Vastardis Yachting was established in 1989 by Agapitos Vastardis, not only with an intention to provide clients with very well maintained and safe sailing yachts, but also to pay personal attention to any detail that would improve clients sailing experience. During the years of the company growth, Agapitos has been keeping the focus on the customer satisfaction, while at the same time transferring his knowledge to his children and other team members.
Nowadays, Vastardis Yachting team includes his son Dimitris responsible for booking process, daughter Irene who is making sure that every customer feels welcome in their office and Panos Sardelis, the base manager in charge of smooth and professional check in and check out procedure. Since they have been on the market for years, friendly staff is skilled in advising a client for any possible issue on board. Except for the professionalism, Vastardis team members are recognized and appreciated by the satisfied customers for their personal approach which makes them feel like a part of the family.
Located in Alimos Marina, Vastardis Yachting offers bareboat and crewed charter for their 3 Beneteau Oceanis sailing yachts: Oceanis 37 "Firenze", Oceanis 41 "Liberta", Oceanis 473 "Vori", as well as one Lagoon 420 "Mediterraneo" catamaran. Charters are also available from Corfu and Lefkas. In order to make the best offer for their clients, free extras are included in price, such as Wi-Fi internet on board, transfer from Athens Airport to Alimos Marina, welcome pack and Vastardis T-shirt to keep as a memory of the lovely holiday.
Besides standard Saturday-Saturday charter arrangements, in order to fully respond to customer needs, Vastardis Yachting team has also developed an innovative Yachtideas website which provides the possibility to book different kind of packages with extras included such as professional skipper, end cleaning, fuel for the yacht and bedlinen. "Yachtideas" is a simple link to personalized holiday package for those who have limited time or do not wish to spend all their summer holidays on a yacht, giving them the opportunity to enjoy unique short term sailing holiday. This project makes the booking procedure more accessible in 4 simple steps: choosing the specific boat from the fleet, selecting short term period, personalizing the services of the package and choosing the desired route to experience authentic moments that Greece has to offer.
Determined to keep fulfilling customer expectations and requirements, Vastardis team is planning to enlarge their fleet with two brand new boats for season 2018 and considers expanding to other countries and offer alternative sailing destinations.
Reaching customers directly was historically the biggest challenge for small charter operators in Greece, it was too expensive so most of the charter owners had to use local "aggregator" agencies to be able to sell their product. This made the process more expensive for boat owner such as Vatardis. It also made it harder for customers to get accurate information and great service since they didn't communicate with the real provider until the check-in.
Being aware of these challenges Vastardis has been seeking for a reliable solution to support their key values and provide clients great service at any time. Booking Manager was created to empower small companies with their authentic offer to reach the market directly in the easy and affordable way. For this reason, Vastardis chose to partner up with Booking Manager in 2013.
By being a part of the largest distribution network for yacht charter, Vastardis Yachting as a small family company has succeeded to reach more worldwide clients and successfully close more bookings.
For more information visit Vastardis Yachting website.