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Dear Islander, I guess we have to start this month’s editorial with Coronavirus news. Here on Mallorca there are currently 17 cases confirmed as we go to press. All gatherings of more than 1000 people have been banned on the island, The Palma Superyacht Show and Boat Shows have been postponed until June 4th-7th, Real Mallorca’s La Liga football match against the mighty Barcelona has to be played behind closed doors, and Mercadona have run out of toilet rolls! The panic buying scenes in local supermarkets are quite remarkable, and in my opinion quite unnecessary. I feel desperately sorry for Italy who seem to be bearing the brunt of this problem, but we are really unaffected in comparison, with only one death, and that was due to underlying conditions apparently, as are most fatalities across the globe. Let’s hope that the predicted 26-degree temperatures we should soon be enjoying will kill it off once and for all. I think the postponement of the Superyacht Show and Boatshow is the most sensible outcome and am very happy they didn’t cancel it, that would have sent out the wrong signals. With luck the worst should be over, and we can all return to normality (with lots of spare loo rolls in our cupboards!!) Industry wise, we have been witnessing locally some lively discussions on social media about the new Port Authority plans, and the anticipated move of Astilleros de Mallorca to the commercial dock currently used by the ferries. This will allow the installation of a Synchrolift enabling the largest yachts around to be hauled out. It is this facility which Palma desperately needs in order to remain competitive against the likes of Barcelona, Genoa and La Ciotat. This move will allow STP to also expand their space both on and off the water, and between them offer top class facilities for the 100mtr plus yachts, which Palma currently lacks. We will feature a full report in next month’s issue which will be 100% factual, not rumour and gossip which has been the case recently on social media. On a personal note, I would like to sincerely thank everyone for the very kind wishes I have received after my recent back surgery. All is going well so far and hopeful of a full recovery in the near future!

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VICKERS STUDIO - AWARD-WINNING SUPERYACHT DESIGN STUDIO They say it’s a small world and it is indeed. I was doing the normal and perusing Facebook a few months back when a photograph popped up that an old school friend had posted of her and her husband collecting an award. But it wasn’t just any award. It was only the World Super Yacht Awards 2018, where my old school friend, Gem, from 26 years ago and her husband John Vickers of Vickers Studio had picked up the award for Displacement Motor Yachts Below 500GT - 30m to 39.9m for their design of Delta One! To say I was surprised that somehow we had ended up in the same industry after all this time was an understatement, but more than that, I was thoroughly proud and in awe that they were not only in the industry I love so much, but as a small independent design agency, that they were up there with the heavy hitters, knocking them out of the ballpark. So I decided it was time to rewind 26 years and give John and Gem Vickers a call to see what was happening. And so it was they told me their story, their ethos and what they have been up to as Vickers Studio. For almost 20 years, John has refined his visual sense of good design, materials, light, careful colour balance and a love for detail and proportion. Growing up by the sea on Hayling Island, with a degree in product design, a professional sailor for a sister, parents who met on the beach and also as a qualified YachtMaster, John progressed naturally into yacht design, the sea and salt being very mich in his bones. At Redman Whitely Dixon John learned to draft, design and project manage interior and exterior designs for industry classics, such as the 55.5m Feadship M.Y ‘Twizzle’ and 155m Lurssen M.Y. ‘Al Said’. He then moved to set up the luxury yacht department at property designers Candy & Candy, where the 62m Motor Yacht Candyscape II went on to win the coveted World Superyacht Award for Best Motor Yacht, with special mention for interior design. Following that, he spent 6 years as a senior designer at Terence Disdale, where he worked on the world’s most prestigious interior and exterior design projects, as well as completing designs for a private jet and interior


architecture. John then returned as a director to his first yacht design firm RWD before setting up Vickers Studio in January 2015. Gem’s background is very much in Art and Design, in fact when I met her back when we were doing our A’levels and were on the same drama course I remember her spending hours in the art studio earning herself a distinction at the end of the two years. She went on to do some short courses at prestigious Central St. Martins and Slade, before finally spending years selling mixed media paintings in affluent Mayfair. After a chance meeting in a bar, where they both discovered to their amusement that they both had a design studio in their back garden, not an everyday occurrence, there was no looking back. From chatting to them on the phone, despite not being in the same room it is easy to feel the partnership between these two, who are both so comfortable and quick to laugh, and it is no wonder they are able to put their clients at such ease, and how their combined talents have put Vickers Studio firmly on the map. It can’t always be easy, with juggling two delightful children and travelling all over the world to satisfy their clients needs, but with two Neptunes under their belt, the last one this February and the perfect way to celebrate their anniversary, plus a host of World Superyacht Awards they are clearly doing something right, so I ask them what their secret is. The answer: they give a full uncompromising service with the client at the heart of everything they do. From sketches to delivery, Vickers Studio takes their client’s inspiration as a start point, and in the spirit of close collaboration, they develop the concept and the detail needed to complete their client’s dream. By generating creative solutions and tailoring the design process to each project’s requirements, the studio ensures that its clients are inspired and thrilled with the results. Their skills and understanding of a yacht’s design inform all their decisions, as, together with their clients, they create beautifully sculpted exteriors with well laid out interiors. Taking inspiration from the client’s sense of style, from design classics and the beauty of the natural world, they shape the project, meeting regulations and functions of the layout. The interior spaces are created using sketches and material selections to form






luxury living spaces for the client’s comfort. Following this, technical construction drawings and 3D computer visuals are built up to present the design, before commencing the production process. To ensure the final product is to the highest standard, they complete furniture detailing, art commissioning and lighting design. Gem’s eye for perfection means she closely monitors and follows the production of this creative work, seeing it through to completion. Using joinery and materials they create feelings of refined comfort which enables their clients to love their environment rather than just like it. They create visual links to a client’s personal story. For example, a recent launch had classical automotive details subtly woven into the joinery, completely personalising their yacht’s design. It’s not just their clients noticing them either, they are now being mentioned in the same breath of some really quite impressive industry legends. John tells of a photoshoot for Boat International that happened after the awards ceremony up in the mountains of Cortina and there were a few names that you may have heard of… Phillipe Starck, Tim Heywood, Terence Disdale and Dickie Bannenberg. John speaks of them with an almost palpable reverence and that is what is instantly likable about this couple, despite working on some of the world’s most impressive boats, gathering armfuls of awards and rubbing shoulders with some of the industry’s juggernauts, they are completely humble and grounded. I can’t wait to catch up with them on their boat on the Thames, over a bottle of Prosecco, to hear more about what the future holds for Vickers Studio. Cheers Vickers!!!! ______________________________________ By Victoria Pearce Vickers Studio 11 Port House. Plantation Wharf, Battersea London SW11 3TY, United Kingdom (+44) 203 405 8620 info@vickers-studio.com www.vickers-studio.com As designer then director at Redman Whiteley Dixon 155m Motor Yacht ‘Al Said’ World’s second largest private yacht by volume 55.5m Motor Yacht ‘Twizzle’ World Superyacht awards: Best Superyacht As Candy & Candy Yacht Department Head 62m Motor Yacht ‘Candyscape II’ World Superyacht awards: Best Superyacht As a senior designer at Terence Disdale Design Private Jet – Bombardier Global 5000 81m Motor Yacht ‘Kibo’ World Superyacht awards: Best overall design, interior & exterior 81m Motor Yacht ‘Romea’





Delivering enduring allure and exclusive style in abundance, 54m SEAGULL II is a standout luxury yacht available for charter. It is fair to say that, from her graceful exterior lines to her inimitable wood carvings, everything about this superyacht exudes timeless elegance. With a story to tell, the history of this yacht is an enthralling tale. Built in 1952 by the Uljanik Shipyard, SEAGULL II was originally used as a coastal passenger ship, connecting the main seaside cities of Croatia and Montenegro. Having subsequently spent time as an excursion cruiser, she then caught the eye of her now Owner, who fell in love with the

yachts' 1930's ocean liner appearance and fascinating charisma.

character, it is evident a real sense of history prevails throughout.

Experiencing a complete renaissance between 2004 and 2005, SEAGULL II underwent an extensive refit that lovingly restored the yacht to far beyond her former glory, whilst adding attention to detail with Art Nouveau features, items of art and unique soft furnishings. Taking great pride in his glorious yacht upon delivery, the Owner has ensured she is constantly maintained in immaculate condition, ably assisted by the long-standing crew who share his palpable affection for this incredible vessel. A yacht with absolute soul and true

Today the yacht is a highly popular charter choice, ideal for multi-generational groups who enjoy her modern facilities, relish the superb volume and appreciate her attentive crew. Offering spacious accommodation for 12 guests in five doubles and two twin staterooms, the main deck master apartment combines two staterooms and a shared salon that is highly suited to a family set-up with children. The spaces on board are sublime, providing a vast choice for relaxation, socialising and


Chef Ivan Pazanin

entertainment, lined by wide companionways and sparkling railings. Classically styled, her formal dining room can adapt to any function, while her voluminous salon, complete with cocktail bar, is a lovely evening retreat. Casual lounging areas abound, with a choice of shaded and non-shaded spaces found across her expansive decks. The wide canoe stern provides a vast upper aft deck seating zone, also serviced by the cocktail bar, that is undoubtedly a top spot to watch the sun set with a drink in hand. Relaxation opportunities abound on the secluded sun deck, where loungers surround the Jacuzzi spa pool and panoramic views of the local scenery are breath-taking. Watersports enthusiasts will not be disappointed with an impressive array of toys, including water skis, jet ski and paddleboard, easily accessed from the large swim platform set amidships to port. To add further allure to a relaxed charter on SEAGULL II, this summer season sees Ivan PaĹžanin, a famous Croatian TV chef, join the crew. Looking forward to dedicating time to entertaining guests' palates, Ivan loves using a range of fresh, local ingredients to fully embrace the flavours found in cruising regions. Guests can look forward to a range of culinary delights curated with imagination and flair. More than anything, the atmosphere on board SEAGULL II is her crowning glory, exuding a tangible sense of historic charm combined with a warm welcome, amongst exceptional surroundings. Sailing the Eastern Mediterranean, predominantly Croatia, Montenegro and Greece, these cruising grounds suit her iconic appearance perfectly, whilst highly experienced, Captain Vojo, has immense knowledge of this area. Key to a successful charter, SEAGULL II's competent and professional crew really do go above and beyond to provide a thoughtful and unparalleled service for an unforgettable experience; whether that be ensuring relaxation in every way possible or planning the day's activities to occupy children to give parents free time. Service, attention to detail and a smile are indeed the trademark of this wonderful charter yacht. ______________________________________ Ocean Independence www.oceanindependence.com






CAPTAIN GARY TRAYLOR a deckhand on an American 45m Motor Yacht which opened my heart up to the Yachting Industry. Since then I have worked as a Crew member, Captain, Yacht Broker/Manager and I am currently a Captain on a new 30m motor yacht.

Toastmaster meeting . We are now happily living in the beautiful town of Alaro and are proud parents of two wonderful children.

How long have you been a captain?

I guess today my main hobby these days is spending any free time with my partner and my children. Teaching our kids the joys of life on this beautiful island. Spending time together outdoors either hiking, visiting the numerous wonderful beaches or simply enjoying watching them develop and grow. Being a professional photographer and a member of the Royal Photographic Society I have been fortunate over the years to have received commissions on 4 continents. Photographing Mega Yachts and indigenous people in far off places has been fun but nothing as enjoyable as capturing those memorable images of the kids growing up.

I have worked as an Officer and Captain in the Yachting Industry for over 28years on busy Charter and Private Yachts up to 68 meters in length, for Corporate Business and Political Leaders, Private Owners, and Royal Families. I have travelled over 250,000 NM and have been fortunate enough to visit many beautiful places in the world like Australia, Far East, America, the Pacific islands and the Caribbean. Not forgetting the beautiful yachting destinations within Europe. Why did you come to the Balearic Islands? I came to Mallorca in April 1997 to be the Chief Officer on the Royal Yacht of a Middle Eastern King and fell in love with the islands instantly. Once this job ended I decided that I wanted to stay on the island and took up an offer of working as a broker for a well-known International Yacht Brokerage in Palma. A few years later the call of adventure became too much and I had to return to the sea. After a few seasonal jobs as a Captain in Mallorca I accepted a position in Dubai and then was honoured to be selected in 2010 as the first Commodore of the New Royal Yacht Club in Saudi Arabia. Eighteen months of eating sand in the Middle East was enough and I decided to return to the Balearic islands and to make Mallorca my home. Tell me a bit about yourself?

Which of the Balearic Islands is your favourite? Why?

I was born on the beautiful island of Sri-Lanka and have been fortunate enough to live in many beautiful countries around the world. On completing 4 years of Military service overseas in the Royal Air Force I undertook a successful 8 year Career in the Financial Services Industry within Europe. This came to an abrupt end after the stock market crash of 1987, at which time I decided to change my life and took off on a two year adventure around the world. This led onto a job offer in the South of France to be

Mallorca is my favourite island of the Balearics. It has such a diverse topography, beautiful turquoise waters, sheltered bays and magnificent scenery both on the coastline and inland. It provides a very safe environment for yachting. The support sector and resources for the maintenance and repair of the yachts here is extensive and very professional and with 300 days of sunshine a year it’s a great place to live. It was here in in Palma in early 2011 that I met my life partner Anna at an International

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

What’s your favourite part of your job? My favourite part of my job as a Captain is being on the sea with my crew and creating and enjoyable and memorable experience for both the owner and his guests. What’s your most memorable experience in the Balearics? I have had many memorable experiences whilst cruising the waters of the Balearic Islands. Once whilst cruising up the West coast of the island we had two huge whales breach the surface around the boat followed up by a baby whale not far behind them. We turned the engines off and drifted as they swam near the surface around the boat a couple of times before diving down out of sight. Describe each of the Balearics Islands with one word: Mallorca – Home Menorca – Serene Ibiza – Party Formentera – Caribbean Cabrera – Solitary Which is your favourite beach in the Balearics? My choice of a favourite beach on the islands has changed over the years. Now that I have


young children my choice would be Muro beach on the North East coast of Mallorca. It is very clean and has beautiful turquoise water, soft white sand, gentle waves and is ideal for young families. What is your opinion about the future of the yachting industry in the Balearics? Over the years the Balearic Islands have had increasingly accessibility to cruising and a growing refit and berthing infrastructure. They are now firmly established as a year-round yachting destination. Yacht owners, Crew and Companies within the nautical sector have become increasingly aware of the environment and the need to preserve it. There needs to be a balance between environmental protection and the development of a long-term

investment strategy for both recreational and the superyachts cruising, berthing and servicing within the Balearics. If the government do not provide adequate numbers of mooring buoys soon in an attempt to stop yachts anchoring and continue to impose massive fines on Superyachts who are visiting these islands then they will simply cruise elsewhere. What advantages do you think the yachting industry has in the Balearic Islands, compared to other places? A safe and friendly environment. Amazing infrastructure, excellent re-fit possibilities, an abundance of yacht suppliers, the availability of resources, ease of communications and a great Airport.



If you were to give advice to a new captain coming to the Balearic Islands, what would it be? Listen to advice from other Captains regarding the environmental regulations and where you can anchor safely. If you have room in your anchor locker increase the length of your anchor chain as the waters around Mallorca and Menorca can be very deep. Respect the locals and get out and discover the beauty and diversity that these islands have to offer. What’s your proudest moment being a captain? Being promoted to the position of Commodore to the Royal Yacht Club at the University for Science and Technology in Jeddah Saudi Arabia.


For the Balearics, April is always an important month, as it’s the beginning of the Mediterranean yachting season, starting with the Palma Superyacht Show. At Balearic Yacht Destination members, Estela Superyacht Agency, preparations for this month have been underway almost from the time that last season finished. “Each April we launch our annual yachting guide at the Show and we stage a number of events, so it’s an important time for us”, explains Estela director, Francesco Gennai.

This year, we have Ibiza Global Radio broadcasting live from our exhibition stand, as well as from the party we host during the Show. We have themed entertainment each day, which this year centres around the Arabic influence on Spain and the Balearics, in partnership with the Port Authority of Melilla, on the Moroccan coast. Another emphasis for Estela’s activities this year is gastronomy. “We are always looking to attract new yachts to the Balearics and give previous visitors more reasons to return”,

says Francesco. “One aspect of the Balearics that appeals to owners and guests is the gastronomic scene, which is growing. It’s clear from the requests we receive from yacht chefs and stews, that guests are taking a greater interest in the provenance and quality of ingredients and are requesting more variety. We have it all right here and gives us an edge over other destinations.” Make sure you visit Estela at their stand in the Palma Superyacht Show to pick up a copy of ‘The Y Yachting Itineraries’ and meet the team.




KEEP IT CLEAN ARE YOU RISKING THE HEALTH OF YOUR CREW AND GUESTS? use in food preparation which is obviously not the ideal method of quality control. Even if you avoid directly drinking tap water, illness can be transmitted through washing, brushing teeth, showering and food preparation with contaminated water. Increasing in importance on-board is recreational water such as in Jacuzzis and swimming pools.

Are you carrying out the required tests for Legionella, Coliform, E-Coli, Campylobacter, Listeria and others? Are you managing your water resources according to regulations and with health and the environment in mind? Do you treat dock water when bunkering? All too often we hear of a guest or crew member falling sick having ingested unchecked potable water which should be safe to drink and to

Yachtsamples is a division of Atlante Group who offer testing and analysis of water hygiene and supply routine Marine Hygiene test kits. Peter Firth a qualified microbiologist within the group has extensive experience within this field, he was also a yacht engineer for twelve years and so not only does he understand the biology and chemistry but also the water related systems on-board and their required preventative maintenance. “We can create custom made Water Safety Plans to make your job easier and reduce your workload” explains Peter.

Legionella Bacteria

ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS As we are all trying to reduce the amount plastic in our lives, more and more yacht crews are opting out of bottled water in favour of drinking the potable water on-board and so it´s paramount that this water is safe and monitored. Not only should you test for microbial contamination, but also for the correct concentrations of treatment chemicals. COMPLIANCE The 2014 MSN 1845(M) Maritime Labour Convention 2006 States: Provision of Food and Fresh Water, states the ship-owner and Master of a ship must ensure that food and drinking water of appropriate quality, nutritional value and quantity is provided free of charge to meet the needs of those on-board. In August 2013, the Maritime Labour Convention’s (MLC) started to enforce their regulations (MLC 2006), aimed at maintaining high-quality drinking water onboard ships, to protect crew from waterborne health risks. The World Health Organisation guidelines for drinking-water quality recommend water safety plans (WSPs) as the most effective means of consistently ensuring the safety and acceptability of a drinking-water supply.

DUTY OF CARE Regardless of whether the yacht is commercial or private, common sense should determine that within any comprehensive and well-run maintenance system, frequent water testing, freshwater treatment, tank cleaning and external verification should be included. ROUTINE MAINTENANCE Yachtsamples tests indicate the presence/ absence and activity of any/all aerobic and facultative bacteria, fungi, mould and yeast. The test will also show the presence of Coliform, E-Coli, Campylobacter, Listeria and others, non-specifically. For more information for bespoke Water Safety Plans and routine water maintenance kits, contact peter@atlantegroup.com For more information regarding the services of Atlante Group visit www.atlantegroup.com ______________________________________ Atlante Group peter@atlantegroup.com www.atlantegroup.com




PARDO The Italian shipyard Cantiere del Pardo, have more than 45 years experience in the construction of luxury and high-end sailboats. Their know-how, excellent design and quality have resulted in an impressive range of open boats. The complete collection is formed by the very new Pardo 38, the pioneer Pardo 43 and the spectacular Pardo 50. All of them respond to the big-day-social-open-yacht concept but still encompass much more. In addition, in the 2021 season the new range of the brand will be presented, the Pardo Endurance 60. HOW DO YOU NAVIGATE? During a really bad day we check the skills and virtues of the boat. We discover a behavior more than remarkable and sailor, safe and comfortable even with big waves. The standard engine is Volvo Penta IPS600 being able to opt for IPS700 and IPS800, an effective propulsion system that also incorporates the advantages of the Swedish brand operating joystick. The geometry of the hull is essential to understand the philosophy of the boat, which gives priority to safety and family comfort over top speed. The very deep V in the bow translates into a sharp fairing that gently cuts the wave and dampens the movements, which gradually softens aft but not as much as in other sports boats, thus managing to maintain directionality, grip and smoothness of the fairing without giving up at speed This smooth and safe behavior has been prioritized against peak speeds. It is not a boat to go to the fullest, it is a boat to enjoy comfort and safety on board. EXTERIOR AND INTERIOR LAYOUT The Pardo 50 can be defined as a huge social and family boat, with multiple spaces, high personal approval and great capacity for accommodation, where we distinguish several attractive areas to install and a perimeter gift

that is offered as an elongated bank where to reach and join the group that in any place. The elements that make up the roof are solariums in the bow and stern, large central dinette, kitchen module and excellent meeting point in the bow, with facing benches and removable carbon table. The imposing T-Top that protects the cockpit and kitchen is also in carbon fiber. We also have huge hydraulic platform and large garage with capacity for Williams 285 or equivalent. We are in a 16-meter boat and under the main deck, even with a clearly daytime program, we have large volumes to take advantage of. This allows, if we wish, a much more intensive use of the boat or, what is the same, transform the unit into an excellent weekender or much more. For this we have an impressive cabin of the owner and another of guests, each with its own toilet. In addition and if required, we have a third cabin for the sailor with totally independent access from the outside. If so required and given the possibility of customization, we can also convert this skipper cabin into an additional one to the guest cabin,

THE PARDO YACHTS RANGE PARDO 38 Total length 11.90 m Hull length 10.95 m 3.50 m beam Draft 0.90 m Weight 14,900 kg Supported power IB 2 x 280 - 2 x 440 HP Supported power FB 2 x 300 - 3 x 300 HP Fuel capacity 1,000 l Navigation category CE B Pardo 43 Total length 14.00 m Hull length 12.80 m 4.20 m beam Draft 1.05 m Weight 9,900 kg Supported power 2 x VP IPS 500 2 x VP IPS650 Fuel capacity 1,200 l Navigation category CE B Pardo 50 Total length 16.25 m Helmet length 14.95 m Beam 4.96 m Draft 1.23 m Weight 14,900 kg Supported power 2 x VP IPS 600 2 x VP IPS800 Fuel capacity 2,200 l Navigation category CE A Pardo Endurance 60 Total length 18.08 m Length 16.44 m 5.10 m beam Weight 30,000 kg Supported power 2 x VP D8-IPS800 Fuel capacity 2,500 l Navigation category CE A

with access from the same interior and presenting itself as an ideal solution to increase the capacity of children on board. COMMERCIALIZATION The importer for the brand in Spain and direct collaborator with shipyard for marketing in Europe is Motyvel Náutica, with an office in Port Adriano (Mallorca) and Port Balís (Barcelona). The manufacturer and this Spanish nautical have more than 20 years important luxury sailboats in the Peninsula and the Balearic Islands and also market this attractive range of motor boats. __________________________________________________________ Motyvel Yachts Port Adriano – Mallorca Port Balís – Barcelona www.motyvel.com comercial@motyvel.com Cantiere del Pardo Shipyard Motyvel Yachts Importer (+34) 971 213 015 (+34) 937 927 306




BLUEGENERATION JOB PORTAL LAUNCHED TO ATTRACT NEW GENERATION INTO BOATING INDUSTRY AND PROMOTE BLUE ECONOMY CAREERS The BlueGeneration project, of which Sea Teach is a leading partner, recently launched its flagship job portal. Companies in the recreational boating industry and across the blue economy can now advertise open positions and training opportunities free of charge to thousands of young Europeans. The portal will be promoted to thousands of young people across Europe through school visits and promotional activities. It focuses on young people between the ages of 15 and 29 with the aim to attract them and start a career in the blue economy. The job portal includes a number of sectors, including nautical tourism and manufacturing roles. Companies and institutions can publish their job offers, training or internships for free and contact a young, dynamic and motivated workforce to take part in one of the most important sectors in the European economy. Young people who are interested in the Blue Economy and looking for new job opportunities can seek jobs, training or internships, register and receive notifications of available offers, upload their CVs, apply for jobs, training or internship and contact the employers directly. Sea Teach is a leading partner in the project that started in 2018 and will last until 2022. At its conclusion, it will have engaged with 39,000 young people across Europe, 8,000 alone in the Balearic Islands. Other initiatives the project is working are the Blue Career Guide, a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) and mentorship opportunities. Sea Teach managing Director Silja Teege commented “Our aim is to provide concrete support to young people looking for jobs with a future and at the same time address the key employment issues of the maritime industry in Europe. In the Balearic Islands we especially address the nautical tourism sector which is constantly looking for youth to enter the sector. The BlueGeneration job portal is an excellent opportunity to promote a career in our sector to young people.� About the BlueGeneration Project The objective of the Blue Generation Project is to inspire and engage young people between 15 and 29 years to pursue a sustainable career in one of the following Blue Economy sectors: coastal tourism, aquaculture, ocean energy, marine biotechnology, shipbuilding, maritime transport and fisheries. At the heart of the project lies the Blue Generation Program (BGP).

The BGP is an integrated outreach action organised and implemented by the project with the aim to "attract, engage and convert" young people to the vast opportunities of the Blue Economy job market. The Blue Generation Program will be repeated in four cycles throughout the years 2018 to 2022, each lasting from January to October. Through the BGP, it is envisaged to reach up to 39,000 young people through promotional activities and convert at least 2,000 to employment or training in the Blue Economy. The Blue Generation Project is funded by

Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway through the EEA and Norway Grants Fund for Youth Employment. The project is coordinated by Militos Consulting SA in Greece and Sea Teach in Spain, and is implemented by an international consortium in Bulgaria, Greece, Poland, Portugal, and Spain with support from Blue Economy Experts from Belgium, Germany, Iceland and Norway. European Boating Industry is an expert partner in the project. ______________________________________ To access the BlueGeneration job portal, head to: bluegeneration.careers





Doyle Sails has had a presence in Palma, Mallorca, for over 15 years, with the world class facility renowned and dedicated to sail making and servicing the local sailing community. We’re delighted to confirm that we are strengthening our operations in Palma with the acquisition of a new state-of-the-art premise on the island. The new facility at Marratxi, just north of Palma, encompasses some 2,500 square metres and will allow Doyle Sails to not only provide services to the local sailing superyacht community, but also support international clients of Doyle Sails at a first class level. The Palma loft is an investment into the future of Doyle Sails both in Europe and globally. Doyle Sails Palma is owned and operated by some of the most well known sailors in the industry, bringing together a team of experts that are on the start lines of Superyacht and Grand Prix sailing on a daily basis. In 2017, when Doyle Sails International’s CEO Mike Sanderson, Design Director Richard Bouzaid and Managing Director David Duff took the reigns from founder, Robbie Doyle, the trio knew that having key people on the ground in Palma was paramount. Chris Sherlock, Luke Molloy and Scott Zebny endure that Doyle Sails Palma remains as one of the key superyacht lofts within our worldwide Network. When assessing potential sites for Doyle’s new facility, the brief was ‘bigger is better’ and the new loft is already proving testament to that claim. “The new expanse of space at Doyle Sails Palma allows us to handle the service of several large sails at the same time, whilst also working on new ones. There are very few lofts

Sailing Yacht A’s mainsail, and the yankee and the staysail of a 50m ketch undergoing service side by side while a Swan 80 mainsail is also under construction.

on the planet capable of working on multiple large sails side by side, as we can. The new facilities and machinery at Doyle Sails Palma allows us to work on the biggest of sails with the greatest of ease. Equipped with brandnew sewing machines, a massive A-frame for lifting, trucks adapted with specially designed cranes and numerous forklifts, there is no job too big.” – Scott Zebny, Global Superyacht Sales Manager. Differentiating Doyle Sails from other lofts on the island of Mallorca is that we are capable of building sails here at the Marratxi facility, as well as servicing and repairing them. Captains and owners can come and see their sails being created and we welcome their input throughout the process. As a leading supplier to the sailing superyacht market, having the space and skill to properly service the needs of our clients is integral to our success. Palma has arguably become the most important location in the northern hemisphere for the maintenance of sailing superyachts and our new facility is a key addition to the available infrastructure here.

Doyle Sails strive to make every customer feel valued – whether the yacht is 20ft or 468ft, every project is important, and every sail receives the same level of diligent care and attention. We pride ourselves on our reliability and first-hand availability for both captains and owners. Doyle Sails Palma already employs a workforce of 15 and has an impressive number of high profile projects underway, including servicing the sails of Sailing Yacht A and 56m Asahi (Perini Navi), as well as new orders for a 46m HJB/ Tripp sloop, 40m 4K (Abeking and Rasmussen), 37m Action (Royal Huisman) and a brand-new 117-footer currently in build at Baltic Yachts. Global Superyacht Sales Manager, Scott Zebny, and the Doyle Palma team are also busy with installation and sail trials for the 81m Dykstradesigned Sea Eagle II (Royal Huisman) and 50m Hoek-designed Meraki (Vitters Shipyard). ______________________________________ Doyle Sails (+34) 971 688 7044 csherlock@doylesails.com www.doylesails.com




MALLORCAN REFIT YARD JOINS IGY SUPERYACHT VESSEL SUPPORT NETWORK Palma-based Astilleros de Mallorca, one of Spain’s leading superyacht refit and repair firms, has become a member of the IGY Superyacht Vessel Support Network, meaning it will now service the yachts of IGY customers cruising or based in the Mediterranean. IGY customers will have access to a new repair, maintenance and refit option provided by Astilleros de Mallorca participating in the network’s IGY Anchor Club Strategic Partnership. Bert Fowles, VP Sales & Marketing, IGY Marinas, commented: “The addition of Astilleros de Mallorca as an IGY Marinas Anchor Club Strategic Partner is an exciting and positive step for both the shipyard and IGY Marinas.” The IGY Anchor Club Strategic Partner network supports industry-leading companies that align with IGY Marinas’ service commitment, which serves more than 9,000 unique vessels annually and approximately 100,000 customers each year across its global 18-marina portfolio. Through this strategic partnership, IGY customers are eligible to benefit from Astilleros de Mallorca’s refit services in the Balearics. With its uniquely accessible location, Astilleros de Mallorca also affords superyachts ease of access from almost anywhere in the region. As the 2020 European yachting season approaches, Astilleros de Mallorca will be showcased at IGY Marinas’ Caribbean destination in Sint Maarten, Dutch Caribbean, through an exclusive superyacht captains’ event, hosted by IGY Marinas and Astilleros de Mallorca.

Captains will have the opportunity to discuss potential project needs and timelines and learn about incentives to IGY and Astilleros de Mallorca clients, as they plan their vessels’ European charters and cruising routes.

excitement of IGY Marinas’ first official season for IGY Sète Marina in Sète France and the company’s recent announcement that IGY Malaga Marina in Malaga, Spain is joining the IGY portfolio, and other IGY activities in Europe.

Astilleros de Mallorca operates a full-service shipyard with proprietary in-house key workshops and and is a member of the ICOMIA group. With its ’Preferred Subcontractors’ network and a fully dedicated project management team, Astilleros de Mallorca services more than 250 vessels of up to 120m per year.

“Exchanging expertise is the mainstay of delivering excellence customer service. We are delighted to be part of IGY Marinas Anchor Club and are looking forward to assist the vessels with the highest-level refit industry know-how,” says Velislava Ilieva, marketing manager of Astilleros de Mallorca. ______________________________________

This strategic partnership builds on the

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PINMAR APPOINTS GENERAL MANAGER FOR FRANCE TO SPEARHEAD GROWTH IN LA CIOTAT Today Pinmar announced the appointment of Mar Pallàs as General Manager, France to lead the Company’s regional growth strategy. This is a new role based out of Pinmar’s growing refit hub in La Ciotat Shipyard. Reporting to GYG’s CEO, Remy Millott and COO Raúl Galán, Mar joins Pinmar’s senior management team and will represent the Company’s interests in France. Heading up the commercial and operational teams in La Ciotat, Mar has overall responsibility for customer relations and profit performance in France. Mar has previously held senior roles in expansion, strategic relations, operations and general management for companies in the tech mobility industry such as Hailo, mytaxi and Scoot. A qualified civil engineer, she completed her Executive Education at IESE Business School. Originally from Barcelona, Mar now lives in France and is fluent in French and English as well as being a native Catalan speaker. Commenting on her new role Mar said, “I am delighted to join the Pinmar team and excited

by the opportunity to represent such a well established brand in the superyacht sector. My goal is to champion the Company’s ambitious growth strategy in France by developing a high performing team and implementing strong commercial relationships and efficient working practices with our strategic partners in La Ciotat.” Group CEO, Remy Millott commented on the appointment, “I am pleased to welcome Mar to the Group in this pivotal new role in France. Since our integration of the ACA Marine business we have prioritised La Ciotat as a strategically important Mediterranean refit location, especially with the major expansion plans recently announced by La Ciotat Shipyard. We are investing in the expansion of the team and facilities in La Ciotat to create another important operational refit hub for Pinmar and Mar’s new role will drive this development of the business in the region. Mar will have access to all the Group’s resources and the full support of the central management team; with her dynamic style and strong commercial acumen I am confident she will be a great asset to Pinmar and its development in France.”

