Terms and Conditions



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Sail in Greek Waters (the "charter company”) is a yacht charter and broker company. Subject of the company is yacht chartering, yacht sales and organizing of special cruises (e.g. sailing lessons / corporate trips / themed cruises).

1. Customer Eligibility

Yachts are chartered without skipper (i.e. bareboat charters) only to individuals (the "Charterer”) who hold two international sailing certificates. Alternatively, the charterer is allowed to hold only one sailing certificate and provide a statement of a second person that she/he has sailing experience and can master the sailing yacht.

Copies of the licenses (and skipper's passport) must be presented via email when the yacht is booked.

During the yacht delivery phase (check-in), the charter company holds the right to deny the delivery of the yacht in case the charterer is deemed not experienced to master the yacht (regardless of the possession of sailing certificate). The Base Manager is authorized by the charter company to deny such charters, for the safety of the persons and the yacht. In this case, the charterer is requested to hire a skipper in order to fulfill the charter. No money return can be provided if the charterer (who cannot master the yacht by himself) does not wish to hire a skipper and wishes to cancel the charter of the yacht.

Our customers are highly recommended not to charter a sailing yacht “bareboat” without adequate experience, in order to have a safe and pleasant sailing experience.

Before embarkation, the charterer is requested to present the original sailing certificate to the charter company and local marine authorities.

2. Charter price includes:

  • Yacht charter

  • Yacht equipment under the inventory list, as described in our quote

  • Complete safety and galley equipment

  • Dinghy with outboard engine (outboard with additional cost, as defined in the quote).

  • Gas, blankets & pillows, bed linen & towels per person

  • Mooring fees on the first and last night of the charter

  • Insurance and tax (including VAT). All yachts are insured against risks arising from third party liability, sea pollution, damages of hull, machinery and equipment.

This list is subject to modifications, as will be precisely stated in the quote sent by the charter company.

3. Charter price does not include:

  • Fuel, water: The yacht is delivered with full tanks of fuels and water. Upon return, the fuels are re-filled and the cost is paid by the charterer

  • Running expenses, toiletries, provisions (food and drink supplies)

  • Mooring fees, water / electricity refueling during the charter

  • Skipper fee (optional), paid in cash on embarkation day

4. Payment Terms

  • Advance payment: 50% of the charter price upon booking

  • Remaining amount: four weeks before the charter starts

  • Payments are accepted by: fund transfer, credit and debit card (the latter incurs surcharge 2%)

  • Short-term trips: 5 days before charter date, unless otherwise quoted

5. Extras

  • Service Pack includes: End cleaning of the yacht, set of bed linen, pillows, shower towels, fuel for the outboard, Welcome Pack (selection of Greek natural products), spare bottle with gas. The Service pack fee is defined in the quote of each yacht. The Service Pack is paid in cash in the marina, upon embarkation to the yacht.

  • Refundable security deposit is withheld on embarkation day from credit card of the charterer (or in cash, upon their request). It covers the possible cost of damages or equipment loss to the yacht. On day of return, deposit is waived (or cash returned) provided no damages have occurred. In case of damages, the amount withheld equals the cost of damages, up to the amount of the security deposit. No charge applies if any damage is responsibility of the skipper, who is provided by the charter company.

Our clients are advised to inform their bank days before the transaction (amount withholding for security deposit), in order to ensure that any lawful transaction will not be rejected. In such case, the security deposit is paid in cash on embarkation day.

Damage waiver (insurance of the security deposit) can take place under limited conditions. Contact us for more information.

Optional Services: Our Company offers a wide range of services, e.g. transport from/to the airport, skipper/hostess, Wi-Fi, water toys on board, etc. Please state any kind of additional request when contacting us.

6. Embarkation day/time: Saturday, 17:00 hrs / Disembarkation day/time: Saturday 09:00 hrs. Yacht must be back on the base one day before the end of the charter, by 18:00 hrs the latest. Days / hours may change with the mutual agreement of the charter company and the charterer.

Short-term trips are scheduled on individual basis

7. Cancellation Policy

  • Cancellation more than 90 days before charter: 50% of advance payment is refunded

  • Cancellation 90-30 days before charter: advance payment is not refunded, unless the yacht is rebooked in the same charter period with the same rate

  • Cancellation less than 30 days before charter: no refund of the full payment unless the yacht is rebooked in the same charter period with the same rate

  • No payment is refunded for short-term trips

8. Before payment, the Charterer will receive the Charter Contract Agreement, which includes: bank details, yacht information and the Terms and Conditions of the charter. The document will be signed by the representative of the charter company. The Charterer is requested to sign the contract and return a copy to the charter company.

About Sail in Greek Waters

Post Address: 15, Heimaras str.
GR16673 - Athens, Greece
Tel: +30 210-9659880           Mob.+30 6955106429
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Licensed Charter Company by National Tourism Organization of Greece. License number: 0208E63000568600

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