The requirements for visiting, or working in, US territories have changed significantly since the end of last season and yacht crew have increasingly seen their B1/B2 visa applications denied. As the only yacht consignatory agents in Palma de Mallorca, we have a track record for dealing efficiently with immigration and port authorities. Our expertise is not limited to the Balearics and we have been busy assisting captains and crew travelling across to the US for the winter season in obtaining their B1/B2 visas. US Customs and Border Protection paperwork has never been straightforward and there are a number of new pitfalls to steer clear of, to avoid delays in obtaining the right visa. If you need help with your application, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone Kristy Hollingsworth on +34 619 655 955.
Cruising to Monaco next week for the #MonacoYachtShow? Any yachts sailing from the Balearics to the non-EU waters of Monaco need to obtain clearance to exit the EU from border authorities. Upon return, documentation must likewise be presented in order re-enter. Contact us at Estela to prepare and submit your docs, at email@example.com
Estela Superyacht Agency is proud to have been admitted to the Balearic Yacht Destination association (BYD), the government-funded initiative to promote the Balearic Islands as a year-round destination and yachting centre. We join an exclusive list of reputable businesses, renowned for providing high quality services to clients and for promoting the region to visitors. Meet Estela Shipping at the Cannes Yachting Festival and the Monaco Yacht Show Our consutants, Francesco Gennai and James van Bregt, will be attending the Cannes Yachting Festival from 11th – 14th September, so please get in touch if you would like to know more about our services, advertise in ‘The Y’ Yacht Handbook, or partner with us. As part of our membership of the BYD, Estela Superyacht Agency will be exhibiting at the Monaco Yacht Show for the first time, from 26th – 29th September. Palma-based consultants Kristy Hollingsworth, Francesco Gennai, James van Bregt, and Barcelona-based Romy Bourguignon will all be present. Get in touch to arrange a meeting, or come and find us at the BYD stand, at Quai Albert I AL 44.
Estela Shipping invites you to its third Superyachts Poker Tournament We will be holding our third Superyacht Poker Tournament on Friday 12th October. Make sure you book your place with the chance to win a great cash prize, and best of all, be crowned the Superyachts Champion! On arrival all guests will enjoy drinks and canapes, while a demo table will be set up for those that have never played before to have a free practice or just have a little bit of fun. Not only will players have a chance of lauding it over their yachting colleagues and win some tax-free cash, but the evening raises money too for Yacht Aid Global, with 15% of the pot going to the yacht-based humanitarian charity. Bounties: There will also be a mystery bounty prize, which we you will discover during the evening. May the best player win!! Timetable 19.30 : Doors open 20.00 : Drinks & Canapes 20.30 Tournament commences Entrance fee: €15, includes two drinks (does not include participation in the tournament, but spectators can take part in demo play) Buy in: €60. 85% of buy-in goes towards the prize fund, with the remaining 15% going to […]
You thought we couldn’t top last year’s ‘Back To The 60s’ extravaganza? Wrong! On Friday, October 5th from 8pm, we will again be taking over the Crew Bar in Port Adriano for a fun-filled night of live music, food and ‘refreshments’, as we ditch our uniforms and let our hair down. As we all love those celebrity clients with their crazy demands, crazy fashion and cosmetic surgery, we’re inviting you to do your creative best and put yourselves in their shoes for one night. Raid your wardrobes, party store or local charity shop and wow us with your funniest fancy dress celebrity outfit (easy, if you’re doing Ron Jeremy…). Prizes will be awarded for the best costumes on the night, so don’t hold back! Return transport will be provided from STP and Club de Mar to Port Adriano, so we really hope you’ll be able to join us. Just tell us the name of the boat and number of guests needing transport. Pick-up from STP will be at 19:30, and opposite Club de Mar outside our office (Av Gabriel Roca 37) at 19:45. Please note there’s a free bar until 10pm (spirits not included) and return transport will be around […]
