Why Charter a Motor Yacht in Greece?

A Motor Yacht is for those who want ultimate speed, freedom, and luxury on their charter Vacation in Greece. I often talk to clients who look at Catamarans or Sailing Yachts along with an itinerary that simply isn’t realistic for this type of yacht within their selected timeframe. Therefore, we consistently emphasize the advantages of choosing a Motor Yacht, particularly for those desiring longer charters and swift transportation between destinations. On top of that, Motor Yachts also offer much more in terms of luxurious amenities (such as a gym, jacuzzi, sauna, cinema, bar, etc.) and generally store a significantly larger selection of water toys.

In this article, I’ve compiled a list of my favorite yachts currently available for charter in Greece.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me directly using the contact details provided at the bottom of this page or by initiating a chat with one of our online Charter Brokers in the bottom right corner.

Ultimate Speed ✅

Freedom to Explore a Broader Itinerary ✅

Luxurious Amenities ✅

Extensive Water Toy Selection ✅

Daniel Asmus


Daniel is an accomplished sailor and yachting industry professional who has sailed around the world with his family from 2007 to 2008, visiting exotic locations such as the Caribbean, Bahamas, Panama, South Pacific, and Australia.

With over eight years of experience working as a Captain alongside his wife Martina, he has chartered yachts in the Mediterranean and Caribbean, honing his skills and expertise in the industry.

In 2016, Daniel & Martina founded DMA Yachting, which specializes in providing quality crewed yacht charters, earning a reputation for excellence in the industry.

Where to Go on your Motor Yacht Charter in Greece?

Even though motor yachts are predominantly concentrated in the Athens/Piraeus area, you will find motor yachts available for charter in marinas all across Greece, including Thessaloniki, Chalkidiki, Skiathos, Volos, Mykonos, Corfu, and Rhodes.

Spetses, Saronic Islands

& Eastern Peloponnese

Daniel Asmus’ Recommended

Luxury Motor Yachts

Available for Charter in Greece this Summer – 2024

42 reviews


From €45,000/week
5 cabins
112 ft
12 guests
Refit: 2007/2014/2019/2020
130 Litres/Hr


Project Steel  |  112 ft

Amazing Fuel Efficiency – Perfect for Longer Charters

M/Y Project Steel was built by Italian shipbuilder Bugari in 1993. It has since undergone an extensive refit of both interior and exterior in 2020, including an extension of the stern and shortening of the bow to make for a more modern look.

Project Steel features 5 cabins accommodating 12 guests and is manned by a long-standing crew of 6.

Why I like this yacht

I think this is a really ideal boat for an intermediate – someone who is getting used to yachting and wants a decent-sized boat for a very good price. Project Steel goes for a prize of only €60,000 in the high season and €49,000 in the low season, and is subject to as little as 6.5% VAT.

What is very interesting about this yacht is its incredibly low fuel cost – it only takes 130 Liters per hour, whereas yachts this size normally would take about 5-700 Liters. This makes Project Steel a really great choice for those wishing to do longer charters throughout the Cyclades, where a lot of motoring is to be expected.

We have chartered this yacht many times always with excellent client feedback.

Project Steel also offers a good collection of water toys including 1 Jet Ski, Sea Bob, Kneeboard, Wakeboard, Water Skis (adult and kids), Tubes, SUP, Kayak, Floating Mats, Fishing Gear, and Snorkel Gear.

Charter Area

Project Steel spends both the summer and winter seasons in Greece.



From €82,000/week
5 cabins
105 ft
San Lorenzo
10 guests
Refit: 2024
700 Litres/Hr


Golden Yacht  |  105 ft

Eye Catcher – Beautiful Design – Great for Young People

M/Y Golden Yacht was built by the Italian shipbuilder San Lorenzo in 2014 and underwent a full refit in 2024. Characterized by expansive windows that flood the interior with natural light, the yacht offers a striking 360-degree panoramic view from the saloon. She has 5 cabins, comfortably accommodating 10 guests and is manned by a crew of 6.

The yacht’s sundeck, partially sheltered by a hardtop, provides great space for relaxation and entertainment, featuring a dining area, sunbathing amenities, and a Jacuzzi. Notably, a fold-down balcony extends the outdoor living space, while a swimming platform off the stern enhances water access and enjoyment.

