c/t Evi, Lagoon 450F
Our sailing catamaran Evi is a very spacious and comfortable Lagoon 450 constructed by the well-known boatyard in France. It was the obvious choice as it‘s an ideal yacht for cruising the Greek Islands. With its construction completed in December 2019, its maiden voyage at the Greek Islands will be in the spring of 2020.
With a total sailing area of 130 square meters, S/Cat Evi can offer fast and exciting sailing but in the same time stay level, which is important for those guests who would like to keep their comfort even under sail.
The deck offers three different seating areas plus an area at the flybridge with sunbathing mattresses, so there is plenty of choice for everyone! Starting from the very top, there is a spacious flybridge where the steering wheel and all the controls for the sails are situated, but also a comfortable sofa with views all around.
For those who like working on their suntan, just forward of the flybridge you will find large sunbathing mattresses.
The kids’ favorite place is of course the trampoline nets at the bow which become everybody’s favorite place when dolphins come to play underneath the boat. The foredeck sitting area comfortably accommodates 4 people, although at times everyone somehow manages to fit in here for a sunset cocktail!!
The aft sitting area (also called cockpit) is really spacious with a nice sofa at the port side and a big mattress on the starboard side where you can relax during the day. The whole area is under the shade of the hard top and that’s where our breakfast and lunch is served, as there is a big table which can sit a group of 8.
Catamarans have 2 sterns (the aft end of the deck) so at the port side you will find a wide swimming platform at sea level, with easy steps into the sea and equipped with a deck shower for rinsing after your swim. At the starboard side you will find a wide and solid hydraulic passarella (gangplank) for walking in and out of the yacht, when we are docked at the small harbors that we visit in the evenings.
From the aft sitting area walking through a sliding door you enter the spacious salon situated on the same level and offering 360 degree views, through its large windows. There is a comfortable sofa at the starboard side with a table that will accommodate 8 guests and the chart table at the forward end on the salon with all the instruments and controls of the yacht’s various systems. And of course this is where the heart of our cruises is, our well-equipped galley (kitchen) where Alicia’s delicious dishes are created, giving our cruises their gourmet edge.
At the port side of the salon, you can walk down a few steps to access the 2 very spacious port side cabins, each with a large double/twin bed and a comfortable bathroom with a separate shower cubicle. Similarly, at the starboard side of the salon, walking down the few steps you access the 2 starboard cabins that are identical to the port cabins in every way. The two ensuite crew cabins are situated at the bows of the catamaran, each with its own access from the fore deck.
One of the most important features of our yachts is the air-conditioning, as it makes a difference for everyone’s comfort to keep the interior at a very pleasant temperature during the hottest months of the summer. All the cabins as well as the salon are fully air-conditioned and although during the daytime everyone is cooling down in the sea, the air-conditioning makes all the difference for a good night sleep (or for those who like their afternoon siesta!).
On the practical side of things, there are 2 powerful Yanmar engines of 57HP each, giving a cruising speed of 8 knots. They are supplied by 2 diesel tanks that have a capacity of just over 1000 liters. The water tanks hold 1000 liters of fresh water and are constantly topped up by our yacht’s water-maker (desalinator).
|DESIGNERS:||Patrick le Quément & Nauta Design|
|DEVELOPER/ MANUFACTURER:||VPLP design|
|LENGTH OVER ALL :||13.96 m / 45`10``|
|MAXIMUM BEAM :||7.87 m / 25`10``|
|DRAFT :||1.30 m / 4`3``|
|LIGHT DISPLACEMENT :||16.9 t / 37,265 Lbs|
|FUEL TANK CAPACITY :||2 x 520 l / 2 x 137 US gal|
|FRESH WATER CAPACITY :||2 x 175 l / 2 x 46 US gal|
|ENGINE POWER (HP) :||2 x 45 CV / 2 x 45 HP|
|SAIL AREA:||129 m² / 1,388 sq.ft|
|CABINS||4 double guest cabins / 2 single crew cabins|
|HEADS||4 en suite guest WCs with shower, separate crew heads|
PROPOSED CYCLADES ITINERARY
Embarkation: Lavrion, at 5 p.m.
Disembarkation: Lavrion, at 9 a.m.
