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May 2018 ISSUE 249

Sailing Yacht Aquijo Photo by Stuart Pearce

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This month we have a mixture of good news and bad news. Firstly the bad news. John Fisher (Fish) a crew member of Sun Hai Scallywag in the current Volvo Ocean Race was swept overboard on leg 7 from Auckland to Itajai in Brazil and perished in the Southern Ocean 1400 miles from the closest landfall. A search was performed but to no avail. Scallywag effectively retired from the leg, just limping to the coast of Chile. This leg was won by Team Brunel from Holland, skippered by Bouwe Bekking a veteran of 7 Volvo Ocean races. John aged 47 was a very popular member of the yacht racing community, living in Australia but originally from Southampton in UK. Our thoughts go out to his family. Now to better news. Oyster Yachts has a new owner! Gaming software entrepreneur, Richard Hadida is the new owner of Oyster Yachts. Hadida is now forming a management team, led by Oyster stalwart Paul Adamson, who captained Eddie Jordan’s Oyster 885, LUSH in the Oyster World Rally in 2014. Kim Stubbs, who was responsible for turning around the fortunes of Sunseeker, has also been brought in. ‘It is going to be difficult, but with common sense and creativity we can turn this business around,’ stressed Hadida, who is the founder and creative director of Evolution Gaming. “Oyster is the Bentley of the Sea, a great British brand, and it will remain so,” he added. This is great news for all concerned, not least the Palma arm of the business which has been continually trading throughout all the problematic period, ably led by Mark Durham and his team. Palma Superyacht Show and Boat Show will be underway as this issue hits the docks, and all indicators point towards a bumper edition with 80 Superyachts on show. MYBA Charter Show in One Ocean Port Vell, Barcelona will have closed its doors on April 26th, and again, looks like being a busy show. This is quickly followed by the first major regatta of the Med season Palma Vela. The entry list reads like a who’s who of yachting with many of the new TP 52’s making their debut. The Islander RIB will be out on the water taking photos during the event. See next month’s issue for all the best action. Fair Winds Islander Magazine S.L. - CIF B57952517 Calle San Magin 22, Entre Suelo, Santa Catalina 07012 Palma de Mallorca, Baleares, España Deposito legal: PM 146-1997 Editor: Simon Relph (+34)607 911 898 Sales: Damian Raxach (+34)615 992 203 Accounts: Helen Relph Whilst the publishers have taken every care to ensure that the contents are correct they cannot take any responsibility for any losses incurred by readers as a result of any editorial or advertisement. The opinions do not necessarily reflect those of the publishers who therefore cannot take any responsibility for any opinion expressed. All rights are reserved and no part can be reproduced or stored without written permission. La revista The Islander no se hace responsable necesariamente de todas las opiniones vertidas por sus colaboradores.


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 4 yachts that follow:

CHICA 1: 31.05m Benetti Sail Division 2009 (2017) A 31.5m motor yacht launched by Benetti Sail Division in August 2009. CHICA 1 is a classic round stern gentleman’s yacht with a light but classic interior. She is well equipped with the latest technology, from navigation and electronics to audio visual equipment. Luxurious accommodation is provided for eight guests in four staterooms including an owners´ suite on the main deck. Twin 1000hp MAN engines give her a cruising speed of 11 knots and a range of 3,300 nautical miles at 10.5 knots.

DAMAHWIL: 37.00m Bayards B.V. 2010 (2017) Damahwil enjoyed an extended refit in winter of 2016/ 2017. She boasts a large interior volume, and can comfortably accommodate up to eight guests in four elegant cabins, including one full-beam master suite aft, each with neutral ivory tones and accents of luxury with leather headboards. Comprising of two decks, one of which is the sleek raised deck saloon, Damahwil also includes a large rugged Arctic RIB tender, stowage forward of the mast, and a large fold down bathing platform for diving and tender embarkation. This trans-oceanic world cruiser features a Caterpillar diesel engine and cruises at 12 knots. FAMOUS FOUR: 21.26m Contest Yachts 2017 Combining exceptional performance with the highest level of finish and comfort, Famous Four is the most impressive new delivery, under 80ft, to enter the market. Famous Four has been designed with long slim hull lines to allow moderate displacement cruising with sharper sections for enhanced upwind performance. Uncluttered and spacious exterior decks provide a sheltered cockpit as well as ample room for dining and lounging forward. Her well thought-out arrangement optimises the space available for accommodating guests. Famous Four sleeps up to six guests in three ensuite cabins, including the full beam owner’s quarters aft and two double staterooms located forward. There is also accommodation for a crew of two on board. ELETTRA: 24.42m Perini Navi 1987 (2012) Originally built for Mr Fabio Perini - founder of the famous yard - she has recently benefited from a total refit of all sailing systems by the builders and has been the subject of constant upgrades and improvements under current ownership. “ELETTRA” now appears to be in superb condition throughout. A fantastic opportunity to acquire a beautiful, ready to sail piece of history from the iconic Perini yard and become a part of this elite group of owners.

Jamie Collins T: (+34) 677 429 116 Oyster Brokerage feature the 2 yachts that follow:

OYSTER 885 BACCHUS: Bacchus, an elegant example of the successful 885. Hull five with Flag Blue hull and stunning Maple interior. Privately used since launch, Bacchus boasts an upgraded 4 spreader double-headed rig with inboom furling. Sail handling is straight forward and the rig allows for easy sail choices off the breeze. 2nd in the Palma 2017 Oyster Regatta she proved a great performer with a fantastic turn of speed. The raised saloon gives panoramic viewing from the comfort of the saloon and provides a class leading engine room with standing headroom. Guest accommodation in four beautifully appointed VIP cabins offers great flexibility for guests.



PALMA SUPERYACHT & BOATSHOW OYSTER 825 MAEGAN: Winner of the 2016 IYA Interior Design Award, Maegan boasts a décor that is light and contemporary, featuring limed oak and white panelling accented with Walnut detail. She has also proven her ability to compete on the racecourse achieving first in class and a second place on the Superyacht Regatta circuits. Maegan has been used successfully for chartering, regatta sailing and family cruising. She boasts four VIP en-suite cabins with separate forward crew accommodation. In spectacular order Maegan can easily be handled by two when running privately thanks to her sail plan and handling systems.

T. (+34) 971 700 445 F. (+34) 971 700 551 Calle Porto Pi 4A, 07015 Palma de Mallorca Fraser Yachts feature the 5 yachts that follow:

COMMERCIAL BREAK: Listing broker: Jan Jaap Minnema mob: +33 6 26 26 25 52 Moonen full displacement pocket mega yacht with proven transatlantic range. COMMERCIAL BREAK is in good condition and maintained to the highest standards. Her classical , timeless wooden interior with spacious accommodation can sleep up to 7 people in 3 staterooms. She offers the seaworthiness of much larger yachts and is ideal to travel the globe with a small crew. Built under Lloyd’s requirements and designed by Vripack. She is privately registered and VAT paid.

ORNELLA: Listing broker: Steen Christensen The 32 meter Leopard Italyachts ORNELLA built in 2006 offers a perfect blend of exhilarating performance, a sleek sportive design focused on exterior lifestyle with numerous large sunbathing and entertainment areas. The Sportsly with Jacuzzi provides ideal privacy and “alfresco” dining when in port. Luxurious accommodation for 9 guests in 4 cabins. The yacht was extensively refitted in 2015 and has been maintained to very high standards and is ready for the season. In Class and commercially registered with excellent charter record in the Balearics PATEA: Listing broker: James Nason PATEA in Maori, New Zealand native language meaning unencumbered, freed from burdens. Designed by Warwick Yacht Design in Auckland, New Zealand, built by Alia Yachts in Antalya, Turkey. She features state of the art sail handling and a comfortable contemporary interior, ideally suited for family cruising or charter. Her extended coach roof provides UV protection to the open cockpit below. Her sleek and uncluttered deck provides plenty of space for relaxing and entertaining.The tender davits are integrated into the edges of the large hydraulic transom/boarding platform making the launching and retrieval of the custom 4m tender the easiest of chores. PATEA is a “must-see” at the Palma Superyacht Show! SELJM: Listing brokers: Tim Carbury Palma office and Georges Bourgoignie FTL office SELJM was built in 1980 by Sangermani. Inspired from the famous 12 metre “Intrepid”, her hull is made of African teak‐ iroko and her spars are in Canadian Fir. SELJM has been under the same ownership for the last 21 years and has benefited greatly form a generous annual budget, resulting in maintenance of the highest standards and always been classed Lloyd´s 100 +A1 LMC. Over the years SELJM has completed three circumnavigations, was the VIP yacht for the Sydney Olympics and has successfully competed in several Classic Regattas around the world. She now awaits her next very lucky custodian. SELJM: Listing brokers: Tim Carbury Palma office and Georges Bourgoignie FTL office Shenandoah is perhaps the most famous and desirable of all the classic yachts afloat today. She combines all the attributes that make a yacht great – beauty, comfort, speed, and of course an excellent pedigree. After the chequered history that so many of her sisters have also lived through, Shenandoah is now enjoying the finest days in her long life, with an excellent Captain and crew looking after her every need. Following several refits over the last 15 years, she is now in a condition which will enable her to go on into the next century as gracefully as she entered this one.



T. (+34) 971 707 900 F. (+34) 971 707 775 Edificio Dux - Calle Porto Pi 4, 1ª, 07015 Palma de Mallorca Northrop & Johnson feature the 6 yachts that follow:

AGLAIA: AGLAIA is a Phoenix 77 project - Rob Humphreys design and built in the UK in 2002. The yacht had a significant refit in the UK 2015-16 – she was taken back to her component parts and fully renewed, refinished and totally updated. This process has produced what is essentially a 2015 yacht. AGLAIA is pristine and benefits from the best of technology, engineering, and interior design available today. She sleeps 6 in the owner /guest party and 2 crew. There is a great main saloon and a deep, safe, entertaining guest cockpit. The sailing cockpit is aft with direct access to the crew area and a dinghy garage.


Photo © Stuart Pearce

The Jongert 2900M semi-custom series presents a range of 29-meter sailing yachts designed by Tony Castro to combine grace and elegance with exceptional performance. With her steel hull and aluminium superstructure, the sloop design is a precise, fast cruiser. Alta Marea is the embodiment of Dutch quality, synonymous with premium handcrafted design, construction and finish. This maintained, powerful yacht, is easy to handle due to the fully hydraulically operated sail and furling system, the hydraulic bowthruster and a transom hatch that also transforms into a bathing platform. Alta Marea’s accommodation offers 3 suites for up to 8 guests, ensuring a relaxed luxury yacht experience. CYRANO DE BERGERAC: The 128-foot (38.99m) 1993 sailing yacht CYRANO DE BERGERAC is a beautiful combination of luxury and comfort combined with safety and the seaworthiness to travel the world’s oceans. The specifications of her build created top sailing performance, autonomy and speed under engine, while featuring easily handled sails. She showcases a high level of comfort with a warm, spacious interior. Located forward is accommodation for 10 guests in three nicely appointed staterooms including a full-beam master with two queen-size beds and two guest staterooms each with two twin beds and a Pullman. On the outside, she features a large cockpit. Photo © Stuart Pearce FRUITION II: The 112-foot (34.34m) 2002 Nautor’s Swan FRUITION II is a well-built performance cruiser with oceangoing capabilities, comfort and opulence. She is hull number four of Swan’s 112-foot series of which five were produced. The interior is light and very spacious offering numerous areas for entertaining and relaxing. She has one of the largest owner staterooms out of the five 112s built by Nautor, in total accommodating eight guests in three staterooms plus a separate crew area forward. In 2016, a refit included a full paint job, new B&G electronics, radar, BSI rod rigging where necessary, rigs pulled and service etc. Sailing yacht FRUITION II is easy to take for a short sail in the bay thanks to her joystick operating system and when all sails are out, she can be a one-man operation.

MAYA RAY: MAYA RAY is a 95ft sailing yacht built in 1999 to be a performance world cruiser. She is a modern classic with light weight sandwich construction, designed and constructed to be fast as well as provide comfort to owners and guests. Her interior is timeless with stunning wood throughout. Her pilot house provides panoramic views and a navigation station, with accommodation for eight guests in four beautiful staterooms. MAYA RAY has only had one owner (and the same captain) who both took great care of her. She was refitted in 2015 in New Zealand and received new paint, rigging and mechanical systems.


Photo © Stuart Pearce

The 72-foot (22m) 2003 motor yacht MYTHOS is ideal for cruising the Mediterranean and anchoring in exclusive bays. MYTHOS is an exemplary family cruising yacht with a spacious interior, wonderful accommodations layout and excellent outdoor living areas as well as a shallow draft that allows her to venture to secluded bays that many other yachts are unable to access. MYTHOS’s flybridge is plentifully bestrewn with sunbeds allowing for sunbathing and socializing while taking in the views. Alfresco dining can be relished on the motor yacht’s aft deck. In 2017, MYTHOS received a complete interior refit as well as service to her engines.




Ed. San Marino L3, Avda. Gabriel Roca 24, 07157 Port d´Andratx - Mallorca T. (+34) 971 673 555 Whites International Yachts feature the 1 yacht that follow:

SY ANAMCARA: 2000 · 31.10m / 102ft · Jongert 31T Ketch ANAM CARA means the “Friend of my Soul“ in Gaelic. There is no better name for a vessel like this. Anamcara was built by the Dutch shipyard Jongert in a traditional way but is equipped with all modern facilities, combining both modernity and traditional romance. Anamcara offers excellent accommodation for 6 persons sleeping in 3 spacious staterooms plus 2 crew cabins. The extensive and extraordinary handcrafted woodwork will give you a sense of home. She is a beautifully maintained world cruiser and a perfect example of Dutch craftsmanship.

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:

XNOI: Bluewater is delighted to exhibit the 30m Picchiotti/Perini Navi high-performance sloop, XNOI. 30m XNOI was built in 2012 at the Perini Navi yard in La Spezia and gives outstanding performance in all conditions with no compromises. She can comfortably accommodate 10 guests in 4 spacious cabins. Her sleek exterior spaces, high interior volume and superb layout capture all the luxuries of an ocean cruiser. XNOI is impeccably maintained and in exquisite condition, having benefited from her original, highly-experienced owner. XNOI is commercially registered and has an impressive charter record. Having recently completed her 5-year RINA survey she is genuinely turnkey and must be seen. XS: This stunning 2008 Sunseeker Predator is brand new to the Spanish charter market for 2018. With her sophisticated and sporty look, combined with elegance, she is the perfect choice for a luxury yacht charter in the Balearics. With a cruising speed of 25 knots, she ensures you will be the first to reach the top secluded bays and private beaches of the area. XS’s impressive circular skylight in the main salon that opens in half, as well as large windows that flood the interior, give XS a wonderfully bright, airy and spacious feel.

William Campbell M: (+33) 618 624 361 T: (+44) 778 650 3983 57 rue Grimaldi - 98000 Monaco - Master Yachts feature the 1 yacht that follows:

MOONBIRD: A 37 metre aluminium sloop designed by Dubois and built at Fitzroy Yachts in New Zealand. She was launched in 2003. Owned by her present owners for the past ten years she has benefitted from continuous programme of maintenance and upgrade. Most notably she has a brand new, more powerful, rig in 2013 and her standing stainless steel rod rigging was replaced with Southern Spar’s EC6 composite. She had a custom composite bimini fitted at the same time which adds considerably to her overall usability and aesthetic. A regular and highly successful participant in the Bucket regattas, MOONBIRD is now offered at a sensible price and viewing is highly recommended. Asking E5.95m (VAT paid).



T. (+34) 971 404 412 F. (+34) 971 402 327 Club de mar s/n, 07015 Palma de Mallorca Ocean Independence feature the 7 yachts that follow:

MY FORTUNA: 26.5m / 86’11” / Canados / 2008 / For Sale FORTUNA, formerly known as Cecienne, is a Canados 86 built in 2008 by the well known Italian shipyard. Her construction was carefully overseen and supervised by Ocean Management. This fantastic flybridge motor yacht is the perfect combination of timeless style and incredible performance. Twin Caterpillar diesel engines allows to reach max speeds of 33 knots. Her contemporary interior offers accommodation for up to 10 guests in four en-suite staterooms, consisting of two doubles and two twins with a pullman bed. Asking: EUR 1,690,000 (VAT paid) MY SAMAKANDA:

Photo © Stuart Pearce

25.2m / 82’8” / Princess / 2014 / For Charter SAMAKANDA is a stylish Princess 82 licensed for charter in the beautiful Balearic Islands. She accommodates 8 guests in 4 beautifully appointed en-suite staterooms. Elegant, powerful, and remarkably spacious, she offers guests many spots to choose from: besides her incredible fly bridge with Jacuzzi, her large cockpit is ideal for alfresco dining, while the foredeck seating & sunbathing area offers a more private escape. Charter rates: EUR 44,000 (low season) – 46,000 (high season) per week MY SKY: 23.3m / 76’5” / Pearl Yachts / 2015 / For Charter Built in 2015 at the renowned shipyard Pearl Yachts, SKY offers the perfect combination of style, elegance, flexibility and performance. Her interior designer, Kelly Hoppen, has created a stunning, airy interior with an open plan galley, making her stand out from similar boats of the same length. SKY offers 4 staterooms consisting of 2 doubles and 2 twins with en-suite facilities. Charter rates: EUR 37,000 (low season) – 39,000 (high season) per week MY SMILING T:

Photo © Stuart Pearce

28.19m / 92’6” / Jade Yachts / 2012 / For Sale Fantastic value, high volume, pocket explorer yacht. SMILING T offers great volume for a yacht of her size. Her elegant teak interior in Northern European style was designed by Birgit Schnaase and offers spacious accommodation for up to 6 guests. The fly bridge features a bar, food elevator, dining area for 8, sunbathing for 2 and a Jacuzzi, whereas the ample aft deck is equipped with sun loungers, coffee tables and comfy chairs - just made to relax! Asking: EUR 5,950,000 (VAT paid) MY Y4H: 38.0m / 124’6” / Sanlorenzo / 2017 / For Sale and for Charter A 38 metre tri-deck motor yacht built by Sanlorenzo and delivered in 2017, Y4H is hull #13 in the SD126 series, which blends key Sanlorenzo styling elements with the timeless shape of 1930s transatlantic liners. Powered by twin MTU engines, she has a max speed of 17 knots and boasts a maximum cruising range of 3000 nautical miles. Built for comfort and pleasure, Y4H accommodates up to 11 guests in 5 beautifully appointed staterooms, whilst also offering plenty of outdoor areas to relax and enjoy. Asking: EUR 14,800,000 (VAT paid) SY ZALMON:



Photo © Stuart Pearce

40.3m / 132’3” / Alloy Yachts / 2000 / For Sale Formerly known as Nuberu Blau and previously as Kokomo of London, ZALMON was originally delivered in 2000 as the seventh Dubois design to be built by Alloy Yachts in New Zealand. In 2010 engines and generators were replaced in the US and in 2016-17, she underwent another substantial refit: hull & superstructure paintjob, new Carbolink rig and new sails, new fixed sunroof over the cockpit and more. ZALMON is a state-of-the-art sailing superyacht combining sophisticated and luxurious design with high performance. Asking: EUR 7,300,000 Charter rates: EUR 160,000 (low season) – 165,000 (high season) per week

PALMA SUPERYACHT & BOATSHOW SY ZEFIRO: 30.2m / 99’1” / Southern Wind / 2009 / For Sale ZEFIRO, a 100ft luxury performance cruiser, is an example of excellent build quality and performance ability--the soul of what every Southern Wind stands for. Launched in 2009, she is the 10th unit of the SW100 DS line from the renowned South African shipyard, featuring exterior styling and interior design by Nauta Design, and naval architecture by Farr Yacht Design. Asking: EUR 4,250,000 (VAT paid)

Le Beau Rivage, 9, avenue d’Ostende, 98000 Monaco T. +377 97 97 95 07 Nautor´s Swan Brokerage feature the 4 yachts that follow:

Swan 90 Alix: Another successful collaboration between Germán Frers and Nautor, the Swan 90S ‘Alix’ is the quintessential performance cruiser combining elegant and powerful lines with Finnish quality to achieve an aggressive beauty. The anthracite grey colour scheme and customized four-cabin interior with wengé and tinted oak give Alix a modern edge while maintaining the classic and timeless appeal of a Swan yacht. Alix has been maintained to the highest level and benefits from two substantial maintenance periods in 2014 and 2015. The new engine, carbon standing rigging and complete paint job have kept her looking and working like new. Swan 82 Grey Goose: Designed and built for two specific missions. Comfortable and easy family cruising, the configuration where she has been mainly used and competitive inshore/offshore racing yacht with the ability to hold her own in the most important international regattas. Grey Goose is perfectly suited to either of these applications and has been maintained to an exceptionally high level with a long list of upgrades.

Swan 100 Hoppetosse: A superyacht and masterpiece built by Nautor’s Swan and launched in 2006 with an extensive refit completed in 2016. She combines the performance of a racing yacht with world-class comfort and opulence. The Swan 100’s deck lines give her a very impressive sleek and racing oriented look. The cockpit concept features two spacious L-shaped sofas with tables on either side of the centre-line companionway. Hoppetosse has been maintained to an exceptionally high level and has benefitted from an open chequebook budget where systems and equipment have constantly been upgraded and improved to keep this superyacht looking and working like new. Swan 112 Song of the Sea: Often referred to as the most beautiful Swan, ‘Song of the Sea’ is undoubtedly one of the finest yachts afloat. As a sailing machine, she features a Southern Spars carbon mast and composite hull enables easy, fast sailing with a global range. On deck, she offers exceptional comfort and volume with several areas where guests can sit and relax. The interior is an exquisite blend of hardwoods, selected marble and custom fabrics that have been combined by expert Nautor craftsman under the watchful eye of interior designer Dick Young. The result is an incredible achievement of beauty and style that exudes a quality and pedigree that one would expect aboard the very finest superyacht.

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Rupert Savage - Group MD of GYG plc

The Global Yachting Group Management Team

By Sarah Forge

wishing to buy a car and move out of home, Rupert fitted some part-time work at a pub in Oxford around his studies. Whilst his father was an entrepreneur running a cottage industry from home, Rupert was never handed anything on a plate and everything he wanted he had to earn (aside from a firstclass education). Despite the distraction of the pub, Rupert passed his Foundation course but called time on his art, and indeed his photography, career.

If having a knack for watercolours means you’re destined to work at sea then yes, Rupert Savage had his life mapped out – other than that, his upbringing was downright ordinary. Born in Solihull, brought up in Warwickshire, schooled in Cheltenham and gaining passes in all O and A Levels, Rupert decided that art interested him the most so enrolled on a oneyear Foundation Diploma in Art & Design at Oxford Polytechnic (yep, before they went all hifalutin and became Oxford Brookes University). He didn’t enjoy it so much. It turned out that while he was good at painting, this wasn’t enough for the powers that be, so Rupert decided to major in photography as it had the least chock-a-block lecture schedule. Faintly disillusioned, desperate for financial independence and

Rupert picks up the story, “In the absence of any better options, my first real job was running a wine bar for my Uncle in Leamington Spa. Undeterred by my youth and inexperience, he made me manager and left me in charge of opening, locking and cashing up, as well as keeping an eye on the staff. I also did security on the door for a while, quite ridiculous given my blonde hair, blue eyes and weedy frame. I earned myself the ironic nickname ‘killer’ as I was the least scary doorman

Racing in the St Barth’s Bucket with Hyperion

ever. In the days before trendy vegan cafes and independent boutiques, Leamington Spa could be a bit lively on a Saturday night but, because I posed no threat, I didn’t seem to attract any trouble at all.” Rupert managed around eight months at the wine bar before hankering after a working gap year. Fortunately, he had family connections with Neil Cheston, an ex-Whitbread Round the World yachtsman who now worked in yacht brokerage in the south of France. Neil had been on board maxi Drum in the 1985 Fastnet when she famously lost her keel in gale force winds and capsized. Rupert continues, “I packed my bags and booked a one-way ticket to Antibes, with Neil Cheston as my only contact. The aim was to get on a yacht en route to the Caribbean. While I was in his office, Neil’s Drum crewmate Phil ‘Philthy’ Barrett walked in sporting his signature handlebar moustache. He was sailing his Swan 65 Desperado from Antibes to Palma. Neil was clearly keen to get rid of this random 19-yearold stood in his office so flicked me on to Phil. He agreed to take me on the delivery but made it clear there was no further work the other end – ‘I am literally throwing his bags with the lines’ he told Neil.” It wasn’t quite the Caribbean but, having used his artistic flair to do some signwriting on the life rings, Rupert left Desperado and joined the classic yacht, 1931 Fife-built gaff-rigged 105ft schooner Altair. She was preparing to sail to, wait for it, the south coast of England for a large refit at Fairlie Restorations.

“I’d gone to Antibes as a stepping stone to the Caribbean but ended up stuck in a container on the Hamble for seven months stripping the varnish off blocks. Officially I was the deckhand, aka ‘nipper’, but it felt more like an apprenticeship in classics. I learnt how to splice, varnish, polish – all for the princely sum of 700 pounds a month. Refit complete, we sailed to Scotland to celebrate the yacht’s 60th birthday and then returned to Palma. I soon realised that yachting was a professional career and still wanted that trip to the Caribbean, so I left Altair and joined Swan 46 Anse Chastenet for my first - the first of 13 - Atlantic crossing.” Rupert and Anse Chastenet sailed from the Canaries to the Caribbean in 21 days where he promptly joined the second Swan 65 of his career – exWhitbread competitor Nittan II (ex Xargo III). Together they did a year-and-a-half of Caribbean and Mediterranean chartering before Rupert stepped off to do his RYA Yachtmaster in 1992 – now age 21. Rupert took part in plenty of yacht racing while studying for his Yachtmaster, it helped log the miles. He competed in Royal Cork Yacht Club’s Ford Week, Antigua Sailing Week, Cowes Week - most of them on the Swan 46 Anse Chastanet. His next role was on board a 63ft Richleigh (a company started in South Africa by Richard and Leigh Ford in 1989) named Stenella. This decision proved to be life changing, as it revealed the first chapter in what would be a lifelong love story. “We were celebrating my 22nd birthday in Pusser’s Pub Road Town, the capital of the British Virgin Islands, and Richard and Leigh had organised a blind date for me. I’d been led to expect a tall busty blonde but around 10pm a small-but-perfectlyformed South African Toni walked in. It was a classic case of not love at first sight – for both of us. Toni had no idea it was a blind date, I was totally wrecked on Pusser’s Painkiller cocktails and it was nothing short of a disaster. Fortunately, I met her properly a few months later at the BVI Spring Regatta. The second chapter was better than the first and this year we will have been married 20 years.”

Rupert joined Stenella as mate, expecting the captaincy within the year, but when that didn’t materialise he hopped off in the States and joined Oyster 53 Carelbi. It was Rupert’s first job as captain - he was 23. “After two months in the Caribbean, we sailed back to Cornwall. It was easily the worst Atlantic crossing, come to think of it any crossing, of my life. We had no refrigeration so lived off Devilled Ham, a spicy canned meat, but that wasn’t the half of it. A major storm hit between the Azores and England and, with an arguably more vulnerable deck-stepped mast as opposed to a keel-stepped one, I feared being dismasted. For the first and last time in my yachting career, I opted to go hove to. Heaving-to is essentially a survival strategy that allows you to park your boat in open water reducing stress on both it and the crew. We went below to sit it out and were tossed around for 24 hours moving barely six miles. Terrifying.” Rupert’s second captaincy was for a former charter guest and owner of the Swan 68 Defiance - he joined her in Palma. Toni had completed a cookery course in Somerset and also stepped on board as chef. It was the start of a hectic joint career. “Defiance was a hugely busy charter yacht and we did several seasons cruising the Med, Caribbean and east coast US. We created some great memories including buying a Harley Davidson in Annapolis for a 500 mile adventure and winning our class in the 1996 Newport Bermuda Race. Sadly, the US owners decided to sell and we got off in Miami after a jampacked two years.” The couple’s next role was on 28 metre Jongert Sea Shuttle – a real gentleman’s yacht built in 1983. Another busy MediterraneanCaribbean charter yacht, Rupert was at the helm for no less than six years with Toni beside him as chef. During this period, Rupert gained his 3,000 ton Class 4 Masters ticket. In 1998 they got married and, when Toni gave birth to first son Oliver in 2002, they moved to London with their new baby. “My last charter on Sea Shuttle was unforgettable. We were The Savage Family Rupert, wife Toni and sons Oliver & Charlie

CAPTAINS OF INDUSTRY - RUPERT SAVAGE Global Building - RS being Rolling Stock not Rupert Savage. With 24 offices and nine workshop units, including the Dock Bar, it’s great for the yard and for the city - helping to make Palma de Mallorca one of the most significant refit destinations in the world.”

