Booking information

1. Booking Process

Once you send us your request, you will soon receive a reply email with our detailed offer as per current charter availabilities.
Once you inform us that you are interested in a specific model from our offer, we will place an option on the Yacht for a few days to secure availability and give you the time to discuss with your Crew all needed details and make your final decision.
As soon as you send us in written the Booking Confirmation, we will prepare and send you the Charter Contract as well as the Payment Details. We shall also require your full contact details.
Within a week time we request the Charter Contract signed and returned to us as well as the Advanced Payment, 50% of the total Charter fees. From the moment we receive the prementioned, your booking is 100% secured in our System. You may process payment via bank transfer by using the below Bank Account or by Paypal to diliosyachts@gmail.com.
WINBANK:
DILIOS YACHTING NEPA
18 Oumplianis str. Athens 16121

Swift code: PIRBGRAA
IBAN : GR38 0172 0090 0050 0909 9442 145

Skipper or bareboat?

In Greece, in order to charter a yacht by yourself one sailing license is required. This must be sent to us along with the booking confirmation.
The license must be in English language or officially translated and suitable for the specific yacht.
The Day skipper license is not accepted by the Greek authorities.
In addition, the skipper is obliged to keep on board an updated authorised crew list at all times.
In case you want to hire a skipper, there is no need for you to have any license. When skipper or hostess is required, it is compulsory to have their own cabin.
From this moment and on we will provide you a full service for your Sailing holidays, so you may contact us anytime for any further specification or extra services you may need.

For example: Taxi or Mini Bus transfer to the marina and vice versa, hotel reservation, car rental, ferry tickets, super market/shopping for your charter, any kind of information about visiting Greece etc. Each case is unique, so just contact us and we will advise accordingly!

Checking in

One-month prior embarkation, you will receive an email reminding you the Balance Payment of your charter. Payment options remain the same as on advanced payment which are already mentioned above.
Along with this email we will send / request the following information:
• Base Information containing all contact details.
• Crew List Form will also be forwarded to you and we would kindly ask you to send it back to us fulfilled.
• A copy of the Skipper’s Sailing License and you must bring with you the original one on the embarkation day.
• Furthermore, we will ask you to inform us about your exact arrival time as well as a mobile number that will be valid in Greece and if you need transfer from the Airport to the Marina.
On Embarkation day, as per Contract, you can start the check in procedure at 17:00.
In case the Yacht is ready earlier we will offer her, but we can never promise in advance. Before the check in procedure, you will meet us at the base, as per the information document we have sent you, in order to make the needed Paper work for Embarkation Authorization.
There you will have to sign 5 copies of your Charter Contract which is needed for the Port Police Authorities. Furthermore, we will require the Refundable Deposit amount as agreed upon Booking Confirmation.

VISA and MASTERCARD are accepted in all bases. This amount will be blocked on your credit card for the Charter duration period and will be released when the Yacht is returned back to her base with no damages caused.
We always insist on focusing on the procedure and try to solve any question you may have regarding the Yacht’s equipment and her functions so as you minimize the options of facing difficulties while sailing.
The final step is to provide you with a mobile number where you may contact us 24X7 in case of any problem during your Sailing.
Check out is arranged for Saturday (or any day as per contract) at 09:00 in the morning, provided that you will be back at the Marina by Friday (or the day before your check out day) at 20:00 in the afternoon. We kindly ask you to inform us via telephone call for your approximate arrival time so that we can arrange the Technician Team to be alert and help you moor the Yacht.

Delivery / checking out

Ending with, you will fulfill a Redelivery Statement which is the feedback from the Yacht and your sailing vacation in general. There you will have the possibility to state any comments you want regarding the Yacht’s condition and Seafarer’s service.
The amount of the Refundable deposit will be released if there are no damages caused during your charter. In case you have caused damages on the Yacht or there is any equipment missing, you will be accordingly charged. You may pay in cash the agreed amount, or via credit card.

