Greece is the most perfect place for a sailing vacation, with an extensive coastline and countless islands, bays, and little coves to explore.
Ionian Sea, Argosaronikos, Cyclades, Dodecanese and Sporades will let you absolute satisfied
for your choice for sailing in Greece. You need years and years to cover all this sea land.
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The Ionian Islands, also knows as the Eptánisos (Seven Islands), are strung out along the west coast of Greece from the Albanian frontier to the Peloponnese. In this westerly situation, with more rain than most other parts of Greece, the islands have a mild climate and lush growth of vegetation. Due to less severe winds than in other regions these islands form the perfect ground for a yacht charter holiday with kids or less experienced crew. Charter bases can be found in Preveza, Corfu and Lefkas.
There are traces of settlements on the Ionian Islands dating back to the Paleolithic period. Scientific opinion has concluded that the first inhabitants who appeared here came from the Peloponese. Homer's epics provide valuable evidence regarding their first years of history. It appears that during the 8th century BC, for example, Greeks came to the Ionian from Euboia (Evia) and the Peloponese. Lefkada flourished especially during the archaic period (700-478 BC), while Kefalonia blossomed in the classical period (478-323 BC) when Corfu rose to being a strong naval power.
After the end of the Peloponnesian War, the leadership of Alexander the Great and Hellenistic period, came the Roman conquest. During the 9th-11th centuries AD, in the middle of the Byzantine Empire, the Ionian Islands took on an active role in combating pirates and the development of commerce between East and West. From the 14th century AD onwards the Ionian Islands came under the control of the Venetians. The Venetian domination of the islands left its strong mark both in terms of a strongly class differentiated society and through its development of commerce, the arts and crafts.
By the end of the 18th century, with the breakdown of the Venetian democracy, the islands successively passed under French domination, then to the Russo-Turkish alliance, when the Ionian state was created, and finally to the British. On the 21st of May 1864 the Ionian Islands become incorporated within the modern Greek state.
Today the 7 Islands are cosmopolitan and popular with tourists and welcome a large number of them each year, thanks to the unequaled natural beauty and the friendly and hospitable locals. From Corfu till Zante, the Ionian Islands have kept their traditional colors and their character that can be seen even through the speech and pronunciation of the local people. These islands are known to be the birthplace of art and literature, and songs and serenades can be heard from every corner, and for those who have had a chance to visit them, they are sure to remain unforgettable.
Corfu is one of the most beautiful and green destinations which combines a populous east coast with many beaches and a wild west coast with cliff-faced inlets and coastlines. Opposite Corfu lies the Sivota islands with the village of Mourtos on the mainland in a pleasant wooded setting. On the coastline to the south lies Parga a delightful place built down the steep slopes to the waters edge.
Paxi is a beautiful destination with fine beaches at the east cost covered by endless olive trees. At the west coast there are wild cliffs with impressive caves. The channel formation of the harbour of Paxi is worth seeing. Antipaxi a smaller island south of Paxi is famous for the turquoise water and the sandy beaches.
Lefkas is situated in the middle of the Ionian. To the south lies Onasis island Scorpios and the island of Meganisi. The strait between Meganisi and Lefkas is one of the loveliest channels in the Ionian. The area has a lot of wooded bays and nice fishing villages.
Ithaka is the famous island of Ulysses the hero of Homer. The west coast of the island is steep and almost barren in contrast to the green, gentle shoreline on the east. Ithaka has many interesting bays and villages like the main harbour Vathi, Frikes and the amphitheatric Kioni.
Cephalonia is the largest and most mountainous island in the Ionian. There are bare rocky slopes alternating with valleys of pine forests. The Fiskardo town in the north entrance of the channel between Ithaka and Cephalonia is a popular spot for yachts. The many small bays of this green wooded stretch of coastline are suitable for an overnight stay.
Zakynthos is the southernmost of the Ionian islands. It is a beautiful island distinguished by the emerald green of its sea, the pine-studded mountains and by beaches as far as the eye can see. The Venetians called Zakynthos "the flower of the Levant". It is famous as the main Careta-caretaloggerhead turtle nesting ground at Laganas beach.
