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Tamiro Catamaran Newsletter Spring 2020

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Welcome to our Spring 2020 newsletter. We are glad to inform you about recent changes in our fleet, and how we are finishing our Caribbean adventure. Learn about

  • TAMIRO is leaving us, TAMIRO is coming
  • TAMIRO II on its way home 
  • COVID-19 and TAMIRO Catamaran
  • TAMIRO, aka TAMIRO III or QUEEN – our new Lagoon 52F

in this newsletter. Enjoy reading!
 

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TAMIRO leaves us, and TAMIRO is coming

We start this newsletter with the worse news: S / C TAMIRO, our first boat, will leave our fleet by mid-October 2020 - towards the Caribbean and with a new owner. TAMIRO has given us a lot of joy and little to almost no problems in the six seasons. This year TAMIRO should be in charter-use for a few more weeks, provided that the virus gods do not completely thwart us. And now for the good news: We (surprisingly also for ourselves) decided at short notice to welcome a Lagoon 52F (2019) to our fleet. Our new TAMIRO (aka TAMIRO III) will join us from May 1st, 2020. The boat is currently traveling on a freighter towards Genova. She is scheduled to arrive from the Caribbean on April 19 (just in time for Urs' birthday on April 20). From winter 2020, the new and massively larger TAMIRO will be available for charter, first in Tenerife and then later in the Greek waters. In a later section of this newsletter we present our new boat in more detail.

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TAMIRO II on the way home

TAMIRO II is on its way to Europe - one month earlier than planned. Various crews could enjoy wonderful days in the Caribbean sun before the COVID-19 tsunami also hit the Caribbean islands. The boat went south from Martinique, then back northerly, visiting Dominica, Guadeloupe, St. Kitts / Nevis, Barbados, Antigua, St. Martin to the British Virgin Islands. In the BVI, Urs should have taken over the boat again and sail it towards Miami. As we all well known, it all happened differently.

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The Corona Stories became worse and worse, and we decided to bring the boat to Europe immediately - as long as it was still possible. And how right we were, a day later it would not have been possible anymore and TAMIRO II would still enjoy the (restricted) Caribbean lifestyle. On March 19th the borders between the BVI and the USVI got closed, nobody was let in or out. On March 18. we organized an emergency transport of the boat to the USVI - just a few hours before the borders got closed. At the beginning of April our catamaran was loaded onto the M / V Sophia, a freighter, and is currently underway in the Atlantic. Around April 20, the boat will then arrive in Palma de Mallorca / Spain. How we will proceed from there is still open. TAMIRO II, despite under Greek flag, shall not return to Greece for the time being because of COVID-19. We hope that this will change soon ....

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COVID-19 and TAMIRO Catamaran

You will be like us; you can no longer hear the word COVID-19 or CORONA. Unfortunately, COVID-19 hits us hard, because Greece forbids all boat traffic until further notice. The marinas are closed, the fines are high... Sailing around the Greek islands with S / C TAMIRO or TAMIRO II currently only works virtually, with the help of a computer and pictures or videos from recent years. When will this change and when can the boats leave for a charter vacation? We don't know it for now. It is rumoured that this may change as from June 1st, 2020 - but we all know that these are no more than hopes, which may or may not come true. We are in weekly contact with our colleagues in Kos and Athens. As soon as we have news, we will communicate this on our website under the "News" section. And what does this mean for your vacation this summer or autumn? All we know is that we won't leave you alone. If your vacation will not be possible, we will look for a new date or find another solution together. Urs will contact you about four weeks before you start your holiday. If Greece does not allow any charter operation due to COVID-19 for this year, we will also consider alternatives and possibly leave S / C TAMIRO II in another country (Spain or Italy). But as mentioned before, hope dies last and maybe in July we only vaguely remember what happened in March and April in this world.

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TAMIRO, aka TAMIRO III or QUEEN – our new Lagoon 52F

TAMIRO is a LAGOON 52 with a flybridge (52F). The boat was launched in Bordeaux for the first time in July 2019 and has since sailed to the Caribbean via Greece, the Balearic Islands and the Canary Islands. On April 19th she will arrive in Genoa, where the virtual boat handover (with WhatsApp and MS Teams support) will take place. TAMIRO plays in a different league than TAMIRO II. The boat is about 2 meters longer and one meter wider, which is significant. The empty weight is 27 tons, TAMIRO II is 15.5 tons in comparison. The bottom line is: Massively more boat. The cabins, the salon, the cockpit, the flybridge and the tender are significantly larger. The boat is already equipped with gadgets such as an XL tender lift, a washing machine for clothes, a large dishwasher, bow-thruster, a 280-litre water-maker, a table on the flybridge, four refrigerators and a freezer. But that's enough words ... the best impression of the equipment can be found on the YouTube video, which shows an almost identical boat at a boat show in 2017. The URL to the video is
https://tinyurl.com/rkbkew2. What will happen to TAMIRO in 2020? After the boat arrives in Genova, we will start to add new gadgets: A Flexiteak floor, a dive-compressor and of course some more boat electronics – but we all know, this won’t be everything. This summer (if possible at all) it will then be sailing in Italian and Spanish waters before she cruises to Tenerife in November. No - she will not go across the Atlantic to the Caribbean - she will spend the winter in the Canary Islands. If you want to catch up on your summer vacation in the coming winter, this might be an option. In spring she then will return to the Mediterranean Sea and it is planned that the boat will offer “luxury charter services” in Greece as from May 2021. Due to the size and complexity, please respect that TAMIRO will only operate with a skipper provided by us.

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Thank you

Thank you for your interest. We hope to welcome you with your friends and families on S/C TAMIRO I or S/C TAMIRO II in 2020 in Greece or the Caribbean. If you have any questions, please contact us via email (urs@tamiro-catamaran.com) or mobile (+41 79 3417707).

 


 

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TAMIRO Yachting

Martina und Urs Tanner

Weihermatt 51

6343 Rotkreuz

Switzerland

+41793417707

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Impressum:
TAMIRO Catamaran MCPY
13 Nikolaou Manousi Str.
85300 Kos, Griechenland

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