Ibiza living: S.E. Yachting – 15th anniversary event
It’s been said that if you own a boat, it’s an extension of your lifestyle and here in Ibiza, S.E. Yachting have been helping clients extend their lives into the sparkling waters of the Mediterranean for 15 years. Founded by James Blanchfield in 2002, the company specialises in the sales of luxury Princess Yachts and Chris Craft Boats – however the service doesn’t stop once you’ve signed the dotted line.
Dedicated to offering a lifetime service to buyers, James and his team assist in all aspects of post-purchase yachting life, from arranging berths (they have a large selection of spaces in Ibiza’s largest Marina, Santa Eulalia, plus additional spaces all around Ibiza town) and providing crew to maintenance, management, repairs and refits. It’s the little (and big!) extras like these that have seen the company grow exponentially over the last 15 years, and to celebrate their milestone birthday in 2017, S.E. Yachting are hosting a monumental two-day celebration, on land and at sea.
The event is an invitation-only affair for S.E. Yachting, Princess Yachts and Chris Craft clients – long-term and new alike – plus family and friends. Taking place on July 7 and 8, 2017, it begins with a Friday night sunset cocktail event held in the stylish S.E. Yachting office space in the heart of the gorgeous Santa Eulalia marina. The theme for the night is The Great Gatsby, perfectly suited to the art deco style tiles of the spacious offices, which will be transformed into a speakeasy for the night. Guests will be frocked up in their finest, treated to a special G&T mobile bar and canapes – the perfect place to mingle and get to know fellow likeminded (or should we say boat-minded!) partygoers before the main event takes place the following day.
On Saturday morning, guests will be advised by message of the secret location for the boat cruise – all dependant on the way the wind blows. With a fleet of up to ten yachts setting sail, towards the crystal waters of Formentera, it is guaranteed to be an adventure, complete with onboard catering, drinks and water sports, with one boat named as a ‘base’ for socialising and schmoozing. With every event hosted by S.E. – it’s an annual affair – James prepares plenty of surprises for his boating guests, and due to the milestone nature of this year’s event, he has some extra special (top secret) entertainment planned.
Speaking of water sports, S.E. Yachting have exclusively collaborated with Seabob for their 15th anniversary, designing a special Ibiza edition. The idea is to allow boat owners to take a little bit of Ibiza with them, no matter where they set sail, with the vibrant Seabob F5S covered in iconic Ibiza imagery, ranging from the old town and palm trees to a map of the island, a beautiful girl and more. For the 15th anniversary event, S.E. Yachting are packing each boat with multiple Seabobs, to ensure everyone gets to take a turn. If you’ve been convinced to buy once you’ve had a try, well, you’ll be in the right company to make it happen on the spot.
In addition to making new friends, it’s also the perfect excuse to start planning for any new investments you may be thinking about in the near future. The wait for a new Princess Yacht is currently up to 18 months, due to high demand, which means if you’re thinking about launching a new vessel into Ibiza waters next summer, you’d better start the planning process right about now. “This popularity is a good sign,” says James. “It means the world is becoming buoyant again [we pardon his pun!] and people are thinking about having fun rather than sitting on the sideline and waiting to see what happens.” Can’t bear to wait? S.E. Yachting also sell pre-owned boats so you can achieve your dream faster.
There’s no doubt, it’s a good time to be a boat owner. An even better time to be a boat owner in Ibiza. As the 2017 season is officially now open, there’s no better excuse to extend your island lifestyle and hit the high seas. Exploring Ibiza by water on a Princess Yacht, Chris Craft boat or even on a zippy Seabob is the best way to spend your Mediterranean summer. Anchors away!