The top 10 most prestigious Spanish marinas

marina

Having your own mooring and enjoying the summer at a luxury marina it’s an unmisseable event for nautical world lovers.The feeling of wake up on holidays and know that you’re going to spend the day in your own boat on the high seas with your family and friends is an affordable for only some of us.

However, we also know that having a boat not only brings the cost of mooring and fuel. For low season it’s usual (and recommended, as a saving measure and in the case that your vessel bottom isn’t made of wood and derivative materials) to save your ship until the next summer period.

For these reasons, and because many navigators dont’t live near port areas it is common to rent yachts and sailboats, and so to avoid all the possible inconveniences that implies having them in property.

Spain has been for some time now a world class destination for the entire European and global jet set. So much that having a mooring in destinations like Ibiza or Marbella has become more a matter of power than a real love for the pirate life.

And the last report of Engel & Völkers Yachting of June 2018 about the most expensive marinas in Europe proves this. For boats of more than 55 meters in length, Ibiza Magna has placed this year in the first most expensive marina to moor your boat. The daily cost has gone from 3,025 € in 2017 to 4,000 € in 2018. Puerto Banús maintains its price in comparison with the previous year 2,068 € and keeps in the 6th position.

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Then, here you have a break down of each Spanish marina. This is our list of the 10 most prestigious marinas.

Ibiza Magna

The marina of Ibiza Magna offers unparalleled services for its users. From the exclusive atmosphere of the Port of Ibiza, the connection with the marinas of Formentera, Mallorca and Menorca is very close. A perfect location for what is probably the most wanted luxury holiday destination in our country.

Puerto Banús:

Few marinas are like this. If you go for a walk along Marbella promenade you will arrive at the most exclusive area of ​​the town. On the street that runs the port you can see the best luxury shops and high-quality cars in the world. Besides, you can find the most spectacular yachts of the Costa del Sol in its moorings.

Marina Port Vell:

It is located in the heart of Barcelona’s marina, ​​and is the most qualified place to receive super luxury yachts. From there you can enjoy of your boat, sail to the Islas Baleares and go back on the same day. For this reason, this is the best option to live the summer between Barcelona and Mallorca.

Marina Port Palma:

It is a private marina recently renovated in 2017. In its facilities you can feel the exclusivity that gives you a place with restricted access and surveillance for 24 hours. It has its own waste cleaning service and availability of any nautical service à la carte.

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Marina Puerto Portals:

Located in the Bahía de Palma, it is one of the most prestigious ports in the Mediterranean. Besides, It has an exclusive shopping area with a good leisure offer: restaurants, bars, fashion boutiques, nautical companies, jewelers, perfumeries and even real estate agencies.

Club Náutico Punta Lagoa:

In Vigo, we can find the Club Náutico Punta Lagoa with several luxury facilities and professional nautical services. The natural environment in which it is located makes the trips along the estuary even more special. It offers sailing lessons for all ages, participation in regattas, technical training and also night sailing.

Puerto Calero Lanzarote:

We find this marina surrounded by volcanic nature. It has modern and high level facilities and the possibilty of connecting to Internet, it counts on a travel lift of 100 tn too. Besides it offers an own weather report service.

Real Club Marítimo del Abra:

It is placed near Las Arenas, in Vizcaya. Here you can enjoy perfect social and sports facilities. It is not only possible to go to the sailing school but also it has a pool and a SPA, a games room, a gym, a sauna, some restaurants and an endless number of luxuries.

Marina Isla Canela:

Surrounded by exclusive hotels where you can stay, this marina is located in Ayamonte, Huelva. It has one of the most modern facilities designed to give a complete service to navigators and their boats.

Sotogrande:

It is placed in the heart of the Strait of Gibraltar, Cádiz. In this marina you can take a boat tour through its famous canals and participate in competitions. In addition, it has privileged facilities for naval enjoyment where it is possible to ride a watercraft, practice diving and go to the gym, among other activities.

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Find the most exclusive men’s fashion stores

men’s fashion shops

If you love the most exclusive fashion, we’re about to show you these men’s fashion shops in Spain, which will make of your outfit a trend. You can’t miss any of them, get ready because we are going for a walk and  you’ll be struggling home with bags of heavy shopping.

Salvatore Ferragamo

The first of these men’s fashion shops that we are going to talk about is Salvatore Ferragamo. There’s a new location for this brand in Madrid. At Serrano Streer, inside a two-storey building and 321m2. We’ll find the new collection created by its  French art director, Guillaume Mailland. It shares velvet and marble with the women area, so you can bring good company.

Hence

Secondly, there is it’s a two-storey shop with attractive lighting. It’s a new Spanish design brand featured by minimalism, high quality and eco conciousness.

They sell natural fabric suits for 300 euros and there are t-shirts for 30 euros.

Komono

If you want to wear some of the most fashionable sunglasses, you have to walk by the new Komono shop in Barcelona and you’ll find the most exclusive and original designs of the market.

