Welcome to MG Yachts website!
Please read these Terms carefully before using our website or requesting the provision of our Services.
1. The Company
MG Yachts (henceforth referred to as “MG Yachts”, “we”, “our” or “us”) is a licensed Yacht Charter company with its head offices located at Alimos, Greece. MG Yachts provides yacht charters, a range of yacht management services, yacht sales and other services (“Services”, “Service”) in Greece. By booking a service or perform a transaction in any of these Services, you (henceforth referred to as “Client”, “you”, or “Clients”) shall have automatically accepted the terms mentioned herein, confirm that you have fully understood them and have agreed to all of them.
2. Services provided by MG Yachts
All the information and details of Services provided by MG Yachts are described on the website https://www.mgyachts.gr. MG Yachts provided the following Services under the following terms and conditions:
2.1. Yacht Chartering
Following booking arrangements with MG Yachts personnel, a Charter Party Agreement must be signed in order for the completion of the booking.
A. Booking a yacht:
Select the area, the type of yacht you like or just the size if you haven’t got a specific preference, along with the dates of your holidays and contact your local MG Yacht Agent or the main office of MG Yachts in Athens, Greece. It would be advisable if you are interested in chartering during the high tourist season to inquire about booking a yacht several months in advance. MG Yachts provides Charter event services such as parties, wedding events, corporate events and any other type of event is requested by the Client upon demand. Clients are responsible for providing accurate information during the booking process. Following booking arrangements with MG Yachts personnel, a Charter Party Agreement must be signed for the successful completion of the booking.
B. Requirements to book an MG Yachts Chartering Service
(i) Sailing qualification for chartering a boat
According to the Greek Sailing laws you need at least one official sailing license in order to take over a Bare Boat.
As a sailing license the Greek Port Authorities recognize any sailing license or certification from a sailing school, a yacht club or any relative organization is defined as the appropriate documentation officially recognized in the charterer's home country.
ASA & RYA certifications are fully recognized.
A sailing experience declaration may be required by the local port authorities for the skipper.
MG Yachts reserves the right to decline a sailing license not recognized or accepted by the Greek Port Authorities like the Croatian CATEGORY B license which is valid only for Adriatic Sea. MG Yachts reserves the right to oblige the charterers hiring a skipper if any doubt as to their sailing skills arises during embarkation.
In bareboat charters at least one sailing license must be sent to us along with the booking confirmation.
- The license must be in English language or translated and suitable for specific yacht.
- Day skipper license is not accepted by Greek authorities.
- The skipper is obliged to keep on board an updated authorized crew list at all times. In bareboat charters at least one sailing license must be sent to us along with the booking confirmation.
(ii) Skippered / Bare Boats
If you do not have any qualifications and you need a skipper, MG Yachts can provide a professional skipper for as many days you wish. Also, a skipper can be hired even if you are an experienced sailor with sailing skills but you require your sailing holidays to be more relaxing and want to benefit from the skippers local knowledge. The skipper fee is always agreed beforehand and in writing and must be fully paid upon embarkation.
Also, we remind you that the skipper needs his own cabin as he is obliged to sleep on board from the beginning to the end of the charter.
C. Boarding a yacht
There is a standard procedure that should be followed when taking over a bare boat. The check-in takes place at approximately 17.00 o’clock on the first day of charter. The check-out is arranged at about 09.00 o’clock in the morning on the last day of the charter period. Usually the charter starts and ends on a Saturday and lasts for 7 days, 14 days, or multiples. However, we can start on any other day upon request and can make any special arrangement in order to fit into your schedule if this is necessary. This means that we can arrange the location and the time of your check in and check out according to your wishes and your timetable if possible. The check in-out of our yachts will be done by an experienced person together with the skipper of your yacht.
Keep in mind that you are responsible for returning the yacht at the pre-agreed place and time. Extra charges apply for the late return of the yacht pursuing to the Charter Party Agreement. The yacht must return to the base the evening before disembarkation by 18:00 at the latest.
