The equipment below decks on all our yachts will delight the domestically inclined as much as the equipment above pleases the keen sailors. Each boat has an electric refrigerator (no more warm beer and mulled wine), hot & cold running water and the marine toilets are fitted with holding tanks to allow full use even when in port.
The galleys are well equipped, with a two-burner gas stove, plus plenty of glassware, crockery, cutlery, cooking utensils and tea towels. We even think of the small details, like a corkscrew and a bottle opener, matches, toilet rolls and cleaning materials.
However, before you begin to think that all this sounds a bit too much like drudgery, you should note that most people choose to eat out in the local tavernas much of the time. The food is fresh and appetizing and is also usually cheaper than cooking for yourself, so onboard cuisine is generally limited to breakfasts and picnic lunches.
To welcome you at the beginning of your holiday, you'll find a Starter Pack of basic necessities already in your galley. This contains essentials like teabags, instant coffee and sugar, plus bottled water, fruit juice and, of course, a bottle of wine or ouzo.
Details are given below of the general, navigational and safety equipment provided as standard on all our yachts and as you will see, we have tried to anticipate every need. Please study this list carefully. We find that many of our clients arrive in Greece laden with unnecessary baggage, simply because they did not expect these items to be provided on a flotilla yacht.
- In-mast furling mainsail or slab reefing mainsail with laztjacks & lazybag
- Roller-furling genoa
- Electric anchor windlass
- Inflatable tender dinghy and oars
- Cockpit table
- Bimini and sun awning
- Wind scoop ventilator
- Toilet holding tank
- Two sets of masks, fins and snorkels
- Built-in boarding/swim platform with deck shower
- CD Player
A windsurfer is carried with the flotilla for general use; windsurfers for individual use are available at an additional charge.
- VHF radio
- Echo sounding depth finder
- Digital speed/distance log
- Binnacle compass
- Hand bearing compass
- Pilot guide
- Autopilot on yachts 36'+
- Life jackets
- Life buoys
- Safety harnesses
- Fog horn
- Fire extinguishers
- First aid kit
(a professional medical kit is carried on the support boat)
What to Bring
- One or two large towels
- Canvas shoes and sandals
- Swimming gear
- Shorts and T-shirts
- Casual evening wear
- Sunglasses, good water-based sun cream, and a wide-brimmed hat
- Camera (ideally fitted with a polarising filter)
- Any medications you may require for personal use
- Cards, games, books, personal stereo and CDs or any other leisure equipment you may require.
Storage space on any yacht tends to be limited, so we suggest that you travel light. The atmosphere is also very informal, so there is no need for an extensive wardrobe - ladies may like to bring a summer dress, and men a pair of lightweight trousers, but beyond this you will probably find yourself living in swimming gear and T-shirts!
Whatever you bring, though, please carry it in a soft-sided bag for easy stowage, and not a suitcase.
At the beginning and end of the season you will need to bring some wet weather gear. A jumper or sweatshirt are handy year-round for cooler evenings. Apart from this, you will have little to pack.