1 – Payment Terms
To confirm your booking you must make a deposit payment, normally 50% of the total amount payable (see your personal quotation/contract). Your booking needs to be paid for IN FULL 60 days prior to the start date. Credit Card payments can be made using our online system and incur a 5% surcharge to cover transaction costs (see Booking procedures – Payment modes). Extras are payble in cash upon embarkation.
2 – Cancellation
Cancellation fees are calculated depending on the period of time between the date of cancellation and the start date as follows:
For bookings cancelled over 60 days prior to start date then 30% of the total charter/holiday fee is retained.
For bookings cancelled 59 – 30 days prior to start date then 50% of the total charter/holiday fee is retained.
For bookings cancelled 29 – 0 days prior to start date then 100% of the total charter/holiday fee is retained.
Clients are strongly advised to obtain cancellation insurance through their insurance broker (see 3 below).
3 – Travel Insurance
It is a condition of booking that all members of your party are covered by comprehensive travel insurance for the full period of your holiday. This must cover cancellation due to unforseen circumstances arising from the date your booking is made (standard in most good policies). It is important that you purchase travel insurance that properly covers your participation in whatever activities you may undertake whilst on holiday. Insurance for yacht charter cancellation costs is recommended, as is extended third-party insurance for skippers covering damage caused by gross negligence and lost charter revenue.
4 – Yacht Charter – Refundable Security Deposit
You are required to leave a security deposit prior to embarkation in case of any damage to the yacht or loss of equipment. The security deposit is returned to you once the yacht has been returned at the pre-agreed time and place and checked to be in the same condition that it was handed over to you. Any minor damages shall be deducted from this deposit. All yachts are properly insured for charter business and the clients liability is limited to the amount of security deposit unless the cause of damage is gross negligence or international act.
5 – Yacht Charter – Start and Finish days
All charters begin latest 19:00hrs on the start date and typically end at 09:00hrs on the end date. However its compulsory to return to the base, the evening before disembarkation at 17:00 for ‘Check-out’ as this is the minimum time required to ensure that the boat is delivered to the next charter in perfect working order. We will always do our best, depending on the circumstances, to accommodate your requirements.
6 – Yacht Charter – Check-in and Check-out
At check-in (arrival) we verify the condition of the yacht, check the items on board and conduct a briefing on the yacht and safety. At check-out (departure) we check that everything is returned in the condition you collected it and that the fuel and water tanks are full. Check-out/in is NOT applicable for Skippered Charter.
7 – Sailing Qualifications
Bareboat charter regulation in Greece requires at least two persons on board with appropriate sailing licenses/certificates or at least one Skipper licence and a competent/experienced crew member. In the latter case the co-skipper may be required to complete a declaration that he/she is competent to undertake responsibility of the yacht. In either case you may be asked to demonstrate competence to our base manager or you may need to hire a skipper or co-skipper for the duration of you holiday. 60 days prior to the embarkation we require crew list, passports copies and sailing licenses copies for the two skippers.
8 – Yacht Charter – Special Notes
8.1-We reserve the right to substitute an alternative yacht of equivalent quality and capacity should the need arise.
8.2-As is customary on all skippered yachts you are asked to pay for the skipper, co-skipper expenses, meals on board and ashore etc.
8.3-Some charter companies will ask you to sign their own Charter Party Contract (pdf) before departure.
8.4-Early Booking Discount (EBD) applies to Bareboat Charter prices only and may not apply to low or high season period on selected yachts.
9 – Agent: PERFECT SAILING
PERFECT SAILING as Agents of the Owners act in good faith on behalf of both Owner and Charterer but contract as Agents only and in no way incur any liability for any acts, matters or things done, committed, omitted or suffered by either party.
10 – Website – General Terms
The information shown on this website was correct at the time of writing. The prices, details, photos and specifications shown (including the number of berths and cabins) are for your guidance only and are displayed in good faith and whilst believed to be correct are not guaranteed. PERFECT SAILING does not warrant or assume any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information displayed on the web site. Please check and confirm details when making your booking. Your proposal/quotation is the contract price. PERFECT SAILING reserves the right to change prices, details and information without notice.
11 – Sailboat transportation
One way, Skiathos – Volos or Volos — Skiathos 150 euros, per transportation.
Any information provided will be used purely for booking procedures. We will not disclose your email address or any other information to any third parties.