Year round sunshine, exotic landscapes and exhilarating water sports conditions are not the only reasons to visit this newly popular superyacht destination.
The Canary Island of Lanzarote is perfectly placed en route from Europe to the Caribbean and is the closest land to the Atlantic crossing. Three luxury marinas and the Tourism board on the island have partnered to form Lanzarote Superyacht Destination having extended their superyacht services and shipyard facilities to accommodate superyachts up to 110 metres.
Long and short term berthing is available and the experienced shipyard can accept extensive refits and repairs, meaning the island is already earning a solid reputation within the yachting community.
Always a popular destination for the sailing community who like to take a break and source provisions before sailing to America or the Caribbean, Lanzarote is celebrated for the near perfect year round climate and water sports conditions as well as having excellent tax benefits.
Three established luxury marinas each with its own personality and selection of world-class restaurants, bars and international stores provide a total of 1368 berths and 34 convenient superyacht berths.
The recently upgraded shipyard now has hoisting facilities that include a giant 820-tonne travel lift, over 20,000m² of yard area, two deep keel pits and a range of specialist services.
In 2015 Lanzarote was the first destination to receive Biosphere Responsible Tourism certification as a fully sustainable destination. The eco-friendly culture is ingrained into daily life on the island. You will be offered sustainable alternatives to most throw away items, provisioning can be done with minimal packaging, and for those yachts staying a while for a refit or repair, there is no better place to research and find materials that sit well with your own green policies.
Lanzarote has a gentle and temperate year-round climate, protected from major weather systems, making access for yachts easy throughout the year. The small amount of annual rainfall brings a welcome advantage for completing external painting or lengthy varnishing jobs, and offers ideal conditions for experiencing some of the curated superyacht island experiences now available.
Visiting the unique national parks full of extinct volcanoes should be high on your to do list, as well as enjoying some of the best windsurfing and kitesurfing conditions in the world. Perhaps shopping at Dolce and Gabbana or Gucci without leaving the marina is more your bag, or having your own private tour of the most unusual vineyards you will ever have the pleasure of visiting.
The foodies amongst you will find Spanish and South American dishes intertwined with traditional berber recipes and elegant Mediterranean flavours.
Bib Gourmand restaurants blend world cuisine with traditional favourites that focus on locally sourced, organic ingredients and deliver simple dishes that are all about the taste and less about the ceremony.
The local white wine is truly outstanding and really must be tasted. The volcanic soil brings a uniquely fertile taste and the island has a number of hugely successful vineyards. The local cheeses compliment this wonderfully and are a delicacy in their own right. Delicious craft beers are a recent development with several emerging breweries creating beers each with their own personalities.
We could go on… and on. Find out more about this delightful and welcoming superyacht destination on their new website www.lanzarotesuperyacht.com or email email@example.com for further information and bookings.
This wonderful destination will be hosting a celebration during Monaco Yacht Show at booth DS1 just inside the entrance closest to Rascasse. Please join the team and share their famously delicious Lanzarote wines and cheese, complimented with music played by world class DJs. The celebration starts at 17:00 on Thursday 26th September. See you there!