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Welcome to Englobia Travel E-Services, member of Hellenic Chamber of Commerce, officially authorized by the Greek National Tourism Industry ("Englobia" or "We") with an internet website located at www.englobia.com (the "site").
By visiting the site and/or using the Englobia services available on the site, you agree to be contractually bound by all of the terms and conditions set forth below, including those available by hyperlink, whether or not you are a registered member of Englobia. We reserve the right to make changes to the Englobia services offered on this site and revise the terms and conditions and all linked information from time to time at our sole discretion.
Payment & Cancellation Policy
▶ All prices in Euros
▶ Prices & Terms subject to change without prior notice.
▶ Items marked (*) are by independent providers subject to availability, payable in cash only by Charterer, on spot before embarkation.
▶ In the unlikely event of an administrative error leading to an incorrect price being published, we reserve the right to correct it.
All payments are in euros. All amounts must be received in full, in cleared funds net of payment/credit card/banking commissions and expenses.
03. CHARTER PRICE PAYMENT
▶ 30% of the total charter fee due and pay-
able upon reservation to confirm the booking
▶ 20% of the total charter fee is due and payable on 10/1/2023.
▶ Balance payment due 35 days before
▶ For charter confirmed after 10/1/2023, 50% of the total charter fee is due & payable upon reservation to confirm the booking.
▶All items marked with (*) (e.g. standard charter pack, crew arrangements, optional equipment & services) to independent providers, are payable before embarkation, at the base, directly by Charterer in cash.
Cancellation Policy (Notification to Englobia in Writing)
▶ Before 10/1/23: Amount Due/ Retained 30% of the total charter price
▶ Between 10/1/23 - 35 days before charter date: Amount Due/ Retained 50% of the total charter price
▶ Less than 35 days before departure: Amount Due/ Retained 100% of the total charter price
▶ No-show cancellation: 100% of all amounts including charter price, mandatory/optional extras, and any the crew is due.
Englobia Travel Cancellation Guarantee
In any event of cancellation, Englobia Travel guarantees that in case the yacht is re-let under the same conditions (i.e. charter period, price, etc.), any payments received will be credited for use on future charter bookings. Credit can be used only for future charters embarking no later than October 30th of the following year.
05. CHARTER RATE DISCOUNTS
▶ 2-week charter: -5%
▶ 3-week charter: -10%
▶ 4-week charter: -15%
▶ Early booking (till 31/12/2022): -5%
▶ Boat show: -5%
▶ Repeat Englobia Client: -5%
▶ Multiple bookings: -5%
▶ Maximum total discount combined: -15%
On charter period start date, from 17:00hrs. The yacht is delivered clean, and disinfected, with fresh clean linens, full of fuel & water.
On the charter period end date, by 09:00hrs. The yacht is to be redelivered in the same condition as received, full of fuel & water.
08. RETURN TO DISEMBARKATION
▶ Compulsory return to redelivery base the evening before disembarkation, the latest by 18:00hrs.
▶ Time needed for check-in/out procedures is deemed part of the charter period.
▶ Charter bases: Athens, Lavrion, Kos, Rhodes, Lefkas, Preveza, Corfu, Volos & Skiathos.
▶ Pick up possibilities: Mykonos, Paros or other ports upon request & availability.
09. ONE-WAY FEES*
▶ Athens-Lavrion: €500
▶ Athens-Dodecanese: €1,500
▶ Athens-Cyclades/Sporades: €1,000
▶ Athens-Ionian: €2,500
▶ In-between Dodecanese/Ionian/Cyclades: €700
▶ Preveza-Lefkas: €500
▶ Volos-Skiathos: €500
The same one-way fees apply for vice-versa routing. Other possibilities upon request.
