How do I find the best Yacht for me?
Contact us! We will give you the most unbiased and concise information possible. We truly take pride in finding the best option and value for your money! The more we know about you, the better we can find the best options for you?so please ask any questions, and we are happy to discuss any concerns you may have.
See our Yacht Options page for information on the various types of charters. We will also ask you questions, such as:
Bareboat or Crewed Yacht?
Monohull or Catamaran?
Power or Sail?
Considering all options? *Note that Monohulls are also generally less expensive than Catamarans and Power Yachts.
How many people?
What would you say your budget is? Low/Med/High?
What qualifications do I need to charter a yacht?
Bareboat yacht charter in Greece legally requires two crew members capable of commanding the vessel. The skipper should have an appropriate, recognized sailing certificate, or demonstrate sailing club membership. If not issued by an EU member state, certification should carry a translation in Greek or English. An official declaration stating the skippers competence may be also required if the harbor authority considers this necessary.
The co skipper should provide similar certification to the skipper. but may otherwise complete sign a self-declaration for the port authority. Both skipper and co-skipper may also be required to submit a sailing resume to enable us to assess their ability to sail safely. Globus Yachting reserves the right to insist that charterers hire a skipper, despite their certification, if their sailing skills are not judged sufficient by our staff.
For bareboat motor yachts, both qualified crew members (skipper and co-skipper) must present a license for motor yachts. In this case self-declaration forms are not acceptable. Again Globus Yachting reserves the right to insist that charterers hire a skipper if their seamanship skills are not judged sufficient by our staff.
What is the booking procedure and when is the best time to book?
It is important to book well in advance for popular travel times, such as a national and/or festive holiday, etc. Once we have narrowed down your choice to one yacht, it is very important for us to put a no-obligation "hold" on the yacht's calendar while you are confirming the booking. This allows the time to pay deposit, sign contracts, and firm up any airlines tickets. Most yachts require a deposit if the charter is booked more than 6 months in advance, then an additional deposit 6 months prior to the charter, or a 50% deposit if booked less than 6 months in advance. Deposits can be paid via credit card, wire transfer, or certified check, and are held in a Trust Account until 10 days prior to the charter commencement. Following this a charter agreement is signed by both parties. The final balance can be paid 45 days prior to charter commencement via wire transfer or certified check (and held in a Trust Account until the commencement of the charter.
What does the charter fee include?
Yacht prices (check our price list) are per yacht, per week, depending on the time of year and regardless of the number of people onboard (subject of course to the maximum number of berths).
Charter fees include:
- All clean linen including bath towels
- 24 hour emergency service
- Yacht cleaning before and at the end of your charter
- Port- Marina fees- for the first and last night of the charter in the marina of departure and return
Do the yachts meet any safety standards?
All of the yachts safety equipment we charter out to clients meets or exceeds the safety standards set by the Greek Ministry of Merchant Marine.
Which Airport do I fly into?
After we have narrowed down your desired destination and a list of your preferred yachts, we can discuss which flight options are best for you. If searching flights on the internet, please note that rates and options can change depending on which day of the week you fly.
What should I bring with me?
Every vessel is fully equipped for charter. Apart from provisioning and stowing of your personal possessions, you could step aboard and leave the dock without a further thought.The equipment varies depending on the size and the type of the yacht but you need to take very little with you.