines and ‘N’ registered aircraft. All works are carried out by fully qualified and professional staff in our secure and modern hangar. Our workforce is dedicated to ensuring quick and efficient turnaround times. These key components of maintenance are our top priority when providing you with an excellent level of line service.

WE ARE IN THE BUSINESS of helping organizations improve their operations in the fields of aviation, security and communications. Through our expertise we see where the use of technology can benefit your organization and how it fits within your own environments.

FAE provide a service of aircraft registration on the Maltese register and full assistance to the aircraft owner to prepare all the necessary maintenance schedules /registration formalities to the Civil Aviation Directorate - Malta www.falconalliance.com

The company was set up in 2004 and is a fully Maltese owned limited liability company. At first the company provided ICT services but in 2007 a diversification process started where high technology became the core focus area. Today Hawk is an SME with a vast range of partners and collaborators that provide our customers the optimum choice in meeting the requirements. Our main focus area is Unmanned Aircraft, which are remotely controlled aircraft where the pilot sits on the ground rather than on the aircraft. These aircraft offer a wide range of applications, where by fixing a camera on the aircraft, one can take aerial imagery, provide aerial security and ensure border control. Although our company can provide advice and solutions in the entire products life cycle, we are not attached to a particular product or service. We tailor make solutions, using both off the shelf products and our own designs, to fit the needs of our clients. Contact Person: Adrian Archer, Business Development, Mob: (+356) 9923 2697 www.hawkaerospace.eu/

Malta Enterprise, Gwardamangia Hill, Pietà MEC 0001 Tel: (+356) 2542 0000 Email: info@maltaenterprise.com MALTA ENTERPRISE is the national economic development agency responsible for promoting and facilitating international investment in the Maltese Islands by offering investors excellent business opportunities and tailored services. The Malta Enterprise network operates in various countries around the globe, with offices or representation in embassies and consulates in Europe, North Africa, the Middle East, Asia, the United States and Australia. The Corporation also coordinates initiatives to promote the islands’ economic growth attractiveness. Moreover Malta Enterprise is also responsible for the growth and development of Maltese enterprises both locally and beyond our shores. Together with Malta Industrial Parks Ltd, the Corporation is responsible for the administration and maintenance of various industrial estates and the factories located within. www.maltaenterprise.com

European Pilot Academy – Malta Falcon Alliance Bldg, Security Gate 1, Malta International Airport, Luqa LQA 4000 Tel: (+356) 2125 7127 -2125 7128 -2369 5423 Fax: (+356) 2125 7126 Email: info@ andrea@falconalliance.com or ray@falconalliance.com EUROPEAN PILOT ACADEMY, based in the heart of the general aviation at the Malta International Airport, has been the pioneer in introducing pilot training in Malta 20 years ago. Throughout this time the Academy promoted excellence in academics and character striving to make possible students aspiration of reaching their highest objective in becoming Professional Pilots. The European Pilot Academy Collective Commitment is based on four main principles, namely: to provide a safe and inviting aviation training environment; to set up challenging goals and provide effective instruction; to encourage a positive approach towards the aviation industry and to improve our training through collaboration and new training techniques Since European Pilot Academy was established, over 1388 student of diverse nationalities have successful completed aviation studies from Basic to Airline Transport Pilot training courses where most of them are now working with local or international airlines, Military and Aviation Authorities. European Pilot Academy has proved crucial in the establishment and the expansion of the aviation sector in Malta. www.epa.falconalliance.com

Falcon Aviation Engineering Ltd. Falcon Alliance Bldg, Security Gate 1, Malta International Airport, Luqa LQA 4000 Tel: (+356) 2125 7127 -2125 7128 -2369 5423 Email: matthew@falconalliance.com

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Malta International Airport plc Luqa LQA 4000 Tel: (+356) 2124 9600 Fax: (+356) 2124 9563 Email:info@maltairport.com - SITA MLAHKXH MALTA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT has been open for commercial traffic for over 50 years. The terminal – inaugurated in 1992 – is currently handling 3.5 million passenger movements and is equipped with the facilities expected of a modern international air terminal. The airfield has two runways; RWY 13-31 (3,544m long x 60m wide) and RWY 05-23 (2,377m long x 45m wide) aligned nearly at right angles to each other. The airport has eight designated aircraft parking areas with Aprons 4, 8 and 9 supporting commercial operations and Aprons 1, 2, 3 and 5 mainly used for General Aviation aircraft. Apron 7 is dedicated to Armed Forces of Malta military operations. For the business travellers, the airport has two executive lounges as well as a separate, exclusive VVIP building for Heads of States and diplomats. Passing through the Malta International Airport one can use the services of the La Valette Club – purposely set up for the sophisticated traveler. An extended presentation on the Malta International Airport may be viewed on page 11 of this publication or by going to below www.maltairport.com

Malta School of Flying P.O. Box 49, Malta International Airport, Gudja LQA 5000


TOUCHDOWN MALTA FIRST EDITION 2013 – 2014 Tel: (+356) 2164 7888 - Mob: (+356) 7970 5877 Fax: (+356) 2369 5393 Email: info@maltaflying.com MALTA SCHOOL OF FLYING was established with the intention of providing unique, professional flight services in the Maltese Islands. The company has rapidly grown to become Malta’s largest flight training organisation and now operates a fleet of six aircraft whilst employing a team of five highly qualified and experienced flight instructors. Services offered range from trial flights during which customers experience flying an aircraft themselves under the watchful eye of a flight instructor, to Airline Transport Pilot Licence courses, Private Pilot Licence courses, night training and induction courses for teenagers. In addition to our fleet of renowned Cessna aircraft, our latest exciting development is the acquisition of a P2006T aircraft! This brand new multi-engine state-of-the-art aircraft was added to the fleet in July 2012 and will make it possible for commercial and instrument pilot training to be carried out locally. The company boasts a 100% safety record which can be attributed to the experience and high qualifications of the flight instructors, the training quality provided to the students as well as the high maintenance standards adhered to by the maintenance department. www.maltaflying.com

