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Whether aboard a large superyacht charter with crew looking after your every need, or a bareboat sailing yacht under your own steam, a luxury yacht charter Greece will allow you to enjoy the best of Greek waters.
On your bareboat or crewed motor yacht or sailing yacht on the Eastern Mediterranean, you will be able to explore the Sporades Island chain to the north-east, and Dodecanese Islands near the Turkish coast. You can also visit the Cyclades Islands, Saronic Gulf and Saronic Islands in the central Aegean Sea. Finally you can explore the Ionian Island chain to the west of mainland Greece on the Ionian Sea.
A Greece yacht charter on a luxury yacht or private yacht charter will give you opportunities to see more and do more than on a smaller yacht. Often with water toys such as jet skis, scuba diving equipment and even small sailing yachts on the larger vessels, you don't always have to follow the tourist trail. Instead you can anchor off a secluded cove with a sandy beach all to yourself and enjoy the peace and quiet.
Another advantage is you can travel further in a shorter time. With skipper and crew looking after night passages, it is possible to explore one or two island chains over a week where smaller yacht charters could not. For example, you could join at Rhodes and after exploring the Dodecanese Islands, head off to the Saronic Islands and nearby Athens for a cosmopolitan kick. The wide variety of Greek Islands and their subcultures can be explored with far less effort on a large charter yacht while you simply relax and watch the world go by.
A private yacht charter with crew can allow you to concentrate on relaxing while team aboard can look after your needs. These can be yachts of different sizes, from around 50ft LOA to 150m+, depending on your budget.
A private yacht charter Greece will allow you to see the best the country has to offer with all your needs taken care of aboard, whether a casino night, silent disco or food cooked to your exact preferences. You just focus on fun and relaxation and allow everything to be taken care of.
Bareboat: Though you will often have to have a sailing license for a larger vessel, a bareboat luxury yacht charter will give you complete freedom and privacy to do what you want. This will often come with en suite heads in all the staterooms, an AC generator and all the comforts of home as you captain your own ship on this 48ft+ monohull or catamaran.
Skippered: A skippered yacht charter can range from a 45ft+ sailing yacht or a 46ft+ catamaran. The skipper aboard will look after the sailing and make suggestions as to your next destinations, with you playing as much or as little a role in getting from A-B as you want. It is customary to pay a tip at the end of the trip, on top of the €100-€150 a day fee for the skipper you pay as well as the basic charter fee.
Crewed: A crewed yacht charter could mean a 60ft yacht with skipper and crew, but could also mean a superyacht charter with a team of people looking after your every need. As well as sailing the vessel between Greek islands, they will cook, look after the housekeeping and water toys, and provide you with the service you expect at the top end of yacht charter holiday experiences.
Sailing Yacht: Ranging from a 50ft luxury charter yacht to a 104ft schooner rigged gulet, a luxury sailing yacht charter can mean a variety of things. Coming bareboat, skippered or fully crewed, there is a sailing yacht to suit almost every budget.
Catamaran: Luxury catamarans usually range from 46ft to over 100ft LOA, and you can charter a luxury power catamaran or sailing catamaran with crew or bareboat. They are faster and more stable, and thanks to the wide beam, far more spacious than monohulls of a similar size. Thanks to having a lower draft, they can also get closer in shore should you want!
Motor Yacht: Again with skipper, crew or bareboat; a luxury motor yacht charter can range in size from 50ft right up to 150 metres plus. Quicker, less dependent on the wind, and often with water toys aboard, a luxury motor yacht charter is one of relaxation and fun with the added thrill of a speed as you island hop at 30 knots!
Superyacht Charter: The sky’s the limit on a superyacht charter holiday. Coming as sailing yachts and motor yachts, expect to have almost everything you want catered to by expert crew who will sail the vessel and look after your every need.
A luxury yacht charter Greece can be almost anything you want it to be. Want to see the ancient ruins of the Dodecanese Islands? Taste the excellent food at the best restaurants in the Eastern Mediterranean? Have a sandy beach all to yourself with you and your charter guests soaking up sun and solitude with water toys for a bit of extra fun? Catch the buzz and nightclubs, and party the night away on islands such as Mykonos? The choice is very much up to you.
This is highly dependent on what you want from a Greece yacht charter. You could spend the nights sailing between islands and waking up at a new destination every day. Go shopping at hideaway boutiques and enjoy fine dining at the best restaurants in the evening.
You could choose a quieter trip, perhaps helping sail the yacht between destinations during the day and anchoring off quiet bays while enjoying the service aboard from your crew. With such variety of destinations in Greek waters, an East Mediterranean sailing holiday can be almost whatever you want it to be.
The variety of things to do is what makes Greece stand out as a charter destination. You could marina hop and like a French Riviera or Balearic island sailing holiday, see and be seen at the major hotspots. On the other hand you could visit small fishing villages with quiet tavernas and fall off the map for a week or two with you and your friends staying in a bubble on the charter yacht. On a Greek island sailing holiday you can mix and match too, perhaps enjoying the buzz of major tourist centres and the quiet of secluded coves as you feel fit.
