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Common questions & answers for chartering in Greece
About Charter-direct.comCharter-direct.com is only a platform for people wanting to charter a boat in Greece and for boat owners to promote their boats for charter.
Is there a commission paid to charter-direct.com?Charter-direct.com is not charging any commission. The price you negotiate with the owner is the price you pay.Charter-direct.com is not getting any commission from the owners either so the owner's price is not inflated by having to pay anybody any commission.
How does Charter-direct.com make any money?Charter-direct.com is a service site. Charter-direct.com will make a profit from advertising only.
What qualifications I need to charter a boatFor chartering a sailing or motor yacht you need to be in possession of a valid sailing or motor yacht license issued from a proper Authority or verified school.
What documentation I need to bring along
Once you book your charter you need to send to the owner the following information so he can prepare the charter documents:
- · Copy of your passport
- · Your full address
- · Copy of your sailing license if you are the skipper and if not the skipper’s passport and license
- · The crew list
- · Your arrival details so the owner will know what time to expect you and have the boat ready for you.
Additional costs - Extras
All charter boats come with a standard and compulsory inventory list. When the owner sends you the offer he will mention what extras will be included.
List of Extras:
- · Outboard motor
- · Linen & towels
- · End cleaning
- · Kayak
- · SUP
- · Spinaker or Genaker
- · Child net
How to bookOnce you choose the type of boat and preferred location, you contact via the form the owner and he will reply to you with his offer. If accepted by you he will send you his confirmation and his bank details for the first deposit which is usually 50% of the full charter amount. The payment should be done by a Bank transfer or by Credit card if the owner is accepting Card payments. Not Cash. After that the booking is confirmed and binding.
How safe it is to book direct with the ownerAll owners are verified by us and are known personally. They are all Tax Registered and in all our 30 years in chartering in Greece we have not heard of any cases of owners defrauding a customer.