Malta Wings P.O. Box 49, Malta International Airport, Gudja LQA 5000 Tel: (+356) 2164 7888 - Mob: (+356) 7964 7888 Fax: (+356) 2369 5393 Email: info@maltaflying.com MALTA WINGS is a commercial air operator certified to conduct sightseeing flights using a six seat Cessna 206 aircraft. The company also offers aerial work services such as photography and aerial surveillance. Malta Wings also operates a brand new P2006T multi-engine state of the art aircraft and is introducing air taxi and cargo services operated on a 24 hour basis which provide customers with the flexibility of selecting their preferred travel itinerary. Boasting the luxury of being equipped with an aircraft capable of taking off and landing on short airstrips, we are able to take you closer to your chosen destination which could be unreachable by direct scheduled flights. No queues or hassles; decide your own itinerary and fly direct to your preferred airport. Available 24 hours a day, every day, this service will provide customers with a flying experience they never thought was possible! www.maltaflying.com

of humanitarian agency UN World Food Programme. www.medavia.com

SKY GOURMET MALTA was set up in April 2007 through a partnership between James Caterers Ltd, Seabank Group Malta and DO&CO Party Service of Austria, Sky Gourmet Malta operates from a catering unit located on the MIA Park 8, and a few minutes away from Park 9 where all scheduled carriers operate from. Sky Gourmet Malta is Malta’s largest independent provider of airline catering and provisioning services with a work force of over 120 employees, with a daily production capacity exceeding 12,000 meals daily and operates on a 24/7 system.

Lufthansa German Airlines Malta Head Office: Mezzanine Level, Departures Hall, Malta International Airport, Luqa LQA5000 Tel: (+356) 2125 2020 Fax: (+356) 2124 7052 Email: Lufthansamalta@dlh.de EVERY YEAR MORE THAN 90 MILLION PASSENGERS choose to fly Lufthansa with good reason: because of our extensive global network, our highly efficient hubs and our modern fleet, passengers can reach their chosen destination quickly, reliably and comfortably – no matter where it is. With Lufthansa, the world’s fourth-largest airline <http:// en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World%27s_largest_airlines> , passengers enjoy ideal connections around the world. Lufthansa’s service alone includes more than 6,500 flights a week to 211 destinations in 84 countries worldwide. Furthermore together with our partner airlines, we can offer our passengers almost 15,000 flights a week across Africa, Americas, Asia and Europe. Yes, the whole world is so within reach with Lufthansa - Excellent connections to all the important business centres and cities in Europe, and the whole world, are available to our customers via Frankfurt and Munich hubs. Lufthansa’s global flying presence is exceptional touching 111 destinations in 38 European countries; namely, 17 destinations in Germany, 26 destinations in 12 countries across Asia/Pacific, 21 destinations in Canada/USA, 5 destinations in 5 countries across Central and South America, 14 destinations in 11 countries in the Middle East and also 17 destinations across 15 African countries. And talking of Business Aviation we offer Lufthansa Private Jet, an exclusive and discreet way to travel whether going to a business meeting, a weekend away or simply to connect with your intercontinental flight. Here we are supported by our business partners NetJets, boasting a fleet of some 150 aircraft, and recognised as the global market leader in private aviation. www.lufthansa.com

S. & D. Aviation Limited 10, ‘Sea Breeze’, Giuseppe Cali Street, Ta’Xbiex XBX 1421 Tel: (+356) 2132 0577, 2133 1515, 2133 9908 Fax: (+356) 2133 2259 E-Mail: info@sdaviation.com.mt

Mediterranean Aviation Co. Ltd P.O. Box 48, Malta International Airport, Luqa LQA 4000 Tel: (+356) 2249 0000 Fax: (+356) 2249 0151 E-Mail: operations@medavia.com.mt MEDITERRANEAN AVIATION CO. LTD - Medavia - was incorporated in 1978 and has been successfully trading as an aviation service provider to the oil industry in Libya ever since. All Medavia aircraft are operated under an EU OPS1 Air Operator’s Certificate and maintained under the Company’s EASA Part 145 Maintenance and EASA Part 21J Design Engineering approval for small and large aircraft. The main core business is the provision of passenger and cargo services mainly in Libya and Malta. The Medavia Ground Support network spans through all Libyan airports and the Island of Malta, offering a consistent array of the highest level of service for passengers and crew. Our team of trained and certified staff is ready to meet and exceed any request for ground support services 24/7. During the years, Medavia has chartered executive jets in all categories, large airliners including wide body aircraft, dedicated freighter aircraft as well as fully equipped air ambulance aircraft. Heads of State, Government Delegations, Celebrities and renowned International Executives are amongst the passengers that normally choose Medavia for their personal travel arrangements. Due to its reputation and second-to-none services, the Organisation has operated its fleet of aircraft in Greece, Italy as well as in Norway. Moreover, the Company was recently awarded two large operations in Mauritana and Sudan on behalf

E-Mail: info@sky-gourmetmalta.com Web-Sites: www.james-caterers.com; www.doco.com

S&D AVIATION LIMITED is a synergy of local and international experts with a vast experience in the field of aviation/yacht registration, corporate finance and legal services. The Company provides a full range of services related to Aircraft Registration, Management and Administration of Aircraft and Owning Companies, Technical and Legal Compliance, Tax Efficient Aircraft Ownership Structures, Airworthiness Management Services, Importation and Exportation of Aircraft. The combination of services gives clients a one stop facility for any corporate, management and compliance services related to aircraft and luxury yachts. The company c provides its clients with all the necessary information, advisory and technical support with regards to the Maltese legal system and assistance needed to incorporate an aircraft owning company. S & D Aviation Limited is one of Malta’s leading corporate services providers that offer a wide array of services related to the aviation industry. Contact Person: Dr. Cerdic Mifsud - Tel: (+356) 2123 7172 www.sdaviation.com.mt

Sky Gourmet – (Malta) Inflight Services Ltd Airline Catering and Logistics, St. Thomas Road, Luqa LQA 9036 Tel: (+356) 2125 7162 Fax: (+356) 2180 9045

