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Sudden arrival of winter sparks surge in summer yacht charter enquiries

Sudden arrival of winter sparks surge in summer yacht charter enquiries

With snow and icy winds making their way across Europe, Mallorca-based easyboats has received a flurry of yacht charter enquiries for summer 2016. Ever-younger and with higher budgets, they seem to be setting the tone for a profitable season.

Winter waiting lists already in place for Mallorca’s shipyards

Winter waiting lists already in place for Mallorca’s shipyards

Mallorca’s shipyards are facing one of their busiest maintenance and refit seasons since the economic downturn and waiting lists are already in operation. 25-year-established easyboats, who set up its brand new maintenance and refit division last year, is urging boat owners to make some fast decisions.

Island hopping in the Caribbean

Island hopping in the Caribbean

Defined by the statement, “It's yachting, not cruising,” SeaDream Yacht Club offers guests the ultimate yachting experience – the epitome of casual elegance.

‘Pirate’ yachts won’t sink Balearic charter business

‘Pirate’ yachts won’t sink Balearic charter business

In May this year, APEAM, the Palma-based Commission for Yacht Charter, delivered the sad news that 1,000 illegal charter boats were operating in the Balearics with legitimate business down 5%.

Illegal Balearic boat charter threatens industry and client safety

Illegal Balearic boat charter threatens industry and client safety

APEAM, the Palma-based Commission for Yacht Charter, has recently reported that more than 1,000 vessels are operating illegally in the Balearics. 25-year-established easyboats believes the practise not only damages legitimate business but also puts client safety at risk.

The Spanish yacht charter market is back

The Spanish yacht charter market is back

“The crisis is over and the Spanish yacht charter market is back.” These are the words of Lorenzo Vila, Director of 25-year-established easyboats, the first motoryacht charter company in Mallorca.

New yachting legislation is working in Spain

New yachting legislation is working in Spain

It’s now well over a year since all charter yachts operating Spain, irrespective of size, could claim exemption from the infamous matriculation tax, and several months since non-EU-flagged superyachts were allowed to charter within Balearic waters - ample time to see if the new legislation works.

easyboats introduces unique 36-guest charter superyacht to Mallorca

easyboats introduces unique 36-guest charter superyacht to Mallorca

Mallorca will soon welcome a 31-metre luxury superyacht capable of hosting an incredible 36 guests for day charter. New to easyboat’s portfolio for the 2015 season, ‘Queen South’ is a fully-legal charter boat that will plug a gap that has existed in the market for decades.

Spanish superyacht charter fleet burgeons after tax exemption

Spanish superyacht charter fleet burgeons after tax exemption

With charter yachts of any length now exempt from paying 12% matriculation tax whilst operating in Spanish waters, superyachts are queuing to register in Spain. The country’s most popular cruising ground – the Balearics – is feeling the effects.

Superyacht? Sir, there’s an app for that

Superyacht? Sir, there’s an app for that

As a discerning UHNWI (ultra-high net worth individual), you’ll no doubt love your yachts, but isn’t it a pain choosing one?

Palma Superyacht show looks forward to third edition

Palma Superyacht show looks forward to third edition

Having made its debut in 2013, the Palma Superyacht Show, in partnership with MYBA, is now a firm fixture on the yachting calendar. Running concurrently with the 32nd Boat Show Palma, this Mediterranean season opener takes place from 30 April to 4 May 2015.

easyboats Celebrates 25 Years

easyboats Celebrates 25 Years

What do American Apparel, Carphone Warehouse, First Direct, The Simpsons, and yacht charter, sales and management company, easyboats, have in common? They were all founded in 1989 and celebrate 25 years in business in 2014 - experiencing recession lows and boom-time highs along the way.

Barcelona Boat Show comes at right time for Spanish comeback

Barcelona Boat Show comes at right time for Spanish comeback

As Barcelona gears up for its biggest ever Boat Show, Marina Estrella believes the timing couldn’t be better as Spanish buyers are returning to the market after a number of years of absence.

Latest Mangusta sale for easyboats brings tally to three

Latest Mangusta sale for easyboats brings tally to three

Mallorca-based easyboats has just finalised the sale of a Mangusta 80 to a German billionaire.

Non-EU flagged yachts free to charter in the Balearics

Non-EU flagged yachts free to charter in the Balearics

Until now, non-EU-flagged yachts were only permitted to sail around the Balearics but not to offer charter services. From September, this has changed, and there is a free market for all flags. 1989-established easyboats hopes this will generate extra nautical business for the Islands.