Booking procedure

Booking Procedure for Crewed Yachts

How to charter a Bare Boat Sailing Yacht Step by Step:

Chartering a yacht can be a difficult & time consuming process for many people...
That’s where our experienced Team steps in to make your to make the process as quick and easy as possible.

We will take you step by step through:

  • understanding your needs and your expectations
  • suggesting the best yacht for your group
  • suggesting suitable charter areas and which islands to visit
  • offering top quality service and support throughout your holiday
  • arranging for any special requirements that you may need
  • Our aim is always to arrange a perfect sailing holiday for every one of our guests.

Just contact us and give us some info:

  • Your experience with yachts (any sailing qualifications and if you would like a bareboat or skippered charter)
  • The number of people in your party (and if any of them need a single private cabin)
  • Any preferences in the islands you would like to visit
  • When you are planning to visit Greece
  • Any other information or questions you have regarding your charter

Prior to your arrival we will ask for all your arrival information and a complete list of your requirements (transfers, hotel reservations, provisions, etc). We ensure to take care of each little detail so you can rest easy upon your arrival in Greece.

Bare boat charters 2019 terms & conditions

Charter rates in Euro referring to weekly charter period, including:

  • Current VAT
  • Use of yachts with following equipment: VHF, Radio CD, GPS, Autopilot, Echo sounder, Speedometer, Dinghy with Outboard motor, Warm water supply, Spray hood, Bimini/tent, Blankets.

Charter rates do not include:

  • Fuel, water, provisioning, extra linen running expenses & mooring fees
  • Provisions: Ask for our provisioning form. Fill it in and email it to us. We’ll take care of it and on your embarkation your food and beverages will be onboard.
  • Transfer services from Airport to Base.

Compulsory per charter

  • Starter Pack (not commissionable, payable at the base in cash): End cleaning, Fuel for the outboard engine, Cooking gas, Water, Linen (2 sheets, 1 pillow case, 1 bath towel per person per week) :
  • Starter Pack for Sailing Yachts with 3 cabins 120€, 4 cabins 160€, 5 cabins 200€, 6 Cabins: 200€
  • Staretr Pack for Catamarans: up to 39' 200€, 40'-44' 240€
  • Embarkation: starting date from 17h00.
  • Disembarkation: ending day by 09h00.
  • Compulsory: return to base the evening before disembarkation, at 18h00, the latest. Check in/out procedures time is considered to be part of the charter period.

Optional Crew services:

  • Skipper: 190 € per day plus provisioning
  • Cook: upon request, serving 3 meals daily.
  • Hostess: upon request, serving breakfast and one light meal daily.

Optional Equipment:

  • SUP (Stand Up Paddle): 80€ per week
  • Kayak: 80€ per week
  • Safety Net installed: 200€ per week
  • Extra linen: 10€ per set per charter
  • Beach towels: 10€ per set of 2 / charter

Optional Charter Packs:

  • INTERNET PACK: Wi-Fi router for internet on board (ON GSM/3G coverage 10GB / upgradable), 50€ per week
  • FAST TRACK PACK: Fast track access to the yacht: by 14h00, 100€ per charter
  • FAMILY PACK: rail (safety) net, junior life jackets: 350€ per charter
  • OVERNIGHT PACK: for the night before the charter or after the charter: 25€ per person / night
  • PROVISIONING SERVICE + the cost of the ordered provisions: 10€ per booking 
  • TRANSFER SERVICE from the Airport to Base: € 100

Security Deposit

The said refundable Security Deposit (1.000-3.000 Euro) is required upon embarkation and will cover any damage or loss of the yacht and her equipment during the cruise.

Insurance Deposit:

  • For yachts with 1.500 € Deposit: 225 € non-refundable INSURANCE DEPOSIT
  • For yachts with 2.000 € Deposit: 275 € non-refundable INSURANCE DEPOSIT
  • For yachts with 2.500 € Deposit: 300 € non-refundable INSURANCE DEPOSIT
  • For yachts with 3.000 € Deposit: 350 € non-refundable INSURANCE DEPOSIT

Damage Waiver / Security deposit reduction:

  • For yachts with 1.000€ Deposit: 150€ non-refundable + 350 € refundable
  • For yachts with 1.500€ Deposit: 200€ non-refundable + 450 € refundable
  • For yachts with 2.000€ Deposit: 225€ non-refundable + 600 € refundable
  • For yachts with 2.500€ Deposit: 250€ non-refundable + 750 € refundable


All boats are insured against:

  • Risks arising from liability to third parties and damage to hull, machinery and equipment
  • Third party liability
  • Sea pollution liability
  • A deductible provision is applied, depending on the yachts value.


A down payment will secure your reservation. Final payment of the charter fee is due 4 weeks prior to your arrival. 1-2 weeks before your starting date you will receive details for your local contact person at the marina and a list of suggested items to bring with you from hom for your sailing adventure!

  • The down payment (40% of the total charter fee, depending on the booking date) is paid by bank's transfer to our account upon contract signing.
  • The balance (60% of the charter fee, depending on the booking date) is paid 4 weeks prior to embarkation.

Down payment by wire transfer -without surcharge- or on line payment with credit card -with related credit card fee on top, should be settled within 1 week


IBAN: DE83 4784 0065 0813 1203 00

Cancellation Policy

  • In case you have to cancel your booking, the following terms apply.
  • For bookings cancelled up to 91 days prior to embarkation date / full refund, however there is a 10% administration fee applicable of the charter fee.
  • For bookings cancelled between 90 and 60 days prior to embarkation, 30% of the total cost of the charter is charged.
  • For bookings cancelled between 60 and 30 days prior to embarkation, 50% of the total cost of the charter is charged.
  • For bookings cancelled less than 30 days prior to embarkation, 100% is charged.
  • Refunds will be made only in the event that the yacht will be re-chartered for the same period and at the same price.
  • As with any vacations, we strongly recommend that your sailing trip be insured against any unforeseen circumstances.​
  • No show: Withhold of every paid amount. 

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