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
Jeg har kjopt en Dufour 45 classic, gjennom Y.D. YACHTS. og Yannis er en serios agent. Jeg fikk tilsendt gode bilder,han fortalte om batens tilstand,papekte ogsa feil og mangler. Han sier tingene slik de er, ikke bare skryt,slik jeg opplevde fra andre agenter. Han fremforhandler en riktig pris,og forteller med en gang hvis han mener selger forlanger for mye. Er ogsa grundig med a fortelle om batens tilstand,slik at da jeg besiktiget baten var det ingen overraskelser. Han er ogsa utrolig hjelpsom med andre praktiske ting etter kjop.
For meg har han vrt en god mellommann som det hadde vrt vanskelig a greie seg uten. (det finnes mange nok useriose i dette gemet)
Hilsen Oddvar Myklebust, Norway
In this letter I would like to thank you for the help and brilliant service that you have provided, once selling Bavaria 44 to me.
When we were on our way sailing the yacht to Cyprus, we happened to be in a very strong storm weather, at which the boat showed itself only from the best sides, which shows that you have not only sold a boat to us, you sold well equiped, high quality and reliable yacht, which was ready to sail in any condition. I am glad that after buying the yacht, you are not simply a seller, but a friend to me.
I also attach a picture of me upon arrival to Cyprus, Larnaca.
Illarion Kapovsky - Russia
If you are worried about buying a yacht in Greece, then look no further than Yiannis Drimousis, director of YD Yachts. Yiannis will spend a great deal of time with you and will accompany you whilst viewing of the yachts of your choice and of those he has recommended. Even before you leave the UK he will send you lots of photographs and details that will help you narrow your choices down.
Yachts in Greece are often for sale with more than one broker. The same yacht could be for sale with two or more different brokers and at different prices! In our experience, those boats that have been for sale with YD Yachts have been at the lowest prices with the most accurate and honest descriptions.
The buying process is complex by UK standards but is very secure, with all yachts flying Greek flags being registered on our equivalent of Lloyds A1 registry. Yiannis will provide help and support in locating reliable and efficient people to aid with the purchasing process and the removal of the vessel from the Greek registry. These include your solicitor, surveyors, and qualified technicians for any repairs, maintenance or remedial work you want completed.
In a nutshell, if you want to sail in beautiful scenery and in the clear blue seas of the Greek Islands, start your journey with Yiannis of YD Yachts; you will not be disappointed!
David and Geraldine McCombe - UK
I november maned 2005 besluttede min kone og jeg at kobe bad i Grkenland efter en del sogning pa nettet, besluttede vi os for at benytte Yiannis Drimousis som mgler.
Vi har vret meget tilfreds med den made YD Yachts har hanteret handlen pa, alt hvad der blev lovet er overholdt, vi kan derfor give YD Yachts vores bedste anbefalinger.
Baden er nu beliggende i Grkenland, og har fungeret perfekt siden vi ovetog den.
Soren K Kristensen