5star comfort
42years of experience
6motivated employees
16modern yachts

Pioneer in sailing charter operations since 1979

Hospitable and reliable

You can expect Greek hospitality and German thoroughness as well as the willingness and time to respond to the wishes of the charter guest. Reliability and the best expertise in the maintenance and care of the ships are a matter of course for us.

The evaluation of a survey by the magazine Yacht No.7/2003 also showed this reliability in a comparison of renowned charter bases. All of the customers surveyed would charter with us again, and not a single guest complained about serious defects. See the full comparison table here * .

Our team

Base manager Maria Ramisch, whose mother is from Lefkas and whose father is German, speaks German, Greek and English. She has been there for many years, knows the most beautiful bays, the best restaurants and, as a local, helps with important tips. On the outskirts of Lefkada, the architect has built three extraordinarily beautiful holiday homes that are recommended for a holiday extension on land: www.ionian-dream-villas.com .

Frank Kaltenbach and Christian Keller, our representatives in Germany, are at your disposal for questions and information about booking.

* The table was taken from Yacht magazine 07/2003 with the kind permission of Delius Klasing-Verlag

Hannes & Thomas - IYC Founder
Maria - Base manager
Nondas - Technical Manager
Frank & Christian - Booking center Germany

We take care of the formalities for you.

The officially approved charter contracts are already available when the charter guest arrives. Greece’s full membership of the EU means that the procedure for clearing in and out of Greek ports is no longer necessary.

All charter ships sail under the Greek flag – as required by law – and are equipped according to the strict requirements of the Greek Maritime Law No. 438.

Greek flag yachts

Official charter contract

Security deposit in Greece (e.g. by credit card)

Takeover of the charter yacht on Saturday or Tuesday in the off-season by arrangement

Taxi pick-up from the airport can be organized on request

Care before, during and after the trip

Return of the charter yacht on Friday or Monday evening with subsequent free overnight stay on board

How to find the IYC in Lefkada?

On Panagou 22, about 50 meters north of the IYC dockside dock, you will find our IYC dockside office and workshop – as shown in the photo above.
Note: our new bridges are not yet visible in the satellite view.

Experience since 1979

As a German-Greek family business with decades of experience, the IYC offers you the best equipment and professional support.

DSV base

We are shop stewards and a base for the Mediterranean cruiser department of the German Sailing Association (DSV).

VIP service

We take care of them! If you wish, a taxi will pick you up from the airport and take you to the airport in 20 minutes. directly to your IYC ship. A filled fridge with cold drinks is already waiting for you if you send us a wish list of provisions!

Individuelles Angebot

Send us a non-binding enquiry, we will be happy to put together an individual offer tailored to your needs.