On a crewed luxury yacht, your crew will look after you. They will work hard to make sure your holiday is a memorable occasion. Meet the crew aboard the luxury yacht “Glaros”.
Your Captain (Cliff)
I was born in Liverpool, England in August 1956. I have a Royal Yachting Association Yachtmasters Certificate and I am a British Subaqua Club, Advanced Instructor.
From a very early age I have always had a love with all things to do with the sea. While still at school I planned to join the Royal Navy to become a diver. So my last school was a training ship, the “TS Arethusa”, which was on the river Medway in Kent.
After school, I didn’t join the navy, I started an apprenticeship as a fabricator/welder. This taught me a trade which became useful later on in my career, welding pipelines underwater. I have now worked as a commercial diver offshore in the North Sea and other oil fields around the world for the last 40 years. See my blog, life as a diver.
In the late 1990’s I was involved in a diving school in Corfu for 4 years. I later became the proud owner or a large wooden Motor Sailor. Which I rebuilt to become a luxury charter yacht. See my blog, How I became a proud owner. For over 10 years now, while also working as a diver. I have been the captain on-board the luxury yacht “Glaros” Taking on guests and cruising around the beautiful Greek Ionian Islands.
Deep Blue Yacht Charters has now been cruising the stunning Greek Ionian Islands for over five years. Based on the island of Lefkada, with our beautiful 80′ luxury yacht “Glaros”. We offer a 5-star yacht charter service with a dedicated, professional crew. Enjoy luxury accommodation for up to 10 guests in five en-suite cabins. With hotel style hospitality and service. Delicious food served on deck in breath-taking locations. The short distances between each island, some of them uninhabited. Make this the perfect destination to cruise. Relax and discover the many secluded bays, beaches and lovely harbours in this area.
Attention to Detail
With our attention to detail and willingness to please. We offer a holiday experience in this stunning sailing region. With its own sense of Greek style. Personalized itineraries will give you the perfect balance of cruising around the Islands while relaxing, exploring or both. Your crew have excellent local knowledge of this area. From the most beautiful and peaceful locations to more vibrant villages and towns, with their restaurants and tavernas. Our comfortable luxury vessel will excite your senses. Allowing you to indulge in a bit of everything the Greece landscape and culture has to offer! Let us create an amazing cruising holiday, tailor made to your wishes. Just relax, sit back on our beautiful deck, and enjoy a new island every day of the week.
The luxury yacht “Glaros” is a Greek built wooden Motor Sailor. She is a strong and heavily built boat. This makes her both safe and comfortable, even if the sea is slightly inclement. She has a large beam (width) and good headroom throughout. Making her a very roomy boat. With a full complement of 10 guests and 4 crew in their own quarters. The boat does not feel cramped or crowded. The crew of the Glaros will also keep the boat in an immaculate condition during your voyage. Without getting in the guest’s way. Throughout the winter months there is an intensive maintenance schedule carried out. This is to keep her varnish and paint shining and the engines running sweet. Read more about “Glaros.”
The professional and highly qualified crew consists of an experienced English RYA Yacht-master Skipper. Two Greek seamen who bring with them a lot of local knowledge of the islands and its people. You can also get involved in the excitement of helping with the handling of the yacht. The crew can offer expert tuition in seamanship and navigation. Although this is certainly not mandatory. Last but not least, the most important person on-board is your hostess. She will truly spoil you at every turn. From the hospitality and housekeeping to the providing meals and drinks. You will be left thinking you were living on a small five-star hotel.
Your Hostess (Jo)
Jo was born in Liverpool, England in July 1972. After school she started work in Health Care looking after the elderly. She then moved on to become an assistant manager of a care home for the mentally ill.
In 1990 Jo’s life took a curve and she moved to Corfu to live and work. First in a hotel restaurant, then as a cocktail waitress in a bar. This is where she acquired her considerable skills as a hostess, to go alongside her cheeky Liverpool humour.
Jo has now been with us on-board “Glaros” for over five years. She loves looking after our guest and goes about her work in a cheerful, nothing is too much trouble manner.
Your Seaman (Lefteris & Alex)
Lefteris and Alex are our Greek seaman. They both speak perfect English. Lefteris was born Athens in December 1976. He joined us in 2015. Alex was also born Athens in 1975. Alex has just joined us this year and has taken to the job with a good manner. Lefteris has taken his Greek skippers certificate and is now learning the yacht charter business. These boys have loads of local knowledge. A love for the sea, the Greek Islands, Greece and its culture. Every day they are both working very hard. Always friendly and willing to help, they will share their local knowledge with you.
The best way to explore the Greek Islands is with a yacht. Meet many wonderful people. See our 2017 prices here.