Boat Review: The Elan 45 Impression

For those of you familiar with the Elan brand in sailing boats, it will come as no surprise that the latest entry in the Elan Impression cruising line, the Elan 45 Sailing boat, combines modern technogical expertise with respect for tradition and elegance. Designed by world renowned boat designer, Ralph Humphrey, and built by Elan, a global name in boat building, it lives up to its name. Founded in 1945, Elan started out by building kayaks, canoes and small boats with waterproof wood. The..

The Queen of Comfort - Bavaria 46 Cruiser

Robust, spacious and luxurious, Bavaria 46 Cruiser was crowned 'European Yacht of the Year' (2015) for a reason. This Bavaria/Farr collaboration upgraded the existing charms of Bavaria 45 Cruiser into the spacious, modern and convenient 46 Cruiser. It's a new addition to our offer and we've thoroughly enjoyed taking this classy beauty for a sail along the coast of Pula and would definitely say we understand why this boat is not only a favored choice for owners but a desired charter yacht as w..

Mljet - Forested Haven of the Adriatic

Located in the Southern Adriatic, Mljet is one of the islands that might have even been a location from Homer's ancient works. A forested haven sprouting in the middle of the salty Adriatic Sea, this island is an excellent nautical location thanks to its well-indented coast and fascinating anchorages and coves. Rich with historic, cultural and natural wonders, it’s not hard to imagine Mljet being a dwelling place for Calypso, the famous sea nymph from Homer’s epic poem Odyssey. Natur..

Sitting out the Storm in Steni Vala, Alonissos

As the boat glided into the harbour, anchor dropping and ropes at the ready to throw out, it seemed oddly quiet in Steni Vala, Alonissos. Another two sailboats bobbed on their anchors and a bright orange and blue crayfish caique was coming in behind us. We jumped onto the quay in search of real greek coffee and conversation. After surveying the tranquil scene, we settled on the blue and white café under the gum trees and happily sat down under their shade. Fellow sailors at the table next to ..

Sailing and Diving in Greece - Best of Both Worlds

The freedom of the sail, the silence of the underwater world. The combination of being both on the water and occasionally under it makes for a unique and exciting way to explore the islands and coastlines of Greece at your own pace. Combined activities Organising a bareboat charter in Greece and packing it with your own diving gear and crew, chartering a skippered yacht and stopping off in the well-known dive spots, or just a dive or two during a sailing holiday are some of the option..

Searching for Something Real - Agia Kiriaki, Greece by Sail....

Jutting out of the eastern shoreline of central Greece and curving into the Aegean Sea, like a giant fishhook, is the Pelion Peninsula. On the tip of this hook, like bait glistening in the sun, is the fishing village of Agia Kiriaki, hoping to catch passersby. In their rush to get to the Sporades, most boats simply sail past this tempting stopover, but this is the destination we set sail for from the port of Volos.  Our crew is a mix-match of people brought together by mutual friends..

A Peek under the Surface

While sailing along the Croatian coast you are sure to see many interesting and beautiful sights, but those are not limited only to dry land, as soon as you dip your head below the sea surface you will see an entirely new side of the Adriatic. While scuba diving is difficult to manage on a sailing trip and generally not allowed on chartered yachts in order to prevent damaging the boat with heavy equipment, snorkeling can be your ticket to discovering the underwater side of our coast. Even..

Boat Review: Sailing Yacht Hanse 505

It's time to shine the light on one of the more popular models in our charter offer, Hanse 505. This powerful sailboat is made by the German company Hanse Yachts, one of the largest manufacturers of sailing and motor boats in the world. Founded in 1990, Hanse Yachts has one of the fastest growing boat yards in Europe and its place on the sailing and motor boat market is one of quality and excellence. Hanse 505, coming after it's predecessor Hanse 455, has taken an existing base for a successf..

Bound to the Sea, Be it Sun or Rain

How to Dress for Sailing Regardless of the Weather Weather can get pretty fickle when you’re out on the sea, and this makes packing for the trip quite a chore. Even if you book a boat in the peak of summer and every forecast points to stable weather, you won’t regret preparing for the unexpected. You can find a few guidelines here to help you get properly geared for sailing. Tricky Summer Weather- Outsmart the Sun Even though summer usually brings forth stable weather; the advice ..

Health Benefits of Sailing

Sailing is, for some, an irresistible urge to explore the far and nearby shores and all the bounties they offer. However, in addition to satiating your wanderlust, sailing also offers many perks for your well-being. Manning the Sails, a Path to a Sound Body? Regardless of how you arrange your sailing holiday, spending time on a boat always requires a certain amount of physical activity and work. During sailing there are various tasks that you partake in, on a regular basis and even th..