Frequently
Asked
Questions
Frequently Asked Questions
Here you'll find answers to the following questions:

How do I book?
How and when should I pay?
What qualifications do I need to charter a bare-boat sailing/motor yacht?
What about skippered charters?
Which days of the week can I begin and end my charter?
What are the charters’ schedules?
What if I wish to embark and disembark from different bases?
What does the charter fee include?
What is not included in the charter fee?
What types of security deposits are available?
Are the yachts insured?
Should I have a travel insurance?
Do the yachts meet any safety standards?
What does the standard equipment on all sailing yachts include?
What should I bring with me?
What if we arrive at the embarkation base late?
If I want to cancel my charter?
What kind of additional services do you offer?
If you have any more that we did not address please email us at: info@catamaranhellas.com


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How do I book?
Choose the yacht you prefer, along with your dates and contact us, then hold an option (which you may usually hold
for seven days) or make your booking. Having booked, our Charter Party Agreement (CPA) will be sent to you. This
should be signed and returned with your down payment. No booking will be confirmed until the CPA has been
signed and the down payment made. We recommend that for charters during peak season, inquiries for bookings
should be addressed several months in advance.



How and when should I pay?
50% of the charter fee is payable at the time of booking; the balance is payable 30 days before embarkation. All
payments can be by bank transfer or cash. For bookings within 60 days of departure full payments should be
arranged.







What qualifications do I need to charter a bare-boat sailing/motor yacht?
Bare-boat yacht charter in Greece legally requires two crew members capable of commanding the vessel. The
skipper should have an appropriate, recognised sailing certificate, or demonstrate sailing club membership. If not
issued by an EU member state, certification should carry a translation in Greek or English. An official declaration
stating the skippers competence may be also required if the harbour authority considers this necessary.

The co skipper should provide similar certification to the skipper. but may otherwise complete sign a self-
declaration for the port authority. Both skipper and co-skipper may also be required to submit a sailing resume to
enable us to assess their ability to sail safely. Catamaran Yachts N.E.P.A. reserves the right to insist that
charterers hire a skipper, despite their certification, if their sailing skills are not judged sufficient by our staff.

For bare-boat yachts, both qualified crew members (skipper and co-skipper) must present a license for the sailing  
yachts. In this case self-declaration forms are not acceptable. Again we reserve the right to insist that charterers
hire a skipper if their seamanship skills are not judged sufficient by our staff.

What about skippered charters?
If you need a skipper, Catamaran Yachts N.E.P.A has a selection of professional skippers.  We can recommend a
professional skipper for as many days as you wish. Even if you have experience in sailing, you may still require the
services of a skipper to make your cruise more relaxing and benefit from the skippers’ local knowledge. There is a
set daily fee of 100€ per day - 150euro/day  for the skipper regardless of the number of people on board. Please
remember that the skipper needs to be  provided with his own cabin, as he is obliged to sleep on board.

Which days of the week can I begin and end my charter?
Sailing yacht charters begin and end on Saturdays for multiples of seven days. In the low and medium season and
depending on yacht availability, this may be flexible. In any case will try to accommodate your wishes for different
days of the week and uneven periods of time, such as a ten or twelve-day charter.

What are the charters’ schedules?
All charters begin at 17:00 on the day of departure (normally Saturdays) and end at 18:00 on the day of arrival
(normally Fridays) with an overnight till Saturday morning at 9:00. Catamaran Yachts N.E.P.A. requires Saturday
mornings to ensure that yachts are always delivered to the next charter in perfect working order. If we can deliver
your charter yacht earlier on the day of embarkation, without compromising our standards, we will, but this cannot
be guaranteed.

What if I wish to embark and disembark from different bases?
This may be possible, but you will be charged an additional cost. The cost varies according to the distance
between the two bases. Please check our price-list.

Please note that motor yachts can be chartered either from Athens (Alimos Kalamaki Marina) to cruise only in the
Argosaronic gulf or from Corfu (Gouvia Marina) to cruise in the Ionian Sea.


What does the charter fee include?
Yacht prices are per yacht, per week, depending on the time of year and regardless of the number of people on
board (subject of course to the maximum number of berths).

Charter fees include:

• VAT.

• All clean linen including bath towels.

• 24 hour emergency service.

• Yacht cleaning before and at the end of your charter.

• Port- Marina fees- for the first and last night of the charter in the marina of departure and return.

What is not included in the charter fee?
• Security Deposit you choose to pay. (see below)

• Food and drink

• Yacht and outboard engine fuel.

• Port - Marina fees - This is a daily-base fee, which applies to almost all ports in Greece with varied costs.

• Provisioning

• Transfers

• Skipper

• Hostess


What types of security deposits are available?
You may choose to pay either a Refundable Security Deposit or the Damage / Loss Waiver.
a. The Refundable Security Deposit is held against the yachts insurance excess. If there is no damage or loss to
the yacht or to its equipment, Catamaran Yachts N.E.P.A.  will refund the Security Deposit immediately at the end of
the charter. However, if there is any damage and/or loss, the deposit or an appropriate proportion will be returned,
if applicable, as soon as possible after full assessment of the cost of rectifying such damage or loss has been
made.

The Refundable Security Deposit covers:

• Loss of or damage to the vessel, its tender and third parties.

• Loss of or damage to the equipment listed in the inventory and given to the charterer at check-in.

• Costs incurred if the vessel is returned in an unacceptably dirty condition.

