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What certification do I need to charter a bareboat yacht?

You will need at least one member of the crew hold a recognised skipper’s license .Ideally there should also be a co-skipper with similar experience or at least you may be asked to sign a declaration that you have a sailing experience. If you do not have the qualifications or experience, or lack confidence you can request a skipper for you charter.

 

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. GREECE SAILING ensures 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 do I need to bring with me?

Other than your good mood, it is necessary to bring your suntan-oil, bathing suit and bathing towel, a waterproof jacket, soft sports shoes, a hat and your identification card (ID). All these together with your personal belongings should be placed in a sac-voyage and not in hard suitcases.

 

Do you provide boat briefings?

The charterer and his or her party will be given general briefing covering the local cruising grounds. Questions about navigation, anchorages, prevailing conditions, or any part of the desired itinerary can be answered. A more specific boat briefing aboard the yacht will then be given, covering all the operating systems, including rigging, electrical system, water system, windlass, stove, dinghy, outboard and emergency systems.

 

What if I want or need a skipper?

The cost of a skipper is 140 €/day plus food and beverages. Using a skipper is a good way to insure you will get the most value out of the time you have to cruise. The skippers sourced by our company all have extensive experience throughout the Greek Isles and they always provide visits to those special places that aren’t emphasized or widely discussed in the Greek Waters Pilot Guide.

 

What is the security deposit?

The boat is comprehensively insured, including third Party cover, beyond a deductible "excess" figure. The Refundable Security Deposit is held against the yacht's insurance excess and, if there is no damage or loss to the boat or her equipment, this amount is refunded to you. Exception: for any loss or damage caused by gross negligence or wanton or willful misuse by the charterer or by any of his party, to a value in excess of the Security Deposit amount, the charterer will be held liable for the total amount of loss or damage. Normally, we will refund the Security Deposit immediately at the end of the charter. However, if any damage and/or loss are extensive, the deposit or appropriate proportion will be returned, if applicable, as soon as possible after full assessment of rectifying such damage or loss has been made. The Refundable Security Deposit covers:
 • Loss of or damage to the yacht or its tender or to third parties.
 • Loss of or damage to the equipment listed in the inventory and given to the charterer at check-in.
 • Costs incurred if the yacht is returned in an extremely dirty condition.
 • Cost of returning the yacht to the prearranged harbor if the charterer fails to do so by the scheduled date and time.
 • Cost of refuelling if the boat is returned without refilled tanks.
The payment of the Refundable Security Deposit is designed to cover only one incident of a substantial nature at any one time, ie: in case of loss or damage to equipment of significant value such as outboard engine or dinghy, the charterer will have the right to an immediate replacement whilst on charter, provided that the charterer pays a new Refundable Security Deposit immediately upon receipt of replacement or repair. The Refundable Security Deposit is payable at the yacht's base before embarkation.

 

If I want to cancel my charter?

GREECE SAILING cancellation policy depends on the time-interval between the booking confirmation and the cancellation date. Additionally an administration fee of 3% of the total charter fee or 150 €, whichever is the greater, will be charged for bookings cancelled after signing the contract and up to 90 days prior to embarkation.
Please therefore note the following:
a) For bookings cancelled between 90 and 60 days prior to embarkation, 30% of the total charter fee.
b) For bookings cancelled between 59 and 31 days prior to embarkation, 50% of the total charter fee.
c) For bookings cancelled less than 31 days prior to embarkation, the total charter fee.
GREECE SAILING may however return the cancellation fee (minus administration fee €150), if the cancelled yacht is re-chartered for the same period and under the same conditions.

What does the charter fee include?

Yacht prices are in EURO per yacht, per week, depending on time of the year, regardless of the number of people aboard (subject to the maximum number of berths). Charter fees include the rental cost of the yacht, final cleaning, insurance and VAT (all taxes).

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