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Bareboat Charter Sporades

Sail in the Sporades
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PLAN YOUR YACHT CHARTER

The Island Sailing team combines unrivalled experience with specialist expertise in every area of yachting to provide a first-class, personalised service. We offer support and advice to all our bareboat customers. The Sporades base team are on hand from the start of your charter and will be waiting to catch your lines at the end.

The Sporades

The North Sporades Island group lies off the eastern shore of the Greek mainland and consists of Skiathos, Skopelos, Alonnisos and Skyros. Every island has its own charm with something very authentic to offer. Incomparable natural beauty, idyllic coastlines and legendry caves with their historic tales. Discover the dazzling whitewashed houses and labyrinthine streets in lively neighborhoods. Having recently provided the backdrop for the film Mama Mia there are still plenty of places you can only reach by yacht.

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What is it like to sail in the Sporades?

The Northern Sporades Islands in the Aegean sea are a sailor’s paradise. There are probably few places in the world which offer better sailing conditions for most people. The main islands all have numerous magical bays and most of the islets are beautiful and sheltered. Out of the main path of the meltemi wind that prevails on the Aegean Sea in summer months, it’s much calmer than other places, such as the Cyclades. Winds blow usually up to 4-5 Beaufort NE-NW which makes for excellent sailing for most levels.

What is the weather like?

The glorious summer sunshine, the crystal-clear turquoise seas, golden beaches and a constant summer wind makes for an ideal sailing holiday. During the summer months the weather is consistently warm both day and night. Fantastic summer sailing holiday weather can be enjoyed from May until October when you can expect long, sunny days with very little chance of rain. Seasonal winds keep air fresh and are perfect for sailing. During April, October and November whilst milder it’s usually pleasant with more likelihood of some rain but often lovely and warm, with plenty of sunshine.

Finding your way around the Sporades Islands

Navigating around the Sporades islands is easy since islands are close to each other and distances are small with almost no tide or currents and very few hazards. We can suggest route plans and itineraries and let you know about of all our favourite spots.

The Sporades Yachts

Brilliant Boats & Cool Catamarans

Find your Perfect Yacht

We have the widest choice of thoughtfully selected modern yachts built by renowned yacht makers including Beneteau, Bavaria, Jeanneau, Dufour and Hanse and catamarans from Lagoon, Fountaine Pajot and Bali.

CHOOSE YOUR YACHT SPECIFICATIONS

We know from experience what specifications and options make for a great charter yacht. There’s a choice of classic slab reefed mainsail or in-mast furling, if you prefer bow thrusters, many of the yachts over 40 feet have them. All yachts have wheel steering and most over 38 feet are twin helm. All yachts have a bimini sunshade in the cockpit and remote control electric anchor windlass. Many of the larger yachts and catamarans also have extras like electric winches, additional large fridges, coffee machines, on-deck drinks coolers and even on deck BBQ’s!

ELECTRONICS, WI-FI & SOUND SYSTEMS

Listen to your favourite music onboard your yacht whilst sailing and relaxing both above and below deck with the latest maritime music systems onboard. Use your devices, cameras and video cameras and keep them charged wherever possible with various AUX and USB ports and charging points. Many of the yachts also offer optional onboard wi-fi if you need to stay connected on charter. All of the yachts have the latest colour GPS chartplotters (as well as the paper charts of course!).

AIR CONDITIONING & CABIN FANS

All of the modern, latest generation yachts we offer are designed with sunny Mediterranean and Caribbean sailing in mind. That’s why they all have light and airy designs with plenty of opening hatches, port lights and windows to let the fresh summer breezes circulate around your yacht. In addition, many of the yachts have small cabin fans, some also have these in the salon areas too. Many yachts over 47 feet and the majority of catamarans also have air conditioning and a generator.

WATER TOYS

In addition to your beautiful yacht – the ultimate ‘water toy’; all boats come with a dinghy tender and optional outboard engine for exploring coves and little beaches and getting to shore when anchored in a pretty bay. Almost every yacht offers a modern, wide sunbathing platform and on the larger yachts these are often electrically operated. Most yachts also have additional water toys you can hire such as stand-up paddle boards (SUP’s) or kayaks.

Ask us Anything

Find out more about Bareboat Yacht Charter in the Sporades. More than just experts, we have lived, worked, sailed and explored the Greek islands for decades.

How Can We Help?

Call 0330 088 4744, email  [email protected] or complete our enquiry form