In light of EU border closures and restricted entry to, and movement between, yards and marinas, we are assisting a number of yachts returning from the Caribbean and Americas. Captains should note that we are collaborating with the Port Authority in Melilla, the Spanish port on the Moroccan coast, to assist anyone in need of berthing, fuel or provisions. Please contact us to enquire how we can help you, and to complete the requisite pre-arrival formalities. Call us on +34 638 81 68 03 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Spain plans to extend its state of emergency for another 15 days, Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez announced Sunday. Additionally, Spain is now cooperating with carriers in order to deny boarding of passengers who fail to meet the previously published criteria for entry into the country.
Melilla is one of two Spanish cities located on the Mediterranean coast of Morocco. Melilla is perfectly positioned as a base from which to explore the North African coastal region, with the added benefit of being a ‘free port’. Melilla is part of Spain and is therefore within the EU, though is outside its Customs Union and is VAT-exempt, making it a perfect starting point for charters. Lower costs may be appealing in themselves to thrifty captains and guests, though the city itself, as a destination, has more to offer than the average tax haven. Melilla also has its own small airport — conveniently, directly next to the port — for private flights, while a number of daily scheduled flights provide ample international connections via mainland Spain. Larger private planes can use nearby Nador, just outside the enclave’s perimeter. By sea, Melilla lies 125 NM from Gibraltar, 290 NM from Ibiza and 680 NM from Monaco. This video was created in 2019 by Francesco Gennai of Estela Yachting, accompanied by Giulio Riggio of Fraser Yachts and Luis J. Ayala Navarro of Port Authority of Melilla.
SANITATIONPlease note that we can arrange for COVID19 sanitation treatment of your yacht.TESTINGWe have been asked to supply COVID19 testing kits, though there is presently a shortage of kits and any available units are reserved for hospitals. Demand is high, but we can arrange for private COVID19 testing to be carried out on board, subject to authorisation by a doctor.PREVENTIONWe are currently sourcing prevention kits for some yachts, including masks, eye protection, gloves and aprons. These are subject to availability, but let us know if you require such items. MEDICALIt is advisable to have oxygen available on board, in case of any delay in access to emergency ventilation treatment. We can supply the necessary equipment. Provisioning & Supplies Should you require provisions or chandlery, please note that as consignatory agents, we have access to ports and marinas, so we can supply anything you require.Our Cash-to-Master service also continues to operate, as normal.
Since the closure of Spain’s borders was implemented this week, we have received many queries from captains and crew. Having sought further clarification from the local authorities about the current position for yachts and crew wishing to enter or leave Mallorca, we can advise the following: Spain’s border ‘closure’ means that there are now checks in place for arrivals, where there were no checks before (specifically, for arrivals from the Schengen area). The shutdown is set to end on March 31st, but is likely to be extended. All hotels in Spain will close from March 24th until further notice. There is a provision to allow cross-border workers in and out between their place of work and place of residence, which are each assessed on their merits. Others who can demonstrate a valid reason to cross the border by providing documentation will also be allowed into Spain. This should include crew currently overseas, wishing to rejoin their families based in Spain. We can advise you on the necessary documentation to provide. Yachts are currently not permitted to move between local marinas without express authorisation from the authorities. Should a yacht be wanting to arrive in Mallorca, they must provide evidence of […]
Non-EU flag vessels: Please note that yachts on non-EU flag, and whose 18-month stay in EU waters is set to expire, should contact us for assistance. As each case will differ, we will aim to find a solution for your particular circumstances. Tel: +34 619 65 59 55 – 971722532 or email: email@example.com
The Balearic Islands’ government announced on Tuesday March 17th the closure of all ports and airports with immediate effect, denying entry or exit of citizens for the duration of the state of emergency due to the coronavirus outbreak. Exceptions will apply only to citizens or residents returning to the islands, and for visitors returning to their country of origin.The local government announced that no boat of any type, private or charter, may arrive at the ports of the islands and no passengers may disembark from any passenger vessels. UPDATE: At time of writing, the new order has not been passed into law by Spain’s Ministry of Transport in Madrid and clarification is being sought by shipyards and marinas, particularly in respect of yachts with home or reserved berths in the Balearics. Initial guidance is that yachts carrying crew only (no passengers or guests) may be exempt, though will in each case be considered by local authorities. Regional president, Francina Armengol, advised that the order coming into force today prohibits all commercial flights to and from the Spanish mainland and international airports, with some exceptions. All private national and international flights are prohibited without exception. As at today, the Balearics report […]