We hope you will enjoy every moment of your Sailing Holidays!

2 Covid-19 processes

As the Covid-19 pandemic continues and with lingering concerns about the impact on charters, we want to let you know that Dilios Yachting is working with our partner yacht owners, Agency Mediators and our direct clients to resolve issues with upcoming charters.
During this uncertain period and until further notice our Covid-19 and cancelation policy is as follows:

2.1 Crewed Yacht Charters:
Each charter is dealt with on a case by case basis. Discussions with regards to options are to be handled a week prior to the client’s final payment- this is approximately 5 weeks prior to the start of the charter.
If Covid-19 impacts charter dates, our partner yacht owners have accepted our recommendation for offering to change the charter dates with no change fees to a mutually decided date within 12 months of their initial charter.
While many have asked whether this situation constitutes Force Majeure, the MYBA contract does not cover Force Majeure by the Charterer- only the Owner. As mentioned, many of the owners are willing to sign an addendum to postpone the charter for those whose travel is impacted by Covid-19. However, should our client insist on being refunded, while we will certainly discuss this, we are not obligated to refund the charter; as well, we may be advised by our lawyers not to offer refunds.
The Covid-19 pandemic is a situation that no one could have predicted.
This is forcing everyone to re-evaluate plans and make many changes and sacrifices. During this time, it’s important that we all work together for the health of our clients, employees, crews, and our greater community while ensuring the viability of our industry coming out of this global crisis. Please work with us as we do our very best to navigate this situation.

2.2 Bareboat Yacht Charters:
Charters which are already booked, Dilios Yachting is offering rescheduling of charters dates for any period in 2021 or 2022 season. The Charter rate remains unchanged if the yacht is rescheduled in the same period of year as their original charter. However, if the charter is rescheduled at other times, the Charter Rate will be that of the current advertised season rate for the Yacht and the difference will be paid by or refunded to the Charterer as appropriate.

2.3 Cancelation Policy:
In the event of cancellation of the charter by the Charterer, for any reason, the following cancellation policy will apply and depending on the time interval between the booking confirmation and the cancellation date
a. A cancellation fee of 30% of the total charter fee, for bookings, canceled within a period of more than 60 days prior to boat embarkation.
b. A cancellation fee of 50% of the total charter fee, for bookings, canceled within a period of 60-30 days prior to boat embarkation.
c. A cancellation fee of 100% of the total fee, for bookings, canceled in a period less than 30 days prior to boat embarkation.
In case that the yacht under cancellation is re-chartered to another charterer for the same period and under the same conditions, only the dossier expenses will be charged at EURO 300.-

Stay safe

Dilios Yachting Team

3 Checking in & out

On Embarkation day, as per Contract, you can start the check in procedure at 17:00.
In case the Yacht is ready earlier we will offer her, but we can never promise in advance. Before the check in procedure, you will meet us at the base, as per the information document we have sent you, in order to make the needed Paper work for Embarkation Authorization.
Check out is arranged for Saturday (or any day as per contract) at 09:00 in the morning, provided that you will be back at the Marina by Friday (or the day before your check out day) at 20:00 in the afternoon. We kindly ask you to inform us via telephone call for your approximate arrival time so that we can arrange the Technician Team to be alert and help you moor the Yacht.

Ending with, you will fulfill a Redelivery Statement which is the feedback from the Yacht and your sailing vacation in general. There you will have the possibility to state any comments you want regarding the Yacht’s condition and Seafarer’s service.
The amount of the Refundable deposit will be released if there are no damages caused during your charter. In case you have caused damages on the Yacht or there is any equipment missing, you will be accordingly charged. You may pay in cash the agreed amount, or via credit card.

4 What’s included

What is included in the price of vessel charter?

It is important to note that the usual international practice is a charter from Saturday (check in at 17.00) to Saturday (leaving the vessel 09.00), nevertheless in the presence of free dates we are ready to offer and other days.

