The sensational Moody 54 Deck Saloon is turning heads around the world! She’s the first yacht to really offer the luxury of “one level living” – where everyone is connected together across the living spaces: the cockpit, lounge and kitchen are all on one, sociable level! Plus all-round windows give a panoramic vista in all directions. Breathtaking!
This new, 2022 yacht has all the luxuries of modern sailing and along with a friendly skipper, gives a happy introduction to sailing the Mediterranean.
From 2023 she sails in Greece. Her home port is Gouvia on lovely Corfu and explorations take her to Kephalonia, Lefkada, Ithaca, Paxos and beyond! What a brilliant and beautiful sailing ground this is!
Join when you can, and leave when you must! You are sailing with Laurence and Morag Young, a qualified skipper and a great hostess. They know Greek waters well and love the Ionian. What you do and where you go is your decision, but the Youngs have favourite places and secret haunts to share if you want.
Breakfast and lunches are often enjoyed on Freedom (and are included) – for most evening meals we will venture ashore (costs on land are met individually).
Yacht Freedom accommodates 5 people in addition to the Youngs – she is ideal for one or two couples. There are two spacious double cabins (one ensuite) and a single.
The Freedom experience is suitable for those who simply want to enjoy sailing the Ionian in some comfort, for those who want to learn to sail, or for those wishing to experience a different sort of yacht and learn more.
"We spent a week in the company of Robert the skipper and Veronica the hostess on board Icarus sailing the north Ionian islands. Their hospitality was second to none, Roberts knowledge of the islands is amazing and Veronica laid on wonderful food and took care of our every need. The yacht is immaculate and very comfortable. The week went far too quick. We visited some amazing places and ate at some great restaurants. It was our perfect holiday experiencing something different every day. We hope to return again and would highly recommend."
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To skipper a bareboat charter or flotilla yacht, you need to hold a practical sailing certificate equivalent to RYA Day Skipper Practical qualification or RYA International Certificate of Competence (ICC). For charters in Greece, you must now have the ICC certificate. You must also be assisted by at least one competent crew member over the age of 18.
The port authorities in Greece are now insisting on one of the following practical certificates: RYA ICC (International Certificate of Competence), RYA Coastal, RYA Yachtmaster, ASA IPC (International Proficiency Certificate) or the IYT (International Yacht Training) Passport. If you hold an RYA Day Skipper or ASA104 it will no longer be accepted and you need to obtain either an ICC or IPC from the corresponding issuing body (RYA or ASA). If your RYA Coastal/Yachtmaster or ASA105/106 certificate is more than 12 years old and does not have a photo ID, then we would also strongly advise applying for an ICC or IPC. If you are a member of the RYA or ASA, you may qualify for a discount or free certificate, otherwise, you will have to pay. The approximate cost is £50. Please use this link - RYA application for the ICC or ASA application for the IPC.
For charters in Croatia, Malta and the Canaries, at least one member of the crew or the skipper will also need a VHF licence.
RYA qualifications can be obtained by RYA sailing schools in the UK or alternatively choose from one of our overseas centres in Gibraltar, Greece or Turkey.
For Seychelles, the local authorities require an ICC for the skipper of a bareboat or flotilla yacht charter.
For Caribbean and Tropical charters, formal qualifications are not compulsory, however, you should be Day Skipper standard and be assisted by at least one competent crew. A brief sailing resume should be provided to outline your experience.
If you don't hold the relevant qualifications then why not add a skipper?
Winds force 2-3 (4-11 Knots)combined with generally shorter distances. Good for beginner or intermediate sailors. Line-of-sight navigation but basic knowledge of charts and ability to plot your position required.
Winds force 3-5 (7-21 Knots) with approximately 15-20nm per day. Intermediate experience required. Predominately line of sight navigation but an understanding of how to sail in open water.
Winds force 4-6 (11-27 Knots) with mileage of approximately 20nm+ per day. Ideal for experienced skippers looking to venture out to new destinations. Day skipper standard but with experienced crew would be recommended.