Why I like this yacht

In my opinion, this is the ideal yacht for younger charter guests who wish to get from A to B quickly. On top of that,t she is a total eye-catcher with a modern and elegant design. Her interior is thoroughly designed with great attention to detail, – it is very light and fashionable, with lots of art on the walls.

Golden Yacht‘s water toy selection includes 1 Jet Ski, a wakeboard, water skis for adults, a paddleboard, kayaks, snorkeling gear, and an inflatable swim platform in addition to the platform on the yacht.

Charter Area

Golden Yacht spends both summer and winter season in Greece.

10 reviews


From €45,000/week
6 cabins
101 ft
Admiral - It
12 guests
Refit: 2021
650 Litres/Hr


Summer Fun  |  101 ft

A Big Yacht for a Small Price – Great for Exploring Far and Wide

M/Y Summer Fun was built by the Italian Shipbuilder Admiral in 2001 and underwent an extensive refit in 2021, fitting a brand-new interior in a modern design in an earthy palette of beige, cream, and brown.

Accommodating up to 12 guests across 6 cabins, including a master suite, a VIP suite convertible to a playroom, and four twin cabins convertible to doubles, Summer Fun can conveniently be adjusted to fit different types of charter groups. Stabilizers for use underway and on-anchor guarantee smooth cruising.

Why I like this yacht

I usually recommend Summer Fun for a busy itinerary with a focus on packing a lot of action into the itinerary and moving swiftly between locations. Summer Fun has two big engines, – note the engine is a bit hungrier compared to Project Steel, nevertheless, the maximum speed is 29 knots compared with the 13.5 knots of Project Steel. This is a great choice for groups that are less about cruising and more about actually seeing the islands.

Another big draw of this yacht is its very competitive price. You can charter Summer Fun for only €65,000 during high season, €55,000 during mid-season, and €45,000 during low season. This is an exceptional price for a 101-foot boat, just compare it with the other yachts on this list.

Summer Fun offers a wide array of water toys such as a jet ski, water skis for adults and children, snorkeling gear, noodles, SUP, a sea bob and jet surf, flyboard, and a canoe for making the most of your time in the water.

Charter Area

Summer Fun is based in Athens and spends both the summer and winter season in Greece.

Jetskis: 2


From €130,000/week
6 cabins
131 ft
12 guests
Refit: 2017
580 Litres/Hr


Pathos  |  131 ft

4 Equal Cabins – Perfect Yacht  for Couples Sharing a Charter & Splitting the Bill

M/Y Pathos, a 131-foot superyacht built by the famous yacht builder Sunkeeper, is managed by a reputable company in Greece and led by well-respected Captain Spyros Pavlou and his highly experienced team – a crew of 8.

Pathos’ interior is impeccably maintained, featuring a sleek and classy design. She has 6 cabins: 4 doubles and 2 twins that both convert to doubles, and accommodates up to 12 guests. She is equipped with stabilizers for both at-anchor and underway stability, ensuring a comfortable journey.

Why I like this yacht

One of the great features of M/Y Pathos is her well-thought-out cabin layout. With 4 cabins of similar size, including 1 master suite with a king-size bed, 1 VIP suite with a king-size bed, and 2 VIP suites with queen-size beds, it is ideal for 4 couples looking to share a luxurious holiday while evenly splitting the bill.

Pathos also comes with a good selection of water toys, including 2 jet skis, water skis, kneeboard, 2 stand-up paddleboards, a seabob, and snorkeling gear. Additionally, Pathos also features a Jacuzzi on the upper deck, a great place to lean back with a cocktail and enjoy the view.

Charter Area

Based in Athens M/Y Pathos spends both summer and Winter in Greece, She offers competitive pricing at €155,000 in high season and €130,000 in low season, with a VAT rate of 6.5%, significantly lower than the standard charter VAT in Greece.



From €24,000/week
4 cabins
75 ft
8 guests
Refit: 2018
460 Litres/Hr


Ulisse  |  75 ft

Great All-Around Yacht – Perfect for fast cruising and broad Itineraries

M/Y Ulisses was built by renowned boatbuilder AICON in 2009 and underwent a refit in 2018. With 4 large cabins: 1 master suite, 1 VIP suite, and two Twin Cabins, she can accommodate 8 guests sleeping and 12 guests for daytime cruising. Ulisses is manned by a Greek crew of 4: a Captain, a Stewardess, a Cheff, and a Deckhand.

