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Luxury Corporate Yacht Charters in Malta

Reflecting the best of Mediterranean living, Azure Ultra’s dedicated corporate yacht charter service creates the perfect setting for hosting business-related events with a difference. Based in the sun-kissed island of Malta, leading European luxury yacht charter specialist Azure Ultra boasts a varied portfolio of lifestyle products and exclusive charter options. Recently the brand has taken […]

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Going Fractional: The Yacht Ownership Alternative

There’s something incredibly alluring about spending time cruising the seas, with nothing but shimmering blue waters encircling the yacht of your dreams. As appealing as Mediterranean boating lifestyle can sound, one must be fully aware of how binding it can become before turning it into a permanent reality. The Downsides to Owning a Yacht Yachting […]

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Introducing: The Yacht Holiday

For many people, the idea of taking a week off typically involves getting on a plane and jetting off to some exotic, faraway place. Even though the aim is to relax, it cannot be forgotten that this takes a lot of planning, arranging, and some initial pressure to book all the logistics of your stay […]

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Dine like a Star

Step on board 007’s yacht of choice for a long, leisurely day of fine wines, gourmet cuisine and magical maritime memories. Having featured in four James Bond blockbusters, Azure Ultra’s Sunseeker yachts are the ultimate in glamour and effortless sophistication. Now, as well as whisking couples and groups off on sensational sightseeing charters around the […]

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Events you didn’t know you could host at sea

Malta has a shortage of land, but an abundance of sea and the perfect climate to compliment it.  As summer draws to an end, you may want to host one final occasion at sea.  For those who have plenty of ideas for next year (perhaps some which you couldn’t do this time around), here are 5 occasions […]

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Tappintomalta & Azure Ultra: Opening the door to Luxury Yachting

The tappintomalta team collaborated with Azure Ultra for the second time this year to introduce a new service motivated by a simple wish: To open the door to luxury yachting for anyone keen on experiencing the serenity and freedom that comes with a yachting adventure. Whether it is a sunset cruise for dinner and cocktails […]

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Sea Malta from a Different Perspective

Hot on the heels of its successful 2016 charter season launch, Azure Ultra hosted an exclusive event on Thursday evening on board its luxury Sunseeker yachts introducing its tailor-made charter experiences. As Malta’s premier luxury yacht charter provider, Azure Ultra is acclaimed for its signature high-end service, which elevates it well above the local charter […]

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Treat your family with impressive views and a gentle sea breeze

No matter how much we grow up; a singular fact remains unchanged about us: we all wish to make our parents proud of our accomplishments. It is easy to forget about this truth when you become a parent yourself. Whether it is a graduation, a promotion or simply coming of age, any stepping stone towards […]

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Celebrate your last night of freedom in style

Hen and stag parties are a great experience, marking the end of one’s single life, but even more importantly, it is the perfect opportunity to spend time with your friends after months of planning. For some people, it is a necessary ceremony fundamental for a successful wedding. Anyone can organize a hen or stag night […]

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What do you need to pack for a weekend away on the boat?

Preparing your luggage to go out to sea is always a bit of a chore. Most women start the process some time ahead, armed with a packing list and smart space-saving techniques. Men tend to be slightly less preoccupied, and by this I mean they just throw a bunch of clothes into a carry-on at […]

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Meet the local couple passionate about sailing the Maltese waters

Summer has well and truly arrived!  Driving around Malta today, from meeting to meeting, stuck in traffic jams and with the air conditioning struggling to keep the air at an acceptable temperature, I was dreaming of being on the water, as surely this is the only place to be during the hot Maltese summer. Located […]

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Discover the joy of celebrating your union at sea

We all know that the key for a perfect wedding is flawless planning and professional preparation of the whole event. Once the decision is made to tie the knot, the first question that normally crosses a couple’s mind is, where? If you really just don’t want to choose the usual venue for your wedding and […]

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Diving the Maltese Islands in Style

The Maltese Islands are a cornucopia of natural harbours, bays, sheltered creeks, cliffs, reefs and wrecks. Malta is a dream destination for scuba diving and underwater photography with some of the clearest and bluest waters in the world. Here marine life exists in a healthy ecosystem and creates a colourful backdrop to the seabed and […]

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The perfect venue for a corporate event with a difference

Organising a conference for a senior management group can often seem like a daunting task.  The exacting standards, varied demands and endless logistical challenges are enough to test anyone’s powers of endurance. No matter how organised and well planned, I have learnt to always expect the unexpected. How refreshing, therefore, when certain elements can go […]

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Azure Ultra Launches the 2016 Luxury Yacht Charter Season in Chic Style

Following a successful start to its operation in 2015, and to celebrate the opening of the summer 2016 charter season, Azure Ultra hosted an event on board its fleet of luxury Sunseeker yachts. As Malta’s premier luxury yacht charter provider, Azure Ultra prides itself on its upscale service which sets it apart in the local […]

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Sails up and anchors away for a unique view of Malta’s Grand Harbour

Malta’s majestic Grand Harbour is one of the most spectacular ports in the world. A wide stretch of water separating the capital city of Valletta from the historic towns of Vittoriosa, Senglea and Cospicua, the harbour has been a hive of activity for over two thousand years. With its imposing fortifications and vast panorama, Grand Harbour is Malta’s principal […]

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Let us help you recreate the most romantic marriage proposal ever

My social media feed goes through phases where one video after another portrays grand, very public marriage proposals put together by eager young men and women intent on sweeping their significant other off their feet with choreographed dance routines, creative video messages, and huge family affairs with parents, cousins, uncles and aunts bearing witness. The […]

