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Palma Superyacht & Boatshow issue

DEAR ISLANDER Dear Islander, As this issue of The Islander hits the streets, The Palma Superyacht Show and Palma Boatshow will be underway. We are told that all available space and berths are sold out with a lengthy waiting list, a far cry from the bad old days! Palma Superyacht Show is now the largest Superyacht Sailboat show in the world and makes up around 60% of the 60 boats over 24 mtrs on show. This is unusual by today’s normal pattern at shows, with motoryachts making up the lion’s share of exhibits. There is an argument to say that the glamourous motoryachts attract the big crowds, but the sailing yachts attract the more serious punter! Either way, let’s hope that all the brokers have a good show, continuing the trend from last year. We will have a full report on the show in next month’s issue of The Islander. I hope you all like our new format of The Islander magazine with the glossy finish to the cover and inside pages. We felt we needed to do this particularly to show off the photography at its best by sharpening the colours somewhat. We have received some great feedback and positive comments, so it’s here to stay! This is the largest issue of The Islander that has ever been published, with the biggest print run in our 19 year history, so we thank all our readers, and especially our advertisers who make this possible.

This month also sees the second edition of the London Superyacht, Jet and Prestige Car Show held at Billingsgate and St Katherine’s dock from the 4th – 6thMay. The first edition was a resounding success and attracted some of the industry’s big hitters as well as owners who found the venue ideally located close by The City. We shall be there for a couple of days and will bring you all the news in next month’s issue. The regatta season kicked off here in Palma last month with a 700 boat fleet at the Princess Sofia Regatta for Olympic classes. They enjoyed a week of mixed weather and varied wind strengths, but as usual, the cream rose to the top in most fleets. Early May sees the big opening regatta for the bigger boats with Palma Vela looking like it’s going to be a who’s who of yachting. The TP 52’s look like fielding a 9 boat entry even though this isn’t one of their official events. Again, a full report will be in next month’s issue as well as a preview on all the entries for the Palma Superyacht Cup.

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Palma Superyacht and Boatshow Palma Superyacht Show & Boatshow Palma 28 April - 2 May 2016 The doors of this year’s Palma Superyacht and Boat Show open on April 28th and will close on Monday May 2nd. The entire space was sold out some months ago, promising an even bigger and better show than ever. Over 60 Superyachts will be on view this year, and with 60% being sailboats this makes it the largest display at a show of sailboats over 24 mtrs in the world. Quite some achievement considering just four years ago the show was cancelled through lack of funds and interest. Great credit should be given to MYBA (Mediterranean Yacht Brokers Association) and the forming of a local association BYBA (Balearic

yacht Brokers Association) who effectively underwrote the show for three years, breathing new life into the event. The format of the show will be similar to last year’s successful edition, with a record attendance expected over the bank holiday weekend. The Palma show marks the unofficial start of the Med season and judging

by whispers from the charter brokers, 2016 is set to become one of the best ever. The Islander team will be around the show each day, so please come and say hello and maybe have a cool one at the bar!

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Jim Acher T: (+34) 971 677 154 M: (+34) 667 678 357 Calle San Juan 4, 07012 Palma de Mallorca Bluewater feature the 2 yachts that follow:

S/Y AEGIR: Was unbeaten at the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup, Cruiser/Racer championship in 2012, and she also won first place in the Maxi Racing class at the 2013 Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup world championships. State of the art construction in carbon, built to RINA and MCA, with numerous features not found on any other platform, AEGIR won Boat of the Year 24m-40m at the 2011 International Superyacht Society Design Awards. A high-performance cruiser-racer built by Carbon Ocean Yachts in 2010, this stunning sailing yacht does not compromise on performance or comfort and luxury. LUNNA A: With naval architecture and exterior styling by J & J Design, LUNNA A accommodates 6 guests in a master and two double cabins. She is in truly outstanding condition and was fully repainted in Awl Grip in 2010. She also benefitted from some major maintenance, including removal, inspection and repainting of her carbon Hall mast and boom, new EC6 standing rigging, new 3Di sails by North and all of her decks sanded. New deck head liners have recently been installed and she has just been fully antifouled, so is genuinely sail-away ready for a new owner.

Joost Goverts Director/Broker T. (+34) 971 707 900 F. (+34) 971 707 775 M. (+34) 627 947 160 Edificio Dux - Calle Porto Pi 4, 1ª, 07015 Palma de Mallorca Northrop & Johnson feature the 4 yachts that follow: (1 shown at the top of right hand page) FRUITION: Is an aluminium, long-distance cruising ketch, designed by a very experienced yachtsman, featuring a practical, large, excellent easy- to -move- around deck area. The cockpit is a delight, good to look at and practical and comfortable in use with a great dining table. FRUITION’s layout is very inviting for a family that wants to sail with or without crew, having relatively standard systems, ideal for long trips. The cabin accommodation throughout is extremely comfortable, affording good privacy for both the owner’s party and the crew, of whom three can be accommodated. She is the largest and fastest of the Chuck Paine Bermuda series. HEIDENSKIP: Is a remarkable 25.5meter aluminium high-performance cruising yacht, built in The Netherlands by Aluboot Hindeloopen for an experienced owner. She has highly efficient twin rudders and a hydraulically operated lifting keel with minimum two-meter draught for shallow waters and a maximum 4m. for sailing performance. Three luxury staterooms cater for up to six guests. The perfect outside cockpit has a double steering position. She has been maintained to the highest standards by her exceptional crew. In 2013, she received a full paint job, which included the boom and mast. All of her sails are from 2014 and all of her systems are upgraded meticulously. ICARUS: 26.7m Jongert sailing yacht ICARUS is a pocket-size super sailing yacht that also can perform. She has a deeper keel and taller rig to add to performance, and has won one Jongert Rally. The boat is attractive, stable and easy to sail by a crew of 2-3 and owners and guests will greatly enjoy their time on board. Nothing beats her electric sliding deck-salon roof. Her exterior is modern with a bold metallic dark grey hull. ICARUS features a full beam owner’s cabin aft, two twin bedded guest cabins with en-suite facilities.



Palma Superyacht and Boatshow SKIPPER: Is the ideal boat for long distance cruising. Her original owner built her to be a strong yacht for circumnavigation, capable of being sailed by a small crew. Despite her 100-foot size, SKIPPER may be sailed by only two people. Her interior is of classic Dutch style with perfect Dutch teak woodwork. The exterior is classic contemporary style. The cockpit has two helm stations. Ideally suited as family cruiser, SKIPPER has three staterooms for up to six guests.

T. (+34) 971 495 413 F. (+34) 971 570 466 Port Adriano, Local A.2.1, Urbanizaci贸n El Toro s/n, 07180 Calvia, Mallorca Burgess feature the 5 yachts that follow:

ANTARES: This high performance auxiliary ketch is one of the largest designed by Dixon Yacht Design. ANTARES has a versatile four cabin arrangement with multiple interior and exterior entertaining spaces. Designed by Rhoades Young Limited, her interior is uncluttered with a rich pallete of textured leather, edelmessing and specially selected French Walnut. A large section of the transom hinges down to form a boarding/ bathing platform down to just above the water level while at the same time, swinging it slightly under the transom so there is no gap.

AQUARIUS: (ex-KLOSTERS,) is offered for sale and presents in superb condition. In the hands of yet another fastidious owner, this 46m Perini completed her 25 year ABS survey which was completed in January 2016. Previous significant upgrades have included the installation of a new sailing system (including rigs) and a hydraulically operated aft swimming platform.

AZIZA: Luxury motor yacht AZIZA is a beautiful, three-deck displacement vessel, launched by ISA Yachts in 2013. Four luxurious cabins, all stylishly designed, provide a great sense of modern hospitality. Offering a spacious sun deck with jacuzzi, bar, dining and lounge area, AZIZA is a new addition to the Burgess charter fleet and available for charter this summer in the Balearics and West Mediterranean.

CRYSTAL: The 36.9m motor yacht CRYSTAL was built by Dutch yard Moonen and delivered in 2015. Her sleek, sporty look was devised by award winning Dixon Yacht Design who was also responsible for her stunning interior. CRYSTAL can accommodate 12 guests across five well-appointed cabins. Powered by MTU engines she owns a cruising speed of 20 knots reaching 22 at full power.

TIMONEER: Is a high volume powerful 45 metre (147ft) ketch-rigged sailing yacht built by Vitters Shipyard, launched in 2001. A pedigree world cruising yacht with a wonderful record at Superyacht regattas, she is a unique offering. Her beautifully designed and finished interior by John Munford Design with elegant paneling in hand-polished cherry wood offers a gracious and traditional atmosphere. She boasts five staterooms, superb crew quarters, indoor and outside helm stations.


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T. (+34) 971 700 445 F. (+34) 971 700 551 Calle Porto Pi 4A, 07015 Palma de Mallorca Fraser Yachts feature the 6 yachts that follow: AURELIA: The quote “Aurelia is a modern, sporty and luxurious superyacht with a comfortable and contemporary interior. No expense was spared on the build and amenities. The inspiration for Aurelia’s unique paint scheme comes from the Gulf racing colours with a no.10 on her quarter, she is the 10th yacht in the 37m raised pilot house series. In fact the whole yacht is a tribute to the first ever GT Lancia Aurelia. She is based in Palma and available for charter in the Balearics this season.”

MYSTERY: Is a SWAN 112’/34m GERMAN FRERS design built for world crusing to the highest standards and capabilities of the Nautor shipyard. The design includes 4 staterooms plus a generous crew area, a comfortable raised saloon, large protected cockpit and tender garage aft. The technical and machinery areas of MYSTERY are very large and well designed and she has been constantly updated since her debut in 2000. Carbon rig and furling boom by SOUTHERN SPARS, New Sails, freshly repainted in 2015 and will every electrical and electronic instrument and system replaced also in 2015, MYSTERY is one of the best values in a world capable sailing yacht worldwide. Asking 4.0m Euros and is available at PSYS 2016. NATIVA: Accommodates 10 guests in five staterooms, including a full-beam master, two double and two twin staterooms, plus a crew of eight. Aluminum built to a design by Bill Tripp. This layout allows the pleasure of a performance sailing yacht combined with the comfort and layout of a motor yacht. The performance of NATIVA is unprecedented in light air! Awarded with a RINA Green star and offered for sale by her first owner she represents the best value in her category on today’s market. We look forward to welcome prospect buyers on board during the Palma Super Yacht Show. PINK GIN: Is superb 152’ / 47m Carbon Composite built sailing yacht from BALTIC YACHTS in Finland. Designed by Judel /Vrolijk as a performance cruising yacht for the current owner, PINK GIN has lighter displacement than similar sized yachts resulting in a very fast and stable yacht. A lifting keel allows access to shallow areas while giving performance and stability in deep draft mode. Accomodations for 10 in (5) Double staterooms by DESIGN UNLIMITED and expansive deck enjoyment areas. True to her BALTIC YACHTS pedigree PINK GIN is capable of amazing performance in total comfort and safety. Georges Bourgoignie - Fraser Yachts Florida, Inc. M. +1 305 491 2211 M + 33 777 86 61 78 KEANIMAI: Is a very powerful and comfortable ocean going performance cruiser with excellent racing potential. Designed by Andrey Hoeck she offers flush decks, a sleek deckhouse and large open cockpit beach-like aft deck. Excellent family cruiser with vast centre salon on lower deck offering a great living area. 25m / 82’ Bloemsma & Van Breemen, 2002/2012.

VICTORIA: Went through a massive refit in 2012 including a complete paint job, full rigging service, new sails, new tender, all pumps and captive winches overhauled and replaced where necessary, new decoration, massive upgrade of AV and navigational equipment etc. VICTORIA features a 5 cabin layout which makes her the prefect charter yacht. The engines where rebuild to 0 hours in 2014/2015 (W6) All aluminum construction and the Ron Holland design ensures excellent sailing capabilities. VICTORIA is without a doubt the best priced Perini on the market and the owner wants her sold! 10


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T. (+34) 971 40 33 11 F. +34 971 40 14 12 Club de Mar s/n, 07015 Palma de Mallorca Camper & Nicholsons International feature the 6 yachts that follow:

ALAS LIBRES: The 30m Alas Libres, constructed with a steel hull and aluminium superstructure, has been designed to offer versatility, flexibility and easy handling. Delivered in 1984, the sailing yacht is fully equipped and has undergone multiple extensive refits, her last of which was in 1999. Her huge beam generates ample deck spaces for a variety of functions, from aft and fore deck perimeter seating, to a spacious cockpit with dodger and bimini enclosure. Alas Libres incorporates a carefully thought-out layout that has been designed to optimise space, with separate on board working / living areas, and two identical master cabins complete with special features. CD TWO: Boasting spacious deck spaces that offer excellent lounging and dining options with exceptional panoramic views, the 43m CD Two has been professionally maintained since her launch in 1995. Following multiple extensive refits over time, the motor yacht brings a new level of luxury and comfort. Beautifully designed with a sophisticated interior, her fantastic layout sleeps up to 12 guests in seven elegant cabins, including a master stateroom, two double staterooms, three twin bedded staterooms and a child/nanny cabin. INFINITY: Moonen-built and René van der Velden-designed in 2007, Infinity is a sophisticated motor yacht that has recently undergone an extensive refurbishment. She is the perfect combination of speed and comfort with safety and seaworthiness in an unrivalled way. Comprising two spacious decks, she boasts a wonderful outdoor kitchen on the sun deck, perfect for entertaining and al fresco dining. The level of craftsmanship extends to the interior of the yacht: top quality and custom made, she comprises beautiful Anigré wood, sunny coloured upholstery, and beautifully cream coloured marble. LIARA: Liara was built with performance and luxury in mind. Everything about Liara is well executed and impressive, from her lightweight interior to her high-tech carbon kevlar hull. Delivered in 2009, the sailing yacht remains in performance condition thanks to her 2013/14 refit. High-end yet understated furnishings are found throughout her beautiful interior, offering a modern and elegant environment for her nine guests. Liara’s versatile accommodation makes her the perfect choice not only for racing enthusiasts but also for families who want to cruise on board a pedigree vessel. TIZIANA: Originally built in 1963, the 35.6m Tiziana was totally rebuilt in 2006 and was further upgraded in 2016. Following her latest refit, Tiziana now boasts all of the modern amenities found on board a modern motor yacht with the timeless elegance of a classic sailing yacht. Furnished with warm woods and sumptuous seating, her light and open interior is in immaculate condition. Extensive entertainment equipment such as flat screens, iPads, centrally controlled music and wi-fi, is found throughout the warm and inviting cabins which sleep up to 10 guests. TWILIGHT: The Dubois designed sail yacht, Twilight, was built for a discerning and extremely knowledgeable owner with a vision to create a superior sailing yacht in every aspect. Light, fast and spacious, she certainly leaves other performance cruisers in her wake.



Twilight’s cleverly designed Rhoades Young interior comprises a vast salon and an extremely guest-friendly four ensuite stateroom layout, comfortably sleeping eight in a double owner’s stateroom, two double staterooms and a twin cabin. Her exterior spaces are equally impressive and she boasts a spacious flybridge, which seats up to 10 guests.

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T. (+34) 971 70 82 48 F. (+34) 971 70 16 58 Muelle Pelaires s/n, Club de Mar, 07015 Palma de Mallorca Dahm International feature the 4 yachts that follow:

CYRUS 80: By beiderbeck designs - Fast luxurious cruising yacht. Launched in 2014, sailing yacht Bd80, is a lovely 24-metre high tech cruiser, built in composite by the Turkish shipyard Cyrus Yachts. Penned by beiderbeck designs, superyacht BLISS is a fast yet luxurious cruising yacht, which can be easily handled even with a small crew. She boasts a clean finish in metallic white, black and gleaming stainless steel, giving her an attractively cool appearance. Cabins: 3 owner/guest, 1 crew. Price: On request M/Y MONTAÑA DE PIEDRA: Van der Valk Continental II IPS two-level flybridge. Van der Valk - Continental II, built in 2012 as a two-level flybridge super yacht built in Aluminium. The superbly equipped yacht features many luxuries as standard and extras like the revolutionary VOLVO PENTA IPS system and a joystick- operated pod-type boat drive system with counter-rotating forward-facing propellers.Total Cabins:4 cabins. Price: € 2,250,000 – EU-VAT paid M/Y DAIKOKU II: Drettmann Elegance 80. DAIKOKU II is a wonderful Elegance 80 with reliable twin MAN 1,550 HP engines and TRAC hydraulic zero speed stabilizers for extremely comfortable cruising and anchoring. She is aesthetically modernized and very well maintained and serviced and offers three superbly equipped en suite guest cabins including a full beam master cabin. A FRP hardtop roof, a huge sunbathing area and a large stern garage for her tender add to the distinctive features of DAIKOKU II! Cabins: 4 owner/guest, 1 crew. Price: € 1,700,000 S/Y VITA BELLA: Duebbel & Jesse by Joachim Kinder Yacht Design - Strong and fast cruising sloop Vita Bella is a strong and fast cruising sloop with an aluminium hull. She is a powerful sailing yacht with a carbon mast and boom. She has received many system upgrades including several special mechanical features which also includes an in-boom furling system to enable worldwide cruising with a small crew. Her interior remains impeccable thanks to her many permanent aesthetic refits & touch-ups. She was built to last and her upgrades have kept her technically up-to-date too. Total Cabins:3 owner/guest, 1 crew Price: € 950,000 – EU-VAT paid

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Palma Superyacht and Boatshow T. (+34) 971 404 412 F. (+34) 971 402 327 Club de mar s/n, 07015 Palma de Mallorca Marc Händle (Sales): (+34) 678 535 240 Barbara Müller (Charter): (+34) 690 672 916 Stephanie Skinner (Charter): (+34) 687 405 733 Ocean Independence feature the 8 yachts that follow: (2 shown at top of the right hand page) SY APHRODITE A: 42.7m / 140’ / Vitters / 1999 / For Sale. An impressive 42m high-tech aluminium sloop built by Vitters and designed by André Hoek, offering excellent performance and comfortable motions in a seaway and built for extended cruising. The interior of highly polished cherry wood, white ceilings and maple floors give the yacht a luxurious elegance. She is also the only sailing superyacht we know of professionally equipped for deep-sea fishing. Asking: EUR 7,900,000 MY LEVEL: 8 / 24m / 78’9” / Navalia / 2007 / For Charter. Built in 2007, LEVEL 8 has been beautifully maintained and constantly updated, offering accommodation for up to 6 guests within her 3-cabin layout. She is in the process of obtaining the Spanish Charter License and will be available for charter in the Balearic Islands from May 2016 onwards. Charter rates: EUR 25,500 (low season) – 29,500 (high season) per week SY NEPHELE: 34.2m / 112’1” / McMullen & Wing / 2003 / For Sale and for Charter Built by McMullen & Wing and designed by German Frers, she delivers a perfect harmony of elegant clean lines and quality finish, whilst being a very capable world cruising yacht. Few yachts can achieve the balance of supreme comfort & high performance that NEPHELE seems to manage so effortlessly. Asking: EUR 4,900,000 Charter rates: EUR 52,000 (low season) – 58,000 (high season) per week MY QUO VADIS: 27.3m / 89’7” / Maiora / 2009 / For Charter QUO VADIS, a stylish 27m motor yacht built by Maiora in 2009, is fully equipped with a powerful stereo system and a variety of brand-new toys including a Sea Doo, sea bob, towed watersports, boards and diving gear! Charter rates: EUR 44,000 (low season) – 46,000 (high season) per week SY ROMA: 25.7m / 84’4” / Latini Marine / 2005 / For Sale and for Charter In 2003, her Owner approached Farr yacht design; the result is an incredible light, striking yacht that stands out form the Wallys and Swans of the world. Built in carbon composite, she is a modern sailing yacht with an easily handled rig for shorthanded sailing, as well as race proven success for racing. 2016 saw her in the yard having her decks painted and she is now looking superb. Asking: EUR 2,600,000 (VAT paid)

Charter rate: EUR 25,000 (all seasons) per week

MY SMILES OF LONDON: 29m / 95’2” / Elegance / 2000 / For Charter SMILES OF LONDON has recently undergone an extensive refit to the highest standards and no expense spared. Elegant styling, beautiful furnishings and sumptuous seating feature throughout her living area create an elegant and comfortable atmosphere. One of the most notable features is indeed her fantastic use of exterior space.



Charter rates: EUR 37,000 (low season) – 39,500 (high season) per week

Palma Superyacht and Boatshow SY SUSANNE AF STOCKHOLM: 30.2m / 99’1” / Trehard / 1990 / For Sale and for Charter 30m SUSANNE AF STOCKHOLM, originally known as Whither, was built by Trehard in 1990 to a design by Gilles Vaton. A total restyling by the Swedish design firm Claesson Koivisto Rune turned her into a unique Scandinavian-styled modern sailing yacht offering both performance and comfort. Asking: EUR 1,750,000 Charter rates: EUR 31,000 (low season) – 35,000 (high season) per week SY THIS IS US: 41.8m / 137’3” / Holland Jachtbouw / 2005 / For Sale and for Charter Winner of the St Barts Bucket Regatta 2012, THIS IS US is one of the most elegant performance sailing yachts on the charter market. Built, and with regular maintenance from Holland Jachtbouw since 2005, THIS IS US is an eye-catching, sleek yacht with light soft furnishings against the rich dark wood interior. While being ideal for racing, the yacht has also been optimized for family cruises. Asking: EUR 6,950,000 Charter rates: EUR 64,000 (low season) – 70,000 (high season) per week

T. +377 93 50 12 12 9 Avenue J.F. Kennedy, 98000 Monte Carlo, Monaco Y. CO feature the 4 yachts that follow:

ANTARES: Quality. Class. Performance. Built by leading Dutch shipyard Royal Huisman, 40m ANTARES is a striking example of pedigree build quality, high performance and comfortable living. Having just completed a full refit, repaint and 10 year classification survey, the yacht is in peak condition and ready for a new Owner. ANTARES is a proven world cruiser. Easy handling under sail and power-operated sail functions combine with warm Rhodes Young interiors for the ultimate in relaxed sailing.

CINDERELLA IV: Luxury. Quality. Comfort. Built in 2009 with a carbon composite hull, CINDERELLA IV is a performance cruiser and a true reflection of Vitters build quality. With a lifting keel and a brand new set of sails, her already exciting sailing performance has been further enhanced. A modern interpretation of a traditional two-house deck layout, she is built to perform under sail and to cruise in comfort. CINDERELLA IV has been constantly maintained and updated and is offered in immaculate condition. MOONBIRD: Sophisticated. Sleek. Quality. MOONBIRD was launched in 2003 by Fitzroy Yachts in New Zealand with exterior design by Dubois Naval Architects. Her deck features expansive cushioned areas forward and aft, a pilothouse bar and a stylish alfresco seating area perfect for entertaining. Her warm and inviting interior by Dick Young accommodates up to 8 guests in 4 cabins, including a full-beam master cabin with marble ensuite. She is an MCA compliant vessel with a strong charter history. MOONBIRD also delivers brilliant performance under sail. With a high-spec rigging system, she has achieved consistent podium finishes at regattas worldwide. THALIMA: Nimble. Bright. Reliable. Leading the new class of 110ft performance sailing yachts, THALIMA is the first in a new breed of luxury performance maxis. She is a nimble yacht with easy handling, a true racing competitor and global bluewater cruiser. With interiors by Nauta Yachts, she features clean lines throughout and bright, contemporary living, blending relaxing spaces with high performance. THALIMA offers unlimited possibilities. Feel the exhilaration of fast racing or relax as you cruise the world’s oceans.

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MALLORCA YACHTING INDUSTRY NEWS will offer a full range of new and pre-owned sportscruisers, day boats, launches and bow riders from 22ft to 36ft. More than £100,000 has already been invested in setting up a sales and service centre for Chris-Craft in the popular Puerto Portals marina in Mallorca and on creating a dedicated new website.

The spectacular 85m S/Y AQUIJO Brought to fruition under the project management of Master Yachts of Palma de Mallorca , the Owner’s Representatives, the spectacular new 85 meter sailing yacht AQUIJO is the world’s largest highperformance ketch and marks Vitters Shipyard’s and Oceanco’sfirst delivery in 2016.She is currently in Palma . Both yards worked closely together throughout all stages of this custom project. Built under the project name P85/3069/Y711, this extraordinary sailing yacht’s naval architecture and exterior design is by Tripp Design Naval Architecture with the interior design by Dölker + Voges. AQUIJO is a ground-breaking sailing superyacht that integrates outstanding sailing performance, state-of-the-art technology and reliability, with exceptional space, comfort and luxury—a combination rarely found on sailing yachts. The superstructure is designed to blur the boundaries between inside social spaces and outside deck areas, and offers long clear sight lines throughout. Her stunning interior is clean, contemporary and modern. Performing well at all points of sail and benefitting from exhaustive engineering and superior craftsmanship, there is no question that AQUIJO is a real sailing yacht. Her unique steering system, developed 16


by Vitters Shipyard, translates the hydrodynamic forces of the underwater rudder blades directly to the flybridge steering wheels, providing the helmsman with immediate feedback and acute sensitivity to the feel of the boat, allowing him to experience the pleasure of sailing the yacht to its maximum potential. Her 90-meter masts are two of the tallest masts in the world. Her performance sail plan is set up to be safe, reliable and simple to handle. AQUIJO pioneers new territory on multiple fronts; she is an astonishing sight to behold as she sets off to sail the world’s oceans.

New Distribution Agreement Brings Chris-Craft to Balearics The timeless beauty and exhilarating experience of Chris-Craft is coming to the Balearics after a new distributor agreement was awarded. Chris-Craft Balearics has been appointed to operate alongside Princess Motor Yacht Sales, who have provided yacht sales and service in the region for more than 20 years. It is a deal that is aimed at unlocking the potential of the brand in one of Europe’s most exciting yachting destinations. The new division, covering the islands of Formentera, Mallorca, Ibiza and Menorca,

New models will also be available for demonstration and sale from two further sales points at Port Adriano and Cala D’Or. “We have been working with Princess in the Balearics for many years and we have come to understand the market extremely well,” explained Max Whale, CEO of Chris-Craft Balearics. “We already know many of the yachting enthusiasts in the area from 39ft and upwards, but offering the Chris-Craft range will let us engage with many more people living and working on the islands – those who want to enjoy the thrill and majesty of beautiful blue waters, but with a smaller craft.” He continued: “The attention to detail is simply exceptional and we felt that the range sits well alongside Princess. There is scope to personalise each boat, and, with the timeless design and craftsmanship, we are certain there will be a lot of interest. “There are many synergies between the two brands, not least over 190 years of boat building heritage… we are looking forward to the challenge!” Chris-Craft Balearics has appointed Matthaeus Grasl as its dedicated Sales Manager for its 18-strong range. He has worked in the industry since 1993, spending 10 years with one of Austria’s biggest boat builders in the international sales and distribution of day cruisers

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5 Star Ommission In last month’s issue we omitted to include the contact details for Paddy Harrison of Five Star yachts, in our article on page 18. Paddy Harrison Absolute Yachts Mallorca Club de Mar 07015, Palma de Mallorca (+34) 636 477 448


Pantaenius Jens Ploch (+34) 600 582 717 Raising the Bar for Superyacht Insurance In the 1970s, Pantaenius revolutionised the market for leisure craft insurance by introducing the concept of an Agreed Fixed Value. This year, the water sports enthusiasts have introduced a completely revised set of their insurance clauses. The market for superyacht insurance is more than saturated at the moment and various providers promise to offer tailor-made products in order to comply with the highly individual needs of their potential clients. Recent cases have demonstrated that the vast majority of these providers rely on what is common within the

industry, rather than what really guarantees the most benefits for owners and their crews. Those who remember the “Galatea” trial and the resulting court decision are probably aware of the pitfalls in policy wordings, even if they include seemingly resilient terms like the so called “Agreed Value”. Comprehensive Cover As one of the pioneers in superyacht insurance, Pantaenius has always offered its own products on the basis of a specifically designed set of clauses. Now, Pantaenius has once more revised their reputable Pantaenius Superyacht Clauses. Apart from the benefit in terms of an independent valuation model, the Agreed Fixed Value, the new clauses demonstrate clear, nonambiguous wording, as well as far more comprehensive cover than the industry

standards. Most policies on the market, for example, exclude any loss or damage directly or indirectly caused by wear and tear. The Pantaenius Superyacht Clauses however, cover damages caused by wear and tear or electrolysis, and do not exclude inherent vice or vermin either. Owners might think that machinery cover belongs to the absolute standards in yacht insurance but a closer look reveals the important differences. Pantaenius offers coverage for any failure in the working mechanism of the machinery. Other policies often get amended to include such failures but generally exclude wear and tear so machinery damage based on a worn out part is excluded. While the new Pantaenius clauses also cover any loss or expenditure incurred in remedying a fault in design or construction provided it has caused loss or damage to the Yacht, the frequently used American Yacht form on the other hand, clearly excludes remedying a fault in design or construction whether damaging or not. Understanding Superyacht Insurance Since brokers have to delete such passages and put in additions in order to stay competitive, the policy that the owner receives results in being patchy and difficult to understand. Unarguably, the main purpose of insurance is comprehensive financial security. Those who have once witnessed a claim however, know that one

other important obligation of an insurance provider is to simplify this task for the client. A straight-forward and transparent policy will have a considerable effect on the speed of the claim settlement and the ability of the insurance provider to actually meet the expectations of the owner. The latter is only possible if the owner really knows what he has purchased. A requirement taken seriously by Pantaenius as Martin Baum, Managing Director, explains: “Our new clauses do not depend on additions or amendments in order to provide comprehensive cover and relinquish principles like ‘due diligence’ as well as limiting terms like ‘external causes”. The result is an easy to understand set of clauses, designed to simplify the complex task of insuring a superyacht for the owner and his employees or representatives.” If you would like more details on the revised Pantaenius Superyacht Clauses or unbiased yacht insurance advice, please visit us in one of our offices worldwide or come by our stand - SY-08 - on the Palma Superyacht Show between the 28th of April and the 2nd of May 2016.