Kirsty Gallacher and Rupert Savage host the charity auction at Pinmar Golf 2017

picking up special guests in Monaco and had been given a prime berth outside the Yacht Club. Suddenly, the entire Monégasque Royal Family came on board. Princess Caroline and Prince Ernst of Hanover, Prince Albert II, and the late Prince Rainier III who I helped up our rather wobbly passerelle while he was sporting an Alien t-shirt, the one where the alien is bursting out the chest, it was so surreal. There was a cocktail party on board a 60 metre motoryacht next door and you could see the guests double-take at the sight of the Royal Family squeezed around the cockpit table of our ‘little’ sailing yacht.” Having forged a great friendship, the owners of Sea Shuttle found work for new father Rupert in London where he projectmanaged the refurbishment of 18 residential flats on the corner of Piccadilly Circus and Haymarket. “Although moving ashore was tough, I was happy to see that I had accumulated a lot of transferable skills. Working with ultra-high-net-worth individuals on yachts is a unique experience, they tell you a lot and you learn a lot. Captaining a yacht is much like running a business - hiring, firing, managing people and situations. The only exception was that whenever funds ran low I simply needed to request more from the owner - I wish it was that easy now. My eight months in real estate in London made me realise that, despite having no formal business background, I was a good manager of people and I could keep calm in most situations - I was therefore focussed on finding a

career ashore.” However, Rupert subsequently turned down a quantity surveyor role and controversially skippered (and literally drove) his last yacht, a 30 metre motoryacht Moondance - ironic given his passion for sailing. “At interview I made my position very clear. I would need a suitably-qualified fulltime crew so when guests weren’t aboard I could go home to my family. It was also agreed that the yacht would winter in Palma for the same reasons. I enjoyed four years on board Moondance working for a wonderful English couple who allowed me to transform the yacht through various winter refits. I left in 2006, coinciding with the birth of second son Charlie.” It was Mark Conyers, co-founder of yacht coating company Rolling Stock, who finally dragged Rupert ashore for good. They were introduced by a mutual friend, but Rupert was already familiar with the business as they had painted Moondance during a refit. At the time, Rolling Stock had two shareholders - Mark and his business partner Bernie - but after a year of negotiation Rupert came in as General Manager and gradually acquired Bernie’s shares, as well as a chunk of Mark’s. Within 18 months he was Managing Director. “I worked hard and reinvested everything I earned. A separate investment revealed itself in 2010 when the concession for the Global Building in STP shipyard came up for renewal. We modernised and refurbished it and reopened in 2011 as the RS

What happened in 2012 has been documented widely in the global press. In short, Pinmar and Rolling Stock entered into a joint venture under the umbrella brand Global Yachting Group (GYG). GYG took a further leap forward in 2017 when it became a public company trading on AIM - a sub-market of the London Stock Exchange. Rupert became Group Managing Director of GYG plc. On the subject of the initial joint venture, Rupert said, “While we occupied slightly different segments of the market – Pinmar the luxury brand more focussed towards the larger motoryachts and iconic new builds and Rolling Stock the more technical brand typically specialising in sailing yachts and exotic coatings – we had always remained strong competitors.” “We were keen to start working more productively together, basing our decisions on business rather than personality. Initially, this led us to sharing Rolling Stock’s spray cabins facilities in Son Oms rather than running two facilities independently - after all, once you’re painting the piece, you’ve already won the job. Ultimately, this brought us closer together culminating in the 2012 joint venture.”

Rupert participating in the 2012 ICAN Triathlon

With ‘Rolling Pin’ and ‘Pin Stock’ out of the question, the workforces were merged but Pinmar and Rolling Stock paint brands kept their own identity. The supply divisions combined to form Pinmar Supply and the scaffolding and containment divisions melded to form Techno Craft - all under the GYG banner. Mark Conyers remained a director focussing on the Rolling Stock brand while Remy Millott became Chief Executive Officer for GYG plc. Remy has a very public front-of-house role also dealing with high-level investors and the City, while Rupert’s Managing Director role is more focussed towards the day-to-day operational nuts and bolts of the Group. Both Remy and Rupert are responsible for the strategic development and growth of the business, supported by an excellent team of professionals. “The responsibility of being on the board of a plc has been an exciting new challenge although it came on top of, rather than instead of, ‘business as usual’. We now have 450 fixed staff generating a turnover of approximately 62 million euros in 2017 and the next stages in GYG plc’s life will be very exciting. GYG’s success is my priority for our stakeholders, the industry as a whole and for Mallorca where we are based.” So what’s next for Rupert? Judging by his growing to-do list, not to mention helping to manage his teenage boys, he’s certainly got his work cut out for many years to come.

Rupert taking part in a Tough Mudder



US VIRGIN ISLANDS DEFY HURRICANE WRATH Photos © Dean Barnes By Sue Pelling St Croix, St Thomas and St John open for business as Caribbean regatta season gets underway. Just six months after the devastation caused by Irma and Maria, two category 5 hurricanes that swept through Caribbean last year, life in some areas, including on the US Virgin Island of St Thomas, St Croix and St John, is beginning to return to some sort of normality writes Sue Pelling. I use the word normality fairly loosely because following a visit to the US Virgin Islands during the three-day 45th St Thomas International Regatta (STIR) the week before last I had the opportunity see the extent of the damage the hurricanes caused. Although it is difficult to imagine things ever being ‘back to normal’ given the fact that thousands of residents of the US Virgin Islands lost their homes and all possessions, and in some more remote areas there is still no electricity, there is a real positive spirit on all three islands, which is quite remarkable. Fundraising to help rebuild the Virgin Islands has been overwhelming including Sailors for Hope (a non-profit and all-volunteer project currently supporting the British Virgin Islands, US Virgin Islands and St Maarten), and the marine industry-specific Marine Rebuild Fund – US Virgin Islands (MRF). These have not only provided the opportunity to speed up the process for essential repairs and rebuilds in the marine sector, but have also allowed essential work to be carried out on beaches and cruising grounds in an effort to help re-build tourism. St Thomas YC did suffer structural damage to its roof, and it lost its dock but in an effort not to lose its slot on the Caribbean Race Calendar in the future, speedy repairs to have it ready for business on opening day of the 46th St Thomas International annual regatta were built into the plan of the huge hurricane recovery effort.

The extent of the work carried out by locals, other Caribbean islands, support from the US Virgin Island Department of Tourism, and those from further afield, is humbling and it is thanks to them, events like the St Thomas International Regatta and also St Croix regatta on its neighboring island, were able to run without hitch. Pat Bailey, local, Race Officer at St Thomas International Regatta, and the man behind a lot of work that went into the rebuild, commented: “This community on St Thomas has been extraordinary and phenomenal to enable us to run this regatta. The regatta has been fantastic but we have done an awful lot to get here. For many of us, being here at the regatta is the first time [since the hurricanes] we have stopped to take a breath to have fun.” The 50 race teams who made the effort to attend the regatta including locals and entries from Puerto Rico, Antigua, the USA, Canada, Europe, was exceptional and proof of just how those in the sailing world are passionate about being able to offer support in a crisis. The STIR is also a prime example of how huge obstacles – in STYC’s case, hurricane damage and the loss of a headline sponsor (formerly known as the Rolex St Thomas International Regatta) – can actually have a positive effect by giving the event a chance to return to its roots. While there is no doubt that, in time, grand prix pro race teams will return the beautiful waters of the US Virgin Islands, the force of nature has, in some ways, provided a golden opportunity to promote more grass-root, club level sailors from all around the world. Donald Makowiecki, Founder of Sailors For Hope and International Sailing Judge at the STIR said he is amazed at how the sailors have really mucked in: “In some ways a crisis like this brings a lot of the small boats back to the regatta from neighbouring islands as well as international entries. Getting back to a smaller, island based regatta more like it used to be – back to the grass roots – is, in my opinion, positive. The conditions

here in St Thomas act as a magnet to the grand prix racers and we are looking forward to welcoming them back next year.” While tourism, not surprisingly, took a big hit following Irma and Maria, six months on there are definite signs of recovery on the USVIs with hotels like The Buccaneer on St Croix and restaurants including the Zion Modern Kitchen operating as usual. Although they are not officially open for business following hurricane damage, St Thomas’ Margaritaville Vacation Club supported the regatta by opening the doors to competitors and race officials. The charter business is starting to show signs of life once again with the VI Professional Charter Association reporting good activity particularly within the smaller boutique-style charter sector. Yachts like the St Thomas-based 50ft St Francis Catamaran Paradigm Shift, run by Steven and Bonnie Carroll, are one of the many high-end charter boats on offer for day or week-long charters. Oriel Blake VIPCA Executive Director said: “Because most of the smaller companies sent their vessels to Grenada for protection during the hurricanes they managed to get through without damage. We have over 250 vessels for charter and privately owned boats like Paradigm Shift are proving very popular with events such as weddings “I think also, by viewing their charter as a form of hurricane relief, charter guests can enjoy our beaches, bars and restaurants while contributing to the economy getting back on its feet – chartering for a cause.” Dick Neville, STIR Race Officer, said it is remarkable how everybody down here just pulled it together: “We were told the best way for anyone to help is to just come here and spend money, so that is what is happening. “We saw lots of places to donate money to help out but as professional race officers we decided to help out by donating our time, and paying our own way this year.” Sharon Rosario from the US Virgin Islands Department of Tourism in one of the closing speeches at the event prizegiving commented on the importance of the regatta and the role it played in reigniting the tourism industry in the US Virgin Islands: “The fair winds that now blow will hopefully help encourage people of all abilities to get on the water

and help strengthen St Thomas YC’s reputation as a world class regatta and training venue. This is an important event in terms of tourism, and we are honoured to be a supporting partner, which gives us a chance to welcome visitors to our beautiful islands.” Competition in all classes throughout the three-day regatta was intense with international sailors taking a large chunk of the ‘silverware’ including Philippe Moortgat and team from Belgium on the 16-year-old Swan 45, Samantage in CSA Spinnaker Class 1. Rob Butler from Canada on his new Reflex 38, Touch2Play Racing won CSA Spinnaker Class 2. Moortgat commented: “We wanted to spend as much time here as possible so we shipped the boat. Shipping was less expensive than doing the ARC, particularly time wise, so it was the best option for us. We did the RORC 600 and this is our second event. Basically we are doing most of the Caribbean race season and enjoying every minute.” IC24 fleet ‘firing on all cylinders When last year’s hurricanes devastated six of the club’s nine IC24s the future of the class racing at the club looked fairly bleak. But thanks to the gallant efforts of Dave Franzell – Director of St Thomas Sailing Centre – who put a plan together, there were 14 racing at the Regatta including four from Puerto Rico. Given the fact the IC24 (J/24 with a re-designed open deck/cockpit) is one of the most popular one-design raceboats of the Caribbean, and boats in the fleet had been offered for charter, the club knew it was crucial to have the boats in action again as soon as possible. Franzell, who masterminded the re-build job commented: “To St Thomas YC’s complete credit they agreed to pay for the job regardless of when and whether they received the insurance settlement. Given the fact that all the local glassfibre specialists were in great demand I had to look elsewhere. There was only one person I had in mind to get the job completed in the time – Chris Small. I have been in the sailing industry for about 50 years and I have met a lot of guys specialising in glassfibre work but there is no one to beat Chris Small in terms and quality and speed. “I asked Chris to put a pallet of material together, and all his tools, and come down and spend a month to carry out the rebuild. He arrived 1 November last year

and by 30 November, the agreed time, the boats were not only fixed but looked brand-new, and structurally they were more sound than ever before.” Chatting about the IC24 and its origin (Inter Club 24) Franzell added: “The J/24 was one of the most successful one-designs in the world but to improve crew comfort St Thomas-based Chris Rosenberg and Morgan Avery had the idea to take a boat that sails well and make it comfortable. They literally took a chainsaw and ripped one apart by sawing it across the deck, cabin and taking the entire cockpit out of the boat. They then took a really comfortable cockpit from a Melges 24, popped it in place, trimmed it to fit and glassed it in. That is essentially an IC24.” Hobie Wave – a popular addition Although beach cats have always been represented at St Thomas International Regatta, the addition of the one-design Hobie Wave class this year was popular with 12 boats racing – six boats owned by St Thomas YC and another six from Cruz Bay Watersports, St John. Racing was so close that going into the final day Bill Bacon and Pierre-James Zani were tied for first. However, Kyree Culver, the super-smart St Thomas YC sailor, sailed well on the final day and took the overall win at her first major regatta. John Holmberg, who was also racing a Hobie Wave said the class is a great idea as a club boat. “It is the pipeline, the beginning of sailing to get people of all ages into the sport. The racing is kind of secondary. They are easy to sail and a lot of fun and they have encouraged a lot of family teams to participate.” Commenting on the effects of the hurricane, Holmberg said it is a big pivot point in a lot of people’s lives: “A lot of people have never experienced a hurricane before because the last big one was about 20 years ago. Probably about a quarter of the population was born since then, so it kind of makes you re-access what’s important in your life.” St Croix Like St Thomas, the stunning and historic island of St Croix is starting to get back on track after the violent storm season. Thanks to the unwavering support of volunteers, sponsorship from government and local businesses St Croix International Regatta took place in early March. Although numbers were, not

surprisingly, down the 25th anniversary event, was a success. Karen Stanton – commodore of St Croix YC – said: “We had a about 20 boats mainly the smaller boats because many were damaged in the hurricanes. However, it was our 25th year and a really good start to our recovery process. Plans are now in place for next year’s regatta, which we hope will attract more entries.” As well as its stunning white beaches, and top class diving, snorkeling in places like Buck Island, the Danish architectural influence of St Croix makes it one of the most interesting, stylish and unspoilt Caribbean islands. Together with it historic towns and monuments, rain forests, rum distilleries and botanical gardens, it has the added attraction of its close proximity to St Thomas and St John (15 minute flight). For the cruising sailor, at the right time of year, this is a real gem of a place to add to the bucket list. Spend a bit of time in Salt River Bay National Historic Park, and Ecological Preserve, Christiansted. This is however, a place for careful navigation through the small gap in the reef and keeping a careful eye on the newly positioned navigation pole. Once inside the bay, it is possible to explore this important mangrove forest area that support threatened and endangered species. Although it was severely hit by the hurricanes and still shows signs of devastation with plenty of sunk vessels along the river banks there is plenty of historic interest, not least because it is arguably the only official documented site where Christopher Columbus landed (1pm on 14 November, 1493). While the sheer tenacity and ‘get-up-and-go’ spirit of the people in the US Virgin Islands has managed to set them on the way to recovery, there is much to be done to bring back the tourists. If you want to help, look at any of the websites below and plan a trip the USVIs whether you sail or fly there, they need us to spend dollars, and it is worth every penny. Sue Pelling is an experienced sailor /freelance yachting journalist, and author of Sail for a Living. She contributes to some of the world’s leading marine titles and is also a specialist regatta and yachting event writer. Full story go to:

T E N D E R T E C H By Josh Richardson Superyacht Tenders and Toys With the ever-growing tech bubble that shapes our modern world comes a whole new scope for weird and wonderful features that make the new age of tenders a sight to behold. Gone are the days when tinted windows or plush seats are enough, it has now become a challenge to produce a tender that is beyond what anyone has seen before, with gadgets that even the wealthiest among us could not imagine. After all, impressing an owner that has seen everything, is no mean feat. The philosophy of a 21st century custom tender manufacturer is whatever you want, and it is then created. The production boat has its place on many yachts but for owners who want the best there is an increasing emphasis on coming up with personalised individual tenders, often matching the mothership. The mind-set that

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anything is possible opens an unlimited number of doors and means that although it can be claimed that yachts and tenders have been behind other forms of transport in the technology race, that is not necessarily any longer the case. As this goes to press Superyacht Tenders and Toys have 10 fully custom boats in build for clients, where they have been designed from the ground up to meet the client’s requirements with many features that push the boundaries. With this experience we have put together some of the latest trends and requests for readers interest.

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When it becomes difficult to think of what can’t be placed in a boat you know you are headed in the right direction. With underwater lights, electric swim ladders and mega sound systems becoming a regular on the spec. sheet, where do you go next? When you sit down in the office one day and start having a joke about what you might want in a tender that then turns into proposal of ideas ranging from wireless kill cords to air-conditioned seating, you start to realise what can be achieved. Matching what can actually be built and be reliable is key here but for the brainstorming there are no stupid idea’s. If an interactive deck head in the cabin of a 40ft Limousine tender doesn’t impress, then it is by no means the bottom of the barrel. As the size of your average superyacht gets larger so does the size of the tenders that service them and this often allows more room for creativity, which there is no shortage of in a world where money is no object. Even, what has become a relatively mundane feature, is now being pimped into something more. The likes of JL and Fusion creating monster speaker systems is now not only a feature in wakeboard boats but can be seen in a variety of custom tenders. One recent project had tower speakers coming up out of the hulls of a catamaran landing craft, which rotated to the beach, so the client could create a DJ booth and entertain guests on

the beach for a party! There are also some great features being passed over from homes, offices and cars where there are large R & D budgets to come up with new products and features. Your standard fridge on board a tender is no longer a cooler box in an under-seat locker but can be anything up to a fully stocked interactive wine fridge with media screen, and when coupled with chilled cup holders a cool drink on a hot day is never far away. One current project we even have titanium chilled champagne glasses embossed with the client’s logo as an example. With all of this obviously comes a price tag and considerations into design, fabrication and support of using emerging tech and products. As well as this, as we know, custom has a price tag and thus on the other production or semi-custom tenders we have in build full custom is not appropriate for every client. There is a lot to be said for having proven reliable technology

with minimal opportunity for breakdowns and getting this balance is critical. Emerging Tech and Trends Automatic Volume Control - The Boost Box The Boost Box automatically adjusts your stereo volume when pulling riders on wakeboard boats. When you accelerate to pull a rider, the Boost Box automatically turns your stereo up to compensate for the roar of the engine and the rush of the wind. Air-Conditioned Seating Ventilated seats perform the opposite task of heated seats, providing three levels of cooling, rather than heating. Cool air gently circulates through perforations in the seats, keeping you cool, which is especially nice after the summer sun has been baking those black leather seats. These seats will help adjust your comfort levels quickly, so you get to your next destination without getting overheated. Concept Seat Design French car seat manufacturer Faurecia has produced a concept design for a state of the art seat. Sensors in the seat detect

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a driver’s heart rhythms and breathing patterns and the data is used to trigger fans (right) to blow out air and motors to give the occupant a massage. The ‘Active Wellness’ seat has built-in biometric sensors to detect if an occupant is lacking energy or is under stress – and responds by offering a suitable massage and blowing air through its ventilation system. Interior Deck-Head Design On previous tender projects, we have used the deck-head and roof as a design feature of the interior of the Limousine. Having an interactive screen on the walls, roof or even floor is a great feature able to change the mood and look of a tender according to the use. You can have rivers running along the floor, mountains on the walls or whatever lighting, including starry skies at night for instance. The only constraint is the designs you want to have. Cup Holders An emerging application in the automotive industry is the temperature-controlled cup holder. Based on a switch setting, thermoelectric devices will preserve the warmth or chill of a beverage by temperature regulation of the

cup holder. Further advantages of thermoelectric in this application include a built-in condensation management system. On previous tender projects we have built in LED lighting into the cup holder which can change colour according to the mood. There are so many options here, that it is hard to quantify these, however some of the ones SYTT have recently been requested to do have included: • Automatic door sensors • Crew call buttons • Trackers with monitoring systems for engines/drives and equipment, with a go home function • Wireless charging in arm rests for phones and tablets • Hidden cleats, ensuring a 100% flush deck • Retractable mooring lines on springs built into the side of the boat • WASSP sonar sea bed sonar with recording function to use when in unknown or uncharted destinations. This remotely records charts from the tender onto the mothership • Bulletproofing, including lining the hull with Polyethelene and bulletproof glass • Remote secondary helm for in bullet proof boats to create a citadel when under threat • Retractable tender chocks, so that the tender can sit on deck without the need to have a separate chock. This also ensures that the tender can sit on any dock for maintenance periods or storage without the need for a cradle • Wireless kill cords and occupant sensors alerting any man over board instances

• RGB lighting able to be any colour, including running lighting into teak caulking • Underwater speakers for clients to listen to music underwater Superyacht Tenders and Toys lead the way in yacht tender sales, and also project management of tenders in build, and have a wealth of knowledge into the best designers, builders, products and services to suit a clients’ budget and requirements. We are involved in ordering and managing the build process of a wide range of tenders. Whether it is a 16m chase boat, a 10m limousine tender, a classic mahogany tender or a RIB the added value of having a specialist overseeing the build process and quality is a huge benefit to yachts. With the value often so high on custom tenders getting it right first time is very important, knowing where to push the boundaries and not. Whether purchasing just one or multiple custom tenders, using SYTT is a great way to ensure that all tenders exceed expectations and avoid any pitfalls during the build process, backed up by excellent after sales support and warranty handling.

MALLORCA YACHTING INDUSTRY NEWS house Gianneschi Service centre for performing pump overhaul/ repairs & flow curve Q/H tests. Visit Blaunaval/Gianneschi at booth SY12 New Micfil Ultra-Fine Filter

BLAUNAVAL LATEST NEWS Gremi Sucrers i Candelers, 40 (+34) 971 703 686 Gianneschi Pumps & Blower Center Since 2013 Blaunaval introduced Gianneschi and as of today, is the biggest stock centre for pumps and spare parts in Europe for this very well-known manufacturer, offering special technical sales assistance to shipyards and superyachts, in order to study and calculate the right solution for the customer application. Gianneschi develops innovative and technologically advanced products: pumps, water pressure systems, blowers, water heaters, engine pumps, compressors and


By Bob Hoghton My first encounter with Peter was around 20 years ago in Palma,Mallorca. My work partner



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and myself had been asked to remove some sub standard filler on the keel of a boat on the hard in one of the local boat yards. In our normal cavallier fashion we decided on the rather unorthodox method of attacking it with some axes we had lying around in the back of our van. Much to our horror.thinking there was nobody around,we heard shouts coming from inside the boat. This large jovial faced man appeared on the deck,laughing and exclaiming that in all his years in the industry he had never seen anyone working on a boat with a felling axe. From that momento onwards we became firm friends and was reminded of the incident for years to come. The best way to describe Peter is as a large man with a great love

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of life and all things nautical. He was passionate about sailing and has had many sailboats throughout his life. Peter took me under his wing and has been invaluable to me as I was able to take advantage of all the knowledge he had in all aspects of the nautical industry.I know of several young surveyors,still wet behind the ears,who have Peter to thank for getting them on their feet. Sadly,several years ago,Peter suffered a stroke while on a surveying job in Pisa,Italy. He lost the ability to walk unaided and his speech became badly affected. After many weeks in hospital he was nursed by his loving and amazing wife Margret who single handedly looked after him,assisting this bear of a man in all his daily movements to and

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from rehabilitation and countless other things. Before the stroke Peter and his wife Margret were one of the most active couples I knew,always with projects on the go and travelling to far flung corners of the globe. After Peters illness,his hándicaps sadly put an end to most of this but he was still able to get down to his beloved sailboat in Holland and with a Little help get out on the water. To the very end Peter never once complained about his situation or lost his joie de vie. The world is indeed a lesser place without Peter but I am convinced that somewhere in the great beyond he is sailing his boat on a flat calm sea with a stiff breeze. Peter is survived by his wife Margret,his 2 daughters and 3 grand children.

MALLORCA YACHTING INDUSTRY NEWS a great option for real enjoyment of family & friends. FJORD is the perfect 3 generation boat, safe and comfortable for the grandparents to the children and a perfect way to the gather the family together”. Marivent Yachts and Med Cat Group recently announced the partnership with Sunreef yachts giving the company a base which will specialise in unique luxury design to build for the brand. This again offers clients an ‘all in one’ service from consultation, personalised design, finance and tax advice, private and charter programmes to the complete management and operational servicing of their yachts. This is proven in that the team in Spain are currently working on custom build projects which include a 150ft Power tri-deck catamaran which will without doubt set a new standard in space, comfort and innovation for multi-hulled superyachts. Oliver further commented, “Our collaboration with Sunreef is a significant one which will enable clients to take multihull design and build to a unique level of personalisation”.

MARIVENT YACHTS Press Office & Marketing Marivent Palma Local E2.2, Port Adriano, Calvia Beatriz Montojo (+34) 971 674 474 The island feels like it’s starting to awake from the winter weather and given Shakespeare words of “From you have I been absent in the spring’ it seems apt people are now returning to their favourite boating and yachting location. So, with the season hotting-up, Marivent Yachts are now in fullswing of delivering over 38 new boats, from the Fjord 36 to the new impressive Fjord 48 and of course preparing the luxurious boats from the Prestige range, all ready for what looks like one of the most exciting boating and yachting seasons on the island for many years. From their Port Adriano based test centre and new showroom offices, they continue to provide



the best quality service which keeps them as the number 1 Fjord dealer worldwide since 2014. Marivent Yachts services are far reaching; from providing their clients with winter storage facilities (currently 31 Fjords are being prepared for the summer season) sales brokerage for pre-owned yachts and now new charter services for the Balearic region and internationally, to maintenance and financial services. They have also introduced expertise to help owners and companies with the management, sales brokerage and charter offering for boats over 20 meters and above. Marivent are specialists in providing a true ‘all in one service’ with a focus on quality unique yachting brands such as Fjord, the authentic market leader. Marivent are the leaders and specialise in new concept open deck boats which are creating a real revolution in the Balearic Island waters. They also demonstrated this in their unique yacht offering with Prestige, Austin Parker and now the luxury

Catamarans yachts of Sunreef. Oliver Frols, Managing Director of Marivent “We have actively looked to add services and expertise in building our offering over the years but more recently, and specifically this year, we are focused on offering our clients an ‘all in one’ service approach. From the purchase of a new yacht to chartering it, management and maintenance, winter storage, insurance, financing and crew services. We find that more and more our clients want to manage their yachting with us and in one place, not just in terms of the yachts location and operations but also its complete financial management. We are well placed to do this with expertise in all areas of yacht purchase, charter and management and being primary dealers for yacht such as Fjord, Prestige, Austin Parker and Sunreef, we feel we are true specialists in unique yachts”. “We also understand from experience and from what our clients tell us, that if you have a house on the island, the FJORD is

“At Marivent we are very careful to understanding the type of yachting experience our clients are seeking and spend the time discussing exactly what they are looking for now and in the future, which is why we have developed the tailored ‘all in one’ approach and are able to offer some of the worlds’ most unique quality yachts. Our philosophy is to exceed clients needs and expectations, which assures us that our clients are the best promoters of our brands. In a few years we have more than 100 FJORD’s on the Balearic Island showing us that this approach to the best customer service works”. “We are again very happy to be at the Palma boat show this year and will have a selection of very unique yachts to show. Our team of experts are looking forward to welcome clients on board and of course would also welcome anyone who would like to visit us at our Port Adriano test centre and showrooms”. Marivent Yachts will be on stands M3-4, berth 131 -137 at the Palma boat show which runs from 27th April until 1st of May 2018.


STP SHIPYARD PALMA TOGETHER WITH BURGESS AND ESTELA SHIPPING ORGANISED AN EXCLUSIVE CAPTAINS PARTY IPM Group Muelle Viejo s/n (+34) 871 552 356 Kety Sierra: (+34) 608 887 379 Ana Teske: (+34) 616 886 331 The event, exclusively for captains, and organised by STP Shipyard Palma along with Burgess and Estela Shipping recently, was held on the impressive terrace of the new Hotel Es Princep, located on the seafront, so the views were sensational and enjoyed by all. The evening sun did the rest.

