Sunsail is thrilled to open a new yacht charter base in Palma on the island of Mallorca in May 2013. This new sailing destination will offer Bareboat and Skippered Yacht Charters and is perfect for cruising the nearby Balearic Islands of Ibiza, Menorca and Formentera.
Cheryl Powell, Chief Operating Officer of Sunsail, who has enjoyed several holidays in Palma commented; “our new base in Palma, the busy commercial and cultural center of Mallorca and the capital of the beautiful Balearic Islands, is a fantastic addition to our charter offering in the Mediterranean. With great access from almost every European airport, Palma is a city of modern hotel chains, and stylish shops; yet, it still retains much of the fascinating architecture in the Old Town and the restored cathedral stands proud in the center of town. Guests can dine out on some of the best tapas Spain has to offer and enjoy the great shopping, before or after setting sail.”
The new Sunsail base in Palma is situated at the Marina Naviera Balear in Palma Harbour, just a short walk to the old town of Palma, which has an array of architecture including the stunning Cathedral. Mallorca has many bustling fishing ports such as Andraitx, Soller, Porto Cristo, Cala d'Or or Puerto Deportivo as well as several golden beaches and bays, ideal for anchoring overnight.
Simon Conder, Head of Marketing, says; “Palma is the perfect place to charter from and explore all that the Balearic Islands have to offer. With the beautiful Cabrera National Park just a half day sail from Mallorca offering superb diving and a great snorkeling experience. The Balearics offer something for everyone; charterers can head to the nearby stylish party islands of Ibiza and Fermenter or the relaxed island of Menorca which all have their own unique culture and local cuisine.”
Reflecting on the newly established partnership, Juan Birlangua of Marina Naviera Baler, commented, “The Balearic Islands are a fantastic cruising area, in fact, the Mediterranean’s leading charter destination thanks to the best international air connections and the welcoming venues for sailors. We are proud to announce our new partnership with Sunsail in the Balearic Islands, in cooperation with Marina Naviera Balear.”
The Sunsail Palma fleet will initially consist of the Sunsail 47 and the revolutionary new Sunsail 444 catamaran allowing guests the choice of a monohull or our latest award-winning catamaran for their charter. A new, powerful and well-balanced yacht, the Sunsail 47 is an elegant offshore cruiser built with ease of handling in mind. This yacht offers a high quality cruising experience and an exceptional interior, which is available with 4-cabin/4-head accommodation in the Mediterranean. A Robertson and Caine design, the new Sunsail 444 has a unique forward cockpit with direct access from the saloon. Offering increased visibility, ventilation and increased living space, the folding table and covered seating in the forward cockpit allows for even more room for a relaxing sunset cocktail or two, as well as providing cooling breezes into the saloon and aft cockpit. Every detail on these new yachts has been expertly conceived to offer the highest quality, most comfortable sailing experience.