Charter Rate Inclusions & Exclusions
10. CHARTER RATES INCLUDE
▶ Use of the yacht with her equipment
▶ Yacht Insurance
▶ VAT at the current rate (discounted to 12%,
subject to conditions)
▶ Welcome kit
▶ Clean Linens (bed sheets & bath towels, one set per person per week, for up to 2 weeks max)
▶ Outboard Motor & first fill of gasoline
▶ 1x full spare bottle of cooking gas
▶ Berthing fees for the first & last night at the marina/port
▶ Yacht disinfection before boarding
▶ Covid kit onboard
▶ Final cleaning
11. CHARTER RATES DO NOT INCLUDE
▶ Charter Expenses (e.g. standard charter pack, fuel & water consumption, berthing & canal fees, provisioning, charterer’s expenses & extras).
▶ Special Arrangements (e.g. airport pickup & transfers, early check-in, advance provisioning, etc.)
▶ Other Insurance (e.g. traveler’s insurance, trip cancellation or curtailment, personal items, skipper’s liability).
▶ Crew (i.e. skipper/cook).
▶ Water toys, equipment, or services listed as extras.
12. STANDARD CHARTER PACK*
▶ 2 Cabin Sailing Yacht: €100
▶ 3 Cabin Sailing Yacht: €140
▶ 4 Cabin Sailing Yacht: €180
▶ 5 Cabin Sailing Yacht: €220
▶ 6 Cabin Sailing Yacht: €270
▶ Sailing Catamaran up to 39ft: €200
▶ Sailing Catamaran 40-43ft: €250
▶ Sailing Catamaran 44-47ft: €300
▶ Sailing Catamaran 48-50ft: €350
Cash payment only, directly by Charterer, on spot, before embarkation.
13. SECURITY DEPOSIT
Before embarkation, Charterer will deliver at Charter Base a Security Deposit of such amount as listed on the pricelist and confirmed by the offering statement. Cash payment and credit cards (VISA or MasterCard) are accepted. Debit cards & AMEX are not accepted. The Security Deposit is applicable per insured event (damage or loss). Should an incident covered by the Security Deposit occur during the charter, the Charterer must replenish the Security Deposit to the initial amount to continue the charter, having sufficient coverage for any other incident. In any other case, the Stakeholder and/or the Owner retain the right to treat the charter agreement as having been breached by Charterer and end the charter. At the end of the charter, such deposit shall be refunded to Charterer, without interest, if not required to be used for any liability, indebtedness, loss, or damage caused because of any breach of booking conditions or because of any damage or loss caused to the yacht or its contents, by the charter clients and skipper.
If required to be used for an amount of liability, indebtedness, damage, or loss which is less than the Security Deposit, Charterer shall be refunded, as relevant, part of the Security Deposit as soon as reasonably possible after the damage has been repaired or the repair costs have been ascertained or the liability, indebtedness or loss has been settled or ascertained. In the event of any disagreement over liability, damage, or loss, Englobia Travel Ltd. or the partner shall retain the relevant Security Deposit paid until the dispute is resolved. Retention of the security deposit will not in any way limit or prejudice any claim over and above the sum of the security deposit paid, where the loss or damage was more than the security deposit and was either caused by or pertains to illegal actions, or fraudulent behavior, or gross negligence or reckless conduct of Charterer or where under any circumstances the insured under the yacht’s insurance policy will not receive full compensation of loss or damage suffered, due to Charterer’s actions or omissions. The Charterer shall then remain liable for the balance of any such losses or damages incurred over and above the sum of the security deposit by the Charterer.
