What to know prior chartering a skippered yacht in Greece.

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YOUR TRIP

How to get to Paros?

A. From Athens:
1. by air (3 or 4 daily flights) with Aegean Airlines company. Flight duration: 30 minutes. One way fare: around 90 Euros.
2. by ferry from either Piraeus harbour (45 minutes by cab or 1 hour and 15 minutes by shuttle bus from the El. Venizelos airport) or Rafina harbour (35 minutes by cab from the airport).
Trip duration: between 2 hours and 45 minutes to 4 hours, depending on the ferry. One way fare: between 25 Euros & 40 Euros, depending on the ferry.
 
B. from Mykonos or Santorini:
1. by ferry
 

How to get from down town Athens to Piraeus port?

By bus, metro or taxi.
- By bus: bus n°040 on Syntagma square (Constitution square). One way fare: 1,20 Euros. Departures every 15 minutes in day time.
- By subway: from Monastiraki station, follow Piraeus direction and get out at 'Piraeus' station.
- By taxi: about 25 Euros, day time fare.

 

How to get to Piraeus from El. Venizelos airport?

By bus, subway and taxi.
- By direct shuttle: bus X96, one way fare: 5 Euros. Bus stop is located between exit 4 and 6 on ground arrival floor. The service runs 24/24. Departures every 20 minutes.
- By subway: one way fare 8 Euros. First change at Doukissa Plakentias then take Monastiraki direction. At Monastiraki station change direction Piraeus, get out at terminal station Piraeus. Cross the foot bridge for the Cyclades ferry dock.
- By taxi: about 50 Euros, day time fare.

 

How to get to Rafina port from El. Venizelos airport?

Rafina, the closest port from the airport, is accessible by taxi le port le plus proche de l'aéroport, (20 minutes ride, about 35 Euros) or by bus (Ktel, one way fare 3 Euros).

Where can I book a ferry ticket?

Here is a reliable web site where you may book your tickets online at the same fare as locals, beware of foreign agencies with inflated prices! Both available: tickets retrieval (free at the port) and by mail (at your charge).
 

Should we book our ferry tickets in advance ?

What we recommend is to book your e-ticket in advance, then with the booking number retrieve the actual ticket from the booth on the dock, near the ferry (across the street from Piraeus subway station). As long as the paper ticket has not been issued, you may change it at will. So do not order your ticket to be delivered by courrier services!
 

I can't find the ferry schedules. What is the typical timetable for Paros?

The spring/summer schedules are published after January. Typically the Blue Star ferry wich runs all year round, sails twice a day to Paros, at 07:30 and at 17:30. Trip duration: 3:45. More ferries are scheduled duriong highseason, i.e the Highspeed.
 

Our ferry arrives in Paros at 11:40. We embark on the yacht at 11:00. Is this a problem?

Not at all. If you arrive in Parikia harbour (Paros) you can expect to be on the boat at 12 noon. You will sail as soon as you are ready.
 

Any suggestions for special items to bring?

There is no special item to bring except a waterproof jacket for the eventuality of sea spray, a sweatshirt in case of windy evening and a beach towel (we provide with bathroom towels). In April, May and October a warm pajamas may be handy. If you use all the boat's cabins please do prefer soft carry-alls as hard suitcases are impossible to stow.
paros cyclades
TIP:
 
- landing in Athens before 15:00 allows you to take the 17:30 Blue Star ferry for Paros.
- The Blue Star ferry offers deck access. Kids love it!
- The Highspeed, Sea Jet and Flying Cat ferries offer no deck access.

WHICH BOAT IS RIGHT FOR ME?

Monohull or catamaran?

