Summer 1995, I arrive and spent my first season in Ibiza. Supposed to be employed as a "hostess" aboard a yacht; I end up cleaning boats. A hard job- 7 days a week, 10 hours or more every day, to rub, scratch and polish in the heat!
I finish the season enriched from this new experience, all in fiber and golden like a Caribbean... but also on the kneecaps and with very little money in my pocket as I got slightly exploited. I promise myself that I will return one day to enjoy the pleasures of the Island.
I returned the following summer, but this time to work on my own, at the request of people I had the opportunity to meet the previous year.
Despite some complications, I quickly find my way with a satisfied and faithful clientele. The work was just as hard then the first year, but I started to appreciate more and more my new life: the atmosphere of the harbour, the tourists, the sun and the island itself. My income started to match finally, the energy and commitment I was putting in my work!
A famous Ibicenco saying states: "If Ibiza likes you, it will never let you go or it will totally rejects you." In my case, the magical island had just adopted me without my knowledge, and made every effort to ensure that, little by little, I come to settle down here permanently... I would say rather that, it provoked a succession of events in my life that will led me not leave the island.
3 or 4 years later, again thanks to the relational network weaved over time, I began to accumulate two jobs. On one hand cleaning boats allowed me to stay in shape, independent and above all to keep a direct contact with life on the marina. On the other hand, a new reception-secretarial position in a boat rental agency on the port of Botafoch allowed me to continue on my journey.
Events followed one another; often good, sometimes less, at times even catastrophic... but nevertheless, each of these events made me stronger and encouraged me to stay on this beautiful island. Thus, seven years after my first summer season to Ibiza, I finally start to be in my own agent/boss as AGENT BOAT RENTALS in Ibiza under the name Mar y Sun Yachting which would become not very long after, SOLANA YACHTING.
15 years has now passed since I am specialized in this business. Certainly, it’s a shark’s world, but the years have taught me to surround myself and to collaborate with honest and conscientious ship owners, with whom I share the same objective: "to provide beautiful, unforgettable holidays to tourists who come and want to rent a boat!"