Sky Gourmet Malta customer portfolio includes amongst others, Emirates Airlines, Air Malta, Ryan Air, and Austrian Airlines. Throughout its presence at MIA, Sky Gourmet Malta Limited has also rendered services amongst others to Air China, Qatar Airlines, and Hellenic Charter Airlines. Sky Gourmet Malta is also the preferred supplier for airport handling companies Globe Ground Malta and Medavia, and is also the local exclusive service provider of Private Flight Inc. of New Zealand. Sky Gourmet Malta is a member of ITCA and is also ISO 9001+HACCP Certified. Contact Person: John B. Mansueto (General Manager) Tel: (+356) 7944 6281 www.seabankgroup.com

SkyParks Business Centre Ltd Malta International Airport, Luqa LQA 4000 Tel: (+356) 2369 6161 Email: info@skyparksbusiness.com SKYPARKS BUSINESS CENTRE boasts numerous features that make it a great workspace and a leading corporate address in Malta, giving that competitive edge in a busy world. It is a situation where one’s Jet is precisely waiting outside’s one’s office. At the time of going to print the Confirmed Tenants list at SkyParks Business Centre included: - Hangar 8 – Hyperion Aviation – Hermes Aviation – Air Malta – Vodafone Malta - Momentum Consult – AgriBank. Complementing the Grade A office space are services provided by reputable entities located within the business park, these being: Talbot & Bons - YOYO Child Care Centre - Bank of Valletta (BOV) – Headlines Newsagent & Booksllers - The Matrix. Other amenities include: restaurants, a fitness centre, and underground parking. An extended presentation on the SkyParks Business Centre may be viewed on page 19 of this publication or by going to below: www.skyparksbusiness.com

Transport Malta Malta Transport Centre, Marsa MRS 1917 T: (+356) 2122 2203 F: (+356) 2124 8911 E: info.tm@transport.gov.mt THE CIVIL AVIATION DIRECTORATE within the Authority for Transport in Malta is responsible for all matters connected with civil aviation in Malta. The Maltese Aircraft Registry offers an opportunity to aircraft owners and operators seeking to maximise their potential within a regulated, yet flexible European jurisdiction. It prides itself of its highest standards of service, technical expertise and excellent reputation for safety oversight. The introduction of The Malta Aircraft Registration Act, introduced in October 2010 made the Island a most attractive destination for owners to register their aircraft whereby the country has positioned itself as a serviceoriented and tax efficient jurisdiction to own and operate aircraft. An extended presentation on Transport in Malta may be viewed by going to below: www.transport.gov.mt

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speak to us at Hawk, we can help We are in the business of helping organizations improve their operations in the fields of aviation, security and communications. Through our expertise we see where the use of technology can benefit your organization and how it fits within your own environments.

Media And Filming

Unmanned Solutions

IT & Communications

We offer cost effective aerial photography and filming. Through our service we can guarantee a closer and more cutting edge shots.

Hawk Aerospace specialises in the provision of aerial unmanned solutions to meet diverse missions, roles and operations.

Helping you to simplify long distance communications whether you are in logistics, exploration missions and security.

Hawk Aerospace, Sean Building, S. Psaila Street, Birkirkara, BKR 9078, Malta, Europe. Tel: + 356 21 490 202 | Email: info@hawkaerospace.eu | Website: www.hawkaerospace.eu


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Doing Better Business! BESIDES THE ADVANTAGE of increased connectivity, Malta is also an attractive opportunity for investment due to its highly distinctive features; a stable macro-environment, an efficient business infrastructure and a highly esteemed work force with excellent language skills are only some of the reasons why foreign companies are increasingly looking at Malta as their first choice location to invest in. SkyParks Business Centre is a purposely-built office park for companies and firms who wish to make the most of their location within Europe, while at the same time being close to Northern Africa, offering unparalleled advantages in terms of location and ease of movement.

THINK GREEN Committed to energy efficient performance, SkyParks Business centre recently obtained the internationally recognised BREEAM eco-certification to become Malta’s first grade ‘A’ building. This means that the building has been constructed to maintain a low carbon footprint by: • maximising use of natural daylight • installing sensory lighting control systems • minimising waste • operating one of the most efficient vertical transportation systems. When adopting such environmentally friendly practices, tenants would be saving energy, thus also saving on their utility costs.

Situated at SkyParks, your office will be just two minutes away from your next destination due to the close proximity to the airport. Moreover SkyParks puts you as close to the rest of the world as it does to the island’s main arteries, commercial centres and thriving business districts.

BE WELL-SERVED SkyParks Business Centre scores high on location due to the availability of various restaurants, the childcare centre, the fitness and wellness centre, health and beauty services, as well as banking services, all found within the building.

MALTA’S MOST DESIRABLE CORPORATE ADDRESS SkyParks is redefining office space, going beyond mere space and devoting all attention to the daily intricate needs of businesses. The development enjoys: • Open-plan layouts with flexibility of use – this provides a flexible and modular space that’s easily adaptable to particular business’ needs. • High Capacity Parking - for staff, business partners and clients with over 160 slots in the underground levels of the building and more available within additional areas surrounding the building designated for surface parking. • Elevated Security Systems - with 24/7 on site security, CCTV cameras, and access control which protects the safety of tenants and their clients alike. • A High Standard of Building Design - state-of the-art, both in its building envelope and its mechanical and electrical services, promising the highest levels of practicality and comfort. • An Energy Efficiency Ethic throughout

Within walking distance are other facilities available at the airport, including pharmacy, post office, stationery and convenience store. Moreover, SkyParks is a hub for connectivity; being on one of the main public transport routes, and only a stone’s throw away from over 75 non-stop overseas destinations through Malta International Airport makes the Business Centre uniquely accessible and convenient for visitors and tenants alike. PROPERTY MANAGEMENT Managed by SkyParks Business Centre Ltd, a subsidiary of Malta International Airport, the project will be run by the same team of people who was awarded the ACI Award as Best Airport (in its class) in Europe for the past two successive years, promising both credibility and reliability on the part of the developer. E:info@skyparksbusiness.com T: +356 2369 6161 W: www.skyparksbusiness.com

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Business success requires talent. Just like a little sapling, talent grows with time, patience and the pouring of resources.