Here are some clues to help you make your choice:
 
  • At equal size chartering a catamaran is often more expensive than a sailboat, construction and operating costs of catamarans being higher.
  • Catamarans have more deck space than sailboats and their facilities are reminiscent of our homes: ideal for families! However attractive, performance of many production multihulls do not equal those of traditional sailboats.
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  • It is easier to find a slip to dock a sailboat than a catamaran and to be docked is so convenient for getting on and off board at will. At anchor a catamaran’s deck space is however an undeniable asset particularly if the yacht is crowded.
    If you are seasickness prone, remember that it is the size and seaworthiness of the boat that make the difference, not the fact that it is a sailboat or catamaran.
  • Still not sure? Study the boats’ characteristics and the facilities on offer: how many bathrooms? What are the water tanks size? Can the boat produce fresh water on board or not? Does it carry an inverter? Fans? The larger your party, the more the boat will have to be self-sufficient in water and electricity.

  • WEATHER & WIND CONDITIONS IN THE CYCLADES ISLANDS

    What is the weather like in the Cyclades islands?

    APRIL - MAY - JUNE
    Carpets of colourfull flowers drape the islands, the days are long and you may enjoy walks without fear of sizzling in the sun. All the tourist infrastructure and transportation on the islands are operating but without the crowds. There maybe a few clouds in early may otherwise there’s an verage of 12 hrs sunshine per day. Sea water may be felt a bit cool at 19°C. Average air temperature at 21°C.
     
    JULY& AUGUST Greece like in the postt cards: cloudless skies and constant northerly winds that cool the air. Average of calm days are 3 per month and they are hot. Otherwise average air temperatures around 25°C and the sea at 20°C. Some destinations like Mykonos and Santorini gather large international crowds so make sure you reserve your ferry and air tickets in advance!
     
    SEPTEMBER & OCTOBER In the fall crowds are gone home but good dry weather is still around! The strong summer winds have calmed down, summer heat is receding and just the sea water temperature has risen. All in all its a delightful season to visit the islands. To be frank, the only down side are the shorter days. There could be a few clouds and even more rarely rain in the first half of October, otherwise the average sunshine are at 9 hours per day, average seawater temperature at 22°C and air temperature at 20°C.

    What is the Meltemi?

    The Meltemi is northerly wind blowing from end of June to end of August in the Cyclades islands creating ideal conditions for sailing. It does not always blow hard but sufficiently to cool the air, when in the Ionian sea or in Athens temperatures reach 35C we exeprience 28C in the Cyclades.
     

    Would the Meltemi prevent a family cruise?

    Without a serious sailing experience, it would be unwise to sail in the Cyclades. However, with a well-maintained boat (be aware of this point when you charter) and a skipper who knows the area well, there is nothing to worry about. Situated centrally, Paros is an ideal base of departure and return for a cruise with children; on the one hand there are many possible itineraries whatever your wishes or the wind strength and on the other hand island hopping rarely exceeds 4 hours with many opportunities for swims in crystal water coves!
     

    What is the likelihood of rough water?

    The Aegean Sea is a fairly “closed sea” and ground swells are seldom witnessed. They may occur during winter Southwesterly gales when these blow from North Africa over a large expanse of water. Otherwise and particularly from May to September inclusive, Northerlies predominate. These blow over short stretches of water between the islands generating at worst a steep chop. Since you do suffer from motion sickness, you probably know that it is generated not only by motion but also aggravated by a series of other factors like cold, anxiety, bad smells, stodgy foods and claustrophobia. The worst thing to do is to sit indoors, read and drink liquids containing milk. The best thing to do is to sit outside in the fresh air and watch the horizon. If you steer the boat it’s even better because you actually busy yourself with the horizon. Since your body needs about 24 hours to “register” even the gentlest lull of a boat at anchor, we can only recommend taking an over the counter anti sea sickness medicine on the first day, one hour prior boarding. The fact that you will be sleeping at night on the boat will only accelerate your acclimatization and on the second day you will hardly feel the symptoms.
     

    ITINERARY

    Do we have a say in the itinerary?

    A sailing itinerary is always a compromise between sightseing wishes, life-style, weather constraints and how much sailing you wish to do. The ideal strategy for a week's sailing tour is to reach the most distant point on the third day. At Archipel we do not have a fixed itinerary, to the contrary we try to input personal parameters for each individual group. Hence, on first day, together with your captain with the week's windforecast in hand, you will select the most suitable set of stopovers.
     

