White Isle vibes on both the land and sea with Smart Living Ibiza


Ibiza - a global brand and haven of hip for all palates. The directors of the islands leading yacht and villa company explain why as a vanguard holiday destination - the White Isle just keeps getting better and better. By Tania Jacobs

Revered for its captivating beauty, studiously cool style and spiritual atmosphere, Ibiza is perhaps now, more than ever, acknowledged as an island-playground with an increasingly multi-faceted fan-base from toddler-toting families to yacht-owning Oligarchs.

Operating a successful business in this uber-cool market requires a detailed understanding not only of the island’s culture but also its lifestyle ethos; underlying aspects that only seasoned islanders can truly grasp. No-one knows this better than the teams at Smart Charter Ibiza and Smart Living Ibiza.

As full-time residents, the multi-national owners of these dynamic businesses bring a unique service offering to clients; uniting their individual skills and knowledge in prime real estate and luxury yachting, coupled with both youthful and practiced insights into how best to promote the island’s hush-hush hide-outs and headline venues.

Yacht experts and lifelong residents Charlie Veale and Alessandra Grisoni, now proudly lay claim to operating the island’s fastest growing luxury boat charter company to which many long-term residents are proud to be associated.

“We started small and have maintained a tight control over the quality of our customer service. In 2017, we grew to 45 Boats and over 2,400 day-charters, but what we are perhaps most proud of, is the positive feedback from valued clients,” explains Alessandra.

Charlie adds: “There is also the yacht sales side of our business where we buy, sell and provide an extensive refit service from our premises close to Ibiza town.”

2016, saw the launch of Smart Living Ibiza by 30-year prime real estate veteran, Glynn Evans and celebrated restaurateur and property developer, Tim Hope. Passionate about the island, the duo have invested their time, energy and considerable business acumen into marketing premium property, including off-market exclusives.

“Having spent the last ten years as a director at both Savills and Sothebys International Realty, the timing was right to build a modern brand in a place that I truly love and with an extremely dynamic team,” says Glynn

“The business of real estate I know well, but it takes time to develop a trusted service. With the Smart Charter team already handling a qualified customer base of discerning clients, I knew I needed to look no further.”

“We’re not looking to re-invent the wheel,” adds Tim. “Having built and sold high-end villa stock here in Ibiza last year, we understand the needs and aspirations of both buyers and sellers. As we see it, our personalised and experienced approach is what brings out clients back.

Kevin Taylor, chairman of McLaren Group London says: “Glynn and Tim look after my property interests in Ibiza. I trust them and don’t look beyond them.”

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  • Chamonix Ski Chalet
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  • QTD
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  • Cornerstone Tax Advisors
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  • Touch Design Group
  • Jumeirah
  • Blevins Franks
  • Dominic McKenzie Architects
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  • Gama Property
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