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: email@example.com +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 firstname.lastname@example.org . 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: email@example.com +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 firstname.lastname@example.org . 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
We have noticed over the past month when the season is coming to a close or yachts are preparing to leave for the Caribbean many non EU crew members are not realising that they have not correctly signed on or off their Yacht. What does this mean? When you fly into a EU country on arrival you must go with a cosignatory to Immigration and have your passport stamped so you can embark on the yacht, this stops your 90 days being consumed. If you do not do this and you consume your days, you could be classified as an illegal and when you go to the airport to fly home you can have up to a 5 year ban for entering any EU country. If you want us to come on board and make sure that you have everything order contact us at Palma@estelashipping.net or +34 971 722 532 and of course no charge for the visit. More info at pag. 28 of “The Y” The Yachting Handbook
Do you have cash on board, including that of crew and guest that exceeds 10.000€? As of this year all yachts that are coming from outside Spanish waters, on entry must declare all cash on board including that of crew and guests if it exceeds 10.000 euros. It is a simple process you would just need to send the exact amount that is on board and we can process the paperwork before you arrive. This also comes into effect if you are planning on leaving Spanish waters and have more than 10.000€ on board you will have to declare this as well. Next port a non-EU? Is necessary to obtain a Departure Clearence from the authorities. Next port EU? Departure Notice will have to be presented to the authorities. For advice on any of the above matters, please contact us on +34 971 722 532 or via email: email@example.com
We are more than thankful to all the friends that attended our 60’s themed End Of Season Party 2017. We hope you enjoyed the experience! Looking forward to meeting you again next time. Best Regards, Estela Superyacht Team Photo Album
Are you heading home after the season? Are you a NON-European passport holder? Is your visa still in date? Do you require a stamp? If you have any queries concerning your eligibility to fly home without incurring any problems when leaving Spain or reentering, give us a quick call or message and we can advise you on any issues you may have. Let us make sure you get away without any glitches, Contact : 0034 971 722 532 firstname.lastname@example.org
Each one of us realizes the tremendous destruction and the massive and long recovery road ahead. Most of us have strong connections to the people of the Caribbean and feel a duty to act and contribute. The formation of the SuperYacht Aid Coalition made up of the industry association leaders underscores the urgent need for us ALL to get involved, in a unified way and to make sure the collective industry response makes a statement. A statement that we can do great things together, that we deeply care and are grateful to the people of the affected Caribbean Islands. And the industries collective financial contribution makes a statement that reflects the value and appreciation we have for our Caribbean Island hosts. YachtAid Global has been tapped to facilitate the yachting industries recovery efforts. It is clear that one group needs to advise all that want to get involved so we are not duplicating efforts and we maximize everyones contribution. We spend several hours a day talking to people giving real time situation reports from the islands and in all of these cases we are asking “how can we compliment your program or advise on how best to get contribute”. We should be […]
Before anything else, preparation is the key to success. We commonly say that lives are invaluable, that saving a life, any life, is worth any effort, any expense. Is it true? Every emergency is a situation in which you have no control over, and eventually it can stem from a lack of preparation. In fact fear of failure, anxiety and confusion can generate chaos and paralyze the victim’s rescue procedures. Be ready to react! Prepare yourself, your crew and your yacht to handle first-aid emergencies in a professional effective way.