Sailing routes in Ionian
One week sailing starting from Corfu
- Marina Gouvia - Sivota (Mourtos)
- Sivota - Paxi
- Paxi - Antipaxi
- Antipaxi - Parga
- Parga - Corfu town
- Corfu town - Marina Gouvia
Two weeks sailing starting from Corfu
- Marina Gouvia - Parga
- Parga - Lefkas
- Lefkas - Nidri
- Nidri - Meganisi
- Meganisi - Ithaka
- Ithaka - Fiskardo (Kefalonia)
- Fiskardo - Kalamos
- Kalamos - Lefkas
- Lefkas - Antipaxi
- Antipaxi - Paxi
- Paxi - Sivota (Mourtos)
- Sivota - Corfu town
- Corfu town - Marina Gouvia
The Saronic Gulf islands are among the Athenians favorite resorts as they are located close to the capital. Each one of the five islands has its own character and color. The varied landscape and ancient archeological sites are a magnet for both Greeks and visitors from abroad. The Saronic islands of Aegina, Poros, Angistri, Hydra, Dokos, Spetses and the Peloponnesian coast offer smooth sailing sheltered from strong winds. Here, the Meltemi (winds from the North, usually strong especially in July and August) does not blow as regularly as it does in the Cyclades or the Dodecanese, if it does blow from North to North East, its strength is usually about force 4-5, it is normally less around the Methana peninsula and Poros.
If the Meltemi does not blow, the wind is generally from the South, force 2-3. In the Hydra Gulf and Argolic Gulf, the wind is mostly from the South East, blowing force 3-5 dying down at night.
According to legend, Aegina was named after the daughter of Asopos. She was kidnapped by Zeus who brought her to the then, uninhabited island. There, they bore a son named Aiakos, who later became king of the island. The archeological record shows the island to have been inhabited since the Neolithic period and is thought to be the birthplace of the poet, Aristophanis.
The works of Pausanios state that the temples of Aphrodite, Apollo, Artemis, Dionisos and Asklipios were located near the harbor. A pillar has been recovered from the temple of Apollo (Doric period - 6th century B.C.). It can be seen on the small picturesque hill named Kolonas. The most important archeological site is located on the east of the island near Agia Marina where the temple of Aphaia is to be found. Aphaia is an ancient goddess and protector of the island.
Poros is a volcanic island which was created from the joining of Kalavria and Sveria. It is located very close to Argolida in the Peloponnese, separated only by a very narrow channel. The ancient ruins of the Temple of Poseidon are to found 5 km from the main town, on the road to the monastery of Zoodochos Pighis. The temple was built in the 6th century B.C. According to legend, this is where Dimosthenis drank the "konio" poison and died.
The town of Poros is built in keeping with Greek island tradition with blue and white colors. On the road to Neorio there are numerous small inlets with sandy beaches and pine trees which almost reach the sea. Approaching the island from the sea provides an unforgettable view. On the other side of the town, small boats take visitors to Argolida, where there is a large lemon orchard.
Spetses is located at the entrance of the Argolikos bay. The island has been inhabited since 2,000 B.C. and ancient ruins have been found at Agia Marina along with clay utensils and idols. In ancient times the island was called "Pytiousa" since it was covered with pine trees. Today, the island is famous its unique architecture, picturesque mansions and varied landscape. Also of note is the landscape with a beautiful combination of pine trees, rocks, sand and sea. Motor vehicles are not allowed on the island and the most popular means of transport are by horse and cart or bicycle.
The most famous sites are the mansion of Bouboulina, the heroine of the 1821 revolution along with the mansion of Mexis which has now been turned into a museum. Also of note is the church of Agia Marina. Among the beaches on the island, the most well known are Agii Anargyri and Agia Paraskevi.
Sailing routes in Argosaronic
1.Nea Peramos -Salamina Port - Aegina (main port)
2.Poros - Hydra
3.Hydra - Porto Heli
4.Nafplio (Nafplion) - Leonidion
5.Leonidion - Monemvasia
6.Monemvasia - Kyparissi
7.Kyparissi - Spetses
8.Spetses - Hermioni
9.Hermioni - Aegina (Perdika)
10.Perdika - Cape Sounion (Sounio)
11.Cape Sounion (Sounio) - Nea Peramos
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This is the central group of islands in the Aegean, so called because they surround the rocky Delos, (cyclo means ring inGreek), the ancient trade, political and religious centre of the world. This group of islands consists of 21 bigger islands and 20 smaller ones' Sailing charters in greece Greek islands ' , all of them a delight, each has its own special character and charm. TheCyclades are considered by most to be the typical part of Greece, with its charming white washed houses and windmills, its beautiful sunny beaches, the ancient ruins, small tavernas with good food and wine are found everywhere. You can enjoy the lively nightlife of Mykonos, the tourist heart of Greece, the cosmopolitan flavour of Paros, Naxos and Ios, the natural beauty and architectural style of Santorini and of course Tinos, the centre of the orthodox faith' Greek islands charter sailling in greece '.
