Our RYA Day Skipper Practical Non-Tidal course teaches you to safely skipper a small yacht in familiar waters by day. Once you pass the course, you will want to spread your wings and skipper a yacht yourself.
There’s a lot to be said for having your first bareboat charter holiday on the same type of yacht and in the same sailing area in which you learned to sail. The layout of the boat will be familiar to you, you already know the area a little, and you may have some favourite ports or tavernas that you would like to revisit.
For this reason we have teamed up with Athenian Yachting, the Jeanneau dealer for Greece to offer Sun Odyssey yachts for bareboat charter to our clients for 2011.
We have used Athenian boats numerous times ourselves when we needed an additional training yacht and have always found them to be kept in very good condition. Their handover procedure is also excellent – you’ll be shown exactly where everything is and how it works. We recommend them as a charter company to our clients who want good boats with a quality service.
Athenian yachts are available from several bases in Greece. If you charter from their main centre at Kalamaki Marina, just outside Athens, you can book one of our instructors to meet you and do a one-day refresher on your first day to ensure that you feel confident about taking the yacht yourself. It’s also possible to arrange to sail to the same ports as the school yachts for a day or two. It can be reassuring to know there will be someone to take your ropes at the end of the day.
Those who want a two-week sailing holiday, including Day Skipper tuition, can also use one of these yachts and we will provide an RYA instructor on board for the first 5 – 7 days as required. Contact me for more information.
2011 Charter Prices
The table below includes prices for 15 different Sun Odyssey yachts. I’ve picked those that I think will be of most interest to our clients. Larger boats and catamarans are available on request. (I suggest that you are not too ambitions for your first couple of bareboat charters, especially if it is a year since you have done any sailing!)
Prices depend upon size and age of yacht, as well as the time of year that you want to sail. Discounts are applied to 2 week charters.
Crew Club Discount
Members of our Crew Club (those who have taken a course with us) are entitled to a 5% discount.
About Jeanneau Sun Odyssey Yachts
Jeanneau Sun Odyssey yachts are known for sailing very nicely. They have won many awards and all mention great sailing ability. We think that Jeanneau strikes the best compromise between cost and quality of any production boat. Their yachts’ construction, design and finish are better than many other makes of boat of a similar price, and the equipment you will find fitted is far superior to that on cheaper makes.
How to Find out More About a Particular Yacht
Full information on equipment, layout, and photographs of these yachts are available – just send an email and we will forward you a link.
What’s Included / Not Included
One of the things we like about Athenian yachts is that they give ‘all-inclusive’ prices. You won’t find you are charged an extra daily rate for equipment that really should be supplied as standard with every charter yacht.
Prices include: VAT, Bed linen, towels, quilts (one set per cabin per week), autopilot, dinghy with outboard engine,
Not included: Fuel and water, provisions, end cleaning (25€ per cabin payable in cash)
How Many People Should You Take?
The maximum number of people shown above is the total that the yacht’s insurance will cover. You cannot exceed this but most people will be more comfortable with fewer on board, especially in hot weather.
Ideally everyone should be accommodated in a cabin although young groups or big families will find it more economical if some sleep in the saloon.
When Will the Charter Start and End?
Your charter will start at 5pm on Saturday and finish by 9am on the following Saturday. You must return the yacht to its base the previous night.
If you have more questions or want to enquire about availability on particular dates please contact Melody