You may know him as the big guy in a red robe giving out presents, but that is not the only trick up St Nicolas’ sleeve. Reknown bishop of Greek city Myra is also a patron saint of sailors, reputed to help out those who are caught in dire straits at the sea. In his celebration – and truly in his spirit – Boataround offers you St. Nicholas’ discounts for some great boats in Croatia, Italy and Spain.
From giving presents to saving sailors at sea
Although very little is known about the actual life of Nicholas of Myra, this religious figure from 2nd centure AD quickly became one of the biggest legends in Europe. So big, that his red bishop coat inspired the traditional image of Santa Claus, gift-giving resident of the North Pole.
Actual Nicholas of Myra was less likely to drive a sleight pulled by reindeer and more likely to be scaling the sea in a boat, for he was living in ancient Greece and was known to travel a lot, especially to Holy Land. Story goes that one one of his voyages, the ship was nearly destroyed by a terrible storm, but Nicholas rebuked the waves and caused the storm to subsite. Because of this miracle, Nicholas later became patron saint of sailors.
3 ways to celebrate St. Nicholas Day in style
1. Run for charity
St. Nicholas’ fame has grown way beyond Greece or Europe. Long-standing tradition of Santa Claus run for charity takes place every December in Sydney, Australia. Thousands of fans run clad in typical Santa Claus attire – red hat, cloak and some even spring a round belly out in their best attempt to celebrate St. Nicholas.
2. Eat some candy
Not everyone has a fan of this healthy approach to celebration. In Amsterdam, Netherlands, Saint Nicholas arrives on a deck of a ship, surrounded by his servantns. His arrival to city center is accompanied by a festive parade. Hundreds of thousands of children greet the procession and five tons of candies are given away.
3. Reward yourself with up to 25% yacht discounts
In the spirit of Saint Nicholas, we want to celebrate all sailors who booked a yacht with us! Our industrious Boataround elves found these great discounts that you can apply in the name of St. Nicholas. Watch out, most of them are only valid if the reservation is confirmed on St. Nicholas Day – December 6th, 2018. So get ready, set – book!
DISCOUNTS IN CROATIA
|Majka Yachts||10%||6. 12.|
|Full Team||10% til 16.6. and 5% all periods for 4 and more cabins||30. 11. – 6. 12.|
|Sunlife Charter||5% till mid-June, 3% September||6 .12.|
|Adriatic Yacht Charter||5%||6. 12|
|Adria Yacht Center||5%||6. 12|
|Master Yachting||5%||6. 12.|
|Veritas Yachting||5%||4. 12. -10.12.|
|Nautic Adria Yacht Charter||5%||30. 11.-10. 12.|
|Euromarine||5% for all bookings till 31.8.19., except for SY 18/19, Lagoon 450F Orlando, SunFast 26 Cicoco, Prestige 520F, Jeanneau 53, Sun Odyssey 509||6. – 7. 12.|
|Veritas Yachting||5%||4. 12.-10. 12.|
|Free Wave||5%||6. 12.|
|Helios Stratos||5%||6. 12.|
|Sessa charter||5%||6. 12.|
|Ban Tours Yachting||5%||6. 12.|
|Reful Yachting||5%||6. 12.|
|Sail Croatia Net||5%||3. 12.-6. 12.|
|Croatia Yachting||5% on all Biograd boats||4. 12. – 10. 12.|
|ASC Yachtin Gomar||4% and free parking or free outboard engine||30. 11.-9. 12.|
|Nautika Kufner||2.5%||6. 12.|
|Albatros Yachting Croatia||2%||6. -7. 12.|
|Noa Yachting||2%||6. 12.|
|Aba Vela||free outboard engine||6. 12.|
DISCOUNTS IN SPAIN
|Charter company||What discount?
|BeCharter – Barcelona||10% (20% with early booking)||6th December|
|Viva Charter||15% off for Gran Canaria in December||From 6th December till Sunday|
|North Sardinia Sail||15%||6. – 8. 12.|
|ECC – Tenerife||15%||4.12. – mid-April|
DISCOUNTS IN ITALY
|Charter company||What discount?||When?|
|Spartivento||25 %||4. – 8. 12.|
|Boomerang||5% (15% with early booking)||6th December|
|Sailitalia||5% (15% inc. EB)||6th December|
|Sailing Sicily||Free dinghy||6th December|
DISCOUNT IN GREECE
|VC Yachts||20% with early reservation||6. – 10. 12.|
|Istion Yachting||extra 5% for sailing yachts above 45ft and all catamarans until 20th April||6. – 10. 12.|
We hope these discounts inspire you to celebrate St Nicholas Day in his spirit and book yourself a merry little yacht. 🎄 In case of any questions, do not hesitate to give our Boataround elves a shout and contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or at +443300270087.