From the terrace you could see the entire Bay of Palma aswell as the old town. It is the second consecutive year that this event has been organised as a celebration of the beginning of the season and the guests are already anticipating the venue of the next one since, one of the characteristics of this party is the originality of the venue. Every yearwe look to take the captains out of their daily routine and transport them to an idyllic space where they

can talk with their colleagues and friends This year, our party christened the terrace as the hotel had only been opened two months previously. The event was attended by a large number of captains who spent a fun afternoon and tried some original exquisite dishe while a DJ added musical atmosphere to the party. The highlight came with the drawing of three raffle prizes among the guests. Two days of mooring at

Marina Ibiza, two nights at the Hotel Princep and a treatment at the Hotel Son Vida spa were the prizes on offer. The representatives of STP Shipyard Palma for their part thanked the assistance of their customers and friends, and having been able to enjoy with them a nice sunny afternoon, whilst hoping to enjoy this fun event again next year.


WEIGHTY MATTERS 2 (+34) 971 495 931 The RSB Rigging heavy lifting team of Ben, Chris and Bernat completed the lifting and repositioning of the 8m x 4m stern door onboard the 78m power boat Eminence. The door weighing in at just under 5 Tons was lifted out of the tented painting area and transported horizontally on a flat bed truck through the STP yard to the boat. Here the lifting slings were re-attached and the door was manoeuvred vertically before being carefully positioned into

the transom where the huge hinge pins could be aligned and connected by the engineers. With only 1.5mm of tolerance in the bushings on either side of the door and a fairly stiff breeze blowing the pressure was on to get the lift completed with no damage to the new paint work.

‘’RSB rigging were contracted during winter 2017/2018 to assist in the removal and reinstall of the stern and shell doors aboard M/Y Eminence to allow full access during painting. They provided an extremely reliable professional service and we have been exceptionally happy with their smooth and comprehensive operation. In addition they also provided a fully certified lifting kit for future use. We would highly recommend the services of RSB and would happily engage their expert and flawless services again.’’ Ben Medlen for RSB led the team on the ground, ‘“I am very pleased with the way this job has gone. The planning and scheduling of this project was

carried out by Chris Dogterom who did a great job of liaising with the boat, the team from Tecnocraft and the Gruas pol crane drivers allowing the work to be completed without hitch.” The importance of employing a qualified and certified team of experts to undertake a project like this is paramount, not just for insurance purposes but also the yacht owner’s piece of mind, and to know that you are in safe hands. RSB are one of the few LEEA qualified and certified superyacht rigging teams with the knowledge and ability to carry out a project of this magnitude. To contact our Load Testing and Heavy Lifting team please email

As always the RSB team completed the work with minimal fuss, finishing the day with a happy crew who can continue the mad rush to get prepared for another busy season. Chief Officer, John Dudgeon, commented on the service he experienced with RSB on this project,


Sanlorenzo Yachts Balear SL C/Benito Feijoo, Local 7, Puerto Portals, Calvia (+34) 971 676 930 Sanlorenzo Spain, the exclusive agents for Sanlorenzo in Spain and the Balearic Islands, are proud to announce the backto-back sale of another new build 24.6m SL78 yacht to an experienced European client. Hull 686 is currently in construction in



Sanlorenzo’s Ameglia facility and is scheduled for final delivery in July 2018. This demonstrates a solid sales performance in Q1 as SL78 Hull number 682 was also recently sold by Sanlorenzo Spain in January 2018. As a result, two ‘made-to-measure’ new build Sanlorenzo SL78 units will cruise to their respective home berths in Mallorca this season. SL78-686 is the 14th hull of the highly successful Sanlorenzo SL78 model, which was first introduced

to the market at Cannes Yachting Festival 2016. Sanlorenzo has carefully designed the SL78 to adhere to its ‘innovation into tradition’ philosophy which acts to maintain the heritage styling which allows each Sanlorenzo to be easily identifiable and timeless. As with all Sanlorenzo yachts, each SL78 can be tailored to each owner’s exacting customisation requirements, contrasting other ‘production style’ yachts in this category. Having owned several highvolume production style yachts in the past, in commissioning and tailoring this new yacht to their exacting requirements, her owner has made the transition towards the bespoke design capability for which Sanlorenzo is known. SL78-686 will boast an exacting specification designed for luxurious Mediterranean cruising. This new build unit will be powered by the more powerful twin 1622 HP - MTU 10V2000M96L engine option, which can achieve a maximum

speed of 29 knots. Luxurious accommodation for eight guests is divided into four cabins her spacious owner’s stateroom is located amidships on her lower deck along with a VIP stateroom, a double cabin and a twin berth cabin. There is additional crew accommodation on board for up to two crew members. As with all SL78 units, the flybridge boasts spacious and uninterrupted relaxation spaces due to the storage of the tender in an innovative aft garage system. The upcoming Palma Boat Show 2018 (27th April – 1st May) will mark the ‘Spanish Premiere’ of the Sanlorenzo SL78, bringing this cutting edge model to Spanish show audiences for the first time. A beautiful example of the SL106 model will also be displayed at the Sanlorenzo Spain stand throughout the show, allowing a cohesive demonstration of the impressive qualities of Sanlorenzo’s heritage, planing hull SL line.

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LOOKING AFTER YOUR FUEL Gremi Sucrers i Candelers, 40 (+34) 971 478 368 Keeping your yachts operating efficiently mechanically and economically requires fuel and oil quality to be maintained, but some common contaminants such as water, particles, bacteria, oxidative by-products… can cause chemical breakdown of these fluids leading to serious system failures. Marine oil & Fuel Care is a company highly specialized in the treatment, conditioning and purification of fuel and oil in the super-yacht sector. Our extensive experience in this field enable us to offer advanced and proved solutions adjusted to the requirements of the customer in all areas related with the fluid cleanliness such as: • Tanks cleaning (fuel, oil, black and grey water, fresh water) • Waste management and disposal: MARPOL services • Gas free certificates • Fuel polishing according ISO 4406 cleanliness code • Biocide treatment to remove fuel microbial contamination • Hydraulic oil flushing with the system in operation • Design and installation of vent dryers for humidity removal in fuel and hydraulic oil tanks • Design and installation of purification systems for fuel and hydraulic oil • Hydraulic and lubricating oil supply and hygienic pump in • Descaling process • Super-chlorination of fresh



water systems • Manufacture of tank hatch gaskets • Fuel and oil quality technical consultancy / contamination solutions • In house laboratory in our facilities in Palma We have highly trained staff equipped with the latest purification technologies ready to respond to small scale jobs or large projects, to clean all types of tanks and restore fuel and oil quality, meeting the latest regulations and safety standards to ensure that projects will be dealt safely and professionally. Some of our tailor made solutions: • M/Y 50 m Lürssen Problem: high solid contamination detected on engine supply line. Solution: Install special filtration unit for diesel after Alfa Laval centrifuge to fulfill engine requirement for ISO 4406 cleanliness code in the day tank. • S/Y 55 m Royal Huisman Problem: high water and solid contamination in hydraulic oil detected after a routinely analysis. Solution: install an off-line purification system in the hydraulic reservoir to remove contaminants so that oil achieve the cleanliness requirements of the system. • M/Y 78 m Abeking & Rasmussen Problem: yacht with 3 different hydraulic oil tanks needs to ensure oil cleanliness in all 3 tanks. Solution: manufacture a portable hydraulic oil purifier and specific tank connections to

• S/Y 52 m Royal Huisman Problem: atmospheric water ingress in a hydraulic oil reservoir containing highly hydrophilic bio-oil. Solution: Install special air breather in hydraulic reservoir to avoid water ingress. Once installed the filter recovered 125 mL of water per week that, without breather, would contaminate the oil bulk. To complete our services and to meet a need in Mallorca we have at customer’s disposal an in house laboratory where we can analyze samples of fuel, hydraulic and lubricating oil, coolant and water and offer you assessment for the right analysis to carry out according to the detected problem. By means of our advanced diagnosis, contamination can be detected at early stage, so appropriate measurements can be taken in time to prevent operational problems which may lead to major repairs. Of course we can also offer expert sampling recommendations and best fluid storage practices. Feel free to contact us for additional information or visit our premises at Son Castelló industrial area. You can also visit us at Repair & Refit Area of PALMA SUPERYACHT SHOW where we will present our last newness including: Real-Time Oil Analysis Laboratory analysis take time, and in the time it takes to process the sample, machinery can be damaged due to poor lubricant quality and/or contamination. Additionally, it is possible that the collected sample is not fully representative of the lubricating and/or hydraulic system condition. Would you like a simple method of REAL TIME oil analysis?

By using out new TD sensor, chief engineers can monitor the condition of the hydraulic fluid and lube oils in real time while machinery is in operation, enabling significant cost savings through extended service intervals, and also avoiding costly and potentially catastrophic failures. This is beneficial on many levels, especially in responding to sudden occurring faults and condition trending. The simple oil quality display informs about oil condition in real time and gives instant alert to chief engineers in case there is some deviation in oil parameters that needs to be taken care of immediately or an in depth oil analysis in laboratory. Marine oil & Fuel Care provide a total solution for oil monitoring which is easy to install and requires little or no maintenance. At the core of this, the patented Oil Quality Sensor, a revolutionary broad spectrum sensor, accurately and reliably monitors all of the key factors within any oil in real time. Key Benefits and Features: • Extremely sensitive & simple installation • Instant diagnosis of potential problems • Prevent catastrophic failure • Track real time changes to your oil quality preventing avoidable failures. • For Hydraulic and lube oil applications. A new REAL TIME solution able to monitor every aspect of the oil’s condition, from contamination to oxidation. Whether you are fitting this equipment during manufacture or you are retrofitting it to existing hydraulic systems, Marine Oil has the answer to deliver you a complete solution. Come and visit as at Palma Superyacht show – R&R area


IT’S HAMMER TIME! LUXURY YACHT AUCTIONS COME TO PALMA will be coming to our island in the very near future. Having successfully carried out auctions in Northern Europe for the past two years, De Valk Yachts is teaming up with Yacht Bid to offer the same options for yachts lying in the Mediterranean. De Valk Yachts Palma Paul Galle (+34) 971 402 911 Avinguda de Gabriel Roc Port Calanova In a first for Spain, online auctions of high-end yachts

While auctions are obviously very popular in the art world, they can have a less sophisticated image in the property sector as being a place where buyers are finally found for unsold houses. These yacht auctions definitely belong to the first category, with over 50

luxury motor and sail yachts sold via online Yacht Bid auctions in recent times. “This is a new and innovative way for people to sell yachts in southern Europe,” explains De Valk’s managing director Mattijs van Baalen. “It is a tried and tested formula that allows well maintained high-end boats to reach a broader market via the Internet and achieve a good price that reflects their intrinsic value. If you’re looking for a different way to sell your yacht, these auctions may well be the answer

you are looking for.” For more information, contact Paul Galle at De Valk Yachts Palma on +34 971 40 29 11 or come the office at Port Calanova.

season starting or when a boat is considering refit.

IT’S A WRAP! (+44) 7927558905 Generation Graphics, a marine wrapping specialist has expanded its coverage to Palma and further afar. The marine vinyl wrapping specialists have recently completed projects across Palma including the latest hull & interior wrap in Port Cala Nova.



A tired Princess V58, recently underwent a refit and surface work. This meant that a vinyl wrap was required. A two-day transformation included detailing work and stripe replacement along with the popular request of the hull to be wrapped.

worst nightmare with common problems of oil/ grease stains along with markings. A quick and fully reversible process carried out by the team meant that the area will retain value along with the day to day running made easier.

Along with the V58 wrap, Generation carried out the interior works to the SL 104. The much requested task of a galley wrap to an original surface of stainless steel. This is a Chef’s

Generation solely focus on the marine industry as we pride ourselves on being specialists and the go to wrapping company within Europe. Our services are commonly requested prior to the

Our scope of works means that there is a cost-effective solution to every part of a boat. Whether that be a hull wrap, interior works or even simple detailing such as hull stripes. Generation’s minimal disruption services mean that a quick and quality transformation can be achieved which are usually 40-60% less expensive when compared to similar processes. The transformations only take a matter of days, meaning that down time is minimum, along with costs. Generation work in collaboration with many refit companies based in the Balearics, meaning that the trade is becoming ever more popular with Generation becoming the island’s go-to marine wrappers. Generation offer a variety of services including: Hull & Superstructure wraps, colour bands, interior wrapping, hull stripes, general vinyl decals & graphic works. With our specialist team trained within the marine industry, we can give projected life spans of hull wraps and other works. Generation give a 1-year warranty on all works with expected life spans of hull wraps to last anywhere between 5-7 years and interior transformations lasting anywhere between 10-14 years. Not only are the services Generation offer are providing a purpose to the clients but also serve protection to original surfaces against general wear and tear along with sun damage. All works are fully reversible meaning that re-sale value is kept to a premium.


POTTER´S PANELS (+34) 652 737 920 Established and highly respected engraving team Dave & Fran Potter have moved their operation closer to the action. Having worked from the their home in rural Mallorca for the past 15 years, Dave & Fran decided to relocate the business to a larger facility close to STP and take on extra staff to take the company forward whilst reducing their own personal workload. With the workshop now in Palma, customers can pop in to discuss their requirements, select material and even witness their wishes become a reality. With the extra staff who will be expertly trained and monitored by Dave, the ambition is to have a least two of the three CNC engraving machines working

simultaneously thus, increasing production and accommodating more projects not only for clients here on the island but also further afield. From reverse engraved acrylic backlit instrument panels to genuine carbon fiber and metal tags, labels and intricate mimic panels, Potter´s Panels have designed and produced some of the finest examples within the industry thanks to Dave & Fran´s exacting high standards. A new website has been created www.potterspanels. com and the team will also be showcasing some of their work at the Palma Superyacht Show at stand RR19 & 20

A LOCAL ISLAND HAS BEEN BOUGHT BY A LUXEMBOURG FAMILY FOR €18 MILLION stop the sale, but the Balearic government’s appeal for help to stump up the cash went unanswered by the national government. Councillor Pilar Costa said: “The owners told us they had an offer so we addressed the deputy prime minister of the central government to ask for support for the purchase. They verbally told us they would consider it but they never answered us and in the end the owners accepted the offer of the buyers.”

S’Espalmador, just 4 miles from Ibiza, was on sale for months but the regional government ‘could not afford it’, saying they had no support from Madrid. The island is a protected nature reserve, and the family have been warned they are prohibited from any type of construction under the law.

S’Espalmador was first bought by a Briton in 1932 for just €255. It had been owned by Norman and Rosy Cinnamond who inherited from their British grandfather, Bernard Cinnamond, who originally purchased the mini paradise for just 42,500 pesetas from the Ibizan Carlos Tur (around €14,000 in today’s money).

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The three-kilometer long island sits in the Ses Salines Natural Park and contains 137 hectares of land. It is just 800 metres wide. All swimming excursions to the island have been stopped and the popular mud baths for tourists have been banned in a bid to protect the area. Local authorities had tried to


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The new Luxembourg owners are ‘well aware of the regulations of the island,’ according to their representative. There are already two small houses on the islet. “I am convinced they have bought it knowing what there is. I don’t think anybody is that naive,” said Silvia Tur, a deputy for the Gent per Formentera party.




HYDRAULIC SERVICES MALLORCA (HSM) 18 Their main workshop is dedicated to hydraulic repair and service, having several custom test benches up to 300 Kw, together with the latest generation load cell and pull test bench up to 50 metric tons, they also have separate assembly areas.

T/F: (+34) 971 253 647 Niklas: (+34) 660 756 691 Ian: (+34) 639 052 140 John: (+34) 638 385 043 Hydraulic Services Mallorca has now been established for 15 years, with their main wellequipped 800 sq.m workshop in Can Valero and a new workshop in STP Shipyard which also has a sales and supply outlet for all things hydraulic. Engineers will find pumps, valves, fluids, hoses, connectors and much more, as well as a wealth of knowledge and advice if needed. As well as the sales & supply side, the new workshop in STP will be now be able to make up new hoses and undertake many smaller repairs on site. Niklas Forsberg, who holds a degree in electro mechanical and hydraulic engineering, runs the business. Together with a team of highly competent hydraulic engineers, he provides a complete hydraulic and pneumatic service, including on-board swaging to Superyachts in Mallorca and the Mediterranean.

This is an extremely clean workshop, free of contamination because of the installation of their dedicated special dirty work containers. Niklas explains how he has invested heavily in the latest test equipment to both identify and locate any problems within a system or unit, so as to ‘fast track’ a system repair. If a problem is identified, a filtration system can be fitted to remove foreign particles and water from the hydraulic oil system, saving on an unnecessary and costly oil changes. H.S.M. works closely with the Bosch owned company Rexroth, leaders in hydraulic system development and manufacture. H.S.M. also collaborates with Lewmar, Navtec, Maxwell, NSM, APM and M&H and is appointed service station for MAX POWER. H.S.M. also provides warranty repairs for most of the top ten shipyards. H.S.M. continue to come highly recommended year after year, with both Captains and engineers praising them for their work and their ability to solve on-going problems. “H.S.M. are one of the best hydraulic companies we have ever worked with, excellent” “Niklas is extremely knowledgeable and provides a really professional service.” “Niklas has managed to solve problems that have bothered us for years!!”



FRASER’S CAPTAIN’S SOIREE AT BAIBEN Photos © Start Pearce Fraser Yachts Spain, S.L.U. Calle Porto Pi, 4A -2, Palma (+34) 971 700 445 (+34) 654 933 591 Fraser’s recently held a captain’s Soiree at Restaurant Baiben in Puerto Portals which was attended by the great and good of the Palma Superyacht Industry. The guests were very well looked after by Baiben with super canapés and a plentiful supply of wine. The Crew Network, part of the Fraser empire were also in attendance celebrating their new office in Palma. Sponsors for the evening include e3 Systems, Puerto Portals, Repsol, ISS GMT, Hill Dickinson, Sturge. One Ocean Port Vell and World of Wine who provided a wine tasting area which needless to say was a huge success.


PALMAWATCH FURTHER REINFORCES ITS PRODUCT AND SKILLS BASE shelf ‘spare,” said Alexis. On the fluid handling product supply side, the company is an authorised installer of Gianneschi, Calpeda and Rheinstrom pumps in standard or customised set ups and installations of fresh water pressure groups, black & grey pump systems (& upgrade to macerators), firefighting and bilge pumps, a/c & s/w cooling pumps, s/s boilers (horizontal + vertical), diesel emergency motor pumps, etc.

(+34) 871 932 249 (+34) 666 018 969 With another busy season already upon us, the team at Palmawatch are fully prepared with the addition of some useful and practical in-house skills, and has added a number of new quality marine products to its total service offer. The Metalworks Division headed up by Alexis Darder Leppanen has been benefitting from his fastidious attention to detail, and a contagious enthusiasm for his

work. Alexis commented, “we understand that each yacht is different in its own way, so our philosophy is that every job must be treated as a bespoke work plan.” The team working with Alexis is providing for instance; quality welding and polishing, fabrication of frames and supports, engine and genset exhaust repairs, parts fabrication and propeller blade welding repairs, all of this in a broad range of metals. “It’s important to note, that often we can also manufacture a replacement part that is no longer available as an ‘off the

Reacting to the well documented increase in contamination of fuel systems due to reformulations of diesel in recent years, Palmawatch have also developed another set of in-house skills combined with specialised products, all tailored to meet this demand. With this they are able to deal with special fuel filtration, purification and polishing systems, utilizing products such as Micfil and Separ filter systems. This dedicated preventive maintenance service also extends to bio descaling of sea water lines and heat exchangers, as well as descaling of waste vacuum piping. Since starting out back in 2002, Palmawatch have been providing

we have built time and time again are swim ladders. Since the very start when the company was formed i3 Composites have been building custom lite weight Carbon fibre swim ladders to tailor to our client’s needs.

INNOVATION3 COMPOSITES (+34) 693 724 020 Innovation3 Composites specialise in the design/



manufacture/installation of high end Composite components for Super yachts / Racing Yachts. One of the popular components

We have built various designs of different lengths and widths usually with very restrictive design criteria to suit the vessel in question. Along the way we have learnt a lot about the importance of good designs and trying to figure out most of the potential issues that could be faced before starting the production phase. This way this

a reliable customer support service for such iconic brands as Oyster Marine, Jongert and Southern Winds. During this time, they have established a solid reputation for deck gear servicing (windlass, winches), engine accessories service & replacements, propeller service, drive train service, seacock/through hull service & replacement, bottom antifouling application, and Propspeed (via trained technicians) for keeping propellers free of fouling. Add to this their skilled workmanship in paint refinishing, woodwork/joinery, electrics & electronics, rigging, engine mechanics, hydraulics, etc; and it’s clear that yacht owners, captains and crew can rely on Palmawatch for a comprehensive ‘stem to stern’ service offer! If you are visiting the upcoming Palma Superyacht Show, the Palmawatch team will be on hand to discuss all your yacht maintenance, engineering, or total refit requirements. Please contact our client liaison manager Helen Stachini to arrange an appointment.

gives the client the understanding of exactly what they will be getting before production starts and more importantly they can be involved as little or as much as they want with the final result. We now have various moulds and possible step/spar configurations that could potentially be a solution to most swim ladder boarding requirements. If this is something that you could be interested in then please get in touch by contacting us. All islander readers will receive a 10% discount on any orders placed during May-Sept.


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TOT-NAUTIC AT PALMA BOAT SHOW 2018 (+34) 673 454 616

display ashore which will give customers the opportunity to sea trial various models.

As every year TOT-NAUTIC will show a great selection of BOSTON WHALER and FOUR WINNS powerboats during the Palma Boat Show. This year various berth were added to the large

The star of the show will be the brand new BOSTON WHALER 350 REALM. A brand new model which will have its European Debut at this show. Triple Mercury Outboards will assure

a great performance at high speeds. Apart from the “REALM” TOT-NAUTIC is showing another 5 Boston Whaler models. The FOUR WINNS on show will be from 26” up to the Horizon 350 which is a superb twin engined Sportscruiser to take you around the Balearics offering unrivalled deckspace and just enough

cabin accommodation for the occasional overnight stay. Don’t miss the Saturday “long night” activities on the Stand and get in touch with TOT-NAUTIC for your personal invitation and more details on the available boat show offers..


announce our recent appointment as the Alfa Laval authorised distributor in the Balearics.

Precision Marine Engineering is both pleased and proud to

Alfa Laval can be found on most ships and in most power plants worldwide. As a truly global supplier with a full network of service and support, Alfa Laval provides technical competence and application leadership in the following areas: separation, filtration, fuel conditioning, heating and cooling, desalination, ballast water treatment, tank cleaning, inert gas generation, steam generation, waste heat recovery, oily waste reduction and exhaust gas cleaning. The company focus lies not only on developing new solutions,

but also on extending the performance of existing solutions – making them simpler, more reliable and more economical.

inclusion of technical support, maintenance & repair for Alfa Laval equipment and supply of original spare parts.

Precision Marine provides a wide range of pragmatic, affordable and always professionally conducted marine engineering services. We are experienced professionals in the Marine Engineering industry and have been providing successful marine engineering services from 1994 to the present day. Our policy is to provide a quality service geared to customers’ requirements and deadlines.

We at Precision Marine believe that the addition of Alfa Laval to the other leading brands we already represent, such as Northern Lights, Hamann, Cathelco, DVZ etc., enhances the 5 star service we have been providing our customers for nearly 25 years.

Precision Marines’ array of services is now extended with the

Representatives of these companies will be joining us on our stand (RR1 & RR2) at this year’s Super Yacht Show Palma (27th April to 1st May).

Offices in the UK, Mallorca & Turkey for all your needs afloat

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Due to a successful 2017 season of boat sales, we are urgently in need of quality used craft, sail and motor for our Brokerage Division. Please contact us for more information about Sunbird marketing your boat.

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ALL EYES ON PALMA Roger Horner - E3 Systems (+34) 971 404 208 The start of the sailing season is once again on the horizon and we’re very much looking forward to getting things off to an impressive start at the Palma Superyacht Show. e3 will be out in force at the show, where we’ll be welcoming customers and old friends to our stands at SY21-22. Once again we are joined on our stand by our partner, Kymeta - it’s incredible to think that this will be the first anniversary of becoming the exclusive superyacht distribution partner for their flat panel antennas - a year which has passed quickly and I’m pleased to say radically broadened the choice of antennas on the market. This year we’re also very pleased to welcome Speedcast as a cosponsor on our stand, who will be supporting us in the launch of an exciting new VSAT solution. e3 will also be co-hosting a stand as part of The Consortium with Tijssen Elektro – both stands are conveniently located together so it’s easy to drop in and join us all for refreshments and a chat. The Sun is Rising on a New Era of Ultra-Flexible VSAT



Whether at work or play, the ubiquity of terrestrial broadband connectivity is taken as a given. Once we set sail however, it’s a very different story with connectivity becoming more complicated and the solutions more expensive. Within a few miles of the shore, 4G data can be accessed fairly easily, although providers generally demand a costly commitment of several months minimum. Cruise further afield and yachts switch to VSAT, which we’re still accessing in the same way we were 15 years ago; having to sign a relatively long contract, paying for data we don’t always use, having to apply for upgrades days up-front, and then having to commit for a relatively long upgrade period. Today’s consumers are too educated in the ways of connectivity for this to continue as the status quo - they want VSAT that actually meets their needs, rather than the ‘one size fits all’ approach - which until now has been the only option.

In 2005 we developed the first yacht specific VSAT service, in conjunction with MTN, and now we are evolving this to a service that today’s consumer wants. We’ve already answered the 4G issue with our BIG DATA EUROPE SIM, offering flexible 4G data on demand across more than 40 countries. Now we’re about to revolutionise the way in which yachts buy and consume VSAT with our Bandwidth on Demand service for Kymeta flat panels and conventional antennas. But that’s not all, when both services are combined using our HYBRID Control App, a whole new world of data connectivity opens up. For the first time anyone can enjoy uninterrupted connectivity with fast, automatic upgrades with no monthly commitments using either or both satellite and 4G connectivity. It will provide the bandwidth customers need, when they need it, and charge them for simply what has been used.

This new service represents a landmark in connectivity for yachts and will greatly benefit current users while also opening up the market to those yachts wanting only occasional or seasonal, more efficient use of bandwidth. Ultra-flexibility is the way forward and this new service is all set to go, so to find out more drop by our stand or, if you can’t make it, just give us a call and we’ll tell you more. Our Oceans, Our Responsibility The superyacht industry depends entirely on marine conservation to preserve the sparkling, turquoise waters of the Med, so we really do have to support organisations such as the environmental charity, Asociación Ondine. I am absolutely delighted to announce that we’re increasing our support for Ondine - an organisation close to our conservation hearts here at e3.

We have made the decision to link the charity to our exciting new 4G on Demand and Bandwidth on Demand services. For every Euro we bill on both these services, we will donate a percentage to Asociación Ondine - so we will all be giving something back and contributing to the cleaner seas which we and our customers need and enjoy. Many of you may be aware of Ondine’s work to create a clean and healthy sea which includes excellent work with schools across the region, where they help students get a better idea of all the challenges facing local seas and getting them actively involved with reducing plastic pollution. The demand for projects run by Asociación Ondine has reached an all-time high this year with more than 800 students enrolling on its Dos Manos Schools Programme within the first three weeks of the year. Kymeta Update The Kymeta™ KyWay™ solution is selling well, with ten yachts now operational, and our global network of Certified Distribution Partners rapidly expanding to meet demand. With this comes a demand for a range of mounting

solutions. We now offer a choice of flexible mounting options for a single terminal, including our two new, stylish horizontal housing mounts that can be seen in our booth at the Palma Show. These allow single terminals to be mounted on the deck and are built in discrete white e-glass. There’s more good news from the Kymeta camp too, as I’m pleased to announce that prototype testing of the Kymeta combiner (mTenna™ PLUS) and arbitrator (mTenna™ SELECT) will soon begin on two yachts with four panel solutions. Kymeta mTenna PLUS combines terminals for increased throughput, while with the addition of the mTenna Select, customers can transmit from different terminals depending on which has the optimal look angle to the satellite. Once this has been successfully trialled, the multi-panel solutions will be good to go. We look forward to catching up with you at the Palma Show where we will launch these landmark new data services. Until then, enjoy the sunshine after the miserable weather we have had over the last couple of months.

