Having spent a night aboard Sunborn, I can attest to its grandeur and geniality. Find out how, meanwhile moored to the quay in Ocean Village, Sunborn is making waves in Gibraltar with its capacity for hosting events, parties and corporate hospitality and as a fine dining venue, courtesy of the Sky Lounge.

On a related theme, we investigate the increasingly popular phenomenon of cruise visits to Gibraltar, and take a look at water on the rock, from ancient times until modern.
Don’t miss our feature on the Miss Gibraltar pageant and our exclusive interview with this year’s winner, Shyanne Azzopardi, who also graces our summer cover, and learn why Sir James Dutton is fitter than most men to be the new Governor of Gibraltar.

Elsewhere, put the pedal to the metal with the fantastic new LaFerrari, keep your pulse throbbing with sexy swimwear from Andrés Sárda, and join us on a journey of exotic trips of a lifetime.

It’s summer and it’s supreme! We hope you enjoy our scorching new issue of essential, as searing as the temperature itself.

Words Iain Blackwell