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Yachtico - Are they any good?

Looking at renting a 40 ft cat in Croatia from this company. Any experience you have had with them would be appreciated.
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Re: Yachtico - Are they any good?

They also go by the name A Yacht Charter Group and offer some nice looking vessels. Who knows them?
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Re: Yachtico - Are they any good?

I'm dealing with them now but a bit unsure...

did you end up using them nomad? how did it go?
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Re: Yachtico - Are they any good?

Yachtico is NOT "A Yacht Charter Group". They are a bigger player. Check a few articles in the Press Room - Media coverage at Yachtico.com

They deal with a lot of clients, I think there are no complains about them in the web...

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Re: Yachtico - Are they any good?

Look at their facebook page and read the reviews...
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Re: Yachtico - Are they any good?

hey everybody

i chartered twice with Yachtico.com. Everything was fine and we had a great sailing vacation. According to their website they have more than 15.000 boats for charter!!! you can compare prices, check availability and book online.

@sailbeat: i also had a look at the facebook page. Seems like a competitor is bad mouthing them.

anyways... i would charter with Yachtico.com again
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Re: Yachtico - Are they any good?

I love how new members show up on threads like these
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Re: Yachtico - Are they any good?

We are using them to charter in Sardinia. Now we are talking directly to the actual charter company in Portisco all seems good but Yachtico have been difficult to say the least. Watch their so called 'optional extras' as these are actually just a surcharge to claw back some of the discount they say they offer to get you to book. We were told the tender and cooking gas were 'optional extras' and if we didn't book them we wouldn't have them on the boat. Our local owner now tells us they are always included as standard and had we not ordered them and paid extra we would still get them supplied. So we tried to cancel them and get a refund from Yachtico only to be told there was 100% cancellation fee. Extraordinary behaviour. Also they don't seem to have any knowledge of UK based certification and kept insisting we provide a 'boating licence'. Then they said RYA Coastal Skipper and VHF would be find and we definitely didn't need ICC. Again, when we finally spoke to the owner he said ICC was required for Italian waters so we had to fast track through RYA which cost us more money. We could easily have applied for our ICC for free from RYA as we are members had they been clear in the first instance.

They do seem to have a good range of boats, but they are essentially brokers. Check the small print and don't pay for any options until you are talking directly to the boat owner.
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Went through Yachtico to charter a yacht with Aegean Sails in Skopolos. All went well but when we picked up the yacht in Loutraki/Skopolos the base manager told us he was under a lot of pressure because the previous week he'd had 3 ripped sails and a torn Bimini (caused by Meltemi). During our week we had a nasty incident when the windlass motor dropped off allowing the anchor chain to free-fall until it reached the bitter end when it ripped the windlass from the deck and jammed against the top of the chain locker and anchor roller. We met the base manager at Skopolos and a new windlass was fitted. When we returned the boat at the end of our charter we were told a diver had noticed the prop shaft bush had been displaced and the boat would have to be returned to Volos and lifted to be repaired and we would have a full set of videos and photos of the 'damage' and repairs. They withheld our 2000 euro deposit but as we had 'full insurance' with Yachtico we weren't too concerned as the insurance company would sort it out. Not the case. Yachtico have now stopped answering my emails and phone calls just get passed around a multi national organisation. Very frustrating - will never use them again. Certainly cannot recommend.
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Re: Yachtico - Are they any good?

NO! Do not use Yachtico! They are so unprofessional and they book through other companies - so book direct is better anyway ... They misquote and charge extra and we had to pay for gas and taxes and transfers onsite - which we were told was already paid and we weren't told to have extra money for these and then when we came back they didn't return our phone calls or emails. We had to set up private transfers too as we paid for airport pick up as it was 7 of us and they misquoted that too and it wasn't from the airport and we would have had to get 2-3 taxis to get us there in time! The entire process from booking to getting information and confirmations and misinformation was a bad experience! They need to go out of business -as talking with others this is a common occurrence!
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