PLAN & OVERVIEW
Our Hanse 400 offers superb performance in a comfortable 3 stateroom, 2 head interior. The Hanse was Boat of the Year in 2006. Our Hanse 400 is based in Athens for 2010 but can be sailed from many places, and offers quality European design and workmanship. She has an extremely elegant, light and modern interior, beautiful woodwork and comfortable heads and a spacious toilet with separate shower cubical.
Sailing performance is her most notable feature, with a large main that can be effectively reefed, and a self-tacking headsail for incredibly easy handling. She is an easy large boat that really sails well. She is perhaps the only boat of her size where all the sheets can be trimmed from the helm, allowing one person to sail her with ease. Let your crew do what they enjoy, while you enjoy the feel of the roller bearing steering system with fingertip control In general, the Hanse is easy to sail and very comfortable.
As a reference from a skipper who sailed the Hanse 400 many times: A great sailing yacht, the 40ft Hanse which is a top boat to sail and not comparable with the average charter boat.
MEET YOUR CREW
Your private skipper will help you to plan your holiday itinerary, answer your questions, arrange activities and tours, see to your comfort, and ensure you enjoy great meals ashore. If you like to be really pampered during your sailing cruise ask if one of our cooks is available.
Skipper Walter Kruk
Walter — a friendly and experienced Dutch skipper — has been sailing Greek waters since 2006.
He speaks English, Dutch, German and a bit of Greek and has logged more than 15,000 nautical miles in monohulls and catamarans up to 65’.
He loves the sea and outdoors, and in winter can be found hiking and exploring offroad destinations in his Landrover Defender.
RYA Yachtmaster Coastal with MCA commercial endorsement, complete STCW95, and current first aid certificate.
The skipper of ARGO occasionally changes due to availability when booking.
Should Walter not be available for your cruise for whatever reason, we will provide experienced and knowledgeable replacements to ensure you enjoy the best holiday cruise possible.
|Year of build:||2008|
|Draft (m) :||1,95|
|Diesel capacity (lit):||150|
|Water capacity (lit):||300|
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|Number of heads:||2|
The holiday cost varies according to season and destination but starts from € 2500 per week including the skipper.
Argo is normally booked per week starting on Saturday. In low and mid season we can be more flexible with start and end dates and the duration of your trip.
A one-week sailing holiday can be combined with island stays. We also so one-way trips from Athens with Argo.
A minimum of 2 weeks is required to enjoy the full Cyclades experience, including Santorini and Mykonos or a full exploration of the Micro Cyclades if you like to go off-the-beaten-track.
The holiday cost includes a skipper, VAT, and cleaning. If you like a hostess/cook on board that will be €150,- per day extra or just a hostess deckhand €130,- per day
An additional charge is made to cover fuel and provisioning. This is called the APA (Advanced Provisioning Allowance) and averages around 15%-20% of the holiday cost depending on the number of guests and your provisioning wishes.
At the end of your cruise, the APA accounting is finalized and you receive a refund or an invoice to make up the exact amount.
To confirm your holiday booking a 50% downpayment is required, with the balance paid one month before departure.
Our cancellation policies can be found in our terms and conditions of booking.