______________________________________ Pinmar Remy Millott, Chief Executive Officer remy@gygroup.com Andrew Clemence, Group Marketing Director andrew.clemence@gygroup.com

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The New By-me Plus by Vimar is an automation system for control of lights, sound diffusion, blinds, energy management, IP Cameras and multi-zone temperature regulation; giving the user comfort and efficiency throughout the boat.

Bluefins I.Y.S module provides a simple yet sophisticated cost-effective lighting control for all low voltage above and below water lighting via compatible MFD or mobile smart devices. The module also allows control of other systems on the vessels such as pumps, motors, fans, wipers, horns, alarms and any DC load up to 10A per channel.

Through the VIEW App and the Vimar Cloud, you can be connected to your boat from wherever you are in the world giving the user updates on what is happening inside and out. Functions can be controlled also through smart speakers, programmable electronic controls, flush-mounted touchscreen, smartphones, tablets and PC.

Additional lighting control is provided via a DMX/RDM Bus allowing for any compliant fixture to be controlled directly from the module. This DMX Bus allows for control of 12 separate channels of RGBW Lights. Sound to Light control on any colour change fixtures

6 inputs channels are provided for switches, push buttons or contacts. For a demonstration of these two automation systems please come by our stand RR3 in the Refit and repair area of the Palma Superyacht Show. For more information regarding our automation and lighting products please contact us. ______________________________________ Applelec Marine (+34) 678 346 656 info@applelecmarine.com

PINMAR ANNOUNCES LAUNCH OF NEW FESTIVAL HOSPITALITY EVENT After teasing the industry during the grand finale of its incredible Pinmar Golf tournament, Pinmar today announced the details of its new, unique and much anticipated industry hospitality event – The Pinmar Festival. Announcing the event, Pinmar’s CEO Remy Millott said; “I am genuinely excited to announce the launch of the Pinmar Festival. Having hosted the Pinmar Golf tournament for an incredible 31 years we felt it was time for a change, to bring something new and unique to the industry social calendar. And this is it; The Pinmar Festival, it is designed to bring the superyacht industry together for two days of networking and socialising while enjoying a high-quality music and entertainment event, a great way to celebrate the end of the summer season. We all love music in one form or another so what better way to connect us all than a really cool and exclusive live music festival?” The inaugural Pinmar Festival will be held in the grounds of a stunning Mallorcan manor house on October 15th and 16th 2020. The first of the two days will comprise a networking lunch followed by an interactive business seminar known as “The Pinmar Forecast”. The seminar will be hosted by Awlgrip and moderated by The Superyacht Group and will feature keynote industry speakers discussing issues key to the future of our industry. The day will be rounded

off with the infamous Pinmar VIP Party at Cappuccino, Puerto Portals. The Festival day will commence at 2pm for sponsors and their VIP guests with an array of gourmet catering options, innovative bars, games, entertainment and a mix of chilled live music providing a beautiful laidback atmosphere to socialise with industry colleagues. As the sun sets, the main doors will open for superyacht crew and industry colleagues to join in the fun, the evening will come alive to the sounds of international DJ’s and live bands from around the world. Andrew Clemence, Group Marketing Director and the man responsible for producing and delivering this new concept said, “Our aim is to deliver a very engaging, high quality and totally unique hospitality event for our industry partners, sponsors, customers and crew to enjoy. We have selected the most beautiful setting to host the inaugural Pinmar Festival and are now working on securing the right musical line-up to connect with our audience and create a very special and inclusive experience. As well as booking a collection of international bands and DJ’s we are also looking to find some industry bands to showcase their musical talents on stage, giving the day a taste of superyacht industry fun and authenticity.”

Throughout the Festival, Pinmar will be raising further funds for its Pinmar Charities initiative that has been operating for the last 31 years and has delivered €1.115.758 to a range of charities to date. A percentage of all ticket sales will be donated to the Charities Fund from this not-for-profit event. Pinmar will be reaching out to its industry partners to support and participate in this exciting new event which is planned to tour other major superyacht hubs and become embedded in the industry calendar. Many of the longstanding supporters of The Pinmar Golf have already pledged their support for the Festival including Awlgrip, MB92 and The Superyacht Group. ______________________________________ www.pinmar.com




ACQUERA YACHTING RENAMED EVOLUTION YACHTING LAUNCHES A NEW BRAND IDENTITY Stefano Tositti, CEO of Acquera Group has announced today that they have renamed the yachting division previously called Acquera Yachting to “Evolution Yachting” and have launched a brand-new visual identity. The new branding and company name is just one more milestone for the group who over the last two year period, has opened up offices across Italy, France, Monaco, Montenegro, Corfu, Albania, as well as acquiring Evolution Yacht Agents in Spain and Greek G&K Yachting. The decision to rename the company was based on Evolution Yacht Agent’s values, ethics, vision and consolidated positioning in the market. It made imminent sense to capitalise on their established brand and reputation that spans over a decade and was the opportune moment to change the name to Evolution Yachting. The new name and logo reflect the true vision and orientation for growth, while remaining true to a longstanding reputation. This new identity and name is an extremely important part of Evolution Yachting’s strategy to signal to the industry the transformation that the company is undergoing. The brand will provide a more consistent identity that speaks in a powerful way across all countries and continents. It also delivers a powerful image to reproduce across digital media that will ensure the brand has even greater impact in the coming years. Extensive feedback was received from clients, industry players as well as staff. Their feedback enabled ensured that the company values were clearly defined and a brand identity that reflects them. “The new identity reflects the mentality and our desire to continuously adapt, be disruptive and stand out in the market place. We also feel that it is encompasses the last successful 10 years of Evolution Yacht Agents and gives out a clear message to all our clients that whilst the name might have changed, it will still be the same people at the forefront of the business. The new brand incorporates the values of our new colleagues and countries, and shows a new strong alliance of minds” states Tositti.

as well as defining a clear and updated value proposition to the market. The name that marries both Acquera Yachting and Evolution Yacht Agents ensures that we will not lose the meaning, heritage or power of recognition that has been consolidated over the years. We want to remind our clients and suppliers of our ongoing commitment to providing specialised, high quality service”. _______________________________________________________________________________

Bea Alonso, COO added “The brand reflects who we are today and symbolises our future,

Evolution Yachting Anella Alcott: (+34) 699 982 627 Discover more at: evolutionyachting.co






Preventive maintenance for yacht electrical systems, navigation, and other automation and alarm systems is crucial for keeping a yacht of any size at optimal performance. It consists of systematic maintenance checks of equipment, even though it has not yet given signs of wear or error. Vulnerabilities of systems, equipment and materials are considered, and the maintenance is planned in a timely manner in order to avoid serious repairs, and requires a good maintenance plan. Specific systems that should definitely be focused on for preventive maintenance are: • Lights and lighting systems • Alarms and monitoring systems • Circuit breakers and switchboards • Generators, motors It is recommended that a trustworthy and reliable electrical service company undertake these surveys. Among the services that could be conducted are:

human body. In those conditions, severe and even fatal shocks may be caused at voltages as low as 60V. A breakdown in insulation can cause live parts to become uninsulated and exposed creating a hazard if touched either directly or indirectly by a conducting object. Insulation resistance is to be measured for all circuits and electrical equipment, using a direct current insulation tester, between live wires and earth and, so far as reasonably practical, between all live wires of different polarity or phase. The minimum values of test voltage and insulation resistance are: Rated Voltage Un V: Un ≤ 250 Minimum voltage of the tests: 2 x Un (LR) / min 500V (BV) Minimum insulation resistance MΩ: 1 Rated Voltage Un V: 250 < Un ≤ 1000 Minimum voltage of the tests: 500 Minimum insulation resistance MΩ: 1



The thermographic inspection is a NonDestructive-Test (NDT) that allows us to perform a safe and non-intrusive examination without contact with the inspected elements. This thermography reveals defective elements and bad connections that need to be repaired.

Load banks are devices that contain resistive, inductive and / or capacitive loads, which are connected to an electrical power source, having the ability to dissipate the power of this source. Unlike field charges, which vary according to many electrical parameters, load banks provide a stable and controllable load, that, connected to a power source, serves to test, support or protect the power source, using the yacht’s generating plant.

Thermal image: Thermal sensitivity / NETD: 50mK at 30ºC Measurement: Object temperature range: -20ºC to + 650ºC Results: Class A - ∆T>50ºK -> Excessive temperature, needs to be repaired immediately Class B - 30ºK>∆T>50ºK -> Medium temperature, surveillance Class B - 5ºK>∆T -> Low temperature, normal status INSULATION RESISTANCE OR ‘MEGGER’ TESTS: This survey reveals if the insulation resistance to earth for each core and for each core to core remains acceptable. Risks of electric shock are much greater on a yacht than they are ashore because the high humidity and high temperature (including sweating) reduce the contact resistance of the

Resistive load banks, mobile and fixed, allow increases in values as low as 1kW, allowing testing of small and large generating systems. The fine resolution control ensures complete adjustment of the following parameters: • Generators AVR setting for adjustment of power factor and voltage. • PMS parameters setting. Generator starting and load sharing should be demonstrated during survey • AMS alarms setting Other regular tests and Preventive maintenance to be done: • Fuses (correct rating) and circuit breakers (correct operation, without signs of deterioration) • Inspection of earthing connections. There should be no corrosion present • On metallic hulls, the earth connection to be direct to the hull. On wooden or GRP hulls, all

earth connections including lightning wire, to be direct to a special earthing plate fitted to the outside of the hull. Otherwise, corrosion problems and EM interference problems could arise. • Motor overhauling. Motors should be megger tested and appropriately dried or re-varnished if readings are low. • Generators should be cleaned, and bearings checked and renewed if worn. The generator should be megger tested and appropriately dried or re-varnished if the readings are low. • Switchboards should have all connections tested for tightness; this should be undertaken whilst blacked out. Current injection equipment should be utilized on large breakers to confirm correct operation. • Batteries should be visually inspected and checked for operational status. If deteriorated capacity is suspected, a full discharge test could be conducted to measure the current capacity. • Yacht wirings and wiring inside electrical panels should be checked for general cleanliness and condition. Wiring should remain flexible without cracking of the plastic sheathing. ______________________________________ INSTEIMED S.A. Jose Perez Alacreu (+34) 96 330 45 96 jperez@insteimed.com www.insteimed.com




PROEX PCI - COMPLETE FIRE PROTECTION FOR SUPERYACHTS Who could forget Marc Antony’s beautiful 120 foot, seven million dollar, boat Andiamo catching fire last December in Florida. Such a tragic sight to watch this stunningly designed superyacht go up in flames and then capsize. And yet this accident was so very preventable, but it’s all about knowing how and who to go to. Enter Proex PCI, the company managed by Sebastiano Dubini, the most experienced in the Balearics, offering a fully specialised marine fire protection service for more than 30 years. It is not only at the cutting edge of technology but has also brought an aesthetically pleasing luxury edge into what has typically been regarded as a more functional aspect of the superyacht industry. Gone are cumbersome ugly sprinklers and instead we are now looking at virtually invisible, sleek and slimline Tema Sistemi water mist nozzles. And this is where the tech gets really interesting and you get to experience science in action. When the detection system identifies a fire hazard, the water mist system sends out an uber fine mist, finer even than the mists that keep us and our beers cool on sunny terraces in summer. The mist then locates the source of the fire and rather than putting it out like a traditional water pouring sprinkler system, instead, once the globules of mist reach the fire the heat causes them to expand, which pushes the oxygen away, thus starving the fire and putting it out immediately. This incredible feat of science means that you don’t have to then replace everything due to catastrophic water damage. The system is so at the forefront of technology that it is installed on over 59 military vessels around the world and it is even being used in the Vatican museums!! Not only do Proex PCI service and maintain these RIINA approved Tema Sistemi water mist systems, they can also maintain and service other company’s systems, issuing a Lloyds certificate. Another exciting offering from Proex PCI is dry clean and a fire-retardant treatment that is so advanced that it can even be used on silk, cashmere, and paper, to name but a few, with there being zero difference, either visibly or to the touch, between the treated and untreated items. This ensures that they are

flame retardant in line with IMO regulations with a 2-year certificate provided. With so many luxurious and expensive materials being used in the interior and exterior designs of superyachts it’s an absolute no brainer. As well as the water mist system, Proex also offers all different types of detection and extinction systems, fire equipment and marine-approved portable fire extinguishers, all of which are Lloyds approved. Sebastiano is clearly proud of all that Proex has to offer and rightly so. In a recent survey of his clients the company scored. 9.1 out of 10 for customer satisfaction and this is because they

put the customer at the heart of everything they do. It is clearly working out for them as they are working with some of the biggest and best boats in the industry. Proex PCI will be at Palma Superyacht show. Go and visit them at tent RR25 in the Refit and Repair area to see all the above in action. ______________________________________ For further information please contact: Sebastiano - sebastiano.dubini@proexpci.com For info on water mist systems please contact: Lee Menday at lee@proexpci.com





MTSea SL landed in Palma a year ago. It evolved from the long-established marine air conditioning and refrigeration company Baleair. Mark, the owner of MTSea is a career engineer, qualified tool maker with an automotive development background plus years of experience as a qualified yacht engineer and is qualified in refrigeration. He particularly likes thorny, long standing problems that challenge his engineering fault-finding skills, as he says, “every day is a school day”. Like all good leaders he has surrounded himself with amazing people who have a great mix of languages, skills, experience and qualifications. MTSea’s aim is to deliver a reliable, easily accessible service that our customers choose to keep coming back to. For MTSea, 2019 was about first establishing the company then building and expanding the breadth and depth of resources through training and expansion of the number of our technical and administration staff. We wanted to be able to focus on the job in hand rather than juggling boats because we are doing too much with too little. 2020 will be about stabilising the format aiming to ensure longevity of the company and selecting only particular areas for development that will

Trainee Amin

give us more control over our work. We have built a number of test rigs so we can check the operation of a unit before returning it to the vessel. We have trained two technicians on George Fischer pipework fusion and solvent systems and are now Lloyd’s certified for this product. We are also in the process of adding machine tools to our already well-equipped workshop in Son Castello so we can cover more machining aspects of our projects. These specialisms will increase the control we have over our core activities and expand the range of services we can offer to yachts. In line with MTSea’s intention to build a company for the future we have employed a trainee technician and will soon be accommodating a student refrigeration engineer on a three month placement at the end of his course. We are hoping to make this a regular occurrence supporting our plans for development while supporting young MallorquÍns to gain entry to the yachting industry. Another strand of our business is marine water treatment services. We are the agent for Octo Marine in the Balearics, Octo Marine is a well-known water treatment company based in France. They share many of MTSea’s approaches to service provision in that they are easy to access, professional, reliable and knowledgeable about the practicalities of working on yachts. Octo Marine started in 2000 and soon established itself as the leading water treatment company for the marine industry, bringing 21st century water treatment to super yachts. It is the market leader in designing, supplying and maintaining water treatment products and solutions for yachts. Cinzia is our Octo Marine representative at MTSea. She can help you decide what products will help you keep optimal water quality on board your vessel, including professional water analysis that complies with MLC 2006 Ship Sanitation Certificate. The best part of Octo Marine’s service, apart from the high-quality products, is the support and guidance they provide to their customers following testing, advising on the best course of action and next steps, not something local testing facilities normally offer.

Chris working on a rig

Cinzia Octo Marine Representative

To support both sides of the company MTSea is this year also investing in bespoke customer relationship management software. We want to improve our information management and record keeping standards so that when you call, we will know what work we have done and

Mark takes delivery of the new milling machine

what system you have fitted. We understand yacht crew, management companies and yacht owners have many choices over the contractor they chose at MTSea we aim to put ourselves at the top of that list. ______________________________________ MT Sea SL (+34) 971 230 771 www.mtseasl.com




E3 SYSTEMS NEWS Technology Update Wouldn’t it be fantastic if you could use your smartphone anywhere in the world? To do this your phone needs to connect directly to satellite rather than to land based towers. This would enable global cell phone connectivity at a much lower entry cost. Is it possible? Well, it is about to happen! A new space-based cellular broadband network called SpaceMobile from AST & Science has just been announced. The lead investors are Rakuten and Vodafone. They are creating a constellation of Low-Earth– Orbit (LEO) satellites that will connect directly to smartphones removing the need to use specialised satellite hardware or antennas. Managing Guest Expectations by using the Relevant Communication Solutions Last month I started my column, within my column, titled “Managing Guest Expectations by using the Relevant Communications”. Last month I covered “Ensuring the guests have good connectivity.” This month I am going to talk about how you can help ensure your owners, guests and crew are as safe as possible by using the correct communication solutions. How to ensure that those on board the yacht, including owners, guests and crew, are safe. SAFE with respect to marine communications can mean one of two things these days: The classic meaning is SOLAS (Safety of Life at Sea) The second, the new one, is SODAS (Safety of Data at Sea), protecting your owner, guests and crew from cybercrime. (Note: I have acronym SODAS!).





SOLAS - new GMDSS compliant equipment and flexible airtime solutions So, for flag state GMDSS compliance you need to have the relevant communications equipment installed. I am assuming you are

compliant. However, if you are planning a new installation, upgrading/refitting an existing installation or widening your compliance area from A2 to A3 or to A4, then there are some new “kits” on the block that have become IMO approved. Firstly, if you do use, and still have a legacy Inmarsat F77, it’s End of Life is December this year. This means Inmarsat will no longer provide service for it and as such, you need to replace it. For years Inmarsat satcom C has been the first choice but as of January 2020 the IMO has approved some new alternatives. Inmarsat have had the GMDSS monopoly since 1999. It has now ended and Iridium Certus, Inmarsat Fleet Broadband 500 and 250 plus the legacy Inmarsat satcom C are all certified for GMDSS. Both the Iridium Certus and Fleet Broadband systems require add-on GMDSS units. These will not be available for some months. Inmarsat is limited to operate between latitudes 70ºN and 70ºS whereas Iridium covers the poles. Iridium Certus is the better solution for Area 4 coverage and has a better maximum data download speed of 700kbps, for now. Inmarsat is building many new satellites and will provide full Fleet Xpress service in the Artic in a few years. Many yachts are already fitted with Inmarsat Fleet Broadband so, with the addition of a panic button, the Fleet Broadband can be used for GMDSS instead of your sat C. You could retire your satcom C and pay one less bill. We also now have many new flexible airtime options so you get more use out of your Fleet Broadband rather than have it just as a backup. One serious cost saving point to consider if you are in the market for a new VSAT, is take a good look at Inmarsat Fleet Xpress VSAT. Firstly, we highly recommend this reliable, easy to use VSAT service. Secondly it works seamlessly with your Fleet Broadband and when you do there is NO CHARGE for unlimited use. Also, if you also use the Fleet Broadband for GMDSS then you can retire your satcom C. So, in summary, if you go for Fleet Xpress as your next VSAT your Fleet Broadband will be free and you can cut your satcom C contract.

SODAS – keeping your owners and guests safe from cyber intrusions whilst onboard Yachts are attractive targets for cyber criminals. People think they are safe on a yacht, as when it is not tied to the dock, they think they are insulated from everything ashore. That is not the case. Last year Inmarsat asked the Superyacht Group to conduct a Connectivity Study and it returned a statistic that over 80% of yachts questioned showed a lack of awareness of the most effective measures to protect the yacht and therefore owners, guests and crew from cyber threats. In simple terms there are 3 elements to onboard cyber protection. The first is the actual communication connections, network and IT on-board. It is important to have an “IMO Ready” IT and network design and installation. After this has been installed penetration tests can be conducted to try and break into the system. The second is to draw up a cyber policy for the yacht. Procedures explaining what everyone can and can’t do. The third is crew training. You can install the most robust and secure IT system on-board, but it can take a hacker a mere 15 minutes to get in the front door if the policy and crew training are non-existent. We can provide the first element and direct you to the appropriate experts to help with the last two. Meet Hamish Manager Spain




Hamish joined e3 Systems in late 2017 as an Account Manager in the sales team to cover the main ports of Mallorca and mainland Spain. Although a relative newcomer to the island in 2015 from a career spent mostly in the UK, he arrived like so many other expats as a yacht skipper, converting a Barcelona-based private yacht into a licensed charter vessel operating in the Balearic Islands.

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happening beyond just sailing, I was keen to have a life primarily shore-based but related to the yachting industry, with time on the water being either recreational or through racing. Knowing my way around a boat is useful in my working capacity for e3 Systems.”

“I had sailed and raced from my earliest childhood. I then spent quite a bit of time in my early 20s sailing and travelling in the Mediterranean and the Caribbean, building enough miles and experience to gain my RYA Yacht Master Ocean and Cruising Instructor tickets. “On arriving on Mallorca, where so much was

“Yacht communications has been a steep learning curve – incredibly challenging in the early days - but my knowledge deepens by the day and we have some fantastic brains and experience in the building from which I can draw whenever I need to. It works extremely well and in addition to sales, my role is just as much about developing the relationship and looking after the clients’ interests as their dedicated Account Manager. “I think that my typical working day is actually hard to beat, spending time aboard some of the world’s finest yachts, getting to know skippers at the peak of the industry and helping them access the best options tailored to their specific communication requirements. To have the opportunity to do this whilst living in one of the world’s most desirable locations is extraordinarily satisfying.” Based in London for 16 years, Hamish had enjoyed a career as an Account Director for a London-based sports marketing and sponsorship agency, embedded within some of the world’s most prestigious events including Ryder Cup golf, the Olympic Games, Jules Verne yachting (Tracy Edwards and Royal & Sun Alliance) and the Benetton Formula One Team.



With his previous career in public relations, Hamish also writes editorial features for various publications on Mallorca. Hamish lives in Bendinat with his long term partner Amanda Butler and a dog named Snowflake. We plan to have booths at the MYBA Show and the Palma Superyacht Show if all goes well, so we would be delighted to see you. ______________________________________ Roger Horner - E3 Systems For further information on e3 VSAT or SUPER DATA: (+34) 971 404 208 info@e3s.com www.e3s.com





With the global epidemic of a virus upon us, and generically the workforce being asked to stay home or in isolation, working away from the office is going to a major topic. So, this month I wanted to talk about a few things to keep in mind when setting up spaces for remote access.

bandwidth, here you can mix the expensive world-wide card with a local “throw-away” cards. This will give you another advantage in that local cards tend to have priority over international cards and depending on where you will be sailing to, one company has better coverage over others.

Unlike video or music streaming, which has been a major driver for internet data connectivity, the requirement for office data connectivity have some small differences. On the positive side, having a constant high bandwidth connectivity is not as important as we are not running a constant stream of video data. For office data what we really need is reduced latency!

Latency is a major factor in causing those delays, although not enough bandwidth often is attributed to not getting your files quick enough, latency is actually the real reason. You can have all the bandwidth in the world, if the request for data is greeted with a slow reply due to server slaginess or bottlenecks on the internet, it will simply take time.

When we access a file, you want it to open almost immediately. When you access a webpage, it should not take seconds to load, but be 90% visible within the first few seconds. When you make a voice call, it should dial, connect and be clean as a normal (traditional) phone call. All this has different IT considerations that need to be evaluated and accounted for. On board a yacht, where there is no fibre connection to a high bandwidth local Internet Service Provider, you always have the limitation of speed and latency. And our constant task and battle is to make that limitation look neglectable, or least interruptive. Let’s divide the internet connection into the 3 main components to be addressed. Bandwidth, Quantity and Latency. Bandwidth is the first major consideration and is the one that outlines the budget. As mentioned earlier, for office data, bandwidth is not as larger factor as it is for streaming video. For HD video you need minimum 4Mbps for most video providers, per stream! Whilst for office data you can actually get away with about 2Mbps if you are not constantly moving big files back and forth. Quantity is where your monthly limit will be in question. Here with a cellular link, having a modem that can accommodate multiple cards will be of essence. As this not only assist in

Latency is caused by the slow link (think satellite... the signal travels about 70,000km only to get to the teleport... that is around 250msec delay each time!). Cellular suffers from lots of interference (start with the salty water vapours around) that also slows the connection. So, what are the recommendations to tackle these issues? 1. Ensure that your link hardware setup is properly done, cellular antennas should be high with good line of sights. Modems that are built for the task, with multiple antennas and multiple SIM cards. A Satellite provider that can give you proven performance of the link, not only over the satellite but their connection to the internet as well. 2. A firewall that is able to prioritise traffic, so that you can ensure the guest has priority not only in bandwidth but also in the task... If they are working on office type data, ensure the kids streaming video don’t trouble this. If they are watching sport, ensure that other guests taking photos with their iPhone don’t cause an upload issue! 3. Do you need a cache? There is hardware on the market that will help (pre-)load popular websites and office data locally, so that the internet link is actually not as used. It’s a bit of hardware that looks at what is being accessed, and if something is accessed multiple times it stores it locally and only retrieves the changes when needed.

4. Ensure that the DNS lookup is also locally cached and kept in line with the more accessible and often much faster services like google DNS (, cloudflare DNS (, OpenDNS ( You will also find that workers away from the office will need to use a VPN. Most likely if their office has an IT department, they will come with one installed on the Computer. You will need to ensure that your firewall is setup to treat it with priority and definitely no blocking! Also note that it is a VPN only from that computer to the VPN destination point and will not include any other traffic from the vessel. You can also create a VPN from your firewall to a public access point, but this is more useful if you want your connection to be in a specific country and protected from prying eyes of your ISP. This type of VPN would then be for all traffic or selected traffic from the whole vessel. Also strongly recommended is that a surge protected power point or better a UPS protected power point is given to the guest, to protect their computer and other devices from accidental power fluctuation coming from the generator. And if you want to give them something extra on their work desk, how about supplying a second monitor, it really helps when dealing with multiple documents. Finally remember that anyone working away from the office (i.e. on board) will need more than usual office supplies. Ink for the printer, extra paper, pens and pencils. And the undisturbed space with good adequate lighting, away from all the other people onboard simply having a fun time on the water! This article was written by Tim Gorter, teletechnics.com. Teletechnics provides full shoreside support to Superyacht engineers and ETO’s, providing remote monitoring as well as specialising in troubleshooting and analytic maintenance. Join the workshops organised in Barcelona during the winter months, more on teletechnics.com ______________________________________ By Tim Gorter AV/IT/Wi-Fi Communication Consultant www.teletechnics.com





is growing exponentially, and providers are able to offer higher internet speeds at a fraction of VSAT costs. The higher 4G bandwidth, however, are not guaranteed, and reliability is dependent on location and network congestion at the time. During peak congestion, the network throttles back to ensure even distribution / usage of network resources. IPTV (television streamed over the internet protocol) and VOD (video on demand) is the new norm onboard yachts. Live IP streaming platforms – such as the NBC Sports Gold, ESPN live, Fubo TV, BT Sports, SkyGO, Amazon Prime, Netflix, ATT Now, BBC iPlayer – have enabled us to stream live IPTV without having the need for satellite TV antennas and set-top boxes. Now more so than ever, live IP streaming is set to be a major distribution platform for broadcasters because of its accessibility, reach and lower costs. With the lightning-paced development of IPTV services, let’s look at some of the factors holding IPTV back on-board Super yachts. While a yacht is underway, VSAT (very small aperture terminal) is still the most reliable means of internet connectivity that is able to provide a guaranteed bandwidth, or internet speed. VSAT bandwidth is expensive, especially at the speeds required for high-definition IP video streaming. With many cruising yachts remaining in close proximity to land, high-speed cellular services can be, and are, used. Cellular 4G connectivity

Cellular 4G equipment / antennas are very important and essential to fast and reliable performance. ETOs / AVIT Engineers and cellular providers have come up with neat and elaborate solutions to enable high speed internet with varying levels of success. The most popular solution is to load 2,3 or 4 cellular sim cards into a specially designed cellular 4G modem where sim cards are either bonded together to form a specially aggregated connection or have the modem send / receive data across all sims cards in a round robin approach. Owners and guests using 4G connectivity will instantly appreciate the increased response of the internet because 4G connectivity has a much lower latency than VSAT. Latency is the time it takes for an internet packet of data to travel across the internet and back to your device. On average the latency on a 4G connection is approx. 60 milliseconds, the latency on a VSAT connection is approx. 700 milliseconds. New developments. 5G (5th generation of mobile cellular connectivity) succeeds the 4G (LTE/WiMax), 3G (UMTS) and 2G (GSM) systems. 5G performance targets include high

data rate, reduced latency, energy saving, cost reduction, higher system capacity and massive device connectivity. Theoretical 5G speeds are in 10’s of Gbit/s, real world test speeds are likely to be around 500Mbit/s to 1Gbit/s. By comparison real world 4G / LTEA networks consistently deliver speeds of 6 – 12 Mbit/s and peak at 50 – 100 Mbit/s. Conclusion: IPTV delivered onboard Superyachts via VSAT and 4G systems work provided the IT infrastructure (Firewall with bandwidth provisioning) and network bandwidth is available. WHO ARE MIMO? MIMO Connect is a business constructed of experienced yacht connectivity personnel, from shore side support, engineering and onboard ETO / AVIT experience. MIMO Connect has been created to deliver robust and high speed 4G connectivity to its clients, the technology was developed for the military, moving into the transport sector and now maritime. The modems are delivered with a 5-year warranty as standard, which exceeds the standard 12 months expected, delivering a military grade and long-life unit. MIMO Connect have been created to deliver market leading service, proven exceeding results over all comparable products and user experience. ______________________________________ MIMO Connect info@mimo-connect.com www.mimo-connect.com





How long did you work in yachting? I have worked on yachts for 13 years and I first got introduced to yachting in Sint Maarten. My first job was as a crew member on the day charter catamarans, and I did that for 2 years. After that I made the transition over to the mega yachts where I started off as a deckhand. Since then I have held the position of stewardess, stew/cook and chief stewardess. Can you tell me about your yachting career – highlights, low points? Highlights: • Love traveling and discovering new places • You get to meet people from all walks of life and become friends • Constantly learning something new on the job if you make an effort to help out in all departments • Always comes with new challenges Low points: • Never really got much time off to do and see everything what I wish to see in most places • Some yachts can have a lot of crew politics, and it can become problematic

How did you know it was time for you to make the move to land? My husband and I worked together and in 2014 I was expecting our daughter, which meant a move to shore in Sint Maarten. What was the most difficult thing about the transition? I missed the traveling and at times, it almost made me feel like I'm alone because I was not surrounded by 5+ crewmembers 24/7 and my husband was still working on the yachts. We started a small day charter company in Sint Maarten which I managed on a day to day basis, and although it was challenging, it sort of kept me in the same industry. Unfortunately, hurricane Irma in 2017 caused a complete stop of all tourist related business in Sint Maarten. What was the best thing about it? Having a baby and creating a family environment for us. To be a bit more in charge of my own time. What do you miss most about yachting? The traveling at sea and seeing, visiting and working in exotic places that would normally be special holiday destinations for most people. What do you do now? I run a business called Yacht Filters. In May of 2018 we moved to Palma as my husband was starting up another location of Titan Marine Air, a company that he and his brother owns. We thought long and hard on which direction to go in regarding a start up business for me, and we chose water filtration. The main reasons for that was due to the high amount of yacht crew and owners that are

moving away from plastic water bottles on board, and also the fact that the two businesses promote each other, as Titan Marine Air also deals in water makers. That was the start of Yacht Filters. We supply yachts, villas, individuals and businesses with different options on point of use drinking water filtration. We also supply numerous different filters and filter housings for on board and dock side purposes, and we are very competitive in the supply of water maker membranes for most marine water makers. Do you have any advice for fellow yachties about going land-based? Any new beginning or big change can be scary and challenging, but if your mind-set is good you will adapt and soon see all the positives. Bea Swanepoel WhatsApp (+34) 658 53 2563 info@yachtfilters.eu ___________________________________ Interview By: Melanie Winters (+34) 646 897 378 melwmarketing@gmail.com



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WHO GOVERNS WHAT? An article caught my eye recently about the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) auditing training centres in the Philippines for International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW) compliance. I read beyond the headlines as, in the past, I have trained many seafarers from The Philippines and found them to be the most diligent, polite and welltrained students. I also wondered why EMSA was auditing training organisations outside of Europe which then intrigued me to look further into ‘who governs what’. The International Maritime Organisation (IMO) sits at the top of the tree, or mast if you prefer. From the mid-19th century, treaties were agreed between countries with several maritime nations proposing the establishment of a permanent international body to promote maritime safety effectively. Three years after the establishment of the United Nations (1945), IMO was created during a conference in Geneva with a slightly lengthier name of Inter-Governmental Maritime Consultative Organization, or IMCO. In 1982 this was shortened to what we refer to today as IMO. Its brief was clear and text within Article 1 (a) sets out “to encourage and facilitate the general adoption of the highest practicable standards in matters concerning maritime safety, efficiency of navigation and prevention and control of marine pollution from ships".

