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164-foot Sailing Yacht BARACUDA VALLETTA

Sailing Yacht Charters in Greece

Greece is renowned as one of the world’s best sailing destinations, thanks to its consistent wind and many great anchorages!

Our huge selection of sailing yachts includes everything from classic Gullets to modern performance yachts – So whether you are looking for a thrilling sailing-focused adventure or a laid-back vacation on the water, we have a yacht for you.

Certain vessels do better in certain conditions—some are better suited for longer distances with better speed and stability in stronger weather, while others offer a more leisurely pace ideal for short hops between islands.

We work closely with you to find the right yacht and itinerary, considering both your dream destinations and the prevailing seasonal weather to ensure you have the best possible time on the water.

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164-foot Sailing Yacht BARACUDA VALLETTA with purple sails up
Classic old 113-foot Sailing Yacht ARKTOS full sails up
107-foot Sailing Yacht FANCY with full sails up

Luxury sailing yacht charters in Greece offer a unique and immersive way to explore the Greek Isles, blending the thrill of true sailing with the comforts of a high-end vacation. Here’s an overview of what you can expect, the advantages and disadvantages compared to catamarans and motor yachts, and some insights into the weather and sailing conditions.

Different Types of Luxury Sailing Yacht Charters in Greece

Luxury sailing yacht charters in Greece offer a variety of options tailored to different tastes and preferences. Each type of sailing yacht offers a distinct way to experience the stunning seascapes and rich culture of Greece. Whether you’re drawn to the heritage of classic sailing, the excitement of a performance yacht, or the indulgence of a luxury yacht, we got it. Here’s a more detailed look at different types of sailing yacht charters:

Classic Sailing Yachts

Classic yachts are at the pinnacle of sailing tradition, often chosen by those who cherish the history and the aesthetics of sailing. These vessels are usually older classic models that have been meticulously maintained or restored to their original state. They often feature traditional designs with wooden hulls, vintage brass fittings, and classic interiors. Sailing on a classic yacht provides a nostalgic experience where guests can immerse themselves in the timeless beauty of nautical engineering and perhaps even participate in hoisting sails or steering under the guidance of an experienced crew. The charm of these yachts lies not just in their appearance but also in the authentic sailing adventure they offer.

Three classic Sailing Yachts at the Poros Boat Show, moored stern to the dock.
From left: Sailing Yachts ENTRE CIELOS, ANEMOS & ARKTOS at the Poros Boat Show

Modern Performance Sailing Yachts

For those who seek excitement and precision, modern performance yachts are the ideal choice. These yachts are engineered for speed and efficiency, utilizing the latest advancements in naval architecture and materials technology. Often constructed from lightweight composites such as fiberglass, aluminum, or carbon fiber, these yachts are designed to cut through the water with ease, making them perfect for those who enjoy a more dynamic sailing experience. Equipped with state-of-the-art navigation systems and powerful rigging, modern performance yachts combine the thrill of fast-paced sailing with the convenience of modern technology. They are particularly suited to experience the ultimate thrill of being at sea, explore a lot of locations quickly or engage in occasional regatta-style excitement.

107-foot Sailing Yacht FANCY, seen from above cutting throught the water under full sail
107-foot Sailing Yacht FANCY, cutting throught the water under full sail
Captain Juan Manuel Lima Finozzi and Stewardess Louise Foulon in front of 99-foot performance sailing yacht Aizu
Captain Juan Manuel Lima Finozzi and Stewardess Louise Foulon in front of 99-foot performance sailing yacht AIZU at the Mediterranean Yacht Show 2024 in Nafplion, Greece

Luxury-Focused Sailing Yachts

Luxury-focused yachts prioritize onboard comfort and opulence, catering to those who desire a more relaxed and indulgent sailing experience. These yachts are akin to floating luxury hotels, with spacious interiors and an array of high-end amenities. Guests can expect large, elegantly appointed cabins, en-suite bathrooms, gourmet kitchens, and expansive entertainment options. Moreover, luxury yachts often come with a full crew, including a skipper, chef, and other personnel, who ensure that every aspect of the voyage is seamless and luxurious. This type of yacht is perfect for travelers who wish to enjoy the beauty of the Greek islands while indulging in the highest standards of comfort and service.