A luxury yacht charter broker like Borrow a Boat can help you arrange your sailing holiday in advance, ensuring you get the right yacht for your budget and tastes. We can also suggest destinations and arrange for any extra requirements you may wish for.
Where it comes to a Greece luxury yacht charter, the best time of year is July, August and September with July and September often a little cooler and quieter.
Borrow A Boat is the leading boat rental and yacht charter marketplace worldwide with over 35,000 boat listings across 65 + countries worldwide. Launched in 2017 by yachting and boating enthusiasts with decades of yachting experience, Borrow a Boat acts as a broker for the world’s most impressive superyachts and motor boat charters. We cover North America, the Mediterranean, Caribbean, South Pacific and Rest Of World. Wherever in the world you want to sail, we have a luxury yacht and superyacht to take you there via our trusted network of industry contacts. We are an independent company which ensures you receive the maximum choice of vessel at the most competitive prices. Alongside our passion for yachting, our commitment to service and decades of luxury yacht experience ensures your luxury yacht charter will be an unforgettable experience. Most importantly, all our luxury yachts and superyacht charters meet stringent and current safety and insurance requirements in their respective locations.
We are renowned for planning bespoke yacht chartering experiences to suit your timescale and your desires - not just on the yacht but at the world’s most private anchorages and exclusive marinas. Imagine your own private chef creating a fabulous barbecue on a secret Mediterranean cove; whale-watching in the Pacific; relaxing in the Maldives or island hopping in the Caribbean.
Whether you are planning a romantic escape, a family celebration or an important corporate event, we will handle all logistical preparations to make your yacht charter the experience of a lifetime. We can help with logistics, including pre-and post- charter hotel stays -as well as embarkation. Book a private helicopter charter to land on your own superyacht helipad or step aboard a glamorous limousine tender that will take you in style from the port to your anchorage. Our experienced local teams in each destination take care of all the logistics on your behalf, ensuring you arrive onboard your luxury yacht relaxed and ready to enjoy your vacation.
Our captains and crew have personal experience of the world’s best and safest anchorages and marinas, alongside in-depth local knowledge of cultural attractions, shore dining and entertainment opportunities. Choosing a luxury yacht charter gives you and your guests the opportunity to travel discreetly, with access to the most private coves and anchorages, far from the stresses of today’s busy life.
The main types of boats that people hire on a luxury yacht charter are Sailing Yachts, Motor Yachts, Sailing Catamarans, Power Catamarans, Gulets, Superyachts (21 metres plus boats) and Megayachts (40 metres plus boats).
Your first step is to decide how many guests you will have onboard, your location preference and your desired dates. Once you have decided on the basics you can speak to a yacht broker who will organise a detailed itinerary based on where you are travelling and your preferences.
Wherever your imagination takes you, there are yachts berthed in popular locations such as The Bahamas, Maldives, New England, the Mediterranean and the South Pacific. But you can also take you on farther afield excursions such as Antarctica, the South Pacific and the wilds of Alaska, it just depends on what type of sailing holiday you want to do.
Yes, all charter companies will require a deposit to book a yacht. This is often refundable if you make cancellations or changes over ninety days in advance. But read the cancellation policy and consider trip insurance if booking inside the cancellation window.
Your party size determines the size of luxury yacht to book, so get a headcount before you look. You may also wish to explore the locality before transferring back home. The main points to consider are what is your budget, have you got the necessary sailing experience and qualifications to manage the boat if it's not going to have a skipper, whom you are taking sailing, where exactly you wish to go and what will the weather be like on the proposed dates of your trip.
Your charter rate will include the hire of your luxury yacht and its equipment, together with the services of its captain and all crew. The vessel will be properly insured against all marine risks. Additional fees not covered in the charter rate include: VAT, marina fees, local taxes, harbour fees, canal fees, fuel charges, electronic communications, provisioning and any other bespoke extras required. If you choose to embark at a different port to the yacht's home location, then you can expect to pay for delivery and/or return fees and expenses.
Luxury yachts are generally charted at a minimum for one week. You can typically charter a yacht for as long as you want, the only limiting factor is generally the yacht's availability.
The size of your yacht will determine how many guests are allowed onboard. There are no minimum amount of guests but most bookings will be between 2 to 8 guests with the maximum amount of guest being usually around 12 but this can be larger on some types of boats
We will discuss all your transfer and onboard requirements when you make your booking and will send you a comprehensive questionnaire to complete. We will also contact you just before your charter begins to ensure all your preferences and individual requirements regarding dietary preferences, medical conditions, allergies have been covered. This also includes your requested activities - including toys - entertainment and offshore excursions.
Usually guests are covered under the yacht owner's own liability policy for damage, however we recommend taking out Charter Liability insurance as an extra buffer. Should you or your guests accidentally damage any interior fixtures and fittings, the hull or tenders/toys then you will be fully protected.
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