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
We are getting ready to visit the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, better known as FLIBS. For its 60th anniversary, the Show is introducing a Superyacht Village and Marina, dedicated to yachts over 100m+. The superyacht section can be found at Pier Sixty-Six Hotel & Marina. To arrange a meeting, get in touch before the Show, or come and find us on the Balearic Yacht Destination stand, in the Yellow Zone Superyacht Pavilion 672.
FRIDAY 18TH OCTOBER CASINO DE MALLORCA – PALMA DE MALLORCA Join us for our 4th annual Superyacht Poker Tournament, at Casino de Mallorca in Porto Pi, Palma. Make sure you reserve your seat with the chance to win a great cash prize, and, most importantly, be crowned Superyacht Poker Champion 2019! Buy-in: €60 Entry: €15 (includes two complimentary drinks from the Casino main bar) On arrival inside the private room, guests will enjoy drinks and canapés, while a demo table will be set up for those that haven’t played before, to have a free practice, or just have a bit of fun. All tables are operated by professional croupiers and monitored by Casino management. Not only will players have a chance of lauding it over their yachting colleagues and win some handy tax-free cash, but the evening raises money too for Yacht Aid Global, with 20% of the pot going to the yacht-based humanitarian charity. This year, proceeds will go to ‘Operation Topaz’, bringing emergency supplies like food, tarps, hygiene kits and medicine to Grand Bahama and the Abaco Islands following Hurricane Dorian. Bounties: There will also be a mystery bounty prize, which we you will discover during the evening. […]
Estela Yachting were in Monaco for the biggest and, probably, the best MYS yet. Watch our recap of the show, join us on board some of the finest yachts in show and get a taste of what happens at the most important event on Europe’s superyachting calendar. Like last year, we co-hosted the Balearic Yacht Destination stand and had a full team of colleagues at the Show. It was great meeting faces old and new and already discussing plans for the 2020 Mediterranean season.
Holy guacamole!! Another season is over! To celebrate the end of summer in the Med and to ring in the Caribbean season, join us for our annual season-closing party in Port Adriano, Mallorca, on Friday 4th October. Here at Estela, we know the heroics you yachties perform every day, simply to delight your guests. Now it’s time to put on your mask, pull your underpants up over your trousers, don your cape and morph into the true superhero we know you to be! Blue Nest 💥 Port Adriano 💥 Fri 4th Oct, 18:30 Live Music 💥 Drinks 💥 Buffet 💥 Fancy Dress Raid your wardrobes, party store or charity shop and wow us with your creative superhero gear. Prizes will be awarded for the best costumes on the night! Our lair for the night is the Blue Nest restaurant, in the Tony Stark-designed Port Adriano. And to get your Spidey-Senses tingling, two bands who are the best at what they do will be bringing the Spanish rumba and rocking the dancefloor. As crew on a night off can sometimes get thirstier than Aquaman, our bar will keep you refreshed well into the night. Hungry? […]
Early October is a particularly opportune time for businesses in the marine industry in Mallorca, as it signals the end of the Mediterranean season, before many yachts set off for the Caribbean. Every autumn, we organise the End of Season Party in Port Adriano and the Superyacht Poker Tournament at Casino de Mallorca. These events, now in their 5th and 4th year respectively, present a great way for you to connect with captains, crew, managers and key buy-side decision makers in our industry. It is a chance to thank those who used your services, and a way of growing your visibility in the yacht market. END OF SEASON PARTY FRIDAY 4TH OCTOBER BLUE NEST BAR – PORT ADRIANO This event is Mallorca’s biggest party for the end of the Mediterranean season, as well as signalling the start of the Caribbean season. The party is a relaxed let-your-hair-down event, with themed fancy dress, complimentary full buffet and drinks, live band and DJ. The party is always well-attended by captains and crew, as well as brokers and industry colleagues, with complimentary return transport laid on from STP and Club de Mar marinas in Palma to Port Adriano. Last year, we had more than 250 guests, while the fancy dress theme was ‘Celebrities Ahoy’, with […]
This edition of Estela Yachting’s vlog comes from Port Adriano superyacht marina, in Mallorca. Kristy Hollingsworth reports dockside on bunkering with our partners, Termopetroli, with details of a special offer. We provide an update on our annual end-of-season party in October, to be held at a larger, brand new venue in the marina. If your business wants to reach hundreds of yacht captains, crew and industry peers, this is your opportunity to work with us! There is also a reminder about our fantastic Sublimotion competition, with the chance to win dinner for two in the world’s most expensive restaurant, Sublimotion Ibiza. We hope you enjoy this edition and if there is any other topic you would like us to cover next time, we are open to suggestions! Best wishes, hasta luego, The Estela Yachting Team https://youtu.be/BcOHOafJ_Vc
Captain Andrea speaks with Estela Yachting from the bridge of this 77-metre Amels, moored in Club de Mar, Palma de Mallorca. We discuss his steep career path, to captaining a 2,130t ship with 23 crew, by his mid-forties. He tells us about the modern day challenges of managing a large yacht, and the impact of changing communications and environmental demands on the superyacht industry. We thank Captain Andrea for providing this fascinating insight, which is a must-watch for aspiring captains and industry service providers everywhere.
