Notes From The Editor

Editor's Note: To the Med and Beyond

The warm spells that we in London have been experiencing have put us in the mood for summer. And for the yachting enthusiasts of the world, this can only mean one thing: cruising to the Mediterranean. This week, we focus on some of the best destinations, brokerages and boats to assist your summer retreat to this time-honoured seasonal paradise.

We were fortunate enough to speak with the Managing Director of East Med Yachting. Kaan Mutlugil shared the delights of the Aegean, Ionian and Adriatic seas, including but far from limited to blissfully secluded islands, picture-perfect landscapes and medieval history.

Speaking of Greece and Turkey, we explore the joys of M/Y FX, the ideal vessel to facilitate a charter of these regions. Thompson, Westwood and White Yachts are overseeing stunning cruises to the most inspiring and romantic spots en route, from the ancient mountaintop city of Thera to the white stone architecture of Santorini.

Mediterranean builders are world class, and ISA Yachts are as ready for the summer season as any. We take a look at the interior of graceful ISA build Agora III, whose 43m stature perfectly accommodates both luxury and intimacy.

Not wishing to forget the goings on in the rest of the world, we received some exciting news from Hill Robinson. The latest step in their worldwide expansion, the brokerage have opened a new branch on Australia’s Gold Coast. Perfectly placed at the heart of Australia’s tourism hub, the office marks Hill Robinson’s growth into the booming Asia Pacific market.

In the Caribbean, locals and visitors alike are eagerly awaiting the start of one of the world’s most prestigious yachting events: Antigua Sailing Week. Commencing on Saturday, the island’s rugged coastline will play host to five thrilling days of high-stakes racing. Those currently in this corner of the world should not miss out!

If you would love nothing more than a long Mediterranean summer, but life seems to get in the way, we have the perfect feature for you. Thanks to ever-improving network capabilities, owners and guests are increasingly able to work remotely from their yacht, transforming the space into multi-purpose office from office...

Coming full circle, we delve back into the Med and all that it has to offer with a Destination Focus on the history-steeped islands of Malta - a place that proves that the best things really do come in small packages. Docking in Marina di Valletta and exploring Malta’s Baroque architectural masterpieces and azure snorkelling hotspots should be on the agenda of your Mediterranean summer tour.

So, whilst summer hasn’t quite landed, and dreams of swimming and sunning might feel a little distant still, we hope that reading about it will provide a temporary fix! For more from, find us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.