Earlier this month we attended the Antigua Charter Yacht Show, making a welcome return after a disrupted couple of years. Around forty of the largest charter yachts were on show to brokers and clients, with some 300 intermediaries in attendance and a similar number of colleagues from the maritime industry. Always a relaxed event, Francesco Gennai used the opportunity to catch up with friends, clients and partners, keeping a video diary, touring some boats on show and conducting interviews. In the videos below we start with pre-Show preparations and Day One activities. On Day Two, we spoke with Captain Barry Duck on the freshly refitted S/Y Afaet, talking about what makes an Antigua charter so enjoyable. On Day Three we tour the magnificent 1964 classic, MY Sherakhan, and chill out at the day’s after-party 🇦🇬 🎹 🎶 💃 🍹
ESTELA’s End-of-Season Party returns after a two-year break, and we’re HERE for it!! Friday 7th October 7:00pm Blue Nest, Port Adriano, Mallorca Event Schedule: 7:00pm Opening Live Music: Kindalé – RUMBA 8:30pm Speech and event presentation 8:45 Finger food Live music: Small Axe – REGGAE 10:15pm Prize handout 10:30 Live Music: SIX OR NINE – ROCK 11:45pm DJ Partial free Bar Food The latest ‘Art Edition’ of The Y Yachting Itineraries is partly inspired by surrealist, Salvador Dalí. So wear something bonkers and show off your artistic self! A shuttle bus will bring guests from STP and Club de Mar to Port Adriano (and back). Places are limited, so to book your seat, send a wattsap message on +34 682 62 25 74 Previous events: https://www.flickr.com/photos/152389284@N03/albums
Yes, the countdown is ON! Less than Three weeks, to go until ESTELA’s epic ***END OF SEASON PARTY***Save the date, put it in your calendar, and come and join us in Port Adriano for a fancy dress extravanganza, featuring free drinks, food, three live bands, a DJ and PRIZES!! Friday 7th October 19:00h Blue Nest Restaurant- Port Adriano See you there!(If you’re a business interested in sponsoring the event, putting up a prize, or partnering with us, get in touch)
After a two-year break, we will host the legendary ESTELA ‘End of Season’ party for crew and partners, to mark the close of the Mediterranean season. As usual, it will be held in Port Adriano. It is a themed fancy dress party, with a free buffet, (partially) open bar, a live band and DJ, fuelling a fun-filled night. Complimentary transport from STP and Club de Mar in Palma will be laid on, while sponsor-donated prizes are awarded to the best costumes on the night. The venue will be decorated in keeping with the theme, while sponsors’ signage is prominent, in the form of unmissable banners, flags, on-screen ads and photocall. All sponsors of the event are name-checked during the prize-giving presentation, as well as appearing on printed and online invitations, as well as in our email newsletters. 2019’s closing party drew 250+ guests on the night.
On the occasion of the Palma Superyacht Village, ESTELA hosted its second annual “Captains’ Dinner at the Museum”. Staged in the stunning setting of Palma’s San Carlos Military Museum, this exclusive event was attended by 100 guests, including captains and their partners, sponsors and guests. The evening kicked off with sunset cocktails overlooking Palma Bay, leading to a candle-lit four course dinner, under canvas, in the atmospheric courtyard of the military fortress. Entertainment was provided by an operatic soprano, followed by a jazz trio, with our DJ turning up the heat well into the early hours. Huge thanks go to our sponsors and partners who made the evening possible: AYSS; Coral Marine; Charter Itinerary; Autovidal; Termopetroli; Swisspath Yachting; Jotun; Antigua Yacht Club Marina & Resort; Moncada Hispania Boutique; Gym Marine; Bluewater; The Crew Network; Díaz & Asociados; Argentario Yacht Services; Express Bunker; Fronda
Our breakfast seminars raised some interesting discussions. On Day One, we covered crucial information for the upcoming Med season, such as stamping protocols, chartering and VAT, and rules & regulation changes across various jurisdictions. Many thanks to our panellists: John Wyborn, Director at Bluewater and President of MYBA; Alex Chumillas, Managing Director at Tax Marine; and Andrea Farinaceo, Director of Operations at Argentario Yacht Services. Day Two’s topics were more contentious, looking at the possible repercussions of the current Russia-related Ultimate Beneficial Owner (UBO) sanctions on yacht ownership structures; Know-Your-Customer Regulations, Flag States, Crew Contracts, etc. Our expert panel consisted of: Anthony Galea, Director at Vistra, Sebastián Díaz, Partner at maritime law specialists, Bufete Díaz & Associates; and Ian Petts, Director at Equiom Group. Due to a technical hitch, we have no recording of Day One, but the Day Two panel session is here, in full: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_R0LTMOrm9o Many thanks too to our seminar sponsors: Termopetroli, Gym Marine, Coral Marine, Vistra, Bufete Diaz & Associates, Charter Itinerary, The Crew Network, Swisspath Yachting, Agencia Melia Vives, Bluewater, TaxMarine, Calero Marinas, Kingsber Crew Support
