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We are pleased to announce the establishment of the GYA (Greek Yachting Association)

Greek Yachting Association (GYA) is leading the initiative of charting these uncharted waters by safeguarding and guaranteeing the presence of every serious and highly professional commercial yacht in this side of the Med. The founding members of GYA are Greek professional yachting companies which are involved in all fields of Charter, Brokerage, Management, Insurance and Construction of large yachts. GYA and its Members represent over 90% of the Crewed Charter Yachts in Greece under Central Agency Agreement.

The objectives of this Association are to:

  • maintain high standards of professionalism in charter, sales and yacht management
  • closely cooperate with MYBA association as MYBA members and MYBA companies
  • organize an annual charter yacht show for the Greek and foreign flag charter yachts, under Central Agency Agreement.

The Hellenic Professional Yachting reality has been historically slight different than the rest of the World. Greece, a sea nation, portrays a much more prominent role of the "ship"owners themselves who are not just investors but very passionate and very knowledgeable of that part of their sea activity; a fact not negative in its essence. While owners are invisible to the Brokers and your Charterers, rest assured that they are following every need and safeguarding optimum operation and integrity along with their trusted Central Agents.

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THE GYA FLEET

Board Members

  • Michael Skoulikidis
    PRESIDENT
  • Aris Drivas
    VICE PRESIDENT
  • Spiros Galanakis
    VICE PRESIDENT
  • Ioannis Kourounis
    SECRETARY GENERAL
  • Fotis Geranios
    TREASURER
  • Julie Kourouvanis
    GYA PUBLIC RELATIONS
  • Manos Vernicos
    BOARD MEMBER

Members with other responsibilities

  • Tony Vamvakidis
    West Med Liaison
5th Mediterranean Yacht Show

A very successful 5th Mediterranean Yacht Show took place this year from 28 April to 1 May in Nafplion, during which attendees from the international yachting world had the opportunity to inspect the largest number of participating yachts to date. The event, which is organised annually by the Greek Yachting Association, is the most important event in Greece for yachting tourism.

This year, 107 luxury crewed yachts available for charter gathered in the historic port and established MEDYS as the No 1 charter show worldwide in terms of the number of participating yachts. During the four-day event, more than 400 professionals arrived to view the superb showcase of yachts and to familiarise themselves with the first-class standard of available boats, as well as meeting the extremely professional captains & crews.

A long line-up of important regional and national dignitaries involved in marine tourism were present at the opening ceremony, which signalled the beginning of four days of yacht parties, themed events and happenings. Nafplion was alive with the sound of yacht talk while locals and visitors to the town had the opportunity to witness a truly impressive array of luxury yachts in one location. The event wrapped up with a celebratory farewell party, during which the winners of the exciting Chefs’ Competition were congratulated for their extraordinary culinary skills.

The great turn-out this year is a very positive sign for yachting tourism in Greece, which continues to go from strength to strength. Attracting an increased level of interest from professionals within the global market each year, the event is the perfect springboard in which to continue to promote the region as a world-class yachting destination, with the invaluable contribution of the local CA’s.

The 5th Mediterranean Yacht Show was organized by the Greek Yachting Association under the auspices of the Hellenic Ministry of Tourism with the kind support of the Municipality of Nafplion and the Region of the Peloponnese.

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