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Q. How much does it cost to charter a yacht in Greece?
A. Anything from €250 a day depending on time of the year, age, and size of the yacht. The older the yacht, and the lesser the Length Overall, (LOA), the less it costs.

Q. Do you need a license to charter a yacht in Greece?
A. Yes, if you plan to be the skipper- Day Skipper minimum. Owners and agents will ask to see a copy of your skipper license before allowing you to sign a charter contract. You will also have to bring the original skipper license for the handover.

Q. What is a skippered charter?
A. A skippered charter is a type of charter where we provide a highly experienced skipper along with your boat to operate the yacht for you. The cost of the skipper services provided during the charter is included in the price of your ticket. We also have planned the sailing routes, and we pay the costs such as fuel, marina charges, etc. All you must do is book your sailing tour and we do all the rest. This type of charter is also called a cabin charter.

Q. What is a skipper on a yacht?
A. The skipper is the captain and has full responsibility for the safe operations of the yacht. The skipper plots the course to sail, checks the weather and makes sure the boat is seaworthy and in good condition before leaving harbour. During the sail, the skipper makes sure the boat is sailing smoothly and safely and monitors the weather forecasts and radio frequencies to pick up any emergency broadcasts.

Q. What is the difference between bareboat and skippered charter?
A. Bareboat charter is when you the hirer of the boat act as a skipper or hire your own skipper. We only provide the sailboat. Skippered charter is when you have us provide the skipper for you.

Q. How much does it cost to charter a private boat in Greece?
A. It can cost from €250 a day, depending on time of the year and size of yacht. The peak season occurs in June, July and August, and prices can more than double during this time. This is why it is best to book your bareboat charter well in advance.
Q. What qualifications do you need to charter a yacht in Greece?

A. If you intend to charter a sailboat and be the skipper, you will need a Day Skipper license at the very minimum. The license that is the most accepted is the International Certificate of Competence, the ICC for short. Check with your licensing authority if you can exchange your license for a corresponding ICC. The RYA will exchange your license for an ICC for a small cost.

Q. How much does it cost to charter a catamaran in Greece?
A. It can cost you anything from €450 a day, depending on time of the year and size of yacht, to rent a catamaran in Greece. A catamaran is more comfortable and roomier that a monohull, but more expensive to rent, as a rule.

Q. Why charter a yacht in Greece?
A. The convenience and lower outlay than buying a yacht makes it more prudent to charter a yacht, especially for a shorter period. You would not want to sail your own yacht from a distant port to Greece just for a few weeks of sailing.

Q. How do you qualify for a bareboat charter in Greece?
A. You must take a Sailing course, such as the RYA Day Skipper course, which requires a minimum practical component with 5 sailing days, and you are tested before you receive the license. There are both theoretical and practical tests to pass before he license is granted.