Terms and conditions


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Charter rates in Euro referring to weekly (7nights/6days) charter period, including:

Current VAT 12% (50% discounted rate on the full 24% VAT rate applicable, under the condition that the skipper returns stamped, by the port authorities, a declaration stating he arrived at a port which lies at a distance greater than 6nm from the initial port of embarkation). Agent’s commission 20% (calculated on net prices, having deducted the VAT), welcome kit, final cleaning, bed sheets & towels (one set per person), first fill for outboard engine, spare bottle of gas, first & last night at the marina / port, use of yacht with her equipment (VHF, Music Player, GPS,

Autopilot, Echo sounder, Speedometer, Dinghy, Warm water supply, Spray hood, Bimini/tent, Blankets), 2 SUP (Stand Up Paddle) free of charge –  equipment confirmed upon inquiry by Le Grand Bleu Offer Statement, for detailed specification for each yacht refer to info@legrandbleu.gr.

Charter rates do not include:

Fuel- & fresh water consumption, travel insurance, trip cancellation or curtailment insurance, crew(i.e. skipper/cook), berthing fees, provisioning, transfers, charterer’s expenses & extras. Provisioning: Food & beverage can be arranged for Charterer in advance, upon request. Travel services: Airport welcome and transfers, etc. can be arranged upon request.

Embarkation: charter period start date from 17h00

Disembarkation: charter period end date by 09h00

Return to Re-delivery Base – Compulsory: return to base the evening before disembarkation, at 18h00 the latest. Check in/out procedures time is considered to be part of the charter period.

Charter Base

Le Grand Bleu charter base: Athens – Alimos.

Discounts are only applied on charter price and not on extras: 2 weeks charter: 5%; 3 weeks charter: 10%; 4 weeks charter 15%; Early booking: 10%; Boat show: 5%; Repeat Le Grand Bleu Customers 5%; Maximum discount: 15%.

Compulsory per charter:

Standard Charter Pack* (not commissionable & payable directly by Charterer in cash at base, prior to embarkation) it includes the cost of cleaning the boat and a welcome kit products of basic need upon embarkation: Catamarans: 44-47’ 300€, 48-50’ 350

Optional Crew Services*:

Skipper: 190€ per day plus provisioning

Hostess: 170€ per day plus provisioning

Cook: Upon request

Security Deposit reduction is mandatory for skippered charters.

Optional Services*:

Pet on board up to 4kg: 120€ per charter

Optional Equipment arrangements*:

Crew Change: 200€

Safety net installed: 200€ per charter

Extra linen: 10€ per person


Optional Pack arrangements*:

INTERNET Pack: Wi-Fi router for Internet aboard (subject to GSM coverage unlimited), 60€ per charter week

FAST TRACK Pack: Fast track access to the yacht IF feasible: by 14h00, 200€ per charter

  • Extras by independent providers, not commissionable, subject to availability, payable prior to embarkation AT BASE directly by Charterer in cash. Listed Prices include local taxes and VAT calculated as per current rates applicable and valid to this date (VAT 24%), subject to change without prior notice or responsibility of the Broker, the Stakeholder or the Suppli Should any changes in applicable tax legislation take place after booking, that result in change of VAT and hence of total amount(s) due, then the difference will be credited or debited accordingly to the Charterer.
Security Deposit:

As per Charter Party Terms, Charterer will provide at Base before embarkation a Security Deposit as per Le Grand Bleu Offer; payment by credit card, VISA or MasterCard only (no debit cards).

The Security deposit applies per insurable event (damage or loss. This means that should an incident occur, in order to be covered against a 2nd incident, the Charterer must replenish the Security deposit to the initial amount. In any other case, Stakeholder and / or Owner may treat the charter agreement as repudiated by Charterer and end the charter.

