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Maldives

Maldives

The Maldives have to be one of the most breath-taking destinations in the world; tiny coral atolls surrounded by turquoise lagoons teeming with rainbow coloured fish and offering some of the most fabulous accommodation

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03 May Posted by in Equipment, Latest News, Luxury | Comments

Airbus EC145 Mercedes Benz Helicopter

Airbus EC145 Mercedes Benz Helicopter

The Mercedes-Benz Style EC145 luxury helicopter has been created in a collaboration between Mercedes-Benz Advanced Design Studio in Como, Italy and Eurocopter. Airbus has delivered only five of these special edition luxury choppers around the world and earlier this month it made its first US appearance, at Heli-Expo in California, . Inspired by the luxe saloons of Mercedes Benz, the EC145 Mercedes-Benz style helicopter brings the exquisite style and superior function of some of the finest European cars to the skies.

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30 Apr Posted by in Latest News, Motor Yachts | Comments

New Princess 35m superyacht released from mould

New Princess 35m superyacht released from mould

Princess Yachts, a British shipyard based in Plymouth has successfully released the first 35m Princess Superyacht from its mould. This semi-custom yacht is finished in a steel grey and shall be capable cruising at both high and low speeds with an impressive long range capability. The design provides expansive deck areas and spacious accommodation for guests and up to 6 crew.

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What do I do with my Crew $alary

A common discussion amongst yacht crew is how to manage finances and what taxes are applicable to their income, each individual is different and not mant accounting firms or lawyers fully understand the yachting industry. Help is now available through the Captains Family Office that specializes in serving the needs of superyacht crew worldwide. You don’t have to talk to crew members for long to realize that there is a serious shortage of good, sound advice on what are the best savings and investment opportunities for them in their particular circumstances. So a number of ex-yachties and people with experience in financial services have got together to create the Captains Family Office, an organisation whose aim is to assist superyacht crew with the often complicated task of arranging their financial, tax and legal affairs.

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A fast five minutes with Philippe Briand, superyacht designer extraordinaire

A fast five minutes with Philippe Briand, superyacht designer extraordinaire

Philippe Briand is one of today’s most prolific yacht designers, with over 12,000 of his vessels sailing on the world’s oceans. His designs span all manner of boats and yachts, from high performance racers like S/Y Mari Cha IV (monohull transatlantic world record holder in 2003) to smaller production boats with Jeanneau and Sun Odyssey and opulent superyachts like S/Y Vertigo and M/Y Exuma, both on display at this year’s Singapore Yacht Show.

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Head in the Cloud

Head in the Cloud

Captain Colin Boyle has been a superyacht captain since 2000, with extensive worldwide cruising experience in the Mediterranean, Northern Europe, the Caribbean, the Americas and across Southeast Asia, including Thailand, Malaysia, Myanmar, Indonesia, Singapore and Hong Kong. With Cloud 9 chartering in the Andaman Sea during this season, her captain explains: “We are always open to talking with charter clients about where they would like to go and what they would like to experience. Options this winter could include Phuket and the Andaman Islands, or even the remote cruising grounds of Myanmar and its Mergui Archipelago. The isolated Similan Islands with their unspoiled landscapes, fantastic diving, and peaceful anchorages are also a great choice for escaping from it all.

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Secret Lives behind Superyachts

Secret Lives behind Superyachts

Welcome aboard the world of the superyachts, where billionaires soak up the sun while their staff tend to their every whim. Marie Claire speaks to the Australian Yacht Crew who toll away at sea - and party hard once they reach land.

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Masteka 2 returns to the South Pacific

Masteka 2 returns to the South Pacific

News just in of preparations to send the the luxury 122ft yacht Masteka 2 to the South Pacific in May 2014 for the charter season. This spectacular yacht shall be based in Fiji and available for cruising the archipelago of over 300 picturesque islands and throughout Tonga and Vanuatu.

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Valentines day Submarine adventure

Valentines day Submarine adventure

Looking for a way to spoil your partner? How about about a sub sea adventure in a submarine around the Caribbean. Travel firm Oliver’s Travels has unveiled an undersea romantic getaway aboard the luxury submarine Lovers Deep, which can meet guests anywhere in the Caribbean islands.

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Italy’s most spectacular marinas

Italy’s most spectacular marinas

Surrounded on three sides by beautiful blue sea, it is no wonder that Italy is home to some of the most picturesque and luxurious marinas in the world.

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