The first task was to adopt and update the existing International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS), arguably the most important of all treaties dealing with maritime safety. The very first version of SOLAS was adopted in 1914 in response to the Titanic disaster. The 1960 version was considered a monumental step forward in modernising regulations and reflected technical developments within the industry. In the 1970s, IMO initiated a global search and rescue system, establishing agreements for international mobile satellites and, in 1988, the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) was adopted. Becoming fully operational in 1999, mariners anywhere in the world are virtually guaranteed assistance. Standards for training, certification and watchkeeping were continually developed, with revisions in 1995 to the original 1978 convention. In 1997, IMO gave itself powers to check Government actions with parties required to submit information to IMO regarding compliance with the Convention. A major revision took place in the following decade resulting in the 2010 update and including the Manila Amendments to the STCW Convention and Code. The IMO maintains a ‘white list’ of member states who confirm to the Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) they follow the relevant provisions of STCW. Certificates issued by, or on

behalf of, countries on the list are conforming to STCW. It’s a demanding and challenging task requiring not only to report on national laws, training requirements, standards and systems in place, but also to ensure that all elements meet the Convention requirements and could pass the scrutiny of persons with detailed knowledge of such requirements. As per MSC.1/CIRC.1163/REV.11, 129 countries were listed. I read on, however, and see that 75 countries may be facing ‘the chop’ for alleged non-compliance? Referring to the original article that caught my eye, whilst I haven’t, as yet, discovered why a European body is investigating The Philippines, it is written that The Philippines may not be included on the revised list. As the largest supplier of seafarers in the world, this alleged exclusion could arguably create chaos in the seafaring market and deprive 375,000 nationals of their livelihood. A flag State Party that is on the White List may, as a matter of policy, elect not to accept seafarers with certificates issued by non-White List countries for service on its ships. Reports from last spring state that other nations who may lose their place on the list include the United Kingdom, South Africa, Norway, Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland. It is believed that the IMO has agreed to reconsider its process and this news story will be monitored and reported back here in The Islander. ______________________________________ Linda Revill Independent Writer




COACHING AND SUPPORT FOR POCKET SUPERYACHT CREW? When you promise Pocket Superyacht owners "worry-free ownership" like we do, you can bet you'll always be looking at how things can be improved. Pocket Superyacht owners are generally new to employing professional yacht crew. Pocket Superyachts are an entry level size for professional crew. Two wrongs don't make a right. This is where Invisible Crew comes in with mediation and soft-skills, expertise and consultancy. We also help with logistics. We have always advertised ourselves towards owners. However, not every owner understands the value of our offer. Many owners think they "just need crew" and that any further support is unnecessary. Or they like to take the hassle associated with ownership upon themselves. Unfortunately, these are often the owners who need us the most. We are seeing an increasing demand from crew to involve us in the program they are already working on, because they do understand the benefits. So perhaps it is time for us to tailor a service that can be offered directly to crew? Just this last week I had an inspiring conversation with an experienced Pocket Superyacht captain. He told me how he had to walk away from his last job... At the end of a first, successful season the owners had asked him and his partner to agree with not spending any money on uniforms. The real kick in the teeth was the proposed salary reduction of 500€ per crew member. He continued saying that, if Invisible Crew would have been involved

in the program, the situation could have been salvaged perhaps. This time it ended with a lose-lose situation for owner and crew. He told me this after I shared the following thought with him: It would make sense for crew to explain during an interview with an owner, that they work with the support of Invisible Crew. Not only do we make the life of that crew easier with our support, the owner's minds can be put at ease that there is further back-up available in case something happens to their crew. This professional framework will make the crew more organised, confident and professional. If at that point -an issue such as described above, arises- we are in a position to mediate. This is what we have been doing for the past ten years and it has proven to increase longevity. But mediation and trying to fix damaged relationships would not be the core of our offer. We could guide crew from beginning to end. From the start of the job hunt until professionally terminating a contract to take the next natural step up, and repeat. We have a great amount of training material available that would make any Pocket Superyacht crew better at their job. It would also make them stand out during the interview and make their life easier once on the job!

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It's a concept we'll continue to brainstorm about. All ideas and input are welcomed!

ROAMING SOLUTIONS Since entering the yachting industry in 2014, RoamingExpert have constantly looked for ways to provide both affordable and flexible mobile roaming solutions to the industry. With mobile roaming costs in some countries incurring high charges, it is more important than ever to have a reliable cost effective solution in place to prevent unexpected large bills. For 2020, RoamingExpert have built a range of data solutions billed ‘the best European 4G data plans available on the market!’ The plans focus heavily on alerting, with users receiving both spend and usage alerts to ensure they are aware of the quantity of data used and its cost. The solutions have been split into two different offerings to cater for most vessel’s usage:

ensuring you have the best choice of network wherever you are. The Standard tariff is ideal for vessels which may require extra data in any given month. 4G is available in every European Mediterranean country (except Montenegro), but most countries will only have one network available. SMALL VESSEL SOLUTION: A very affordable set of plans, ideal for small vessels or low usage requirements. These plans have no flexibility and cannot be upgraded to our flexible plans mid-month and extra data cannot be added. ALL SOLUTIONS OFFER:

These plans are very flexible and suited to larger vessels, or smaller vessels with a higher data usage.

• A flat per GB rate as opposed to a tiered approach • Month to month contract • No admin fees or deposit • Free suspension when required • Alerting at certain spend and data usage throughout the month.

The Premium tariff offers the widest choice of 4G networks across Europe (inc Turkey) including (but are not limited to) Orange and Movistar in Spain and TIM and Wind in Italy,

Mark Pattman, Managing Director, RoamingExpert says “Before building a new range of plans we always look at previous tariffs and discuss feedback from our customers. I


believe the European data plans we have put together for 2020 are the perfect solution for our customers and the best available on the market.” RoamingExpert have representation on the island, with Oscar Berkenbosch based in Palma who can provide full information on all mobile roaming solutions and hardware available to customers. ______________________________________ Roaming Expert oscar@roamingexpert.yachts (+44) 7551 124433

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WHY BECOMING A PERSONAL WATERCRAFT (JET SKI) INSTRUCTOR WILL ENHANCE YOUR CV Most large superyachts carry personal watercraft (jet skis) for the use of guests, however in many countries, the rider is required by law to hold an appropriate licence . Many countries have engaged a strict policy of regulation for small craft, particularly tenders and jet skis launched from yachts. The French authorities are leading this and their scrutiny intensified after a fatal accident in 2014, when a father and son collided with a stone wall in the south of France. As a result, the authorities are making regular checks of licences and general compliance with the rules, as well as enforcing speed limits. The onus is on yacht captains to ensure the craft from their yacht are not being used recklessly or infringing on any regulations. The maximum penalty that a captain could face is a fine of €30,000, six months in jail and a ban from French territories for one year. France is not alone in stepping up the rules, and many countries are following suit as a reaction to the countless accidents worldwide, many of which could have been avoided had some basic training been provided before riders took to the water. To become 'legal' and licensed, one option is to take part in a RYA Personal Watercraft Course (PWC) at one of the many training centres around the world. It's a great course which takes a full day to complete, during which various skills are learnt that are beneficial for beginners and the more experienced alike. The course syllabus includes pre-departure checks, basic handling, man overboard, rescue techniques, towing, high speed handling and much more. Additionally, students learn basic theory including charts, buoyage, safety and weather. The course includes the planning and execution of a short passage plan. The one-day course is well suited to jet ski and yacht owners and anyone who intends to ride regularly, including yacht crew. It's a good ticket to have on your CV! The requirement for licences has become an issue for both private and charter yachts. Although guests are keen to use the equipment, they often don't want to spend a whole day of their precious holiday time to get a licence, which is understandable. The RYA provides a solution for this, in facilitating superyachts to become Recognised Training Centres (RTCs) in their own right. This has mainly been adopted by large charter boats, who are seeking a way to enable guests to take to the water legally, but without requiring a visit to a land based training centre,

spending a whole day gaining a licence. The proof of success is in the numbers, as there are now around 450 yachts which have gained the status of RTCs. Once a yacht has been accredited as an RTC, they are able to provide a condensed course for the guests which take a minimum of one hour. The PW Safety Course teaches the basics and allows guests to be issued with a valid, albeit temporary, licence which is valid for six months for owners and regular guests and 12 months for crew, all others are for the ‘duration of charter’. The content includes; introduction to PW layout and controls, propulsion and steering system, personal safety equipment, essential safety information, collision avoidance, practical control - low and high speed, re-boarding in deep water, local hazards and regulations and communication with the safety boat. To apply to become a superyacht RTC, there must be at least one RYA Personal Watercraft Instructor on-board, this must be maintained to keep RTC status. If you would like further information about becoming an RTC, please feel free to contact me and I would be happy to help. For crew looking to become a Personal Watercraft Instructor (PWI), which has become a sought after ticket in the yachting world, there are two routes to do this; you can either first

become a Powerboat Instructor, which may also hold value in terms of in house training on board, and then take part in a one day conversion course to gain the PW Instructor ticket. Alternatively, you can take part in the three-day PWI course. Before attending the course, you must hold the RYA PWC ticket and be an experienced rider. Every summer, there is a heavy demand for qualified PW instructors to join superyachts and holding this certificate will ensure your CV reaches the top of the pile. ______________________________________ Nathan Skinner Facebook.com/NathanSailing Nathan@whyknotsailing.eu




INDUCTING NEW CREW – GETTING NEW CREW OFF TO A FLYING START member some time to work out the subtleties of how you do things. Some yachts adopt a buddy system for the new joiner, this way they can more easily pick up on the small nuances that makes your yacht unique – turning up 5 minutes before the morning brief, with or without a mug of coffee in hand?....every boat is different!

Having worked with many yachts and crews, it is interesting to hear about the different approaches which are used to induct new crew. Do you give them a welcome pack when they arrive on board, or even before they come aboard? What goes into it, a copy of the Master’s standing orders, their role and responsibilities, examples of the uniform and when to wear which, bedding and washing days, a photo of all the crew along with names and positions, etc? Most yachts have the initial induction sorted – their first day on board consists of familiarisation and going through all the legalities, admin, safety procedures, etc. The new recruit receives a huge amount of information and typically a crew social in the evening so they get to meet everyone too. Day two, and they can start to crack on with the job they were hired for. What is apparent, if you want a new crew member to fit in quickly, step up and perform, use their initiative (sensibly) and work independently; more time needs to be spent inducting them into your ways of working. However, this does not necessarily mean bombarding them with ever increasing amounts of information. Take yourself back to the last time you joined a new yacht – that first day was probably an information overload and how much of it actually stuck? Sadly we only remember 10%

of what we read and 20% of what we hear! So what’s the solution? You have a legal obligation, hence the information overload on day 1. However, if this is so important shouldn’t it be re-visited to make sure it has actually sunk in? We remember 90% of what we say and do. The NHS has developed their approach to teaching, which embraces this fact. As a student you will first watch an operation being performed, then under supervision perform the operation, and the last step in the process is to “teach” it back to your consultant. Adopting this style of learning with new crew could be invaluable, particularly around safety critical issues. How else will you ‘test’ that someone has taken in the information during their induction? All too often the first time you realise that your new recruit is missing a critical piece of information is when there is an accident or incident of some description. Add to this the question of how to get the new recruit (depending on their position) to grasp that when we say everyone has to clear up after themselves, that includes them?! Every yacht will have slightly different ‘unspoken’ rules and this is what forms the culture on your yacht. Often the issues and conflicts are down to ‘How’ someone does or says something, rather than ‘What’ they are doing. Do you thank the Chef after each meal, or leave your mug in the sink because the dishwasher is running? It can take a new crew

When do you review how things are going for them? Do you check in with your new recruit after their first day or week? What about thereafter? The sooner you ensure your new recruit is aware of how you like things done the better, but they may need telling more than once (remember that information over-load). It’s just as important to let them know both what you expect them to do as well as how you expect them to behave. Many senior crew out of kindness will generally cut the new recruit some slack…. But what they really need is to be set clear, unwavering boundaries from the start. Meeting with them at regular intervals, initially daily, then weekly and then moving to every two weeks, creates the opportunity to review their performance and give them feedback. If you have decided not to keep them on beyond the trial period, it shouldn’t come as a surprise to them. If you expected something different from them, either in their levels of competence or behaviour, they should have had the feedback and at least been given the chance to improve, but if you don’t make the time to give them the feedback, how can they improve? Impact Crew will support you to create the culture you would like for your yacht. We specialise in providing team and leadership development, one to one coaching, along with other valuable management consultancy services, including psychometric profiling to support the recruitment process. Give us a call to see how we can support you and your crew. ______________________________________ Impact Crew Karen Passman T. (+44) 1425 614 419 info@impactcrew.com www.impactcrew.com

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2020 is proving to be a monumental year for UKSA, the non-profit maritime training charity based in Cowes in the UK. Having worked tirelessly to secure significant funding that has catalysed the organisation’s plans for expansion and improvement of facilities, the team are continuing to drive forward with their vision: to widen access to maritime training and to enhance life skills and employment. The year began with the confirmation of a pledge of $1.9 million from the TK Foundation, closely followed by the announcement of a further grant of £300,000 from the Whirlwind Charitable Trust. Chris Riley, Chair of the Trustees of the Whirlwind Charitable Trust, says: “We have long supported the work UKSA undertakes and recognise the important value their programmes add to the lives of the thousands of people passing through their doors each year.” UKSA’s Chair, Kevin George adds: “The whole team at UKSA is thrilled to be in receipt of such generous donations. Significantly, we can now press forward with building our new, modular accommodation. This will substantially increase the number of people accessing and benefitting from UKSA’s transformative programmes.” The expansion is an urgent requirement as the demand for places at UKSA continues to grow. UKSA’s flagship programme, the Superyacht Cadetship, saw the highest ever number of cadets graduating earlier in the year. There is also growth at UKSA in hospitality crew training and continued professional development courses for more senior crew. UKSA’s CEO, Ben Willows, says: “Those staying with us will benefit from an improved

experience with configurable zones providing more flexible arrangements for all. The new facilities will unlock the potential to train more professional students as they progress their careers with us. In the last year, we welcomed over 10,000 students thanks to our recognition as the world’s premier maritime training provider and centre of excellence.” Willows adds: “We are continuing to seek further funding to ensure we can continue to launch as many careers as possible. Our plans are unashamedly ambitious as we drive the organisation forward into the next decade and we hope you will continue to support us on our journey.” The UKSA site will remain fully operational throughout the development works, with building work commencing in the latter part of

2020 and completion of the works planned for mid-2022. ______________________________________ You can find out more about UKSA here: uksa.org




WHO NEEDS TEAM BUILDING, AND WHY? Why is team building and team bonding so important? Surely when you are about to launch your shiny new boat for the first time, everyone involved is happy, engaged and excited! So, if it isn’t broken – why would you need to fix it? Let’s look at this from a different perspective. You wouldn’t leave treating your garden fence until after it had started rotting, would you? Maybe you would and it would take you longer to resolve the issues and you may lose some fence panels along the way. It has long been established that teams go through stages of development in the same way that individuals do. At the start we are still learning the ropes and establishing the rules and expectations, our levels of morale are generally high. We feel enthusiastic and optimistic, we don’t know what we don’t know. At this stage the job of those in senior roles on-board is incredibly important. Setting expectations and ensuring the on-boarding processes are effectively facilitated. An opportunity for people to get to know each other better and agree how they like to be communicated with, how they like to spend their free time and what is important to them as individuals is as important as understanding what the job is, what the rules are and what the expectations of behaviour are. Think of it as the WHAT and the HOW of living and working together. This is the foundation stone of a successful and harmonious crew. So, what about when you have all been onboard for some time? Inevitably, as the team starts to settle into the rhythms of work and learning to live with each other they will become more adept and productive in their individual roles and yet we often see a drop in morale at this stage as crew become aware of the realities of the job. As individuals there will be jostling for position, establishing hierarchies and cliques, vying for ‘their place’ in the team. If this stage is ignored and crew don’t have the coping strategies of the earlier stage of their formation, you may lose people who make the decision that it’s never going to get any better. That holds the whole crew back from moving forward as you look to replace those who have left. It is a costly and time-consuming problem and hugely inconvenient when it happens mid-season.

It’s still not too late to manage it at this point but may take more time as you will have to deal with the emotional obstacles before tackling the core issues. Some of those issues may form around the subject of perceived favouritism. Anyone in a position of responsibility knows that you can’t have obvious favourites and this is even more relevant when you are living and working together in such close proximity. If there are unfounded jealousies and territorialism, then it has to be nipped in the bud quickly. There are effective techniques available to help you to have these conversations without it resulting in any further deterioration in the relationships. Another common issue is ‘s/he doesn’t understand how hard my job is’. As part of the process of building and bonding your team, how can you encourage your crew to share what their job looks like, how it feels to do it? Perhaps try a job swap or some kind of (safe) on-board competition (when the boss isn’t on!) to develop some understanding what each other’s roles entail. And then of course there is the ‘outsider’. Sometimes there is a member of crew who doesn’t fit the norm. That shouldn’t be a bad thing, it should be a very good thing. For a balanced team you need a mix of skills and personalities. As a captain or a head of department, facilitating an opportunity for others to see the admirable qualities and value adding aspects of that person as part of the crew will not only give that individual the most incredible confidence boost, but will make it

acceptable for everyone to like him or her! In time you will find yourselves at the ‘HighPerforming’ stage and anyone who is or has been there will know how glorious it is. You operate as one well-oiled machine. You don’t have to explain everything, you can communicate without words. You are like a family, you can argue and disagree over breakfast and be besties again by lunchtime. You will speak up if you feel something needs to be addressed and you support each other through tough times and celebrate together through the good times. This does not happen by accident. Great leadership and a well facilitated on-boarding process are pre-requisites. You can manage this process yourself or you can spend a little money and get someone in to work with you and take the strain. You’ll spend a great deal less than it will cost to lose and replace even one crew member and it will set you up for a fantastic season delivering exceptional levels of safety and service and having a great time in the process! ______________________________________ Sara Ballinger Managing Partner Crew-Glue sara@crew-glue.com www.crew-glue.com






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Garmin® & Fusion® unveil industry-first five-colour LED lit speakers .............................................................................................................. These new Fusion Signature Series 3 combines traditional red, green and blue LEDs with cool and warm white (CRGBW) to offer a full colour palette – from premium pastels to vibrant hues – to provide a more ambient atmosphere onboard a wide range of centre console, cruising and sportfishing boats. www.fusionentertainment.com

World-class ballistics protection for superyachts .............................................................................................................. With growing security concerns across the world, owners and captains of superyachts must consider these threats both at sea and shoreside. Extra measures should be considered to ensure the safety of both onboard personnel and high value assets. ASL GRP offers complete project management including concept, design, manufacturing and integration of superyacht armour, and can be tailored to specific environments and platforms. www.aslgrp.com

Take your coffee a different way this summer .............................................................................................................. It is no secret that the sun can be difficult to avoid when out cruising, so it is important to take preventative measures to minimise any negative. For Summer 2020, Helly Hansen takes its most effective, high-performance active fabric – LIFA® Active – and combines it with S.Café to debut a full collection of activewear that promises all-day comfort and 50+ UPF sun protection. S.Café is the infusion of recycled coffee grounds during the fibre creation process to boost UPF protection to 50+ UPF that will never wash out, helps control odour and maintains its UPF value when dry or wet. www.hellyhansen.com

Celebrating 50 years, The Moorings launches a new base in Brazil .............................................................................................................. With an increasing amount of interest in South America as a charter destination, The Moorings has responded with a new base in Paraty, Brazil. Centrally located between Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, Paraty holds the key to many natural wonders you can only discover by boat. Backed by mountains on Brazil’s Costa Verde, this UNESCO World Heritage site offers charter guests a blend of lush Atlantic forests, scenic hikes, hidden mangroves, emerald-green passages and softsand beaches. www.moorings.co.uk





The latest new build of the popular 55-metre Yacht Support hit the water at DAMEN’s yard in Antalya today. Named BLUE OCEAN, she is the eighth launch of the 55-metre YS 5009 (182 ft) design and will be available for immediate delivery this spring. The launch of BLUE OCEAN highlights the multipurpose role of Yacht Support vessels. She is the first Yacht Support built with a large multipurpose Main Deck hangar, which can be used for submersible and dive operations, or as a vehicle garage or workshop. ADVENTURE CAPABILITY Like previous deliveries, BLUE OCEAN is configured for a blend of adventure and superyacht support functions, including a 50 square-metre Aft Adventure Centre/Dive Centre accessed via the Swim Platform.

The 12-tonne deck crane combined with 240 square metres of deck space is ideal for efficient lifting operations of large and heavy equipment like submersibles and large tenders up to 15 metres in length. In addition, BLUE OCEAN comes ready for stern A-frame installation. 4-CABIN LAYOUT BLUE OCEAN accommodates 8 guests staying in 4 cabins, making her suitable for short breaks away from the mother yacht or overflow accommodation. She features a Sun Deck and a Main Deck lounge with panoramic views. The vessel reaches speeds above 20 knots with a crew of 7 and extra accommodation for 4 staff, pilots, security or guides.

NEW FEATURES • Spacious Main Deck submersible hangar/ workshop/garage (cars, off-road vehicles, motorcycles) • New accommodation layout for up to 8 guests and 4 staff, plus crew • Extra design enhancements to fit the luxury yachting experience • Reduced draught suitable for Bahamas operations (3 metres / 10 ft) YS 5009 • Length 55.5 metres (182 ft) • Gross Tonnage 499 • Speed 20 knots • Range @ 10 knots 5,000 nautical miles

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BENETTI LAUNCHES 70-METER CUSTOM SUPERYACHT FB273 The Benetti shipyard in Livorno has launched FB273, the elegant 70-meter custom yacht with a steel hull and aluminium superstructure. The exterior design was developed entirely by Benetti, working in close collaboration with the Owner, while the interiors are by Laura Pomponi and her Team. The yacht extends across six decks and has a futuristic stern area featuring two side doors and a variable geometry swimming pool, a vertical bow with a “touch and go” helicopter landing area and a Jacuzzi on the Sky Deck. Yesterday Benetti, in a festive atmosphere at its Livorno shipyard, launched 70-meter superyacht FB273, a symbol of the excellence on which Benetti has always prided itself. Built for an expert Owner, the yacht has a steel hull and an aluminium superstructure, six decks and a highly distinctive design that enhances both functionality and performance. The elegant lines of the exteriors are the work of Benetti’s in-house designers, while the interiors are the work of Laura Pomponi and her design Team. Construction work was supervised on behalf of the Owner by Bureau Veritas Solutions M&O. Perhaps, the most striking of the many unusual features of this superyacht is the stern area which has a variable geometry swimming pool with a special system that varies the depth for use by both adults and kids, installed on a Benetti yacht for the very first time. The bottom of the pool becomes an integral part of the Main Deck when fully raised and the Beach Club opens out with two side terraces over the water. The indoor and outdoor spaces on the Main Deck are very generously spaced and feature big sunbathing areas. Moving forward from

the stern, a light-filled living area with fullheight glazed surfaces, furnished with sofas and armchairs, is followed by a dining room with a balcony on the starboard side that amplifies the sensation of contact with the sea and eliminates the boundary between interior and exterior. On the Lower Deck, guests are accommodated amidships in 6 double cabins. The crew quarters are in the bow area. The Upper Deck is dedicated entirely to the

owner, with access both from outdoors and up the impressive interior stairway. In the bow, the private cabin occupies over 120 sqm and has a 180-degree view of the horizon, offering a bathroom with shower and sauna, a walk-in his and hers wardrobe, and a big, bright night area where the bed is flanked by the vanity table and breakfast corner. There is also a private lounge with loose furniture that looks out over the yacht’s majestic bow, reserved for the Owner’s exclusive use, and a touch and go helicopter landing area at the tip of the bow.

EU REVISES FINANCIAL STATUS OF KEY YACHTING MARKETS In financial deliberations recently, the EU has revised the status of two key yachting countries in terms of financial listings. The two states involved are the Cayman Islands and the Marshall Islands, both of which are leading flag registration countries for superyachts. In respect of the Cayman Islands, the European Union has placed it on the blacklist for tax havens along with Palau, Panama and the Seychelles. The Cayman Islands were blacklisted because they had not delivered on making changes which they had said they would make to come in line with EU regulations in time. The other three states were blacklisted because they also had not implemented the necessary tax reforms to align with EU standards. The four new additions join eight other countries – namely, American Samoa, Fiji, Guam, Oman, Samoa, Trinidad and Tobago, the US Virgin Islands and Vanuatu. The addition of the Cayman Islands, a UK overseas territory, appeared to gain added notoriety because of the UK having recently departed from the EU. A number of EU

politicians pointed to the Cayman Islands being blacklisted as not a positive move coming so close after the UK had left the EU. There were some suggestions that any plans of the UK becoming a tax haven itself would not be accepted by the EU. For the Marshall Islands, which includes a large number of superyachts on its maritime register, the news was more positive. At the meeting of ECOFIN (the European Union Economic & Financial Affairs Council) earlier this week, it was announced that the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) is now considered “whitelisted” by ECOFIN. The RMI joined the whitelist after receiving a largely compliant rating following adoption of the RMI’s second round Peer Review Report on Exchange of

Information on Request from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes. The move was welcomed by the Marshall Islands with the RMI’s Finance Minister, Alfred Alfred Jr, commenting: “The Marshall Islands welcomes the ECOFIN’s decision, which recognises the hard work we have done and will continue to exert all efforts to remain compliant with the EU and OECD requirements.” ______________________________________ By David Robinson IBI Plus




FERRETTI GROUP BUILDS A TRIGENERATION PLANT IN THE ANCONA SITE, IN THE NAME OF SUSTAINABILITY AND ENERGY EFFICIENCY enable to reduce by up to 79% the consumption of electrical and thermal energy needed to air condition the production environments, thus meeting the production needs of the Super Yacht Yard in Ancona, which covers an area of over 25,000 square meters and requires constant temperature control. Design and installation are the work of Samso Spa, Energy Service Company (E.S.Co.) active in Italy in the design, construction and financing of energy efficiency interventions. In detail, inside the plant there is a high-efficiency gas-fired cogenerator with an electrical power of 500 kWe and thermal power of 600 kWt, together with a 460 kWf absorber for the production of cold water for cooling that uses the thermal energy recovered from the plant itself. Overall this intervention, once fully operational, will lead to a reduction of about 79% of the demand for electricity and 32% of thermal energy, estimating an annual primary energy saving of 20%. In the site area, Ferretti Group has also installed a solar photovoltaic system for the production of electricity and for the conversion of lighting systems with LED lamps. The plant for the production of combined cooling, heat and power, realized by Samso Spa, is able to reduce electricity consumption by up to 79%.

Ferretti Group's investments in the Ancona shipyard continue, in this case it is an important project that improves energy efficiency and sustainability. The trigeneration plant will

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LASERPERFORMANCE HAS BEEN ORDERED BY A US COURT TO PAY DAMAGES OF MORE THAN US$6.8M FOR INFRINGING THE TRADEMARK OF THE ORIGINAL DESIGNER OF THE LASER DINGHY After a four-day trial, the jury found in favour of sailboat designer Bruce Kirby who alleged that after he ended an agreement to have LaserPerformance sell his design, the company continued selling boats with his name and mark on them. The jury found that LaserPerformance, legally known as Quarter Moon Inc., had wilfully infringed Kirby's trademark, and awarded Kirby US$4.33 million from Quarter Moon and US$2.52 million from its European unit, LaserPerformance (Europe) Ltd. The court will also assess whether punitive damages are warranted. RIPPING OFF Yacht designer Bruce Kirby is best known for designing the Laser in 1969. He represented Canada in the Finn and Star classes at the Olympics Games in 1956, 1964, and 1968. He filed suit in March 2013, alleging that LaserPerformance, a name shared by several companies controlled by Farzard Rastegar, was ripping off the sailboat design created by Kirby around 1970.

Authorised builders can use the design and put a plaque featuring Kirby's name and trademark on the hull of each boat, and only boats with those plaques can be used in international sailboat races. Mr Kirby alleged that this

system worked well for more than 20 years before LaserPerformance decided to stop paying royalties but continued using Kirby's design and marks.




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Van der Valk Shipyard has announced the addition of a new concept to its existing line of premium Dutch motoryachts. The Pilot range combines the rugged exterior evocative of an explorer vessel with the superlative comfort, quality and equipment of the very latest contemporary yachts. Designed by Cor D Rover and available in lengths of 23 metres and above, these all-aluminium motoryachts will blend the best of both worlds by providing lots of outdoor space as well as plenty of interior volume. Van der Valk’s new Pilot series is the epitome of versatility. As the ultimate crossover between the capacities of an explorer and the comfort of a modern yacht, this range marries a modern overall appearance with subtle classic touches. The raised pilothouse layout means that the wheelhouse position is elevated and the forward main deck area freed for other purposes. There is lots of space particularly on the aft deck for sunbathing as well as the storage of tenders, Jet Skis and other toys.

CUSTOMISATION POSSIBILITIES A wide range of adaptations to the initial 23-metre model are possible, with longer versions to follow in due course. Clients interested in lifestyle-type boating might like to add a gym in the aft area, for instance, and the size of the tenders and type of toys are completely flexible. The saloon can even be extended aft to expand the socialising space here by creating a larger dining area. “Van der Valk is a visionary yard, and we’ve always had a great partnership,” Cor D. Rover states. “We also worked together on their award-winning BeachClub design. Van der Valk recognises true innovation and this new Pilot line shows the yard is ready to implement new ideas at every turn.” MAIN DECK With a 4.90-metre multifunctional swimming platform (including the option for an Opacmare Transformer), a crane for a large tender and

lots of toys, the main deck will certainly be the main attraction for guests. That said, the main deck interior of the Pilot range will also offer a wealth of indoor space. The well-appointed lounge has floor-to-ceiling windows that afford spectacular views. The rest of the main deck is taken up by the separate galley and master suite forward. Having such a full-beam stateroom on the main deck means that the owners can enjoy true sea views and yet benefit from total privacy.. The space on deck is maximised, leaving the stern area free for the owner’s preferred activities. UPPER DECK The elevated pilothouse provides beautiful views on the surroundings, as well as a comfortable hangout space centred on a U-shaped settee. There is a direct exit from the wheelhouse to the flybridge deck, which comprises an outdoor helm position and co-pilot seat, a large wet bar to port, and an exceedingly spacious sunbathing zone. The majority of outdoor spaces are covered by a hardtop, and part of the rest can be shaded with a convertible canvas awning. There is a U-shaped settee amid a dining/lounge area to starboard. LOWER DECK The guest accommodations on the lower deck consist of two twin cabins with ensuite bathrooms and a spacious VIP suite. There are two double crew cabins in a separate crew area with bathroom and mess, which has its own separate stairwell. Further information regarding the engine room and other technical details will be released in due course.




LIGHT. YEARS AHEAD. Since 2005, OceanLED has been pushing the technological boundaries of underwater LED lighting. They have been responsible for creating that iconic in-water halo of light around some of the world’s most notable superyachts and they continue to light the way in this market sector in more ways than one. Continual innovation and a highly-skilled in-house design and engineering team, has catapulted OceanLED to their widely recognised position as the industry leader for underwater lighting. OceanLED are able to offer a fully bespoke service as well as specify products from their existing range for both new builds and refits. Their dedicated customer service and sales team work with superyacht clients through various stages of the build process, liaising with the Captain, Project Manager and shipyard to ensure an optimised specification and that the best possible lighting effect is achieved. OceanLED’s product line, which serves the marine leisure market and docks/pontoons, as well as superyachts of both motor and sailing orientation, was enhanced this year with the addition of the E7 and E8 to their Explore range. The E8 eliminates the need for bespoke-angled cofferdams in metal-hulled superyachts as its own unique reflector optics, available in angle variants of 0˚ to 50˚, allow for variations in the angle of the yacht’s hull to be counteracted. The lights themselves utilise an enhanced beam shape, which projects the light across a 90-degree width but at only a 20-degree depth, meaning that a more focused beam of light can penetrate further into the water, illuminating a more significant area with minimal light lost. This ability to angle the beam where it is most effective, parallel to the water’s surface is what achieves that highly desirable ‘halo’ effect. The Explore E7, which can also counter any variance in hull angle, is an XFM type light and has been designed for use in GRP, carbon fibre and even wooden hulls, with an exchangeable cartridge that mounts flush to the hull. E7 packs a powerful 11,000 fixture lumens. E7 is compactly sized and has a built-in driver, meaning less space is required inside the

vessel and allowing for installation even in tighter areas. Both the E7 and E8 are available in a choice of dual ultra white, midnight blue or RGBW colourways, and are easily controlled by switch scroll functionality or through OceanLED’s own controller system, accessed via smartphone or tablet. The lights can also be integrated in to a yacht’s existing control system.

Pre-program dynamic colour scenes to set the mood, enhance an on-board event or set the lights to strobe to attract fish. OceanLED stands by its products and offers superyacht customers that utilise its commissioning service, an extended threeyear warranty.