Carrer de Bonavista, 23 (Barcelona)

Loreak

It recently reopened one of the grooviest shops at Malasaña niehgbourhood. The Basque brand strenghten its image with this location at Santa Bárbara, close to Fuencarral, where you’ll discover it’s new polo shirts, shirts and t-shirts, apart from the mythical raincoats, or their bag-chutes to go to the beach.

Bottega Veneta

It’s placed at the capital and its art director, Tomas Maier, says: “This city is made of historical beauty and it radiates modernity and elegance at the same time.”  Bottega Venetta’s prêt-à-porter collections, bags, small leather items, shoes and accessories have a place in the new are of the city. It’s an Italian fashion house founded in 1966. It specialised inskins and leathers, jewelry, cosmetics, perfumes, and decoration accessories. Since September 2012, it has started to distribute a furniture business line.

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Dockers

We can find it at the most beaten street of Madrid, at the beginning of Fuencarral, where you’ll find their renowned khakhis, with new designs and colours. The indispensable of this season are the new Dockers Smart 360 Flex.

D’S Damat

They’re opening the first European flagship signature, which turns to be the operations centre of the Istanbul brand. You can find everything a man needs at any situation, a casual style for daily life and dress up for great events.

You can’t leave without trying on the Travel suits collection, which avoid creases, or Nanocare shirts which repel liquids.

Uniqlo

It’s arrived to Spain as the opening of the year, and it has settled in a modernist mansion in the heart of Passeig de Gràcia, Barcelona. It’s a building at l’Eixample with more than 1800 squared metres. This is the new design home of the most famous Japanese brand at international level, bases of a high-qualified minimalist design. They’ve made great collaborations, as the autumn-winter collection by J.W. Anderson is, which has already been a success. They say it’s the Japanese Zara…

Oliver Peoples

From  West Hollywood arrives to Madrid the cinema stars’ sunglasses brand with a vintage aesthetic. It presents a very diverse collection of glasses and sunglasses for men and women. Besides, it collaborates  with exclusive companies such as The Row.

It was founded in Los Angeles in 1987, Oliver Peoples company is specialized in Premium glasses for both men and women. Although it counts on a settled presence at multi-brand channel, the signature has knitted a retail network focused on the United States.

Macson

The Catalonian brand has celebrated this year its 75th anniversary as one of the leaders in national fashion. It’s all started as a small shirts workshop but currently it has over 70 shops and they provide RCDE Espanyol with their football kit for this season. Macson is a family firm and its foundation was in 1942 in Barcelona. Its speciality, at the beginning, was the art of shirts’ manufacturing.

The brand has been evolving and it has positioned as leader in fashion to wear a man with everything he needs.

Carrer de les Parellades, 3 (Sitges)

Suitsupply

It was born in 2000 guided by Fokke de Jong, this label already has shops at the five continents and finally is arriving to Spain with it first shop in Madrid.

C/ Villanueva, 20 (Madrid)

Abanuc

For men who are looking for a different style, not only at the time of suiting up. In this ‘perfume library’ you’ll find exclusive brands as Diptyque, the Swedish Byredo or the Austrian Sa.al&Co. You’ll be able to find it in this address:

Plaza de las Salesas, 10
28004 Madrid

But, do you want to know which is the most expensive of all  men’s fashion shops in the world?

It’s located at the most exclusive area of Beverly Hills, in Los Angeles. Their customers spend on average 100.000 dollars everytime they visit it. They say that it the most luxurious men’s fashion shop in the world.

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The House of Bijan counts on marble floors, fine carpentry and a cristal chandelier to embellish the shop with excellence and exclusivity. The Iranian fashion and perfume designer Bijan Pakzad founded the store. Some pair of socks could be over 90€, and some of the suites are over 20.000€.

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The best rated watch brands

Watch brands
The use of watches started at the beginning of the 19th century. The watch brands began to work at Swiss manufacturing plants and they made the first wristwatches for female audience.For men’s world, the trend was set on pocket watches. And that’s why even today men’s shirts  still have a pocket on the left side at chest height.

The equal preference for watches from both genders began to settle during the I World War. Commanders started to expand its use due to the comfort that supposed just the simply gesture of looking at the wrist.

Nowadays, those times are far behind. Watches have been adding features beyond telling the time. These include working as a fashion and luxury complement. And watch brands know it.

If we think about it, it is more than likely that each of us has more than a watch in our stock. We use some of them for our daily routine, others only for practicing sport, others for a special event and others for significant dates.

Over the past 10 years the average expenditure is three times higher than before. And on average, each person has at least 3 watches. Watch brands are actually selling personal branding. They give us their style and they lend us the values with which we are going to be indentified when someone sees our watch. Besides, they describe us with just looking at our wrist.

Watch brands

Before giving you the list with the best valued watch brands by horology lovers, we personally recommend two YouTube accounts.

With both of them you can be informed of the world of watches.

The first we have is NicolsTV. It belongs to a passionate jeweller about the world of watches. The contents of his channel are reviews of new watch models. He also shows in his videos tips for watches maintenance, events that he attends and trips around the world of watchmaking. He has almost 13.000 subscribers in his channel.

