13/08/2007

After bareboat sailing in Greece for the past several years we finally decided to commit to our own boat. Searching through the Internet can be a daunting task, especially from the distance of our home country of Australia, however we were continuously drawn back to the website of YD Yachts and the prompt and considered responses of Yiannis Drimousis.

On arriving in Athens and meeting a number of Yacht Brokers it became clear that we would be very comfortable dealing with the charming and open man, who has a very wide knowledge of the local yacht industry. He quickly identified our requirements and the very first yacht he introduced us to, and the one we returned to again and again as we diligently inspected the myriad of options presented, was the one we subsequently purchased. Yiannis was then of assistance in arriving at a price which was agreeable to all parties and was also invaluable in recommending an independent Yacht Surveyor and an efficient and supportive Lawyer, who held our hand and assisted in navigating the convoluted and at times very frustrating Greek Bureaucratic system.

Understanding your personal "wishlist" and identifying and purchasing the right boat will always be a challenging task but we highly recommend Yiannis Drimousis as an reliable and conscientious Broker. We enjoyed his company and found we could trust his judgement and advise. Even after the purchase was concluded and payments made Yiannis was in regular contact to ensure all was well and enquire whether we needed further assistance.

Good luck with your search, happy sailing and kind winds,

Manni and Belinda Iberg
Australia.