Yachtpon FAQ

We have included here most of the questions we were asked over the
last few years:

How much does it cost to charter a motor yacht or sailing boat?

Sailing boats start from as little as 1,500EUR per week and they have an average price of 5,000EUR per week depending on the time of the season. Now motor yachts start from 12,000EUR per week and they have an average rate of 30,000EUR per week while most of them go with a professional captain and experienced crew.

Could I rent a boat without a skipper/captain?

Yes, there are bareboat listings for those who have an internationally recognised license. However, you should contact us in advance to examine if your license is valid in your chosen destination.

What Qualifications do I need to hire a sailing yacht?

To charter a sailing yacht in Greece it is necessary for the skipper to have a sailing certificate proving his competence such as RYA Day Skipper/International Certificate of Competence (ICC) and the ASA 104 Bareboat certificate.

What are the best times to hire a boat in Greece?

The busiest time to hire a yacht is in the July/August high season in Greece. Most of the other months will be cheaper and less busy..

Should I get a travel insurance?

As with any vacations, we strongly recommend that your boat trip be insured against any unforeseen circumstances

Are the charter yachts insured?

All rental yachts are insured against damage to the hull, machinery and/ or equipment. Third party liability is also covered. Nevertheless, personal accidents while on board are not covered and client has to arrange extra for this kind of coverage.

What happens if I have a problem during the charter?

We will provide you with all the necessary numbers to call prior to your cruise. As ever, if at sea and in danger you should call the Coastguard for help via Ch16 on VHF.

What does a crewed yacht charter mean?

A crewed charter is a yacht (sailing or motor), which has crew. You are not required to assist in the operation of the yacht.

Do you have to pay a deposit when hiring a Yacht?

Yes, you will have to pay a deposit on making the booking with the yacht charter operator. Before heading out to sea you will also have to pay a refundable security deposit on the yacht with a credit card but this can be covered by insurance that you can buy ahead of the trip.