The Islander Magazine - October 2022

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Highland Fling at Rolex Maxi Regatta Porto Cervo Photo by Queen Elizabeth II The Marine World Pays Tribute Josh Richardson Superyacht Tenders and Toys & So Much More to Help Sharks in the Sea of Cortez
An Interesting Way

Dear Islanders,

Writing this in Mid-September, but feels more like late July or August with this intense heat and crippling humidity, making it difficult to summon up enough energy to do anything!!

Last week saw the Cannes Yachting Festival draw the crowds from all over the globe and is now arguably one of the most important shows in the calendar. Many of the leading production yacht builders say this show sells more units than any other and is also at an ideal time for those ordering for next spring. This year’s show saw a large contingent of industry professionals make the trip from Palma, and of those who we spoke to on their return, the feedback was 100% positive. The feelings were also optimistic for next season, although potential price hikes are somewhat of a concern.

The Genoa Boat Show is next up, and according to the organisers is a complete sell out, as is the Southampton International Boat Show, running at the same time. It must be a nightmare for some brands shifting boats around the continent!

Later this month, Monaco Yacht Show will open its doors to the public and the industry, and it will be interesting to see if the Russian absence from the market will make a significant impact on sales. I suspect it might.

Locally, we have the Barcelona Boat Show during October, Salon Nautico, which is a show getting back to its glory days post covid.

This month is also hosting many important regattas, including Les Voiles de St Tropez, the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup and the Rolex Swan Cup, reports of which we shall include in next month’s issue. Many Palma based crew will be taking part and expecting to pick up some of the prizes!

In its second year is the Ibiza Joy Sail Superyacht regatta, which has attracted almost 20 yachts, a fantastic effort by IPM Group, the regatta organisers. The format is a race from STP in Palma across to Marina Ibiza, and then 3 days of racing around Ibiza and Formentera, with a big emphasis on the evening social events! We shall report back in November’s issue!

Obviously, we are now getting into the heart of the repair and refit season, and as usual, Palma is booked up for the next 7 or 8 months at least. This is a great sign that Palma is still regarded as one of the premier locations for top quality workmanship. The downside is the lack of space in which we can expand the sector, allowing other destinations to gain a foothold in the market. This s something that we definitely need to keep in mind.

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Figures from across the marine world paid tribute to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, after her death on Thursday 8 September, at the age of 96.

The Royal Yachting Association issued a statement expressing its thoughts and condolences and reflecting on the Royal Family’s long history of seafaring.

“Like so many around the world, we are deeply saddened at the loss of Her Majesty The Queen,” says Chris Preston, chair of the Royal Yachting Association. “Her patronages and charities have covered a wide range of issues, from opportunities for young people, to the preservation of wildlife and the environment. It was an honour for the RYA to host Her Majesty The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh on a trip to Cowes in 2012, where they were introduced to a number of young OnBoard sailors who were enjoying the opportunity to try sailing and windsurfing.

“Having Her Majesty as Royal Patron, alongside the support of her husband HRH The Duke of Edinburgh as former RYA President and her daughter The Princess Royal as our current President, has undoubtedly helped us to raise awareness of our aims to increase participation in boating, to promote safety afloat and to raise sailing standards. Her Majesty will be sorely

missed and we offer our deepest condolences to our President, The Princess Royal, and her family.”

In 1948, Her Royal Highness Princess Elizabeth, Duchess of Edinburgh and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh were listed as new members of the RYA (known then as the Yacht Racing Association). It became the Royal Yachting Association in 1952.

Over the centuries, the Monarchy has sailed aboard 83 royal yachts, including the most recent, HMY Britannia, which often hosted the RYA Council meetings during Cowes Week.

The Queen described the yacht as the place “where I can truly relax” (according to the Mirror), and she was often pictured on it with members of her family during her holidays.


The Queen officially took her leave of it in 1997, and the vessel was placed in the port of Leith in Scotland, where it serves as a floating museum and events venue. All of the clocks on board remain stopped at 3:01, the exact time that Her Majesty disembarked for the last time.

In 1948, Bluebottle was presented to Her Majesty The Queen (then HRH Princess Elizabeth) and HRH Prince Philip as a wedding present from the Island Sailing Club of Cowes, Isle of Wight. Bluebottle is the only British Dragon to have won an Olympic medal, picking up a bronze at the 1956 Melbourne Olympic Games.

Meanwhile, the RNLI has been paying tribute to its longest-serving patron. RNLI chief executive Mark Dowie says: “Her Majesty has dedicated 70 years as patron of the RNLI, engaging with and recognising the efforts of thousands of our people. We place on record our sincere thanks for Her Majesty’s unwavering commitment to saving lives at sea.

“Her Majesty’s extraordinary commitment to the lifesaving charity saw her attend many RNLI occasions and recognise the efforts of thousands of RNLI volunteers during her visits to lifeboat stations, through the national Honours awards, and the four Jubilee medals issued to RNLI crew in 1977, 2002, 2012, and 2022 to mark the Platinum Jubilee.”

Dowie recalls how, age 21, the then Princess Elizabeth donated £180, the equivalent of almost £7,000 today, to the charity.

On 27 June 1949 Princess Elizabeth conducted her first lifeboat station visit in St Helier, Jersey and on 17 July 1972, Her Majesty became the first reigning monarch to name a lifeboat, the Solent class The Royal British Legion Jubilee. Two years later Her Majesty hosted a garden party at Buckingham Palace to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the RNLI.

“In total, Her Majesty named five lifeboats and on 16 July 1993 proudly named ‘her’ own, the Mersey class all-weather lifeboat Her Majesty The Queen, which was part of the RNLI’s relief fleet.” says Dowie.

The Merchant Navy Welfare Board (MNWB) has paid tribute to the passing of Her Royal Majesty. MNWB chief executive Stuart Rivers said: “Thank you for your unwavering dedication to a life of service to our great nation. Today, will be marked with sadness, but we will also celebrate the exemplary service given by Her Majesty. You are in all of our thoughts and prayers.”

Sailing charity Jubilee Sailing Trust sends its condolences to the Royal Family. “Queen Elizabeth II will always have a special place in our hearts as it was money from the Silver Jubilee Fund in 1978 — marking Her Majesty’s 25 years as Monarch — which enabled our founder, Christopher Rudd, to start the charity,” the JST says in a statement. “44 years later, our mission remains the same: give people of mixed abilities and circumstances the freedom to explore their ability, potential and place in the world through inclusive adventures at sea.”

As a mark of respect to Queen Elizabeth II, Tenacious’ ensign is worn at half-mast for its arrival in Great Yarmouth today.

Also joining the tributes this morning is International Maritime Organization (IMO) Secretary-General Kitack Lim, who expressed his heartfelt condolences.

“It is with great sorrow and sadness that we

have learned of the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II,” says Lim. “The entire Membership of the International Maritime Organization and the staff share the grief with deep sympathy at this difficult time. “I had the immense honour and privilege to meet Her Majesty here at IMO. Her genuine interest in shipping and maritime matters was remarkable.”




As I sit down to video call with Josh Richardson, co-founder of Superyacht Tenders and Toys, I know it’s going to be a fun hour. There is a distinct twinkle in his eye and an undisguised enthusiasm for his companies that is palpable even through the screen. A veteran of the yachting industry, Josh grew up sailing competitively in the UK and European circuits from a young age and has pretty much every ticket including his Master 200. With

his Yachtmaster Instructor for both power and sail, which led to him running an RYA training school down in the beautiful Solent after he graduated from the University of Southampton, it is very fair to say that sailing is in his blood.

But what seems even truer, is it’s not just the sailing, but the fun and adventure he derives from it that really drives him forward. In his

early 20s he was a stunt driver for numerous films and adverts that included him dressing up as a 50 year old man, then as a 20 year old woman (the mind boggles), and working on and with films such as the Bourne Supremacy, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, and even getting his head chopped off for an episode of Silent Witness!! He says that at that point in his life rolling a boat at 20 kph was probably still safer than going out clubbing.


Clearly this wasn’t enough though and after meeting Claire, a Commercial Property lawyer, and his now wife and mother of his two gorgeous boys, during a Fastnet race where he was Skipper and she was Mate, they decided to take on the role of Captain Chef couple on a new-build Oyster that was travelling the world, starting with a small jaunt across the Pacific. To quote a bit of Dickens he say ‘it was the best of times, it was the worst of times’. A line that I suspect that anyone who has ever set foot on a boat with an owner can wholeheartedly empathise with. However the months they had when they were alone on board were some of the most memorable of their lives. For the 3-4 years they held the position they spent hundreds of evenings under the starry skies of places such as Tahiti and New Zealand looking towards the future and working out what they wanted.

After that period they finally accepted that it was time to move on. Whilst finding the next best anchorage in some of the most spectacular places in the world is an amazing gig for a few years, their strong willed personalities finally won out and like many, the prospect of missing yet another wedding, birthday or christening was just too much and the call of home and a ‘normal’ life was just too strong. Even the camper van in New Zealand couldn’t fulfil the missing x factor and so they headed back to Europe and Antibes where they both became Yacht Managers with Josh joining Hill Robinson, and they got their life back.

Again though, it wasn’t quite enough. They had always dreamed of setting something up on their own. Of being masters of their own destiny. And it was then that they had their Eureka moment, from which Super Yacht Tenders and Toys was born, and they returned to their Suffolk homeland. To say that SYTT has been a success would be the understatement of the century. Within six weeks of starting the company they had paid everything off and had contracts pouring through the door. It’s not hard to see why, Josh’s passion for his product, his hands on attitude, but without micro-managing, and his attention to detail is


what keeps yachts, owners, all clients, coming back time and again. They price themselves competitively and everything is completely transparent so that there are no hidden costs. Such was the success of the company that in 2017 they set up Shipyard Supply Co making their own range of deck equipment including chocks, cradles, tender whips, fender hooks, hover chocks, transom fenders, pillar fenders, the list is endless.

And it’s not just the yachting industry that believed in them, in 2017 the late, widely loved Queen Elizabeth II, awarded them the prestigious award of the Queen's Award for Enterprise. Apparently the party was much to behold and something that will remain in their memories forever.

Now, it has been widely documented that despite the last couple of years being difficult the world over thanks to many such occurrences such as Brexit, the Global pandemic and the following war in Ukraine, the yachting industry has managed to remain robust throughout. In fact there have been some astonishing figures and successes despite the world seemingly imploding. Well not ones to rest on their laurels, Josh and Claire set about looking at the market around them. Where could they expand? Where could they make lives easier for themselves, their clients, their staff? And the answer was simple. Instead of being the distributor, dealing with companies who wouldn’t return phone calls or would deliver late or incomplete orders, instead they could once again take their destiny into their own hands. So in 2020 they began manufacturing their own inflatables called Superyacht Inflatables to include inflatable docks, slides, prism towers, trampolines etc. They are all made from TPU, the only recyclable material available in the sector, unlike most others who use PVC. All of the inflatables are manufactured in Europe to reduce their footprint and it also makes selling in Europe much easier.

Not ones to do things by halves or let an imploding world get in the way, in 2020 they also set up ROAM BOATS, manufacturing


their own range of RIBS, landing craft and support vessels. Given their years of selling everyone else’s tenders and building them up, getting them to build better boats to suit the superyachts, they finally decided that enough was enough and it was about time to put all that knowledge into their own range. Josh says that the RIBS and landing craft are proving very popular. For the ROAM Shadow they currently offer 24m – 35m vessels.

Unfortunately, the afore mentioned Brexit also caused its raft of problems that many in the industry also experienced, but not to be downhearted they took their usual spirit in hand and again in 2020 they set up SYTT MC their Monaco arm of SYTT. They now have staff, vehicles and warehousing there offering EU purchasing to clients. This has helped them set up their own yacht toy rental arm to the Med helping them look after operational yachts. So they are now 26 staff with offices and warehousing in Suffolk in the UK, Monaco and Nice. All of this means that they really are a one stop shop offering a

Shadow yacht designed and built by them, as well as all tenders, chocks, cradles, deck gear and then of course the toys, all supplied under one roof!

I ask what it is that drives him, Claire and the team forward on a daily basis and the answer is joyously simple, they have lots of fun. You cannot get much better than that. We at Team Islander can’t wait to see the new range of

products at the various boat shows around the world in the coming years.



Talk to any modern-day America’s Cup sailor and life at 50 knots is exhilarating. Scary at times. They are a breed apart from the average day-sailor or weekend sailboat racer and you are left wondering how their lives will ever be the same again. The 50-knot barrier amidst fire-hose spray on a carbon bronco of a boat in the AC75 is an unforgiving place. It’s no place for amateurs and only the very best, at the peak of their physical and mental prowess

make it onto these extraordinary vessels.

Competing in the America’s Cup requires what Dennis Conner, the American superstar sailor who famously lost the Cup in 1983 only to win it back in 1987 and defend again in 1988, described as the ‘commitment to the commitment.’ Team members are hired with an expectancy of round-the-clock endeavour to build and sail the fastest boat, develop systems

and sails that are better than the competition and train like athletes. Security is as tight around America’s Cup teams as it is around naval bases on high alert during wartime. Guards, cameras, no-fly zones, waterway exclusions, base-passes and 24/7 patrols are very much the norm and every interview with a skipper or team member is a lesson in diplomacy where the least said possible is the order of the day. Nothing is given away.

Unique to the 37th America’s Cup, and set against this intense backdrop, is an ambitious joint reconnaissance programme, the brainchild of Emirates Team New Zealand’s Chief Designer, Dan Bernasconi, and championed by Event CEO Grant Dalton, that places dedicated teams of independent recon personnel within each team. It’s an uneasy truce. The recon units all know that they are being merely tolerated and the letter of the rule outlined in the Protocol and Technical Regulations is rigorously applied. No exceptions.

From an event perspective, a dedicated Recon Working Panel approves the individuals staffing the recon units who are charged with capturing a vast array of bespoke data, imagery and video content on a daily basis from when the boats roll out of the shed to the moment they are packed away in the evening. Furthermore, competing teams can submit open requests for specific points of focus and effectively charge the assigned recon unit in a specified


team with getting satisfactory content for further analysis.

In the 36th America’s Cup in Auckland, individual teams employed their own recon personnel to go out on the Hauraki Gulf every sailing day and trail behind yachts as they practised whilst on dry land, the photographers’ long lenses were there to capture specific componentry, wing, hull and foil design before the boats were hurriedly shut behind base-shed doors. In short, the situation was becoming unsustainable, frustrating to many, dangerous at times as well as extremely expensive.

The new initiative is now in place and with Alinghi Red Bull Racing, splashing their first generation AC75 in the crystal waters of Barcelona for their appointed 20 days of sailing, the recon masterplan has begun in earnest. Having sat in on a few recon Zoom calls with all the team’s appointed panel members, privileged access was granted to join the Alinghi Red Bull Racing recon team on a planned day of tow-testing in the race area just off the beaches. With wind gusts of 25 knots and a steady, true westerly of around 22 knots forecasted for the day, the team called for a very early start.

I showed at the gates at 6.30am having walked around the port in the dry August morning heat from my hotel and a good half an hour earlier than I was expected. The team were all busy filing into the high-security complex of the Barcelona Nautic Center, Alinghi Red Bull Racing’s temporary base in Barcelona as the sun rose from the horizon and bang on the dot of 7am, the appointed time, I was welcomed in by Rodney Ardern, living legend of the America’s Cup and a mainstay on the very best glamour maxi yachts of the modern era. Rodney was charged with chaperoning me and making sure the recon unit stayed within the tramlines of acceptable access. Everyone is finding their rhythm with this new procedure – never before have recon personnel been allowed so close to the teams from the very start.

A briefing note had been sent through the

night before detailing the launch protocol and with this being the very first time that the boat had fully immersed in testing mode having spent a few days back in the shed after its stunning launch, the precision that we have all come to expect from the Swiss was much in evidence. Standing at the base of the crane alongside the recon team, BoatZero was lifted on its 200-ton bright orange strops and the superbly professional shore crew, expertly, gingerly, brought the boat to water.

There on the dockside was Alex Carabi – a supremely talented Spanish photographer and an integral part of the appointed recon unit for Alinghi Red Bull Racing – zeroing in on every detail of the hull-form, foil arms and foils with a long lens and the expert eye of a marine photographer of the highest order. As the boat lowered, Alex’s shutter speed increased and a wealth of imagery was captured looking into the now completed cockpits, replete with camera screens, Playstation-style buttons on the skipper’s wheels and a wealth of detail from this first generation AC75.

The team of shore crew and sailors busied

around the yacht, whilst the recon team all in fluorescent vests stayed well within permitted areas. It was expressly forbidden to photograph inside the base itself. Even walking down the jetty meant seeking approval and the sense of unease hung in the air as the Swiss went through a myriad of checks, foil drops and canting control protocols as the camera shutter clicked away.

Meanwhile, waiting patiently dockside was the other member of the recon team, Justin Busittil, a vastly experienced RIB driver operating on the global, grand-prix, foiling circuit. Originally from Malta, Justin has spent recent years trialling electric motor-cruisers in Monaco before applying online and securing the role in the recon unit for Alinghi Red Bull Racing as a stand-out candidate. His skills are not to be underestimated and the ease with which he commanded some 700hp of engine set on an 8.5 metre RIB was something of a marvel. And those skills will be needed as the recon teams are charged with capturing meaningful shots and data for the other teams to analyse. The RIB drivers will be placing their boats right into the action at eye-watering speeds, conscious


not to encroach but getting the footage that the other teams will demand and expect.

Life at 50 knots for the recon units is no cakewalk. Whilst keeping in close proximity at all times, the units are recording huge amounts of data from the simple tagging of number of tacks and gybes completed through to mainsail analysis, jib usage, downtime, take-off speeds, wind range and angle, upwind/downwind VMG (Velocity Made Good), high and slow modes both upwind and downwind as well as providing full commentary on any breakages or incidents – and they will happen for sure.

Capturing the data is a skill – iPhones for voice memos and other personal recording devices complement the instrumentation onboard the RIB itself and it’s important that the data is accurate as the eyes of the Cup world are upon them. And they will be out in all weather. Barcelona in August is warm and dry but pretty soon the autumn storms blow in and life on the RIB becomes a different experience.

At the end of each session, the recon team’s

work effectively begins in documenting all of the day’s data into a comprehensive spreadsheet and for the photographer, the uploading of RAW footage and video to highlight specific features from the day are then all placed into a highly visible recon cloud that all teams, and some media members, have access to.

From the recon cloud, teams wherever they are in the world, can start to run their own analysis and build up a performance picture using all manner of AI and prediction tools whilst for the fans, they will be able to tune in for regular summaries and articles breaking down and analysing the spy-shots, video and commentary from each team as their individual sailing programmes progress. This is access like never before in the America’s Cup and puts all interested parties into the loop on a daily basis.

Owing to the ingrained complexity of the AC75’s, and the windy 22 knot westerly forecast coming true bang on cue, Alinghi Red Bull Racing opted for a morning of systems testing dockside which was fascinating

to watch as the technicians combined collaboratively with the sailing team, running through foil lifts and frightening drops as they worked through their testing schedule. I spied at least four laptops open on the decks whilst others were plugged into tablets, measuring, analysing, gauging, and tweaking. Team members were jumping down below into the carbon shell to check the maze of electronics and emerged bathed in sweat. It’s tough work in temperatures that topped out at 33 degrees. As the test programme progressed, the camera never stopped.

For many, the sight of an AC75 actually sailing in Barcelona will be thrilling. These boats have trained before in Europe (INEOS Britannia and Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli specifically) but with the wonderful vista offered by the Barcelona shoreline, there are no hiding places – boats will be in plain sight just yards off the beach. AC75s will be rocketing up and down the waterfront in relatively short order, a little over a year from now, and as fans you will have access, analysis and features that you can access at any time. Fear not if ‘anhedral’ foils, ‘boomless’ mainsails or ‘elevators’ are something of a mystery, the aim of our coverage is to de-bunk the tech, dive into the detail and document what is looking like being the closest America’s Cup in history.

It is said that the ‘devil is in the detail’ and as the new boats come to launch, the recon units will be there capturing every development detail that the pioneering designers, technicians and engineers of the 37th America’s Cup can muster. Small margins decide the fate of the America’s Cup and with the teams only allowed to build one AC75 for this cycle, the margin for error is minute.

When those boats launch in 2024, the recon units’ analysis will be pored over to the nth degree. It’s going to be fascinating to watch.



You may have heard about the problems that sharks are facing nowadays; it is not new to hear that some shark species have almost disappeared in the last decades, and sometimes it is hard to think how we can get involved. However, Orgcas and a fishing village in Mexico are working hard to show how we can work together and help.

Orgcas is a non-profit organisation funded by 13 women from different professions who are working with the local fishing communities

of Baja California Sur, Mexico, building alternatives for a more sustainable economy. The first project is Project Shark, where a group of fishermen from a local village called Agua Amarga catch sharks as their way of living. After one year of work, the community has been open and confident that they can find ways to reduce and potentially stop catching sharks and dedicate their lives to other activities, such as nature-based tourism. But it is not an easy process; they need some tools and knowledge that will allow them to achieve this new goal.

Besides the science and the economic change the community is experiencing, we also want to create awareness and help them connect with the ocean more profoundly. As a result, the skipper and their families are learning and experiencing the interaction with the wildlife, understanding the importance of the ecosystem, and proving to themselves that sharks and the species are worth more alive than dead.

The community has a clear goal, but they also


accept that they are not the only problem, and a much more impactful enemy is out there: industrial fishing. They say that what a tuna boat catches in one night, they would catch in a year or two. So to observe a significant change, the idea of creating a marine reserve that will stop industrial fishing in the Gulf does sound logical to them. This transition in the community of Agua Amarga is fundamental. Suppose we can share the process with other communities around Baja California Sur and other localities in the region; we are sure this project can set a new way to do shark and ocean conservation.

How does the Yachting Industry get involved in this story?

Orgcas and the community of Agua Amarga are getting certifications and knowledge to provide

the highest level of service in the region. As natural guides, the skippers have spent their lives in the open ocean. IMAGINE all the species and moments of nature that they have witnessed.