From all of us at Estela, we wish you a happy, healthy and prosperous new leap year! We have enjoyed a hectic 2019, but already we are working hard on plans for 2020. The next edition of our yachting guide book, ‘The Y Yachting Itineraries’, is on the drawing board, with an exotic theme and featuring lots of new destinations. Our events programme is taking shape too, so if you would like to know more about working with us, please watch the 3-minute video below. Find out for yourself how Estela connects with superyacht people others can’t reach. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rj7ifJCL96Y&t=1s We would like to thank our captains, clients and partners for working with us during the past year and look forward to what 2020 will bring! Best wishes from the Estela Yachting team
What a way to start the caribbean season with our annual trip to FLIBS! on its 60th anniversarry, check out our interview with the director of Nobiskrug, as well as others then let us take you round the show, we hope you enjoy it as much as we did.
After the disaster of hurricane Irma in the Caribbean, we have decided to take advantage of our next two events and raise money for YachtAid Global. One is the SUPERYACHT POKER TOURNAMENT on the Friday 29th September 19.30pm at the Casino de Mallorca, in Porto Pi and the second is the END OF SEASON PARTY on Friday 6th October at Crew Bar Port Adriano. All moneys raised will go directly to them. YachtAid Global is the yachting industry’s leading humanitarian charity, partnering with luxury yachts to facilitate the delivery of school/medical supplies, food & clothing to underprivileged kids in coastal communities . YAG relies upon the support and involvement of yachts, crews, and caring individuals to make waves and deliver aid worldwide. Join the movement and YAG!
Dont miss out on our end of season Party for 2017!! We would like to invite you to our 60’s themed party being held at Crew Bar in Port Adriano on Friday 6th October from 19.00pm onwards.Like every year we would like to thank you for working with us Live music, drink, food, and dancing till the early hours of the morning. Music by: Glasford & The Providence Event promoted in collaboration with: TERMOPETROLI PORT ADRIANO TERMOPETROLI VERSILIA TERMOPETROLI MIRABELLO ANTIGUA YACHT CLUB MARINA & RESORT UNDERCOVER SOLUTION Wines and Prosecco: The Wines Garden Ham degustation: Iberico Flowers: Fronda Magatzem Verd Transfers: Transfer Class Free bus from Palma to Adriano During the event we will also be collecting money for Yacht Aid Global, which has been helping those in need after the devastation of Irma. Event organization: “The Y” YACHTING HANDBOOK by Estela Shipping
We will be having our first ever superyachts poker tournament on Friday 29th September. 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!! On arrival all guests will receive drinks, canapes and light entertainment , for those that have never played before a demo table will be set up so you can practice or just have a little bit of fun. These teaching demos will be 10 minutes long. During the event we will also be collecting money for Yacht Aid Global, which has been helping those in need after the devastation of Irma. Bounties: There will also be a bounty prize which we will inform you on at the event. May the best player win!! Timetable 19.30 : Party Starts 20.00 : Dinner 21.00 Tournament commences The first 50 players will have their entrance sponsored by BLUEWATER Buy in: 60+15 of which 60 goes into the total cash prize the 15 euros include 2 drink vouchers from the casino Guests and Visitors are more than welcome, there will be a small charge of 15 euros which allows […]
We are always looking at new ways to show off the wonderful areas of Spain for you to enjoy. We have compiled different virtual itineraries which will give you a birds eye view of all bays and attractions, making the planning of your guests and owners trip that much easier. Contact us for your personalized itinerary! Costa del Sol Formentera – Port Adriano Port Adriano – Palma
There has been a huge impact on Superyacht behavior thanks to the Yachting Handbook, First published for the 2017, this Handbook has changed the behavior and routes of yachts that are sailing the Balearics. The handbook gives captains more information about rules and legislation than ever before. The posidonia page link is informing captains about anchorage possibilities and warning them on the risks if they damage the sea grass.. Owners and guests are becoming more curios of trying experiences and itineraries suggested in the handbook. With the support of Estela Superyacht Agency for timing, booking and assistance, it aims to make their experience unique and hassle free. Being the first season since its launch, we are seeing results that are exceeding our expectation! If you don’t have your copy on board, contact us or pop by our office! A Good read!