14. SECURITY DEPOSIT REDUCTION*
Charterers can opt to reduce the security deposit by converting part of the deposit to non-refundable as per the following scheme:
▶ Sailing Yachts up to 44 ft €300 n/r -> €500 + PLUS REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT
▶ Sailing Yachts up to 45-50 ft €350 n/r -> €600 + PLUS REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT
▶ Sailing Yachts up to 45-50 ft €400 n/r -> €700 + PLUS REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT
▶ Sailing Yachts up to 55 or more ft €500 n/r -> €1000 + PLUS REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT
15. OPTIONAL CREW SERVICES*
▶ Freelance Skipper: €230 / day
▶ Freelance Hostess: €200 / day
▶ Freelance Cook: €215 / day
(all prices do not include provisioning)
Crew provisioning is to be provided by Charterer in arrangement with the crew. If monetary compensation shall be agreed upon, then it shall be of no less than €15 per crew member per day. The charterer shall provide the crew with a sleeping cabin/berth and shower/toilet use to be designated to them onboard. Englobia Travel only aids in finding and hiring local freelance crew directly from Charterer without any surcharge or other fee; facilitating such an arrangement between Charterer and freelance crew does not impose any responsibility on Englobia Travel Ltd, arising from the performance of services by the crew. Englobia is not to be considered as having acted as a crew agent or employer but merely introduced parties. As such, Englobia Travel Ltd. makes no representations or warranties as to crew services nor assumes any liability for any whatsoever acts, faults, omissions, or negligence of the crew.
16. OTHER OPTIONAL SERVICES*
Subject to availability:
▶ Pet on board up to 7kg: €150/charter
▶ Fast Track Pack: €150/charter Access to the yacht by 14:00 hrs on embarkation day, only if feasible.
▶ VIP Pack: €350/charter Airport/Local Base welcome & pickup, transfer to the yacht, welcome pack with sparkling wine and fruits, departure transfer to the local airport.
▶ Internet Pack: €60/charter week Wi-Fi router for Internet aboard (subject to GSM coverage) up to 10GB/week.
▶ Family Pack: €350/charter Safety net, SUP, junior life jackets (normal-foam type).
▶ Advance provisioning: €20/charter Food & beverage provisioning arranged in advance, using Englobia’s Provision List template. Purchased supplies are delivered to the yacht only after the yacht has been handed over (check-in complete).
▶ Crew change: €150 In case of mandatory formalities (contract termination) due to crew change, available only in our charter bases, includes paperwork & formalities, 1-day berthing fee, and water tank top-up. Yacht cleaning & laundry are not included.
▶ Overnight embarkation: €150 Embarkation on a yacht & overnight stay the day before charter starts, Check-in by 13:00hrs on charter start day Subject to last minute availability of yacht on the previous day.
17. OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT
▶ Blister/Gennaker for sailing yachts up to 44ft: €150/week + €500 security deposit
▶ Blister/Gennaker for sailing yachts 45-57ft: €200/week + €500 security deposit
▶ Kayak: €120/week
▶ Stand up paddleboard (SUP): €120/week
▶ Safety Net (installed): €200/charter
▶ Extra Linen: €10/person
▶ Beach Towels: €5/towel
▶ Fishing Equipment (Fishing rod & reel): €50/week.
▶ Automatic life jackets: €20/unit per week.
▶ BBQ (portable, 1x gas bottle included): €150/week.
▶ 9hp outboard motor: €250/week + €600 security deposit. All Extras by independent providers, subject to availability, payable only locally before embarkation 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 Supplier. Should any changes in applicable tax legislation take place after booking, that results in a change of VAT and hence of the total amount(s) due, then the difference will be credited or debited accordingly to the Charterer.
All bookings are subject to these terms, any special booking conditions laid out in Englobia offer statement, and Charter Party Terms which form an integral part of the agreement. By requesting to proceed with Booking, Charterer and Broker(s) acknowledge having read, understood, and agreed to all applicable terms and conditions of booking and of the charter. By taking delivery of the yacht, Charterer confirms to have read, understood, and agreed to without modification of all Charter Party Terms and assumes full responsibility according to those terms, even if Charterer has not signed himself or at all the Charter Party.
18. BOOKING CONFIRMATION
Any availability offered is not reserved for
the charter client until a booking is placed
under these terms:
▶ Options are placed upon request, for no
more than 3 days.
▶ Bookings are confirmed and binding on Englobia Travel Ltd only when: 1. duly signed Charter Party has been provided, and 2. 1st payment has been cleared in Englobia Travel bank account within the deadlines set in the booking agreement.