Dolphin Covers (+34) 653 225 984 Dolphin Covers Palma Leading UK marine covers and awning company establishes full-time operations in Palma. Dolphin Covers and Dolphin Tensile Awnings, the UK’s leading bespoke marine cover makers, are excited to announce further growth and expansion with a new permanent operation in Palma. Dolphin have chosen to appoint Angus Roberts as the manager for this new venture. Having spent the last 2 years as Production Manager and designer at the Harwich covers loft and with a wealth of superyacht and race yacht experience Angus is ideally positioned to lead the Palma expansion. He comments, “We’ve been steadily increasing our large yacht clientele over the past few years. We have a huge amount of experience and expertise developed over our 20-year history of making covers and we’re pushing to remain at the forefront of the industry, particularly with our computer modelled tensile awnings which are a unique product in the marine sector. We felt it was perfect timing to expand and create a permanent operation in Palma.” In the past 18 months Dolphin provided covers to numerous Palma based yachts including 2 J class, a range of covers for

bespoke superyacht tenders and full set of tensile awnings to an award winning 52m ketch. The design team are constantly working to offer new and improved solutions; adding flexible impact protection to our crew covers, working to incorporate solar panels and bonded solar films to our fabrics and using computer modelling to create covers direct from the designer’s drawings. CAD is an ever expanding area for both large and small covers as Angus explains, “We recently got a little carried away and used the same software responsible for the Millennium Dome to design a tailored binnacle cover on a J class.” With a combination of traditional design and templating through to digital measuring and laser imaging processed on CAD software Dolphin have the expertise to create the finest marine covers available. Although focusing on marine covers and awnings, Angus is also available to consult on behalf of the UK based Dolphin Sails loft who, now in their 50th year, continue to supply high quality blue water cruising sails. Dolphin Covers Palma are based within easy reach of all the Palma marinas and shipyards offering reliable and efficient service for luxury, performance and leisure vessels across the island.

Horizon Marine Electronics Horizon Marine Electronics Completes Fully Integrated, State of the Art Simrad Glass Bridge Installation on M/Y Nati Tre Horizon Marine Electronics was founded just over a year ago by life-long marine electronics expert Chris Keenan. The highly experienced team have already completed a number of headliner projects including aboard Feadship’s M/Y Herculina, and most recently a fully integrated bridge and fly bridge system aboard M/Y Nati Tre with, brand new to the market, Simrad Yachting equipment. Our team designed and installed, a brand new fully integrated glass bridge, fly bridge consul and two new radars, on board 34m M/Y Nati Tre. The Horizon team, who started the deconstruction just after Christmas, completed it all in good time before the yacht went into the shipyard for general works. MD of Horizon Marine Electronics, Chris Keenan commented on the project, ‘’The Simrad equipment that we have supplied is the latest technology on the market, although Furuno is perceived to be the Rolls Royce of bridge equipment, Simrad have over taken with technology and have become a big player in the bigger boat market. On Nati Tre we replaced all of the

bridge / fly-bridge screens with the latest touch screens. Our team rewired the entire backbone of the boat with NMEA2000 in order to replace all the old cabling. Following this, we replaced the multidisplays on the bridge and flybridge. An extra added feature we installed was the Simrad Go-Free Wifi: this system is very smart… it will allow the captain to be anywhere on the boat, for example, in his cabin, and he can take control of a screen from the bridge and control it from his iPad. On the bridge we also fitted the very first ever OP50 assembly. All in all this is a very impressive job with brand new equipment. The team did a fantastic job.’ The Captain of M/Y Nati Tre, Richard Harding, commented on the project, ‘’I am pleased with the job and installation; it’s neat, professional, great looking, and most of all... it works the way it should! All in all this is a very good system and I would definitely recommend Horizon Marine Electronics.’ For all enquiries about similar systems, equipment, integrated bridge systems, and consultations for your on board electronics and communications, please contact us.

MALLORCA YACHTING INDUSTRY NEWS Motyvel gets involved with all the major yachting events, while belonging to the committee for the International Barcelona Boat Show, as well as a main member of ANEN the National Association of Nautical Companies in Spain. They also always have a presence at the major International boat shows like, Monaco, Southampton, Paris, and obviously at the Palma Boat Show.

Office Barcelona (+34) 93 636 4618 Office Puerto Portals, Mallorca (+34) 971 676 474 Motyvel, New Boats, Brokerage and Full Service Full Marine Service & Comprehensive Maintenance

At Motyvel, whilst they offer sales of several well-known brands of sail and motorboats, they are also very keen to point out that they also offer a very comprehensive maintenance programme for all boat owners. They call this “Integrated Maintenance� With a 35 year track record

The main brands for which they are main dealers are, Prestige Yachts, Jeanneau Yachts, Grand Soleil, and Jeanneau Motor & Tofinou. In brokerage, Motyvel sells all the brands but always insists on boats with a service record and all the proper insurances and paperwork. Motyvel is also proud to be associated since 2012 with Marivent Yachts, an exciting joint venture with an established and well

respected dealer here in the Balearics Marivent yachts are the well known dealers for the brands of Fjord and Austin Parker. Both companies now have their offices in the strategically placed Port Adriano. Both Motyvel & Marivent Yachts will be available at the Palma Boat Show, and are happy to discuss your needs.

MALLORCA YACHTING INDUSTRY NEWS Marine Telecom, a Provider of Telecommunication Services for the Yachting Industry

PG.Nautic (+34) 652 328 941 (+34) 871 115 347 C/ Miguel Cervantes 13, No18 PG Nautic Portals Atlantic Marine Service. Open new chandlery business under the brand PG Nautic. With more than 10 years dedicated to serving the marine industry owners Lucas and Julia have opened their chandlery shop in Puerto Portals, located behind Nice Price supermarket.

Whatever a yacht may require can be provided within 24 – 48 hours, with a stock of more than 10,000 items, they guarantee their clients that they will find whatever material they require, Lucas is a qualified yacht captain and knows what makes things work. They use the services of an employee to run around the marinas, saving crew valuable time, during the summer period they will remain open on SUNDAYS & offer a 24hr. call out service, Imperative for emergencies while at sea.

Marine Telecom, founded by Paola Rolandi and Alejandro Cordoba is located in Portal Nous just around the corner from Nice Price Supermarket. The shop is situated on the corner ground level where you will find convenient parking. The storefront radiates an invitation to enter for a friendly and helpful experience for all your communication needs. Are looking for the highest possible internet speed for your boat when you are out at sea? Do you need temporary or permanent internet service in your home? Do you want a Spanish mobile telephone number or need to unlock a phone that is from another country? Paola can assist you will all these needs and more. She will create an impressive C.V., make business cards,

take passport photos and print as many photo copies as you need. If you require the use of a computer, scanner or fax machine, they are available at the site. If you´ve damaged your phone or computer, Marine Telecom can have it repaired. There are numerous electronic supplies such as adaptors, chargers, waterproof cases, web cameras, routers, Mifi´s, memory sticks, mobile phones and much more. If your crew is in need of uniform ítems, they can be found or ordered through Marine Telecom. Marine Telecom in Portal Nous welcomes you to visit with all your telecommunication needs. Go and visit Paola.


has been with New Zealand sailors through everything including America’s Cup campaigns and Round the World Yacht Races. The brand is back with its reputation for outstanding clothing, coupled with world-leading technical developments.

Mallorca Clothing Company Centro Comercial Illetas Paseo Illetas 2, lletas (+34) 605 444 555 (+34) 971 403 991 Mallorca Clothing Company Under New Ownership Line7 Arrives on the Island 12 months ago Mirko Rastig took over the helm of the well known uniform supplier Mallorca Clothing Company. Working in the marine industry for more then 17 years as owner and general manager of Palma based Diesel-Doc Marine Service Mirko Rastig understands the needs of the yachting community. Mallorca Clothing Company just like “The Islander” is in their 19th year of business and is ideally suited to providing customised crew uniforms, as well as leisure and work wear to the nautical community and local industry. New to Mallorca Clothing‘s portfolio of brands is the Iconic New Zealand brand Line7. Established in 1963, Line7

customisation requirements please contact Mirko for a personal meeting at your convenience.

Alcudiamar Majorca is only 45 Minutes from Palma Airport and headed up by Jason Hudson.

Mirko will be happy to visit you onboard with a full sample kit of the new Line7 range including quick dry sailing shorts, aquatech polos, evolution tees and much more, or come and see the range at their Illetes showroom.

Jason has been working in the marine industry for over 30 years, his background has taken him around the world from developing sales networks for international boat-builders in the USA, Asia, Turkey and the Middle East, to brand management in Dubai. Jason has spent several years living and working in Majorca and has extensive knowledge of the Balearic Islands. Committed to providing a first class friendly service, whether clients are buying or selling, the company delivers expert help and advice ensuring all transactions are carried out smoothly and stress-free. Clipper Marine Mallorca’s ambitions are to grow its Balearic Islands brokerage listings and to capitalize and enhance demand for new and brokerage sales in the Balearic Islands. The focus will be on matching the needs and requirements of boat buyers and sellers looking for a personal, high-quality service.

Please connect with Mallorca Clothing Company on Facebook for news and special offers contact Mirko at info@

With innovative new materials from quick dry fabrics through to cutting edge Celliant technology which increases performance and helps with recovery, the range is set to help the wearer perform at their best while a new logo and new look are set to make the brand born at sea, a shoreside favourite. The first Line7 range in 1963 was a range of wetweather gear for sailors, with an intrepid reputation soon following the testing undertaken in New Zealand’s high rainfall and harsh conditions. The range is equally suited to the Mediterranean conditions which aren’t always benign to which local yachtsmen will testify.

Jason Hudson Clipper Marine Expands the Sales of Motor Boat, Sailing Yacht & Brokerage from their New Office in Alcudiamar Marina Mallorca

The innovative new range of marine and casual wear for men and women from all walks of life will revolutionise recreation on land and sea as Line7 merges the latest technical fabrics with intrepid aesthetics, to create the ultimate in style, performance and endurance.

Clipper Marine are the UKs fastest-growing yacht-broker and the world’s third largest distributor for Bavaria’s motor boats & sailing yachts. Clipper Marine now offers a one-stop boating shop in the Mediterranean fulfilling customers’ requirements whether new, used or brokerage.

Line7’s new range will be available to order in the Balearics solely at Mallorca Clothing Company from April 2016. For further information on prices and your

The expansion of Clipper Marine into the Balearic Islands has been a natural direction; the new arm of the Business “Clipper Marine Mallorca” located in Port

New and brokerage sales are an integral part of Clipper Marine’s growing business, collectively selling over 200 motor and sailing yachts a year through their offices located in Swanwick, Gosport, Ipswich, Poole and Port Solent, located in the UK. The company’s service covers all aspects of boat sales or purchase. With their network of professional partners, they are able to offer a complete range of services including, marine insurance, finance, maintenance, transport, registration and training. All Clipper Marine’s offices are open 7 days a week. Clipper Marine Mallorca will not be just focusing on selling, Jason Hudson, managing Clipper Marine Mallorca says, “We aim to ensure that all the boating needs of our clients will be totally catered for”.

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MALLORCA YACHTING INDUSTRY NEWS client relationships. With relationships developing and a strong presence in the Yacht Market, Marlin was in the correct position in 2006 to develop our brokerage services. How does Marlin stand out from other yacht brokers?

Mark Hancox

John Haynes

Marlin Marine Services www.marlinmarine (+34) 971 232 896 sales@marlinmarine 5B Port Adriano Varadero Local 2’3, El Toro, Calvia

have a team of engineers and fabricators and a workshop of over 200 square feet.

Our first hand knowledge of maintaining and servicing yachts allows us to provide a multifaceted perspective for our buyers, who are also happy to be in contact with a trusted engineering company with over 17 years of experience able to provide the gauge of services needed to maintain their vessel.

For those of us new to yachting could you inform us who Marlin are?

Are there any yachts you would like to highlight from your selection?

An engineering & Brokerage company we offer full range of marine services including engine rebuilds and refits, in the last year we opened our fabrication workshop where we can now offer, lathe work, milling, stainless steel works, bow rails, bimini bars and custom made pieces. we have vast experience with Kamewa Rolls Royce jet units, and are currently undertaking extensive works. We have expanded with the new ship yard and can now lift 250 ton yachts of sizes up to 40m in length and provide complete shipyard service.

We currently have a brokerage listing of over 70 unique yachts ranging from Superyacht tenders to Superyachts themselves. In the sport cruiser range I am quite excited about a Windy Gran Bora 42, ‘Lady Rochelle’, we carried out a full refit in 2014 and have also upgraded the engines to the more powerful Volvo Pentas D6-330, the Lady Rochelle offers a powerful display of speed and performance, not to mention the high grade finish, the current offer price is 210,000 EU (tax paid). For a more comprehensive list see our portfolio at www.

Charter 6m & 8m ribs: 10 years of Yacht Brokerage at Marlin Marine Services S.L. This year Marlin is celebrating 10 years of Yacht Brokerage. We caught up with Mark Hancox one of the founding directors to understand this milestone and get his perspective on the course charted so far. Marlin marine services was founded in Port Adriano? Yes, John Haynes and I established Marlin in 1996 in Port Adriano, Mallorca. Looking back over the past 20 years it´s great to see that we have gone from strength to the strength, from two founding engineers we now

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Established as an engineering company how did the journey take you to brokerage? Client focused with an engineer’s perspective to detail, our goal was to form and maintain strong

Marlin is also the distributor and agent for Novurania the leading manufacturer of luxury yacht tenders for over 40 years.

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Dolphin Covers (+34) 653 225 984 Sirena Marine Names New Azuree Dealer in Spain Turkish shipyard SIRENA MARINE has appointed Spanish company MALLORCA NAVAL as the exclusive dealer in Spain for its sailboats brand AZUREE. Azuree’s model range spans from the AZUREE 33C launched in 2015, to the new AZUREE 41 just premiered at Dusseldorf boat show, and its flagship the AZUREE 46. MALLORCA NAVAL, with its main office in Palma de Mallorca, and through its web portal VENDEBARCOS.COM, is also the distributor for Spain of Italmar and Promarine, a charter operator, and one of the most experienced brokers in the Balearics. The company has been active in Palma de Mallorca since 2003. “Having the opportunity to work with such an experienced and professional operator in Spain, who is known for its customer care high standards, is great news for SIRENA MARINE” said Alessandro Furfaro, Sirena Marine Commercial Director. “The appointment of MALLORCA NAVAL will further strengthen the well established dealer network of the AZUREE brand, relying today on sales and service points covering territories from USA to China, from Europe to Australia. We are glad to welcome all the MALLORCA NAVAL team in our family.”

MALLORCA YACHTING INDUSTRY NEWS shipyard has a lifting capacity of 160tn and 10m beam positioning itself as one of the most important Shipyards of the Balearic Islands. The most common services undertaken are painting, antifouling, woodwork, GRP and composites, manufacture of metal parts, electrical, electronic, mechanical and hydraulic systems, pressurized air, cleaning of vessels, and also diésel services.

Varadero Ibiza (+34) 971 806 755 Varadero Ibiza Established as an Integral Center for the Repair and Maintenance of Boats in lbiza Varadero Ibiza has established itself as the best centre for the repair and maintenance of yachts of all sizes on the

the island of Ibiza, offering comprehensive quality solutions, having a new professional team with great experience on board. With privileged views of Dalt Vila, the shipyard welcomes to its facilities vessels from small llaüts, catamarans, tourist boats or sea rescue boats to superyachts.

Thisquality of services on offer is the product of the effort made by the company to strengthen its professional team with new efficient and highly qualified staff with a great vocation for customer service. Varadero Ibiza has extensive facilities and offers moorings and workshops suitable for boats up to 45m in length. The

In 2016 Varadero Ibiza continues its promotion for the full antifouling service. Its reduced rates include lifting, launching and shoring, a maximum stay of 4 days in the shipyard, pressure wáter cleaning, application of two layers of antifouling HEMPEL Mille Performer Paint with roller, as well as propellers cleaning with application of a layer of antifouling Velox propellers, excluding tails. This promotion will not apply for catamarans!


Roger Horner - E3 Systems (+34) 971 404 208 Technology Update Best Tech related April Fool spoofs and the latest Sat Facts From the infamous Swiss Spaghetti Harvest report broadcast by the BBC’s respected Panorama program in 1957 to the recent article describing “the award to Balearic Helicopters of a spraying contract to save the paella harvest”, there has been a wealth of brilliant April Fool spoofs over the years. I’ve been rounding up some of my favourite tech ones:Hotelicopter A viral clip appeared on YouTube on April 1, 2009

showing a Russian made prototype Mil V-12 helicopter being used as the first ever flying “hotelicopter”. According to its makers, the 42m hotelicopter was said to have 18 luxurious hotel rooms in five-star luxury. The strapline was “Experience the luxury, elevate your stay – Hotelicopter”. The video is still on YouTube. This April Fool was part of a viral marketing campaign by Yotel. Maybe one-day this will be true as air-travel and technology advance? Metric Time In 1975 Australia’s This Day Tonight (TDT) news program revealed that the country would soon be converting to “metric time.” There would be 100 seconds to the minute, 100 minutes to the hour, and 20-hour days. Furthermore, seconds would become millidays, minutes become centidays, and hours become decidays.

However, the BBC was shocked when it then began receiving a massive volume of calls from listeners who were furious that Big Ben was going to be meddled with. “Surprisingly, few people thought it was funny,” admitted Tony Lightley of the service. The BBC had to spend several days apologizing to listeners for upsetting them.

The report included an interview with Deputy Premier Des Corcoran who praised the new time system. The Adelaide town hall was even shown sporting a new 10-hour metric clock face. TDT received hundreds of calls from viewers who fell for the hoax. One frustrated viewer wanted to know how he could convert his newly purchased digital clock to metric time.

The Interfering Brassieres

Big Ben goes Digital A few years later in 1980 the

Monthly Sailor Quiz (answers page 90)



The Palma Boat Show 2016 is celebrating what birthday?


What is the ‘devil’s claw’?


A gennaker is a cross between what two sails?


Is the above symmetric or asymmetric?


If your draught is 2m and you’d like a clearance of 1m as you sail over a green area on a charted at _2m, what height of tide will you require?


BBC’s overseas news service reported that Big Ben, in order to keep up with the times, was going to be given a digital readout. The segment included people’s nostalgic reminiscences about the world’s most famous clock, such as anecdotes about the day it stopped and when it chimed 13 instead of 12.

In 1982, the Daily Mail reported that a local manufacturer had sold 10,000 “rogue bras” that were causing a unique and unprecedented problem, not to the wearers but to the public at large. Apparently the support wire in these bras had been made out of a kind of copper originally designed for use in fire alarms. When this copper came into contact with nylon and body heat, it produced static electricity which, in turn, was interfering with local television and radio broadcasts.

The chief engineer of British Telecom, upon reading the article, is said to have

immediately ordered that all his female laboratory employees disclose what type of bra they were wearing. Gmail Tap Google have become wellknown for making spoof announcements every year. One of my favourites and one closely linked to the yachting market is the introduction of “Gmail Tap” in 2012. This app replaced the QWERTY keyboard on mobile phones with two keys - a dot and a dash! This not only simplified the act of typing on a phone, but also allowed it to be done without looking at the screen, making it “ideal for situations where you need to discreetly send emails, such as when you’re on a date or in a meeting with your boss.” It’s even more appropriate as the RYA dropped morse code from their Yachtmaster syllabus about the same time as Google supposedly introduced it! King’s College Choir Uses Helium This is my favourite from 2014. It’s even funnier, as the renowned King’s College Choir is very serious. This made it noteworthy when they released a video announcing that complex regulations had made it impractical to continue featuring young boys in the choir, and that they had been forced to find other ways to replicate the high pitch of the boys’ preadolescent voices.

Because the older choral scholars had vetoed the “surgical solution,” the choir leaders had finally adopted a suggestion made by a colleague in the Chemistry Department — use helium. The video, demonstrating the use of helium during

a performance, generated almost 1 million views on YouTube. This is not really very technical but it is great British humour. The link to the video is: Inmarsat Fleet Xpress (FX) commercial launch 31st March, 2016. Nobody likes to launch a new service on 1st April, so Inmarsat brought forward the launch of Inmarsat Fleet Xpress (FX) by one day! Inmarsat Fleet Xpress is the first globally available, broadband solution for maritime and offshore operators, available from a single communications provider. Inmarsat’s main aim is to provide a global service from one operator, which has been their unique selling point over the last few years. Once installed, Fleet Xpress will work seamlessly around the world without the need to change Option files when moving to new locations. One of their other aims is to provide a guaranteed connection. This is achieved by using an Inmarsat FleetBroadband L-band service for unlimited backup, within the contract but at a slower speed. An additional attraction for a yacht is the small 60cm antenna which, apart from being smaller, is lighter and less expensive. The service currently launched is designed for the commercial shipping market which requires less bandwidth, longer contracts and less flexibility than the yacht market. Currently only customised yacht services are available. If the service is of interest, please talk to us. Panasonic expand their High Throughput Satellite service from aero to maritime.

It appears that Panasonic Avionics have suddenly come out of nowhere to become one of the largest VSAT airtime service providers, and are now making their services available to both the maritime and energy markets. Their broadband communications and digital entertainment services are now available to yachts, river cruisers and other passenger vessels across the maritime market. The company is expanding its capabilities used for In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) to connectivity and media at sea, serving owners, guests, passengers and crew, as well as communications for ship operations and corporate networking. Panasonic’s Ku-band satellite network covers more than 98 percent of maritime traffic routes. The company also has a partnership with Kymeta for their flat panel antennas and they provided the connectivity and the TV streaming services for Kymeta at the Satellite 2016 Show in Washington DC last month. The Consortium at the Palma Super Yacht Show We, as part of The Consortium, will be on The Consortium booth number SY23 at the Palma Super Yacht Show at the end of this month. Currently we are working on ten new builds, having had our most recent delivered this last month. We will be delighted to discuss any projects and help with any aspect of yacht communications. Please contact us for complimentary tickets.

CREW MATTERS programme of workshops and interactive learning sessions held at shipyards, marinas and yacht shows continues to expand to meet the needs of today’s career crew. By How2Yacht, the PYA’s newest regional office, based in Gibraltar PYA Endorsed Workshops Delivered by ACREW The PYA is committed to maintaining the highest professional standards in the yachting industry. The association encourages all yacht crew to take part in Continuing Professional Development (CPD) workshops to enhance their skills and gain a competitive edge at every stage of their career. Continuing to learn throughout your career is essential if you want to progress and reach your full potential. ACREW deliver worldwide events for superyacht crew facilitating professional development opportunities across all departments. Their

The PYA is keen to take an active role and has worked with ACREW to endorse the content of certain workshops on offer. In order to receive PYA endorsement, the content and facilitator of each workshop will be carefully verified by the Training and Certification department of the PYA. It will be clear when registering for ACREW events which ones have been endorsed. Attendance at PYA-endorsed CPD can now be entered into the brand new PYA Crew Work Book, which crew can use to demonstrate to future employers and crew agents that they have personally invested time and energy in learning new skills and knowledge. Together with a CV, this commitment has been highlighted by many captains as a positive factor when hiring crew. As well as being a log of the Continuing Professional Development






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you have undertaken, the Crew Work Book can also be used to list your qualifications and record your sea service. Available to Cadet Green and Interior PYA members, it is the perfect tool for interior crew and junior deck/engineering crew to log their sea-faring career. As and when full PYA membership and the MCAapproved Service Record Book is required, membership can easily be upgraded. On the 7th and 8th April, the first ACREW event with PYA-endorsed workshops was held at the IYCA in Antibes. With an exciting programme of events catered to all departments, the PYA were

pleased to have endorsed eight of the workshops on offer. The sessions were all well-attended, and the crew pleased they could now record the fact that they took part. There will be PYA-endorsed content at every ACREW event, so remember to bring your Crew Work Book! The next Continuing Professional Development being delivered by ACREW will take place at the Palma Yacht Show from April 28th to May 2nd. For details of all upcoming ACREW events please visit


Karen Passman Impact Crew T. (+44) 1425 614419 Creating The Dream Team Are your Crew One Team?! Surely a crew is one team? Well that’s a yes and a no! If you work on a small sail boat and you are all involved in sailing the yacht, it’s a definite “YES”. But we all know this is not always the case on a 50m plus Superyacht and crew with diverse interests. Being a great team is more than being good friends. Team bonding activities are great to help individuals to get to know each other better, but in itself will not guarantee that the dream team will evolve. Sometimes we are lucky and we have the opportunity of working with a great bunch of people and become a great team, more often than not, people leave, there are crew changes and unrest and you just never get to that point. The Definition of a Team “A group of individuals who are interdependent on each other to achieve their goal”

So are the interior and deck “interdependent” on each other to achieve their goals? When you ask around the crew mess you may well receive a few different views! What neither will deny is that one department can have an adverse effect on the other. So who is responsible for forging this interdependence to create a highly functional Crew? You may well lay the responsibility at the feet of your leaders, and to a great extent you are right. However, every individual on board has a responsibility and part to play in creating the “dream team”. Woodcock identified a number of “Building Blocks”, which once in place and regularly reviewed will enhance “real” team working. Woodcock’s Team Building Blocks 1. Create shared and agreed goals – short and long term goals are agreed 2. Clarity of roles and responsibilities – this does not mean we say “It’s not my job”! 3. Agreed set of team values – creating team “norms” beyond the standing orders 4. Mutual trust – trust each other to do what they say they will do 5. Sound management procedures – sound management procedure are in regular use 6. Appropriate leadership – flexible to accommodate the situation and the individuals

7. Openness and confrontation – crew are able to bring issues to the table and discuss without retribution 8. Individual development – as a priority and is shared between the individual and the leader 9. Inter-group relations – inter-department working encouraged and rewarded 10. Communications – are open and available to all, with regular team briefings 11. Regular Review – a culture of continuous improvement, learning from the good as well as the mistakes. Recognition for a job well done! With crew turnover running at an average of less than one year in position, is it any wonder that yachts are not getting to the point where they are achieving great team working. From the crew turnover survey, 50% of crew cited crew issues on board, which in turn can drive crew

away. Most corporates invite specialists such as Impact Crew to facilitate the start of the team development process, often referring to them as team building events. Organisations such as Impact Crew bring practical tools and encourage challenging discussions to enhance team working across all departments. Invite Impact Crew onto your yacht as we start the season, and see if you can get your crew to become the “Dream Team”. In the words of the purser aboard 77m Yacht: ”Thank you Impact Crew for our team building event. We have just had the Boss on board and we had the best interdepartmental team working; within all the departments there was a great team spirit and awesome team work.” Purser aboard 77m Yacht”.

