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  • The C40 Command Bridge unveiled

    The C40 Command Bridge unveiled

    Following the successful launch of the 34 Fly Model, Carver Yachts has now introduced the New C 40 Command Bridge. This is the second model to be introduced by the company this year. One of the most prominent exterior features of the C40 is the...

  • All aboard the party boat

    All aboard the party boat

    Iggy Fenech talks to four of Malta’s biggest boat party organisers and investigates why nothing spells summer more than a vessel sailing to the beats of a good playlist. It is no secret that Malta is blessed with some of the best weather anywhere...

  • Holiday at home

    Holiday at home

    As the temperatures rise and the wind becomes friendlier for pleasure sailing, there is a place where boat owners love to find shelter at the end of a cruising day or to spend the weekend. Mġarr Marina in Gozo is one of the more popular...

  • Fun on the water

    D1 Watersports, based at the Portomaso Marina, offers a variety of services that range from water sports, to boat rentals, cabin cruiser and yacht chartering, boat trips, cruises around the Maltese islands and a host of other options. This summer,...

  • Plain sailing

    Plain sailing

    Simonne Pace meets three families who are passionate about their sailing boats. With summer on the doorstep, they simply can’t wait to be at the helm of their boats and to sail out towards the horizon to enjoy long, lazy days out at sea with their...

  • Sail with peace of mind

    Sail with peace of mind

    With a good boat insurance protection you can sail with peace of mind. The Middlesea Boat Insurance policy provides wide insurance protection against: • Accidental loss or damage to your boat while it is ashore or afloat, in commission, laid up...

  • Forget all about fouling

    Sailing vessels tend to suffer severely from the growth of barnacles and weed on the hull, called ‘fouling’. Thin sheets of copper or similar metal used to be nailed onto the hull in an attempt to prevent marine growth, as this affected...

  • Sea legs for sea dogs

    Sea legs for sea dogs

    Over the next few weeks, most boat owners will concentrate on getting their vessels back in the water so they can plan their summer at sea. For many that will involve making minor repairs or planning their routes, while a few others will be...

  • Playing with wind

    Playing with wind

    “I’m happy I don’t live up to my own ideals,” I thought to myself as I drove up to Mellieħa from Żurrieq, the north wind battering my car in a week where I had been actively considering using a bicycle to travel around. Cycling weather, this was...

  • Foodies at sea

    Foodies at sea

    Days out at sea on a perfect Maltese spring day spell the ultimate in freedom and relaxation. As for the question of food, Ramona Depares discovers that sailing picnics don’t necessarily need to be primitive. Used to be a time when a day out at...

  • Exceptional quality and performance

    One of the leading motor yacht builders, Princess Yachts International plc, has established a strong reputation based on class-leading performance and exceptional quality standards. The company was originally founded in 1965 and has introduced...

  • A professional service

    With 20 years of experience, Boatcare Trading Ltd is one of the top yachting companies in Malta. The company started operating under the name of Yachtcare in the early 1990s. What started as a relatively small operation providing services to...

  • The perfect spot

    The perfect spot

    One month into spring, some boat owners may have already taken advantage of the better weather and set sail... Others may be raring to do so, especially new boat owners. But come a fine, cloudless day with a gentle breeze, where would be the ideal...

  • No need to board a plane

    No need to board a plane

    The Maltese Islands offer beautiful sights and one can easily spend days sailing to different coasts, bays, caves and estuaries impossible or difficult to get to from the land. The following are just a few suggestions of the many places you can...

  • Lest we forget

    Lest we forget

    This year marks the 99th anniversary of the ill-fated attempt by the Allies to knock the Ottoman Empire out of World War I early in the conflict. What had initially been designed as a naval operation, to force the stretch of water known as the...

  • A centre for preservation

    A centre for preservation

    As long as the historic structures are protected, allowing modern interventions can render historical centres alive and vibrant, says Joanna Spiteri Staines. How have Malta’s town centres and village cores changed in the past decades? The...

  • Let it be

    Let it be

    I recently helped a friend who was searching for a property to rent during her short trip to Malta. It was surprising how even apartments for short lets were difficult to find. We tried looking for a room in someone’s apartment, but even that...

  • Noble stones

    Noble stones

    Edward Pullicino still remembers moments when as a young boy, while walking along one of the most prominent streets of Rabat, his late father Mario would point out to him that Palazzo Castelletti belonged to their family. However, during that...

  • A greener shade

    A greener shade

    What are the main elements of a Mediterranean garden? When we think of a Mediterranean garden our mind instantly conjures up a typical setting in which vivid colours, subtle foliage and herbal scents feature prominently. Other characteristic...

  • Fittings for 1001 uses

    Fittings for 1001 uses

    In 1947, the first supplies of Kee Klamp fittings were imported by Joseph F. Spiteri & Co. The concept of tubular construction soon caught on in Malta and one of the major early projects was the provision of Kee Klamp jointed spectator grand...

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