The second is Santiago Tejedor. Santiago is the creator and the person behind the blog that is the benchmark in Spanish watchmaking: ‘Horas y minutos’. He dedicates the channel almost fully to analyze the latest watches of the market weekly. And to the optimization of their features too. His videos are very well segmented: women’s watches, informal watches, submersible watches, suit up watches, chronographs, etc

Now, let’s give you the list of best rated watch brands by users:

Audemars Piguet

The story of Audemars Piguet begins in 1875 in the heart of the Vallée de Joux, north of the city of Geneva and the cradle of high-end Swiss watchmaking. The watchmakers of Audemars Piguet have gone beyond all the technical and theoretical limits of their trade to create more and more demanding mechanism. They are artistic excellence and technical expertise.

Breitling

Léon Breitling was a virtuous watchmaker who handcrafted not only watches but also incredible pieces in his workshop located in St. Imier. In a short time, his skills implementing innovative features for pocket watches made him earn a formidable reputation, from 1884 until today.

Rolex

Since 1905, Rolex watches have been the most well-known luxury watches of the world. They were created from the best raw materials and assembled with scrupulous attention to detail. Each part of them is designed, developed and made in their workshops.  They implemented the most stringent standards of quality and origin. Each Rolex has a story to tell.

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Seiko

The story of Seiko started in 1881 when a 22-year-old young entrepreneur Kintaro Hattori opened a sales and reparations watches shop in Tokyo. Currently, and after more than 130 years of innovation, Hattori’s company is still focus on the perfection that its founder always tried to achieve.

 Panerai

Its founder Giovanni Panerai opened his own watchmaking workshop in the Ponte alle Grazie (Florence). In this local that now works as shop and workshop and it is the first watchmaking school of the city too, starts the story of Officine Panerai.

Panerai was the first company to request the patent of the Radiomir, a dust obtained from the Radio which brings luminescence to watch pieces. As a supplier of material to the Italian Navy, they used it for divers.

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Are you looking for stock market books?The best economists will get you back on track

stock market books

Most of those who start at stock exchange investment, usually learn by failing over and over again. So,  if you’d like to start at investing in the stock market, we recommend to read some of these stock market books.

They’ll lead you to understand properly the stock market functioning and acquire a global vision. The most important thing about these stock market books is that could save lots of money.

Firstly, recommended books to learn how to invest in stock market for dummies:

The Intelligent Investor

One Up on Wall Street

Most Important Thing Illuminated

El pequeño gran libro del Value Investing

  • Authors: Carlos Bellas Sánchez andVladyslav Marcos Nagay
  • Overview:  It’s about the reviews of some of the most important investors’ works and styles of the history. It’s originally written in Spanish, hence with a lots of examples of Spanish companies.
  • SpanishEl pequeño gran libro del Value Investing

Secondly, recommended books for intermediate and advanced investors:

Common Stocks and Uncommon Profits

The Little Book That Builds Wealth

The Little Book That Still Beats the Market

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Beating the Street

  • Author: Peter Lynch
  • Overview: It’s recommended to understand how this investor made decisions. It isn’t translated yet.
  • English: Beating The Street

Value Investing: From Graham to Buffett and beyond

Thirdly, recommended books about analysis and companies valuation:

 Security Analysis

  • Authors: Benjamin Graham and David Dodd
  • Overview:  Another book you must have in your library.
  • SpanishSecurity Analysis

Investment Valuation

  • Author: Aswath Damodaran
  • Overview: Investment Valuation is rather an international reference book for any financial asset valuation. Also it’s not recommended for amateurs.
  • SpanishInvestment Valuation

Competitive Strategy

  • Author: Michael Porter
  • Overview:  Certainly, it’s the international reference book about competitive analysis, written by Harvard’s professor Michael Porter. It helps to analyze if the company counts or not with competitive advantages.
  • SpanishEstrategia competitiva
  • English: Competitive Strategy

Competition Demystified

  • Author: Bruce Greenwald
  • Overview: Above all,  a book which gives a twist to competitive analysis and helps to understand which factors could be considered as competitive advantage and which could not. It’s a great complement to read after “Competitive Strategy” from Michael Porter. It isn’t available in Spanish yet.
  • English: Competition Demystified

Fourthly, recommended books for personal finances:

Alicia en Wall Street

  • Author: Luis Allue Bellosta
  • Overview:  A great book about personal finances which also contains basic education on value investing.
  • SpanishAlicia en Wall Street

The Millionaire Next Door

Fifthly, recommended economy books to learn how to invest in the market:

Money, Bank Credit, and Economic Cycles

Irrational Exuberance

  • Author: Robert Shiller
  • Overview:  An historical book by this Nobel awarded professor in 2.013, in which he analyses and forescasts the stock bubble during dotcom era.
  • SpanishExuberancia Irracional
  • English: Irrational Exuberance                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

Finally, we hope these recommended stock market books may be helpful for you!

 

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