Words: Olivia Ebeling
Photography: La Skimal
As the White Isle’s largest boat hire company, Smart Charter Ibiza boasts more than a few breath-taking vessels within its vast fleet. And this week, the passionate team behind the renowned company celebrated its latest addition, a super yacht truly worthy of the accolade thanks to its vast size, beautiful design and luxurious amenities. Moored in the glamorous Marina Magna in Ibiza Town, we hopped aboard the sleek Blue Jay to check it out…
Anyone who has visited the White Isle before knows that Ibiza provides plenty of ‘pinch me’ moments, and this was certainly one of them! As we made our way down the slender gangplank we couldn’t supress an appreciative ‘wow’ as the spacious back deck – kitted out with a huge daybed filled with plump cushions, and an elegant blue stone dining table – unfolded in front of us. Even better, with the boat boasting a fully equipped kitchen and the availability to have a chef as part of the five-strong crew, it was laden with fresh sushi and Mediterranean delicatessen.
Spanning three levels and 120ft in length, the Tecnomar Velvet 36 is truly a floating palace that includes a ‘roof terrace’ to lounge on, its very own cinema and games room, and a lower deck that holds one master bedroom with two separate ensuite bathrooms, two VIP and two double cabins, convertible bumper beds and crew quarters. A spacious ‘living room’, as well as front, fly and aft sunbeds, complete the blissful set-up. Decorated with modern art, plush carpets, statement wallpaper and marble elements, the Blue Jay combines luxury and sophistication for a trendy but elegant effect.
Included in a charter package are five crew members, complimentary drinks and snacks, breakfast on overnight stays and cleaning services. Active types will also love the offering of water toys that is part of each Blue Jay charter, like the Tender Numatec 460, Jet Ski Seadoo Spark 2, SEABOB f5s and Paddle Surf Boards. As we wandered around the huge vessel, the ‘wow’ factor was evident at every turn. So if you want to make special memories with your neareast and dearest this summer, or for those occasions when you really want to impress, the Blue Jay is the way to ‘push the boat out’.