We own and operate the traditional wooden yacht Apollon which we call an “artisanal yacht” because it was totally rebuilt and handcrafted with the finest of African woods and the latest technological advances. The Apollon was built in a shipyard on Salamina island and put in the Aegean waters in 2014. We are excited to offer your party a unique and comfortable wooden yacht of exceptional sailing style and modern amenities.
The yacht is chartered for groups only, typically for seven nights, eight days, from Saturday to Saturday. We do not offer individual cabin space for cruises.
The Apollon accommodates up to sixteen passengers, including children aged twelve and older, on multi-day cruises in seven cabins each with en suite facilities. In the event there are more than sixteen persons in your party, we manage other traditional wooden yachts to secure one or more for your group to all sail together in regatta style.
Click open view or download the color PDF brochure M/S APOLLON BROCHURE
Alimos Marina is the home port for yacht Apollon. It is one of the largest marinas in Greece with a capacity of 1000 berths.
Driving Distances to Alimos Marina
Central Athens, 10 km, 20 minutes
Athens International Airport, 35 km, 45 minutes
Piraeus port, 10 km, 20 minutes
Lavrio port, 57 km, 1 hour
Rafina port, 50 km, 1 hour
Public Bus X96, Edem stop
Public Tram, Glyfada-Voula line, Edem stop
Twin masted motorsailer
Total refit: 2015
Overall Length: 23 meters
Teak-mahogany wood construction
Displacement: 74 tons
Fully Batten Mainsail
Fully batten Misensail
Total sails area: 292 m2
2 Engines: IVECO 250HP each
Generators: (2) 16 KW, 220 AC – 24 DC
Bowthruster hydralic 60 hp.
Disalinator 250 lts per hour
Diesel capacity: 4 tons
Water capacity: 4000 lts
Sleeps 16 guests for overnight cruises
Six double bed cabins with third berth, 3 x 4 square meters
One master cabin with double bed and two berths, 5 x 4 square meters
Ensuite WC, hot water showers
Fully Air Conditioned individual controls
Fully equipped galley 18 sq. meters
Six burners oven with grill
Build in refrigerators (4)
Icemaker 24V – 220V
Salon area 30 sq. meters
Two tables sits 16 guests
Color TV 36”
DVD stereo throughout
2 hydralic anchor winches astern
hydraulic master anchor winch bow side
Hydraulic gangway (5 m. long)
Radar 96 Miles range
VHF (2) –SSB (1) –GPS (3) –NAVTEX (1)
Speedometer – Weather station
Wind Speed-Direction Indicator
Intercome (3 stations).
Top Speed 12 knots
Cruising speed 9 knots
Rear Deck sitting area with one table (sits 10)
Life rafts – life jackets
Dinghy 4.50 m. with 20hp outboard
EPIRB Satelite broadcaster system
Sea kayaks (single – double)
Fishing rods and gear
DECK FIRE EQUIPMENT
Fire pumps and hoses stations (2)
Emergency fire diesel pump
Fully insured (Lloyds)
The Apollon has a seven meter Zodiac inflatable rib that seats ten passengers.
The rib is available for sea transfers, yacht tendering and sea sports.
The rib has a 150 horsepower Yamaha motor with spare outboard motor.
Click open 6 sec video clip of rib in the sea
The Apollon has (A) 4 double cabins 3 x 4 square meters with upper twin berth. (B) 1 master cabin 5 x 4 square meters with double bed and 2 upper twin berths, (C) 2 double cabins 2 x 4 square meters with two twins. All cabins have ensuite WC with shower-sink-toilet, hot water showers, air conditioning with individual controls, linens and towels.
The Apollon’s 18 square meter galley is a full service kitchen equipped with an electric refrigerator, two Frigo refrigerators, oven with grill, microwave oven, stove with four burners, double sink, dishes, glasses, cutlery and cookware. A Bar-B-Q on deck can grill fresh caught fish. The galley may be entered via the deck or the salon.
The 30 square meter salon holds two tables with booth seating, satellite reception with television plus DVD, liquor cabinet and a stereo piping music throughout the ship. The salon has two entries — either down four steps from the rear deck or down three steps from the galley. Entry to all cabins is from the salon area.
