Luxury catamaran operator SailSterling has started selling through the UK travel trade with a new tour to Italy’s Aeolian Islands from August.

A flotilla of five catamarans with a chef, skipper and hostess will depart from Capo d’Orlando, Sicily.

The itinerary includes two private vineyard visits at the Tasca d’Almerita in Salina and the Tenuta di Castellaro in Lipari.

Six nights’ on a Lagoon 42 Catamaran starts at £3,885, excluding flights and marina transfers.

UK agents can earn 10% commission from bookings of sailings on the five-week programme.

SailSterling co-founder Richard Osei said: “This will be the first time that SailSterling has offered our tours to sell through the UK travel trade and we look forward to working closely with potential travel agents and tour operators over the coming months.”