    How long will we be sailing for each day?

    Sailing from isle to isle is what our charters are all about, we think the sailing is part of the fun. We sail an average of 2 to 5 hours per day leaving plenty of time in the afternoon to visit a different Greek island every day. Our yachts come fully equipped with comfy coach seating, tables, a music system and fridge, cabins and bathrooms – and most guests use the time we spend sailing to read, sleep, sun bathing or play games. Of course, you are free to partake in handling the yacht with your captain if you so wish!
     

    Can we stop and swim in secluded coves?

    Of course, it is one of the privileges of a private yacht cruise. Typically we stop in a quiet and clear water cove for lunch and swim before proceeding to the next island destination.
     

    If we are looking for warmth and not so windy, would you recommend the Dodecanese or the Cyclades islands?

    Both the Dodecanese and the Cyclades can be stifling hot when there’s no wind, and cool (about 24 C) when the wind settles in. Actually the Dodecanese can be potentially even hotter because of the proximity of the Turkish mainland which heats up pretty quickly in the day time (max 33 C) and cools off fast at night (min 17 C). On the other hand the Cyclades benefit from the stabilizing effect of the sea providing less extreme temperatures (night average minimum 19 C and day average maximum 25 C).
    The great bonus of the Cyclades is that there’s always an interesting itinerary for sailing whatever the conditions, even if its quite windy its possible to have a reasonably settled trip by picking the right series of islands and our captains are quite expert at customizing itineraries to our guests preferences. This is much more difficult to achieve in the Dodecanese, since the islands are layed out in a North-South pattern which restricts your choice. There’s one certainty about a the weather end of May in the Greek islands: zero precipitation, cloudless skies and the highest percentage of calms. Average temperature is 24 C. Being on a sailboat it's always nice and exciting to have a breeze to propel the boat from one island to the other!

    Do we go into marinas at night?

    Generally yachts anchor out in the evenings, unless they need to refill their fuel or water tanks. Not all of the islands have docks available for yachts; the few harbors are very busy, particularly in July and August, if one needs a slip, one should claim it before 15:00. Thus each yacht carries a tender or dinghy with an outboard motor, sort of the taxi for getting around. If you wish to dock at a port for the day or evening, the dockage fees are not covered by the charter fee and are at the charterer's expense. Many guests ask if they may take or drive the dinghy, however, for most of the yachts insurance coverage prohibits a non-crew member driving the dinghy.
     

    May we spend two nights on the same island?

    Fall in love with a particular Greek island? This happens often enough! If you wish to extend your stay on a specific island, ask your skipper, he will see if this is possible, depending on the route and the time remaining to return the boat back at the base. Skipping a stopover, may lead to longer distances and sailing times on the following days.
     

    Is Santorini an option if we sail from Athens?

    Its very hard to reach Santorini from Athens in a week's sailboat trip. However, from Paros it is quite feasible and we often go there, weather permitting. We typically arrive in the caldera around 12:00 and depart the next day around 09:00 for the next island destination. During that time we potter around the volcano, then go to a mooring buoy at the foot of the picturesque Oia village. After a swim, you are taken ashore and may wander at will till the evening in Santorini's most spectacular settlement.
    Please do not think that Santorini is the only island worth a visit in the Cyclades. It has become quite popular because of its ease of access thanks to an international airport and it is surely the most strange and spectacular since you arrive INSIDE a volcano! There are plenty of other out of the way, pretty and picturesque islands we will pride ourselves to let you discover. Most of our guests come to the Greek islands because they have heard of the heavily advertized destinations, but once they have sailed around with us they all aknowledge that there's plenty more to see and enjoy.


    LIFE ONBOARD

    What is the typical set-up for eating while on the boat?

    The typical set-up for eating is self-catering breakfast and lunch onboard and dinners ashore in a Greek taverna on the beach or in a village. Of course you may have dinner on the boat if you wish too.
     