We have the opportunity to share experiences and knowledge with you! Orgcas offers experienced guides that provide information about the ecology and behaviour of species, following the best practices and sharing the code of conduct established in the region to ensure that we don’t have a negative effect on the megafauna. As a team, Orgcas and the skippers have already worked with captains of Superyachts and support worldknown photographers such as Paul Nicklen and Christina Mittermier. Pancho and his community are ready to show their backyard and discover that there is a new way. It is much

more sustainable, where they get an income while protecting their oceans.

The direct benefit for the community with your support is that each day working as skippers is a day that they do not go to the ocean to catch sharks. So we believe they will completely replace their income in a couple of years by doing more sustainable and safer activities.


The location of Agua Amarga allows them to have strong seasonality. In the winter they are lucky enough to welcome the largest animals on Earth, the blue whales, humpbacks and big pods of dolphins. Later in the spring, the waters of southern Baja California take a different dimension as thousands of mobulas (Munk’s devil rays) aggregate and breach simultaneously; as drums in an orchestra, they aggregate to find a mate and to feed on plankton. It has been calculated that this is the largest aggregation of marine species worldwide (10k mobulas swimming together).

As the months pass, the ocean gets clearer and warmer, receiving the tropical waters coming from the Equatorial current, and it is time to witness the return of the Giant mantas in the Sea of Cortez. For 20 years, the mantas disappeared within the area, and in 2018 they


returned, spending a couple of months in the shallows resting and probably getting clean in the rocky reefs. It is also time for swimming with sea lions and large pods of bottlenose dolphins. And sometimes, if we are lucky enough, we see sperm whales and orcas.

If you are thinking of planning an expedition to Baja California Sur with your yacht, please get in touch with Dive Operations Buddy, who can help you with the logistics of itineraries and dive guides. In addition, we have run citizen programmes and recreational experiences in several destinations in Baja CaliforniaMagdalena, Los Cabos, Cabo Pulmo, Cerralvo Island, Espiritu Santo, San Jose Island and Loreto.

Special thanks and Photo credit to: Frida Lara


Eco-friendly, earth-friendly, organic, sustainable, green, conscious … Confused about what all these symbols, words and statements mean? Do the green labels on the package guarantee a benefit (or at least no damage) to the environment?

The targeted use of these terms, especially by marketers, creates widespread confusion about which materials and products are best for the planet. Even worse: there are plenty of common misconceptions that are the complete opposite of reality. And that’s what greenwashing is all about.

Greenwashing refers to purposeful, misleading actions that companies take in order to present a cleaner image with regards to their environmental footprint. They can do this through the products they market, falsely advertising them as environmentally friendly products, or through marketing strategies, such as logos, corporate colours, slogans, etc.

As a general simple rule, substituting a singleuse product for another single-use product, regardless of the material from which it is made, should be avoided at all costs.

At Save the Med, this is what we call a “False

Alternative”: products marketed in order to mislead the public into believing that its environmental impact is null, or less than that of the product it replaces. In some cases, its impact is actually equal or even greater.

So what can we do as consumers? Here are some things to watch out for with plastic alternatives in particular:

Don’t fall for the labelling - take a closer look!

Many products use green and brown colours or symbols of recycling, leaves or plants as a technique to draw eco-conscious customers in. Many of these products contain plastic or are disposable and they can have the same impact on nature or our health as single-use plastics. Have a closer look to see what they’re


really about. Look for real, certified logos (see guide below) and always read the ingredients. If it looks like plastic and feels like plastic, is probably is - even if it says “plastic-free”.


Bio or plant based products can be misleading. Products and packaging made from plants can still be highly processed. Some paper/ cardboard products are sometimes sold as “greener” alternatives to plastic but are still disposable and generate waste. They can also contain a thin layer of plastic film, due to the need to ensure they remain waterproof. This laminating of materials makes them impossible to recycle.


As a rule, packaging products marketed as biodegradable and/or compostable are subject to certain standards and norms.

One important thing to note is that “compostable” products are only compostable in industrial plants, and won’t necessarily compost in your gardeb compost. Moreover, not all composting plants are able to treat these products and, as a result, they end up in landfill or are incinerated!

To date, there is no conclusive evidence of success as to the benefits of these products in the resulting compost. This is why biodegradable plastics, compostable plastics or bioplastics are NOT an “honest” or plasticfree alternative.

On the contrary:

• they create a false perception that they are environmentally friendly products and can disappear in a short period of time in nature.

• these materials may contain petroleumbased products and other harmful chemical additives that need specific conditions to degrade - conditions that do not occur in nature. There is a lack of specific analysis on the safety of these products in the resulting compost.

• technology is insufficient. In the Balearics Islands waste treatment plants, most bioplastics do not enter the composting process. They’re treated as “unwanted” by plastic waste management and recycling plants and end up with the residual waste, being sent either to landfill or for incineration.

• most bioplastics are single-use products and perpetuate the throwaway culture.

• according to European Directive 2019/904 of 5 June 2019, biodegradable plastics made from natural polymers are still considered PLASTICS.

So what can we actually buy? Any reusable option is BEST and has the least impact on the environment. Check out the guides below that can help ring those alarm bells the next time you’re out shopping.

How to spot greenwashing: Watch out for the following vague words and statements that have no certification, regulation or specific definitions and are consistently used to make products look more “eco”.

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With less than 3 months to go until Team Roaring40s aka Dan Wise and Ian Yates push away from the dock in their 25' Rannock rowing boat ''Axel" and embark on the epic 3,000 mile row from La Gomera to Antigua as part of 2022's cohort in the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge (TWAC) their burgeoning campaign shows no signs of slowing down.

Their fundraising has taken a new and much more personal direction since they originally embarked on the TWAC road back in 2019. Having been personally impacted by breast cancer in the past 18 months, collectively they thought it was important to shift the focus of their campaign to reflect this. Ian summed it up perfectly when he said ''For Dan and I, there has become only one true motivation for our Atlantic adventure. This is the backdrop to our campaign, and we want our crossing to mean something to anyone going through breast cancer''.

In addition to supporting Ocean Generation, Cleanwave and JoyRon they are now also raising funds for the Pink Ribbon Foundation. The Foundation in turn provides direct support to charities and organisations to relieve the needs of people who are suffering from, have been affected by or who are advancing the treatment of breast cancer.

Their boat Axel has also taken on a new very pink hue in support of Pink Ribbon and you will have the opportunity to see her in her finest new colours at the 2nd edition of Team Roaring40's upcoming golf fundraiser at Alcanada on 14th of October.

The inaugural 2021 event was a resounding success with over 100 people in attendance and this year looks set to be even bigger and better. The yachting industry has come out in force to support with a host of businesses including Pinmar, Bluewater, BM Composites, Crew & Concierge, Doyle Sails, Frey Recruitment, Gym Marine, Hill Robinson, Modesty yacht carpentry, Titan Marine Air, Y-Tech Marine and Ocean Independence sponsoring the event. It's set to be a fun day of golf, giveaways, networking and fundraising as 36 teams test themselves on Alcanada’s famous course. You can find details of how to take part in the Golf day at

Keep your eyes peeled this autumn as you may see the rowing duo out on the water, training muscles and minds preparing for the crossing. TWAC event rules dictate a minimum of 120 hours on the water before the race—and they’ll be doing that at least as they prepare themselves, kit out Axel and get ready for the challenge of a lifetime.

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In the first eight months of the year, the Balearic nautical market accumulated 958 registrations of recreational boats, representing a decrease of 5.62% over the same period last year. This decline has been milder in the archipelago than in Spain as a whole, where there has been a fall of 17.1%.

This means that, yet again, the Balearic Islands has increased its market share, accruing 19.45% of the registrations throughout the country. The growth of the market share of the Balearics at the national level has been going on for months, according to the successive recreational yacht market reports, published by ANEN every month based on the data supplied by the Directorate General of the Merchant Marine.

As for the charter market, at the end of August, the Balearic Islands has experienced a year-on-year increase of 26.97%, reaching 565 vessel registrations. This figure contrasts with the 3.4% decline recorded in Spain as a whole, highlighting the leading position of the Balearics at the national level, with a market share of 32.40%.

These figures, in the opinion of Carlos Sanlorenzo, secretary general of ANEN, reflect "the stabilization of the nautical market after two years of sustained growth, despite the ups and downs of the global economy. In terms of demand, the season continues to be positive, with a growth of recreational boating on our shores that we have not seen for a long time. Nautical tourism and enjoyment of recreational

yachting are among the first options as a vacation plan in Spain," he said.


The Association of the Nautical Companies in the Balearics (AENIB) is composed of more than a hundred companies in the Balearic nautical sector that bring together very diverse activities among its members such as shipyards, yacht sales, charter, nautical training or repair and maintenance. Founded in 1986, it is the oldest and leading business association in the Balearic nautical sector and, in turn, is integrated into the ANEN (Spanish Association of Nautical Companies), which represents almost the entire industrial and business fabric of recreational boating in Spain.



World-class French sailmaker, Incidence Sails now has a loft here in Mallorca. Being the first ever French sailmakers, Incidence has been making sails and providing their firstclass services for more than 30 years, earning them an excellent reputation in both offshore racing and in all major shipyards. Combine this with the skill and expertise of the Merayo team and you get a truly winning formula in the design, manufacture and service of the very best quality sails produced right here in the Balearics.

Juan José Merayo first participated in regattas in 1957 and started his career in sailmaking in 1975. He has worked with the likes of North Sails, Hood and Doyle before acquiring his own loft and then working with Banks Sails, and Quantum Sails from 2016-2021. He has almost 50 years of experience in this profession and brings with him an unrivalled level of

knowledge, passion and expertise which he has passed on to his son, Pablo Merayo, Chief of Production. Pablo has sailed on the family boat since he was 3 years old and has been making cruising and racing sails for the last 25 years, learning and perfecting his craft to produce excellent results every time.

Both Juan and Pablo are very proud to now be part of Incidence Sails and able to offer this great collaboration to the Balearics. Working from their impressive warehouse of 1200m² in Son Noguera, they have all the necessary technology to design and manufacture the very best quality world-class sails. With the Merayos’ many years of experience, this new partnership with Incidence Sails gives them the support of one of the most prestigious sailmakers in the world, placing them among the most important sailmakers in this region.

Incidence Sails are one of only two sailmakers in the world who manufacture their very own filament membranes; the DFI® and the DFI FIT® consisting of filaments "PREPEG" in the form of ribbons. Incidence Sails are seen as "the reference" in offshore international level regattas such as; 4 victories in the Vendée


Globe; 6 in the Jules Verne Trophies; 6 in the Route du Rhum; 2 aroundthe-world records; 9 Atlantic records; 3 x 24 hours records; 3 records in the Mediterranean; 12 victories in the Transat Jacques Vabre; 7 victories in the Solitaire du Figaro; 5 in the Mini Transat, and this is growing every day, especially in the most demanding regattas, where designs and materials are really put to the test for days and months at sea.

What makes Incidence Sails different is its complete control of each step in the design and production of a sail - from research and development to final completion - everything is produced in-house by the world’s best technicians and craftsmen, all of whom have extensive experience in their craft.

Incidence Sails has a production plant in La Rochelle of 2,000 m² and a new technological membrane production plant with 120 employees. As the whole process is undertaken within the EU, this offers a huge advantage when it comes to saving money, transport time and avoiding import difficulties. Its exclusive products are D4 Membrane of fibres and film consisting of sandwich fibres with two transparent polyester films. Using materials such as Polyester, Kevlar, Dyneema and carbon fibres, their quantity and orientation are defined according to the boat and type of reaction. To offer extra protection and durability for cruising sails, two polyester outer taffetas are added to provide both unique and extremely aesthetic sails.

Incidence Palma also provides expert maintenance, repair and washing services for sails, as well as storage facilities for large sails. It also offers a pick-up and delivery service to all types of yachts anywhere in Mallorca.

So, with the refit and repair season fast approaching, you can rest assured that Incidence Palma can provide you with first-class professional support and service along with almost half a century’s worth of experience for all of your sail needs – and they speak great English too!


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British luxury motor yacht manufacturer Fairline has announced two world debuts at this year’s Cannes Yachting Festival, as part of initial transformational product development plan which takes the company to 2028.

Paul Grys, CEO of Fairline Yachts, unveiled the new Phantom 65 and flagship Squadron 68 during the show and shared insight into its impressive performance over the past 12 months. The new contemporary interior styling and finishes seen on the Phantom 65 and Squadron 68 will trickle down throughout the range over the coming years. The handcrafted woodwork that Fairline is known for remains, but is complimented by premium fabrics and leathers and a real focus on lighting to create the perfect ambience.

Since the acquisition of new owners, Hanover, Fairline has received incredible support with investments of over £6 million through 2022, which allowed for the completion of the first stage of its transformational product development plan. Fairline’s in-house design team is finalising details of the next phase of the product plan and the company is on schedule to deliver 60 percent more boats than

forward order book with orders valued at £125 million.

Supporting its plans to increase production capacity, Fairline has invested in expanding its manufacturing footprint in key facilities. In the last 12 months there have been some significant new dealership appointments including Florida, New York, Quebec, Queensland, Mallorca and Denmark, assisting in driving sales and supporting its valued customers.

Paul Grys, Fairline Yachts’ CEO, said: “Since my appointment, I have focused on driving better efficiencies throughout the business to streamline production. At Fairline, we recognise that new products are the lifeblood of our company. We are confident in achieving longterm and profitable growth underpinned by a strong forward order book. The investments made in new products underpins our future growth and we’ve got an exciting period ahead of us.”

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Coco de Mer finally earns her win at the Multihull Cup Coco de Mer emerged as the deserved winner of the 2022 Multihull Cup on Sunday, finally overturning a longrunning sequence in the runner-up spot.

The 66' Morrelli & Melvin designed Gunboat has finished in second place at three of the previous four Multihull Cups, but broke the jinx in some style with a clean sweep of three successive race wins to take the trophy.

Behind them in the final race the 85' Allegra jumped the start and had to recross the line, and while she rapidly recovered to lead on the water she was again edged into third place, this time by a matter of seconds on corrected time, by R-Six, with the HH66 recording its third successive second place.

Celebrating aboard Coco de Mer back on the dock in Port Adriano tactician Tim Thubron said: 'We are of course all really pleased as it is our first big win at the Multihull Cup after being runner-up before, and the owner is over the moon. 'The weather has been a bit tricky at times with light wind but we have got three good races in and I think we did enough to show we deserved it. Allegra outclassed us last year, and maybe we turned the tables this time. They always sail well but we felt we had their measure this year,'

And he added: 'On the shore side Port Adriano has been a great host – it's a lovely place and the hospitality has been amazing. I imagine we will be back again next year to enjoy more of the same.' Meanwhile Multihull Cup regulars

R-Six, who have been at every one of the Mallorcan events and won the inaugural 2016 edition, were delighted with their second place. 'We are all happy with the result and we have tried our best,' said Robert Janecki, helm on the Polish crewed catamaran. 'It was hard work at times as we are quite heavy and in light winds it can be difficult. 'But we like the venue, and the really good regatta atmosphere feels like home. It is also a privilege to race against such good sailors.'

Though disappointed to finish in third place, the defending champions on the Nigel Irens designed Allegra had also enjoyed the Multihull Cup challenge. Tactician Paul Larsen said: 'The racing was really good and it was good for us to be on the backfoot as we had to sail almost


perfectly to even have a chance of sailing the boat to its numbers in the conditions we had. 'The other guys are getting better all the time and sailing really well, and that keeps us on our game. We really enjoyed the windwardleeward courses though we didn't get great starts, and that's my fault. 'At the end of the day we get to race with some really friendly people, and everyone is in with a shot at getting the trophy, so the handicaps can't be too far apart – so it's a good one.'

rating system, also praised the quality of the assembled fleet: 'The standard of sailing over the last three days has been exceptional with some real talent on display, and the yachts themselves have been very well prepared.'

And speaking after the celebratory prize-giving Event Director Andrea Grimm said: "It has always been a real pleasure to organise the Multihull Cup, not least because it attracts such a wonderful group of sailors. 'This has been our fifth edition and it is great to see teams returning year after year. Of course none of this would be possible without the

hard work of a great team, and the backing of our partners, especially the support provided by our wonderful host, Port Adriano.' Grimm also highlighted the on-going contributions of Rigging Projects, whose provision of reusable Ocean Bottles and sponsorship of the Clean Waves water station contributed to the Multihull Cup recently receiving Silver Certification from the Sailors for the Sea Clean Regatta organisation, Save the Med, North Sails and Silent-Yachts, the pioneering builder of solar powered catamarans who provided VIP chase boats during the regatta. Details of the 2023 Multihull Cup will be announced in due course.

Andy Claughton from the Offshore Racing Congress, who assessed the handicap



This month we would like talk to you about MUSTO

Although you may have heard of them already... as they are one of the biggest names in yachting

After a record breaking Med season many Yachts are now preparing their off charter uniform for their yard Period whilst others are gearing up for heading off to the Caribbean. Keeping in mind that Musto provide some of the most technical Foul Weather Gear on the market, Musto’s use of cutting-edge fabric technologies in its award-winning designs has made it a favourite in Yachting. Discover

advancements in GORE-TEX®, Musto’s BR1 and BR2, and PrimaLoft® insulation clothing.

In 1994, Musto teamed up with W.L. Gore – likeminded innovators and the manufacturers of the ultimate waterproof fabrics. The challenge: to create a breathable and waterproof fabric tough enough to endure the rigours and brutal weather of ocean sailing. Together, they created an extra tough Gore-tex® Pro membrane. This forms the core of their famous Musto

HPX range that is tested on the oceans. Now refined over more than 20 years, Musto HPX kit is the world’s leading ocean sailing apparel.

Musto are British from the beginning, but their clothes, footwear, luggages and accessories are designed with an international outlook so you can be active in all climates, on all terrains, anywhere in the world. From leisurely weekends in the country to battling storms in the Southern Ocean, Musto performs so you can too.

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KVH introduces the innovative KVH ONE™ Hybrid Network and TracNet™ terminals for fast, reliable connectivity at sea and on port. The TracNet H30, H60 and H90 terminals feature satellite, cellular and Wi-Fi technology in a single dome, with automatic, intelligent switching based on data connection availability, cost and quality to continuously deliver the best performance.

The KVH ONE network includes 276 million square kilometers (more than 106 million square miles) of satellite coverage using KVH's global layered HTS network, powered by Intelsat. The network offers VSAT speeds of up to 20/3 Mbps (down/up). Additionally, TracNet terminals can connect to shoreline WiFi networks using the built-in Wi-Fi bridge for additional speed and cost savings benefits.

“With TracNet terminals and the KVH ONE hybrid network, we continue our legacy of disrupting the maritime market with groundbreaking innovations bringing a new standard of integration, convenience, speed and affordability to commercial and recreational seafarers around the world.

”- says Brent Bruun, president and CEO of KVH. “KVH ONE and the innovative TracNet H-series terminals are the first to offer such a fully integrated hybrid maritime solution.

We believe they will offer the best possible connectivity performance for almost all types of vessels, even in rough seas or at high speeds.”

The TracNet product line features three terminals: the ultra-compact 37 cm TracNet H30, the compact 60 cm TracNet H60 and the 1 meter TracNet H90. All TracNet terminals feature tuned reflectors, multi-axis stabilization, tilt stabilized, digital IMUs, and a commercial-grade rotary joint with continuous azimuth for outstanding reception, improved signal efficiency, and high-performance tracking for fast boats and rough seas. Single cable design and AC and DC power options make installation easy.

KVH offers a variety of affordable KVH ONE airtime plans. TracNet H30 offers a choice of high-speed plans with unlimited usage or lower cost high speed metered plans. TracNet H60 and H90 also offer the same high-speed options plus a separate unlimited usage channel.

KVH ONE and TracNet terminals also support a variety of value-added services, including KVH Elite™, an unlimited streaming service for yachts, and KVH Link, KVH's exclusive commercial maritime crew welfare and

operational content service.

“The combination of KVH ONE and TracNet offers a new level of flexibility and consistent, affordable communications for business and leisure users,” says Mark Woodhead, executive vice president of mobile connectivity for KVH. “KVH has simplified installation and lowered costs for customers by consolidating three communication devices into one dome while designing terminals that are up to 51% lighter than leading competitor terminals.

TracNet terminals also reflect KVH's commitment to cybersecurity with integrated protections at the terminal level plus KVH's multi-level network cybersecurity program. Additionally, KVH ONE and TracNet will support KVH's new cloud-based email service.

KVH is a mobile technology innovator providing connectivity solutions for commercial maritime, recreational marine and land mobile applications in boats and vehicles, including the award-winning TracPhone® and TracVision® product lines, the global miniVSAT BroadbandSM network and AgilePlans® Connectivity as a service.



waters and along their entire coastline. Coincidentally, it was activated without notice at that particular time. We can only guess as to why this was done – no explanation was givens! The owner of our evaluation yacht was initially very upset, but he has now simply decided to give Turkey a wide berth in the future.

The use of RV systems at sea will be blocked

Most yachts using Starlink this summer in the Med have been using the RV system, and it has worked well. The RV system is intended to be used on land for Recreational Vehicles and is only licensed to be “portable” not “mobile”. However, it has worked around the Med, bar Turkey, this summer. The RV system costs a few hundred dollars as opposed to $10,000 for the Maritime system. The monthly airtime for the RV system costs less than $200 as opposed to $5,000 per month for the Maritime system.

Last month I wrote this column whilst on holiday near the north Italian lakes, where it turned out to be just as hot as the Mediterranean. We headed further north into the Alps in pursuit of cooler climes, eventually finding ourselves up at 3,800m looking across glaciers at the Matterhorn and feeling foolishly under-dressed in shorts and t-shirts… it was wonderful! What was not so wonderful was the constant signs of drought and climate change, from the forest fires which we witnessed while driving through France, to the low waters of Lago Maggiore. Even in Zermatt, the melt waters pouring off the glaciers into the valleys gradually increased as the sun rose during the day, becoming a violent torrent by late afternoon each day.