▶ Englobia Travel reserves the right to, without any prejudice nor liability and without the obligation for prior notice, treat any booking for which documentation and/or payments have not been provided within the deadlines outlined in the booking agreement and compliance with the agreed terms, as having been canceled by Charterer.
19. CHANGES IN BOOKING
Each booking pertains to a specific yacht and any changes in booking are without prejudice and subject to written confirmation by Englobia Travel. Englobia Ltd. and its partners reserve the right to without prior notice make changes by assigning any booking to another yacht, at any time before the charter start date, on condition that such yacht shall be of equivalent or better type, model, age, equipment, and specifications.
20. OFFER CONDITIONS
The yacht’s specifications and equipment may vary from those presented on the internet or any promotional material. Actual yacht & equipment details are valid only as listed/described in the specific offer statement provided by Englobia Travel in response to each inquiry for charter. Information, demonstration models, information sheets, brochures, catalogs, webpages, etc. are only indicative and may, in no event, be considered as firm offers or legally binding elements. Photos and videos of yachts on web pages are merely indicative of the type and model of the yachts offered and are not contractually binding. Englobia Travel Ltd. makes every effort to update and/or add booking calendars and yacht details and content to its website and B2B booking engines as often as possible. Despite this care and attention, content may be incomplete and/or incorrect. Specifically, the prices and other information on our websites, on B2B booking engines, and our offer statements are subject to the probability of typing errors and/or programming mistakes. One cannot claim an agreement with Englobia Travel Ltd. based on such errors. In the context of each Booking / Charter Agreement, all persons permitted aboard the vessel by the Charterer during the charter period shall be deemed vicarious agents of the Charterer. Englobia Travel Ltd. will however deal only with the Broker and the Charterer who will also be the lead name in all subsequent correspondence, including changes, amendments, and cancellations.
Only documentation (e.g. offers, forms, contracts, checklists etc.) issued by Englobia Travel Ltd and its assigned partners can be accounted for as official proof of the conditions of each charter. Guest comments and evaluations on such forms are to be accounted for as testimony on the services provided. Englobia Travel Ltd. retains the right to completely disregard any documents/forms etc. not issued by Englobia Travel Ltd and its assigned partners.
22. COMPLAINTS & ASSISTANCE
Englobia Travel Ltd. provides a 24/7 support line to charter clients during their vacation. Charter clients requiring assistance whilst away should inform the local base manager without undue delay, then he will endeavor to put things right asap. On condition that the Charterer will cooperate in such efforts, Englobia Travel will strive to resolve any technical issue within 8 working hours but understandably this may not be feasible in remote locations.
In any case that the Charterer fails to either respond to communications or to comply with the instructions provided by the Base Manager, the Charterer shall forfeit any right to complain. Englobia Travel Ltd. reserves the right to disregard any complaint which pertains to a condition that could be remedied during the charter and for which the Charterer and/or Skipper have failed to comply with the instructions and requirements of Englobia Travel Ltd necessary to remedy the cause of complaint. Charterer/Skipper do in such case forfeit any right to claim any compensation due to the complaint.
In cases of complaints, notice must be given to Englobia Travel Ltd. 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 ended. Any claim or complaint received after a charter period may be disregarded.
23. YACHT DISABLEMENT OR TOTAL LOSS
In the event of failure to deliver the yacht because of force majeure, (including but not limited to yacht disablement, actual or constructive total loss before the charter commencement date) then all amounts collected shall be due for immediate reimbursement, without interest, to Charterer. Englobia Travel Ltd., will in any such case make the best effort to provide a substitution vessel, but neither Englobia Travel Ltd., nor Owner, nor the partner is liable to ensure the availability of a substitution vessel nor to indemnify the Charterer for consequential damage (for example for travel and/or accommodation costs) incurred by Charterer. For clarity, it is expressly stated that a yacht charter is a stand-alone sea service; it is neither a travel package nor a linked-travel arrangement. Englobia Travel Ltd. is under no contractual obligation or legal liability, to provide the Charterer with a replacement boat or to pay any compensation in the event of disablement/immobilization or total loss of the yacht during the charter, by reason attributed το Charterer.
