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post #9 of Old 02-02-2005
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Greece (Athens) One Week

I have been reading all the threads about greece with great interest. I also went around the London boat show and Dusseldorf boat show getting quotes for a skippered bear boat charter. I have to say that I am amazed, trepident and terrified about the whole thing. How can chartering a yacht for a 2 wk holiday be so complicated ?
I am like every one else here, limited sailing experience, want a good time and not to get ripped off...
Question here:- Is it normal for the charter party to pay for a hired capttains food and drink ? And why when he is paid 130-150 euro a day, (depends it seems who you talk too).
I even had one company ''Captain'' tell my wife it was required to tip the captain also!!!
Will some one tell us the truth about Greek bareboat skippers? what are there qualifications? Can they speak english? why do we as charterers pay for food and drink? Why do they get 130-150 euro a day when a Captain in the carribean gets 100-120 dollars?
Any one care to comment PLEASE..
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