Les Voiles de St. Tropez is an end-of-season regatta that combines modern and classic sailing yachts in a display of some of the finest sailing on the water. It’s an annual event that caps off the summer season in the Mediterranean, before many of the yachts leave for the Caribbean or Indian Ocean to charter during the winter.
This year’s edition of Les Voiles de St. Tropez is scheduled September 30 through October 8, and Edmiston says a spectator charter can still be booked aboard the 159-foot classic motoryacht Menorca.
Menorca is a Botje Ensign build that was built in 1961. She underwent a substantial refit that finished just ahead of the summer 2017 charter season, giving her a Hamptons-style interior decor, modern onboard systems and more.
Menorca was on display at the 2017 MYBA Charter Show in Barcelona, Spain, where she showed quite well. I spent some time aboard chatting with the captain, and everywhere I looked was in beautiful condition. The main salon, in particular, is now a sparkling relaxation space, with oversized windows installed all along the port and starboard sides, a contemporary staircase as an artistic focal point forward and a classic baby grand piano aft, lending a romantic touch.
She also has on-deck seating that would be great for watching a regatta, as you can see here:
Classic Charter Yacht Menorca
I also thought the open-air cinema was a great modern detail, allowing charter guests the chance to watch films on a big screen without having a huge flat-screen television that could seem out of place on a build of Menorca‘s vintage and style.
Menorca has spent much of the past summer chartering in Spain’s Balearic Isles, taking 12 guests in their choice of seven staterooms. For Les Voiles de St. Tropez, her lowest weekly base rate is €85,000.
Any reputable charter broker can tell you more or help you book a week on board for Les Voiles de St. Tropez.