Frequently asked questions

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Frequently asked questions

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Catamaran Charters /18
Where can I charter from?

We have over 100 sailing boats and catamarans available throughout Greece so we can basically entertain almost every request! Most popular embarkation points are Lefkas, Preveza, Athens and Lavrion.

What travel documents do I need?

You’ll certainly need your passport and if you’ve chartered a bareboat boat you’ll also need your skipper license.

For detailed entry requirements and whether you need a VISA for entering the country please speak to your local consulate.

Are we allowed to sail at night?

Night sailing is not permitted. You must be anchored or docked one hour before sunset.

is there a minimun rental period?

Most sailing boats and catamarans have a minimum rental period of one week starting on Saturday afternoon and ending on Saturday morning. However, depending on the yacht and the time year we do make exceptions to the above schedule.

If you would like to spend less time than a week onboard one of our yachts, feel free to contact one of our agents and we’ll try our best to accommodate you!

how much water do we have onboard?

You have enough water to accommodate the passengers on board for up to 3 days depending on your consumption so make sure you are careful with the what you consume.

are pets allowed on board?

This depends on each yacht. If the yacht you have selected is pet-friendly then you can certainly bring your pet along for a vacation in the Greek islands!

Please note that if you bring a pet onboard there will be an extra charge of 300 Euro for end cleaning as well as a 700 Euro refundable deposit to cover any potential damage to the yacht.

Is Bareboat charter more expensive than staying at a hotel?

People frequently think that chartering a boat will be expensive but in reality the cost, per person, of chartering a sailing boat or catamaran is less than the cost of staying at a nice hotel/resort.

Feel free to contact one of our agents and find out more about your options!

what is not included on the charter fee?

The charter fee includes the boat as well as its insurance. It does not include the following:

-Refundable Security Deposit

-Fuel: the yacht is delivered topped up with fuel and should be returned to the base in the same manner.

-Port or marina fees: most marina’s in the Greek islands don’t charge you for staying overnight; however, depending on where you choose to moor there might be a charge.

-Provisions: Food, drinks and generally, anything consumed on board

-Optionals: Any optional extras that you might have specifically requested such as an outboard, windsurf, stand up paddle, etc.

-End cleaning: depending on the yacht that you book, an end cleaning charge may be included on the charter price or considered as a 3rd party service and charged as an extra

What is a security deposit and when does it get refunded?

The security deposit is an amount paid by the customer upon arrival which is held by our company until the end of the charter. This amount ensures that the boat will be returned to our base in good condition and without damages.

If the boat returns to the base without damages the security deposit will be immediately returned to the owner. If there has been some damage upon return, we will keep the amount required to fix the damage and return any remaining amount to you once the damage has been repaired.

The amount of the security deposit varies depending on the type of boat that you charter. The mount ranges between 2,500 and 4,000 Euro.

how do I book my sailing holiday?

For starter’s you’re at the right place!

If you already know what kind of boat you want to charter you can browse our fleet by type on the following links: catamarans, monohulls, motor sailers.

If you need help selecting the ideal yacht for your vacation, feel free to send us an email or just give us a call (+30 210 9621274)

what are the check-in and check-out times?

Check-ins take place on Saturdays after 17:00 and check-outs on Saturday’s before 09:00.

do I need special license to handle a catamaran?

No you don’t; if you have a sailboat license for a monohull then you shouldn’t have a problem handling a catamaran.

do you recognise all licenses/certifications?

The Greek port authorities recognize most licenses. ASA & RYA certifications are fully recognized as well as any sailing license or certification that is officially recognized by the charterer’s home country.

The post authorities might also request a sailing experience declaration by one of the passengers.

how much should we tip the crew?

As is customary, tipping should be directly related to the quality of service that you receive. Crew tips vary between 10-20% of the charter fee.

do you also offer crewed catamaran charters?

Yes we do! These yachts are professionally crewed by full time crew. Just send as an inquire if you’re into full luxury experience mood!

what does a hostess/chef cost?

A hostess costs 140 Euro per day and a chef’s fees vary between 140 and 180 Euro per day. They are usually paid in cash upon arrival.

how much will a skipper costs?

Skipper fees vary between 120 EUR and 180 EUR per day and are usually paid in cash to the skipper upon arrival.

Who decides the sailing itinerary?