Security Deposit reduction
  • All catamarans from 44 feet: 540 €/week plus refundable deposit 1500 €
  • All catamarans from 46 feet: 800 €/week plus refundable deposit 2000 €

The security deposit reduction is mandatory in case of a skippered charter. For all skippered charters: 400€ per charter plus refundable security deposit 800 €. Not available for regattas & races. Prices subject to change without notice

Yacht Insurance: All boats are insured against:

  • Risks arising from liability to third parties and damage to hull, machinery and equipment
  • Third party liability
  • Sea pollution liability
  • A deductible provision is applied, depending on the yacht’s value
  • All prices in Euro, pricelist subject to change without notice.
  • Charter Prices include local taxes and VAT calculated as per current rates applicable and valid to this date (VAT 12% on charter fee, 24% on all other prices), subject to change without prior notice or responsibility of the Broker, the Stakeholder or the Owner. Should any changes in applicable tax legislation take place after booking, that result in change of VAT and hence of total amount(s) due, then the difference will be credited or debited accordingly to the Charterer.
  • Charter Price: 50% of the total charter fee due and payable upon reservation to confirm booking. 50% of the total charter fee due and payable 45 days prior to embarkation
  • Extras (marked with *) are payable to independent providers prior to embarkation AT BASE directly by Charterer in cash (e. standard charter pack, crew  arrangements, optional equipment & charter pack & services)
  • Booking is not confirmed until 1st payment is cleared to Le Grand Bleu bank account stated on booking Charter will take place only if all payments are confirmed in cleared funds in due time.
  • All payments in Eur All amounts must be received in full, in cleared funds net of payment

/ credit card / banking commissions and expenses.

  • Bank Accounts:


>>payments from ALL Countries for LAGOON 50 – “MINOS” to

B A N K  D E T A I L S:


Branch: 147 – KOROPI

IBAN: GR3701401470147002002017367

BIC (Swift code): CRBAGRAA Currency EURO

Beneficiary MINOS YACHTS P.C



>>payments from ALL Countries for LAGOON 450F – “ALKISTIS” to

B A N K  D E T A I L S:


Branch: 147 – KOROPI

IBAN: GR0601401470147002320005556

BIC (Swift code): CRBAGRAA Currency EURO

Beneficiary LE GRAND BLEU P.C.


Agent Commission
  • Charter prices in Le Grand Bleu official pricelist include Agent’s commission: 20% applicable on the charter fee net of VAT (i.e. on the amount of final charter price after VAT has been deducted). Pricelist subject to change without notice.
  • Optional & compulsory extras and additional services are non-commissionable.
  • Agent Commission Invoice to be issued to Yacht Owner company (details to be provided) one month prior to charter. Bookings accepted from EU-based businesses subject to having mandatory VIES registered VAT number.
  • Commission invoices must be delivered to Le Grand Bleu within 7 days from issuance date; invoices received past due will have to be cancelled and re-issued by issuing Le Grand Bleu P.C. reserves the right to, without liability, at any time cancel a booking because Agent has not provided their commission invoice in a timely and compliant manner.
Booking Cancellation Policy
  • Within 30 days before the charter start date, the whole amount (100%) is retained
  • Within 31-90 days before the charter start date, half of the charter fee (50%) is retained
  • Within more than 90 days before, 15% of the charter fee is retained

Cancellation of Crew arrangements (Skipper/Hostess): if notice of cancellation is given 1 to 35 days prior to departure 25% of agreed services price is due.

No-Show Cancellation: 100% of all amounts including charter price, mandatory/optional extras and any crew is due.

The Le Grand Bleu Cancellation guarantee: In any event of cancellation, Le Grand Bleu guarantees that in case the yacht is re-let, for the same charter period and under the same conditions, all amounts received will be reimbursed to Charterer net of a processing fee of Euro 200.

Yacht Charter does not include Charterer’s / Skipper’s Liability Insurance, nor Cancellation and Curtailment Insurance. Charterers are advised to obtain cover of Travel Insurance and Skipper’s Liability Insurance that cover all aspects of the trip.

  • Subject to Le Grand Bleu C. Booking.
  • Bookings confirmed only when: duly signed Charter Party has been provided to Le Grand Bleu and 1st payment has been cleared in Le Grand Bleu bank account in due time.
  • Options placed upon request for maximum one week.
  • Le Grand Bleu reserves the right to, without any liability, cancel bookings for which documentation and / or payments have not been provided in due time and in compliance with booking and charter party terms &

Described services and facilities are indicative. They may vary depending on actual conditions (for example the period, base or yacht chartered).