Imagine being able to map your journey in 360° high resolution panoramas from anywhere in the world without even picking up a camera. Panoblu – the world’s first professional panoramic imaging system for the luxury yacht market – offers exactly that. Revolutionising onboard safety and security while simultaneously building an impressive online charter library, the advanced imaging technology of the Panoblu camera will change the way you see the world. Originally developed by XV360 Optical Information Systems Limited with the aim of visually mapping the world’s coastlines, the Panoblu technology has since been adapted for the commercial shipping sector and luxury/ explorer yacht communities. Offering multiple benefits, Panoblu is a panoramic imaging system that contains sophisticated hardware designed to enhance situational awareness. Permanently mounted on a high position of the superyacht (and available in carbon fibre custom colours), the ultra high resolution 360° camera can be used to enhance onboard safety and security by providing a perimetre view. Equipped with its own private content management system on a secured network connection, users can be assigned specific

devices, onboard Apple TVs and onboard screens. From zooming in for enhanced views to sighting historical landmarks, the efficiently organised library of images provides a virtual log-book.

content access rights to both single panoramas and time periods. Operating continuously – even in harsh weather conditions – Panoblu’s unlimited recording is the equivalent of a private Google Street View for the superyacht owner. Using 12 high-tech specialised cameras it captures dynamic images of the yacht’s cruising footprint. The ultra high resolution panoramas (up to 168Mpix) are captured in real-time providing an automatic visual log for future use on 768GB of internal storage. That equates to an impressive 15,000 panoramas, and over one million panoramas when using the On Board Server option. Particularly valuable for high-performance superyacht charter vessels is the technology that allows UHNWIs to capture interactive panoramas and hyper-lapse/timelapse videos, all of which can then be viewed across all mobile

For repeat charter guests looking to retrace their footsteps from the previous year, or a superyacht owner simply wishing to be reminded of past adventures, Panoblu’s intelligent resource management means users can rate the images and then filter the content – taking yacht photography to a whole new level. And because the 360 degree vision is always working, guests can put down their standard cameras and smart phones without fear of missing that once in a lifetime snap. Whether its golden sunsets, remote sea caves or a pod of breaching whales, the simple enjoyment of being at sea and drinking in far-reaching horizons is renewed. From natural wonders to incredible sea formations, Panoblu captures all angles from a bird’s eye view, delivering peace of mind to superyacht captains, superyacht owners and UHNW guests alike. ______________________________________ enquiries@xv360.com

NEW AMELS LAUNCH Last Month, the 62.5-metre AMELS 206 rolled out into brilliant sunshine, the first spring launch of the year for Dutch yacht builder AMELS and DAMEN. The yacht, from the AMELS Limited Editions range, will be one of six new build deliveries to their owners before the summer season. “It’s a wonderful build milestone to see her outside,” Build Captain Fraser Gow comments. “Everyone’s done an exceptional job, particularly on the finish which you can really appreciate now she’s outside. We’re all very excited to commence sea trials and commissioning of all her systems ahead of delivery.” The owner has specified an elegant colour scheme in collaboration with exterior designer Tim Heywood and the AMELS design team. The light grey hull and white superstructure highlight the long lines from the Scimitar bow to the Swim Platform. The unique interiors are by Laura Sessa, working in collaboration with AMELS interior specialists.

The AMELS 206 features two VIP suites on Bridge Deck, signature round windows in the Owners Suite and forward enclosed store for two tenders up to 8 metres and three jetskis.

The Sun Deck features a large entertaining area with jacuzzi and Teppanyaki grill. The yacht has a volume of 1,161 Gross Tonnage.





Evolution Yachting announced today that the company has taken the next step in their global expansion programme, with the opening of new offices in four new countries; Albania, Croatia, Sardinia and Turkey. The openings will see the head count rise to 130 employees working across the organisation. The recent acquisition of agencies, has accelerated the company’s growth and resource requirements. The expansion builds on the organisation’s growing market presence in the top cruising European cruising destinations, with offices already strategically located across Spain, France, Italy, Monaco, Montenegro, Greece and Corfu. The company has quadrupled in size in the space of just two years and has an impressive portfolio of clients. These four country openings are part of the long-term strategic plan in place since 2018. The agreements with the stakeholders were negotiated and executed over the last four months. “The decision to expand to these four countries was a logical step in our business growth strategy and something that was

• Sales of new and used tenders • Full service & technical support • Collection and delivery

always foreseen” explained Stefano Tositti, CEO of Evolution Yachting. “The countries are all different in terms of maturity, but each hold enormous potential. Evolution Yachting is now the fastest-growing and most exciting agency within the yachting community and we plan to continue to maximise the momentum that we are creating within the market place.” To support the business momentum, the new openings will remain consistent with the company’s passionate customercentric culture. Lara Toti, Area Manager for Sardinia and Corsica said “I am extremely motivated to form part of Evolution Yachting, that seems to be going from strength to strength on a weekly basis. I have worked in the industry for 18 years, and was satisfied with the goals I achieved in the Sardinian market, but that was before Evolution Yachting came along, the best is yet to come without a doubt!” “One of the most interesting aspects of joining Evolution Yachting is the fact that our clients will now be able to use us across the border. Many of our long-standing customers always

ask for recommendations in other countries, and it makes imminent sense to create a unique client journey throughout their cruising season” commented Muto Ar, Area Manager for Turkey. Darko Domic, Area Manager for Croatia added “I think that at the end of the day, we all have a common set of values and work ethic, and that is to provide the ultimate yachting experience to our clients. It will have a positive impact on how the clients interact with us and allow us to provide the best services possible”. “Albania is one of the newest yachting destinations out there, and we will be able to capitalise on the know-how and global network advantages, coupled with our local professional experience to ensure that we are spot on in our offerings to the yachts visiting Albania. We really look forward to the challenge of developing Albania as a destination for the yachts.” said Bjordi Gogo, Area Manager for Albania. ______________________________________ Discover more at: evolutionyachting.co

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SHIPYARD SUPPLY CO EXPANDS TEAM WITH NEW PROJECT ASSISTANT and crew requiring a one-stop-shop for all deck equipment. Luke Porter, SSCo commercial manager, said: “We are very excited to welcome Adam to the team. He has a wealth of hands-on superyacht experience having worked on a number of significant yachts as a deckhand. The growth of the company and expanding order book led us to look for an addition to our team who will fit in with our ethos of innovation and exceptional customer service. We were fortunate that we were able to find someone of Adam’s caliber and experience to fulfill this role. I’m confident that he will play a key part in providing and implementing high quality solutions for our clients.” Luke continued: “Procurement items can be anything from cameras to inflatables or deck showers. They form part of the equipment that helps deliver a superyacht experience for guests, but they are time consuming for crew to organise. Adam will focus on supporting yachts at launch or during refit with these items to help take the time and stress out of the process for crew members.”

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Having recently launched its own range of superyacht deck equipment, Shipyard Supply Co (SSCo) continues to show strong growth and has welcomed Adam Hunkin as a project assistant.

Adam has joined SSCo to focus on the superyacht procurement and sales side of the business, as well as providing admin support. With the size of superyachts on the rise, SSCo has seen an increase in demand for owners

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SUPERYACHT TENDERS AND TOYS APPOINTED AS THE GLOBAL SUPERYACHT PARTNER FOR AVON ELECTRIC JET TENDERS ideal fit for yachts of 30m and larger replacing many of the well-known petrol and diesel alternatives. It can be configured in any colour combination and can come with a number of very attractive features such as a carbon bimini, carbon steering wheel, folding seating and more. Richard Booth, Senior Project Manager and Sales Manager at SYTT comments: “Avon is a great fit for yachts as a small guest tender. The boats are well built, dry, fast and offer an enormous amount of guest seating all at a very attractive price point. We are looking forward to showing clients the boat in the flesh at LYBRA The Superyacht Show in May.” Specifications:

Award-winning Superyacht Tenders and Toys (SYTT) is celebrating being selected as the global dealer for the superyacht market of Avon Electric Jet Tenders.

acceleration combined with the comfort of silence. This is thanks to proprietary hydrojet technology developed specifically for the electric engine and BMW i3 battery.

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The Spanish yard Titan Yachts has begun, a few weeks ago, the construction of the first unit of the R version of the UX model. 8,8 m of LOA and 2,9 m beam. It features 2 Mercury Racing outboard engines, 250 Hp each for a total of 500 Hp, allowing a maximum speed of 45 knots. The cruising speed is 25 knots. . Its hard top includes a 500 Wp solar panel that generates enough energy to use all the electrical equipement such as the fridge, a hi-fi sound system and TV. Among the various version of the UX, we can also find a 100% eco version featuring 2 electrical engines, 80 Hp each (160 Hp total) and a solar panel. In this configuration the solar panel can guarantee up to 2 hours of navigation. The name UX comes from the concept of User Experience. . UX has been designed to offer the best experience to the most demanding boat owners, both in terms of navigation and entertainment. Its V shaped hull, built in GRP, gives great stability also at higher speed. As far as the onboard enterntaiment is concerned, the most releavant features are an

ample solarium on the aft , a dinette on the bow side, a fully equipped kitchen, a fridge, a television, Wifi onboard and a high fidelity sound system.The designers explain: "The light reflects smoothly on the hull, matching the movements of the boat. This is possible thanks to clean, sleek lines and the removal of the superfluous”.The coating has undergone an careful analysis in order to select those that are more in line with this concept. Some specific pigments and colors have been selected: the aesthetic perception of the boat changes depending on the reflection of the light. The boat is the product of the collaboration between the Design Centre of Titan Yachts and RodriguezDesign, the studio of the superyachts designer Josh Rodríguez."It's very important to us that the first unit of the UX limited edition is a Version R. This shows that we have transmitted to our customers the sporty and technological DNA that will lead the future of our brand.” says Christian Lara, CEO of Titan Yacht. Josh Rodríguez has a solid backgroud in the superyacht sector and this has brought a strong indentity to the boat, and he has also focused his attention to the onboard spaces. "The goal was to inject functionality into the boat. Nowadays, many of the boats available on the market have a good looking layout, but

they lack functionality and are not comfortable during the everyday use." Josh explains that the collaboration between Titan Yachts Design Centre and RodriguezDesign has made a great deal of effort to resolve this apparent dichotomy between beauty and usability. "We have taken into account the user's ergonomics and oriented the UX to a daiy-today use. The result has been a daycruiser that allows to make the most of the time spent onboard thanks to its strong connection with the sea: for example, the boat has a large platform on the stern and a oversized solarium on the bow." Importing some solutions typical of bigger boats and scaling them to the size of the UX, the boat proves to be very user friendly. A daycruiser designed and produced in Spain, price starting from € 98 000. ______________________________________ Titan Yachts info@titanyachts.com www.titanyachts.com (+34) 954 020 152





I first spoke to David Gates, founder of Superyacht Rubbish, the innovative waste management system for superyachts, after MYBA 2019. He was finding good traction within the superyacht market and was finding that although there were still some old school reactions of ‘why is waste management even a priority?’, a lot of captains and crew could start to see the benefits. It really is pretty much a no brainer. The system essentially vacuum packs rubbish, stopping leaks and unpleasant smells and makes it easier to store as it is compacted. No more broken bags tipping days old food waste into the bosses prized tender as it is shipped to shore. Since he has started into the market he has been in constant contact with the crew of the nearly 100 boats that are currently using the system as he chats to them about new uses (laundry storage), maintenance and supplies of the recyclable bags, and an interesting conversation began... Superyachts of all sizes can produce a lot of rubbish and this is strictly managed when at sea. However when in port, regulation asks for Marinas and Shipyards to provide 'Adequate Reception Facilities', but this rather loose term allows for some marinas to provide reception facilities that do not provide credible recycling bins or stations. Quite often there are recycling facilities but they are poorly signed or in awkward places around the marina. One of the worst complaints is when the crew have diligently separated everything out, put it into the correct bins only to see the collection lorry pour everything into the same compartment. To make matters worse, the contracts that

Yacht Surveyors & Legal Consultants based in Palma and with our head office in England. We have associate offices located throughout the UK, mainland Europe and further afield. We believe in offering our clients a professional but affordable service. As well as comprehensive survey work we are able to provide legal advice on all yacht ownership issues including ownership structures, VAT, flagging and project management of new-builds and refits. We provide a one-stop shop service to clients wherever they may be.

marinas have with their municipal supplier are not always transparent and sometimes this can lead to recycling being taken to a landfill. Or burned illegally. The Clean Superyacht Marina Campaign has been set up to investigate current facilities in worldwide Superyacht marinas and to hopefully start a conversation with marina operators to improve the current facilities and contracts. The plan is to use the crew of boats that David is already working with, plus those who he will begin to work with in the future, and to use them as an army of yachting researchers. The beauty of the plan is it is not labour intensive. David is creating a template that will ask a few simple questions regarding the marina’s facilities, from their recycling to their waste disposal, state of the water and overall general cleanliness. In addition to recycling and general waste management, they will also be looking at black/grey water facilities and shore power generation. Once collated, the results will then be inputted into a database and a website or app will be produced where you can see on a map how a marina fares on a cleanliness scale. This allows for yachts and their crew to make informed decisions about where they would like to moor up and should encourage marinas who need a little work to look into their current facilities and actively make changes in order to make them attractive to the yachts they wish to encourage. Think of it as a TripAdvisor for marine cleanliness, only instead of cleaning up the hotel industry this time we are looking

to clean up marinas. The mission is to actively encourage marinas around the world to strive to get a five-star rating. Perhaps there is the possibility of awards in the future, much like Blue Fags for the world’s best beaches. The possibilities are endless. So far the crew that David has been speaking to are really excited about the project and should any other boats wish to get involved then please feel free to contact David on the details below. Superyacht Rubbish are working closely with Save the Med foundation to get this off the ground. People often ask what difference can we make as an industry, but it is the belief of all of us who care that together we can make a big one!!! Here’s to cleaner marinas and crystal clear seas everywhere! ______________________________________ By Victoria Pearce Clean Superyacht Marinas Founder & Supporters Superyacht Rubbish www.superyachtrubbish.com Save The Med - Foundation www.savethemed.org www.cleansuperyachtmarina.com David Gates David@superyachtrubbish.com


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The NZ Millennium Cup’ notice of race has just been released and the response has been quick with big names in superyacht regattas quickly entering Some of the most well-known names in superyacht racing will head south for the 2021 New Zealand Millennium Cup, it’s been announced today. Frequent competitors in global superyacht regattas like J Class Velsheda, Win Win, Pumula, Kawil, and Wavelength will join regular NZ Millennium Cup entries Silvertip, Tawera, Sassa-fras and Janice of Wyoming as they race in the world’s southernmost regatta. Also joining them for the first time in the adventurous antipodean race will be Black Sails, Cil-iam, Altair, Ammonite, Hetairos, and Anemoi, with the notice of race just released by organis-ers. “The regatta is based in Russell, in New Zealand’s Bay of Islands which is an incredibly special part of the world, and we’re expecting up to 35 yachts to enter,” says event manager Stacey Cook. “New Zealand in early 2021 will truly be the place to be for anyone passionate about exceptional yacht racing, and says Cook. With the highest concentration of superyacht events ever seen, we’re looking forward to welcoming guests to our very special part of the world.” “Prior to the NZ Millennium Cup superyacht regatta we are hosting the world’s first superyacht fishing competition also taking place in the beautiful Bay of Islands. Superyachts will be able to fish locally for snapper, kahawai or even travel further out to game fish. Details will be released soon.” The Bay of Islands-based superyacht events will be followed by the RNZYS Mastercard Superyacht Regatta back in Auckland. "Entries are lining up for the RNZYS Mastercard

Superyacht Regatta where many of the NZ Millennium Cup fleet will continue their rivalry,” says RNZYS’ Andrew Delves. A J Class Championship will follow before a J Class Exhibition race, and then the 36th America’s Cup Match will round out March 2021. “If this isn’t heaven, then it’s just next door,” said sailing legend Peter Montgomery when describing sailing in the Bay of Islands in his role as regatta ambassador, and most entrants to the race agree with him. The historic village of Russell is the gateway to the Bay of Islands and is also known as Kororāreka - or sweet penguin. Today the little blue penguins that give it its name still wander up the beach to nest under the wooden boards of beachside buildings; many built when Europe-ans first arrived in New Zealand.

Race HQ is the Duke of Marlborough - an historic establishment which was the first place in New Zealand to be granted a license and which has been refreshing rascals and reprobates ever since - the perfect home for this regatta full of camaraderie, fierce racing and fun. The NZ Millennium Cup will be in its 13th edition in 2021 and was first raced as an adjunct to the 30th America’s Cup in Auckland. Now, with the 36th America’s Cup approaching, organ-isers have been excited to see an increase of interest both in the regatta and in New Zea-land’s wider cruising grounds. ______________________________________ The notice of race and entry forms are now available at millenniumcup.com or by contacting stacey@nzmarine.com Photos © Jeff Brown





With a project presented in Monaco in 2018, the New era of Maxi Swan starts with Swan 98, with her 30 metres of volume, elegance and seaworthiness. Coming from the pencil of Maestro Germán Frers with the interiors designed by Misa Poggi, the maxi yacht is meant to satisfy and meet our owners’ needs, in terms of performance, cruising and way of living the sea. Swan 98 is being built at BTC (Boat Technology Centre) in Pietarsaari, the renewed home for Swans, which is going full throttle in the production department even during months of heavy snow, when everything seems very quiet.

With 3 units already sold, the very first Swan 98 will hit the water next Summer and she will have her debut at Monaco Yacht Show 2020. Both hull and deck are built using epoxy SPRINT® pre-preg carbon fibre interior and exterior skins on a core of M-grade Corecell foam. This gives the ultimate structural stiffness and rigidity at the lightest possible weight, while at the same time ensures absolute structural safety and reliability.

The hull number 1 will come out with with an Owner Aft Layout, with a warmed Traditional Navy Mood, featuring furniture and floorboards in dark oak with a satin finish. Beautiful cognac coloured leather panelling in the saloon balance the quarter-cut wood. Wooden batten features create a vertical rhythm in the cabins whereas panelling in natural linen fabrics embrace the seafarer in the accommodation areas.

With 2 different layouts available, Owner Aft and Owner Forward, and four different moods, the Swan 98 stresses the importance of uniqueness with the customization of the interiors with leathers, woods and fabrics.

IRENE DROS, DIRECTOR OF METSTRADE, HAS LEFT TO SEEK A NEW CHALLENGE IN HER CAREER Irene has overseen an unparalleled growth of the B2B event over the past 18 years, during which time it has become recognised as a meeting point for the leisure marine industry. From 714 exhibitors in 2001, the 32nd edition in 2019 welcomed almost 2,000 participants from 53 countries, while the number of visitors totalled 26,984 from 122 countries. “Having worked for the world’s greatest trade show for almost two decades, the time has come for me to move from METSTRADE to a new challenge,” she said. “I am honoured to have played my part in organising this platform and I have enjoyed investing lots of energy into its growth. Over the past 18 years I have had the privilege of working with an exceptional team of dedicated professionals who inspired me to keep raising the bar every edition." The METSTRADE team is looking for a successor and in the meantime, executive vice president exhibition and sales RAI Amsterdam, Bas Dalm and senior exhibition manager, Sarah Westdijk will hold the fort, whilst junior exhibition manager, Eline Heemstra will continue as the first point of contact for the trade associations.





If you are wearing multiple layers of clothing, wishing for sailing weather again, you might want to consider coming to the Caribbean for a week or more. Our weather is pretty great all year long and that makes it a very special place to sail. Perhaps the most difficult decision about sailing here is to figure out what sailing options are the best for you.

The beach bar known as Catherine’s, in Death in Paradise, in Deshaies

A sunset in Basse Terre

There is no doubt that sailing around the British Virgin Islands is pretty great, and the spectre of being able to reach any of the BVI easily is pretty nice. Some charterers, however, would like to have a destination that involves more sailing and are more than an hour away. Living here on Antigua has made the number of options for us quite expansive. Last week we chartered a 45 foot catamaran with friends that had flown in from Mallorca (where I used to live), we set out from Jolly Harbour in Antigua. Several days before we departed, our sail plan had multiple destinations as options, but by the morning we set out, we had decided to head south to Guadeloupe. For us, this destination was almost the best of all worlds. I am a sailor who thinks that sailing where you can’t see any land is good. Whilst sailing along a coast can be special, going from Antigua to Guadeloupe ticked everyone’s sailing boxes. We set out about 0730h from Jolly Harbour and set our boat to head along 173 degrees toward Guadeloupe. Our first destination was Deshaies, on the northwest coast of Guadeloupe, about 42 miles away. After a few hours, Antigua’s silhouette on the horizon became smaller and smaller, and just about the time one island began to slip under the horizon, our destination island began to loom in front of us.

Blowing kisses in Terre-de-Haut

At anchor in the harbour of Deshaies

The French island is big, and although the eastern nub of the island is low, and consequently, difficult to see, the west coast loomed large and after only seven hours, we were coming into the harbour of Deshaies. Pronounced various ways (dey-shays, dey-ay, dey, dee-shaze), Deshaies is a pretty magical destination. The village became well known as the site of many of the locations for the television programme Death in Paradise. The harbour area is quite sheltered from the north, east, and south, but there are times when the wind does come over the mountains and can roar across the harbour area.

There are multiple moorings that are available and are very inexpensive. But there is a caution about mooring there: the mooring balls in Guadeloupe have metal rings on the top of them and they are not very tall, so picking up one of them can be a challenge if have anything more than a couple of feet of freeboard. We had arrived before dark, only to find all the mooring balls occupied, so we anchored in about twenty feet of water on the outer edge of the harbour. The holding was good, but due to the depth, it did make sense to pour out quite a bit of chain to ensure a peaceful and non-worry-filled evening. As we were coming from Antigua, we did need to check into Immigration upon our arrival, so I took the tender in to clear in at Pelican, a small shop only a few hundred meters from the ferry dock where I tied up. The next morning, we all went to shore and became enthralled by the adorable village. When I wrote that Guadeloupe is a French island, I probably should have underlined “French.” It is very French, and it probably would have helped had we all studied that language a bit more in school. Having said that, the people we encountered were wonderful and courteous beyond belief. The following morning, we raised our anchor and sailed south again, this time to Basse Terre. The capitol of Guadeloupe, Basse Terre is large by some Caribbean island standards, but we weren’t overly impressed by the town. Our mooring there was in Marina Sud Ancrage, located about a mile south of the actual town and we did find a mooring ball to tie up to. Finding a place to tie up our tender in the marina when we went to town was quite a challenge, but as we were not all that excited after seeing the town itself, we decided to move on the following morning. This sail was a bit more challenging than the previous one. When we rounded to southern point of Guadeloupe on the way to Illes Santes, the sea picked up considerably and the twentythree mile shot further south was quite sloppy. The prevailing winds in much of this part of the Caribbean are from the East, and crossing from Guadeloupe to Illes Santes meant that it was pretty much open ocean all the way to Africa. After about five hours, we arrived in Terrede-Haut in the Illes Santes and went looking for a mooring. As all of the Illes Santes are administered by Guadeloupe, we did not have




The building used as the Police station for Death in Paradise, in Deshaies

to clear immigration or customs, so it was a jump into the tender and go to land to explore. Terre-de-Haut was as enchanting as Deshaies and we would return there in a heartbeat. Our return to Antigua was pretty uneventful clipping along at 8-9 kts in a very choppy sea until we were approaching English Harbour, on the southern side of the island. We lost the wind, and about two hours out of the harbour, the drive train on our starboard engine ceased to function. We slogged along on the port engine, and luckily, there was an anchorage just inside the harbour entrance. We quickly dropped our anchor and proceeded to contact our charter company. Our charter week overall was pretty nice, and amongst some of the memories are a few reminders of things any charterer should remember: • Have a back-up option in case some or all of the instrumentation on a charter boat goes out. We had taken with us an iPad that had a navigation programme with us on our sail, and as things turned out, it was a good thing. The nav-programme on the catamaran rarely functioned and having the ability to feel confident that we were on the headings we wanted made the multiple-day sail better. • Check out your charter company to make sure that the time during your charter meets your expectations. We had spoken with a family of previous charterers and tried to work

with the charter company to make sure that the problems that arose previously had been fixed. (obviously in our case, even though we had been told that all the faults had been sorted, they hadn’t, so do your due diligence on the charter company) • Be prepared for any anchoring or mooring situations you might encounter. Our previous mooring experiences always involved mooring balls with two-meter-long pendants that were easy to pick up. In Guadeloupe, the mooring balls have metal rings on the top of them and these can be tricky to connect to if your boat has a relatively high freeboard. • When anchoring, be conscious that there are various views about how much chain to put out. Locals in Guadeloupe that we met did seem to believe that a scope of two-orthree to one was adequate, whereas others (us included) believe a scope of five-six or more is safer. This difference in views can play havoc when anchoring, as we experienced when an anchoring neighbour who came over in her tender one evening to say that she was planning on leaving the anchorage the following morning at 0500h, and that she had almost 200 ft of chain out and she believed that her anchor was just about under our boat. It was pretty dark but extremely beautiful when we woke up the next morning at 0500h to be ready in case our neighbour had any problems raising her anchor.

Breezing along the coast of Guadeloupe one morning

Looking for a mooring ball in Terre-de-Haut, Illes Santes

• Before arriving at a destination in a foreign

Relaxing off the coast of Guadeloupe whilst heading back to Antigua

country, it is important to know where Immigration, Customs, and Port Authority offices are located, and what currency they prefer to accept. ______________________________________ James B Rieley, a previous contributor to The Islander, lived and sailed in Mallorca for sixteen years, then moved to the British Virgin Islands where the sailboat he was living on was destroyed by hurricane Irma. His experiences during the hurricane were highlighted in the October 2017 and January 2018 issues of The Islander. He currently is living on Antigua.




THE ULTIMATE WAY TO ENJOY FORMENTERA’S MELLOW VIBE AND IBIZA’S GLITTERING HOTSPOTS A week’s cruise around Ibiza and Formentera enables you to enjoy golden beaches and balmy swims one day and Michelin-starred restaurants and a vibrant social scene the next. From cosmopolitan-chic Marina Ibiza to jeweltoned Cala Conta, here is Charter & Dreams’ suggested itinerary for a week of breath-taking views, gourmet cuisine and endless activities, all enhanced by the excitement and romance of living on a charter yacht. MARINA IBIZA - ILLETAS - CALA SAONA Illetas, as close a vision of the Caribbean as you could ever experience in Europe, is a short cruise away from Ibiza Marina. Spend the afternoon dozing off on salt-white sands and taking cooling dips in translucent waters before enjoying chilled rose and steaming paella at destination restaurant Juan y Andrea. Although you may never want to leave Illetas,

Cala Saona, on Formentera’s west-coast, is the kind of bay dreams are made of and a tranquil spot to spend the night. CALA SAONA - PORROIG - CALA JONDAL Snorkelling is a must for underwater-enthusiasts as they can experience close encounters with colourful fish and be mesmerised by Cala Saona’s undersea ‘light show’, a magical combination of stone-reds, sea-blues and a soft, golden glow. After a morning scoping out Cala Saona’s magical underwater world head to Porroig on Ibiza’s south coast. Charming, unspoilt Porroig boasts a beach dotted with fisherman’s huts and jewel-toned vistas that will take your breath away. Take the edge off a hot summer’s day by sipping on a ‘Jondal Desire’ on the see-and-be-seen decks of Cala Jondal’s beach club Blue Marlin. Between two lofty promontories and with its bewitching vistas, this south-coast cove is also a beautiful spot to drop anchor for the night. CALA D ́HORT - ES VEDRA - CALA CONTA From Cala d’Hort, one of Ibiza’s best-known beaches, you’ll be able to spot Es Vedrá, a vertiginous island and one of the most spellbinding sights in the Balearics. From sirens to UFOs to the Virgin Mary, Es Vedrá stars in many local myths and legends. Es Boldadó, a restaurant located on a cliff, offers stunning views of the islets Es Vedrà and Es Vedranel and fish so fresh it talks back. Keep your camera at the ready during the trip to Cala Conta as it will feature ever more Instagrammable scenery. Piece de resistance is Cala Conta’s sunset - a vibrant sky-canvas showcasing everything from soft pinks and burnt oranges to lemony yellows and fiery reds. CALA CONTA - CALA TARIDA - MARINA IBIZA Although a visit to Ibiza’s bay of Can Tarida with


its two gold-sand beaches is not to be missed, make sure you don’t leave Cala Conta before donning your snorkelling gear and ticking the ‘Posidonia box’. Posidonia is an endemic plant of the Mediterranean and cannot be found anywhere else on earth. From Cala Tarida, head back to chic Marina Ibiza for a glamorous night on the town. We recommend Lío, an Ibiza institution where evenings feature gourmet dining, cabaret shows and live music. MARINA IBIZA - ES CALO - FARO DE LA MOLA CALO D ́ES MORT Es Caló, another beautiful corner of Formentera, transfixes through its whitesanded beach, crystal clear water and superb lunch options, such as Es Caló, - a restaurant which is listed in the Michelin guide and sought out for its Spanish cuisine. After lunch go for a walk around the bay and discover the multiple little beaches and beautiful landscapes before cruising to "Faro de la Mola", an 1861 clifftop lighthouse and one of the most impressive sights on Formentera. Oh, and Calo D ́Es Mort, your next port of call, boasts a sunset which is hands down one of the most spectacular we’ve ever seen. CALÓ D ́ ES MORT - MARINA IBIZA While your last afternoon should be spent snorkelling and soaking up the rays on the beach, Ibiza’s old town will provide everything you need to cap off your cruise in style. Meander around Dalt Vila’s cobblestone streets and scope out the area’s cute cafes and chic boutiques. La Dispensa, in the heart of Dalt Vila, is a perfect choice for dinner. Expect a veritable feast for the senses, both by means of the chef’s fusion cuisine and the restaurant’s vintage decor. ______________________________________ As a boutique charter agency, we can offer a personalized service and smooth negotiation process. To put it in a nutshell, we're great at doing big things with less. Captains keen to hear about our various management options or owners wanting to know more about the benefits of putting their yacht on the charter market are invited to get in touch via phone / email or to drop into one of our offices. www.charteranddreams.com






YOTHA REVEALS CURRENT CHARTER TRENDS FOR 2020 SUPERYACHT GUESTS HEAD FOR THE MED In 2019 the Mediterranean was the most sought-after charter destination with 76% of charterers choosing its iconic shores. The most popular spot was Greece, accounting for 23% of Mediterranean bookings – not surprising since The Cyclades and the Ionian Islands offer a perfect mix of idyllic, off-the-radar anchorages and cosmopolitan nightlife, putting islands such as Mykonos on the global map.


The second most popular place with 17% of bookings was the French Riviera, one of the most glamorous yachting destinations in the world. Its ultra-chic beach towns and hilltop villages are breathtakingly beautiful while special events such as the Cannes Film Festival and Monaco Grand Prix attract the international yacht jet set. Taking the third spot with 11% of bookings was the Amalfi Coast with Positano, Sorrento and Ravello offering old-world Italian glamour and photo-worthy backdrops best viewed from the deck of a superyacht. AN INCREASING DEMAND FOR FAR-FLUNG DESTINATIONS While the traditional hotspots remain strong in 2020, with charters in Southeast Asia in particular up a whopping 170% and six times more requests. Charterers are discovering the appeal of the uninhabited islands and paradise beaches of Thailand and Indonesia - the perfect remedy for busy CEOs and their families seeking total escape. Interestingly, 87% of charterers are families compared to 13% corporate bookings. MODERN MOTOR YACHTS STILL SOARING AHEAD

Sailing yacht Germania Nova - Main

Since the platform’s creation, 230+ luxury vessels have signed up – with 114 superyachts joining in both 2018 and 2019 and a growing fleet in the Caribbean predicted for 2020. Yachts in the 35-45-metre range are still proving the most popular charter request and represent 32% of bookings, with yachts over 45 metres accounting for 28% and yachts in the 25-34-metre range comprising 26%. In terms of motor yachts versus sailing yachts, the former wins by far with double the amount of bookings compared to sailing yachts. Currently, YOTHA’s top three most requested yachts are 47-metre motor yacht SIROCCO with African-inspired interior and state-ofthe-art technology, 52-metre motor yacht SEVEN SINS with glass-bottom pool, Jacuzzi and ocean-side balconies, and 60-metre sailing yacht GERMANIA NOVA, a classic schooner with a modern makeover. In general, boats that have been recently refitted, especially those with outstanding amenities such as swimming pools, cinemas and exhilarating water toys are very popular. More than ever before, there is a demand for





exceptional “toy boxes” which now include not just jet skis and sea bobs but flyboards, hoverboards and trampolines. Indeed, the internet is exposing a whole new audience to the yachting experience and YOTHA is now curious to see how this will evolve. “Looking back on a successful year of charters, we are excited to say that YOTHA has created the world’s first onboard app dedicated to the charter journey as well as having a very active community of charterers and owners. As chartering becomes increasingly popular outside of traditional yachting circles, it is attracting more first-timers than ever. In the 2020s we expect to see that trend continue as well as a rise in the number of charters in remote parts of the world.” Carlo Benveduti, COO of YOTHA ______________________________________ www.yotha.com

Below : Sailing in Thailand




Alice is a regatta manager on the superyacht circuit offering a first-class racing experience. A keen yachtswoman and self-confessed island-hopping addict, preferably by boat. Meet our Classic Yacht Columnist. Are You Race Ready? The 2019 - 2020 International Regatta Calendar for both Classic Yachts & Superyacht Racing can be downloaded FREE at www. alicewiddows.com. Don’t miss a beat or a Bulletin and sign up today.