April was an extremely busy month for ESTELA, starting with an exploratory ‘famtrip’ to Lanzarote, followed by two breakfast seminars at the Palma Superyacht Village and ending with a spectacular Captains’ Dinner at the Museum 2022. Thanks to all our friends, partners and sponsors that made these events possible, and to those who attended. Our next major extravaganza will be the ‘End of Season’ event in Port Adriano on Friday 7th October. To find out more about collaborating with us, get in touch. Call +34 638 81 68 03 or email email@example.com. NEWSLETTER:
“Come for dinner, stay for breakfast?” The Palma Boat Show is upon us! In the ‘Superyacht Village’ section, more than 50 yachts up to 60 metres will be on show and, of course, ESTELA is hosting some special events to coincide with the festivities. On Saturday 30th April, we are hosting our annual dinner for captains, and their partners, at a fabulous outdoor venue overlooking Palma Bay. ESTELA BREAKFAST SEMINARS April 29th & 30th We are again hosting two (free) breakfast seminars for captains and crew next Friday and Saturday, 29th and 30th April. Held at a venue directly next to the show entrance (details provided upon registration), this the perfect opportunity to meet up with colleagues and friends to start your day. Come and enjoy a hearty breakfast, while listening to some interesting discussion about hot topics in our industry. This is also your chance to have your questions answered by experts, free of charge! PROGRAMME DAY ONE: Friday, 29th AprilCruising the Med in 2022; Stamping Protocols, Chartering and VAT, Rules & Regs UpdatesJohn Wyborn – Bluewater (President MYBA) – FranceAlex Chumillas – Tax Marine, SpainAndrea Farinaceo – Argentario Yacht Services, ItalyTBC, Croatia/GreecePlus: Lanzarote; New Chartering Opportunities in the Canary Islands DAY TWO: Saturday, 30th AprilRepercussions of […]
April 29th & 30th (these events are now past) 08:30-10:00h On the occasion of the Palma Boat Show, ESTELA is pleased to invite you to two free breakfast seminars on Friday 29th April and Saturday 30 April. Join us for a pre-Show breakfast and listen to a panel discussion on topics captains and crew tell us they want to hear about. Each morning we will be joined by a panel of industry experts, sharing their insight and giving you the chance to put your questions to them. Programme DAY ONE Friday, 29th April 08:30-10:00h Cruising the Med in 2022; Stamping On/Off, Chartering and VAT, Rules & Regs Updates John Wyborn – Bluewater (President MYBA) – France Alex Chumillas – Tax Marine, Spain Andrea Farinaceo – Argentario Yacht Services, Italy TBC, Croatia/Greece DAY TWO Saturday, 30th April 08:30-10:00h Repercussions of UBO sanctions on yacht ownership structures; KYC regulations, the role of flag states Anthony Galea – Vistra – Malta Sebastián Díaz Ribes – Bufete Díaz y Asociados – Spain Ian Petts – Equiom Group – Monaco The venue is directly next to the Moll Vell entrance (details provided upon registration), so this the perfect opportunity to meet up with colleagues and […]
ESTELA Superyacht Agency presents the 2021 End of Season Dinner, in collaboration with Turismo Lanzarote. ‘Flavours of Lanzarote’ was held in Port Adriano, Mallorca, on 8th October, celebrating the end of a hectic Mediterranean yachting season. 150 guests enjoyed an evening of Canarian cuisine, wine and cocktails, prepared by a team of Lanzaroteño guest chefs flown in for the occasion, with three live bands providing the music. Thanks go to our partners, Turismo Lanzarote, Council of Lanzarote and Lanzarote Superyacht Destination, whose collaboration made this prestigious event possible. Thanks also to our sponsors; Port Authority of Melilla, AYSS, Termopetroli, Jotun, Yacht Projects, Autovidal, Azimut Spain, Osifar, Mr Jeff, Antigua Yacht Club Marina, and Fronda. We hope to do it again next year, so if your company is interested in working with us on this event, or any other, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org Album:
The much anticipated Palma Superyacht Show 2021 was a welcome return to (almost) normal for boat shows. At ESTELA, we had our usual stand at the Show for four days, but new was our “Captains’ Dinner at the Museum” and three consecutive breakfast seminars, talking about topics ranging from chartering and VAT to Brexit effects on the yacht industry and personal finance for seafarers.To watch the event highlights and see how we mix business with pleasure, grab a coffee and watch this: https://bit.ly/PSYS2021video Huge thanks to our sponsors and partners who made this all possible:The Port Authority of MelillaSwiss Ocean Yacht ManagementBegüm YachtingMoonen YachtsCoral Marine IbizaTermopetroliAstilleros de MallorcaTax MarineNautipaintsKingsber Property & Crew SupportAlcaidesa MarinaTAM Asset ManagementAntigua Yacht Club Marina & ResortArgentario Yacht ServicesAYSSA special thanks too to the organisers of the Palma Superyacht Show, who made the event happen, in the face of significant challenges, namely Jane Thompson, Amanda Picornell and Danielle Berclouw.We hope to see you here next year, if not before. If you are interested in collaborating with our events or the 2022 edition of our annual superyacht guide, ‘The Y Yachting Itineraries’, get in touch with Francesco Gennai on +34 638 81 68 03 or email email@example.com
On the occasion of the Palma Superyacht Show, ESTELA is hosting the first “Captains’ Dinner at the Museum”. This exclusive invitation-only event is for captains and senior officers only. Invitations have gone out, but if we have missed you, we may not have up-to-date contact details for you, so please get in touch! Call us on +34 638 81 68 03 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
On the occasion of the Palma Superyacht Show, ESTELA is pleased to invite you to aseries of free breakfast seminars on Friday, Saturday and Sunday morning. Come and join us for a pre-Show breakfast and listen to panel discussions on topics that we are regularly asked about by captains and crew. Not only are these events designed as a great way to start the day and meet up with friends and colleagues, but hopefully the conversation will be informative too! These seminars are invitation-only and guests must register* via the dedicated Eventbrite page for each event. Programme Captains’ Breakfast SeminarFriday, 4th June, 09:00-10:30h Chartering in Spain, VAT, Temporary Admission and TPAMiguel Angel Serra, Partner, Albors Galiano Portales SLPAlex Chumillas Amat, Director, Tax Marine & Aviation Spain SLLuis Ayala Navarro, Director, Autoridad Portuaria de MelillaCristina Martinez, Yacht Projects SL Book your place here: http://bit.ly/estelacaptainsbreakfast1 Captains’ Breakfast SeminarSaturday 5th June, 09:00-10:30hBrexit effect on tax, licensing, certification, importation and immigration Miguel Angel Serra, Albors Galiano Portales SLPAlex Chumillas Amat, Tax Marine & Aviation Spain SLJaime Moranta, Agencia Moranta SAKristy Hollingsworth, Estela Shipping Palma SA Book your place here: http://bit.ly/estelacaptainsbreakfast2 Yacht Crew Breakfast SeminarSunday 6th June, 09:00-10:30h Personal finance for seafarers; opportunities in banking, insurance, […]
It’s three weeks to go until the Palma Superyacht Show opens its doors! The excitement here is palpable, as hotels and hospitality have reopened and the Show itself is under construction. Spain’s vaccination programme has gathered pace and life is gradually returning to normal, so we hope to see you here. Aside from our usual (or unusual) stand at the Show, we have a programme of new side events this year: Friday, 4th June, 09:00-10:30h – Captains’ Breakfast Seminar:Chartering in Spain, VAT, Temporary Admission and TPA Saturday 5th June, 09:00-10:30h – Captains’ Breakfast Seminar:Brexit effect on tax, licensing, certification, importation and immigration Sunday 6th June, 09:00-10:30h – Yacht Crew Breakfast Seminar:Personal finance for seafarers; opportunities in banking, insurance, mortgages, investing and tax planning for expats and nomads Thursday, 3rd June, 19:30hESTELA Captains’ Dinner at the Museum Our usual cocktail party on the occasion of the Show becomes a private, seated dinner for captains and clients, to be held in an exclusive private venue in Palma. If you are going to be in town and would like to receive an invitation, please drop an email to email@example.com These events are only possible with the kind cooperation of sponsors and partners. If […]
