Sailing yacht SPIIP is a CNB 86, designed by the naval architect Philippe Briand. This luxury super yacht measuring 26,21m (86′) exudes performance, luxury and opulence and will be in Egypt (Hurgadha) from January to April 2010.
The archipelago around the Hurghada area has some of the best diving and snorkelling in the world. This unique charter destination is totally isolated with the exception of a few dive boats and fisherman. Amongst the atolls you have the feeling of being anchored in the middle of the sea and yet you are totally protected. All though the area is renowned for being windy at times, due to the numerous reefs you are able to sail in sheltered waters.
Please see below for a sample itinerary in this amazing untouched destination.
Day 1 – You are welcomed aboard sailing yacht SPIIP at El Gouna. After a welcome drink, explore local markets at Hurghada and sample the refreshing sugar cane juice – or explore the El Gouna resort area and treat yourself to a health spa or game of golf in the middle of the desert.
Day 2 – Set sail for Shab el Erg about 2 hours away. Shab el Erg is an atoll with great anchoring inside and crystal clear water. There is an idyllic pinnacle which you can snorkel with lots of lion fish and sometimes dolphins.
Day 3 – Set sail to Bluff point (3 hr sail). This spectacular anchorage has a beautiful beach and a fantastic wall dive or snorkel, abundant with fish, turtles and a resident napoleon fish.
Day 4 – Shab umm Usk (1 hr sail ) is another atoll that you can enter with a variety of snorkels depending on the wind. It is however best known for its group of resident dolphins that often come for a play. For dinner it is possible to select a fresh fish or lobster from the local fisherman.
Day 5 – For those who like water sports, Endeavour Island is your spot which is a 1 hr sail away. This very protected anchorage is great for water sports and some beach combing.
Day 6 and 7 – Depending on the weather it is possible to visit the national park of the Giftun Islands ( 3 hrs ) or Shab Ali (2 hrs ) in the straits of Gubal. If the weather is too windy which happens sometimes we can organise a trip to Luxor to see the Karnak temple and the valley of the Kings and Queens. If you wish to dive some of the numerous wreck dives it is no problem to rendezvous with a dive boat. It is also possible to incorporate the week with a PADI diving course, organised with a Swedish diving company called Colona dive situated at the marina of El Gouna.
The sleek and speedy exterior of the beautiful sailing yacht SPIIP is matched by her sumptuous interior which offers a light and airy design with splashes of bright fresh colour. Charter sailing yacht SPIIP can accommodate 6 guests in 3 cabins with ensuite bathrooms including a huge master cabin located aft, a double and a convertible cabin that can either have a double bed or two twin bed configuration.