Charter brokers based in Palma de Mallorca, the Balearic Isles, have been telling me for months that business in that part of Spain is absolutely booming. Recent changes in the local laws have seen an influx of terrific, international-caliber charter yachts, and clients have been calling since last year to book up prime charter dates this summer from Palma to Ibiza.
Ocean Independence now sends word that the 99-foot Trehard sailing yacht Susanne of Stockholm still has some charter dates left for the Balearics this June.
Susanne of Stockholm is a 1990 build that most recently was refit in 2008. She accommodates eight guests in four staterooms. One has a queen-size bed and the other three have doubles, making her a great yacht to consider for adult couples or for families with children. If the charter party includes adults-only, then the yacht is recommended for six guests in total, to make best use of the relaxation spaces including the indoor salon and outdoor cockpit.
The yacht bases year-round in the Mediterranean, and recently was on display at the Palma Superyacht Show. For charter clients, that means her crew of four know the area and should have some great local knowledge when it comes to planning daily itineraries.
The lowest weekly base rate is €31,000 to charter Susanne of Stockholm this summer. A 21-percent VAT applies in Spain, in addition to other traditional expenses such as food and bar.
Any reputable charter broker can tell you more or help you book a week on board.