Crewed yachts/Crewed catamarans

c/t Nicholas, Lagoon 52

Available for private charter or cabin charter in the Aegean (Cyclades / Saronic) or the Ionian islands from Patras, depending on the time of year. Fully crewed with professional, experienced skipper and hostess, the prices include all costs associated with the charter, including half-board (breakfast and lunch). Only your evening meals, usually taken ashore at a taverna, are not included.

Our sailing catamaran S/Cat Nicolas is an extremely spacious and comfortable Lagoon 52F, ideal for those who like space on a yacht!

The yacht accommodates 12 guests in 6 ensuite air-conditioned cabins plus a crew of 2 in two ensuite crew cabins and is ideal for large groups that want to book the whole yacht or for couples who want to book just a cabin.

When we decided to add the two new catamarans to our fleet in 2020, the larger models of the Lagoon boatyard were the obvious choice for us, as they are ideal yachts for our luxury cruises at the Greek Islands.

The construction of S/Cat Nicolas will be completed in September 2020 by the well-known Lagoon boatyard in France, so in the summer of 2020 it will make its maiden voyage from Bordeaux down the Atlantic coast of Europe, through the Straights of Gibraltar and across the Mediterranean Sea to Greece. Its first charter season at the Greek Islands will be in 2021!

With a total sailing area of 160 square meters, S/Cat Nicolas 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 is very large, offering three different seating areas and three different lying down areas with mattresses providing plenty of choice for everyone!

Starting from the very top, there is a spacious flybridge under the shade of a large tent where the steering wheel, the controls for the sails and the navigation instruments are located.

Apart from hosting the control center of the yacht, the flybridge also serves as a very pleasant exterior salon offering panoramic views all around. There is a long comfortable sofa at the aft end, coupled by a second sofa forward and a small coffee table. Further aft and still under the shade of the large tent, there are two very large mattresses.

The kids’ favorite place is of course the area with the two trampoline nets at the bow, which becomes everybody’s favorite place when dolphins come to play underneath the boat. The foredeck seating area has space for 4 people, but there are also sunbathing mattresses for those who like to work on their suntan! And of course in the evening it’s a popular spot for sunset cocktails!!!

The aft seating area is wide and spacious with a dining table that seats 8 guests, a sofa on the starboard side and a big mattress on the port side. The whole area is under the shade of the hard top and it’s actually a continuation of the salon where there is another table and sofa, altogether forming the seating area where our breakfasts and delicious Mediterranean lunches are served for 12 guests.

Here you will find a fridge well stocked with beer, wine, ouzo, soft drinks and water for our guests use and an ice maker for those who like ice with their drinks.

All catamarans have 2 sterns (the aft end of the deck) so at the starboard stern 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 port stern there is a wide and solid hydraulic Passarella (gangplank) for easy and safe access to the yacht from the harbor quays.

The large platform located at the aft end between the two sterns serves a dual purpose! It is the storage place for the tender (inflatable boat), but the whole platform can be lowered hydraulically into the sea forming a nice area for those who like to sit with their feet in the water or sunbathe just a couple of inches above sea level!

The Interior

From the aft seating area you walk through a sliding door to enter the spacious salon which is on the same level and offers 360 degree views, through its large windows. There is a comfortable sofa with a table that seats 8 guests and the chart table with all the 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.

There are 6 ensuite guest cabins altogether, four accessed through the salon by going down a few steps to the accommodation areas and two accessed from the aft cockpit going down a few steps directly into each cabin.

Cabin no 1 - large size
At the starboard side of the salon, you walk down a few steps to access this large forward cabin. It has a double/twin bed and a comfortable bathroom with a separate shower cubicle.

Cabin no 2 - large size
At the port side of the salon, you walk down a few steps to access this large forward cabin. It has a double/twin bed and a comfortable bathroom with a separate shower cubicle.

Cabin no 3 - large size
From the aft seating area you walk down a few steps to access this large aft cabin which is situated at the starboard side of the yacht. It has a double/twin bed and a comfortable bathroom with a combined toilet and shower in the same space and a separate wash basin.

Cabin no 4 - large size
From the aft seating area you walk down a few steps to access this large aft cabin which is situated at the port side of the yacht. It has a double/twin bed and a comfortable bathroom with a separate shower cubicle.

Cabin no 5 - medium size
At the starboard side of the salon, you walk down a few steps to access this medium sized cabin. It has a large double bed but the difference from the four large cabins of the yacht is that its floor area is around 1/3 the size of the large cabin’s floor area. There is a comfortable bathroom which doesn’t have a separate shower cubicle but the wash basin, toilet and shower are all in the same space (this is the norm for the big majority of yachts).

