True Commitment II
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True Commitment II
Getting to Paxos
SAILING HOLIDAYS ON PAXOS
is a gaff-rigged ketch that was
built in Norway in 1915.
She is a graceful, classic little ship, a type of which
is rarely seen in the Mediterranean, and
is an ideal charter for discerning individuals, whether
they choose to be the centre of attention or quietly
Circe was originally
built to transport general cargo between Norway, Denmark
and Sweden and is of a very strong, traditional
construction. Converted to a private yacht in Denmark
during the 1950s by a Canadian entrepreneur, Circe
cruised and was available for charter in the Mediterranean for many
years before undergoing another restoration in the
1970s. In 2006, the current owner started a complete rebuild
has involved replacing all timbers, installing new
mechanical and electrical systems and replacing all the
has taken seven years.
is now based in
the Ionian and operates mainly out of
and Paxos. Charters may, however, also start or finish at Sivota Mourtas on the Greek mainland. On a one-week cruise, she is perfect for exploring the
northern Ionian, including the islands of
Paxos and Anti-Paxos, as well as the Greek Mainland. A
two-week cruise could also include the southern Ionian
islands of Lefkada, Ithaca, Kefalonia and Zakynthos, as well as the
lesser-known islands of Kalamos and Meganissi. Circe
has been designed to be independent from the shore for
long periods, allowing longer stays anchored in secluded
Circe has a captain and two crew members, whose responsibilities also include cleaning and cooking
meals. The crew will meet you on arrival and
transfer you to and from Circe.
By prior arrangement
they can also provision the boat for you in advance of your
accompany you to do your own shopping prior to setting
On deck, Circe retains much of her original
charm. She does not have winches,
all sail work being done by hand using block and
tackle as in the olden days; the masts and
spars are made from solid Douglas fir trees.
The aim will be to sail or motor-sail as much as
possible and you are very welcome to help, if
you so wish.
On deck Circe has an amazing amount of space
with ample sunbathing, lounge and dining areas;
in addition, hammocks can be slung from the
rigging and from the bowsprit. She also has a small RIB, a 16-foot day
boat with mast, oars and an outboard, two
inflatable kayaks, snorkel equipment, fishing
rods and tackle.
Below decks, Circe has been sympathetically
refitted to accommodate all modern comforts. The
two master en-suite cabins have air-conditioning,
a large shower and modern electric toilets.
There is an additional shower and toilet off the
saloon for the use of the two single cabins and
the day use of the crew and other guests.
saloon is a comfortable, relaxing area with
integrated sound and
flat screen DVD/memory
stick TV, plus an iPod docking station; it can
also provide sleeping accommodation for two children.
Circe has a washing machine, fridge, freezer, electric hob
and oven, microwave, fresh water maker, and a generator.
Circe is an eye-catching and much admired little ship
that will attract a lot of attention and admiring
glances wherever she goes.
Circe is 25m long overall, 19.5m on deck. She has a 4.3m
beam, a 2.8m draft and weighs 51 tonnes. She has a 380
hp engine and a cruising speed of 8 - 10 knots. Fuel
consumption is 45 ltrs/hour and she has a range of 1,000
The Cost: A one-week charter costs
£8,000 in April and October, £10,500 in May and June, £12,500 in July and August,
£10,000 in September. A cautionary deposit of £1,000 is also
payable. Bed linen and towels (including beach towels)
are included. Fuel, any port fees, food and drinks
(and food for your crew while at sea) are not included
and are to be paid locally. Embarkation is from 14.00 onwards and
disembarkation by 10.00. Charters of less than a week are also often possible.
Day Trips: Day
trips (maximum capacity 10 persons) from 10.00 to 18.00
are also sometimes available at short notice, in which
case the charter fee of £1,500 (to be paid locally
includes the services of the captain and crew,
lunch, wine, beer and soft drinks. The
cost of fuel is to be paid locally. Day trips from Corfu Town
could go up to Kassiopi and
the pretty bays opposite the coast of Albania before
returning via Vidos Island. Trips from Paxos might go round Paxos and Anti
Paxos stopping off in secluded bays, or across to Sivota
Mourtas or Parga on the coast of Epirus. If
you are interested in a day trip while holidaying on Paxos or Corfu, then
Other Boats: We can also offer three yachts for
Golden Odysseus is
an ocean-going Skipper 53 built in 1994 that has
recently been refurbished. She is an
that comes with her own skipper and hostess, and offers the chance to experience 'bigger boat sailing' at reasonable cost.
The guide price for a week's charter
is £3,500 -
and for shorter periods £700 - £850 a day.
Commitment II is a Sun Odyssey 52.2 built in 2002
and is a spacious yacht offering real luxury and style.
The guide price for a week’s charter, including the skipper,
is £3,150 - £4,500 and for two days'
charter £1,300 - £2,000.
The Bavaria 41
is ideal for smaller groups or for anyone wanting to
enjoy sailing for a couple of days while still retaining
the comfort of their own villa.The
guide price is £450 - £700 a day, including the skipper.
For Further Information: Please
Booking Conditions and the
section of this website, and then
complete and submit an On-line Enquiry Form to check availability.