Now I’m back home in Mallorca preparing for the post-pandemic series of yacht shows and conferences as well as charity golf and cycling events.

We are hosting our fourth charity e3 Cycling Event on 14th October, together with Speedcast and Fraser Yachts, in aid of Yachting Gives Back. This one is probably the ultimate cycling challenge on our island, attracting cyclists from all over the world. We are calling it “The Big Wriggle” as the route takes our participants down the iconic hairpin switchback to Sa Calobra and then back up again! Breakfast and lunch are included. There is no charge, but in return we are relying on the generosity of cyclists to make generous donations so we can give every cent to Yachting Gives Back, allowing them to continue their work in helping those less fortunate than ourselves.

Meanwhile, continuing with my LEO satellite update, there have been some interesting developments over the last month.

Satellite Communications - LEO Super Broad band Update 3

We have increased our knowledge about Starlink over the last month through direct contact with Starlink and our evaluation client, as well as from other yachts. I will also include a small update on OneWeb and introduce you to another LEO constellation called Rivada Space Networks that I think we will hear a lot

more about over the next couple of years. I hadn’t heard of them before, but they have a different architecture and value proposition. Their initial filings were made in 2014, at the same time as OneWeb and SpaceX/Starlink. So, they have been around for the same time, but did not want to go public until their FCC filings were approved.


Our ongoing evaluation of Starlink Maritime. What have we learned this month?

A lesson in geofencing – the use of technology to establish a virtual geographic boundary

As I mentioned last month, the system we have been evaluating through one of our clients worked well in the Balearics and in Greece and in the first few days of August in Turkey. Our client sailed back to Greece from Turkey in the first week of August and both the Maritime and RV system on-board were working well. Everyone was very pleased and impressed. However, shortly after this they then sailed back the ten miles to Turkey and after five miles both systems stopped working.

So, many have questioned why they should pay for the Maritime system. We have been asking the same question, so we brought it up during our discussions with Starlink. If you think about it, Starlink didn’t introduce the Maritime business model for fun. Currently, they are losing out on the bigger bucks in their business model, and this loophole is not going to last much longer.

We have been told by Starlink that they can geofence each of their systems, and they have already started to geofence RV systems so that they do not work at sea. We questioned how precise they could be if, for example, a yacht is at anchor close to shore. Their firm answer was that they can be very precise indeed. This will start to make the use of the RV system at sea unreliable, if not impossible. We are discovering that Starlink move fast when they decide to act, so we would predict the Starlink RV system will become very unreliable for use at sea over the next few months.

Starlink Maritime flat panels launch.

As I mentioned last month, we are looking forward to testing the new Starlink maritime antenna in Q422. I also mentioned that Starlink plan to provide their new antenna free of charge to existing Maritime clients.

It appears the release of the new model will be on time and their new flat panel phased array antenna was to be released at the end of September. They will start shipping at the end of September, and existing Maritime customers will be notified first. Two panels will be supplied with each order, as they have done with the two Business panels they initially supply with a Maritime order.

Starlink support was contacted, and they replied saying they were using the system in a location where there was no service! Obviously, we and our client were surprised by this, as it had been working in the same location only the week before!

Finally, it transpired that SpaceX had created a geofence on the edge of Turkey’s territorial

The illustration here is an artist’s impression of their new panel.


We understand it will be about 500x580mm with a depth of about 80mm.

OneWeb using Kymeta

A sea trial took place from Monaco in early September using a Kymeta flat panel. Results indicate that the trial was successful, with the antenna acquiring and tracking well. Solid throughput was achieved. We await further information.

Rivada Space Networks

As mentioned, I have only just heard about this new LEO constellation, but it has been in the planning since 2014. It was formally presented at Satellite 2022 in Washington DC earlier this year.

This constellation is fundamentally different to all others in that it will be “gateway less” and as a result it is not constrained by coverage. All current LEO constellation satellites communicate back to earth through land gateways. Rivada’s architecture will not have the cost of building ground stations around the world, all the processing is done on the satellite with a regenerative payload. Connectivity will be uniform throughout, from the middle of the ocean to the middle of the desert to the middle of a big city.

The architecture is the equivalent of having a fibre network in the sky, only faster. It will provide point-to-point Ka- Band connectivity

with high data throughput, ultra-low latency and network transparency. All the satellites communicate with each other using laser inter satellite links, so there are very few touch points, thus reducing the opportunities for cyberthreats and creating a very secure network. Also, unlike all the other LEO constellations it is a full duplex, symmetrical system with bandwidth limited to a huge 10Gbps!!!

Six hundred satellites are to be launched starting in 2024, and the service will start in 2025.

The point-to-point connectivity will allow a yacht to breakout in a country of choice removing the need for VPNs. Any two points on Earth can connect, and it can also be used for broadcast, multicast, Global Corp Networks and leased line equivalent services.

Their claim for ultra-low latency is based on the fact that the satellites will be 35 times closer to the earth than GEO satellites, resulting in the latency of a connection to the opposite side of the world (for example, Madrid to Wellington) to be <260ms for Rivada, whereas fibre is >350ms and GEO >1000ms. Typical Round-

Trip Time will be <150ms. It is also faster than the current LEO systems as they are limited by using ground stations.

This is a very interesting constellation development to watch over the next couple of years as the concept is quite different.

Please do not hesitate to contact us for further information. We will have a booth at the Superyacht Technology Conference in Barcelona and METS in Amsterdam. We’ll be running a seminar on Connectivity at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show and will be walking the Antigua Charter Yacht Show. If you would like to meet up, please let us know.

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I have just returned from a productive Cannes yacht show. I rekindled and created relationships with brokers and industry professionals who understand the importance of the guidance we offer to Pocket Superyacht owners. I also onboarded a new client who owns a CNB77 -one of the last custom build CNB's- who clearly has an appetite for offshore sailing himself. This excites me because it is becoming a rare occurrence! And there lies a bit of a personal frustration...

My psycho-analysis of the current yachting world: issues, causes and consequences:

There have never been more people in the world who are able to afford a (crewed) yacht. The industry is growing consistently and obviously yacht builders respond to the requests of their clients. Up until about 20 years ago, catamarans were somewhat rare and generally considered funny looking. They were mostly owner-driven by world cruising sailors who chose cats for their stability and performance on their -mainly downwindTradewind routes. Monohulls over 12 meters were mostly custom builds, or at least semi custom, ordered by a select group of affluent individuals who grew up sailing, were members of a yacht club and were looking for a stylish but adventurous way to spend their off time or retirement. Today however, I feel that most owners, even those who own larger monohulls, have tipped the balance towards the luxury element and adventure has become


-in the best case- a secondary objective. The consequence is an increasingly demanding owner. When the wind picks up, adventure begins. However, for most of today's owners, when the wind picks up, discomfort begins and we better turn towards the nearest marina or hope to find an anchorage where we don't roll our guts out...

At the same time, the yacht crew we employ as an industry, aren't the salty weathered sailors that were employed on the elite owners yachts from a bygone era. In fact, I have seen quite a few CV's of people who are die-hard offshore sailors. They are currently unemployable because they would sail the boats too hard and break them and they would have zero sympathy for the guest who tries to keep their G&T upright and full, let alone serve one with a sprig of rosemary.

My Netflix insights:

I was particularly well behaved and didn't participate in too many social events after the boatshow hours. Instead I enjoyed the peace (and aircon!) of my Cannes apartment and.. of course Netflix. Having put it off until now, I finally felt I was professionally obliged to watch some episodes of Below Deck. It was as bad as I feared. I mean, relatively good entertainment but surely detrimental for our industry. In episode one the viewers learn that having spent a couple of months working on a ferry gives you enough credentials to work on a 50m

yacht where people pay about 200.000Euro per week and tip each of the crew 1000Euro after 3 days of shoddy work. Airline cabin crew have undergone a more stringent training to look after me on my 2 hours, 50 Euro flight, and they get paid less. And I will admit, I don't tip them either.

Luckily, Netflix changed my mood by suggesting 'The Race Of The Century' about how the Australia II won the America's cup from the Americans who had dominated the race for 132 years. A fierce match race which entire nations paid importance to. Luckily the race still exists, but honestly, even as a passionate sailor, I struggle to relate to, and maintain my interest in, the low flying rockets they are sailing. The more important question might be whether it is inspiring to the youth of the world who hardly have access to opti's and lazers, let alone anything with foils... And do we consider that this is where the people, who truly enjoy sailing and the adventure it offers, are nurtured?

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There are many different methods of implementing a yacht training programme. With on-boarding training, you will undoubtedly gain significant benefits.


1 - Increased crew satisfaction and motivation: investing in training generates a sense of support and confidence, resulting in a content and motivated team

2 - A personalised analysis for each crew member: the training needs analysis gives employees a clear picture of their current level and identifies their strong points and areas for improvement gaps to the Yacht standards

3 - It offers the whole crew team the opportunity to learn: training is also a means to ensure equal opportunities within the Yacht. Crew develop and expand skills and knowledge.

4 - Preparing workers to assume new responsibilities: training programs also help crew to evolve and apply for more senior positions in the company. They gain the abilities

required to take on new responsibilities.

5 - Show crew team that they are valued: employees who take part in these programs feel valued and invested in by the Yacht. Improving their skills not only makes them better workers, but also makes them feel more integrated with the team and engaged.


1 - Improve employee output: an employee who receives training tailored to their needs will be able to do their job more effectively and achieve better results.

2 - Increase productivity and compliance with Yacht standards: companies usually see an increase in productivity when they invest in training. Improved process efficiency guarantees a project’s success, and in turn increases its profitability.

3 - Increase innovation in new strategies: continuous training, developing new skills and consolidating crew expertise often directly results in innovative thinking across alldiferent Yacht areas.

4 - Reduce employee turnover: training makes crews feel valued, which boosts their engagement and simultaneously reduces the chance of them being swayed by a competitor’s offering.

5 - Improve the Yacht image and Yacht culture: a solid and successful training strategy enhances the employer’s brand image. This makes it more appealing to future candidates, making it easier to attract talent.

At Barcelona Crew Academy we apply the 4 stages of the training process:

1 - Better performance of the team & improvement of the working environment: it gives the chance of putting full crew potential into practice: handling stressful situations, working hard in a group for a common goal, studying the guests and anticipating their needs.

2 - Higher confidence in stronger responsibilities: enhancing the ability to accept and control certain situations. This gives energy to a positive attitude.

3 - New crew gets to know the standards of the yacht & increase staff retention: experience is important, but so is gaining new expertise and being au fait with the latest sector developments. Some crew join the Yacht on apprenticeships to acquire new skills and end up staying with the Yacht.

4 - Improve Guest / Owner experience: is to convert the training needs into learning goals and create a luxurious and personalised service. A training goal should be three things: Specific, Related to effective performance & Measurable.

In Barcelona Crew Academy we focus on the most popular training areas:

Leadership: an important skill for current and future leaders. Leadership training aims to improve decision-making, team motivation, people management, effectively communicate

Technical skills: as we can see,Interior technical skills are the most popular as they are acquired via education and training and require significant experience to become proficient.


Team development: the aim of team development is to improve cohesion between people and help them to work efficiently.


Barcelona Crew Academy provides a full range of certified /recognized by GUEST PROGRAM - IAMI Maritime & Interior Training LuxuryInterior Service Training Courses - in the areas of Interior Hospitality and for Luxury Yachts.


The GUEST Program is the Luxury Service & Hospitality Education & Assessment Standard for Interior Superyacht Crew. It is the only Internationally Accredited Maritime Hospitality & Service Training available to Interior Superyacht Crew .


The GUEST Introduction training will give anyone a huge advantage to both finding the right employment as well bringing the relevant skills and value to a first onboard position. It is made up of 5 modules, typically run over 5 days, and covers a wide range of topics that will undoubtedly support and assist any junior crew member taking the initiative to invest in their new adventure.

GUEST Interior ADVANCED Program

The Advanced Level of GUEST II training is targeted towards those who have already gained onboard experience, or have come from a hospitality & service land based background, and want to progress within a professional interior department onboard. A unique opportunity to upskill on experience already gained, these wide-ranging GUEST Advanced modules offer the fundamental training required to advance to a more senior role on board.


The GUEST Management Training provides the essential tools to develop the right skills to support the role of Chief Stew / Head of Department. The Chief Stew is the absolute frontline to the owners and guests, and will need to be trusted to be calm, effective and professional in all areas of the interior operations. The interior team will rely on good management and leadership for direction, support and workflows to be confident and successful for their individual roles and within the team.





Being a great leader is not just about gaining the respect of your team. It's about building trust and making work pleasurable. In this article, we'll look at ways to increase your leadership skills and how you can foster an environment where everyone succeeds!

Make work fun.

There is no better way to make people appreciate you than by making sure they have fun. You don’t have to be a comedian— (it’s important to be authentic) you can organise a fitness class, run crew workshops or do a games night.

It’s not always easy to do this onboard due to time constraints, but it's important that your Crew feel like they are part of something bigger than themselves. When people feel like they belong somewhere and belong there because of their work ethic, productivity increases exponentially.

Be a team player.

As a leader, you can’t expect to gain respect from your team if you don’t show them respect. You have to be honest and fair with everyone onboard.

Listen to their ideas and opinions, even if they differ from yours. Keep an open door policy for feedback, and listen carefully when someone has something important to say. Communicate well so that everyone on your team knows exactly what needs to be done and when it needs to get done by—even if this means sharing bad news or letting them know about changes in the schedule (you might not always be able to give advance notice). Keep an eye out for those who need help getting up-to-speed on a new task or project; provide mentoring where necessary, but also make sure your team know they are expected to work independently once they've been trained properly.

Be a good role model: Some things are obvious (don't check Facebook during meetings), but others aren't as clear cut (don't favour some crew members over others). Your behaviour sets the tone for others on the team—if you want them focusing on work instead of checking out each other's social media profiles all day long then set an example by keeping yourself focused too!

Don't be afraid to communicate.

• Communication is the best way to make sure your team members are on the same page, and it's a tool that everyone can use.

• If you want to communicate effectively, make sure there is a 2-way communication channel. Meaning it is not one directional (coming from the top down) Involve your team in relevant discussion where possible. This will make them feel valued.

• Don’t avoid conflict rather embrace it! If a conflict situtation is ignored it is only going ot get worse! In the Advanced leadership

Course we dedicate a whole module on conflict resolution.

Be a good leader.

Good leaders are often great listeners. They value the input of others and use it to make informed decisions. A good leader knows that having a group of people who feel valued and respected will result in higher levels of productivity and collaboration, which leads to better outcomes for everyone involved.

Here are some ways you can become an effective leader:

• Be nice, but be firm. If you have a team that is used to being bossed around or micromanaged, they may be reluctant to speak up if they disagree with one of your decisions. Sometimes it's best not to take things personally when others disagree with your opinion; this doesn't mean that you should let them walk all over you! The key here is balance: when someone offers constructive criticism on something that isn't working well


enough yet (rather than just complaining about everything), listen carefully without getting defensive—then explain why certain changes need making before proceeding forward together as collaborators rather than adversaries.

Be humble.

Don't be arrogant. Don't be a know-it-all. Don't be a know-nothing.

This might seem obvious, but it's important to understand the difference between being humble and having humility—and how to show the latter in your actions and words. Humility is about recognizing that you don't know everything, while still feeling confident enough in your abilities to take action; arrogance is when you hold an overblown sense of self-importance and superiority over others, which can easily lead to disrespecting your team members by not seeking their input or treating them as inferior beings who are beneath you (even if they're actually more competent than you).

If you want respect, be respectful.

If you want respect, be respectful. The best way to earn the respect of your team is by making sure that you're treating everyone with kindness, understanding and empathy.

Think about it: if someone mistreats you or shows disrespect towards you or your team, what do you think? You probably feel disrespected and don't feel like working with them any more. You might even quit your job because of how they made you feel (or threatened to make other people feel).

So how can we avoid this? By being respectful ourselves! When someone treats us poorly or disrespects us in some way, it's important not only not retaliate but also try to understand where they're coming from. If possible, try apologizing for any part of the situation that could have been avoided on your part too — whether it was something you did wrong or didn't do right enough yet (like not communicating clearly enough).


If you want to earn the respect of your team, be respectful. Show them that you care about them as well as the work they’re doing and the results they produce. If someone has an idea for how to improve something, listen carefully and consider their suggestions before making any decisions yourself. Make sure everyone knows that their opinion counts when it comes up against your own ideas or those of other people on the team; if anything else happens— such as an argument breaking out between two Crew members—work together with everyone involved until things calm down again so we can all move forward in harmony instead of discord! If you are wanting learn more about how you can be an outstanding leader head over to www. and check out our GUEST IAMI Leadership Course!

Karine Rayson


There are times when living and working as crew aren’t exactly all happy days. Onboard conflicts take many forms, but in most organisations, conflicts arise for one of two reasons: people don’t know what to do, or they don’t understand why to do it. In either case, conflicts arise because things don’t get done in a way that someone thinks they should be done.

The key to conflict resolution can be found in the last part of the previous sentence – in the way someone thinks they should be done. The key is the word ‘thinks.’

On the surface, one would imagine that resolving conflicts should be a pretty straightforward activity. Experienced crew, are in most cases, pretty smart people. When conflicts arise, one would also assume that smart people would have the capacity to resolve them. But one of the reasons that conflicts are not resolved is that quite often, the conflicts are between smart people who have pre-conceived mental models about what is right and what is wrong. In most cases, what we believe to be ‘right’ matches up with what we believe. As humans, we take actions largely based on our belief patterns and this is where things can begin to run amuck.

When conflicts begin to arise, we tend to erect defence mechanisms that we think help us to explain our actions and the decisions we have made. Our intuition tells us that our actions and decisions are ‘right’ and instead of exploring what other actions and decisions might be equally ‘as right,’ our defence mechanisms cause us to dig into our position and aggravate the potential conflict situation. When you or someone else is aware that this dynamic is beginning to take hold, there are two ways to mitigate it.

Perhaps the most helpful way to avoid the potential for conflicts – or to mitigate their effects – is to surface the underlying mental models on the parts of opposing viewpoints. The way to do this is the same, whether working to avoid conflicts or when conflicts have already arisen.

The method requires only that, when conflicting views are surfaced, you listen carefully to what is being said, and then instead

of stating your position – a sign of defensive posturing – you say, “this is what I am hearing you say,” followed by you ‘playing back’ what you have heard. You then say, “Am I hearing you correctly?” By employing this method –testing what you have heard instead of falling into defensive mode – you are creating an environment in which you can avoid any misinterpretations or misunderstandings about the other person’s view. There is logic behind this approach.

• Conflicts usually arise due to either misunderstandings or mis-interpretation of viewpoints.

• To avoid misunderstandings and misinterpretations of viewpoints, it is important to surface existing mental models.

• By enabling opposing views to become clear, existing mental models can be surfaced.

• When mental models become clear, it is easier to see why someone has taken the position they have.

• Once the basis for personal positions is clear, it is easier to avoid conflicts.

Certainly, there are situations when, even after existing mental models and the reasons behind positions are clear, there is still the potential for disagreements. When this occurs, one recourse is to have the two opposing parties to decide what parts of their respective positions are ‘negotiable.’ This usually requires the

assistance of a facilitator whose principle role is to help ensure that each party truly does understand the opposing view and what is behind it, but to also help negotiate a ‘win-win’ outcome.

By focusing facilitation efforts on enabling both parties involved in a conflict to stake claim to a ‘win’ – even if it is just a partial win - it is possible to find a common ground. The challenge is to find someone who can facilitate without his or her own mental models about who or what is right can skew the process. Again, the first step is to create an environment in which misunderstandings or mis-interpretations cloud any conversation. This means that the facilitator needs to begin any meeting by surfacing existing mental models of the participants that drive their positions.

Because living and working onboard can be complicated, conflicts in what to do or how to do it are almost inevitable. The ability to resolve conflicts before they result in adversarial relationships is critical in the world of being crew.

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Have you ever heard the expression ‘Failing to plan is planning to fail’? In order to ensure your future beyond yachting, you need to start making your plans now. We are currently working collaboratively with a number of people within the sector, to develop career maps. These maps will include the vast range of possibilities of transitioning to relevant shoreside positions too.

If you need help working out which direction to look in, our coaches are well versed in supporting people to define their strengths, talents and goals. In working towards your future, you need to have a clearly defined destination that you know is right for you and in which you believe 100%. Anything less and it is unlikely to work out for you.

I recently met a Captain who would create a plan with each of his crew which involved them investing in property, so that within 15 years of being in the industry they were in a financial position to retire if they wished to. That certainly makes returning to shore a much easier decision to make when the time comes.

How often have you thought ‘what next’? Did you join the industry for a few years and now some five or so years later you are asking yourself what lies ahead? ‘Rotation!’ I hear you cry; great if you can get it. Many of the roles on board are still limited to 5 on 1 off rotation –not exactly what you had in mind as you watch the engineers disappear after just 10 weeks on board to enjoy their next 10 week break.

Comparing the Superyacht sector with that of the merchant sector, there are some notable differences. Firstly, as long as you can afford the time off, you can find a way of being employed that provides you with the rotation you would like. Many merchant seafarers are employed through recruitment agencies for one contract at a time, so rather than being permanently employed by a vessel or company, they take one ‘rotation’ or job at a time. In addition, within the merchant sector there are natural progressions from ship to shore, with many exseafarers finding themselves in shore side roles such as operations manager, surveyor and fleet manager. Salaries are also comparable to

those the seafarers would have been earning at sea.

As Superyacht crew, in preparing for the future it is key that you forward plan and allow yourself as much time as is needed to be in the right place, with the right knowledge, qualifications and funds to take that next step. Most important is defining what the future looks like for you. Is it a business venture, a life of retirement, or perhaps a larger yacht or different role aboard, with a greater likelihood of rotation?