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Abi Wallace M (+44) 7474 228782 Skype abi.acrew Why Come to the ACREW Lounge at Palma Superyacht Show? As the official crew lounge of the Palma Superyacht Show this year ACREW are planning to build on the success of last year and push the boat even further this year! So why should you get yourself to their Lounge? • Leading edge professional development from industry experts in over 20 workshops • Registering for a workshop gives you free entry to the show for the full 5 days • Amazing complimentary lunches provided by Neko Yacht Supply and GalleyTek • Crew drinks 17:00 - 19:00 hrs on several of the days of the show • Prize draws and giveaways What do ACREW do? A professional development company bringing leaders in the superyacht industry to deliver learning opportunities to crew, where they are and when they can access it. ACREW’s facilitators want to share the knowledge and

understanding gained through years of experience in their respective fields with crew. Through these collaborations ACREW are able to deliver the benefits listed above, completely free to crew for the good of the industry. Specialist Professional Development for all Crew Each department is represented each day with workshops tailored to their needs. Highlights include: CAPTAINS: Risk mitigation and an update on the migrant crisis, both presented by Securewest International. And from MedAire, an investigation of emergency response scenarios ENGINEERS: Osprey present ‘Digital Switching – The Future of Power Distribution’ and ‘An introduction to On Board Networking’ in two hands-on workshops. INTERIOR: In an exciting collaboration between interior partners including Peter Vogel of Interior Yacht Services, Harlequin, Number 12 Fine Wines, GalleyTek and Neko Yacht Supply, crew will experience all things on trend for this year and next. DECK: Warsash Superyacht Academy and Wilson Halligan present career path options at all stages of a deck crew career. Also essential rope techniques will be taught and shared in a

ACREW Antibes 7th/8th April 2016 practical workshop. The full programme is available online at: The fourth event for ACREW this year, Palma Superyacht Show is a real highlight and meeting new crew and reconnecting with those they know is what makes Palma so special.

Take a look above at photos from their last event at the IYCA, Antibes. A very successful 2 days in the sunshine, with full workshops, crew drinks and great lunches contributing to a fantastic atmosphere!


Jens Oomes (+34) 674 83 83 68 The Rules are Very Black and White and Grey One of the reasons why Invisible Crew is specialised and passionate about the Pocket Superyacht niche is its personal nature. The confined space of a yacht smaller than 100ft dictates that the contact between crew and owner is more amicable and less formal than on larger yachts. One would think that such interpersonal dynamics make the job easier but it’s quite the opposite. Over the years I have witnessed how these dynamics result in blurred lines. The lines can’t be any more blurred than when alcohol comes into play. Sometimes playing hard is actually working hard. Without a fault, any owner I have worked for has invited me to join his family or guests when they went out for dinner and the occasional party that follows. I’m not complaining when I say that I have been forced to join in with the excesses numerous times. I would almost say it is part of the job. However, what’s also part of the job, is getting up in the morning before everyone else. One owner I worked for took us (a crew of 4) on a bender one evening. The next morning, as a logical result, we weren’t as

fresh as usual. It was especially apparent with the two deckhands who weren’t exactly cheerful as they were suffering while polishing stainless steel in the tropical heat. To my surprise, the owner expressed his deep disappointment about this. I guess he should have included an alcohol tolerance test in the interview process… The grey areas usually becomes larger as the quality of the communication diminishes. My clients are usually business owners with employees and familiar with the associated H.R. troubles. When the crew doesn’t perform quite as good as they were hoping for they often don’t address it. Being on holiday, they want to avoid negative conversations at all cost and as the crew-owner relationship is usually amicable they don’t want to upset that either. My new clients often tell me stories of their ex crew, which is a great way for me to find out what is important to them. Sometimes it’s little things like the owner how cringed every time her crew dried their hands with the tea towel. Sometimes it’s a little more extreme like the captain who decided that St Barths was a nicer place to be although the owners were waiting to go on board in St Maarten. The tea towel issue was never addressed and the captain who took “his” yacht to another destination was told off but kept his job for another

year. Obviously the aggravation never disappears by itself. With our services as crew managers we create a channel to communicate these issues without owner and crew having to go head-on. This works both ways. As a third

party which understands both points of view we can advocate for the other party and align expectations and understanding. It is amazing how a bit of good cop - bad cop can get the message across without feelings being hurt.

CREW MATTERS & Provisions will be getting the party going on Friday 29th between 18.00 & 20.00. Caroline, Sales Manager of Grand Harbour Marina promises a night of live music, complementary beer and wine to help you relax and unwind as well as network with the super yacht crowd. On-Trend Dining with Neko, IYS Interiors, Harlequin, GalleyTek and No12 Wines

No Twelve Wines Fine Wines & Provisions Charlotte: (+34) 629 608 482 International Companies Come Together at the Palma Superyacht Fair This year the crew lounge at the Palma super yacht is set to be one the most happening areas during the fair. Several international companies involved in the super yacht industry have come together to create one big crew area aimed at educating and entertaining the crew. The stand organised by Acrew involves some of the best international providers to superyachts including No12 Fine wines and Provisions, Neko, Harelquin, GalleyTek and IYS Interiors. Together they are planning a range activities and workshops that are already gaining interest and building hype.

Pre-Palma superyacht Fair Event at No12 Fine Wines Cellar Acrew and No12 wines are gearing up for the fair with a Spanish wine tasting being held at the newly refurbished cellars located at Avenue Joan Miro on Tuesday 26th April. The wines to be tasted include a fantastic and refreshing Albariño from Rias Baixas as well as an aged Faustino I Gran Reserva of which the 2001 vintage was voted best value wine by decanter in 2013. The tasting is already expected to be a super success so do make sure to book through the Acrew website in advance.

glassware and service. They will also be addressing the importance of glasses and discussing practical solutions when serving on board superyachts. Let Your Hair Down for the Camper & Nicholson’s Marinas, Grand Harbour Marina Malta Event Grand Harbour Marina, the Camper & Nicholson’s Marina in Malta, together with Acrew and No12 Fine wines

Some of the finest international suppliers are uniting under one tent to provide you with an educational on-trend dining occasion. Together they will be treating all your five senses to a delightful dining experience, from the finest crystal glasses, starched table linen and flower arrangements, to the highest quality foods paired with a variety of complex wines. Get in contact with Acrew to book your place at this event.

Interior Workshop Glasses and Wine Tasting Luxury interior providers Harlequin and No12 wines will be joining forces for a workshop to be held on Friday 29th April at the Crew lounge. Jamie from Harlequin and Andrew from No2 wines will be discussing tableware,

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Evolution Yacht Agents Tel. (+34) 971 400 200 Evolution is Happy and Proud to Present the Brand New Campaign Called #EVOSAVEDMYDAY This new campaign talks about the passion and ability of the Evolution team to help captains and crew when they are in trouble in Spanish waters. WHY “EVOSAVEDMYDAY”? Evolution saves the day for captains and crew, every day. This is the Evolution’s mission and why Evolution exists. “With the #EVOSAVEDMYDAY campaign we want to launch a key message that crew can identify with. Our main objective is to take on their/ your problems as our own and help them/you find solutions” - says Guillermo García, from Marketing Dept. at Evolution. From the stressed chef with demanding guests and last minute requests, or the Chief Stewardess who is rushing to get the boat ready for owners at short notice; to the Chief Engineer who urgently needs

someone to repair an issue with the main engine in order to leave the shipyard, this is where Evolution can save the day. The way to communicate this new campaign is through comic strips. The comic style is a dynamic and creative way to portray all these situations, and it is linked with the superhero universe. Furthermore, it helps to promote the Evolution team as the main value of the company, because they are actually the strength of Evolution. Each story stars one of the “Evos”, depending of the service highlighted: Provisioning, Concierge, Spares, Interior, Logistics or Customs. After more than 5 years in operation, the Evolution team has built up a huge amount of expertise having faced countless difficult and stressful situations for captains and crew. All the scenarios presented in the comic strips are based on true stories, and many of their clients will be able to identify with those situations. With their brand new #EVOSAVEDMYDAY campaign

their commitment is save those risky situations, because thanks to their dedication and their capabilities they make any mission possible, turning an anxious situation into a resolved situation. Because they simply love their job. Because they are here to save your day. For further information visit:

Evolution Agents – One Step Ahead in Yacht Services Their yachting expertise and local knowledge is at your disposal so you are able to have the best advantages while visiting Spanish waters in the fields of: Provisioning, Concierge, Deck & Engineering, Spares, Interior, Logistics and Customs.


Like many new crew before you, you’re no doubt wondering exactly how do you get your foot in the door or – pardon the pun – feet on the deck when it comes to luxury yachting. It’s a niche industry, there’s no denying that, and the old catch-22 of needing experience in order to land your first job can be downright frustrating when it comes to securing a coveted crew position aboard the world’s most beautiful yachts. But, don’t fret as help is on hand! The Crew Coach Alison Rentoul Crew Performance Engineer (+33) 493 581 408 (+33) 677 008 057 Calling All new Crew in Antibes – Wondering How to Get Your First Job in Yachting?

Every Friday afternoon at The Quays Irish Pub in Antibes, until (and including) 13 May, The Crew Coach Alison Rentoul shares her 18 years of yachting industry knowledge and gives you everything you need to know to get your first yachting job as quickly as possible. And the best part? The talks are free!

During her talk, The Truth About Yachting and How to Get Hired, Alison shares valuable information and provides everyone who attends with a free ‘Green Guide’ to getting your first job in yachting. If you go along you will also have the chance to pick up some great giveaways. The talks are extremely well-attended because of Alison’s solid reputation in the industry for providing excellent advice and

information on how to be hired faster. And this year, Alison is joined by PYA who can take you through all the necessary details on memberships and Crew Workbooks so that you can start your job search fully prepared. Get there early to make sure you get a good spot! All of the details are here: events/442665545932882/

MARINE INDUSTRY NEWS ‘Sustainability in the Marine Industry’ Conference confirmed for METSTRADE Week 2016 Following the inaugural and highly successful Future of Yacht Recycling Conference staged by Quaynote Communications and YachtMedia on the day before the METSTRADE Show kicked off last November, the organisers have announced a second edition with an expanded environmental theme. The event, to be held at the Amsterdam RAI, Elicium

Congress Centre on Monday 14th November 2016, will not only revisit the dismantling and responsible recycling of leisure craft, but also engage in debate about whether the Boating Industry can effectively embrace the ‘Circular Economy’ and how it can interact with the environmental desirability of ocean and waterway conservation. Fully supported by METSTRADE and with technical cooperation from ICOMIA, the event will fit conveniently into the travel planning for anyone attending the METSTRADE event in the Netherlands.

ICOMIA Secretary General Udo Kleinitz, who very ably chaired the 2015 edition, will again preside over the day’s proceedings, and individual segments of the agenda will be moderated by Chairmen from the Confederation’s Technical, Environment and Marinas Working Groups. Peter Franklin speaking for the joint organisers said, “Last year’s Yacht Recycling Conference was very well attended and kick started fruitful discussions about how to deal with End-of-Life Boats, bringing together many businesses and organisations with a professional interest in the subject and its environmental implications. “But, actually we have recognised that we are not only working for the sustainability of the marine industry, but also for the cleanliness and biodiversity of our seas and waterways” Franklin added. “So we also plan to dedicate part of the program this year to the concept of ocean conservation, and how to encourage our industry and its customers to be actively involved in



responsibly sustaining the very environment that supports its being.” “Irene Dros, Maritime Domain Manager at METSTRADE commented, “we are dedicated to continuing our commitment to environmental sustainability in all aspects of our show, and are therefore delighted to host another forum that focuses on sustainability in our industry. We also believe that widening out the discussion to embrace the ‘clean seas narrative’ can only help to increase the focus on dealing with End-of-Life or End-of-Use Boats.” Register now for a delegate place at early bird rates at: And for speaker/sponsorship opportunities connected with this engaging event please contact Peter Franklin at YachtMedia:



Jim Acher - Sales & Charter Broker M. (+34) 667 678 357 Calle San Juan 4, Palma

Bluewater is an international, full service brokerage company specialising in sales, charter, management, crew training and crew placement.

March, like the previous months in 2016, saw plenty of activity. There was another well-attended boat show in the USA (Palm Beach) and it was not surprising to see the industry state-side make the most of the opportunity.

One would have expected the number of vessels reduced in price to have increased from February to March, but the big jump last month unsurprisingly means that this number has fallen. With the relatively large numbers seen above in the last 8 weeks, one would hope that historical trends hold and that April sees a fall.

To put this into context, total sales in the first quarter of 2016 were 73 vessels. The figure for the same period in 2015 was 75 vessels, with 72 in 2014 and 63 in 2013, showing that 2016 is very much in line so far, even making allowances for the poor number from last month. The USA accounted for almost half of March completions, but there was some good news hidden in the numbers: Whereas 5 of the vessels sold had been reduced in price in the last 6 months, there were only 7 (or 25%), that had seen a reduction in price over the previous 12 months. Only two sailing vessels were sold; a Swan 90 and the classic J-Class from 1930, Shamrock V. Due to the unusually high number of new entrants in February, it was expected to see the number for March fall, but one would hope to see this plateau or drop further in April.

The USA accounted for 40% of these newcomers and I would expect to see this proportion fall over the coming months. Only 14% of these were sailing vessels, with a 50m Perini, a 27m catamaran and a 30m sloop joining the brokerage market. We have been seeing more and more charter enquiries turn into bookings, particularly for the Eastern Mediterranean, where VAT rates are far lower than the West Med, or almost zero. Of the 225 motor vessels of 30-45m currently available in the West Med, the figure that has not a day booked has improved hugely on the month at 29%, down from 42% at the end of February and down from 52% at the end of January. The Palma boat show is at the end of the month (28 April to 2 May) and Bluewater is displaying 2 fantastic full-carbon sloops, the stunning and immaculate 20m Shipman from 2008, Lunna A and Aegir, the 2010 award winning Carbon Ocean Yachts 82, just reduced in price to â‚Ź3.899m, VAT paid. As always, I would like to thank you for taking the time to read this and please do not hesitate to let me know if you need any assistance or advice into any facet of yachting.

All figures are given in good faith, but Bluewater Yachting and The Islander take no responsibility for any error.

As mentioned, there was another US boat show and they accounted for just over half of all the vessels reduced in price last month, up from 44% in February. With both Buyers and Sellers positioning for the start of the Med purchasing season, we would expect to see Europe take a larger share of this activity going forward. The disappointing number of sales in February has fortunately been eclipsed by a far stronger March, keeping hopes on track that 2016 will be a positive year.

MARINE INDUSTRY NEWS the ability to walk on top of these structures, unhindered, is of paramount importance. A compound security glass is often used, which is created by using two or more plies of chemically toughened glass. This glass is approved by both Lloyd’s Register and ABS, and accepted by all major classification societies.

Philippe Briand Head Office 53 Stewart’s Grove, London (+44) 20 7351 2700 Philippe Briand Talks about the Use of Glass in Sailing Yacht Design Fresh off the back of an exhilarating Caribbean regatta season, where an impressive number of Philippe Briand yachts took podium places, the designer considers the new trend that puts glass firmly in the spotlight in sailing yacht design. The Studio For decades Philippe Briand’s studio has been a focal point for innovative, technical yacht design. It is a place where trends – strongly based on research - are made and innovations are conceived and refined; the use of glass in sailing yacht design is no exception. Since first introducing curved superstructure windows to his designs over 15 years ago, the possibilities offered through the advancement of glass manufacturing technology have immensely increased the potential applications available for this versatile material. Briand ensures he keeps 46


firmly abreast of these developments: “I spend a lot of time with glass suppliers, helping them to understand the specific requirements of using glass on board any yacht, let alone a performance sailing superyacht like Vertigo or Mari Cha IV (actual Samurai). This continual dialogue ensures that my concepts are always on the cutting edge of what is possible.” The Interior The fashion for glass superstructures is gaining traction in yacht design circles. In coming years, the majority of new launches will have a glass coach roof at the very least, and Philippe Briand is at the forefront of this design trend with his sleek, modern concepts including the 130’ Philippe Briand design pictured below. He credits the material’s continuing growth in popularity to its flexibility, as well as the aesthetic appeal of the futuristic shapes that glass can create. The application of glass in a sailing environment in particular is interesting; the ability to bring the drama and beauty of the exterior inside adds a new dimension to the atmosphere within. Glass can offer near-360degree panoramic views of

the waterline, as well as the uniquely dramatic perspective of a superyacht mast from its base. As Briand hears from clients very regularly, owners want their yachts to let in more natural light and provide them with a greater connection with the environment outside. Clever use of glass gives the ‘wow’ factor to any yacht design, creating beautiful, elegant shapes, while also offering an opportunity to embrace new technologies at the same time. The Technology Though the aesthetic of his designs and concepts are key, Briand is a true yachtsman, with high-performance design in his heart. The practicality of using glass is therefore always at the front of his mind, and

As larger and larger areas of the superstructure can be built entirely from glass, the team at Philippe Briand has been exploring the use of compound security glass with built-in multifunctional sensor technology, which allows early detection of any glass damage. Here, integrated sensors permanently measure the state of the panes and the information is passed over to the management and alarm systems. Another technology that has been developed is particularly crucial when using glass in the interior of vessels. You can now, with the switch of a button, create a private space on board by turning clear glass opaque. For use in the guest and owner areas, and as clever dividers throughout, this technology stylishly and practically creates virtual space on board. All these factors ensure that the design applications of glass in luxury yachts are constantly evolving, cementing its increasing use as a trend that we will be seeing grace the world’s favourite cruising grounds for years or decades to come.

MARINE INDUSTRY NEWS will deliver a comprehensive media buying programme for the brands within the Specialty Coatings business unit which includes International Paints, the world’s largest yacht coatings brand, and Awlgrip, the global leader in the Yacht Professional Topsides segment.

McKenna Townsend Wins AkzoNobel Specialty Coatings’ European Media Buying Account Full service marketing agency, McKenna Townsend has been appointed to plan

and implement AzkoNobel Specialty Coatings’ European media buying across multiple sector offerings including Yacht, aerospace and automotive.

Matt McKenna, Managing Director at McKenna Townsend, said: “We have in-depth expertise and experience in the marine sector and are proud to have been appointed by AkzoNobel Specialty Coatings to support its prestigious and worldrenowned brands. The win makes a great addition to our already extensive marine, automotive and aerospace portfolio and we look forward to working with the Specialty Coatings team in what is set to be an exciting and busy year ahead.”

The Ringwood-based agency

Craig Dallison, AkzoNobel

Specialty Coatings Marketing Specialist Manager, added: “Working with McKenna Townsend will allow us to drive greater reach and impact with our media placements whilst delivering improved effectiveness across Europe. We were impressed with the agency’s wide-ranging knowledge and approach to the brief.” McKenna Townsend represents a wide range of international, national and regional clients including Sunseeker International, the SUBWAY® brand, Condor Ferries, Care South, MDL Marinas, Williams Jet Tenders, Vetus, Duncan Hamilton, Aero Assets and the National Marine Aquarium.

MARINE INDUSTRY NEWS “We are developing new, larger designs in the 60m-65m (197ft-213ft) range, as customers are asking for this,” he added. “We have about a 90% repeat customer response, which is helped to establish Sanlorenzo as a strong brand.”

By David Robinson Sanlorenzo Opens Dedicated Superyacht Build Facility Italian superyacht-builder Sanlorenzo recently moved its superyacht build operations to a new facility in La Spezia. The new yard will allow the company to build superyachts up to 70m-80m (230ft-263ft)

compared to its current 60m (197ft) limit. “We will invest around €25m buying the Cantieri San Marco shipyard and developing it in stages up to full operation over two or three years,” Ferruccio Rossi, Sanlorenzo’s general manager, told IBI at the Singapore Yacht Show. “This was formerly a

commercial shipyard that built bulk carriers and other vessels up to 120,000 DWT or more. “We have two 52m (171ft) yachts in build at Cantieri San Marco, with completion of one of them due for March next year,” he said. “It will be at the 2016 Monaco Yacht Show.

Rossi explained that turnover for Sanlorenzo in 2015 was around €220m and that for this year it is expected to increase to €250m. “We currently have a 30-strong dedicated workforce in our Superyacht Division and, with the orders we have, this will increase. We will move forward in stages from building yachts of under 500 tonnes to ones of 1,660-1,800 GRT as we go larger.”

BWA Yachting Opens New Offices in Italy BWA Yachting, a leading provider of concierge services to the superyacht industry, has opened new branch offices at ports around Italy. The company has also appointed Caterina Oliviero, formerly of the Venice-based JLT Group, as BWA’s new managing director. She has 12 years’ experience in the industry. BWA Yachting’s chief executive Stefano Tositti says the decision to open Italian branch offices is a natural outgrowth of the strong client and partner base the company already enjoys in this part of the world. “Under Caterina’s leadership, BWA Yachting is well positioned to grow our impact in the region by supporting our clients’ concierge requests directly,” he says. “BWA Yachting Italy is further evidence of our commitment



to building a lasting presence in the Mediterranean, and to invest in long-term client relationships.” BWA is setting up branch offices at ports around the Italian coastline and on major islands – in Civitavecchia, Ostia, Savona, Genoa, La Spezia, Elba Island, the Naples area, Cagliari, the Aeolian Islands, Palermo, Trapani, Riposto/Taormina, Syracuse and Crotone. BWA Yachting provides a broad range of services – from fully integrated global packages through to handling single port calls and lastminute specialist concierge requests – in order to help owners with the increasing demands of managing modern superyachts. The company has global offices throughout the Mediterranean, Caribbean and Americas.

Rio Marina, Which will Host Olympics, Opens Following US $19.5m Facelift The marina that will be used as the base for Olympic sailing events in Rio de Janeiro was officially inaugurated, though officials admit that the waters are still heavily polluted. Marina da Glória, with the iconic Sugarloaf Mountain in the background, has undergone a US$19.5m renovation to its buildings and infrastructure. It has also been completely integrated with Flamengo Park. The marina, which was previously accessible to private boat owners, will now be open to the public. “Before, the Marina da Glória did not welcome locals. Today, it is a new, revitalised space with its arms wide open for visitors’,” said Marco Aurélio Sá Ribeiro, president of the Brazilian sailing confederation, at the official inauguration yesterday. Following renovations, the marina has expanded its berth capacity from 140 to 415 and dry-stack spaces from 70 to 240. The jetties have also been redesigned, and new electricity and water infrastructures installed. There is also a modern pavilion for Olympic athletes. But the local media reports “horrifying levels of pollution” in the waters around the marina. A story on Phys. org said that rubbish, waste “and worse” are visible in Guanabara Bay and nearby

Flamengo beach. “The promise to the population that they would be able to swim in the Guanabara Bay, and that millions of people would be able to use this for their leisure, has unhappily been broken,” de Sa Ribeiro added. Rio Mayor Eduardo Paes and Brazil’s sports minister Ricardo Leyser were also present for the official opening. “This is not a failure!” insisted the mayor. “We have depolluted to 60% and we have targeted 80%,” he said, noting that US$2.5bn was spent to clean up the waters. The story on noted, however, that a local water treatment plant continues to spill treated wastewater into Guanabara Bay, which looks like an “open sewer”. A nearby petro-chemical factory is also dumping its waste into the bay. The treatment plant is scheduled to stop pushing effluents into the water in several weeks. “Happily the economic crisis has not affected the organisation of the Games,” said Leyser, the sports minister. “We were ahead of schedule and had private backing.” Marina da Glória now has four restaurants, a delicatessen, bicycle path and extensive areas for public leisure. After the Paralympic Games, it will be open to the public for sports, and cultural events. It will also offer sailing courses and boat rentals.


BWA Yachting Takes on 35th America’s Cup Superyacht Programme

and luxury yachting, with Bermuda as a backdrop,” reads a statement.

Superyacht concierge services provider BWA Yachting has been appointed to manage and deliver the 35th America’s Cup Superyacht Programme in Bermuda in May-June 2017. The company is set to deliver of a range of VIP concierge and marina services to all the yachts participating.

BWA Yachting’s partnership with the America’s Cup Event Authority has proved to be a success in the past, as the two worked together for the last America’s Cup in San Francisco in 2013.

The company has teamed up with the America’s Cup Event Authority and the Bermuda Tourism Authority to offer superyacht owners an “unprecedented on- and off-water experience that will honor the historical ties between the America’s Cup



Welcoming the renewal of the relationship, BWA’s chief executive officer Stefano Tositti comments: “The America’s Cup Event Authority has renewed its partnership with BWA Yachting because we have the experience and the expertise necessary to deliver a truly amazing experience for superyacht owners, charterers, captains,

and crews, who will join us in Bermuda in 2017.”

reserved for the America’s Cup Superyacht Programme.

The America’s Cup Superyacht Programme offers premium berthing locations in Bermuda, in both the capital Hamilton and in the heart of the America’s Cup Village at Royal Naval Dockyard. Owners and their guests will enjoy exclusive privileges and experiences.

“This next America’s Cup in Bermuda is on track to be an historic event,” says Sam Hollis, the COO of the America’s Cup Event Authority. “The racing on the water will be the most competitive we’ve seen, with six strong teams showcasing the best sailors on the fastest boats. The setting and facilities in Bermuda are truly stunning and our superyacht owners will enjoy a very special experience as part of the America’s Cup Superyacht Programme developed by BWA Yachting, the Bermuda Tourism and the America’s Cup,” Hollis concludes.

Outside of the America’s Cup races, there is other action scheduled in June including: the J Class Regatta, the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup, and the America’s Cup Superyacht Regatta. Over half of the berthing inventory has already been

MARINE INDUSTRY NEWS Following the change, only 1,237 foreign vessels re-registered under the Turkish flag – a number that reportedly disappointed government officials. Turkish citizens continue to prefer foreign-flagged yachts for the following reasons: An import ban is currently imposed on pre-owned yachts. When a Turkish citizen buys a second-hand yacht from abroad, it can’t be registered under the Turkish flag, so the US or Malta flag is often used instead.

www.composites Ben Ainslie Racing Uses Recycled Carbon Fiber for America’s Cup Boat The Land Rover Ben Ainslie Racing (BAR) team is hoping to win Great Britain’s first ever America’s Cup title in 2017 with possibly the world’s most sustainable sailing operation ever. The team’s sustainability efforts feature a good dose of recycled carbon fibre. Susie Tomson, the team’s sustainability director, explained in a Q&A with GreenBiz that the team uses a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) to measure the efficiency of its use of resources in the building of its race boats. She says the use of LCA in race boat manufacturing “is really a first in the sailing world”



and that recycled carbon fibre is a big part of the team’s sustainability goals. “[The Life Cycle Assessment] helped us to figure out how we can use recycled carbon fiber in the molds from which the race boat is made,” Tomson explained. “The recycled [carbon fibre] is much less carbon-intense than virgin carbon fibre. For our two docking rigid inflatable support boats (RIBS), LCA showed that, by using recycled PET [polyethylene terephthalate] plastic, natural flax fibres in the floor and a bio-based resin, we could save both on carbon and on cost.” The use and promotion of recycled carbon fibre has been a part of the team’s work since its inception.

By David Robinson Turkey to Address Issue of Foreign-flagged Yachts The use of foreign-flagged yachts by Turkish citizens in national waters is becoming a growing problem for the Turkish government, which is losing out on significant tax revenue and charges. At the moment the number of foreign-flagged yachts owned by Turkish citizens that are sailing in Turkish waters is nearly 8,000. Yet only 5,380 of these are registered in Turkish marinas. In 2009, the Turkish government made an attempt to entice owners of foreign yachts to re-register them under the national flag when it cancelled a motor vehicle tax that was levied on Turkish vessels. However, that tax had never been applicable to foreign-flagged yachts.

A heavy tax burden of 18% VAT and an 8% special consumption tax (SCT) is imposed on new yachts flying the Turkish flag. It is easier and there are more price advantages to buying a second-hand yacht abroad, particularly from neighbouring Greece. It’s easier to find a new owner for a foreign-flagged yacht when it comes time to sell. The commercial use of foreign-flagged yachts is allowed for tourism companies in Turkish waters. Turkish-flagged yachts need to overcome many obstacles in order to buy fuel without SCT compared to foreignflagged yachts. The Turkish government is said to be working on several inducements aimed at encouraging more Turkish citizens to register their yachts under the national flag.

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OneOcean Port Vell Named Winner in Architizer A + Awards 2016 Barcelona-based Superyacht marina designed by SCOB Architecture & Landscape awarded Best Marina & Port. In a collaboration with the architects SCOB and landscapers the marina’s focus has been on excellence in both construction and design since its outset. The two over-water buildings and 16,000 m2 of landscaped docks which form the Marina are integrated into their landscape, set between the industrial port and old town of Barcelona. Paul Cook, General Manager, OneOcean Port Vell, said: “We are honoured to have



been named a winner in the renowned Architizer A+ Awards. Our recognition by the people as an outstanding architectural project on this global scale is testament to the marina’s sensitivity and understanding of its environment. Following the multi-million pound transformation completed in 2014, this award is the culmination of all our team’s hard work to ensure we have a world class marina which reflects the vibrancy of modern day Barcelona. We would like to thank everyone who took the time to vote for us.” The Architizer A + Award is the second design award to be received by OneOcean Port Vell within the last 6 months.