Why I like this yacht

We book this yacht quite a lot – it is a great all-around yacht, fulfilling all needs in terms of speed, living space, luxury amenities, and water toys, AND it comes at a very good price.

I would recommend this yacht for 2-3 couples with some kids who are looking to do efficient cruising around the Cyclades, visiting lots of destinations while minimizing the time spent underway.

M/Y Ulisses comes with a jet ski, paddleboard, and snorkel gear.

Charter Area

Ulisses spends both summer and winter season in Greece.

Jetskis: 2


From €105,000/week
6 cabins
130 ft
12 guests
Refit: 2023
590 Litres/Hr


Endless Summer  |  130 ft  

6 Double Cabins – Perfect for Large Group Charters + Huge Water Toy Selection

This fantastic 134 ft Westport is a bit of a rarity in the Mediterranean. Westports are built in Washington and are popular boats in the Caribbean area, Bahamas, and Miami, but not many have made the jump across the Atlantic to the Med.
M/Y Endless Summer was built in 2004 and has since undergone several refits in 2016, 2017, and most recently in 2021, ensuring its continual modernization and upkeep. Its interior is brand-new and of a light and modern design.

M/Y Endless Summer has 6 luxurious double cabins accommodating 12 guests, making this a great yacht for larger groups or families. Her crew of 8 has been long-standing and has their service down to a tee.

Why I like this yacht

I really love this yacht and have personally booked her 3 times last year, as well as 3 times this year. One of the reasons I like her so much is her accommodation capacity, which makes her the perfect yacht for big group charters. She also comes with a huge selection of water toys as well as a waterslide and a 10-seater Jacuzzi!!

✔️ 1 sea Doo Spark (2-seater)

✔️ 1 Seabob F5

✔️ 2 Yamaha 1200cc Wave Runner (3-seaters)

✔️ 1 Standup Paddleboard

✔️ 2 Canoes

✔️ 2 Sets of Water-skis

✔️ 2 Wakeboards

✔️ 1 Tube

✔️ 1 Sofa (14-seater)

✔️ 1 Inflatable Swimming Platform

✔️ Fishing Equipment

✔️ Waterslide


Charter Area

M/Y Endless Summer charters in the Mediterranean: Greece, Turkey, and Croatia, all year round.

Jetskis: 2


From €155,000/week
6 cabins
164 ft
12 guests
Refit: 2021
500 Litres/Hr


Barents  |  164 ft

Great Amenities and LOW VAT  – Spend Less on Tax and More on Luxury!

This high-class 164-foot (50-meter) Motor Yacht Barents was built by the renowned Italian superyacht builder Benetti in 1999 and has since undergone several refits, with frequent upgrades between 2021-2023.
M/Y Benetti is operated by a skilled Greek crew of 11, well-reputed in Greece for their excellent service and hospitality.

M/Y Barents’ light and modern interior features 6 comfortable cabins comprising 4 doubles and 2 twins, with the Master cabin located on the main deck, giving convenient access to the yacht’s key amenities.
Moreover, the yacht is equipped with stabilizers, improving onboard comfort during cruising, a great feature especially for those who suffer from seasickness.

Why I like this yacht

In addition to its exceptional qualities as a yacht, M/Y Barents offers a distinct advantage in terms of value proposition. Thanks to its advantageous registration, the yacht benefits from a low VAT rate of 5.2%. This significantly impacts the overall cost of chartering, allowing guests to allocate more of their budget towards indulging in luxury and fun during their voyage.

M/Y Barents also comes with an impressive array of amenities, including a jacuzzi, gym facilities, and an extensive selection of water toys such as jet skis, kayaks, wakeboards, and snorkeling gear.

I would highly recommend this yacht to anyone looking for a high-end vessel with top luxury amenities and entertainment for their luxury charter in Greece.

Charter Area

M/Y Barent spends all her time in Greece and goes for a price of 185,000 in high season and 155,000 in low season. She is a very popular yacht and already has nine bookings for the coming 2024 summer season.

Jetskis: 2


From €350,000/week
6 cabins
183 ft
12 guests
Refit: 2022
300 Litres/Hr


Galaxy  |  182 ft

Spacious Interior  –  Ideal for Large Group Charters

M/Y Galaxy was built by the renowned Italian superyacht builder Benetti in 2005 and has since undergone a full refit in 2022. Both the interior and exterior are in impeccable condition. With 6 cabins accommodating 12 guests and a crew of 15, Galaxy offers generous space and a high standard of service.