Mallorca’s pioneering superyacht agency is thriving and growing, as Palma becomes an ever larger hub for yachts based in, or visiting, the western Mediterranean. In response to ever-increasing demand, Estela Superyacht Agency is now pleased to announce the opening of its new office in STP, Palma’s state-of-the-art service, refit and repair facility. From September, the STP office will be staffed from 09:00-12:00hrs, or by appointment. Estela, Palma’s first superyacht agency, provides concierge services and technical support to superyachts visiting the Balearic Islands, including provisioning, berth booking, fuelling, flowers, recruitment, car hire and transfers, events and entertainment, itineraries, engineering services and anything else that superyacht captains and guests require in destination. “The STP office is in operation, but will be formally inaugurated at our annual End of Season party later this year”, says senior yacht consultant, Francesco Gennai. “The new base is a boon for captains and crew needing to complete immigration or customs procedures, or requiring support with technical and engineering services, including fuelling, on-board water and sanitary analyses.” The office makes Estela the only consignatory agent in STP, being on-hand to complete port and police formalities, such as transit visas, on behalf of vessels and crew. “Time is often […]
Palma, July 23rd, 2018 Last week saw the arrival and beginning of the assembly works of the new 1000 ton travelift that STP Shipyard Palma will commission at the end of summer 2018. In the coming days a total of 24 trucks will be used to offload the sections in STP Shipyard Palma, all of which originate from Carmignano di Brenta in Italy, and are accompanied by a team of specialists from the factory who will oversee the assembly and commissioning of the new lift. The new travelift will be the largest of its kind in Europe both in lifting capacity and dimensions. The lift measures in at 26 mts long, 12,5 mts wide and 25 metres high with a lifting capacity of a 1000 tons. STP will now have the capacity to lift motor yachts of up to 57 metres in length and sailboats of up to 67 metres LOA, with a maximum beam of 12 metres for both. For certain yachts this has the added advantage of not having to remove their stays when being hauled out. The new lift operates 32 hydraulically powered wheels being powered off two 286 Hp Volvo engines and controlled by […]
The Twitter feed of the Balearic Islands’ Ministry of Agriculture, the Environment and Regional Planning (CAIB) has been working overtime the past few weeks. The Ministry tracks, names and shames yachts that fall foul of the area’s strict anchoring laws, designed to protect the environment. Posidonia seagrass is considered to be the world’s oldest organism, at some 100,000 years old, and is responsible for the beautiful, turquoise waters that we all love so much. The Balearics boasts the largest Posidonia reef anywhere in the Mediterranean, so the local authorities are, rightly, very protective of this wonder of nature. Aware that private boat owners are mostly affluent individuals or corporations, fines for anchoring on Posidonia can be truly eye-watering, while the ultimate sanction for the most egregious offenders can include a custodial sentence! The good news is that any fine or sanction is entirely avoidable. As Balearic experts, Estela Shipping keep abreast of local rules and regulations, ensuring that our client Captains know to avoid anchoring in forbidden locations. So much so, our annual superyacht handbook, ‘The Y’ 2018/19, contains an entire section on Posidonia and other regulations. ‘The Y’ is free, so to obtain your copy just drop […]
Superyacht virtual itinerary starting from Port Adriano. Mallorca, Cabrera, Menorca, Ibiza, Formentera. A complete itinerary for yacht captains, owners and guests. Remember to use our Yachting Handbook ‘The Y’ for more details, tips and indispensable information. Our services include: For Captains • Fuel and lube oil • Immigration arrival and departure notice and clearance • Visas, licenses • Cash to master • Charter authorization • Logistics • Importation • Repairs, maintenance, refit and chandlery • Yacht transportation and storage • Shipment and shrink wrap For Owners and Guests • Itinerary planning • Event tickets • VIP tables • Transfers • Tax free shopping • Flight and transfers • Medical support • Courier services For Crew • Provisioning and supplies • Laundry • Accommodation • Transfers • Crew activities • Recruitment and training • Medical support • Certification • Visas and immigration services • Uniforms Contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org +34 971 722 532
Obligations for captain when a Yacht arrives from Outside the European Union. READ THE ARTICLES: “The Y” Yachting Handbook 2018 Edition pick up a copy of the 2018 edition of ‘the Y’ Yachting Handbook by our office
We will be having our second superyachts poker tournament on Friday 15th June. Make sure you book your place with the chance to win a great cash prize, and best of all be named champion on the yachts!!
