I’ve been writing a lot in recent months about Spain’s Balearic Isles, which are looking to be the hot spot for luxury yacht charter this coming summer. Dozens of charter yachts are applying for licenses to charter in Barcelona, the Balearic Isles and beyond now that Spain’s government has created an exemption to a tax that used to make it cost-prohibitive for newer, larger yachts to offer bookings in Spanish waters. This summer is expected to see a sharp rise in availability aboard far more yachts than have ever been open for charter in Spain. (Look for my extended article on this subject in the March 2015 issue of Yachting magazine.)
The latest yacht to announce availability for summer 2015 in the Balearics is the 109-foot Bilgin motorycht Madness. Yachting Partners International tells me she plans to base in Palma de Mallorca, already has a Spanish charter license in place, and has a fully open calendar that should allow charter guests to select the best cruising dates for their personal schedules.
Madness is a 2010 build that accommodates eight guests in five staterooms. There’s a master, two double-bed cabins and two single-bed cabins. The yacht has had the same crew since she launched, which means the service repertoire should be well-honed with references available from previous charters.
The lowest weekly base rate will be €65,000 to charter Madness this summer in Spain’s Balearic Isles. Any reputable charter broker can tell you more or help you secure a booking.