On the occasion of the Palma Superyacht Show, ESTELA will be hosting two free, invitation-only breakfast seminars at a neighbouring venue. Aside from an agreeable way to start the day and meet up with friends and colleagues, we will host brief presentations and Q&A on topical issues affecting the superyacht industry. Suggested topics of interest include: Chartering in Spain (licensing, VAT and regulations); Brexit effects on yachting (VAT, RYA, employment, travel, taxation, goods importation, flag state issues); COVID challenges and best practice on board. If you have a suggestion for a topic you would like to learn more about from a relevant expert, please tell us at firstname.lastname@example.org If your organisation is interested in sponsoring the event and any other of our activities around the Palma Superyacht Show, please contact email@example.com or telephone +34 638 81 68 03.
Whether you like slick supercar videos, watching pro gamers play Call of Duty, or enjoy practical content such as online cooking or yoga classes, YouTube has it all. The world of superyachts is no different, with many crew and enthusiasts creating brilliant content in a variety of styles, designed to entertain and provide insight into yachting and life on board. One vlogger in particular whose style we like is ‘eSysman’. This senior technical officer continues the day job, actively working on board, and prefers to remain nameless. When not on board, this industry insider manages one of the more insightful YouTube superyacht channels, https://youtube.com/esysmansuperyachts The channel is packed with original content and packages that cover everything from new yacht launches, accident analyses, yacht specifications, crew life, and protocols on board. Another feature is regular Q&As, where this industry veteran answers questions from the channel’s subscribers, which can range from technical queries to gossip about bosses’ mistresses. Whether you are in the superyacht industry, or looking to enter it, you will find something here to entertain and enlighten you.
Yes, it’s finally here! Delayed for several weeks by the small matter of a global pandemic, but the fourth edition of our annual yachting guide, ‘The Y’ 2021 is now available. If this is the first edition of our guide you have seen, each year we feature different destinations and fresh ideas for things to see and do on your travels. As well as recommendations for where to go, we provide useful and important information and detailed maps, which are also available online. Many yachting plans for 2020 will have been changed, deferred or cancelled due to the coronavirus, so in this edition we present some alternative itineraries designed to extend your Mediterranean season well into autumn or even winter! We present some interesting holiday ideas without an Atlantic crossing, so owners and guests need not miss out on time on board. Perhaps the biggest surprise you’ll find in these pages is what the Canary Islands have to offer cruising yachts and their guests. Long established as a stop-off for passing transatlantic traffic, this archipelago boasts enormous biodiversity and natural beauty, as well as cultural and architectural variety. The icing on the cake is a year-round warm climate and more Michelin-starred restaurants per square inch than you’ll find in many yachting hotspots. […]
The 2020 Mediterranean season is approaching fast and here at Estela Yachting, we are working hard on our next edition of ‘The Y Yachting Itineraries’ and our events programme this summer. The majority of our 2019 partners have already committed to joining us again this year, so if you would like to know why they work with us, please watch the 3-minute video below.See for yourself how Estela connects with superyacht people others can’t reach. CAMPAIGN 2020: https://mailchi.mp/1e8727a71ad8/yacht-marketing-opportunities-2020?fbclid=IwAR2r0lpFCyMIOd3zz6mA6W9nQaAfdWjgvHpcHnWh30zrifKOv5ctVyBuwsQ
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.
Estela was invited to deliver the keynote presentation on behalf of Balearic Yacht Destination at Quaynote’s ‘The Future of Superyachts’ conference, held at Saratoga Hotel in Palma this week. Our James van Bregt addressed a room of 50 delegates, exploring the drivers behind superyacht traffic to the Balearics. Themes such as taxation, regulation and marina capacity were hot topics throughout the day, on which we will report in more detail in the near future.