Chartering a yacht can be a daunting experience for many people, at Octopus it is our job to make the process as quick and easy as possible.
Your experience with yachts (any sailing qualifications and if you would like a bareboat or skippered charter)
The number of people in your party (and if any of them need a single private cabin)
Any preferences in the islands you would like to visit
When you are planning to be in Greece
Any other information or questions you have regarding your charter
In case we need any further details we will contact you to discuss your plans and confirm any unclear points. We then send our complete and detailed proposal and offer. If you have any further questions we are happy to answer any detail. The official charter contract, invoice and payment instruction will follow your final confirmation of your chosen offer. Prior to your arrival we will ask for all your arrival information and a complete list of your requirements (transfers, hotel reservations, provisions, etc). We ensure to take care of each little detail so you can rest easy upon your arrival in Greece.
Charter rates in Euro referring to weekly charter period, including: o Current VAT o Use of yachts with following equipment: VHF, Radio CD, GPS, Autopilot, Echo sounder, Speedometer, Dinghy with Outboard motor, Warm water supply, Spray hood, Bimini/tent, Blankets. Charter rates do not include: o Fuel, water, provisioning, extra linen running expenses& mooring fees o Provisions: Ask for our provisioning form. Fill it in and email or fax it to us. On your embarkation your food and beverages will be onboard. o Travel services: Airport welcome and transfers, ticketing, hotel accommodation, rent a car, tours, exchange.
o Standard Charter Pack (not commissionable, payable at the base in cash): final cleaning, bed sheets & towels (one set per person), first fill for outboard engine, spare bottle of gas: o Saona 47, Lagoon 450, Elba 45: 250€ – Lagoon 42, Oceanis 51.1: 230€ – Lagoon 400, Oceanis 46.1: 200€ – Lagoon 380: 170€. o Embarkation: starting date from 17h00. o Disembarkation: ending day by 09h00. Compulsory: return to base the evening before disembarkation, at 18h00, the latest. Check in/out procedures time is considered to be part of the charter period.
Skipper and/or Hostess/Steward can be locally arranged with freelance providers, subject to independent hire Terms & conditions. o Skipper: 190€ per day plus food provision o Hostess/ Steward: 170€ per day plus food provision o Hostess / Steward shall do the daily shopping and prepare and serve each day breakfast and a light meal (lunch or dinner). Provisions shall be made and meals will be prepared so as to meet the preferences declared by the Charterer in advance, to the extent permitted by local market availability of items, paying careful attention to all special nutritional needs and restrictions set by the Charterer (such as vegetarian restrictions, gluten tolerance, type of meat, wine picking, etc.). Hostess / Steward will assist skipper in all of his duties under his instructions and shall take care of cleaning of communal areas of the yacht daily.
The said refundable Security Deposit (2.000-3.500 euro) is required upon embarkation and will cover any damage or loss of the yacht and her equipment during the cruise. Security deposit reduction insurance: Lagoon 380: 300€ plus refundable security deposit 600€ – Lagoon 400, Oceanis 46.1: 350€ plus refundable security deposit 600€ – Lagoon 42, Oceanis 51.1: 400€ plus refundable security deposit 700€ – Saona 47, Lagoon 450, Elba 45: 450€ plus refundable security deposit 900€ The security insurance is mandatory in case of a skippered charter. Not available for regattas & races. Prices subject to change without notice
All boats are insured against: o Risks arising from liability to third parties and damage to hull, machinery and equipment o Third party liability o Sea pollution liability o A deductible provision is applied, depending on the yachts value.
A down payment will secure your reservation. Final payment of the charter fee is due 45 days before your arrival. 1-2 weeks before your starting date you will receive details for your local contact person at the marina and a list of suggested items to bring with you from home for your sailing adventure! o The down payment (50% of the total charter fee, depending on the booking date) is paid by bank’s transfer to our account upon contract signing. o The balance (50% of the charter fee, depending on the booking date) is paid 45 days prior to embarkation. Down payment by wire transfer -without surcharge- or on line payment with credit card -with related credit card fee on top-), should be settled within 1 week.
Time of Cancellation (Notification to Octopus Yachting in Writing) Charter Price 1 to 45 days prior to departure 100% of total charter price 46 to 90 days prior to departure 50% of total charter price 91 days or more prior to departure 30% of total charter price Cancellation of Crew arrangements (Skipper/Hostess): if notice of cancellation is given 1 to 45 days prior to departure 25% of agreed services price is due. No-Show Cancellation: 100% of all amounts including charter price, mandatory/optional extras and any crew is due. The Octopus Cancellation guarantee: In any event of cancellation, Octopus Yachting guarantees that in case the yacht is re-let, for the same charter period and under the same conditions, all amounts received will be reimbursed to Charterer net of a processing fee of Euro 300.