Chartering a yacht as a bareboat means being a skipper yourself and taking responsibility for navigation and safety on board.
Port authorities in Greece require a certificate of competence in navigation; RYA day skipper, International Certificate of Competence or national equivalent.
The local port police will check all the documents to allow you to leave the port, both boat documents and your certificate.
When entering a new port, the Port Police may check your sailing licenses but in most cases they will only check the boat papers. The International Certificate of Competence or RYA coastal skipper and yachtmaster offshore or higher certificates are almost always accepted.
On the other hand, you can always hire a skipper even if you own your certificate but you don't feel certain about your sailing abilities. Your skipper could help you at least with some difficult manoeuvres and learn you how to handle a yacht.
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Making your vacation plans and arrangements is a lot of fun. However, sometimes it may be difficult because of a great offer of yachts and charter areas.
When to sail in Greece?
Weather conditions allow you to sail all year round. However, the yacht charter season starts in early April when air temperatures rise above the seawater temperatures and it lasts till November.
Both bareboat and crewed charter guarantee an excellent way of exploring the Greek coast.
Chartering a yacht with crew will make your vacation unforgettable. This is the best option for those who would like to spend their vacation careless and let the others take care of navigation and everything else in order to enjoy the journey in full.
Catamarans are very popular for sailing holidays in Greece. Besides an attractive design, these yachts provide safe sailing and spacious and comfortable rooms.
Hiring a crew means having no responsibilities or preoccupations during your sailing holidays. This may be regarded as a high class charter and vacation in style.
Yacht charter vs. Hotel accomodation
Do you want to rest but at the same time visit really fascinating locations and explore interesting places?