Yes. Sailboat charter is an excellent and affordable way to spend a holiday at sea. You will feel at ease on board and can anchor in quiet bays or explore a new beach or cove every day. If you rent for more than one day you should know that weekly rentals nearly always start on Saturday afternoon and require you to return to the port of origin the following Friday afternoon. The last night is usually spent on board since check-out will take place on Saturday morning around 9 am.
The cost of a sailboat charter depends on the number of cabins, the length, the year the boat was built, if it is chartered with or without a skipper, etc. A small sailboat with two cabins can cost anywhere from $1000 per week in low season, while the bigger sailboats with 5-6 cabins can cost up to $10,000 per week. Additional options such as air conditioning, power generator and water toys raise the price. One last piece of advice on sleeping on board, does everyone want a cabin or can some of you sleep in other living spaces? This decision can greatly influence the price.
Usually, there is a base price for the charter period and a flat rate for the additional mandatory costs. Pay particular attention here to decide if you want to include only final cleaning or also add bedding, towels and an engine for the auxiliary boat. Other costs include, mooring fees, of course, which can vary greatly depending on the size of the ship, the port and the country. For gas and fresh water, you can expect to pay between $150 and $300 per week.
If you want to charter a sailboat without a skipper, most countries require a navigation license. In France and the Caribbean, however, you can charter a sailboat without one. The decisive factor in such cases is the “past history sailing experience” of those who wish to charter the sailboat, which is a sheet that details the entire navigational experience of the interested party.
Spain and Italy offer many beautiful sailing spots. Croatia is an ideal place for beginners. For experienced sailors we recommend chartering a sailboat in Martinique, the Seychelles, Greece or in the Canary Islands. Choose your favorite destination and we will send you an offer!
Yes. Sailboat charter is an excellent and affordable way to spend your holidays at sea. You will feel comfortable on board and can anchor in busy or secluded bays or even explore a new beach every day. Rentals almost always start on Saturday afternoon and require you to return to the port of origin the following Friday afternoon. The last night is usually spent on board since check-out will take place on Saturday morning around 9 am.
The cost of a sailboat charter depends on the number of cabins, the length, the year the boat was built, if it is chartered with or without a skipper, etc. But the most critical issue is the number of passengers since the cost per person will be much lower if the passengers are more.
If you want to charter a bareboat in Greece it is required for two members of the crew to have sailing experience and ability and at least one of them to have a valid sailing certificate officially authorized to his home country. If the second member has no sailing certificate then it is required to fill in an official statement for his sailing ability and experience. This statement will be filled upon embarkation.
You can charter our boat with a professional skipper we can recommend and hire on your behalf, for your sailing trip. Even if you own a license or have experience, you may require the services of a professional skipper to make your cruise more relaxing and take advantage of skippers’ local knowledge. Skipper’s fee per day is fix and stated on the price list, regardless of the number of people on board.
Please remember that the professional skipper needs to be provided with his own cabin, as he is obliged to sleep on board.
The price depends on the seasonality as well as the duration of the charter.
There is a base price for the charter period and a flat rate for the additional mandatory costs such as VAT 12%, dinghy with outboard engine, bed linen, towels and blankets (one set per cabin per week), cooking gas, 24 hours assistant from our staff and yacht marine insurance. Other costs like, fuel, water, end cleaning, Wi-Fi router, food provisions and mooring fees (except first and last night in port) are not included.
In all yacht bases supermarkets are located in the port or in a walking distance. During summertime supermarkets are open on Saturdays and Sundays, but to make sure you avoid any last minute problems, we can organise your provisions in advance by sending us your provison list at least a week prior your arrival.
Check-in is at 17:00 on Saturday afternoon. After that …. you are free to sail away!
Check-out. The yacht should be in the port of disembarkation latest by 18:00 on previous day of the end date of the charter (usually Friday evening). Checkout starts at 8:00 in the morning of the ending day, in order to complete all necessary inspections and prepare the boat for the next charter. Customers should return the boat in the same condition as on delivery. In case the boat is not returned to the Base port it was initially delivered, extra charges should apply to cover the transfer and fuel fees.