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Yacht Charter Prices Greece

When you start considering a yacht charter in Greece, there are hundreds of islands and sailing areas you can choose from. Actually Greece is not only one of the top destinations for sailing holidays in the East Mediterranean, but all over the world, thanks to her unique atmosphere due to transparent waters, sandy beaches, enchanting spots and bays, delicious wine, food with typical flavours, excellent services and so on. 

From April to October, Greece reserves good climate and weather for yacht charters, having her best period for cruising from June to September. 

So many archipelagos, islands and bays to be discovered, as well as colours, flavours, fragrances and memories to enjoy. Below our selection of sailing areas to relish this summer when you rent yacht in Greece:

What to know when chartering a yacht in Greece

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When you choose to sail in Greece during your next holidays, there are some important things to take in consideration (actually as we as when you enjoy a boat charter also in other Mediterranean destinations):
– The high season period for sailing Greece is in July and August; 
– When you start thinking about your boat holiday, don’t forget to choose the week(s) that better work for you and your crew, the total number of guests, the duration of the charter, the type of boat (catamaran, sailboat, motor yacht or gulet), the type of charter (with or without skipper or fully crewed), and your approximate budget; 
– The charters in Greece have a minimum duration of 7 days, from Saturday to Saturday;
– Sailboats and catamarans could be available for bareboat, skippered (bareboat + skipper) and fully crewed  charters; 
– When you enjoy a private cruise in Greek Islands you can personalise your itinerary, to enjoy the most beautiful spots, suit your interests and preferences (always considering the weather and sea conditions);

What type of boat better accommodates you

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The types of boat to live memorable sailing moments in Greece you can decide on are:

  • Motor yacht 
  • Catamaran
  • Sailboat
  • Gulet 

Naturally every vessel has its own pros and cons, considering the fuel consumption, speed, comforts and so on. For example if you would like to enjoy a gulet charter, you can decide between cabin charter, sharing the cruise with other people or exclusive charter, renting the whole yacht for you and your group. 

Usually the bigger the boat, the greater the comforts you can enjoy on board. Starting from 50+ feet almost all the yacht types are available only with skipper or crew. So if you have a sailing license and enough experience to rent the yacht driving it by yourself, keep this detail in mind. 

What type of charter are you looking for?

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Knowing what type of sailing holiday in Greece you are looking for is fundamental to let us our Charter Managers assist you properly with the selection of boats to share with you, so let’s explain you the alternatives and differences. Below the list of charters you can opt from when you rent a sailing or motor yacht in Greece:

  • Crewed
  • Skippered (Bareboat + skipper)
  • Bareboat
  • Cabin

A crewed charter is when the vessel you are renting has stable crew, usually composed by more than one member: so for example captain and hostess/cook, or captain deckhand and hostess/cook. It would depend of the yacht and its dimension.

When a boat is available in bareboat, you can rent it without skipper, if you have a valid sailing license and previous experiences (together with the patent, it’s required also your sailing resume). But keep in mind that all the vessels available in bareboat can be rented also with skipper, so if you are not able to drive the boat, you can hire a captain that will take care of it. A skipper usually drive the boat and clean it externally. If you wish to have more services, as internal cleaning and cooking you can add an hostess or a cook. 

The cabin charter is usually available aboard gulets and catamarans: you will share the vessel with other people, renting just your cabin. Usually for these types of charters you have also packages that can comprehend half or full board (as per your demands), tot. number of cruising hours per day with fixed itinerary, final cleaning, generator hours, etc. 

Yacht charter prices Greece

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And so.. What is the real cost to rent a yacht in Greece?

The base price, also called “charter rate” includes the use of boat for the period booked and the expenses of the cruise are on top of it. 

We prepared the estimates and approximate costs of yacht charter in Greece, listed based on type of boat (motorboat, sailing yacht, catamaran and multihull, gullet) and type of charter (yachting with crew, bareboat sailing, cabin charters) in order to let all our customers understand how much is it to charter a yacht in Greece

Read the article until the end to get all the related informations. 

