FAQ

FAQ

1. BOARDING

A. How to reach the embarkation point?

From Athens airport “Eleftherios Venizelos”, the bus X96 takes you to the EDEM stop, right in front of the marina of Alimos / Kalamaki.

For other points of embarkation it is best to take a taxi or ask us for advice.

We can arrange the transfer from the airport (or the hotel) to the embarkation point, as well as the return. Just ask us at least one week before the day of embarkation, specifying the number of passengers, the time of arrival and the flight number.

B. What are the time schedules for embarkation and disembarkation?

Generally, a rental covers a minimum of 7 days, with boarding at 5 pm on Saturday, return to port on the following Friday around 6 pm, and disembarkation the next day, on Saturday morning around 10 am. The return must be done the day before disembarkation, at 6 pm, so that the check out can be done in the light of day (full of fuel, water, checking of the careen by the diver, return of the deposit, etc….). The boat must be released the next day around 10 am.

However, depending on the timetable of your flights and your constraints, it is possible to arrange an earlier check-in, around 1 pm.
Just tell us in advance and we will do what is necessary, of course according to the possibilities of the basis managers.

C. How to organize my supply on board?

You can choose between two options:

– either you do the shopping yourself (we will show you the supermarkets near the marina, they often take care of delivery on board)
– or you fill in the provision list that we send you by email (to be returned two weeks before your embarkation).

In any case, remember that in the vast majority of islands in Greece you will find mini markets, grocery stores, restaurants and / or taverns.
It is however advisable to buy the basic products (mineral water, juices, breads, coffee, sugar, beers, pasta, toilet paper, sanitary products, etc ….) as soon as you board.

 

2. DOCUMENTS AND LICENCES

A. What documents and information do I need to provide?

In order to proceed quickly and without any problem the boarding process, we ask you to send us in advance:

– The signed contract (at the earliest)
– Crew list, indicating passport or identity card number
Charterer’s address
– Coastal or offshore sailing license (if available)
– Nautical CV (optional)
– Arrival time / flight number
– Transfer: yes / no

B. What if I do not have a coastal or offshore sailing license?

We suggest you in this case a skipper. The skippers we work with have extensive experience in all areas of navigation in Greece and the possible unexpected weather conditions that can be encountered.

But, beyond their nautical experience, they also know the right places, the good taverns, the pretty hidden and protected bays.
With a great pleasure they will let you participate in the navigation, like good sailors!

Most of them speak Greek, French and / or English.
The cost of a skipper is 150 euros per day, which you pay on the spot, the day of boarding.

The skipper sleeps on the boat, either in a normal cabin or in a skipper cabin.

Like for the rest of the crew, you must include him during meals, and either prepare him to eat or give him an amount of more or less 20 euros so that he can buy some food.

In no case shall the skipper take care of the kitchen or the cleaning (only if he volunteers).
Cleaning and cooking are under the responsibility of a hostess which we will gladly suggest you.

 

3. DEPOSIT, INSURANCE

A. Is the boat insured?

All the boats we offer are insured for all risks and insured for lease to a third party.

B. So why is there a deposit for?

It is nevertheless necessary to leave a deposit. This deposit is retained on your Bank card on boarding day. It varies between 1000 and 4000 euros and is fully refundable in the case of non-damage. We specify that the deposit is not cashed but just retained on your account.

This deposit covers damages such as loss or damage of the annex, the crack of porthole, the loss of fender, etc … In a few words the damage that is not covered by the insurance of the boat.

We recommend an Insurance excess repurchase from Ouest Assurances, which guarantees your deposit and reduces the risks. It also offers cancellation and assistance insurance.

 

4. PAYMENT

A. What do I pay when booking?

Your booking is only considered valid after payment of the down payment.
The down payment., 50% of the rental amount, is made by bank transfer or PayPal. The balance must be paid at least one month before the day of boarding. Please specify on the transfer order the details of the rental (name, model of the boat, etc.).

B. What are the additional costs not included in the charter rates?

The rates quoted to you include:
Boat rental with all electronic and security equipment, bedding, dishes (see complete list in paragraph 5.A)
The first and last night in port
Assistance 7 days a week during your stay

Not included:
The cost of the skipper (150 euros per day)
Fuel (depends on your consumption). Filling is done in your presence, with check of the gauge and the meter.
Food and drinks
Shipping costs
Transportation / Transfers
Final cleaning of the boat (between 50 and 200 euros)

Optional costs

WIFI – BBQ –  Safety net – Spinnaker – Genakker – Paddle -Kayak – windsurf

 

5. BOATS AND EQUIPMENT

A. What do I find on the boat

GPS -plotter, Autopilot, Anemometer, Depth sounder, Fenders, Annex

Standard navigation equipment: compass, bearing compass, flashlight, binoculars, VHF, nautical charts from Greece, Greek Water Pilot (IMRAY nautical guide)

Safety equipment: lifejackets, harnesses, emergency tiller, lifeboat, distress flares, pharmacy, EPIRB, etc …

Tool Kit, Cooking Utensils, Bed Sheets (sheets, pillows, pillowcases, bath towels)

B.What do I have to bring

Masks, fins, snorkels (although there is always one or two sets on board), Beach towels, Hats, sun protection, sunglasses, windbreaker, jacket or sweatshirt for cool evenings.

C. What guarantees can you give me that my boat is in good condition?

All of our boats are selected from the best professionals we work with regularly, or from individuals we have selected. A technical team regularly checks the condition of the boats and their maintenance.

At the return of each trip a questionnaire is sent to our customers.

If during the previous renta, a breakage or a breakdown is detected and obliges the boat to remain at the port for repairs, we offer you a boat of the same category or of a superior category, or the reimbursement of the charter.

 

6. NAVIGATION AND PORTS IN GREECE

Navigation and Ports


The first and last night at the base are included in the rental price.
Most ports in Greece cost between 0 and 20 euros per night depending on the port and the size of the boat.

These are not large private and organized marinas, but, in most of them, you will find water and electricity, as well as a nearby grocery store.
The people are very hospitable and will help you moor at the dock.

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