    How do meals work with the skipper?

    Life on a sailboat implies good will and team spirit. You captain will never impose himself but when meals are taken on board he should get his share. If not busy with the boat he will be happy to give you a hand in preparing the meal. Regarding dinners ashore, your captain will advize you about the best taverna. However please remember you still have to provide for his meals. You can either give him 14 EUR for his dinner or invite him at your table and benefit from his insider knowledge.
     

    Can we help sail the yacht?

    Of course, help as much as you want, or as little as you desire. Only when docking at least one person ought to be willing to help the skipper. Feel free to ask why the skipper is doing something, or what the sailing terminology means. If you happen to be at the helm and the skipper says it is time to tack or change course, it could be because there's a nasty little rock or reef in the way and you probably really should follow that advice.
     

    Is the water on the boat drinkable?

    Tank water is safe however mineral water tastes better.
     

    What is the laundry situation while on a sailboat?

    Because of limited water supplies you should not normally wash clothes on the boat unless you are a few onboard or the boat is docked in harbour and connected to water supply. There are laundries in all the major islands. Weather being warm and very dry, clothes dry in an hour's time.
     

    Do we always have dinner ashore? What should we expect?

    Unlike the Carribean were dinners are typically taken on board, taverna dinners are part of the Greek lifestyle experience. We run a constantly updated list of the best tavernas and since we systematically patronize local businesses, that are open all-year-around, authenticity is very often synonymous with reasonnable prices! There is at least one good taverna in each port and we know everytime what are the unique specials that you should not miss.
     

    How do we make our food supply?

    You will find within 200 yards of our boats all the grocery shops you need: supermarket, bakery, greengrocer, fish shop etc.
     

    My wife is quite susceptible to motion sickness and we were wondering how people react to the boat?

    Being susceptible to motion sickness does not mean you will experience sea sickness but it does mean you are more at risk than people who don’t or very rarely experience motion sickness. Our bodies adjust in a day or two but in the meantime, there are many ways you can feel better. On the first few days of your sailing trip, make sure to eat relatively light and frequently and do not skip breakfast. While sailing expose to fresh air, focus on the horizon and relax, do avoid staying in you cabin. Medication such as Dramamine or Scopolamine patches can be of great help too.
    Bear in mind that with Archipel you do not need to sail long legs. We offer quality sailing trips starting in Paros, in the heart of the Cyclades islands, our itineraries combine pleasant sailing in the morning (approx. 3 to 4 hours) to the visit of a different island every day in the afternoon (relaxing onboard, sightseeing, beach, exploring ruins, dinner ashore etc).

     

    Can we have internet access while cruising the Greek islands?

    All charges for temporary roaming will be abolished by June 15th 2017 (fair-use rules are to be applied) for EU residents. Charges when travelling shall be the same as when using the home network. Non EU residents visiting Greece may purchase a prepaid card for phone or data from shops of the 3 mobile phone providers in Greece (Cosmote having the widest 4G coverage in the islands). Typical costs between 5€ for 1GB and 30€ for 4GB. At the retailers’ there’s red tape involved for simcard user registration. Alternatively you may order from Wizifi either a prepaid 4G free roaming router (for up to 10 devices) or a prepaid card. Both these products may be picked from Archipel. Typical costs between 3€ to 7,25€ per day for 1GB/day. You register online with Wizifi. See: http://wizifi.eu/ While most charter yachts offer electricity for charging your devices only while hooked to mains in harbors, lack of infrastructure or simply the desire to avoid congested and noisy ports makes device charging complicated. To address the issue, we have fitted our boats with large battery banks, high output alternators, AC inverters and/or AC generators in order to offer maximum autonomy while cruising.
     

    What would be a typical day?