Below the costs to take into consideration when you charter a yacht in Greece (in the following sections all entries will be investigated in depth): 

  • Charter rate 
  • Expenses / Extras (fuel, food, drinks, ports, etc)
  • VAT (to be added on crewed charters)
  • APA (to be added on crewed charters) 
  • Cautional deposit (to be added on bareboat charters) 
  • Crew tips (at the discretion of the client) 

How much to charter a bareboat and crewed boat in Greece

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The cost to rent a yacht in Greece depends not only on the type of boat your will hire, but also on the type of charter you are looking for, so if you will opt for crewed or bareboat sailing holidays.

We can  carry out three macro-groups to have the approximate rates and differences per type of charter: 

  • Fully crewed yacht charter Greece prices
  • Bareboat charter Greece prices
  • Rent yacht with skipper in Greece prices 

Let’s talk about prices: how much to charter a crewed yacht in Greece? 

A fully crewed charter is the top level services you can opt for when you are about to charter a yacht in Greece: the captain and other crew members (that can be the deckhand, the hostess and/or the cook) will take care of everything, letting you enjoy a completed relaxed week(s). When a yacht has stable crew aboard, usually the price include their services (the tips is not included but only recommended, if you are satisfied).

 

The charter rate usually include the use of the boat for the booked period and the crew (in some cases also docking in port at the main base). The extras are of course the expenses, that are covered/anticipated by the A.P.A. (fuel, ports, food, drinks, etc) and the VAT that is actually the 24% and is on top the price. 

Bareboat charter Greece prices: how much does it cost? 

If you have a valid sailing license and good sailing experiences, you can rent the boat without skipper. Consider that vessels available in bareboat are usually up to 50 feet. Few sailboats over 50 feet can be rented without skipper, so if you are interested in chartering a big boat keep in mind that a captain/crew could be included aboard. 

When you enjoy a bareboat charter, the price includes the VAT, the use of the boat for the period and the first and last night at base port (so if you opt for a one way charter or to start/end from another port, the marina’s fees will not be included). 

You have to apply all the expenses, as docking, fuel, food, drinks, etc.

What does bareboat + skipper means? How much does it cost?

The boats available in bareboat can be booked also with skipper and in this case the rate for the captain is an extra and it’s not included. The price for having skipper aboard during your charter in Greece usually starts from 150,00 Euro per day + food and the tips, in case you wish to reserve it to him, are not included. 

How much to charter a yacht in Greece 

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Renting a yacht in Greece has different prices depending on the type of boat (dimension, model, number of cabins, crewed or bareboat charter, year of built and equipments/comforts aboard) and time of the year. If you enjoy your charter during summer, that is the high season period, for sure the prices will be higher, but as you will read below, you can take advantage from early booking discounts together with the exclusive deals proposed by Your Boat Holiday.

And so: how much to hire a yacht in Greece?
A motor yacht can have approximately the following charter rates:

  • Motor yacht in Greece from 40 to 50 feet: 4.000,00 € / 10.000,00 € per week + extras
  • Motor yacht in Greece from 50 to 62 feet: 8.000,00 € / 18.000,00 € per week + extras
  • Motor yacht in Greece from 62 to 70 feet: 15.000,00 € / 30.000,00 € per week + extras
  • Motor yacht in Greece from 70 to 90 feet: 24.000,00 € / 70.000,00 € per week + extras
  • Motor yacht in Greece from 90 feet and over: 70.000,00 € and up per week + extras

Most of the motor boats are available only with skipper/crew aboard (few exceptions for the smallest vessels, let’s say up to 55 feet) and it’s required the A.P.A. that stands for Advanced Provisioning Allowance.