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Set sail with Hera Cruises to see Malta’s International Fireworks Festival and more

Spring is officially upon us with the season start on 21st March. As outdoor activities come back into focus, the sea becomes the playground of choice around the Maltese islands. Hera Cruises, Malta’s premier provider of cruise excursions, will set sail again for 2016 on 22nd March. This year Hera have introduced a new exclusive […]

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Partner spotlight on Azure Ultra

With a magnificent natural coastline, sun-kissed beaches and historical harbour views, the Maltese Islands offer several exciting destinations to explore from the private comfort of a luxury Sunseeker. Azure Ultra gives you the opportunity to enjoy this to the fullest on one of their luxurious yachts. Incorporating all the right ingredients for the perfect Mediterranean […]

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Find out the true meaning of love in the Mediterranean

The Azure Ultra fleet is growing, both in size and in style. The latest vessel to join Miss Moneypenny (Sunseeker Portofino 46) and Don’t Ask (Sunseeker Manhattan 56) is the magnificent Sunseeker Manhattan 64, Mio Amore. This yacht is very aptly named, as one look at it will have you head over heels in love […]

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Learn what it means to be “Ultra” spoilt

The “official” Maltese summer may well be over, and we have also had the first signs of autumn showers. However Malta is well known for its beautiful, warm autumn days filled with sunshine, extending right through to the Christmas season. Indeed, this is a perfect time to spend some time on the water, when the […]

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Gone in seven seconds – Overall winner of the Rolex Middle Sea Race

Last night produced one the most dramatic finishes in the history of the Rolex Middle Sea Race. Two yachts finished within sight of each other vying for the overall win in IRC for the Rolex Middle Sea Race Trophy after over 600 miles of intense racing. Michele Galli’s TP52, B2, crossed the finish line outside […]

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Find out who claims multihull and monohull line honours in the Rolex Middle Sea Race

Expectations and Beyond Lloyd Thornburg’s American MOD 70, Phaedo3, co-skippered by Brian Thompson, crossed the finish line of the 2015 Rolex Middle Sea Race at the Royal Malta Yacht Club to take Multihull Line Honours at 00.09.41 CET on Tuesday 20th October in an elapsed time of 2 days 11 hours 29 minutes and 41 […]

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Rambler on the Charge – Rolex Middle Sea Race | Day 3

As the sun rose over Stromboli on the third day of the Rolex Middle Sea Race, close to half of the 111-strong fleet had passed the active volcano on the northeastern most point of the 608-mile course. American Maxi, Rambler 88 was the first monohull to pass Stromboli, just before sunset. Skipper, George David was […]

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Escape from Messina – Rolex Middle Sea Race | Day 2

The battle for Line Honours This morning, George David’s American Maxi, Rambler 88 was approaching the exit of the Strait of Messina, leading the 111 yacht fleet. Over night, Rambler 88 passed Lloyd Thornburg’s American MOD 70 Trimaran, Phaedo3, which chose an offshore line having reached Capo Passero. Rambler 88 stayed inshore and made a […]

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How to follow the 2015 Rolex Middle Sea Race

Organised by the Royal Malta Yacht Club, the 2015 Rolex Middle Sea Race will start on the 17th October in the spectacular Grand Harbour opposite the Saluting Battery in Valletta, Malta. Rolex Middle Sea Race 2015 This is the 36th edition of the race dating back to 1968. Yachts will be in the Grand Harbour from […]

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A Taste of the Mediterranean – The Rolex Middle Sea Coastal Race

The Rolex Middle Sea Race will start this Saturday, 17th October. However, the traditional warm up race, the Rolex Middle Sea Coastal Race, took place on Wednesday 14th October. 30 Yachts started the Rolex Middle Sea Coastal Race, divided into six IRC Classes. Principle Race Officer, Peter Dimech, set a course of approximately 30 miles […]

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Stellar Cast in Malta for the 36th edition of the Rolex Middle Sea Race

Preview of the runners and riders in the 2015 Rolex Middle Sea Race The 2015 edition of the Rolex Middle Sea Race, organised by the Royal Malta Yacht Club, will start this Saturday, 17th October, in Grand Harbour, Malta. For the second year in succession, well over 100 yachts will be competing, flying the flags […]

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Malta: A Fall & Winter Wonderland for Sailors

When the sun, obscured by clouds, no longer tans your skin, and the scorching air cools downs to a chill, we tend to forget all about the sea – but, when you’re in Malta, there is a splendid way to enjoy it – through Sailing! Malta enjoys sizzling summers; the placid waves and windless days attract hordes […]

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An Interview with Azure Ultra’s Luxury Yacht Crew

It’s a blazing hot Friday morning at the end of August and I’m driving down to the Grand Harbour Marina at the Birgu Waterfront. The one thought that keeps running through my mind is “I must have the best job in the world, surely.” You see, my first meeting today is on board a beautiful […]

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Luxury yacht ownership with a difference

Azure Ultra is the latest addition to an award-winning portfolio of luxury lifestyle products created by Azure, a European market leader in the vacation ownership industry with over 10 years of experience in Malta alone. Azure Ultra has challenged the perception that yacht ownership is a privilege to be enjoyed by a select few. Developed […]

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Explore. Dream. Discover.

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. – Mark Twain Explore Malta’s stunning coastline and discover its secluded […]

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Time to set sail

One of the best ways to truly appreciate the beauty of Malta in its Mediterranean setting is a day on the sea.  If just for the day, or the weekend, a sail round the islands or up to Gozo or Comino is the ideal way to soak up the sun.   The Maltese coastline is truly […]

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