    Your sailing cruise will every day combine pleasant sailing in the morning with the afternoon visit of a different island. After waking up, if at anchor, you may take a swim or if in harbor have breakfast first and then go for a walk and enjoy the sights under the golden morning light. Once the boat cleared and ready for sail, the anchor will be weighed and course shaped for the next island. After a few hours sailing, if a suitable cove is available, you may stop for a swim and lunch or otherwise keep sailing and have lunch on the move. In the smallest of islands there’s always something interesting to see or a nice walk to take. Of course you may decide to lay back and relax on the boat or just stroll to the nearby beach. In each anchorage your captain will be happy to indicate the best taverna to sample genuine Greek food and sample unique fare, typical of every island. After dinner you are free to pick your spot and enjoy the Aegean’s wonderful starlit nights.
     

    How do I figure out costs and expenses?

    Fuel, water, port dues will cost you in total approximately 220 Euros per week per sailboat (except for large and luxury sailboats such as our Lagoon 500 catamaran). For your breakfasts and lunches on the boat, you should expect to spend about 8 Euros per person per day for the two meals. Dinner in a Greek taverna costs about 14 Euros per adult (local wine, beer or soda included).
     

    Do you provide with floating air mattresses for the sea?

    The Aegean Sea is a potentially windy area. The northerly summer wind is great for sailing and cooling the air, however it’s dangerous to use such devices like air mattresses as one may rapidly drift offshore.
     

    Are pets allowed on charter boats?

    Charter yachts cannot accommodate pets because our little companions need to have somewhere to sleep and, most importantly, relieve themselves. Also, the deck surfaces on sailboats provide no grip for dogs' paws, meaning they would have to stay on the lower deck in a carrier box for many hours.
     

    In the Cyclades do you need to pay for moorings in bays or is it possible to just anchor in bays without paying a fee?

    Regarding mooring fees, Greek islands have nothing in common with the Western or the Central Mediterranean. Particularly in the Cyclades, there’s only one proper marina in Mykonos, the rest of the harbours being, virtually free, minimally equipped and mooring buoys quasi non existent. Lately, most of the islands’ Harbour Boards have set up minimum service yacht docks at all the major settlements where water, electricity and docking are provided against a daily fee of 20 Euro for a 40 footer. However, available docking space for transient yachts is usually no more than 10 to 30 slips maximum on the piers, so even if you wish to pay because you need fresh water, there’s seldom available space if you arrive after 16:00. That said, there are plenty of free anchorages sheltered from the prevailing northerly winds. Please bear in mind that because of the mountainous landscape and the lack of trees, katabatic winds as well as acceleration zones are very frequent, meaning there’s often twice the wind speed on the lee of the islands than on their windward side. Because of this characteristic, a fair amount of damage to charter boats occurs during harbour maneuvers in the windswept Greek islands, since even experienced foreign sailors have seldom practiced anchoring stern to a pier under such conditions, in a jam-packed harbour.
     

    Can we resupply food in the islands?

    It is no problem to resupply in fresh products in the Greek islands. Your captain will gladly help you planning the food shopping.
     

    What about tips or gratuities?

    Tips are compulsory. They are a sign of appreciation towards your crew if you’re very pleased with them.
     

    OUR FLEET

    PAHI 53 catamaran

    How many cabins and bathrooms are available?

    The Pahi 53 catamaran has four double cabins with ensuite bathrooms and one single bunk 'pilot' cabin. The skipper sleep in a separate deck accessed cabin with private facilities. The yacht can accomodate up to 9 guests.
     

    What is the pilot cabin?

    The pilot cabin is a one berth cabin accessed directly from the foredeck through a large watertight hatch. At night one may regulate how much the hatch is open, for ventilation or even stargazing! The berth is 2 1/2 feet wide and 7 feet long equipped with a good matress, a reading light and shelves along its length on both sides. The pilot cabin has no private bathroom.
     

    Does the catamaran have a watermaker?

    Yes.
     

    Are there electrical outlets available?

    Yes, on board you will find 220v AC plugs running on a 1800w inverter. That means it’s the same as in our homes but not for very powerful devices. You may hook up all your electric small devices up to 1500w such as phones, cameras etc, a hair dryer might melt the system down if it's more than 1500w. Please bear in mind thar the sockets are of the "continental" type (ie France, Germany).
     