‘Veni Vidi Vinum’ Our annual party held during the Palma Superyacht Show last week was the best yet! Held at Varadero restaurant, next to STP in Palma, we were delighted to greet more than 200 yacht captains, crew, managers, suppliers, designers, partners and sponsors on the night. In keeping with the theme of this year’s ‘The Y Yachting Itineraries’, launched at the show, the party theme was Ancient Romans & Deities. More guests might have thrown on a makeshift toga, but the atmosphere was fantastic, with live music from Italian jazz group, ‘Animamina’ and a DJ set until late into the evening. Thanks for our sponsors for making it possible. They were Puerto de Melilla, The Crew Network, Termopetroli, Coral Marine, Agents by Catalano, PortoMirabello, Antigua Yacht Club Marina, Argentario Yacht Services, Alcaidesa Marina and AYSS. Check out the photo gallery here: https://photos.app.goo.gl/bHTYQYq94UGkttvi7 We hope to see you next year!
Palma Boat Show, Apr 27 – May 1 Our stand will be unmissable, as we have combined with our partners, Termopetroli, to double it in size, in the same location, near the pontoon bridge in the superyacht section. Our theme is inspired by this year’s ‘The Y Yachting Itineraries’ 2019/20, which centres on Italy and the Roman Empire. A key element of the book is the history of the first ever superyachts, the Nemi Ships. These ‘party boats’ were recovered from Lake Nemi a century ago, and we explore the fascinating story of the owner who commissioned them two thousand years ago, Emperor Caligula. To find out more about this year’s guide and to among the first to obtain a copy, come to our book launch presentation on the opening day of the show, around 11:00h. We are honoured to be joined on Day Three of the show by the preeminent expert on the Nemi Ships, author and historian, Professor Giuliano Di Benedetti. Prof Di Benedetti will be giving a talk on his life’s mission to uncover the truth about these mysterious grand barges. We will also be hosting Carlo Cestra Technologies, showcasing their state-of-the-art 3D […]
Much has been written since the announcement last June of the EU’s enforcement of an existing regulation on US-built commercial yachts, or US-made parts on US-flagged yachts. , in response to the US’s imposition of tariffs on EU commodities. (See regulation (EU) 2018/724 amended 28/6/2018 via (EU) 2018/886) The regulation is complex and has deterred some boats from coming across for the forthcoming Mediterranean season, though it’s fair to say that its true impact has been overstated. The number of vessels affected is small, but here are the key facts of which you should be aware: Privately-registered and privately-used yachts, adhering to 18-month ‘Temporary Admission’ (or ‘Temporary Importation’) rules, are entirely unaffected. Import duty of 25%, plus VAT, now applies to pre-owned yachts of 12 metres or more manufactured and registered in the USA and sold/imported into the EU. US-made parts on non-US built but US-flagged yachts are also subject to import duty and VAT. US-built and -flagged yachts of less than 12 metres are subject to a 1.7% customs duty. Yachts imported into France as commercial yachts under France’s ‘Commercial Exemption’ (FCE) regulation, or through other countries, eg Malta, and hold an Import Customs […]
2019 was the first time Estela Shipping attended Boot Düsseldorf. We were blown away by the sheer scale of the show and the calibre of exhibitors we met. We met lots of familiar faces and made many new connections, some of whom we’re looking forward to working with this year. This walkabout is a small taster of the exhibits on offer; we’ll be back next year!
San Sebastiá 2019 No sooner has Spain finished its Three Kings celebrations for Epiphany and the next major event in Mallorca is underway. A week-long festival to honour Palma’s patron saint, San Sebastiá, features music, arts and sports events each day. However, the highlight of these festivities is on Saturday 19th January. ‘Correfoc’ is a feast of fire and drumming designed to scare away the demons and celebrate the eradication of the swine plague in 1523, followed by drink, food and music aplenty. ‘Correfoc’ means ‘fire run’, with hundreds of locals dressed as torch-bearing ‘Dimonis’ or devils, running through flames and fireworks to the incessant sound of drums. This is where health and safety go AWOL, but it makes for an exciting spectacle on a dark winter’s night. There are multiple sound stages positioned around the city, with a number of different style music bands entertaining crowds cooking on wood-fired barbecues in the streets. The Correfoc showdown takes place at the top of Parc de Sa Feixina at 18:30hrs. For the full programme of what’s on around Palma this week, click here. https://participacio.palma.cat/portal/PALMA/participacio/RecursosWeb/DOCUMENTOS/1/0_122610_1.pdf
It’s been another busy week here at Estela Shipping, with the yachting team returning from #FLIBS with many new contacts and prospects to follow up on. We met lots of new and familiar faces at our Balearic Yacht Destination stand; business in South Florida is booming! We are assured some work took place in between all the parties and events, but for an idea of what goes on at one the BIGGEST boat shows in the world, check out our photos …