20/02/2007

After many years of planning our retirement, we decided to purchase a yacht in Greece, which we knew was going to be a daunting task. Not so! We were extremely lucky to discover YD Yachts, a brokerage based in Athens owned by Yiannis Drimousis.

From the first contact by email, we knew we were in safe hands. Over the next few months, Yiannis sent us details and photographs of many yachts within our budget. From these, we were able to make a short list of boats we wanted to view on our trip to Greece. Yiannis personally took us to see our selection and, with his knowledge of the owners and the boats, he was able to give us the background history of each vessel, which was very helpful in making our final choice.

We felt that Yiannis was not just interested in selling us a boat, he was more interested in selling us the right boat for our needs. With his great deal of experience in this field, it gave us the confidence to make our purchase of "ELECTRON", a 1997 Bavaria 38.

Yiannis took care of all aspects of the purchase, in addition to arranging legal representation for us. He also arranged for the laying up and safe winter storage of the boat when we were back in the UK and for some minor repairs to be carried out, so that the boat would be ready for us in the Spring of 2007.

My wife and I are now looking forward to cruising the Greek Islands in our retirement, all made possible by YD Yachts.

My heartfelt thanks to YD Yachts for all their help and support.

Terry & Lorraine Rawbone - UK