As a contrast to these islands, you will enjoy the simpler but no less important pleasures of the other islands, such as Kea, Sikinos, Kithnos, Serifos, Sifnos, Milos, Amorgos and Andros etc.Do not miss a chance to sail down to the small islands such as Dhonoussa, Skhinoussa, Iraklia and Koufonisia, where you can explore unspoiled small hamlets, fully protected small ports and anchorages, attractive places which are a delight to visit, you could not imagine that they still exist! The prevailing wind in the summer is the Meltemi blowing from the North, it begins to blow in June, blows strongest in July/August and subsides from the middle of September. In July and August the wind blows at force 5-6 and may reach force 7-8. It may blow for 1-3 days or sometimes blow for 1 week continuously. In the other months the wind strength is less, around force 3-4. In the Northern Cyclades it blows from North East, in the middle Cyclades from the North, in the Southern Cyclades it blows from the North West.In the South West islands it is less strong. During spring and autumn, you may be faced with winds coming from the South. In general, the sailing conditions are much more demanding that in other areas of Greece, therefore we advise the Cyclades route be taken for a minimum of at least two weeks holiday
Mykonos is the most popular and sophisticated holiday resort of the Aegean, and some travelers consider it the ultimate, cosmopolitan retreat in the entire Mediterranean. Mykonos has more bars and restaurants than most Greek islands and the quality of the beaches, food, music, precious jewelry, and nightlife is second to none ...
Ios Island, lies on the southern side of the Cyclades , between Naxos and Santorini. Ios Island is 107 nautical miles from Piraeus, that is, a trip of 7 hours by ordinary ferry. Ios island is mountainous with Pirgos (717 metres), Profitis Ilias (500 metres) and Megalo Vouno (388 metres) as its highest peaks. Among the mountains there are lovely and fertile valleys. The 1,600 inhabitants of Ios are mainly engaged in agriculture and stock-breeding. The island produces cereal, oil, vegetables, and figs. The climate is dry and very healthy all through the year and favours cultivation.
Ios has a strong traditional Cycladic colour. Its houses, descending the hill, have their sparkling whiteness interrupted only by belfries and blue domes. Ios is decorated with small scenic bays, countless chapels, vineyards, and olive trees, all set under the clear bright Cycladic sky. A significant number of tourists visit each the island every summer to enjoy the day-long, night-long parties on the beach, and in the bars, clubs and cafes. Ios said to be also the burial place of Homer ( his supposed grave is the north of the island).
Ios, the "Queen of Young Tourists", has a vivid night life. The locals are hospitable people who like visitors, especially young ones, and try to make their stay as nice as possible. There are special tourist units which have developed in recent years, employing a great number of the inhabitants and accommodating visitors who come to Ios in the summer months
Santorini is the last of the Cyclades islands to the South. The closests islands are Ios, Folegandros, Sikinos to the North, Anafi and Amorgos to the East and Crete to the South.
We refer to it as one, but actually it is a complex of five islands. Santorini (Thira) is the main island and around it Thirasia and Aspronisi (parts of the ancient Stroggili) and the two volcanic islands Palea Kameni and Nea Kameni.
It was one island named Stroggili (circle in Greek) until about 1645 BC, when the volcano in the middle of the island erupted and Caldera was created. The two volcanic islands appeared much later from various eruptions starting from 157 BC until the last one in the 20th century (1950).
Many reasons made this island famous worldwide and more or less we all have seen a picture of it (it was that picture the travel agency used for Greece). There is a talk about the connection between Thira and mythical Atlantis. Also Jules Verne made Santorini famous with its books "Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea" and "The mysterious island" where captain Nemo and his crew watch the volcano eruption. He was one of the visitors and scientists that came to Thira during the eruptions of 1866 - 1870 and wrote the well known book just after it. It is realy the mysterious island, the volcano rules, the caldera view is the most breathtaking one on the planet!