We’ve long discovered the importance of honing talent… With a 500 year old University and 6% of our GDP poured yearly into education facilities and services, the Maltese workforce has been able to perform, adapt and grow to the expectations of over 200 foreign direct investors, some of which have been steadily expanding over the past 30 years. As a business person, in Malta you will find affordable, available and malleable human capital and world-class education facilities for your children. We put our talent in front of us, because we believe in it as much as you do. Try it! Gwardamangia Hill, Pieta’ MEC 0001 - Malta T: +356 2542 0000 F: +356 2542 3401 E: info@maltaenterprise.com W: www.maltaenterprise.com


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Safi Aviation Park MALTA’s shift away from low-cost operations towards a knowledge-based economy with a higher added value has, among others, led to significant growth in the local aviation industry, which moreover has also diversified its offering to comprise other niche sectors that were previously untapped. Indeed, besides the operation of scheduled flights which up to a few years ago represented the entire industry, nowadays Malta hosts companies operating in a wide range of sectors, such as manufacturing of aviation components; private aircraft handling and commercial services; aircraft registration and financing; research and innovation on flying vehicles and UAVs; flight training; as well as ICT and software development for the aviation industry and back office support and call centre operations. Possibly the biggest growth within this industry, however, was registered in the provision of maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, with international companies such as Lufthansa Technik, SR Technics, Medavia, Aeromartime and MCM all operating from Malta, within only a short flight time away from their clients in the Euro-Mediterranean region. Such growth has instigated the development of the Safi Aviation Park, which is a 200,000 square metre fully-functional facility with direct access to the Malta International Airport’s infrastructure and main runway. The Park already houses two tenants, namely Medavia and SR Technics, while a third tenant – Dutch spray-painting company Aviation Cosmetics – is in the process of setting up its operations after announcing its €22 million investment in May 2012. The latter development highlights the key advantage that the Safi Aviation Park offers, namely that of a clustered environment with direct airside access where a number of related services can be provided by different companies from the same location, with consequent benefits for their clients who would thus be further encouraged to use the facilities in view of the savings in time and resources.

Specific areas have already been earmarked for additional future developments, with the possibility of building new hangars ranging from 2,500 to 5,000 square metres. Consequently, there is potential for the provision of additional and complementary services, thereby improving even further the services offered through the Safi Aviation Park. The Park is managed by Malta Enterprise, which may also assist companies in setting up their operations through the provision of an attractive incentives package, which complements the fiscal benefits for companies based in Malta that comprise one of the lowest corporate rates in the EU. Amongst others, this incentives package comprises additional fiscal aid to encouarge investment - whereby tax liability may be reduced through tax credits calculated on the value of investment or new employment generated, ranging from 30% to 50% depending on the size of the company - as well as other schemes to facilitate access to finance including financial support and loan interest subsidies, assistance for training of the workforce, and other schemes to encourage R&D, innovation and competitiveness. Malta Enterprise also provides assistance through ongoing professional support during the setting up phase and the business consolidation, while – even before that – foreign investors are also assisted in learning more about Malta and the advantages that the country offers, including through the organisation of fact finding missions. For further information visit www.maltaenterprise.com or contact: Malta Enterprise Gwardamangia Hill, Pietà MEC 0001, Malta Tel: (+356) 2542 0000 - Fax: (+356) 2542 3401 E-mail: info@maltaenterprise.com A TENTH EDITION YIM Business Aviation SPECIAL page

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Making The Case For

Business Aviation

A SURVEY PREPARED FOR The National Business Aviation Association and the General Aviation Manufacturers Association found that most companies operating business aircraft are small, with fewer than 500 employees, and that 80% of flights are made to airports with infrequent or no airline service. NEXA Advisors presented a report, with fresh data and insights, updating and revalidating conclusions prior studies. Of the Standard & Poor’s® 500 companies studied by NEXA, between 2003 and 2009 users of business aircraft outnumbered nonusers by three to one – a significant finding. Importantly, users found ways to deploy this unique asset, driving increased revenues, profitability and efficiency by a wide margin over nonusers. Most surprisingly, we found that business aircraft users had a dominant presence, on average of 92 percent, among the most innovative, most admired, best brands, and best places to work, as well as dominating the list of companies strongest in corporate governance and responsibility. This report carries a powerful message to company boards, government policymakers and industry leaders: business aviation is a tool that provides a unique competitive benefit to businesses, manifesting in higher shareholder and enterprise value. In this unique role, business aviation is without substitute. As small and medium enterprises continue to grow in Malta so does the need to be able to travel to and from Malta in an efficient manner. A country with a population of just over 400,000 people can hardly be labeled a lucrative market for the scheduled airlines. Whilst many might think that Malta is well served by its national airline and a number of legacy carriers such as Alitalia, Lufthansa and Emirates Airlines and more recently the low cost airlines, try telling that to a business man or woman who needs to come to page

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Malta for a short meeting or a day trip. The flight time from Malta to Malaga is barely 2 hours but getting there by scheduled airlines will take you the best part of a day. Business aviation veterans who have handled every type of weather became ill from one scene in Washington in November 2008. Three top auto industry executives flew private jets from Detroit to plead for a federal bailout. Couldn’t you have jet-pooled, one congressman asked? For an aviation industry already hit hard by the global recession, the scene cast a harmful stereotype in sharp relief. Here was more evidence that private aviation was expensive, wasteful and elite. But if anyone needed any proof on the value of business aviation then Malta could be one excellent case study. Despite the global economic turmoil, in particular in the southern part of the European Union, Malta has managed to stand out in contrast to its neighboring countries but also the rest of the world by maintaining a certain level of growth. While the use of business jets in Europe is at best erratic the statistics published by Eurocontrol show that in Malta the use of business aircraft continue to grow. The local government policy to support this industry sure plays an important role but the nature of the industry itself and purpose it provides suggest that growth of business aviation is due to the country’s economic growth and vice versa. Today there is in excess of 20 business aircraft registered in Malta from corporate Airbus to a Piaggio Avanti P180. All these companies operating on a Maltese Air Operator Certificate and offering the diligent business man the possibility to do business to/from Malta yet still manage to be home for dinner.


