Ionische Yacht Charter

Introducing a charter company

As a German-Greek family company with many years of experience, the IYC offer you best equipment and professional service. We are representatives and interpolation point of the “Kreuzerabteilung Mittelmeer of “Deutscher Segler Verband” (DSV). Our skilled team will support you before, during and after the sailing trip.

Pioneer in chartering out sailing boats since 1979.

Hospitable and reliable

You will find Greek hospitality and German thoroughness as well as attendance and time to fulfil guest’s wishes. Reliability and best know how maintaining and servicing the yachts is a matter of course.

The analysis of the magazine “Yacht” No. 7/2003 has shown this reliability by comparison of renowned charter bases too. All surveyed persons would charter again with us, serious defects were not criticized by any of our guest. Please find the complete table of comparison here*.

Our team

Base leader Maria Ramisch, whose mother is from Lefkas and whose father is German, speaks German, Greek and English. Living here for many years, she knows the most beautiful bays and the best restaurants. As a native she can help with lots of important tips. On the outskirts of Lefkas, the architect has built three exceptionally beautiful cottages that are ideal for a holiday extension on land:

For questions and information on booking please contact Frank Kaltenbach and Christian Keller, our representatives in Germany.

* Taken from the journal Yacht 07/2003 with kind approval of the Delius Klasing-Verlag (available only in German language)

Our Service

Avoid trouble with public authorities – we do worry about that.

The official authorised charter contracts already will be on hand when you’re arriving. Because of the full EU-membership of Greece, the procedures of clearing in and out of the Greek harbours are omitted.

All our yachts are sailing under Greek flag – as it is legal restraint – and they all are equipped according the stringent specifications of the Greek sea law No. 438.

  • Yachts under Greek flag
  • Charter contract as regulated by law
  • Depositation of bailment in Greece, e.g. with credit card
  • Taking over the yacht on Saturday or in the pre- and post-season by arrangement also on Tuesday
  • Taxi pickup from airport can be organized on request
  • Support before, during and after the sailing trip
  • Handing over of the boat on Friday or Monday evening with overnight stay on board for free

How to find the IYC in Lefkas?

You will find our office and the workshop on the Panagou 22, about 50 meters north of the der IYC anchor point at the port.