Sailing routes in Cyclades
1. Paros - Sifnos
2. Sifnos - Serifos
3. Serifos - Syros
4. Syros - (Rinia - Delos) - Myconos
5. Myconos - (Rinia - Delos) - Naxos
The Sporades islands group lies off the eastern shore of mainland Greece and consists of 11 islands of which only 4 are inhabited: Skiathos, Skopelos, Alonnisos and Skyros. These Greek islands are characterized by dense vegetation and mountainous terrain and are world known as some of the bluest and cleanest seas one will ever come across and experience. Each of these has its own beauty and charm and has something unique to offer the visitor.
Alonissos is one of the most beautiful and authentic islands of the Sporades and is the ideal destination for those who are searching for peace and relaxation.
The island is covered by dense vegetation and is mostly known for the incredible beaches in clean crystal emerald waters it offers. The waters are considered as the cleanliness of the Aegean.
The island is known in Greece for its amazing beaches with the turquoise crystal waters, surrounded by pines and marble formations. Many consider that the island of Alonissos has the cleanest waters of the Greece Aegean Sea. The island has a marine park that houses a rare species of Seal, the Monachus Monachus. Most of the beaches are preserved in their natural aspect and only a few of them are organised.
Skiathos is considered to be an ideal destination for your holidays as it is a much-frequented resort, atraditional island and a naturally beautiful site at the same time. The organized tourist substructure, the insular mentality and the natural beauty of the island compose an irresistible icon of attraction that shall definitely impress you.
The island of Skiathos belongs to the Sporades Islands cluster, which is situated opposite the coastline of the island of Evia and opposite the geographical district of Thessalia. Furthermore, Skiathos covers an area of 48 sq. km., it has a coastline of 44 km and it also has approximately 5.150 inhabitants.
Skiathos throbs with revitalizing lush verdure, extended sandy beaches, piney refreshing regions andcrystal clear waters, while numerous magnificent settlements that are outspread all over the impressive landscape embellish the island in a unique manner. In addition, interesting historical monuments and amazing human creations integrated the unparalleled beautifulness of Skiathos.
The homonymous capital of Skiathos, despite its broad tourist development, maintains its unique picturesqueness. The piney peninsula at the entrance of the port, the important lake - hydro biotope, the ruins of the Venetian castle, the historical monuments, the neoclassical buildings, the sacred churches and the monasteries, the museum e.t.c. are the main sightseeing of the capital.
The Dodecanese Islands are composed of twelve major islands: Astypalea, Leros, Lipsi, Nisyros, Kalymnos, Karpathos, Kastellorizo, Kos, Patmos, Rhodes, Tilos … They are the most oriental area of Greece, in the southeast part of the Aegean Sea, and is located just a couple of kilometers from Turkey. These islands have everything to offer to the visitors: whitewashed houses, beautiful beaches with crystal waters, charming villages, exciting nightlife and more…
Kos town is the capital of the island. It combines historic monuments with a modern planning of broad streets bordered with trees, big squares, and houses with gardens. Throughout the town you will find an abundance of trees, bushes and flowers: fir, pine tree, cypress, eucalyptus, oak, jar mine, lilac, acacia and hibiscus. Take a stroll on the rock paved streets of the old town where you will find numerous tourist shops or maybe lie on the sandy beaches under the sun. When it gets dark, there is a rich variety of restaurants and taverns with Greek and international cousine. At night there are a number of places to go to, depending how quiet or ... wild you want to spend you night: Greek bouzoukia, dance bars, discos.
The villages of Kos are accessed through the main road of the island. The nearer ones can be reached by bicycle while the farther ones by motorcycle or car.
The city of Rhodes is one of the biggest municipalities of all the Greek islands.It is the financial and cultural center of the south eastern Aegean ,and successfully combines a lively present with a rich historical past. There are many reasons why Rhodes island is the most popular resort of the Mediterranean : The natural surroundings include crystal clear beaches, many parks , (in Rhodes town) the bright sun, add to the warm hospitality of the islanders themselves
The city of Rhodes town has an excellent tourist infrastructure and offers a wide variety of entertainment such as night life, sports, cultural events ,and day trips to wonderful Lindos and neighboring islands. Highly recommend to visit Simi island for a day trip. Finally, visitors have the opportunity to learn something of the colourfull history of the city of Rhodes ,visit the museums ,or go sightseeing.