About SCOB: Sergi Carulla and Oscar Blasco are architects and landscape architects. In 2005 they founded SCOB architecture and landscape studio, where they have been developing projects that combine both disciplines. Their work has been nationally and internationally recognised through several contests, awards and specialised magazines. By the end of 2015, SCOB was the winner in two categories of the International FX Awards: The Global Project category, with the Renovation of OneOcean Port Vell in Barcelona, and the Urban Furniture category, with the ODOS series. In 2016 two of their projects have been selected for the Landskating exhibition, at the

OneOcean Port Vell represents the fresh face of Mediterranean yachting with the urban vibrancy of Barcelona yet within a day’s sailing of Mediterranean hotspots. Following a multimillion-pound overhaul, the marina reopened in 2015 as a superyacht playground accommodating yachts up to 190m long; the only European superyacht marina of its scale to be located so centrally within a city. OneOcean Port Vell offers yacht owners and crew a full range of services, available direct from The Gallery, including OneOcean Wellness, offering treatment rooms and a gymnasium, a business centre, crew lounge and concierge. Concierge services include VIP travel, assistance with restaurant bookings and entertainment, personal care and all other lifestyle, business and technical arrangements. The private members OneOcean Club, a 150-cover restaurant, offers year-round al fresco dining in the form of a summer sundeck and winter terrace.


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Port Denia An ideal home port for Winter berths and surrounded by idyllic coastal areas and islands for the Summer months - not to mention shipyard facilities for updates and repairs - Port Denia is a Spanish destination which offers owners everything from lifestyle to state-of-theart facilities. Superyachts up to 130 metres can berth in Port Denia, making it part of the world’s list of largest capacity marinas. Aside from the global positioning, the culture of the traditional, lively and yet historic Spanish town is busy enough for crew and guests while offering the quiet sophistication of the Spanish old town style and 25km of blue flag beaches. Port Denia is also located just 45 miles from Formentera and Ibiza, perfect for a few days trip to some of the most sought after lifestyle nightspots in the world. Closing the connection, the owner of Port Denia is in fact the owner of the Palladium Hotel Group, based in Ibiza and famed for huge concerts, parties and VIP treatment. Strategically placed for the ideal start or finishing phases of a Caribbean crossing, the facilities and shipyard offers both mooring and repairs, while all on-shore amenities cover the full spectrum of needs for large yachts as well as the owners and guests

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By David Robinson Leading Greek Business Group Invests in Two New Marina Projects Two new marina projects are being developed in Greece’s Peloponnese peninsula by a new offshoot of a leading Greek business group with diverse interests including shipping, oil, banking and hotels. The new company is Tethys Equity SA, which in turn is part of a London-based private-equity fund managed by the parent group. Tethys Equity has secured long concession agreements in excess of 50 years for the construction of marinas in Porto Heli and Ermioni. Camper & Nicholsons Marinas has been appointed to manage and operate both marinas and collaborated on their design with Tethys. Porto Heli and Ermioni are located about 50-60Nm south of Athens. Porto Heli Marina is scheduled to open for the 2017 season with Ermioni Marina following for the 2018 season. Ermioni Marina is the larger of the two marinas and is planned to have berths for 199 yachts up to 70m (230ft). It will also be able to accommodate larger yachts on an ad hoc basis. It is planned to be a world-class marina with highquality facilities and service standards. The marina will have its own bars, restaurants and shops as well as a boutique hotel with 16 rooms.

Porto Heli Marina will have space for 149 yachts of up to 40m (131ft) but it has potential to be expanded to allow for another 100 yachts and further upland development. Both marinas will have a fuelling station. All governmental permits have been obtained and dredging is due to commence over the next few months as soon as the EU development grants have been finalised. Both locations are a short distance from the islands of Hydra, Dokos and Spetses and boast one of the most beautiful and busiest cruising grounds in Greece. Tethys’ goal is to establish a new benchmark for marina excellence in Greece, blending both facilities discretely with their surroundings. The marinas can be reached by road or fast ferry in less than two hours from Athens and will provide much needed five-star facilities for transiting yachts and villa owners in the area to berth their yachts. For Athens-based yacht owners, the marinas will save the time and money otherwise spent travelling from Athens to reach these island-studded cruising grounds. Tethys Equity SA is one of two dedicated yacht businesses established by the business group. The other is Oceda SA, which provides agency services across five core areas related to yachts.


Justin Chisholm Renowned International Yachting Journalist Mallorca’s Road to Rio Although no longer part of World Sailing’s Sailing World Cup series, Mallorca’s Princess Sofia Regatta is in it’s 47th year and remains a firm favourite with Olympic campaigners. This year’s event held at the beginning of April attracted more than 750 entries from as far afield as Australia, New Zealand and China. With Olympic class sailing taking place on my doorstep, I couldn’t resist heading over to Arenal on the northeast edge of Palma Bay for a closer look. Even before I spotted the brightly coloured 49er mainsails on the beach, I knew that I was getting close from the number of young wetsuitwearing sailors I spotted striding purposefully through the throngs of slow moving tourists on the Arenal promenade.

I squeezed my car into a tightly packed line of conspicuously branded team vans sporting registrations plates from across Europe and made my way to the dinghy park adjacent to the Club Nautic Arenal clubhouse where droves of 49er and 470 dinghies filled the entire beach. Racing wasn’t scheduled to start for another couple of days, but most of the fleet had been there for a week or so familiarising themselves with the idiosyncrasies of Palma Bay. Reportedly, the more serious campaigners arrived a month or more earlier. Basking in the warmth of the Mallorca sunshine, hundreds of sailors from around the world were in various stages of preparation for what was expected to be an intense week of racing.

There were some big names in town, none less so than reigning 49er Olympic champions, Australians Nathan Outteridge and Iain Jensen, who had taken time out from their duties with Swedish America’s Cup syndicate Artemis Racing to compete. Fellow Aussie, 470 gold medallist Mat Belcher, was also there with new crew Will Ryan as the pair ramped up their campaign towards Rio 2016 this summer. Those crews still in the hunt for Olympic selection knew the quality of their result at this regatta could make or break their campaign. Meanwhile, the old adage that you are only as good as your next result is never more true than on sailing’s Olympic campaign trail and all the teams taking part were hoping to turn in a strong performance to impress their sponsors and national authorities. No surprise then that the friendly and relaxed boat park atmosphere and the seemingly easy camaraderie between the rival sailors was tinged with an underlying tension. “There’s a lot at stake for everyone,” one of the international coaches told me in between sips of coffee on the terrace of the wellappointed yacht club while he downloaded the day’s weather



to his iPad. “This is the start of the European season so getting a good result here is a great way to start things off. For some though there is a place at the Olympics up for grabs” For many of the cast and crew of the Olympic classes circus, Mallorca is the latest venue on a virtually non-stop regatta cycle that has already taken them to Sydney and Miami in the last six months. Next up for many will be the World Sailing sanctioned event in Hyeres, France, before they move on to the London 2012 sailing venue at Weymouth and Portland in June. Dotted among the Sailing World Cup events are individual class World and European Championships. The Finn class had their European’s in March in Barcelona, the same venue as the 49er class Euro champs in April. The male and female 470 sailors got an extended stay on Mallorca as their European Championship followed on from the Princess Sofia event. Happily Mallorca served up some scintillating sailing conditions well worthy of an Olympic classes regatta and the boats were certainly a spectacular sight to see as they filled Palma Bay from one side to the other all week.

REGATTA NEWS 9 April – Extra race, Pollensa As this was a non-scheduled race, we had no rib to support us and lay buoys, so following the success of the last race, we all agreed on another “pick your way” race around Isla Formentor.

flying fifteen Mallorca Firstly, a correction to last month – the 13 March Liga de Invierno results should read: GBR 3610 Stormtrooper III David Miles ESP 3577 fuego fatuo John Walker / Stephen Babbage ESP 3825 Spanish Fly John Leaf / Mark Hart (previously shown as Dragonfly) 26 March – Liga de Invierno, Pollensa Eight flying fifteens turned out for this race, run without the company of the cruisers sailing. As a result, we set our own start and course – to Isla Formentor and back, each boat to choose which way round.

As the downwind boats came out from behind the island, they saw the others reaching back towards Puerto Pollensa, and well ahead. Final results were unchanged, with the inshore boats taking the first three places. Afterwards we all adjourned to Cafeteria Imperial for tapas and a few beverages. Great day! Results: ESP 3600 Dragonfly Michael Beecken GBR 3610 Stormtrooper III David Miles / Mark Hart ESP 3432 Extrasensory Perception Michael Clough / John



Same triangle course first, then back through the finish line and out to Formentor. fuego fatuo took the lead after a pin-end port tack start, and led around the short triangle before heading out to Formentor. The next boats elected on the inshore approach, and dropped their spinnakers, to head for Formentor bay. fuego fatuo arrived clear at the island, and rounded the corner to start their beat. They met Stromtrooper and Ffiel Good coming down the channel under spinnaker at speed. Arriving at the lighthouse, Stormtrooper was leading, followed by Ffiel Good, with fuego fatuo closing the


We finished the day with drinks and live music on the beach at La Roca – another great day flying fifteen! Results: GBR 3610 Stormtrooper III David Miles / Mark Hart ESP 3577 fuego fatuo John Walker / Stephen Babbage GBR 3763 Ffiel Good Scott Walker / Andrew Harvey Coming up: We have a full calendar, if you’d like to join us, visit http://flyingfifteen., we have a club boat available (and some for sale!), and are always keen to bring new crews into the fleet. Or just turn up at the next event: 4-8 May Palma Vela RCNP, Palma



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With a breeze in the easterly quadrant, we all set off out into the bay. fuego fatuo took an early lead, and elected to go outside the island, as did much of the fleet. Arriving

at the eastern point, the wind dropped, and the fleet concertinaed, with Gekko rapidly closing the distance. Dragonfly, Stromtrooper and Extrasensory Perception had chosen the inshore track, and coming through on a beat – with stronger apparent wind - met the leaders halfway.

Eight boats had turned out, including Carlos and Nacho in Swampfire, and the welcome return of Scott and Andy in Ffiel Good. We’d also decided to find some buoys near the harbour entrance, and have a couple of short practice races. Wind was from an unusual direction – the North West – and 12-15 with 18 knot gusts. The two short races were taken by fuego fatuo and Dragonfly.

gap. The start line buoys were difficult to spot, but Stromtrooper arrived first to win the race. Ffiel Good was unable to cross, and had to tack below, allowing fuego fatuo to take them beyond the line. All was not over, as when they tacked to finish, a boat was lifting the buoy and motoring away with it! By consensus we agreed the second and third places, and fuego fatuo then remained on station to provide an outer end for the remaining finishers – Extrasensory Perception, Spanish Fly, Triffid, Dragonfly and Swampfire...

REGATTA NEWS Volvo Ocean Race Names New CEO UK sailor Mark Turner has been appointed Volvo Ocean Race CEO, stepping down after 23 years at the helm of global sports marketing company OC Sport. Turner will take up his new position in succession to Knut Frostad from June 7 this year. Hong Kong to Host Stopover In 2017-18 Volvo Ocean Race Hong Kong, one of the world’s most prestigious sailing destinations, will be hosting the Volvo Ocean Race for the first time when the event visits in February 2018 during the 13th edition. In a recent press conference, Volvo Ocean Race organisers announced a unique collaboration with the Hong Kong Sailing Federation to bring the race to Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbour. It will be the largest worldclass sailing event ever staged in Hong Kong. The world’s premier offshore race will transform the old airport in Kai Tak, and introduce residents of Hong Kong to a wide range of racerelated activities geared to educate as well as entertain

both existing fans and newcomers to the race. An in-port race, will also be held in the port before the boats leave for the next leg. Hong Kong brings the confirmed list of stopovers so far for the Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18 edition to nine, which includes Alicante, Auckland, Cape Town, Cardiff, Newport, Rhode Island, U.S, Lisbon, Gothenburg and The Hague.

Commenting on his appointment, Turner says: “There probably isn’t any other post in sailing that could have attracted me today after taking OC Sport through so many different areas of the sport over the last two decades.“It is a significant responsibility for me to take over the leadership from Knut, who has done such an excellent job of transforming the race in to the sport’s biggest and most commercially viable top-level event.” Turner has competed in many of the sport’s leading events including the Transat Jacques

Vabre and the Mini Transat, but really made his name in the sport by masterminding Briton Ellen MacArthur’s successful Vendée Globe race in 2001 when she finished second. He then oversaw her breaking the solo circumnavigation of the world record in 2005, taking the sport to a wider audience than ever before, both in their native United Kingdom, but also around the world. Turner went on to launch the Extreme Sailing Series with OC Sport as well as many other leading adventure sports events. Henry Stenson, chairman of the Volvo Ocean Race board, comments: “We need a man with the expertise, determination and vision to take the event to the next stage after all the great work done by Knut, and Mark has all these attributes in abundance. The future under his guidance looks very exciting indeed.” Turner will now undertake a period of leave before taking up his new responsibilities with the race, ahead of the 13th edition in 2017-18 which starts in October next year.

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REGATTA NEWS ‘outcome’ regatta. Belcher and Will Ryan were outstanding as they triumphed in the 470 Men’s class by 28 points, winning 7 of their total of 16 races. They have seemed unstoppable. Golden Kiwis

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Marie Riou won the Nacra 17 class with a day to spare and win the overall trophy for the best performance at the regatta.

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“We are working towards Rio and every result is important, but the finishing place is not a big thing, at this stage it is more about how we sail, trying to do the best job on board each and every day. That is what we are trying to do. But you can never be perfect, you keep trying.” Besson acknowledged before breaking into his trademark broad grin: “But winning is great and it will be great to be able to meet and kiss the queen!”

Dreams Come True for Some but Shattered for Others 47th Trofeo Princesa Sofia Iberostar in Palma de Mallorca The famous Bay of Palma dealt the armada of over 800 boats competing a full range of different breezes, just what was really wanted by those sailors who have their courses set towards the 2016 Olympic regatta in Rio. Two Stand Out Wins As an indicator as to possible Olympic sailing medal form in Rio, the regatta revealed two absolute stand outs. France’s charismatic four times world champions Billy Besson and

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New Zealand sailors completed a notable double in the Men’s singlehander classes. In the white hot Finn class Josh Junior brought world champion Giles Scott’s winning streak to an end. Scott’s challenge was hurt by a broken rudder fitting on the penultimate day, but Junior sailed an accomplished, consistent series. His triumph was matched in the Laser fleet by Andy Maloney who lead from the middle of the week. Scheidt Peaking Brazil’s Robert Scheidt, pursuing his sixth Olympic medal, proves he is peaking on time. After winning in Miami in January, winning the medal race gave him second overall. And there, too, is a message to the Laser fleet. The 42 year old is hitting form as he hoped. “The Olympics will be high pressure for sure. Having said that I have been to five Olympics already so I feel like I know what it will be like. The hardest thing will be before it starts, those weeks, but once it starts you are in the bubble. The Laser is so hard now there are ten guys who can win the medal.” For others overall victory probably means much more. Ireland’s Ryan Seaton and Matt McGovern won the 49er class, a big endoresemt of the progress they have made, keeping 2012 Olympic Champions Nathan Outteridge and Iain Jensen in second. The Dutch pair Annemiek Bekkering and Annette Duetz closed out their win in the 49er FX class which all but confirms their attendance in Rio. The British team of

Charlotte Dobson and Sophie Ainsworth sailed a solid series to finish sixth overall. Finland’s Tuula Tenkanen also scored her first big European regatta win leaving Belgium’s 2012 bronze medallist Evi van Acker in second in the Laser Radials. Britains Alison Young finished just outside the medals in fourth confirming her progress back to form since her injury last season. Another British youth development sailor Tom Squires shrugged off tiredness brought on by a tough travelling schedule to win the RS:X Men while Russia’s Olga Maslivets sailed for victory in the RS:X Women. Rio Dreams Come True Allan Julie from the Seychelles finally got his ticket to an Olympic games by claiming the only remaining African nation spot in the Finn class by beating the only other contender from Tunisia. Allan had previously unsuccessfully tried to qualify for the Olympic games in the Laser class. Hedi Gharbi and Rihab Hammami from Tunisia gained a trip to Rio as top African nation in the Nacra 17 class. Down to the Wire for European Qualifiers The last spot for a European nation in the Men’s 470 Class had to be decided on countback. On the final reach of the last race the young Italian pair Matteo Capurro and Matteo Puppo had done enough to wrest the national qualification place from the Ukranians Boris Shvets and Pavlo Matsuyev who had started the day with a three points lead over the Italians. Turkey Seal The Deal The close battle in the high octane Finn class sees Turkey qualify thanks to Alican Kaynar keeping his nerve top return a 14th in the penultimate race Continued on page 72

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Continued from page 70 and so finishing with a 10.5 points margin over the Czech Republic’s Ondrej Teply who made a 31st and 13th over the last two races of the season. Kaynar represented his nation at the 2012 Olympics In the 49er FX Class Noora Ruskola and Camilla Cedercreutz had sealed Finland’s qualification after winning the penultimate race, also squeezing into Saturday’s medal race in 10th overall. Tears of Joy In the Womens 470 class Amir of Israel was fighting back tears on the beach, after achieving qualification to sail in Rio. “This has been my dream to get to the Olympics and I will be going. It is unbelievable.” Israel qualified in the Women’s 470 Class thanks to the ninth of Gil Cohen and

Nina Amir who also confirm their own selection. It will be Cohen’s second Olympics after 2012. It was a red letter day for Hungary, qualifying in the RS:X and the Laser Radial. In the Radials Maria Erdi closed out qualification by making the cut to the Medal Race in ninth. As the Laser Radials have two country qualification spots Sara Carmo ensures a Portuguese berth. Correspondingly the two Laser Men’s spots are Russia and the Czech Republic. Palma Overall Results: (top three in each class) 470 Men: 1 Mathew Belcher/ Will Ryan (AUS): 21pts 2 Stu Macnay/Dave Hughes (USA): 49pts 3 Panagiotis Mantis/Pavlos Kagialis (GRE): 57pts 470 Women: 1 Agnieszka Skrzypulec/Irmina

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Mrozek (POL): 48pts 2 Fernanda Oliveira/Ana Barbachan (BRA): 50pts 3 Amy Seabright/Anna Carpenter (GBR): 52pts 49er Men: 1 Ryan Seaton/Matt Mcgovern (IRL): 75pts 2 Nathan Outteridge/Iain Jensen (AUS): 88pts 3 Diego Botin/Iago López (ESP): 97pts 49er FX: 1 Annemiek Bekkering/ Annette Duetz (NED): 61pts 2 Jena Mai Hansen/Katja Steen (DEN): 74pts 3 Tina Lutz/Susann Beucke (GER): 93pts Finn: 1 Josh Junior (NZL): 51pts 2 Giles Scott (GBR): 78pts 3 Tapio Nirkko (FIN): 78pts Laser Standard: 1 Andrew Maloney (NZL): 57pts 2 Robert Scheidt (BRA): 66pts 3 Tonci Stipanovic (CRO):

72pts Laser Radial: 1 Tuula Tenkanen (FIN): 55pts 2 Evi Van Acker (BEL): 64pts 3 Anne-Marie Rindom (DEN): 65pts Nacra 17: 1 Billy Besson/Marie Riou (FRA): 60pts 2 Thomas Zajac/Tanja Frank (AUT): 104pts 3 Allan Norregaard/Anette Viborg (DEN): 109pts RS: X Men: 1 Tom Squires (GBR): 28pts 2 Pawel Tarnowski (POL): 40pts 3 Byron Kokkalanis (GRE): 41pts RS:X Women: 1 Olga Maslivets (RUS): 44pts 2 Flavia Tartaglini (ITA): 51pts 3 Lilian De Geus (NED): 56pts


Atalante The Superyacht Cup 22-25 June 2016 2016 Fleet Just Got Even More Exciting The award-winning and record-breaking 45m Mari Cha III, designed by the bespoke Philippe Briand is one of the latest boats to sign up to our twenty plus fleet. She beat the Transatlantic Record in 1998 and the Sydney to Hobart record in 1999, hitting speeds in excess of 30 knots. During the Superyacht Cup this sleek super maxi will be sailed hard under the expert guidance of yet another racing legend, the acclaimed helmsman Mike Sanderson. Perhaps best known for receiving the prestigious ISAF World Sailor of the Year Award for winning the 2005-06 Volvo Ocean Race as skipper of ABN Amro I.

Tenaz come from the Dubois drawing board. With a particularly sleek profile and trade mark pilot house, she’ll be sure to turn heads both on and off the race course. Not just a pretty face though, Tenaz claimed victory in the Superyacht Challenge Antigua in January, winning the first regatta she’s ever competed in. Since her launch she has returned to our premium partners Pendennis for refit works on various occasions, firstly in 2005 for an intensive 3-month refit and then again in 2009 for a complete interior and exterior overhaul. The 39 m Pendennis built Tenaz won the first regatta she ever competed in. Mediterranean Racing Season Set to Open in Style

Another one to watch out for will be the 28m Southern Wind KIBOKO DOS. Like last year this high calibre sailing yacht will be home to a posse of top professionals. Moreover, most of the talent on board will be sailing on their home waters: the local knowledge possessed by these Mallorquin and Spanish sailors is bound to give this tenacious team a substantial head start.

Three days of mounting tension and hard-fought tactical duels were played out on the turquoise waters of sunny St. Barths and saw amongst others the 45m newly launched Unfurled and the performance Perini P2 come out on top. The bucket’s final day of racing also marked the end of the Caribbean racing season and consequently some of the world’s most stunning superyachts are currently making their way across the Atlantic in order to continue combat in pretty Porto Cervo, home of the Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta.

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both built by the prestigious Vitters yard, not only competed in the St. Barths Bucket but will also take part in Porto Cervo. Subsequently they will conclude their battles in the bay of Palma during the Superyacht Cup and with the rip-roaring array of sail power taking up this year’s challenge, competition is promising to be tough and tight. Dutch Pedigree in Palma We’re very excited to see the new, larger and faster 39m Atalante, designed by Hoek Design Naval Architects and built by silver sponsor Claasen Shipyards, show what she’s made of on the racecourse this June. She’s the largest in the Truly Classic range to date and described by Andre Hoek as one of the best boats he’s ever been involved with. The new, larger and faster 39m Atalante, designed by Hoek Design Naval Architects Another Claasen built Truly Classic to race this year is the 24m Heartbeat, she’ll be making her fourth successive

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appearance. Don’t be fooled by her traditional lines though as behind this classic look hides a winner, she won the 2013 edition no less. Dutch Claasen are renowned for combining traditional workmanship with the most modern technologies. The shipyard has constructed plenty of present and past Superyacht Cup participants, including the 2011 winner Drumfire and the 35m Firefly, who took second in class the following year. Also part of the Dutch contingent are the clever clogs at Ship Motion Group, specialised in state of the art technical products and systems such as their fully Retractable Propulsion Systems (RPS) -specially developed for the most prestigious performance sailing yachts, like both Baltic-built beauties Win Win and Visione. A Retractable Propulsion System results in a total drag reduction from 4,6 to 10,2 %, which in turn translates to a higher speed and better performance.


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Classic Yachts: The Life & Style Alice C I’ A Widdows is a Regatta Manager on the classic yacht circuit. A keen yachtswomen and self confessed island hopping addict, preferably by boat. Meet our new Classic Yachting Columnist. It has been a busy couple of weeks at Alice Widdows Regatta Management, a tailor-made and discreet service for discerning yacht owners wishing to participate in Classic Yacht Racing in the Mediterranean. We are busy getting in position for the forthcoming summer season and the arrival of the yachts down to The Mediterranean. Containers are being shipped, berths booked, regatta registrations secured, a website launched, offices have been painted and the team are in place ready to welcome friends and clients on to The

St Barths Bucket 17- 20 March Once again this month we are looking at races in which Vintage, Classic and Modern Classic yachts compete. It has been a fabulous few weeks with back-to-back events in The Caribbean. Following some very competitive racing in Virgin Gorda the majority of the sailing fleet made their way to The French West Indies for The St Barths Bucket held over a four-day weekend. Yachts and crews had put themselves through a demanding tune-up in the BVI’s and now moved to the French Island to really flex their muscle power in the face of the increased competition. Anyone who is anyone in superyacht racing fights for a place on a participating yacht in this glamorous event. The crème de la crème of Newport sailing society relocates for the weekend, the people are beautiful and an invitation to a private yacht party is one of

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REGATTA NEWS the hottest tickets in town. The largest superyacht regatta in the Caribbean attracted 39 Superyachts this year (topping last year’s 35) with the fleet split into 5 different classes (instead of four) with staggered starts between classes of approximately 10 minutes under the ORCsy rule.

Three J-Class yachts, Ranger (J5) Velsheda (J7) and the recently launched Topaz (J8) made up Class 6, fleet racing over 4 days to their own J-Class Rule. The J-Class spectacle will be a precursor to a gathering next year in St Barths to celebrate 30 years of The Bucket Regattas when eight of these massive sloops, originally built to compete in The America’s Cup, will participate. Two of the largest yachts in St Barths were modern classics. Netscape founder Jim Clark’s 90 meter Athena, a clipper-bowed three masted gaff rigged schooner built in 2004 by Royal Huisman. Athena is one of the largest privately owned sailing yachts in the world and the largest

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Three days of pursuit racing with three different courses, Around the Island (clockwise and anticlockwise) and the Not so Wiggly course which zig-zagged through the rocks and similar islands surrounding St Barths. More classes, new courses and more entries than ever meant more trophies and more winners, “Its all good” commented Race Director, Peter Craig.

Top: Unfurled - Bottom left: Crossing - Bottom right: Perseus & Wild Horses all- aluminium yacht built to date, incorporating inspiring technical achievement. She was not racing. However the modern classic ketch Hetairos (66.7 metres with bowsprit) designed by Dykstra Naval Architects and built by Baltic Yachts was the largest yacht racing. She held her own competitively coming in 4th in Class A.

In Class D, Donald Tofias’ 23 metre modern classic W-Class Racing Yacht Wild Horses designed by Joel White and Built by Brooklin Boat Yard was one of the smaller yachts in the fleet. Between the two yachts, White Wings and Wild Horses they have competed in over 30 Bucket Regattas since 1998.

After all was said and done it was the crew of the new 46.1 metre Vitters sloop Unfurled that took to the stage on the Sunday evening to collect The Chelsea Clock Trophy for winning Class A - Gazelles des Mers and The Bucket Trophy for best overall performance. It was a highly competitive Continued on page 78

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Ed Dubois Continued from page 77 class with Unfurled, Nilaya, (straight from winning The Loro Piana Caribbean Superyacht Regatta) and Visione battling it out on the water. Racing was also fast and furious amongst the J-Class fleet with Velsheda and Ranger neck-and-neck over the four days of fleet racing. Rock star sailors challenged the boats and the crews with flying starts and close quarter duals. It was Ranger that delivered the best possible present to their passionate owner on the day of his birthday by winning The J-Class Trophy, The Kings Hundred Guinea Trophy designated for the winner of day 1. Velsheda and Ranger were on a tiebreaker as won 2 races each but on count back it was in the final race that Velsheda pipped Ranger at the post to take 1st Prize overall for the series. Newcomer, Holland Jachtbouw’s Topaz acknowledged that they had a steep learning curve and 78


whilst sailing competitively they trailed in third. This 22nd edition of The St Barths Bucket in the French West Indies proved that the event continues to thrive in the second year under the careful stewardship of the four shipyards: Perini Navi, Royal Huisman, Rybovich and Vitters Shipyard.

enjoy relaxed dining under the palm trees, people watching and fantastic views over The Caribbean Ocean. This Brazilian restaurant is co-owned by French singer and tennis star Yannick Noah so the atmosphere is totally chilled out. The perfect place to watch the on-the-water action. I recommend the ceviche and mojiDõs, their twist on the popular mint cocktail!

Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta 13-19Th April Next week sees the start of The Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta sponsored by Panerai. With 37 yachts registered it is lining up to be another spectacular year. The fleet ranges from the John Alden designed cutter, Calypso 1978 at 9 metres to the late entry of 64.5 metre Modern Classic Spanish Schooner Adix (1984) by Dijkstra Naval Architects. Restaurants to Go By Boat – Do Brazil, Shell Beach, St Barths. Gallop round the island and still make it back in time for lunch! Tender transfer from Gustavia to Shell Beach and


A Fond Farewell It is with a truly heavy heart that I write on the passing last month of yacht designer, Ed Dubois. As the tributes and testimonials confirm, he was a true legend. I was honoured to have spent precious time racing and sailing with him on many of his beautiful yachts in many of our amazing oceans, from Auckland to Antigua. His smile and humour always lit up a room at industry events. To me he was not only an extremely talented yacht designer but also a true gentleman, sportsman, salesman, raconteur, tireless fundraiser, devoted husband and family man, bon viveur and yachting friend. His designs live on. Thank you Ed. Fair winds. Ed owned a beautiful classic yacht Firebrand, Sparkman & Stephens (Olin Stephens designed) 1965 13.1 metre that he raced every year in the Round The Island Race. Continued on page 80

REGATTA NEWS Continued from page 78 What to Follow The Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta - April 13 -19 Palma Vela - May 04 – 08 Les Voiles d’Antibes - 1-5 June A Global Regatta Calendar for Vintage, Classic and Modern Classic yachts is available to download at Pieces to Pack

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British fashion group, Boden. Premium power stretch fabric means comfort, structure and incredible wear after wear (no saggy bottoms!!). From €57.46 excluding shipping. Join The Club Looking for a classic yacht? There is a fantastic choice of Vintage, Classic and Modern Classic Yachts exhibiting at The Palma Superyacht Show 28th April – 2 May including Eleonora 49.50 metres built in 2000 by Van der Graaf, an exact replica of the Nathanael Herreshoff designed schooner Westward built in 1910. Modern classic yachts representing a wide variety of yards and designers at the show are: Firefly 35.20 metres built in 2011 by Claasen Yachtbouw, This is Us, 41.83 metre built in 2005 at Holland Yachtbouw, Mariposa 28.90 metre 1994 by Vitters, and Foftein at

Eleonora 25.65 metres built in 2006 by Royal Huisman. Moonbeam IV, Shenandoah and Endeavour are also for sale with Edmiston, based in the harbour but not in the show. For more information see:

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Tortola steered each class to the island resort where chilled libations, sustenance and a crystalline pool helped the sailors and their families replenish. With Olympic silver medalist and winning America’s Cup helmsman Peter Holmberg from St Thomas, USVI calling tactics in his local waters Spookie added a second victory to its dance card. By Ingrid Abery BVI Spring Regatta Champagne sailing conditions on the breathtaking waters of the BVI stole the hearts of more than four hundred sailors this month. To compliment three days of the 45th BVI Spring regatta two others races were on offer. Tuesday played host to the Round Tortola race. The 31-mile circumnavigation in lively breeze was won by the recently crowned US Sailing’s Rolex Sailor of



the Month Steve Benjamin. Having come to Europe to take delivery of the TP52 Interlodge Benj and his wife Heidi are keenly campaigning the 52 in the Caribbean this Spring. The largest yacht at the BVI Spring regatta and Sailing Festival, the renamed Spookie, stunned the fleet as she smashed the record in an elapsed time of 3 hrs 8mins 43sec, taking 21 minutes off the previous record. A new addition to the event was the Scrub Island Invitational. A twelve-mile course from Nanny Cay,

Over a hundred boats hailing from the USA as well as Australia, Canada, Europe, Venezuela and VI neighbours Puerto Rico, Antigua and St Maarten had a lay day to prepare for the start of the Spring Series. Owner of the Oceanis 50 JogFund Warrick Dunnett flew over specifically for the race week from Sydney, Australia. Ventaneiro3 from Rio de Janeiro raced for the first time with friends from Brazil and Germany and the Volvo 60 Ambersail brought a team from Lithuania. The sexy three-person day

boat, the feisty VX One stole the show with eleven entries. Racing on tight windward/ leeward courses off Nanny Cay marina the asymetric high-performance one-design fleet certainly impressed. Conditions in the twenties with heavy skies and rain didn’t hamper performance on day one. Local St Croix islander Tim Pitts topped the leaderboard with Cruzan Rhode. Pitts, VX One Fleet Chairman and Vice President, was instrumental along with the designer Brian Bennett in orchestrating the fleet’s inclusion this year. “The racing was great, conditions were perfect with an even, challenging course,” Pitts said. “We had lots of shifts which kept it challenging and really tight racing. When we all got in we immediately had a debrief to tell what the fast boats were doing and what the slow boats were doing so we can make sure everyone’s learning and getting better. Right now we have one guy, Jeff Eiber

REGATTA NEWS Tortola south coast on the first run which I think eventually paid off as we led all around the course until the last leg when the breeze dropped and a boat that is quicker than us got through, but we stayed close enough to him to beat him on handicap. The competition is very good; we picked up a lobster pot yesterday and dropped five places instantly! It could go hopelessly wrong tomorrow but right now we’re pretty pleased with ourselves.”

on This Side Down (USA) who is really whipping up everybody!” The Australian VX One Speedwagon, skippered by Andrew York (AUS) with Sailor Girl Nic Douglas at the pointy end, took third overall

in the VX One. After twelve races over three days the cream rose to top with Eiber from the US taking the silverware. In CSA-Racing 2 on day two

the crew on Team McFly Southern Child from the UK were fired with two bullets. “We had a lovely day with glorious sunshine and two firsts,” skipper Tony Mac said. “On race 1, we hugged the

In the lighter conditions on the final day almost all fleets found the conditions quite technical. Winner of CSARacing 2 with 13 points, Tony Mac (GBR), racing with his crew Team McFly on the First 40 Southern Child, said, “It was hard work. We think we probably needed more weight today for the boat to perform to its optimum because when Continued on page 84


Continued from page 83 the wind died it was really hard work. There are a lot of multi-regatta winners, like El Ocaso, Corr’s Light Racing and LIPTON in this class, and they are all good sailors.” It was no surprise that first place in CSA-Racing 1 went to the TP52 SPOOKIE, skippered by Steve Benjamin (USA), finishing the regatta with 7 bullets over 7 races. The Melges 32 Soca, skippered

by Luis Juarbe (PUR) finished second with 18 points, and in third, Tschuss, a Mat 1180, skippered by Christian Zugel, finished with 23 points. Heidi and Steve Benjamin, owners of SPOOKIE, always a big presence at Spring Regatta, clearly loved BVI sailing. Said Steve, “With respect to the Premier, the Governor, and the entire BVI government, we are so happy to be here in your sailing waters, some of the best

sailing waters in the entire world. We thank Nanny Cay and the sponsors; we know Nanny Cay is building a new marina which will be really good for us so that we have more than half a foot under the keel! Thanks also to my crew who say I’m not sailing so well with my new wheel, so they want to put the tiller back on. It’s so wonderful to see all the competition here; it’s the friendliest and the best sailing that we do, here in the BVI.”

Looking ahead BVI Airways is on course to launch this Autumn affording direct flights from Miami to Beef island. So if you’re considering a new race venue look no further. Competing on Atlantic, Caribbean and azure inshore waters where islands act as marks is enticing. Renowned for its warm water, hot racing and cool parties the BVI Spring regatta surely beckons.


Sarah Drane The Apprentice Episode Fourteen – Bartender The Corner Bar wouldn’t be my first foray into bar work in Mallorca, oh no, that honour fell to Magaluf. It was the summer of 1999, Lou Bega’s Mambo Nº5 was at number one in the charts, and I was busy mopping up endless piles of bar-crawl-provoked puke in the toilets of Bar Pacha. (Please note not THE Pacha, just some Scandinavian-run hovel that rota’d me 10pm to 6am until I could take it no more…) I had a feeling Corner Bar would be a breath of fresh air in contrast. Featuring in The Crew Report’s Ten Best Crew Hangouts in the World (no less) Corner Bar was set up by Alan Bull and Matt Sala in 2000 and celebrated its 15th anniversary last year. Intentionally a crew bar from the get go, it’s sited less than a hundred metres from Palma’s marina front and has ‘family’ and ‘service’ at its heart. When I say ‘family’, I’m not talking blood relations, but a feeling that you are ‘home’. Yacht crew, due to the nature of their work, are inherently nomadic. Corner Bar is their faithful friend, always waiting

with a warm embrace when they return from whatever far-flung ocean they’ve been travelling. The staff will even try and remember what drink you had last time you were in town. New to the industry and looking for work? Pop your calling card on the notice board and meet some fresh friends. Find yourself in the City with nowhere to rest your head? Take a look at the accommodation ads and ask the bar staff for some local knowledge. Want to speed ‘date’ with a Sea School Principal and a Crew Recruitment Guru? Get your name down for the regular networking night. Just fancy some alcohol-lubricated fun? Chuck a fiver in the pot for the winner-takes-all killer pool. When I reported for duty, Parisian Manageress, Alexandra, sat me down to explain the second golden rule - service. In general (don’t worry, I know there are MANY exceptions which prove the rule) Spain isn’t known for its service. In fact, quite often customers feel like they’re inconveniencing the staff by interrupting their gossiping to ask, “Do you have this skirt in a size 38?”. You will never feel like an inconvenience at Corner Bar.

When Alexandra joined Corner Bar a decade ago, owner Alan emphasised his wish for top quality service. Make people feel welcome, learn faces and names, build relationships, smile, maintain a high level of table service, keep the bar tidy and drink prices affordable to show respect for the client. Alexandra has instilled these values in her all-female team and now has the unforeseen honour of continuing Alan’s philosophy following his sad death less than a week before my arrival. She’s more than happy to ensure the show goes on exactly as he would want it. So, smile plastered on, responsibility weighing heavily on my shoulders, I took up residence behind the bar and started pulling the pints. I was terrified. The worst thing about it being your first night is that you have ‘IT’S MY FIRST NIGHT’ written all over your face. “How much is a Mahou?” “Err, I don’t know, I’ll ask my colleague” “What football are you showing tonight?” “Err, I don’t know, I’ll ask my colleague” “What gins do you have?” “Err, I don’t know, I’ll ask my colleague”. Add to that a few over-frothed pints, several brain-freeze moments operating the till and a height clearance issue caused by a combination of high heels and low ceiling (note to self – never

wear heels to serve beers) it was difficult not to feel like a bit of a numbskull. Alexandra reminded me that a genuine smile and an “I’ll find out for you” gets you out of 99% of awkward situations with ease. She wasn’t wrong, and before long I was well into my stride. I even bashed out my first Espresso Martini (which bizarrely contains zero Martini, and instead quite a bit of vodka, coffee liqueur, chocolate liqueur and a shot of espresso). Whilst my cocktail shaking action was blatantly ridiculed by two sniggering customers, I was assured it tasted knockout. By the end of my shift I had gained an immense amount of respect for Alexandra and her multilingual team, as well as a renewed affection for bar work – my Magaluf scars were healed. And, unlike many careers, the customers really add to your sense of job satisfaction. I was told there was never trouble, absolutely no need to hire any door staff, and a sense of mutual respect throughout. I guess it helped that captains drank alongside crew so if you were either looking for work, or trying to keep the work you already had, it would be most unwise to start a massive bar room brawl. Corner Bar thoroughly deserves its reputation as one of the best crew hangouts in the world. I am sure Alan will rest comfortably in the knowledge that his ‘baby’ is in the safest of hands – especially now I’m not serving the drinks.



AROUND THE REGIONS BARCELONA • Car parking and storage adjacent to berths. • OneOcean Club´s private members’ club, restaurant and BlueWave tapas bar. • The Gallery building, including 24-hour services, a gymnasium, wellness centre, business hub for yacht supporting businesses and crew lounge.

Berth Sales: Lucas Brocker (Sales Manager) l.brocker@oneoceanportvell. com / (+34) 626 856 903 Oneocean Port Vell, Barcelona Extends 7 Night Complimentary Stay to all New Build Yachts Offer available throughout 2016 for yachts 25m+ Located in the heart of Barcelona, OneOcean Port Vell ( has announced that it will offer all new build yachts from 25m up to 190m a complimentary seven night stay at the marina throughout 2016. Europe’s first urban superyacht marina, the 160 berth OneOcean Port Vell is attractive as a both a home port and a place to prepare

for the charter season. Commenting on the marina’s offer, General Manager, Paul Cook explains: “As someone who has experienced a yacht build both as a Captain and Managing Director of integration companies I am only too aware how important the first marina is in helping a Superyacht make that vital step from construction to operational. At OneOcean Port Vell we have a marina with amazing facilities and modern services, strategically located in the Mediterranean to support this transition. The berths are generously apportioned to permit tenders and toys to be launched, stern-too or alongside berths, storage and car parking adjacent to the berth, conditioned electricity, high speed internet are but a few

of our supporting services. Plus we are situated within a powerful nautical cluster with rapidly accessible repairs and maintenance available courtesy of a partnership with MB92 shipyard. Furthermore, OneOcean Port Vell is one of the few European marinas where the TPA VAT exemption can be granted, offering a substantial advantage for owners undertaking project works tax free and we do not charge any commission for contractors working on our yachts”. OneOcean Port Vell Marina and Berth Facilities • All berths include power, potable water, grey and black water discharge, fibre-optic internet connection and fuel bunker service.


• One of few marinas in the world offering full International Ship and Port Facility Security Code compliance. All aspects of the marina’s 24-hour active security services are operated by security professionals, including: onsite security guards, an operations room, aesthetically designed perimeter fencing with an integrated intruder detection system, state-of-the-art, actively monitored CCTV surveillance. • OneOcean Port Vell has a permit to extend the TPA tax free benefit scheme to yachts while berthed in the marina, making it one of the only European marinas where VAT exemption can be granted during maintenance periods. * Offer applies to all new build yachts launched since 2015 and 25m and over and available through 2016. Seven night stay must be consecutive.



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F1, Formula 1 Barcelona, May 2016

For sure they are fast and there will be a winner of this one of the most important races.

On Friday the 13th (let´s hope there will be no black cats crossing) till Sunday the 15th of May, the F1 race of Barcelona will be taking place. 3 days of action on the Montmelo Circuit in Catalunya, where the first Grand Prix took place in 1991 and where you will see the best F1 drivers in the world, driving 66 laps.

Barcelona F1 pit lanes walkabout visits are on Thursday before the race. The Barcelona F1 racetrack has fifteen grandstands, three of which are under cover, and offers plenty of services for an unforgettable experience. Tip: Remember earplugs






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Deckers Antibes (+33) 493 650 579 7 Rue Honoré Ferrare, Antibes Ou La La the Social Calendar is Filling Up for Us Here in France! Last month we flew to Southampton to attend the Sail 4 Cancer Superyacht Charity Ball at St Mary’s Stadium which was a fantastic event, and for an excellent cause. Sail 4 Cancer is a specialist respite charity set up in 2001 by a group of 5 friends who had all lost a close relative to cancer. Through sailing, the charity’s founders discovered that they could switch off from the realities they faced at home, albeit for only a short time. Furthermore, the physical activity helped them to recharge their batteries and stay strong for the people who needed them the most. For more information or to make a donation you can visit their



website We’ll have our binoculars at the ready to spot the celebs visiting for Cannes Film Festival 11th - 22nd May. And of course the historic Monaco Grand Prix kicks off 26th May until the 29th. For the music fans, we wait with bated breath for Coldplay coming to Nice at the end of the month on their ‘A Head Full of Dreams’ Tour. The gig is set to take place at Charles Ehrmann Stadium, Nice Tuesday 24th May. We’ll be there with bells and whistles on, eek!


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AROUND THE REGIONS MALTA The last weekend of April will hold the Groovefest Concert Tour for first time in Malta, starring the well know DJ Kerrie Chandler, to be held at Gianpula Complex in the centre on the island, Café del Mar and on boat parties. Soon to open beginning of June, organised by Charles Grech, a great supporter of the Grand Harbour Marina Crew parties, is the well know beach club Pearl Beach, offering a top class venue on the Tigne Seafront. It can be found close by the shopping centres of Sliema and only a short ferry ride away from the bustling European Capital of Culture for 2018 Valletta.

Caroline Navarro Grand Harbour Marina Malta What’s Hot on the Malta Scene this Summer 2016 Beginning of April Conde Nast posted an article “Cool new things in Malta” mentioning one of Grand Harbour Marina’s favourite haunts the Harbour Club. This venue found on Barriera Wharf, directly opposite Grand Harbour Marina was designed



by the architect Chris Briffa, known for his innovative style throughout many places in Valletta. Coincidently Harbour Club is positioned right next door to the No12 Wines Cellars where many great crew wine tastings events have been held. This year the summer partying scene started early in Malta, on the 31st of March attracting many overseas clubbers and superyacht crew, to enjoy Annie Mac’s Lost

and Found Festival. Thanks to the good weather the festival took place on pleasure boats and unique events such as castle for raves starring top DJs like Disclosure preforming for the closing party on the Sunday. The following Sunday 10th April saw the opening of Sunday afternoon live sessions at Café Del Mar. Similar to Café del Mar in Ibiza, the Malta venue in the north of the island, offers for a stunning beach club in the day and a hot spot at night.

Malta is slowly getting known as the next party island and the Maltese Tourism Authority have taken this seriously by support the Isle of MTV Concert every year end of June. This year the concert will celebrate its 10th anniversary so it’s bound to attract some top rock stars to the stage in Valletta on the Floriana Granaries. There’s plenty to keep crew and visitors tuned into while visiting this summer and for regular updates on what’s happening in the Malta partying scene while at Grand Harbour Marina please join our Facebook group Malta Crew Perks & Parties or visit our blog Since winter in Malta was so temperate, Grand Harbour Marina started its Friday crew BBQs & parties outdoors on the marina as early as last November with its Epic Halloween Party. Events kept going throughout the winter months and were made possible thanks to the support of Bradbury Yacht Concierge and Charles Grech. As part of the Palma Boat Show the marina will be bringing over its FEEL GOOD FRIDAY vibe to the ACREW crew lounge on Friday 29thApril between 6pm & 8pm offering free drinks and a live band supported by No12 Wine& Spirits. Please feel welcome to join us!

By David Robinson Malta Offers to be ‘Voice of Yachting Industry’ in Brussels in 2017 Malta is hoping to become the ‘voice of the yachting industry’ when it takes the EU presidency in the first half of 2017. The idea was suggested at the ‘Opportunities in Superyachts’ conference held in Malta last week by the island’s Minister of Transport & Infrastructure, Joe Mizzi. “With Malta holding the EU presidency for the first six months of 2017, I would like to offer the superyacht market to be the voice for this industry during that period,” he said. Such a move fits with Malta’s ambitions to further develop as a key superyacht hub in the centre of the Mediterranean. For an island with a population of just over 420,000, it has in recent years made significant strides towards fulfilling this goal. Mizzi pointed to Malta building on the success already achieved for its superyacht registry, which now has over 500 yachts of 24m (78.5ft)-plus on it; its leasing scheme and the wide

range of services in operation on the island to support superyachts, several of which homeport there. The Malta Superyacht Industry Network has been active for several years and has a membership in excess of 20 companies providing a wide range of services. Malta is a major superyacht repair and refit centre with at least three major facilities for yachts up to 160m (525ft). It was explained in the conference that this year the island’s refit and repair sector has been running close to full capacity and there is seen to be a need to expand in this area. Malta is well served by marina capacity with berths for yachts up to more than 100m (328ft). Plans for a new marina with additional superyacht berths are understood by IBI to be announced shortly. Mizzi also referred to the plans to develop the training of workers to participate in the island’s yacht sector. This includes plans for a maritime training academy that would complement a number of training and apprenticeship schemes that are already running.


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By Samantha Snow Client services Manager Abacus Corporate Services Ltd Brexit – Will it Sink the UK Yachting Sector? It might be that I am just getting old (no comments please!) but having recently attended a number of yachting related conferences where there was much talk about Brexit and how it might affect the industry, all I could think was…. In times gone, I remember when we had duty-free at airports (even for EU travel), how EU legislation didn’t really impact our daily life in the UK and how borders were still borders. We seemed to get along OK then so what are the difficulties posed by Brexit now? Following this line of thought I considered what immediate



questions those affected in the yachting industry would have about Brexit. The obvious ones seem to be: i) How will VAT rules in the UK be affected; ii) Will free movement change; iii) What compliance requirements might there be; and lastly, will this make the UK a less or more favourable jurisdiction for yacht owners? As no-one has any experience of a member state leaving the European Union, my below comments are purely speculative and are my own interpretation on the matter. I am sure there will be opposing views on the subject but it will be interesting to see how things develop should Brexit actually happen. The Exit Process What we do know for sure

is that on 23 June 2016 the UK will hold a referendum on whether it should remain as a member of the European Union or not. The result of the referendum will be final and the UK Government must adopt the democratic majority vote. In preparation of a possible ‘exit’ decision the UK Government has issued a useful document called ‘The process for withdrawing from the EU’. This document sets out the only way that a country can exit the EU; which is by triggering Article 50 of the Treaty of the European Union. What would follow is then a long and complex negotiation process, which would require input and agreement from all 27 remaining European Union states as well as the European Commission, European Parliament and the European Council. The aim of the negotiations would be to secure adequate UK access to the Single Market. The EU Treaty requires that exit by a member state is completed in two years. However, given the complexity of unravelling all the rights and obligations, joint actions, funding structures etc. that have been put in place over the years, it is likely that the UK will need to request an extension to this two year deadline, which must also be approved by all 27 remaining members.

If an extension is not granted and negotiations are not complete, this would leave the UK high and dry. The UK would be without any EU law to protect the rights of UK businesses to trade, UK citizens to live and work in Europe, or UK travellers to move freely in Europe. The UK could of course choose not to request an extension and could leave the EU without any formal arrangement in place. It would then have to rely on World Trade Organisation (‘WTO’) rules until any new agreement could be reached. This would significantly impact the cost of goods moving out of the UK as the WTO rules mean a range of tariffs would be applied to UK goods. Many of the WTO tariffs are significantly higher when compared to the zero rate tariff, which is currently applied to all UK goods moving into the EU. UK Borders – Customs Duty and VAT Brexit would mean that UK businesses need to deal with border controls when their supplies or sales cross the UK-EU border. These controls could range from satisfying rules regarding the origin of goods to a substantial increase in the level of import duties payable (depending on which trading arrangement

MALTA AROUND THE REGIONS replaces EU membership). To understand the possible effects of Brexit, let’s look at an example: 1. If the UK managed to strike a deal with the EU after Brexit (like Iceland and Norway has in place) then it could be considered as part of the European Economic Area (EEA). An EU manufactured yacht imported from Italy would still come in dutyfree to the UK because there would be a free trade agreement between EU and EEA members. But the UK importer would need to show documents to prove to the UK border authorities that the yacht was made in the EU and not just branded/transited through Italy to bypass import duties levied on non-EU countries. 2. On the other hand, if the UK could not strike a trade deal with the EU before the two year deadline was up, then import duties negotiated by the WTO would kick in. In which case, as an example, if a yacht worth £1m was imported from Italy, the UK border agencies would charge £8,000 as import duty and also collect £200,000 as VAT on the import. Under both cases, the UK would not have access to the coordinated VAT collection regime in the EU. Therefore 20% VAT would need to be paid at the UK border, and the importer would no longer have the convenience of combining this with domestic VAT payments. It would seem likely that in any future solution, in order to allow the UK to trade goods with other EU member states, there would be a requirement to have some form of formal customs procedures. This will likely create additional costs in the form of customs clearance and may also mean potential delays due to having to carry out formal Customs entries. UK as a Yachting Jurisdiction

If the UK successfully enters into a trade agreement with the EU and are effectively treated as an EEA member, there is not likely to be any significant changes for the yachting industry as EEA membership would formally oblige the UK to continue with many measures adopted in the EU. However, if the UK left the EU without any agreement or EEA membership then it will be a case of a UK registered vessel arrives in an EU port, hoists the Q-flag, has its ship’s papers ready, passport, visa, proof of vaccination, state all intended ports of call, and be prepared for checks on amount of cash carried, red diesel and alcohol on board. Then, clear in and clear out of every harbour, and hope that immigration, customs and police are all in the same building to make life easier and processing quicker. In addition, as UK registered vessels will need to be temporarily imported into the EU in order to move freely in EU territorial waters, Captains, Owners and Management teams will need to keep track of the amount of time the vessel spends in EU waters so as to ensure owners are not caught out by overstaying their welcome in the EU and being subject to an import VAT charge. Sailing an EU flagged vessel into UK waters would again likely mean hoist the Q-flag, be prepared for checks by customs, immigration, and border patrol, account for your whereabouts whilst abroad and pay import duties on your stock of Belgian beer, cheese, chocolate or any other gastronomical goodies that you have bought (because they are hard to find or have got too expensive in the UK due to the duties and tax charges being levied). Steady Flow of Entries for 37th Rolex Middle Sea Race The 37th Edition of the Rolex Middle Sea Race is scheduled to start on Saturday 22nd October 2016. Entries for the race have been steadily coming in with a good mix of familiar names and new ones signing up for the 608 nautical mile race. Since its inception in 1968, the Middle Sea Race has developed into a highly rated offshore classic, popular among both professional and Corinthian crews, putting Malta firmly on the sailing map. The scenic course around many islands provides changeable and demanding conditions that require crews to be constantly at their best. The event attracts a varied fleet which is divided into numerous classes giving every boat a fair chance for a good result. 2015 welcomed an interesting fleet which included some high profile boats making up a total of 111 yachts, representing 22 countries to make yet another successful event. Monohull Line Honours went to

George David’s Rambler 88 which arrived soon after Lloyd Thornburg’s MOD 70 Phaedo 3, which was the first Multihull home. Michele Galli’s Italian TP52, B2 won the Rolex Middle Sea Race Trophy, whilst fellow Italian Vincenzo Onorato’s Cookson 50, Mascalzone Latino won the Boccale Del Mediterraneao. Although still early in the year, the interest and response so far is very encouraging, suggesting that there will be another good fleet in 2016. Participants should expect another memorable offshore sailing event combined with the usual great hospitality at the RMYC. The 2016 Rolex Middle Sea Race Notice of Race will be published soon. General information on this year’s edition is available on the event website www. Entrants are encouraged to make their entry early which should be submitted online at For further information please contact the club through the event website or send an email to: or


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Man Overboard! The tragic loss of Round the World Race yachtswoman Sarah Young has once again highlighted the very real dangers being swept over the side by the sea or just by plain clumsiness. In the case of Sarah Young it would seem that she was equipped with



all the latest technology. Her lifeless body was recovered thanks to a new generation of personal locator beacons linked to the vessels AIS (automatic identification ships). She was wearing a life vest, locator beacon and a harness. Yet despite all of the technology we are confronted with her sad loss.

I have to confess that in the very warm conditions prevailing during a Mediterranean summer I do not oblige my crew to wear a life vest and harness during the day in benign conditions. However at night time and in anything more than a light breeze there are no exceptions. I make sure sure that the crew are well versed in the use of all the safety gear on the yacht and that they know the man overboard routine. I always make sure that there is always at least one person other than me who really knows the yacht and can manoeuvre back for a recovery. It could be the skipper that goes over the side. I would hate to be in the water seeing the yacht moving away from me knowing that no one on the boat knows how to start the engine and come back for me!

Practicing the man overboard manoeuvre is the way to improve but remember any accident is bound to happen in less than ideal conditions. The best man overboard manoeuvre is the one you never have to do because everyone is clipped in. Clipping in is not enough going over the side whilst clipped in is very dangerous and it is imperative to immediately stop the vessel by heading up to wind. A person can drown very quickly if they are dragged along at speed. A board of inquiry will investigate the causes of Sarah’s death. In the meantime the way to show respect is to ensure that you are always clipped in. The best man overboard manoeuvre is the one that never has to be executed.

MALLORCA LIFESTYLE Nina Harjula (+34) 699 906 009 mallorcahiking

Walk of the Month May “Sa Costera” from Mirador de Ses Barques to Cala Tuent This is an excellent, and stunning linear coastal walk, and can just as easily be approached from either end from Sóller or from the small bay of Cala Tuent. A delightful bonus to the walk is that we pass the fine old finca Balitx d’Avall (now a restaurant and hotel), tucked away in a valley lined by terracing with olive trees. Here we can stop, enjoy a freshly squeezed orange juice (from the farm’s own produce) and lap up the atmosphere of one of Mallorca’s old rural enterprises. We set off from just outside Soller along wide easy tracks through open farmland and gnarled olive groves. We then dip into a deep valley lined with terracing and arrive at the lovely Finca d’Avall, where we can have a small break, before climbing quite steeply (the only real ascent coming from this direction) up via Coll de Biniamar to join the coastal path of Sa Costera along to Cala Tuent. The views and scenery are varied and spectacular throughout.... We walk on wide - often stony - tracks and narrow paths.

In 1908, a company called Sollerense Electric, founded in 1907, built a hydroelectric plant in the town, located in Sa Costera, that used the

water from the natural torrent Sa Font des Verger to produce electricity. The factory closed down in the sixties and today the water from Sa Costera is channeled into Sóller and Palma. The excursion to Sa Costera is one of the most spectacular in the Serra de Tramuntana. Depending on the time of year (April to October) we can either get a ferry back to Sóller or we can organise the charter of a private sailing yacht with skipper for your return journey (to Port of Sóller) or previously book a taxi or minibus to pick us up at Cala Tuent. A fabulous way to end a beautiful day’s hiking!



Highlights: Coastal scenery, Balitx d’Avall and ancient terracing....This day is a real treat! Facts about this walk: • Area: North West. • Length: 13km • Walking Time: 4hrs (breaks not included). • Ascent/descent: 450m/450m. • Difficulty: Moderate. Upcoming open group walks in March 2016: 3rd May: Cap de Ferrutx & the NE coastline 11th May: Torrent de Pareis 18th May: Pollensa Heights 26th May: Torrent de Pareis

MALLORCA LIFESTYLE Quarantine Park can still be found near Tito’s nightclub. The Palma merchants hired out their slaves to the ship’s captains who wanted to trade in the Market Hall or La Llontja, so they could load and unload their ships.

