Bareboat Yacht Charter Greece
Provided you have enough experience, you are in charge of a boat yourself, with no skipper as a guide. It is a challenging adventure indeed!
Greece is fast becoming Europe’s Bareboat Sailing Charter capital. It offers everything bareboat charters are looking for – hundreds of islands to explore – sailing at every level from beginner to advanced, excellent anchorages, timeless towns to explore and find a meal, and everything from seclusion to superb nightlife.
There are hundreds of new monohull and catamaran bareboats for charter all along the coast, with new marinas springing up yearly. Fleets generally incorporate 3-5 cabin monohulls ranging from 30 to 50 feet, and a good selection of catamarans. Athens is probably the major bareboat center, but you have an excellent selection all the way from Lefkas to Paros.
We do have bareboat motor yachts for charter as well, if you’re interested. They can give you a wider variety of destinations in the same time period, due to their greater speed on the water.
If you have enough sailing experience and posses necessary licenses, we give you the option of bareboat charter.
If you decide to take this option, bare in mind that you are now responsible for overall safety on board. At sea it is very important to know who the captain is and who everyone must obey without question in dangerous situations (taking a democratic approach can only be harmful in these situations). In case you are the captain of your crew, understand that you have great responsibility on your hands.
Even though there is only one captain, all crew members share responsibility for the boat and general well being. One person can’t by themselves navigate the boat, take care of her running properly, set itineraries, cook, clean and still have time to rest and have fun (because you are on vacation!). Everyone on board must take some responsibility and obligations. This doesn’t apply to avoiding danger of accidents or bed weather, but to everyday running things on board. All of you are responsible for keeping the boat clean and tidy, taking care of the boat’s inventory and behaving in accordance with good maritime manners (for your own sake, as well as for other yachtsmen). Responsible behaviour reduces the chance of any problems, allowing everyone to relax, have fun and learn. If you have great time, it is very likely you will wish to come back again.
To charter a yacht without professional skipper in the first place, you must have some licences. That includes a valid skipper licence and the licence to use the VHF radio. You must have these original permits with you on board during your charter. Also, with you on board you must have a valid crew list, verified by the Port Authority. If some changes to your crew list occur during your charter, you are obligated to notify the nearest Port Authority of these changes immediately.
Bareboat charter is one of the most popular forms of exploring the Greek coast with more than 6000 islands along the Greece coastline. Bareboat charter is considered chartering s boat with no crew and means you are responsible for the boat and your group and is the opportunity to spend vacation with your family or closest friends completely relying on your own competence in navigation, thus being responsible for the safety of all. It has become the top choice among tourists all over the world.
You actively take role in arranging your own itinerary. Still you can accept some other suggestions from base manager or our skippers. Provided you have enough experience, you are in charge of the boat yourself, with no skipper as guide. It is a challenging adventure indeed.
In this case you need an International Certificate of Competence (competence in navigation). The VHF certificate is also required for reasons of safety (the use and operation of VHF radio). You will find a wide range of boats available for bareboat charter, usually up to 50 feet. All the boats, both sailing and motor ones, are equipped with all the essentials as well as with safety and navigational equipment to make your navigation simpler and easier.
If someone from your group does not possess a valid nautical license, no charter company in Greece will give you the boat without a crew even if you have a lot of experience. Have in mind that you are entirely responsible of the keeping and sailing of the boat and for the safety of your group. During your check in ask our base manager all the questions that interest you besides the ones he was briefing you about.
Safety deposit for bareboat yacht :
All boats are insured and safety deposit can be charged in two ways:
- Refundable deposit: Charged by credit card or in cash. After returning boat deposit amount will be unblocked (returned to the client). Safety deposit is part that insurance does not cover for example lost dinghy, or broken window. If the damage is smaller than safety deposit ( for example lost fender aprox. 40 EUR) we will unblock your card anyway and charge amount of real cost(example fender 40 EUR). All damages should be reported immediately on support number. In case of bigger damage maximum charge is amount of deposit written in your confirmation and in price list.
- Non-refundable deposit-damage loss/waiver: For those who would like Non-refundable deposit while taking bareboat (written also in price list) we will need for Insurance house skippers licence, address and payment will be charged : nonrefundable part 180 EUR directly to insurance House + 180 € refundable partin cash will be returned after check out and without any damage).
PLEASE TAKE CARE ABOUT SEA WHILE SAILING IN GREECE
Let the next generation enjoy the Greek Sea while sailing in Greece. Therefore we must respect nature and the environment:
- do not throw rubbish into the sea while sailing in Greece
- do not discharge waste water from a boat near the shore and in protected areas
- does not violate the law on fishing
- protect aquatic plants and animals
- apply to the competent bodies of environmental pollution
- fire on open is forbidden
- save the water, Greece is reach with water but islands are not, so please save the water whenever you can (do not clean boats or take long showers).
- Greece tap water is safe for drinking so you can always refill your bottles (but not the water tanks on your sailing boats).
- save energy: sail as much as you can, avoid skutters and motor boats.