Crewed yachts/Crewed monohulls

s/y Christiana VIII, Ocean Star 60

This yacht can accommodate between 10-12 guests with a crew of 2 and so is ideal for large group sailing holidays. Departing from Athens, you can explore the Argolic or Saronic gulf islands, the coast of the Peloponnese or the Cyclades islands according to weather conditions. With a yacht this spacious you can forget all your troubles and relax in the spacious cockpit or sunbathe on the decks. The professional crew will take care of your needs and show you the best of Greece

She is the flag ship of Ocean Yachts and is unique as she is the only one in her class..The Ocean Yachts design team has created this magnificent craft and the Ocean Star 60.1 . Following the lines of the existing Ocean Star 56.1, the new model is larger, with a larger sail area while still preserving strength and sturdiness, the features that have made the Ocean Star yachts so popular! The new Ocean Star 60.1 is 5.15m wide and makes sailing easy for the prospective owners with winches and electronic equipment strategically positioned for short handed cruising. The charter version has 6 cabins, two double forward and two double aft. and a double crew cabin with independent head, at the bow. Tankage and storage in the Ocean Star 60.1 is exceptional with water capacity of 1300lt and fuel capacity of 650lt. She also boasts of a 3 spreader mast, total sail area of 179m2 and self tacking jib furling.

Length 18,17 m
Beam 5,15 m
Draft 2.34
Built in June 2005
Engine Yanmar Turbo Diesel 240 Hp
Fuel Capacity 580 lt
Water Capacity 1,300 lt
Cabins: 6
Berths: 14
WC: 6
Total Crew 2 (optional)
Cruising Speed 12 knots
Top Speed 14 knots

Roller furling genoa
Full Battened main sail
Mainsail 61 m2, Genoa1 93 m2, Genoa2 25 m2
Spinnaker fittings
Lazy jacks

Bow Thruster, Stabilizers
Teak deck
Electric anchor windlass
Cockpit table & ice-box
Cockpit shower
2 x Steering wheels
Spray-hood, Bimini
Electric fridge
Hot water
Cockpit speakers
Shore Power 220 Volt
Outlet 12 V plug
Dinghy with 5HP outboard motor
Water Snorkelling Equipment

Machinery Diesel Generator
Auto Pilot
Speedometer, Wind instruments, Depth meter
Communications: VHF+ GPS Plotter, Radar
Radio CD Player, TV
A/C Range

Letter of the Year: 2014

Hi Francesca,

Thank you for your very kind words. Honestly, Vasilis is such a humble guy. I didn’t for a second feel that I was just a number in the crowd! And trust me there was a big crowd in the Marina on that Saturday. We felt the exclusivity, the privilege and the honour of having a family yacht for a week  instead of a yacht of a very commercialised company. I could tell how close to his heart Christianna VIII is and I hope he saw how close to my heart their yacht was and still is. It was a huge deal for me to go on this holiday. I come from a very humble background and to achieve my dream holiday even though I had to cut it down to a week was a great deal.  He did everything to help us out. We did manage to sail out on the Saturday and that was only because of Vasilis. He was so willing to “get his hands dirty” sort of speak. Helped us with the shopping, the luggage loading, with the hostess as he had to do a couple of runs to collect her to go shopping with us, took her back home to collect her essentials for the week. He touched base a couple of times during the week to make sure we were ok. Honestly! Anything I say will be too little. Actions speak way louder than words in this case.

It is definitely not out of my system though. I have to do it again at some point but next time it will be just myself and my wife but still with a skipper and hostess. Because I organised it all I felt the extra pressure of making sure everyone was having a good time. I had the Brits, the Cypriots and the Crew and felt I had to keep the balance and make sure everyone was happy to the point I was forgetting to relax. But I think that’s just my nature and a bi-product of my job where I am responsible for 500 plus passengers, 30 crew members and a multi million dollar flying toy to look after.


Yacht`s condition: Given that it was the end of the peak season, the yacht was still in immaculate condition.

Skipper: We could not have asked for a better skipper. Professional, knowledgeable and discreet. 

Cook/hostess: Could not have done more to ensure that we had an amazing holiday.

Overall experience: Simply AMAZING!

Please feel free to use the review of course and I will try to collate some pictures to send through as well. Allow me sometime and I will send them through.

Kindest regards,

Vassilis D. (Cyprus)


Dear Francesca,

We had a very wandful trip in Greece.I just got back yesterday night and still adjust...
the sailing is a unforgaveable experience to all of us, the kids had a lot of fun during the sailing and parents adjusted them as well from the second day, they have fun too!

Our captain Mr. Papasarnd and hosstess Dena are very very kind,they like the kids and the kids like them very much!

Greece is very very beautiful,I hope i can organize another group to visit her again in some day later.

Your arrangement is excellent! I`ll came to you web site to gave you a lot of good words soon as i get revived.

I;ll seng some of our picture in Greece later.

Sincerely yours
Adam yu (China)

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