The Apollon is fully crewed with a professional, experienced captain, engineer and two mates. Our crews are seasoned Greek sailors, the best in the business, licensed and certified by all international sea faring regulatory agencies, including the United States Coast Guard and European Economic Union sea regulatory standards. Crew members are certified in first aid and CPR procedures and always on alert for your safety and well being during your cruise. The cruises offered include a tour director / bike guide for cycling activities. Depending on the cruise selected, we have available skilled Greek chefs preparing traditional healthy Greek cuisine.
Meals on Board
For multi-day private charters seven nights or longer, guests have the option to choose the APA system which stands for “Advance Provisioning Allowance.” APA refers to expenses beyond the base charter cost, usually about 30% of the cruise cost, which includes extras, such as, diesel, meals and an on board chef.
Each yacht has a fully equipped galley to enable your party to be well-fed throughout the cruise. Meals are served al fresco on deck and/or the salon.
The APA system allows the chef to work with your group to satisfy your daily eating preferences. Once menus are established, the chef purchases the food supplies and prepares the meals Guests do not have the option to prepare their own meals on board.
Breakfast typically consist of omelets, Greek yogurt, fresh muffins, jams, fresh fruits, sweet delicacies, coffee and juices. Lunches tend to be sandwiches, pasta dishes, seafood appetizers, Greek specialties, soft drinks and mineral water. Dinner is a wholesome, hearty affair with the chef serving meat dishes or fresh fish, salads, Greek “mezes,” Greek wine, and after dinner treats at the chef’s discretion. Vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options are available upon request.
The rate for three meals on board (non-APA) prepared by the yacht’s chef is 150 euros per person per day, half board is 100 euros per person per day., if ordered and paid in advance. Prices include beverages during meals, such as wine and beer, plus mineral water and soft drinks. The chef arranges menus with your party, buys the food, prepares the meals and attends to the serving of the food.
Complimentary snacks and soft drinks are Included in the basic charter rate during the cruise.
Terms & Pricing for the Yacht Apollon
PASSENGERS: The yacht is chartered for groups only, including families with children aged twelve and older. We do not offer single cabin space for individuals in our cruises. To accommodate groups larger than a single yacht’s capacity, we can provide additional traditional wooden yachts of similar standard with similar terms and pricing.
COST: The cost to charter the yacht is 32,000 euros per week.
In addition to the charter rate, guests have the option to choose the APA system which stands for “Advance Provisioning Allowance.” APA refers to expenses beyond the base charter cost, usually about 30% of the cruise cost, which includes extras, such as, diesel, VAT and meals prepared by an on board chef.
INCLUSIONS: Inclusions for charter rate, seven nights/eight days:
- Captain and three crew
- Port taxes,
- Airport transfers to and from the yacht
- Beverages and snacks throughout the duration of the cruise
- Bicycles and bike gear
- Fishing gear
- Snorkeling gear
- Sea kayaks available on request
- Scuba diving solely on request at additional rates
- Diesel consumption at 150 liters per hour during sailing. 60 liters per hour at port.
- VAT at 13%
- The yacht is typically chartered for seven nights, eight days, from Saturday to Saturday.
- Additional charges apply if the itinerary does not start and end at Alimos marina in Athens.
- Three-day cruises and five-day cruises are available in the Argo Saronic and North Cyclades regions starting and ending at Alimos Marina.
- Average sailing time between all Greek islands ports is three to four hours sailing at 10 knots per hour.
PAYMENT: An initial deposit is required in the amount of 30% of the cruise cost at the time of signing the charter contract with the balance due 60 days prior to the boat’s departure date. Full payment is required if booking within the 60 day period. Charters may be booked up to a year in advance.
CANCELLATIONS: Cancellation of the booking must be in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org. Upon our receipt of the cancellation notice, an acknowledgement is sent within 48 hours of said cancellation notice. The date of the cancellation notice is the date said notice is received by us..
- From booking date to 90 days prior to starting date of cruise: 50% refund of the deposit.
- Between 90 days and 60 days prior to starting date of cruise: 30% refund of total amount of tour.
- Between 60 days and starting date of cruise: no refund.