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Carey Secrett Marketing & Development Manager Professional Yachting Association +33 (0) 4 93 34 91 16 As part of its members’ assistance service, the PYA has seen a marked increase in the number of incidents of sexual harassment reported by crew members. In light of the recent global #metoo movement which highlighted the widespread prevalence of sexual assault and harassment, the PYA would like to explore the true extent of the problem in the yachting industry. We believe that the incidents that have been brought to our attention are merely the

tip of the iceberg, and that there is a large number of unreported occurrences. There could be many reasons why harassment is not reported. Not wanting to create tensions onboard, worrying about reputational repercussions, feeling ashamed, feeling threatened or merely not knowing how or where to report the incident to. In order to approach the problem, the PYA has launched an industry survey to give crew members a voice (anonymously if desired) to bring forward their own experiences of sexual harassment in yachting. One of the purposes of this survey is to form the foundations of a support network for women working in yachting, giving them a platform to turn to in cases of sexual harassment, or other issues such as discrimination, pregnancy etc. The formation of this group

is currently underway with a group of volunteers from various different segments of the yachting industry.

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ACREW & PORT VAUBAN 21 PRESENT THE FIRST INTERNATIONAL CREW AWARDS ACREW is proud to announce a new concept to be launched in 2018: the first ever International Crew Awards. The Crew Awards promise to take an important place in the calendar for yacht crew around the world. The first awards ceremony will be held at the close of the 2018 Med Season on 13th October 2018.

To host this exciting event ACREW has partnered with Port Vauban 21; the superyacht marina in Antibes. Port Vauban 21 is the natural host for this prestigious event, with the stunning backdrop of the Bastion St Jaume providing the perfect setting in this well connected superyacht hub. Think ‘The Oscars’ meets ‘The

The hard work, experience, skill and expertise required to excel onboard superyachts deserves official recognition. The Crew Awards have been developed to reward crew that have proved themselves to be the very best at their job. Having built a network of over 12,000 Captains and Crew, ACREW is well placed to poll its membership to nominate their colleagues in the search for the very best crew onboard. We all know that the guest experience is in the hands of the crew. We all know that crew are the face of the yachting industry. And yet never before has there been a full awards programme designed to acknowledge and

mark these achievements. The numerous awards include: • Captain Crew Award • Yacht Crew Award • Leadership Crew Award • Courageous Crew Award • Sustainability Crew Award • Guest Relations Crew Award • Team Player Crew Award • Chef Crew Award • Engineering Crew Award • Deck Crew Award • First Officer Crew Award • Stew Crew Award • Chief-Stew Crew Award • Purser Crew Award • Best Charter Yacht Crew Award • Best Private Yacht Crew Award The team at ACREW will soon announce when tickets sales will become available so watch this space! And don’t forget to visit us at our Official Crew Lounge in the Palma Superyacht Show where you can find out more about the Crew Awards and enjoy everything our Lounge has to offer. The First International Crew Awards: When? Saturday 13th October 2018 Where? Port Vauban 21, Antibes Who? 300 Captains and Crew from around the globe



Karen Passman Impact Crew T. (+44) 1425 614419 Amendments to the MLC 2006 convention aimed to better protect seafarers against harassment on board will come into force by December 2018. Under the new guidance, harassment includes ‘“any inappropriate and unwelcome conduct” that, whether intentionally or not, creates feelings of unease, humiliation, embarrassment or discomfort for the recipient.’ Bullying certainly falls into this category. Bullying behaviour can cover a wide range of both overt and covert actions. We often hear of senior crew who publicly criticise other crew’s work or micro manage their juniors in order to ‘catch them out’. Others

set unrealistic deadlines, overstretch the individual, or regularly change the goal post; while some will start rumours or talk behind people’s backs. Bullies can be more subtle too, perhaps ignoring an individual or taking credit for their work. Often bullies will rely on creating fear, not just for the person they are picking on, but for those who see it happening too. Most people are unwilling to take formal action, instead voting with their feet. 20% of the individuals who responded to our crew turnover survey stated that they had experienced bullying in their last position, which is no doubt a contributory factor to the high crew turnover rates we see today. The question is, what can the industry do to tackle this problem? One solution for uncovering the issue could be asking the question during exit interviews: ‘Have you ever been bullied?’ However, exit interviews are still not common practice in the industry and crew are fearful of speaking up and potentially giving themselves a reputation for complaining after the event. poor reputation.

And while discovering you have a problem aboard allows you to take steps to fix it, prevention is by far the best option.” Undoubtedly the most effective solution is to train all senior crew in how to recognise the signs and symptoms of bullying, as well as how to address it swiftly and effectively. All too often, we hear of senior crew failing to act, frequently because they are unsure of how to deal with the situation or simply hoping that the problem will go away. Bullying is obviously unacceptable, but inaction is the equivalent of condoning the actions of the bully. For senior crew on board, there has to be zero tolerance towards bullying. It’s important that you work together to prevent it before it starts, and nip any small instances in the bud before they can escalate. Learning to give effective feedback and monitoring crew behaviour will go a long way towards ensuring bad habits don’t creep in. Crew should be encouraged to speak up, perhaps through the safety rep or the nomination of a crew rep, or anyone they can talk to in confidence. It could be that the person being bullied is particularly sensitive, or sometimes the person who is doing the bullying genuinely does not realise the impact that they are having on others. Encourage other crew who observe the behaviour to speak up too, whether directly to the

individual or up the chain of command. When you are dealing with the person accused of bullying, you will need to hear or observe their actions. Then plan what you are going to say, stick to the facts and let them know the impact their behaviour is having on yourself and others. Try and find out why they are behaving this way. Understanding why someone is acting in a bullying manner is often key to supporting change. It could be because they feel insecure or are stressed. Perhaps they have taken a position that they don’t feel ready for or capable of fulfilling. They may have been bullied themselves and this has become their learnt behaviour, which they now see as acceptable. Nautilus has been campaigning to eradicate the problem of bullying in the maritime sector for more than 10 years. If you are unable to have your voice heard on board, there are other options off the boat available for you too. From the crew agent that placed you, to yacht management, PYA and the legal profession. Don’t suffer in silence, this is no longer tolerated behaviour. Impact crew is here to support you, whether you are a leader or crew member. Give us a call to discuss how we can help you to achieve the culture that you would like for your vessel. Impact Crew specialises in on board team and leadership development across the maritime sector.

CREW MATTERS with the very basics and with hands-on examples, Andrew will guide engineers to a position of confidence with many on-board systems: from Ohm’s law to Engine Control Unit communications. One of the most common reasons Andrew gets called to a boat is that the generators cannot synchronize, either with each other or with shore power. Often engineers must deal with this issue by resorting to “Dead-Ship” by turning everything off ; an unpopular solution with captains and especially guests on charter. No-one likes to go Dead-Ship. And there is so often an easy solution, using some simple tricks to understand the principles, Andrew can show you how to re-synchronize the generators without the lights going off.

PASSING ON THE KNOWLEDGE – THE ROUNDING OUT OF A SHIPS ENGINEER Aigua Sea School (+34) 871 230 373 Andrew Ridyard is keen to pass on his 40+ years of experience. A graduate Electrical and Electronics Engineer and Fellow of the IET he has worked both in industry and on many superyachts. In fact, Andrew may have designed some of the systems on board your boat. By scientific method and decades of engineering experience, he has saved charters and prevented red faces when guests step aboard. He has also helped to avoid accidents. Andrew has built up a wealth of knowledge and a mantra worth listening to – “observe, measure, act”. So, after many years of troubleshooting in

engine rooms and control rooms on superyachts it is now time to pass on that knowledge through training. In association with Palma based Aigua Sea School, Andrew launches a three-day course designed to de-mystify electrical and electronic systems found on board, and enable ship’s engineers to better fault find, and design solutions to keep any trip running smoothly. Many people fear maths and believe that electronics and electrical circuits needs a mathematical brain, but fear not. Yes, maths is a necessary tool, but by using simple methods Andrew hopes to bring powerful understanding from simple formula. Starting

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Another common call is because alarms cannot be turned off or, worse, the alarms are not working when they should. In other words, the Alarm and Monitoring System is malfunctioning. To debug networks of sensors and electronic devices requires an understanding how these systems measure, record and send data to the monitoring system and how the centralized system then processes that information. This is essential learning for someone who has to ensure these safety systems are working correctly. Sailing yachts these days have many Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) on board. These are another example of electronic wizardry that Andrew can demystify, by introducing students to the latest graphical programming techniques. These techniques allow the novice user to quickly understand how a PLC program is working. By the end of the third day of the new

training course, students will know how to modify a program and add interactive serial data communications between two PLCs. Many of the 12 modules of the course incorporate a practical aspect where the student can observe, measure, or interact with real hardware. SeaSystems has designed custom-made ‘didactic’ teaching aids, to encourage students to make measurements, to learn and to grow their knowledge and familiarity just by using some very simple, but powerful tools. Curiosity about current and fascination of data communications can shape you into skilled electrical troubleshooters with the right attitude to approaching controls problems on board. SeaSystems aims to help you to become better engineers, increasing your confidence to move to bigger boats and get that dream rotation job! The first, full three-day course is set for 16-18th May, See www. and go to ‘specialist short courses’, or call the Aigua Sea School office on +34 871 230 373.


GREEN HORN CORNER By Greg Gibson Facebook: Calibre Crew When asked to write a column geared towards helping green crew, I thought the best way to start was to mention the top 10 things that green crew do, that cause them a bad name or difficulty in the industry. It logically makes sense to avoid these traits, in order to keep you in good running for that elusive first gig. According to the response from Palma Yacht Crew, these are the top 10 mistakes green crew make, and how to fix them. • Skateboards and caps are a NO-NO when dock walking. The majority of captains will take one look at you, and shut down. Avoid it, and when talking to the crew, remove your cap and sunglasses. • If you’re out dock-walking, and you see a boat is set up for guests (flowers out, cushions uncovered, crew dressed up in guest uniform etc) then please do not try and get their attention. These guys are 100% focussed on their guests, and simply do not have a gap to come over and chat. They are likely to get angry if



you continue your efforts. Move along and come back another day. Similarly if you see a crew member super busy with their hands full, that might not be the best time to ask them if you can drop off a CV. • When you do get onboard, be-it for day work or as your first gig, its nobody’s responsibility to clean up after you. The stewardesses are not responsible for your mess or your personal laundry. Put your dishes in the dishwasher after meals, clean up if you make a mess, throw away your trash. Do your bit for the team, and everyone will get along perfectly. • That’s not my job’ is a comment that should never be made onboard. Least of all when you are brand new. Everyone needs to get stuck in. There is one team onboard, and if everyone works a little, then nobody works a lot. Help your team members, you never know when you may need them to help you. • Read the description on a Job Advert, whether it is social media or advertised by an agent. Many times I have followed posts and seen people post the regular ‘CV Sent’ (I am still not too sure why this happens as it requires the advertiser checking even more notifications) but then they are completely unqualified for the position. Pay attention to the details, if you do not fit the bill,

do not apply. For every post that is advertised, there are a multitude of CV’s that get sent through. Anyone looking for crew will get very irritated having to read through a collection of CV’s that are not at all suitable for the position. • Once you finish your job for the day, pack away your tools. Make sure they are clean, dry, and put back in the same position and the same condition. This equipment is generally expensive, and leaving them in a shoddy condition, will often require replacement. Very unnecessary indeed, and likely to ensure that you are not considered for future positions. • Posting a selfie on your new boat, or flashing your first guest tip, or showing off your new ‘home’ is somewhat contradictory to the required confidentiality agreements. I have seen a few posts and cringed knowing what is coming. This industry is cloaked in confidentiality, and what happens onboard needs to stay onboard. • If someone shows you how to do something, do it the way they show you. The crew have generally been doing this for a lot longer than you, and taking time out to train you is a privilege. Take their advice, while it is still free. Some people have paid a lot of money to know the things they are sharing with you. At the same time, if you are unable to perform a task, ASK! Initiative is advised, but make sure you’re doing it right before going ahead and causing further work. You’re not expected to know everything, and questions asked will be respected and assistance provided. Its safer, and ensures you learn to do it right. • As much as the chef is there to cook for you, he is not your personal chef. If you have a medical allergy, or a serious dietary requirement (vegetarian etc) then by all means, if you are a new crew member - please let them know. if you are a day worker in this instance - bring something along to eat that suits your diet. Being fussy because its fashionable is not going to score you any brownie points. Healthy is fine, picky is not. • Understand the hierarchy onboard and conform. Make sure you act professionally around all crew at all times, especially if you are a day worker. Just because you are on the boat for the day does not mean that you have suddenly earned the right to treat everyone with familiarity.

Respect goes a long way, and in time will be returned. We understand the challenges facing green crew in an ever growing industry, and wish everyone the best of luck. Follow the above tips, and you’re already off to a better start. Please feel free to follow us on Facebook at Calibre Crew, where we focus on helping green crew get into the industry the right way. Our Reality 123 course is taking off, and we would be more then happy to help out where we can. For more information, please check out Good luck, and have fun!


WHAT IS IT THAT INVISIBLE CREW DOES AND WHY? PRESENT, HISTORY, FUTURE. statement in my notebook: “To streamline and professionalise crew operations on smaller luxury yachts.” Then we got to work. Future:

Jens Oomes (+34) 674 83 83 68 Skype: Jens Oomes invisiblecrewyachting Present: We provide worry-free ownership for Pocket Superyacht owners by selecting quality and compatible crew and supporting them with our proven system. We are working with some amazing

crews and some amazing owners who all want to see a higher level of professionalism in the niche of 50ft-100ft luxury yachts. We affectionally call them Pocket Superyachts. The clients want the full service that allows them to enjoy their yacht to the fullest when they are on board while not having to worry at all about it when they are not on board. We help the crew to a higher level of professionalism by providing a professional frame work. We are their employer, their personal assistant, their

representative and their advisor, all rolled into one. The owners have peace of mind knowing that their carefully selected crew is supported by a system that also provides seamless continuity, should their crew become unable to work. Our maintenance application is just one tool that we use to achieve that. This allows a new crew to step in and understand the detailed maintenance history of the yacht at any time. We have also started the pilot version of our online course How To (Find) Work On Pocket Superyachts. History: Most of the reasons why we do what we do are based on our experience with Pocket Superyachts. As an early twenty something I was employed as captain on a brand new 2,5 million Euro yacht and entered a steep learning curve. I found one or two captains that I trusted with the many “stupid questions” I had. A yachtmaster training is invaluable but there is so much more you need to know before you can run a Pocket Superyacht. I think the owners I worked for saw my genuine intentions to do the best I could and were patient in return. I met at least two other owners who were less patient with their crew that they decided to sell their yacht within 2 years! Seeing a problem that needed fixing I wrote a mission

The online course How To (Find) Work On Pocket Superyachts is attracting (young) talents who want to excel as yacht skippers. They want to be educated and supported. They will form a tribe of quality and reliable crew who share the same high work ethics and lift each other to a higher level. Through the course they learn from industry experts in the enormous variety of fields relevant to the job of running a Pocket Superyacht. They also share their thoughts, network and provide info to each other in the closed community group. They are empowered to find their own jobs through agents and their network and not just through Invisible Crew. And once on board they know either Invisible Crew’s management application or if necessary, our complete management support is available to them, to help them offer owners the highest professional service. If you want to be part of our mission or have any comments, feel free to get in touch with us!


DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES TO BE AN ETO / AVIT ENGINEER? troubleshooting, loves to get to the nitty gritty and understand the fundamentals of how things work. An ETO is curious by nature with an insatiable appetite for learning. Crisis management – being prepared for any eventuality is key! So much stress can be avoided if you’ve thought through all the different scenarios and viewed each scenario from different angles before the event occurs. When the internet, phone or TV systems stop working, you’ll very quickly be on the hot plate and pressured for an immediate solution. Jason and Nicci Robertson Being an ETO / AV IT Engineer on a super yacht is one of the most exciting jobs in the world! Who wouldn’t enjoy learning and working with some of the most up to date Audio Visual, IT, Electrical and Bridge navigation systems available? Who wouldn’t be a little bit fascinated about installing and maintaining these systems whilst travelling to far and exotic places around the world? All this sound too good to be true? Undoubtedly, there is more to being an ETO / AV IT engineer than meets the eye, the role is most certainly not isolated and purely technical; it’s a multifaceted role and much of the job requires the candidate to be an excellent communicator and confident around high profiled owners and guests. An ETO/AV IT engineer provides Captains and Chief Engineers the assurance that all systems are well looked after and maintained at all times. An ETO is a master of

Good humor, being social and friendly with a nonconfrontational character and a calm disposition is best! The job is full on with many hours dedicated to maintaining, trouble-shooting and resolving technical issues. Having a genuine interest and showing respect not only for the work you do but towards your colleagues and high profiled guests goes a long way to being a successful ETO / AV IT engineer. So much of what you do is not understood by anyone else onboard, for all intent and purposes the work you do is like “black magic” – where you see logical and structured systems, others might see a mass of flickering lights and tangled up cables that need to be avoided at all cost! Working alone, unaided and unsupervised is often the case. Being self-motivated, disciplined, and driven is crucial to the success of being a great ETO / AV IT engineer on Super Yachts. The Super Yacht sector is

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MARINE INDUSTRY NEWS With just over 600 employees, Fountaine-Pajot reported turnover of €79m for the year ended August 31, 2017. Founded in 1976 by Jean-François Fountaine (the current mayor of La Rochelle), the yard is today led by Nicolas Gardies and Romain Motteau and produces a full range of sailing catamarans from 40ft-58ft and motor cats from 37ft to 44ft.

FRENCH YARDS TO MERGE? Fountaine-Pajot set to take majority stake in Dufour Yachts A merger between the FountainePajot shipyard, one of the world’s leading catamaran manufacturers, and Dufour Yachts, a specialist in monohull sailboats, could complete in the coming weeks.

The alliance would result in Fountaine-Pajot taking a majority stake in Dufour, thanks to the financial support of Crédit Agricole Bank and UNEXO, Crédit Agricole Group’s investment fund. The merger between the two shipyards, located in La Rochelle on the French Atlantic coast, would give birth to a group

with a turnover of €142m and 1,100 employees. Established in 1964, Dufour Yachts employs 500 people and generated turnover of €63.5m for the fiscal year ended July 31, 2017. Led by Salvatore Serio, the yard builds monohulls from 31ft-63ft.

The two brands emphasised the commercial, strategic and industrial interest of this alliance in a joint press release. These include the strengthening of the commercial networks between Dufour, which is very present in Europe, and Fountaine-Pajot, which is very active in the US and the rest of the world. Each company would retain its identity and management. After internal consultations, the signing of the final agreement could occur in the coming weeks, says the statement.

DIGITAL YACHT TARGETS GROWTH IN SPAIN WITH NEW COUNTRY MANAGER Digital Yacht has appointed Paula Onrubia to head up sales and marketing in Spain. She joins from a background in fintech and will be based from Digital Yacht’s Bristol facility while also travelling extensively in Spain.

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“We’re keen to expand our network of Spanish dealers, boat builders and installers and I’ll be available to give extensive local support” commented Onrubia.

MARINE INDUSTRY NEWS Quai Jarlan will be the site of part of the luxury tender exhibition in the Tenders & Toys zone, launched in 2017 and dedicated to luxury tenders, accessories and nautical leisure goods, and now extended also to Quai Antoine Ier. The Car Deck, the MYS prestige car exhibition, and the Starboard, lounge and art exhibition, will complete the superyacht lifestyle theme on the Quai Antoine Ier.

MONACO YACHT SHOW SEPT 26TH – 29TH Five months before the 28th edition of the most awaited superyacht event on Earth, the Monaco Yacht Show presents a new layout for the floating exhibition that will unveil an outstanding fleet of 120 superyachts. This year again, visitors coming from worldwide to Monaco to purchase or order their future superyacht will also find around forty new luxury yachts making their world debuts.



The organizers of the MYS will take advantage of the restructuring of Quai des Etats-Unis in Port Hercules by the Principality of Monaco to improve the visit experience of the show’s private clientele by giving priority to the presence of yacht designers, builders and brokerage houses in front of their superyachts on display for sale or charter.

From 26 to 29 September 2018, visitors will find an exhibition fully dedicated to the superyacht lifestyle: the majority of top superyacht builders, the leading yacht designers and brokerage houses will exhibit on the water; the luxury manufacturers and top-of-the-range service suppliers will showcase their know-how notably in the Parvis Piscine tent, while in the Darse Sud tent and on Quai Albert Ier visitors will meet most of the nautical suppliers.

The different transportation networks will be optimized to ensure access to all the show areas and make the visit easier: shuttle boats will serve the main quays – including the new 240-m jetty -, electric golf carts will shuttle from Quai Antoine Ier to the Quai Albert Ier tent, the entrance of Quai Antoine Ier will be more centralized, the floating pedestrian access will continue to link the T Central to Quai Antoine Ier for the third consecutive year. Outside the show venue, the MYS has renewed its partnership with the Monaco Bus Company so all participants can use any bus for free during the show.


RICHARD HADIDA CONFIRMED AS NEW OYSTER OWNER - NEW MODELS PLANNED saying how much he paid for Oyster but he plans to resume boat building immediately with plans that include a new smaller Oyster model below 14.3m (47ft), the current smallest model in the range.

By David Robinson IBI PLus Despite a raft of premature media reports regarding a new owner having been found for the Oyster Yachts brand, a KPMG spokeswoman confirmed to IBI that deal was not actually completed until 21st March. “The sale literally went through a minute before I clicked send. I know various stories had already been released pre-official sale,” the spokeswoman commented. UK software entrepreneur, Richard Hadida, is confirmed as the new owner through a new company, Richard Hadida Yachting Ltd (RHY) of which he will be the CEO. Records at Companies House show that this business was formed on March 16, and 100 £1 shares were issued. The company has an office based at New Kings Court, Tollgate, Chandler’s Ford, Eastleigh. While Hadida is stated to be the only director of the company at this stage it is known that he has appointed, Kim Stubbs, as COO and he has been seconded from PwC where is an operational

restructuring expert. Stubbs has previous yachting experience as he reportedly helped Sunseeker’s move from a loss position to profit. To do this he reduced costs through renegotiating supply chain contracts and introducing production efficiencies which cut man-hours and time to market. Hadida’s management team also includes Paul Adamson, a former captain of the Oyster 875 Lush and experienced skipper. As to three former Oyster executives including CEO David Tydeman, IBI understand they have been told that their services are no longer required. Having no previous involvement with yachting but being successful in buying Oyster has reportedly not gone down well with one or more of the other bidders of which there were seven including a number of high net worth individuals who are said to own Oysters. He wants to retrieve as many of the 370 plus workers that were laid off but several are known to have taken jobs at other companies including the Discovery Yachts Group.

Hadida readily admits to having no boat building experiences but he says “It has been my privilege to sail an Oyster yacht for some years” and that it was “My passion for the brand that has driven my decision to acquire the business.” He is also adamant that he wants to keep it British. “I firmly believe,” he commented, “that we must save this prestigious British yacht builder and continue to nurture and grow the Oyster Group for the long term.” He indicates that he can bring “some business skills and common sense” to Oyster and that some “hard and quick decisions were needed to make the company a sustainable business.” The assets actually purchased by RHY include all the tooling and IP; shareholdings in associated companies, but, significantly not the liabilities relating to the Polina Star 111 issue which was the main cause of Oyster going into administration. This liability amounts to around £7m. The assets include a current order book valued in excess of £80m. The KPMG spokeswoman

confirmed the shareholdings of the companies involved with Oyster Marine Holdings Ltd as follows: • Oyster Yachts Limited • Oyster Leasing Limited • Southampton Yacht Services Limited • Oyster Brokerage Limited • Oyster Marine Events Limited • Oyster Palma SL Going forward some of the key challenges for the new management team will be to restart and complete work on 26 builds underway. This includes the first Oyster 118 superyacht, the new flagship of the brand, which is due to launch later this year. Hadida points to the Oyster range being thinned out in the future. He was quoted as saying: “I think there were some questionable decisions made in the range strategy, where models were very close together such as the 825 and 885, which require different tooling, and we will refine a smaller range.” “We are also actively looking,” he added, “with Rob Humphreys, who is integral to this, at a couple of 40-something footers in the range, possibly a super highquality 42, because there’s an enormous market there.” As 2018 is Oyster’s 45th anniversary it is likely to be a year to remember.

Hadida, not surprisingly, is not

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VOLVO SOUTHERN OCEAN LEG 7 put a foot wrong during their 16 and a half days at sea on the 7,600-nautical mile leg. A smart headsail combination choice the fleet entered the Southern Ocean storm track enabled them to make the turn to the east towards Cape Horn faster and more efficiently than their rivals and once ahead they put on an impressive show of heavy weather sailing that saw them made steady gains every day on the way to the Horn.

Justin Chisholm International Sailing Writer I’m writing this month’s column from the Brazilian port of Itajaí where over the past week I have watched the five teams to complete the seventh leg of Volvo Ocean Race arrive here after a tumultuous passage through the Southern Ocean and around Cape Horn from Auckland, New Zealand. There are so many stories to tell about this classic leg – one of the windiest and most testing Southern Ocean stages for many editions of the 45-year-old around the world marathon. Not least of those stories is the masterclass performance put on by Bouwe Bekking’s (until now) under-performing Team Brunel crew who dominated throughout to take maximum points in the double-scoring leg. Bekking’s crew – which includes master navigator Andrew Cape (10th time around Cape Horn) and America’s Cup-winning wonder-kid Peter Burling – barely

The Dutch-flagged crew had to hold their collective nerve right to the end though to resist a prolonged challenge over the final week at sea from Charles Caudrelier’s Dongfeng Race Team. The French skipper had to settle for second ultimately, but Caudrelier’s disappointment will not have been too intense after now taking the overall race lead by one point from the unfortunate Spanish team Mapfre who damaged their mast and blew apart their mainsail on the approach to Cape Horn. Mapfre did well to complete the Leg 7 at all.

else to contemplate than the tantalising thought of what might have been. Mapfre were the last team to finish the leg, following home third-placed team AkzoNobel and Turn the Tide on Plastic in fourth. Meanwhile, what had looked like a glorious return to action for Vestas 11th Hour Racing –who were forced out of the leg from Hong Kong to New Zealand after a collision with a nonracing vessel on Leg 4 – turned sour when their newly repaired yacht was dismasted east of the Falkland Islands. The crew cut away the broken rig and motored to the Falkland Islands where they spent a week preparing the boat for their shore team to deliver under engine and a jury-rigged sail plan to Itajaí. As I write this the verdict is out on whether they will make it here in time to fit a new mast before the start of Leg 8 to the USA.

Team AkzoNobel watch captain Chris Nicholson knew him a lot better and paid this tribute to him in an interview in Itajaí when I asked for his memories of Fish:

Hopes of catching the fleet in the forecast light airs around the St. Helena high pressure system quickly evaporated after the high switched position directly in their path leaving them drifting for days with nothing

However, overshadowing all of these Leg 7 stories is the tragic loss overboard in the Southern Ocean of British sailor John Fisher from the Hong Kong yacht Sun Hung Kai Scallywag.

“Fish was one of those – the sort of person you want with you, quite often because you think they are better than you.

After several hours of searching and faced by a serious deterioration in the weather conditions the shell-shocked crew made the devastating decision to give up their search and reluctantly turn downwind ahead of a fast-moving storm system. Scallywag later retired from the leg and the crew made landfall at Puerto Mont, Chile a week


I didn’t know John Fisher, best known simply as “Fish”, very well – hardly at all in fact – but since the start of this edition of the race I had heard a lot about him from other people. Chiefly what I heard was about his geniality, approachability, and his remarkable beyond-what-wasrequired kindness and generosity with his personal time.

Some smart foresight to station a handful of shore support personnel close to Cape Horn paid dividends and enabled the pre-race favourites to make a 12hour repair stop – allowed under the rules – before pressing on around the Horn.

Fisher went over the side in strong winds and big seas on Monday March 26 and despite an exhaustive search by his crew mates was never found.


later. The team has recently announced on its Facebook page that they intend to continue with the race and as I write this a crew of friends and supporters is delivering the boat to Itajaí.

“In this sport you meet a few people who are the ones you go to when you need things sorted out,” Nicholson told me.

“Reliable and trustworthy – that’s how I would describe Fish’s character. You could see that within the Scallywag team he has a presence – not many people have that sort of ability to have an effect, an influence like that, but Fish was one of them. “It’s a terribly sad loss to his family and friends and the Scallywag team. He will be missed by everyone in the Volvo Ocean Race and the wider yacht racing community.”


