Atalanta golden yachts in greece is celebrating its 10th anniversary. By Chermaine Lee.
ALONG WITH ALL THE exciting mythologies and the Olympic Games, Greece is also famous for its maritime history. One of the country’s most experienced luxury chartering companies, Atalanta Golden Yachts offers a wide range of services for yachting enthusiasts including chartering of crewed yachts, sales and yacht management.
A decade of experience ensures its pioneer position in the yachting market in Greece, which is evident in its large fleet of yachts for charter and sale. Customers can expect a range of spots famous among tourists and hidden gems in the country for charter, including a 7-day Cyclades Islands tour that goes from Athens through Syros and Santorini, a 5-day journey of Ionian Islands to cities like Nafpaktos and Kefalonia. The 10-day tour of the Saronic Gulf Islands and East Peloponnese goes through Hydra, Kyparisi, Nafplio, Spetses and so on. Atalanta Golden Yachts also offers other destinations for charter in other parts of the world.
The company can also give advice and suggestions on how to choose a suitable destination and provide a tailor-made itinerary for many travellers. Reachable for 24 hours a day, the heart-warming team also organise birthday parties, special anniversaries, religious functions and celebrations.
The sales fleet of Atalanta Golden Yachts features three motoryachts – 52.43m O’Neiro, 49.87m O’Ceanos and 39.32m O’Pati. The sales team offers full-on services including condition survey report, evaluation, listing in international websites, participation in yacht shows, financing and much more.
The fast emergence of the dealership can be attributed to its solid foundations and dynamic vision. The head office is in Athens. The company has an experienced team of more than 40 professionals including charter and sales brokers, naval architects, port Captains and chief engineers.
The operation department handles mooring, provisioning, agency services, marine insurance and travel arrangements that are all in compliance with legal and environmental regulations. The technical consultancy department takes care of the upgrading, refurbishing and major refits of yachts, as well as winterisation.
Atalanta Golden Yachts also provides personalised crewing services to yacht Owners. The crew members receive on-going training from the company, providing hospitality in accordance with the Alain Ducasse Institute and American Yacht Institute.
Other services the company provides include procurement, which takes care of purchasing yachting materials and services at competitive prices with its network of suppliers. The finance department helps Owners with budget and monetary management.
Atalanta Golden Yachts’ presence is not limited to the ocean, but also various large-scale boat shows. The company brought a 12-yacht fleet to the Mediterranean Yacht Show in Nafplio, Greece in May this year and also celebrated its 10-year anniversary by hosting a Roaring Twenties ‘Gangsters & Dolls’ themed party aboard M/Y Jaan with participants dressing in pinstripe suits and vintage dresses.
With over 40 years of experience, Atalanta Marine was one of the first brokerage companies in Greece when it was founded in 1976 and 10 years ago it established Atalanta Golden Yachts in collaboration with Golden Yachts, which specialises in refits and construction of luxury custom yachts. www.atalantagoldenyachts.com.