Our teaching yachts reflect the type of yacht that many people want to charter in this area. Yachts in the Aegean tend to be bigger than those you would find in northern Europe as larger boats are more comfortable in the short Mediterranean seas and in a warm climate.
All our teaching boats are inspected annually by the RYA. As well as meeting the exacting standards demanded by the RYA they also conform to the requirements of the Hellenic Registry for professional yachts. They carry all the latest safety and navigation equipment for use both during day and at night. You will find GPS plotter, EPIRB, GMDSS radio with separate battery, fire extinguishers, life jackets, life raft, and many other safety items on board all of our yachts.
Phoebe is a 2003 Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 45.2. I've seen the Sun Odyssey 45.2 described as "the best charter yacht ever built" and "absolutely ideal for all levels of experience". We wouldn't argue with that. The yacht is a classic Jeanneau design, providing safe, comfortable performance-oriented cruising.
She sports twin wheels to provide good visibility and comfortable steering on all points of sail. Her in-mast furling mainsail is slightly flat-cut to aid the less experienced when bringing the sail in or out. The foresail is padded to help retain shape when reefed.
Her spacious cockpit features double doors at the transom that open out onto the swimming platform, complete with freshwater shower, and she's equipped with a bimini to keep the sun's rays off when required. Phoebe also has built-in air-conditioning and heating which will be appreciated by some, although these can only be used when shore power is available.
We particularly like her roomy, comfortable chart table area, one of the nicest we have ever seen. It is ideal when potential Day or Coastal Skippers are on board. Her design allows the forward cabin to be converted into a large en-suite cabin for those who prefer to sail with a little more space and privacy. Groups and families will appreciate her four large double cabins.
Philip is a 2003 Bavaria 44 and a good match for Phoebe. The yacht is elegant and impressive with eye catching lines. The Bavaria 44 was the first Bavaria by J&J Designs, who were tasked with giving the range a sharper look and better performance.
The cockpit is very spacious with long benches and the coachroof slopes down forward of the mast and is wide enough to provide sunbathing room.
Down below Philip has a bright, comfortable, saloon making full use of her generous beam, and a good sized galley and chart table. There are four cabins with one containing bunk beds, making the yacht ideal for families with several children or for two friends to share a cabin on a course.
Lady Daphne is a 2001 Bavaria 40, a smaller sister to Philip. We are using her for the first time this year and expect her to prove very popular for private courses for couples, friends, or small families. Lady Daphne is comfortable, fast, and easy to handle. She has three cabins and the saloon converts into an additional double berth. She has two 'heads', one of which is en-suite to the forward cabin.
Lady Daphne is available for private courses for up to 5 people and also for bareboat charter, sleeping a maximum of 8 crew. For charter at least one person must hold an RYA Day Skipper certificate and at least one other must have an RYS Competent Crew certificate or a similar levl of practical experience. If required we can provide an instructor for half a day, a full day, or more to help give you confidence when you begin your charter holiday.