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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.  

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Yachting in Spain: Controversial Spanish Boat Tax Will Stay for Now

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Photograph of an inflatable boat with a Spanish flag overlaid on top of the photo. Rocky coastline in the background.

Only weeks after the European Union Court of Justice declared the Spanish Boat Tax an “unlawful practice,” Spanish authorities made it clear they plan to ignore the guidance laid down by the EU.

At a recent conference in Palma, representatives from the Balearic region’s nautical industry discussed the contentious Spanish boat tax issue, and its effect on Mediterranean yacht charter vessels engaged in business in Spanish waters.  The tax also effects non-commercial pleasure boats as well. 

Photograph of the coastline of Mallorca. Turquoise water with dark patches of deep blue. Rocky coast. Sand beach.

 

The conference was intended to look for ways to boost nautical sector revenues in the Balearic islands.  The primary point of discussion was the scrapping of the Matriculation (ISDMT) Tax which is judged to deprive ports in Mallorca and Ibiza of €10 million per weekend during high season.

To the dismay of the attendees, Javier Campillo, Chief Tax Inspector for the Balearics, said the Spanish boat tax is here to stay. Spain’s Matriculation Tax will continue to apply to all Spanish-registered yachts, including those on the Canary Islands Register (REBECA).

“This is unfortunate news for the luxury yacht charter market, and the superyacht owners eager to engage in commerce in Spanish waters,” states Jana Sheeder, President of SailAway Yacht Charters and 1-800 Yacht Charters.  Sheeder points out a legal challenge of  the Spanish position would be difficult.  “Even though the Spanish boat tax breaks the principle of freedom to provide services in the European Union, it is not actually illegal. The EU can declare the tax to be against principles and therefore unlawful, but it lacks the authority to declare the tax illegal.”

The Spanish boat tax first drew widespread condemnation in May when the boating community in Spain and the Balearic Islands staged a daily protest of the tax during the Palma Boat Show.  Over the nine-day show, at noon of each day, yacht owners blasted their horns in the Bay of Palma to raise awareness of their lobbying.

Until further notice, the Spanish tax authority will continue to charge a Matriculation Tax of 12 per cent of the value of all Spanish-registered vessels.

For now, the stand-off between the Spanish government, the Balearic authorities, and the European judiciary will continue.

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Come explore the islands of  Majorca, Minorca, Ibiza, and Formentera – the archipelago known as the Balearic Islands.  Contact the 1-800 Yacht Charter destination specialists at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/ today.

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