William Fife III (1857 – 1944) was from a family of boat builders and designers. His yard was in the small village of Fairlie on the Firth of Clyde. The remains of Wm. Fife & son’s yard were demolished in 1985 with a commemorative

sculpture was erected in 2011 on Bay Street. It is therefore fitting that a collection of some of his most famous yacht designs gather together to race together and owners can enjoy their classic yachts in Fife’s home waters.

The route for the 5th Fife Regatta plans to visit historic hidden gems along the Clyde coast. Many of the competing yachts such as Cambria, Kentra and The Blue Peter participate in international classic yacht regattas around




the world and will be returning to Fairlie this June. The first event was held 21 years ago in 1998. The venues include the foreshore where many of the yachts were conceived in the Ayrshire village of Fairlie, with nearby Largs Yacht Haven hosting the start and finish of the regatta which runs from the 4th to the 11th of June 2020, part of the Year of Coasts and Waters celebrations. The opening race will be around the Isle of Cumbrae on the 5th of June, an ideal time to follow the fleet around the island by bike and discover how fast and bonnie some of the enduring design’s are. From Fairlie on the 6th of June, the fleet of classic yachts head north to the Upper Clyde, stopping in at Holy Loch on the Cowal peninsula. A start the following day off Hunters Quay holds a significant place in Clyde Yachting history as the boats head ‘doon the watter’ to Rothesay on the Isle of Bute on the 7th of June. Rothesay is a place to relax as the Clyde riviera welcomes the fleet to do just that and a lay day on Bute is planned with many of the small boats in the inner harbour , with the larger boats sitting at anchor, not dissimilar to a summer scene in the 1920’s. On Tuesday the 9th the yachts set course for Tighnabruaich and Kames in a parade of sail through the spectacular natural environment of the Kyles of Bute. The local hospitality is well known with the afternoon set aside to enjoy the sheltered anchorage with rowing races and shoreside social events planned. With the sailors well rested, the longest passage race takes the fleet back to Largs on the 10th of June. The exact route will depend on the weather, with the photographers hoping they pass beneath the mountains of Arran if they go south around Bute. The final race is to be on the 11th of June to the North of the Isle of Cumbrae on the Clyde, where the yachts will sail on the ‘King’s

Course’, a traditional race area during the turn of last century. Sailing in the waters they were designed for, the returning vessels will again experience our unique coasts, waters and hospitality, whilst celebrating the designs of William Fife. The enduring elegance of the classic yachts provide a moving insight into Scotland’s proud marine heritage and global legacy. As Scotland celebrates its Coasts and Waters in 2020 with a year-long programme of events


and activities which will shine a spotlight on these vital elements of our landscape and heritage. In April Mariella will be racing in Antigua Classic Week. Duran Duran’s hit video “Rio” famously featured this famous Fife. ______________________________________ Photos © Marc Turner By Alice Widdows www.alicewiddows.com













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Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta


1 - 7 April


Les Voiles des Saint Barth

St Barths

12 - 18 April


Palma Vela


6 - 10 May


Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta

Porto Cervo

2 - 6 June


The Superyacht Cup


17 - 20 June


Newport Bermuda Race

19 June


The Candy Store Cup

23-25th July


Perini Navi Cup

Porto Cervo

26 - 29 August


Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup

Porto Cervo

30 August – 5 September


26th Sept - 10th October


Les Voiles de St Tropez


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TECHNICAL PARTNERS ON BOARD FOR 2020 builders of the 2019 championship winner Azzurra said: “For us, being a Technical Partner of the 52 SUPER SERIES is something that goes with our identity, because our will is to always be as close as possible to the owners who have entrusted the construction of their sailboat in us. Each TP52 made in our yard represents part of our shared history, and, of course, this strengthens our commitment to go well beyond being just the boatbuilders. We are like a family, in each project, from the first day to the last day. In 2020 we will have two boats built by us Phoenix 11 and Azzurra in the water. Azzurra defends the title they won in 2019.” Chimo López, owner of Longitud Cero said:

For what promises to be a thrilling six-event year of competition that will take the circuit to South Africa for the first time, the 52 SUPER SERIES is again welcoming the support of key long time Technical Partners Quantum Sails, North Sails, King Marine and Longitud Cero. Specialist grand-prix boat builders King Marine and Longitud Cero and renowned sailmakers Quantum Sails and North Sails each have a long and storied history with the world’s leading monohull circuit. All have won the 52 SUPER SERIES overall title many times since 2012 when the series ran for the first time, and have enjoyed multiple successes in the TP52 class previously and world-wide. Without doubt these companies see the 52 SUPER SERIES as the key grand prix arena where they are driven to make constant technical improvements as they partner with owners and crews in the pursuit of the championship title each season. Their passion to improve their respective products to seek a performance edge drives them hard but also all are loyal fans of a circuit which they recognise touches and inspires their existing and future customers. Agustín Zulueta, CEO of 52 SUPER SERIES, welcomed the Technical Partners on board for 2020, saying: “As a high-performance class we are driven to push the boundaries of what is possible in our sport, on our race tracks in South Africa and Europe this year, and our Technical Partners’ missions are all aligned with what we as a globally renowned series, and the owners and teams, are all looking to achieve. All together we enjoy and benefit in so many ways from their endeavours, supporting what is a fantastic product, which is avidly followed all around the sailing world.” Ed Reynolds, President Sails, comments:



“We love the 52 SUPER SERIES and the global broadcasting of the circuit and through this Technical Partnership support we love the fact we are helping people see and interact with

the circuit. Our racing programme has never been predicated to just winning, obviously we want to win and we are always trying to achieve that goal, but the 52 SUPER SERIES touches and inspires our customer base, and with the 52 SUPER SERIES it is like being able to give them a backstage pass, a pass directly into the pitlane, to share the lifestyle and the great venues. We have a great team of America’s Cup sailors, for example, and the 52 SUPER SERIES lets sailing fans connect with them.” Commenting on the partnership, Paul Westlake, North Sails Executive Vice President, and Mainsail Trimmer for Bronenosec concluded: “Every November we get the sail designers who have worked with the various teams together for a full debrief on what we have learned from the previous season and what is next area of development for the coming season. The partnership we have with the 52 SUPER SERIES helps us to grow the support we can give clients and to enable North Sails to help them make more gains in the future. We have the utmost confidence in our sail design tools and 3Di composite technologies to provide our clients fast, reliable, cutting edge sail wardrobes. Still, we are always exploring the limits for ways to improve as we progress along the highly demanding season consisting of 60 races with all to count!” Gabriel Mariana, CEO of King Marine and

“Being Technical Partners to the circuit is very important for us. It is seen all over the world, so it is a great showcase. We must be involved because we are in the world of racing and we have to be there. We know that the broadcasts are watched all over the world. It is a way of advertising and is very direct, because all the viewers can see our products on the water. In 2020, Alegre, Quantum, Bronenosec and Gladiator are sailboats that have left our yard . We have four boats representing around the 40% of the fleet. We cannot be on the sidelines; this is the only publicity we do and it is a way of supporting the circuit held by team and boat owners who trust us.” Racing at the first event of the 2020 season, the Odzala Discovery Camps 52 SUPER SERIES V&A Waterfront – Cape Town, starts on Monday 2nd March and finishes on Friday 6th March. The 2020 52 SUPER SERIES is a best of 6 events trophy: 1. Odzala Discovery Camps 52 SUPER SERIES V&A Waterfront – Cape Town – March 2-6, Cape Town, South Africa 2. Rolex TP52 World Championship Cape Town 2020 – March 31-4 April, Cape Town, South Africa 3. Royal Cup 52 SUPER SERIES Scarlino 2020 – May 12-16, Tuscany, Italy 4. Audi 52 SUPER SERIES Porto Cervo & TP52 20th Anniversary – June 17-21, Sardinia, Italy 5. 52 SUPER SERIES Valencia Sailing Week – July 18-22, Valencia, Spain 6. Puerto Portals 52 SUPER SERIES Sailing Week – September 15-19, Mallorca, Spain





The 39 Copa del Rey MAPFRE will incorporate a new class that will compete in real time –that means the first boat that crosses de finish line wins. For the first time the new ClubSwan 36 class will compete at the showcase summer regatta and is estimated that around 14 teams will race in the new class. That means there will be a total of five one design classes sailing in real time in this 39th edition: ClubSwan 50, ClubSwan42, ClubSwan 36, J70 and the Women’s Cup. Launched in May 2019, ClubSwan 36 is one of the latest one-design boats of the Nautor’s Swan marque and has been designed by the renowned Argentinian designer Juan Kouyoumdjian. "It is a class that I like very much," says Juan K. "It is a design into which we put a lot of effort because we had to push several boundaries and so there are things we have invented, they did not exist in other boats." The ClubSwan 36 is all carbon, follows modern lines and is tremendously light. It has a maximum crew of six people and adheres to an owner/driver rule, that is, the owner of the boat is also the helmsman. In addition, one of its main characteristics is that it has a single 'foil' that can be used or not, as Juan K explains: “The general concept is to have a curved 'foil' that is used while sailing upwind, reaching and downwind with strong winds. If sailing downwind with medium to light winds, the foil is used paradoxically not using it; the fact of being able to get it out of the water is to use it correctly.” Manu Fraga, director of the Copa del Rey MAPFRE, is very happy with this new

incorporation and highlights that the regatta “always bet on innovation and there is no doubt that ClubSwan 36 is a modern and innovative design. I am sure that we will see a very competitive fleet on the Bay of Palma and it will give much game." “Palma de Mallorca and the Real Club Náutico de Palma represent a lot for us at Nautor’s, that’s why we chose to have the debut of ClubSwan 36 class here, last October during The Nations Trophy. Having the class racing in these waters and being treated like the guest of honor at one of the best regattas in the world, makes us very proud,” says Enrico Chieffi, Nautor’s Group Vice President. “ClubSwan 36 is changing the rules in the One Design competition, with a fun and a super innovative approach. Watching her racing during Copa del

Rey will be very interesting and will raise the bar in terms of competitiveness.” As for the rest of the classes, the first race is scheduled for Monday, the 3rd of August at 13h00 local time. From there on and until Saturday the 8th of August, a maximum of 11 W/L races are scheduled. The 39 Copa del Rey MAPFRE is organised by the Real Club Náutico de Palma and the Real Federación Española de Vela (Spanish Sailing Federation), and is sponsored by MAPFRE with institutional collaboration from the Govern de les Illes Balears (Balearic Islands Government), the Ayuntamiento de Palma (Palma Town Hall), the Autoritat Portuaria de Balears (Baleares Port Authority), and the Federación Balear de Vela (Balearic Islands Sailing Federation).




FLYING FIFTEEN MALLORCA 2020 is proving an exciting year, the fleet is growing fast, and we have a lot of new faces. Racing is going to be exciting – in May alone we have both Palma Vela and the European Championships in France at the Ecole Navale, where there will be 20 classes on the water, the flying fifteens racing at Crozon-Morgat. We’re being asked a lot about how newcomers can get their hands on a boat. Whilst we always suggest coming up and joining us as crew to see whether flying fifteen suits you – it will! – there are some boats available. Prices range from a couple of hundred euros to less than seven thousand. This isn’t an advert, but to give you a feel of what’s out there, in order of price: • 1988 Amos: an old boat to get started in – sailable, bit of a project • 1997 Coryn, bags: well set up, fast with two good racing suits – including the new style jib, a few extra sails, roadworthy trailer & cover • 1992 Ovington 9, chute: fast boat – I’ve jumped into it and won first time! – good sails plus a spare set. Needs tidying up and TLC. Race ready and tuned, trailer & cover. Includes a day’s race instruction from the owner • 1998 Ovington 9 smoothy, chute: recently replaced mast, main and jib, 3 spinnakers, roadworthy trailer & cover • 1997 another Ovington 9 smoothy, chute: one of the best set up boats in the fleet, new mast, 4 mains, 3 genoas, 1 jib, 4 spinnakers (new suit for 2019 Worlds) needs a little gelcoat work, roadworthy trailer & cover So, there’s something for everyone! If you’d like to know more send an email to ffspain@babbages.eu 15 FEBRUARY – CASUAL REGATTA We hadn’t been sailing for a bit, so Francisco in ffugue, Carlos in Swampfire and Michael in Dragonfly had a sail around Pollença bay. Not really a race, just great sailing – so no results!

We decided on a couple more practice races before Palma Vela, and five boats turned up for the first Saturday. We set short upwind-

Coming Up: This month we have a final Palma Vela training on the 4th and the last Liguilla de Invierno on 18th April. Then its Palma Vela,

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Europeans before coming back to Pollença for the Mallorcans at the beginning of June. _____________________________________


downwind courses, with a gate at the bottom. John and Jakob dominated in fuego fatuo, with 3 straight firsts. Steve Parry and Mark Hart (Wight Flyer) had 2-3-2, and Michael Beecken and Karin Baatz (Dragonfly) 3-2-3.





When they mustered in March in the Caribbean to race at the Antigua Superyacht Challenge and at the ever-popular Saint Barth's Bucket, four J Class yachts will have formed the strongest class fleet since 2017's J Class World Championship in Newport, RI. The back-to-back events marked the notable return of Lionheart which pretty much swept the board during the landmark 2017 season, when the J Class featured in Bermuda during the 35th America's Cup regatta and then raced for the inaugural world title in Newport. These Caribbean regattas will be the first events to be raced under the improved J Class

Rule as updated by Chris Todter, the J Class Technical Director, who at the beginning of 2019 was appointed to review and update the rule which came under exceptional pressure during the high octane 2017 season.

well in advance. The ratings are changing somewhat but they are now backed up by much more accurate measurement applied to the CFD of the hulls to correspondingly produce better VPPs."

"Basically, the rule has been tightened up to remove the loopholes which existed. We have worked hard to acquire much better, more accurate data about each of the boats to add more accountability to the racing," explains Todter. "The main thing now is there is transparency, and everyone knows what everyone else is doing. There should be no surprises. If changes are proposed to be made, then they must be requested and reviewed

Lionheart returned to the racecourse with most of their same winning crew with the exception of round the world ace Bouwe Bekking. Kelvin Harrap, previously on Hanuman, will be calling tactics. Peter Holmberg of Topaz notes: "This is going to be a really big year for the J Class. It is always hard racing and to date we have always felt like we have had to punch above our weight to do well, so we have high hopes under the updated rule. But the joy of the J's is that you are always, always learning. Velsheda are the masters having been at this for that bit longer. But this racing is always fantastic and, looking forward to racing in New Zealand in the future is just the cherry on top." Looking ahead, the J Class have once again been invited to race during the 2021 America's Cup season. This opportunity has been seized wholeheartedly by owners and crews and Lionheart, Topaz and Velsheda are expected to be joined in New Zealand by J5 Ranger, which has a new owner and is currently completing refit. Adding to the obvious appeal of racing centre stage in Auckland, where the J Class has never been as a fleet, most of the owners are taking the advantage of the opportunity to cruise their J's across the South Pacific to New Zealand. Indeed, they will progressively head to the Panama Canal this year after sailing in the Caribbean.




OUTSIDER LIFTS THE RORC CARIBBEAN 600 TROPHY IRC Zero was won by Outsider, with Wizard second. Eric de Turckheim's NMD54 Teasing Machine (FRA) was third. The Bella Mente Trophy was won by Landry, Siwicki & Roesch's Mills 68 Prospector (USA). Giles Redpath's Lombard 46 Pata Negra (GBR) was victorious in IRC One. Philippe Frantz's NMD43 Albator (FRA) was second and Placido Arango GarcĂ­a-Urtiaga's Swan 65 Libelula (ESP) was third in class and winner of the Swan Challenge Cup. Andrew Berdon's Marten 49 Summer Storm (USA) was runner up in CSA One.

The overall winner of the 12th edition of the RORC Caribbean 600 was Tilmar Hansen's TP52 Outsider (GER), skippered by Bo Teichmann. Outsider is the first German boat to lift the RORC Caribbean Trophy, breaking a sevenyear winning streak of winners from the USA. Runner-up was the defending champion, David & Peter Askew's Volvo 70 Wizard (USA), which also took Monohull Line Honours. One of the smallest boats in the race was third, Peter

McWhinnie's JPK 10.80 In Theory (USA). The winner of the MOCRA Class was Adrian Keller's Nigel Irens 83ft catamaran Allegra. Christiaan Durrant (AUS) racing his Nigel Irens 63ft Trimaran Shockwave was runnerup. Jason Carroll's MOD70 Argo (USA) was third. Multihull Line Honours went to Peter Cunningham's MOD70 PowerPlay (CAY).

IRC Three has been won by Peter McWhinnie's JPK 10.80 In Theory (USA). Richard Oswald's Emily of Cowes, skippered by Katy Campbell (CAN) was second, Yoyo Gerssen's Ohlson 35 Cabbyl Vanewas determined to finish the race and after almost exactly five days, crossed the line to take third. IRC Two Handed was won by Richard Palmer's JPK 10.10 Jangada (GBR), adding to their overall win in the RORC Transatlantic Race. Last year's winner, Jeremi Jablonski's Hanse 430 Avanti (USA) was second. The Class40 Division was won by BHB, sailed by Arthur Hubert (FRA). Morgane Ursault Poupon's UP Sailing (FRA) was runner-up. Arnt Bruhns' Iskareen (GER) completed the podium ______________________________________ caribbean600.rorc.org


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Some of you may have seen the Channel 4 programme “The Mutiny” recreating the astonishing voyage of Captain Bligh from near Tonga to Batavia (modern day Jakarta) a journey of some 4,000 miles. If you caught it you will know that the participants in the recreation pushed themselves to the limits of their physical endurance but psychologically they must have been comforted to know that they were escorted by a much larger vessel complete with medical facilities. No such comfort was afforded to Bligh and his men. Imagine the anguish as Bligh and his 18 loyal crew members were forced at gunpoint onto the Bounty’s 23 foot (7m) jolly boat. They were provided with 5 days provisions, water, a sextant, nautical tables and charts. Once they were aboard and just before they were cast off four cutlasses were dropped into the boat. They were to be alone in poorly charted waters in a boat not designed for open water passages and which only had a freeboard of 5 inches! Bligh was by all accounts a bully but there is little doubt that he was also an excellent navigator. His mentor had been none other than Captain Cook who had opened up Australia and New Zealand and charted their coasts and that of many South Pacific islands. At 10:00 on the 28th April 1789 the warps holding the jolly boat to HMS Bounty were cut; their odyssey was about to begin. Bligh hoped to find water and food on Tofua, 35 miles from where he was cast adrift, and then proceed to the nearby island of Tongatabu to seek help from Tongan King Poulaho (whom he knew from his visit with Cook). Ashore at Tofua, there were encounters with natives who were initially friendly but grew more menacing as time passed. On 2 May, four days after landing, Bligh realised that an attack was imminent. He

got his men back on the boat shortly before the Tofuans seized its stern rope and attempted to drag it back ashore. Bligh managed to defend his shore party and their supplies from the boat. However, in attempting to free the rope from its captors, the quartermaster John Norton leapt into the water and he was immediately set upon and stoned to death. Shocked and saddened by the violent death of one of their number the crew pulled out to sea and re-evaluated their options. A visit to Tongatapu, or any island landfall, might incur similarly violent consequences; their best chance of salvation, Bligh reckoned, lay in sailing directly to the Dutch settlement of Kupang in Timor using the rations presently on board. This was a journey of some 3,500 nautical miles to the west, beyond the Endeavour Strait, and it would necessitate daily rations of an ounce of bread and a quarter-pint of water for each man. The plan was unanimously agreed. From the outset, the weather was wet and stormy, with mountainous seas that constantly threatened to overwhelm the boat. The jolly boat made the first ever passage by Europeans through the Fiji Islands but they dared not stop because of the islanders' reputation for cannibalism. On 17 May, Bligh recorded in his journal that "our situation was miserable; always wet, and suffering extreme cold ... without the least shelter from the weather". A week later with the skies clearing, birds began to appear, signalling a proximity to land. On 28 May, the Great Barrier Reef was sighted; Amazingly Bligh found a navigable gap and sailed the boat into a calm lagoon. Late that afternoon, he ran the boat ashore on a small island which he named Restoration Island where the men found oysters and berries in plentiful supply and were able to eat

ravenously. Over the next four days, the party island-hopped northward within the lagoon, aware that their movements were being closely monitored by natives on the mainland. On 2 June, the boat cleared Cape York the extreme northern point of the Australian continent. Bligh turned south-west, and steered through a maze of shoals, reefs, sandbanks, and small islands. The route taken was not the Endeavour Strait, but a narrower southerly passage later known as the Prince of Wales Channel. That evening they reached the open Arafura Sea - still 1,100 nautical miles from Kupang. The following eight days encompassed some of the toughest travel of the entire journey and, by 11 June, many were close to collapse. The next day, the coast of Timor was sighted: "It is not possible for me to describe the pleasure which the blessing of the sight of this land diffused among us", Bligh wrote. On 14 June, with a makeshift Union Jack hoisted, they sailed into Kupang harbour. In Kupang, Bligh reported the mutiny to the authorities, and wrote to his wife: "Know then, my own Dear Betsey, I have lost the Bounty ..." On 20 August, the party departed for Batavia (now Jakarta) to await a ship for Europe. Surely this feat of leadership, navigation and toughness merits its categorisation as one of the most Astonishing Small Boat Voyages ever. If you want to have an astonishing adventure of your own, start by looking for the right boat at www.boatshedgibraltar.com. ______________________________________ Boatshed Gibraltar www.boatshedgibraltar.com



The European Commission has sent an additional letter of formal notice to Malta whose authorities it accuses of not levying the correct amount of the value-added tax (VAT) on the lease of yachts. Brussels claims that Valetta failed to properly modify its tax system in response to earlier requests by the EC. “Following an initial letter of formal notice on 8 March 2018, Malta modified its legislation in order to align it with the necessary requirements under EU law. These new national rules are, however, still not completely in line with EU law,” the EC said in a statement. According to Brussels, Malta’s legislation uses a distance-based method to calculate the effective use of a yacht outside the EU, but the bloc’s use does not allow such a method to be used for this purpose. Instead, a time-based method is to be applied. “The Commission is now sending a complementary letter of formal notice to Malta in order to ensure full compliance with EU law. Without a satisfactory response within two months, the Commission may decide to address a reasoned opinion to Malta,” the EC said. __________________________________________________________ By Jaroslaw Adamowski IBI Plus



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POLLUTION! A photo of gannets using discarded nets and ropes to build their nests highlights the increasing problem of plastic pollution on marine life. The image was 'highly commended' in the 2020 Underwater Photographer of the Year competition on Saturday 22 February 2020. Dr. Simon J Pierce, a principal scientist at the Marine Megafauna Foundation and wildlife photographer for Nature Tripper, captured the image at Runde Island, off the southern coast of Norway. The island is a seasonal home to over half a million seabirds, including the northern gannets he was there to photograph. “We were bouncing around in a small boat, so it was tough to compose a photo. I could see some colour among the gannets’ nests on the cliff, and I was pretty sure there weren’t supposed to be bright colours in seabird nests, so I bumped my shutter speed up and hoped for the best. When I downloaded the pictures to my computer later, I just gasped. The nests were overflowing with fishing debris,” says Pierce. Gannets normally build their nests from seaweed and grass floating on the ocean’s surface near the island. Increasingly, the seabirds are using discarded netting, ropes, and packaging straps from fisheries instead. This fishing waste seems to be becoming more common than the natural materials they instinctively gather. A recent survey at Runde Island found that 97% of nests contained manmade debris. Newborn chicks, and even adult gannets, are routinely entangled and killed in these tough and non-biodegradable materials.

Gannets and plastic pollution in Norway © Simon J Pierce, principal scientist at Marine Megafauna Foundation and www.naturetripper.com

Peter Rowlands, Chair of the Judging Committee for the Underwater Photographer of the Year competition in 2020, added, “We have given them no choice. Their natural materials of seaweed and grass have been smothered by indestructible ghost traps which fishermen have lost or intentionally discarded. We, and the fishermen especially, should hang our heads in shame and then do everything in our power to reverse this.” Pierce’s image of the gannets was highly commended in the “Marine Conservation” category of the competition. Scientists are increasingly revealing the insidious threat posed by plastic pollution. The Marine Megafauna Foundation is a nonprofit organisation researching manta rays, whale sharks and other large marine animals threatened with extinction. Elitza Germanov, also a researcher from the Marine Megafauna Foundation and PhD candidate at Murdoch University, has been investigating the presence of plastics in feeding areas used manta rays and whale sharks in Indonesia. “Manta rays and whale sharks are large filter-feeding fish that can ingest microplastics directly from polluted water or indirectly through the contaminated plankton they feed on,” says Germanov. With time, plastics break down into smaller pieces called microplastics that these large marine filter feeders might accidentally scoop up because they float among their prey. Germanov’s research found that reef manta

Simon Pierce, principal scientist at the Marine Megafauna Foundation, in the Arctic Photo © Jamie Haigh

rays foraging in the waters off Bali and in Komodo National Park may swallow up to 63 pieces of plastic every hour. Whale sharks that seasonally visit the island of Java are even more affected, ingesting up to 137 bits of plastic each hour. Pierce says that, for the gannets at least, a quick turnaround in fortune is possible: “Reducing the fishing pressure near nesting colonies has been shown to lead to fast and measurable declines in the number of affected nests. That

suggests a range of practical solutions, such as reducing the pollution from the fishing boats themselves, minimise net fisheries in the local region, or create protected areas that allow the ecosystem and nesting areas to recover.” “There’s a lot we can do as consumers,” added Pierce. “But it’s clear that industries that use plastics in single-use packaging, and the fishing industry that is responsible for a lot of the discards seen here in Norway, need to come to the table and help to fix this.”





A Cypriot-Israeli consortium, Kition Ocean Holdings, has gained approval from the Cyprus government which, after prolonged negotiations over some two years, managed to reach an agreement over the redevelopment of Larnaca port and marina. A total of €1.2bn is planned to be invested in upgrades, making it the largest infrastructure of this type on the island.

The Kition consortium’s plan involves transforming the existing Larnaca Marina into a state-of-the-art facility as well as expanding and modernising the commercial port facilities including the provision of a new passenger ship terminal. In respect of the land area, Kition plans extensive commercial and residential buildings reportedly using innovative architecture, streets and parks.

Transport Minister Yiannis Karousos announced late last week that the government had reached agreement with the Kition consortium to take on the project to restructure the existing marina to offer 600 berths, significantly improve the commercial port facilities, and develop the adjacent 220,000sq m land area.

The whole project is estimated to take between 10-15 years to complete. Minister Karousos commented: “I am in the happy position to announce that negotiations for the development of the port and marina of Larnaca ended with success. It is an investment of €1bn with multiple benefits for Larnaca and the country’s economy.”

Larnaca Mayor Andreas Vyras remarked that the deal was a “pleasant surprise”, as the town has been waiting for decades to see its marina upgraded. “This is a new era for Larnaca,” he said. “The development will boost the town’s economy and create a great number of jobs.” Panayiotis Sentonas, a government spokesman, commented: “It is a project of great addedvalue for our country, as it is expected to increase economic activity in both Larnaca and elsewhere. It is estimated the project will contribute some €126m to GDP annually.” ______________________________________ By David Robinson IBI Plus

YARE POSTPONES TO NOVEMBER YARE, the international aftersales and refit event in Viareggio has been postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak. Celebrating its 10 year anniversary, YARE was scheduled to be held from March 18-20. It will now take place from November 4-6. The organisers, NAVIGO following statement:



“In light of the developments in the international situation regarding the COVID-19 virus, the Management Board of the organising company NAVIGO held a meeting for an evaluation and monitoring of the situation. Tuscany remains a completely safe area for business and tourist travel and the authorities have managed protocols and actions that have been reported among the best in Italy, also by medical and scientific institutions. Despite this, the recent decisions to apply restrictions on flights and travels from foreign countries to Italy do not allow to carry out the 10th edition of YARE to its full potential, not being able to count on the presence of all guests and companies, coming from 23 different European and non-European countries.

Therefore NAVIGO has decided for a postponement of YARE to 4-6 November 2020. A difficult choice, as you will understand, but necessary to best meet the needs of all those who believe in YARE together with us.”

With its dates in close proximity to METS, one wonders whether this is a wise choice of dates.




STEW OF THE MONTH: LIEZE MULLER places, meeting people and making money. But for me my absolute favourite part about working onboard has to be the sunsets we get to see…they just never get old. Each seems to be different to the next, and they seem to make you feel so thankful for having a life so exciting and adventurous. How do you keep sane on charter? It’s not always easy to find time to get off the boat during charter so my go to is always Yoga. During the night stargazing is perfect when you are stuck on the boat but would love to connect with nature. When I have time to get off I go for a hike or run or just visit a local beach for sunbathing, supping and swimming. What are your best strategies for spoiling charter guests?

What did you do before yachting and how did your yachting career first begin? After University I went straight to work on cruise ships and stayed there for 10 years. Yachting was the next level up. Also I have two brothers who are in the industry so it came as natural for me. What has been your favourite boat you’ve worked on and why? I have been on one yacht since starting in the industry: S/Y Alcanara. She is a great yacht in the water that glides smoothly and reaches a comfortable 10knots easily. The people you work with always make or break a contract and I am so lucky to have the most amazing boss and fellow crew and that is enough to make it my favourite boat. What are the best and worst parts about working on-board? There are so many good things about working onboard, including travelling, seeing beautiful

The ultimate spoil for me is making sure towels and bathmats are always fresh. This is a big one. It’s not always possible to wash daily so some days I make sure to tumble dry them so they smell fresh and are nice and fluffy. Some people shower several times a day, so I would need to do this a few times a day to make sure they feel extra spoilt. What’s the coolest thing you have done for guests? Although it doesn’t seem like much, finding time even just to wash hair some days is hard. So, finding the time during busy charters to make the guests some of my signature date balls to take home after a charter is definitely special. That is to say if the crew have not finished them first…They are such a crowd please. Everyone loves them as they are tasty and guilt free…

exploring anywhere I go. But somewhere I would still love to go is the Pacific islands… If you owned a superyacht, what would you do differently? Not much differently actually. I would still travel the world and would probably still clean the boat myself… only difference would be that I would not have to work for someone else. What is your on-board pet hate? Men leaving the toilet seat up. What career achievement are you most proud of?

I am known as the best Bloody Mary maker…EVER!!!

Being able to work in the hospitality and service department for over a decade. It’s not always easy but can be very fulfilling as you meet such diverse people.

What is your favourite yachting destination?

Best housekeeping tip/hack?

I don’t have a favourite destination. I love

Setting the table for breakfast at night after

What is your signature cocktail?

guests have gone to bed!!! It saves time the next morning and gives me a few minutes more sleep. Tell us about your funniest embarrassing moment on board. One day I asked the crew what the black sheet in the bathroom was for. They laughed and said that it was the blackout for the window! This black screen/sheet had been in the shower every single day and was positioned just under the window but not covering it. I had been looking straight at it every day for over a month not realising however, that I had been showering with everyone being able to see me through the window!!! I had assumed it was a one-way window where only I can see out…to my dismay it wasn’t…Safe to say it was quite embarrassing and could never forget that moment! What’s your favourite adventure in Mallorca? Anything outdoors … hiking, biking, walking around. If you could give your 20 year old self one piece of advice, what would it be? Travel as much as you can as long as you can…collect memories not things. What’s your plan for the future? Stay in the industry as long as possible. I would like to have my own business… something in the health department like yoga instructor, massage therapist, vegan restaurant owner or health consultant. And most definitely a lot of travelling. Thank you for reading! Lieze Muller Chief Stewardess -SY ALCANARA _________________________________________________________ Interview By: Melanie Winters (+34) 646 897 378 melwmarketing@gmail.com





Fresh peas are wonderful braised with lettuce, stirred into pasta carbonara or mixed with cous cous or quinoa. They make perfect partners for both fish and meat and you can cook them with almonds, artichokes, fennel, mushrooms or baby onions and flavour them with anything from mint, rosemary, and sage to savoury or thyme. I love fresh peas in a risotto with smoked bacon, Serrano ham or chorizo. Peas also make for a great soup and it can also be served hot or cold. You can flavour the soup with mint or rosemary and fresh lemongrass that adds a little lift and an amazing aroma to the finished soup. This week I’m cooking a simple recipe of peas with fresh scallops…absolutely delicious and a marriage made in heaven!