We often hear of those good luck stories where a Chief Stew just about ready to leave the industry is asked to come ashore and take on the new role of PA for the boss, or the Captain that is asked to take on the ten year renovation project for the Boss’ mansion. But, in reality, these perfect transitions to a shorebased life are few and far between. If you were a gambling man, you probably wouldn’t place your month’s salary on it happening to you any time soon!

It can be hard to keep on track, but regularly reviewing your goals can help keep you focused. Twice a year is a good starting point, with more frequent check-ins as you approach your departure day. As well as these regular reviews, stay flexible and open to new possibilities. You never know when the most amazing opportunity will appear!

Impact Crew is here to support you in your current and future roles, on board or ashore. We have a team of highly experienced coaches who can work with you over the phone, zoom or in person, with complete confidentiality. Take a moment out to create the future you dare dream for.

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Looking to become a Deckhand and start your career in the yachting industry?

Where do you really go to gain sufficient knowledge to enter this market?

Having worked in the yachting industry for a few years and spent time both teaching RYA courses and working as a Captain on motor yachts, I often hear students talking about how they get started in this industry?

Once you have completed your STCW [Standards of Training Certification and Watchkeeping] and obtained your ENG1 medical, in theory, you are able to work legally on a yacht or even a cruise ship.

In practice, if you are new to the industry, you won’t really know one end of a boat from the other! You could do your RYA Powerboat Level 2 which would allow you to drive tenders but there is still so much to learn if you really want to progress.

The Competent Deckhand Course is designed to give you all the training you need to work effectively as a Deckhand in the yachting industry with a number of structured modules covering all aspects of being a Deckhand.

What is covered on the 14 day Competent Deckhand Course:

RYA Powerboat level 2

• The industry standard for all deckhand and a prerequisite for entry into the yachting industry. This certification will allow you to drive ribs and tenders up to 10m long.

• This will include tuition on Williams Jet Tenders.

RYA Tender Operator [Night Operation]

• Covering night operations & pilotage allowing Tender Operations in the hours of darkness.

• Handling guests and difficult situations.

RYA Personal Watercraft [Jetski] Certificate

• Essential certification in many countries to allow you to legally operate a PWC.

RYA VHF Short Range Radio Certificate

• An essential part of any marine qualification is to be legal and competent on the VHF radio. This allows effective and clear communication between vessels, ports and marinas

RYA Yachtmaster Offshore Theory

• An essential requirement for anyone looking to work in the industry allowing knowledge of collision regulations, Safety, Weather, Navigation and Tides etc.

• The requirements for you to pass your Yachtmaster Practical includes having completed 2500 logged sea miles and being a competent Skipper, however, the completion

of the RYA

• Yachtmaster Offshore Theory shows any prospective employer that you are capable of carrying out watch duties and assisting with navigation and passage planning.

PPR – Professional Practices & Responsibilities

• How you fit into the professional maritime world, importance of correct manning, keeping skills up to date, safe management of commercial vessels, the compulsory carriage and maintenance of safety equipment and how to create and implement risk control.

Toys and Water Sports training

• Many Yachts are looking for Deckhands with experience with water toys and towing skiers, wakeboards and inflatable toys.

• This includes Tender towing training, towing skiers and wakeboards, operation of Seabobs, Electric Foils, Stand up Paddle Boards etc.

Docking Skills

• The role of a Deckhand is critical when arriving or leaving a dock, understanding the correct preparation, organisation, your positioning and effective communication


Rope Work

• Learn to tie all the necessary knots and understand their uses. Understand the different types of ropes and their benefits.

• Rope coiling and storage


• Understand fender positions, heights, and use of roving fenders

• Fender storage and preparation

Tender Launch and Recovery

• Launching and recovery of tenders form an important part of any deckhand role, and there are many different configurations, including

stern platform, garage, and crane options

Cleaning and Preparation

• The yachting industry requires a totally different level of cleanliness and attention to detail.

• Learn about daily deck routines

• How to effectively clean GRP/fibreglass, teak, windows, upholstery

• Tricks of the trade for removing stains and marks

Guest and Crew Interaction and Etiquette

• Learn about correct guest interaction and understanding your customers’ needs.

• Dealing with difficult customers

• Living in confined areas with other crew

• Personal presentation

Career Advice and CV Workshop

• Understanding the different yacht types and how roles on yacht types differ

• Understanding private and charter yachts

• Making your CV stand out in a crowd

Upon completion of the course candidates will have the confidence to join any yacht with the training and knowledge that will allow them to fulfil their role and continue to develop their career path

Each candidate will receive a credit card style Competent Crew ID card with QR code that allows prospective employers to scan via an app and see all your current certification and CV.

• Including practical time of a motor yacht gaining real knowledge

Perhaps one of the most intriguing unveilings at Cannes was an early prototype of a new Axopar 25 that features electric outboard propulsion thanks to a partnership with Norwegian highperformance electric outboard and inboard motors systems specialists Evoy.

”We see electrification as a future complement to the industry where Axopar is in the forefront of innovation. We want to be part of evaluating future trends and technologies whatever they might be. At the same time, it is good for everyone to be reminded of today’s limitations and challenges in electrification of boating. This is thus a long-term project that will demand big


protection with the T-top roof and canopies. The builder claims it is the only fully-electric boat that boasts all these features combined into one and is miles ahead of any other electrical boat on the water. Both the Axopar 22 and 25 were developed with e-mobility in mind and are optimal for electrification due to the models’ efficiency, weight, balance and modular construction.

Axopar says that it sees within the foreseeable future, the feasibility of offering a credible and uncompromised solution for our boaters, where a range of around 25 nm/charge is achieved at cruising speeds in between 22-30 knots.

investments in infrastructure and sustainable cost-efficient solutions for e-mobility to get a strong break through,” said Viitala, CEO of Axopar.

Axopar sees that there is a demand for smaller boats with a reasonable range that are electrified and can be utilized throughout the world. Especially in regions where Internal Combustion Engines (ICE) are restricted in use.

Axopar says its first step into the electric boat market offers all the comfort of a Axopar 25, including overnight capabilities, toilet, sink, fridge, sunbeds, shower/storage, weather

The prototype features a new EVOY engine –the world’s first 300hp outboard electrical engine – that runs on an 800 Volts current and is powered by 2 x 63 kWh Kreisel batteries, enabling the prototype to reach a top speed of 50 knots or cover 25 nautical miles at 25 knots. But that’s not all. The batteries can be charged in about one hour.

Axopar says it will continue to further develop and refine its models for the future fleet. Once the Axopar e-boats are ready for market launch, approximately 8-12 months from now, they will have been further developed and optimized for electric propulsion. This, Axopar says, is in order to provide the best experience and efficiency, once the technology is thoroughly tested and proven.



dishwasher, fridge-freezer and microwave. Opposite the galley on the starboard side is a navigation area and chart table.

In the centre of the yacht’s interior is the spacious saloon, which has seating for eight around a Sipo Mahogany expanding table, which can be lowered to create an extra bed. A starboard side sofa completes the central seating area.

Accommodation for eight is split across one crew and three guest cabins. A forward master suite comprises a king-sized bed, a banquette sofa on the starboard side, a hand-crafted dressing table with integrated jewellery cabinet. The accompanying ensuite includes an electric toilet, basin, and separate shower cubicle.

Guests have the option of two aft twin-bed cabins on the port and starboard sides. Both cabins are ensuite with an electric toilet, basin and shower. A twin crew cabin forward of the saloon completes the interior, which has air conditioning throughout.

On deck, the Spirit 72DH has a Bermudan sloop rig and is well equipped for performance cruising or occasional racing. Carbon mast and boom from Hall Spars and nitronic rod rigging complement electric Lewmar winches. A sail wardrobe from OneSails comprises a mainsail, self-tacking jib and conventional jib, code zero, and an asymmetric spinnaker. The headsails are fitted to an electric furler below deck and the asymmetric is attached to a rotating padeye on the bow for short-handed sailing.

Spirit Yachts has revealed its new Spirit 72DH (Deckhouse) sailing yacht. Launched earlier this year, the custom Spirit 72DH (Deckhouse) was designed to meet a European owner’s criteria for cruising, racing, and chartering in the Mediterranean.

From the exterior, the Spirit 72DH has the long overhangs, flush decks and raised coachroof of all Spirit Deckhouse designs. Down below, she houses a step change in Spirit interior design.

Spirit Yachts CEO and Head of Design Sean McMillan said, “The 72DH is the first Spirit

deckhouse without a ‘mid-level’ seating and navigation area linking the cockpit and the main interior space.”

Sean continued: “The owners wanted to introduce a more modern style, so we opened up the interior to let in more natural light and maximise the central entertaining space. White satin panels and an LED lighting system complement the natural timbers but stay true to the contemporary brief.”

The port side galley is well-equipped for private and charter guests, with an induction hob,

A Yanmar 4LV150 engine with a high output Mastervolt alternator will deliver a maximum speed of 8-10knots whilst cruising. A small and efficient generator is fitted for battery recharging or to support the electric oven and air conditioning. The yacht also has the option to integrate Solbian solar panels into the aft deck to assist in regenerating the batteries.

The cockpit has seating for up to ten people around a central table with an integrated drinks fridge. To make the most of summer cruising in the Mediterranean, the 72DH has deck storage for a range of watersports toys and an F-Rib tender.



There is a new player in the world of highperformance one-design racing, and the ClubSwan 80 is set to make an immediate and profound impression on planet sailing when she makes her competitive debut at the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup in Porto Cervo, Sardinia.

Intended to be competitive at the top level of professional regatta racing the ClubSwan 80 clearly possesses the Swan racing DNA coming complete with twin rudders, canting keel, rotating canard and retractable bowsprit, while the interior offers the prospect of a 'second life' as a fast sports cruising yacht.

The ClubSwan 80 is a further milestone in the development of the overall Nautor Swan range and completes the ClubSwan Yachts onedesign range alongside the hi-tech ClubSwan 36, the ground-breaking ClubSwan 50, and the super-Maxi ClubSwan 125.

As a key component in the ClubSwan Racing concept originally envisioned by Nautor Group President Leonardo Ferragamo, the ClubSwan 80 was made reality by the combined effort, talent and imagination of Giovanni Pomati and Enrico Chieffi, Nautor Group's CEO and Senior Advisor respectively, yacht designer Juan Kouyoumdjian, yacht builder Marcello Persico, the CEO of Persico Marine, and interior designer Mario Pedol of Nauta Design.

A vision of one-design racing brought to life

Since taking the helm at Nautor Swan in 1998 Leonardo Ferragamo has consistently championed real-time one-design racing alongside handicap racing and commissioned a growing range of one-design yachts which have remained true to Swan's heritage and values of quality, elegance and reliability, while introducing market leading innovations and performance.

The first in the one-design portfolio was the Swan 45, followed by the ClubSwan 42 and –marking Swan's 50th anniversary in 2016 – the ClubSwan 50. The technologically advanced and the foil assisted ClubSwan 36 hit the water

in 2019, with Nautor Swan’s largest-ever yacht the super-Maxi ClubSwan 125 making her debut in 2021. The ClubSwan 80 neatly fills in the gap between the 50 and 125.

“We have always believed that Nautor Swan had a central role to play in the promotion and development of one-design yachts and racing,” said Ferragamo.

"While the performance-cruisers in the Swan Yachts line remain at the very heart of what Nautor Swan is and always has been about, ClubSwan is bringing a new generation to sailing attracted by the fun and level racing that is possible with one-design.

“Owners appreciate that one-design racing is exciting and cost-effective, with yachts better maintaining their value, while crews know their skill and abilities can make the difference out on the water,” he added.

ClubSwan was set up in 1999 and has evolved since then with, for example, the launch of The Nations League in 2017 which has restored friendly competition between nations to the world of sailing. A dedicated professional race management team plans and delivers the range of events and regattas.

In addition, one-design rules have been introduced aimed at fostering the friendly competitive spirit that remains the hallmark of Swan racing. These include a strict ownerdriver requirement, a restriction on the number of professional sailors allowed, and a limit on annual sail replacements.

Ferragamo added: “Swan has always had a fantastic tradition and reputation, so we have simply sought to develop the interaction with our customers, offering Swan owners more services, privileges, and racing opportunities.

“The ClubSwan 80 is another important and unique milestone along that road, another step on the Swan journey.”

Responding to diverse needs of Swan owners

Nautor Swan has always celebrated its ability to offer a diverse range of yachts to its customers, all of which embody the values of innovation, technology, style, and competitive sailing potential.

This has enabled the company to both anticipate and respond to the changing needs of a vibrant market and the lifestyle choices of customers.

“The ClubSwan 80 is a new chapter in an ongoing story,” said Giovanni Pomati, Nautor Group's CEO. “As part of the ClubSwan range she is a Maxi designed as a pure racer with high-performance built in as standard.

“At the same time the ClubSwan 80 offers the possibility of adding comfort, so owners can opt for racing or cruising to meet the needs of the moment. It is a bold and innovative solution which offers a diversity of choice. Evolution has always been part of Nautor Swan's DNA.”

Construction of the ClubSwan 80 was entrusted to strategic partner Persico Marine, the international boatyard based in Nembro, Italy, renowned worldwide for its expertise in building high-performance yachts.

"We could not have asked for a more collaborative and successful relationship than we achieved with Persico Marine," said Pomati. “It has been a privilege and a pleasure.”

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METSTRADE has announced that TED Fellow and ICAS Aerospace Innovation Award recipient, Cory Combs, will deliver the breakfast keynote speech on 15 November 2022.

Combs is the co-founder of aviation electric propulsion pioneer, Ampaire, known for its rapid evolution of hybrid powered small passenger and freight planes. He’ll deliver a presentation on how the leisure marine industry can become a model for introducing innovation in sustainability. The speech will be followed by the announcement of the 2022 DAME Design Award winners.

“The marine leisure industry shares many challenges with aviation, especially small aircraft, in terms of public perception and difficulty in going green,” says Combs. “In aviation, there is the flight shaming movement and recently there has been no small amount of boat shaming too.

“The marine leisure industry, like aerospace, will stick out like a sore thumb unless we show the way towards a cleaner future. At Ampaire we’ve learned big lessons on electrifying aircraft that are applicable to marine applications. Both industries are well positioned to kickstart the technologies and supply chain required to achieve sustainability. The only option neither sector has is business as usual.”

In the speech, entitled ‘Paragon or pariah? Sustainability challenges and opportunities from the sky to the sea’, Combs will explain a key takeaway from his experience at Ampaire – to start small and iterate with the technology and infrastructure that exists today, rather

than waiting for silver bullet solutions.

Ampaire’s testbed Electric EEL, based on the proven Cessna 337 Skymaster, is demonstrating fuel savings of 40 per cent. Ampaire has already secured orders from airlines for hybrid adaptions of existing small commuter planes which are planned to enter service within the next three years.

Combs graduated from Stanford University with Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Mechanical Engineering. He worked as an R&D engineer for a clean-tech start-up and then on X-plane projects for Northrop Grumman prior to co-founding Ampaire in 2016.

Udo Kleinitz, secretary general at ICOMIA, says: “METSTRADE and ICOMIA constantly aim to be at the forefront of sustainability across the sector. Both aviation and leisure marine industries are exploring de-carbonisation strategies and face similar challenges. I am excited to hear about lessons learned and discuss how to better achieve sustainability across the entire marine industry.”

The Breakfast Briefing will take place on the morning of Tuesday 15 November in the Auditorium of the RAI Convention Centre prior to opening of METSTRADE 2022. It welcomes exhibitors and VIP guests by invitation.


Over two years ahead of the next America’s Cup, over 60 superyachts have already expressed interest in attending and securing moorings. The 37th America’s Cup will be held in Barcelona in September/ October 2024.

Always a huge event for attracting superyachts, the next edition is expected to draw one of the largest number of such yachts ever seen. Already, the base areas within the port have been specified and the Alinghi Red Bull team is already in situ!

To meet the demand for superyachts, BWA Yachting, the leading international yacht agency and services group, has been the company designated to coordinate the so-called 37th America’s Cup Superyacht Programme (ACSY) in Barcelona in 2024. BWA Yachting will coordinate a centralised reservation system for superyacht berthing plus oversee a range of VIP services and the related social events calendar for such vessels.

Facilities for boats and superyachts in Barcelona such as Marina Vela and Port Fòrum have so far signed up for the ACSY programme and have become “Preferred Marinas” for

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the organisation of the 2024 America’s Cup. Other marinas in Barcelona and Catalonia are expected to be part of the 37th America’s Cup Superyacht Programme.

Lugano and Monaco plus branches throughout the Mediterranean and other areas, has previous experience in managing the development and coordination of the presence of large leisure boats during the 2013 America’s Cup in San Francisco and Bermuda in 2017.



Silent-Yachts, a global leader in solar-electric catamarans, is launching a new line of highspeed performance boats powered by electric propulsion.

The first boat in the line is the Silent Speed 28, which the Austrian boatbuilder says will ally the futuristic looks of the Silent range with ‘blistering pace and superyacht finish’.

The first Silent Speed 28 launches in October 2022 and will be among the fastest electric production boats on the market.

With foil assistance and embedded solar cells on the hardtop, it is positioned as a superyacht tender or a fun boat that can be easily trailered.

The original concept of the new model was developed by eD-TEC. Twin 100kW eD-QDrive electric motors are the heart of this 8.6m rigid inflatable boat. These make it capable of impressive speeds in excess of 60 knots for short bursts.

The boat is equipped with lithium-ion batteries (LiFePO4) storing around 100kWh of energy. This allows it to cover more than 70 miles at cruising speed, which the builder claims will be 30 knots.

SILENT Speed 28

“With 18 years of experience in designing and building solar-powered catamarans, we were hungry to push the boundaries again,” says Silent-Yachts founder and CEO Michael Köhler.

Köhler explains that the Silent Speed 28 has been developed in cooperation with Michael Jost (CEO & founder of eD-Tec, former head of group strategy product & CSO of Volkswagen Brand) and his team.

“Our combined know-how coupled with continuing technological advances has made it possible to develop a model line that combines spectacular performance with impressive range.”

The eD-Qdrive 1 powers the Silent Speed 28 to a top speed of more than 60 knots, while operating in virtual silence. The power unit is

developed to offer maximum performance and safety whilst ensuring low maintenance. Here again, the entire system possesses an entirely redundant control system, just like an aircraft.

In hull shape, the Silent Speed 28 most closely resembles a catamaran, with two narrow hulls in the water and a broad, blunt bow above the waterline. This provides plenty of buoyancy and disperses spray. A rigid hardtop provides shade in the boat, both for the driver and the passengers.

Silent says the carbon fibre build helps the vessel to be both lightweight and incredibly

robust. Solar cells carpet the upper surface of the hard top, currently generating up to 704W of power.

Recharging the main propulsion battery naturally requires a dedicated charging point. The onboard charger can handle 150kW DC, which fully recharges the battery in around 40 minutes. AC charging is possible at up to 22kW. From a Silent Yacht, the battery of the Silent Speed 28 can be recharged with the 22.5kW DC wallbox from 30 per cent to 80 per cent in two hours. Port infrastructure varies, but even a standard three-phase charger could do the same job in four hours, according to Silent.



Iconic Italian boatbuilder Riva has presented a prototype of its El-Iseo, the brand’s first full electric runabout in Monaco.

Riva’s El-Iseo is the full electric version of the much-loved Iseo, the versatile 27ft runabout whose sophisticated spirit lives on in the hull, deck, style and colours of the new boat. El-Iseo is powered by a Parker GVM310 full electric engine.

“El-Iseo is a glorious new chapter in the challenge that only Riva can experience every day, that of combining its legendary history with cutting-edge technology to generate beauty and style that will never go out of fashion,” says Ferretti Group CEO, Alberto Galassi.

“The El-Iseo project is extremely important to us… now 180 years old, Riva is still leading the field with the credibility and visionary force that only a contemporary legend can draw on.”

The Ferretti Group brand showcased its first full electric runabout at the Monaco Yacht Club.

Retaining a traditional stern drive propulsion system, Riva’s El-Iseo has an engine supplied by Parker Hannifin, a leading US motion and control technology multinational. According to the boatbuilder, with a power output of 250kW and 300kW peak, the Parker GVM310 gives the Riva prototype a cruising speed of 25 knots and a self-limited top speed of 40 knots,

with an acceleration curve significantly steeper than that of a similarly sized boat powered by an internal combustion engine.

Riva says the El-Iseo is a high performer in terms of range too, delivering up to ten hours navigation in economy mode. El-Iseo has a lithium battery pack supplied by Podium Advanced Technologies (PAT), a specialist in batteries, automotive design and motorsport – this is the first time PAT has worked in the world of yachting.

Specially developed for this project, the batteries in El-Iseo have a capacity of 150kWh

and are configured in two independent blocks located between the engine and the stern seating. Integration of onboard systems, such as transmission, throttles and onboard control systems in general, including management of driving and battery charging modes, has once again been assigned to innovation leader and Ferretti Group partner Xenta.

Onboard El-Iseo, there are the unmistakable finishes, colours and detailing typical of the boats that made the brand world famous, and the helm station’s fully digital, touchscreen dashboard has also been designed to mimic the analogue displays of past boats.

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out the last ounce of power. We’re seeing a trend reversal in the market. In many cases, engine power output in and of itself will no longer be the yardstick. Instead, there will be more and more customers who want to do their bit to protect the climate, and now we can also offer them a solution, too.”

Italian yacht builder Sanlorenzo has teamed up with Rolls-Royce to develop and build a large motor yacht with a methanol engine propulsion system able to run carbon neutrally on ‘green’ methanol.

The two companies announced an exclusive memorandum of understanding for yachts between 40 and 70 metres on the eve of the opening of the 2022 Cannes Yachting Festival (5 September 2022).

Green methanol is climate-friendly and carbon-neutral because it is produced using solar or wind power. Powered by two mtu methanol engines based on the Series 4000, the Sanlorenzo yacht is expected to undertake its maiden voyage in 2026.

