Roman emperors came to pass their twilight years here. For writers, artists and composers, it acted as a muse. Europe and America’s social elite visited in droves throughout the 1950s and 1960s, seeking ‘la dolce vita’. Beyond this reputation as a pleasure ground, southwest Italy’s Amalfi Coast is all about the landscapes.
The Amalfi Coast is the stretch of Italian coastline synonymous with beauty, historic charm and romance. Drawing people to its shores since Roman times, the Amalfi Coast has thrived on a successful history of maritime trade, wealthy nobility, the notions of myths and legends and has since achieved the celebrated status as a World Heritage Site. An Amalfi Coast crewed yacht charter will let you explore the scenic beauty and pastel-coloured fishermen’s houses that tumble down into the gorgeous blue bays.
The Italians love this part of their country, and as it is their holiday destination you know it must be an unrivalled part of the country.
The Amalfi Coast is steeped in sailing tradition with Capri and Positano the most distinguished port towns. There is nothing better than anchoring in a secluded bay protected by huge cliffs towering above. There is no better time to explore southern Italy with your friends and family. Sicily is another popular yacht destination as you have the magical Aeolian Islands nearby which are waiting to be discovered.
For those who enjoy performance sailing, the Regatta of the Ancient Maritime Republics occurs every year, usually in June. It rotates between the ancient Italian Maritime Republics of Amalfi, Genoa, Pisa and Venice under the patronage of the Italian Republic President. The competition is preceded by a historical procession with actors dressed in the characteristic clothes of the different Republics.
The rocky and rugged Amalfi Coast creates many natural, scenic and well-protected harbours, ideal for yachting holiday vacations and charters. The mild year-round climate means that chartering here is suitable at any time of the year with sailing conditions pleasantly relaxing and easy-going. The best sailing conditions for Amalfi Coast Yacht Charters are between Capri and Positano.
The ancient kingdom of Thailand is a mystical land famed for stunning scenery, unique cuisine, colourful culture and the friendly nature of the locals. A yacht charter in Thailand will undoubtedly awaken all of your senses- from luscious jungles to tropical islands and ancient ruins, it isn’t hard to see why over 12 million visitors arrive each year.
Knowing your Windward from your Leeward Islands
Plan a Caribbean charter and you may hear lots of confusing terms thrown around, referring to different groupings of the islands on your itinerary. Two common island groups you might encounter are the Windward and Leeward Islands.
Focus on Riva I
Riva I is a spacious and elegant yacht, which was built by Benetti in 2006 and refitted in 2019. The yacht was designed by Stefano Righini, and is available for charter around the East Mediterranean.
VOLANTE is an Azimut Grande 27m, a true masterpiece brought to life by Azimut yachts and delivered in July 2021.Volante’s elegant and sleek Italian design has been paired with cutting – edge technology to offer a truly elite cruising experience.
Redefining luxury aboard EIV
EIV is a tri-deck luxury performance vessel, launched in 2020.
Designed by Team for Design, EIV incorporates technical advancements including a shallow draft of just over two meters and perfect stability that allows it to cruise primarily in the Bahamas, the Caribbean and interior areas of South Florida waters.
ANTHEA combines supreme yachting experience with accommodation for up to 20 guests. Her ten double cabins sit four on the lower and six on the main deck, the cabins range in size between 22 and 28m2, each with a king-size bed, en suite bathroom and walk-in closet.