PAN-FRIED SCALLOPS WITH FRESH PEA, LIME & MINT SOUP I love scallops with peas and they all combine beautifully with lime & fresh mint. You could use frozen peas for this recipe Ingredients (serves 4)

This year I’ve been growing fresh peas in my garden for the first time. I now have four beautiful, long rows supported with canes and string and they are finally ready to eat. I initially grew them for their white flowers, their tender shoots and curling tendrils for salads and to decorate my plates at the restaurant, but I have to say that popping fresh peas straight from the pod into your mouth remains one of life's great pleasures. It’s probably true to say that the taste and texture of fresh peas has almost been forgotten in these times of convenience and frozen foods. Most people can’t even remember the last time they tasted sweet, fresh peas straight from the pod and most of us rely solely on the frozen or, worse still, the tinned ones that sit in a fowl-smelling, awful tasting, cloudy liquid. I’m a big fan of fresh peas and early spring is the best time to enjoy them. OK, I know it’s a fiddly, time consuming job to shell and peel the little buggers, but the difference is enormous and they are definitely worth all the extra effort. They are high vitamin C and are a good source of fibre and phosphorus making them really good energy foods. When you are buying peas in the pod, bear in mind that the sugar that makes them so exquisite begins to turn into starch as soon as they're picked. So only choose pods that look plump, and eat them the day you buy them. In an ideal world, peas would barely leave the garden - they should be picked there and eaten there, with as little time away from the kitchen as possible.

12 large scallops 1 bunch of spring onions (finely chopped) 50g butter 2 small potatoes (peeled and diced)

1 litre vegetable stock 2 lemongrass sticks (finely chopped) 900g fresh peas, shelled 150ml crème fraiche Juice of 2 limes 4 tbsp chopped mint Seasoning

Cook the spring onions in the butter in a heavy saucepan over a gentle heat until tender. Do not allow to colour. Add the diced potatoes and stir to mix. Pour in the stock; bring to the boil and cook, covered, for about 8 minutes. Add the peas and cook for a further 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and add the crème fraiche, lime juice and mint leaves. Season to taste and liquidise the soup in a food processor until smooth. Pass through a fine sieve. Heat a little olive oil in a heavy-bottomed frying pan and fry the scallops until golden brown. Turn over and finish cooking on the other side. Season the scallops and divide them between four warm soup bowls. Garnish with some fresh pea shoots and serve with the fresh pea, lime & mint soup.





Back in 2010, Andrew Azzopardi, now General Manager of No12 Fine Wines and Provisions, and Karl Aquilina CEO of Salvo Grima & Sons Ltd got into a wine-induced discussion about a passion they both shared – their love for food and wine. A few years (and a couple of bottles of wine) later, No12 Fine Wines and Provisions came to fruition as an international company who specialise in fine wines and spirits to superyachts in the Mediterranean. The company quickly roped in the experienced Charlotte Painter who helped the company become one of the leading suppliers of wines and spirits in Mallorca Malta and eventually Barcelona. Hungarian wine specialist, Bence Szabo also joined the team shortly after, bringing more knowledge and passion to the team. However Karl and Andrews’ vision of supplying the full food and wine spectrum to superyachts was not fully realised yet, and that’s when in 2018 Luisa Galea, an experienced Chef on board many a superyacht, joined the team in Malta to offer their clientele the food & interior provisioning, over and above the already established wines and spirits section.

Luisa rapidly gained a reputation for providing superior quality and service with a smile and she was shortly being recommended to some of the largest and most reputable vessels in the world. Her reputation preceded her due to her love for the job, in-depth galley knowledge and a contagious can-do attitude. The expansion into food is no easy feat but Luisa’s success has given the company courage to further expand the food provisioning in Mallorca. Newly recruited gastronomy graduate Santiago Salas Acevedo, who has experience working with some of the top chefs in the world, including Albert Adrià, is spearheading the food provisioning department in Palma de Mallorca. Together with the rest of the team, Santiago has already been working tirelessly to source the perfect products for superyachts. He has been seeking out the best chocolatiers, butchers and fruit and vegetable merchants on the island and further afield. He has been testing and tasting the best shellfish and micro herbs he can get his hands on and is constantly seeking to source the best produce for knowledgeable chef. ‘The whole No12 Fine wines and Provisions team have a passion for both food and wine. To us, food and wine not only complement each other, but are important to a complete dining experience. it was always part of the plan to offer the full provisioning service to our clients’ Andrew explained. ‘I think passion and teamwork are the reasons the company has been successful so far. We have just returned from a short trip to Bordeaux where it was amazing to see how well the team get on with each other. We spent 4 days eating, drinking, learning and discussing some of the best food and wines available and we are now so excited to use that knowledge to offer the best to our clients’ ______________________________________ No12 fine wines and Provisions can be contacted on: info@no12wines.com www.no12wines.com




THE ART OF FOOD AND WINE PAIRING understanding richness and weight. He splits flavour richness into two profiles ‘Ripe’ and ‘Fresh’. ‘Ripe’ refers to Autumn and winter flavour tones, as opposed to ‘Fresh’ which refers to spring or summer flavour tones. Apples, lemons, strawberries and herbs such as chives, fennel and coriander are considered ‘Fresh’, but bananas, pears, mushrooms, caramel and vanilla are identified as ‘Ripe. Cooking methods can change the weight and richness, or ripeness, of the food’s flavour, such that the difference in the flavour profile between a fried potato and a boiled a potato is clear, where the former is considered to have a ‘Riper’ flavour profile. In a nutshell, we can classify most flavours as ‘Fresh or ‘Ripe’ depending on the season they are better associated.

Have you ever noticed how that gorgeous, fresh and aromatic New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc that you had with lunch last week, just wasn’t as impressive during yesterday’s dinner? Assuming the wine itself was not faulty, I would guess it’s the food you’ve paired the wine with that was the differing factor. Just as the dash of lemon will brighten up the freshly grilled Sea Bream, or the knob of butter to the risotto gives it that silky-smooth and decadent finish, wine should be treated no differently. Conversely, if the lemon was added to the risotto, and the butter to the fish, the flavour profile would be different. Using this same logic, but swapping the ingredients with wine, if we were to switch the lemon with a citrussy Sauvignon Blanc and the butter with a Californian Chardonnay, the outcome of the flavours would be just as different. Unsurprisingly, we wouldn’t forget to add the lemon to our fish, yet we often overlook the importance of choosing the right wine pairing. What is it about food and wine pairing that scares even the most experienced of wine aficionados? In theory, food and wine pairing is merely the selecting of a wine that will

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enhance the flavours of the dish to create a harmonious and enjoyable experience – sounds easy, but when you consider the vast selection of different wines, producers, grapes, styles and techniques available, choosing the right wine with your dish suddenly becomes an understandably daunting affair. Many sommeliers and wine industry professionals have written books on wine pairing techniques to help us make the right choice and provide guidelines to help us choose the right bottle for our next dinner party, but there are two fundamentals of wine pairings that wine experts agree on : Balance and Flavour-profile matching Balance and Equilibrium to create Harmony The art of wine pairing is a balancing act between the weight of the food and the wine without either outweighing the other. Rich and heavy food needs a full-bodied and powerful wine to stand up to the weight of the dish. This is the secret to the great classic pairings such as a full-bodied Californian Cabernet Sauvignon with lamb stew or a light and mineral Pinot Grigio with grilled fish. I find Peter Klosse’s revolutionary approach to matching food and wine a great explanation to

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But what does this have to do with winepairing? Determining the weight or ripeness of the food is a great start to understanding the weight of the wine needed to counter-balance the richness of the dish. A light-bodied Spanish Albariño would pair well with the ‘fresh’ flavours of lemon-grilled chicken, whilst the ‘ripe’ flavour profiles of ‘Chicken Cacciatore’ or ‘Hunters Chicken’, would require a slightly fuller bodied wine such as Beaujolais Villages or a Chianti Classico Riserva, where the wine is slightly aged, adding to the ‘Ripe’ aromas of oak, sour cherry and aged Balsamic. Identify the prominent flavours in the dish and match…or contrast This is crucial to fine-tuning your wine-pairing. Once you’ve determined the weight of the dish and corresponding wine, you now need to match and enhance the prominent flavours. A mature, full bodied left-bank Bordeaux or Rioja Reserva with good weight and typical ripe and earthy flavours of mushroom, leather and cigar-box should be an ideal match with the wintry flavours of ‘grilled quail’ or ‘pigeon with truffles’. However. If you swap the truffles for a summery berry- compôte, a lighter bodied Burgundy Pinot Noir would be enough to balance the weight and enhance the red berry flavour profile. The typical fruity and prominent lychee flavour in an aromatic Gewürztraminer is perfectly matched with spicy Asian cuisines with a general fruity character.




Of course, there are certain wines that are considered easier to pair with typical Mediterranean food, especially high acid, fruity wines such as Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling or Chianti. However, other wines such as Oaked Californian or Burgundy Chardonnays are best paired with creamy, buttery sauces as opposed to lighter, Mediterranean style, oil-composed dishes, due to their specific creamy and buttery characteristics. These rich wines with prominent ripe vanilla, coconut and brioche flavours have a certain richness that is often misunderstood and wrongly paired with lighter dishes. I personally feel that since oaked Chardonnays are not easy to pair with our ‘Fresh’ type of cuisine, especially in summer, it has become an under-appreciated, if not rather misunderstood in Malta. This does not mean that they do not pair well with food, but that their flavour profile is so specific that they are not flexible enough to be enjoyed with a different spectrum of flavours, and more specifically lighter dishes. The rich and creamy mushroom risotto recipe to which we added

the knob of butter earlier married with a soft, oaked Californian Chardonnay, which further enhances those decadent buttery flavours for a mouth-coating velvety finish, is a match made in heaven. Sometimes, just like lemon on oysters, or honey on Stilton cheese, contrasting the primary flavours is the best route to choose. A cool, pungent and zingy New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc with grilled Calamari lends a beautiful punch to the calamari in exactly the same way as squeezing some lemon would. The sweet Sauternes sipped with foie gras is a beautiful play on sweet and salty – a classic favourite of mine. Though beware of matching sweet wines, with sweeter desserts, since the sugar in the dessert can knock the character of a wine, giving a flabby and dull taste. I think identifying the most prominent flavours of a dish and selecting a wine to match or contrast the dish is one of the most enjoyable ways of experimenting with wine pairing. Wine, and more specifically wine-pairing, is extremely



personal and nobody can tell you what you like and what you don’t, so if you want to open the Hungarian Tokaji (Botrytis sweet wine) you’ve been saving in your cabinet, with Barbecue steak, then nobody should stop you. I’m not saying it’s a good match, but like cheese on fish is blasphemy to one, it can be delightful to another. Where it really gets interesting is when you experiment with different flavours you would never have imagined could work. So next time you’re about to choose a wine to go with your meal, think about the balance and weight, match or contrast the flavours and most importantly have fun! ______________________________________ Andrew Azzopardi (WSET Advanced certified) No12 Fine Wines and Provisions info@no12wines.com www.no12wines.com





Visitors to the bustling Santa Catalina Market in Palma de Mallorca may already have chanced upon a new and charming market-stall sporting the colourful South African flag and a rich array of enticing and interesting products displayed on the shelves and in the window. This stall is the new face and location of “El Toro Foods”, the local food company producing and purveying a wide range of unique South African speciality food-products. Four years ago, South African yachtsman, Kev Bendall, decided to take the leap from a long

career in yachting to a business endeavour on terra-firma, and together with his wife, Lara, took over from friends the operation of a successful pie-making business. Kev had been for years a regular at the “Pie in the Sky” café in Palmanova, and was a huge fan of their ‘pieand-food’ products, so he and Lara took the plunge and threw themselves into running this food enterprise with great enthusiasm. Pie-making was no longer to be their only activity within the business, and there was a name-change to “El Toro Foods”, with a focus on Kev’s and Lara’s strengths and knowledge of uniquely South Af-rican speciality-food products: in particular the traditional dried meat ‘biltong’, ‘chilli bites’, the South African farmers’ sausage ‘boerewors’ (made from ageold and traditional spicy family-recipes), the derivative dry-sausage ‘droewors’, and a range of traditional pies and sausage-rolls. “El Toro Foods” soon outgrew their kitchenand-café location tucked-away in Palmanova, where they carefully made by hand and sold fresh batches of their popular cured-beef products and pies each week. In December 2019 they opened shop in the bustling Santa Catalina Market in the heart of Pal-ma, where yachting, local, and foreign customers can now sample and purchase the wide range of “El Toro Foods” products during a visit to the local market. Kev and Lara still offer a free delivery service of pre-ordered products, to all major shipyards and ma-rinas from central Palma to Port Adriano, as well as to the central island areas surrounding Binissalem village where they live. Visit this typical South African-style ‘Biltongshop’ at Santa Catalina Market, where customers have the option to select their piece of biltong and have it freshly sliced and ecologically packaged in a tra-ditional brown paper-bag. You’ll also be able to pick up a gourmet sausage-roll from a tasty choice of

‘Cumberland, Boerewors, or Vegetarian’ style, select a pack of ‘boerewors-sausage’ for the weekend BBQ-‘braai’, and choose something from the special selection of imported South African products - like traditional chutneys and hand-made rusks. There are also plans to offer a broader range of cured meat-snacks and vegetarian snack choices. Although ‘El Toro Foods’ operate on a small scale with minimal staff, customers will often find them actively involved in a variety of charity events and initiatives around Mallorca, such as ‘Palma Dogs’, the ‘Baby Jesus Xmas Classic Golf Event’, ‘Battle of the Burger’, and ‘Life is for Living’. ___________________________________ www.eltorofoods.es





So what´s happening at DWD Dolphin Wear and Deckers in 2020? Wow. The list is longer than normal for sure. We have the much anticipated new LookBook. 2 New Ranges added to the line up. A fresh start on the already popular Exclusive Dresses. Pre-Season Parties. New Website. New Staff. New Showroom… Is that enough to start with? For Sure! Lets talk a little more about some of that starting with the 2020 Look-Book. Any surprises in there? So far it´s been really well received. The new layout is crisp and easy to navigate. We had a lot of fun with a Photo shoot and the results are clear to see in the details in both the lifestyle shots and the product details. Its available in all our showrooms now so you should request a copy and let us know what you think. I will! So you mentioned two new ranges. I assume they are highlighted in the look book too? Yes the 2 New Ranges are a result of working with clients on what they would like to see in tomorrow’s line up and also working with the major brands and suppliers on their styles, fabrics and stocks to deliver just that. We are very excited about the new ranges that carry the same fabric´s and colours across all articles for both Men and Ladies incorporating Shorts, Trousers, Skorts Dresses, Polo Shirts and theses are offered in a Quick Dry Technical Fabric as well as a Traditional Cotton Range. So you work closely with Brands? That surprises me. Yes for many years we have been working with the big names like Musto, YU, Slam, Gill, North

sails, Helly Hansen, Dubarry and Chatham. We are an integral part of their product development and the main partner with most of them in our industry. And what is the Exclusive Range you mentioned earlier? The Exclusive Range is our line up of dresses. We have been running this creative line for a few years now where our clients have been able to be involved in the design of a dress that suits their needs perfectly. We have sometimes started with a photo or a high-street fashion item that we have reproduced as a uniform item. For the new line up we have taken the Top 10 to simplify the process with a range that is already tried and tested so to speak. From here the clients can go crazy with them changing lengths, arm style, neck line, adding radio loops, hidden pockets for iPhone etc. You get the picture. And can we see these on the New Website? Absolutely, and much more besides the additional products launched. The new website has been created to enhance the user experience in many ways. We have created a customer portal which enables you to build

a budget for your uniform requirements. Whilst browsing you can add items to the budget, save it and continue later, updates quantities or delete items. We hope this will be a really good tool for the chief stews and interior managers to prepare for meetings with Captains or Management Companies about their requirements. Ok so to wrap up whats happening with the staff and pre-season parties? Well we have reinforced our Key Accounts department as already we have signed some new-build projects this year. We have new staff already trained up and working in the showrooms ready to meet and greet and look after the coming seasons requirements. A new larger showroom in MB92 in Barcelona where we held the first of our Pre-Season drinks parties. We also had another Event in MB92 Crew Lounge in La Ciotat which was also a big hit with clients still trying on the new range at 11:00 at night. Who says uniform is a boring subject? Not with our team! ___________________________________ David Ireland & Patrick Gilliot, Directors www.dolphinwear.com





Ibiza is not only awash with dreamy beaches, white-washed villages and turquoise calas but it also boasts one of Spain’s most alluring seaside cities. Hippy-chic Ibiza Town is the life and soul of the party and an absolute paradise for shoppers with a penchant for casual elegance. Rialto Living’s newly opened sister shop, located in east Eivissa’s Ibiza Gran Hotel, is certainly testament to this. The shop oozes the same relaxed island-atmosphere as Palma de Mallorca’s two-storey emporium and boasts an abundance of cherry-picked treasures. The store’s clothing items, for example, are created by the world’s hottest designers and skilfully made from shimmering silks, cool cottons and stylish linens. Whether you’re looking to add some glamorous pizazz to your beachgoing or glam up your sun-downer sessions, Rialto Living Ibiza will have you covered. Moreover, beach-bum fashionistas will be thrilled to know they can scope out a different collection every month. You can also find a lovely range of summer hats that will keep you shaded while adding some personality and style to your outfit, hand-made hand bags which are big enough for lugging around everything but the galley sink and glittery artisan jewellery. Those with a nose for the exquisite can sniff out elegantly scented candles, delicious bathroom products and rare perfumes that suit both lovers of sweet floral notes and woody scents. Rialto Living’s Ibiza store also shines through its coffee table books that tell tales of faraway travels and high-quality toys that will keep the yacht’s mini-guests smiling and occupied. Rialto Living Ibiza will open its doors from the 8th of April until the end of October. Opening hours are from 10 – 20, with a siesta break from 15-17. Palma’s Rialto Living, conveniently located on

Calle Sant Feliu 3, is just a stone’s throw away from STP and sells a wide selection of eyecatching super yacht must-haves. Have a snoop around and see for yourself. And if you make a purchase don’t forget to flash your STP (or other) entry card so you can relax in their leafy, oasis-like café and sip on a complimentary ‘cafe con leche’ before you head back to the boat.

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I would say a thermomix, given that space is at a premium in a galley

world where he could get his hands on the freshest fish available. The dream charter would also include the late Anthony Bourdain, a great friend of Eric’s, as the stories shared would make the entire trip for me. RIP Anthony.

What would you say are some of the most overrated ingredients?

What music do you listen to in the galley (if at all)?

Truffle oil (how to kill your food) Lotus root crisps (why?) Vegan meat substitutes (you have chosen not to eat meat but you want to eat something that looks like it?!)

Most genres of dance music Hip hop Indie Bonobo

What piece of equipment should every yacht have in the galley?

Name: Tommy Greening Years’ Experience as a chef: 16 years Nationality: British What are you doing/where are you working? Sole chef on a 45m private M/Y based in Monaco Who is your food hero (dead or alive) and why?

What would you say are some of the most underrated ingredients?

Sean Brock. His Chef’s Table gave me goosebumps and his cook book is fantastic

Fish sauce for seasoning More acids in your seasoning (lemon, vinegar etc.)

What three ingredients could you not live without?

What has been the most popular (or requested dish) on a yacht by a guest so far?

Salt, good olive oil, chili

Joe Beef – massive respect for the classics The French Laundry – a masterpiece of its time St John’s cookbook – my favorite London restaurant

Last season ceviche was always requested and most of the time we had super fresh dorade or seabass. It doesn’t require much cooking so I played around with the marinade a bit sometime using pink peppercorns or different chilis and herbs . Because the the framework of ceviche is always the same you can play around with the flavor profiles and lean it towards a certain style i.e Japanese, Mexican etc.

What three kitchen gadgets could you not live without?

If you were a guest on a yacht, who would you want to cook for you and why?

Not really a gadget, but my knives are my life real tools of a chefs trade I just got a thermomix and feel like I won’t be able to live without it after the season My watch; timings are key in cooking

I would have to say Eric Ripert of Le Bernadin in New York. He is a master of fish and his restaurant is an institution for classic French cooking. With that in mind I believe he would deliver fantastic cooking in any part of the

What are your three favorite cookbooks and why?

Best galley tip/hack? Organise yourself more than day by day work ahead as things change and you need to be ready to adapt. Have back up plans and embrace change rather than fighting it What is the most difficult location you have ever had to provision in? And what bit of advice can you give to figure out where to go? I forget which Greek island but rocking up there on a Sunday with empty shelves at the only shop was pretty annoying. I would just say have back up plans and look past your day to day menu because things happen and you need to deliver regardless. What is the hardest part of your job? I would say being away from my son is the hardest. But he is the reason I do it so that keeps me going. I love cooking and discovering new places etc. What do you see as being the biggest challenge for chefs in the industry moving forward? I feel like things can only get better really. I’m very happy to be within this industry




serving it to guests. It’s always a winner When you are interviewing a chef to work for you, how do you know if they are any good? I always do a mystery box of ingredients and give them two hours for two plates of food. I’m only looking for cooking technique and seasoning, not masterpieces. What one thing should all chefs do to help the environment? Buy from local markets and bring their own bags. What one thing can chefs do to limit food wastage? What would you say to people who stereotype chefs as being prima donnas with big egos? As a chef you do hear us getting put in a box saying we are all arrogent and egotistical. While there are chefs out there like this, overall chefs are passionate creative people that sometimes can only express themselves through cooking. It’s also a career that isn’t an easy climb. A serious chef’s progression to the top can take years of low pay, long hours and working under super amounts of pressure. So when they are at the top or have achieved sucsess its normally well deserved in my eyes. Chefs are usually perfectionists as well that put enormous amounts of pressure on themselves to delivery guest satisfaction.For chefs cooking is way more then just a job it’s a way of life. I know I live and breathe food and everything I do revolves around it.

Plan your meals and your portions. If you weren’t a chef, what would you want to be? A DJ or radio presenter. My second passion in life is music. I enjoy most genres and can listen to several most days. I find I’m more focused in the galley with music playing. If I hadn’t wound up in a kitchen straight from school it would have been nice to push the music side further. But never say never!

What is your attitude toward crew with dietary requirements? I would say I’m open to dietary requirements and it’s their choice so respect it. What is the weirdest most bizarre thing you have ever been asked to cook? I would say it was this red lentil and lemon soup they were having for a diet! it was very odd Name something you have cooked for guests that you are most proud of? I really enjoy doing salt crusted wild seabass, I love the theatre at the table of opening it and

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GENERAL COVID-19 ADVICE FOR VESSELS BACKGROUND ON THE GLOBAL SITUATION Overall, this is a fast-changing situation, and the spread of the virus is rapidly becoming world-wide. It is likely that there is going to be little chance to contain the spread, despite some strong measures being taken by several governments. It does not seem that it is going to be possible to stop Corvid-19 spreading across all communities eventually. The only mitigating aspect at the moment, is the virus is not as pathogenic (disease-causing) as SARS; the mortality rate appears to be 1% - 4%, depending on the community and report. In addition, it would seem that the large majority of deaths are from those with co-morbidities (ie already having another disease problem), and extremes of age. Thus, every person and organisation, has to exercise self-responsibility regarding activities (such as air travel), and also vigilance of one's own health and the health of those around. If someone becomes symptomatic (see below for typical symptoms), that person, and those around them, must take proportionate and supportive action to assess whether this is possibly Covid-19, or another form of infection. Actually, another viral infection is much more likely, given that this is winter in the northern hemisphere, and viral infections are very common.

To put this into context, about one billion people catch influenza every year, with between 290,000 and 650,000 deaths. The severity of flu changes every year.



Based on data from 44,000 patients with this coronavirus, the WHO says:

It seems to start with a fever, followed by a dry cough.

• 81% develop mild symptoms • 14% develop severe symptoms • 5% become critically ill

After a week, it leads to shortness of breath and some patients require hospital treatment. Notably, the infection rarely seems to cause a runny nose or sneezing.

The proportion dying from the disease, which has been named Covid-19, appears low (between 1% and 4%) - but the figures are unreliable. Thousands are still being treated but may go on to die - so the death rate could be higher. But it is also unclear how many mild cases remain unreported - so the death rate could also be lower.

HOW CAN I PROTECT MYSELF? WHO says: • Wash your hands - soap or hand gel can kill the virus • Cover your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing - ideally with a tissue - and wash your hands afterwards, to prevent the virus spreading

• Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth if your hands touch a surface contaminated by the virus, this could transfer it into your body • Don't get too close to people coughing, sneezing or with a fever - they can propel small droplets containing the virus into the air - ideally, keep 1m (3ft) away So - generally good personal hygiene and awareness of one's own health, and the health of those around you are probably the main ways of minimising the risk of contracting the virus. SCREENING FOR CREW & GUESTS ON-BOARD Each day, for anyone who reports feeling unwell (with symptoms above), or appears to be unwell, a simple temperature check would be wise. A temperature of over 38°C would trigger concern of an infection, but not necessarily Covid-19. For anyone with such a temperature, medical advice should be sought.


ACTION REQUIRED IF THERE IS A SUSPECTED CASE ON BOARD THE VESSEL On a vessel, if someone is suspected of having contracted Covid-19, they should be isolated and medical advice sought as a matter of urgency. If in port, the local medical authorities should be alerted directly, and arrangements made to safely transfer the person to the local hospital for further assessment and treatment if necessary. HYGIENE FOR THE VESSEL There is reasonable evidence that there is a risk of the virus being picked up from surfaces touched or sneezed on by an infected person. Therefore it is wise to make sure all common surfaces, such as door handles, handrails etc, are cleaned several times a day. Chlorhexidinecontaining surface cleaning agents and wipes are probably the best form to use. ADDITIONAL HYGIENE ITEMS AND EQUIPMENT FOR VESSELS • Hand cleaner - alcohol or Chlorhexidinebased • Face masks (N95 respirator type or similar) for those who are symptomatic, prior to testing; • Surface cleaning fluid and cloths Chlorhexidine-based

• Thermometers - surface IR versions / tympanic (ear) versions / oral digital versions • Test kits for Covid-19 - only available in hospitals at present, but these are under development for wider use.



infectious even before their symptoms appear. SOURCES OF ADVICE ON COVID-19

It is worth noting that such supplies are already in very short supply, having been acquired by governments and health authorities.

There are many sources of advice on all aspects of Covid-19, with a wide range of advice. Thus it is sensible to refer to government sites only, and that of the WHO. The main ones are listed below:


NHS Fit for Travel (UK) website:

Internationally, this is being taken as 14 days, ideally in personal isolation. This may well reduce risk of passing on the infection, but may not completely eliminate the risk that someone may still pass on Covid-19 after being in quarantine for 14 days. It may be wise to quarantine anyone arriving on-board, who has arrived from a high-risk area such as the Far East, or other hot-spots such as north Italy.

https://www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk/advice/ disease-prevention-advice/novel-coronaviruswuhan-china-infection

THE INCUBATION PERIOD This is the time between infection and showing any symptoms - and may last up to 14 days, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). But some researchers say it may be as long as 24 days. And Chinese scientists say some people may be

https://www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk/news/ newsdetail.aspx?id=23670 CDC (USA) website: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/ hcp/index.html WHO website: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/ novel-coronavirus-2019 ______________________________________ MSOS Nick Stael von Holstein nick@msos.org.uk

MEDIAL COLLATERAL LIGAMENT INJURY Ligaments are a tough elastic bands connecting bone to bone. They give stability and control the range of movement of a joint. The medial Collateral ligament runs down the inside of the knee joint connecting the thigh bone (femur) to the shin bone (tibia) and is damaged when a force pushes the knee inwards. This diagram shows a right knee medial collateral ligament tear. Injury to the medial collateral ligament are graded according to severity. Grade 1 describes a sprain when the fibres are overstretched but not torn. Grade 2 is a partial tear, and Grade 3 is when the ligament is completely torn. A force that can completely tear this ligament will probably be severe enough to also injure the anterior cruciate ligament and/or rupture the medial cartilage of the knee. This type of injury occurs with impact sports and is a common skiing injury. A grade 1 sprain of the knee will be tender to touch, there may be some swelling but you will still be able to walk. Grade 2 and 3 will present with greater swelling, bruising, difficulty in walking and there will be a feeling of instability of the knee. Diagnosis is made with physical examination and palpation of the knee. The ligament is stressed to assess any abnormal range of movement which could indicate a full rupture. The Anterior Cruciate ligament will also be tested. If the examiner considers the knee to be unstable then an MRI scan of the knee may be required which will show the degree of

In the case of Grade 2 and Grade 3 injuries the knee will be supported in a splint to stabilise the joint and protect the knee from further damage. Crutches may also be needed to effectivley rest the knee.

torn ligaments and whether there has been an associated tear of the cartilage. X ray may also be needed if the tear of the ligament has occurred at it’s attachment to the bone which can occasionally cause an avulsion fracture. This is when the ligament has pulled away a fragment of bone. TREATMENT Medial Collateral Ligament injuries are usually treated with physiotherapy though complete ruptures may require surgery. Ice packs to reduce inflammation, ultrasound to accelerate the rate of healing and compression to help control swelling.

The healing period for Grade 1 and 2 injuries is between 1 to 3 weeks with treatment depending on the severity of the sprain. A grade 3 can take 6 to 8 weeks if no surgery has taken place. PELLEGRINI-STIEDA SYNDROME This is a complication which can develop if the medial collateral ligament injury becomes chronic. The upper attachment of the ligament becomes calcified restricting the knee movement and can be felt as a small lump on the inside of the knee. This is more likely to occur with an avulsion injury to the ligament. ______________________________________ Tracey Evans The Physiotherapy Centre tracey@mallorcaphysio.com (+34) 609 353 805

TRACEY EVANS - MCSP SRP COFIB T. 971 405 769 M. 609 353 805 tracey@mallorcaphysio.com C/ Joan de Saridakis, 1 (opposite Marivent Palace)





In April we can feel the island really coming to life again. Temperatures are rising and the days are getting longer- here’s our wellbeing round-up for this beautiful month on Mallorca. Wishing you an amazing April, The Nourish Team.x __________________________________________________________ Nourish The Guide www.nourishtheguide.com FB ‘Nourish the Community’ Use #nourishmallorca to be featured on our Instagram feed - @nourishtheguide

EAT Peak season is practically upon us and healthy eating can start to take a back seat when we’re run off our feet. Health food bars can be a great snack when you hit that 3.30pm slump, need an extra boost post-workout, or can feel your ‘hangry’ coming on. But we tend to fall into that trap where we think any energy bar is a healthy bar, and that is very often not the case. This is where Ziggaru energy bars come in. Ziggaru bars boast an exceptionally clean nutritional profile with base ingredients of pistachios, chia seeds, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, lemon zest and lemon oil. Unlike most snack bars on the market, Ziggaru doesn’t use dates to bind and sweeten the bars but uses brown rice syrup instead. The bars are also grain free, with the bulk instead coming from nuts and seeds. And did we mention they taste delicious?! Our Nourish favourite is the Pear & Ginger – yum! Find out more at www.ziggaru.com. MOVE Variety is the spice of life when it comes to fitness and wellbeing activities and we want to do it all! Thankfully Bikini Beach Boutique and Spa has now opened a dedicated wellness and fitness studio with a plethora of different class options alongside your favourite spa and beauty treatments. The new classes include yoga, fitness, dance, cardio boxing, circuit training, embodied feminine flow, mindful empowerment coaching, Mediyoga, osteopathy, birth coaching, prenatal classes, prenatal massage, positive psychology coaching and much more! To complement the new studio they are also be selling 3 flavours of cold pressed juice from their beach bar, and a select range of yoga clothing and mats from the boutique. Bikini Beach Wellness & Fitness Studio Passeig de Mallorca, 10 Palma bikini-beach.odoo.com

RESTORE We’re focused on getting ourselves feeling healthy and energized heading into summer, and those who have tried colon hydrotherapy know just what it can do for your mental and physical health. Initially a colonic may seem like a daunting prospect, but we guarantee you will have no regrets, especially if you visit widely acclaimed Colonic Hydrotherapist Raaul Leor Cohen of Dynamic Detox. Experience a ‘spring clean for your insides’ and the accompanying feelings of health and clarity. Our Nourish readers can quote ‘Nourish’ for a 10% discount on all of Dynamic Detox’s treatments and detox programmes. Dynamic Detox, Iberostar Grand Hotel Portals Nous, Calle Falconer,19, Portals Nous, www.cleanbreaks.net.

SHOP More and more yachts are joining the fight against plastic and with great initiatives from organisations such as Save the Med and Clear Ocean Pact there’s a lot to feel positive about in 2020. Sustainable living brand Viveco has had a super busy start to the year introducing more plastic reducing products, meeting crew and owners and working with more collaborators to help us all live more in harmony with our amazing planet. This year in addition to their bulk toiletries range they have introduced their bulk cleaning products from Bio D and a great selection of natural products to help you with you with green cleaning onboard. They have also taken some great new sustainability steps such as finding alternatives to items that had large carbon footprints to products closer to home, and including locally sourced sustainably produced tea’s, coffees and kombucha from Mallorca to really wow your guests. www.viveco.co.





