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What qualifications do I need to charter a bareboat sailing/motor yacht?

Bareboat yacht charter in Greece legally requires two crew members capable of commanding the vessel. The skipper should have an appropriate, recognized sailing certificate, or demonstrate sailing club membership. If not issued by an EU member state, certification should carry a translation in Greek or English. An official declaration stating the skippers competence may be also required if the harbor authority considers this necessary. The co skipper should provide similar certification to the skipper but may otherwise complete and sign a self-declaration for the port authority. Both skipper and co-skipper may also be required to submit a sailing resume to enable us to assess their ability to sail safely. We reserve the right to insist that charterers hire a skipper, despite their certification, if their sailing skills are not judged sufficient by our staff. For bareboat motor yachts, both qualified crew members (skipper and co-skipper) must present a license for motor yachts. In this case self-declaration forms are not acceptable. Again we reserve the right to insist that charterers hire a skipper if their seamanship skills are not judged sufficient by our staff.

 

 

What qualifications do I need to charter a bareboat sailing/motor yacht?

Bareboat yacht charter in Greece legally requires two crew members capable of commanding the vessel. The skipper should have an appropriate, recognized sailing certificate, or demonstrate sailing club membership. If not issued by an EU member state, certification should carry a translation in Greek or English. An official declaration stating the skippers competence may be also required if the harbor authority considers this necessary. The co skipper should provide similar certification to the skipper but may otherwise complete and sign a self-declaration for the port authority. Both skipper and co-skipper may also be required to submit a sailing resume to enable us to assess their ability to sail safely. We reserve the right to insist that charterers hire a skipper, despite their certification, if their sailing skills are not judged sufficient by our staff. For bareboat motor yachts, both qualified crew members (skipper and co-skipper) must present a license for motor yachts. In this case self-declaration forms are not acceptable. Again we reserve the right to insist that charterers hire a skipper if their seamanship skills are not judged sufficient by our staff.

 

 

What about skippered charters?

If you need a skipper, we can recommend a professional skipper for as many days as you wish. Even if you have experience in sailing, you may still require the services of a skipper to make your cruise more relaxing and benefit from the skippers? local knowledge. There is a set daily fee of 140 ? for the skipper regardless of the number of people on board. Please remember that the skipper needs to be provided with his own cabin, as he is obliged to sleep on board.

 

 

Which days of the week can I begin and end my charter?

Sailing yacht charters begin and end on Saturdays for multiples of seven days. In the low and medium season and depending on yacht availability, this may be flexible. In any case we will try to accommodate your wishes for different days of the week.

 

 

When do charters begin and end?

All charters begin at 17:00 on the day of departure (normally Saturdays) and end at 18:00 on the day of arrival (normally Fridays) with an overnight till Saturday morning at 9:00. We ensure that yachts are always delivered to the next charter in perfect working order. If we can deliver your charter yacht earlier on the day of embarkation, without compromising our standards, we will, but this cannot be guaranteed.

 

 

What if I wish to embark and disembark from different bases?

This may be possible, but you will be charged an additional cost. The cost varies according to the distance between the two bases.

 

 

What does the charter fee include?

Yacht prices are per yacht, per week, depending on the time of year and regardless of the number of people onboard (subject of course to the maximum number of berths). Charter fees include:

*VAT.

*All clean linen including bath towels.

*Port- Marina fees- for the first and last night of the charter in the marina of departure and return.

 

 

What is not included in the charter fee?

*The Refundable Security Deposit.

*Food and beverage.

*Yacht and outboard engine fuel.

*Port -Marina fees - This is a daily-base fee, which applies to almost all ports in Greece.

*End cleaning of the yachts.

*Transfers.

 

 

Do the yachts meet any safety standards?

All of the yachts' safety equipment meets or exceeds the safety standards set by the Greek Ministry of Merchant Marine.

 

 

If I want to cancel my charter?

If you cancel between 90 and 60 days before embarkation there is a 30% cancellation fee of the total charter price. If you cancel between 60 and 30 days before embarkation there is a 50% cancellation fee of the total charter price. If you cancel less than 30 days before embarkation there is 100% cancellation fee of the total charter price.

 

 

Are the yachts insured?

Orion Yachts? offered yachts are insured against fire, marine and collision risks, third party liability and against any or loss damage, in excess of the amount of the deposit guarantee as mentioned on the contract signed (depending of the size and type of the boat), and always in accordance with the relevant clause of Memorandum of Agreement.

 

 

Do you provide all the charts and pilot book?

All our yachts have charts and the Greek Waters Pilot.