  • The yacht completely equipped for charter with full fuel and water tanks
  • Insurance of the vessel
  • Insurance of owner liability, guests
  • Technical support
  • All necessary saving equipment
  • Dinghy with outboard engine
  • Bed linen, towels
  • Fishing rods
  • Masks, flippers, tubes

What is not included?

-Parking in marines, anchor parking
-Fuel
-Electricity, water, garbage removal in marines
-Final cleaning of the vessel
-Food and drinks for the client and his guests
-Communications and use of the Internet (free WiFi is an option)

Additional expenses:

The Refundable Insurance Deposit (i.e. €2.500 for Silver Star) is also among additional expenses. This deposit serves as compensation guarantee to the owner of losses or damage from negligence from the client or violations of service conditions of the yacht and is mandatory by Insurance Company

Most charter rates quoted are based on MYBA Terms [Mediterranean Yacht Brokers Association], which imply that the yacht will be provided to the charterer in full commission and with all necessary equipment, properly insured for marine risks.
All other operating expenses are payable by the charterer and comprise (but are not restricted to) the following items: fuel for the yacht, her tenders, port, harbour and marina dues; water and electricity; personal laundry; all provisions, wines, beers, spirits, soft drinks and consumables for the charterer’s party; telecommunication costs (unless is stated differently). Please note that, occasionally Dilios Yachting may offer a variation on the terms described above. We’ll provide full details of any charter terms that vary from standard MYBA Terms when presenting the relevant yachts.

5 Security deposit

The deductible normally corresponds to the security deposit paid by the charterer. If damage is sustained by the yacht during the sailing trip, our company is entitled to retain all or part of the security deposit paid. This refundable deposit covers this financial risk. We see our sailing clients as friends. When you are in sea it is normal that a damage may happen. We do not suggest that this was on purpose, it may happen.
For all sailing holidays featured, you will be required to provide cover against accidental damage or loss to the vessel and ancillary equipment and provide a Security Deposit at the base as further detailed below.
Before you start your charter you provide a certain amount depending of the sailing boat you choose, for example, for Silver Star is €2.500.
Before the start of your journey, the security deposit must be held upfront. The amount is indicated from 2.500€ up to 4.000€ based on size, age and details of the requested Yacht. For more details based on the security deposit required you are most welcomed to send Dilios Yachting an email and we will reply to you the soonest possible.
As an alternative option based on the security deposit, we offer a reduced damage waiver option. The option is as 30€ per day non refundable insurance and 300€ refundable security deposit. Please note that this option is provided after double checking of Sailing Certificate and after confirmation from our Chartering Department.
Please take under notice that the security deposits are released after the completion of the charter and take around fifteen days to be refunded back to your Bank, PayPal or credit card.

6 Insurance & liability

6.1 client’s liabilities

The Client shall be liable, in bareboat charter:
-to be nautically and navigationally skilled for the vessel charter, otherwise he shall be liable to accept a skipper according to the effective price-list provided by Dilios Yachting
-to have all required licenses for operating the vessel
-not to leave the vessel to the third party
-not to transport persons or goods for commercial purposes
-to have aboard exact number of persons as stated on the crew list
-to inform Dilios Yachting or Agency-Mediator about any possible changes in the number of crew members or passengers
-not to leave the port if the foreseen wind force were estimated stronger than 25 knots, or if the port authorities issued a prohibition on leaving port
-the Client shall, depending on weather conditions, avoid unnecessary burdening of masts, sails and ropes
-the Client shall not embark pets (dogs, cats, birds, etc.) aboard without consent
The Client shall be liable, in crewed charter:
-to inform our Company or Agency-Mediator about any possible changes in the number of crew members or passengers

If the Client has chosen to hire any members of the crew (skipper, hostess, cook etc.), the Client is obliged to treat them well and with respectful manners. The Client is obliged to provide provisions for the crew, if not agreed in a different way. In case of hiring any members of the crew, the boat must return to the base on the last night of the charter period (Friday), not later than 20:00 hours.