The castle entrance Andrew Rawson Mallorca Days Out (+34) 630 454 009

shore, in front of the city walls. But the military ships anchored to the south-west at Porto Pi, in the shadow of San Carlos Castle.

Mallorca Days Out: San Carlos Castle & Porto Pi

Originally four 14th Century towers protecting the port but only two survive, the Paraires Tower and the Signal Tower. The success of harbour brought its own problems, in the form of deadly diseases brought from foreign shores and the city had set up a hospice as early as 1471. An epidemic soon filled the building and Palma council wanted to know where the disease had come from. So they appointed public health

Palma had three quaysides in days gone by and they each had different functions. Merchant ships and ferries anchored along the Old Mole, in front of Almudaina Palace and visitors and goods were then taken into the city. The fishermen tied up along the New Quay, in front of the harbour master’s office, and mended their nets on the

Porto Pi in the past 100


experts who discovered a sailor had brought the plague ashore. A new law ruled that all ships from certain ports had to be inspected and the port authority installed quarantine inspectors in the Paraires Tower to check ships for sick sailors before they were allowed to enter the harbour. Anyone who wanted to live on the island had to stay in the nearby quarantine area for forty days, to make sure they were healthy. It is no coincidence that the word quarantine is similar to the Latin and Catalan words for forty days; quaranta dias.

Looking over Porto Pi

A signal tower originally stood next to San Carlos fort but it had to be moved around 1607 when the extensions were made. It was rebuilt on top of the Signal Tower and the harbour master hung out flags to give instructions to the ships captains. Once a captain had paid his anchorage fee, the guard lowered the chain strung across the harbour mouth so the ship could enter. Hidden behind the large Porto Pi shopping centre is the 19th Century Church of Saint Nicholas. A church has stood on the site since 1249 and sailors have prayed on the site for a safe journey at sea for the past 750 years. Go to the large roundabout/ crossroads, next to Porto Pi shopping centre to find San Carlos Castle. Follow the sign for Dic de l’Oest, the West Dry Dock, and drive towards the ferry terminal. Gun emplacements on the left side of the road mark the entrance to the castle grounds and you can park in front of the castle next to the display of artillery pieces. King Felipe III instructed Palma’s port authorities to build a square tower to protect the harbour at turn

MALLORCA LIFESTYLE addition of a new gun battery on the south-west side of the fort in 1890. A similar battery was built at Illetes and the guns covered the coves in between.

The signal Tower of the 17th Century. The city’s College of Merchants paid improvements only a few years later and named it San Carlos Castle in honour of the island’s Viceroy, Carlos Coloma de Saa. Fifty years later extra towers, barracks and ammunition stores were built around a courtyard. Earth embankments were added to deflect cannon balls, turning the castle into a star shaped fortress. These changes created a low profile which was difficult to see the fort from the sea; and it still is. During the Spanish War of Succession, at the beginning of the 1700s, an Anglo-Dutch Navy anchored in Palma Bay, with instructions to seize Mallorca for the House of Habsburg. The people of Palma lined the quayside to support the fleet but Antony Sureda took control of San Carlos Castle, to stop any ships entering Porto Pi harbour. He handed over himself and the keys to the castle after the Viceroy surrendered only to escape later. Sureda joined the successful Bourbons and he was appointed Mayor of Palma and titled the Marquis of Ariany when they took control of Spain. The castle served as an isolation hospital for sick sailors for more than 100 years before it was handed over to the Corps of Artillery. The loss of the Spanish fleet during the war with the United States, required the

San Carlos Castle was also used as a military prison, particularly during the Spanish Civil War between 1936 and 1939. The Riders of Alcala, cavalry officers who had staged an early uprising on the mainland were held in the fort. But they were released when Mallorca had been taken by a coup in July 1936 and they helped organise the takeover of the island. There is a memorial to those who were executed inside the fort during these dark times. Work started on turning the castle into a military museum in the 1980s and there are exhibits covering the men who garrisoned the fort and weapons through the ages. Other exhibits tell the story of Mallorca in various wars. Canons dating from the 19th Century Carlist wars can be found on the roof and there are impressive views across the Bay of Palma and the south-west coast. Porto Pi has undergone many changes due to the extension of the modern ferry terminal. It is now used by the Guardia Civil and their boats patrol the waters looking for modern day pirates, smugglers and illegal immigrants. Navy ship pull into the deep-water harbour from time to time and huge warships, returning from the Middle East, have stopped off stop off for a seaworthiness test before they head across the Atlantic Ocean.

Inside the castle

Inside the museum

Protecting the harbour

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MALLORCA LIFESTYLE Restaurante Rotana Calle San Magin 58 Santa Catalina, Palma (+34) 971 286 078 Restaurant Rotana has been in the fashionable area of Santa Catalina for a good many years, which in itself speaks volumes. Having never eaten Lebanese food before, but with a leaning to always go for spicy dishes which we truly enjoy, my wife and I decided it was time to have a go. The feeling we both had when we walked in to this spacious restaurant was of being transported to an exotic space, far away. The restaurant is built on two levels with the décor reflecting the restaurant’s origins. The staff and in particular the owner Mandu are most welcoming, without being over the top. We started off with a tapas type of assortment called Mezze Rotana, containing different products hot and cold, Croquets made from lamb, as well as some made with chick peas plus small pasties filled with cheese, also one with hummus which was delicious. A red dip called Muhamarah was also excellent, and all this was served with pitta bread which in itself was enough to fill us up, but we knew there was still lots to come!! The Main course was the

Rotana “Oriental Lamb” cooked very slowly and accompanied with some aromatic cinnamon rice and dried fruits. This for both of us was like the lamb we had forgotten!!!! and we loved it!! Cooked medium to rare which was delicious; for me Mallorcan lamb is good, but often overdone. Mandu made a joke about there being no mint sauce!!!! The other plate was like a mixed grill of different meats, marinated chicken,

Kafta which is like a ground mince meat, all full of flavour from their spices brought in from the Lebanon. I had a very nice Albariño white from Rias Baixas which was dry and crisp although I would normally accompany all this meat with a good red, somehow the white really made it easier to digest. My wife had some red from the bodega Son Bordils called Bisbals which she enjoyed. The range of their countries reds are excellent and I was tempted with a Chateau

Kefraya, but stuck with the white. Mandu offered some of their excellent pastries, however at that time I was totally full up, and concentrated more on their belly dancer who caught everyone’s eye with her moves!! Rotana is a restaurant to enjoy with the family as the choice is so varied and worthy of a long evening chatting about the spices and tastes on offer. We will definitely go back but next time we will eat less!!

Nick Stael von Holstein Dive Buddy Techniques, Practices & Latest Tech One of the first safety rules you learn about diving is never dive alone and to stick with your dive partner or buddy.


Top tips for practicing good buddy procedures: • Plan you Dive and Dive your Plan. Know the dive objective, the dive site, entry and exit points and local conditions. • Buddy Check & equipment familiarisation; with so many brands & models to choose from, there is an incredible variety and choice of equipment to pick from. Although in principal the basic function of equipment is the same, there are numerous set-ups and configuration differences from one brand to the next. So it’s important to have a good look at your buddy’s equipment and to familiarise yourself during the buddy equipment check. • Stay close to your buddy. An obvious one but it’s quite easy to find yourself 5m or more away from your buddy if you’re not paying attention. You need to maintain a constant awareness of where your buddy and regularly in the peripheral of your vision. If either you need assistance in an emergency being too far away from each other will only exacerbate the situation. If your buddy suffers a rare equipment failure, panic attack or more commonly loses their weight pocket or weight belt, you need to by right next to them to react. • Safety Pack – Always carry a safety pack containing a safety surface tube, acrylic signalling mirror, whistle & glow stick) • Lost buddy procedure – If you do lose your buddy, remain in the same spot for 1 min, searching 360 degrees for a visual siting. If you don’t locate them, conduct a normal ascent to the surface.

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diver-bracelet With your buddy following the same procedure you can re-group on the surface. Equipment & New Tech There is a gadget for everything nowadays and there is some existing equipment & interesting new tech on the market with the objective of assisting with buddy contact and tracking divers both underwater and on the surface. Nautilus Radio A VHS radio stored in watertight housing. Locates

lost divers on the surface using gps and vhf radio. Upon surfacing you can transmit and emergency responder signal.

are a couple emergency recall options.

Full Face Mask with Comms Direct uw comms with divers. Not new technology and not normally used by recreational divers but commercial and scientific divers. Requires specific training.

Navimate A surface unit communicates with each uw console unit via ultrasound to relay gps coordinates and position of each diver. There is a mapping function to guide you through your dive.

Logosease A product that allows comms but without the full face mask. A two-way underwater ultrasound wave communicator device enabling you to have an actual conversation. Communication is by ultrasound, a built in bone-conduction microphone collects the vibration of sender’s voice from the jawbone and sends it via ultrasound. A bone conduction speaker picks up the vibration and will transfer to the receiver via the jaw bone. No training and easy to use. Limit of distance 40-50m Tracking Systems Aqwary Another product based on using ultrasound using an underwater acoustic network. A dive console that is not only a dive computer but able to monitor divers locations, depth, time underwater and air consumption on a network. Divers can be tracked and monitors from a surface unit as well. You can even text messages to each other’s consoles and there UW GPS tracking & Mapping

Blu Buddy Bracelet A start up product still in concept stage launched with an award winning kickstarter campaign is a small, streamlined bracelet that each buddy team member wears; to get your buddy’s attention press the large button and the corresponding bracelet will vibrate and flash a light. As divers, we love gadgets and anything that adds to and provides further safety contingency can only be a good thing. In the meantime, follow basic safety rules as outlined above and stay aware always. Big Bubbles, No Troubles


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MALLORCA LIFESTYLE more laidback. Whether it’s starting the day off with a great breakfast, having a light bite or lunch on the sun-filled terraces, enjoying a sundowner with friends over a bucket of beer & cocktails, or simply treating yourself to a mouth-watering dinner, it really does offer it all. Like all of you, the ‘Captain’ and crew have been busy getting the new deck shipshape for 2016, bringing on extra crew, creating fresh new dishes and menus, and launching their ‘Crew Card’, which is offering a host of rewards for their loyal followers. The Boat House (+34) 971 734 114 The Boat House As the Boat Show is upon us and summer is just around

the corner, the crew at The Boat House are gearing up for another busy season. With its 24hrs parking and central dockside location in front of the Auditorium, it has become very popular with the yachting fraternity being only a short stroll to the show, city centre

and surrounding marinas. This combination of casual dockside dining and relaxed chill out spaces have created a really special ambiance, justifiably earning rave reviews from those of us looking for something different and

To launch the Card in style, they’re staging an amazing party on Sunday 1st of May, with the opening offer of free beer for the first hour to set the mood, along with a hog roast & BBQ - surely the place to be! Following on from their PreShow Supper on Wednesday 27th, they’re pulling together an interesting and fun events programme for this season, which will cover all things nautical, including monthly gatherings which will be organised in conjunction with The Islander. From June, these evenings will feature Chef Demonstrations for all those budding cooks amongst us, which will become a regular monthly feature. So exciting times ahead... be sure to jump on board.

NEWS 4 STEWS If you owned a superyacht, what would you do differently? Never be based in one location for more than a month before continuing to see more and cruising as far and as wide as possible.

Interviewed by Emmeline Gee Angels On Board Stew of the Month: Chris Lund What did you do before yachting, and how did your yachting career first begin? Prior to my first season in Yachts, I studied Hospitality Management in Melbourne, Australia and worked in numerous restaurants, bars and some fun special events such as the Melbourne Cup horseracing carnival and F1 Grand Prix’s. What has been your favourite boat you’ve worked on, and why? My current crew will hate me for saying this as I love my current job and crew immensely, but I previously worked on a private 80m yacht based between the Med and the Middle East. It was enjoyable because the adventures and travel locations were totally new to me, with a big shift in cultures

and languages, and we were sailing to areas that are off the usual beaten track. This created some unforgettable memories with lifelong friends, and I hope all my future yachts can give me the same pleasure. What are the best and worst parts about working onboard? Best part: Meeting crew from different nationalities and backgrounds and creating a fun work environment to achieve as much as possible as a team, regardless of the departments onboard. Worst part: Sacrificing time at home to work in another part of the world. I have missed many weddings and special moments with my family and friends lives that we will never recreate. How do you keep sane on charter? By knowing that the hard work offered by the Captain and crew will improve the holidays of the guests and ensure that, when we get

free time, we can relax with a sense of accomplishment! What are your best strategies for spoiling charter guests? Opening my ears to guest conversations to understand what the guests want to do with their time onboard, then surprising them with the organisation already completed when they ask to do it - usually watersports, tours ashore or favourite menu items. I also find that keeping children busy and entertained will allow the guests a better, more relaxed experience. What’s the coolest thing you have done for guests? I once dressed up as Santa Claus after a very long party for some Charter guests’ children. They only spoke Russian and I spoke none, so my repetitive “Ho,Ho Ho! “ was the only thing we could all understand! They were impressed though, but I am not exactly sure why! What is your ignature cocktail? Pina Colada with all fresh ingredients. What is your favourite yachting destination? The Seychelles Islands and Aldabra. It is amazing underwater and just as epic above the water, a “Galapagos of the Indian Ocean”. We swam with sharks, dolphins, turtles, and whales, and walked with Giant Tortoises on a uninhabited coral atoll.



What is your on-board pet hate? My on-board pet hate would either be crew leaving personal belongings in the guest area or a lack of information about the future trips. What career achievement are you most proud of? To be “Stew of the Month” for Islander magazine! Best housekeeping tip/hack? My Housekeeping tip would have to be using Scotchguard protection on furniture prior to the guests arrival - will always save time later! Tell us about your funniest embarrassing moment on board My funniest embarrassing moment on yachts could nearly have been a serious accident! I once carried a brand new washing machine over a passerelle with 3 other crew, and the passerelle broke in half! We all fell into the gap between the port wall and the swim platform. Miraculously no serious injuries to any of us, just a drowned washing machine! What’s your favourite adventure in Mallorca? Walking the Old town in Palma and bar hopping for cocktails and tapas. If you could give your 20yr old self one piece of advice, what would it be? Home will always be there, start your travelling adventures now! What’s your plan for the future? Continue in yachts for as long as possible, maybe set up the Interior of a large New Build, and then settle down in Melbourne to be my own Boss!

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Interviewed by Emmeline Gee Angels On Board From Ship to Shore: Nick Stael von Holstein Each month I interview somebody who has made the transition from life at sea to living on land. This month I talked with Nick Stael von Holstein, who is a Sales Manager for Medical Support Offshore. How long did you work in yachting? 4 years on and off at different times. Can you tell me about your yachting career – highlights, low points? My first ever yachting experience was sailing a 42ft catamaran from San Francisco to Hawaii. This was 1989 and the days when you could rock up to a yacht with backpack ready and ask ‘do you need delivery crew?’. 24 hrs later I was sailing under the Golden Gate bridge with no idea what I was getting into. I was fresh out of University with no real clear picture of what I wanted to do in life, but not stressed about it, so travel and backpacking was the start of the journey of discovery. That trip was a baptism of fire! 4 crew: the owner/ captain who ended up being clueless; two delivery crew, one a Brit and one a Swede (both fortunately very knowledgeable and sailing around the world by any means possible); and me the scuba instructor and cook. Plus we had a young 110


1yr old black Labrador and a cat with us. The cat was seasick all 24 days and the dog just wanted to jump in the ocean and swim. Almost everything that could go wrong and break, did. We ended up hand-steering and sextant-navigating 2,000 nm due to numerous mechanical failures, namely autopilot and the 2 back up systems busted, 80% of batteries drained due to some kind of electrical fault, sails ripped in a squall and on and on. When we got to Hawaii, I ended up staying there almost a year living in Waikiki Beach. It was a journey I will never forget. The low point was when we had to start rationing food for the last 5 days. It should have taken 17 days to get there - when it eventually took 24 days and we starting to suspect our sextant navigation was amiss, the next stop would have been Japan and another 3,000nm. So the high point was seeing the big island of Hawaii appear slowly on the 23rd day! Later on, I spent a couple years in San Diego skippering a couple of local 25m yachts, and then a couple of seasons in the Caribbean as a Mate on a 35m motoryacht called Mardi Gras. It was exactly like that onboard, with Texan owners who loved to party. I got on great with the owners but the Captain was a nightmare, an old sea salt with 40 years at sea and not willing to share any of his knowledge or teach a thing or two. I eventually jumped ship in St Martin. How did you know it was time for you to make the move to land? I did not plan it all. Having spent a decade in the Caribbean working as dive wand water sports instructor, I thought a return to Europe for a season was in order. Palma was the destination. After my first 6 months summer in Mallorca and working as a freelance bareboat skipper, I took a winter job with a yacht Medical Kit, training & telemedicine company

and I have remained in this field ever since. Suddenly, I had transitioned from my nomadic lifestyle to renting an apartment long term and then eventually buying one. Its turns out I was quite ready to make the transition without knowing it and have not looked back. What was the most difficult thing about the transition? Certain real life realities came to ground at the time – rent and then mortgage, being legal by living in a place more than 6 months, taxes, no more expenses-free lifestyle, less spontaneous travel to stunning locations on the hoof – what’s all that about! Not easy transitions to begin with, but in the end it’s part of ‘real’ life and starting of a new chapter and not a big deal once I got my head around it. What was the best thing about it? Having a foundation and home for the first time in my life after 15 years of being a globe-trotting nomad. Mallorca is now my home for 13 years and I’m here to stay. I love it here, along with my wonderful Mallorcan wife. We live the ‘buena vida’ on this magical isle. What do you miss most about yachting? I do of course miss the carefree and living-by-the-seatof-your-pants days and the amazing long journeys and adventures but I do that in different ways now. What do you do now? I now work with Medical Support OffShore, a fantastic company to work with providing medial support for the yachts. We have a special focus on sailing yachts but we support any kind of yacht, giant or small, motor or sail. It’s not how big the yacht is, it’s what you do with it that counts. Do you have any advice for fellow yachties about going land-based? Seize the moment, have faith, believe in yourself, trust your

gut and love whatever you do. After that, everything else will fall into place like it was meant to be. If you can live life to its fullest while you’re on the yachting journey, do the same when you head ashore.

May Events 1st May – Estrellencs Cheese and Wine Fair; Ses Salines May Fair; and Sineu May Fair 7th May – Campanet May Fair 8th May – Campos May Fair and Felantix May Fair 7th – 9th May - Es Firó - Soller Festival of the Moors and the Christians A weekend of events culminating on Monday, when rowdy battle scenes are reenacted on the beach in the afternoon and in the town square in the evening. Not for the feint-hearted, this is one of Mallorca’s most popular and dramatic festivals. More info: 13th – 15th May – Capdepera’s Medieval Market Head to the northeast for one of the island’s best fairs. Many dress in medieval costumes, and there are many artisan stalls, local foods and traditional music and street entertainers. 28th – 29th May – Binissalem Stone Craft Fair

Delicioso (+34) 971 699 221 Delicioso Launch Spring Lunchtime Food Menu Following the incredibly successful fresh menu we launched last autumn, we´re pleased to share with you our new lunchtime menu. Featuring plenty of healthy choices and lighter options, whilst not losing all your favourite dishes. Daily Fresh Food Menu including accompaniments €10.00 Per Person Why not try? • Thai Chicken, Vegetable & Beansprout Salad with Lime, Mint & Coriander Dressing • Panko Crusted Salmon, Ginger & Scallion Fishcakes, Herb Buttered New Potatoes, Mixed Leaf Salad • Roasted Aubergine, Tomato,

Mozzarella & Pasta Bake with Crisp Mixed Salad • Chilli Beef & Pine nut Kofta Kebabs with Fresh Herb Cous Cous, Cucumber & Mint Salad & Tzatziki Sauce Sandwich Meal Deal €8.50 Per Person • Choose one of our sandwich fillings and your choice of bread • Crisps and Fruit included Special Offer - Lunch and Dinner Deal €16.00 Per Person Sandwich Meal Deal Plus Fresh Menu Frozen Meals Freshly prepared in our kitchens and flash frozen for your convenience with all the favourites • Chicken & Squash Cacciatore • Classic Italian Beef Lasagne • Thai Coconut Chicken & Vegetable Curry • Sustainable Fish Pie


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NEWS 4 STEWS out their amendments and requirements. Sometimes they can be from a stew that is just up the road who is using their rest time to ‘get a few emails answered’. Those few rest hours that they had to themselves before the mobile internet revolution took over our lives are dwindling leaving the poor stew with less opportunities to switch off entirely.

Home & Yacht Linen & Interiors Calle Caro 9, Santa Catalina (+34) 697 914 233 The Changing Life of a Modern Yacht Stew At Home & Yacht Linen and Interiors we are used to being presented with interior requirements lists for us to

work from. However, in recent years we have noticed that yacht stews are changing the way they work. As technology takes over our lives it is making our working lives both faster and easier, but more stressful at the same time. It is not uncommon for us to receive a WhatsApp message or emails in the middle of the night as crews from other time zones send

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For us at Home & Yacht Linen and Interiors this change in communicating isn’t a problem. We have a strict system of logging all clients’ requests whether they be from email, WhatsApps, sms or good old fashioned face to face conversations. This means that a random message at 3am saying “sorry, forgot to add placemats, mattress protectors and shatterproof beach sets to my list earlier oh and the dock mat should be grey not blue” will find its way into the production order and be confirmed, produced and delivered as the sender intended. Our showroom in Santa Catalina in Palma de Mallorca provides a huge range of yacht interior products from bed linens to tableware to housekeeping accessories. In fact we are the largest showroom in the Med, and with clients based all around the world it is vital that we keep our systems of communication open and clients records up to date and accurate. We have many clients around the world that

we never actuality see face to face. So, whether the stew is new to the yacht or an established stew faced with an unforeseen problem during refit we are prepared and willing to assist. Our aim is to provide a one stop shopping experience for all interiors owner supply needs. Once the order is placed you can relax, don’t just take our word for it you can check our reviews on line at We are aware that sometimes interior soft furnishing and linens take a back seat in Refit or in the downtime and are familiar with the rapid turnaround times this can cause. This is why at Home & Yacht we keep stock items of fabrics, linens and interior items such as rattan, & toiletries. Also to aid the stews and designers we have worked hard over the years forging excellent relationships with suppliers to get the products on time. Whether, this is sourcing one cup to the whole dinner service for a new build we are here to help. So as you chief stews, designers and owners around the world prepare your Interior Purchases Lists don’t be afraid to send as many details about your requirements as you can over to us in Palma de Mallorca. By email, WhatsApp, Skype call or regular post just send what you have and we will look after the rest. We could even go retro and pretend its 1995 and actually sit down and talk to each other if you like.


Stewardess’ Pick of the Month from: Rialto Living - Our Favourite Lifestyle Store in Palma Being super-stews in the business of making everything look fabulous, we’re quite sure your dining settings are not just Instagram-worthy, but almost too good to be touched by guests adamant to sit, eat and mess up your true work of table-art. And although you’ve adorned tables with all sorts of imaginative decorations, the use of the conventional cloth not only unifies the separate pieces of your setting, and lowers the noise in the room, but also provides for more elbow room than place mats. All boats I’ve worked

on have invariably had a large collection of pristinely starched and ironed white, off-white, ivory, and ecru cloths. And although these unglamorous colours are apt for elegantly formal settings, they aren’t exactly creative or cheery now, are they? For the stews amongst us who like to create a more boisterous table, some bright and colourful linens might set a better scene. Oh…and did you know that grey is the new white? Shades of grey are totally taking over as core hues, highlighting brighter tints and creating a great base for coordinating different styles. If you’re looking for stylishly different, top quality linens,

look no further than Rialto Living. We especially love the Scandinavian simplicity of their Himla range, a Swedish brand who designs inspiring high quality textiles made from natural materials in rich and vibrant colours such as striking yellow citron, sparkling green emerald or delicious deep crimson. Experiment by using napkins of a different colour than your table cloth to create a show stealing scene. Think combining cool teal with a neutral cream or a warm beige, calling the soft sand and glittering turquoise waters of a Mediterranean summer’s day to mind. Add a small vase of freshly cut flowers like white calla lilies et voilà: step back and admire. Another favourite of mine is their Bertozzi collection.

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Since 1920, the Bertozzi family have been creating the most wonderful hand-printed and hand-painted fabrics, using traditional techniques that date back many centuries. These master craftsmen use hand-carved stamps to print their own unique designs onto the materials. Rialto Living, conveniently located on Calle Sant Feliu 3, is just a stone’s throw away from Palma’s STP and sells a wide selection of eye-catching 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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Marc Fosh Michelin Starred Chef Dressed to Kill Good salads are essential to help you stay cool and healthy during the hot summer months and they do not have to be boring and tasteless. I was pleasantly surprised walking around my local supermarket the other day at the many different varieties of lettuce and salad leaves available. You don’t even have to go through the hassle of cleaning your lettuce as you can buy ready mixed salad leaves, full of different flavours, textures and colours all cleaned and ready to eat. All you need to do is drizzle the leaves with a little dressing at the last minute and tuck in. A good salad must have texture, so mix it up a little and try tender, baby spinach leaves with an anchovy dressing or curly endive with crispy bacon and a mustard

and lemon vinaigrette. Iceberg, a crisp head lettuce with an excellent dense, crunchy texture and a pale green colour is great for seafood cocktails and adds a crunch to mixed salads. Little gems, a small compact lettuce with crispy, round leaves and a distinct flavour is perfect in waldorf salads with chopped celery, apple, walnuts and mayonnaise. My favourite salad leaf is rocket, a strong, peppery leaf with jagged-edged leaves and a pleasant bite. It goes well with Mediterranean ingredients such as sun-dried tomatoes, Parmesan cheese and pine nuts. Mallorca produces a wonderful wild rocket called “rucula selvetica”: the leaves are smaller than standard rocket leaves and have a stronger, peppery flavour. They go particularly well with goat’s cheese but can also be included in pasta, fish or meat dishes. It’s a rich source of iron as well as vitamins A and C. When buying lettuces look for fresh, blemish-free leaves and avoid those that droop or wilt. Buy them on the same day as they are highly perishable and deteriorate very quickly. Salad leaves do a body good, some have high levels of vitamin c (such as watercress) and calcium. Others contain substantial amounts of potassium, vitamin a, beta carotene and add much-needed fibre to the diet. So break out the salads this summer, stay cool and stay healthy.

Vinaigrettes, tossed with salad leaves, drizzled over poached fish, pooled around a nest of steamed vegetables, or adding just a touch of gloss to plateful of boiled potatoes, help to jazz up the most elementary of foods. They are the simple yet sublime components of countless appetizers, salads, main courses, and even some desserts. At first glance, making vinaigrettes could not be simpler: just a swirl of oil, a dash of vinegar, seasoning,

and perhaps some mustard and herbs. But the making of a good dressing needs a little care and attention. They should be sublime and smooth with just a hint of tartness to coat and coax the flavour of all the other ingredients. Mastering the Art of the Vinaigrette Mastering the art of the vinaigrette relies on a few basic rules that are easy to

follow. Firstly it is important is that the ingredients should be of the highest quality, top quality olive oil, vinegar and the balance of those ingredients is crucial. For me, the proportions of these ingredients depends on the dish, but the general rule is that there should be four parts oil to one part vinegar. Once the basic formula is grasped, all manner of variations can be used. I like to make my vinaigrette with fresh lemon juice, lime or grapefruit juice instead of vinegar but balsamic vinegar makes a sweeter dressing and aged sherry vinegar is also a fantastic option. It’s always a good idea to add a little flavour and bite to a vinaigrette by adding diced tomatoes, chopped shallots and fresh herbs. To add different flavours you could use walnut oil, hazelnut oil or even avocado oil in place of the olive oil or infuse the oil with spices, garlic, truffles and other flavourings for a tastier dressing. For a complete change substitute creamy natural yoghurt for the oil in a dressing and add lemon juice and herbs. Salad of Squid, New Potatoes, Rocket Leaves, Chorizo and Passion Fruit Oil Ingredients (serves 6) 3 fresh squid, cleaned and scored 18 new potatoes, boiled 18 thin slices of chorizo “iberico” 2 bunches of rocket leaves pulp of 6 passion fruits 150ml orange juice 150ml olive oil Sea salt and pepper To make the passion fruit oil: Place the passion fruit pulp and orange juice in a saucepan and bring to the boil. Simmer gently and reduce until it just starts to thicken. Pass through a fine sieve and whisk in the olive oil. Season to taste. Heat a grill pan. Cut the cooked potatoes in half

lengthways. Toss them in a little olive oil and season. Place the potatoes on the grill and mark for 1-2 minutes. Grill the squid for 30 seconds on each side then add the chorizo slices to warm through. Place all the warm ingredients in a bowl, add a few tablespoons of passion fruit oil, rocket leaves and mix well. Drizzle with a little passion fruit oil and serve. Salad of Bresoala with Grilled Peaches & Soft Goats Cheese Dressing Bresoala is cured beef from Italy, the taste is more delicate, yet a little sharper, than Parma or Serrano ham – both though would make a delicious alternative here, as would beef carpaccio Ingredients (serves 4) 12 slices of Bresaola 110g Mixed salad leaves (rocket, watercress, curly endive etc)
 2 fresh peaches, stoned & cut into large wedges Salt & freshly ground pepper Soft Goats Cheese Dressing 100g soft goats cheese 1tsp sherry vinegar 4 tbsp cream 5tbsp olive oil 1tsp Dijon mustard Salt & freshly ground pepper For the salad dressing, place all the ingredients in a food processor and blend to a light puree. Glaze the peaches with a little olive oil. Heat a heavy bottomed griddle pan and place the peaches on the grill for 30 seconds on each side or until grill marks appear but peaches are still firm. Remove from grill; set aside. Arrange the Bresoala slices over 4 plates. Top with grilled peach wedges and salad leaves. Drizzle with soft goats cheese dressing and serve.