AUCKLAND CONFIRMED AS HOST VENUE FOR 36TH AMERICA’S CUP Luna Rossa - Challenger of Record for the 36th America’s Cup, applauds this agreement. It is a major milestone on the journey to the next edition of the oldest trophy in sport. Today’s announcement that the event venue and host city agreement has been reached between the Defender - Emirates Team New Zealand and the Auckland Council Governing Body and the New Zealand Government confirms that the 36th edition of the America’s

Cup, presented by Prada, will take place in Auckland in March 2021. The agreement defines the location of the America’s Cup Village, as well as the team bases, and represents a considerable investment in the waterfront area. COR 36, the operational arm of

“On behalf of the Challengers, we are very pleased about this announcement. We look forward to Auckland where we will organise the Christmas Race in December 2020 and The Prada Cup - the Challenger Selection Series in January and February 2021. Well done, Auckland - bring on AC36!” said Laurent Esquier, CEO of COR 36. COR 36 is the operational arm of the Challenger of Record for the 36th America’s Cup and is responsible for the organisation of the America’s Cup World Series (five events in 2019-2020), the Christmas Race (December 2020) and the Challenger Selection

Series - The Prada Cup in JanuaryFebruary 2021 in Auckland, NZ. * The 36th America’s Cup in 2021 will be held on Auckland’s waterfront, with a base configuration that involves a small extension into the harbour. The plan, developed by Team New Zealand, would see them situated in the Viaduct Events Centre, one team based on the Hobson Wharf extension, while as many as five other challengers could be accommodated along Wynyard Wharf. The plan was less expensive than previous options, Goff said, and required less extension into the harbour than its alternatives. With Team New Zealand being based at the Viaduct Events Centre, the need for an extension to the Halsey Wharf is essentially eliminated.

WALLY REGATTA NEWS Four regattas including the Giraglia off-shore race. Monaco - The 2018 racing calendar of the acclaimed Wally Class has been confirmed and takes in four regattas: along with the “classics” Sail Racing Palmavela (1-6 May), Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup (Porto Cervo, 2-8 September), and Les Voiles de Saint Tropez (29 September-7 October), this season

incorporates the Giraglia Rolex Cup (Saint Tropez-Genoa 10-13 June) to complete the range of competition with an off-shore race.The Giraglia is one of the Mediterranean most popular long distance races, the 243-nm course starts in Saint Tropez, France and ends in Genoa Italy, after having rounded the Giraglia rock in northern Corsica. The race counts double scoring for the seasonal Trophy.


and is presumed lost at sea.

Skipper David Witt says in a Facebook post that the team are aiming to start leg eight from Brazil to Newport, United States on April 22 .

“When you’re feeling the pain, And you’re sick of the game, But you’re young and you’re brave and you’re bright, You pick yourself up and dust yourself down, Cos it’s the carrying on that’s hard,” wrote Witt.

In honour of lost team member John Fisher, the crew of Hong Kong’s Sun Hung Kai/Scallywag have decided to continue to compete in the Volvo Ocean Race with skipper David Witt offering a rousing rallying cry on Facebook.



“Scallywags never give up!” wrote Witt, three days after the Volvo 65 boat arrived in Puerto Montt in Chile, where they crew have been resting and recovering from the emotional stress of losing 47-year-old Fisher, who was knocked overboard on March 26

The Scallywag crew are now in a race against time to reach Itajai, Brazil for the start of the 5,700-mile eighth leg on April 22 to Newport, Rhode Island, in the United States. An eight-strong delivery crew have arrived in Puerto Montt and the plan is for them to head for the Straight of Magellan, emerge into the Atlantic Ocean in the south of Argentina and sail towards Itajai.


Les Voiles d’Antibes - The Year of The Yawl © Patrick Hanez

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SPRING CLASSICS NEWS Cowes Spring Classics 11 - 13 May A new regatta for classic yachts designed before 1970 will take place in Isle of Wight, Cowes this spring. The regatta will be based at Shepards Wharf Marina. It will be a great season-opener giving owners the opportunity to get their boats ready and out on the water to enjoy some friendly racing.

The regatta is open to a wide range of classic yachts and current entries range from a 24 foot Seaview Mermaid and a Herreshoff Half Rater up to the 58 foot Bermudan yawl Lutine. The racing is being organised by the Royal Ocean Racing Club in classes using IRC, KLR or OGA handicaps. With shoreline starts the sailing will provide a great springtime spectacle. Co-organiser Martin Nott said: “By holding the event in May we are hoping to extend the racing season for these fabulous boats. We invited a very wide range of classic yachts, large and small, and although we expect people will take the racing seriously, it will be a relaxed regatta conducted in a gentlemanly manner, in keeping with the age of the yachts.” British Classic Yacht Club is a

Cowes Spring Clssics Painting by Hugh Fairfax



sponsor of the event as are other key industry players in the classic yacht world such as Classic Boat Magazine and Sandeman Yacht Company. Les Voiles D’antibes – Panerai Trophy 30 May - 3 June The Panerai Classic Yacht Challenge opens the season in Antibes again this summer. It is lining up to be the year of the yawl as we learn that five Olin Stephens designed yawls could be on the start line. There is talk of Dorade returning to join Stormy Weather and Comet, her sister S&S yawls. With the addition of Santana, Skylark of 1937, Argyll and Manitou, the yawls are having their big moment. Other news is that the 19metre Sangermani sloop Samurai is returning. She won Les Voiles d’Antibes between 1998 and 2002 but who has not raced at the event since 2009. For this 23rd edition of the event the Association Voiles d’Antibes joins forces with EDMISTON to raise the awareness of crews, school children and the public about the problems related to plastic waste and to the pollution of the oceans. The challenge is vast but solutions are emerging requiring the involvement of all. During the event the documentary, “A Plastic Ocean” will be screened on the big screen and EDMISTON will offer all the team members of Les Voiles d’Antibes reusable aluminium

bottles to limit the consumption of plastic bottles on board the boats. As Mike Horsley, Sales Broker with Edmiston told me, “During a regatta with 80 boats, with an average of 9 crew on each, drinking around 5 small (plastic) bottles of water a day, over 4 days, it comes to over 14.000 bottles for just that one event!” Multiply that over a season of regattas and the numbers are staggering. The organisation in Antibes will also work with a company to recycle all the cigarette ends. The Antibes Classic Yacht Show Another exciting edition to the regatta is The Antibes Classic Yacht Show which will take place during Les Voiles d’Antibes. It will be the first Mediterranean yacht show exclusively dedicated to the world of classic yachting.

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The Gstaad Yacht Club Centenarian of the Year went to Folly, a Charles Nicholson design from 1909 that is sailed in authentic period fashion on the Mediterranean classic racing circuit. The boat is owned by naval architect Germán Frers.

The aim of the event is to connect all the stakeholders involved in the safeguarding, renovation, maintenance and promotion of maritime heritage including owners, craftsmen and professionals. The exhibition will also showcase classic motor and sailing yachts for sale and charter. Classic Boat Awards The 11th edition of The Classic Boat Awards was held recently at the Royal Thames. Yacht Club in Knightsbridge, London. Guests included Royal Thames Vice Commodore George Ehlers and Gstaad Yacht Club Rear Commodore Manrico Iachia. Around 130 classic boat owners, designers, builders and other key individuals involved in the classic world travelled from around the world to join the ceremony. The awards are voted for by the readers themselves. The Classic Boater of the Year 2018 was Max Campbell, a 21-year-old who restored a wooden boat on his own and then sailed it solo across the Atlantic. Max sent a video message from his yacht, anchored in Grenada, thanking Classic Boat’s readers for their votes.

Classic Boat editor Rob Peake said: “The Classic Boat Awards” celebrates outstanding craftsmanship and design, be that on a clinker rowing boat or a new J-Class yacht. Many thousands of votes are cast by classic boat enthusiasts around the world to decide the winners and this year we had a real mix of boats big and small, new and old. It’s clear that interest in this thriving scene is higher than ever.” Regatta Calendar Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta 18-24 April White Island Classics, Ibiza 27-29 April Cowes Spring Classics, IOW 11-13 May Les Voiles D’antibes, France 30 May – 3 June Don’t Miss a Beat or a Bulletin! Are you RACE READY? Check out the global yachting season and download my FREE International Regatta Calendar 2018/19 for Vintage, Classic and Modern Classic Yachts. Now you can download your dates straight to I-Cal.

Les Voiles d’Antibes - Crew Skills © Giorgio Mostarda

REGATTA NEWS Hugh and Andrius sailed a heroic race in Gekko, completing the course despite the conditions. 1 ESP 3804 Speedy Gonzales Michael Clough / David Allen 2 GBR 3577 fuego fatuo John Walker / Jonny Fullerton 3 ESP 3728 Wight Flyer Stephen Parry / Teresa Parry 25 March & 7 April – David Miles series 1 & 2– Pollensa

FLYING FIFTEEN MALLORCA 17 February – Liga de Invierno 4 – Pollensa This fourth race in the RCNPP cruiser series saw a couple of cruisers and five flying fifteens turn out in the very blusterous conditions. The planned course was to be from a start off Avançada to a windward mark off Llenaire, then a long downwind leg to a buoy near Cabo Pinar, back to Llenaire then Cabo Pinar again and finish. After the short beat, we all set off on the long downwind leg. The cruisers decided not to compete the race, and motored home before the bottom mark was laid. Nevertheless, the race officer decided to set this mark the full 5 miles downwind, and off we went. Mike and David in Speedy Gonzales stayed ahead, and got close first, and broached as the came to the mark. The following

boats took this as a sign to drop their spinnakers early, and approach with caution. Meantime, Speedy was surging up the beat in Mike’s inimitable fashion. Stephen and Teresa in Wight Flyer (renamed from Fine Fettle, and with new stickers to prove it!) were doing well until a missed tack caused them to drop the mast in the water, filling the boat up and slowing them down whilst they bore off to get the bailers working and empty the out the water. This allowed John and Jonny in fuego fatuo to get past into second. Dragonfly couldn’t do the same and stayed in fourth. Fortunately, the race officer realised that nobody had an appetite for another fivemile upwind slog – although the downwind leg would have been great! – and shortened the course.

We’d planned to sail the first regatta sponsored by David Miles on this last Saturday in March, but the forecast was so bad that we decided to move to the next day. Our fleet is growing, and before the day’s racing David Miles’ new boat, FF4058, was christened Stormtrooper ffour, with champagne and cakes. A small quantity of champagne was poured over the boat, and the rest was put to better use. The conditions were fantastic, with 12 to 15 knots of easterly inside Punta Avançada and 15 to 20 knots further out into the bay. Speedy Gonzalez and Wight Flyer led off the start from opposite ends of the line and crossed tacks a couple of times until Wight Flyer overstood the first mark and gave up the lead. Rounding the windward mark, the leading boats were closely followed by Stormtrooper. The run was short and intense with very little time between hoisting the spinnaker, gybing and then bringing the kite back down.



On the way up to Isla Formentor the breeze increased as did the size of the waves. When rounding the wind lined up with the gap, giving quite clean air to beat up through the channel, with big waves breaking on both sides. The return leg was a powerful reach, but straight down the waves. Stephen Parry in Wight Flyer remarked “three plus miles in under twenty minutes – that’s shifting” (yep, over 10 knots in a boat with a 15 foot waterline!) This is why we sail Flying Fifteens. Dragonfly passed Gekko on this leg and finished fourth. A great day’s sailing was had by all. With special thanks to Michael Beecken who planned and laid the course. 1 ESP 3804 Speedy Gonzales Michael Clough / David Allen 2 ESP 3728 Wight Flyer Stephen Parry / Teresa Parry 3 ESP 4058 Stormtrooper ffour David Miles/ Corine Jacobine We have a few boats for sale or trial, come and have a go soon! Next up 3-6 May Palma 19 May Pollensa 9 June Pollensa 23 June Pollensa

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Photo ç ACEA 2017 Ricardo Pinto Collaboration On The Soft Wing Concept And AC75 Class Rule. Burns Fallow and Michael Richelsen led the collaboration between North Sails, America’s Cup defender Emirates Team New Zealand, and Challenger of Record Luna Rossa to develop the soft wing concept and AC75 Class Rule. Burns and Michael focused on adapting the North Design Suite, most notably Membrain, to analyze the foiling soft wing monohull for the 36th America’s Cup. North Technology Group has a long and deep shared history with the America’s Cup. Both North Sails and Southern Spars have been integral to development of the yachts on the water over many years, most recently with the introduction of North’s revolutionary 3Di sail technology and then the innovative fixed wing foiling catamarans. The recent announcement of the new boat concept for the 36th America’s Cup owes much to the hard work, resources, expertise and creativity at the heart of the North Group. North Sails and and their design tools were once again an integral part of the vision for high speed foiling monohulls with a softwing to be raced in New Zealand in 2021. Emirates Team New Zealand and Luna Rossa Challenge knew they wanted to create something new, exciting and different when they reclaimed the America’s Cup in Bermuda, setting the stage for their defense in Auckland. They turned to North Sails, the undisputed world leader in sailmaking. For over 30 years,



North has developed the North Design Suite, a powerful and diverse spectrum of design software, which has become trusted by naval architects, designers and racers the world over.

Membrain uses data from the wider suite of North design software to deform the rig/ sail combination as a unified structure. As structure is deformed, the shape of the sail changes, and Membrain pushes the data back through the other North software programs, most noteably Flow™ (which applies wind pressure to sail surface and calculates the forces created), to acquire updated pressure field data. The process revises the sail shape in Membrain in a circular feedback loop until a stable balance is achieved. North Sails Lead Software Development Engineer Michael Richelsen commented: “We knew that Membrain

would be the key to reaching a conclusion to a new boat concept with Emirates Team New Zealand and Luna Rossa Challenge. By adjusting variables in sail design and rig, we can use Membrain to refine and optimize sail and wing shapes, mast design, rig tune and more. Building on our work with aero and hydro analysis for the fixed wing catamarans in the last Cup [2017], we adapted Membrain to a softwing concept to create a simulation for full analysis of new boat, loads, rigging, sails.” The two-element slotted hard wing used in the 34th and 35th America’s Cup [2013, 2017] provided the ultimate trimability, allowing trimmers to literally dial in any shape short of breaking the equipment. A slotted wing can be set with deeper cambers than a conventional soft sail,

From the early stages of the collaboration back in September 2017, North Sails senior design experts Burns Fallow and Michael Richelsen knew that the North Sails patented Membrain™ software, which balances wind pressure, sail shape and rig forces, would be a critical element to developing a new boat concept including the softwing. North Sails Senior Sail Designer Burns Fallow: “We started this project in September and we did not have a lot of time to figure out if this big idea was to be feasible or not, and there were some big questions to be answered. Questions like, how much are the loads shared between the windward and leeward sail skin? How will the batten/mast interaction work, and how much aerodynamic benefit will there be from this?” “It would be far too dangerous to guess those answers,” Burns continues. “I briefed Michael [Richelsen] on what we were trying to achieve and only two months later, after some intense software development, we had a working version of Membrain that helped us answer those big questions. Since that time we have been adding more and more features to make even more refined models. Overall, this is one the most exciting and progressive projects I have been

Screen grab from Membrain showing the stress areas of the soft wing sail and its 3Di skins

Screen grab from Membrain showing an inverted head of a hard wing sail. By inverting the upper wing, the sail/wing is actually pushing backwards. It is also pushing to windward, reducing the sail’s tendency to heel the boat. The balance of the inversion and normal camber can in some conditions increase the boat’s performance.


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reaching a higher Maximum Lift Force. Secondly, the rigid control arms can force inversion of the upper sections, which creates righting moment by reversing the lift force. But a hard wing is complicated, expensive, and impractical for sailing in general. The soft wing is a hybrid between a conventional sail and hard wing. Pairwise battens (one in each section) actively control twist in the head area. The control of these battens can change the sail shape and thus performance.

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Though the section inversion of a soft wing cannot be as dramatic as it would be on a hard wing, the soft wing inverts much more than a conventional mainsail. Much of North’s recent development in Membrain has focused on modeling the interaction between the pairwise battens. Unlike a conventional mainsail, a hard wing does not backwind when the traveler is moved down or the sail is twisted. The soft wing inherits this feature, thanks to the pairwise battens,

so a soft wing can be depowered more than a conventional sail. This has proven to be a beneficial and widely used feature. North 3Di skins act as essential load carriers, joining together with the pairwise battens to make an effective soft wing. North Sails Head of Design and Engineering JB Braun: “Through our design work over the last 20 years on soft sails and hard wings, we were able to work closely with Emirates Team

New Zealand and Luna Rossa Challenge to help move the sport forward with the new rule for the 36th Cup. Within a condensed timeline (months versus years), we worked together as a unit, using the North Design Suite to influence and guide the next generation of America’s Cup Class. As we have seen from the trickle down of 3Di technology, born out of Alinghi and now used by racers and cruisers alike, the potential benefit of this work to the wider sport is huge.”



Carlo Borlenghi - First-timer Highland Fling, the ultimate ‘performance Swan’

At the time of writing 17 aweinspiring superyachts will be taking up this year’s challenge. Race enthusiasts will be able to look forward to a stellar fleet, not to mention tight racing and, as most entries will have been whipped into shape by virtue of the St Barths Bucket and/or Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta, a showdown which will be all the more exciting. Take for example four of the world’s most beautiful



classic racing yachts: Svea (44m), Ranger (41m), Topaz (43) and Velsheda (38m) - Svea may have had the upper hand in St Barths, the upcoming Superyacht Cup will be Topaz and Velsheda’s chance to turn the tables. There’s also plenty of excitement set for the superyacht classes. A new entrant bound to make this year’s performance-based boats nervous is first-timer

Highland Fling 15 (35m), and rightly so. Lauded as the ultimate ‘performance-Swan’, her plumb bow, wide stern and twin rudders scream speed, power and agility. That this speedster’s bark is as bad as her bite is clear from her prior successes, like her classwin at last year’s America’s Cup Superyacht Regatta. The on-water warrior Mari Cha III (45m) has also set her sights on overall victory. Outmanoeuvring Mari Cha III will be no mean feat as sailing all-out is second nature to her. She beat the Transatlantic Record in 1998 and the Sydney to Hobart in 1999, hitting speeds in excess of 30 knots. Christian Lay, captain on board, commented: “We’ve made a big effort to reunite highly experienced pros with past and present permanent crew. Consistent winds, a great race committee and perfectly located with plenty of hotels and restaurants: The Superyacht Cup, for us, is the Mediterranean’s premier superyacht regatta.” Other yachts, such as our latest

entry Bliss (37m), have been out of the racing scene for a few years. Bliss’ captain Richard Allingham enthused: “We have been cruising the Pacific and SE Asia for the last four years so competing in The Superyacht Cup is a welcome return to the Mediterranean and, of course, an exciting way to experience Mallorca’s finest.” Bliss’ absence on the regatta circuit doesn’t mean she’s not a force to be reckoned with. This award-winning Dubois-design was just two points short of winning the last regatta she competed in: the 2015 New Zealand Millennium Cup. Also new to the regatta are Axopar and Hartman, providers of this year’s official spectator, press and hospitality boats, and Silver Sponsors Boat International Owners Club and NetJets. Boat International Owners Club delivers a portfolio of world-class events and experiences that entertain superyacht owners, their friends and family members. NetJets is the world’s leading business aviation company, flying 700 aircrafts to 5,000 destinations worldwide. We would additionally like to pay tribute to returning ‘Destination Partner’ 100% Pure New Zealand. With the regatta’s reputation for attracting superyachts with a competitive edge, as well as a desire to push boundaries, it is the perfect match for New Zealand: an adventure playground for yachts wishing to explore further and expand their horizons beyond the traditional Mediterranean and Caribbean cruising grounds. The New Zealand team will be present during the event to introduce captains and owners to this world-class cruising destination.

The on-water warrior Mari Cha III has also set her sights on overall victory. @


THE MULTIHULLCUP: PROOF THAT GOOD THINGS DO COME IN SMALL PACKAGES Photos © Jesus Renedo Smaller, boutique-style events are the wave of the future. The MultihullCup, which took place for the first time in 2016, is a good case in point. Although the regatta’s idyllic location and supreme sailing conditions add to its allure, it’s the intangible buzz -the kind you only find at intimate events- which cinches the MultihullCup’s magic. Travis McGarry, captain on Slim, illustrated this point perfectly when he described the racing during the MultihullCup’s inaugural edition: “The daily racing was super competitive on the water and then, almost immediately as everyone

touched the dock, we all seemed to be the best of friends: sharing stories and talking about the days racing” Coco de Mer’s Captain John Fisher put the event’s appeal in a nutshell: “We had some great sailing, we had a very mixed fleet, we had a lot of fun and we’ll be back next year!” Added attraction is the regatta’s base in the stylish and wellappointed Port Adriano marina, not to mention the regatta’s singular courses. Turquoise-hued waters and the stunning islands of Sa Dragonera and Cabrera as turning marks are a true testament to this. Although racing is still six months away, this year’s entry list already

boasts some of the most thrilling multis on the water today. Allegra (78ft), from the drawing board of Nigel Irens, designer of some of the fastest yachts on the planet, is one such yacht, as are the 66ft all-carbon flyers Coco de Mer and Slim. Slim is designed by the acclaimed Morrelli & Melvin team, the brains behind the Olympic Nacra class as well as the America’s Cup 72 speed-monsters. Latest entry is Dragon, a 66ft multi dreamt up by Brittany-based Bañuls Design. This will be the second time the aforementioned cats will meet in Mallorca, so multihull enthusiasts can expect the tremendous sense of camaraderie on the dock to be matched by cut-throat battles on the water. To ensure fair racing for all in the

fleet OMA’s new MultiRule, in play since 2017, will be applied at the MultihullCup this year. Owners and/or captains keen to compete in the action please note that there are only 10 berths available, which means those interested are advised to contact Event Manager Andrea Grimm via for an entry form soon. To get a taste for what the 2016 edition was like and for what’s in store for the MultihullCup’s second edition, to take place 7th - 9th September, watch the 5m recap-video on the news section on the event website. It perfectly portrays the regatta’s amicable atmosphere and riveting racing, while showing off the MultihullCup’s awe-inspiring surroundings to boot.


FULL SERVICES YARD IN BARCELONA EMVmarine +34 933 207 531 EMvmarine was established in 2014 in Marina Badalona as a boat yard, after 10 years of Rigging and maintenance company’s background. Since then, EMVmarine has been growing in facilities and in its own team members, until it has converted into a full-service boatyard. Nowadays, t’s a reference yard and a Nautor’s Swan Service Centre in the Western Mediterranean area for yachts up to 170 feet, that have a demand for custom-tailored solutions & large refit projects with high-standard finishings. The location in Marina Badalona, in the metropolitan area of Barcelona, gives a good option for the boats on the West side of the Med and the Balearics Islands (120 miles from Palma de Mallorca), allowing crews commuting easily by public transport to the port. it is a 15’

drive from the city center and 30’ from the airport.

deadlines and the approved budget for each boat.

EMV Marine’s own experienced team, consisting of more than 35 specialists, provide quality jobs in all its departments, such as Rigging, Hydraulics, Joinery, paint, deck hardware, engineering, electrics and shipwright . Every service offered by the yard is assigned to Project Managers, who are fully dedicated to providing solutions and meet

A strong relationship with the in-house subcontractors/partners for big painting projects and for systems is a big advantage for the customers. All our partners share the same vision and dedication to the projects, which helps EMvmarine to provide a better service due to the increase of workforce and specialization. The yard offers 5000sqm for

winterization, mast space, and 38 dock space up to 50m. It is well equipped with an innovative painting facility for masts and dedicated workshops for each skill. Chandlery and purchases department is available for boats, there is also a dedicated customer care department. Specialization in sailing yachts between 60ft to 170ft, repair and refit for foreign flags are the main core of the business, allowing maintenance jobs and

assistance out of the premises of the boatyard, like assistance on some of the important regattas like Palma Vela, Copa del Rey or Swan Cup in Porto Cervo. Appointed as Nautor Swan Service Center, EMV Marine offers a friendly and tailored service, designed for each Swan to meet an owner’s and captain’s expectations. A good knowledge of the Swan line and working hand to hand with the yard in Finland will ensure the best result for the Nautor customers.

Last refits were onboard Swan 65 Libélula (which was awarded by the Best Nautor Swan refit in 2016), Swan 65 Six Jaguar, Swan 80 Sapma, Swan 90 Leonara, and right now underway is Swan 90 Strathisla, along with more than other 60 Nautor Swan boats during the last years. Other boats, like Valdettaro 112, Ree, Jongert 42 Passe Partout or Mirabella III, are frequent visitors at the yard. EMV runs between 100 and 120 projects a year, with around 200 customers with an 85% or repetition.

AROUND THE REGIONS - GIBRALTAR & MALTA and even improve your fitness. In areas where the sea is warm then swimming when in port or at anchor provide a great way to do cardio exercise. Forget using taxis in port use every opportunity to walk to do any re-provisioning. Make multiple visits to the supermarket instead of doing one massive shop and then taking that taxis back to the boat. Fitness is about working healthy exercise into your daily chores. Unless you are on a super yacht there will not be a gym or weights. However, you still have your own body weight and your can-do resistance exercise such as: • Push-ups • Squats • Burpees • Lunges • Sit-ups • Crunches

TIPS FOR GETTING AND REMAINING FIT ABOARD A YACHT It may seem difficult to stay fit aboard a small yacht during a long cruise. With a two-month cruise of the Mediterranean Islands planned for this summer I have been on a fitness crusade. I shall share my thoughts and findings with you in this article. The first tip is that you should start your cruise very fit and then aim to maintain that fitness within the confines of the boat. To get fit my routine has involved doing a fast walk up “Mediterranean Steps” on the Rock of Gibraltar every other morning. This gets my pulse rate up and my heart and lungs exercised at the same time as my muscles. On the alternate days I do a visit to the gym for 20



minutes for muscle development. A fast walk up Gibraltar’s Mediterranean Steps involves an elevation gain of approximately 300 metres. At the top there are beautiful 360-degree views that help to provide the motivation needed to get going. At the ripe old age of 64 I manage that in 38 minutes (nearly an hour at the start of the regime). It then takes me 25 minutes to descend and cool off slowly. Fitness experts call this cardio exercise and you’ll know you are doing it right when you start to feel short of breath, warm and you feel your heart is working hard. Don’t overdo it in the early days as it is best to build up slowly, and it’s advisable to have a medical

check up before starting your campaign. On gym days I aim to do some weight lifting to improve my muscle tone. Initially you will be dismayed as fat turns to muscle and your weight actually increases! Don’t be alarmed this is normal and if you maintain a healthy eating style your metabolism will increase and then your fat will slowly melt away. When lifting weights, lift a little more each time. You want the gym session to be about muscle development and not about improving lung and heart function. If you are lifting too easily then you not doing it right. Once cruising your options narrow a little but there is no reason why you cannot maintain

Alternatively get yourself a “resistance band” - essentially an elasticated tube with handles that you can use for a myriad of different muscle toning exercises. It’s inexpensive and packs into nothing, which is ideal on a boat. Finally, Yoga and Pilates exercises are easy to do within the confines of a boat either on a floor, or for many actions on your bunk. If you need to kick start your fitness campaign using some help then working with a personal trainer or going away of a long weekend boot camp (such as: https://www. ) will provide the professional advice and motivation to get started. Good luck with your campaign I feel great now and ready for my cruise this summer.

MALTA YACHTING INDUSTRY QUESTIONS EUROPEAN COMMISSION VAT RULING By Michael Verdon Maltese industry claims France and Italy apply same principles in VAT collection A combined group of yachting associations and interest inside Malta have questioned the European Commission’s ruling last week that it was not levying the correct amount of VAT on yacht sales. The Commission said that Malta, Greece and Cyprus were collecting a smaller amount of VAT on the yacht lease-to-own sales because the yachts were listed as services rather than products. It called on the three member states to correct the discrepancies. The Maltese yachting interests issued a statement saying they have always adhered to EU VAT laws. “Malta Yacht lease structures have always been set up in line with EU laws, based on practices tried and tested in other Member States as explained by the Malta Guidelines,” the statement said. “The industry therefore questions why such a notice of alleged infringement is

being sent at all.” According to Malta Today, the group said that member states like France and Italy apply the same principles in VAT collection. The statement was made by the Yachting Services Trade Section within the Malta Chamber of Commerce, Enterprise and Industry, the Malta Maritime Law Association, the Malta Maritime Forum and the Super Yacht Industry Network Malta. “The yachting industry consists of the large domestic market and forms part of a larger EU yachting eco system which together contribute significantly to the country’s and EU gross domestic product and have been supporting a number of jobs for the past 15 years,” said the statement “It is vital that the EU authorities continue to recognize and encourage this contribution in line with the EU Maritime policy.” The group said it would support the government of Malta in challenging the Commission’s decision.