2.2 Yacht Sales
MG Yachts acts as an intermediary for yacht owners willing to sell their yachts connecting them with potential buyers charging a service fee upon successful transfer of yacht’s ownership. MG Yachts acts a direct seller of the yachts owned by the company as those are displayed for sale through MG Yachts communication channels, brochures and promotional campaigns.
2.3 Yacht Management
MG Yachts provides to yacht owners yacht management services such as: maintenance, conservation, chartering, mechanical controls and technical support and other services upon demand.
3. Pricing and Payment / Yacht Chartering Services
A. After reserving your required boat a Charter Party Agreement will be sent to you and the price that you will pay, as well as all other arrangements you have asked for will be officially stated on this contract, which is approved by the Hellenic Ministry of Merchant Marine. Upon signing this Charter Party Agreement, the amount of 50% of the charter fee is payable and the balance (50% of the total charter fee) is paid one month before embarkation. Payments can be done by direct bank transfer, and by credit card (Master card or Visa) however no personal cheques are accepted.
B. MG Yachts reserves the right to add, withdraw, substitute and/or vary advertised routes, prices and departure times for any of its Services displayed at the Website without notice. However, reasonable effort will be made to maintain arrangements as advertised. All prices include local taxes.
C. Any bank transfer costs that may occur have to be handled by the charterer.
4. Security deposits / Yacht Chartering Services
A. According to the aforesaid Charter Party Agreement you have to leave a deposit that varies according to the size of the yacht. This insurance means that you are responsible only for that amount of money for any loss or damage that may be caused.
B. To cover the security deposit, we accept credit cards (Visa, MasterCard). No personal cheques are accepted.
C. There is also the alternative possibility for a Non-Refundable Security Deposit. This is a fixed amount depending on the size of the yacht and is a lot of less than the original security deposit. In this case the charterer is responsible up this new amount and no more. If the yacht returns without any damage, we refund the refundable part of the deposit to the charterer.
D. The Security or the Non-Refundable Deposit applies per accident (damage or loss). This means that
should an incident occur, in order to be covered against a 2nd incident, the Charterer must leave a new
security or Non-Refundable deposit equal to the initial amount. In any other case, the charter agreement
will be terminated.
*MG Yachts reserves the right not to accept the non-refundable deposit.
**Security deposit cost will be at half price on all skippered charters
5. Insurance Policy / Yacht Chartering Services
All our yachts are fully insured and are inspected every year by an International Registry of Shipping. In addition, they are covered for third party liability with a sum insured equal or higher than the minimum required by the Greek Legislation. Yacht’s insurance applies to the excess amounts over and above the security deposit left by the clients. Also, the company cooperates with top leading insurance companies such as Yacht Pool and Pantenius who provide full insurance of the security deposit.
6. Cancellation and refunds policy / Yacht Chartering Services
• Bookings cancelled up to 91 days prior to embarkation, full refund of the total charter fee and only 200 € administration fees will be applied.
• Bookings cancelled between 90 & 61 days prior to embarkation, 30% of the total charter fee.
• Bookings cancelled between 60 & 31 days prior to embarkation, 50% of the total charter fee.
• Bookings cancelled less than 30 days prior to embarkation, 100% of total charter fee.
*In the case that the yacht is chartered again, under the same conditions, then full refund of the received amount is applicable and only 200 € administration fees will be charged.
** Covid-19 policy: In the event of official government restrictions announced in the host or originating country that affect the dates of charter, a reschedule (in the same season) will be arrange free of charge. In the event that a reschedule that suits the clients' needs is not possible, a credit note valid for 18 months will be issued. After the end of this period, credit note will not be valid for use. The clients are responsible for communicating their travel restrictions in a timely fashion. Any delays or no-shows will be treated as a normal cancellation and the normal cancellation policy will apply. This Covid-19 policy is subject to change according to the Greek government's future regulations regarding the pandemic.
7. Claims Policy
In cases of complaints, notice must be given to MG Yachts immediately upon the event’s occurrence and in writing upon disembarkation when the yacht can be inspected. Any claim or complaint is noticed after the charter period has ended, may be disregarded.