“We’re making shipping more environmentally friendly and easier on the climate, and this agreement is a big step forward in the right direction,” says Denise Kurtulus, vice president of global marine at Rolls-Royce Power Systems. “Synthetic methanol, produced

using electricity generated from renewable sources, is the obvious fuel of the future for many maritime applications – not least yacht propulsion. This is because methanol is a liquid which is easy to manage, and people are already used to handling it because it is already available in ports today. Sanlorenzo is one of the most innovative yacht builders, making it our partner of choice for this project.”

It’s said the plan is to build a large Sanlorenzo luxury yacht tailored to the new type of propulsion system and its requirements. However, in general, developers expect the power output of a methanol propulsion system to be about one-third less than that of a diesel system of the same size and mass.

“In reality, that isn’t terribly important,” explains Kurtulus. “This is because larger, heavier engines are more likely to be installed in large yachts of 40 to 50 metres in length than in smaller vessels, and yacht owners who want to be climate-friendly and go easy on the environment aren’t generally looking to wring

“Our many years of experience and our extensive expertise in mobile and stationary gas engines will give us a head start in development,” adds Dr Otto Preiss, COO and chief technology officer at Rolls-Royce’s Power Systems division. “We will have methanolpowered propulsion systems in our portfolio for other maritime applications as well as yachts, for example, commercial shipping. These will be part of our ecosystem with sustainable fuels, that we’re currently building. The ecosystem will also include fuel-cellpowered applications as well as electrolysis of green hydrogen, the basic ingredient for green methanol.”

Massimo Perotti, executive chairman and CEO of Sanlorenzo, says: “The introduction of innovations and technologies to reduce the environmental impact of yachts has long been the focus of the group’s research and development department. The subscription of the agreement with Rolls-Royce and its brand mtu for the integration of methanol propulsion systems on our superyachts represents for our group a memorable moment, because it gives an extraordinary acceleration to our responsible path and widens our horizons.

“Thanks to the marine use of methanol as a fuel for combustion engines, which allows carbonneutral powerful propulsion, Sanlorenzo will be able to give the true answer to the demand for sustainability in the yachting sector. I thank Rolls-Royce for choosing Sanlorenzo as a partner for the joint development of a technology that is going to change the paradigm of the yachting industry.”



Autumn is a great time to visit Mallorca, if only to stock up on sunshine and vitamin sea before winter kicks in. But that’s not all. Visit after summer to experience seasonal events and discover how breath-taking the sights are at this time of year. Not just that! You’ll also dodge energy-sapping temperatures and madding crowds.

Many Mallorcans look forward to autumn and for good reason, yet there’s more to the Mallorcans’ penchant for Autumn than a dip in degrees alone. Its arrival brings light angles that are longer and more golden, transforming even the most everyday scenes into sights to behold.

With this in mind, imagine the visual drama of the island’s most talked-about attractions! The Tramuntana mountain range turns a warm shade of red, with coastal sunsets that would stand out on a travel agent’s walls. The atmospheric golden glow makes the old town’s labyrinthine streets look photoshopped. Cause for even more excitement is the fact that

crispness or rain won’t abate the autumnal idyll as Mallorca’s most photogenic season continues well into January.

In September and October, you’ll find the sea is still warm enough for one last plunge. Conditions remain perfect for a snooze on an (almost) empty beach, or chilled verdejo on a waterside terrace, until year’s end.

Then there are the many festivals and events to experience during the sweet spot of the year. The annual Nit de l'Art celebrates the start of the island’s artistic season and sees thousands take to the streets to meet up with friends, enjoy al fresco drinks and visit avant-garde galleries. A little more boisterous is Binissalem’s Festa des Vermar which sees grape-crushing and throwing competitions.

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Other rural celebrations worth a visit include Caimari’s olive fair, Esporles’ confectionary festival, and Inca’s Dijous Bo, Mallorca’s largest traditional fair, to name but a few.

September also marks the beginning of the grape harvest, another excellent reason to visit Mallorca in autumn. There’s never been a better time, than right about now, to learn about age-old trades and practices, not to mention sample the island’s liquid riches. And with more than 70 bodegas from which to choose, Mallorca is heaven for oenophiles keen to be treated to a variety of wines and sweeping country views.

Whether you’re a beach bum keen to get every inch of sun out of the year, an art enthusiast seeking to add something interesting to your collection, or visiting oenophile keen to pair local wines with extraordinary views, Autumn is the perfect time to appreciate the island’s offerings.

Just ask all the Mallorcans around you, en route to a pretty courtyard restaurant, flopping onto the beach after an invigorating swim, or just soaking up the views during an evening stroll.

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We invite captains keen to hear about our various management options or owners wanting to know more about the benefits of putting their yacht on the charter market to get in touch via phone/email or drop into our Palma office.

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Following several years of disrupted travel and the devastation wrought by Hurricane Dorian, the Bahamas is gearing up for a busy season of welcoming superyacht charters back to their shores.

Travel restrictions are eased, with the Bahamas now welcoming both vaccinated and unvaccinated visitors, making it easier than ever for yachting enthusiasts to visit this Caribbean idyll. The Bahamas’ world-class marinas are also building back better than ever following Dorian, with many now boasting enhanced facilities.

Indeed, luxury yacht brokers are already seeing increased demand for the Bahamas as yachting enthusiasts seek to re-discover this stunning locale.

"The Bahamas has always had lasting appeal and we are now seeing an uptick in interest, especially for some of our most sought-after charter yachts," said YPI Nickie TannockVincent, Head of Charter Retail.

She added: "The Bahamas is particularly popular with families seeking sun-drenched fun on the water, with the islands' offering world-class family-friendly facilities coupled with spectacular blue waters that are ideal for making the most of a charter yacht's water toys. We are encouraging those considering booking a winter yacht charter in the Bahamas to not delay and book now to ensure their chosen yacht."

With the Mediterranean summer yacht season-ending, now is the perfect time to start planning a Bahamas yacht charter.

YPI offers a superb selection of elegant yachts for charter in the Bahamas. These include M/Y NAIA, M/Y PREFERENCE 19, M/Y DB9, and M/Y SEVEN SINS.


Motor yacht NAIA is a spectacular 73.6-metre Freire shipyard yacht. She can sleep up to 12 guests across eight spacious cabins, making

her ideal for a multigenerational holiday in the Bahamas. She boasts a stunning range of amenities, including a Jacuzzi, state-of-theart gym, high-tech entertainment system, helideck, elevator, and a range of tenders and toys. She is available to charter in the Bahamas from 595,000 Euros per week.


This 34.4-metre yacht has been purposefully designed for adventure seekers, with its expansive beach club and an incredible selection of tenders and toys. Her compact size enables her to easily access secluded anchorages making her ideal for an islandhopping adventure exploring the Exumas. Her ultra-modern stabilisation system provides enhanced comfort at sea, while her voluminous saloons and deck spaces make her perfect for relaxation and entertaining. She is also ideal for those wishing to keep up with their fitness regimen, boasting a dedicated onboard personal trainer as part of the crew.


PREFERENCE 19 is available for charter from 105,000 Euros per week.


DB9 is a stunning 52.4-metre Palmer Johnson yacht charter. This sporty yacht is ideal for packing in as much adventure as possible during a Bahamas getaway. She boasts three pool areas and plenty of outdoor space, perfect for soaking up the warm Caribbean sunshine. Her five stylish cabins can be configurated to sleep up to 10 guests, while her 11 crew ensure that guests’ needs are expertly catered to. She is available to charter from 250,000 Euros per week.


Cruise the azure blue waters in style aboard the award-winning 52-metre M/Y SEVEN SINS. This Sanlorenzo yacht offers all the comforts of home, with five well-appointed cabins that can be configured to sleep 10 guests. Her many features include a vast beach club, glass-bottom swimming pool, balconies that open onto the water, gym and sauna, and a drive-in tender bay. Her innovative use of glass floods the interiors with light, creating space that enables guests to connect with the sea. She is available to charter from 270,000 Euros per week.

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full-service yachting house, guiding clients through every aspect of the yachting journey across sales, charter, yacht management and a unique client experience division. We specialise in yachts over 25m, covering the full superyacht range and smaller day boats if required.

For 49 years, we have been committed to the highest level of service, merging our history with a modern and innovative approach to yachting. Our client experience team go the extra mile to curate personalised experiences that go beyond luxury. With offices in Monaco and London and a presence in the world’s major yachting destinations, the company’s multi-cultural, multi-lingual team work with partners across the industry, facilitating a collaborative culture.


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September is for sailors, from the 4th – 10th of September sailors flocked once again to Sardinia returning to the sailing Mecca, Porto Cervo. After the success in June of the Giorgio Armani Superyacht Regatta, we welcomed back a bolder, punchier crowd for the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup.

With the support of long-standing title sponsor Rolex, the regatta, organised by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda, in collaboration with the International Maxi Association, promised a week of spectacular racing against the backdrop of the Costa Smeralda and the La

Maddalena archipelago, with its beautiful waters and sailing conditions - and it did not disappoint!

Now in its 32nd edition, The Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup saw an exceptional line-up of boats. 50 yachts including four J Class yachts and Pier Luigi Loro Piana’s new My Song, a ClubSwan 80 participated in fleet starts, an impressive turnout in these turbulent times showing that superyacht racing is still a firm favourite amongst keen sailors.

Getting off to a perfect start, the Race

Committee under the calm and professional guidance of PRO Peter Craig selected a testing 35-mile coastal course that took the competitors from Porto Cervo on an anticlockwise circumnavigation of the islands of Caprera and Maddalena, up to the Secca di Tre Monti shallows in the Saline Gulf, then on a reach to the Monaci island, and from there upwind towards the finish line off Porto Cervo.

Racing started with the intense rivalry we know and love, featuring tight starts and duels at the offset mark, close manoeuvres all along the


coastal course, tactical choices to break free of rival cover, and significant speeds on the reach from the Secca di Tre Monti to Monaci island.

Starting as she meant to go on, victory on day one among the J Class yachts went to Svea, ahead of Ranger and Velsheda, while Topaz was delayed by a broken gennaker at the start. After a full three hours of racing, the delta between the first three boats was a nail-biting 2 minutes and 16 seconds, these boats were designed to race after all!

A similar situation transpired among the Supermaxis (yachts measuring more than 100 feet where Shamanna got the better of Spirit of Malouen X and Moat . The largest class, the Maxi division with 13 entries, saw Highland Fling XI take the day ahead of Galateia in compensated time.

After three days of stiff competition, the coastal race set up by the Race Committee for the final day took the fleet upwind to Secca di Tre Monti, then beam reaching to round Isola dei Monaci, then on a long downwind run south around the islets called Mortorio and Soffi then upwind to conclude off Porto Cervo for a total of 27 nm.

There was tension as the J Class yachts duelled it out as if they were in a match race, showing just how well the teams on these classic 40m yachts can sail. Svea once again finished ahead of Ranger and Topaz and was welcomed back to port by blank gunshots, a brilliant seafaring tradition that the J Class yachts are keeping alive.

With no doubt who would be crowned winner among the J Class yachts, Svea took home her well-deserved trophy, followed by Ranger and Velsheda respectively. In the Supermaxi division the Swan 115 Shamanna triumphed over the Spirit Yacht 111 Geist with the Swan 115 Moat 1 in third place.

Bouwe Bekking, tactician on the J Class Svea stated: “We had a fantastic week, we did a lot of training, we sailed well, had good starts and that helped a lot. The crew work was excellent, the boat was well prepared, no breakages which is a big thing with these J Class boats which weigh 185 tonnes. Porto Cervo is a fantastic place. Sailing around the rocks and the mixture of a couple of up and down races as well – good committee, good organisation, fantastic scenery, it’s where you can see the most beautiful pictures of these boats.”

In the Maxi division, the largest with 13 entries, Highland Fling XI took the win ahead of the Wallycento Galateia and the Wally 93 Bullitt. In the Mini Maxi 1 group of pure racing yachts, Vesper claimed victory ahead of Proteus and Bella Mente. The scores were incredibly tight at the top of the Mini Maxi 2 class, where Capricorno got the better of the Mylius 80 Twin Soul B by just one point, with the Wally 78 Rose taking third place.

H2O also earned a clear run of four consecutive wins to triumph with a clear margin in the Mini Maxi 3&4 category. She was followed by the Mylius 65 FD Oscar 3 and the Dehler 60 Blue Oyster.


The Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup has always stood out among international yachting events for its high standard of competition, gathering the cream of nautical design and boat building in Porto Cervo together with globally renowned professional sailors, but the 32nd edition of the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup will also be remembered as hosting the race debut of FlyingNikka, the first ever Mini Maxi foiler. Given her radically different design compared to traditional boats, FlyingNikka raced in her own class, the Mini Maxi 0, where she was the sole participant.

YCCS Commodore Michael Illbruck reflected on the week during the closing prize giving ceremony stating:

“The Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup is a special event, unique I would say, which we are proud to organise. Some of the best sailors in the world come to Porto Cervo to sail on J Class boats, designed in the 1930s, as well as maxi yachts at the cutting edge of naval technology. We will continue to raise the bar and follow a path of innovation and excellence. My thanks go to our partner Rolex, the Race Committee, and the International Jury, the YCCS staff and all the owners and sailors who are the real protagonists of this event, and my congratulations go to all the winners of this 32nd edition.”

The Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup as always was an

unmissable event combining competitive sailing with glamour of the location and social events ashore. Owners and crew from all over the world came together once again in Porto Cervo, renewing ties of friendship and immersing in the fierce competition superyacht sailing in Sardinia brings.

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A new America’s Cup team founded in Barcelona, Spain – host city for the 37th America’s Cup – has announced it will field teams in the Youth & Women’s America’s Cup events scheduled to run in parallel with AC37 in 2024.

The team – which will represent the city of Barcelona, the region of Catalonia, and the country of Spain – is a collaboration between a group including experienced sailors and campaign managers and Barcelona’s Real Club Náutico de Barcelona (RCNB).

Heading up the team will be the renowned Catalan sailor Guillermo Altadill as team principal and highly experienced international team manager Stewart Hosford.

The new syndicate has received approval to be the Spanish challenger for the 2024 event from America’s Cup Event Management Company (ACE) – the organisers of the 37th edition of the America’s Cup – as well as the current Cup holders Emirates Team New Zealand.

The fledgling team plans to operate from a base in the Port of Barcelona and aims to purchase two of the newly released 40-foot AC40 foiling monohulls.

Applications will be welcome from sailors across Spain and the team has committed to

running a transparent recruitment process for the country’s women’s and youth squads.

The overall goal is to win both events as well as building a platform of talent that can form the basis for future Spanish America’s Cup campaigns in all categories.

The team have already commissioned the design of a team base in Port Vell in Barcelona and are in discussions with a number of investors and sponsors to support the initiative.

“I have participated in a number of America’s Cups and the opportunity to build a Spanish team and harness the incredible sailing talent from across this country is an incredibly exciting opportunity for me,” Altadill said.

“As a team we will proudly represent Barcelona and our wider country to show the world that Spain is a leading sailing nation and to be home favourites for the Cup in 2024. What has been incredibly impressive to me already


is the amount of interest and talent that this opportunity is attracting already.”

RCNB president Jordi Puig said the club had been a major supporter of Barcelona’s bid to host the 37th America’s Cup since its inception and more recently had been having informal discussions with SailTeam BCN.

“Last week we formed an agreement that we as a yacht club are incredibly excited by,” Puig said. “Our club is 100 percent behind the team and the America’s Cup event in Barcelona and we look forward to supporting the team in their ambition to win the Youth and Women’s America’s Cup in 2024.”

ACE CEO Grant Dalton said he was also hugely supportive of the new Spanish initiative.

“Guillermo and Stewart, together with the Yacht Club here in Barcelona have put together a world class plan and team and as the event authority we are delighted to back them as the local and Spanish Team to compete in Women’s and Youth America’s Cup as part of AC37, creating pathways for the next generation of local sailors to compete in the America’s Cup.”


This August saw a fiesta of flying fifteen sailing in the Solent. A regatta to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the designer Uffa Fox's death, another for the 75th for the flying fifteen design, and the European Championships.

Three teams from Mallorca made the long and perilous trek north to cooler climes, to sail on water that moves, and not just up and down. A nostalgic trip for the two genuine “caulkheads” in our number (Caulkhead: a generic term for those fortunate enough to have been born on the Isle of Wight) the remainder became honorary caulkheads for the event.

19–20 August – UF50

The fifteens were given their own start on the RYS line complete with cannons belching noise and smoke for the start sequence. A clean start first time, leaving no opportunity to disprove local legend that the RYS do no use the black flag but move directly to live shot for the final signal.

A dying breeze saw most of the fleet short tacking around Egypt Point in an attempt to get up tide of the mark on the other side of the Solent. Just one crew touched the ground, taking a short wet walk to get clear. The next mark was a struggle for all until the new sea breeze settled. This race was won by a local

silver fleet boat whose experience led him to find the best way across the tide and back again without going halfway to Portsmouth. A second short race was staged off the breakwater.

Next day the fifteens had a dress rehearsal for the championships with two windward/ leewards on the Bramble plateau. Two Spanish boats finished the series 6th and 7th overall. The third boat was meanwhile being delivered singlehanded from Hayling Island, well done John Walker – a story for another time.

On Sunday, when the more serious business of the Europeans Championships began, 71 boats came to the line – we were never to see such small numbers in our scores again. Eight races were scheduled over four days

21 August – Europeans Day 1

The Solent served up a classic Cowes day with semi-overcast skies, light and shifty breeze and a moderate tidal flow. The course was set up in the busy Bramble Bank area of the Solent between Southampton Water and Cowes on the Isle of Wight.

Laying a course in this busy section of water in the height of August is quite a task but the RO set up for two races of around 90 minutes duration.

With some petulant shifts and a slightly nervy fleet not used to a big start line, it took several attempts to get race one under way. On the fifth attempt under the dreaded black flag, race one got started around 13:00 in a fluctuating soft breeze of 5–10 knots.

The pin end of the eventual start was a bit messy and caught out a couple of the top contenders. Steve Goacher and Tim Harper (RWYC) got caught in the mess tangled up with the pin mark leaving them to be one of the last boats to get off the start line. Ian Pinnell and Ian Cadwallader (Hayling Island SC) broke out a strong lead from locals Henry Bagnall and James Downer (Cowes Corinthian YC). The bulk of the fleet chased these two for three windward-leeward legs.

However, disappointment for Ian Pinnell crossing the finish line to realise he was one of four boats black flagged. This handed race one victory to Bagnall and Downer. Richard Lovering and Matt Alvarado (WYC/HISC) worked hard to take second place and Michael Wilson and Peter Greenhalgh (Isle of Man YC) moved up to third.

The RO re-set the course and the second race was started in a slightly steadier SW breeze of 9–11 knots. This start under black flag was exemplary and the fleet was well spread. Andy Mckee and Richard Jones (Dovestone SC/ Shotwick Lake SC), led the race from the first mark around a course of two sausages and a triangle to take the win closely followed by Steve Goacher and Tim Harper (Royal Windermere YC), making amends for a bad result in race one. Richard Lovering and Matt Alvarado again sailed a sold race to finish on the podium and with their consistency, the early lead in the regatta. Ian Pinnell & Ian Cadwallader recovered from their disappointment in race one to finish 4 in race 2.

Of the visitors, Campbell Alexander and David Herridge from Durban in South Africa sailed a solid day to sit 10 overall and Phillippa Packer and Dean McAullay from Royal Freshwater Bay YC in Perth, Western Australia 11 overall at the end of the day.

22 August – Europeans Day 2

The second day of competition was greeted with drizzle, overcast skies and a light and quite fickle 7–12 knots of S/SW breeze. 3 races were scheduled predicting a long day on the water.

After a few attempts race 3 got away sailing a 3-lap course. Andy Mckee & Richard Jones picked up from where they left off with a race win from Andrew Jameson and James Grant (WYC/HISC) joining the podium for the first time. Jeremy Davy and Martin Huett were third.

Race 4 of the regatta was raced in much the same conditions but with some more black flag waving. Richard Lovering and Matt Alvarado (HISC) were back to winning ways and Jeremy Davy and Martin Huett were getting some consistency with a second. Third was Mark Nicholson and Steve Culpitt (HISC).


Jeremy Davy and Martin Huett, dropping their BFD, for 28 points. Fifth Hamish Mackay and Andrew Lawson with 31 points and sixth Greg Wells and David Tulloch who won the final race of the day on 33 points.

Top visiting boat is John Lavery and Alan Green from National YC in Dublin who sit at place 10 overall.

Tuesday 23 August, the fleet took a break from the Europeans to sail in a special Class 75th Anniversary Regatta started from the Royal Yacht Squadron. The Europeans resumed the following day – full report next month.

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Race 5 followed late in the afternoon when the wind shifted a little causing a course reshuffle. More black flags and some persistent drizzle. Greg Wells and David Tulloch (HISC) scored their first race win of the regatta. Nigel and Gavin Tullett (Royal Windermere YC) had a great race to finish second and third was Hamish Mackay and Andrew Lawson (RTYC/HISC).

After 5 races Richard Lovering and Matt

Alvarado increased their overall lead after discarding their worse result to date, a 12, to top the leader board with 16 points.

Big movers were Andy McKee and Richard Jones, discarding their opening day 22 and posting a 1, 13, 8 to move from seventh into second with 23 points. Henry Bagnall and James Downer could not match their first day performance and a 19, 4, 15 saw them drop back to third with 26 points. In fourth were

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If you are heartily sick of the word “Brexit” you’d be in good company. There are still some loose ends, Northern Ireland and Gibraltar are certainly “not done” . The U.K. is as divided as ever. It’s a good idea not to bring the Brexit word up at a dinner party unless you know other guests’ stance on the matter. “Oven Ready” has taken on a new meaning!

Despite this British Citizens, who now do not reside in the EU, have a great opportunity to legally avoid paying VAT on yachts. This is because British Citizens are now viewed as “third country nationals” as far as the EU is concerned. Third country nationals have the legal right to have their vessels in the EU for up to 18 months at a time. So what happens at the end of the 18 months you may ask? You have two options import the vessel permanently or leave EU waters for some unspecified period to reset the VAT clock. At Gibraltar we are accustomed to seeing non-VAT paid yachts coming to the Rock for a few days to reset their VAT status. Any non-EU port can serve this purpose so Turkey, Montenegro or any North African port will do in the Med. This 18 month rule is of course specifically for the boat, not the person/owner.

