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The price for the yacht charter includes use of yachts and equipment according to the current Price list, usual services provided by the Charter base at the time of check-in and check –out, mooring expenses in the registry port. Yacht charter price does not include fuel ,marina and mooring expenses in ports outside the registry port ,port taxes and other fees.

After the yacht charter reservation has been confirmed,  which is valid only if provided in writing ,payment has to be made as follow:

50% in the period of 7 days after the booking is confirmed

50% not later than 1 month before charter commencement

Taking the boat into possession is effective once full payment has been completed.

If you fail to make the 50% advance payment to the scheduled date after the receipt of  dunning letter sent by Tailwind Yachting ,the stated company shall be entitled to cancel the booking

Upon payment of the 50%booking rate the client agrees to these general terms and conditions for onboard charter service and  yacht features.

  • Additional services shall be charged according to the applicable price list(e.g transfer from the airport, auxiliary engine ,gennaker, spinnaker, one-way deposits ,skippers etc) and they must be confirmed in writing not later than 7 days before the embarkation.

Should the client request from Tail Wind Yachting  to engage a skipper and\or a hostess ,this must be specified when booking has been confirmed.

The copies of sailing license must be submitted at the time of booking,and crew list will be required not later than one week before the commencement of charter.

It would be useful to send the notice of the hour of arrival and the flight number should the client arrive by plane one week before the commencement of charter period.


In  the event of the client”s  cancellation of the booked yacht due to any reason whatsoever ,he\she shall be obliged to notify Tailwind Yachting thereof in writing ,and in respect ,he shall be charged for amend as follow:

Up to 50% of the full of charter rate if the cancellation has been done up to 30 calendar days prior to the starting date of charter.

Up  to 100% of the full charter rate if the cancellation has been done less than 30 calendar days prior to the starting day of the charter.

Up to 0% of the full charter rate if TailWind Yachting has manage to find another client for the cancelled period.

The date of the receipt of the cancellation notice in writing shall be the basis for this settlement  of stated cancellation charges.

Should the cancellation be caused by Force Majeure ,or any other reasons whatsoever(serious damage of the yacht during prior bookings),the client shall be reimbursed  by:

A compensation yacht with the same or similar features and equipment without any delay ,or 100% of all monies paid in respect thereof.

In the event of damage or loss of any parts of  the yacht during charter, which are not essential for navigation safety, and should a course or event be cut short by the breakdown or damage of the yacht before the starting date of the following charter, the client shall not be entitled to any cancellation of the charter or to demand the reduction of the charter rate.


A) Before the delivery of the yacht ,the client  is expected to pay the security deposit by credit card.

After completing the charter of clients onboard ,the security deposit shall be reimbursed in full,  unless any damage or loss of any item of the yacht equipment has been found.

Otherwise, the deposit shall be kept in the equivalent value of the repair or the purchase value of the damaged and\or lost equipment.

If a skipper is engage by TailWind Yachting, the client will be required to pay the security deposit.

In that case ,the paid deposit cannot be used to cover any damage incurred due to skipper”s  negligence and poor navigation of the yacht and equipment.

B) Should the client  wish to undertake sailing out of the boundaries of the territorial waters of Greece, he shall be required to inform Tailwind Yachting thereof as soon as possible in order to arrange additional insurance. The client shall be charged for  the said costs and expenditures.

Charterer shall inform about the sailing out of the boundaries of the territorial water of Greece is to be confirmed in writing timely ,but not later than  45 days prior to the starting date of the charter service period.

C) Damage and major breakdown

If during the charter period any damages has been incurred due to normal wear and tear ,the client shall be entitled and obliged to provide any repair up to value of EUR 150.00, which shall be reimbursed to the client after the redelivery of t he yacht to the base. If the damage cannot be repaired along the way requires the returning of the vessel to the base ,an early return of  the yachts shall be organized in order the yacht can be repaired and timely prepared for the next charter.   The client shall be entitled to the reimbursement proportional to the number of lost days if the breakdown onboard  has been incurred due to the fault of TailWind Yachting  otherwise ,the client cannot expect the compensation of costs thereof and they shall be required to  compensate any additional cost related to the finding of the substitute yacht.