Open-air Jacuzzi onboard 160-foot Sailing Yacht ACAPELLA
Open-air Jacuzzi onboard 160-foot Sailing Yacht ACAPELLA
Sauna onboard 167-foot Sailing Yacht ARESTEAS
Sauna onboard 167-foot Sailing Yacht ARESTEAS
Fold out Swim latter on 160-foot Sailing Yacht ACAPELLA
Fold out Swim latter on 160-foot Sailing Yacht ACAPELLA

DANIEL ASMUS

OWNER, CHARTER BROKER, ACTIVE CYBA MEMBER, IYBA, ECPY

daniel@dmayachting.com

MARTINA ASMUS

OWNER, CHARTER BROKER, ACTIVE CYBA MEMBER, IYBA, ECPY

martina@dmayachting.com

YANNA PRISTAS

SENIOR CHARTER BROKER, ASSOCIATE CYBA MEMBER

yanna.pristas@dmayachting.com

CHRIS DE KOCK

CHARTER BROKER

chris@dmayachting.com

WILLIAM MC NALLY

CHARTER BROKER

william@dmayachting.com

MARCELLE HAILWAX

CHARTER BROKER

marcelle@dmayachting.com

SARAH KLISCHE

CHARTER BROKER

sarah.klische@dmayachting.com

NADJA ASMUS

CHARTER BROKER

nadja@dmayachting.com

LOUIS LAMPRELL

CHARTER BROKER

louis@dmayachting.com

ANDREA PRISTAS

CHARTER BROKER

andrea.pristas@dmayachting.com

ALEX HAILWAX

CHARTER BROKER

alex@dmayachting.com

MO PRISTAS

CHARTER BROKER

mo@dmayachting.com

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Advantages of Sailing Yachts in Greece

  • Natural Sailing Conditions: Greece offers some of the best sailing conditions in the world, with steady winds and a large number of islands that are ideally spaced for island hopping.
  • Best for Stronger Weather: Sailing yachts excel in stronger weather conditions due to their ability to harness wind for propulsion and stabilization. Unlike motor yachts, which may struggle with wave tossing, sailing yachts use the wind to maintain balance, providing a steadier experience. The narrow, deep hull design of monohulls allows them to slice through water efficiently, minimizing resistance and discomfort from waves. In contrast, catamarans can experience uncomfortable jarring from waves hitting the bridge deck connecting the hulls.
  • Not Subject to Port Restrictions: In Greece, motor yachts face port restrictions that can prevent them from leaving port during strong wind conditions. This is primarily because motor yachts rely entirely on their engines for propulsion and are not designed to harness wind power. But sailing yachts do not face such restrictions. Designed to perform well in various wind conditions, sailing yachts can depart from port whenever the captain deems it safe. This flexibility allows sailing yachts to take advantage of favorable wind conditions. It provides them with more freedom to navigate according to their schedules and the skill of their crew rather than being confined by port mandates.
  • Eco-Friendly:🌿Sailing yachts rely primarily on wind power, making them more environmentally friendly compared to fuel-dependent motor yachts.
ULTIMATE Guide: Picking the PERFECT Boat for Your LUXURY Yacht Charter 🛥️
ULTIMATE Guide: Picking the PERFECT Boat for Your LUXURY Yacht Charter 🛥️

Disadvantages Compared to Catamarans and Motor Yachts

  • Heeling With the Wind: Sailing yachts heel (tilt) when under sail due to the wind in the sails pushing them over (this lengthens the waterline and makes the yacht work more efficiently and able to move faster), which adds an element of excitement to the journey but may require adjustments in how certain activities are managed on board. This heeling can impact the feasibility of setting up larger meals or elaborate dining arrangements while underway, as items on tables, including dishes and drinks, are prone to sliding or toppling. In contrast, catamarans maintain a more upright position, offering a smoother ride that better accommodates such onboard activities.
  • Space and Amenities: Although luxury sailing yachts are well-appointed, they generally offer less space and fewer onboard amenities than catamarans or motor yachts of a similar length.
  • Slower Speed: Sailing yachts are generally slower than motor yachts and depend on wind conditions for speed. This can be a disadvantage if you’re on a tight schedule.
Luxury Sailing Yacht with sails up, cutting through the water.
Sailing Yacht GITANA
Sailing Yacht ENTRE CIELOS

Seasons and Weather Conditions

The sailing season in Greece typically runs from April to October, with the peak season in July and August. The prevailing winds in the Aegean Sea, known as the “Meltemi,” can range from moderate to strong and are more pronounced during the summer months. These winds can make sailing a thrilling experience but may also challenge guests with less experience on the water.

