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Yacht Charter Greece – Sailing in Ancient Waters Greece happens to be the best place for yacht charter with its many islands and archipelagoes scattered in the Ionian, Aegean and the rest of the Mediterranean Sea. With a sailing tradition that spans for thousands of years, you will find Greece very well prepared to accommodate pleasure sailors. In addition, it has a rich history that increases its holiday potential. Yacht Charter Greece General Info Yacht charter Greece ranks second in Europe when it comes to the miles of coastline. This means that Greece is a yacht charter paradise for sailors from all corners of the world. The waters are safe, with no tides, the winds predictable and the sailing distances, depending on your itinerary, are manageable and rarely tiresome. That translates in to great sailing potential and great yacht charter holidays in Greece. Among the top sailing destinations in Greece are its famous archipelagoes: The Cyclades, the Dodecanese and the Sporades. The islands have many harbor towns with marinas of all sizes and different services for every taste and budget that house veritable yacht charter communities that will prove to be friendly and helpful with everyone. One could mention Lefkas…

Yacht Charter Rhodes

Tuesday, 20 November 2018 12:28
Yacht Charter Rhodes | Bareboat & Catamaran Charters Rhodes is a wonderful sailing destination for yachting in Greece. Our yacht charter base on the island of Rhodes is perfect if you are planning to explore the Dodecanese islands. Our boats in Rhodes are available for both skippered and bareboat rentals and include a wide variety of our most popular sailing yachts and catamarans. The island is the perfect starting point for sailing to Dodecanese. Having Rhodes as starting point you can explore islands like Kos, Patmos, Leros, Symi, Tilos, Astypalaia and Kastellorizo. Rhodes Island - The Sun Isle Home of the famous Colossus, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient world, the island of Rhodes is today like a magnet for yacht charter sailors because of the proximity to Turkey, the great sailing opportunities and the lovely weather. Sea & Coast Made famous by the Colossus that was one of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world, Rhodes is the biggest of the Dodecanese islands from the eastern Aegean Sea. It lies 18km from the Turkish peninsula and is also one of the most visited of the Greek islands thanks to its unique mix of good climate, perfect beaches…

What are Skippered & Crewed Bareboat Charters?

Tuesday, 20 November 2018 05:30
What are Skippered & Crewed Bareboat Charters? Skippered Charters, an Overview Yacht Charters with a hired skipper on board is an option available to everyone, but is most often chosen by people with little or no sailing experience. Sometimes people choose to hire a skipper simply because it relieves them of the navigational and mooring responsibilities. You may still dictate when and where the sailboat goes, or you can take advantage of the skipper’s knowledge, have him or her act as tour-guide, and create an exciting itinerary for you. Hiring a skipper also allows inexperienced sailors to gain valuable skills and knowledge by working with a pro. Indeed, some people hire a skipper for the first few anchorages, and take over for the rest of the journey. Do not be confused between skippered charters and crewed yachts. Hiring a skipper is quite different from hiring a fully crewed yacht because it is an option. With crewed yachts, onboard personnel is mandatory and accommodations more luxurious. Skippered Charters Features & Benefits Skippers take responsibility for maintenance and carry out boat repairs if necessary. Most skippers are great sailing teachers and generally great company as well. However, if you elect to hire…
What are Flotillas - Flotilla Sailing Holidays in Greece A "Flotilla" is defined as a "small fleet." Today, flotilla bareboat sailing is best characterized as a group of sailing yachts that follow a "lead" boat to each anchorage. The sailing professionals on the lead boat act as tour guides with fun and relaxing itineraries, take care of all the navigation, and generally eliminate all the "leg-work" involved with preparing an exciting and safe sailing trip. Recreational flotillas were created to accommodate yachtsman that have less experience, want a more carefree sailing atmosphere, and simply enjoy traveling with others in groups. Flotillas are also a wonderful way of learning how to sail independently while still enjoying the comfort of knowing that other experienced parties are in the vicinity if anything goes awry.Bareboat flotillas were pioneered commercially in the Mediterranean over 20 years ago and have since become a very popular choice for adventure loving people that also enjoy relaxation and the company of others. Its popularity is most concentrated in the Mediterranean and parts of the Caribbean. Greece remains the hub of most flotilla sailing vacations. The Northern Sporades are an exceptionally beautiful place for flotilla yacht charters, and there are…
Bareboat Sailing Qualifications, Do I need Experience? The answer is Yes and No. You definitely need sailing experience if you want to command the boat right off the bat. However, if you have little or no experience, you can always take lessons for a few days at the bareboat base, or simply hire a skipper! Bareboating is available to everyone regardless of sailing skill. If you do want to captain the boat yourself, you will need some experience, but you may not need as many qualifications as you would think. While a certified sailing certificate or a completed basic yachting course will assure the bareboat provider that you can safely captain their vessel on your own, many people only need to complete a “sailing qualification resume” to satisfy their requirements. The resume should include your prior boating experience and your present sailing skill. As a general rule, as you feel comfortable with your sailing skills, the bareboat operator will let you take the yacht out on your own. If you feel the need to brush up on your sailing skills (or you need to learn how to sail from scratch), you can always book a short course in boat handling…