8. Tax Regulations
Current VAT rate in Greece is 24%. Should the relevant VAT rate change by law prior to beginning of charter, the charter price will be modified accordingly.
9. Client Release of Liability
A. Client desires to participate in the Services offered by MG Yachts (the “Services”).
B. Client is in good health and suffers from no minor or serious physical or mental injury, illness or disability that would make Client especially susceptible to injury or disability while performing any activities related to or in connection with the Services.
C. Client fully comprehends and accepts all of the risks associated with his/her participation in the Services including, without limitation, exposure to unfavorable weather conditions, food sickness, allergic reactions, choking, injuries (e.g. without limitation, those arising out of self-inflicted accidents or mishaps) and death.
D. Client agrees indemnify and hold MG Yachts harmless from and against any criminal act or conduct and any illegal use of the yacht during the chartering.
10.Statement for Privacy and Protection of Personal Data
Our Privacy Statement, which is hereby incorporated into these Terms, governs your use of the website and our Services. Your acceptance of these Terms is also your consent to the information practices set forth in our Privacy Statement.
MG Yachts respects the personal data of every visitor of the website https://www.mgyachts.gr and procures for a safe and complied to all applicable data protection laws navigation.
The present statement (referred to as Statement for Privacy and Protection of Personal Data hereinafter the “Statement”) explains in clarity how we process the personal data that we collect from you and/or you provide to us.
Please review this Statement for Privacy and Protection of Personal Data ("Statement") to learn more about the information we may collect about you through this website and how we collect, store, use, share and protect the information/personal data that we obtain.
A. In general:
MG Yachts maintains the personal data that you have provided by filling in the respective fields in the electronic booking form or via email communication with MG Yachts personnel to be used within the context of facilitating your booking or of various promotional campaigns, offers and/or newsletters that it may circulate from time to time.
In compliance with the obligation to protect the confidentiality and privacy of information entrusted to us by our visitors, we hereby commit to protect and use the personal data that are collected either online through the present website or following communication/co-operation with third parties.
Following the successful booking of a yacht chartering agreement, we keep in our records and process the following data:
Name, Email, Mobile number, Passport, Date of Birth, Gender, Nationality, VAT number and Address.
MG Yachts obtain only personal data that are voluntarily provided by you in order to satisfy your requests and charter plans, to provide information for products and services and to serve you in the best way. Whenever additional information is requested you will be notified accordingly.
B. Collection and purpose of use of personal data
The collection of personal data takes place only if you select voluntarily to provide them – for example, if you communicate through email or if you book one of the services of MG Yachts.
The use of services provided by https://www.mgyachts.gr , including the provision of charter arrangements, offers and relevant bookings requires ensuring the communication possibility with you. Therefore, during your booking form submission to the website https://www.mgyachts.gr , it is necessary to declare the true personal data that you will requested for, as they are determined above.
C. Personal Information Collection
Where practical, we will collect personal information directly from you. Generally, this collection will occur when you deal with us either in person, by telephone, letter, facsimile, email or when you visit our website. Following your explicit consent, we may collect personal information about you when you purchase or make enquires about charter arrangements or other products and services, when you enter competitions, when you register for promotions, when you subscribe to receive marketing from us (e.g. e-newsletters) or when you request brochures or other information from us. We may also collect your personal information when you complete surveys or provide us with feedback.
With the filling and submission of the booking form to the services provided by https://www.mgyachts.gr, you also consent to the storing and use of your personal data, according to this Declaration. We are allowed to process your personal data, in order to provide personalized services, according to the law (article 6(1b) of the Regulation (EU) 2016/679). Your personal data are not used for other purposes, apart from what it is described in this Declaration, except if we receive your prior permission, or except if something like that is required or is allowed by the law.