6.2 Charter Company Liabilities

Our Company or Agency-Mediator will ensure the correctness of the accommodation (i.e. of the vessels), current maintenance, as well as preparation of the vessel during check-in and check-out.

If boat has serious demage caused by previous clients, our Company or Agency-Mediator are obliged to rectify it within 48 hours. If our Company or Agency-Mediator fail to do so, the Client has a right to reimbursement for all days when he was unable to use the boat. Also, if it is impractical for our Company or Agency-Mediator to place the reserved boat at the Client’s disposal at the agreed time and in the agreed place, our Company or Agency-Mediator are obliged to ensure that a substitute boat is available with the similar or better specification than the one reserved. If our Company or Agency-Mediator are unable to provide a substitute boat, the Client has the right to cancel the contract and request reimbursement of the whole rental amount or part of the amount for those days when he was unable to use the boat.

The Client has a right to reimbursement only of the paid rental amount. All other rights are excluded.

Furthermore, the Charter Company shall bear the berth expenditures in the base marina on check-in/check-out days and the insurance of the vessel(s), unless specifically stated otherwise in the charter offer to the Client prior to booking confirmation.

While cruising/sailing, if the boat or its equipment is damaged due to natural causes, the Client is obliged to contact the Charter Company immediately. The Charter Company is obliged to rectify any damage to the boat within maximum 48 hours. In this instance, the Client has no right to any reimbursement.

6.3 Agency Mediator liabilities

Agency-Mediator is obliged to answer Client’s relevant questions and provide information needed for Client’s preparation for the charter.

Agency-Mediator shall inform our Company about all relevant booking information, as well as make payments to the our Company and perform all other duties according to business cooperation contract concluded between Agency-Mediator and Charter Company.

In case of any possible disputes between Client and our Company before, during or after the charter, Agency-Mediator will put its best efforts to help the Client and strive to protect Client’s interests to the maximum possible extent.

7 Legal information

Yachts owned by Greek or EU individuals or legal entities are eligible to register commercially at the Greek Registry of Shipping. The purchase of a yacht for commercial use is VAT–exempt, i.e. a potential buyer does not pay VAT (currently at 24% in Greece) on the value of the yacht. In light of this VAT relief and the liberalization of the charter and cruise operations, the Greek Registry has attracted many new yachts of all sizes during the last couple of years. The yacht maintains the VAT-exempt status (and may operate within and outside Europe subject to the local laws) for as long as she is registered commercially at the Greek Registry.
However, the procedure to register a yacht commercially could be time consuming due to the Greek bureaucratic burden (although the procedure is similar to the British registry’s). In summary, the owner and/or his representative should file with the Ministry of Shipping the Certificate of Survey, the Greek Registry Compliance Certificate (the equivalent MCA Compliance Certificate), Customs Import Declaration (exempt VAT Certificate), proof of title and Radio Licence. These are also the documents filed with the registry and ministry when applying for the Charter Licence.
With effect from the 14th of April 2014, the Law 4256/2014 has introduced several amendments on chartering. More specifically, the charter licence shall be renewed every 3 years (previously 5 years). The prerequisite to renew and/or maintain the licence is the submission of documentary evidence proving that the yacht was engaged in charter for at least 75 days (previously 200 days) within the 3-year period (or 105 days -previously 300- if entitled to bareboat charter). It is possible to carry over “charter days” from the previous 3-year period, had the yacht completed more than 75 days of charter (or 105 if applicable). It should be noted that all Greek-flagged commercial yachts of up to 24 meters may be bareboat chartered.
The most important benefits accrued from registering a Greek-owned commercial yacht at the Greek Registry are as follows:
1 All profits/income are taxed at 0%.
2 Yacht is VAT-exempt.
3 Discounted marina/mooring fees.
4 Charter Licence is renewed every 3 years.
5 All Greek- flagged yachts up to 24 meters may be bareboat chartered.
6 Fuel is purchased net of VAT/local taxes.
7 VAT on charter fees is only 12% or 24% if the charter lasts less than 48 hours (payable by the charterers).
A Greek-flagged commercial yacht may be owned/operated by the already known legal entities as an EPE (limited liability company), a Societe Anonyme or the recently introduced Greek company called NEPA (Maritime Companies for Pleasure Yachts). NEPAs in light of the new regulations are a “single purpose vehicle” to own, manage or operate a yacht. All limited companies may be converted into NEPAs but not vice versa. Of course all Greek companies may be owned by other EU companies or individuals (or non EU up to 49%) who must obtain a Greek Tax Registration number and also appoint a Greek person as legal representative in Greece against tax, port and/or other competent authorities.

