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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is included within the bareboat charter rate?

Included in the Price: Yacht's Insurance ,VAT, home port fees, bed linen (1 set per person), Gas Bottle
Not included in the Price: Port/ marinas & Canal fees if any, End Cleaning, Fuel, Fresh Water, Transfers, Food and Drinks

  • What is included within the crewed charter rate?

Rates include the hire fee as well as the insurance of the yacht, professional crew fed and insured, ship’s laundry and water. Excluded are fuel for the yacht, A.P.A., repositioning charges, tender and toys, all food and drinks, communication costs, personal laundry, canal dues, gratuity for the crew and V.A.T. Moreover if cruising outside Greek waters, advise your client that he is supposed to submit berthing dues and harbor charges including canal and pilotage fees as well as charges for the electricity and water taken from shore. Local taxes could be also charged to him.

  • What is A.P.A. for the crewed charters?

This guarantee deposit is used to cover all expenses not included in the charter rate (as mentioned above). Depending on the yacht, the provisioning requested by the Charterer, the number of passengers and the days of the cruise, the client will pay the respective amount. In general, everything included, the A.P.A. falls somewhere between 20%-30% of the charter fee. Full account is always produced at the end of the charter after deductions of costs charged to the Charterer are made. If refunds or any other kind of payment is due, the final account determines it.

  • What is Repositions Charges?

Most of the listed yachts are based in marinas lying in the vicinity of Athens. When a Yacht is requested to start or terminate a charter outside its homeport then a delivery and/or redelivery fee is negotiated and included in the agreement Clauses.

  • What are the payment terms for a charter?

A deposit of 50% of the total charter fee is payable by bank transfer on signature of the Charter Agreement. This confirms your booking. The remaining 50% along with delivery/redelivery fees and any additionally agreed charges, is payable by bank transfer one month before the charter commences.

  • Can I smoke on board the yacht?

Smoking is not permitted inside most yachts. However please consult us for verification, as this policy may vary on certain yachts. For safety reasons, smoking in cabins and staterooms is prohibited on all yachts.

  • Which licenses must I have to charter a bareboat yacht?

You must have the valid skipper license and VHF radio license.

  • Do you organize transfers from the airport to the Asta Yachting base?

Yes, upon your request, we organize transfers from the airports to our bases all over Greece. For any further information, please contact our main office in Athens.

  • Where can I buy provisions to take on board?

You can either order provisions before your charter or you can buy them in each marina to nearby supermarkets (in some bases there are super markets inside the marinas).

  • Is it necessary to always hire a professional skipper?

It is necessary if you are on a boat for a fist time, i.e. if you don't have necessary permits (boat steering permit and VHF permit).

  • Is it better to spend the night in the marina or in some of the bays?

It is definitely better to choose a marina or a small port with electricity, water and other ''perks'' of civilization and it will also be safe in case of bad weather. The least safe way is to sleep in an anchored vessel and we advise you against that.

  • Where does the skipper sleep and do I have to pay for his food?

The skipper can sleep in a salon, if there is a place for sleeping. Some bigger vessels have special cabins used only by the skipper. In any case, we recommend renting a vessel with a special cabin for the skipper in order to feel comfortable and so that you can use the salon for spending time together and not for sleeping. When it comes to paying food for the skipper or the hostess, you should pay for their food.

  • Can we switch crew during our sailing?

It is possible, but only if you report this to Seafarer Sailing. Before check in, you should provide Seafarer with a complete list of the crew, the list should include data on citizenship and passport number so that you would have finished lists for when you need to report the crew to the port authorities, you need to keep these lists throughout your trip.  

  • When do I need to return the yacht to the base?

The vessel should be returned from 6pm on Friday. This is necessary so that our staff can check the boat. Of course, you can stay on the boat for the night but you must be ready to leave it not later than 9 o'clock so that it would be ready for the following crew.

  • What if I have to cancel?

Cancellation fees are calculated depending on the period of time between the date of cancellation and the departure date as follows:
a) More than 60 days before embarkation, 30% to the total charter fee.
b) Between 60-30 days before embarkation, 50% to the total charter amount.
c) Less than 30 days before embarkation, 100% to the total charter amount.

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