Skippered? Bareboat? Crewed? Cabin? Naturist?


How to charter a Yacht - Sailboat from Athens.

We propose different sailboats and yachts. Each one has different qualities, pricing structures and menu selections. Our effort is to present these options and help you to book the vessel that is right for you. If you have a total budget or a budget per person, we can direct you more easily.

The extras (?) of a sailboat or catamaran rental (final cleaning, diesel, skipper, hostess, food, port fee, local transfers, etc.) are paid directly on the spot in cash before departure of the sailboat (the guarantee deposit by credit card) and they are not included in the contract. It is very easy to recover cash from your bank account, through an ATM machine of Greek banks 24/24h. 

Sailboat rental in Greece, the life on board:

A sailing cruise is a unique experience in total cohesion with nature.  It allows you to discover multiple dream locations accessible only by the sea and without ever changing your housing!  This is the only way for visiting 5 islands in comfort in the week.

Departure in the morning, sailing and stop in a wild cove for swimming, rest, lunch and then arrival in a typical port in the afternoon.  From this moment and until the departure of next morning, free program for visiting the island, dinner, amusement, etc.

    How do I reserve and secure my boat choice and dates:

  • 1) First determine the size & accommodation of the yacht you're interested and your departure port.
  • 2) You have also to determine the exact dates of your cruise duration, (Usually Saturday to Saturday).
  • 3) Will you need a skipper or someone from your group is competent and qualified to sail the yacht?

If you are not quite sure what you want, maybe you'll be helped by exploring our website and our pictures, then, thank you to contact us for more specific information.

How much does it cost to rent a yacht?

Each yacht is priced differently.  Rental fees vary according to boat size, model, period and charter duration. 

    Standard conditions for a yacht charter in Greece.

  • Any chartering of sailboats in Greece with or without local skipper is always a ‘bareboat rental’, so you have to cover the additional costs (skipper, gasoil, boat water, port fee, final cleaning) and leave a refundable guarantee deposit (when skippered sometimes is reduced or not requested).
  • At least one sailing certificate or a signed declaration from a qualified is required to prove a sailing experience.
  • Rental duration: Minimum 7 days from Saturday afternoon around 16.30h, to Saturday morning around 09.00h. Upon request otherwise and depending on the charter period.

Choice 1 - Crewed yacht. Luxury vessel with permanent crew:

Full board or half board yacht chartering with a permanent crew of at least one captain and one hostess. Private luxury cruise in motor boat, or traditional boat, or big sailboat, or big catamaran. The full or half board & boat consumables (diesel, gasoline, water) are required in advance or included in the rental price. Navigation limits for motor boats the 6 Beauforts.

Choice 2 - Bareboat. Sailboat without crew / without local skipper:

It is required: 2 sailing certificates, or 1 certificate and 1 signed declaration proving a sailing practice. If you are a qualified with sailing experience, then you can charter a bareboat yacht. Therefore, you will be the skipper and the responsible on board with the help of your crew. Check in & Check out.    Bareboat charter-party.

Choice 3 - Bareboat skippered. Sailboat without crew, with a local skipper

It is desired: 1 certificate or 1 signed declaration proving a sailing practice, (if any or nothing). Skippered charter means that you hire a local skipper and you remain the second skipper on board. This will relieve you of responsibilities for the yacht and gives you a 24 hour guide.      

The local skipper is not a permanent crew of the sailboat. It is proposed as professional on board by the yacht owner, or, he can also becomes part of your group. The skipper fully assumes his responsibilities while sailing for the safety of passengers and of the sailboat, and you remain responsible for yourself, (we propose a personal insurance for the duration of your cruise).

You can participate as you would like, but also you can turn your attention to being closer with your family or friends. Best choice for families with children on board. The skipper will not clean or do groceries but a hostess will.       Skippered charter-party.

Choice 4 - Cabin charter +half board. Sailboat without crew, with a local skipper.

It is desired: 1 certificate or 1 signed declaration proving a sailing practice (or nothing). This is the cheapest and easiest way to enjoy hands on sailing without the hassle of complicated advanced of planning. You are chartering a double cabin or a single berth with 'half board’. This option is more suitable for singles, couples and small groups of friends. You share the same boat with others who have the same interests as you. You are following a pre-fixed sailing schedule. No deposit required no responsibility on navigation, no Check-in, no Check-out.      Back on top

One way Charter: (Bareboat or Skippered)

Choosing one way cruise from one charter base to another you will be able to move more away. Also one way cruise downwind gives you a longer range and is usually more comfortable than a windward beat. One way charters come with an additional fee, covering the way back of the yacht (skipper’s fee, fuel, etc), unless it is proposed in advance as 'transfer boat charter' between 2 charter bases.   

Yacht charter booking procedure & confirmation:

If you have a total budget or a budget per person, we can direct you more easily. Upon receiving your final decision on boat choice, fixed dates and final rental cost, we will check the availability so we will put a hold on your dates & yacht for you. To secure a hold date, it is required an initial deposit.

A hold means that we will hold your dates and yacht choice for the next 3-5 working days, in order to confirm your rental by an initial deposit. Deposit amounts vary from yacht to yacht and depending of early or late booking date ((35% - 100%).

Balances must be settled in total 30 days prior embarkation date. An amount of euro 500-1000 can be settled upon embarkation by cash only. It is very easy to recover cash from your bank account, through ATM machines of Greek banks.    Back on top

Booking and Charter-Party Agreement:

In order to complete the yacht rental, a charter party needs to be signed between the contracting parties. All yacht rentals in Greece are based on a standard charter-party (official document in 5 copies).  The charter-party will be signed after the charter is booked.

In order to complete the charter-party it is requested: full name, postal address, nationality and a copy of ID card of the Charterer. We also will need copy of a document proving his/her sailing experience. The amount of yacht chartering is shown only on the charter party. All extra charter costs (fuel, skipper, outboard, end cleaning, etc) can be reported as options only, otherwise they will incur additional tax.

Refundable security deposit:

For all bareboat rentals a guarantee deposit of 1000-3000€ (accordingly the size and model of yacht) is requested upon the delivery by credit card (or by cash). This deposit will be refunded in total when the boat will be redelivered back in the same excellent condition it was at the departure. For a bareboat skippered yacht, sometimes the deposit is not requested or it is reduced.

Additional costs:

Most of times 'extras' are not including in the prices like: end cleaning, outboard, spinnaker, etc. However some essentials like your consumables (port fee, fuel, ice cubes, tickets, etc) should be provided as normal costs and they are not included in the charter party.

Insurance;

All suggested vessels are insured against: Third party liability, sea pollution and serious damages to the hull, machinery and equipment.  We advise an extra personal insurance for the duration of your charter.  More info online here: http://www.e-skipper.com/skipper/index.asp?x_id=395&sfx=eu      Back on top