Sailing routes in Dodecanese
1.Kos - Kalymnos
2.Kalymnos - Leros
3.Leros - Patmos
4.Astypalea - Nissiros 5.Nissiros - Tilos
6.Tilos - Halki
7.Halki - Rhodes (Rodos)
8.Rhodes (Rodos) - Symi
9.Symi - Kos
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|Dr. Michael Ruhland from Germany 10-10-2009|
Dear George, I want you to know how much I appreciate working with your company. As you know I wanted to arrange a college graduation trip for my two sons. A cruise of the Greek Islands would be perfect. I found your website to be very user friendly and informative and received very prompt responses to my questions. After communicating with you personally via email I became very comfortable with my choice. We selected the Oceanis381 yacht. My sons are still enthusiastic about the trip. They say the food was excellent, the crew was vety helpfull and kind, and the schedule well planned yet flexible. Your help with hotels and sending a car to pick them up added to the ease of arranging this trip. I have given your website to others and plan to schedule this same cruise for me personally--if not summer 2008 then certainly very soon. Thank you again
Mr. Paul Berrington from England 25-7-2009
Just taking a moment since getting back from my charter to let you know what an absolutely wonderful perfect sailing trip this was! The boat was laid out perfectly and the captain was one of the best I ever sailed with. He took us to some really nice out of the way snorkeling spots, great night-life, unbelievable fishing and was totally accommodating for our every need. You certainly will be hearing from us again and other people I have already given recommendations. You were super! Thanks for everything. We will come back soon.
Mr. Gruber from Austria 12-9-2009
Sailing in Greece is for sure one of the most beautiful and unforgettable experiences you can enjoy in life. It combines cultureand history, inspiration, adventure, relaxation, and romance...
2015-10-23 23:17 GMT+03:00 Mud Shurko
Sailing Ionian Sea, june 2015
anchoring in Vari Bay, Kefalonia,
Pos. 38°23'24.94"N 20°36'34.21"E
our yacht: Bavaria 38 Cruiser (2008) TAKISMysterious Kefalonia.
Walks ashore under ancient olive trees, we find ruined farms and houses, mysterious stone circles, a stone dome with animal bones, and a magical atmosphere.
The bay is attended particularly in the morning and evening by numerous goats, drinking the freshwater emerging here .
And there are numerous butterflies too, then feasting on our wine glasses. We have therefore named the bay to Weinrüssler Bay.see:
Mr & Mrs Simonetta 13-20/8/2016
Lagoon 39 (EXPLORER)
An amazing trip with GR sailing. A real and authentic sailing wonderful experience, completely tailor made to our wishes. Highly knowledged, skilled and sensible skipper, with a warmful (and super good cook) hostess! We would recommend anyone who want to sail from Lefkada to hire GR sailing. For our kids, it' s been "their best holidays ever" (in their own words). They learned how to sail, how to fish, etc. Our skipper has been amazing with the kids: patience, kindness and sensitivity. They did everything so that our trip would be an unforgettable experience.
I booked this sailing holiday for my family,my 2 Sons with 1 girlfriend,,Wife.Mother and Father Inlaw for some it was there first sailing experiance.We had only done 1 week before so decided to go for 2 weeks and it was the right thing to do,we had a truly amazing time and shared some life time memories together.We saw on 2 occassiona dolphins along side the boat flying through the water,many diffrent islands,we watched the sun rise and go dwon in some of the most beautiful settings you can imagine.Our Skiipper Costas who only 20 years old was truly amazing and sailed us around for the 2 weeks and felt very safe in his hnads and his tour was exteptional.The food on all the Islands was good value and genrally a high standard.
Wewill be back to continue this saling journey in the future ...Paul Hann and MyFamily ...
Carsten Steffen MARISA Oceanis 38.1
VERY HAPPY AGAIN. ALREADY BOOKED 3 TIMES WITH GR SAILING. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED !!!
2/8/2019 9:42:23 μμ
hhjmulder TAKIS II
We are very satisfied, good service and very friendly personal.