Cyclades Distances EXPLAINED by Expert  Daniel Asmus.  LUXURY Yacht Charters in GREECE.
Cyclades Distances EXPLAINED by Expert Daniel Asmus. LUXURY Yacht Charters in GREECE.

Communicate Your Needs

When planning a luxury sailing yacht charter, clear communication of your desires and expectations is crucial for crafting the perfect experience. Whether you’re looking for adventure, relaxation, cultural exploration, or a blend of activities, letting us know upfront helps ensure that every aspect of your charter meets your expectations.

Additionally, informing us about the level of comfort you seek, the type of sailing experience you desire (whether it’s hands-on sailing or a more laid-back cruise), and any particular destinations you wish to visit allows us to tailor your journey more accurately.

By understanding your expectations, we can better inform you about the sailing conditions and seasonal weather patterns. This proactive communication ensures that you are well-prepared and can make informed decisions, enhancing your overall experience and satisfaction with your sailing holiday.

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Beth Hecimovich

Jan 05, 2024

Daniel and Martina were outstanding and helped us execute the trip of a lifetime ! Very responsive and available to assist with anything and everything. They made sure that every detail was addressed and that our family was treated well. We have worked with other Charter Brokers in the past and DMA Yachting service and knowledge was far superior. Highly recommend.

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Skye

Jan 08, 2024

Chris was incredibly helpful in our first charter experience every step of the way. He helped us select the right boat, walked us through all the options available to us and helped ensure that we had an incredibly memorable experience. Thank you to the entire team for making our New Years celebration once in a lifetime! We are already looking forward to planning our next charter through DMA.

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Our clients speak of unparalleled service, exquisite yachts, and a seamless booking process, highlighting the excellence of their Greek charter experiences.

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Where to Begin?

Here are just a few of our favorite itineraries to get you started, but for the complete list, make sure to check out our ULTIMATE ITINERARY GUIDE. Greece is a treasure trove of experiences, and truly, you could spend a lifetime of charters exploring all it has to offer. If you’re wondering where to begin or which yacht fits your specific needs, our expert brokers are ready to assist. Contact us to tailor your ideal yachting itinerary.

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Charter Yacht Types

The following are the main categories of yachts available for charter in Greece: luxury yachts, motor yachts, catamarans, and sailing yachts. You can choose from various crewed yacht charter options within these categories. All yacht charters are customizable in terms of charter itineraries, onboard services, and activities to suit the preferences of each client.

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Price ranges for yacht charters in Greece

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PERSEVERANCE 1

From €95,000/week
4 cabins
129 ft
Baltic
8 guests
Built: 2021

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Galileo

From €92,000/week
10+ cabins
157 ft
Custom
49 guests
Refit: 2020

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Tamarita

From €90,000/week
4 cabins
152 ft
Perini Navi
10 guests
Refit: 2022
200 Litres/Hr

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Jetski
Jacuzzi

ROX STAR

From €90,000/week
5 cabins
131 ft
Bodrum Shipyard
10 guests
Built: 2015

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Jetski
Jacuzzi

G2

From €90,000/week
4 cabins
128 ft
Vitters
8 guests
Refit: 2018

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Ocean Pure 2

From €89,000/week
5 cabins
131 ft
Concorde Yachts
10 guests
Refit: 2019
110 Litres/Hr

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Jacuzzi

LIVA

From €85,000/week
5 cabins
126 ft
Maiora
12 guests
Refit: 2022
850 Litres/Hr

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ANEMOI

From €85,000/week
4 cabins
122 ft
Fitzroy Yachts
8 guests
Refit: 2018
37 Litres/Hr

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Jacuzzi

ACAPELLA

From €85,000/week
5 cabins
160 ft
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12 guests
Refit: 2023
130 Litres/Hr

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Jetski
Jacuzzi

ATLANTIKA

From €85,000/week
5 cabins
127 ft
Costruzioni Navali Tiguillo
10 guests
Refit: 2022

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Jetskis: 2

DAIMA

From €78,000/week
5 cabins
139 ft
Custom
10 guests
Refit: 2023
250 Litres/Hr

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Jetski
Jacuzzi

ARISTARCHOS

From €75,000/week
4 cabins
131 ft
Nautor's Swan
8 guests
Refit: 2020

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