13 March, 2020 BYD Office

Captain interview with Christian Zuck

Interview Christian

  1. What’s your favourite Balearic Island and why?

It’s tough to choose, I’ve only visited Menorca, Ibiza and Formentera with guests on so I have yet to go there personally. But Mallorca is my favourite, it’s where I spend most of the time and where I know a lot of people. I would love to go through the Balearics some day without fore leisure do, just to visit the islands and enjoy.

 

  1. What are your hobbies on the islands?

I like going into the mountains on the weekends or visiting friends in their fincas. There is always plenty of activities you are able to do here, like going hiking through the Tramuntana during the weekend, swimming or going to a lookout to enjoy the landscapes in Mallorca.

In relation to gastronomy, there is a big variety in Palma and there is always fascinating things happening in Palma with different chefs.

But my favourite activity to do in Palma is Boating, going out in a small boat to explore Calas and do a little of free diving.

 

  1. Which is your favourite beach in The Balearic Islands?

I’ll have to say my favourite Cala is Portals Nous, especially because it is where I go more often. I don’t think is the most beautiful one of all in Mallorca, but it’s the one that I like to go to swim and enjoy with my friends.

 

  1. For you, which is the most special building in Mallorca?

I’m sure everyone will say Cathedral or Castell de Bellver, but for me an amazing building is the Gaudi Building Can Forteza Rey. It’s a beautiful building right next to Plaza Mayor that catches the attention of anyone who goes through there.

 

  1. What kind of music reminds you of Mallorca

There is so many different cultures here, but when I think about music in Palma it’s that you can have so many choices in a night. You have Brazilian, Argentinian, Spanish… and so many other kind of music in the island.  I can choose just one kind of music because there are so many options in the island.

 

  1. What is your opinion about the future of the yachting industry in the Balearics?

I think it’s going to go from strength to strength. It’s definitely one of the favourite spots for crew, the people that are here are absolutely in love with Mallorca and they are happy to have the ability to spend time here. I think that both guest and crew will want to come back as long as the islands offers a safe, warm, friendly environment and with great contractors and marinas. And I believe that from where we are now it will only get better and better.

 

  1. If you had to recommend the Island to another captain, what would you say?

I would start by saying that I’ve been to many places in the Mediterranean but the Balearics is definitely my favourite. It doesn’t matter if you have guest on board or not, you can do what you need to do if you need to get all your work done or if you need to have decompression for your crew after a busy charter season Mallorca is a perfect place for this.

On the other hand, if you are bringing guests here for a trip you can do an amazing around Mallorca route with the Yacht.

 

  1. What advantages do you think the yachting industry has in the Balearic Islands compared to other places?

For me Mallorca has safety, availably for resources to get things done, the warmth of the culture here and the international presence. Another important thing here in the Balearics is that the crew feels safe and the owners love spending time here in the yachts and in the islands.

Interview with captain Christian Zuck

The Balearic Islands

We talk to captain Christian Zuck about his favourite beaches in the islands, hobbies and experience being a captain in The Balearic Islands

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