The sailing itinerary is something that is completely up to you! As charter experts and enthusiasts, we will offer you several pre-built itineraries that we’ve carefully constructed in order to give you a balanced and enjoyable vacation. Of course you can change the itinerary anytime you want as long as the weather permits.

M/Y Charter /16
How can I book a yacht?

You can contact our team of charter consultants who will help you select the perfect yacht that matches your requirements. Availability can change anytime, so we strongly suggest booking quickly to avoid losing out the yacht of your choice.

As soon as you make the final decision, and we confirm the availability of the yacht we sign a charter contract. A booking is confirmed only when the contract is fully executed by all parties and the deposit has been paid.

Upon signing the agreement, a 50% deposit of the charter fee is due. Thirty days before the charter, the remaining 50%, the VAT, the APA, and the Relocation Fee (if applicable) are due.

For charters which start in less than 30 days ahead, full payment is required upon siging the agreement.

What is Advanced Provisioning Allowance (APA)?

The A.P.A. (Advance Provisioning Allowance) covers all the below expenses.

Fuel consumption for the main engines and generators, Gasoline for the tender and water toys, Guest’s food and beverages Canal fees (if applicable) Foreign water fees and taxes (if applicable) Private marina fees in Greece or abroad Agency fees (if applicable) Delivery/redelivery fees in case embarkation/disembarkation is at a different location from yacht’s home port

This sum is estimated the 30% – 40% of the total charter fee. The captain keeps all the receipts of the expenses and at the end of the charter we do the final financial settlement. If during the charter the costs are beyond the APA, then additional funds will be required for the outstanding bills upon disembarkation. If there is any remaining credit, the charterer will receive back the relevant amount of money.

What is included in the charter rate?

The charter rate includes the yacht, the yacht’s insurance, the crew, Crew’s food and Crew’s insurance.

What is not included in the charter rate?

Yacht rates do not include VAT and APA (Advanced Provisioning Allowance) and gratuity for the Crew.

What is the cancellation policy?

As per the MYBA contract, in case you decide to cancel your charter after you have the deposit is paid but before the final payment is due, the owner is entitled to retain your deposit. If the entire charter fee has been paid, the owner is entitled to retain the full amount but not the APA.

Should I buy a travel cancelation insurance?

We strongly recommend that you buy a travel insurance.

Is smoking allowed onboard the yacht?

Smoking is prohibited on all interior spaces of the yacht.

How the crew prepares for my charter?

Before your charter we send you a very detailed preference list where you fill all your preferences for food and drinks. Also any dietary requirements, allergies or medical emergencies that the crew must know. This will allow the crew to be 100% ready for your charter.

What water toys are onboard each yacht?

Each yacht has a different tender and water toys list. You can use all the water toys but in some countries, in order to drive the jet ski you are required to have a power boat license.

Can I select the itinerary for my cruise?

Before the charter, you can create a customized itinerary together with our consultants and the captain but, the final itinerary will be discussed onboard with the captain day by day taking into consideration the weather forecast.

How many people are allowed on board the yacht?

Each yacht accommodates a specific number of guests depending on the number of cabins and berths. Most of the yachts have a maximum legal limit of 12 guests sleeping onboard.

Can I select which day of the week the charter will start?

You can start your charter on the day you wish depending on yacht’s availability

How do I calculate the charter rate?

Charter rates are quoted per week for the charter of the yacht. Charters a week are calculated pro-rata by dividingthe weekly rate by seven and multiplied by the number of days. Charters less than a week usually attract a premium, calculated by dividing the weekly rate by six and multiplied by the number of days.

How long can I charter a yacht for?

Rates quoted are for a week but you can rent a yacht for less or more as well.

How much should I tip the crew?

Tip is customary and usually ranges from 10 to 20% of the charter fee.


The most popular yachting destinations vary by season. During the northern hemisphere summer, the most popular destination is the Mediterranean. Locations such as the French Riviera, Balearic Islands, Corsica and Sardinia, Greek Isles and Croatia are favorites. During the winter months, The Bahamas and Caribbean are the top charter spots.

Brokers recommend booking six to 10 months in advance if booking for Christmas/New Year or peak Mediterranean season (July/August). If you want to cruise off-peak season, brokers recommend booking three to six months out. Availability changes quickly. It’s important to contact your broker early on to ensure a broad selection of suitable yachts from which to choose. Popular charter yachts book as far as a year in advance.

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