Greek Yacht Charter License


Greek Yacht Charter License
For all Eligible Foreign Flag Yachts

Under the New Law in Greece all European Flag Yachts as well as Non-Eu Flag Yachts over 35 meters built of Steel or GRP are eligible to be issued Greek Charter License .

Our company arranges Yacht Charter License in Greece for foreign Commercial yachts which wish to make charters in Greece. On the 1st of December a new legislation (L4504/2017) entered into force. 

Eligible Yachts : 

  • ALL Commercial yachts under an EU flag and 
  • ALL Commercial yachts of a non EU flag, subject they are more than 35m in length and of non wooden construction, are eligible to issue a Greek charter license practically ending the cabotage Law. 

Yachts should not be under Leasing .

The charter license will be issued to the yacht through a professional and competent registered Agency in Greece to represent the yacht and it's interests through a COMMERCIAL YACHT MANAGEMENT – ASSIGNMENT – HANDLING AGREEMENT

NO BRANCH OFFICE IN GREECE IS REQUIRED NOR A GREEK COMPANY

All yacht owners have a main concern which is the high cost of having to have a branch office in Greece or have to establish a Greek Company in order to perform Charters . 

This is where our company steps in and offers a unique package based on Law 4256/2014 where the Yacht Charter Management Company can apply on behalf of the Yacht Owner to obtain the Greek Yacht Charter License . This way owners save on high costs in runing a company and also save on accountants , manager , social security contributions , office rental as well as to annual VAT / TAX Fillings .

MORE ABOUT THE YACHT MANAGEMENT / ASSIGNMENT

The ASSIGNMENT AGREEMENT is compulsory and the Ministry accepts it as an alternative to the Yacht Owning Company to apply for the license .

The AGREEMENT is based on terms and conditions that the Ministry has already approved and they can not be changed however if the Owner / Manager wishes to change any article this is free to be done on a separate amendment to be signed by all parties in order for all to be comfortable with this operation and have a trustful business relation .


PROCEDURES & STEPS 

The process of filing for the Greek Yacht Charter License consists of 3 steps .

-

Step No 1 

Technical File . The Yacht will be inspected and surveyed and will be issued the Foreign Commercial Yacht Inspection Certificate . This Certificate may be issued by Local Classification Society and the inspector can travel everywhere

Step No 2

Apply to the VAT Department of the Local Tax Office to obtain VAT Exemption and Trading as a Greek Licensed Foreign Flag Commercial Yacht .

Step No 3

After the authorisation will be granted as per Step 2 , we will sent the File to the Ministry Of Merchant Marine and Island Policy at the Sea Tourism Department with all required documents and certificates and we will receive the Registration of Greek Licensed Foreign Flag Commercial Yacht which is the Charter License .


The period of Licensing is between 1-2 months .


OUR MANAGEMENT COMPANY

In order to be flexible and professional we have established a company with all criteria that characterizes a Yacht Management / Assignee and Charter Management company so that we use for the needs of Licensing International Yachts in Greece . Our sister company SKY MARINE Single Member P.C. is the company which is involved in the chartering procedures / licensing etc . ( www.sky-marine.gr)


The company is owned by 100% by RODITIS YACHTING and it is managed by me , Michalis Roditis and since the Ministry Approved the alternative Licensing Procedure of Foreign Commercial Yachts we have licensed the following yachts :

  • M/Y LAUREN L
  • M/Y MERCURY
  • M/Y ONLY NOW
  • M/S MEIRA
  • M/S ZELDA
  • M/S LE PIETRE
  • M/S ROX STAR
  • M/S CAPRICORN 1
  • M/S DAIMA
  • M/S DRAGONFLY
  • S/Y C/M OMBRE BLU3
  • S/Y C/M ANANTA
  • S/Y PENNY LANE
  • S/Y NELLA
  • M/S LADY FREYA
  • M/S GLORIOUS