23/8/2019 10:39:24 μμ
Very satisfied with the boat and the entire experience. Great and very helpful staff. Coming back 5th year.
13/9/2019 8:30:46 μμ
HRISTOV Stoyanov IRO
to spend a lot of time with my family. My wife and kids are so happy.
20/9/2019 7:43:35 μμ
Yes, the was very satisfied. Service and equipment was very good.
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Clause 1: Stating time and ending Time
The Owner agrees to let on bare-boat charter and the CHARTERER agrees to charter the unattended above mentioned
Yacht (hereinafter called “the yacht”) for the period as stated above and commencing on the stated check in time,on the
Stated starting day and ending on the stated check out time on the stated ending day fir the sum as stated.
Agrees not to enter into any other Agreement for the Charter of the Yacht for the same period.
The signature of this Agreement (or official electronic, on line, acceptance) by the OWNER and/or his Agents becomes valid
And binds the OWNER to his obligations hereinafter mentioned only on condition that the OWNER will actually receive the
Sums of the payments as indicated under “Charter Freight and Method of Payment” and “Extra costs and Method of Payment”
Above, in time.
Clause 3.a: Delivery
The OWNER agrees:
To fit out the Yacht and to hand her to the CHARTERER ,without crew, afloat, clean, ready for sea, with all the gear and
Equipment indicated in the Yacht’s brochure, the boat presentation page of www.grsailing.gr and it’s inventory list and in
Proper running and seaworthy condition at the check in point.
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To insure the Yacht and her equipment against fire, marine and collision risks and third party damage and against any and all
Loss or damage in excess of the stated insurance excess amount and the CHARTERER shall therefore be relieved of ant and
all liability which is covered by the said Policy, provided that such loss or damage is not caused or contributed to by any act of
gross negligence or willful default on his part. Should the OWNER fail or elect not to effect such insurance he shall assume
the same responsibilities as if the Yacht were so insured, but he shall not be under any liability for the loss or damage to the
personal property of or for any injury to the CHARTERER or any person on board with his permission.
For safety reasons on the yacht there is tracker that is necessary for the covering form the insurance company.
Clause 3.c: Delayed Delivery- Excess delay.
To employ every reasonable effort to ensure delivery of the yacht on the date and at the place mentioned in Clauses 1 and
3a hereof, but if for any cause whatsoever the Yacht shall not be available, the CHARTERER shall have the right of choice of
one of following possibilities:
- I. Provided that the following charter commitment of the Yacht allows it and that the OWNER agrees, to prolong the period
Of charter by the same length of time by which the delivery has been delayed.
- II. To leave the date of termination unchanged as in Clause 1 hereof and to refunded by the OWNER with an amount
Proportional to the time by which delivery was delayed at the rate corresponding to the total charter fees in Clause 1 hereof.
III. If the delay of delivery exceeds one fourth (1/4) of the total charter time to cancel the Agreement and be refunded by the
OWNER with the total amount paid for this charter. In any of the events mentioned in the Clause , neither party shall be liable
To pay to the other any other compensation for any loss or damage resulting from the curtailment of the cancellation of this
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The CHARTERER agrees:
To redeliver the Yacht to the OWNER at the stated check in port cleaned –up, together with all her equipment in the same
Good condition as she was at take-over, at the time designated in Clause 1, but, unless the Yacht has become a total loss, if
He shall for any reason fail to deliver the Yacht at the aforesaid date and time to pay to the OWNER demurrage at the rate of
The charter price per day of this Agreement increased by fifty percent (50%) for every day of fractional part of a day there-
After until delivery has been effected, if he leaves the Yacht at any place other than the place designated in his Clause, to
Pay to the OWNER all expenses involved in transferring the Yacht to the place of redelivery and pro-rata demurrage as above
For the number of days required for this transfer, as well as for any loss or damage not covered by the insurance policy, which
May occur on or to the Yacht until she has been taken over again the OWNER.
Clause 4.b: Deposit and Guaranty
To leave on deposit and as guaranty with the owner on taking over the Yacht the amount stated to meet in whole or in part
Any claim by the OWNER in respect of any loss or damage to the yacht and/or her equipment not recoverable under the policy of insurance as in Clause 3(b) hereof and for any claim by the OWNER in respect of the provisions of Clause 4(a)
Above. The aforesaid deposit shall be refunded to the CHARTERER, subject to the provisions above, after inspection of the
Yacht, her gear and her inventory by the Owner.