    Is there a sound system?

    Yes, the Pahi 53 is equipped with a two waterproof outdoors 40W speaker system powered by CD/MP3 player with auxiliary jack for a headphone plug.
     

    Is the galley fully equiped?

    The Pahi' galley is outfitted with a three burners hob and grill, two sinks with hot and cold water, 180 liters refrigerator, crokery, cutlery, pots and pans, plunger coffee maker, electric blender, kitchen towels.
     

    Are the cabins airconditioned?

    Each cabin is equiped with a fan but there is no need for air conditioninging as there is almost everyday in summer a cool notherly breeze in the Cyclades islands, the Pahi catamaran insulation is excellent and furthemore she is built out of timber, not plastic.

    What are the extra expenses?

    Fuel, water, port dues are not included in the charter price, these are variable costs. Expect to spend about in total 220 Euros per week for the whole boat.
    Also, the food is at your charge including the skipper's.

     

    Is the size of The Pahi a problem when sailing into harbours and mooring?

    The size of the Pahi is not a real issue in respect of docking as it boasts a quite shallow draft of 3 feet, allowing it to sneak in small harbors. However the Pahi has been outfitted with bay anchoring in mind: its motorized inflatable can carry up to 8 people (the Lagoon’s tender carries 4) and the reverse osmosis watermaker operated whenever one engine is running allows to be quite self sufficient in terms of fresh water availability on board.
     

    Is the age of the boat an issue?

    The recent pictures of the Pahi are the reflection of the entire boat’s state. Since our charters run back to back all season we cannot afford any breakdowns, hence we systematically conduct preventive maintenance, replacing critical parts well before they fail. Furthermore our boats are never rented without a captain, whose job is also to conduct daily inspection and maintenance, ensuring trouble free operation all season long.
     

    Catamaran LAGOON 39

    How many cabins and bathrooms are available?

    The Lagoon 39 catamaran has four double cabins with two bathrooms. The skipper sleep in a separate deck accessed cabin with private facilities. This yacht can accomodate up to 8 guests.
     

    Are any electrical sockets available?

    Yes, each cabin and the saloon is equiped with electrical sockets for your small devices.
     

    Is there a sound system?

    Yes, the Lagoon 39 is outfitted with a four 40W speaker system (2 indoors & 2 waterproof outdoors) powered by radio/DVD player with auxiliary jack and USB inputs.
     

    Is the galley fully equiped?

    Yes, the Lagoon 39's galley is outfitted with three burners hob, gaz oven, 2 fridges of 90 liters each, crokery, cutlery, pots and pans, plunger coffee maker, electric blender, microwave to use with shore power.
     

    What are the extra expenses?

    Fuel, water, port dues are not included in the charter price, these are variable costs. Expect to spend about in total 280 Euros per week for the whole boat.
    Also, the food is at your charge including the skipper's.

     

    Does the catamaran have a watermaker?

    No. This yacht is sufficiently small and nimble to shortly dock every now and then for filling water tanks.
     

    Is the boat air conditionned?

    No, mid sized sailing yachts are usually not outfitted with an AC generator and air conditioning unit, these being bulky heavy and expensive.
     

    Catamaran LAGOON 500

    Can you tell us more about the captain the crew?

    The catamarans' permanent crew consists of the the captain, a reputable Greek captain whose deep knowledge of the Greek islands and kindness are highly appreciated by our clients, a starred Greek chef and the deck hand. You won't have to worry about the cooking and the cleaning, your crew will take care of your every need.
     

    How many cabins and bathrooms are available?

    The Lagoon 500 yacht has 4 double cabins and one twin bunks cabin all with ensuite bathrooms. The crew has separate quarters with their private facilities.
     

    Do the yacht have air-conditioning?

    Yes, the Lagoon 500 is outfitted with full air conditioning.
     

    How often is the linen changed?

    The linen is changed every three days.
     

