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Bareboat Yacht Charter

Bareboat sailing is ideal for those with experience who prefer to decide on their own pace and itinerary. We have an elite fleet of 36 to 52 ft yachts based in the Ionian and Aegean which serve four of the finest cruising areas in Greece, each offering a different experience from relaxing island sailing to cultural tours of classical Greece. All our yachts are handed over with yacht systems training and our yacht base support.

Try Flexi Flotilla which mixes both Bareboat and flotilla, and enjoy the sociable elements of our flotilla group when you choose. As a Bareboat or Flexi, you are free to organise your own itinerary and set your own pace. Our lead crew will still be on hand to help you with your planning and they will never be much further than a simple VHF call away.

At a Glance

The Ionian Islands

We have two new routes for 2020. Our Southern route offers more sheltered sailing with short island-hopping distances, easy-holding anchorages and allows more time for things-to-do-ashore. It’s a favourite route of our MD, James who likes a totally relaxing break when Med’ sailing with his family. 

Our Northern route covers longer distances and is generally a little windier, (but still very manageable). This route will cruise around the legendary islands of Paxos and Corfu.

The Aegean

Cruise the Argolic and Saronic Gulf and discover ancient Greece in this beautiful riviera. Yachts are based at our 4* Porto Heli Beach Club, so why not try a two week Stay Sail to relax and get your family hooked on sailing before you head out into the riviera on your yacht. Choose your own itinerary and visit famous archaeological sites and islands like the caves of Frantchini, Nafplion and the beautiful islands of  Hydra and Spetses with their arts and culture as your yacht meanders through the Greek Riviera on a voyage of discovery.


What Qualifications Do I Need?

To hire a yacht anywhere abroad, either on bareboat or flotilla - with us or any other company - then you will need some prior experience and a basic qualification like an International Flotilla Skipper, RYA Day Skipper or ICC to prove your skills.

Fortunately, we’re able to help you achieve a skippers qualification, whether you are a complete newbie to sailing or you have some experience but no piece of paper to prove your skills.

An Elite Fleet of Yachts 

Choose from our range of thoroughly modern yachts, from 35 to 52 feet. From Economy to Prestige, we have a yacht to suit you. All yachts are fully equipped for self-catering, with everything that you need for a week (or two) of island cruising. Each one is prepared for your arrival, including fresh bed linen, a welcome pack and towels, so you only need to provision for food and drink.


New for 2020 - Sun Odyssey 389’s

We have two brand new Sun Odyssey 389’s for 2020, and we’ve specc’d them up with lots of nice upgrades. They have twin carbon steering wheels (for feather-light steering), upgraded cedar wood interiors - for a light and bright living space - and best of all, they’re brand new and completely fresh-out-of-the-box for anyone sailing them this summer.

Stay & Sail

Why not combine a week on Flotilla, Flexi-Flotilla or Bareboat with a week at our fantastic Surf Hotel Beach Club in Vassiliki; or our 4* Hotel Nautica Bay in Porto Heli.

Spend your first week getting qualified to skipper a yacht or kicking back and relaxing at our hotel; rediscovering your dinghy sailing skills while the kids go wild in our Active Clubs and Youth Squad. Or just hit the sun lounger...hard! 

Then spend week two aboard your own yacht and allow our yacht team to give you an unforgettable week cruising the best islands and anchorages in the Med’.

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