• Cost of returning the boat to the pre-arranged harbour, if the charterer fails to do so by the scheduled date and
time.

• Cost of refuelling if the boat is returned without refilled tanks.

b. The Damage Loss Waiver. This is a fixed amount depending on the type and size of boat and the duration of the
charter and is not refunded in any circumstances. With payment of the Damage Loss Waiver, the charterer is
relieved of all liability for loss or damage to the yacht, with the following exceptions:

• Loss or damage caused by gross negligence by the charterer and/or his party.

• Loss or damage caused to the boat or its equipment by the charterer or any member of his/her party while under
the influence of alcohol or narcotics.

• Cost of returning the boat to the pre-arranged harbour, if the charterer fails to do so by the scheduled date and
time.

• Cost of refuelling if the boat is returned without refilled tanks.

An additional refundable deposit of 380€ is payable when selecting the Damage Loss Waiver. This additional
refundable deposit covers the:

• cost of returning the boat to the pre-arranged harbour if the charterer fails to do so by the scheduled date and time.

• cost of refuelling if the boat is returned without refilled tanks.

The payment of either the Refundable Security Deposit, or the Damage Loss Waiver, is designed to cover only one
incident of a substantial nature at any one time. In case of loss or damage to equipment of significant value such
as outboard engine or dinghy, the charterer will have the right to an immediate replacement whilst on charter,
provided that the charterer pays a new Refundable Security Deposit immediately upon receipt of the relevant
replacement or in respect of the repair.

It is important to note that for both kinds of Security Deposits, the charterer will be held liable for the total amount of
any loss or damage caused by gross negligence or wanton or wilful misuse by the charterer or by any of his party
which is in excess of the Security Deposit amount.

Gross negligence may include, but is not limited to:

• Sailing at night without all navigation lights functioning or without sufficient watch on deck.

• Damage resulting from non-observance of instructions given during the technical briefing.

• Damage resulting from failure to take protective measures (in accordance with good seamanship) against
adverse weather conditions.

• Failure to have a competent person on the helm or supervising the helmsman while the boat is under way.

• Failure to take reasonable seaman-like precautions to avoid danger for both yacht and crew.

Please note that, for skippered charters, only the-Damage Loss Waiver is accepted.

In any case idealyachting.com reserves the right to accept or to refuse the Damage Loss Waiver.


Are the yachts insured?
All our yachts are covered for Third Party Liability with sum insured equal or higher than the obligatory from Greek
Legislation (Bodily Injury, Material Damage, Sea Pollution) and also for several other coverage under the Institute
Yacht Clauses CL 328 (1.11.85) as Water skier’s Liability, Institute Yacht Clause’s Machinery Damage , War and
Strikes, Permission to Skipper/Bare-boat Charter, Electronic Date Recognition, Innocent Assured Clause,
Misappropriation, Medical Expenses, Personal Effects.

The above mentioned yacht insurance is valid in excess of the security Deposit the client chooses to pay.

Should I have a travel insurance?
In your own interest, you are advised to buy suitable travel insurance before leaving home, including cancellation
insurance to protect your booking deposit.

Do the yachts meet any safety standards?
All yachts’ safety equipment meets or exceeds the safety standards set by the Greek Ministry of Mercantile Marine.

What does the standard equipment on all sailing yachts include?
All the yachts chartered from Catamaran Yachts N.E.P.A. are equipped to offer safe and relaxing holidays.

The standard equipment on all Broadblue 385:

• Roller genoa

• Fractional rig with battened mainsail

• Mainsail

• Bimini

• Sun awning

• Sprayhood

• Inflatable dingy with outboard engine

• Electric windlass

• Autopilot

• GPS/ win instrument/ speedometer/ depth sounder/

• Radio CD with cockpit speakers

• Cockpit shower

What should I bring with me?
Every vessel is fully equipped for charter. Apart from provisioning and stowing of your personal possessions, you
could step aboard and leave the dock without a further thought. The equipment varies depending on the size and
the type of the yacht but you need to take very little with you. You should bring your own beach towels, deck shoes,
sun tan lotion, sun hat, and personal belongings!


What if we arrive at the embarkation base late?
For late arrivals at the embarkation base (after 19:00 hours) please contact our base manager to make the
appropriate arrangements.


If I want to cancel my charter?
CatamaranHellas.com cancellation policy depends on the time-interval between the booking confirmation and the
cancellation date. Additionally an administration fee of 3% of the total charter fee or 150 €, whichever is the greater,
will be charged for bookings cancelled after signing the contract and up to 90 days prior to embarkation.

Please therefore note the following:

a) For bookings cancelled between 90 and 60 days prior to embarkation, the charterer will be liable for 30% of the
total charter fee.

b) For bookings cancelled between 59 and 31 days prior to embarkation, the charterer will be liable for 50% of the
total charter fee. c) For bookings cancelled less than 31 days prior to embarkation, the charterer will be liable for
the total charter fee.

Catamaran Hellas may however return the cancellation fee, less the administration fee, if the cancelled yacht is re-
chartered for the same period and under the same conditions.



What kind of additional services do you offer?
The following services are provided if requested with an additional cost.
Yacht Provisioning

Airport Transfers

Sightseeing Tours

Car Rental

Hotel Accommodation

Aviation Service
Catamaran Hellas is a member of
S.I.T.E.S.A.P. , Greek Professional
Yacht Owners, Bareboat Association