Clause 4.c: Restrictions in the use of the yacht Composition of CHARTERER’S Party and Cruise Limits
Clause 4.d: Observance of Customs and Diving Laws
Not to use the Yacht for racing or for towing other craft, except in an emergency, or generally for any purpose other than that
of private pleasure of the CHARTERER and his party which should include not less than ONE (1) qualified skipper and ONE
(1) experienced crew member but not more than maximum allowed persons, which are stated above (PAX), in all at sea,
or to accommodate aboard any person other than those shown on the crew/passenger manifest nor to take the Yacht or
permit her to be taken outside the cruising area mentioned nor to sublet the Yacht without the written consent of the owner.
The CHARTERER agrees not to allow any person on board to commit any act contrary to the custom laws of Greece or of
any country or contrary to the laws pertaining to fishing or under water fishing not to seek and/or take possession of objects of
archaeological nature or value and that in case any such act is committed this Agreement shall thereupon terminate, but
without prejudice to any rights of the OWNER and that the CHARTERER shall carry alone any resulting responsibilities and
he shall answer alone to the appropriate Authorities.
Clause 4.e: Agreement for Towing the Yacht
The CHARTERER agrees to take every possible preventive measure and precaution to avoid to bring the Yacht in any
condition in which the Yacht will need to be towed to any point by another vessel, but should such a necessity arise, in-spite
of the CHARTERER’S efforts to negotiate and agree with the captain of the other vessel on the price to be paid, before
allowing the Yacht to be towed.
Clause 4.f: Restrictions in Leaving port
Not to leave o port or anchorage if the wind force is or is predicted to be over six (6) of the Beaufort Scale or if the harbor
Authorities have imposed o prohibition of sailing or while the Yacht has unprepared damage or any of her vital parts such as
Engine, sails, rig, bilge pump, anchoring gear, navigation lights, compass, safety equipment etc. are not in good working
condition or without sufficient reserves of fuel or in general, when weather conditions or the state of the Yacht or it’s crew or a
combination of them concerning the safety of the Yacht and her crew is doubtful .
Clause 4.g: Restrictions in the Use of Canvas Restrictions in Navigation
Clause 4.h: Yacht Log
When necessary, to promptly reduce canvas and not to allow the Yacht to be found sailing under an amount of canvas
greater than the one insuring comfortable sailing without excessive strains and stresses on the rigging and the sails, not to
sail the Yacht in any area not sufficiently covered by the charts at his disposal or without having previously studied the charts
of the area and other printed aids on board thoroughly, not to sail the Yacht at night without all navigation lights functioning or
without sufficient watch on deck.
To keep the Yacht’s Log Book up to date, noting each day the port of call, the state of the Yacht and it’s equipment,any
change in the composition of the crew when at sea, regularly, the times positions, weather conditions,
sail plan and hours of engine operation.
Clause 4.i: Itinerary
To plan and to carry out the Yacht’s itinerary in such a manner as to reach the port of call farthest away from the point at
which the Yacht must be returned to the OWNER (Turn-Around Point) within the first one third (1/3) of the charter period and
that two days prior to the termination of the charter the Yacht’s port of call shall lie at a distance not greater than forty (40)
Nautical Miles from the point at which the Yacht is to e returned to the OWNER.
Clause 4.k: Reports of Yacht’s Position and State
Clause 5: CHARTERER’S Sailing Qualifications
To report by telephone or cable to the OWNER at reasonable intervals (every 3 days) the position and state of the yacht and
of her passengers, as well as in the event of any damage of the yacht.
To study and acquire a working knowledge of any printed matter pertaining to the proper handling of the Yacht and to the
conditions in the cruising area which may be made available to him by the OWNER.
For the case where the CHARTERER (or any person of his party) shall act as Captain of the yacht, this agreement is entered
into on this basis of the CHARTERER’S (or the relevant person from the party) competence in sailing, seamanship and
navigation stated by him in writing and in the event of any error, omission or misinterpretation in this respect being
subsequently discovered, the OWNER shall be entitled to terminate this Agreement forthwith and to retain the Charter fees
For the case where the CHARTERER (or any person of his party) shall not act as Captain of the Yacht, Clause 6 and/or
Additional Condition (b) of this document apply.