In practice how can one take advantage of this benefit? If buying a new yacht in the U.K. or EU you need to register the yacht outside the E.U. for example in Gibraltar. Upon purchase make sure the manufacturer does not charge you VAT by making sure they understand your intention. Google “Sailaway VAT scheme” to

understand the conditions imposed by U.K. HMRC to purchase a zero rated yacht. This scheme is open to anyone who plans to export the boat under its own power. EU countries also have similar schemes open to third country nationals.

What about second hand boats that do not have VAT paid status? Can Brits now acquire these without incurring VAT? The answer is a resounding yes! Where does one find such boats - outside the EU. In the Med these boats are unsurprisingly to be found in

Turkey, Montenegro and Gibraltar. Also boats within the EU that have been used for charter operations will not be VAT paid.

To summarise if you are a third country national, as Brits now are, inform yourself carefully to avoid paying more than you have to. If you want advice on this matter or want to find a boat which is not VAT paid get in touch with us at



Once known as the Khmer Empire, the Kingdom of Cambodia has a long maritime history going back many centuries when seafaring merchants followed the coast from India to China to the port cities along the Gulf of Siam and on to Cambodia.

At varying times Cambodian culture also absorbed Javanese, Chinese, and Thai influences. The fascinating cultural history of Cambodia dates back many centuries and was heavily influenced by India; in turn, Cambodia greatly influenced Thailand and Laos and vice versa.

Cambodia is now one of Southeast Asia’s bestkept secret cruising destinations, a pristine coastline country nestled between Thailand and Vietnam in the east of the Gulf of Thailand, offering 32 beautiful islands. With some 100 nautical miles of tropical coastline with unspoiled bays, these islands stretch from Koh Kong in the north to Koh Wai in the southern outermost islands, most still untouched; making them perfect for exploring from the comfort of a luxury motor or sailing yacht.

This safe, accessible and relatively inexpensive country is home to mostly unpopulated white sand beaches lining the mainland and offshore islands. A Gulf of Siam cruising trip of exploration can take you from the tropical island vibe of Koh Samui, the hustle and bustle of Bangkok and on to Cambodia’s diverse culture for adventure to explore mysterious islands and experience the tranquility of ancient Angkor Wat.

Cambodia is one of the world’s newest cruising grounds and although it requires a little effort to access the result is a truly amazing experience. Decades of turmoil have delayed the counties development, but this is now changing and the Cambodian people are starting to create a modern society with a solid infrastructure. The lack of development means that their coastal Islands have remained virtually untouched, resulting in some of the region’s most pristine cruising.

While there are two clearance ports in Cambodia, Khao Kong and Sikhanoukville, yachts have had difficulties clearing into and out of the country at Khao Kong if not departing to Thailand. The main anchorages in Cambodia are Sihanoukville and the Koh Rong Group.


The main port city of Cambodia is Sihanoukville, surrounded on three sides by Thailand and the provincial capital, sprawls over the top of Victory hill down into the Kampong Saom commercial port to the north. In a land with thousands of years of history, Sihanoukville is a colourful but tragic upstart.

A mere 60 years ago, French-Cambodian construction carved a camp out of the jungle and started building the first deep-sea port of a newly independent Cambodia. Even after Pol Pot's regime was driven from power, the bumpy highway to the capital was long notorious for banditry and the beaches stayed empty.

Peace returned in 1993 and in the ensuing years Sihanoukville has been busy picking up the pieces. Now Cambodia’s principal deepwater maritime port is a perfect base for exploring the lush islands nestled in the bluegreen waters just off the coast and the laidback, bucolic atmosphere of this diminutive village is a joy. Two major Islands just off the coast near Sihanoukville are Koh Rong and its neighbor, Koh Rong Samleon.


Koh Rong is the second largest island group in the country behind Koh Kong at the Thai border. The main island has four small villages: Koh Tuich, Dam Dkeuw, Prek Svay and Soksan.

The island of Koh Rong is its own ‘Sangkat’ (local district) and is located 25 kms off the port town of Sihanoukville. It covers approximately 78 Sq. kms and boasts 43 kms of pristine beaches with four village communities

The Royal Sands Koh Rong, a 5-star resort with stand-alone villas offering a break of luxurious relaxation and interesting activities and surroundings, offers anchorage at their luxury yacht pier. Cambodia remains one of the diving world’s best kept secrets and Koh Rong’s crystal-clear waters offer many reefs, providing dozens of shallow dive sites with little or no current - making the island’s waters some of the safest on earth. The resort has its own PADI Dive Center and easy access to an abundance of marine life include coral, sponges, specialist flat worms, colorful nudibranchs and a dizzying array of tropical fish.

The island’s interior of jungle, mangrove and savannah is well worth exploring by kayak or while fishing. In fact, the areas surrounding Sok San Bay are completely untouched by commercial fishing, providing a rewarding experience. There’s also paddle boarding, or biking /trekking to the island’s hidden treasures such as The Waterfall, Chnee Cheeb Bay and Koh Touch and more.

Vegetation ranges from dense jungle to savannah, which dominates the interior and many tree species are to be found, including native Teak, Tamarind, Fig and the mythical Banyan - all supporting a huge variety of animals including monkeys, birds, snakes and even buffalo - with the surrounding waters teaming with tropical fish and coral.


Koh Dek Koul Island is an exquisite jewel resting in the tranquil waters of Siam Bay, rich in Khmer culture and cuisine offered in a setting of tropical opulence. A small island in the Gulf of Thailand located about 7 km off the coast of Sihanoukville city in southern Cambodia, it’s thick with jungle and teeming with marine life, a destination well-suited for outdoor enthusiasts.

within the boundaries of Koh Rong, namely Koh Touch, Doeum D'keuw, Prek Svay and Sok San.

10-Day+ Itinerary Sample

The following suggestions from Kevin Tremor have been enjoyed by motor and sailing vessels handled by APS Cambodia, such as Equanimity, Y Nut Coco Nut, Runaway Bunny, Tiara and Nonni ii

Day 1

Bangkok, Thailand

Starting your cruise from a side too berth in the Bangkok River after arrival from Koh Samui or the international airport, guests can spend an afternoon spent exploring this exciting city. With so much accessible from the river Bangkok is known as the ‘Venice of the East’.

Day 2

Pattaya, Thailand

A simple overnight cruise from Bangkok takes you to the beachfront town of Pattaya, offering some peaceful offshore Islands and an active nightlife.

Day 3

Koh Kut, Thailand

Another short passage east will take you to the eastern borders of Thailand and the Island of Koh Kut, from where you can get an early start for your Cambodia journey.

Day 4 - 5

Koh Rung, Cambodia

Clearing out from Thailand, you now head into Cambodian waters and the pristine islands at the entrance to Chhak Kampong Saom, central of which are Koh Rung and Koh Rung Samlem.

Approaching from the North the first anchorage would come off the twin beaches, located on the North Western End of Koh Rung. The 5-star Royal Sands Koh Rong has good anchorage at its pier and plenty of depth off Koh Rong Bay. The all-villa resort on Cambodia’s second largest island spans a 550-metre stretch of pristine, soft white sandy beach descending into crystal-clear turquoise water.

Snorkelling at Sok San Bay offers a stunning underwater panorama and an exclusive treasure trove of coral and tropical fish at the Blue Lagoon. A magical secret cove is set in a protected marine area with shallow snorkelling amidst swathes of mesmerizing anemone.

Day 6

South West Coast, Cambodia

A short cruise south offers an amazing 5 kms

of sandy white beach on the South West Coast. The water surrounding is crystal clear, providing the perfect opportunity for diving and snorkeling.

The beach has only a few local buildings on its western extremity, providing acres of space for exploring. Should the weather turn on you the island offers several excellent anchorages on the eastern shore. Ashore you will find a few local villages to explore as well as a couple of small chalet style resorts.

Day 7

Koh Rung Samlem & Kas Tang, Cambodia

To the South, Koh Rung Samlem offers more idyllic anchorages, crystal clear waters and virgin forests to explore. Anchoring off deserted beaches, there are numerous islands to explore and opportunity to visit some amazing resorts and beaches, including Saracen Bay, Lazy Beach and M'Pai Bai (a Survivor filmed island) for snorkelling and kayaking.

Further offshore you will find the Island of Kas Tang (Koh Tang), surrounded by protected bays and pristine beaches offering snorkeling and

diving opportunities. The outer Island of Koh Tang is about 30 nm off the coast and the site of the last major battle in the Indochina War.

There are more islands but closer in and another dive location in this area is Condor Reef.

Day 8 - 10 & onwards

Angkor Wat Archaeological Park (Siam Reap) A helicopter pick up from the beach followed by a brief flight will take you to the world famous historic ‘Angkor Wat Archaeological Park’ in Siam Reap. The Park offers 5 Star accommodations for those desiring to spend a couple of days to really explore the many temples that make up Angkor Wat.

Angkor Wat is one of the most famous sites in South East Asia and the ‘7th Wonder of the World’. The largest religious monument in the world, on a site measuring 162.6 hectares (1,626,000 m2; 402 acres), it was originally constructed as a Hindu temple dedicated to the god Vishnu for the Khmer Empire. It was gradually transformed into a Buddhist temple towards the end of the 12th century as such it


is also described as a "Hindu-Buddhist" temple.

Angkor Wat is a miniature replica of the universe in stone and represents an earthly model of the cosmic world. The central tower rises from the center of the monument symbolizing the mythical mountain, Meru, situated at the center of the universe. Its five towers correspond to the peaks of Meru. The outer wall corresponds to the mountains at the edge of the world, and the surrounding moat the oceans beyond.

Even though Angkor Wat is the most photographed Khmer monument, nothing approaches the actual experience of seeing this temple. Frank Vincent grasped this sensation over 100 years ago. “The general appearance of the wonder of the temple is beautiful and romantic as well as impressive and grand it must be seen to be understood and appreciated. One can never look upon the ensemble of the vat without a thrill, a pause, a feeling of beauty, a pause, a feeling of being caught up onto the heavens. Perhaps it is the most impressive sight in the world of edifices.”

Listed in ‘World Wonder List’ for its grandeur, history, beauty and state of preservation, it is the largest monument of the Angkor Group and also the best preserved. This is an architectural masterpiece and one of the finest monuments in the world.

Another monument, one that remembers the country’s brutal past, is that of the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum in Phnom Penh.

The capital and largest city of Cambodia, Phnom Penh is located on the banks of the Mekong River and known (as well) for its beautiful and historical architecture and attractions. Phnom Penh was once called the “Pearl of Asia” because of its French influences and overall popularity and is still the heart of Cambodia economically, politically, and culturally. The city offers a mix of the exotic and Indochinese charm and a trip to historic Phnom Penh can be arranged at the beginning or end of your visit.

Cambodia is an experience like no other with much in the way of adventure, wildlife and nature excursions and cultural and historical discoveries.

Further Notes from APS:

• Helicopter Cambodia and Asia Pacific Superyachts can arrange transfers to / from Helipad locations to /from any location (Phnom Penh, Military Apron, Siem Reap International Airport, Koh Pich, The Royal Sands Koh Rong Helipad and Sihanoukville International Airport).

• A large Navy dock can be used for short periods of time, providing secure berthing with direct access to the town.

• Customs and Immigration can be quickly dealt with and a short drive takes you to the local airport, which is large enough for most private jet use.

• The coastal region’s best season is November through to about May (Dry Season) with prevailing wind typically Northerly to nor Easterly providing calm cruising and clear skies.

• Yachts can stay up to 6 months in Cambodia. Whilst there are two clearance ports in Cambodia, Khao Kong and Sikhanoukville, there’s been challenges clearing into and out of the country at Khao Kong if not departing to Thailand. Note it is mandatory to use the state shipping agency in Sikhanoukville for clearance.

• Visiting yachts' experiences indicate that the fees requested vary greatly and not all officials are familiar with the paperwork involved with visiting yachts. Entrance and exit fees vary depending on the size of the yacht and negotiating skills. Your yacht agent is a great asset in planning your trip and ensuring the smoothest arrival and departure at the best fees with authorities while meeting all your needs.

Photo Credit: Tourism Cambodia, Helicopters Cambodia, The Royal Sands and Asia Pacific Superyachts Cambodia.


As many Yachts are stocking up to head over to the Caribbean for the season. Space saving is a huge priority, one of the things I love most about introducing more sustainable plastic reducing systems onboard is that you reduce your reliance of ‘shops’ as you can carry you tried and tested products with you in large quantities.

In addition, there are many unnecessary items that we have been conditioned into thinking we need. By finding alternatives to these it eliminates the need to buy them, find space for them and then dispose of them.

Here are 4 super simple, easy and cost effective product savers that you can swap out onboard.


Dryer Sheets have been given a lot of bad press recently after many green living lifestyle blogs stated that the ingredients used in the sheets were dangerous to health. Although they do contain a mix of ingredients (all of which have been approved by government guidelines) more worrying is fact that they are

made of plastic. Dryer sheets are made from synthetic non woven polyester which is not biodegradable. Dryer Sheets are definitely an unnecessary, costly and environmentally damaging element of the Laundry that you do not need.

Switch out for some 100% Wool Dryer Balls – These move around in the machine’s drum separating the laundry which allows more warm air to flow and dry the clothes more quickly, while at the same time absorbing some of the moisture from the clothes. Being hit by the balls inside the drum also agitates the fibres making clothes feel softer naturally.

Although you see it mentioned many times on the internet we recommend NOT to use use Essential Oils on these balls as there is a potential fire risk involved with the build up of Oils over time. Each EO has a different flash point and with some as low as 30”C it is just not worth the risk.


This yachting staple is the savior of many an exhausted stewardess. A few sprays on a wrinkled top sheet / pillow and a firm spread leaves the sheets looking and smelling like they are freshly laundered. The reality is that this product contains some not so nice ingredients but its popularity cannot be argued with. I was shocked recently when someone contacted me asking if I had an alternative and telling me how much they were paying for this product in Europe. Readily available in the states, import costs and licenses and margins push this cheap product up to over 40.00 a bottle!

A super simple DIY alternative is to make your own with whichever laundry softener you have onboard.

DIY Wrinkle Release Spray

• 2 cups distilled wáter

• 2 tablespoons Liquid Fabric Softener

• 500ml Spray Bottle


There is nothing worse than a clogged sink in the middle of a busy charter, with an overflowing sink in a small pantry stress levels can quickly escalate. You can maintain drains in between charters to help avoid this situation and next time your sink is running a bit slowly instead of reaching for the expensive chemical filled Drain Cleaner try these methods first.

• Pour ½ a Cup Liquid Dishwashing Liquid into the drain and let it sit while you bring a kettle to the boil. Slowly and carefully pour the water into the sink hole. Allow this to sit for 15 minutes then run water again to check the flow.

If this makes no difference or you need more cleaning power you can also try try this method.

• Pour 1/3 Cup bicarbonate of Soda directly down the drain, follow this with 1/3 cup of

white vinegar. This will fizz. Leave it and let it sit for as long as possible. Follow this with a kettle of boiling water slowly and carefully.


Depending on the quality of water onboard you may not have issues with calcium, but If you do start to see white build up on the inside of the Kettle or in Cooking pans you know you need to give them a little care. It is good to have an effective eco friendly Decalcifier onboard for the harder to reach jobs (inside pipes of dishwashers and washing machines) but for little jobs you can head to the Galley for products to give you the same results!

• Simply Fill the Kettle or Pans with water and use either White Vinegar or my favourite is Lemon Halves. Boil the kettle and leave to stand for an hour or 2 (clearly marked not to use!) Rinse out thoroughly and you will have sparkling insides!

Wherever you can it is great to have the best environmentally friendly version of a product onboard but it is also good to remember that you aren’t reliant on these things and that sometimes keeping it simple if the best way. This means that you don’t have to panic buy whatever is at hand if you run out of something – you can wait until you get back to a place you know has the product you prefer. Also most of the above recipes are made from things you already have onboard so you don’t need to buy extra things. Let us know what your favourite tried and tested DIY alternative is!

Safe Sailing x

Vivico Hannah (+34) 634 326 981

Hannah is an ex-stewardess who now runs Viveco and Viveco Yachts, an Eco Yacht, Hotel and Home supply shop in Mallorca.

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Ah, autumn, with its golden sunlight, colourful leaves underfoot, and cosy afternoons on heated terraces. Who doesn’t love it? You? Oh. Well, we bet you’ll love that we’ve scoured every one of Rialto Living’s racks to help you stay warm and look fabulous during the inbetween-y clime.

On the cold-weather-winners front, the trusted beanie can be found in all styles and colours on Rialto Living’s shelves. Whether walking to the shipyard, sipping an alfresco pumpkin spiced latte, or on watch during a delivery, a good ol’ beanie ensures your ears stay toasty. Rialto Living’s quality beanie brands include Grevi and Santacana. Italian hat makers Grevi hand-knit their headwear, and their collection ranges from the softest alpaca beanies to boldcoloured peaked versions that make you stand out from the crowd. Santacana’s head warmers include cloche and trilby hats, and their high quality ensures years of happy hat-wearing.

Other autumnal accessories, like fine-leather gloves and feathery scarves, can also be found in abundance on Rialto Living’s display tables. Additional must-haves that prove that bundling up for the winter doesn't mean you can't turn heads include multi-coloured mittens, oversized scarves, cosy ponchos, stylish capes, and faux-fur earmuffs. And while you can't do anything about the season’s wet weather, you can at least look stylish while keeping dry. Rialto Living sells the best-looking brollies to beat the autumnal blues.

If you’re spending the winter in Palma and need to gear up for Mallorca’s coldest months, you’ll be happy to hear the store stocks Ecoalf’s sustainable puffer jackets. The brand proudly owns B. Corporation certification, a designation awarded to companies using business as a force for good. Why? All their clothing is made

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Name: Bernard Fagan

Years’ experience as a chef: 28

Nationality: Australian

What are you doing / where are you working right now?

I'm doing a variety of short term freelance jobs this summer, I’m currently in New England on a 55m Motor Yacht for a month.

Who is your food hero (dead or alive) and why?

Alexis Soyer (French) was one of the first celebrity chefs in the UK, feeding starving Irish during the Great Famine from his own funds.

What 3 ingredients could you not live without?

Great olive oil, Good sea salt flakes and French cheeses.

What are your 3 favourite cookbooks and why?

White Heat by Marco Pierre White (early 90's inspiration during my Apprenticeship), Larousse Gastronomique (Comprehensive and great reference), Culinary Artistry (food flavor combination guide which is great for menu writing and developing new dishes).

What three kitchen gadgets could you not live without?

A very sharp 25-30cm chefs knife, a good Steele to keep it sharp, and a D shaped/speed peeler.

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

Bigger fridges and freezers!!

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

I think they all have their place but it's the imitation and miss-use of certain things that is problematic.

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

A wide range of fresh herbs in good condition are essential but often overlooked.

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

Sushi and Sashimi, but also Tempura Prawns were so popular on a 2 boat Charter I did with Naomi C on our yacht and Sean Puff Diddy on the other..... I was sending platters of Tempura by tender over to his boat 24/7!!

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

A great Australian chef like Ezard or Christine Mansfield for their amazing South East Asian fusion foods which are perfect for the heat of summer...... or Gordon Ramsay just to see if I could make him drop the F bomb!!

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

Because the day is long in the galley every genre has its place from Rasta Shack, to

NEWS 4 STEWS . 100

Classic Rock to Club Space and Cercle mixes for the evening.

Best galley tip/hack?

Always use a damp cloth under your chopping board to stop it sliding and a folded dry one to keep your knife peeler and tasting spoon on.

What is the most difficult location you have ever had to provision in? And what bit of advice can you give to figure out where to go?

Pacific Islands are difficult but generally I recommend getting everything fresh flown in from Holland, UK, Anchorage in Livorno, Froggy Gourmet in France or the Meat and Fish Society in Palma Mallorca.

What is the hardest part of your job?

Creating new interesting menus for long term charters or live aboard owners.

What do you see as being the biggest challenge for chefs in the industry moving forward?

Keeping their integrity and cooking from scratch when there are so many pre prepared sub-standard products available.

What would you say to people who stereotype chefs as being prima donnas with big egos?

Chefs have an attitude because they always put their heart and soul into the food and creating

art on the plate...... all artists have an attitude!

What is your attitude toward crew with dietary requirements?

Be what you say you are 100% of the time.

What is the weirdest most bizarre thing you have ever been asked to cook?

A guest once brought a suitcase full of camel meat and made me cook it.

Name something you have cooked for guests that you are most proud of.

A great Souffle is always impressive and finishes off a charter nicely.

When you are interviewing a chef to work for you, how do you know if they are any good?

Ask how they cook an omelet and make them do 2 or 3 at once.

What one thing should all chefs do to help the environment?

Separate garbage and recycling and never pour used oil down a drain..... put in the engine room dirty oil disposal.

What one thing can chefs do to limit food wastage?

Cook like it's your restaurant and imagine you

paid for the ingredients.

If you weren’t a chef, what would you want to be?

Professional musician.

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Every autumn I really look forward the start of the mushroom season. Here in Spain, mushroom picking is a national pastime, and thousands of passionate devotees spend hours in the fields and meadows searching for them.

I also love to forage for wild mushrooms, but you really need to know exactly what you are looking for as mushrooms should never be picked and eaten unless you are thoroughly familiar with them as there are obviously many poisonous varieties and, it can be really dangerous if you get it wrong. I can’t help feeling the Swiss have got it right. Apparently when the Swiss go out to collect wild mushrooms, before they return home in the evening to dunk them in a hot cheesy fondue, they hand their basket to the “Pilzkontrolleur”.

The mushroom inspector will pluck out any toxic fungi and send them home with what is safe to eat, but as we don’t have a “inspector de hongos” here in Mallorca, I think its probably safer to buy them from local markets and don’t take any risks!