If you are wanting to experience fishing in Balearic waters you will need to apply for a license. In order to do so we would need registry of the vessel and a photocopy of the passport of the owner of the vessel. If you require a spear fishing license it is obligatory to have a medical certificate stating that they can do this activity and a copy of their passport. If there is any further information you require please do not hesitate to contact us. Kind regards ESTELA SHIPPING PALMA +34 971 722 532 firstname.lastname@example.org
NEED A SIM CARD? CANNOT GET INTERNET? Make sure you come and see us!! We are a point of point of distribuition and top up for Lebara sim cards, we give the sim card FREE of charge to all crew members. Make sure you come to the office, just opposite Marina Club de Mar at Estela Shipping, Avd Gabriel Roca, no 37 Local C, 07014 Palma.
THE Y / YACHTING HANDBOOK – YACHT CHAPTER PAG. 174 If we have a look to the actual situation in our industry and all the injuries and accidents, unfortunately on many occasions fatal, we can see where the Achilles heel is. If you are in the sea, you must be aware that possible emergencies may arise. There are a few questions that you must know the right answer to in order to set a basic level of safety on board your yacht: 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. SAFETY ON BOARD Q&A ( THE Y / YACHTING HANDBOOK – YACHT CHAPTER PAG. 174) http://www.youblisher.com/p/1839488-The-Y-Yachting-Handbook-Mallorca-Edition-01-2017/
Give your clients experiences that they will never forget. PAG 96 – THE Y / YACHTING HANDBOOK – OWNERS & GUESTS CHAPTER This itinerary is one of the many itineraries that we customize for each client depending on their wants and needs. Day 1 When coming into Mallorca your first point of call would be the newly upgraded Port Adriano. This exquisite port has been completely reformed. Famous architect Phillipe Starck designed the new minimalistic marina, you can refuel and recharge ready for you Balearic trip. (Find more information at pag. 52) Evening When you leave Port Adriano make your way round to the exclusive marina of Puerto Portals, step of the quay into fine dining and exclusive boutiques. Stop off and have a meal in the ports most famous restaurant, Flanigans, frequented by the Royal family and celebs alike, this restaurant has mouthwatering fish and meat dishes, traditional Spanish tapas and its famous apple tarte tatin and a wine list to die for. If you have had too much sun and wish to still sample their fabulous food, do not worry they offer an on board service so the restaurants comes to you. Day 2 We then take you onto Palma the […]
Interview with Inspector Luis Porto and Subinspector Juan A.Lemos of the foreign control. Pag 28 – The Y / Yachting Handbook – Captains Chapter All recreational embarkations that come to Palma, the Captain being the person responsible for the embarkation has certain obligations that he must comply with at the maritime port authorities; these are not only for Mallorca but Spain the EU and all Schengen areas. The requirements that they need are the following. Crew list with nationality and passport details Guest list with nationality and passports, name surname all details, not only crew members but guests on board. I understand that some people want to stay anonymous, but we must be able to identify who is on board and who is in the country. We understand that captains want to be discreet about who they have on board but this is inevitable, not only here but all over the world. Read More (Pag 28)