Clause 6: Test of Sailing Competence of CHARTERER and his Crew
The Owner (or his representatives) may require the CHARTERER and his crew to demonstrate their competence in
handling and navigating the Yacht safety by actually operating the Yacht at sea with the OWNER (or his representative)
aboard and should the CHARTERER and/or his crew fail to satisfy the OWNER in this respect, the OWNER may terminate
this Agreement as stated in Clause 5 above or place aboard the Yacht a seaman, if one acceptable by both the OWNER and
the CHARTERER, is available, at the expense of the CHARTERER, for as many days as the OWNER will consider necessary
for the safety of the Yacht and her passengers and any time required for this test of the CHARTERER’S competence and
seamanship will be part of the agreed Charter period.
Clause 7: Take-Over of the Yacht & Time required for it
The delivery of the Yacht to the CHARTERER will be made at the commencement of the charter period as designated in
Clause 1 . The time required to demonstrate the Yacht to the CHARTERER and to familiarize him with her shall be part of the
agreed charter time. The free use of the Yacht will be granted to the CHARTERER after ha has signed the Take-Over form.
Clause 8: Acceptance of the Yacht CHARTERER’S Responsibility during Charter time
Before signing the aforesaid form, the CHARTERER shall have the right to inspect the Yacht, her gear and her inventory
thoroughly to ascertain that all are available and in good working condition, except as may be noted thereon, but the signature
of the Take-Over from by the CHARTERER shall be deemed to imply acceptance of the Yacht which thereafter will be in the
CHARTERER’S full responsibility and the CHARTERER shall have no right to claim for any loss of time or expense
occasloned by any accident or breakdown or failure of any part of the Yacht.
Clause 9: Running Expenses Repairs of Damages
After take-over, expenditures for port-dues, water, fuels, oils and any other store required, as well as the repair of any
damage of failure that may occur while the Yacht is in the CHARTERER’S responsibility and which are not the result of normal
and natural wear shall be made by the CHARTERER at his expense, provided that he previously obtained the consent of the
OWNER for the technical suitability of the repair to be made in the case of repairs of damages or failures resulting clearly
from normal and natural wear, the CHARTERER shall previously obtain the OWNER’S consent with regard to the cost and
technical suitability of these repairs and the CHARTERER shall collect the pertinent receipts against which he shall be
refunded by the OWNER at the end of the charter.
Terms and Conditions
Clause 10: Ascertainment of Damages
If any accident or damage is caused by the yacht, the Charterer shall request from the nearest Port authority to ascertain the damage
or accident and the circumstances in which it has been caused and to make a written record and statement about it
and he shall notify the Owner at the same time.
Clause 11: Cancellation or Premature Termination
If any accident or damage is caused by the Yacht, the CHARTERER shall request from the nearest Authority to
ascertain the damage or accident and the circumstances in which is has been caused and to make a written record and
statement about it and he shall notify the OWNER at the same time.
In the event of cancellation of the charter by the charterer, for any reason, except as mentioned in Clause 3c, after
signing this Agreement , all advance payments made up to the date of cancellation will be retained by the OWNER, and the
OWNER reserves the right to refund the said deposits only if he succeeds in letting the yacht to another CHARTERER for the
same period and under the same conditions. In the event that the CHARTERER should elect to terminate the charter and
deliver the Yacht prior to the date designated in this Agreement, the OWNER shall not be liable to the return of any
proportional part of the hire money.
Clause 12: Total loss of Yacht
Should the Yacht become an actual or constructive total loss before or during the charter period, this Agreement shall be
deemed to be at an end and the CHARTERER shall recover from the OWNER all charter money paid in advance to the
OWNER only in case the loss has occurred before the charter period, or during the charter period, provided that the
CHARTERER or his crew were not responsible for the loss.
Clause 13: Special Provisions
The special provisions if any, set out in the Schedule hereto are fully accepted and form part of this Agreement.
Clause 14: Arbitration of Disputes
In the event of any dispute arising between the parties hereto with respect to this Agreement or anything herein contained the
same shall be referred to two Arbitrators in Greece one to be appointed by each party, whose decision shall be final or to an
Umpire to be appointed by such Arbitrators, if and when they shall disagree, the decision in such event of the Umpire to be