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Yacht Charter Conditions

Below, you will find information on the general conditions for yacht charter.

Availability Request

You should send us your preferences, as:
  • type of yacht,
  • sailing period,
  • the navigation area with the base of departure and arrival,
  • number of persons (adults, children).
We will reply to you with availability and price.
GR Sailing
Yacht Owner Charters
Patras/Aliartou 3/Greece
+30 2610 420 358
+30 6936 777 284
Email: grsailing​@​

Reservations and Payment Conditions

Your reservation order should be made in written form and sent to GRsailing by email, fax or mail. Proper charter documentation according to the Greek authorities requires that the following personal data of each participant of the cruise: First name, last name, date of birth, nationality, number of ID-Card or passport to be provided to GRsailing. These personal data are stored in our server and will not be made available to any third parties.

To secure a booking, 30% of the total fee must be paid upon booking, 90 days before embarkation 20% of the total fee must be paid and the balance of 50% of the total fee must be paid till 30 days before departure. A deposit of 30% of the total charter price is required to confirm your booking. Payment of the deposit implies your acceptance of our terms and conditions.

If the charter date is shorter than 30 days, the full amount of the charter fee is payable upon booking. In all cases, should the balance is not paid by due date, GRsailing reserves the right to cancel the booking without refund of the deposit. Confirmation of the booking will be sent upon deposit payment followed by the invoice.

Payments can be done by direct bank transfer and by credit card (Master card or Visa) with no personal cheques accepted.

Any bank transfer costs that may occur have to be handled by the charterer.

Experience and Qualification

According to Greek legislation, two skippers must be on board for the safety of the crew and the boat. One of the skippers must have a sailing license or certificate that proves his skills. Don't forget to bring your original sailing license with you, it has to be presented to the Greek authorities to start the charter. If the second skipper does not have such a license he can make a written statutory declaration to attest his sailing skills.

Documents required for the Greek authorities

At least 3 days before charter begin we need:
  • The charter contract in five copies signed by yourself
  • The skipper license (original) and a written statutory declaration of the 2nd skipper attesting his/her sailing skills
  • Crew list (name, date of birth, nationality, passport number, mobile No)

Travel Documents

All participants of the cruise must have valid passports or ID-Cards (for EU members only) and valid visas were required. Passengers will not be permitted to sail without proper documentation. No refund of cruise fare will be given to any passenger failing to bring such documentation.

Embarkation / Disembarkation

In general, yacht charter commence and end on Saturday:

Embarkation and Check-in at 5:00 PM

Check out at 17:00 one day before disembarkation

Disembarkation at 9:00 AM

Other arrangements can be made by special agreement.

On check-in an inventory list of the boat will be given to you check and agree. A person on site will be happy to explain the essential elements for the proper functioning of the sailboat.

Feel free to ask questions you think appropriate for the handling of your boat. After return of the yacht we will inspect together the whole boat which must be left clean, in good working condition and with completely filled fuel and water tanks.


A refundable security deposit is required on embarkation and must be paid in cash or by credit card (VISA or MASTERCARD). This deposit is refunded on return of the boat in case of no accident or damage. The security deposit varies according yacht size and will be between 1000 and 3000 euros.

Cancelation policy

Bookings cancelled up to 91 days prior to embarkation, full refund of the total charter fee(current balance) and only 200 € administration fees will be applied.
  • Bookings cancelled between 90 & 61 days prior to embarkation, 30% of the total Charter fee is charged.
  • Bookings cancelled between 60 & 31 days prior to embarkation, 50% of the total charter fee is charged.
  • Bookings cancelled less than 30 days prior to embarkation, 100% of total charter fee is charged.
  • In the case that the yacht is chartered again, under the same conditions, then full refund of the received amount is applicable and only 200 € administration fees will be charged. In case that the new charter fee is lower than the former, a charge of the amount equal to the fees’ difference is applicable.
  • Instead of cancellation, a charter reschedule can be accepted (in the same season) only when notification is given at least 60 days before embarkation and according to booking availability strictly. In case the charter fee is different, the difference is charged to the client. Charter reschedule requests that are made less than 60 days prior to embarkation will not be accepted and normal cancellation policy will be applied.
  • For cancelation or reschedule 200 € administration fees will be applied.
  • In the event of official government restrictions announced in the host or originating country that affect the dates of charter, a reschedule (in the same season) will be arrange free of charge. In the event that a reschedule that suits the clients’ needs is not possible, a credit note valid for 18 months will be issued. The clients are responsible for communicating their travel restrictions in a timely manner. Any delays or no-shows will be treated as a normal cancellation and the normal cancellation policy will apply.


In the unlikely event that you have any reason to complain or experience any problems, you must immediately inform the office of GRsailing. We cannot accept any complaints that were not reported during the cruise.


According to Greek law, all boats are fully insured (liability insurance). You are covered for damages to other boats caused by you and the passengers. You are covered for damage to your own boat and crew. This insurance also covers pollution that can cause. According the insurance all the yacht have tracking system.

Additional charges

According to the base and the type of boat, additional charges like end cleaning, linen, outboard motor etc. may be included or not. In this case we will inform you about these extra costs when we send you our charter offer.

Skippers / Hostess

You can also hire a skipper and / or hostess.