Activities & Experiences
With technology moving at such a speed and new exciting experiences and toys entering the market all the time we can help offer experiences and memories both on sea and land.
We have a vast array of water toys for your enjoyment that you can rent and we can also provide training and certificates should they be necessary.
On land we can indulge you with a broad range of activities, attractions and entertainment to suit all ages and all interests.
With the introduction of our very own in-house Car Rental division, renting a vehicle couldn't be easier!
No more queues and hanging around as we can have your vehicle waiting for you at your berth, airport or hotel anywhere on the island.
Corporate, Tax & VAT Services
With our depth of expertise, experience and knowledge we are able to create tailored ownership structures that are both tax efficient and able to achieve maximum operational efficiencies that include;
- Providing VAT advice on both commercial and private yacht ownership
- Structuring solutions for asset protection in a variety of recognised juristictions
- Advice on acquisitions and sales
- Guidance and support on the general tax ramifications of ownership
Courier & Logistics
Being out at sea and living away from the hustle and bustle of life on land is a relaxing pleasure but we understand that you need items on a daily basis. Whether it is important business mail or letters and cards from your loved ones at home or provisions and other stock you need for your travels, you can feel confident with a first class service from Estela Shipping.
Using our extensive worldwide offices and delivery networks – be it is a single urgent package or the transportation of large volumes of pallets - andthrough our state of the art tracking technology, we are able to keep real- time control of your items and give you a constant update on the arrival or delivery of your items. We can keep them safe and secure for transfer to your boat when you arrive on shore or alternatively have them personally delivered to your yacht wherever you are located.
We always deliver on time, every time with full insurance guaranteed.
- Cash To Master
- Generating, checking and payment of invoices for goods and services on behalf of the yacht - we offer up to 90 days credit with our clients
- Crew payroll
- Pension schemes to suit all crew
- Preparation of budgets
- Checking Credit Card Statements
- Prepare monthly/quarterly/annual statements, accounts, cash flows and financial reports
Fuel & Lubricants
Whether you are planning a long trip or exploring somewhere close by, making sure you have the right fuel, oil, lubricants and chemicals to keep the smooth running of your engine is crucial.
By using one of our many supply chains both in port or bunkering at sea, you will be looked after by the marine world’s specialised and devoted leading suppliers of marine fuels and lubricants who understand the ever changing needs in energy efficiency in addition to the environmental protection of the seas you sail in.
As business partners of Termopetroli(link to termopetroli web page), one of the largest fuel and oil networks, we are able to offer extremely competitive prices on the most expensive commodity that your yacht requires.
We can also advise and assist you in the following areas:
- Cleaning of fuel, sewage and fresh water tanks, bilges and engine rooms with our high pressure hot water system
- Gas free cleaning
- Fuel centrifugation using Alfa Laval
- Hi-tech camera systems exploring the smallest spaces to inspect your tanks and bilges
- Antibacterial treatment
- Analysis of chemical and bacteriological fuel
As the official partners of Shell Oil and Lubricants in the Balearic Islands, we are able to offer the most competitive prices that other companies can only dream of supplying with resources available immediately upon request.
Using our knowledge of both the commercial and yachting industry together with Shell’s expertise in the fuel industry, we continuously work in collaboration to provide the best materials for your vessels in order to maximise the full potential of your engines whilst at the same time safeguarding the longevity of your machinery to reduce labour costs and thus keep your vessels in the water rather than in the repair shop.
We have been providing extremely competitive and comprehensive insurance to private yachts, charters, cruise liners, commercial ships and military vessels for numerous years to safeguard their Hulls, P&I and Crew Welfare.
We provide a personal one-to-one service that is often lacking in the larger organisations and have access to all markets.
A general check up, painful tooth ache or if there is an unfortunate case where you may need medical assistance then we can assist you with a speedy recovery. We can arrange appointments with doctors, physiotherapists and all other medicinal treatment centres in addition to home visits on board you yacht.
- Organising, booking and paying for all berths and moorings at the best rate
- Supplying bunker fuel and lubricants at discounted rates due to our partnerships with leading suppliers - we pass our savings on to our clients
- Ordering and arranging the delivery of any spare parts whether in dock or at sea
- Obtaining and processing crew and guest lists with the relevant authorities to save huge fines and possible impounds
- Providing a delivery address and forwarding all yacht and crew mail to desired locations
- Keeping the yacht up-to-date with any industry changes in legislation and codes of practice
- Renewing and updating trading certificates
- Appointing trusted port agents where Estela do not have an official presence
Looking for something different from the usual cuisines available or maybe you have guests that have requested an exotic dish during their stay and you have no idea where to get it?
We can help provide all your catering needs for both regular dishes and tailor made foods and we source only the finest, freshest ingredients from a host of different suppliers for vegetables, fruits, local and exotic meats and fish.
If there is ever the unfortunate occasion where your galley might be out of use or your chef is absent for some reason, then we can supply home cooked dishes that are ready to serve to both your guests and crew which have been freshly prepared by professional chefs.
In addition, we can also supply a vast array of dry produce and refreshments as well as brand new white goods and repairs to your electrical facilities such as dishwashers, ovens, fridges and tv’s.
It's official - in 2015 Palma was voted the best place to live in the world! The amazing historical sights, outstanding scenery and panoramic views, golden beaches and crystal waters to swim in.....the list goes on! We have fully insured, multi-lingual tour guides who can show you the best places on the island either from their recommendations or tailor made to suit your needs.
We have a range of luxury and standard cars and minibuses to collect your guests and crew whether it be from the airport, your yacht or to take them to a restaurant. One off trips or full day rental with fully insured, professional and knowledgeable drivers.
