Skippered? Bareboat? Crewed? Cabin? Naturist?


Yacht rental in Athens - Booking conditions 

How to charter a yacht in Greece.  We offer different sailboats and yachts. Each one has different qualities and pricing structures, according to boat size, charter period, duration, and type of yacht (sailboat, catamaran, motor-sailers).

Most of the sailboats can accommodate up to 10 people (including skipper if any), and fewer up to 12 people, both in 4-5 cabins. Catamarans have higher chartering prices comparing sailboats.

As a standard in Greece, most yacht-chartering starts Saturday afternoon ±17.00h, ending Saturday morning ±09.00h, (7 charter days).  Upon request otherwise if possible (ATLANTIS 43).  Booking procedure &cancelation terms lower in this page.

'COVID-19 and Yacht Chartering in Greece'

Yacht rental in Greece, first steps:

  • 1) Determine size, model, accommodation of yacht, as well departure & return ports.
  • 2) Determine the exact dates of your cruise duration (Saturday to Saturday =7 days).
  • 3) Will you need a skipper or you are competent and qualified to sail a yacht?
  • Running costs: Fuel, boat water, port fee, end cleaning. Optional: skipper, hostess.

Standard conditions for a bareboat yacht charter.

Any sailboat or catamaran rental in Greece with or without local skipper is always a 'bareboat rental’.  A refundable security deposit it is required, (when skippered could be reduced or not requested).

Choice 1.  Crewed luxury yachts:

  • Traditional vessels with a permanent crew of 3-5.  Private cruise with traditional Classic Yachts.  Included full board or half board on board. 

Choice 2.  Yacht charter with a local skipper

  • Desired: 1 sailing certificate (if any) or nothing. A skippered yacht charter means that you hire a local skipper.  This ensures carefree sailing holidays and a 24/24h guide on board.  The local skipper will take care of you and of your rental boat.  User-friendly navigation, best choice for families.  A skipper will cost ±150€/day +VAT, a hostess ±110-130€/day +VAT. The skipper will not clean or do groceries, but a hostess will.  No check-in, no check-out.  agreement of 'Atlantis 43'

Choice 3. Yacht charter without a local skipper

  • Requirements: 2 valid sailing certificates, or 1 certificate and 1 signed declaration (on spot) declaring knowledge for handling a sailboat. A bareboat yacht charter means that you will skipper the yacht with some help of your crew.  You remain the person in charge until the check-out back at the base.  Bareboats do best when there is some role in the team. Security deposit by credit card or cash.  Check-in and check-out.  Bareboat Agreement

4. Cabin charter with a local skipper +half board

  • Desired: 1 sailing certificate (if any) or nothingThis is the easiest way to enjoy hands-on sailing without the hassle of complicated advanced of charter planning.  You are chartering only a double cabin or a single berth with 'half board’ services on board.  Best choice for singles, couples and small groups of friends.  You share the same boat with others with the same interests as you, and you are following a pre-fixed sailing schedule.  No responsibilities on navigation.

5. Chartering one way cruise

  • Choosing a one-way cruise from one charter base to another, you will be able to move more away.  Also, a one-way cruise when downwind gives you a longer range and is usually more comfortable than a windward beat.  Additional fee for covering the way back of the yacht (skipper’s fee, fuel, tickets), unless it is proposed in advance as a 'transfer of yacht' between 2 charter bases.       

Booking procedure, confirmation, charter-party

Once has been agreed your yacht choice, the yacht will be on hold for your dates. To ensure the holding yacht for your dates, an initial deposit (40% -50%) is required within the next 3-4 business days in order your rental to be confirmed.  Balances must be received in total up to 40 days prior embarkation date, or otherwise has been agreed. Booking procedure (pdf)

In order to complete the yacht rental, a charter party (agreement) needs to be signed between the contracting parties (official document in 5 copies). It is your responsibility to read it carefully. The amount of yacht fee is showing only on the charter party, otherwise, any extra cost will incur additional taxes.  charter-party (pdf),  charter-party 'Atlantis 43' (pdf).

2020 - Our modified chartering periods:

C: May & June. -  B: July  - A: August  - B: Sept  - D: October - November.

Refundable security deposit: 

For all bareboat rentals a guarantee deposit of 1000-3500€ is requested by credit card or by cash, and it is retained upon the re-delivery of yacht.  It will be refunded in total when the yacht will be re-delivered back in the same condition it was at the departure. 

Responsibilities - Cancelation - Insurance

Both parties to comply with the terms of the charter-party and of our booking & cancellation policy (below). Any cancellation by the Charterer after the initial deposit and prior to the charter period must be notified in time by e-mail or by letter and will be settled as follows: 

  • Cancellation 91 days or more prior to embarkation: 40% withholding.
  • Cancellation 90 - 41 days prior to embarkation: 50-60% withholding.
  • Cancellation less than 40 days to embarkation: 100% withholding.

We will attempt to rebook any last-minute cancellations, according to the charter period and availability of our yachts. If the canceled yacht will be re-rented for the same canceled period and under the same conditions, cancelation fees will be refunded in total, minus -150€ processing & bank fee. 

All suggested vessels are insured against Third-party liability, sea pollution and serious damages to the hull, machinery, and equipment.  We advise extra personal travel insurance for the duration of the cruise. More info online here: 

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