The first aid kit/medical kit is considered a tool of first necessity, so the assembly and its preparation must be meditated and completely handmade, adapted to the needs of each sailor. First of all we must resort to legislation. What is specified by the law in force depends on the flag of the boat. The miles to be performed, whether or not there is a hired crew and the number of crew members will make the content change. If you have any doubts, we encourage you to consult a professional of the first aid and medicine. Therefore, the first aid kit must comply with what is specified by law. Another feature that we consider essential is its organization, since the first aid kit must be an easy tool to use and must be easy for any crew member in case of emergency. The medicines and medical material must be organized in transparent bags, as small compartments in which the therapeutic group of the medicines it contains is indicated. It is important that these are transparent, so that the contents can be seen without having to open them. Another important detail is the quality of both the container and the material it contains. The container of the medicines and medical material, and it is the one that is going to allow that they are conserved in certain conditions of temperature, light and humidity. For this reason, the case, or bag, must have very

precise characteristics: it must guarantee watertightness and provide protection against humidity, dust, saltpeter, extreme temperatures and impacts. The medicine is a substance that has properties for the treatment or prevention of diseases and must be kept in certain conditions to ensure its effectiveness. The material will determine how easy it is to help and that it is prepared to withstand the adverse conditions that can be experienced at sea. In this way, if we give priority to quality, we will have a first aid kit that will last and that its useful life will be as if it were on the shelf of a pharmacy, until its expiry date. This saves costs in the long term as it avoids having to change the first aid kit every year or replacing medical material/medicines in poor condition. The first-aid kit must always be ready. Let's eliminate the idea that it has to be just to pass an inspection. The first aid kit can save a life before it reaches the nearest port. We

recommend an expiration check throughout the year and a review every half year of the condition of the medicines and medical equipment. Farmacia Progrés has a very interesting after-sales service so that the firstaid kit is always ready. At Farmacia Progrés, we take your first aid kit very seriously, because of the importance it has on your safety. ______________________________________ Pharmacy Progrés Pza Progrés 1, Santa Catalina, Palma (+34) 971 733 021 https://botiquines.farmaciaprogres.com




AMAZING RAW BEAUTY DETOX TIPS FOR SELF CARE We all know the health dangers of smoking and eating junk food, and the toxic, addictive and dehydrating effects that can also be detrimental to your looks, spoil your skin and age you faster than just about anything. Everyone who eats cooked, processed junk foods knows they should quit. Everyone who smokes knows they should quit, but have you ever stopped to consider the effects these things have on your skin, hair, teeth and youth and your immune system? A lack of enzymes in your diet can create a buildup of toxins, which can dull your complexion, slow your metabolism, and decrease the renewal of skin cells, which leads to accelerated aging-one can live for many years on a cooked food diet but eventually this kind of diet will cause cellular enzyme exhaustion which lays the foundation for a week immune system and, ultimately, disease, that is why after 20 years’ experience of Raw Plant Based Living Foods and well in to the “Golden Age “ I still continue to promote it. Here Are Some Beauty Tips I Would Like Share with You That I Use on A Daily Basis A daily raw green chlorophyll rich vegetable juice -make sure you include organic cucumber (leave the skin on) Juicing will make your face glow and your eyes sparkle. Freshly cut wheatgrass shots daily can be ingested daily, rubbed on to the skin and hair, use on tumours, pour into your bathtub and used as an internal enema to boost the immune system and to fight detrimental illnesses. Arugula, is an excellent internal skin cleanser and liver purifier, mix in a salad with avocado. Papaya, cleanses and sooth`s the digestive tract, they greatly enhance skin beauty, nail strength and hair luster, raw foodies who eat papaya on a regular basis develop radiant glowing eyes. Coconut oil. Coconut oil has been used as a skin moisturizer for thousands of years, it is ideal for rough, dry, cracked and wrinkled skin, it prevents stretch marks and lightens existing ones. Its antiseptic elements keeps the skin young and healthy. Turmeric oil (external application for beautiful

skin) mix 30 grams of powdered organic turmeric powder in ½ a liter of sesame oil, leave to steep in a warm place for 2 weeks, then strain out the residue through a cloth. Aloe gel is great for dry skin, when rubbed into the face it provides a “face lift within 30 minutes as the skin seems to pull tighter, use the gel from a freshly cut aloe leaf whenever possible. Beauty sleep” is called just that for a reason. It keeps you young by promoting melatonin production and eliminates a haggard and tired appearance. The best is to be in bed by sundown whenever possible and or get 8 hours rest. More on Detox You may want to consider our 7-14- or 21day Home Detox Programs based on the Hippocrates way of life, its easy because we at Vegan & Raw Organic Food FarmAcy by Beverley - Palma, prepare it for you. Whatever you would like to achieve, high levels of energy or your body needs a full repair these programs have been well thought out so that you will feel completely nourished at all times! Extra Special: Tips to Boost Your Immune System for These Precarious Times Antibacterial foods and herbs to consider: • Garlic • Onion • Turmeric • Ginger • Lemon • Cayenne • Peppermint • Cinnamon • Clove • Cranberry • Calendula • Echinacea • Oregon grape root • Goldenseal • Marshmallow root • Yarrow • Colloidal silver

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Tips To Boost Your Natural Defense System With Anti-Viral Herbs: • Una de Gato (Cat's Claw) • Pau D'Arco • Astragalus • Elderberry • Lemon balm • Licorice root • Olive leaf • Oregano oil These proven virus fighters will provide another layer of protection to your overall immune system. ______________________________________

Most of these foods and herbs can be used in many different ways in every day meal preparation, but the most potent way to


receive their benefits in through tinctures, capsules, teas, essential oils, and freshly pressed juices. A few of them are antiviral as well (like ginger, garlic, cranberry, colloidal silver, and Echinacea).

Beverley Pugh Hippocrates Health Educator Raw Food Chef & Coach Rebirther - Reiki Master - Reflexologist www.veganandraw.es (+34) 629 867 785






SuperYacht Radio And welcome back to the crew mess on super yacht radio. I have the pleasure of being joined today. I have to say I was kind of excited as I read a little bit more about this and wished I had a little bit more time. But we're going to be talking today about holistic wellness. And I had the pleasure of being joined by Jaime Iredale from the Royal Wellness Group. Welcome. So Jamie we were having a cup of tea and catching up. You're here based in Mallorca as well. Kind of the inception of what happened because holistic wellness wasn't necessarily where you started. You started a bit more as an entrepreneur which seems to continue. Jaime Yes definitely. My life was was not holistically driven before but I've gone through a rather large transformation in my own world while living in Asia for nearly eight years. SuperYacht Radio So and with that you kind of had eight years of this experience of on many levels. We were based in Thailand right. Jaime Yes. I was based on a small little island in the Gulf of Thailand called Koh Phangan which is very famous obviously for its party scene very much like it Ibiza kind of has the whole yin yang going on. So it has the parties but it also has this huge paradigm of healing shamanism, yoga, meditation, and ecstatic dances; kind of a little bit of a hippie community if you will. SuperYacht Radio Sounds amazing. Then you came here to me work. Tell us a little bit of the story of the inception of this. Jaime Well sure. So I guess the last project I was involved in - in Thailand - I was helping resort's transition from these hotels basically just selling rooms and breakfast to become all inclusive healing centers. There was a huge trend that was happening in Asia which I think now is more of a global trend but definitely started off in South-east Asia. And so the transition of basic hotels in to these healing centers. I developed the protocols. Understood the do’s and dont’s. Created a nice faculty of healers and holistic doctors, osteopath, tantric practitioners etc from around the Orient. And we started to roll these retreats out and

quite frankly the transformations that were happening before my eyes were were quite profound. And you know these were people that were seeking help from traditional means for quite some time and simply, for the lack of a better term, just lost hope and so they considered something holistic because they had medical issues, overstressed, burnout, psychological issues, and various forms of traumas. Trauma is huge. They will normally manifest into all the surface level issues that we kind of deal with on a day-to-day basis. But these are all rooted back to the first seven years of our childhood you know. So there was a lot of mind, body and soul interests, if you will, as opposed to concerns, coming into these wellness centers and you know, after two weeks, three weeks, four weeks; however long they decided to stay, they were just genuinely brighter in appeal, happier, more content, they were losing weight, they were getting more in touch with their own true self, feeling their heart opening for the first time, and simply remembering what it actually felt like to feel happy or healthy. SuperYacht Radio I think people can get so caught in cycles that they they don't even notice. They just keep on going you know focused on whatever the next thing or the project. And I mean that's why we all love holidays but unfortunate very often when we get to a holiday it's the first time we've stopped for so long and we tend to get sick which is the catch 22. Jaime Exactly. Exactly. Me personally whenever I go on holidays it takes about three four days for my body to actually resonate that I'm on holiday for me to really relax. The first two three days on holiday I'm actually not the most pleasant person to be around because it's still my body’s and mind’s program that I need to be go-go-go. So I think a lot of where this came from is my own personal interests, so to speak. You know as I mentioned we all have traumas we all have issues that we need to overcome in life. To say that you're a clean individual, I think you're you're fooling yourself whether you want to take a look at it or not, it's up to you. I've decided to take a look at it and through my own personal development I realised that this kind of paradigm needs to be bridged to the masses, instead of just operating mostly

in Southeast Asia. My decision was to try to bridge Southeast Asia with the West, to bring these really interesting modalities, healing treatments, philosophies and forbidden knowledge, if you want to call it that, to a place, that I think is due. SuperYacht Radio It's funny, before our chat with you, I had been trying to remember when I noticed in particular, alternative medicines and yoga. You know for my generation it was kind of in the 90s where it became, you know, all sorts of new ideas yoga classes be-came a lot more the norm, natural health food shops opened up, and things like homeopathy were much more apparent. But we were also the generation who were less tied. We traveled more and we experience more as we traveled. So this next generation have kind of grown up with it. And I think we have a much bigger and broader understanding of health as well. Twenty years ago holistic health was very much seen as being alternative or hippie, where I think for our generation or from 20s to 50s, whether it's incorporated in people's lives, there are a lot more people aware of it but there's still a lot more there that we still don't know about. Jaime Yes for sure and I mean I continue to learn into research new developments. You know there's a fascinating realm called bio-hacking now, which is kind of like do it yourself tricks, how to hack your own body's biology, to become the best you know optimized version of yourself. That whole paradigm is extremely interesting and continues to evolve on a daily basis. It started off with floatation therapy and cryotherapy therapy but now we're talking about quantum resonance machines, transcranial stimulation electrical bands that go around your head almost like Star Trek characters. So the whole premise of it is very Star Trek actually. But this is the blend of scientific quantifiable data with biological assumptions and the results that are coming out of this are quite, quite profound. ______________________________________ jaime@royalwellnessgroup.com This interview will be provided in 6 parts in 6 editions of The Islander (April – September 2020).





WHATS ON MALLORCA Congratulations to all who who completed the Spartan race here in Mallorca. I would especially like to congratulate Medical Nick who smashed out a great time and cut over 30 minutes off his original spartan competition time - well done you. Nick is an incredibly motivational character - not only does he take his work very seriously - supplying medical kits to super yachts - working all out 6+ days a week, 12 hour days mostly. But he also keeps fit into the bargain. He has a very busy schedule, incredibly stressful and always has tons of deadlines to meet - which he always fullfills. He travels extensively but always makes time for his workouts. He’s over 50 and still packing the punches. Burpees, kettle bell swings, cleans, presses, snatches … the lot - in fact his only concession - like most of us is - he appreciates good food and wine. Well done Nick - I´m proud of you - despite your bad knee and other grumbles - you showed up and kicked ass! YOUR NO EXCUSE WORKOUT If you are working out, your own your exercise program should always include a push (like a push up) a hinge (like a swing or deadlift) a squat (sumo, regular, single leg, narrow, curtsey etc.) a pull (like a pull up or row) and a weighted carry (like a farmers walk, suitcase carry, weighted lunge, stair sprint with weights etc.) The other component, especially for longevity which is underrated, is balance. Lift all the weights you want to, but can you perform 15 single leg romanian deadlifts without falling over? Can you get up off the floor without using your hands? Can you stand on one leg while brushing your teeth with your other hand?

Fancy Torrent de Paris? Upcoming hiking excursion at this infamous spot. Duration: 3 to 5 hours downhill, 4 to 6 hours uphill. Difficulty: Medium/High. Many short scrambles and small climbs over/under/ around boulders. The Torrent de Pareis rates amongst one of the most scenic and well known day walks in Mallorca. It follows a deep canyon some 5 km long starting from the Lluc area at the heart of the Serra de Tramuntana all the way to the sea, opening on a beautiful sandy beach in the bay of Sa Calobra. The sheer cliffs that define the gorge are so tall and steep that there are no easy exits from the canyon anywhere along the way. The Torrent de Pareis (translate Torrent of the Pairs), derives it name from the union of two deep canyons, the second one being the Torrent de Gorg Blau running through the canyon de Sa Fosca. This second canyon is narrow and deep, so that day light fails to reach its foot, and is one of the top canyoning destination world wide. The Torrent de Pareis is a Unesco world heritage site. WHATS BEEN COOKING? One of my favourite fast lunches is to take a few Nori wraps and fill them with salad bits: sliced carrot, sliced cucumber, bean sprouts, cooked broccoli, celery, sauerkraut … what ever your favourite vegetables of choice are. I then add in some soft boiled eggs - mashed with some extra virgin olive oil, or some smoked salmon, anchovies, sardines or left over slices of cooked chicken breast, lamb, beef or pork. You can wrap them the night before and leave them in the fridge which will soften the nori and be perfect for lunch the following day If you fancy something hot as well then try my easy homemade chicken bone broth with some form of cruciferous vegetable or mushrooms, blended for a smooth creamy texture - on the go? then simply fill a flask.

KATIE HANDYSIDE PERSONAL TRAINING & NUTRITION I am a fully qualified Personal / Group Training instructor and Sports Nutritionalist as well as a Health and Fitness Journalist based in Palma since 2006. I had a training studio in STP for over 5 years where I worked with numerous yacht crew but today, I have refined my services to Mobile Training. I have worked with racing sail teams in Porto Cervo, aboard Superyachts for the owners. I have done Personalised Training, Group Training and Nutritional Plans for literally 1000´s of yacht crew along with organising outdoors excursions. I have completed every triathlon and bike sportif on the island over the last 10+ years and now focus on weight training, mountain runs and hikes. I have competed in everything from obstacle course racing, bike sportifs and triathlon to jungle trekking, sea swims and canoeing. My work is my passion. Do you want to feel great about yourself? My mission is to support you in achieving a healthier lifestyle, having more energy and a body you feel great in. Check out my other articles on Instagram and FB where I refer to Nutritional and Exercise protocols to keep you young, energised and kicking butt! Please give me a like and share and help me to make time to give you new information regularly. Find out your genetic response to nutrition & exercise - Organise a personal training & nutrition session - Book your individual exercise assessment & nutritional overhaul - Reserve a group training - Find out about an outdoor excursion (+34) 636 322 959 info@katiehandyside.com www.katiehandyside.com




A HAND GRENADE IN A BLOODBATH gear, luxury clothing, retail clothing, and so it goes on. The industrial shutdown in China is not just bad for China, it has closed, or heavily restricted industry the world over, reliant on Chinese finished goods, or components to finish their own goods. Chinese people are also the world’s biggest, and big spending tourists. 150 million of them in total, spending nearly three times the average holidaymaker, and it seems that a lot of them are staying home, for now at least. So the planes, ships and traffic taking people to work and holidays, the factories and hotels that are closed, and the transport needed to export goods are now mostly still and silent. As a result the global appetite for oil has fallen off a cliff and the price crashed.

As The Islander closed for press for this issue, the world was on a steady march towards armageddon, or it seemed that way anyway. Coronavirus, or Covid-19 to christen it with it’s official title, had established a stronghold in Europe and elsewhere, and was multiplying rapidly. Italy had just announced a lockdown of the entire country and their 60 million citizens, with other leaders, sages and luminaries predicting things would get worse before they got better. The stock markets were in turmoil with billions being ticked off the values of everything on the board. By the time you get to read this you may well be having a chuckle about why we all worried so much, or we maybe eating each other to survive, or probably somewhere in between so apologies in advance if what follows is way off the mark. Covid-19 is a destructive, stealthy force, sufficiently mild in its effects on 90%+ of those infected, that many will not realise they are even ill, and will merrily continue their lives while dangerously infectious, for a small percentage of the elderly, or ill or both, it is fatal. The ability to spread this virus at speed has

led to shutdowns of schools, workplaces, gatherings and transport in the worst affected areas and this is proving to be ruinous for the local economies with potentially disastrous consequences for the global economy as a whole. Covid-19 was first detected in Wuhan in China’s Hubei province, the response from the Chinese government was swift, locking down factories and sending people home. It seems, at least to have minimised the contagion, let's hope so, but it has had a catastrophic knock on financial effect. China’s rapid economic growth over recent decades means that it is now indispensable to the global economy, particularly manufacturing. China now makes a third of the planet’s goods in its vast factories. It is the second largest economy, and its role, not just in finished goods but in the global supply chain has exposed some pretty major weaknesses in some pretty big name firms. China particularly specialises in the production of electronics, making almost all of the world’s smartphones and tablets, regardless of which logo ends up on the back of it. Production of iPhones is down 75%. China also makes nearly 10% of global auto electronics, huge quantities of components for heating systems, telecoms

Oil cartel OPEC and a few invited guests gathered to agree to cut supply, a common move designed to move the price back up into comfortable profit for most, but unusually there was no agreement, the wounded sides retreated, and opened the taps in an all out oil war. As one financial analyst put it, ‘It’s like dropping a hand grenade into a bloodbath’. The idea appears to be to see who blinks first as the price tanked further, with prices heading for the mid 20s dollars a barrel. While you might welcome a few cents off a litre of fuel, and a couple of airlines might welcome a reduction as a rare piece of good news for the beleaguered sector this is mainly horrendous news, particularly for the US economy. American oil is a bit more costly to extract, particularly the shale oils from fracking, so they need a high oil price to turn a profit at all, so sustained lower prices will wipe out profits, close wells, put workers in the welfare lines and wipe the smile of Uncle Sam’s GDP figures. Cuts in oil prices usually have the compensating factor of stimulating demand, but people aren’t flying, or driving, or running their factories, the demand just isn’t there. The upshot of all this economic chaos theory was a day of record falls in stock indices, and a world potentially tipping back into recession. Central banks have their hands tied, unlike the last big one in 2008 interest rates are at, or virtually at zero, financial stimulus has run out of steam, and rate cuts are not going to get people back on planes if they are concerned about their safety. Things will get back to normal, they always do in the end, but it's going to be a rough year or two even if you manage to give Covid-19 the swerve. If you want to look for positives, perhaps the world will figure out that many of us can work just as well at home, as in the office and we can all move out of our congested cities, fistbumps are going to be acceptable for the middle aged, and we are going to get really, really good at washing our hands. Stay safe. ______________________________________ Phil D. Coffers The Islander Economics Correspondent




BERTH RENTALS, TAXATION First of all you should know that according to Spanish Law individuals are not owners of moorings, berths or any part of marina or port but just holders of a exclusive right of use of those berths, as they are of exclusive public ownership. The administration is the sole owner and grants a so called time limited “administrative concession” or assignment that gives the exclusive right to the holder to manage and run the business of the port or marina against the payment of the price called “canon”. This holder, on his own, is also entitled to assign the exclusive right of use of the berths, or any service or business in the marina to final users or other entrepreneurials/ business for the same period. Theoretically when the concession finalizes the ownership reverts to the administration. With regard to the rental of the marina mooring Article 13.1(g) TRLIRNR of the Non Resident Income Tax Law refers to it as income derived from real estate "or rights relating thereto". The Spanish Civil Code, by defining in Article 334 what is meant by immovable property, establishes that they are immovable property among others: “…Docks, moorings and buildings which, even if floating, are intended for their purpose and conditions to remain at a fixed point on a river, lake or coast”. This means that mooring and berths in a Spanish port or marina are for tax purposes real estate and the income derived from rentals or leasing of said berths are considered income derived from moveable capital originated in Spain. If the recipient or payer of those rentals is an entity there is an obligation of withholding tax to withhold as Article 31 of the TRLIRNR provides that any entity shall be required to withhold and account income in respect of income subject to this tax that they pay:

The tax rate 24%, however, the rate of taxation shall be 19 %in the case of taxpayers resident in another EU Member State of the European Union or the European Economic Area (Iceland, Norway) with which there is an effective exchange of tax information. Finally, also be aware that rentals of moorings and berths is not a supply of goods for the purposes of VAT, as there is no transfer of any right to dispose of its owner; thus it is considered a supply of services. The fees charged for renting a berth in a marina or harbour will be subject to VAT at the Spanish standard rate of 21% are subject as Spanish VAT Law says in its article 11.2 that services are considered in particular, among others: leases of goods, and rights, industry or business, companies or commercial establishments, with or without purchase option; and the cession or assignments of the use or enjoyment of those goods and rights.

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HE WILL SWIM FROM MENORCA TO MAJORCA TO RAISE FUNDS FOR THE PROTECTION OF THE MEDITERRANEAN SEA! and swimming non stop all the way to Cap des Freu, close to Cala Mesquida in Majorca, a total of 40km and estimated +12 hours! Why? He is determined to fundraise 20.000€ to help enable Save The Med to continue with their work!

Swimmer and ocean lover Boris Nowalski is pushing his body and mind to the limit to help Save The Med to save the Med! This July Boris Nowalski will be taking on a challenge unlike any that he’s done before in order to help protect what he loves most: the sea. During the first week of July Boris will make an attempt to cross the channel of Menorca, starting in Cala en Bosc in Menorca

“The sea is what gives me life and brings me alive.” Boris says. “During the 20 years that I have lived in Spain I have spent countless hours swimming along the Majorcan coast, and I have seen the deterioration of the sea with my own eyes. Over time there’s less and less fish and the Posidonia meadows are shrinking while the amount of plastic pollution is increasing. The Mediterranean is dying!” he expresses with concern and frustration in his voice, yet with determination to do something about it, and with hope in his eyes. It’s clear that he’s excited about this project and eager to get started. Born in Costa Rica Boris spent most of his life in his favourite element, the water. Swimmer since the age of six, he spent his childhood swimming and surfing and made it to the national swimming team. During his college years in the United Sates he was part of the swimming team of Tufts University and participated in many competitions at local, state, and national level of the NCAA Division

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III. Since moving to Spain 20 years ago, Boris has been part of various masters swimming clubs, participated in numerous international swimming competitions and completed several ocean swims and triathlons at national and international level. He shares his passion with others through his roles as a Total Immersion Swimming Coach and Founder and head coach at Mallorca Open Swim. Over the coming months Boris will be training intensely. He’ll be pushing his body and mind in new ways, he’ll be exposed to a beautiful yet potentially dangerous environment and he’ll be giving his all in his efforts to help us recover the marine life that has been lost since his childhood. “That’s why I’ve chosen to support Save The Med Foundation. I want to do what I can to make a difference and make people to see that we really must do something to help save the Mediterranean Sea. I believe that we can all help and through this challenge it becomes very easy for anyone to contribute a donation and help us raise funds so that the amazing projects conducted by Save The Med Foundation can continue.” Follow Boris as he takes on this challenge via social media @mallorca_open_swim Support him and Save The Med’s work by making a donation. Donation link: https://www.ihelp.org.es/es/ challenge/cruce-nado-Menorca-Mallorca Company Promo Packs are available! ______________________________________ Visit www.savethemed.org and @savethemed on social media for more information and updates!





Middle Sea Yacht Race start 2012

Caroline´s life passions for yachting and making art began at a very young age. Born in Guernsey in the Channel Islands and brought up in Malta. She has spent most of her life travelling the world by or at sea, documenting this through her vibrant acrylic paintings often depicting life in harbours & ports or capturing the excitement of regatta! Caroline´s wish to travel far and wide began when she travelled to Australia at 19 where she followed a Bachelor in Fine Arts at the National Art School in Sydney. Chosen to take part in a mural project as part of the embellishments towards the Sydney 2000 Olympics this helped launch her career. A few years later she represented Malta as part of CHOGM, with a travelling exhibition around the main Australian cities. Caroline´s time in Sydney opened her up to the world of sailing particularly when she worked at the Cruising Yacht of Australia, the home of the Rolex Sydney to Hobart. After living in Australia for 7 years she her

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returned home to Europe, where she set up her own private gallery at the Hilton in Malta, Space Contemporary Art. Caroline formed part of the local artist painting group where she formed part of many collectives and in 2005 & 06 Rolex commissioned her to create the trophies for the renowned Middle Sea Yacht Race. At that time Caroline exhibited in London at the Royal Commonwealth Society Trafalgar Square, was one of the artists chosen for the Ansbacher Private Banking Auction and took part in the Malta week at Harrods. She then represented Malta at United Nations in New York in 2007 and took part in an Art Symposium in Pescara Italy where her work can be found in the Modern Art Museum nowadays. Caroline´s sense of adventure led her to work as a yacht chef for short periods where she often based herself out of the main yachting hubs of Antibes, Cornwall, Antigua and Palma de Mallorca. Here she drew much inspiration and painted local scenes. While she was based in Palma in summer 2010 she completed a rewarding mural commission at Colegio San Alfonso Maria de Ligorio in central Palma, still to be enjoyed by the international community of students who attend. In October 2010 Caroline returned to Malta again to follow a Master in Tourism leading her to work for the Camper & Nicholsons Marina. As part of her position she hosted the prize-giving for “Trophee Bailli de Suffren”, a prestigious 600 nautical mile classic offshore ending in Malta. This led her to form part of a collaborative exhibition at Galerie de Lices in St. Tropez in 2015. Recently she participated in another collaborative at the Malta Maritime Museum ´Sea She Sees´, part of Valletta 2018, European Capital of Culture. Caroline´s next show opening 30th April, will take place at the Saratoga Hotel in Palma for the month of May. Hope you can pay a visit! __________________________________________________________ www.carolinenavarro.com




HAMISH GODDARD AND RALLY CLASICO Hamish works as an account manager for Palma-based marine connectivity specialists e3 Systems, covering Mallorca and the Spanish mainland. *** I wanted to see how far I could get without mentioning the C word, which I guess is not very far...

Hamish Goddard has lived on Mallorca since 2015 and has been a regular contributor to The Islander, covering the extensive classic car and rallying scene. With a previous career in sports marketing, including a stint with the Benetton Formula One team in the 1990s, Hamish is a regular participant in classic car and motorcycle rallies on the island and has been the manager of the classic & sports car club, Driving Mallorca since his arrival on the island.

The former Prime Minister Harold Wilson once said, in an economically struggling 1960s Britain, that a week in politics is a long time. It seems that even an hour is long enough for some very dramatic new announcements to be made around the coronavirus pandemic - and all bets are off at the time of writing about what will be the situation when this magazine actually arrives in the frequently-washed hands of its readers. From a local perspective - aside from the fact that almost all the loo-roll on the island completely disappeared during the middle of

last month, there was the sad announcement that Palma Superyacht Show was postponed until June, although timely in that this was long before any of the superstructure for the show had been put in place. This was alongside terrible news for so many industries here regarding mass cancellations of tours and hotel bookings for later in the spring. Beware the Ides of March... The American radio broadcaster Paul Harvey once offered the placatory adage that “In times like these, it’s important to remember that there have always been times like these.”... This isn’t the case with our generation. It’s a known unknown, with only the Spanish Flu pandemic of 100 years ago being the most likely comparison. However, seeing as we are in the mood for quotes, let’s also remember the alternative Persian placatory adage that “This Too Shall Pass” - which of course it will in time. We just don’t know what it will cost us yet.


XVI MALLORCA RALLY CLASICO So as I write, everything is uncertain with innumerable events, both here and overseas, having the shutters drawn down on them. What squeezed under this rapidly closing door was the sixteenth installment of the Mallorca Rally Clasico from its usual base in Porto Portals - a fantastic three-day closed road classic rally event taking place over 13 special stages all over the island, with the obvious gravitation towards the Tramuntana mountains and some of the best driving roads in the whole of Europe. Although sadly unable to take part this year, hiking off with a folding chair and a backpack of sandwiches to a decent vantage point fulfilled my agenda. There was the usual eclectic collection of cars and drivers belting around our beautiful scenery - from a contemporary Caterham 620S squirting over 300 horsepower out of its tiny frame to a glorious 1950s Merc 300 SLS, valuable and very dentable on some very squeezy sections, along with the regular and numerous visiting Germans, trailing down their noisy and spectacular race-prepped 911s from mainland Europe. We will know when this is published when they managed to get home… The social agenda for the rally itself was necessarily scaled down, which was a poor



return for those taking part - and particularly so for the organiser Toni Descallar who puts so much effort into making this high-end event one of the best classic rallies in Europe.

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Moving from four wheels to two, the 1/2 Milla Moto Tourisme took place in early March - a half lap of the island on motorbikes from Palma down towards Ses Salines, before curling up towards Algaida and finishing at the Los Ultimos Mohicanos.

The classic and sports car club Driving Mallorca, of which I have been manager for the last five years, has been relaunched with a new injection of energy as ‘Gentlemen Driving Mallorca’ - the Mallorquin chapter of a theme that is also being rolled out across various districts in Spain, the first being Andalucía. In its usual way, the Club is organising driving and social outings all over the island for those with a ‘classic, fast or interesting car’, but this time with a particular emphasis on accessing track days not only here at the Llucmajor Circuit east of Palma, but also on the Spanish mainland at the fantastic racing circuits of Ascari, Almeria and Castelloli. It’s worth pointing out here that the ‘Gentlemen’ prefix is an homage to the amateur drivers of the past that would join the professionals in classic road racing events of 50s and 60s - gaining this nomenclature in the process - and nothing to do with excluding the many female members both in the club already or extremely welcome to join! More details can be found on the forthcoming events


I’m constantly impressed by the number and quality of some of the gorgeous and veritable crotch-rockets that many working in the yachting industry own - these wailing machines perhaps the perfect antidote to the more sedate pace and relative peace of being afloat. Our small group of yacht skippers and suppliers to the industry joined 500 or so other riders, on everything from hyper-sports bikes to street cruisers in glorious spring sunshine for a wonderful day out. This is in many ways a warm up to the Vuelta Moto Tourisme, a full lap of the island in which several thousand bikes take part on Saturday 18th April – definitely one for your diaries! Happy Motoring!









There will be a Facebook group where all registered participants can share their progress, discuss any problems in reaching their goal, arrange meet ups and walks with other participants, etc. HOW WILL THE EVENT END? The grand finale event to celebrate everyone’s achievement. All those taking part will be awarded with a certificate. There will be live entertainment, food and drinks, a raffle, prizes, etc. The exact times and locations of both start and end events will be published at a later date on our Facebook page and all registered participants will be informed by email. Anita Vince had breast cancer in 2014 and as part of the healing process she decided to organise a walk over the Tramuntana Mountain Range with friends. Every year since the first walk in 2016 Anita and her crew have Walked the GR221 to raise money for Cancer Support Mallorca, this has always been done during the Easter Period and over the years they have raised over €15000 for cancer charities in Mallorca.

to walk a certain number of steps during the month of April, the total steps equalling the steps needed to Walk the whole GR221. On registration participants will be given a chart that they can mark showing their progress during the month, some may be able to do the whole amount of steps, others may be able just to do certain stages that they choose, either way, the idea is for people to get more active and to raise money for charity.

This year 6 ladies are island hopping and will be walking the GR223, otherwise known as the Cami de Cavalls in Menorca, from the 3rd to the 10th of April and as always will be looking for sponsorship as they do this. The total distance is similar and skirts the coast of Menorca, “a change is as good as a rest” they say!


But one thing that they’ve noticed over the years is that many would like to take part in these walks but don’t have the time, stamina or general circumstances to do so, so this year Anita has come up with the initiative to Step Up To Cancer where you can walk the distance of the GR221 throughout April, in your own time, at your own pace, with your own friends, family or loved one. WHAT IS INVOLVED? In general terms people who sign up will agree

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There will be a registration form on the www. cancersupportmallorca.com website, all those who register will receive a pack including a t-shirt, string bag, sponsorship materials and a progress chart. Please register as soon as possible so we can ensure we have enough packs prepared. Registration cost is €25. WHEN WILL THE EVENT START? On the 1st of April we will have our kick-off event, all registered participants who are able can collect their pack, there will be an initial walk starting and ending at the place of the venue, the walk itself will take about 1 hour 30 minutes and will be a big boost to the week’s steps. On returning to the starting point all who so desire can stop for refreshments and discuss their plans for the month ahead.

IF I CAN’T SIGN UP CAN I STILL HELP? Yes, of course, you can sponsor others, you can donate directly on the Walk the Gr221 for Cancer Support Mallorca Facebook page or you can volunteer to help on either the kick-off or finale events. HOW CAN BUSINESSES HELP? You can sponsor the event, we will need help printing posters, t-shirts, and with the general planning, you can also provide branded material for the participants packs. WHERE WILL THE MONEY GO? All money raised will go to Cancer Support Mallorca, a charity that helps cancer patients in Mallorca and Menorca. They provide translators, counselling, nutritional advice and alternative therapies for free. They also have volunteers who help cancer patients with Spanish bureaucracy. And they have items that they give free of charge to cancer patients such as wigs, bandannas, prosthesis. Apart from all this they give awareness talks in English and Spanish at schools, clubs, etc. ______________________________________ For more information go to www.cancersupportmallorca.com





are phenomenal. Because the vines produce so little, the concentration of flavours and aromas is much more intense, almost balsamic, and the mineral sensation that lingers in your mouth after tasting a Priorat, stays in your mouth for a long time and, becomes embedded in your memory forever.