SUPERYACHTS CARRYING SOULR FOOD CARTS TO COASTAL COMMUNITIES IN NEED Images courtesy of Chris Shashaty, Swarm A millennial’s solution for disaster-struck communities provides immedi-ate relief, and an ongoing solution to build climate-resilient societies. A collaboration between the non-profit yacht industry humanitarian organi-zation YachtAid Global and solar power guru Tyler Norris is helping communities recover quickly from natural disasters, and setting them up for brighter futures. While still studying at university, Norris invented a solar-powered food cart capable of effectively chilling goods. Fast forward a couple of years, and several accolades and his Soulr brand has become the epicenter of the micro clean energy movement. In 2017 when a string of hurricanes hit the Caribbean, it was only natural for this innovator to feel compelled to help. Knowing Soulr could assist people in the disasterstruck areas to secure chilling equipment to keep medicines and foods safe, and provide other essential power services, Norris contacted YachtAid Global to see if the plan could be made to work logistically. With the help of a 260ft yacht organized through YachtAid Global, Soulr fridge/freezers, Soulr power stations, AquaPaks, and a full solar mobile kitchen were delivered to the island of

Dominica in mid-December, followed by additional units which were sent to Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands shortly after. “One of the things that appealed about partnering with Soulr was its deter-mination to help countries become climate resilient and independent,” says YachtAid Global’s Executive Director, Tim Forderer. Soulr equipment was outfitted into health centers, fishing committees, and indigenous villages, providing renewable energy for vulnerable areas. “The speed, efficiency, and leadership that YachtAid Global provided was incredibly instrumental in the delivery of our Soulr equipment,” says Norris. “Not only did they assist in overcoming the logistical hurdles of shipping, but they reduced our overall cost of deployment by an enormous amount. Without YachtAid Global, we would not have been able to facilitate the lev-el of social impact we initially had set out to accomplish.” Soulr products are unique in that they offer immediate relief with access to cold storage for food/ medicine, off-grid micro energy to charge electronics, and the ability to simply be converted to mobile food carts or kiosks. It’s a full closed-loop sustainable system and is designed to help build resilient communities.

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STEW OF THE MONTH: RENEE BOUDRIA Interview By: Kate Tarratt Cross Go with the Glow What did you do before yachting, and how did your yachting career first begin? I joined yachting when I was twenty two, right after finishing my degree in Textiles, Merchandising and Design. To help me earn a living through university I was a waitress, and got a job for a summer season working at The New York Yacht Club’s satellite location in Newport RI. Whilst working at another golf club as a receptionist in the spa, I met a massage therapist who used to work on yachts. She would tell me these amazing stories about her time in yachting. When I asked the obvious question of how can I get a yachting job, she helped me make my first CV. Her rigger husband asked on the boats he was working on if they needed anyone, and two weeks later I had a job on board S/Y Atlanta. What has been your favourite boat you’ve worked on, and why? I have had a lot of amazing experiences on board the boats that I’ve worked on, and been very lucky to work with amazing people. I have been on board Rosehearty for the longest amount of time, and love working with a crew that is more like a family. Everyone has been on board for years, and we have a lot of fun working together. We also get to go to some amazing places, like the North West Passage, and will be going to the Galapagos, French Polynesia, and Antartica. What are the best and worst parts about working onboard? I love being able to travel and earn a living whilst doing it. It’s

amazing to be able to see parts of the world that you otherwise wouldn’t have thought to go to, or that other people come to for a special holiday. The worst parts of the job are being away from family, and not always having time off on the big holidays, like Christmas and birthdays. How do you keep sane on charter? I take naps whenever I can! If I have enough time on my breaks, I try to exercise a little bit in the cabin to get some endorphins flowing. What are your best strategies for spoiling charter guests? I find that charter guests like it when you can remember what they like, and ask them specifically about it. When you see them in the morning, to ask them if they would like their double espresso, rather than the general “can I get you a coffee or tea”. They like to feel special, and that the service that we provide is a step above. Cool towels and special cocktails are always a favourite as well. We like to do special garnishes for our cocktails, and use different combinations of essential oils for the cool towels. Orange and bergamot was a hit on our last trip. What’s the coolest thing you have done for guests? On one particular boat I worked on, the guests really liked beach BBQ’s. We decided to do a suckling pig roast, and go all out on the BBQ setup. They loved it, and I think it’s now become a tradition for them. What is your signature cocktail? Our guests always love our Bloody Mary’s. One charter guest told us that she would

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miss the boat, but especially our Bloody Mary’s. What is your favourite yachting destination? I am a Caribbean girl at heart as I love the beach. I have a feeling that French Polynesia will soon be my new favourite. If you owned a superyacht, what would you do differently? Pass….I try not to think like that! What is your on-board pet hate? Juice cartons left with a few sips in the bottom. Just drink the dregs instead of putting it back in the fridge! What career achievement are you most proud of? I guess it would be that I was promoted to chief stew after two years in the industry. I really wanted to be the head of my department as soon as I joined yachting. I worked with some great chief stewardesses in the beginning of my career, and they taught me so many great tricks and tips, and then I jumped in to the deep end to learn the rest for myself. Best housekeeping tip/hack? I am very short, so I tend to take a Swiffer pole, and put a clean Swiffer pad on to dust the high up areas that I can’t reach. It’s a great way to clean in the morning quickly before the guests get up. Tell us about your funniest embarrassing moment on board. On one charter when I was particularly sleep deprived, I was serving lunch to the guests at the cockpit table, which had

steps going down around it. The table was packed, and you had to serve some of the guests their wine by walking up the steps and sneaking the bottle in between them. They wouldn’t pay attention to your eye contact ques so that they could reach their glass out to you (sailing yacht problems). While returning from a round of pouring, and walking down the steps, I assumed that I had one more step down. In reality I was on the level deck, and tripped quite badly in front of the entire table. What’s your favourite adventure in Mallorca? Hiking in Deia to swim off the rocks. It’s so beautiful there. If you could give your 20yr old self one piece of advice, what would it be? Don’t be in a rush to get out of school and get a job. Enjoy life in the moment. What’s your plan for the future? At the moment I am excited for the trip that Rosehearty is about to embark upon. It will be amazing to go off the beaten path again and see remote areas like Antartica, and Easter Island.


FROM SHIP TO SHORE: ZOË SCOTT Interview By: Kate Tarratt Cross Go with the Glow How long did you work in yachting? Can you tell me about your yachting career – highlights, low points? I worked in yachting for about seven years in total. I took time in between jobs to explore different career options and travel. I was in permanent positions for five years and then I became freelance. My first stewardess position was on a private 63m MY when I was 19, in 1999. The industry was very different then, there was no STCW, no ENG 1 and you got paid in cash! There was a team of 6 of us working in the interior for 67 days straight and the boat only left the dock a few times. It was my first job since leaving college and quite an interesting way to start my yachting career. Looking back over my time in yachting, the highlights have been meeting some amazing friends and having worked for some wonderfully down to earth, kind yacht owners. I feel privileged to have travelled and seen parts of the world that I may have never seen if I hadn’t worked on yachts. However, because I was working the interior, sometimes we would visit several places in a day and quite often I wouldn’t know where we had travelled to and from. Other than when the standard tiredness of working non-stop for weeks on end kicked in, the lowest points were when I didn’t feel safe on-board.

Luckily, these were rare cases, either owing to the actions of irresponsible owners that insisted they smoke in their cabins at night or feeling a lack of trust or confidence for crew in higherranking positions. How did you know it was time for you to make the move to land? There were a few things making me want to be land based, such as coming back to the comfort of my home after a days work, being in my own space and having more time to spend time with my family and friends, especially during Christmas and birthdays. Also, the realisation that I was becoming too old to sleep in a bunk-bed began to dawn on me! What was the most difficult thing about the transition? I think it was getting over the initial shock of not being in the yachting ‘bubble’ with few daily responsibilities and watching money go out as quick as it came in, especially on boring things such as rent and car insurance. What was the best thing about it? Knowing that I could make plans that would not have to be cancelled at short notice due to last minute guest trips. Also, in my spare time I like to work on art and furniture upcycling projects and this was something that had to be put on hold when I was working at sea. Now that I am land based, I have the time and space to do them. What do you miss most about yachting? Working on charter yachts when I was in my 20’s was great, every day was an adventure and being at an age when you could go out all night and easily get up

for work the next morning was no problem! Also, knowing that charter tips are a thing of the past is an unfortunate reality. What do you do now? I am starting work as a consultant for a boutique ‘eco’ hotel, dealing with many different areas of project development including food sourcing, brand identity, recruitment etc. On the side, I also work as freelance chef for events and have just opened an online Etsy shop where I sell artwork and vintage homewares. My store can be found at www. Do you have any advice for fellow yachties about going land-based? Start thinking about what you want to do ashore while you still enjoy working on yachts. Consider your strengths and interests and specifically put aside some savings for times when you may be land-based and exploring what to do next. Anything else? I have taken part in several beach cleans to help clear the plastic and rubbish that is left on them or brought in by the sea. One of

the most prevalent items found are the plastic sticks from cotton wool buds. These are used for seconds but take hundreds of years to decompose and have the potential to harm marine life. As they are used a lot on board yachts for cleaning, I would urge interior crew to consider buying those with a paper stick instead. It may only be a small gesture, but with the state of how our oceans are today, every little change we can make will help.

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MANAGING YOUR MANAGEMENT STYLE Hazel Anderson We are all managers. No matter what your position is in life or in your career you have a certain amount of managing that must be incorporated into your daily activities. You manage your time, your energy, your money, your resources and your choices, at least you should, BUT DO YOU? How many of us actual manage as opposed to neglect, ignore, miss-manage or abdicate all of our responsibilities, allowing someone else to dictate how things are run or wait for chance to take control. Very few of us are experienced in management, let alone trained in managing ourselves or others or understand the complex nature

of management and the different styles that can be used. For many the subject of management is a tricky one, where we profess to be good managers but struggle to maintain control or believe we are in control but are actually guilty of gross miss-management. Managing others is complicated, difficult and subject to the many ever-changing natures of the human being but before we even touch this subject we need to understand how to manage ourselves. If you are unable to manage your own life, there is no way you can manage others. Being responsible for making decisions and managing others is more than just telling other people what to do and when to do it. It is about knowing what the objectives are, understanding

This starts with looking at how you manage yourself as a means to learning how to manage your team. Looking at your own energy levels throughout the day, your body clock and when you are functioning clearly. When do you do your best work? What is your routine and what knocks you out of sorts. Do you set goals for yourself? Do you manage to achieve your personal goals and how do you react when you are unable to reach them? Do you need to reward yourself when you achieve a goal and how do you do this? Understanding your own unique approach to achieving goals will help you understand the reality that we are not all the same; our body clocks are different, our personal objectives are different, how we react and our inner reward system is personal to each individual.

People do not naturally want to be told what to do, be held accountable for their actions or pushed to perform to a certain level. We are unique and complex so what works for one person may not work for the next. As a manager or team leader your objective is to lead a productive team who work well together, operate as one cohesive unit and are focused on the same goal. You want the work to get done and your team to be happy. Knowing more about yourself as a manager, your management style, where your strengths lie and the conditions you work best in will help you to become better at bringing the best out of your team. If you understand how your management style is received by your team it is possible to keep motivation high and your team loyal.


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Photos © Sofia Winghamre As a (chief) stewardess, you need to make sure that absolutely anything and everything a guest might possibly need is on board. “What? No personalised M&M’s? “Excuse me, you have not specifically catered for my precious teacup pig Daisy?! It’s a travesty!” OK, so I may be slightly exaggerating but you know what I mean. From stationery to stain removers and from sun creams to crew uniforms: everything has to be sourced way before

the start of the season and again before an owners’ trip or charter commences. And we’re not talking a few bits and pieces either but a procession of shopping trolleys and enough bags and boxes from specialist shops to, well, sink a ship. Pun totally intended. The downside, of course, are the many lists you need to prepare and the fact that, regardless of the quantity of bags you’re hauling around, you can’t shake the feeling you’ve forgotten something crucial. Julie Perry, however, writer of the ‘The Insiders’ Guide to Becoming a Yacht Stewardess’ confessed to loving those stints ashore, and why not? You get to spend an afternoon off the boat, away from cramped quarters (not to mention the rest of the crew) and, as a reward for running from florist to pharmacy and from deli to department store, why not break up your shopathon with lunch in a cafe which is as peaceful and relaxing as the food is healthy and delicious? Apart from an exquisite selection of crockery, décor, fabrics and fashion (no doubt there are many things you can tick off your list on the shop’s ground floor alone)



Rialto Living pride themselves on a large and airy indoor café. A huge skylight lets the sun shine its sunny rays inside and the many plants and indoor trees enhance the café’s alfresco feel. Feast on fresh salads such as the ‘Rialto’ which features shrimp, strawberries, avocado and nuts, tasty starters like marinated salmon with lime yogurt or well prepared mains of fresh local fish or duck breast with artichoke and foie. All dishes are prepared with the utmost care and using super fresh ingredients to boot. Moreover, Rialto Living’s talented chef changes the menu regularly, so your taste buds will be in for a surprise every time you visit. Oh, and you know what else? You don’t have to be run off your

feet on a whirlwind shopping spree to be able to enjoy the café’s calm vibe and mouthwatering creations. You can go on a Saturday as well, when you’re not on a schedule and have no list to tick off, when you happen to be meandering around town browsing just for you. 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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activities that decrease stress levels, like meditation. Reason #5: Your New Products are Doing More Harm Than Good When patients come in complaining of sudden onset of skin issues, one of the first questions I ask is if they have started using any new products within the last few months. What may be a great product for one person may not work well for others because we all have different genetic makeup, oil content and pore sizes. I help my customers by providing

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and a desire to move on to hotter curries.

I’m in love with Mediterranean food from all over the region and I’m passionate about cooking with all these fantastic, local ingredients we have at our disposal right here on the Island from the amazing “gambas” of Soller, the fruity olive oil to the succulent local lamb and crispy suckling pig. But even I occasionally need something different, something with a little spice and maybe something with a few chillies to wake up my aging taste buds. For me, that something different is normally a delicious home-cooked, hot spicy curry.

The term curry derives from kari, a Tamil word meaning sauce and referring to various kinds of dishes common in South India made with vegetables or meat and usually eaten with rice. Anything can basically be made into a curry and spices do not necessary have to be added to it. There is a common misconception that all curries are made from curry powder but there are literally hundreds of types of curries from Bangladesh, Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia through to Thailand and right into the Caribbean and every single one is slightly different in some way.

Apparently, it is possible to become addicted to curries and I can easily understand why. They arouse and stimulate the senses and provide a natural high. The liberal use of spices leads to the body’s release of endorphins and combined with the complex sensory reaction to the variety of spices and flavours, a natural high is achieved that causes subsequent cravings, often followed by addiction

This month’s recipe is a firm favourite of mine. It’s an aromatic, lightly spiced prawn curry from the Malabar Coast in southern India. It’s flavoured with tamarind and coconut milk and its quick and easy to prepare. But be careful…it’s totally delicious and can easily become addictive.

Malabar Prawn Curry Cooking time: 30 mins Prep time: 25 mins Ingredients (serves 4): 600g large raw tiger prawns, peeled 4 large tomatoes, roughly chopped 3tbsp olive oil 2 onions, thinly sliced 1 small green chilli, finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, crushed 5cm piece fresh root ginger, peeled and grated 200ml coconut cream 200ml coconut milk Juice of one lemon 1tbsp palm sugar (or soft brown sugar) 50ml tamarind puree Malabar Spice Mix 1/2tsp black mustard seeds

12 dried curry leaves ½ tsp chilli powder 1/2 tsp turmeric ½ tsp coriander seeds ¼ teaspoon fenugreek seeds Add all the ingredients to the spice grinder and pulse until coarsely crushed. Heat the olive oil in a large saucepan or wok, and then add the onions, chilli, ginger and garlic. Cook over a gentle heat for 2-3 minutes, and then add the Malabar spice mix. Cook the spices for a minute or two and add the tomatoes, coconut cream and milk. Bring to the boil and then simmer for 15 minutes. Add the lemon juice, tamarind puree, palm sugar and a pinch of salt. Blend the sauce with a hand blender and add the prawns. Cook for 2-3minutes and serve immediately. Garnish with fresh coriander sprigs and serve with steamed rice.

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GALLEY GODDESS The unsung hero of the world of Super Yachts would certainly have to be the industrious, dedicated Chef - that Superhero in crocs lurking in deep within the bowels of a massive floating gin palace. Often working alone in a small spaces, battling high stress, these culinary warriors are fighting to provide their guests with elegance and perfection upon a plate. I’d like to raise a glass, trumpet a fanfare, hat in hand, stand up and applaud all you Chefs out there in the yachting industry whether on board a 70 metre or a 30 metre vessel. Rockstars in aprons, Super Yacht chefs are expected to be innovators, creators, experimentalists and in the past 15 years many have come

into the industry linked with previous experience in luxury establishments on land, Michelin starred restaurants or 5 star hotels. Michelin Stars are a feature of the Michelin Guide books which were first published in France by Andre and Edouard Michelin, the owners of the Michelin Tyre Company in 1900. The French entrepreneurs started a guide that listed a wealth of information for motorists which included where to find meals and accommodation on holiday on France. Culinary astronomy at is best gave way to three levels of star ratings which can be awarded; 1 star - a very good restaurant in it’s category 2 star - Excellent cooking, worth a detour 3 stars - Exceptional cuisine, worth a special journey Their mascot, the Michelin Man, (Bibelobis), that slightly creepy blobby white tyre man thingy is, incredibly, one of the world’s oldest trademarks. In the restaurant world, the control freak that is commonly known as the angry chef is very real and passionate creature. I have read that if you goggle the words ¨ chef ¨ and ¨ tantrum ¨, you’ll have more hits for Gordon Ramsey than cats have nine lives. Aboard a large luxury yacht, there’ll be such no cheffy tantrums, kitchen hissy fits or smashing of plates below decks. Even though, no doubt plenty of chefs have, given

a moment of buttock clenching stress or frustration, had serious fantasies that involved stabbing well deserving crew members or other such justified acts of violence. Not all chefs on board are classically trained, but know that half the battle in making good food is starting with great ingredients, along with translating these ingredients into perfect compositions of colours, flavours, textures and shapes. And it’s also all about plating dear Islanders, making food look and taste like abstract art, and, lucky, lucky you, I’ve sourced some useful are so welcome. • Choose the perfect plate, the right size, make sure it’s big enough to allow your food to stand out, but small enough that your portions don’t look too small. • The colour of the plate is very significant, white plates are popular as they create high contrast and provide a neutral background. Place the focal point of your dish to either the left or right side of the plate rather than the centre.

• Plate your ingredients, picture the face of a clock. Your protein should be between 3 and 9, your starch or carbohydrate from 9 and 12 and your veggie from 12 and 3. • Use moist ingredients as your base. Anchor your runny ingredients like purees and mashed veggie by placing other foods on top of them. • Serve odd amounts of food. Always give guests odd quantities, when serving small foods like scallops or prawns. Serving 7 scallops instead of 6 creates more visual appeal and the perception that your guests are getting more food. • Don’t overcrowd and keep things simple by focusing on one ingredient, usually the protein. Finding a focal point also ensures that the accompanying ingredients will play a complementary, supporting role. • Keep close attention to detail, colour and contrast are two elements that will give your food the wow factor. • Another way to catch your guests eye is to create height on your plate. Creating a tall plate can go a long way to enhancing

visual appeal. • Use texture to enhance your dish, you’ll find that contrasting a smooth veggie puree with crunchy one works excellently. • Try and create and design with sauces. Use a squeeze bottle or spoon as a paintbrush. Dab dots on one side of your plate. • Garnishes - choose edible garnishes • Make sure you have decorating brushes, garnishing kits, moulds, plating and precision tongs, plating wedges (these come with flat, round or pointed edges and are perfect for smearing sauces and other soft ingredients into designs on your plate) Shavers work well for chocolate and hard cheeses. Spoons are fabulous to drag smears of sauce across your plate. • Three basic plating styles classic, free form and landscape. Grilled Red Snapper with Mustard and Tarragon Sauce with Asparagus and Peas 4 red snapper fillets, 100g each Salt 1 glug of oil Sauce 100g fresh peas 100g Maris Piper potatoes 1 egg yolk 1 teaspoon cider vinegar 1 teaspoon English mustard powder 250 olive oil 100ml fish stock 50ml double cream 1 baby gem lettuce 2 gherkins 2 teaspoons fresh tarragon Salt & freshly ground black pepper To Plate 16 asparagus spears 50ml olive oil To start the sauce, bring a saucepan of salted water to the boil and add the peas. Cook for 1 minute, then lift out with a slotted spoon and refresh in coldwater. Set aside to drain. Peel and dice your potatoes into 1cm cubes and add to the boiling water. Cook until just tender, then drain and set aside to cool. Whisk the egg yolk, vinegar and mustard together in a bowl for 1 minute, then slowly add the olive oil, don’t add to quickly otherwise the mixture will split. Then season with a little salt. Now gently heat the stock in a saucepan, stir the cream into the mayonnaise then whisk in the hot fish stock a little at a time until the sauce is of a coating consistency.....pop it aside.

Preheat the grill to high and season a baking tray with salt, drizzle over a small amount of olive oil and lay the snapper fillets on top. Grill for about 6 minutes, then remove from the grill and set aside for a few minutes – the residual heat will finish cooking the fish as it rests. Meanwhile bring a pan of salted water to the boil. Peel the asparagus spears and blanch them for 2 – 3 minutes depending on thickness. Drain and refresh. To finish the sauce, remove skin from the peas, finely shred the lettuce and chop the gherkins. Place the sauce in a saucepan over medium heat and stir in the lettuce, peas and potatoes. Allow to heat through for a minute, then stir in the gherkins and tarragon. Season to taste. Ladle the sauce into four big, warm serving bowls and lay the fish on top. Garnish with each portion with four asparagus spears and a drizzle of oliveoil. Spectacular! Michelin Mango Parfait with Coconut Sorbet 6 egg yolks 100g caster sugar 375ml double cream 250ml mango puree Coconut Sorbet 425ml sugar syrup 400ml coconut milk For the parfait, whip the cream until soft peaks form and return to the fridge. Using a whisk attachment, beat the egg yolks on high speed with one tablespoon of warm water until they double in size. Next heat the sugar to 121C and slowly pour down the edge of the mixing bowl to combine with the yolks while mixing. Once the sugar/yolk mix has cooled, add the mango puree until combined. Fold in the cream and place in 8 moulds and pop in the freezer for a minimum of 4 hours. While the parfaits are setting, whisk the sugar syrup and coconut milk together, strain and churn in an ice-cream maker until you reach the desired consistency. Chuck in the freezer to set. On a large, square white plate serve up each parfait with a quenelle of the coconut sorbet. Dice up tropical seasonal fruit with extra mango puree and assemble down each side of the plate. Wishing all you Chefs and Cooks a fabulous season, Galley Goddes XXXXXX



staying in place, sealing up the bleeding point, especially for internal bleeding. Elevation • Elevating the part of the body, usually leg or arm, will reduce bleeding from veins and skin • Unlikely to be effective with arterial bleeding Stitching • Putting the wound edges back together and stitching or stapling them in place stands a good chance of stopping bleeding • Needs specialist kit and medical training.

Nick Stael von Holstein Medical Support Offshore A casualty who is bleeding is one of the most alarming and dramatic emergencies on board a boat. A small amount of spilt blood goes a long way, and looks appalling, particularly when mixed with a few litres of seawater. Even after seeing plenty of trauma in my career so far, haemorrhage happening in front of me still has a strong emotional impact, particularly if it is my own. If the bleeding (haemorrhage) is not stopped rapidly, ‘shock’ may develop and on a boat in the middle of the ocean, this will be life-threatening. ‘Shock’ is the situation where there is not enough blood going to the body’s vital organs. Immediate action is crucial; there is no time for one’s brain to stop working – it has to stop the bleeding. Nothing clever or complicated is required – just simple things, done very well, at

the right time (ie immediately). Bleeding may be external, in which case it is pretty obvious there is a problem, or it may be internal, which is more difficult to recognise, assess, and to stop. Causes of internal bleeding are: • Blunt trauma to the chest or abdomen • Penetrating injury to the chest or abdomen • Arm and leg bone fractures, particularly the femur • Pelvic fracture • Other causes – stomach, intestines, uterus How to Stop Bleeding Direct Pressure • The easiest, quickest way of stopping external bleeding; • Use gloves if available – you don’t know where other’s blood has been; • Apply very firm pressure to the point from where the blood is coming; • Press on either side if there are bones sticking out, in case of limb bone fracture; • Continue until bleeding stops.


Pro-clotting Agents

• Used in extreme circumstances • May dangerously reduce blood flow to distal arm or leg • However, it may save someone’s life; • Either equip the vessel with a trauma tourniquet, or just use a sail tie or the like, with a ‘Spanish Windless’ to tighten; • However, you have to keep a very close eye on the casualty, and medical help is absolutely required as an emergency.

• Haemostatic dressings and pro-clotting compounds – these agents stimulate blood to clot, and can be used to limit major haemorrhage. Such agents include Celox and Quikclot. The type of agent can be either granules or impregnated gauze for wound packing. • Tranexamic acid injection (Used in cases of major haemorrhage. Must be given intravenously, and only in consultation with a doctor. Again – a case for emergency evacuation.)

Splinting • Put the broken ends of the bones back as close as possible to the normal position • Splint firmly (not too tight) in that position • If fractured pelvis, hold together with a strap or sling around the pelvis • There are plenty of emergency limb splints and pelvic binders available. Immobilisation • Keeping the casualty still, in their bunk, gives any clot that forms the best chance of

Medications That May Complicate Blood Loss • Medicines such as aspirin, warfarin, clopidogrel, rivaroxaban thin the blood and are used commonly with people with heart conditions. They make bleeding much worse and should be stopped in the bleeding casualty, if possible. Further Information The Skipper’s Medical Emergency Handbook.



Katie Handyside Personal Trainer (+34) 636 322 959 If you are a Captain who struggles during the season to either keep the crew or keep the crew happy, then maybe you should look beyond the boundaries of the boat. Sending the crew off on an excursion once a month or once a fortnight, can really pay off in the sense of keeping your crew for the long haul, encouraging them to work as a team and strengthening relationships so they are less likely to fall out whilst cruising. It really is amazing to watch the crew when you take them out on an adventure away from the boat and get them interacting and helping each other. Finding new crew can be a real energy drain and owners and repeat charterers like to see the same faces. If you want to encourage your crew to work harder, be more motivated and enjoy life onboard more why not let the boat treat them to crew excursions.

Even for those who are not physically active they can enjoy these outings - we don’t have to make them into top physical specimens and who knows it may even encourage them to start exercising and have more energy. I can guarantee by the end of the day the crew will be a lot closer and will look at you and each other in a total different light. These activities are fun and allow you to see the secret places in Mallorca that you never dreamed existed. It will give everyone something to talk about. These trips are specially designed around the physical level of your group and how relaxed you want the day to be. There is something for everyone on this island from trekking to canyoning, canoeing, walking, cycling the possibilities are endless. I organise transport, picnics, equipment (depending on the activity) so the whole day is taken care of. All you need to do is relax and enjoy.


HOT OR COLD SELF TREATMENT? Tracey Evans The Physiotherapy Centre (+34) 609 353 805 Our bodies have an awesome ability to control a stable inner temperature to provide an optimum environment for our organs, muscles and other inner systems to perform under the best conditions. This is called homeostasis. In a human any fluctuation of more than one half degree above or below 37% causes our bodies to respond in an attempt to return to our optimum temperature. The application of heat or cold will stimulate this response and we can use it to enhance healing and repair in damaged tissues such as ligaments, muscles and tendons, and reduce inflammation in injured joints. Cold and heat both have the ability to stimulate an increased blood flow to the damaged area through homeostasis. In it’s desire to regulate our body’s internal temperature, the vascular system can speed up or slow down according to the environment. This acceleration of blood flow helps to drain away fluid and toxins released from the damaged tissues and by reducing the swelling, you will relieve the pain caused by the pressure of the fluid within the joint.

