Our "product" is far from the usual bareboat charter with professional skipper. You join us as our guests. We look after you, and, we hope, leave us as friends. This is a completely different experience to chartering a yacht and then hiring a professional skipper. We are there to look after you and to share with you ouyr knowledge and experience. If, as are many visitors to this site, you are American, this is a huge advantage.
Our yacht is our home for six months of the year. Re-fitted this winter inside and out, Aramon has a new bimini, table, and fully fitted cockpit cushions.
Based in and around Athens in the main summer season, there are two possible cruising grounds from there - the Saronic Gulf, and, if the weather is clement, the northern Cyclades. In all cases, we generally seek to avoid the crowds and to take you to places that others either don't know or don't choose to visit.
In September and October, we offer cruises leaving from Poros and taking in the Corinth Canal, the Gulf of Corinth, followed by the west and south coasts of the Peloponese.
Member since March 2017
I started sailing at the age of 12 with my grandfather. After an early, successful career racing in the Solent, my interest matured to coastal cruising in the eastern Mediterranean. Aramon is the second yacht that I have owned in the area because, along with the Caribbean, it offers the best sailing in the world.
The yacht is our home for 6 months of the year and the experience of sailing with the owners is quite unlike that of a conventional bareboat charter. You are our guests for the duration of the stay, and, we hope, our friends for life.
Our prices are very competitive because we occupy the for'ard cabin and this reduces the number of guests that we can accomodate. If you want a skippered yacht, we are very inexpensive because our price is low even by bareboat charter standards, and VERY LOW if you add in the price of hiring a skipper. We are however selective in whom we accept as guests.
We like good food and fine wine. We don't like crowds and try to go to places that are off the beaten track. In and around Athens that is not always easy. It is always tempting to head for the northern Cyclades rather the Saronic Gulf, but the Meltemi is a fearsome thing best avoided if blowing.
Extenisvely re-furbished this winter, with new bimini, custom cockpît cushions, cockpit lighting, and teak table, Aramon is very comfortable, and easy to sail. If you want to helm, go ahead! If you want to do nothing, that is absolutely fine. If you want to learn, we will do our best, but remember we are not professional instructors.
Usually this boat operates around Poros, GR.
Athens - the capital of Greece - is a fascinating ancient city, yet modern and sophisticated. The surrounding region of Attica is home of iconic monuments like Epidaurus theater or Temple of Poseidon, as well as beautiful islands of Hydra, Spetses, Aegina or Dokos. Sailo’s local team of passionate sailors recommend renting a yacht charter in Greece for day trips from Athens and explore Cape Sounion, the pistachio orchards on Aegina island or have a memorable dining experience on Dokos Island.