Catamaran Hydrus, aptly named after the Greek primordial God of Fresh Water, is a Lagoon 55 built in 2023. Brand new to the charter season of Summer 2023, catamaran Hydrus has four double cabins and a twin cabin that converts into a double. Each cabin is thoughtfully designed with its own personality and has an en suite bathroom. The open plan saloon area is light, airy and spacious, the perfect place to relax out of the sun.
Off from the saloon is the aft deck. This area offers space to enjoy al fresco dining as well as comfortable seating. On the fly bridge you will find additional dining, as well as a large area for sunbathing.
The crew of three are all incredibly welcoming and hospitable. We have personally enjoyed their company whilst on board Hydrus and know that they will look after any guests with the upmost care.
Weekly 2023 charter rate:
High Season Rate (July & August): €31,500 + 13% VAT + 25% APA
Mid Season Rate (June & September): €27,500 + 13% VAT + 25% APA
Low Season Rate (Rest of months): €22,000 + 13% VAT + 25% APA
V.A.T 13% (subject to change without prior notice)
Weekly 2024 charter rates:
High Season (July & August): €29,500 + 12% VAT + 25% APA
Mid Season (June & September): €26,000 + 12% VAT + 25% APA
Low Season (remaining months): €22,000 + 12% VAT + 25% APA
VAT 12% (subject to change without prior notice).
Charter rate includes: All running expenses of the yacht, yacht insurance, service of the crew and use of the water toys.
- Private mooring fees are an extra cost. It is not obligatory for the yacht to be in the port each night. The yacht can also anchor in many of the safe anchorages in the area.
- Corinth canal fees and foreign water fees (if applicable)
- Fuel for motor-operated equipment
- All land tours if requested
- Relocation fees if applicable.
- Transfer from/to the airport/hotel can be organised on request.
- Crew Gratuity
APA (Advance Provisioning Allowance): APA is an estimate paid with the balance for covering running costs during the charter (food, drinks, fuel, mooring fees, and anything else that guests might need while on charter). Final accounts will be produced by the Captain at the end of the charter and any unused funds will be refunded in full to the Charterer directly. If the funds are not sufficient, the Captain will advise the Charterer accordingly and bills will be settled upon disembarkation.
Crew Gratuity: Although discretionary, a crew gratuity of 10-15% of the charter fee is customary.
CYBA/MYBA terms will apply.
Payment conditions: 50% of the charter rate within 7 days of signing the charter agreement, remaining 50% plus VAT plus APA, at least 5 weeks before the beginning of the charter.
CAPTAIN: GEORGE MALEAS
George was born in 1980 and has been sailing avidly for over 20 years. As RYA professional, George has experience on private and charter boats, both sail and power. He has sailed in Turkey, Croatia and France as well as Greece and worked for established tour operators. His ratings and reviews on various sites and apps speak for themselves and is a valued member of the sailing community.
A very energetic soul, easy going personality and a great team player makes George a great asset to the HYDRUS team. In his spare time George likes to snowboard and takes an interest in small scale R/C Modelling.
Languages: Greek (mother tongue), English (fluent), Italian (moderate).
CHEF: CHARALAMBOS KATSIANIS
Charalambos, known as Babis, was born in 1983 in Athens, Greece. After graduating from the 1st Technical School of Piraeus, he went on to study the culinary arts at Chef D’ Oeuvre and graduated in 2008. In 2009, while working at Restaurant Vardis at the Pentelikon Hotel as the Cold Cuisine Chef under Asterios Koustoudis, they earned their Gold Cap Greek Cuisine and Michelin Star. After years of experience as a Chef, he joined the yachting profession as Sous Chef onboard the world-famous Maltese Falcon.
Babis is excited to spoil guests on HYDRUS by creating incredible memories through exceptional dishes. His speciality of fresh Mediterranean cuisine combined with local products is ideal for chartering. When he is not in the kitchen, he enjoys the cinema, swimming, excursions, music and many sports.
Languages: Greek, English (fluent).
STEWARDESS: JUDIT KOVACS
Judit is from Hungary and studied Art and Art history. She spent the early part of her career as a primary school teacher in Budapest and then went on to study beauty therapy and yoga in the search for a healthier lifestyle, philosophy and practice (which Yoga embodies). She spent the last few years in Malta honing her skills as a yoga instructor which she has practiced for over 15 years.
In the background she also had a passion for the sea having been raised with a family who sailed. In 2018 her love for the sea called out to her and she switched careers and worked for P&O cruises. Last year she started her career in yachting as a hostess and we are glad to have her in HYDRUS team this year. Her varied life experiences have created a much loved and invaluable crew member.
Languages: Hungarian, English (fluent), German (basic).