About Sapphire Yachting
Stewart and Pam live in Skiathos organising Yacht Charter holidays. Sapphire Yachting have access to an exclusive fleet of charter yachts and deal directly with the owners.
All Yachts are fully coded under the Greek Regulations for Yacht Charter and come with full safety equipment and extensive inventories.
Holiday Packages include:
Stewart Turner is a Fully Qualified RYA Yachtmaster Examiner and Instructor with over 30 years sailing experience.
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Skiathos, Greece, located at lat/long 39°10′ N 23°29′ E, is a very green island covered by a thick pine forest and considered a protected environment. The Greek island of Skiathos forms part of the Sporades islands which is a marine sanctuary and provides the best sailing in Greece.
Location & How to Find Us
Skiathos, in the magnificent area of Sporades, is an ideal area for yacht chartering with good winds and safe overnight anchorages. The port of Skiathos is less than a 5 min taxi ride from the Airport and we will meet you at the Fresh Café, where you will be introduced to your Base Manager/instructor. Lagoon like beaches, deserted islands, safe anchorages and BBQ’s on the beach are what you may expect. You may also see dolphins and seals.
We chose this location as we believe it is possibly the most beautiful area of Greece to sail in whilst still offering relatively unexplored waters.
Flights arrive direct into Skiathos from major UK airports on Friday (Gatwick, East Mids, Newcastle, Birmingham, Bristol, Glasgow etc). Alternatively you can fly to Athens and get the “Flying Dolphin” hydrofoil service to Skiathos which takes 4.5 hours from Athens. Thomson, Thomas Cook, First Choice and a few others all fly direct to Skiathos. To arrange flights direct to Skiathos see our website or ‘phone Alan Garner at IAG on 01444 225618. Alternatively fly to Thessaloniki and get a Hydrofoil to Skiathos which takes about 4 hours.
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Sapphire Yachting’s Principal Stewart Turner is an RYA Yachtmaster Instructor & Examiner, and RYA Powerboat Instructor. He runs a series of RYA Residential shore based RYA Day Skipper and Yachtmaster courses from 3 star hotels on the South Coast of England during the winter months. – 5 Day Courses from £379 including food and accommodation.
Sapphire Yachting work in conjunction with Aegeas Yachting an RYA Training Centre based in Kavala, Northern Greece near the lovely island of Thasos, who provide the full range of RYA Practical Courses from RYA Competent Crew up to RYA Yachtmaster Preparation and Examination.
5 Day RYA Practical courses – from 650 Euros.
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Sapphire Yachting supply privately owned charter yachts at direct discounts. We have extensive experience and knowledge of the area and will give you a comprehensive brief before you leave Skiathos. We have access to a large fleet of yachts and can provide you with a quotation for your particular needs. Our yachts have extensive inventories and include an outboard engine for your dinghy which other companies may charge as an extra. Call us with your requirements and we will find you the correct yacht for your needs. Yachts available from SKIATHOS – 39′ to 55′. All yachts are fully equipped – inventories include: electric anchor windlass; dinghy with outboard engine; auto pilot; electric fridge; deck shower; sun bimini; GPS; CD player; full navigational and galley equipment; towels; bed linen and lots more and are fully coded and inspected by the Greek authorities!
Sapphire Yachting Package includes:
Local pilot book compiled by Sapphire Yachting; daily weather text to your mobile phone; full chart briefing and Skiathos based telephone support.
Fully refundable security deposit, diesel fuel used, end cleaning, (no mooring fees are currently charged in the Sporades).
Skippers available at 150 UKP per day plus food.
Personal Instruction by Stewart an RYA Yachtmaster Instructor & Examiner Sail at 200UKP per day to include all crew.
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Bavaria 32 Cruiser – Furling Mainsail/Genoa. 2 cabins/1 Bathroom, CD/Full Nav. Tender with Outboard. easily handled by 2 people or ideal for small family.
Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 33.1 –Furling Mainsail/Genoa, 3 cabins/1 Bathroom, CD/Full Nav. Tender with Outboard. Easily handled by 2 people or ideal for small family. Available at attractive rates from Skiathos/Skiathos or Volos/Volos.
Bavaria 36 Cruiser – Furling Mainsail/Genoa, 3 cabins/1 Bathroom, CD/Full Nav. Tender with Outboard . Perfect for up to 7 persons.
Bavaria 36 Cruiser – Furling Mainsail/Genoa,3 cabins/1 Bathroom, CD/Full Nav. S/S Gangway, Elect Toilets, 12 Volt System. tender with Outboard.
Bavaria 39 Cruiser – Furling Mainsail/Genoa, 3 cabins/2 Bathrooms, CD/Full Nav. Solar 12 Volt System, Electric Toilets, S/S Gangway. Dinghy with Outboard. Perfect for 2/4/6 persons.
Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 42i – Fully Battened Mainsail, Furling Genoa, 3 Cabins/2 Bathrooms, CD/Full Nav. Teak Deck, Anchor Meter, Remote Gangway. Dinghy with Outboard. Available Skiathos/Skiathos or Volos/Volos.
Bavaria 42 Cruiser – Furling Mainsail/Genoa, 3 Cabins/2 Bathrooms, CD/Full Nav. Solar 12 Volt System, Electric Toilets, S/S Gangway, Dinghy with Outboard.
Bavaria 46 Cruiser – Furling Mainsail/Genoa, 4 cabins/2 Bathrooms, Electric Toilets, Solar 12 Volt, Stainless Gangway, DVD/Chart Plotter and full Nav. Tender with Outboard. Many Extras.
Beneteau Oceanis 411 – Furling Mainsail/Genoa, 4 cabins/2 Bathrooms, Fixed Gangway, CD/Chart Plotter and Full Nav. Tender with Outboard. Available Skiathos/Skiathos or Volos/Volos.
Gib Sea 444 – Furling Mainsail/Furling Genoa, 4 cabins/2 Bathrooms, S/S Fixed Gangway, CD,Chartplotter and Full Nav. Generator and Air Con, 2 large Fridges, 12 Volt Solar System, Shore Power, Tender with Outboard – SKIPPERED CHARTER ONLY.
Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 44i – Fully Battened mainsail/Furling Genoa, 4 Cabins/2 Bathrooms, CD/Chartplotter and Full Nav. tender with Outboard Engine. Available Skiathos/Skiathos or Volos/Volos.
Bavaria 49 Cruiser – Furling Mainsail/Genoa, 5 Cabins/3 Bathrooms, CD/DVD/ USB, Full Nav. Electric toilets. S/S fixed Gangway, Bow Thruster,12 Volt Solar System, Tender with Outboard, A versatile yacht with accommodation for up to 10 persons.
Jeanneau 50.9 Cruiser – Furling Mainsail/Genoa, 5 Cabins/ 3 Bathrooms, CD/MP3, Full Nav. Electric Toilets. Fixed Gangway, Bow Thruster, Tender with Outboard, Accommodation for up to 11 persons.
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