The purpose of the collection, use and processing of your personal data, is (a) to provide the services you request through the website or direct communication with our personnel, for the receipt of which their use or / and process is required, e.g. online bookings of charter arrangements and the consequent implementation of the contractual obligations, in order to execute, deliver and invoice of orders under the best conditions and with the most effective way, (b) the promotion of the services provided from MG Yachts and especially through https://www.mgyachts.gr, (c) the provision of personalized services and the facilitation of the service execution process, aiming to the facilitation of the client and / or ensuring that the content of the website is presented to the most effective way for you and your devices.
MG Yachts collects “sensitive” personal data only when you offer voluntarily those data or when these data are required or their collection is allowed by the law. We advise you to abstain from providing sensitive data, except if this is required for the purpose of providing personal data or if you hereby consent with the use of these data from MG Yachts for its purposes.
MG Yachts may ask you to provide it particular personal data to send you informative messages related to services or / and related offers and announcements. MG Yachts may also request your permission for particular use of your personal data and you may either consent or deny these uses. If you want particular services or communications, such as an electronic newsletter, you will be able to unsubscribe from the relevant recipients list at any time following the guidelines included to each communication. If you decide to unsubscribe from a service or communication, we shall try to delete your data as soon as possible, although we may need some time or / and information before we will be able to process your request.
D. Access to personal data and Rights
If you wish, you may request at any time to get informed about your personal data that are maintained by MG Yachts, their recipients, the purpose of their maintenance and processing, as well as their modification, correction or deletion, by sending an email to the address from the email address you have declared. You also have the right to review your personal data we maintain and, in general, to exercise any right foreseen by the law for the protection of the personal data.
The personal data you disclose to MG Yachts through https://www.mgyachts.gr , either during your booking form submission or at a later stage, are collected, used and processed in accordance with the applicable personal data protection provisions. In particular, according to the provisions of the Law 2472/1997 and the Law 3471/2006, as in force, as well as the new European General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 and the Directive 95/46/EC, related to the protection of personal data.
In detail, you retain the following rights:
Right to know about your personal data: upon your request, we will provide you information about the personal data we maintain about you.
Right to correct and complete your personal data: If you notify us, we shall correct any inaccurate personal data that relate to you. If you notify us, we shall fill in incomplete data, provided that these data are necessary for the purposes of processing your data.
Right to delete your personal data: upon your request, we will delete the personal data we maintain about you. However, some particular data will be deleted only after a specified holding period, for example because in some cases we are legally obliged to maintain your data, or because these data are required to fulfill our contractual obligations towards you.
Right to block your personal data: in some cases foreseen by the law, we shall block your personal data, if you request this. Further processing of blocked data occurs only to a very limited extent.
Right to withdraw your consent: at any time in the future, you may withdraw your consent for the processing of your personal data. The lawfulness of the processing of your data remains unaffected by this action, up to the point where your consent is withdrawn.
Your right to object to the processing of your data: at any time in the future, you may object to the processing of your personal data, if we process your data on the basis of one of the legal grounds foreseen in the Article 6 (1e or 1f) of the Regulation (EU) 2016/679. If you object, we shall stop processing your data, provided that there are no legitimate reasons for further processing. The process of your data for advertisement purposes is not a legitimate reason.
E. Transmission of Personal Data
MG Yachts does not share or transmit personal data to third parties, unless this is required for legitimate professional purposes and business needs, in order to meet your requests or / and if this is required or permitted by law. In any case, the access to your personal data is allowed only to authorized persons that are required to have access in order to be able to complete the purposes of the collection, the use and the processing of them, as this disclosed in this Statement.
In some cases, MG Yachts may share your personal data with various companies or service providers who collaborate with it, in order to respond to your requests, or to natural or legal persons that are assigned with the process implementation, provided that we will notify you in advance and we will receive your prior consent. People who have access to the data are obliged to maintain the confidentiality of the data.
MG Yachts may store your personal data in a cloud. This means that the process of your personal data may be conducted by a cloud service provider on behalf of MG Yachts, and your personal data may be stored in different locations around the world. The Company uses organizational and contractual measures for the protection of the personal data and to impose similar, yet less restrictive, requirements to our cloud service providers, including requirements regarding the exclusive processing of your personal data, for the aforementioned purposes mentioned in this Statement.