In the event of major damage and sea damage ,loss of the yacht, injury to persons, the client shall notify TailWind Yachting thereof and shall strictly adhere the instructions of the representatives of the company  .The damage that has not been reported shall be considered as caused fully by the client ,therefore, due and payable by the client.


Yacht delivery takes place on Saturday at 17:00 hours.

The client shall deliver a verified original voucher all the clients data and the charter period along with the original navigation license, to the representative of TailWind Yachting.The yacht must be delivered with full fuel and water tanks and it is expected to be returned in the same condition as first delivered.

During the yacht delivery procedure the client will be required to inspect the inventory along  with the representative of the company and confirm the condition of the yacht  with their  signature.  The same procedure shall be referred to the devices onboard. Any subsequent complaint will not be accepted, provided that the good working condition and the full equipment of the yacht have been established and signed during  delivery  procedure. Any possible concealed  defects of deficiencies of the yacht ,which could not have been expected by  TailWind Yachting, shall not entitle the client to claim for the reduction of the charter rate.

TailWind Yachting may request from the client to demonstrate by navigating the yacht they competency to sail the yacht in presence of TailWind Yachting representatives .The costs associated  therewith shall be borne by the client and the testing time shall be included in the period of charter on the yacht.

If, after check in procedure, TailWind Yachting has the opinion that the client is not, or may not be competent to be in charged of the yacht, an official skipper shall be engaged and the client will be charged for his services according to the Price List.

Should the client refuse to accept the designated skipper ,he shall be prohibited to leave the port, the agreement shall be terminated and the paid charter rate shall be kept without any right to compensation of damage.


The client undertakes:

  • to be capable and competent to sail the yacht(Otherwise, he shall be obliged to accept a skipper provided by TailWind Yachting according to the Price List)

  • to have all original navigation licenses. In Greece when chartering a bareboat yacht ,according  to authorities requests, the client must provide original sailing certificate\license,(in English language or officially translated).Certificates for motor yachts  day-skipper or sailing on day-light ,weather limitations are not accepted from the Port Authorities.
  • not surrender the yacht to Third Party.
  • not to carry persons or goods for commercial purposes.
  • not accept more passengers onboard of the yacht than it is specified in the Crew List.
  • the client(lease-holder) shall guarantee his being jointly liable for all crew members.
  • the client shall keep the crew list and the residence registration certificate along with the yachts documentation for the duration of the charter period
  • to notify Tailwind Yachting of any changes relating to the number of crew members or passengers made during the charter perio
  • to comply with the law of the host country
  • not to participate in competitions and racing regattas without the prior written consent by TailWind Yachting.
  • not to operate the yacht under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  • the client shall immediately inform representatives off TailWind Yachting following their instructions in the event of sea damage or major breakdown
  • the client shall follow the compulsory control intervals of propulsion engine during the charter period
  • the client shall contract the rescue fee before accepting the assistance if any towing services are necessary
  • to take all the preventive to keep the yacht in the same condition as first delivered to avoid any towing situations
  • not to leave the port if  the expected wind power is greater than 25 knots,or the port authorities have already issued prohibition for leaving port
  • to plan carefully the navigation route so that 2 days before returning to the port of destination the yacht shall have been located at the approximate distance of 40NM from the said port
  • in case of rough weather conditions(gale-force wind)he shall notify the representative of TailWind Yachting of the exact location in order he may receive any needed assistance or to avoid unnecessary and costly yacht search operations
  • not to engage in fishing and submarine activities without valid license
  • depending on the weather  conditions to avoid unnecessary strain on masts ,sails and ropes
  • not to embark any pets without the prior written consent byTailWind  Yachting
  • to empty holding tanks at the open sea, i.e on the minimum distance of 1NM from the nearest land

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