Talking about modern Spanish wines without mentioning the Priorat region would be strange, and possibly even an insult. This is a region that, along with Ribeira Sacra, has had all the odds thrown against it and yet it still survives. Not only that, but it positively thrives! Priorat is a very special region for so many reasons. It is located among the hills of Tarragona, southwest of Barcelona. The region is very dry, with mountains surrounding it. The landscape is abrupt, broken up and quite chilling in places. It is difficult to imagine that someone thought the region would be a good place to grow vines...nevertheless, they are here. The soil is mainly made up of a type of red slate that is very poor in nutrients; it is also very hard to work with. The vines are so stretched here that they may only produce 1

kilogram of grapes per year against the 6 or 7 kilograms per plant that can be achieved in the nearby region of Penedes. This is due to all of the factors mentioned, poor soil, limited water supply, as well as a great deal of old vines. However, the quality of the grapes and a large majority of the wines that are produced here

Many wine producers have now started to put a lot more effort and attention into this region since the great Alvaro Palacios created a humble winery here and reached celestial levels with one of the wines he produced. His famous L’Ermita gained many renowned awards worldwide. At around 1000€ per bottle this wine is surely the elixir of the Gods... Trossos del Priorat is one of the newer entrepreneurs in this area. It is a winery and

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hotel that is nestled in the hills just outside the town of Gratallops. This town is one of the wine capitals of the region, along with Porrera. The building itself has been stylishly designed to blend in with the landscape and from each room it is possible to admire the amazing integration of the mountains and the vineyard. Along with a high standard of service at the hotel, you will also find a passionate team and a driven winemaker. This is a fabulous combination that achieves tremendous results. The wines from Trossos del Priorat are a reflection of the style of wine that Priorat has to offer. These wines are concentrated, elegant, sophisticated and full of flavour. With a range of mineral whites (that are rare for this area) and bold reds, this winery has all fronts covered. Llum d'Alba is a white wine that uses a blend of Garnacha Blanca, Macabeo and Viognier grapes. It is a fresh, light wine but as it spends 4 months, ‘sur lie’, it also has structure and body. This wine is a white pearl to enjoy with many summer fish dishes. Lo Mon is a red wine that combines Garnacha, Cariñena, Syrah and Cabernet grapes. It is aged in French oak barrels for 12 months. This is a lovely, elegant wine that will not empty your wallet. It is rich and velvety but it also has a fresh and fragrant quality to it. Pam de Nas uses Garnacha and Cariñena grapes from really old vines. This is an elegant, complex red wine that will fill your glass with spiced aromas and red fruit. This is a rather special wine to enjoy as they do not make many bottles. If you get the opportunity, it is worth exploring the Priorat region, whether you go to enjoy the wines that are produced here, or to admire the dramatic landscape. Either way, you won’t be disappointed. __________________________________________________________ Wine Industry Mallorca Ivan Gonzalez Gainza - (+34) 657 88 32 48 Lara Corfield - (+34) 638 60 19 43

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LAB BAR - MAGIC AND MIXOLOGY ON SANT MAGI possibly my favourite piece in the whole bar: the white chaise longue. It evokes thoughts of the roaring twenties, long-stemmed cigarette holders and silk dresses. And if the walls can talk, I seriously wonder what stories this piece could tell. As Anouska, my ever wonderful friend and fabulous photographer and I are concocting stories of intrigue and affairs Stefano comes and joins us in what I like to refer to as the living room. The area is full of beautiful, much loved sofas that were all hand picked by Stefano for that perfect look. It’s now that the fun begins as we begin to grill him about his past, and it’s certainly a twinkly-eyed past! What many of you may not know is that Stefano, originally from Italy and full of what we have come to expect as Italian charm, actually has a masters degree in Electronic Engineering. However this just did not do it for him, so instead he returned to what he loved as a 17-year-old bartending. The twinkle is back as he says what more can you want as a young guy than to get paid to meet girls. It was simply heaven. I suspect that most of you reading this will be no stranger to the wonders of the famous LAB Bar, the first and most original of all the cocktail bars that now line Santa Catalina’s life vein. And if you know LAB then I’m certain you will be no stranger to the charms of Stefano and his fantastic team of mixologists. The welcome in LAB is always as warm as the flaming passion fruit in the crowd-pleasing and personal favourite, Pornstar Martini cocktail. Stefano puts this down to the fact that he drills it into his staff that it is not in actual fact him that pays their wages, but the crowd who flock over the threshold. Keep your customers happy and feeling loved and they will return. It is obviously working as there are several familiar faces dotted around the bar who clearly come back time and again. The customer is truly king here!

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It’s not surprising as there really is nowhere else in the area with the particular vibe that LAB gives off. Originally, Stefano was going to go with minimal, concrete and neon styling, but then he went to London. That put an end to that. Instead, what he has created is at the absolute opposite end of the spectrum. Rather than stark, we have warmth, dark woods, much-loved leathers, and textures everywhere. The feeling you get is of walking

Let’s take a moment to talk about that furniture, as I believe that so much of that welcoming atmosphere has been created through the choice of the pieces that are as eclectic as the clientele. Take for example the double bass bar. Yes, you heard right, a bar in a beautiful double bass just by the entrance. Stefano feels it brings together his two passions, cocktails and music and that it sums up the bar perfectly for him. Next to this extraordinary creation is

The key difference here is that instead of ‘ex’clusive it is very much ‘in’clusive. All nationalities, ages and genders are welcomed here. I spy one table where it seems to be parents with their son and his girlfriend and I hear snippets of English and Swedish being spoken whilst they order from the barman in Spanish. Another table is a group of young Spanish girls on a birthday night out and yet another table with two older men in suits (yes it does happen sometimes in Palma) clearly having a post-work drink. It’s an eclectic mix and it works wonders. There’s a distinct Cheers feel here, that even if you were on your own you would be welcomed like a piece of the vintage furniture.

From those early days, he went on to open LABTender back in Italy, a bartending academy teaching the fine arts of mixing the perfect drink. LABTender continues today and during the day scores of mixology enthusiasts can be found in the bar whipping up a storm. The team are also able to come to you should you wish them to treat you to some on board training that will have even the toughest of bosses impressed. The courses are available for amateurs and professionals alike and they even run fun events for stag and hen dos in both English and Spanish. Alongside LABTender is LABServices, a full consultancy in all things Bar. Stefano is actually heading over to the UK as I type to consult with a group of hotels about the styling of their upscale bars. LAB itself is open from 7pm in the evening every day and has a short but well priced and extremely tasty bar menu, offering sandwiches, wraps, salads, nachos and a wonderful plate of pata negra ham. We opted for the nachos and the sharing wrap and we weren’t disappointed. The nachos had layer after layer of cheddar and scamorza cheese that meant you were never left with a dry tortilla chip, everything was lathered in deliciously tasty cheese served up with lashings of guacamole and a perfectly spicy salsa. The Italian style


wrap was light and tasty, filled with serrano ham, smoked scamorza cheese, tomato, salad, modena balsamic vinegar and topped with toasted sesame seeds. It was the perfect accompaniment to what are the rock stars of LAB - the cocktails. When I asked to see the menu Stefano gives me a wry smile saying that they actually don’t have one. It is a state that was born of necessity as try as he might he could not create what he wanted as the perfect menu, it either came out too short and restrictive or longer than the Bible, so instead he took the controversial decision and did away with it altogether. Instead, now you have walking talking menus in the form of the barristers. Whatever you wish for, should it be a forgotten cocktail, something more traditional such as a Singapore Sling or a completely bespoke drink, these guys will be able to serve you something unforgettable. On the night in question we got to sample four different cocktails all with something completely different to offer. We, of course, had the Pornstar Martini, served in all her flaming glory, with beautiful hints of vanilla and passionfruit. Then came what I call the Hawaii as it was served in a tiki-style bamboo high ball, the drink was light and refreshing and came with the signature LAB etched banana leaf. Next up was the American Sour mixed with cherry syrup rather than sugar so that you still get the sweetness but it doesn’t overpower the amaretto and red berries. Finally, we got to taste the new cocktail of the month dubbed the Silver Sour. It is an absolutely delicious mixture of some very unusual ingredients that include a black pepper tincture, sage infused triple sec, cucumber syrup and egg white on a Patron Tequila base. The texture is smooth and creamy, almost like soft meringue, yet the flavour is refreshing. Needless to stay it didn’t last long. If cocktails aren’t your thing, worry not. LAB Bar also has a solid wine and bubbles list, plus all your favourite beers. On top of this Stefano can also offer you extensive gin, rum, whiskey, and vodkas all served up in an interesting and unique way. I just loved the rum with dark chocolate! And if VIP is your thing, not only can you reserve the area at the back for private events, you can also choose your very own bottle of choice and have it locked up for you especially, on a month by month hire. Just be prepared to have your McCallan rubbing shoulders with celebrities! LAB has it all, Great atmosphere, wonderful staff, fabulous drinks, awesome music that changes with the seasons, and an owner who is less mad scientist and more mixology magician, creating wonders in his very own LABoratory of dreams! ______________________________________ Lab Cocktail Bar & Bartending Solutions Calle San Magin 22, Santa Catalina, Palma (+34) 649 547 816 www.barlabacademy.com By Victoria Pearce Photos © Anouska Foss






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ADVERTISE FOR FREE FOR SALE FOR SALE: Santa Ponsa Top Floor Fully Refurbished 2 bedroom 1 bathroom apartment sea view balcony. 220.000 euros. Contact 647 436 434. (04.20) FOR SALE: For garden pond, aquatic plants reasonable prices. Contact jlittle@movistar.es. (04.20) FOR SALE: Opportunity - for sale in Puerto Banus 12m mooring, good price and excellent location. (+34) 616 969 496. (03.20) FOR SALE: British registered MCA coded sports fishing boat. 2x Volvo 370hp diesel inboards 1400hrs. Kohler 5.5 KVA Gen. 6 berths in 3 cabins. Large flybridge and aft deck. Air-conditioning and heating. Complete Raymarine electronics package. Autopilot. Electric heads. Bow thruster. 1 yr old zodiac and 6hp Suzuki outboard. 2.5m x 2.5m sundeck forward, all cockpit sundeck and awning new 2019. Ready to go! 99,000€. Tel 654 234 897. (01.20) FOR SALE: Westwind 35 for sale. Seven Berth, Good Sails, Yanmar Deisel Engine, Wheel Steering, Roller Reefing. The yacht comes with it's own mooring in the beautiful bay of Puerto Pollenca. €15,500. Tel: 602 436 166.(01.20) FOR SALE: Exclusive Parking Sa Vinya, Bendinat. Reduced by 33.34%. The new owner will accompany many fine cars in the garage. Priced to sell, bargain for quick exchange, €15,000. Owner now left island. Tel. (+34) 673 406 107 or (+44) 7739 487237.(12.19) FOR SALE: Large Wooden shipping boxes, used but good condition, 118cm x 55cm x 56cm

If you have anything for sale or wanted - boat bits, household, etc. Strictly no trade ads (except jobs), or property ads (except private rentals) please! By email to: simon@theislander.net

treated timber boxes for world wide shipping or storage. 30€ ea. Tel. 971 719 816. Palma. (12.19) FOR SALE: RYA sailing school for sale, Port Andratx, Mallorca, established over 25 years, 10,000 euros or 60,000 euros with school sailboat. Contact Paul on 607 597 098. (10.19)

ONO - Tracy +34 681 175 818. FOR SALE: 2,3 m carbon fiber yacht gangway. 700€ o.n.o. (new 1.500€). 609 672 344.

FOR SALE: Boat trailer. 6m boat or similar. Spanish papers 750 euros. Paul Port Andratx, 607 597 098. (07.19) FOR SALE: De blasi folding bike, white, fair condition. 100 euros. Paul 607 597 098. (06.19) FOR SALE: Land Rover Defender 90 2.4 Tdi 1997 dark green with towbar, 7 seats, in excellent condition 225,000 km. Price includes full roof rack and set of off-road tyres € 10,995 - Call or WhatsApp 618 366 499 for more info. (05.19) FOR SALE: RIB. 6.5m. New tubes 2015. 90hp Johnston 2 stroke Fully serviced. Bimini. Trailer. price E8000. 634 342444. (04.19) FOR SALE: Beneteau first 211 sailboat, 2003 very good condition 15,000 euros. Ideal first boat or for cruising the islands. Contact paul 607 597 098 Port Andratx. (04.19) FOR SALE: Storage. 3.7mL x 2.7mH x 1.7mH. Safe and clean. Light and electricity. Bendiate Sa Vinya. Leaving the Island €12k Make me an offer. (+44) 773 948 7237 / (+34) 673 406 107. (03.19) FOR SALE: Peugeot 207cc HDI - Diesel Cabriolet 2007 - only 130,000 kms new tyres and cam belt. Very Good Condition, Immaculate well loved! €5490


Contact: simon@theislander.net Tel: + 34 607 911 898

This fine example of the superbly built Delphia 33.3 is from 2011 but had very little use in the past 5 years. 6 berths with a good-sized heads/ shower, large saloon with very good headroom and a super cockpit, ideal for those evenings at anchor. Brand new 4-man dinghy and new Mercury outboard engine. Comes with loads of extra kit and a mooring in Puerto Portals until late July 2019. Must be seen to appreciate. Reduced to 59,950 €

FOR SALE: Vindo 50 ketch (10.5m) 1978 swedish blue water sailing yacht, mahogany topsides, grp hull. A Beautiful example of this stunning yacht, Fully and professionally restored during our ownership of her. We have many photos of the works. Currently lying in puerto portals. Reduced for a quick sale 44,500 euros (tax paid). For more information or queries please contact Dave on 660 680 621 or 636 259 908. (04.20)

FOR SALE: Jaguar XK8, Feb 2000, 78,000km with history. Dark Green/Cream leather. Fabulous condition, unmarked BBS split-rim wheels with nearly new Pirelli P Zero tyres. Supplied with a full year ITV, Spanish Matriculated LHD. €14.500 contact via WhatsApp in first instance 690 716 456. (11)

FOR SALE: House for sale. A completely restored very charming typical old mallorcan stone house right by the beautiful village of Galilea, amid the Tramuntana. Completely refurbished with taste and respect to traditional mallorcan materials. Currently divided in two annexed properties of 110 and 80 sqm. Two bedrooms and two bathrooms, one of them en-suite in the large one. An inside bathroom plus one outside in the smaller one. They both interconnect or can be lived separately for privacy. Under floor heating. Laundry room and much storage space. Four parking places in the property. Land plot of 1.500 swm. Facing South and direct uncluttered views to the Tramuntana mountain range (UNESCO world heritage). P.O.D. Please contact luzesvida1@gmail.com. (04.20)

FOR SALE: Beautiful 100sqm apartment 5 mins from Santa Catalina in Son Espanyolet. 2 bed in great condition, high ceilings, open plan, lots of natural light. €379,000. Contact Lloyd +44 7584 993 081. (10)





FOR SALE: Huge garage & house for sale. Great road access, loads of storage. The garage is approx 20m x 11.4m, with a height of 6m to the eaves and doors 4m high x 4.9m wide at both ends of the garage. 15 min from Palma & airport. The house is 366m sq, in a plot of 2,200m sq. 4 bedrooms, 2 en suite bathrooms plus additional bathroom and day heads, 2 large receptions, additional tower room / office, kitchen & utility room. Also a very large basement. Fiber optic broadband, air conditioning, central heating, wood burner, pellet burner, recent double glazed windows & doors. All bathrooms and kitchen recently refitted. Other buildings for further storage. Huge terraces plus roof terrace with magnificent mountain views. Situated within walking distance of Algaida for all services, banks, supermarkets, cafes & restaurants. €549,000. call Richard 670 970 188. (09)

FOR SALE: Range Rover P38 Overfinch. 1999. 4.6HSE. RHD. Burgandy/Tan leather interior. 85,000 miles from new. Full documentation including original invoice. Been in storage since 2004. Regularly started. In storage in Son Bogadelles. On UK plates Exceptional condition. 10,000 eu. Tel. 656 949 243. (07)

FOR SALE: Peace & Tranquillity. Nestled high on the side of “Punt de ses Bruixes” (witches Point) & offering views that can never be obstructed, over the town of Llucmayor to the island of “Cabrera”. This rustic property boasts 14,000 m2. Of prime Mallorcan real estate. This property features a solid threebedroom home that has been the subject of some major improvements and expense in recent years. Connecting electricity, and a 150m. tarmac private drive. Simple but yet charming this property has been enjoyed by its current owners, as a family home for over three generations. And could remain as is for those who want a holiday home or yearn for peace and tranquillity. However, for those wanting something special that will really do this premium position and views the justice it deserves, the home could be extended refurbished or potentially knocked down to pave the way for a magnificent residence. The perfect retreat for a buyer seeking privacy and solitude, but only 3kms from Llucmayor, 15 minutes to the airport of Palma & 25 minutes to the capital Palma. An astute buyer will recognise a truly unrivalled offering & a rare opportunity. If interested P.O.A. please contact damian@theislander.net (09)

FFOR SALE: Carbon Passarelle, length 5 meters, width 60cm. very stable. Stock item for sale at greatly reduced price. Email: info@bmcomposites.com

FOR SALE: Modern apartment in the harbour of Puerto de Andratx. This modern apartment (97m2 with a 10m2 terrace) enjoys a very central location within walking distance to the sailing club and the heart of Puerto de Andratx in the south-west of Mallorca. The well-maintained development is one of the very few that has this advantage. The apartment is in immaculate condition and has a modern interior. Comprising of 2 large bedrooms, each with en suite bathrooms. The property is almost fully furnished and features air conditioning and a parking space in front of the building. From the balcony you can enjoy sunshine from the early morning hours and lovely views of the community pool and the well-kept garden. £475,000. (08)

FOR RENT: On-suite bedroom in a shared, modern and fullyfurnished flat in Andratx town, just 20 minutes drive from Palma. € 400 per month, excluding water, electricity and internet bills. For more info please contact Sam on (+34) 633 824 209. (04.20) FOR RENT: On-suite bedroom in a shared, modern and fullyfurnished flat in Andratx town, just 20 minutes drive from Palma. €400 per month, excluding water, electricity and internet bills. For more info please contact Sam on (+34) 633 824 209. (03.20) FOR RENT: Prime location on Paseo Maritimo behind The Boathouse. € 1,300 per Month for a single unit of 27 sq. meters, includes existing furniture and 1 complimentary parking space. Excludes Utility Costs, which will be invoiced on a quarterly basis. deb@theboathouse.es (+34) 699 569 934 (06.19) FOR RENT: Mooring For Rent 8x2,6m in the Club de Mar in Palma including parking and pool use for 8.500€ / 1 Year. Alexander Paul - Mobil: (+49) 17610333771. FOR RENT: Berth For Rent - 9x3 mars. Santa Ponsa, Mallorca 7500 euros. Tel: +34 626 566 731.

FOR SALE: Rio 850 day cruiser 2003 lovely boat moored in Santa Ponsa. 2 x volvo Pentax engines, new battery and battery charger, new leather upholstery, new inlet manifold. Well looked after, we’ve had plenty of holiday and lots of fun on the boat, but ill health forces a reluctant sale. Reduced to €14,000. Contact Michael (+44) 7976286469 or Jacqueline (+44) 7533247574. (05)

MISCELLANEOUS GO SAILING: Would you like to join in with the Flying Fifteen fleet in Mallorca. Exhilarating dinghy sailing in the safety of a keel boat. Join our racing fleets in Pollensa & Palma. Buy a boat, come and crew or borrow our club boat to give it a try! All ages 18 - 80. michael@ffast.org.

JOBS / EMPLOYMENT JOB VACANCY: Seeking to fill two seasonal crew positions aboard a well known Palma based 32m private, motor yacht; chef and solo stewardess. Requirements: STCW Basic Safety Training, ENG 1, at least one full season in a similar role (sorry we can’t consider inexperienced yacht crew for these roles)- English mother tongue or very high level. Preference to candidates who are currently in Palma and to those that don’t smoke. Season runs April 15 – September 15. These positions would suit females or would consider a male chef with his solo stew girlfriend. Great program. France & Italy June & July. Balearics August & September. If you are interested and comply with these requirements, please send cv to: motor.yacht.mallorca@gmail. com (04.20)




ADVERTISE FOR FREE JOBS / EMPLOYMENT JOB VACANCY: Marine Engineer Required. Mallorca based marine welding and fabricating company working within the superyacht industry has an opening for an experienced Marine Engineer. The job would ideally suit a Marine Engineer in the yachting industry that wants to become land based but other work backgrounds will also be considered. The job will involve project managing from discussing the job on board with the client, designing plans, making estimates and liaising with staff in the manufacture process to making sure that the project is finished to the highest standard and as quickly as possible. Essential requirements: Experience and a good practical understanding of boat construction, engineering and the processes relating to metal fabrication in the marine sector. Ability to multi-task you will be required to work on several projects at the same time. Able to demonstrate an ability to visualize ideas from verbal or written instruction. Complete fabrication drawings to assist production. Strong shop floor management and leadership skills will be required. A good level of English and Spanish. A knowledge of AutoCAD would also be useful. We aren’t interested in qualifications but on your ability to get the job done! Links Marine Services SL - Sara Manley (+34) 971 229 717, info@linksmarine.es. (04.20) SEEKING EMPLOYMENT: Experienced female sailor looking for opportunity on private family sailing yacht as deck and navigation back up. Mallorca area. Certified up to Yacht Master Off Shore Sail and STCW. Call (+34) 616 969 496. (03.20) JOB VACANCY: Delicioso are currently recruiting for a full time office manager. We are looking for a person with managerial experience who is highly organized. They must have a can-do attitude with the ability to work under pressure in the busy summer months when out of office hours are sometimes required. You must demonstrate proactiveness to manage the day to day orders, financial responsibilities and general office manager duties. The job involves processing orders, dealing with suppliers, communicating with

If you have anything for sale or wanted - boat bits, household, etc. Strictly no trade ads (except jobs), or property ads (except private rentals) please! By email to: simon@theislander.net

customers, managing stock, controlling staff rotas, product pricing, managing finance spreadsheets for all invoices, payments, credit control, bank reconciliation. Job Requirements: Full clean European Driving Licence, Spanish Residency & Social Security number; English and Spanish fluency with German an advantage; Good knowledge of high-end food, ingredients and wines an advantage; Based at Delicioso´s Offices - Poligono Son Bugadelles, Santa Ponsa, Mallorca; Full time 40 hour per week contract; Good salary, based on experience. Applications will only by considered by email to info@deli-delicioso.com sending your CV and cover note. (01.20) JOB VACANCY: Yacht Broker – Mallorca East ; Experienced Broker required for long established Yacht Brokerage in their Office on the East Coast of Mallorca. You will be offering New and Pre-owned boats to new and existing clients as well as obtaining new listings. English, German and Spanish a must another language advantageous, employment offered on autonomo/freelance basis, a generous retainer plus uncapped commission is offered. Start Feb 2020. Please send your CV to hr@segel.biz. (12.19) JOB VACANCY: Yacht Broker – Mallorca West; Experienced Broker required for long established Yacht Brokerage in their Office on the West Coast of Mallorca. You will be offering New and Pre-owned boats to new and existing clients as well as obtaining new listings. English, German and Spanish a must plus another language advantageous, employment offered on autonomo/freelance basis, a generous retainer plus uncapped commission is offered. Start Feb 2020. Please send your CV to hr@segel.biz. (12.19) JOB VACANCY: Secretary – Part Time, for long established Yacht Brokerage in their Palma Branch Office. Start February 2020, mornings only 0900 – 1300hrs, Mon–Fri. Suit freelancer/ autonomo. English, German and Spanish speaker, general secretarial duties assisting the brokers , as well as responsible for social media news/updates. Knowledge of Yachting Industry a plus. Please send your CV to hr@segel.biz. (12.19)

POSITION WANTED: Looking for Part-Time Personal Assistant or Administrative work. Vast experience working at Board level in several different industries. Also ran own business for 10 years. Proficient in MS Outlook, Word, Excel and Powerpoint. Other skills include diary management, face-to-face client contact, bookkeeping, marketing campaigns, ad designing and promotions. Have experience of working remotely. Fast learner! So if you need some help without the commitment of a Full-Time salary - I’m your woman! Lisa Thompson on (+34) 689 542 690 or email me at lisathompson100@ hotmail.com. (12.19) JOB VACANCY: Berthon Spain are currently recruiting for a Guardiennage Assistant. The ideal candidate must be able to meet the following requirements: Be fiscally resident in Spain; Be over the age of 25 with an EU or Spanish driving licence; Be fluent in English (Spanish is a huge plus); Experienced in washdowns including knowledge of all the relevant products; Confident in basic knots; Comfortable with deck work - docking, lines and fenders etc; Experienced and competent in putting people up and down rigs.; Be able to supervise others and manage a small team; Must have a very fine eye for detail; Be able to drive tenders, other boat handling experience would be a plus; Basic technical knowledge of systems etc; Must have a flexible attitude and be willing to lend a hand in all aspects of the business. 22 days paid holiday per year plus state holidays. Full time contract after initial trial period. Very competitive salary. We would ideally like for someone to start ASAP. This is a shore-based position in Palma and therefore would suit any candidate already based on the island, who is a looking for a long-term career. Berthon is a well-established business and we look after our staff. Please don’t contact us via facebook but send your CVs to andrew.fairbrass@berthonspain. com. Please read the advert carefully, take your time to respond, put in the reference the job you are applying for and ensure your covering letter and CV are relevant to the job. (11.19) JOB VACANCY: 5 Star Yachts are seeking the right person for a role in our business. Smart, efficient, friendly communicator

with a love of the sea & yachting. To begin it will be part time progressing to full time. Good level of English / written German & Spanish. Top level of PC skills, internet administration, office administration ultimately developing into sales. Selfemployed status preferred. Salary to be agreed. Office in Cala Nova marina. Email CV to info@5staryachts.com (10.19) JOB VACANCY: Cover Up Solutions, a scaffolding and yacht covering systems company, based in STP - Palma de Mallorca, are offering a full time sales position. We are looking for a motivated individual with good communication skills and knowledge of the yachting industry is preferable. Excellent level of english and good level of spoken Spanish are essential, to join a fun, dynamic and friendly team. If interested please send your CV with photograph in English or Spanish to: info@ coverupsolutions.com. (08.19) JOB VACANCY: Seippel & Seippel, International Insurance Brokers, based in Mallorca are offering a full time administrative and sales positions. We are looking for an efficient and professional individual with good PC skills. Minimum languages required are Good English / Some German with a good level of spoken Spanish - or Good German / Some English with a good level of spoken Spanish. At Seippel & Seippel you will benefit from great working hours, a pleasant working atmosphere in an international high qualified team as well as remuneration following qualifications. If interested please send your CV with photograph in English or Spanish to jasmine@seippel.com. (04.19) JOB VACANCY: Marivent Yachts, a leading company in the Yachting Sector is selecting After Sales Staff. The Job involves the Inspection, Preparation and Set Up of new Yachts for Handover to the Owners. The Maintenance, Repair and Management of these vessels as well as their delivery between ports is also a fundamental part of the job. Medium level English and High level German are compulsory. CV to alex@mariventyachts.com Tel: (+34) 607 140 849. (03.19)




2019 Azimut S7 ‘RIES’ 2,300,000 EUR VAT Not Paid Vilamoura, Portugal

Est. 1987

SL: 78 - 86 - 96 - 102 - 118

SX: 76 - 88

SD: 96 - 112 - 126

C/Benito J. Feijóo, Local 7, Puerto Portals Calvia, 07181 Mallorca, Spain Tel. +34 971 676 845 | +34 609 609 520 info@med-yachts.com | www.med-yachts.com

SY: 44Alloy - 500Exp - 52Steel - 64Steel


CENTRAL AGENCY This is a unique opportunity to purchase a high specification and recently delivered example of the revolutionary Azimut S7 open model. Built in 2019 by Azimut Yachts in GRP and carbon fibre, she is powered by triple Volvo D13 IPS 1050 800hp diesel engines and capable of achieving speeds up to 36 knots. Used privately by one owner for a single season, she is still under a shipyard warranty, has been lightly used and is always operated by a professional crew. 'RIES' boasts a practical 4 cabin layout designed to accommodate a maximum of 8 guests, with separate crew accommodation for up to 2 crew members. Key features include her dark blue hull, functional sports flybridge, Seakeeper stabilisation system, Volvo IPS Joystick controls, bowthruster, 19.5kW ONAN generator, 120,000 BTU air conditioning system, 130L/H watermaker and a sizeable garage for a Jet Ski & Tender.

Cantieri Navale Diano 2010 1.375.000 EUR VAT Paid

Joost Goverts Broker joost.goverts@northropandjohnson.com Edificio Dux - Calle Porto Pi 4, 1ª Palma De Mallorca, 07015 T. +34 971 707 900 F. +34 971 707 775 +34 627 947 160 www.northropandjohnson.com

CROWBRIDGE is an exceptional yacht offering classical design with exhilarating performance making her the ideal yacht to cruise with family and friends. The luxury motor yacht’s interior showcases Italian styling in its best form. Plush, dark blue leather upholstery and beautiful Cherry wood provide a relaxed, informal ambiance in the yacht’s main salon. CROWBRIDGE accommodates up to 10 guests in 5 exceptional staterooms plus 4 crew.

YOSHI Sweden 45 2003 220,000 GBP VAT Paid Lying Vigo, Spain

Carrer de Jeroni Pou 17 07006 Palma de Mallorca addy.daly@berthonspain.com +34 627 809 607

YOSHI is a fantastic example of the sleek Sweden Yachts 45. From 2003 and with a recent price reduction to 220,000 GBP VAT paid, she is well priced and perfectly set up for bluewater cruising or crossing oceans. With her in boom furling giving her the edge over her sisterships, she is easily handled by two, ideal for a young family. YOSHI is a joy to sail, a safe, fast passage maker. Regularly maintained and upgraded, she in great condition, ready to splash and off to the next adventure!

Princess Yachts 75 2017 2,900,000 EUR VAT Paid

Arrival Yachts S.L. T. +34 971 677 576 info@arrivalyachts.com www.arrivalyachts.com C/ Benito J. Feijoo 2, local 8, 07181, Puerto Portals, Mallorca, Spain

An immaculate hard top example, of this contemporary 75 footer with class-leading design and optimisation of space. Accommodation for 8 guests in 4 en-suite cabins + crew. Hydraulic bathing platform, zero speed stabilisers, large hull windows, hydraulic bow & stern thrusters, 2 x generators, Williams jet RIB, underwater lights, underfloor heating to bathrooms, water maker and more...




Menorquin 120 HT 2006 149,000 EUR VAT Paid Lying: Mallorca Menorquin Yachts 120 HT launched in 2007. Evidently in great condition throughout and powered by two 260hp Volvo Penta diesel engines with low engine hours. Furthermore, equipped with; a bow thruster, generator, full Raymarine navigation equipment incl radar, hydraulic gangway, life raft, bimini, bow solarium, numerous covers and air conditioning. The hull benefits from a preventive osmosis treatment. In our opinion one of the nicest Llauds on the market right now. Competitively priced and ready for the summer. View our comprehensive photo album on: www.whitesyachts.com.

Beneteau Oceanis 37 2008 79,000 EUR VAT Paid

Beneteau Oceanis 37 for sale: Mercury Rising II. She appears to be a very well-maintained yacht. The owner bought the boat last year and has spent countless hours making her look her best and all the work certainly shows. He has now decided to move into a bigger boat, hence the decision to put her back on the market. The main cabin is very spacious and comfortable and the saloon very bright and open, the galley and the aft cabin complements that layout perfectly. She comes with the original main and genoa and with cruising chute that has only been used twice.

Benetti Sail Division 79FD 2006 1,390,000 EUR Excl Tax Benetti Sail Division 79FD, 2006, spacious displacement motor yacht. Steel hull with aluminium superstructure, teak decks. Twin MAN 475hp diesel engines, stabilisers, bow thruster, generator, air conditioning, water maker. Sleeps 8 guests in 4 en-suite cabins, plus crew accommodation for 3 in 2 cabins. Fully equipped and well presented, including hydraulic passarelle, tender and outboard, flybridge crane. Lying South of France and priced at â&#x201A;Ź1,390,000 Ex Tax.

Delphia 33.3 2011 Reduced to 59,950 EUR

It is nice to step aboard a boat where everything is in the right place, looks maintained, and looks in order. This is one such boat. Rather lightly used, and with a great spec, this boat could take you around the Baleares, and very much further. Slab - reefed main, cabin heating, nearly new outboard (one hour ONLY, run on it!), and a nice tender. These and many more features add up to a splendid package. The boat comes with berthing until the end of July, in a very desirable Palma Bay marina. And there is a possibility of extending this, should you so wish...

Beneteau 57 350,000 EUR

T: (+34) 971 402 911 M: (+34) 634 342 444

pgalle@devalk.nl www.devalk.nl

De Valk Palma Port Cala Nova, Avda. Joan MirĂł, 327 07015 Palma de Mallorca

A well-kept example of this popular marque. One owner from new and used only in the Mediterranean. She is maintained professionally and antifouled annually. Interior shows very little use. A good buy for long range cruisers, or equally a family.

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The Islander Magazine - April Edition  

The Islander Magazine - April Edition