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Every licensed Greek charter yacht is insured, including third Party cover, beyond a deductible "excess" figure. This amount is provided to you by the charter company/yacht owner under "Refundable Security Deposit" figure. 

The Refundable Security Deposit is held against the yacht's insurance excess and, if there is no damage or loss to the yacht or her equipment, this figure is returned to you at the end of the charter. 

All Aegean Wind yachts are insured against risks from liability to third parties and damage to hull, machinery and equipment. There is a deductible provision, the amount of which is related to the size of the boat and which is covered by the security deposit.

To charter a sailing yacht in Greece it is necessary for one crewmember (skipper) to have sailing certificates proving his competence. In any case, one certificate/license or competence resume should be available. This certificate can be any kind of "paper" issued by a "yachting" authority such as sailing clubs, sailing schools, yachting/sailing associations, established charter companies, etc. 

All charters typically begin at 17:00 on the day of departure and end at 09:00 on the day of arrival. However you will be required to return to our base on the last evening of your charter since this time is necessary between charters to ensure that yachts are always delivered to the next charter in perfect working order.

Weekly charters usually begin and end on Saturdays for multiples of seven days. We 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.

For bookings cancelled between 90 and 60 days prior to embarkation, the charterer will be liable for 25% of the total charter fee. For bookings cancelled between 59 and 30 days prior to embarkation, the charterer will be liable for 45% of the total charter fee. For bookings cancelled less than 29 days prior to embarkation the charterer will be liable for the total charter fee. Aegean Wind may however return the cancellation fees, if the cancelled yacht is re-chartered for the same period and under the same conditions.

 

Aegean Wind can select, recommend and hire on your behalf a professional skipper for as many days as you wish. Even if you are an experienced sailor, you may still require the services of a professional local skipper to make your cruise more relaxing and benefit from the skippers' local knowledge.

Every charter yacht is fully equipped for charter. Apart from provisioning, you only need to bring your personal possessions/medications and some recommended items.