    Whar ate the entertainment appliances available

    The main salon is outifitted with LCD TV, DVD, MP3 Player, Home Cinema, Play Station 3, various games. The double cabines are outifitted with LCD, TV, DVD.
     

    Do we have ice cubes available onboard?

    Yes.
     

    Is a clothes washer-dryer available onboard?

    Yes.
     

    What are the extra expenses?

    Water and port dues are included in the charter price. Only the fuel is not included (estimated between 900 and 1500 Euros per week) and your food.
     

    Two of us have moderate to severe allergies to nuts and are also vegetarians (no meat, chicken, seafood, or fish), will that be a problem to accommodate?

    Your chef may accommodate all your wishes, if she’s warned in advance. Since there are a mostly vegetable and fresh fruit in the traditional summer diet, vegetarians are quite happy in Greece. Every day your cook will discuss the menu options with you and make proposals according to your wishes and the available fresh produce.
     

    In what condition is the boat?

    The offered Lagoon 500 is remarkably well maintained. It has been operated since day one by the same permanent crew. This boat is not listed on any mass yacht rental platform.
     

    Can pay the fuel for the generator and the food using a credit card or must it be some other way?

    The captain and crew have no means to receive credit card payments on board. The only way to settle expenses is in cash. There are plenty of ATMs to be found around the harbours in the Greek islands. Please make sure you talk to your bank about cash withdrawal ceilings for the duration of your trip.
     

    BENETEAU 50 yacht

    How many cabins and bathrooms are available?

    The Beneteau 50 yacht has 4 double cabins all with ensuite bathrooms. The skipper sleeps in a separate deck accessed cabin with private facilities. This yacht can accomodate up to 8 guests.
     

    Are there any speakers to hook up an iPhone?

    There is one set of speakers inside the boat and one set outside, in the cockpit. They are hooked to a radio-CD player which carries an extension jack you may connect to the headphone plug of your device.
     

    How is the galley outfitted?

    The Beneteau 50's galley is outiftted with a gimballed three burner gas stove with oven, two 80 liters refrigerators (20 gallons), crokery, cutlery, pots and pans, plunger coffee maker, kitchen towels.
     

    In which condition is the boat?

    The Beneteau 50, built in 2000, is part of very well constructed small series of yachts. In 2014 she was totally refurbished. Engine, sails, rigging, tender, lavatories are all in mint condition. Furthermore she was outfitted with a watermaker and auxillary power unit becoming an above average charter yacht.
     

    What are the extra expenses?

    Fuel, water, port dues are not included in the charter price, these are variable costs. Expect to spend about in total 220 Euros per week for the whole boat. The food is at your charge including the skipper's.
     

    Is there a watermaker onboard?

    Yes.
     

    Is the boat air conditonned?

    There is no air conditionning in this boat. The cabins and the salon are equiped with fans.
     

    OCEANIS 40 yacht

    How many cabins and bathrooms are available?

    The Oceanis 40 yacht has 2 double cabins and one bathroom. The skipper sleeps in the forward cabin with private facilities. This yacht can accomodate up to 4 guests.
     

    Is there electrical plugs available onboard?

    Yes, you may use all your small electrival devices.
     

    Is there a sound system?

    Yes, the Oceanis 40 is outfitted with 40W speaker system powered by radio/DVD player with auxiliary jack and USB inputs.
     

    Is the galley fully equiped?

    Yes, the Oceanis' galley is equiped with a gimballed three burner gas stove with oven, one 100 liters refrigerator), crokery, cutlery, pots and pans, expresso machine, kitchen towels.
     

    What additional expenses should we expect?

    Fuel, water, port dues (variable costs) and end cleaning are not included in the charter price. Expect to spend about in total 225 Euros per week for the whole boat. The food is at your charge including the skipper's.
     

    Does the Oceanis 40 have a watermaker?

    No. This yacht is sufficiently small and nimble to shortly dock every now and then for filling water tanks.
     

    Is the boat air conditonned?

    There is no air conditionning in this boat. The cabins and the salon are equiped with fans.
     
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