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MCAST’s Aviation Maintenance Training Centre SIX YEARS AGO, no one would have thought that aviation maintenance would become one of Malta’s most promising emerging markets. When international investors expressed interest in setting up aviation maintenance operations in Malta, they realised that the Islands’ workforce, albeit highly skilled and flexible, had no opportunities to train and obtain the necessary qualifications to work in this sector. That’s when the Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology (MCAST) stepped in to fill this void. The College’s Institute of Mechanical Engineering and Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering joined forces to set up the MCAST Aviation Maintenance Training Centre. Through its long-established ongoing collaborations with leading Maltese industries, MCAST obtained the assistance of international Approved Aircraft Maintenance Organisations (MROs), which provided the expertise and resources necessary to start Malta’s first aviation maintenance courses. Within a few years, as it invested in new state-of-the-art training facilities and the recruitment and training of experienced aviation maintenance lecturers, the Training Centre was officially recognised as a European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Part-147 Approved Centre to provide Part 66 Category A1 training and certification. Today, the centre offers several courses, including those leading to the attainment of the EASA Part-66 Category A Licence as well as other programmes that constitute a part-requirement for the attainment of the EASA Part-66 Category B Licences. These are two of the three different levels of licences, known as the “EASA Part 66”, required by EASA from technicians or engineers in the aviation maintenance sector. MCAST’s aviation maintenance facilities are built in line with EASA specifications, and are approved to operate by Transport Malta’s Civil Aviation Directorate.

new teaching techniques that enhance the students’ learning experience. The Training Centre is also supported by the MROs that set up operations in Malta in recent years, as this local sector developed. These MROs provide MCAST students with on-thejob training opportunities and other assistance. Since the Training Centre was established, over 450 MCAST students have already completed aviation maintenance courses and most of them are now working with local or international MROs. In this regard, the MCAST Aviation Maintenance Training Centre, combined with the efforts of local authorities, proved crucial to the establishment and the expansion of the aviation maintenance sector in Malta. Every year, more new students start their aviation maintenance studies at MCAST, as more MROs express interest in recruiting additional aviation maintenance technicians to expand their operations. The recent inauguration of the new Safi Aviation Park, close to the Malta International Airport, is a promising development for the creation of new job opportunities in this sector, as it consolidates the local authorities’ efforts to promote Malta as an ideal hub for international aviation maintenance organisations. MCAST will continue to be at the forefront of this sector with the provision of high flying, experienced technicians and engineers who can rise to the occasion and turn these growth opportunities into new investment realities and thriving careers in the Maltese Islands. For more information about MCAST, visit www.mcast.edu.mt

Some of the Training Centre’s courses are co-financed by the EU through a European Social Fund project entitled ‘ESF1.34 - Addressing Skills Mismatches in the Aviation Maintenance Industry’. Through this project MCAST continued to upgrade its aviation maintenance training facilities, with the setting up of new workshops equipped with specialised tools and equipment, two new advanced laboratories for computer-based aviation maintenance training, and the acquisition of a training aircraft to be used by students during the hands-on practical components of their studies. The project also financed specialised training for the Training Centre’s lecturers, to develop their skills and acquire A TENTH EDITION YIM Business Aviation SPECIAL page

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Past, present and future:

Aviation Maintenance AVIATION ACTIVITY IN MALTA started way back in 1916, when the British military forces present in Malta at the time built a seaplane hangar and a slipway on the western shore of Marsaxlokk Bay. As Malta became an important location in the British military strategy, and as aircraft became a crucial military resource, permanent airfields were set up in Hal Far, Luqa, Safi and Ta’ Qali. With the eventual demise of the British Empire and the departure of the British forces from Malta, only one airfield remained in operation, Luqa Airport. Up until this time, the maintenance of military aircraft was predominantly carried out by military personnel. Maintenance on civil aircraft started out in the 1960s. The Malta International Aviation Company (MIACO) was set up in late March 1967 in Hal Far, with business related mainly to oil companies in the Middle East and North Africa. Eventually NCA International entered the scene as well. 1974 saw the arrival of Air Malta, as flag carrier, and eventually the setting up of its own maintenance facility to service the fleet. The capabilities then included the Boeing 720B, and at a later stage, the B737 and the Airbus A320, which formed part of the company’s fleet. In 1978 Medavia was set up as a joint venture between Malta and Libya, operating aircraft in Libya, while carrying out most of the maintenance at their base in Luqa, and later Safi. A major development in aircraft maintenance in Malta came in June 2002, when Air Malta and Lufthansa Technik AG signed a joint venture agreement to establish Lufthansa Technik Malta at the former Air Malta base maintenance hangar at Luqa. Operations started in January 2003 maintaining Boeing 737 and the Airbus A320 of the shareholders. Another milestone was established in December 2008, when Lufthansa Technik Malta extended its operation to include also the Airbus A330 and A340 in a new 61,000 square metre state-of-the art facility, with an investment of approximately EUR 60 million.

to provide such students in this sector, the Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology, MCAST, has been instrumental in providing specific courses for Maltese students interested in pursuing a career in this sector. To date more than 450 students have been trained and are now fulfilling their career expectations in Malta and abroad. To further consolidate this growing industry, Malta Enterprise and Malta Industrial Parks invested in a €17 million Safi Aviation Park in 2012. The 200,000 square metre park is expected to provide the infrastructure to facilitate the creation of an aviation cluster, with a number of complementary services being provided from one location. Medavia and SR Technics already provide MRO services from hangars located within the perimeter of the Safi Aviation Park, while a third tenant was also announced on the same day of the inauguration, namely Aviation Cosmetics. The company shall be investing around €22 million in a new 12,000 square metres facility to provide spray-painting and refurbishing services to airplanes in two hangars that can simultaneously service one Boeing B737 and one Boeing 747 (or planes of similar size such as Airbus A380). The aviation industry in Malta nowadays comprises a wide range of sectors apart from Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO), to also include Aircraft Registration and Operation including the relative legal and professional services, Aircraft Management and VIP Services, Private Charters, Air Taxis, Air Ambulances, Flight and other Training, as well as R&D on UAVs. Additionally, the industry also uses the services provided by other industries such as call centres and specific software development for aviation.

