Yacht Charter Procedures


Yacht Charters in Greece Procedures and Qualifications for Bareboat Charters

Each sailing party should have at least two members possessing certificates of sailing competence. In the event that we are not assured that the client is suitably experienced, we reserve the right to refuse the handing over of the boat or to hire a skipper for the entire duration of the charter at the client's expense.

Charter Terms
These are clearly outlined in the contract, which will be sent to you after your notification of interest.

 What the charter rate includes and does not include:

     Not included
Food and drinks
Diesel fuel and fresh water
Mooring marina and canal fees, if any
Crew fees
Clients' personal holiday insurance, if any

The full use of the yacht and equipment
Clean linen, towels, and blankets
Assistance from our staff at the base
Yachts' marine insurance

The boat will be delivered with full diesel and fresh water tanks plus two propane bottles for the gas store. At redelivery, our clients will be expected to return the boat in the same condition or pay for any differences.

Damage / Security Deposit

 A deposit must be left with the company prior to departure, which will be refunded at the end of the cruise provided that no damage/loss has occurred to the yacht or equipment.

 All yachts managed by Albatross are insured against the risk of liability to third parties and damage to hull, machinery, or equipment. There is a deductible provision, the amount of which is related to the size of the boat.

     Food, drink, and other provisions are conveniently obtainable on most islands, at markets near to mooring sites. Initial provisioning will be done at dockside by special delivery vehicle prior to embarkation. Because "dining out" on the islands is inexpensive, as well as entertaining, charterers are encouraged, when provisioning, to emphasize supplies for breakfast and lunch.

The skippers
     Skippers hired to man Albatross yachts have been closely associated with Albatross for many years. They are experienced sailors and are personally acquainted with the islands and waters of the entire Mediterranean. Each skipper has met strict Albatross standards for sailing ability and personal manner.

     All Albatross skippers speak fluent English, and many are conversant in other languages as well. They are excellent instructors, sociable and outgoing by nature, courteous, and always cooperative. Albatross skippers never forget their responsibility for making the charterer feel completely at home on what is, for the duration of the cruise, the charterer's yacht!

     First rate guides, deckhands, and cooks can also be hired on Albatross yachts upon request.

Cleanness of the yachts
  The yachts will be delivered in a thoroughly clean condition. Cleaning equipment is carried on board, and we will expect the boats to be delivered back to us in the same condition.

Check-in and -out procedures
 The yachts will be ready upon client's arrival. Our staff will demonstrate and clarify all the features of the boat and will obtain departure permission from the authorities. The necessary check-out procedures will be made upon client's return by our waiting shore staff.

Bare boats charters with a skipper
  When a bare boat charter includes a hired skipper, the charterer is still responsible for the hired yacht and for fulfilling the terms of the contract. The obligations and rights of the hired skipper are described on a pamphlet which will be given to the client on request.

What to bring
Luggage : Duffel bags or other forms of soft luggage
Shoes : Soft rubber-sole shoes, boat shoes, or sandals
Hats : Hats with brims that offer protection against the sun
Medication : Specific medication used by charterers should be brought along in sufficient quantity for the total trip.
Suntan lotions : Light, skin-absorbing lotions and creams are preferred. Avoid oily, greasy substances that can be dangerously slippery.
Clothing : Casual, comfortable clothing is best for everyday cruising. A dress-up outfit may be useful for special visits and evenings out. Include shorts, T-shirts, bathing suits, light cotton jeans and shirts, and depending on the season, a light windbreak and a sweater.
Audio cassettes/CD's : Cassette or CD players are standard on virtually every yacht. Bring your favorite cassettes or CD's to assure the music you prefer.
Chartering procedures

  Steps in chartering an Albatross yacht are:

     1. The client chooses the type of boat desired, the exact dates for sailing, and the number of people in the sailing group.

     2. On notification of desire to charter, Albatross puts a "hold" on the boat requested, reserving it for 7 to 10 days.

     3. The client will receive a Albatross charter agreement which must be signed and returned with a specified deposit check for 50% of the charter fee, within the time indicated by Albatross.

     (During the "hold" period, the boat cannot be booked by another client. Consequently, Albatross must insist that the signed agreement and deposit be received within the time requested.)

     4. The charter is confirmed immediately upon receipt of the signed charter agreement and deposit.

     The balance of the charter fee is due at embarkation before the boat leaves the port.

Local Currency
 The currency unit is the Euro. Euros may be obtained at any Greek bank. You can exchange US Dollars at many currency exchange kiosks & stores. It is also possible to have access to curency at the many ATM Machines that can be found throughout mainland Greece and the islands.

  The electricity supply in Greece is an alternating current, 220 volts, 50 cycles. Appliances for 110 or 120 volts may be operated by using step-down transformers having two separate windings which will eliminate any danger of electric shock. Before taking any major American appliances to Greece, it is advisable to check whether they can be adjusted to Greek conditions.


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