The question of when to use heat or cold is not so difficult if you abide by some basic rules. If you have a recent injury such as a sprained ankle, twisted knee or hyper-extended finger then this joint will soon become swollen and hot. It really does not make any sense to add further heat to an already inflamed situation, in fact it will make it worse and so an ice pack would be the correct choice. Ice packs can be applied in many ways; gel packs are handy but have a short life. I would rather have a good crushed ice pack for hips, shoulders and knees wrapped in damp towels to prevent an ice burn. If you have no access to ice then a pack of frozen peas works very well. Ice is used for conditions such as sprained ligaments, tendonitis, phlebitis, arthritis and many more. The suffix “itis” indicates an inflammatory condition. For peripheral joints such as fingers, hands, feet, toes and elbows, use a washing up bowl or bucket full of water and ice. This may sound primitive but you will get a fast result. Dunk the joint in and out until you see redness in the skin. This is the erythema which indicates an increased blood flow to the area which is what you are after. Usually takes about 10 minutes

to achieve a result. Heat is for muscles. The majority of back and neck pain comes from muscle spasm. Muscle spasms are intensely painful and can quickly spiral into debilitation. Pain causes muscle spasm and muscle spasms cause more pain. Generally I would not choose to use a cold pack on the back as the shock of ice application can enhance a muscle spasm. Imagine how you would respond should someone put an ice cube on your back … the usual reaction is to arch away from the cold which can also incite muscle tension.. The occasion when I might consider an ice pack for the spine is when there has been direct trauma such as a blow to the back/neck and there is bleeding causing a heamatoma or bruise

which is when the trauma has caused bleeding into the tissue. In this case a fast application of an ice pack will cause “vasoconstriction” which is when the blood vessels temporarily narrow which will help to slow down any bleeding into the muscles.When bleeding from a blow has subsided (overnight for example) the treatment can then be changed to heat to provide comfort and relax the post trauma muscle tension. The simplest ways to provide instant heat include a hot water bottle, infra red lamp or heating up a damp towel in the micro wave. Please note that any blow to the back or neck should always be checked by a medical professional.

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Katherine Kimber BSc., MSc., RD Consultant Registered Dietitian Specialist in Weight Management (+44)7771868535 It’s the time of year when people start considering how they will get ‘beach body ready’. Perhaps even wishing they had continued with their January detox diet that they did so well on for a week or two.

What is beach body ready? When we think about the perfect ‘beach body’ we often imagine a beyond natural perfect quasi-human, prancing around the beach. The pictures we see splayed across social media, and magazines make you feel like you have a problem, encouraging self-hatred and body fascism. They do not allow us to imagine the real non photo shopped body shapes we see on beaches, that have lumps, bumps and physical imperfections. Real bodies are what you actually see on most beaches in the world. Unless of course, you are in some sort of fantasy luxury exclusive resort, with a cosmetic surgeon, makeup, hair and body artist on hand. Are you striving for something that doesn’t exist? Now hopefully, you have realised it’s time to stop comparing yourself to something that doesn’t exist in the real world. Rather than striving for body aesthetic perfection, I work with my clients to get them to their happiest and healthiest self as

an individual. I teach them to respect their body, nourish it, care for it, and use it to do fun things like sailing! If you strive for perfection, over-restrict what you eat, or cut out large food groups, it’s likely this will come crashing down and lead to weight gain, and further dissatisfaction. So how can you start? 1. Learn to stop overeating - the first step I teach my clients is learning to listen and respect your hunger and fullness cues. Subsequently, you will build a better relationship with food, and nourish your body with what it needs. This will in turn help with managing your weight. Challenge 1: Before you decide to eat, try to rate your hunger on a scale of 1-10, where 1 is starving, and 10 is Christmas dinner full. Ideally, before eating, you sit at a 3-4, and after eating a 7. After a meal, you should feel comfortable, no longer hungry, and better for eating. 2. Eat what truly satisfies you the unhealthful food will always look more appealing than that dry chicken salad with ice-burg lettuce. If you’re honouring your hunger, and doing so with a balance of nutritious colourful foods you enjoy, with the odd bit of alcohol or chocolate thrown in on occasion, you won’t be going too far wrong.

you ate last night, it’s likely you are working out for the wrong reasons. Why not stick to what you truly enjoy? This way, you are likely to continue it. We should aim for 150 minutes of exercise a week, and around 10,000 steps a day. Tennis, football, sailing, swimming, bike riding, dancing, climbing, yoga, brisk walks are just some examples! A good idea is to team up with others and turn it into a social. Challenge 3: How many steps have you managed this week? If you are no where near 10,000 steps, start small and build up. Equally, if you are already smashing it, keep increasing! I teach my clients to change what they think beach body ready means for them. To stop comparing themselves to something that doesn’t exist in the real world. I encourage you to do this too. That may or may not mean getting them to a supermodel body they need for their holiday in Hawaii. However, it does mean, they can get to a place where they feel their happiest and healthiest self.

Challenge 2: Ask yourself this question. Did you eat 5 fruits and vegetables yesterday? If you didn’t, aiming for at least 5 every day would be a good place to start.

Learning to nourish, care and fuel your body, can begin with some of the steps above. Understanding how to incorporate these into your own personal lifestyle, along with consistency, is key to achieving the results you desire. What works for you, will not work for the next person and there are no one size fits all. I work with my clients, offering personalised nutrition coaching, that fits with their individual daily needs and challenges.

3. Move for fun, fitness and enjoyment – if you are going to the gym to burn off the pudding

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BIG DATA IS YOUR DATA Phil D. Coffers - The Islander Economics Correspondent Facebook is in trouble again. Founder and king of the billionaire geeks Mark Zuckerberg shunned his trademark jeans T-shirt and trainers in favour of suit and tie and began apologising to anyone who was ready to listen to him, which turned out to be virtually everybody. It transpired that the social network has been a little liberal with the way it allows third parties to access, and use data across their platform. Specifically, third party developers had made a quiz that perhaps might entertain users in an idle minute or two. In the process this app harvested your personal data, basically a personality profile of who you are, what you like, and what you do. Then it collected the same data from all of your Facebook friends. The company then sold this data to Cambridge Analytica, a small data analysis consultancy who claim they would then use the harvested data to target political advertising to attempt

to swing elections. They say that they wield considerable power over candidates and played a significant role in the Brexit referendum in the UK, and the election of Donald Trump to the White House….but here is the rub, despite profuse and numerous apologies from the Facebook founder, nobody broke any rules here. Buried deep in the voluminous terms and conditions that come with these things, if you click on ‘Accept’ as we all do, you had given them legal, if not actually moral permission to pass your data on to whoever was willing to pay for it. Facebook has 2.13 billion monthly active users, about a third of the global population, 1.15 billion daily active users via their mobile platform. This is about as big as a thing can get, and every time you click a thumbs up, follow a page, search for someone, or something, or any of a host of other activities, you are telling it more and more about yourself and your friends, and it’s all free. It doesn’t cost you a penny. I had a root about in my phone. I can send and read email from three accounts, follow the world on Twitter, share a photo of

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my lunch, tell it where I ride my bike, listen to music, watch videos of kittens, watch TV, find a restaurant, navigate to my next appointment, store my photos, do all my spreadsheets and admin, make a video call, check out my heart rate and a load more, all without being asked to pay a red cent to do it. Cool. Yet most of these companies are billion dollar enterprises. Somebody somewhere is paying them an awful lot of money for something. I am old enough to remember the early days if the internet. More or less the first thing somebody showed me was how to set up a Hotmail account. I dutifully watched, and said ’How much does it cost?’. It cost 17p to post a letter in those days, and I couldn’t remotely understand why someone would invent this whizzy new technology and then let me use it for nothing. It seems that more than a few people are still, unconsciously, unsure of it today. I no longer ask how much anything costs these days, because it’s almost always free. We have become accustomed to expect everything online without charge. To trot out the old cliche, there is no such thing

as a free lunch, and it’s truer now than ever. Big data is big business, companies will go to ever more ingenious ends to collect it, interpret it and feed it back to you in a way that exerts influence in return for money. It can be used to sell me something I will almost certainly like, and buy, or try and make me vote for Donald Trump and all points in between. That’s all fine as long as people properly comprehend the arrangement and the consequences, of taking that Facebook quiz, checking in at a location or reviewing that restaurant on Tripadvisor. People really ought to take the time to get a little streetwise over this, rather than throwing their hands in the air complaining to have been violated when actually a moments lateral thinking will tell you all you need to know about how all this works, then perhaps people will proceed with a little more caution when it comes to handing data over, however innocuous the cause may appear. If you are happily tapping and swiping your days away without actually parting with any money, it is always worth remembering that you are not the customer, you are the product.



Carlos Espinosa Solicitor and Tax Adviser (+34) 627 41 32 01 Frequent question: is it true that if you help anybody at sea you have a right to a compensation or even a percentage of the vessel? Along the history the salvage has been considered a question of seamanship honour and when a person was in peril it has been always considered an moral obligation and duty for any seaman to rescue him. That is not the same when the recovery is of the ship itself or its cargo then by helping another ship at sea might it might cause also risks for the rescuer as it could put also the salvor in risk. That is why it was very common from the beginning of the maritime law the recognition in all national legislations some basic principles of maritime salvage like the ones of fairness and public policy according to which any person who assist and helps another at sea is entitled to certain kind of remuneration in accordance with the value of the goods salved, including the ship itself. The salvage situation exists when the pilot, master or ship owner ask for and/or accepts an offer of help from another vessel at sea when goods and/or persons are at risk due to bad weather condition, accident, or any mechanical or technical problem in the vessel. There are mainly three types of salvage: obligatory, voluntary



or spontaneous and salvage under contract. a) The first one is the mandatory or obligatory salvage when the assistance is ordered by the competent maritime authorities, normally for humanitarian reasons, and the omission of help might carry out criminal consequences. In this case the b) The second salvage is the voluntary one; the services are not rendered under a pre-existing contract agreement or under official duty or purely for the self-preservation interests of the salvor, and unless c) The last one is salvation under contract greed between both parties who usually entered into on the standards of the Lloyd Standard Agreement of Salvage

LOF which established the main principle of ÂŤno cure, no payÂť, that means the salvor receives no reward if no property is saved. Special compensation is paid, however, as a reward for efforts to prevent or minimize damage to the environment even if no property is saved under the convention. By signing a salvage contact the salvor assures he will get compensation or reward from the ship rescued fixed under arbitration procedure, otherwise he will have to claim at Court, notwithstanding all difficulties in order to determine applicable law and jurisdiction if both ships have different flag and the salvage is in international waters. At international level The Brussels Convention for the Unification

of Certain Rules with Respect to Assistance and Salvage first established in 1910 the main rules in salvage law granting generally the salvor the possibility of being rewarded in case of salvation. At present these rules have been developed and complied within the International Maritime Organization (IMO) in the Sea International Convention on Salvage from 1989, establishing and updating ten different detailed criteria for the valuation of reward in case of salvage at sea. Finally, just bear in mind that in case that the shipowner would refuse to pay the reward the salvor might arrest the boat as maritime credit by filing claim at Mercantile Court.


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of the best days would have been if you’d invested £100,000 in the UK stock market over the last 20 years. For example, missing just ten of the best days over the whole period would have reduced returns by over 45%. It’s only natural to be concerned about short-term fluctuations in stock markets. Crucial to longterm investment success though is the ability to accept and ignore volatility, rather than to try to anticipate it. The only certainty is that it is impossible to be sure how and when markets will move. Time in, not timing, is the key to investing. The legendary investor Warren Buffett said, “The stock market is designed to transfer money from the active to the patient.” When it comes to investing, doing nothing is often best. Past performance is not indicative of future performance and the value of your investment, as well as any income, can go down as well as up. You may get back less than you invested. FTSE International Limited (“FTSE”) © FTSE 2018. “FTSE®” is a trade mark of the London Stock Exchange Group companies and is used by FTSE International Limited under licence. All rights

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found as a 19 year old crew member on a large sailboat in the Mediterranean. Instagram – elizagbrown I knew it was time for a break when I began to have nightmares about sanding and painting the boat. I awoke to the realisation that it had been over two months since we had taken any time away. The Captain and I have been on an intense mission to complete the winter refit. We had immersed ourselves into our work. So much so that, we had lost all sense of time and normality. What day of the month was it? What was the day of the week?! It turned out it was a Sunday, I was head to toe in white dust from sanding paint and the Captain had disappeared into the abyss of the Lazarette with a bunch of tools. It was time for a getaway, a breather, a total switch off. I began to plan our great escape, an exciting weekend away from

the list of jobs. Thats right, these sea creatures were heading inland, away from boats and away from the ocean. A trip heading inland to the mountains. Remote, rustic and rural. We set our course inland from the Costa Blanca coastline, west, towards central Spain, approximately a five hour drive. As the sun lowered in the sky and gradually melted over the horizon we began to wind our way up the slopes of the Sierra Moren Mountains. With an areal view of Jaen, a sea of olive trees stretching out before us into the distance. The approach was an adventure in itself. Somewhere hidden in this stunning countryside was a three mile track that meanders its way through a dense forest of olive trees leading to a farmhouse, El Anadio, home of a traditional Spanish bullfighting ranch. The ranch is totally remote, buried in the hills and utterly beautiful. As we bounced the car up the beaten, bumpy track in the disappearing light, we rolled down the windows only to hear

the sounds of birds chattering and the faint lowering of distant cattle. The 19th century farmhouse was a welcoming surprise, originally constructed by the ranch’s old farmers and cowboys. Since the middle of the 19th century, successive generations of the same family have remained here and dedicated themselves to breeding the magnificent, fighting, Santa Coloma bull. The farmhouse is wrapped around an inner courtyard with a cooling, trickling fountain in the centre. The bedrooms were originally the old managers quarters. Our room was traditional and atmospherically lit. It had a gloriously warming wood burner for the cooler evenings; heavily beamed ceilings, indian artefacts, taurine prints, unusual antiques and a mountain of fluffy, snow white towels. Laid out upon the stone floor was a worn cowhide rug supplied from the family’s own

herd of cattle. The wardrobe was heavy, made from old oak and was probably as old as the building itself. The hostess, Maria invited us into the dining room for dinner. A roaring fire was crackling in the corner of the room. The smell of burning wood and freshly baked bread filled the air. It was warm, welcoming and cosy. Our dining table over looked the paddocks beyond, where the young bulls are collected to be fed. The menu is set at El Anadio. The dishes are inspired by the local produce and fruits of the land. The meals are served by Maria’s eldest daughter Romona. Rustic homemade bread served with locally pressed olive oil, which had a fresh, peppery taste. Delicious, hearty, home cooked meals were served to us at every sitting. Simple hearty food, beautifully presented salads to start, with cold jamon. For the main course, locally sourced,

bumpy tracks that lead through the orchards and pastures. It was explained to us that surrogate cows, studs, calves, bulls and bullocks are separated into fields according to their year of birth. Through these groups they are then sorted according to their characteristics, then they would be separated again. thick cuts of beef would be served with well seasoned sauces and roasted vegetables. Desserts constantly surprised as we indulged ourselves with chocolate fondue and creme brĂťlĂŠe. Each morning a refreshing display of fruit, baskets of home baked muffins and bread would be placed on an old, oak serving table with choice of homemade raspberry and fig jam. Freshly squeezed orange juice from the ranches own orange orchard is always available. Alternatively, toasted bread, with a topping of chopped tomatoes and a fresh fried egg would also be on offer. An added drizzle of the peppery olive oil went down extremely well! Upon waking on our first morning we realised how very special El Anadio was. The views from the garden across the mountains confirmed that we had travelled to a natural, unspoilt landscape. We were far off the beaten

track. El Anadio sits where the air is cool and the bulls wander among the oak groves. Behind the farmhouse, is a bull fighting ring that is surrounded by the incredible panoramic scenery beyond. The bull ring is a large circle with a surrounding stone wall providing seating for an audience to sit safely behind. A long corridor constructed from the same stone, is used to guide the bull into the arena. It is where the bulls enter and leave the ring and is controlled by a heavy metal lifting gate. El Anadio also offers training to brave souls who wish to become professional bull fighters. Vivacious, generous Maria is passionate about preserving the toro bravo breed and is delighted to accompany guests on horseback, or drive their 4x4, for a tour of the farm. We travelled in the back of an old and dusty, Spanish built, Santana Land Rover. We rocked about in the back as we meandered along the

The rangers on horseback identify the fighting bulls looking for strength of character and courageousness. Once selected the tails are usually docked to help identification. The herd of bulls is continually observed by the rangers for further signs of quality and strength. The heifers are also carefully chosen for breeding to preserve the quality and strength of spirit in the herd. All of the cattle are branded with the El Anadio symbol. A sunset horse ride through the estate was truly magical and the perfect way to view this rural retreat. We set off riding with our western style saddles, the sky was glowing with hues of oranges, pinks and deep blues. The olive trees and oak groves became silhouettes as the sun disappeared behind the rolling hills. We felt relaxed and peaceful ambling along on our noble steeds who were very sure hooked as they knew the familiar route along the hillside. A magical

conclusion to a spectacular and memorable weekend! We altered our journeys route back to the boat the following morning. Travelling through Sierras de Cazorla, Segura y Las Villas Natural Park. With an area of 2,000 square kilometres, it is the largest protected area in Spain and the second largest in Europe. Wild boar, deer and wolves roam the forests with vultures and golden eagles soaring above the rocks, these are just a few examples of the fur, feather and fauna that inhabit this immense park. We kept our eyes sharp as we followed the narrow road that winds its way along the cliffs. The Sierras de Cazorla is dramatic countryside. Towering rock walls and deep valleys mix with lush forests of corsican pine. Its highest mountain peaks reach more than two thousand meters in height. Cascading waterfalls crash into the turquoise Guadalquivir River that fills the snaking 20km long reservoir, the Emblase del Tranco. After an awe inspiring cruise through this dramatic landscape, we pulled over for lunch at a roadside taverna. Treating ourselves to tortilla and cold ham before heading back to the Costa Blanca coastline feeling inspired, refreshed and revitalised.


Asociación Ondine through friends in Soller and the tenacious duo decided they wanted to raise awareness and help to save our oceans by paddling around Mallorca and setting up a website through which supporters can make donations to AO.

PARTIES AND POSIDONIA! Asociación Ondine Brad Robertson - President There’s so much going on at the moment in Asociación Ondine that it’s difficult to know what to begin with! I’ll kick off with the event that nobody’s going to want to miss! Remember the awesome Sea Soiree that our fantastic volunteers and supporters organised last Spring? Well, we’re doing it again and it will be bigger and better than ever! The party of the year! On Friday 18th May Coast by East in Port Adriano will be jumping to the beat of local drummers, rocking out with a variety of live bands and enjoying a number of other acts, but I don’t want to spoil all the surprises by letting everything out of the bag beforehand. Like last year’s Sea Soiree, guests will be masked and an oceanic theme will permeate

the evening. The seated dinner will cater for all diets while offering the amazing quality of food that Coast by East is renowned for. There will be an auction of creations by an array of respected local artists, a raffle with prizes galore and the dancing will carry on until the last person standing crawls off the dance floor. If you haven’t already got your ticket, or your company wants to get involved in sponsoring any aspect of the event, contact as soon as possible as there are limited tickets available. Beach Cleans and Local Festivals Other conservation events on the calendar this month include the Asociación Ondine beach clean which is taking place in Calas de Mallorca on Sunday 13th May from 11am. Have a look at our Facebook page for the exact location and additional

information. It’s always great to see as many people as possible at the beach cleans and now that the weather has, finally, warmed up we can spend the rest of the day enjoying the pristine sands and sea once we’ve finished! Please bring reusable gloves and bags if you can, but if you can’t, just bring yourself and your “Dos manos”. The International Eco Festival of Art, Nature and Sustainable Tourism, aka the Festival of Posidonia, is taking place on our island this year. At first it will be in Palma, between the 17 and 19 of May, and then another mini one happens in Deya on the 26th. We all know how vital posidonia is to the health of our coastline and all the marine creatures which have their homes there, so it’s great that this annual seaweed celebration is taking place on Mallorca this year. World Oceans Day is on Friday 8th June and Asociación Ondine will be hosting a chilled-out sunset beach clean in the beautiful cove of Portals Vells. Come down and watch the sun slowly sink from 6pm onwards and enjoy a magical evening and a bit of rubbish removal as well! Barmy? Brave? … Both?

Posidonia Festivals, a sunset beach clean … helping to clean up the oceans can be pretty cool.



Rumour has it that a couple of chicas are setting off at the end of this month to circumnavigate the island … on Stand-up Paddle boards! Cat Friend, from Britain, and Valerie Bisbal, from Soller, met last summer, both of them love the sea and worry about pollution. Cat heard about

At the time of writing, Cat and Valerie are aiming to leave Soller on the 1st June. There is still a great deal to do, getting last minute bits of kit, finding support vessels for certain stretches of the route and fitting in sufficient physical training. Cat has quit her job at London’s prestigious Fortnum & Mason’s store, while Valerie has been able to take a month off from working at her family’s restaurant because her brother has agreed to step into her shoes so she can go off on her adventure.

To say I’m a bit gobsmacked at their eagerness to tackle the ferocious down-draughts from the cliffs of Formentor on a tiny board, is an understatement! Please ladies, we love the fact that you feel passionately about saving the oceans, but stay afe first! If you see the two of them while you are out on the waves or around the shore, please try to assist them however you can, they need regular supplies of water and food, showers and beds, or just give them a cheery

Cat Friend and Valerie Bisbal are training to circumnavigate Mallorca on SUP boards to raise awareness about oceanic pollution. We’re not sure if they’re sane, but they’ve certainly got guts!

thumbs up and some moral support. For more information on how you may be able to help see Last but not least, at AO we’re forging ahead with our Dos Manos Initatives and it’s great to see so many local businesses getting on board and trying to curb their plastic use throughout their business and supply chains. Our Schools Programme has been booked out this year and we are now teaching the scientific threepart course in local schools in Catalan, as well as in English and Spanish, so this year hundreds more children throughout the island are learning about the importance of taking care of our precious seas. We have set up a new Family Membership Scheme whereby families can join Asociación Ondine for just 12€ per month. Our first 20 families will receive four free Ondine T-shirts as well as one of our natural fibre hemp bags, bookmarks, quarterly newsletters and regular updates on all our activities and events that they are always welcome to participate in. That’s about it for May! Hope to see you at the Sea Soiree or at one of our other events, but if I miss you there’ll be plenty more coming up in June. Have a great month guys!


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FIT FOR A HALF IRONMAN IN 10 WEEKS NOT LONG TO GO! Dan Marsh Owner & Founder (+34) 616 529 111 My plan was to develop from a complete beginner Triathlete, to a lean mean fighting machine in just 10 weeks (see last month’s article in the Islander). I have

amassed a team of professionals to support & push me to the start line and over the finish line (see the names below). So - here is an update on my preparation…. Things have moved forward nicely, though it has to be said that work & children holidays

hampered some of my training. Easter was certainly not a plus point in the healthy living stakes. The temptation of wine tasting with Jaume from Es Verger (www. and the odd wettie or two with Linus and Namalie at Nama (www.restaurantnama. com) has not helped my cause. Along with Easter eggs, Easter brings friends from the UK and with them comes Gin & Tonics!!! I have also had huge lower back pain and a problem with my neck has persisted - this has meant that I have had to use the frontmounted snorkel for most of my swimming.

prior to the triathlon… What a different world swimming in the sea is - although you are more buoyant, I could never imagine how much water could possibly go up my nose!

Overall, I would give myself a 8 out of 10 for training and a 3 out of 10 for healthy lifestyle. The Portocolom Triathlon ( was a real eye opener and a reality check for me…

I have been surprised by my biking - the work that Flor has been doing has improved my power… holing 310W for 10minutes has taken me back towards the power I had when I completed the Haute Route in 2016. What I am obviously lacking is the stamina due to the reduced amount of riding I am averaging about 150km a week opposed to my normal 250-300km.

So as a general rule, my weekly exercise has been… • 2-3 x Swimming - still in the pool, with one lesson with Maria • 2 x Running - one lesson at Bicimetrics and one training session • 2 x Personal training sessions with Flor • 2-3 x Bike session (one long, one with intervals & one turbo) My best 2km pool swim is just under 41 minutes. Through Miguel Fernandez Miniño at Bimont, I managed to purchase a wet suit. I sneezed in a 500m swim in the sea at Portixol

My running has been a bit mixed. For my first 10km test, I ran from the Palma Tennis Club to Es Molinar and back - I managed to run in just under 54 minutes at a pace of 5:23… I was quite pleased with that! My second was a disaster - I cramped, it was windy and it was a packed Easter Sunday along the waterfront in Palma.

My big learnings from my training have been the planning and the physio. I have booked in all my physio sessions with Nerea up until May. She has been incredible. I had underestimated how important the regular attention is. Over the week you naturally pick up niggles and having that preorganised appointment really is the way to go. She has also


really encouraged me to relax in my shoulders more during the running, swimming and biking. Planning a weekly running lesson at Bicimetrics has been really useful. It has been useful to be able to check in and see how my own training has gone and how my new running style is progressing. The use of my arms and kicking up my heels have been the two big ones I need to constantly be reminded of by Helena. Portocolom Triathlon Portocolom is well known as a secret paradise for triathletes and cyclists all year round. The picturesque natural harbour of Portocolom is the start & end point for the Triathlon. The swim start is a water start. Then the bike course takes you through the idyllic Majorcan hills with the spectacular climb to the monastery of Sant Salvador constantly at the back of your mind. With a length of 4.6 kilometres and 494 meters of altitude, Sant Salvador is one of the most popular and famous climbs on Mallorca and is valued and feared by cyclists and triathletes alike. The run goes through the beautiful old town of Portocolom, along beaches and small sandy bays up to the turning point at the lighthouse, a landmark in Portocolom. There are two distances 111 & 55.5. The 55.5 is a 500m swim, 50km loop on the bike (with one summit of San Salvador) and a

5km run. The 111 is a 1km swim, 100km bike (two 50km loops of the above course) and two 5km loops along the waterfront. My big learnings from my first triathlon: Forerunner Garmin - understand how it works on Triathlon mode! Nutrition - don’t drink too much water less than an hour before the start!!!! The swim - I need to get in the water and prepare my goggles before the swim starts (my goggles totally fogged up). I breath to the right, so I have to be positioned on the left of the pack. The bike - plan my nutrition a bit better and buy some tribars… On the flat, those on the Time Trial bikes go at least 5-8kph faster than us on a standard road bike. Tri bars will help bridge the gap!!!! Run - Try and relax and get into a more steady speed - at least pretend that I am enjoying it!

What is still on the shopping list: Tribars, new trainers, Triathlon Bars or TT bike! A Reminder of the Team… • Jakub Pieniazek - Trainer • Joan Horrach - Cyclist IG - liveablock_joanhorrach • Maria Fuster Martinez Swim Coach

• Flor Martinez Fitness Instructor • Sandra Wijkman Donovan Yoga Instructor • Running School Mallorca at Bicimetrics • Nerea Alonso - Physio • Joe Arrrindell Jr - Osteopath

The Plan for the next few weeks: • At least one sea swim a week • 3 run sessions a week • One session a week that is a bike session followed by a run session What I have bought so far! Sea and Pool swimming goggles, front-mounted snorkel, 2 tennis balls, short fins, tight swimming trunks, all in one tri-suit, wet suit, salt tablets, sun visor and waist band to attach my running number to Garmin Forerunner

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THE BOATHOUSE NEWS The Boathouse Bar & Grill (+34) 971 734 114 Wow May already! April seemed to pass by in a blur and Easter seems a distant memory. We were so lucky with the weather for our Easter Sunday Brunch…The sun was shining, drinks flowing, delicious food hot off the BBQ and live music too. What more could you ask for? Chocolate eggs!!! Well there was an abundance of those too. My kids Molly and Max had lots of smiling faces when they hid over 100 eggs and kept the little ones happy with activities such as egg & spoon race and egg painting competition. A great day was had by all and look forward to seeing everyone again next year. Check out the photos on our Facebook page. Vision to Reality Speaking of smiles and happy faces – our fantastic new Cargo Bar is finally open! The reality definitely lives up to our vision and has brought a new vibe and atmosphere to The BoatHouse. Like most projects, it took longer than anticipated, not as simple as we first thought and went over budget but we have learnt a lot and are now well prepared for the next one!! Deb and I had envisaged this since we first opened and spent many a night researching and planning the layout. Apart from wanting to convert a container for the sheer ‘coolness’ and fitting our concept, we also needed it to be able to run more efficiently with storage, independant glass wash area and have a bar we could utilise all year round. We looked at readymade options but, in the end, opted for bringing in the containers and managing the project in house. Teamwork After the plans were approved, all the cutting and pre-installation was done off-site and by midDecember the newly painted containers arrived but had I known the type of winter we



were in for, I would have finished them off in the workshop! Our contractors were real troopers and only stopped work on the rainiest of days but there were of course the inevitable unforeseen delays and as time marched on and the expenses increased, we did regret for a moment not buying a readymade one. But eventually it all came together and started to resemble a bar and as the weather eased up a little, we did manage to finish and open just in time for Easter. Was a great feeling to sit there and soak up the atmosphere and gave me a small taster of the fun summer nights ahead. So big thanks to everyone involved, we couldn’t have done it without the efforts of our talented team….starting off with our architect, Eduardo Garcia from EGA Arquitectura for his plans and support from start to finish; to exKatmandu Mike and his guys for the construction and to the very talented Sophie Kneller from Paint Effects for giving our counters and shelves their unique look; to Mike Dellar from YES who fitted the gas rams for the doors and a big shout out to Francoise Coertze from Mr. Smith for his outstanding service and amazing sound system. I can highly recommend them all and if you want to see their work for yourselves, pop down anytime. And best I not forget to thank our own team, especially Brandon, Sparky and Rico for their handy work and my better half Deb for putting all the finishing touches and having it ship shape for the opening party May 3rd (preregister via our facebook for an invitation). But I guess my final thanks should go out to Malcom McLean, the founder of shipping containers. His game changing vision not only revolutionized the shipping industry but today sees containers used for so much more than transportation of goods. Emergency hospitals, disaster shelters, schools in third world countries and homes for sustainable off-grid living are but a few of the amazing spaces created from used containers. So next time you’re packing up for a move, or knocking back a cold one at the Cargo Bar ….take a moment to read up on the fascinating history and reflect back on the radical impact of these humble metal boxes… as they quite literally, changed the world. Hope to see you soon…. MacOneye.