In mid 2010, SR Technics also established a maintenance facility from a newly refurbished 4,000 square metre hangar at Safi, offering maintenance for the Airbus A320 family of aircraft. Other smaller facilities have also set up shop here in Malta to cater for their specific needs especially for VIP and General Aviation aircraft. Such a growing industry requires suitably-trained personnel, and A TENTH EDITION YIM Business Aviation SPECIAL page

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When referring to Aviation in Malta one certainly has to refer to a particular exciting happening!

The Malta International Air Show ONE OF MALTA’S largest and most spectacular outdoor events is the MALTA INTERNATIONAL AIR SHOW, which in a span of nineteen years, the first Show was held in 1993, has gained a well-merited standing as it grew both in quantity as well as quality. The Malta International Air Show originated and organised by the Malta Aviation Society, a forty-year old Club which has in its fold over 200 enthusiastic members many of whom have made their hobby develop into full-time careers the like of air-traffic controllers, pilots, and military personnel. Over the years, the Malta International Airshow has attracted many interesting aircraft including Israeli F-15s and F-16s, Czech

L-39, Italian F-104s and Do-228, Ex-Israeli A-4 Skyhawks, US Navy F-14, EA-6B, S-3s, F-18s, Tornados, B-52, B-1B, Spitfire and Hurricane plus most of the European national display teams including the Red Arrows, Patrouille de France, Frecce Tricolori, the Spanish team Patruila Aguoila, Swiss PC-7 Team, Breitling Jet Team, and many other types of aircraft from all over the world. The Malta International Air Show is traditionally held annually over the last full weekend of September with the Malta International Airport making available its services and facilities to host the participating crews and their aircraft. Full details of this exciting and spectacular annual event may be obtained from the organisers’ website, namely – www.maltairshow.com

Action images from the Malta International Air Show collection.

LEFT: Image shows the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team the Red Arrows Photo: Crown Copyright

BELOW: A vintage Spitfire aircraft and the newly livered Air Malta Airbus performed a unique flypast in close formation during the 2012 Malta International Airshow. The Spitfire was in Malta to mark the 70th anniversary since Malta was granted the George Cross Photo: Capt Lawrence Dalli

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SKYbluepages Further to the comprehensive information given under Company Profiles Listing, SKY BLUE PAGES is meant to serve as an Index to an amplified number of service providers on the home scene thus the main objections of the publication is better attained - to expose and promote the people behind the Business/General Aviation sector in Malta. The following firms are members of the Malta Business Aviation Association:

Company: 3A Malta Limited Category: Audit, Accounting & Corporate Services Contact Person: Mr. Christian Vella, Director Postal Address: The Penthouse, Level 3, Palazzo Ca’ Brugnera, Valley Road, B’kara BKR9024 Tel Numbers: (+356) 2757 2757 Fax Number: (+356) 2757 2758 E-Mail: Christian@3a.com.mt Website: www.3a.com.mt Company: Aequitas Legal Category: Legal Firm Contact Person: Mr. Adrian Delia, Partner Postal Address: Valletta Bulidings, South Street, Valletta VLT1251 Tel Number: (+356) 2123 4085 Fax Number: (+356) 2122 3306 E-Mail: adelia@aequitas.com.mt Website: www.aequitas.com.mt Company: Aeronautica Category: Aviation Training and Consultancy Contact Person: Mr. Marco Ciliberti, CEO Postal Address: 28 Cathedral Street, Sliema SLM1525 Tel Number: (+356) 2132 3626 Fax Number: (+356) 2132 3627 E-Mail: mac@cityconsult.biz Website: www.aeronauticaworld.com Company: Affinity Management Services Malta Limited Category: Corporate Services Contact Person: Mr. Shaun Ridings, Senior Postal Address: Rosa Marina Buildings, level 4 , suite 8, Marina Seafront, Tal-Pieta, Pieta PTA 9041 Tel Number: (+356) 2010 4700 Fax Number: (+356) 2010 4707 E-Mail: sridings@affinity-malta.com Website: www.affinity.co.im Company: Aircraft Corporate Services (Malta) Limited Category: Aircraft Corporate Services Contact Person: Ms Fiona Healy, Director Postal Address: Alpine House Naxxar Road, San Gwann SGN 9032 Tel Number: (+356) 2576 2222 Fax Number: (+356) 2576 2131 E-Mail: fiona.healy@alpinemalta.com Website: www.acsmalta.com Company: AP - Aeronautical Professionals Malta Ltd. Category: Aviation Training and Consultancy Contact Person: Mr. Dierk Reitzig, Director Postal Address: P.O. Box 21, Luqa LQA1000

Tel Number: (+356) 2397 8300 Fax Number: (+356) 2397 8400 E-Mail: reitzig@ap-malta.com Website: www.ap-malta.com

Admin Manager Postal Address: Kyle Apt. 3, Triq il-Mediterran, The Village, St. Julians STJ 1879 Tel Number: (+356) +35621375973 Fax Number: (+356) +35621375958 E-Mail: sandy.cardona@dc-aviation.com.mt Website: www.dc-aviation.com.mt