SUPERYACHT POKER TOURNAMENT JUNE 2018 We will hold our first tournament on June 15th from 7pm onwards, Sponsored by our friends at Bluewater, the buy in will be 60 + 15 there will be finger food and wine on arrival, places are limited so make sure you book early to avoid disappointment.You can get your tickets from our offices, Estela Shipping Palma, Avd. Gabriel Roca, 37, local C 07014, Palma Tel: 971 722 532 or email us at email@example.com . Alternatively You can purchase the tickets at Bluewater Palma, Carrer de Sant Joan, 4, 07012, Palma Tel: 971 67 71 54 We look forward to seeing you all there and may lady luck be with you! 15% of the pot goes to YachtAid Global – the yachting community’s dedicated humanitarian team https://www.facebook.com/events/1264019130399690/ Event promoted by: ESTELA SHIPPING CASINO DE MALLORCA BLUEWATER Wines and Prosecco: The Wines Garden You can get your tickets at: Estela Shipping Superyacht Agents Avd. Gabriel Roca no 37, Local C 07014 Palma +34 971 722 532 Bluewater Yachting Calle San Juan 4, 07012 Palma de Mallorca, t: +34 971 677 154 Casino […]
STP Shipyard Palma to debut Europe’s largest travelift in September STP announces arrival of brand new 1000-ton travelift. Travelift components will be received from july onwards, and assembly will be completed by september. After working hard on its design for over a year, this new travelift will adapt perfectly to the industry’s new needs, significantly enhancing certain technological aspects related to STP’s current 700-ton travelift. With 26 metres long, 12,5 metres wide and 25 metres high: these are the impressive dimensions of what will be Europe’s most important travelift when it comes to size and hoist-out capacity. It will be able to lift motoryachts of up to 57 metres and sailboats of up to 67 metres, with a maximum beam of 12 metres in both cases.
We are getting more and more requests for virtual yacht itineraries and agency support. Please enjoy this amazing journey from Gibraltar to Seville. Remember to use our Yachting Handbook ‘The Y’ for more details, tips and indispensable information. Our services include: For Captains • Fuel and lube oil • Immigration arrival and departure notice and clearance • Visas, licenses • Cash to master • Charter authorization • Logistics • Importation • Repairs, maintenance, refit and chandlery • Yacht transportation and storage • Shipment and shrink wrap For Owners and Guests • Itinerary planning • Event tickets • VIP tables • Transfers • Tax free shopping • Flight and transfers • Medical support • Courier services For Crew • Provisioning and supplies • Laundry • Accommodation • Transfers • Crew activities • Recruitment and training • Medical support • Certification • Visas and immigration services • Uniforms Contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org +34 971 722 532
Another example of an itinerary for the coming season. Balearics, Côte d’azur, Tuscany, Elba island, Corsica. An amazing 2 week journey through the fabulous hills and the ancient cities of Tuscany. We can create your personalized itinerary for wherever you wish to travel, We will also assist you with all your needs, bookings, transfers, excursions, fueling. Let us take care of everything!
After the success of last year’s poker tournament at the Casino de Mallorca we have decided to do it all again! We will hold our first tournament on June 15th from 7pm onwards, Sponsored by our friends at Bluewater, the buy in will be 60 + 15 there will be finger food and wine on arrival, places are limited so make sure you book early to avoid disappointment. You can get your tickets from our offices, Estela Shipping Palma, Avd. Gabriel Roca, 37, local C 07014, Palma Tel: 971 477532 or email us at email@example.com . Alternatively You can purchase the tickets at Bluewater Palma, Carrer de Sant Joan, 4, 07012, Palma Tel: 971 67 71 54 We look forward to seeing you all there and may lady luck be with you! 15% of the pot goes to YachtAid Global – the yachting community’s dedicated humanitarian team https://www.facebook.com/events/1264019130399690/
Dear Friends, It is with great pleasure that we present the new 2018/19 edition of Estela’s ‘The Y’ Yachting Handbook. Having launched the handbook at this year’s MYBA and Palma Superyacht Show, we have been overwhelmed with everyone’s positive feedback. This year, we added many more destinations, along with updated regulations, places of interest and things to do, itineraries and important information for Captains, owners and crew. You will find the online version by clicking on the above page, and we hope you enjoy reading it as much as we have loved producing it. Any feedback will be much appreciated, as well as suggestions for the next handbook. If you would like us to deliver a hard copy on board, please let us know and we will be more than happy to drop one off.
After the great success in 2017 we will be producing the new “The Y” Yachting Handbook 2018 Edition. We will be introducing a Chapter solely on Antigua, having just come back from what was an amazing boat show we feel that it is essential for this chapter to be included. We will expand our itineraries in this region as well as information and services that you would need whilst in the Caribbean. Our content will include more itineraries, places to visit, History, Culture, shopping, restaurants, as well as topics of interest. We would also like to inform our clients and partners that as from December 2017 we will be collaborating with Anchor Concierge and Superyacht Support Antigua. Estela Shipping Palma are the representatives of Antigua Yacht Club Marina in Mallorca