Here in Spain, mushrooms are collectively known as “setas” or “hongos”, and dozens of regional varieties exist. Although autumn is traditionally considered the best season for wild mushrooms, Spain’s varied microclimate helps to offer a steady supply all year round. The provinces of Castilla y León, Huesca, Galicia, the Basque country, Catalonia and Valencia are among the most prolific mushroom producing regions, but all across Spain, in every local market you will find a selection of locally grown specialities to look out for including “rossinyol”, “oreja de judas”, “pie azul”, “cep”, “trompetas negras”, “ous de reig”, “rovellon” and “camagroc”.

Obviously it is important to clean wild mushrooms well, but they should not be


soaked in water. This only results in a drastic loss of flavour and texture. Clean your fungi with a damp cloth then trim the stalk with a sharp knife and use a pastry brush to remove all the grit and dirt from the most inaccessible parts. Discard any that are mushy and discoloured and store them in a cool, dry place. Here in Mallorca, a local variety called “Esclatasangs” is extremely popular and they are in season right now. Translated literally as blood mushrooms, “Esclatasangs” are large, big flavoured, meaty fungi that are just perfect for grilling or roasting. You can use any large field mushrooms but the best way to cook them is to simply sprinkle them with


Ingredients: serves 4

50g porcini mushrooms, cleaned and chopped

100g black trumpet mushrooms, cleaned and chopped

1 l vegetable or chicken stock

1 sprig fresh thyme

100g finely grated parmesan

300g risotto rice (preferably carnaroli or Acquerello)

1 tbsp mascarpone

2 tbsp olive oil

50g unsalted butter

2 shallots chopped finely

2 crushed cloves of garlic Seasoning

Add enough oil to cover the bottom of a thick-bottomed pan, heat and add shallots, garlic and thyme. Sweat gently until the shallots start to break down. Add the wild mushrooms and the rice. Stir well. Add a little hot stock until the rice is just covered; continue to stir until all the liquid has been absorbed by the rice. Over a medium heat, continue to add the stock gradually and stir until all the stock has been absorbed and the rice has softened. Make sure the risotto is loose and not too thick. Add the butter, mascarpone, grated Parmesan and season to taste. The risotto should be light and creamy. Serve immediately.


Ingredients: serve 6

500g Esclata-sangs or mixed flat mushrooms, cleaned & halved

1 tbsp finely chopped rosemary leaves

1 small red chili, deseeded & finely chopped

3 tbsp olive oil

1 tbsp balsamic vinegar

For the garlic-anchovy butter: 250g unsalted butter, softened to room temperature

4 salted anchovies fillets, drained of oil and chopped

2 garlic cloves, crushed

a little sea salt, a good drizzle of olive oil, add a couple of crushed garlic cloves and loads of freshly chopped parsley before placing them under a hot grill for about 5-6 minutes. You’ll need some crusty bread to soak up all those delicious cooking juices and be warned, the heavenly aroma can be very addictive.

NEWS 4 STEWS . 102 One of my favourite mushrooms is the black trumpet (Craterellus cornucopioides). They are also known as the black chanterelle, trompette de la mort in French and trombetta dei morti in Italian. When you mix them with porcini they make an unbelievably tasty risotto…it’s doesn’t get much better!

2 tbsp chopped Parsley

The grated zest of 1 lemon

Sea salt & freshly ground black pepper

For the garlic-anchovy butter, place the butter into a bowl and add the lemon zest, chopped anchovies, garlic and chopped Parsley. Season with sea salt and black pepper then mix well to combine all the ingredients. Place the butter mixture onto a sheet of cling film or baking parchment laid out on a clean work surface, and roll into a cylinder or log. Place the prepared butter in the fridge and leave to chill until firm. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Arrange the mushrooms in a roasting tray in a single layer. Add 4 or 5 slices of anchovy butter, rosemary, chili, olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes until tender. Scatter with a little chopped parsley, season and serve immediately.


Ingredients: serves 6

100g butter

1 large onion, peeled and chopped

150g smoked bacon, finely chopped

1 large potato, peeled & diced

1 tbsp fresh thyme leaves

600g mushrooms, cleaned & chopped

3 garlic cloves, peeled & crushed

900ml chicken stock

150g cheddar cheese, grated

200ml milk

130ml cream

1tbsp truffle oil (optional)

Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

Heat the butter in a large saucepan over low heat. Add the chopped onion, garlic and thyme. Cook for 2-3 minutes, until softened but not coloured. Add the chopped mushrooms, bacon and cook, stirring, for 30 seconds. Add the potato, chicken stock and milk, and then bring to the boil. Turn down the heat and simmer for 30 minutes. Add the cheese and cream then blend to a smooth puree. Season to taste; pass through a fine sieve and then ladle into soup bowls. Scatter with extra thyme leaves and a drizzle of truffle oil or olive oil. Serve immediately.


Cardio session. All of the exercises this month can be done using just bodyweight, if you feel the need to make the ex-ercises harder then you can add some weight where necessary if you have them.


Exercise is a great way to help us stay focused and motivated, Physical activity immediately boosts the brain's dopamine, norepinephrine, and serotonin levels, all of which affect focus and attention. After few good training sessions a week you’ll notice how much more productive you become, this leads to greater satisfaction in ourselves and helps boost our overall confidence. Training isn’t as binary as make your self tired and loose weight, there are so many more benefits. Train hard and reap all the rewards from it!

The session is all about getting the heart rate

up and burning some calories through some simple movements.

Overall there will be 5 exercises per round over 5 rounds, on each ex-ercise we’ll complete 15 reps before moving onto the next exercise with minimal transition time.Once all 5 exercises are completed then you can rest but for nom longer than 2 minutes before we jump into the next round.

So in summery:

- 5 exercises

- 15 reps per exercise

- No longer than 2 mins between rounds - 5 rounds

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Squat jump: from a standing position engage the core, push the hips back and keeping the weight in the heels drop down into a seated posi-tion, once held drive the force through the heels jump up into the air and as you land control yourself back into that squatted position.

High knees: Running on the spot bring the knees as high as possible keep the core engaged and use the hands to help with the momentum of the movement.

Plank Hops: Starting in a plank position keep feet together and hop to the left or right, try to get both knees to the outside of the elbow, straight away hop back to the original plank position before hopping to the other side. 1 hop is 1 rep in this sequence.

Mountain climbers: starting in a plank position, keeping the shoulders above the palms of our hands activate the core, we draw one knee for-ward and across to our opposite elbow, hold for a few seconds and then return back to the plank, repeat with the other leg, once you com-plete this with both legs you have completed 1 rep.

Welcome back to another session from BT23 Fitness. In this months issue we will be doing a Walk Outs: From a standing position we bring our hands to the ground and walk out into a plank position, hold for a second and the reverse the movement back into a standing position, make sure you are stood back upright before going into the next rep.
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We have bought a second-hand motor yacht and just after its acquisition defects in the engine force us to spend sometimes more money than the price of the boat itself. Questions: What is the legal situation according to Spanish law, how long can the warranty be extended, should I repair it and then claim or claim before? What to do in these cases?

First of all, you should pay attention to the clause of submission to the national law and jurisdiction established in the purchase contract. Normally, the contract is governed by Spanish law in the event that we buy the boat in Spain. It is important to note that Spanish law makes a distinction depending on whether the seller is a businessman or not:

1) If the seller is a private individual who is not a businessman, the Civil Code applies in articles 1484, 1485 and 1490 under "guarantee against hidden vices or defects of the thing sold".

The consequence of the existence of hidden defects is the seller's obligation to respond for them, which in our law is called "saneamiento" (Article 1461 of the Civil Code states that "the seller is obliged to deliver and repair the object of the sale"), and the buyer's formal request that the seller respond or that the existence of the defects be taken into account for the purposes of the fulfilment of the contract is called "acción de saneamiento por vicios ocultos" (action for repair due to hidden defects). However, there are three cases in which this remedy is not applicable: when the defects are manifest or visible, when the buyer is an expert who by reason of his profession or trade should easily know them, and when the parties have so stipulated and the seller was unaware of the hidden defects or faults of what was sold (articles 1484 and 1485 of the Civil Code).

The remedy for hidden defects is different depending on whether there is partial loss or total loss of the thing sold.

In the case of partial loss, there are, in turn, three possibilities (article 1486 of the Civil Code):

a) the redhibitory action (from redhibere, to return). In this case, the buyer withdraws from the contract and must be reimbursed by the seller for the expenses he has paid.

b) the action quanti minoris. In this case, the buyer chooses to reduce a proportional amount of the price paid, as judged by experts.

c) action of compensation for damages. If the seller knew of the hidden defects or faults of the thing sold and did not make them known to the buyer, the latter will have, in addition to the possibility of bringing the redhibitory or quanti minoris actions, the right to be compensated for damages.

In the case of total loss, i.e., the perishing of the thing affected by hidden defects, it is necessary to distinguish, in turn, whether the loss was due to the defects or whether it was due to an act of God or the fault of the buyer. In the first case, if the seller knew of the defects, he must reimburse the buyer the price and pay the costs of the contract, with damages. If the seller was unaware of the defects, he must only return the price to the buyer and pay the costs of the contract. In the second case (loss of the thing affected by defects due to an act of God or the fault of the buyer), the buyer can claim from the seller the price he paid with the reduction of the value of the thing at the time of the loss, but if the seller acted in bad faith, he must pay the buyer damages and interest (article 1488 Civil Code).

Finally, the aforementioned remedies for hidden defects will be extinguished after six months, counted from the delivery of the thing sold (article 1490 of the Civil Code).

2) If the seller is a natural person or a company that carries out the economic activity of selling boats (Business to Consumer or Business to Business), article 114 and following of the General Law for the Defence of Consumers and Users and article 9 of Law 23/2003 on guarantees in the sale of consumer goods, dictated after the European Directive 1999/44/ CE, are applicable, the guarantee is as follows:

The seller is liable to the consumer and user for any lack of conformity that exists at the time of delivery of the product, and the regulation includes four types of remedies applicable depending on the case: repair, replacement, price reduction and termination of the contract.

This set of mechanisms is known as a "legal guarantee", which should not lead to misunderstandings, as it is not strictly speaking a guarantee, but rather a sanction for the seller who breaches his obligation to comply with the agreement, regardless of whether the breach was voluntary or not, and without the possibility of waiver by the consumer.

The seller shall be liable to the consumer for defects in the goods within two years of delivery of the goods. In the case of secondhand goods, the warranty period can be agreed between the buyer and the seller, provided it is at least one year. However, the consumer is obliged to notify the lack of conformity within two months of the occurrence of the defect.

The prescription for litigation and legal action is 3 years from the delivery of the goods.

Furthermore, in order to avoid injustice, the producer or seller who has been liable to the consumer and user has a period of one year to claim against the seller or producer responsible, respectively and as the case may be, for the lack of conformity. In other words, if it is the seller who is liable to the consumer, and if the seller considers that the producer is responsible for the defect, he can claim against the producer.

As these cases, when they go to court, are usually resolved by means of an independent expert report -since the seller will always maintain that the defect is due to the misuse of the new owner- it is important before suing to carefully prepare the claim with a first preaction legal brief and a good expert report and always advised by a good and specialized law firm; at IURISNAUTIC we have a long experience in these matters.

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If you have recently topped up the tank of your car, or boat recently, you will no doubt have winced at the price. It´s gone up a lot. When the price of fuel goes up, so does everything else. There can't be a product on earth that doesn't have the cost of fuel buried in its final price somewhere. Much of the world is experiencing close to double digit inflation for the first time in nearly half a century, and it's going to be as rough a ride this time, as it was way back then, if you are old enough to remember.

The spike in global prices of nearly everything has lots of complex causes. War in Ukraine and the restriction of supply of fossil fuels from Russia. The slow bounceback from the covid shutdowns have exposed labour shortages, and supply chain problems globally. And the effect of flooding the world economy with stimulus cash. Furlough payments, emergency loans and grants to shore up the economy during the pandemic has resulted in lots of printed money sloshing about that has also inflated prices. If you are British, then you also have the effect of Brexit in the mix, which is why the UK inflation rate is considerably higher than their European neighbours.

A little inflation is desirable to keep the economy ticking over nicely, around two percent is the general consensus, it makes wages rise sustainably, and encourages spending. Most developed nations are heading to the ten percent mark, with the UK forecast to be close to fifteen percent next year. It's stacking up problems for many millions of people, as prices rise much faster than wages. Governments are keen to avoid an inflationary

spiral, where people get paid more to keep up with rising prices, but the cost of their labour pushes prices higher still, and around we go again. Attempts to cap salary rises in the public sector lead to industrial action, and strikes, further disrupting the smooth running of the country.

So how do you fix it?

Central bank interest rates are a blunt tool, but it's pretty much the only one they have to deal with inflation. The theory goes like this. Put interest rates up, it takes money from the economy as people are less likely to borrow, more likely to save so there is less money chasing the same number of goods and services so the price goes down. Even if you can get it to

work, there are plenty of downsides, slow the economy too much, and you risk a recession, and taking money out of the economy tends to pile the pressure on marginal businesses.

There are also broadly two different kinds of inflation. Demand pull, this is the good news version, where an economy is doing so well, that consumers have too much to spend, and prices inflate to match, that´s the easy one to fix with higher interest rates. The other is cost push inflation, and that's the one we have right now. Where the costs of production rise, and therefore so do prices, regardless of the spending power of the end consumer. If the costs of something is comprised of higher fuel costs, higher labour costs, supply chain problems and all the rest, then tweaking interest rates to blunt the spending power of your customers is not going to make the slightest difference. Unfortunately this is exactly the situation we find ourselves in, and this is exactly what the majority of central banks are doing to try to fix it.

It's a tough time ahead for sure, with inflation picking up, and economies heading towards recession, we could be in a mire of ´stagflation´ The worst of both problems, with no clear route out.

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Pirates Adventures and Pirates Reloaded

Earlier this year, through this column, I met a painter who was also a dancer at the “Pirates”. I have heard about The Pirates Adventure show from friends with small children who were - without a fail - impressed with the story, the costumes and the skills of the dancers. The show was founded by Jaques Sasson and his daughter Cathy Sasson is now a head of the company. “The Pirates” have been seen by over 3 million people, over 30 years, and is one of the oldest continuous shows of this kind in the world.

What I didn´t realise till Pablo told me about it is that there was also an adults-only show (bear with me on this one!) called Reloaded. Fast forward a few weeks and I am sitting in the arena with three friends and several hundreds of other people waiting for the spectacle to start. I was unsure what to expect, but I was drawn in right from the

start – when three guys appeared amongst the crowd, rather than on the stage, and started drumming a very powerful tune and walking towards the stage, where two hours of magic would unfold...

What followed was a mixture of street dance moves, breath taking acrobatics, fire

throwing, sassy pole dancing and a whole lot more. While the guys were mostly topless and the girls wore very skimpy outfits, the show continuously remained on a classy, arty side - unlike a lot that is typically going on in the surrounding neighbourhood of Magaluf. In any case, I was mesmerised by the skills of every single person I saw on that ship shaped stage. Also, I will never look at the human body in the same way, after seeing what these girls and guys were capable of doing with theirs.

The Pirates are ending the season with a Halloween special, the trailer on social media looks incredible and there is still time to get your tickets… I, for one, will definitely be there! (photos above) (photos below)

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Son Amar: Dinner and a show in a 16th century finca

Son Amar is a large estate on the way from Palma to Soller, with a stunning 16th century finca. Many Mallorquines as well as foreigners have been coming here for a dinner and show for years. It is sometimes referred to as “the Las Vegas of the Balearic Islands”, but Son Amar is lot more than that. It is in fact “an artistic project of humble origins that with time has become a great entertainment centre”.

There are several distinct spaces in Son Amar and each of them has its own identity and atmosphere, so it can be easily adapted to different ideas The Sala magna or the Great Hall is the main theatre with a large capacity where international shows are put on. Some of rhe most well-known shows include ‘Vampírika’, ‘Hot Nights, Cool Moves’ and so on. The latest is Exibit 2.0, returning to Mallorca this season for the second time. Exhibit is a cutting-edge experience with some of the world's best artists in a modern take on a timeless classic. It is a feast for all senses… Daring stunts are combined with mesmerizing choreography and a cuttingedge soundtrack. If you are quick enough, you might just catch one of the last few shows, as it ends on the 1st of October. If you miss it, make note to visit Son Amar next season, when they will - no doubt - put another great show for us.

Meanwhile, if you prefer beer to art, but can´t quite make it to Germany this time of the year; there´s still something here for you. From the 30/09-2/10, every Friday and Saturday Son Amar will be hosting Oktoberfest - a mix of music beer and food in a gorgeous surrounding.

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Smickles and Pickles – brand new international sandwich boutique in Santa Catalina catering & delivery service for all types of events.

Dana Bijl, Dutch of origin and born in Rotterdam, relocated to Mallorca in January 2022. After 11 years of being an entrepeneur in the mining industry she decided to follow her heart and start a new life and business venture right in the beating heart of Palma, Santa Catalina. With her enormous experience as an entrepeneur, her creative brain and passion for food, she founded Smickles & Pickles.

I wondered where the name “Smickles & Pickles” came from and Dana explained that smickles are delicacies, and pickles refer to the variety of pickled vegetables they use. Dana is very passionate about her latest venture and her entrepreneurial spirit shines through as she tells me about her vision for Smickles & Pickles. Her philosophy is that sandwiches can be a bit healthier and has therefore chosen to offer a variety of pickled vegetables that taste delicious in combination with their other products.

With her new takeaway sandwich boutique positioned very nicely along the first part of Calle Fábrica, she aims to breathe new life into the sometimes jaded reputation of the humble sandwich. Bringing a Dutch twist by offering an exciting array of mouth-watering accompaniments, Smickles & Pickles is bound to get your taste buds tingling with delight!

Located directly opposite Bianco e Rosso, Smickles & Pickles provides a great takeaway option for those who may not have the time to spend over a long, leisurely lunch, or for those who would prefer to grab a delicious gourmet sandwich, roll or wrap and take it to one of the area’s green and shady gardens. Although classed as a takeaway premises, Smickles & Pickles has a couple of tables and chairs for those who wish to eat their food inside.

Smickles & Pickles offers products with an international flavor and a healthy twist. Only the very best quality ingredients are used. They offer a selection of cheeses (also French), pickled vegetables and have options such as the Filet Americain Deluxe with truffle mayo (which is a typical Dutch delight) and Gado Gado Chicken Satay (which is influenced by her Indonesian roots). Bockwurst is used in the Hot Dog Deluxe along with sauerkraut (which is a traditional German favorite). Dana also tells me how they cook their own chicken which is baked in butter resulting in a beautifully tender and succulent melt-in-the-mouth experience that is proving to be a great hit with customers.


Not forgetting those with a sweet tooth, they have Dutch Poffertjes, which are warm Dutch mini pancakes served with melted butter and powdered sugar or chocolate sauce with or without strawberries.

When visiting the boutique you also have the option of creating your own sandwich as well as choosing something from the menu. Smickles & Pickles also offers great gourmet selection (party) boxes. Only a few options of these are mentioned on the online ordering system, however, if you have any other requests or want to put your own box together you can contact Dana directly at with your request and she will get back to you.

These can all be easily ordered online with 24-hours’ notice and make a great option for office meetings, picnics and also for crew of the many yachts in Palma’s various marinas. They offer delivery within Palma for their gourmet boxes at an additional charge of only €5, making this a great option for those with hectic lives and busy schedules.

Besides the sandwich boutique, Smickles & Pickles also caters for all types of events. For example they are attending a Go-Karting charity event in Magaluf in October, where they will be offering a small selection of their Smickles.

The main focus of Smickles & Pickles is to provide these unique sandwiches to local businesses, the yachting industry, events and to the general public. We wish Dana and her team every success and good fortune with their Smickles & Pickles brand and look forward to sampling their marvellous menu!

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A column sponsored by Marina Alonso de Caso of La Salina Bookstore

This month, as the days are getting shorter and the nights are getting cooler, Marina and I have been flicking through several coffee table books that might ignite your creative sidefrom fashion and interior design to gardening and healing your soul in faraway places…

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Items and Interiors by Bea Mombaers

Bea Mombaers started her professional life as a passionate collector of rare collector´s items, original works of art, vintage furniture and a selection of exclusive home ware articles. Over time she developed her distinct, unique interior design style.

Items and Interiors presents Bea's world as seen through the lenses of different photographers including help from a photographer Raf Maes and a designer Geoffrey Brusatto. The photos show “interiors arranged by Bea, but also intriguing details, beautiful still life and objects with a story Bea feels inspired by”

Interestingly, the photos are presented according to different parts of the day: waking up, breakfast, break, lunch, coffee, aperitif, dinner and party.

Haute Couture Catwalk by Yves Saint Laurent

Yves Saint Laurent needs no further introduction and this stunning pink hard back presents the complete haute couture collections spanning 40 years, from 1962 to 2022.

The book starts with a short history of the house, continues with a brief biography of Yves Saint Laurent, and goes on to explore chronologically organised collections. Each collection is introduced by a short text unveiling its influences and highlights, and illustrated with a gallery of carefully curated catwalk images, showing “hundreds of spectacular clothes, details, accessories, beauty looks and set designs – and, of course, the top fashion models who wore them on the runway”.

The seasonal Gardener, Creative Planting Combinations by Anna Pavord

Ana Pavord is described as one of today’s most inspiring and much loved garden writers. She is known as the author of the global bestseller The Tulip.

This book, first published in 2001 and now revised and updated, is “both a visual feast and a much referenced gardening book”. Pavord covers form, texture and seasonality as well as colour. All this makes planting design even more complex than interior design. She selects “60 ‘star plants’ – from iris to hostas – and pairs each with two perfect partners: shrubs, herbaceous perennials, bulbs, and annuals that no garden should be without. This classic book reveals how best to group plants in a garden to create a year-long display.”

Great Escapes Yoga by Angelika Taschen

Recommended by the likes of Harper´s Bazaar and Forbes, we are pretty sure that Great Escapes will inspire you too.