Company: AVIATRAX LTD. Category: Aviation Consultancy Firm Contact Person: Mr Matthildur Matthildur, Managing Director Postal Address: The Orchard, Lourdes Lane, St Julians, SWQ 3000 Tel Number: (+356) 2778 0134 E-Mail: admin@aviatrax.com Website: www.aviatrax.com Company: BizAv Services Ltd. Category: Aviation Training and Consultancy Contact Person: Mr. Adrian Spiteri, Director Postal Address: 198, Swieqi Road, Swieqi SWQ3435 Tel Number: (+356) 2147 2206 Fax Number: (+356) 2333 1076 E-Mail: malta-office@bizav.eu Website: www.bizav.eu Company: Carre Aviation Ltd. Category: Executive Aircraft Charter and Management Contact Person: Mr. Marc Lile, CEO Postal Address: 177A, St. Moritz, Tower Road, Sliema SLM1063 Tel Number: (+356) 2133 8282 Fax Number: (+356) 2133 0061 E-Mail: marc@carreaviation.com Website: www.carreaviation.com Company: CemAir (Pty) Ltd Category: Air Taxi and Leasing Company Contact Person: Mr. Declan McEneaney, Quality Manager Postal Address: P O Box 1312, Lanseria 1748 (South Africa) Tel Number: (+27) 11 659 2171 Fax Number: (+27) 11 659 2174 E-Mail: declan@cemair.co.za Website: www.cemair.co.za Company: DC Aviation Flight Crew Ltd. Category: Flight Crew Services Contact Person: Dr Birgit Friedrich, Operative Director Postal Address: Kyle Apt. No.3 Triq il-Mediterran, The Village, St. Julians STJ 1879 Tel Number: (+356) 21373547 Fax Number: (+356) 21371808 E-Mail: birgit.friedrich@dc-aviation.com.mt Website: www.dc-aviation.com.mt Company: DC Aviation GmbH Category: Executive Aircraft Charter and Management Contact Person: Mr. Stanley Bugeja, Managing Director Postal Address: Stuttgart Airport, Stuttgart 70629 (Germany) Tel Number: (+356) 2137 3546 Fax Number: (+356) 2137 1808 E-Mail: stanley.bugeja@dc-aviation.com.mt Website: www.dc-aviation.com.mt Company: DC Aviation Ltd. Category: Business Aircraft Handling, Flight Operations Support and Charter Contact Person: Mrs Sandy Cassar Cardona, Ops and

Company: Deguara Farrugia Advocates Category: Legal Firm Contact Person: Mr. Kevin Deguara, Partner Postal Address: Il-Piazzetta A Suite 41 Tower Road, Sliema SLM1607 Tel Number: (+356) 2131 3930 Fax Number: (+356) 2134 0401 E-Mail: kevin.deguara@dfadvocates.com Website: www.dfadvocates.com Company: EMCS International Category: Corporate Services Contact Person: Ms. Geraldine Schembri, Managing Director Postal Address: Level 2 regional Business Centre Achille Ferris Street, Msida MDS1751 Tel Number: (+356) 2777 2540 Fax Number: (+356) 21318677 E-Mail: geraldine.schembri@emcsinternational.com Website: www.emcsinternational.com Company: EMD Category: Legal Firm Contact Person: Mr. Italo Ellul, Partner Postal Address: Vaults 13-16 Valletta Waterfront, Floriana FRN1913 Tel Number: (+356) 2203 0000 Fax Number: (+356) 2123 7277 E-Mail: iellul@emd.com.mt Website: www.emd.com.mt Company: Executive Training Institute -Malta Category: Training Institute Contact Person: Mr. Franco Debono, Director General Postal Address: Executive Training Institute ESE Building, Paceville Avenue, St.Julian’s STJ 3103 Tel Number: (+356) 2379 6321 Fax Number: (+356) 2137 3725 E-Mail: info@etimalta.com Website: www.etimalta.com Company: Fenech & Fenech Advocates Category: Legal Firm Contact Person: Mr. Joseph Ghio, Partner Postal Address: 198, Old Bakery Street, Valletta, VLT1455 Tel Number: (+356) 2599 0635 Fax Number: (+356) 2599 0692 E-Mail: joseph.ghio@fenlex.com Website: www.fenechlaw.com Company: FFF Legal Category: Legal Firm Contact Person: Mr. Tonio Fenech, Managing Partner Postal Address: Tower Business Centre, Level 1 Tower Street, Swatar BKR4013 Tel Number: (+356) 2549 6000 Fax Number: (+356) 2549 6444 E-Mail: info@fff-legal.com Website: www.fff-legal.com

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SKY bluepages Company: Ganado & Associates, Advocates Category: Legal Firm Contact Person: Mr. Daniel Aquilina, Partner Postal Address: 171, Old Bakery Street, Valletta VLT1455 Tel Number: (+356) 2123 5406 Fax Number: (+356) 2122 5908 E-Mail: daquilina@jmganado.com Website: www.jmganado.com Company: Globe Ground Malta Ltd. Category: Aircraft Handling Contact Person: Mr. Joseph Bugeja, Chief Operations Officer Postal Address: P.O. Box 11, Malta International Airport, Luqa LQA 1000 Tel Number: (+356) 2369 6420 Fax Number: (+356) 2369 6422 E-Mail: joebugeja@globegroundmalta.com Website: www.ga-malta.com Company: Hyperion Aviation Ltd Category: Executive Aircraft Charter and Management Contact Person: Mr. Eric Weisskopf, Accountable Manager Postal Address: Space Offices, Welcomers Hall, P.O. Box 50 Malta International Airport, Luqa 4000 Tel Number: (+356) 9990 7010 E-Mail: eric.weisskopf@vistajet.com Website: www.hyperion-aviation.com Company: International Management Services Limited Category: Audit, Accounting and Corporate Services Contact Person: Mr. Gordon Mifsud, Director Postal Address: Regent House, Office 21 Bisazza Street, Sliema SLM1641 Tel Number: (+356) 2134 1219 E-Mail: gmifsud@imscons.com Website: www.imscons.com Company: Maintenance Centre Malta Ltd. Category: Maintenance Centre Contact Person: Mr. Alexander Vit, Managing Director Postal Address: Regent House, 61 Bisazza Street, Sliema SLM1641 Tel Number: (+49) 172 1497790 Fax Number: (+356) 2180 8796 E-Mail: a.vit@mcm-airport.de Website: www.mcm-airport.com.mt

