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The concierge service that could float your boat

A new service pairs travellers with boats and their skippers

The concierge service that could float your boat

June 26 2011
Sophy Roberts

There is one sure sign of summer in the northern hemisphere: the hum of boats starting up their engines along the Mediterranean rim. In Ibiza a few weeks ago, interest in some of the new rental villas was palpable. However, clients aren’t only chasing super-houses, but boats to pull up alongside the Balearic beach clubs.

Julia Bergklint and Jamie Strachan, the super-cool founders of Hip Holidays (www.hipholidaysibiza.com), are prepped for demand and now pair clients with skippers via their growing concierge service. “In season, the boat scene is all about going to show off in Formentera, to have lunch at Juan y Andrea,” Bergklint tells me – which is why more villa guests are booking boats for the day (from €1,500 a pop).

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