In this beautifully illustrated guide Angelika Taschen recommends “the world's most exquisite and inspiring yoga retreats, from an exotic luxury hotel in Bhutan to a spiritual ashram in India, a seaside resort in Mexico, or a lost treasure in the Brazilian rainforest”

Some of the most interesting destinations include Parmarth Niketan Ashramin Rishikesh (one of the holy cities on the Ganges and a famous pilgrimage site where the Beatles attended Maharishi's ashram in 1968) and Santani (a 15-hectare former tea plantation in Sri Lanka, where inner peace is achieved by following the highest ecological and sustainability standards).

About Marina´s Book Club

Marina also runs a couple of popular monthly book clubs in English and Spanish at La Salina. The English book club is usually set for the first Monday of the month and lasts for about 1.5-2h each time. This month the group is reading “Leny” by Laura McVeigh and the meeting is set for the beginning of October, so you still have time to get the book at La Salina and join the club by messaging Marina.

(left photo) Marina Alonso de Caso at her bookstore “Books are plants. They come from plants”


This summer has seen the official launch of Parietti - the first premium cycle clothing brand from Mallorca.

Named after the legendary Mallorcan road engineer, Antonio Parietti—who designed the spectacular, sweeping roads that make the island the cycling mecca it is today— Parietti makes relaxed fit, sustainable cycle clothing, made for those who live for the ride.

Founded by Paul Skevington, who having moved from London to Mallorca in 2015, became an enthusiastic cyclist, finding inspiration and freedom in the spectacular views and iconic, hairpin roads that carve their way through the Tramuntana mountains.

After discovering that stunning routes, like Sa Calobra and Cap de Formentor, that provide adventures and challenges for hundreds of thousands of cyclists every year, were designed by the visionary engineer, the idea of creating a Mallorca born brand in homage to Snr Parietti began to form.

A first attempt at Parietti, with a small, initial run of Jerseys made from recycled fabrics, happened just as the pandemic took hold. Parietti was put on pause for nearly two years, but with the financial support of two Mallorca based investors, and a passionate, dedicated team of four, Parietti finally launched with premium, recycled ranges for Men and Women and more to follow during the year.

Designed by Emma Green, a former Lead designer at Rapha, Parietti now aims to honour its Mallorcan heritage while pedalling towards a better global future, promoting a freer, more joyful attitude to cycling.

All Parietti garments are deliberately cut for a freer, more relaxed fit, moving away from traditional super tight, race fits. But the passionate team aren’t just prepared to make beautiful, high-quality clothing and sit back, Parietti intends to lead change within the industry and the sport.

With cycling being indelibly associated with personal suffering – from pain caves to “the bonk”, from blood, sweat and tears to pushing for PB’s. Parietti reminds us riding also provides an easy and incredibly positive way of getting those essential doses of just being in the moment. Leaving behind the stresses of modern lifestyles and getting high on nature.

As Paul says “We can overcomplicate sport with our activity trackers and fitness obsessions whilst forgetting the incredible power of the now. At Parietti we’re about finding your freedom. Living for the ride, not just the finish time. Living in the moment. And most importantly, taking responsibility to help protect the places we ride. “

For an industry that encourages people to be active outside, there is a lack of meaningful attempts by cycle clothing companies to reduce the environmental impact of producing so much clothing derived from crude oil (yes, that’s where polyester comes from!).

With the alarming coverage of wildfires sweeping across Europe this summer, a

radical shift towards reducing the impact of production to more sustainable methods, is more relevant than ever. That’s why Parietti is as sustainable as possible across the entire production process from design to delivery, meaning every decision is grounded in reducing environmental impact.

With each Parietti signature jersey being made from 7.2 recycled plastic bottles—a process which uses 50% less energy and 30% less water than traditional production methods. Garment bags are also certified home compostable and unnecessary hang tags and stickers have been cut out.

“We’re constantly researching and sourcing the best recycled or natural fabrics and yarns available in the market – our prototype Mens FreeRide Cargo Bib shorts have just been testridden 1300km across Spain by an endurance rider with excellent feedback so far!

The sustainable, responsible road is a much more difficult and time-consuming route to take, but hopefully we can move the dial within cycling and celebrate Mallorca, by creating stylish, responsibly made, meaningful and purpose led clothing for good.”

With this in mind, Parietti ensures that all their Italian and Spanish made recycled fabrics are of the highest performance quality required for cycling. New colourways are inspired by the Mediterranean, detailed with Parietti messages to Set Yourself Free and Get High, and their distinctive logo adapted from the unique Mallorcan “lenguas” produced by the artisanal textile factory Teixet Vicens in Pollenca.

Yes, Pareitti has arrived born in Mallorca and responsibly made in the Med to ride around the world.



Surry Hills Coffee –from Australia, via Argentina, to Mallorca

Several of my friends are regulars at Surry Hills Coffee so I really don´t know why I have not been there sooner. When I recently heard that they celebrated their first birthday, it reminded me that I needed to finally try the place. I went there with a friend and we spent the most pleasant three hours chatting and sampling their fare. I fell in love with the Balearic Toast, with its presentation as much as its taste. The layers of jamon iberico, mahon cheese and Mallorcan figs, sprinkled with dukkah were heavenly! Both my friend and I also loved the coffee - iced for her, cortado for me. The vibe here is hip, yet relaxed. Several days later I caught up with Felipe, one of the owners, to find out more…

Could you please tell me a little bit about Surry Hills Coffee?

The idea of Surry Hills Coffee was born while

living in Surry Hills, Sydney. We lived there twice and we loved it. It’s a neighbourhood with an incredible ambient, with the best coffee shops in the city and a vast cultural offering.

When did it first open and who are the people behind the idea?

We opened our first coffee shop in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 2019 after living in Australia for almost three years. Me and my wife Tatiana were the minds behind the idea. We wanted to bring a little piece of Sydney and Melbourne to the heart of Palermo, the trendiest neighbourhood of Buenos Aires.

How did you choose Mallorca as your next location after Argentina? One year on, are you happy with that choice?

We were absolutely convinced that our future as a family had to be lived by the beach. We considered Barcelona and other cities at Costa del Sol but as soon as we visited Mallorca we

fell in love at first sight. Specialty coffee was big and good enough. So we made the decision and here we are. After a year we can say that Mallorca is definitely one of our favourite places in the world.

I see that you are also opening in Miami. Why there? Any more locations planned around the Med?

As you know, Surry Hills is a family business and my brothers were part of the project from the beginning. They are both very talented chefs who own restaurants and a consulting company. They are moving to Miami so the idea emerged so naturally. We made the business plan and we recently finished the funding, so Surry Hills Miami 2023 is around the corner.

We dream about Surry Hills Barcelona, Madrid and why not other European cities. Maybe 2023 will bring the right people to walk this path together.


Who are your typical clients, if there is such a thing?

Our customers are people who love sharing moments around food, coffee and music. Locals, expats and tourists… People who love local, organic and real produce…

I had the Balearic toast today and absolutely loved it! What else would you recommend for brunch to someone coming in for the first time and why?

We love the Balearic Toast! One of our flagship products is the Bacon & Egg sandwich. It is part of the well-known “Aussie Brekkie” but we gave it a twist. Free-range scrambled eggs, cheddar cheese, crispy bacon, rocket and a barbecue sauce infused with oranges from Sóller.

How about the sweet treats? What are your regular offerings and what are your best sellers?

From the kitchen we make amazing French toasts with real brioche. Agus, our pastry chef, also bakes in-house every day. The alfajor is definitely our best seller. Mallorcan crushed almonds cookies filled with Argentinian dulce de leche. A must!

When it comes to specialty coffee, I see that you offer beans from Mistral and The Barn? How did you narrow down the choice to those two brands?

We love working with talented people and that’s why we ended up working with Mistral and The Barn.

Mistral focuses pretty much on single origin coffees but we wanted to do something different. So I asked Greg and Agi whether it was ok if I developed an exclusive blend for our coffee shop. They said “yes” and I took all their beans home for cupping. After a few days of intense work, I came up with our house blend: Colombia, Brazil and Ethiopia. In my view it is

the perfect conjugation of sweetness, acidity and juiciness. Come and try the espresso made by Ro, our New Zealand trained barista!

About The Barn, I met Ralf in 2019 while he was visiting Surry Hills Buenos Aires. We really got along and we started a nice friendship. Of course, it’s not just because of that. He is also one of the best coffee roasters in Europe.

Any new dishes on the menu that we should look out for in the autumn? (This column is coming out on the 1st October 2022)

Yes. We are currently working on new menu items, including a lot of mushrooms!

Anything else you would love to tell us about your offerings, the team etc.?

We always say ‘let no one ever come to us without leaving better and happier’. I’m convinced that coffee shops have a social purpose. People come to enjoy, to work, to read, to remember and to forget. Our mission is to make it memorable.

If you have been to Surry Hills, you are familiar with some of what Feli and I have been talking about. If not, I would urge you to come and try the Balearic Toast and a some of the best coffee in town. As a huge fun of mushrooms, you will definitely see me there often this autumn!

Till next month… Yours sweetly, Mia

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Photos: Surry Hills/ Daymer Javier Instagram: @daymerjavier

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What comes to mind when you think of Lanzarote?

Sunny beaches, wind-related sports, volcanoes, fresh fish, and… wine?

Apart from being a major Spanish holiday destination Lanzarote has one of the most incredible wine stories to tell. Its wines have been enjoyed across the globe,

travelling by boat to some of the most significant destinations.

To fully understand the uniqueness of this now rare wine, one must understand where it comes from and how hard it is for the winemakers and growers to make it a reality.

The landscape in Lanzarote is shaped by two main things, wind, and volcanoes.

The island is low and the few mountains that dot it barely make it higher than 800 metres. This means that the Alisios winds (the constant northern winds coming from the Atlantic) continually sweep the island. This is great for creating energy using wind farms, but it is not ideal for growing any plants. There are no forests in Lanzarote and barely any trees that grow naturally on the island. The few crops we saw on our short 3-day visit were burnt by the wind and the extreme temperatures during this summer. If the Alisios does not blow from the north, Lanzarote experiences Eastern Sahara Desert winds instead and that brings even higher temperatures, dust, and sand, meaning the burning of even more unprotected vegetation.

A large part of the island, about twothirds, is geologically old and eroded, whilst approximately one-third is relatively new. Between 1730 and 1736 the island suffered a series of volcanic events making it the longest volcanic eruption ever recorded in the Canary Islands. This not only created new land, new mountains, and a new landscape, but its ashes covered most of the island, blanketing the small amount of fertile soil available with 'lapilli', or 'rofe' as the locals call it. 'Rofe' is a black, thin, and sharp volcanic ash. It wasn't long before the locals realized, even before the eruption ended, that if they dug deep enough to reach fertile soil, plants would flourish once again. As a result, the people of Lanzarote were able to produce their wine, halting imports and even exporting some wine overseas.

Volcanic ash played a crucial role in the magic that consequently happened. The locals planted vines and fruit trees in pits, excavated on the 'rofe', and those pits protected the plants from the wind, avoided soil erosion, absorbed most of the heat, and even caught the

Diego grapes Diego vines in a 'hoyo' A vineyard in La Geria Ivan and Miguel Morales of Tisalaya

moisture from the air, trapping the humidity in the soil. There and then wine could be made, and a new industry began to flourish.

Growing vines and making wine in Lanzarote is hard work. The pits have to be worked by hand. This means that every part of the maintenance of the pit - the fertilising, the harvesting, and the pruning, involves one or more people entering the pit, doing the work, and then getting out again. And there is only one vine per pit! Some of the 'hoyos', as the locals call them, are deeper than others. This depends on the amount of 'rofe' they received from the volcanic eruptions. The more 'rofe' there is on top of the soil, the wider the 'hoyo'.

Some of the vineyards I visited were only about 1 hectare. The one I visited in La Geria has around 430 'hoyos', so only 430 plants per hectare. A ridiculously low number when you compare it with the 3,000 vines per hectare average in Spain. It was at this point that I was in complete awe of the men and women who love this land so much that they would create wine in such an inhospitable environment.

I grew up in the Canary Islands and winegrowing was part of my childhood and adolescence. Even though I was not involved like I am now, I saw vines everywhere in Tenerife and I knew about the existence of the 'hoyos' in Lanzarote after holidaying there with my parents. The proximity to the vines on this trip and the knowledge of wine I have now have made this short break an unforgettable one. I even had time to learn something that I found fascinating, a way to exploit the land that took me completely by surprise.

As well as 'hoyos', the Conejeros (slang for people from Lanzarote) found an ingenious way to use every imaginable resource to plant their

vines. The 'chabocos' are volcanic crevasses mainly formed out of collapsed volcanic tubes. In this sheltered location, the Muscatel grape variety is planted, which is used for sweet wines or for eating at home. After visiting two of these "chabocos" I realized two things: the human mind is capable of solving any problem with very little, and vine plants are incredibly robust.

Part 2 continued in next months edition.

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A vineyard near Masdache A 'chaboco' An 'hoyo' in La Geria Dani, of Titerok Akaet, with a malvasia vine in a 'hoyo' A fruit tree growing in a 'chaboco'


I was very much looking forward to visiting Enoteca 1918 to sample their wonderfully creative menu along with my Mallorquin companion, Damian, as my co-taster. As we made our way along the bustling Calle Fábrica where Enoteca 1918 is situated just off the Avinguda de l’Argentina, the many restaurant terraces were starting to fill up on this warm and balmy September evening. Upon arrival, we were warmly greeted by the rather dashing Manuel Caporale, Owner and Manager of Enoteca 1918.

We were offered a great little table inside which proved to be perfect as we benefitted from the comfort of some gentle air conditioning to keep us pleasantly cool. It was also a great spot to absorb the creative energy flowing forth from the kitchen whilst at the same time being able to relax and take in the very pleasing surroundings of the stylish interior. The combination of natural stone and neutraltoned walls along with the modern glass frontage and stainless steel of the open kitchen creates a cosy but cool space. There is a great display of Italian wine bottles on the wall and a visit to the bathroom allowed a peek into the impressive wine cellar at the rear.

Damian and I were more than happy for Manuel to prepare a selection of dishes from his interesting and inspiring menu. As we settled in for an evening that felt full of the promise of culinary creativity, Manuel brought us a wonderfully crisp and fruity bottle of Lugana DOC from the Selva Capuzza estate in Lombardy, Italy. It was a superb accompaniment for the first dish that soon followed which was a beautifully assembled

and delicate-tasting Zucchini Tempura with Mango Salsa, served with dramatic effect on a lava-like black rock dish. The wonderfully light and crispy tempura batter was made with squid ink which contrasted superbly with the bright reds and yellows of the mango salsa to create an extremely attractive dish.

Next up, were locally-caught small calamari which were the most tender I have ever eaten and Damian, being a Mallorquin with plenty experience of eating calamari, enthusiastically agreed! These were served in black ink with a rose pepper sauce, the sweetness and aromatic flavour of which complemented the saltiness of the squid ink superbly. Topped with a wonderfully crisp tempura calamar, a scattering of tender sprouting greens and a generous drizzle of fruity Sicilian olive oil, this dish was extremely pleasing on the palate as well as the eye.

With the activity in the kitchen increasing in intensity as more diners ventured onto the terrace and through the doors, it was never once too noisy or intrusive for conversation. It was great watching Manuel being the perfect host whilst keeping a watchful eye and contributing to both the cooking and assembling of the fantastic array of dishes being served. As we sat leisurely anticipating the next offering, both Damian and I noted how professional and hospitable Manuel and his staff were to all who came through the door – even a rather boisterous group of guys that Manuel skilfully managed with great diplomacy and geniality, resulting in them soon settling down to the great looking food they were served.

With just enough of the citrusy, grassy Lugana left to accompany the next dish, our eyes lit up as we were served another gastronomical delight. This dish consisted of four decent sized scallops served on a bed of celery puree topped with a wonderful parmesan crisp and a garnish of passion fruit. The combination of the sweetness of the scallops, the delicate flavour of the celery puree and the light acidity and perfume of the passion fruit was a joyful experience for the taste buds, and once again aesthetically spot on.

By this time the restaurant was in full and fabulous swing with happy conversation, smiling faces and fabulous food in abundance. We relaxed and watched as dishes were served to other diners, and their faces and exclamations of delight were testament to the superb dishes being delivered. At this point, Manuel delighted us with an estofado (stew) of oxtail with crispy shredded potato and truffle oil. Armed with instructions to combine the ingredients before tasting, it proved to be another winner for us both. The oxtail, having been slowly stewed for 4 hours, positively melted in the mouth and had a lovely full flavour. We were presented with another perfectly paired wine; a bold and robust Amarone with a velvety texture which I absolutely loved!

Just when we thought it would be time for dessert, we had an amazing dish of sirloin tacos (small pieces) perfectly cooked and perched on top of a veal marrowbone with oyster mushrooms and fresh truffle! Wow, it not only looked incredible but the flavour combinations and textures of the rare meat and the soft,


buttery marrow were outstanding. Served on a wonderful aged wood board with just the right amount of sautéed potatoes, this was a real eye-catching dish for any red meat aficionado. As we washed it down with the excellent Amarone, we had the distinct feeling that eating out doesn’t get much better than this!

To wrap things up on the food front and despite our ever-increasing waistlines, we chose our desserts with Damian opting for the Bronte Sicilian Pistachio ice cream with amaretto and chocolate cookies, and I chose the Apple Pie with vanilla ice cream, which was a wonderful tarte tatin-type affair. Again, these were beautifully served with an eye for detail in every inch and with a good strong espresso to aid the digestion of this veritable feast, this was a meal we were sure to remember.

But, it doesn’t end there! As Manuel proudly escorted us across the now heaving Calle Fábrica, we entered Enoteca 1918’s most recent establishment, Enoteca 1918 Club. This is a really cool bar/cocktail lounge with a club feel to it. You can’t fail to notice all of the welllit bottles of wine and liqueurs in the window, and the bar inside has an equally impressive display. We were very kindly offered a cocktail from the incredible menu and I chose a refreshing frutas del bosque concoction whilst Damian chose a lusciously smooth coconut and coffee mélange. His was served with delicious roasted coffee beans and mine was an absolute creation of inspiration with an ethereal liquid nitrogen bubble on the top that promptly vanished as it reached my lips – genius and great fun! Inviting and full of great vibe with seating inside and out, this is the perfect place

to enjoy a pre-dinner G&T or for a fun night out sampling their fantastic cocktail menu. (Opening hours for the club are 18:00-01:00 Mon, Weds, Thurs, Fri, 16:00-02:00 Sat-Sun, and closed on Tuesdays.)

It is clear to see the ardent Italian pride and passion for great food that positively courses through Manuel’s veins, a trait that he has clearly inherited from his father’s family. These roots go back four generations to 1918 when it all started in the Port of Pescara on the Adriatic Sea. The family at that time opened up a humble pensione for fishermen, serving traditional fish dishes from whatever had been caught that day. Always with that infamous Italian fervour for authentic flavours and quality food, the same passion and pride are still very much evident today in both Manuel and his father, Michele, who has owned restaurants on this street for over 20 years. Michele also owns Bianco e Rosso and Bottega di Michele, which he runs with his wife, Marcela, both of which are firm favourites on Calle Fábrica.

It is truly wonderful to see how the family talent and devotion to great food has evolved to create the innovative cuisine that Manuel is now bestowing upon his clientele. There could be no greater tribute to the family’s past, especially to Manuel’s great grandfather, Don Donato Simone, than opening this wonderful restaurant in 2018, exactly one hundred years after the birth of that little pensione on the Adriatic Sea. Manuel is an extremely dedicated and affable restauranteur who pays meticulous detail to every dish that leaves his kitchen and clearly loves what he does, and this shines through in everything served at Enoteca

1918. If you want to experience fantastic service, creative gastronomy and the warmth of true Italian hospitality, be sure to reserve a table now!

ENOTECA 1918 Carrer de la Fábrica, 3 07013 Palma (+34) 871 531 372

Written by Lisa Thompson

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Sanlorenzo SL78 2018 4,290,000 EUR VAT Paid

Located in Mallorca

This unique, 'made-to-measure' example of the Sanlorenzo SL78 model was built for an experienced and discerning yacht owner. First delivered in the summer of 2018, she has had light private use since and has low engine hours as a result. This is a unique opportunity to purchase a bespoke, 'turn key', high specification, 4 cabin layout Sanlorenzo SL78 without the wait. Her twin MTU 1622 hp engines can achieve speeds up to 28 knots, while impressive range and low fuel consumption can be achieved at an economic cruising speed. Key features include her CMC electric fin stabilisation system, electric bow and stern thrusters, twin 26kW and 25kW generators, an innovative electric blade hard top roof system and a best in class aft garage capable of storing a Williams 395 tender. German flag with EU VAT Paid. Registered under 24m.

Bandido 90 4,950,000 EUR

VAT Not Paid


Tri-deck design, fully stabilized, steel and aluminium construction and bulbous bow - the Bandido 90 is ideally suited to extended periods aboard and long-range cruising. Truly remarkable volume, garage for tender and toys and 4 crew. Accommodation for up to 9 guests in main deck master cabin and 3 cabins on the lower deck. Massive refit during 2018 - 20 including rebuild of engines and generators, new TRAC stabilizers, exterior repaint, interior transformation, electrics and Böning control system, CCTV, 2 x new gangways,

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2004 395,000 EUR

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In great condition throughout and undoubtedly one of the nicest on the market right now. This year, her decks have been laid with new 12mm Burma teak. And this year as well, her hull has been re-spray-painted in Awlgrip in a distinguished colour blue. On top of that, the standing and the running rigging has been replaced in the year 2019. Cutter rigged with an in-mast furling main sail, furling genoa, furling stay sail, furling Code 0, a storm jib, and a spinnaker. Furthermore, a 160hp diesel engine, bow thruster, generator, radar, AIS and Sat phone, water maker, life raft, davits, air conditioning, dishwasher and a washing machine. This Beneteau ticks all the boxes.

Van der Valk Beachclub 660 Flybridge 2019 2,795,000 VAT Paid

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