Why I like this yacht

What sets this yacht apart is its generous interior volume, providing significantly more living space than most yachts of this size. It also comes equipped with a wide range of water toys, including 2 jet skis, 2 electric flyboards, a jet pack, kiting equipment, and a top-deck jacuzzi.

Inside, the décor follows a darker classic style. The master cabin is conveniently situated on the main deck alongside the living room and flybridge offering excellent accessibility. Additional amenities include an elevator and an in-house gym. This is a great yacht for larger groups and guests looking for ultimate luxury.

Charter Area

M/Y Galaxy moves around quite a lot, chartering in both the Mediterranean and the Caribbean. Its upcoming itinerary includes stops in Grenada, the Bahamas, and Miami, whereafter it will return to the Mediterranean. At the beginning of May 2024, it will be in southern France, then it will head to Athens, and then Croatia.

What to Consider

Selecting your Greek Charter Yacht

Group Size  |  Budget  |  Yacht Type  |  Itinerary  |  Dates

Your Group & Budget

The first step in planning your yacht charter in Greece is to consider your group size and estimated budget. Having a rough idea of who will be joining and your financial parameters will help narrow down your search effectively. Keep in mind not only the size but also the composition of your group. For instance, multiple couples may prefer equal-sized cabins with double beds, while families with children might prioritize twin cabins.

Each yacht offers a different cabin layout tailored to different guest needs. It’s beneficial to be in touch with your Charter Broker early in the planning process, as they possess the expertise to identify suitable options and guide you through selecting the perfect charter yacht.

Yacht Type

Once you know who is going, approximately how much money you have to play with, and have a rough idea of where you want to go, it is time to look into what type of yacht you wish to charter. It is important to pick a yacht, not only to suit your onboard needs but also to match your desired itinerary.

The distances between the Greek islands can be significant. For instance, the journey from Athens to Santorini spans approximately 150 miles. On a motor yacht traveling at a speed of 12 knots, typical day trips between islands last around 3-4 hours. However, for catamarans traveling at a slower pace of around 6 knots, day trips can extend to at least 4-6 hours.

In addition to considering travel distances, it’s crucial to think about what you desire in terms of onboard living. Your yacht will after all serve as your home for the entire duration of your charter and will be the epicenter of your unforgettable adventure.

Destination & Itinerary

When selecting a destination and crafting an itinerary for your yacht charter in Greece, it’s essential to take into account weather conditions. Prevailing winds during the season can impact sailing routes, sea comfort, travel times between destinations, and may even necessitate itinerary adjustments. Maintaining flexibility in your plans is advisable to accommodate potential weather-related changes.

Choosing an itinerary in a region of Greece with less windy conditions and opting for routes with closer island proximity can help mitigate the impact of adverse weather. This is especially good advice for those who suffer from seasickness, mind you most motor yachts come equipped with stabilizers in use both underway and on anchor.

Rest assured, you’ll have the opportunity to communicate with the Captain before your charter vacation begins, allowing for the creation of a tailored itinerary that aligns with your preferences and accounts for weather considerations.


Daniel's Contact


Owner, Charter Broker

Active CYBA Member, IYBA, ECPY

Email: daniel@dmayachting.com

Phone (Spain): +34 678 368 304

Phone (USA): +1 484 978 8668

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A piece of Advice



It is no secret that, compared to sailing yachts, motor yachts consume a large amount of fuel and generally entail significantly higher charter costs. This might be a pivotal consideration for those planning a charter in Greece on a budget. But, for those set on a motor yacht, it is worth looking at newer motor yachts rather than older models. Although an older motor yacht might have a cheaper initial cost, the better fuel efficiency of a newer engine will save you money in the long run.



We have seen a significant increase in size among top-tier motor yachts in recent years allowing for the accommodation of larger groups of guests, along with the inclusion of amenities and luxuries previously uncommon, such as generous water toy collections, open-air Jacuzzis, and much more.

Spending a little more on a motor yacht can get you a lot more for your $$!



Make sure to book your Greek yacht charter well in advance. Ideally, you would inquire about your coming charter 12 months in advanceWHY? The best charter yachts are often fully booked long in advance and it’s not unusual to see popular dates booked 2 summers ahead for a Greece yacht charter. Inquiring less than 6 months ahead often means that your first choice is unavailable for charter.