Cote d'Azur - Menton |
Fractional Yacht Ownership in the Italian Riviera
The Italian Riviera exudes the very best of Italy being old world charm coupled with picture perfect ports tucked under this mountainous Mediterranean coast.
World renowned Italian cuisine and a friendly relaxed pace with seemingly unlimited hideaways make these seas the perfect location for getting away from it all yachting.
This coast is much less developed than the French Riviera and many boaters feel that the Ligurian Coast is an even better a yachting destination than its more famous French Riviera neighbour. Many itineraries are based on visiting beautiful town after beautiful town, each painted with the traditional orange and red facades, with an attractive church steeple above the town, with mountains behind, and a bustling port at your feet offering fine dining in a relaxed setting.
The Ligurian Coast stretches from France through the historic port of Genoa, and along the scenic mountainous coast including the very famous towns of Portofino, Camogli, San Rocco and the Cinque Terre.
A timeless classic, Important Business was built by experienced Italian yard, Falcon Yachts.Combining all the key features of a yacht in her size range, this 26-metre has distinctive exterior lines that are indisputably European, while her interior showcases the most impressive use of space.With a family-friendly arrangement for 10 guests in 4 cabins and with room for 4 crew, one of the yacht’s many highlights is her full-beam master cabin which spans the vessel offering a stately feel. Undergoing various upgrades since her launch, followed by a full refit 2019 Important Business boasts key amenities, from her jacuzzi on the upper deck, dining area on the aft and sun-lounging area on the bow.With low engine hours powered by twin Caterpillar 1350HP engines, she cruises at 22 Knots with a top speed of 24 Knots.Important Business is perfect for anyone looking to cruise the Med with both ease and sophistication.She comes really well equipped with all the usual equipment one would expect on a mini Superyacht this such as on board high speed WIFI, water maker and suchlike as well as water toys such as an excellent brand new 14’ tender with a new outboard engine and a Seabob.
Falcon 86 Syndicate Information
This Falcon 86 is undoubtably the best one there is. That’s quite a statement to make, but when one learns of just how extensive her 2019 refit has been, it almost seems an understatement. When taking on such a project, one has to make sure that the actual yacht is deserving. She needs to be timeless in design and have the initial build integrity to justify the refit expense. This yacht truly ticked those boxes. The outcome is quite amazing, she now has a classic but luxurious feel, coupled with that sharp and clean new look.
This spacious yacht was selected by the syndicate because she has 4 high calibre cabins, sleeping 10 guests as two cabins have further fold out pullman berths. The owners’ cabins boasts a separate access stairwell which offers superb privacy, even when there are 10 guests on board. Each cabin has a decent sized en-suite heads so no guests feel they have the drawn the short straw.The syndicate is made up of shareholders each enjoying 6 weeks use a year, with a couple of shareholders having bought 2x 6 week shares so they can enjoy fortnights on board at a time. There is an even spread of nationalities as well as retirees versus parents with school age children. This means there is a broad cross-section of preferences regarding the choice of school holidays, and those who prefer to avoid time on board during those busier periods in the Cote d’Azur.Having a full time crew on board means this yacht can cover greater distances without always having to return to its home port for change-over days. The co-owners therefore sometimes pre-arrange change-overs in say Corsica or Sardinia to extend her cruising grounds. Her home port is Menton and her mooring is set in a particularly peaceful location with lovely views of the old town and yet only a 45 minute drive from Nice Airport.This syndicate is a Fractional Association Platinum Member, working to the association’s Code of Conduct and fulfil their Maintenance Management criteria. This includes an owners’ website for the selection of their weeks, a communication forum and real time access to the management accounts.The expertise of the syndicate is immediately recognisable by their careful selection of this very high calibre and completely updated and refitted customised yacht.
6 weeks per annum
1999/2019 complete refit
10 (plus 3 crew)