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40 Meter Sailboat Keen for Balearic Island Yacht Charters

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Profile photograph of sailboat named Philanderer, underway. She is sailing toward the bottom right corner of the picture.  She has a blue hull and white superstructure, with a tan teak deck and white sails.  Her sails are full, and the waves are lapping at the hull.

PHILANDERER sailing yacht

Sail yacht PHILANDERER  is the largest sailing vessel licensed to legally charter in Spanish waters. She wants bookings in the Spanish Balearic Islands this summer!

Philanderer is currently booked from 28th July to 04th August (Palma/Palma).  The sailboat is offering special rates for reservations secured before 31st May 2012.

  • 51,000 per week for charters in July and August.  (Regular rate is 56,000 per week)

  • 45,000 per week in June and September.  (Regular rate is 49,000 per week)

 

Philanderer comes from Thailand, built by Concorde Yachts.  This sailboat is well-known in the luxury yacht charter market.  She boasts multiple features. For instance, large interior volume, a great layout for entertainment, and 5 guest cabins.  Her onboard amenities include a sauna and a well-furnished gym.

Philanderer completely refit from 2009 through 2011.  She is in bristol condition, from top to bottom.

There are an estimated 300 days of sunshine per year.  The Balearic Islands offer wonderful beaches and rich culture.  They are a preferred holiday destination in Spain. More passengers pass through the Palma de Mallorca airport than any other in Spain.

Her cruising ground is off the eastern side of Spain in the Mediterranean Sea.  It is a beautiful group of islands that is is divided into 2 territories.  The first is Gimnesias.  For instance, Mallorca, Menorca and Cabrera in the North.  Second is Pitiusas. For instance, Ibiza and Formentera in the Southwest.  Numerous coves and protected anchorages make the Balearics an ideal yachting destination. She is especially desirable during warm summer months.  

HOW TO BOOK A SAILBOAT CHARTER

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How to Chill After Covid Lockdown [quick strategy]

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FINALLY

Your hometown lockdown is lifted.  Your arm hurts like heck where they stuck you with the Pfizer-BioNTech.

Things are getting back to normal.  You are vaccinated, and oh-so-ready to reschedule that summer 2020 yachting escape.

Don’t worry.  France, Italy, and Spain are right where you left them.  So, what to do after Covid?

Close your eyes.  Do you see the beaches?  The dockside cafes?  Imagine laying poolside – on the sundeck of superyacht ALFA NERO

 

Deck view with swimming pool with H for helipad on the bottom of it, surrounded by sunloungers on the back of a luxury yacht

 

 

GETTING THERE…

Unfortunately, even with much of Covid in the rearview mirror, the drudgery of getting to the Mediterranean sinks in.

Without question, it’s a LONG flight to the Med.  Getting directly onboard a superyacht after hours in the air is not appealing.  Understandably, no one wants to waste their first day on the sea, feeling dog-tired and irritable.

 

A PLANNED LAYOVER?

Fortunately, there is a simple solution to reducing jet lag and stress before your yacht charter begins. What is the solution?  Check into a boutique property and decompress for a day!

A pre-charter layover is a great way to unwind after traveling. Let your yacht crew scramble with last-minute preparations.  You will be relaxing in a calming, resort environment.

 

WHAT TO DO ON BEFORE THE YACHT

You can lay by the pool, or catch up on some needed sleep.  Certainly, a stroll around town and a late-night espresso in a nearby café will have you in the right frame of mind.

 

IT’S TIME TO GO YACHTING

Then, the next day, your crew picks you up from the resort and whisks you away to your awaiting superyacht.

 

Here are three, can’t-miss layover hospitality venues to help you get your groove back before you board your luxury charter yacht.

 

 

SIX SENSES, IBIZA 

First, this new resort is scheduled to open in July, 2021.  It is located in a quiet, almost-hidden cove in Xarraca Bay.  Four-com magazine describes the resort as, “This magical cove with unobstructed sunset views and special energy is where the golden hour lasts until the Cinderella hour. Sundowner, guitar, or loved one in hand, anything feels possible. Live layers of programming and experiences will constantly evolve to celebrate music, art, sustainable fashion, spirituality, pioneering wellness, culinary exploration and culture, all synonymous with the island.”  How’s that for a glowing endorsement?