Related: What in the A.P.A. in yacht charter? If you want to read more about, click here

Catamaran charter Greece price 

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When you rent a catamaran in Greece you can decide to charter it in bareboat, with skipper or with crew. Keep in mind that most of the catamarans have minimum 4 cabins (just few owner versions can have only 3 cabins). As per motor yachts, the price of catamaran charter in Greece would depend on many factors, as the charter period, the model of the boat and year of built, comforts and equipments aboard (generator, air conditioning, water toys, etc) and so on. The more the catamaran is new and equipped, the greater the cost to rent it, having obviously the guarantee of a boat of excellent level, with high performances and services. 

Have a look to the below rates to have an idea of the costs for catamaran charter in Greece: 

  • Catamaran in Greece from 38 to 42 feet: 3.000,00 €/ 6.000,00 € per week + extras
  • Catamaran in Greece from 42 to 44 feet: 4.500,00 € / 8.000,00 € per week + extras
  • Catamaran in Greece from 45 to 50 feet: 6.000,00 € / 18.000,00 € per week + extras
  • Catamaran in Greece from 50 to 60 feet: 8.000,00 € / 30.000,00 € per week + extras
  • Catamaran in Greece from 60 feet and up: 25.000,00 € and up per week + extras

As you can read, from 45 feet usually the prices are higher, as from this dimension the vessel has the fly-bridge that assure you more external space to chill and have fun, that is for sure a plus during a charter. 

Catamarans in Greece can be rented in bareboat, with skipper or fully crewed. 

On top of the charter rate you have to apply the extras, that would depend on the dimension of the boat and are splitted in mandatory and optional. Read below to get informations about the extras to consider when you enjoy a catamaran charter in Greece:

Mandatory extras usually on top of catamaran charter Greece price:

  • Final Cleaning (from 100,00 Euro to 250,00 Euro);
  • Bottle of gas (from 20,00 Euro);
  • Bed linen and towels (from 10,00 to 20,00 Euro per person per week); 

Optional extras that usually can be added during your catamaran charter in Greece:

  • Outboard engine (from 100,00 to 200,00 Euro);
  • Beach towels (from 5,00 to 10,00 Euro each);
  • Skipper (from 150,00 to 220,00 Euro per day+ food);
  • Hostess (from 100,00 to 180,00 Euro per day + food);
  • Cook (from 100,00 to 180,00 Euro per day + food);
  • Wi-fi;
  • SUP (from 100,00 to 150,00 Euro per week);
  • Transfers from/to airport;
  • Refundable deposit;

Rent sailing boat Greece price

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If you are passionated about monohulls, keep in mind that Greece, as Croatia, are the homeland of sailing charters and you have an endless alternatives of sailboats to rent for your charter there. Starting from 30 feet up to 100 and over, you can opt for bareboat, skippered and luxury fully crewed charters. Usually charters aboard sailing yachts are available in bareboat up to 55 feet, then you will have mandatory skipper or crew aboard. 

Read the below approximate prices to have an idea of the charters rates for sailing aboard monohull in Greek Islands:

  • Sailboat in Greece from 38 to 42 feet: 1.500,00 €/ 3.000,00 € per week + extras
  • Sailboat in Greece from 42 to 44 feet: 3.000,00 € / 4.500,00 € per week + extras
  • Sailboat in Greece from 45 to 50 feet: 4.500,00 € / 8.000,00 € per week + extras
  • Sailboat in Greece from 50 to 60 feet: 6.000,00 € / 20.000,00 € per week + extras
  • Sailboat in Greece from 60 feet and up: 12.000,00 € and up per week + extras

Mandatory extras usually on top of sailboat charter Greece price:

  • Final Cleaning (from 80,00 Euro to 150,00 Euro);
  • Bottle of gas (from 20,00 Euro);
  • Bed linen and towels (from 10,00 to 20,00 Euro per person per week); 

Optional extras that usually can be added during your sailing charter in Greece aboard monohull:

  • Outboard engine (from 100,00 to 200,00 Euro);
  • Beach towels (from 5,00 to 10,00 Euro each);
  • Skipper (from 150,00 to 220,00 Euro per day+ food);
  • Hostess (from 100,00 to 180,00 Euro per day + food);
  • Cook (from 100,00 to 180,00 Euro per day + food);
  • Wi-fi;
  • SUP (from 100,00 to 150,00 Euro per week);
  • Transfers from/to airport;
  • Refundable deposit;

Greece Gulet charter prices

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A gulet can be chartered exclusively (you an your group rent the whole boat and crew at your service) or you can opt to rent just your cabin, sharing the boat. Naturally these two options are completely different between each others, in terms of privacy, sailing style and money.

A cabin charter is a sharing experience and you have the opportunity to meet new people, having fun and relax, spending a weekly rate that could start from 1.500,00 Euro per person. 

Usually the cabin charter rate aboard a gulet includes: the use of boat for the week, crew, 4 hours of navigation per day, air conditioning, daily cleaning, linen and towels, facilities and half board. 

On top of that you have to add the ports, extra fuel (if you go over the fixed itinerary, but it usually never happens), full board or the other meals, if you don’t opt for it.

If you are looking for an exclusive private and luxury charter, then you will rent the whole gulet for a more customised service. In this case the cost of the gulet depends as usual on its dimension, equipment and year of built. Keep in mind that usually the gulets are the type of vessels that have many cabins and that can accommodate more guests than the other boats. 

The rate of an exclusive gulet charter in Greece usually includes the use of the boat and the crew. You will have to consider on top the VAT and the expenses, usually paied by the A.P.A. (fuel, food, drinks, ports, transfers, etc). 

Payment, taxes and charter terms

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Usually the payment terms for charter are as follows:

  • 50% of the Charter Rate upon signing the contract;
  • Balance within 30 days before the departure;
  • Extras and deposit upon embarkation;

In case of crewed luxury charter the A.P.A. is due together with the balance, within one month before the embarkation.

Alternatively, is some cases, it’s required to pay the 30% upon confirmation and the 70% within 45 days before. 

Special offers and discounts for charter a yacht in Greece

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Don’t miss the exclusive offers and discounts for charter a yacht in Greece this summer: 

  • Early bookings discounts
  • Last minute discounts
  • Prolonged period discounts
  • YBH discounts

Let’s start with the early booking discounts for boat charters in Greece: how to get it? 

When you book in advance a boat for summer sailing holidays in Greece you can receive an early booking discount up to 25% off, depending on when you confirm the charter: practically the sooner you book, the more discount you will get. Usually there are different steps in terms of period for getting early booking discounts: for example if you book within the end of October or November, you will get higher discounts, the next period if Christmas and the last term is within the end of January. 

and you like to wait until the end to book your sailing vacations in Greece, then the last minute option is yours! You will get exclusive deals on the boats still available, but keep in mind that reserving your charter just before the beginning of it, it does not ensure you find exactly what you are looking for and maybe you will have to be satisfied with the latest availability. That’s why we always recommend to check the availabilities in advance, in order to exactly accomplish all your wishes!

Renting a boat more than 7 days, usually starting from 10 but preferably for 14, you will have access to the prolonged period discounts: in this case the owner of the yacht will apply a discount % on the second week or in some cases, on both the weeks. Usually the deal starts from 5% up to the 15%. 

Importante note: In most of the cases, discounts are not combinable. 

Your Boat Holiday always reserves excellent discounts to its new and repetitive customers, reserving top level services aboard stunning yacht with qualified crew all over the world. 

CONTACT  NOW OUR CHARTER MANAGERS TO GET MORE INFORMATIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS ABOUT YACHT CHARTER GREECE PRICES OR IF YOU ARE READY TO BOOK YOUR SAILING HOLIDAYS IN GREEK ISLANDS:

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