F. Security of Personal Data
MG Yachts applies particular procedures for technical and organizational security, in order to protect personal data and information from loss, misuse, alteration or destruction. Our partners who support us in the operation of this website also comply with these provisions.
MG Yachts makes every reasonable effort to maintain the personal data collected only for the period of time it needs these data for the purpose they are collected or until their removal is requested (if this occurs earlier), unless it continues to maintain them according to provisions of the applicable legislation. Information storage is within our secured physical premises with various degrees of security control for access to computer records. We keep hard copy files within locked security rooms at all times.
G. Privacy Partners
MG Yachts uses the technology and software of third parties in order to operate its mailing service and its booking process. All our Partners are fully complied with General Data Protection EU Regulation and policies.
H. Revisions of the Statement
MG Yachts reserves the right to modify or periodically revise this Statement, in its sole discretion. If changes occur, MG Yachts will record the date of modification or revision in this Statement and the updated Statement will apply for you from that date on. We encourage you to periodically review this Statement to explore whether there are any changes to the way we manage your personal data. This Statement was last updated on May 25, 2018.
11. Content Ownership
MG Yachts shall retain all worldwide rights in the intellectual property of the website and any content on the website, including, but not limited to, the artwork, “look and feel” of the website, its color combinations, layout, and all other graphical elements, photographs, videos, sounds, visual interfaces, design, logos, trademarks, services marks, content, compilation, source code or HTML code, products, software, and other material contained or presented on the website, and any combination thereof (“Material”, or “materials”). The Material is copyrighted or otherwise protected and owned by MG Yachts, or a third party who licensed the right to use to MG Yachts, and as such is protected by Greek and foreign copyright, trademarks, trade secrets, patents, and other intellectual property laws and other applicable laws worldwide. Except where your use constitutes “fair use” under copyright law, you may not otherwise use, download, upload, copy, print, display, perform for commercial use, modify, reproduce, publish, republish, license, post, transmit or distribute any Material on the Website in whole or in part without the prior written consent of MG Yachts. MG Yachts, its affiliates, business partners and/or licensors own all right, title and interest, including all copyright, trademark, trade secrets, patent, and other intellectual property rights in such Material.
12. Conditions of Use
As a condition of your use of this website, you warrant that:
- You are at least 18 years of age;
- You possess the legal authority to create a binding legal obligation;
- You will use this website in accordance with these Terms;
- All information supplied by you on this website is true, accurate, current and complete.
We retain the right, at our sole discretion, to deny access to anyone to this website and the Material, products or services that we offer, at any time and for any reason, including, but not limited to, for violation of these Terms.
13. Use License
You may view, download for caching purposes only, and print pages from the website for personal, non-commercial transitory use only in connection with your permitted use of the website and for the sole purpose of performing the functions intended to be performed when using the website features. You must retain all copyright, trademark, and other proprietary notices included in the Material. This is the grant of a license, not a transfer of title, and under this license you may not:
- Edit or otherwise modify or copy any material on the website;
- Republish or redistribute material from this website (except for content specifically and expressly made available for redistribution or republication);
- Duplicate, distribute, transmit, reproduce, copy, publish, sell, license, rent, lease, loan, transfer, or otherwise exploit the material on this website for any commercial purpose
- Remove any copyright or other proprietary notations from the materials
- Use any material from the website for any public display (commercial or non-commercial);
This license shall automatically terminate if you violate any of these restrictions and may be terminated by MG Yachts at any time.
MG Yachts may revise these terms and conditions at any time without notice. Revised terms and conditions will apply to the use of this website from the date of the publication of the revised terms and conditions on this website. By using this website you are agreeing to be bound by the then current version of these Terms and Conditions of Use. Please check this page frequently to stay aware of any changes.
Any claim relating to MG Yachts website shall be governed by the laws of the Hellenic Republic without regard to its conflict of law provisions.