 

Photograph of a terrace with a sea view. This is perfect for a yacht charter vacation after covid lockdown

 

We’re big fans of resorts with access to a beach and a deep-water bay.  In fact, after a day of unwinding, your yacht’s crew can bring the ship’s tender right up to the beach.  You and your companions can enjoy a short tender ride to your awaiting yacht.  And let’s be honest – is there anything cooler than seeing your yacht at anchor, knowing everyone is watching you as you tender over and board on the aft swim platform???

 

 

The Gritti Palace, Venice

Second, this noble former palace and now hotel dates back over 500 years. It overlooks the Grand Canal in the heart of Venice.   In fact, each of the hotel’s 82 guest rooms and suites offers unobstructed canal views.  This is an intimate private residence masquerading as a hotel.  Enjoy delicious Venetian cuisine at the Club del Doge restaurant.  Too tired for dinner after a long flight?  No problem.  Just grab a table for cocktails on the terrace at the Riva Lounge.  The next day, your yacht’s tender can pick you up at the property’s own dock.  This is reminiscent of the Venice Biennale and the Venice Film Festival!

Photograph of a Venice canal lined with boats on the front side and ornate hotels on the back side

 

The ??? Resort & Spa, ???

No, it’s not a typo. The question marks have been inserted for a reason.  Indeed, we did promise you the name of three hospitality venues for the perfect pre-charter layover.

So why the secrecy, you might wonder?  The reason is simple.  It’s our passion at 1-800 Yacht Charters, to Deliver The Superyacht Experience™ to you. Part of that experience is the creation of a bespoke luxury yacht charter vacation for you and your travel companions.  Anyone can write a blog with a list of beautiful hotels and resorts.  We prefer to listen to you; to hear about your style preferences.  Basically, we want to understand your motivations and expectations when you travel.

 

By listening to you, we can create the experience you desire – the one that will enrich your life…

 

Let’s do this.  Contact us and tell us where you want to go yachting.  We’ll ask you some questions and we’ll come up with several yachts for your consideration.  Of course, we’ll also suggest a great hospitality property or boutique resort where you can chill before your charter!  After Covid, it’s time to get back to normal!

 

Please call us at 305-720-7245 or fill out our convenient online yacht charter inquiry form at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/ .

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Yacht Charter: How Do You Pronounce

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Black silhouette drawing of a man with bearded chin. He is facing the right side of the screen. His head is white, and it is filled with red letters, all jumbled. He is speaking, and letters are coming out of his mouth in jumbled form. They are funneling from his brain down to his mouth and out of it.

How do you pronounce…?

PRONUNCIATION OF DESTINATION NAMES

Prospective luxury yacht charter clients call to discuss possible itineraries for their vacations.  They ask us how to pronounce the names.  It’s understandable, as many destinations, especially in the Caribbean, trace their names and culture back hundreds of years.  The names come from European explorers and Conquistadors of the destinations, and the words have special meanings.

WHERE AM I GOING?

So you go to the Mediterranean, yet you question how to say the names of the cities there.   No worries. We clarify it all for you.

YACHT CHARTER DESTINATIONS WITH CHALLENGING NAMES

Here’s a short list of popular Caribbean and Mediterranean yacht charter destinations.  To the right of those names is their correct American English pronunciation. 

  • Cannes (France) – “CAN.”   Rhymes with MAN.  The “s” is silent.   Cannes does NOT  rhyme with “John” or “Lawn.”
  • Ibiza (Balearic Islands, Spain) –  “ee-BEE-za 

  • Antigua (Caribbean) – “an-TEE-ga”

  • Nevis (Caribbean) –  “NEE-vis”

  • Cay (as in, Cat Cay and Green Turtle Cay in the Bahamas) – “key”

  • Marseilles (Mediterranean) – “mar-SAY
  • Versailles (Mediterranean) – “ver-SIGH

 

SUGGESTIONS, PLEASE!

In conclusion, can you think of any unique charter destinations with hard-to-pronounce names?  For instance, Basse-Terre in the Caribbean or the Dodacanese islands in Greece?

Please contact us at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/ .  Let us know other names that you suggest that we clarify for yacht charter readers!  Thank you!  Danke!  Gracie!  Merci!

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