Our Yachts

Stressbuster is a custom-built Atlantic 70. She can accommodate 8 guests easily, but is more comfortable with 6. The boat sails very well in the windy Aegean (see details below). Captain Kostas and his wife, Lynda, your crew/cook/hostess, will offer you genuine hospitality and share their knowledge of the Greek islands, culture, and cuisine.

The boat was designed by John Raptis and built by Atlantic Yachts in Greece in 1989. The Atlantic is a classic cutter with ocean sailing capability and a beautiful teak interior, designed specifically for the charter trade. (Compare to: similar vintage Oyster 65).We keep the boat in pristine condition. She has 4 identical double guest cabins (off the saloon with roomy double bunks); one crew cabin forward with separate entrance and 2 single bunks. Each cabin has a private head/shower. With a 16-foot beam, she’s VERY roomy down below. She has 6-foot, 6-inch headroom and bunks that will comfortably accommodate tall guests. The boat is comfortable and stable under sail; she sails extremely well in windy Aegean conditions. Average speed under sail and wind power (with a comfortable breeze) is about 6 knots. Cruising speed under power is the same. She was refit in 2003, and a full set of new sails and new teak decks were added in 2011.

Specifications

  LOA 18.5 m. (60.6 feet)  
  BEAM 5 m. (16 feet, 4 inches)  
  DRAFT 2.8 m. (9 feet, 3 inches)  
  GROSS WGT 28 tons  
  HEADROOM 2.05 m. (6 feet, 6 inches)  
  ENGINE BMC 120 hp diesel  
  GENERATOR Westerbeke 8 kW 220 AC - 24 DC  
  RIG TYPE Cutter  
  CABINS 4-5 guest cabins with private toilets, one crew cabin forward or astern.  
  EQUIPMENT ON DECK (in addition to standard saftey equipment) Dinghy, outboard, windsurfer, comfortable cockpit and sun deck cushions, Bimini, cockpit sun awning, grill, cockpit refrigerator. Sturdy gangway with handrail for boarding.  
  EQUIPMENT DOWN BELOW Propane stove/oven, microwave oven, 2 refrigerators, cabin air conditioning (used if shore power is available), CD player with PED port (bring your own connecting cable), television/DVD.  
  Water tank 2,500 lt. (700 gallons)  
  Fuel Capacity 700 lt. Consumption in lt/h 12/h.  
  Year 1989  

PRICES:

YACHT WITH CAPTAIN & CREW-COOK:

Divide prices listed below by the number of people in your charter party to figure per-person cost. Prices listed below are for the entire yacht, captain, crew and other inclusives

Maximum number of guests: 8. Preferred maximum: 6.

One Week €5,175 (euros) Per-person cost w/6 guests €862 per week
10 Days €7,392 (euros) Per-person cost w/6 guests €1,232 per week
14 Days €10,349 (euros) Per-person cost w/6 guests €1,725 per week

Notes: Charters of less than one week are accepted, schedule permitting. Contact us for specific prices and availability.

Skipper-only charters available by request. Email for pricing & availability.

Prices include:

Yacht, captain, crew/cook, V.A.T. (tax), harbor fees. water fees, all linens & beach towels (1 set per week), sailboard use, dinghy & outboard for transport when needed; operated by captain only, cleaning fees.

Not included:

Fuel: Fuel is payable in euros at charter’s end; amount depends on how much fuel is used during the charter; average cost is 50 euros per day FOR THE WHOLE BOAT (not per person) depending on wind and mileage. Average fuel cost per person for one week, with 6 guests, is about €58.

Provisions: Payable in euros,on boarding. Provisions are bought according to your preferences and are on the boat when you arrive. The cost depends on items ordered. Average food/drink cost per person for one week, with 6 guests, is €100 or less.

Delivery fees: For charters starting or finishing in locales other than the boat’s base at Alimos Marina (about 15 miles south of Athens.) Fee: €3.50 per mile, added to cost of charter.

Your Crew:

Kostas Ghiokas and his wife, Lynda Childress, have been sailing together since 1997; professionally as captain/crew/cook since 2000. Kostas is a native Greek, hailing from the Athens suburb of Glyfada. He is a naval architect, was an Olympic-class dinghy (Finn class) sailor, is an RYA-licensed Yacht Master, and has been sailing the Aegean and beyond as a professional skipper for 40 years. Lynda is American, grew up sailing in Newport, Rhode Island, and was managing editor of Cruising World Magazine for 15 years before meeting and marrying Kostas and moving to Greece. Currently she is a CW Contributing Editor and edits its popular “People & Food” column. She also is a regular writer for the website www.yachtworldcharters.com, where she shares her expertise on chartering in Greece. They share a passion for sailing, cooking, eating good food, and fun!

Equipment Down Below:

Propane stove/oven, microwave oven, 2 refrigerators, cabin air conditioning (used if shore power is available), CD player with PED port (bring your own connecting cable), television/DVD.

Special Features:

Roomy saloon, nav station with VHF, autopilot, wind instruments, radar, GPS, chart plotter. Four guest cabins with double berths; one crew cabin forward with upper/lower berths. Each cabin has its own toilet/shower. Saloon has optional AC if shore power is available. Stereo/CD/tape player with PED hookup and saloon and cockpit speakers, TV/DVD player, PED port (bring your own connecting cable). Roomy galley with 2 fridges and microwave (no freezer). Extra large cockpit can seat 8 comfortably, with soft cockpit cushions; plus fore-and-aft sunbeds for lounging, cockpit fridge, onboard grill, Bimini, full sun awning, spray hood. Teak deck, teak toerails and trim, fresh water stern shower, stern swim platform and swim ladder, sturdy gangway with handrail for boarding and disembarking, snorkels, sailboard. RIB (rigid inflatable boat) with outboard for transport only, as needed, operated by captain only.

Food & Drink Onboard (Provisions):

Breakfast, lunch, snacks, and drinks are served aboard daily. Provisions are not included in the boat price. You will be asked to fill out Food Preference Sheets before your charter; Lynda will design menus and buy the food and drink you prefer during your charter and all will be aboard, stowed, and chilled down when you first board. Payment is due IN EUROS on boarding. This includes staples that will last for the whole trip plus continental breakfasts, lunches, beverages and snacks for 4 or more days. Any provisions needed for the duration of each trip are purchased as needed by Lynda in the islands; payment for this is collected at trip’s end. Estimated cost PER PERSON for one week is roughly 100 euros maximum; often less. Receipts for all expenditures for food are, of course, provided.

Lynda prepares delicious cooked Greek lunches or creative sandwiches and a large, varied salad each day for lunch. The focus is fresh, healthy Mediterranean cuisine. Continental breakfast and lunch are prepared onboard; dinners are eaten ashore at inexpensive local tavernas in the evening. Menus are designed by Lynda prior to the charter based on clients’ food preferences, using primarily local ingredients that are fresh, local, and in-season.

Yacht With Captain Only:

ONE WEEK: €4,234 (Per-person cost w/6 guests €705 per week) Price includes yacht, captain, and V.A.T. (value added tax*).

Harbor and water fees are NOT INCLUDED on captain-only charters. To charter the yacht with skipper only, at least ONE person in your party should have enough boating/sailing experience (or be physically fit enough) to act as “crew” and be willing to sign a notarized declaration of qualifications if necessary. You are responsible for provisioning (buying food and drink) for the charter yourself. Food and fuel are not included in the price.

Wonderful lunch time meals prepared fresh by Lynda in the galley below while we sailed the islands.