Rent a boat in Greece with captain

Wednesday, 14 November 2018 11:47
Rent a boat in Greece with captain So why rent a boat in Greece with captain? Why not sail on your own? There are several reasons why you should consider renting a boat during your sailing in Halkidiki, Kos or Greece in general with captain. You have little or no sailing experience A captain can carry out boat repairs if necessary A skipper can act as tour-guide, and create an exciting itinerary for you You can gain valuable skills and knowledge by working with a pro In simple words you can relax and enjoy your vacation You can enjoy “fully crewed charter holiday” without paying the much more expensive prices involved with real fully crewed yachts Sun Yachting Greece can help you choose the perfect sailing vacation to meet your every desire. Our experience and knowledge of the yacht charter industry enables us to anticipate and cater to the particular needs of your party, and our commitment to satisfy your requirements means we leave nothing to chance. Before making your decision about which yacht charter holidays to choose from, keep in mind that your options are broader than you might have imagined! Contact us by e-mail, fax or phone for…

Bareboat Boat Classes

Wednesday, 14 November 2018 05:48
Bareboat Boat classes and Bareboat motor yacht classes Monohulls Bareboats Monohull Bareboats generally range from around 28 feet and can go up to around 50 feet. Smaller boats accommodate 2-4 people comfortably, and most of the larger bareboats can host up to at least 10 people with ease. Some monohulls can even squeeze in 12 if necessary. The primary virtue of the monohull sailing bareboat, is that they are best suited for longer distances, especially if you want to go island hopping, and they are the best boats for travelling upwind. There are no real disadvantages to monohulls except that relatively speaking; they are not as big as catamarans. Catamaran Bareboats Catamarans are wonderful when you want to bring everyone! This vessel is ideal for hosting fun family and friend getaways as some catamarans can accommodate 14+ people aboard with room for a skipper and a hostess/cook if desired. In some locations, you can even find catamarans that can hold up to 20 people! Catamarans are ideal for college students, or large families that want to spend spring break, or even Christmas vacation on the water in a tropical paradise. Another benefit of catamarans are their stability. People who sometimes…

What is a Bareboat Charter?

Friday, 09 November 2018 05:56
What is a Bareboat Charter? A bareboat charter is an arrangement for the chartering or renting a yacht whereby no crew or provisions are included as part of the agreement; instead, the people who rent the vessel are responsible for taking care of such things. A bareboat charter sailing vacation offers complete independence and freedom and is your chance to explore new cruising grounds at your own pace. Squeeze in as many overnight stops and daytime anchorages as you like, or take your time and make the most of every destination on your itinerary. On a bareboat charter vacation you have the freedom to discover the best sailing destinations on your own terms.This type of charter is targeted toward experienced sailors and semi-experienced sailors. So for renting a sailing yacht one of the crew must have a valid International Certificate of Competence (ASA and RYA equivalents may be easily converted in your home country). Bareboat sailing yachts are by far the most popular choice. Depending on the size you choose, these vessels can comfortably accommodate 2-12 people. With this option, you are still free to hire a skipper for the first anchorage until you are comfortable handling the boat yourself.…
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