Safety & Security
The safety of your vessel, your crew and your guests is absolutely paramount. We are forever looking for safe, efficient and practical ways of reducing any safety concerns whilst on board your vessel.
Crew & Guest Safety
WSC – ‘When Seconds Count’
Keeping your staff updated on all health and safety issues is an extremely important matter that is regularly overlooked by yachts as thankfully it is quite rare – we always think it won’t happen to us!
Your guests and your crew’s safety is one of the most important factors whilst on board your yacht.
However complacent we become, when the unfortunate moment arrives it can often present a different reaction even from those who have been fully trained on recognised courses or perhaps the qualified person is the one who has been injured.
We offer professional, hands on training courses providing updates and reviews of CPR, AED and First Aid Training for clients.
We are unique in the way that not only do we provide these courses within workshops on land but we also visit your yacht - we act out real life scenarios both on board and in the water.
Yacht Safety & Security
Having been in the maritime industry since the 1850’s, we understand more than anyone the importance of safety and protection at sea and work closely with several of the world’s leading maritime security providers to ensure protection from start to finish of any journey your embark upon.
We won’t burden you with huge amounts of paperwork but instead offer you advice and identify sensible measures to control the risks on board. We can offer you a consultancy service on all safety matters, anti-piracy measures and the wider aspects of maritime security including risk assessments no matter how big or small your vessel or route is. These include:
- Passage risk assessments
- Security planning and reviews
- Vessel security assessments
- Port facility security assessments
- Crew training and briefings
- Identifying hazards
- Evaluate risks and adopt precautions
Both your guests and your crew’s personal space on board your yacht can often be limited and the last thing you want is clutter and chaos! We have safe, secure and flexible storage and warehousing solutions to suit each client from one box to multiple items. Let us know your requirements and we will provide you with a flexible resolution to keep your items out of harm’s way.
Our reports are professionally presented and accepted by all major banks and finance companies. Your survey report will be clear and to the point, and supported with an online photo library or memory card holding all the images taken during the survey.
- Our services encompass the following surveys:
- Pre-Purchase Surveys
- Pre-Registration Surveys
- PDI and Warranty Surveys
- Damage Assessment
- Specialist Inspections
With our own offices dotted all over the globe from Barcelona to Panama we know what it is like to be constantly on the move and trying to make travelling as hassle free as possible. That's why we have our own booking team to find us the quickest, most cost effective routes and accommodation on both yours and our travels!
Technical Support & Refits
Any work undertaken on your yacht is a huge commitment and probably the biggest concern for both you and your owner. By working with Estela Shipping and our network of skilled, reliable and experienced servicing and repair teams, you can be assured that any refurbishment or renovation work will be carried out in the most professional and exquisite manner.
We are constantly working with our partners to seek the latest innovative and cutting edge methods to ensure our clients gain the maximum satisfactions that are available to us.
Whether it be the captain, the chief engineer or any other member of the crew, we will work closely with them and offer advice and support using our technical expertise, experience and knowledge to ensure a smooth process of any work carried out;
- Selecting the right team for the right job. It goes without saying that we only work with reputable, competent and cost effective partners
- Arrange on board preparations, advice and inspections for all ISPS, ISM manuals and other relevant mandatory paperwork
- Organise maintenance programmes with reviews of their effectiveness with periodic inspections
- Appoint competent, trustworthy personnel to oversee the maintenance and efficiency of any work from start to completion
- Regular visits and inspections to the relevant shipyards during any work being under taken
- Arranging the supply of any spare parts, storage and other requirements
If you fly a Non-EU flag then call us now to discuss how we can save you time and money with any work that you need carried out in the Balearic Islands!
Buying a yacht is an expensive commodity and we want to help safeguard your investment with advice on tax advantages and insurance quotes in addition to maintaining your privacy and confidentiality by offering you the best guidance with your registrations.
One of your most important and crucial decisions that need to be made when you are purchasing a yacht are your ownership structure, choice of flag state and its registration. If it is done incorrectly it can have a huge impact on all kinds of liabilities that you may not be aware of and could easily hinder the pleasure and enjoyment you should be experiencing. Many people and organisations don’t fully comprehend the magnitude of these registration formalities – we do.
When you are out at sea enjoying the views, entertaining friends and guests, the last thing you want is to be interrupted by sea and port authorities asking for all the relevant paperwork and carrying out inspections.
With our knowledge, experience and worldwide office locations, we are perfectly positioned to facilitate in the registration of both private and commercial yachts.
Having formed great relationships and trust with the main authorities over the years, we have successfully helped register thousands of vessels at extremely competitive prices and taken away the headache of all the paperwork involved in achieving such activities.
- Initial Registration
- Name Changes
- Ownership Changes
- Ownership Structure
Transporting your cherished yacht can be an anxious time - praying that it arrives at its destination on time and in one piece!
When you place your boat in our responsible hands you can be confident it will be tended to with the care and attention you would expect. We understand how to effectively handle any problems or issues that might arise to protect your investment by utilizing only the very best and most experienced shipping vessels on the sea who, like ourselves, have a reputation of honesty and reliability.
You can also be guaranteed that we appreciate the trust you have given us to safely deliver your valuable cargo and therefore have the maximum insurance policies to cover all possible risks from the moment you hand it over to the moment we deliver it to your destination.
Have a browse at some of our reviews to see why we are one of the most trusted transportation companies on the seas delivering all ranges of yachts with worldwide success.
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ESTELA SHIPPING PALMA, S.A
Avenida Gabriel Roca, 37 local C, entrada Carrer de la Pedrera
07014 Palma de Mallorca (Spain) – P.O. box 415
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