Cabin no 6 - small size
At the port side of the salon, you walk down a few steps to access this small cabin. It has an upper and lower single bunks and the same floor area as the medium sized cabin, which is 1/3 of the large cabins’ floor area. Identical to Cabin no 5, there is a comfortable bathroom which doesn’t have a separate shower cubicle but the wash basin, toilet and shower are all in the same space (this is the norm for the big majority of yachts).

Cabins no 7 & 8 - crew cabins
These two ensuite crew cabins are situated at the bows of the catamaran, each with its own access from the fore deck.

 

Equipment - Amenities

Air-conditioning
One of the most important features of our yachts is the air-conditioning, as we know it makes a difference for everyone’s comfort to keep the interior at a 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’s sleep (or for those who like their afternoon siesta!).

Wi-Fi - Internet
You can connect to the Internet through the yacht’s Wi-Fi network as each of the guests has a free allowance of MBs, more than enough to keep in touch with the outside world during your cruise. This is done through a mobile network provider and that’s why the data usage is not unlimited.

If your allowance runs out you can buy extra GBs by connecting to the Internet provider’s website and paying by Paypal or credit/debit card. If you need to make heavier use of the Internet you will find free and unlimited Wi-Fi Internet at every café, taverna and bar in the villages we visit.

Electricity
There are two quiet generators to support the operation of the air-conditioning units and the water-maker plant but also two powerful inverters to provide a constant supply of electricity even when the generators are not running.

Each cabin has a constant 220 volt supply (normal household sockets - European 2 pin type) as well as USB sockets for charging your mobile devices.

Music system
The yacht’s music system is located in the salon and you can play your CDs or your favorite music from your phone by connecting via Bluetooth. There are speakers in the salon, the aft sitting area and the flybridge.

Fun in the water
There are masks, fins & snorkels for everyone onboard, as well as noodles for floating on the water. Those feeling more active are welcome to use the SUP (Stand Up Paddleboard).

Engines
There are two powerful Yanmar engines of 80HP each, giving a cruising speed of 8 knots and a top speed of 10 knots. The fuel capacity is 1000 liters which offers a cruising range of over 1000 miles with the engines alone!

Fresh water tanks & Black water tanks
The fresh water tanks hold 1000 liters of fresh water and are constantly topped up by our yacht’s high production water-maker (desalinator).
The yacht’s black water tanks have a capacity of 500 liters which is more than enough for the daily needs.

DESIGNERS: Patrick le Quément & Nauta Design
DEVELOPER/ MANUFACTURER: VPLP design
LENGTH OVER ALL : 15.85 m / 52`
MAXIMUM BEAM : 8.60 m / 28`3``
DRAFT : 1.50 m / 4`11``
LIGHT DISPLACEMENT : 22.497 t / 49,606 Lbs
FUEL TANK CAPACITY : 2 x 496 l / 2 x 131 US gal
FRESH WATER CAPACITY : 4 x 240 l / 4 x 63 US gal
ENGINE POWER (HP) : 2 x 57 CV / 2 x 57 HP
SAIL AREA: 156 m² / 1,679 sq.ft

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
Mon   Sifnos
Tues   Kimolos
Wed   Milos
Thur   Serifos
Fri      Kythnos
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
Mon   Aegina
Tues   Vathi
Wed   Poros
Thur   Spetses or Ermioni
Fri      Hydra
Sat     Lavrio
Sun    Disembarkation at 9 a.m.

PROPOSED IONIAN ITINERARIES 

Embarkation: Patras, at 5 p.m.
Disembarkation: Patras, at 9 a.m.

On Sunday evening you will be welcomed onboard your yacht by our team 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
Mon  Kastos
Tues  Kalamos
Wed  Vathi on Ithaca
Thur  Fiskardo on Kefalonia
Fri     Kioni on Ithaca
Sat    Oxia
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 / twin cabin: €1600 per person / week (€3200.00 cabin for 1 or 2 people)
Medium double / twin cabin: €1400 per person / week (€2800.00 cabin for 1 or 2 people)
Upper / lower bunk cabin: €1200 per person / week (€1800 cabin for 1 person)

Prices for the whole yacht (private charter, up to 12 guests)

€17,950.00 per week

Discounts:

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.

I'm interested in the c/t Nicholas, Lagoon 52