NEWS 4 STEWS Galley Goddess Doing the goddessy stuff, ya know, as I do, cruising around various markets and supermercados I can’t help but notice an increasing availability of fresh scallops. Scallops!!! I love scallops!!!!! Yay!! This makes me shout YES! and punch the air with joy. This usually causes alarm amongst the stall holders, but when they see I have no suicide vest under my crew shirt, everyone seems to relax. I adore the whole goddess concept of a sea meat treat that is the modest scallop. The shell is fascinating in itself, it also features in numerous works of art, the most famous being Botticelli’s masterpiece, ‘The Birth of Venus’. Did you know that in Greek mythology, Aphrodite (the Greek equivalent of the roman goddess Venus) was born and rose from the sea foam that resulted Cronus flinging the severed genitals of Uranus into the ocean?

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The giant scallop shell then carried her to the island of Cyprus where her reign began. Goodness me, Uranus’s severed genitals being thrown about? Uranus? Genitals? Can this be serious? Sounds like a normal Friday night in the Corner Bar in Palma. Unfortunately for me, I can’t quite erase that imagine from my mind. The first time I ever had the good fortune to cook and eat fresh sea scallops was whilst cruising the charming Bay of Islands in the south of New Zealand. Truly a beautiful and enchanting country. Lovely people the Kiwis. If I appear to be grovelling with no dignity whatsoever, then that would be absolutely right. After a gentle, but firm rap on the knuckles from our good Ed regarding my offending our Kiwi cousins last month I am treading the safer road less travelled by my good self. But, I digress. Picture a balmy summer evening, the only

sailing yacht anchored in a secluded bay, boat full of happy, happy guests. Charter tips looking good here I quietly think to myself...... Until, at about 8.30pm our peace is shattered by the arrival of five smallish bare boat charter boats.... yes, yes, you know....... I suspect that there may have been alcohol involved, but the 125 people crammed on board dropped their anchors and rafted up in what can only be described as high spirits. Our guests good humour fading when the reggae music starts blasting out of the tinny speakers from the cockpit. A great deal of fun was had by all. Well, as we all know, being crew and having nonstop guests on board means that you hit the bunk and are comatose before anyone can say Baaaa. The new morning dawned clear with the water in the bay so flat and still, it might have been glass. Perfect. Until our guests dragged themselves up to the cockpit for breakfast. ‘Good morning!’ I merrily chirped, only to be given a look that could have been interpreted as ‘my bowels have been exploding all night’ but I assumed that they just were kept awake all night by our flotilla friends. Mutter, mutter, mutter .... grumble, grumble, grumble...... holiday ruined, worst night of my life, never again......... oh, dear, kissing those tips away. So, there you go! At about 10am the violators of all that is peaceful have had the nerve to return to ‘our’ bay. One guest looked

Seared scallops with bacon dust and crushed avocado on toast.

fit to self-combust as he saw them arrive and turned a spectacular shade of red. We all watch whilst a small dinghy is launched and a lone woman rows towards us. All I can desperately think of is - we should really hide the boat hook. This, obviously can be used as a dangerous weapon, I should know, but that, dear Islanders is definitely another story. Lovely girl comes along side and hands me a bucket. A big, beautiful bucket full of scallops that were just happily swimming around doing their scallop thing half an hour before. A gift as an apology to our guests They were so fresh that they kept bungee jumping off the galley counter. In true goddess fashion I sauteed these little gems in butter, garlic and chopped parsley had our guests proclaiming that, all in all, they didn’t sleep that badly........Bloody beaut. Brace yourselves good people, let’s go on a scallop fest........ Mango, Scallop and Jamon Serrano Salad 20 (about 500g) scallops, roe not attached 1 and a half tablespoons caster sugar 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 6 slices jamon serrano, halved crossways 2 tablespoons lime juice 2 ripe mangos, cheeks removed, flesh cut into 1 cm thick slices 1 small red onion, halved and thinly sliced 2 fresh long red chillies, halved, deseeded, thinly sliced lenghtways

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1/3 cup fresh coriander leaves Grab your scallops and lay them on a large plate, sprinkle with 2 teaspoons of the sugar. Meanwhile heat 2 tablespoons of the oil in a large frying pan over a high heat. Pop your scallops, sugared side down, and cook for 2 minutes. Sprinkle with the 2 teaspoons of the remaining sugar, turn and cook for 1 – 2 minutes until caramelised and cooked through. Transfer to a plate. Now add the jamon serrano to the pan and cook until crisp, about 1 minute each side. Now combine the remaining sugar, oil and lime juice in a small bowl. To serve, arrange this small masterpiece on small plates by piling the mango and onion down first, top with scallops, chilli and jamon and drizzle with the lime dressing. Dress with the coriander leaves and serve immediately. Delish. Oh, oh, oh, more sex and the scallop...... Seared Scallops with Bacon Dust & Crushed Avo on Toast 3 bacon rashers 1 teaspoon coriander seeds, toasted 2 long chilies, seeds removed 2 avos 1/4 red onion, finely chopped 1 tomato, seeds removed, chopped 1/2 bunch coriander leaves, chopped 1 tablespoon lime juice, plus wedges to serve 1 tablespoon olive oil 12 scallops without roe 4 slices sourdough bread, toasted Preheat your oven to 190C and line a tray with baking paper. Lay bacon down and bake for 15 - 20 minutes until crisp and quite dry. Pop it on a paper towel and allow to cool. Chuck the bacon and coriander seeds in a small blender and process to a fine dust or chop very finely. Thinly slice 1 chilli and set aside to garnish, then finely chop remaining chilli and

pop in a mortar with the avo, onion, tomato, coriander leaves and lime juice. Mash with pestle or a fork until you have a coarse paste. Heat oil in a pan over high heat. Season scallops, then cook for 30 seconds on each side or until just opaque. Spread avo on the toast, top each with 3 scallops, then scatter with the bacon dust, sliced chilli and herbs. Serve with lime wedges. Yum, yum, lambs bum. Scrummy Grilled Scallops with Lemony Salsa Verde 12 large sea scallops (or 20 smaller Pacific scallops in the shell) 2 tablespoons oil Salt Toss in oil and pan fry quickly on each side or alternatively pop scallops in shell under a hot grill until toasty hot. Add the salsa verde. Que bien!! Salsa Verde 1/2 lemon (with peel), seeded, chopped 1 finely chopped spring onion 1 finely chopped garlic clove Salt and pepper 1 cup oil 3/4 cup finely chopped parsley 1/2 cup chopped fresh coriander 1/4 cup chopped fresh chives Lemon juice Combine the 1/2 lemon, spring onion, garlic and season. Let sit for 5 minutes then stir in the olive oil, parsley, coriander and chives. Season with salt and pepper and lemon juice. When the scallops are cooked, serve topped with the salsa. Yummy, scrummy, bummy. Interestingly enough, some species of scallops can have sex with themselves, a fact that any self-respecting Kiwi male could appreciate. Oops.!!! Hasta la shellfish, Galley Goddess


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Deckers Palma Each month we are going bring you an interview with a member of our team, this month we are hearing from David Ireland, Managing Director of Deckers based in HQ Palma. How old are you?

How long have you worked for Deckers? 10 years

What dead person would you least want to be haunted by? Jesus Christ

What is your favourite part of your job? The people in the industry.

What is your party trick? Blowing bubbles.

Pick two celebrities to be your parents? George Clooney and Sandra Bullock. They should have good looking kids and enough money for ice cream.

And you’re least favorite? Chasing payments.

If you retired tomorrow what would you do? Starve to death.

What song best describes your work ethic? Heigh Ho by the 7 dwarfs

What irritates you the most as a Manager? Questionnaires

If you could be any age for a week what would you be? 100. It would be an education.

What kitchen utensil would you be and why? Knife. It gets things done.

If you had to be trapped in a TV show for a month which would you choose? Baywatch

What is the last picture you took on your phone? My daughter in a Resurant in Antibes.

What is your signature dish? Chicken and Leek Pie

If you were in the circus what would you be? A paying customer.

Favourite song? Born to Run by Bruce Springsteen.

What is the strangest thing you have ever eaten? Deep fried scorpion with ant side salad.

If a movie was to be made about your professional life, what would be the title? My affair with the Sea.

How much was your first salary? 51 pounds a week.

What is the best piece of advice you would give your grandchild? Spend time with your Parents whenever you can. Don’t waste it on watching Television.


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ONDINE UPDATE of health in todays overconsuming and unsustainable world we all live in. As a species we are an environmental disaster, as individuals we all seem to care, so where has it all gone wrong? How can one species, knowingly destroy the world that we evolved from yet on an individual level have care and compassion for our world? It’s a question I can not answer, what I can say is that the importance of each of our individual actions cannot be highlighted enough. We all Want a Clean & Healthy Sea Picture this...crystal clear waters, no plastic pollution, schools of fish glistening in the sunlight, yacht sailing past, dolphins jumping, whales singing and you enjoying a freshly caught snapper on the BBQ at the beach with your friends. Sounds ideal to me, not that I eat seafood, but many do and many love it too! That small snippet of a perfect day enjoying the sea, friends, fresh food and life may just become a thing of the past unless we all step back and realize the severity of the marine environments status



Every positive action, small or large, does make a difference. You can make a difference to the marine environment and this doesn’t mean you need to commit to working full time on this subject, it simply means you must look at your daily habits and see what you can change, both in your home life and at your place of work. The two areas of work Asociación Ondine is committed to are Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) and plastic pollution in the Balearic Islands. Concentrating on these two areas, in our point of view, is the best way for our amazing island communities to work towards a clean & healthy Balearic Sea. With our objective of combining science, local communities, businesses and conservation at the forefront of each of our projects we are on a journey to assist you in your quest to give something

back to our local marine environment. Approximately 50% of the plastic we use is single-use, a plastic bag for example has a working life of 15 minutes and will exist for another 400 to 1000 years. What YOU can do about plastic pollution! • Re-use – use re-usable items such as bags, bottles, cups, plates & utensils • Refuse – Refuse single use plastic products in your day to day life • Reduce – Reduce your consumption, in turn reducing your plastic pollution input • Recycle - To recycle correctly you must first understand the local systems; contact your local council for details on recycling • Get involved with Asociación

Ondine – Dos Manos beach cleans, schools programs or join as a member to help • Participate in as well as promote Sailors for the Sea´s Clean Regattas Program Almost 60 percent of fish stocks worldwide are either overexploited, or have collapsed altogether. There is a worldwide movement to increase the number of Marine Protected Areas, which will assist in the rebuilding of these stocks. The Balearic Islands has 7 local MPAs and 1 marine national park. All of these areas can and should be enjoyed by recreational divers, snorkelers, sailors and in some places by fishermen. MPAs are places for us to enjoy and places for fish stocks to regrow and rejuvenate if properly managed.


What YOU can do for MPAs & local fish stocks • Learn and follow MPA rules & regulations • Promote the use of MPAs to yacht owners, guests & crew • Talk to your local government representative about establishing more MPAs • Question your market or restaurant on where they source local species • Buy seafood from small scale local fisheries • Follow guidelines with size and catch limits when recreational fishing • Reduce the amount of seafood you eat • Join Asociación Ondine

If you are a local to the Balearics we invite you to get involved with Asociación Ondine in any way you desire. If you are here for a quick visit and would like to know what small, productive and driven groups are in your area and would like some assistance to find them, let us know, we are always happy to help. We all want a clean & healthy sea – every positive action, small or large, does make a difference. You are the positive action– You are the clean and healthy sea!

Locally supported and locally managed marine conservation, research & education are by far the most effective ways to address marine environmental issues.

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FEATURE: MARINE MEDICINE Saving Australia. I felt I must learn as much as I could about drowning. Did you know more people die from drowning in the UK, Australia & America than from bicycle fatalities? 

 The most common activity prior to drowning, worldwide, is boating. In 80% of cases the person is not wearing a life jacket, or if they were it was not fitted correctly. I have spoken to a number of yachtsmen, who were sailing a yacht that capsized, who owe their life to the crotch strap on their life jacket. It is easy to forget this piece of strapping, often in the way, especially in calm conditions. This strap is your life line.
 The most common activity prior to drowning include drinking alcohol, using drugs and swimming. Below I have outlined a few case studies. A brief examination of such scenarios provides solid foundations for the development of protocols and safety measures. These protocols WILL prevent guests, and crew, from drowning. These are examples I have taken from reading some of the coroner’s inquests into drowning fatalities (involving yacht crew and guests). Amanda Hewson Marine Medicine Hi, I am Amanda. I am a Critical Care Trauma Nurse and Intensive Care Nurse, plus a professional sailor. I have been yachting and nursing for 20 years. I am most passionate about Medical Care in Yachting because I have witnessed, been involved in and counselled crew after far too many accidents at sea over the years. I teach the MCA medical courses in Palma and internationally. While teaching the medical courses I often hear crew share drowning stories. It is fascinating, because, in every class I teach at least one crew member has drowned or witnessed a near drowning. 124


A risk that we, as yachties, are possibly only a few feet away from at any time is drowning. This year, during my annual 2-month paramedic and nursing stint in Australia, I saw more drowning victims than ever before. This had a profound effect on me because last year, in yachting, our industry saw too many drowning deaths. I can’t help but feel that many of these deaths may have been prevented if more education and awareness was available.

 Since falling overboard while racing in Cannes, drowning is my greatest fear. I feel we need to do more to prevent drowning in the yachting industry. Let’s face it, we could all improve our life saving skills, even me and I´ve been a paramedic and trauma nurse for 15 years! 

I encourage all of you to practice MOB, tender and swim rescues, as often as you can. A few years ago we practiced a MOB. It took us 12 minutes to get the fender, our make believe victim, on board. We nominated rescue positions. A team worked out how to use the Jason´s cradle, which was not that easy the first time. We, luckily, took the time back on the dock to really become familiar with it. The next day a crew member was actually swept off the deck by a freak wave, it took us 8 minutes to retrieve them. We saved precious rescue time because we were prepared, we had done our MOB training. To combat my own fears and be able to get access to the world experts in drowning I decided to train with Surf Life

• A 26-year-old guest drowned in a tender accident, he was the driver. His blood alcohol content was 6 times the legal limit for driving a car. To prevent further deaths like this we need to educate our crew and guests with safety messages such as Don’t drink and Drown (I know, it is easier said than done) to raise awareness of the dangers of alcohol related drowning. • A 9-year-old boy drowned whilst playing in the shallows on a beach with his family. Their private yacht was anchored off the remote beach, where the accident happened. The child was reportedly not a good swimmer. Unfortunately, we cannot assume children can swim. We cannot take for granted that children who have swimming lessons


in pools have had water safety education. We must, therefore, provide flotation devices and lifeguard surveillance for all guests in our care. Children under 10 cannot be unsupervised by the water, ever. We must educate all of our guests in water education, even in the shallows. • A 42-year-old woman, who was a Dive Master, drowned whilst SCUBA diving off a wreck site, while on a yacht charter. Preventative measures could include assessment of qualified SCUBA divers in key

techniques including, but not limited to, buoyancy control. I recommend that we insist that guests diving with us, or with an external dive operator, carry an SMB (surface marker buoy) and are instructed to use it appropriately. Quite possibly, these deaths could have been prevented if safety protocols were already in place. Educating both crew and guests of the imminent dangers of the water and the steps to take if there is an incident, are vital safety measures. We must be vigilant; we must

be aware. We must perform risk assessments whenever we have people in our care near the water. We MUST prevent drowning in our industry. I´m stoked that the Superyact lifeguard course has been initiated. I believe this knowledge is as important as first aid. When I was doing my lifeguard course all I could think about is how important water safety is. Not just to yacht crew but to parents and friends and anyone who plays by or on the water.

professional, you would be crazy not to do an intensive 3 day Medical First Aid course and the 2-day Superyacht lifeguard course to set you up, not only for the season but for life.

Now, I may be biased but in my professional opinion, as a medic and yachting

Best Wishes from Amanda, your yacht medic!

Let’s work together to make this happen during the summer of 2016. Keep educated, spread the word and when it comes to drowning, remember, prevention is easier than cure. Keep safe, stay educated.

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HEALTH & WELLNESS Dr Johanna Clark (Dr Joh) Club de Mar Medical Centre +34 619 982 142 (GP) +34 639 949 125 (MCA ENG1s) Article continued from April Diaphragm What Is It? The diaphragm is a soft flexible latex cup shaped like a dome that is inserted into the vagina. It has a spring mechanism in the rim to hold it in place. The diaphragm blocks access to the cervix so that sperm cannot pass from the vagina into the uterus. The diaphragm must be covered on both sides and especially around its rim with spermicidal jelly, cream, or foam in order to form a tight seal around the diaphragm. Use: The diaphragm must be inserted into the vagina no more than 4 hours prior to intercourse. After intercourse, it should be checked that it is still in the correct position. The diaphragm must be left in place for at least 6-8 hours after intercourse; after this time it should be removed. Fresh spermicide jelly or foam must be inserted into the vagina each time intercourse is repeated. Cervical Cap What Is It? The cervical cap is a small (about 3 cm.), thimbleshaped dome made of latex or silicone rubber (it is much smaller than a diaphragm) and it fits directly over the cervix. One small application of spermicide is placed inside the cap at the time of insertion. Use: The cap must be placed

overthe cervix. It can be inserted as long as 8 hours before intercourse and can remain in place for up to 48 hours. Unlike the diaphragm, fresh spermicidal jelly or foam does not need to be added each time intercourse is repeated as long as the cervical cap is correctly positioned over the cervix. Contraceptive Efficiency The efficacy is largely userdependent, the keys to success being good fitting, patient education and motivation. When used perfectly, in the first year of use: • Around 6% of women using diaphragms will conceive. • Around 20% of women who are already Mothers using caps will conceive. • Around 9% of ladies who have never had children using caps will conceive. When used typically, in the first year of use: • Around 16% of women using diaphragms will conceive. • Around 32% of women who are already Mothers using caps will conceive. • Around 16% of ladies who have not had children using caps will conceive. Advantages • No serious side-effects. • May be a useful choice where fertility is reduced (eg, breastfeeding, perimenopause) or as a temporary measure. • More independent of intercourse than condoms, allowing greater sexual spontaneity • No loss of sensation • Diaphragms and caps may be

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preferred to female condoms as female-controlled barrier methods, as there is less perceived interference with sexual pleasure. Disadvantages • Requires a prescription, a number of visits to a healthcare professional for advice, sizing and training as well as successful completion of that training • Less effective than other methods. • Requires motivation and careful use. • Requires some forward planning and confidence examining genitals. • Must be used with spermicide which can make it messy and cause irritation or allergy. • Annual review and education is required from a trained health professional. • Professional review is required with weight change (loss or gain) of 3kg to make sure the correct size is used. • Professional review is required post birth and cannot take place until at least 6 weeks after the birth. • Cannot be used with persons who suffer latex allergy • No or little evidence of protection from sexually transmitted infections. • May increase risk of urinary tract infections (mostly with diaphragms.) • Caps cannot be used with cervical cancer or intraepithelial neoplasia Contraceptive Sponge What Is It? It is a polyurethane foam doughnut shaped contraceptive, impregnated with spermicide (which is

essential to the contraceptive). Use: Immediately before intercourse the sponge must be within the vagina (as a tampon). Once in place, the sponge provides protection for up to 24 hours without the need for additional spermicide. The sponge must remain in the vagina for at least 6 hours after intercourse. Each sponge is used only once. Some users of the contraceptive sponge may experience irritation and allergic reactions. The sponge can also be difficult to remove from the vagina. As for protection from sexually transmitted infections, the spermicide may provide some protection against chlamydia and gonorrhoea, but otherwise, the degree of protection is unknown. Caution: The sponge should never remain in the vagina for more than a total of 30 hours because of the risk of toxic shock syndrome (an uncommon and serious illness that is caused by a bacteria.) Contraceptive Efficiency The Sponge estimated effectiveness is 64% to 82%. Next month we will begin to consider hormonal contraception choices: this is such a huge topic that it will have to be split into “oral hormonal” (the pill), and “other hormonal” (the coil and the implant). Whatever your needs and choices, I hope you find this series is helpful!

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HEALTH & WELLNESS Diet and lifestyle recommendations: Lowering your cholesterol levels via dietary means is not simply a matter of cutting out the cholesterol containing foods. In fact many studies have been carried out to show that eating a diet containing moderate amounts of cholesterol, for example eggs, is not associated with an increased risk of heart disease. Suzanne Garaty Naturopathic Nutritional Therapist dipCNM mBANT (+34) 647 397 501 Cholesterol I constantly have clients surprised by their blood results and high cholesterol levels, very often a high stress level is the underlying factor, but here is some more insight: Cholesterol is a type of fat belonging to the category of steroids that exists in all our cell membranes. It is vital for such functions as nerve transmission, the formation of vitamin D needed for bone health, the manufacture of our sex and of some of our stress hormones. Approximately 80% of our total cholesterol needs are synthesised in our liver whilst only 20% comes directly from our diet. Cholesterol is a soft, fat-like substance that is a vital part of all our body cells. All animals

produce cholesterol within their cells, the liver being the major manufacturing site. Nature has created this cholesterol-making process because your body needs this substance. Cholesterol is required for the synthesis of bile acids, which are essential, for the digestion and absorption of fats in the intestine. The endocrine glands use cholesterol for the making of some important steroid hormones such as progesterone, oestrogen, testosterone, DHEA, and cortisol. Cholesterol is also present in abundant amounts in the central nervous system with the body utilising more cholesterol in times of stress and tension to meet the challenges of increased nerve response. If you have a low LDL cholesterol count and a high total cholesterol count that is good news - it means most of your total cholesterol is in the HDL form, the ship which removes it from the arteries.

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The HDL referred to as ‘good cholesterol’ and the LDL as ‘bad cholesterol’. High cholesterol levels have been implicated in the progression of heart disease and in gall bladder disease. We do need cholesterol but certain factors such as a diet low in fibre, high in sugar, alcohol, caffeine, saturated fat and certain lifestyle factors such as stress, low exercise and smoking have been implicated in higher than normal levels which could be bad for your health.

The main dietary factors to consider in helping to lower cholesterol include the introduction of foods that will help to:

Inflammation is cholesterol’s partner in crime, as without inflammation cholesterol would not be as dangerous or cause as much damage.

• Alter the type of cholesterol you have by increasing the HDL form. Do this by increasing exercise and reducing stress and introducing foods such as garlic & omega 3 rich foods. • Remove excess cholesterol from the body by supporting the liver and improving digestion by increasing the amount of soluble fibre oat bran, green vegetables, apples, pears, brown rice • Remove foods that may interfere with the regulation of cholesterol synthesis alcohol, caffeine and refined sugars.

Inflammation can be induced by:

Dietary recommendations to help reduce cholesterol:

• High-sugar & carbohydrate diet • Insufficient omega-3 (Oily fish – SMASH: salmon, mackerel, anchovies, sardines and herring) Omega-3 fats have natural antiinflammatory actions in the body • Excessive omega-6 (most processed food, margarine, vegetable oils, grain fed chicken and meats) Omega-6 fats can form the precursors for inflammation if out of balance with the omega 3’s • Lack of sleep • Sedentary lives • Stress • Lack of down time • Poor gut health

• Use vegetables and fruit on a daily basis to form 60% of meals • Eat only moderate amounts of red meat • Add garlic, ginger & turmeric • Drink green Tea • Limit Alcohol & caffeine • Reduce your intake of sugar but do not use artificial sweeteners. Avoid foods that contain refined carbohydrates including sugar, biscuits, cakes, puddings, pastries, sugared breakfast cereal, carbonated drinks, chocolate, and other confectionery, ice cream, jams, processed foods. These contribute to weight gain and increased levels of fats in the blood (triglycerides).


Katie Handyside Personal Trainer (+34) 636 322 959 Gym Workouts and Equipment Supplies Not only can you book yourself into a fat burning programme on instant arrival in STP, which is easy, convenient and effective with daily, weekly sessions or at your individual discretion but you can also continue the workout programme while you are away cruising. We provide the programme, the nutritional guide and now the equipment to go with it. For all your health and lifestyle needs come and see us in STP, the Global Building. The New Onbard Healthy Insect Snack I just tried the latest renewable, ecologically friendly, sustainable food choice that could solve the battle between the vegetarians and the carnivores….. If vegetarians can eat insects?



Yup - The latest protein bar made from real cricket flour YUP our leggy friend!! Whilst I am a big believer in real food, because it fills you up and by design is more readily available for use in the human body, providing a source of water and other nourishment like vitamins, minerals and in some cases fibre, fat and protein; there could be a place on the table for a meal substitute; especially for those of us who work hard in the gym or on our strength and then get stuck aboard and are faced with either poor food choices or no food at all. Easy to eat in a sailing competition, rough seas or if you have a long watch and there is nothing but tempting chocolate bars. No need to feel guilty for ruining your hard work. This insect substitute could be your answer if you don´t want to eat crap and you need some sustenance. We have some tasty flavours blueberry vanilla, cocoa, apple and cinnamon, and banana bread is pretty tasty and moist and a great alternative to bloaty white baguettes. Not

as good as real food but not as bad as junk food or high glycemic trans-fat content of your normal protein bars. ( now in stock for you in STP ) What They Are Saying About Our Services: “Having a training facility on site in STP was amazing. Somewhere to keep fit so close to my boat and it offers a great opportunity to meet others. A great asset to STP for anyone coming to berth here!” Rod, Chef MY JO “The Katie Handyside training facility in STP provides a vital role to the wellbeing of crew members and the people working in the shipyard. Offering different styles of fitness classes for all levels, Katie encourages people to be the fittest and healthiest they can be. Leading to higher productivity at work and home living.” Tom Sell, MD Marine Freight “Having a facility like Katie’s in our work place is more than essential. We have very physical jobs and when the

yachts are in refit we need to train to be ready for our sailing seasons.” Captain Mark Stevens SY Red Dragon “Working with the Katie Handyside team has been great. They have been encouraging and supportive with all aspects of my wellbeing. Our sessions are always hard work but always with an element of fun and enjoyment. When I thought I couldn’t do something I was never allowed to give in, it was broken down to help me manage it, which always meant that without realising it, I would achieve what I believed to be impossible. I can’t recommend Katie enough, they have shown me that I can do it! the odd text message or twitter message throughout the week cropping up just when you need it, even now when sadly I am on the job there is still the genuine interest in how I am doing. Beyond the call of duty… is definitely a phrase suited to the Katie Handyside team. They are awesome!” Captain Peter Gooch SY Bristolian

HEALTH & WELLNESS injuries since the 1940´s and is so successful that it remains one of the top choices in electrotherapy treatments.