  • Only documentation (forms / contracts / checklists) issued by Le Grand Bleu C. can be accounted for as official proof of the conditions of each charter and guest comments and evaluations on such forms are to be accounted for as testimony on the services provided. Any other documents / forms aside those issued by Le Grand Bleu (i.e. for Inventory, Delivery and Redelivery etc.) will be disregarded.
  • By requesting Charter Party to be issued by Le Grand Bleu, Charterer and Agents acknowledge to have read, understood and agreed to the terms and conditions of booking and of Charter
  • By taking delivery of the yacht, even if effected and signed by Skipper, Charterer confirms acceptance without modification of all charter party Terms & conditions and assumes full responsibility pursuant to those terms.
  • In cases of complaints, notice must be given to Stakeholder by written communication specifying the precise nature of the complaint within 24-hours of the event or occurrence and not after the charter period has ende Any claim or complaint after such period, may be disregarded.
  • Le Grand Bleu is not responsible for any typing errors that may occur.


Sailing Qualifications

No licensing is required by charter clients for skippered or crewed charters.

Bareboat charters in Greece mandate that there must be at least one certified sailing yacht skipper and one experienced crew member, both over 18 years old.

Licensing requirements for bareboat charters in Greece are summarized to those applicable for offshore, open sea sailing (>12nm) during day & night and any certification must be in English.

The skipper should be competent at handling a yacht in confined quarters, anchoring, berthing and mooring in varying conditions and be able to use navigation and pilotage skills to ensure safety of yacht and of all passengers and materials into account, at all times. 

Subject to change without prior notice or responsibility, the minimum requirements for skipper licensing pertain to having at least one of the following:

  •  ICC SAIL (International Certificate of Competence)
  •  IPC (International Proficiency Certificate), America
  •  USA-US Sailing “Bareboat Cruising Course”, ASA “104 Bareboat Cruising Course” or above
  •  NauticEd SLC (International Sailing License & Credentials), International
  •  Germany – Sportbootführerschein See or above
  •  Belgium – Algemeen Stuurbrevet/Brevet de conduite general
  •  France – LE PERMIS PLAISANCE Other national sailing certificates as well as ASA, The NauticEd SLC, IYT, RYA certifications may be accepted but a sailing experience declaration may be required by the local Port authorities for the skipper and co-skipper.

Sailing Certificates will be commonly rejected by the Port Authority, by reason of explicit limitation of sailing:

1. During daylight only,

2. In inland or coastal (<20nm from shore) waters only,

3. In specific geographic region (e.g. Adriatic sea),

4. Power boat/motor yacht only,

5. Sailing vessels of maximum LOA which is less that of the chartered yacht.

Co-Skipper should be of “Competent Crew” level or a similar/equivalent certification from any recognized sailing association. Co-skippers lacking relevant certification may instead sign a declaration of sailing experience required by the Port Authority.

In skippered charters, one of the charter clients must be the Co-skipper.

A copy of all sailing certificates must be sent and received by Le Grand Bleu at least 2 weeks before the start of the charter. It is also required that skippers take their original copies of certificates with them, as they will be asked to present them with their boat paper to the port authorities on arrival.

Subject to applicable Greek legislation, qualifications are to be approved by the local Port Authority on the day of departure.

Charterer is always liable for suitability of his qualification and certification and neither Le Grand Bleu or the Broker bear any responsibility in case of rejection of sailing certificates by local port authorities. Any Charter Agreement is entered into on the basis of the Charterer’s certification and competence in sailing, seamanship and navigation warrantied by him and in the event of any error, omission or misinterpretation in this respect being subsequently discovered, Le Grand Bleu shall be entitled to either require from Charterer to own his own expense hire a professional skipper or terminate such agreement forthwith and to retain all amounts payable by Charterer under the provisions of such agreement.

Head Office

11, Eleutherias AVE, Alimos, 174 55, Greece | M +30 6948 881705 | E-mail: info@legrandbleu.gr