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 …
Visas & Immigration, including transit visas and sign-on or sign-off Arrival and Departure Clearance Cash to Master Logistics & Forwarding Customs Formalities Sanitary Inspection Water Analysis Assistance for Free Medical Certificate (ENG 1) Recruitment Itineraries Planning and Port Booking Rescue/First Aid Improvement Training (WSC) Medical and Rescue equipment Fuel & Lube Oil Visit us in STP, upstairs in the Edificio Nave STP, Mondays 14:30-16:30 hrs or Thursdays 09:30-11:30 hrs, or upon request by emailing email@example.com. Alternatively, our main Palma office is opposite Club de Mar, at Avda Gabriel Roca 37 (entrance in Carrer de la Pedrera), + 34 971 722 532. Feel free to drop by and we will happily answer any queries without obligation, free of charge.
From Palma to the Caribbean Helpful information for your journey Departure Clearance Under EU law, an authorisation of exit clearance from the EU is compulsory. (read more) In case you need to present a departure declaration to the authorities due to your temporary vessel importation period in EU, please contact us and we will assist you. Let us organise all your required documentation before you depart from Palma or any Spanish port Services you may require previous your departure: Departure/Immigration Formalities Ports Booking Fueling Logistics and forwarding Fuel in Gibraltar Stopping off at this British (but non-EU) outpost can be a good option, due to favourable fuel prices. Thanks to local tax exemptions, you can save some 50% on bunkering. We can organise a quote and make sure the service is booked prior to your arrival, including arrival/departure clearance, port booking and any further assistance you may require. Final Pit Stop in Canary Islands Whether you decide to stop in the Canaries for fuel, provisioning or logistics, our offices in Las Palmas and Tenerife are on hand to assist you. Contact us for further information about our services there. ANTIGUA YACHT SHOW If you are heading to Antigua, the Antigua […]
Estela’s third Superyachts Poker Tournament at Palma Casino was another fun night of Texas Hold ‘Em, with some 40 entrants playing hard until late into the night, for some €2000 in prize money. The winner walked off with over €1000, while another beneficiary was the humanitarian charity, Yacht Aid Global. 15% of the total prize fund was again donated to this highly effective organisation, though the proceeds were on this occasion re-directed to the local cause of Mallorcan skipper Xisco Prieto, hospitalised in an unprovoked attack in San Remo. Xisco’s family are raising funds for a medical flight home, as his insurance won’t cover the cost of his repatriation. Our thanks go to Capt Tim Forderer of Yacht Aid Global, who promptly offered to donate all charitable proceeds towards Xisco’s repatriation. If you would like to help Xisco’s family bring him home, you can donate via this link. As we go to press, the total raised is still €2,000 short of their €25,000 goal, so any donation will be hugely appreciated. If you would like to help Yacht Aid Global and support its humanitarian initiatives around the globe, you can do so via this link. Thanks also go to our sponsors for […]
Thanks to everyone who came along to our End of Season extravaganza, ‘Celebrities Ahoy!’. For the complete photo gallery, click here https://flic.kr/s/aHsmts141G A special thanks also to our sponsors who helped us stage the event or donated prizes: Bluewater Crew & Training Atlante Marine Solutions The Antigua Yacht Club Marina & Resort Termopetroli Avance Rent a car Heroesportals Es Baluard Museu d’Art Modern i Contemporani de Palma Fronda – Magatzem Verd TransferClass Mrs Sweet Crew Bar Nice Price Supermarket Mallorca Gin Burger The Wines Garden We’ll see you again next year.
Situated right at the entrance of one of Barcelona’s prime berthing locations, Estela Shipping partner Termopetroli announces the opening of a new fuel station. Located conveniently at the entrance of Marina Vela, the new bunkering station has a flow capacity ex-pipe of 300l/min. Estela Shipping clients benefit from preferential rates at Termopetroli, contact us for more details.
Estela Superyacht Agency is proud to have been admitted to the Balearic Yacht Destination association (BYD), the government-funded initiative to promote the Balearic Islands as a year-round destination and yachting centre. We join an exclusive list of reputable businesses, renowned for providing high quality services to clients and for promoting the region to visitors. Meet Estela Shipping at the Cannes Yachting Festival and the Monaco Yacht Show Our consutants, Francesco Gennai and James van Bregt, will be attending the Cannes Yachting Festival from 11th – 14th September, so please get in touch if you would like to know more about our services, advertise in ‘The Y’ Yacht Handbook, or partner with us. As part of our membership of the BYD, Estela Superyacht Agency will be exhibiting at the Monaco Yacht Show for the first time, from 26th – 29th September. Palma-based consultants Kristy Hollingsworth, Francesco Gennai, James van Bregt, and Barcelona-based Romy Bourguignon will all be present. Get in touch to arrange a meeting, or come and find us at the BYD stand, at Quai Albert I AL 44.
Estela Shipping invites you to its third Superyachts Poker Tournament We will be holding our third Superyacht Poker Tournament on Friday 12th October. Make sure you book your place with the chance to win a great cash prize, and best of all, be crowned the Superyachts Champion! On arrival all guests will enjoy drinks and canapes, while a demo table will be set up for those that have never played before to have a free practice or just have a little bit of fun. Not only will players have a chance of lauding it over their yachting colleagues and win some tax-free cash, but the evening raises money too for Yacht Aid Global, with 15% of the pot going to the yacht-based humanitarian charity. Bounties: There will also be a mystery bounty prize, which we you will discover during the evening. May the best player win!! Timetable 19.30 : Doors open 20.00 : Drinks & Canapes 20.30 Tournament commences Entrance fee: €15, includes two drinks (does not include participation in the tournament, but spectators can take part in demo play) Buy in: €60. 85% of buy-in goes towards the prize fund, with the remaining 15% going to […]
You thought we couldn’t top last year’s ‘Back To The 60s’ extravaganza? Wrong! On Friday, October 5th from 8pm, we will again be taking over the Crew Bar in Port Adriano for a fun-filled night of live music, food and ‘refreshments’, as we ditch our uniforms and let our hair down. As we all love those celebrity clients with their crazy demands, crazy fashion and cosmetic surgery, we’re inviting you to do your creative best and put yourselves in their shoes for one night. Raid your wardrobes, party store or local charity shop and wow us with your funniest fancy dress celebrity outfit (easy, if you’re doing Ron Jeremy…). Prizes will be awarded for the best costumes on the night, so don’t hold back! Return transport will be provided from STP and Club de Mar to Port Adriano, so we really hope you’ll be able to join us. Just tell us the name of the boat and number of guests needing transport. Pick-up from STP will be at 19:30, and opposite Club de Mar outside our office (Av Gabriel Roca 37) at 19:45. Please note there’s a free bar until 10pm (spirits not included) and return transport will be around […]
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 […]