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The Humble Hero Who knew the story of the shipping container was so interesting and as Director of Innovation for many years, I can truly appreciate how one mans need to find a solution to a problem exemplifies innovation at its best. So much so, in May 1999, Malcom McLean was awarded ‘Man Of The Century’ by the International Maritime Hall of Fame and named one of the 10 best innovators of all times. The history of the container is truly captivating and gives a new perspective to the shipping industry. Pretty much 90% of everything we buy arrives via ship and there are at least 20 million containers currently travelling across the oceans. I could go on, but Simon would have to add in extra pages so here’s a few facts about the biggest business most of us know nothing about…. • The largest container ship can carry 15,000 boxes, which would hold 746 million bananas…now that’s a lot of bananas! • It’s less expensive to ship Scottish cod 10,000 miles away to China to be filleted and then sent back to Scotland than it is to pay Scottish filleters to do the job • A container ship travels the equivalent of three-quarters of the way to the moon and back in one year during its regular travel across the oceans • Pre-containers, cargo could be loaded at around 1.3 tonnes per hour. This increased to over 30 tonnes per hour by 1970. • A sweater can now travel 3,000

miles for 2.5 cents by sea. • The rate of attacks on seafarers by pirates was higher last year than violent assaults in South Africa, which has the highest level of crime in the world. • If well-maintained, a container has a lifespan of around 30 years – perhaps more! • Approximately 97% of all shipping containers are manufactured in China. • Only 5 percent of the containers shipped to U.S. ports are physically inspected, and that number is even lower in Europe. Credits for information and images. This book is well worth reading…

90% of Everything by Rose George, a British journalist and author who spent months traveling the ocean on various massive ships to report this book on shipping which she calls “the invisible industry”: au/history-of-shippingcontainers/ https://www.theatlantic. com/international/ archive/2013/08/shippingindustry-bigger-you-canimagine/312253/ Container School

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Nina Harjula (+34) 699 906 009 FB: mallorcahiking Basic Facts about the hike: • Level of difficulty: This hike is graded as challenging (due to the ascent at the end of the hike) • Total ascent: 460m • Total distance: 9.5Km • Duration: 3 hours + breaks (in total approx.. 4hrs). Detailed description of the hike: This hike starts very close to the little hamlet of Es Carritxó, not far from the town of Felanitx. We start our walk through a countryside neighbourhood on a little asphalted road that takes us pass small “fincas” (farm houses) towards a green area predominated by the Aleppo Pine. The road soon turns into a dirt track and after a while we reach the beginning of the single track that will lead us through the valley between the mountain of

the Sanctuary of Saint Salvador and the rock Castle of Santueri. Our path will slowly start ascending around the mountain of the Sanctuary (where we can see the statue of the Christ from quite a long distance), but it is not until more closer to the second part of the hike where we will experience that the path starts ascending quite a lot more for a quite steep uphill section with loose grabble rocks on the path (we ascend slowly at this section). After this we get to breath out again as the ascend gets more gentle for quite a while and offers great coastal views towards the old fishing town of Portocolom and the lower mountains locate close to Cales de Mallorca. Our final but very entertaining stretch that also requires a good stamina and physical condition brings us up along a cobbled stone path and we will reach the Sanctuary just in front of the statue of Christ. After a small visit to the Sanctuary and seeing the statues of the Christ and the big cross, we will descend along the official walking path that crosses the road on a few occasions before we are down at the parking area below the Sanctuary, from here its only a short stroll into the town of Felanitx.



By Victoria Pearce Photos © Anouska Foss Sant Magí 1 Santa Catalina, Palma (+34) 971 452 237 Sunset I feel the best place to start is at sunset as this is by far the most



dramatic time of the day to be visiting Hostal Cuba’s beautiful Sky Bar. Opened on July 4th 2014, Sky Bar is Cuba’s chicest offering by far and the clientele match it perfectly. The stunning panoramic views start from the bottom of Paseo Mallorca, where once a great wall stood. This was supposedly to keep the pirates out and gave life to our beloved Santa

Catalina, where local fisherman ran to hide before the closing of the gates. From there our eyes track over the always impressive and stunning Cathedral La Seu, one of only a handful in the world facing East, as she was built on the site of an ancient mosque. Onwards we see the gently swaying masts of the many marinas of Palma, and the great yachts under cover in the thriving shipyards, reminding us

that we are a seafaring island. Finally, we take in the view of the windmills of Es Jonquet and the wonderful Bellver Castle, summer residence of many ancient kings of Mallorca. All of this view has the magnificent Hostal Cuba at its heart. The views from this old smuggling watch-tower, created by an old fisherman who was inspired by his time in Cuba, cannot be

RESTAURANT DIRECTORY beaten. And neither can the drinks. Everything you could possibly wish for in a cocktail menu and more is available. Seated at the prime table in the due south facing corner, we captured the dying rays of sunlight and perused the list. Bedazzled by the comprehensive array of cocktails on offer, many of which were modern twist on the classics, I turned instead to the help of Leander our ever attentive and knowledgeable waiter for the evening. And so it was we started our delightful evening out with a Limoncello Sour and a classic Manhattan. My sour was everything I had hoped for. It was a beautifully rich yellow in colour, reminiscent of the lemon groves found all over the island. The sweetness of the Limoncello offset by the sour undertones of the lemon itself, leaves you pulling a sour face that turns into a wide grin as you are left with a lasting tingle on your tongue. Anouska, my ever trusty and talented photographer and partner in crime’s choice of an ice-cold Manhattan, one of five cocktails named after a New York borough, was no less satisfying. The Moschino cherry at the bottom of the martini glass simply glowed in the fading light and the taste was perfection. Needless to say these were not the only cocktails that we tried and loved. We also sampled a Basil Margarita, a Pornstar Martini, with its shot of cava on the side, the Moscow Mule, a Whiskey Sour and a Sailor’s Martini. My favourite of which was probably the Moscow Mule as it came out in a beautiful, dimpled copper tankard, garnished with ginger and cucumber. All around us there was a hum of happiness. The gentle strains of chilled reggae perfectly complimented the animated chatter of friends and work colleagues, families, couples, tourists and ex-pats from all over the world. The atmosphere was one of chilled sophistication. The king of Spain has even been known to drop in from time to time, as well as other well-known faces. When we left, there was a queue of people ready to take our spot and to continue enjoying what was sure to be a perfect evening.

Sunrise Open from 8:30am to 10:30am every day the team at Sky Bar serve up a fantastic buffet breakfast for both residents of the hotel, and for 18 euros for visitors. It is highly recommended that you book these coveted spots to ensure you get a table. Service, as ever, from the delightfully happy Patricia and team was exemplary. Nothing was too difficult and we were made to feel welcome and at home from the moment we stepped through the door. The buffet was wide ranging and covered food for every breakfast taste. Coco-pops, cornflakes and muesli for the cereal lovers; three types of eggs and bacon to satisfy those desiring a cooked breakfast; cold hams, cheeses and breads for those looking for something a little more continental; and fresh fruits and yogurts for those of us getting ready for the beach. Or, if you fancied, you could have a little bit of everything. On the beverage side you could choose from every conceivable type of coffee, made freshly to order. If tea is your thing they have a range of over ten different types, from Ceylon to Rooibos, mint to English breakfast. Also on offer is the typically Mallorquian freshly squeezed orange juice, and a fantastic detox drink including everything you need to get you ready for the day ahead. And should you perhaps be celebrating something, enjoying your holiday or just because, there is also cava included in the price.

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In conclusion Sky Bar is an awesome location to begin and end the day. Whether you are on holiday, you have time off or you simply fancy a fabulous treat, it is worth every penny. Half a million people can’t be wrong. Salut, Jordi and Mima!

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BUNKER’S – MODERN ITALIAN FOOD WITH A TWIST By Victoria Pearce Photos © Anouska Foss Carrer Soler 34 Santa Catalina, Palma (+34) 971 220 504 Located in the heart of Santa Catalina, a stone’s throw away from the market, is local institution Bunker’s. Brainchild of Italian Luigi Valdambrini, Bunker’s has undergone some major changes since it opened up 8 years ago. The original concept was a surf shack serving only sandwiches and hotdogs, but very quickly Luigi realised that was not the way he saw the business’ future. Sitting on one of what I have always considered the ‘love tables’ outside the open window into the restaurant, Luigi tells me of his humble beginnings helping his grandma in the kitchen. He talks with love of how he started prepping and cooking alongside her at family gatherings on a Sunday. He was only six. He says he realised one day that it was much more fun to be inside with her, learning the secrets to her recipes, than playing outside with his friends on their bikes. It was from that moment that his passion for cooking came alive and he knew the direction his life would take. Luigi’s vision for Bunker’s soon evolved into small menus serving global dishes such as Thai, Indian



and an interesting sounding French burger, that is still requested to this day. Eventually though it took the road that led it to the present incarnation: Italian with a twist. He says it was a natural evolution for him to move in that direction, as that is where his passion and love lies, and you can see it in his enthusiasm and taste it in his food. It is clearly a winning formula as on the night we visited the restaurant was full for both sittings. Whilst the surf boards have hung up their wetsuits and the decor has taken on a much more rustic design, it is still clear to see that Luigi is passionate about the ocean. Beautiful seascapes from talented photographer and friend of Luigi, Emilio Lopez, adorn the walls, evoking feelings of tranquillity, peace and freedom. This is a restaurant of fun and love, passion and friendship. The quote that sums the restaurant up perfectly is written above the bustling open kitchen and comes from W.B. Yeats: ‘There are no strangers here, only friends you haven’t met yet’. This statement is further supported by the high tables around the room that seat mixed groups of people who really have never met before. The night we visited there was a large group of seven German friends and a couple of English yacht colleagues. By the time we left it was as if they were old friends or those very friends they hadn’t met before.


All of this was heartening and uplifting, and not a morsel had even passed our lips by that stage. The smells coming out of the kitchen were enough to have us eating the napkins, so we dived straight into the concise but fascinating menu. We could choose from starters such as Lobster salad, Catalana style, orange geleé, potatoes, “fuente de ebro” with sweet white onions and pear tomatoes or Beef tartar, egg and truffle sauce, “cirighin”, gorgonzola & fruit mustard. Being unable to resist steak tartare if it’s on the menu, it was an obvious choice for me. And I wasn’t disappointed. The beef was freshly hand chopped and the spice was just at the right level so as not to overwhelm the taste of the meat, which was simply divine and clearly of a high quality.

Lamb with raspberry vinegar, garlic, rosemary, artichokes and mushrooms and I was so happy that I did. The lamb was deliciously pink and tender, and the raspberry, rosemary and garlic really complimented the sweetness of the meat. It has been a while since I have had artichoke and I was reminded how tasty and interesting a vegetable it is.

Anouska, the fabulous photographer of this duo, went for something a little different. She chose the Cold fennel cream, orange, asparagus, olives and apple croquette with scallop. It was beautifully presented and adorned with delicate blue and yellow flowers, surrounding a sumptuous and tasty scallop. Luigi then finished the creation by pouring the cold fennel cream over the dish. It was the perfect combination of flavours, tastes and vision.

To be honest pretty much everything that came out of the kitchen in the two hours we were there would have made our mouths water and our stomachs happy, and from the appreciative sounds happening all around us, the feeling from the other guests was mutual.

For the mains there was a fantastic choice ranging from homemade gnocchi and ravioli to black cod and Iberian pork, all served with Luigi’s customary modern Italian twist. I couldn’t resist choosing the Rack of

Anouska was torn between ordering the spaghetti carbonara special, on the menu that day as it was the official day of carbonara in Italy, or trying the Old grain spaghetti “senator cappelli”, butter echiré, cantabrico anchovies, zucchini flower and nut crumble. She finally went for the anchovy option and was ecstatic with her choice.

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Bunker’s is an absolute gem in Santa Catalina and I cannot recommend it highly enough. Luigi is a superstar, seamlessly conducting what could be chaotic in less capable hands, whilst maintaining a wonderful sense of humour. There is a constant twinkle in his eye and a love of food in his true Italian heart. Reservations are essential.

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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 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



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For Sale: 2011 Rinker 276 Captiva Cuddy – 28ft. Built in 2011, launched in 2012, this wellmaintained Rinker 276 Captiva Cuddy has a large cockpit with swivel helm and passenger chairs, curved sofa seating and a stowable dining table – all topped by a sleek radar arch supporting a wakeboard pole, bimini and full canvas cover. Generous sunbathing pads with central walkway and cushion in-fill lead to rear-facing seats and a large swim platform complete with freshwater shower and swim ladder. Ample two-berth single cabin with mirror, cupboards and a portable toilet. Bags of storage space in multiple lockers, including beneath the seats, plus plenty of cup holders. Fridge, freshwater sink, portable stove and stereo. Single 300hp Volvo Penta petrol engine with 30 knot top speed. Just 260 hours and recently serviced including oil change, filters etc. Other features include GPS, VHF, trim tabs, anchor windlass, underwater lighting, shore power, twin batteries. Clean sportylooking day boat with overnight capabilities. Price 39,500 € (tax and Spanish matriculation paid).

For Sale: Victorian Rocking Horses - handmade in UK or Portals and delivered anywhere. Various sizes €1500 -3500 plus delivery. +447738933693

For Sale: Laika Kreos 5009 2,999 cc. Diesel Automatic 2014 left hand drive. The Flagship of the Kreos Low Profile range, the 5009 series is the epitome of Italina style mixed with German Engineering. This proven layout of single Orthopaedic beds in the rear that convert into a huge double is extremely popular. It also has a massive garage to carry a m/bike in load bay. The Kitchen is brilliantly appointed with only the finest fittings and fixtures. The Lounge is one of the largest in its class. The Laika 5009 is fully double floored with interior heating, meaning it can be used in any conditions throughout the year. The vehicle includes 3 litre engine automatic, with extra large fuel tank, Swivel Driver and Passenger ‘Captain’ Seats, Air Conditioning, sat nav/ blue tooth,Solar panel, 2 x TVs, Automatic Sat dish, Gas warning system, Automatic gas fill system, and Pull out 4mtre Awning/ Canopy plus much more. Cost over 100,000€ will accept 58,000 ono. A viewing of our vehicle is essential. Call on +44 (0)7739 487237 or +34 699 242 659.

For Sale: LOCATION – LOCATION 2 bed-2 bath = massive terrace up top! Modern open plan design Super secure and right up the street from Palma’s Swedish beach! Easy public transport links to your boat! Check it out – call +34-637-692-016.


JOBS / EMPLOYMENT Job Vacancy: Whites International Yachts, yacht brokerage, is seeking for a multitasking (Sales) Assistant / Back Office Manager. The Assistant will be responsible for all related Vessel Documentation, data entry and will report and assist the managers of the company with daily office functions and provide high customer care to our international clients. Tasks will include but not limited to; prepare, gather, liaise all vessel documents related to the sale of a vessel. Required skills; multilingual (English and German a must), high level of attention for listings, documentation and clients, motivated and flexible service minded attitude, own initiatives are welcome, proficiency in using Windows and Office software, including database experience, secretarial skills. The ideal candidate will already be established in Mallorca with experience in the yachting industry and is a; proactive person, well organized, accurate, problem solver and a good team player. Start date in consultation. Please send your CV and application to info@ Job Vacancy: Skilled welder/ fitter required. We are looking to recruit a welder/fitter for our marine welding company based near palma. Do you have experience working to high levels of accuracy with Mig and Tig, in the nautical sector, using stain-less, steel and aluminium? A knowledge of English and Spanish? Then we would love to hear from you. Send your CV to:

Job Vacancy: Heavy Seas is looking for engineers with experience servicing and repairing outboards, inboards fuel and diesel, electricity. We value the experience working on Mercury, Mercruiser and Yanmar. Good conditions, job for all the year! We are also looking for experienced wood workers for our new carpentry department. Job Vacancy: Full Time Sales Position Available at Delicioso. You will be working with a Company Director to generate and follow up Yacht Provisioning sales. You will need proven sales experience and be able to demonstrate your drive, commitment and enthusiasm to hit the ground running. Knowledge of the Mallorca yachting scene essential. Position will suit a presentable, self-motivated and organised individual. Excellent, written and verbal English communication skills are essential. Must be able to drive. Initial 6 month contract. Basic plus commission remuneration. Please email CV with cover note to Seeking Employment: Full/ part-time employment sought by retired lawyer relocating to Portals from UK. Any type of work considered, Customer PR/ Sales. Safety Skipper, Pilot, Driver. Squash (Padel) & Cycle Instructor. DIY Guardianage, yacht/home repairs etc will be Autonomo, reasonable rates and no task too small. Mob +44 7738933693 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. Apply at:

Job Vacancy: Offer of employment - Product Manager - STP Shipyard Palma. Duties: Responsible for monitoring the shipyard’s production (haul out-launching vessels, travelift movements, berths, space on land, customer service management, etc.). Customer management. Organising assigned staff. Coordinating a team of approximately 25 employees. Reporting directly to General Manager. Requirements: Naval engineering training or similar; Merchant Marine - Yacht Master qualification; Experience as a Yacht Captain, Shipyard Product Manager, Merchant Seaman, Chief Engineer or similar; Knowledge of Excel spreadsheets and Autocad; Languages: Spanish and very fluent English, preferably native; Profile: Customer oriented, ability to handle stressful situations, proactive, organised, ability to interact with different departments/teams. Conditions: Indefinite term contract following a trial period; Salary to be agreed upon according to experience and qualifications; candidates will not be ruled out for economic reasons; Start date: Immediate hiring. Send your CV to Job Vacancy: Yacht Center Palma is looking for expierenced Sales Persons for their shops in Palma, Santa Ponsa & Alcudia, preferably with yacht experience. Duties including attending and advising customers, sales promotion & making orders. Smart appearance & good manner. Good standard of English & Spanish necessary. Yearround contract with excellent terms & conditions. Apply to

FOR RENT For Rent: Berth For Rent - 9x3 mars. Santa Ponsa, Mallorca 7500 euros. Tel: +34 626 566 731. For Rent: Casa del Roble in Calle Catalunya, next to Paseo Mallorca, central Palma. 100m2 shop/commercial premises in busy street with large picture window. Newly tiled and excellent decorative order. 8,000 euros for shop ready which includes new lighting and electrics, 3 air conditioning units and air conditioning curtain, disabled ramp, store room with shelving, cloakroom, 2 lit external signs, alarm, fire extinguishers, till and fridge etc. This includes passing over the engineers report which is expensive and time consuming in itself etc. Conforms to all new regulations. Rent 1300 euros pcm. Please contact us for more information on 689407094 or or visit us Mon-Fri between 10.00 – 14.00. For Rent: Palma Marine Hub: Co-working office spaces for rent. 158 SQM office in Marivent with a shared kitchen, bathroom, meeting room and lift. Spacious, air conditioned offices. Monthly rental includes all bills and high speed internet Free parking on the road. Please contact Melanie Winters for more information: +34 646 897378. For Rent: Studio Apartment Costa de la Calma: quiet residential area with sea view. Recently renovated with furniture. Good location with shops, restaurants and public transport. €520 plus elec. Clive Walker (+34) 636 335 043.

MISCELLANEOUS 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.

For Sale: Pocket barometer, Sterling silver. Made in London by Philip Woodsman. Year 1891. Highly collectable. WhatsApp 634 371 189. 600€

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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.

2018 is moving along at quite a pace and I cannot believe that we have already seen the first quarter of this year. As shown below, an increase in the number of vessels that had seen a reduction in asking price over the month was expected, but as also seen in February, the positive news is that the number was lower than March 2017.

The US share of reductions has risen sharply to 57% (47% in February), primarily driven by the Palm Beach Yacht Show that ended a week ago. It is interesting to note that many of this month’s reductions had seen a price fall in the past few months already. Sailing vessel reductions accounted for 15% of the total; two thirds were less than 30m LOA, with the balance under 40m. Looking below, it is good to see that the number of sales has increased 9% month on month.

Bearing in mind that the end of 2017 was particularly strong, Q1 2018 is lagging Q1 2017 by 8%, but Q1 2018 is up over 30% on Q1 2016. The US share of completions has had a strong, but not entirely unexpected rise, now accounting for 60% of completions, versus 50% in February. I would expect to see the European share rise as the primary selling season in the Med. gets underway. 14% of completions were sailing vessels and all were under 32m LOA. Looking at the relationship between vessels sold and reductions in asking prices prior to completion, the data improves: Only one vessel sold had been reduced in asking price in the last quarter, with just 17% of completions reduced in asking price in the last 6 months. The chart on the next page shows the new entrants to the brokerage market. I had been expecting to see an increase in March, but it has surprised by showing a fall. These numbers generally remain high in Q1, as owners look to move their vessels in time for the Med. season, with a traditional fall in new entrants in Q2. A quarter of these came from the USA and what happens next over the coming months will be very telling.

Sailing vessels were 16% of these, slightly up from their average of all vessels at 14.5%. They were all less than 30m in length and all older than 2004. The Med. charter season shows continued signs of improvement. In the 30-45m motor vessel segment, there are 232 vessels available in the West Med. and the figure with no bookings (including owner use), is now at 26%, down from 37% in February.

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

Q1 2018 is much better than Q1 2017 overall, evidencing that the market is genuinely healthier than it has been. I would hope to see these numbers fall over the next quarter, if historical trends hold. With this increase and as can be seen below, the total market of vessels that have been reduced at one time or another since being offered for sale has increased by 1.3% month on month (0.6% increase in February).


CLASSIFIEDS - BALEARIC BOATS FOR SALE Princess 67 Flybridge 2006 575,000 € VAT Paid Lying Mallorca CENTRAL AGENCY This Princess 67 Flybridge was built in 2006 and has been kept in great condition. In addition to her luxurious internal and external relaxation areas, she boasts a well appointed layout which divides interior accommodation into three spacious cabins, sleeping up to 6 guests in absolute comfort. Her aft crew cabin for 2 crew adds further flexibility, making her both the ideal vessel for short-handed cruising, or extensive cruising around the Balearics with a captain and stewardess. She was built to an exacting specification and was extensively refitted in 2016. At asking price her 3.35m ZAR Z-1 Tender with a Suzuki four-stroke 40hp outboard is also included. Viewing highly recommended.

Menorquin 120 2006 155,000 € VAT Paid

Menorquin Yacht 120 Hardtop from 2006 with GRP dark blue hull, teak-laid cockpit and teak laid bathing platform. She is powered by two Volvo Penta diesels with 260hp each. Very well equipped with bow thruster, telescopic gangway, electric anchor winch, complete navigation equipment, awnings, covers, cushions, etc. Under deck 2 cabins, a convertible dinette, 1 head with electric toilet and a well-equipped galley. She is in very good condition throughout and is ready to potter around the islands again. View our comprehensive photo album on:

Sunseeker Predator 92 2009 2.750.000 € VAT Paid

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

CENTRAL AGENCY Stunning example with 4 ensuite cabins + 2 crew cabins. Satin walnut woodwork with light, modern soft furnishings. Zero speed stabilisers, flybridge model, hydraulic platform, sequential bow & stern thrusters, massive Bang & Olufsen custom AV system, twin generators, FLIR. MTU engines with full service history, extensive exterior & interior refit 2013/14 and all new teak decks 2018!! Private use only - viewing is highly recommended!

BIGMARU X Yachts 66ft 2016 2,180,000 € 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 +34 639 701 234

BIGMARU is number 2 of the X-6 series. She has enjoyed only light use and so is offered in top “as new” condition. But she has been sailed enough so that the “new boat bugs” have been dealt with. Popular three cabin layout, ideal for family use. Superb sailing performance. Heavily discounted price with an exceptional level of equipment and extras.

Wave Blade 2017 build not yet launched 35,000 € VAT Paid Fantastic RIB from the Wave Blade range. 2017 build, but not launched as yet! Teak deck and trim, swim ladder, and transom shower. A range of engine options are suitable, the boat is sold without so buyer can spec. Hull and tubes are under manufacturers warranty. (Other models also available).




This 2010 built is the newer version of the of this elegant Italian quality built sports cruiser with a bigger flybridge area, improved positioning of the passarelle, crane for dingy launching on the flybridge and other upgrades. MANATEE is the only Uniesses 58 with an interior created by luxury yacht designer Birgit Schnaase, that emphasises on the yacht´s open, airy layout with plenty of natural light . She is fully air conditioned with excellent headroom throughout the boat. The powerful twin CAT 1015 HP engines allow an effortless 27kn cruising speed with a maximum of 35kn. The comprehensive equipment includes a Williams 285 Turbo Jet tender. Recently reduced we consider her an attractive opportunity.

Visit Sundeck Yachts at the Palma Boat Show Stand B34

20 offices throughout UK and Europe Muelle Golondrinas (behind the Boathouse Restaurant) Palma de Mallorca, Spain T. +34 971 096 524 M. +34 685 282822

Westwater Yacht Sales are exhibiting at the Palma Boat Show and showing BRIG RIB’s and Tenders on B35/36/37, and Sundeck Trawler Yachts on stand B34. The Sundeck 38meter currently in development will be available for Charter in the Med next season and a limited number of shares are offered in this Yacht. Sundeck range includes the 430Sport, 550, 700, 800 and the Sundeck 38m. We require more boats for our busy brokerage with waiting clients.

Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 44 DS 2016 Lying Valencia 225,000 GBP

+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 44 DS, 2016, white hull. Yanmar 57hp diesel engine, bow thruster, in-mast furling, cabin heating. Can sleep up to 6 in 2 ensuite cabins + saloon conversion. Features Raymarine navigation equipment, safety gear, TV/DVD, bimini and sprayhood, dinghy and outboard. Super example of this popular model. Lying Valencia.

Monte Carlo Yacht 76 2013 2.650,000 € Excl. VAT Monte Carlo Yacht 76, 2013. Luxurious Italian flybridge cruiser with Twin MAN 1800hp diesel engines, bow and stern thrusters, stabilisers, 2 generators, tropical air conditioning, watermaker. 4 cabin layout, all en-suite, + crew accommodation. Very attractive price compared to a new build. Owner open to serious offers. Lying Thailand and priced at €2650,000 euros Ex tax.

Boston Whaler 230 Vantage 2016 119,000 €

Port Andratx C/ des Port 63 Santa Ponsa Pol Son Bugadellas C/ Baleares 33 (+34) 971 235 460

2016 Demonstrator with only few hours available now. This boat has the powerful 300hp Mercury Verado (white) outboard, Sportstower with Bimini, electric anchorwinch, mooring covers. Full warranty available. Available for viewing at our Sales & Service Centre in Santa Ponsa / Son Bugadelles.

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The islander may 2018 (web)  
The islander may 2018 (web)