Tracey Evans The Physiotherapy Centre (+34) 609 353 805 Why Physios Use Ultrasound When most people hear the word “Ultrasound” they are likely to think babies or perhaps kidneys? This is exploratory or investigative ultrasound which operates on different pulse widths and frequencies to produce a picture on the screen. Physio´s use therapeutic ultrasound at frequencies of 0.8 to 3.5 Mhz. Ultrasound has been around as a therapeutic option in the rehabilitation of soft tissue

Ultrasound waves are generated by the piezoelectric effect, vibrating quartz crystals in the transducer head which looks like a flat metal disc for larger surface areas or wand shape for smaller areas. The sound waves pass through the skin (with the help of a gel to reduce any resistance) causing a vibration at cellular level. This micro vibration cellular massage can bring about beneficial changes to healing tissues. 1. The cells become excited with the vibration and their metabolic rates are increased thus accelerating the healing process. 2. The micro vibration can help release deep tissue tension and scaring. 3. The same vibration produces a heating effect within the tissues which

helps to increase the blood supply to the area. Increased oxygenation accelerates the healing process and the increased blood flow helps to rid the area of damaged cells and flush away any swelling. 4. There are cases when the heating effect is not required such as when the tissues are inflamed or there is a chance of infection. In these cases the ultrasound can be pulsed such that the bonuses of microcellular vibration are still available without overheating already inflamed tissues. 5. Ultrasound can also be used to induce medication such as cortisone through the skin barrier which is known as phonophoresis and can avoid the need for an infiltration or injection. Ultrasound treatment is pain free. The treatment probe (or transducer head) is constantly in motion to avoid any unwanted sensation. Ultrasound passes easily through tissues with a high liquid content with no sensory discomfort. There

are however many occasions when ultrasound should not be used and should always be in the hands of a trained professional. If you would like a list of these contraindications please do mail me at tlephysio@ Unlike a yacht´s echo sounder or fish finder where the sound wave continues through the water until it reaches a medium too dense to penetrate, therapeutic ultrasound is programmed by the practitioner to rebound at the designated depth of the injured tissue to bring about the best result. I once had a patient with a sprained thumb who sent me a wonderful e mail assuring me that he was continuing his treatment by diving under the yacht to the echo´s transducer skin fitting where he held his thumb for as long as he could hold his breath! A lovely idea but I can´t recommend it!

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Phil D. Coffers The Islander Economics Correspondent Hats, Canals & Creative Accounting The defining factor of a civilised society is the ability of the strongest to protect the weakest, the fortunate to support the unfortunate and the healthy to look after the sick. It is what separates us from savages, it is the backbone of who we are. All but the hardest hearted homo sapiens would see this as a good thing, and enthusiastically participate. If someone rattles a collecting tin in our direction most of us dig out a few coins to help whatever deserving cause is asking for our help. In reality, most human beings are generally nice people well disposed to helping out those less fortunate than ourselves. Put a tax bill in front of most people however and they will groan and invariably try

to find a way of paying as little as possible, legally or illegally. Why? Taxation is the practical embodiment of the civilisation of society it is the method by which the haves support the have nots. Paying the taxman should be a noble undertaking accompanied by the same warm feeling you get from doing something charitable and worthwhile, but it just doesn’t feel the same somehow does it? Earlier in the month the global elite went into paroxysms of panic as leaked papers from Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca detailed a complicated and shady system of nominees, shell companies and ‘imaginative’ accounting all designed to shield identities and keep tax liabilities to a minimum. Some of it perfectly legal, some of it ‘legal’ in name only, and some of it looking downright iffy to say the least. Luminaries from Vladimir Putin, to David Cameron, and 10 other heads of state, the new head of FIFA,

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and elite business figures from around the world were suddenly forced to explain themselves under the glare of intense media interest. The Icelandic Prime Minister Sigmundur Gunnlaugsson quit in shame only a few days after his ‘creative’ accounting was made public. The global public’s righteous indignation was predictable, but let’s face it, the real anger comes not from the fact that these wealthy people ducked their moral duties, but from the fact that for most of the rest of us these options are simply not available, we get clobbered for the full whack and there isn’t very much we can do about it. We might moan about Google or Starbucks sidestepping their obvious, but not legally enforceable, tax liabilities but given the chance, who doesn’t occasionally take a bit of cash here or there to avoid a bit of VAT or tax?. Whenever we go through an airport, don’t we take advantage of offshore tax loopholes to buy a giant Toblerone for the kids or a bottle of Christmas booze tax free? If it is morally right to pay tax on your bottle of Glenmorangie before airport security, surely it remains right to do so after security. The truth is that we pay tax because we have no choice, not because we want to. That applies to just as much to Google, Vladimir Putin and the Spanish Royal family just as much as to little old you and me. So nobody has the right to tut too loudly if somebody else gets found out. The super rich or well connected are just better positioned to reduce their tax bill than the rest of us. The figures involved are quite staggering. An estimated one third of the world’s wealth is held offshore, around $20 Trillion, half of global trade passes through tax havens, and the wealth of many large corporations is squirreled away from the taxman. Top of the pile is Apple, with $181 billion. This is all money that morally should be taxed,

but legally cannot be at the moment. This is money from selling phones and coffee, from investments and services that by the intent of law is taxable. This is money that would be spent on health, education, infrastructure, aid, and all the rest of it that is currently being funded by those not rich or devious enough to be able to do otherwise. It isn’t fair to put it bluntly. In essence taxation is simple. Pay a percentage of what you earn to the government who distribute it according to priorities decided by voters in an election, and the rich should pay more than the poor. But we have allowed our lawmakers to fall asleep at the wheel. Inept politicians with light touch regulation have allowed a tangled web, woven by some of the smartest people to make fools of the rest of us. In the words of Morgan Stanley, “You must pay taxes. But there’s no law that says you gotta leave a tip.” It is our leaders and lawmakers that should be pilloried for creating a system with so many loopholes, not the people who exploit them. Effectively the tax systems are so unfit for purpose that these corporations and wealthy individuals pay as much tax as they want to, rather than have to. That has to change, and it is only the lawmakers that can do it, but it won’t be easy. Benjamin Franklin, one of the founding fathers of the U.S.A said, ‘In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.’ Well, he was right, but only about the first bit these days.

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Is your income suffering from record-low interest rates? Income is important. It’s an obvious statement. The difficulty is that, in an uncertain world, investment income is hard to find right now. Investors looking for income have faced an increasing challenge ever since the financial crisis broke in 2008. Prudence and vigilance became the order of the day as financial institutions across the globe took extreme measures to protect themselves from global meltdown. Central Governments across the world also reacted strongly, forcing interest rates to record lows. Eight years on and interest rates in the UK remain almost non-existent.

History shows that investing in equities, or shares, has provided investors with a better chance of outpacing inflation over the long term versus other asset classes, particularly if the shares are able to increase the dividend payments year after year. Positively, there are indications that the recent trend of increasing dividend payments could be sustainable. With dividend pay-outs on the turn, the outlook for equity income funds could also be on the up. Equity income funds have a strong track record for delivering attractive, sustainable income and steady returns over the

Corporate bond funds which are, by their nature income producers, remain popular particularly with cautious investors. At St. James’s Place we firmly subscribe to the view that a diversified fixed interest strategy with exposure to investment grade, sub-investment grade and senior secured debt will help position your portfolio to benefit from growth across the credit spectrum. Commercial property felt the full effects of the credit crunch and the fall in property values left many investors nursing significant losses. But again, history suggests that commercial property has a place in a portfolio for income investors. Its long-term track record is strong and, importantly, it offers returns that are lowly correlated to other asset classes. Investors should however note that investing in real asset classes (equities, corporate bonds and commercial property) does not provide the security of capital which is characteristic of a deposit account with a bank building society. The value of capital, and income from it, can fall as well as rise and you may not get back the original amount invested.

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Carlos Espinosa Solicitor and Tax Adviser (+34) 627 41 32 01 carlos.espinosa@ Directors Fees in a Spanish Company: Deduction and Taxation If you are the Director - no matter if it is just one sole one, two joint or separate or a broad of Directors - of a Spanish Mercantile Company, normally a Limited Liability Company “Sociedad Limitada”, you must know that in order to deduct from the taxable base of the corporate tax the fees paid by the Company to you, it must be expressly established in the by-laws that the activity of the Director is remunerated. The by-laws must also express the way of said retribution: if it is a salary on monthly or yearly basis, participation on benefits, or any other type of getting paid. That means, in case you incorporate the Company - as it is often the case - declaring that the charge of Director should be carried for free you would have to go again to the Notary to change the by-laws and record said changes also in the Mercantile Registry, otherwise in case of tax inspection the deductibility of said expense in the corporate

tax could be challenged. Further to this, the shareholders´ meeting of the company has the obligation to agree the limit of the retribution of the yearly fees of the Director bearing in that said decision shall be in accordance to the size and turnover of the company and the market uses. The taxation on the fees of the Directors of a company are subject to withholding tax according to the following rates for 2016: - General withholding tax rate of 19% (last years was 20%) if the turnover of the company was less than 100.000, -€ in the year before - General withholding tax rate 35% (last year 42%) if the turnover of the company was over 100.000,-€ in the year before Another way of retribution is dividends, but we will see this in the next chapter.


Nick Jones Managing Director Premier FX M: (+34) 672 211 058 T. (+34) 971 576 981 Premier FX – International Currency Transfers Boat Shows & Exchange Rates It’s not just the weather on our beautiful island that is starting to warm up, the preparations are well under way in the yachting world for an important event, right in the heart of Mallorca’s buzzing capital: The 33rd Edition of the Palma Boat show, combined with the Palma Super Yacht Show, running from 28th April to 02nd May 2016. It promises to be an exciting event! Not only will the exhibition include some of the world’s most spectacular yachts available for sale or charter but also a wealth of industry specialists from agents and brokers to design and refit, management to maintenance, nautical tourism to diving and sailing schools, and many, many more!



The subject of currency exchange can be an important one in almost all areas of the industry. In any transfer of funds from one currency to another, be it for example as a private individual wanting to purchase or charter a boat, owners paying maintenance, refit or management invoices, or a company within the marine industry paying international suppliers, important savings can be made by all those using a specialist currency broker. Due to the recent (and seemingly ongoing) volatility in exchange rates in the current economic climate owing to factors such as world wide economic issues, the ongoing ‘Brexit’ debate and the uncertainty it has created - the difference between the sums achievable when moving money abroad can differ vastly on a day-to-day basis. This ambiguity may pose a problem for those who aren’t aware of the tools freely available to them to help combat the issue of insecurity regarding the question: ‘How much currency can I get for my money?’ Premier FX can answer this for you:

Firstly, you will receive a far more competitive exchange rate in comparison to using a bank (typically between 2% and 6% better). Secondly, our service is completely free of charge, whether you require just a bit of advice, registration as a private or corporate client, or in making your currency transfers of which there is no minimum amount required – yes, that means there are no fees to pay! Thirdly, we can customize various currency tools to best suit your needs. For example: We have the possibility to fix an exchange rate for up to two years for you, in order to avoid the effect of any adverse shifts in the market. This can be extremely helpful in a wide range of scenarios from large purchases that take time to broker and complete or for regular payments, where a set and non-fluctuating amount is preferred each time. Safety & Security: Many people ask ‘Are my funds safe?’ Premier FX is a UK registered company with

offices in the UK, Spain and the Algarve. All client funds are held in secure and segregated accounts separate from our business trading accounts – with a major international bank in London. We are fully authorised by the UK Financial Conduct Authority and registered with HM Revenue and Customs. Further details can be found on our website: Be it Pound Sterling, Euros, US dollar or almost any other currency you require, Premier FX will be on hand to provide a professional and efficient service to ensure you get the best deal for your money. With a team based in central Palma, we will be attending the Palma Boat Show and Palma Super Yacht Show ourselves. If you would like to have a chat with a member of the team during the event, please get in touch using the details above and we will be happy to meet with you!

RESTAURANT DIRECTORY restaurants in Palma tells you to go and try a place to eat, then you should listen. He goes and eats here every night, after his own restaurant closes, so I reckon that’s a fair testament to the quality of food on offer!

Calle San Magin, 9 Santa Catalina, Palma (+34) 971 457 747 (+34) 606 031 780

Situated in the heart of Santa Catalina, the restaurant doesn’t look anything special from the street, although they have just completed a lovely reform to the entrance are and an extended bar area where you can now have Italian style tapas sat on stools at the bar. This is a new feature of the business and one which I’m sure will be a great success. A very nice selection they are too!!

If you think this is just another Italian restaurant in Palma, then think again. When the owner of one of the best

On our first visit here some six months ago, the first thing which struck us was the genuine warmth of the

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welcome and the homely feel to the dining area. It was like being in someone’s home. The menu is extensive, with Italian staples of Pasta, Pizza, and Foccacia’s taking centre stage. But it would be a mistake to think that is all they serve. We have had several meals here and their wood oven cooked fish is superb. Normally Sea Bass or Dorada, it is baked with courgettes, potatoes and black olives in a very simple light sauce and is simply wonderful. You feel as though you are eating a very healthy meal but with great flavours. They also do a great mixed grill of fish with a good variety of white fish and shellfish. Their range of antipasti’s are as good as any Italian Restaurant with some wonderful Parma hams and Burrata cheeses, as well as their fantastic Foccacia’s with

various toppings, which can be a meal in itself. The desserts are all homemade, and as you would expect from Italians, are all scrumptious. Their selection of wines is also extensive, with Mallorcan bodegas featuring strongly, as well as a wide selection of Italian varieties, and all at reasonable prices. Enza and Rudi are the owners, and are wonderful, friendly hosts who genuinely welcome you into their home. I am really happy to have discovered this gem and have to thank Patxi for the introduction!


Mediterranean Kitchen Home made Fresh pasta Pizza, Fish, Meat In Wood Oven Calle San Magin, 9 Santa Catalina, Palma 971 457 747 606 031 780

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Puerta San Antonio 16 Palma de Mallorca

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With a 70 year tradition this emblematic restaurant in the fishing port of Palma “La Lonja” Can Eduardo offers you their speciality on fresh fish, rice dishes, & Shellfish, with spectacular views of the Cathedral




Calle Montenegro, 1 bajos Calle Sant Feliu, 7 Palma (La Lonja - Born) (+34) 971 079 374


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An Indian restaurant with a difference. We offer a fusion of North and South Indian cuisine bringing the real taste of India to Mallorca. All dishes are prepared fresh and so we cater for all tastes and diets such as gluten intolerance and vegan. C/ San Magin 84, Palma Mon-Sun: 3-16 & 19-23.30

Tel. 871 96 83 20

Sat: 19-23.30

Tue: Closed all day

Beef & Fish Specialty

Wide Selection of Wines Available

Calle Fรกbrica, 60 Santa Catalina Palma de Mallorca (+34) 971 288 332



RESTAURANT DIRECTORY “A Restaurant with a big heart”

Situated in Puerto Adriano the Restaurant offers you an excellent menú from the freshest products. At the hand of its Chef, Margot Montiel, probably the youngest chef in the restaurant sector in Mallorca. One must try their unique. Salmon Chipi (White wine cream and sauce, artichokes and pine nuts). As well as the mouthwatering Grilled Argentine Sirloin steak. Vino del Mar is Open all year round Port Adriano, s/n Local 3 - Bajo, 07184 El Toro, Calviá +34 971 23 73 60 - +34 637 749 120 -

“The perfect fusión” of a traditional & creative menú With more than 15 diferent tapas

Menu of the day every day Tapas Salads Breakfast

Where the Yacht Crew Meets Calle Fabrica 25A

Tel. 971 222 175 / 660 013 622

Situated in the STP Shipyard

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CLASSIFIEDS ADVERTISE FREE! 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:

FOR SALE For Sale: Victron Energy Phoenix Inverter 24 volt 3000 amps full working order. Contact Michael Parkin - 630 613 245. Location: Mallorca, El Toro, Price: 600.00 € For Sale: Sextant - Plath Navistar Professional - made in Germany Jan 1977. With Booklet - without case. Reasonable offers please! View in Palma. 616 244 776 For Sale: Walking/shooting stick. Chromed steel and adjustable. Brown leather seat. €15, Please call 626 920 221 (Mallorca). For Sale: Travel Kettle. Holds 1 litre. 220 volts. Ideal for Hotels etc. with 2 cups. Price €12 Please call 626 920 221 (Mallorca). For Sale: Mini Multi-Media Projector. Rechargeable battery. 720P Decoding. Supports JPG. BMP.GIF.TIFF.PCX. It can show a picture on a screen/wall up to 50 inches. Price €45 Please call 626 920 221 (Mallorca). For Sale: 1999 Honda 1000 VTR Firestorm. Very good condition, new tyres, 2 yrs MOT. €1950.00 ono. Dave Potter: 971 872 436 / 606 973 151. For Sale: Amazon KINDLE book reader. Holds about 800 books (depending). With USB charge cable. Also a Kindle holder. Supports the Kindle while reading. Price €45 Please call 626 920 221 (Mallorca) For Sale: 2013 yamaha 9.9 outboard, less than 50hrs, mechanically sound, couple of small scratched on cowling. Located at RCNP for viewing/ testing. €1800 ono. Contact Richard on 664 701 463.




For Sale: Car for Sale. Opel Corsa 2001 Automatic/tiptronic. Great runabout - 1500€. Alan Muir 637 692 016. alan@ For Sale: Garage / Storage in Palma – Between STP and Club de Mar near Santa Catalina 90qm (approx. 8mx11m), 2 roller doors, one with vado permanente (can enter & park with van), WC – Tel 609 647 605. For Sale: Flying fifteen. IRL 3753. Ovington Mk X. Beautifully balanced boat, extremely well maintained, fantastic racing record. Comes with 3 suits Goacher sails, “Tactic” compass new overcover, new rudder, toolkit, spares etc. Boat is on well-maintained Sovereign road trailer. Lying Port de Pollenca. 10 k. euros. Contact: Ken Dumpleton: +353 87 251 96 82 or For Sale: 13 Foot Boston Whaler Sport boat. Price - 4.950,-eu negotiable. Call 699 604 665. For Sale: Never used 2013 Plastimo Ibiza 6 life raft – 695€ (rrp £1,750) 40 kg / 80 x 47 x 30 cm. Spanish regulatory model required for recreational boating. Designed for extreme conditions: large number and volume of ballast pockets, large area drogue anchor, inflation up to -15 °C, double insulating floor for thermal protection, fluorescent orange canopy, SOLAS 4.3 cd outside flashlight, radar and retro-reflecting stripes. Serviced up to 2014. Contact Michelle on 639 171 364. For Sale: “Think Christmas” Full length mink coat (Blackmar) size. 14/16. Perfect Condition 2,500€. Tel: 608 767 587.

Adopt a rescued dog in 2016! (+34) 637 242 228

For Sale: Dinghy Caribe I32, length -3,10m, Certificated CE 4 with folded aluminium floor board. New - never been used. Motor Yamaha 8hp outboard, weight - 38kg. New - never been used. Price together is - 3.890,-eu ono. Call 699 604 665. For Sale: SEA RAY 200S Superb boat, original gelcoat. 5.0l LX V8 Mercruiser engine (522hrs) whichalong with the bravo 1 leg has just been serviced. Ashore in a winter storage shed in palma area. A must see boat. 2600kg twin axle braked trailer. Always wintered ashore andundercover in a shed. Full winter cover and a summer cockpit cover. Newbluetooth Fusion radio with pioneer waterproof speakers. New fresh waterpump for swim platform shower and sink. 220v battery charger permanentlymounted. Built in cooler box. V-berth. All seating and vinyl in good condition. Great boat for that early morning wakeboard or cruising at the weekends…Call 645 679 130 for more details. Price is reduced to 9800€ - with trailer. For Sale: Rio 600 Day boat, Name: Moonraker Year 2002. Flag: Española tax paid PMI number. Registered also on UK SSR (english owner). Make of the motor: Mercruiser 3.0L. Recent service October 2014, just going back in water now. Flares lines, fenders, fitted vhf / iPod / radio on board and VHF hand held. Moored Port Andratx Club de Vela, summer mooring 270€ PCM high season inclusive water. Hauled out, anti fouled winterised, stored every year from Oct 1 through to summer. Contact Alex (+34) 620 266 212,

FOR RENT For Rent / Sale: Now available this 75m2 office for business or warehouse - interesting for yachts in Club de Mar area. AC system, double glass, roller doors, wc complete. Include an external parking. Telephone 667 544 057. For Rent Son Caliu/Portals Nous. Studio apartment. Fully furnished. Sea view from terrace. Large swimming pool. 100m from beach and shopping complex. Coastal Bicycle path. 440€ / month. Negotiable. Call: 619 252 398. Wanted: Unfurnished rental property in the El Toro, Son Ferrer or Santa Ponsa area. At least 2 bedrooms, secure private parking. Mature professional couple with cat, non-smokers. Denise on 639 700 797. For Rent: Garage / Storage in Palma – Between STP and Club de Mar near Santa Catalina - 90qm (approx. 8mx11m), 2 roller doors, one with vado permanente (can enter & park with van), WC – Tel 609 647 605.

MISCELLANEOUS Wanted: Excellent condition inboard Diesel engine. Circa 12 hp not too old or tired. Volvo Penta, Vetus, or similar brand with gear box for a small classic wooden yacht. Ideal volume around 600mm cube. Richard on 664 701 463. Go Sailing: How would you like to join in with the Flying Fifteen fleet in Mallorca. Exhilarating dinghy sailing in the safety of a keel boat. Come and join our racing fleets in Pollensa and Palma. Buy a boat, come and crew or borrow our club boat to give it a try! Great for all ages 18 - 80. You’ll never regret it. Interested? Drop me a mail at and we’ll arrange something.

Contact: +34 665 723 228

CLASSIFIEDS JOBS / EMPLOYMENT Job Vacancy: Experienced Yacht Broker required for our busy office in Puerto Portals. Sailboat knowledge helpful as are languages. Ability to develop new listing. Computer skills. Salary and commission. Email applications only, please to Job Vacancy: We are looking for a Manager/Foreman for our busy marine welding and fabrication company. The job would involve communicating with clients, creating working drawings, pricing and quality control. The candidate should have a background in structural marine engineering, possibly from within the yachting industry. The ability to design is essential as is a knowledge of AutoCad. Welding experience would also be advantageous. Problem solving and getting the job done to a tight schedule is a must. English and a good level of Spanish is required. Please send your C.V to Job Vacancy: English All-rounder for customer attention. Technical & Spanish Knowledge preferred. A bit of sales skills, technical knowledge, IT user knowledge and if possible sea trial etc. Please send CV to: or Job Vacancy: We currently have vacancies for Marine Electricians preferably with yacht experience. Good written and spoken English essential. We also accept applicants with autonomo status. Please apply in writing to Job Vacancy: Hydraulic Technician required for a dynamic hydraulic installation and service company in Palma de Mallorca, Spain. Employer is the leader in their field, applicant must be min. 3 yrs experienced in hydraulic systems installation, service and maintenance, English speaking, ability to read and understand schematics / drawings is essential, be a self motivator and well presented. Willing to relocate. Good, clean working environment and surrounding. Salary reflected in successful applicant experience, plus benefits. Please send CV in 1st instance including photograph toinfo@

Seeking Position: Chef available for onshore crew chef/ replacement / or offshore based in Palma, lots of experience and references available. Charlotte, Tel: 699 378 942. Job Vacancy: To strengthen our enthusiastic team of specialists, we are looking for a Senior Electric Engineer. Candidates should be experienced with electrical systems on board of yachts: energy (management), plc/monitoring, navigation/ communication and entertainment. English speaking. This job gives great opportunities to grow in PLC programming and design of systems in ACAD. Send your CV to palma@

MARINE ENGINEERS AND SUPPLIERS w w w. p r e c i s i o n - m a r i n e . n e t C/ Poima 27, PolĂ­gono Can Valero, Palma de Mallorca Shop: (+34) 971 297 601, spares@precision Office & Workshop: (+34) 971 760 237, info@precision

Job Vacancy: Experienced interior and exterior Yacht Cleaner required for luxury yachting company in Palma. Team player with good work ethic. English and Spanish a must. Commencing with a 3 month contract/6 hours per day. Call Sophie or Elvira on 971 287 474 or send your CV to Job Vacancy: To strengthen our enthusiastic team of specialists, we are looking for a Senior Mechanical Engineer. Candidates should be experienced with trouble shooting, maintenance and installation of hydraulic, propulsion and other yachts systems. English speaking. This job gives great opportunities to grow in a company with lot of ambition. Send your CV to Job Vacancy: Because of the growing request for service, replacement and installation of diesel engines for propulsion and generator purposes, we are looking for a Senior Diesel Engineer to strengthen our enthusiastic team of specialists. English speaking. Send your CV to

Translation, copyediting and proofreading for marketing and communications Spanish into English Kate Hartley +44 7814 530 532

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CLASSIFIEDS - BALEARIC BOATS FOR SALE Daniel Bombigher 55 2005 449,500 € VAT Paid Classic gaff rig schooner with cold moulded wood epoxy composite hull construction. Refitted in 2013 under supervision of naval architect Olivier van Meer. To improve the sailing qualities a new sail plan has been made, deeper keel, bow thruster and folding propeller have been installed. All sails are recent and equipped with all navigation, incl. airco, generator and invertor. She offers style in comfort and has huge sunbathing teak decks. A must see. View our photo album:

Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 54 DS 2007 259,000 € VAT Paid

+34 971 67 63 92 Puerto Portals, Local 10 - Mallorca Beneteau Brokerage Specialists

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Simon Crutchley: +34 656 949 244

Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 54 DS, 2007, featuring Yanmar 110hp diesel, generator, air conditioning, watermaker, teak decks, in-mast furling. Can sleep up to 10 in 3 cabins + saloon conversion and crew cabin. Well maintained and equipped. Lying Mallorca and priced at 259,000 euros Tax paid.

Riva Aquariva 33 Super 2009 Serious Offers Invited Riva Aquariva 33 Super, 2009, in fabulous order. Turn heads in this beautiful Italian sports cruiser. Twin Yanmar 370hp diesel engines on shafts. Cruising at approximately 36 knots. Cream hull with solid wood decks and trim. Cuddy cabin with 2 berths, WC and storage. Cockpit seating in cream leather. Lying Mallorca, serious offers invited.

Club Nautico Santa Ponsa T. +34 971 695 738 M. +34 629 748 477 E. W. Take advantage of Sea Ray’s new Open Horizons savings opportunity! This summer let Sea Ray put you at the helm of your own destiny.

Leisure Marine and Marina Marbella Balear are really excited about this year’s Palma Boat Show. We are extremely proud to be able to say that we have the first Spanish presentation of the Sea Ray 250SLE, and the Sea Ray 250 SSE, this is an incredible range of new models that have to be seen to really appreciate the design, quality and craftsmanship that Sea Ray always deliver. We will also have on show the 350SLX, 305DAE, and finally the 270 Sundeck. We will be there to welcome you on Stand M17 and moorings 248a -250. We really do look forward to seeing you.

Sunseeker Portofino 53 2006 295,000 €

Marlin Marine Brokerage - Port Adriano Local 2-3 Varadero El Toro, Calvia, Mallorca (+34) 619 387 195 (+34) 971 232 899

The Portofino 53 (17.35 m. 2 x Man CR 800) is a perfect display of sleek Sunseeker style and performance. An ideal Med cruiser with Stylish teak wood interiors and beige carpets, the yacht is a memory maker. 150


CLASSIFIEDS - BALEARIC BOATS FOR SALE Sunseeker Predator 62 2008 495,000 GBP Excl. VAT Sunseeker Predator 62, built in 2008 and finished in head turning black and silver grey, recently re-painted in Awlgrip. Fully equipped, engines serviced, this is a turnkey vessel, ready to go. With her sweeping curves and spirited performance, the Predator 62 is a stunning motoryacht thats guaranteed to please. Luxuriously appointed throughout, this craft has entertainment off to a fine art, with ample space for sunbathing and socialising. Stylish interiors are further enhanced by clever design and immaculate finishing.

Sanlorenzo SL 108 2008 Recently reduced to 3,950,000 € negotiable VAT Paid

Puerto Portals Benito Feijoo 2 - Local 7 07181 Portals, Mallorca +34 971 676845 +34 609 609 520


This beautiful yacht is in “as new” condition and turn-key ready for the season. Owned by one owner, it has been taken care of by a professional crew 12 months a year. Offers welcome.

Princess 21M 2009 845,000 GBP Excl. VAT

New Exclusive Central Listing. Princess 21M 2009. 2 x MTU 1500 hp. GBP 845,000 Ex Tax. Mint – light oak interior wood. Lying in Mallorca

Nautor Swan by German Frers 2000 299,000 € VAT Paid

Simon Turner Broker Edificio Dux - Calle Porto Pi 4, 1ª Palma De Mallorca, 07015 T. +34 971 707 900 F. +34 971 707 775 M. +34 639 701 234

Nautor Swan by German Frers. 13.40 mtr. Built 2000. A very comfortable boat for a couple to cruise with guests with two double cabins/2 heads. Single cockpit, with a wide companionway, very open layout for the main salon area. Well cared for and easily managed by two. Keenly for sale. 299,000 euro. EU VAT Paid.

Absolute 52Fly 2016 836,690 € Excl. VAT


PADDY HARRISON (+34) 636 477 448 Club de Mar, Palma de Mallorca E-07015

Absolute 52Fly 2016 fitted with 2 x D6-IPS600 435HP full med spec. 836,690 € ex tax, ex delivery. (Same model available to view here in Mallorca any time or at Palma boat show 2016). For further information, please contact Absolute Yachts Mallorca, Paddy Harrison on: (+34) 636 477 448

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The Islander May 2016  

A Monthly Magazine about Boating and Yachting in the Balearics

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