E-Mail: karl.cini@nexiabt.com Website: www.nexiabt.com Company: Orion (Malta) Ltd Category: Executive Aircraft Charter and Management Contact Person: Mr. Boris Ioffe, Accountable Manager Postal Address: 2 Spiteri Bulidings, Gianni Vassallo Street, Luqa LQA 1500 Tel Number: (+356) 2125 7270 Fax Number: (+356) 2125 7271 E-Mail: director@orion-malta.com Website: www.orion-malta.ru Company: RSM Malta Category: Audit, Accounting and Corporate Services Contact Person: Mr. Timothy Zammit, Tax Lawyer Postal Address: Cobalt House 2nd Floor Notabile Road, Mriehel BKR 3000 Tel Number: (+356) 2149 3313 Fax Number: (+356) 2149 3318 E-Mail: timothy.zammit@rsmmalta.com.mt Website: www.rsmmalta.com.mt Company: S&D Aviation Ltd Category: Corporate Services Contact Person: Mr. Cedric Mifsud, Legal Adviser Postal Address: 123 Melita Street, Valletta VLT1123 Tel Number: (+356) 2123 7172 Fax Number: (+356) 2723 7314 E-Mail: cmifsud@mifsudadvocates.com Website: www.sdaviation.com.mt Company: Salvo Grima (Freeport Operations) Ltd Category: Storage Services Contact Person: Mr. Roger Calleja, Senior Manager - Group Marketing Postal Address: 187, Pinto House, Wine Pressers Wharf, Marsa MRS 1912 Tel Number: (+356) 2560 7181 Fax Number: (+356) 2560 7155 E-Mail: rcalleja@salvogrima.com.mt Website: www.salvogrima.com Company: Square Concept Category: IT Support Contact Person: Mr. Franco Vella, Director Postal Address: 40, Gummar Street, Bkara BKR 4753 Tel Number: (+356) 2147 0803 E-Mail: info@squareconcept.com Website: www.squareconcept.com OTHERS:

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Company: Mediterranean Aviation Co. Ltd. Category: Air Taxi, Handling and Maintenance Contact Person: Ms Claire Abela, Charters/Handling Section Manager Postal Address: Medavia Hangar tal-Karwija, Safi SFI1710 Tel Number: (+356) 9947 7238 Fax Number: (+356) 2249 0145 E-Mail: cabela@medavia.com.mt Website: www.medavia.com

Company: European Pilot Academy - Malta Category: Flight Training Organisation Contact Person: Ms. Sarah Zarb, CEO Postal Address: Falcon Alliance Group, Security Gate 1, Malta International Airport, Luqa LQA 4000 Tel Number: (+356) 2125 7127 -2125 7128 -2369 5423 Fax Number: (+356) 2125 7126 E-Mail: sarah@falconalliance.com Website: www.falconalliance.com

Company: Nexia BT Category: Audit, Accounting and Corporate Services Contact Person: Mr. Karl Cini, Partner Postal Address: Tower Business Centre, Ground Floor, Tower Street, Swatar BKR4013 Tel Number: (+356) 2163 7778

Company: Falcon Aviation Engineering Ltd - Malta Category: Maintenance Facility- (G.A Refurbishing/ maintenance) Contact Person: Capt. Ray Zarb, M. Director / Matt Rota - Hangar Assistant

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Postal Address: Falcon Alliance Group, Security Gate 1, Malta International Airport, Luqa LQA 4000 Tel Number: (+356) 2125 7127 -2125 7128 -2369 5423 Fax Number: (+356) 2125 7126 E-Mail: ray@falconalliance.com Website: www.falconalliance.com Company: Fly Tech Services Ltd Category: CAMO Services and Aviation Consulting Contact Person: Ing. Luigi Pepe Postal Address: Tower Gate Place, Tal Qroqq Street, Msida MSD 1703 Tel Number: (+356) 2131 3060 Fax Number: (+356) 2131 3064 Email: info@flytechservice.com Website: www.flytechservice.com Company: Hawk Aerospace Ltd Category: SME Contact Person: Adrian Archer, Business Development Postal Address: Sean Buildings, Psaila Street, Birkirkara BKR 9078, Tel Number: (+356) 2149 0202 Fax Number: (+356) n/a E-Mail: info@hawkaerospace.eu Website: www.hawkaerospace.eu Company: Malta School of Flying Category: Flight Training Organisation Contact Person: Patrick Fenech, Director Postal Address: P.O. Box 49, Malta International Airport, Gudja LQA 5000 Tel Number: (+356) 2164 7888 Fax Number: (+356) 2369 5393 E-Mail: info@maltaflying.com Website: www.maltaflying.com Company: Malta Wings Category: Aerial Photography, Surveys, Sightseeing flights, Air Taxi Contact Person: Patrick Fenech, Director Postal Address: P.O. Box 49, Malta International Airport, Gudja LQA 5000 Tel Number: (+356) 2164 7888 Fax Number: (+356) 2369 5393 E-Mail: info@maltaflying.com Website: www.maltaflying.com Company: M. Demajo Maritime Services Limited Category: Legal Firm Contact Person: Dr. Francesca Galea, Director Postal Address: Demajo House, 103, Archbishop Street, Valletta VLT 1446 Tel Number: (+356) 2552 3310 Fax Number: (+356) 2552 3311 E-mail: fgalea@demajo.com Website: www.mdemajomaritime.com Company: Sky Gourmet – (Malta) Inflight Services Ltd Fax Number: (+356) 2180 9045 Category: Airline Catering and Logistics Contact Person: John B. Mansueto, General Manager Postal Address: St. Thomas Road, Luqa LQA 9036 Tel Number: (+356) 2125 7162 E-Mail: info@sky-gourmetmalta.com Websites: www.seabankgroup.com; www.james-caterers.com; www.doco.com


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