great team. we entered into our position, as the decision to rent was made right before the charter. there are only problems with blocking funds in russian banks for deposit. thank you very much for the work that has been done far in excess of one week.
Gennaker was not available due to strong wind, but we had the opportunity to get used to the size and handling of the boat, in advance of the United Kingdom Firefighters Sailing Challenge in the week after (where we were the only foreign crew - Polish and European). The rpm indicator for the engine did not work.
We sailed the Saronic route. We had arranged a skipper and although we were "wary" about having to live with someone we didn't know for a whole week, our fears were immediately allayed as our Captain Gregorius was such a laidback and knowledgable sailor. He could really handle the boat too! We explored Greek Islands and ports with lots of swimming and hanging out on the front of the boat along the way. We would definitely rate this in the top 2 of holidays we have ever taken.
The marina where you check in/out is spacious not so crowded like Alimos. Also I was very impressed with the professional attitude of Navigare Yachting, we had a broken anchor winch in the 3rd day and they directed us to a marina that was on our route and put the spare part to arrive with the fast ferryboat so in a couple of hours they identified the broken part, send it and replace it. Beautiful islands and very nice marinas in the Saronic Islands, especially Hydra. All in all I would definitely recommend to book a boat with them.
From start to finish this was an outstanding experience. Checkout and return was at Elite Yachting on the north end of the island and I had the boat for five days. It was a quick trip considering we island hopped and stayed at different locations every night, but everyone loved it. I'd definitely recommend renting longer and taking your time at just a few islands, but the Mahe 36 catamaran was perfect for 5 people and would be ideal for three couples. This was an extremely last minute booking, but Grace and Elite Charters were extremely responsive and quick to help make this amazing trip happen. Thanks guys!
Everyone was v helpful answering my numerous queries. Skipper was perfect and lots of easy to reach destinations.
The boat was well maintained, and well equipped. only minus was that the service battery died on the last day of charter. Very effective and friendly staff, the Marina dell'isola is a beautiful spot. recommended if your want to explore the Costa Smeralda, if you can go out of high season.
We had a very nice trip with the pogo 30. Morbihan, herbaudiere and other nice moring places: great sailing region. The pogo 30 was very well equipped, Storm jib, spinnaker and normal sails. Up to 13 knots boat speed. Excellent vacation
Yacht is very clean and staff really nice. But this yacht is quite old and has a lot of nuances. For example - autopilot display is completely leaked and it is impossible to see something. Wind direrction display sometimes stop to work. Sealed gaskets on the portholes and hatches flow during the rain and on the bed in the bow cabin and in the mess room there are puddles. We had no hard troubles during sailing, but all small "surprises" took us in a tonus.