Cyprus Yacht Charter

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About Cyprus

In Europe, the Republic of Cyprus is situated in the eastern part of the Mediterranean, and its capital is Nicosia. Sunny Cyprus lies 43 nautical miles southeast of the Turkish coast. There’s a very diverse coastline on this beautiful island. There are many fantastic beaches of sand, rocky coves, and peninsulas, and the island is mostly surrounded by mountains that go down to the scenic coast. During winter, the average temperature is around 10-12oC (54oF), and in the summer, about 30oC (86oF).
The season lasts throughout the entire year. This draws many visitors, outdoor enthusiasts, and yachtsmen. Cyprus’s nature is gorgeous. The island cultivates evergreen maquis, pines, cypresses, oaks, and cedars. In Cyprus, the conditions for sea navigation are favorable. Cyprus is a beautiful country with a Mediterranean climate; it is the mildest and sunniest of all around. For individuals who like relaxed yachting during the year, it is perfect. In Famagusta and Limassol, there are two natural ports and one artificial port in Larnaca.

Cyprus highlights

Popular sailing destinations are Paphos, Limassol, and Larnaca. You can currently rent a boat and start your journey from four marinas, with Limassol Marina, Latchi Marina, and Larnaca Marina being the most common.

How to find a boat in Cyprus

Boats in Cyprus can be leased with or without a skipper. A simple sailing license is necessary to hire a bareboat. In the boat details, Yachtco always shows the appropriate sailing license needed. Most frequent rentals include motor yachts, motorboats, and sailing yachts. Sailing yachts are mostly leased as bareboat, but there is always the possibility to charter these yachts with a professional skipper, for those who so wish. Larger yachts are only available to rent with a crew and include both comfort and luxury. A motoryacht guarantees a unique way of exploring the coastline the distance covered during your trip.

Rent a boat in Cyprus and sail on the water in style

In Cyprus, you’ll indeed find what you’re searching for, from a motorboat, a sailboat to a pontoon, or even a yacht. Cyprus is the ideal boat rental destination, whether you are celebrating a special event or planning a family holiday.

Boats or yachts in Cyprus

It is worth exploring nearby locations if you can’t find what you are looking for when you search in [location name], as your preferred boat may be available nearby.

You can filter by the type of boat when looking for a geographical area on Yachtco. There is also the option of further filtering your searches by price, the number of guests, cabins or toilets, year of the launch of the boat or sailing yacht, length of the boat, and the boat’s manufacturer.

Luxury catamarans, with rapid sailing performance, are stable and spacious and have gained popularity in recent years. They have plenty of space for water toys and are big enough for a little privacy, convenient for larger groups. For novices not used to heels, a catamaran charter is quick and easy and is valued by families because of their extra space as compared to a monohull. The larger catamarans have toilets and showers in the staterooms and adequate entertainment space in the saloon and deck, usually much more comfortable than a sailboat.

Power Catamaran: These boat types are relatively recent, but as the two hulls hold the boat more stable than a monohull, they have also gained popularity. The larger beam often means more space on the deck, and they have even more space on the deck than a sailing catamaran or monohull rental since they don’t have sails or a mast. Consider taking a crewed catamaran charter vacation with an experienced skipper for a luxury catamaran charter.

Luxury Yacht: Luxury yacht charters are available with a sailing yacht (sailboat), catamaran, or motorboat, and along with a hired skipper who will have a thorough knowledge of your cruising area, a crew and hostess will be on hand to cater to whatever your needs are. You get to build your itinerary on a crewed yacht charter of this kind and will have much more range available to you than on other vessels, which allows for a lot of versatility in how you travel and what you do.

Superyacht: Boats that are at least 24 meters (79 feet ) and up to 180 meters (590 feet) in length and can either be sailing yachts (sailboats) or motorboats. These types of boats are most commonly seen in the Caribbean, and they would have a wide chartering area because of their size and will usually pick you up from whatever place you need instead of going to a set marina to begin your charter. They are entirely crewed with experienced employees who, along with a skipper who will have a thorough knowledge of your chosen cruising areas, will cater to your every need.

Motorboat: This covers a wide range of boats, from a motor yacht with cabins to a private boat trip, but all of these are comfortable seagoing boats with a kick of speed if you want to cover more distance during the day.

RIBs: RIBs are a lot of day boats for fishing and day sailing. RIBs are fun for a day out. They can be speedy and are generous, should you be on vacation in a town and fancy seeing the coast and finding secluded sandy beaches to get away from it all.

Bareboat or Skippered Yacht Charter

You usually have two boat hire or yacht charter options in Cyprus, bareboat yacht rental or skippered yacht charter.

Skippered Charter: A skippered yacht charter offers you the privilege of getting afloat without having to spend gaining sailing qualifications beforehand.

Prices will depend on where you intend to travel along with the size and type of boat hire on your sailing holiday.

You will also be able to use a skipper for day trips, though rates will differ depending on the boat type.

Bareboat Yacht Charter: A bareboat charter is cheaper for professional sailors and allows you and your charter guests more privacy. Many sailors choose to steer the boat while selecting their course, and if you have the experience and necessary credentials, you can skipper these boats yourself.

Do you need a license in Cyprus to charter a yacht?

You don’t need a license to sail a yacht out of Cyprus, whether on a gulet or a skippered yacht charter. This is also the case where you rent a small motorboat without a cabin for a day trip around the nearby islands or beaches.

Though if you are going bareboat, you will need a license; here are some examples of sailing qualifications:

– INTERNATIONAL CERTIFICATE OF COMPETENCE: Your European sailing authority issues this certificate upon request, and you can automatically apply for specific national sailing qualifications.

– RYA Credentials: You will be eligible to take a bareboat charter out of Cyprus if you have the following qualifications, including Day Skipper (sail or motor endorsement), Coastal Skipper, or Yachtmaster.

– American Sailing Association (ASA): Widely recognized is the ASA 104 Bareboat certificate.

– US Sailing: The Certificate of Foreign Proficiency is generally recognized, and, in many cases, the Bareboat Cruising Certificate is also accepted.

When renting a yacht, what should I consider?

The key points to remember are what your budget is if you have the requisite sailing experience and expertise to run the boat (if it’s not going to have a skipper), with whom you’re sailing, where exactly you want to go, and what the weather would be like on your trip’s proposed dates.

What should I consider before I hire a yacht or a boat?

Before you book, you should consider having the skills to manage the yacht charter or boat rental and where you want to go with the weather. If it looks like the weather will be cold and warm, bring warm weather and cool weather clothing and note that it will be cool on most nights at sea.

*Call MAYDAY on VHF Ch16 if you are at sea and risk, or ring the coast guard on your phone. You will be able to phone a helpline number provided by the boat charter company if you have a mechanical fault and make it to or are on a mooring.

What skills do I need to rent a boat or a yacht?

You will need specific certificates, such as the RYA Day Skipper / International Certificate of Competence (ICC)/ASA 104 Bareboat Certificate or the US Sailing Certificate if you choose to sail without a skipper. Usually, you do not need licenses for small ‘day vessels’ or if you want to have a skipper on board your yacht charter.

Our team will advise you on any issues you are interested in. In Cyprus, you can rent both a skippered and crewed vessel or go bareboat.

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