NEPA (Maritime Companies for Pleasure Yachts)
The procedure for setting up a NEPA is straightforward . There are no formalities (unlike the other types of companies) and therefore the incorporation of a NEPA is less costly although it involves complicating accounting rules. The shareholders of NEPA could be Greek or EU nationals and may also be appointed as the directors of the company (min. 3 directors). Minimum authorised share capital is 10,000 (or in any event equivalent to the value of the yacht) and the nominal value of each share is 1.00. A non-EU national may also be a shareholder of the company as long as he/she owns less than 50% of the total shareholding. Share capital is free of taxation.
Operating a commercial yacht via a NEPA accrues significant tax and financial advantages. Two very important advantages are that there is no income tax payable on the profits/income of the company and the transfer of shares carries no tax liabilities.
The underlying objective of the new rules, inter alia, is to simplify all procedures/paperwork and bureaucratic formalities. Prior to the new regime all yachts had to submit details of departures and arrivals at every port of call. In pursuant with the new regulations, these details are now submitted only once, at the first port of arrival (or departure if the yacht is moored permanently in Greece).

ΕU Charter Yachts
A yacht registered under EU (non Greek) Flag is also entitled to execute chartering in Greek waters (meaning clients both to depart and arrive in Greek harbors) under the following provisions of the Greek Law :
1.- The yacht must be registered in a Ship’s Registry of any country of E.U.
2.- The yacht must obtain a licence to execute chartering in Greek waters such license to be issued by the Greek Ministry of maritime Affairs.
3.- The owning company of the yacht to be a company incorporated in one country of E.U.
4.- If the owning company is not Greek but a European one, then the latter company is obliged to open a branch office in Greece as per article 50 of the Greek Law 2190. The branch office shall obtain a local VAT number and will pay taxes to Greek Tax Office for all income to be obtained in Greece, as provided by the Greek Tax Law. The company must appoint a legal and tax representative in Greece.
5.- All income deriving from the chartering of a Greek maritime company is completely tax free. On the other hand, there are two opinions regarding the taxation of the branch office i.e. the first one (correct in our point of view) is that since the EU flagged yachts have the same position as per EU legislation with the Greek Flag yachts they should also be tax free as the Greek ones. However, it is also claimed that given the fact that the law excluding the maritime companies in Greece from taxation is an old one (it was first granted back in 1975), therefore it only refers to “Greek” maritime companies and not to EU ones, thus these EU companies should be taxed.
6.- If the yacht is under 650 G.T. crew and social security regulations of the Greek legislation apply whilst Flag’s regulations apply in case the yacht is over 650 G.T. although it is possible with a foreign Flag to have a Foreign (non Greek) crew.
It is noteworthy that, up until today, it is not legal to charter a private vessel in Greece. However, the new legislation provides the formation of a Ship’s Register, where all vessels (private or commercial) sailing, being chartered and lying in Greek Waters shall be recorded. Such Register has not been formed so far. Once it is organised, all vessels, even the private ones, will be able to be chartered. However, only the commercial ones will keep the privilege of tax exemptions.
Trusting to have enlighten your knowledge regarding the general yacht charter activity in Greece, I remain at your disposal should you have any queries.

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Xanthippos I.Korovinis
Attorney at Law
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