While superyacht destinations continue to pop up around the world like young upstarts keen for a piece of the action, Ibiza remains a reliably luxurious, beautiful and tranquil haven for the global yachting elite.
One of the idyllic Balearic islands, an archipelago of Spain in the Mediterranean Sea, Ibiza has a unique blend of attractions that continue to draw diverse crowd – from party lovers and VIPs to chilled out hippies and families.
Another string to the island’s bow is its impeccable service sector, which counts among its number several well established concierge companies. One of the most renowned is Boo Ibiza, and we caught up with the company’s founder Louise Ann Gibney to find out more.
Superyachts.com: The Boo Ibiza website says you’re a former investment banker – that sounds like a very different lifestyle to what you do now! Can you start by telling us about your journey?
Louise Ann Gibney: “My Russian language knowledge was useful to Investment Banks in the mid 1990’s, so that led me to a career in Equity Sales based in Moscow. Many contributing factors paved the way for a change including a better work/life balance. I had been a frequent visitor to Ibiza for over 20 years and the entrepreneurial culture on the island was a draw for me to start something new in a location I loved. Today, I still work with predominantly HNW and UHNW clients managing their family affairs on the island.”