Cruising Area: Western Cyclades Islands or Argo Saronic islands
Once you arrive on the yacht on Sunday and after a short briefing and a welcome drink, we will set sail for the next island where we will spend the first night. During your cruise we will spend each night at a different harbor, visiting the islands of the Western Cyclades (Kea, Kythnos, Serifos, Sifnos, Kimolos, Milos) finally returning to Lavrio marina late in the afternoon of the following Saturday.
We will spend our last night there and disembarkation will be at 9 a.m. on Sunday, after breakfast. The most likely itinerary (weather depending of course) is:
Sun Embarkation and departure for Kea
Sat Lavrio Marina
Sun Disembarkation at 9 a.m.
PROPOSED SARONIC ITINERARY
If the weather forecast is for strong winds in the Cyclades during the week, a cruise at this island group won’t be pleasant because of the bigger waves. As we want everyone to enjoy the cruise, depending on the forecast we may combine a few days in the Cyclades with a few days in the Saronic Islands and their protected waters or even have a full cruise in the Saronic in which case a likely itinerary will be:
Sun Embarkation in Lavrio and departure for Kea
Thur Spetses or Ermioni
Sun Disembarkation at 9 a.m.
PROPOSED IONIAN ITINERARIES
Embarkation: Patras, at 5 p.m.
Disembarkation: Patras, at 9 a.m.
Cruising Area: The central Ionian islands (possibly also northern Ionian)
On Sunday evening you will be welcomed onboard your yacht by the crew with a refreshing cocktail. After showing you around the yacht and your cabin you will have time to settle in, before continuing a bit later with a short safety briefing. We will then all sit around in the salon enjoying some mezes (Greek tapas) and bubbly wine, while looking at the itinerary on the chart and getting to know each other. As our first night will be at the port of Patra, you can later go for a stroll and explore the town’s pedestrian streets or just relax on the yacht.
During your cruise with us we will explore the beautiful central Ionian Islands spending each night at a different harbor, finally returning to Patras on Sunday morning for disembarkation at 10 a.m. after breakfast.
A very pleasant itinerary is:
Sun Embarkation at 5 p.m. and stay in Patras
Wed Vathi on Ithaca
Thur Fiskardo on Kefalonia
Fri Kioni on Ithaca
Sun arrival in Patras and disembarkation at 10 a.m.
GETTING TO PATRAS
You can easily get to Patras by flying to Athens or taking a ferry from Italy:
1. Flight to Athens
From Athens airport or your hotel in Athens we will take care of your transfers (2 ½ hours to Patras) by
a. Shared minibus - to be confirmed closer to your date of travel - provided that more of our guests are interested in this option, at an average cost of around 50 Euro per person (depending on the number of guests travelling)
b. Taxi at a cost of 300 Euro for up to 4 passengers
c. Minibus at a cost of 340 Euro for up to 8 passengers
d. Minibus at a cost of 460 Euro for up to 20 passengers
You can also use the following public transport:
a. Take the bus from Athens Central Bus Station (KTEL KIFISOU), located outside the city center. The journey is 2 ½ - 3 hours and the ticket costs 19 Euro one way or 30 Euro return.
b. Take the train from Athens airport to Kiato and then continue with the railway bus line to Patras as the railway line between Kiato and Patras is under reconstruction. The journey is 3 hours plus any waiting time at Kiato and the ticket is 19 Euro one way.
2. Ferry to Patras from Italy
There are frequent ferries between Patras and Venice, Ancona or Bari. From Patras port it’s a short taxi ride (2 kilometers) to the yacht port.
Prices per cabin, based on 2 people sharing
Large double cabin: €1500 per person / week (€3000.00 cabin for 1 or 2 people)
Prices for the whole yacht (private charter, up to 8 guests)
€11,950.00 per week
5% Early booking before 31 December
5% Returning guest
5% 3 weeks or more booking
5% Early season, if you start before 20 May
10% Special discount on your 5th cruise
Prices include half-board (breakfast, lunch on board) and absolutely everything else relating to the cruise except for your evening meals ashore, transfers and flights. Also included are 6 hours of air-conditioning per day.
Lefkas - Lefkas, 13-20 September 2020
Thanks so much to Antonis & Konstantina for a fantastic week!
We really enjoyed our time on the boat, the beautiful places and the fabulous food! It was a trip we will never forget, including the huge storm!
We slept sound knowing we were in such capable hands! We hope to be back someday!
All the best,
Alana W. & Mike Q. x x x (Australia & Ireland)