Motorboat & Yachting: For the first time in many years, Port Solent Marina will be hosting a New & Used Boat Show, which will run from 11-12 July 2015.
Port Solent Marina has announced that its New & Used Boat Show will be making a return this summer, after a long absence. As its name suggests, the new show will feature new and used boats and will run over the weekend of July 11-12.
Local brokers Clipper Marine and Ancasta are involved, which means that brand new models from Bénéteau, Bavaria, Lagoon and Prestige will be on display at this free event. And Fleming Yachts, who recently opened a UK office in Swanwick, will be bringing along a brand new Fleming 55.
On-site chandlery Marine Super Store will have a range of products from Raymarine, Navico and Garmin to demonstrate, while Golden Arrow will be demonstrating Honwave T24 RIBs and Torqueedo electric outboards.
The RNLI will be offering owners a free lifejacket safety clinic, as well as free advice on staying safe at sea. Finally, those looking for a flashy sportscar can admire a selection of the latest models from Maserati and Porsche.
Food and drink will be available from the Port House on-site restaurant, including a full fried breakfast and vegetarian curry for lunch (from 11:30 onwards).
Graham Bristowe, General Manager at Port Solent Marina, said: “We haven’t had a New and Used Boat Show at Port Solent for quite a number of years and I’m especially pleased that we are able to host this show to highlight our prime brokerage services and welcome new tenants into the community.”
Port Solent Marina is part of the Premier Marinas group and features more than 800 berths measuring up to 40 metres.
Motorboat & Yachting: Adriatic marina Porto Montenegro has launched a new scheme, which allows bertholders to rent out their mooring when they are not using it.
Mooring your boat in the Mediterranean can be an expensive business, particularly for larger models that take up a longer stretch of pontoon.
With this in mind, Porto Montenegro (pictured above) has come up with a novel way of helping its bertholders keep their costs down.
The Marina Rental Pool allows boatowners to rent out their berth when they are not using it, meaning they can recoup up to 85% of their mooring costs.
Owners only need to give seven days notice to make their berth available for visitors and if it is successfully rented out the marina only keeps 15% of the income.
The scheme is available to bertholders who take out a 15-30 year lease, which can be sold on at any time at market rates.
Nizar Tagi, marina sales director at Porto Montenegro, said: “The rental pool is a great opportunity for those looking for the security of a year-round berth, but still want the flexibility to cruise.
“We know the costs of operating a superyacht can be phenomenal, and with that in mind wanted to make berthing more efficient for our clients.”
Situated on the Adriatic coast, Porto Montenegro features berths for vessels measuring up to 180m and was recently named 2015 Superyacht Marina of the Year by The Yacht Harbour Association.
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Motorboat & Yachting: The organisers of the Cannes Yachting Festival have launched a new private jet service to make it easier for billionaire buyers to make a flying visit.
One of the big highlights of the boating calendar, the Cannes Yachting Festival will take place from September 8-13 this year, and the organisers have announced plans to up the luxury stakes.
This year, wealthy buyers can arrive in the utmost style thanks to the Cannes show’s new private jet transfer service.
Laid on in conjunction with luxury airline Wijet, the new jet taxi service can pick you up from any one of 1,200 different airports across Europe and includes exclusive rates for those visiting the show.
Other premium offerings include the Riviera card, which is new for 2015. Priced at €800, this grants visitors access to exclusive VIP champagne lounges, priority access to the most exclusive superyachts, a tour of the show by tender and helicopter transfers across the harbour.
This year’s Cannes Yachting festival is expected to have more than 550 models on display from the likes of Benetti, Fairline, San Lorenzo and many more.
And for those whose budgets don’t quite stretch to the full VIP experience, day tickets are available from €15 (£11) per person.