Chartering Procedure

Sporades Yacht Charter exists to mediate between people looking to charter a yacht for the Sporades in Volos or Skiathos and owners of yachts here in Volos.

Initial enquiries: Booking requests need to be made using the form on the page displaying the details of the yacht. When we receive a request, we will check availability and pricing with the owner and relay the deatils to you.

Bookings: To make a firm booking the desposit needs to be paid. This is usually 30% of the total cost of the charter. Payment is usually made by bank transfer. The balance is to be paid at least 28 days prior to embarkation.

Payments: Payments are made direct to the owners of the yachts.

Contracts: People chartering yachts through us enter into contracts directly with the yacht owners. Click to download the charter agreement terms.

Qualifications for bareboat charter: To charter a bareboat yacht in Greek waters two members of the crew must have sailing experience and ability, and at least one of them must have a sailing certificate officially authorized in his/her home country. If the second member has no sailing certificate of any kind, it is necessary to fill in an official statement of his/her sailing ability and experience. The official statement is to be filled in upon embarkation.

Crewe list: When booking you will need to specify the exact size of the crewe. After booking we will ask you to submit details of the members of the crewe. When taking over the yacht you will have to provide copies of the sailing credentials of the skipper and co-skipper.

Security deposit: Because of the terms of their own insurance, yacht owners are oblige to request a security deposit (currently in 1,500 euros). This is a refundable payment to be made at the time that the yacht is taken out of the harbour. Payment can be made by credit card. The sum will be refunded in full when the yacht is returned providing no damage has been done to the yacht. If damage has been done, a portion of the security deposit may be retained to cover the cost of repairs. You are advised to thoroughly inspect the yacht before embarkation together with the yacht owner.

Security deposit insurance: If you wish, you might want to insure the security deposit payment. Click for details of online yacht charter security deposit insurance.

Provisions: Volos port is right next to the main shopping area in Volos, and the port area has a good supermarket and a number of shops for yachting supplies.

Parking: Paid parking is available in the centre of the port (20 e per day). Free parking is available just beyond the main port area. A 10-minute walk from where the yachts are moored there is paid parking next to the bus station for 14 e per day.