24. LOCAL FORMALITIES
It is a condition of booking that all persons embarking on the yacht will in compliance with local regulations provide certain information that will be provided to governmental authorities. The information to be provided will include, but not be limited to, full name (as shown in passport or travel document), gender, date of birth, travel document type, number, country of issue and expiry date, and country of residence. Once the booking is requested, Charterer will be provided with the (Proforma) Charter Party to sign. Due to legal provisions applicable in Greece, Charterer must also execute locally, a separate charter agreement (“Greek Charter Party”) declared with the local Port Authority before Charterer can take possession of the yacht.
Such locally executed agreement shall be in both Greek and English language and of identical terms with the Proforma Charter Party. In the event of a conflict between the Proforma Charter Party and the Greek Charter Party, the Proforma Charter Party terms shall prevail and supersede the provisions of the Greek Charter Party.
By asking to confirm a booking in Greece, Charterer agree that Englobia Travel & its assigned partners Ltd. is acting as an agent, duly authorized to sign and execute on their behalf the Greek Charter Party to facilitate timely delivery of the vessel. The charterer accepts the provisions of this clause and agrees to sign the Greek Charter Party upon arrival at the charter base.
25. 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 the safety of the yacht and 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, and 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, because of explicit limitations of sailing:
1. During daylight only,
2. In inland or coastal (<20nm from shore) waters only,
3. In the specific geographic region (e.g. Adriatic sea),
4. Power boat/motor yacht only,
5. Sailing vessels of maximum LOA which is less than that of the chartered yacht.
Τhe 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 Englobia Travel and its assigned partners Ltd. 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. The charterer is always liable for the suitability of his qualification and certification and neither Englobia Travel norits assigned partners bear any responsibility in case of rejection of sailing certificates by local port authorities. Any Charter Agreement is entered into based on 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, Englobia Travel and its assigned partners Ltd shall be entitled to either require from Charterer to own his own expense hire a professional skipper or terminate the such agreement forthwith and to retain all amounts payable by Charterer under the provisions of such agreement.
26. CHARTER VAT
It is hereby expressly stated that charter rates listed herein include the discounted VAT rate of 12% as applicable by current tax legislation valid to this date and subject to change without prior notice or responsibility on the yacht Broker, the Stakeholder, or the yacht Owner. Should the Charterer fail to fulfill the conditions for VAT discount application or should any changes in applicable tax legislation take place after the issuance of the charter agreement, that result in a change of final charter VAT and hence of total amount(s) due, then the difference will be credited or debited accordingly to the Charterer.
27. YACHT INSURANCE
All yachts are insured in fulfillment of Port State regulations against all accidental damage including damage to third parties. Insurance does include cover for Yacht Hull, Machinery, and Equipment as well as for Third Party liability. Theft or loss of personal belongings of any persons aboard, likewise all accidents of charter travelers, are excluded from the scope of this insurance. Yacht insurance may not cover an insurable event caused or connected to willful misuse, gross negligence, fraudulent behavior, illegal activity, or breach of charter terms (including any indebtedness created by non-payment of repairs or refueling or berth dues, etc.). The insurance cover includes a deductible provision that applies per insurable event, hence an excess security deposit to be borne by the Charterer.
28. OTHER INSURANCE
Except for yacht insurance stated above, no other insurance is included. For clarity and without limitation, it is expressly stated that the yacht charter does not include Skipper Liability, Travel, Personal Items, Personal Accident, Trip Cancellation, or Trip Curtailment insurance. It is strongly recommended that all persons embarking on the yacht will have obtained adequate and valid travel insurance and that skipper obtains Skipper’s Liability insurance.
▶ GNTO / Greek National Tourism
Organization: Istion Yachting is licensed by GNTO (license number 0260Ε70000836801 MHTE) and supervised by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism.
▶ Members of the Chamber of Industry and Commerce under register Englobia Travel 161675803000