12/12/2007

Caro Yannis,

Sono molto contento di aver incontarato lei come broker xche' e' stato veramente professionale ed onesto.Non ho mai trovato in grecia tanta professionalita' e disponibilita'. Sono sicuro che con il grande mercato Greco delle barche avra' un grande successo in poco tempo xche' e' difficile trovare persone come lei. Grazie di nuovo e speriamo di vederci x la prossima grande barca!!!

Luca Casamatta
ITALIA.

13/08/2007

After bareboat sailing in Greece for the past several years we finally decided to commit to our own boat. Searching through the Internet can be a daunting task, especially from the distance of our home country of Australia, however we were continuously drawn back to the website of YD Yachts and the prompt and considered responses of Yiannis Drimousis.

On arriving in Athens and meeting a number of Yacht Brokers it became clear that we would be very comfortable dealing with the charming and open man, who has a very wide knowledge of the local yacht industry. He quickly identified our requirements and the very first yacht he introduced us to, and the one we returned to again and again as we diligently inspected the myriad of options presented, was the one we subsequently purchased. Yiannis was then of assistance in arriving at a price which was agreeable to all parties and was also invaluable in recommending an independent Yacht Surveyor and an efficient and supportive Lawyer, who held our hand and assisted in navigating the convoluted and at times very frustrating Greek Bureaucratic system.

Understanding your personal "wishlist" and identifying and purchasing the right boat will always be a challenging task but we highly recommend Yiannis Drimousis as an reliable and conscientious Broker. We enjoyed his company and found we could trust his judgement and advise. Even after the purchase was concluded and payments made Yiannis was in regular contact to ensure all was well and enquire whether we needed further assistance.

Good luck with your search, happy sailing and kind winds,

Manni and Belinda Iberg
Australia.

01/05/2007

Funderar du pa att kopa bat i Grekland Vad maste man tnka pa Det absolut viktigaste r att finna en batmklare som man knner fortroende for och som mam kan samarbeta med under den langa tid det tar att kopa bat i Grekland.Hur kan jag veta det Jag har kopt tva batar och salt en.Bada segelbatar.Det r en mycket lang och komplicerad prosedyr som man som svensk defentivt inte kan klara pa egen hand.Bla. kontakt med skattemyndigheter, skeppsregister, polis osv.osv. Att kopa bat i Sverige r ju nog sa enkelt men inte i Grekland det kan jag forskra.Jag rekommenderar verkligen och utan forbehall Yiannis Drimousis. Varfor Han r absolut trovrdig, oerhort kunnig och har kontakter overallt bland seglare, hamnmyndigheter, skattemyndigheter, besiktningsmn etc etc.
Han behandlar sina kunder professionellt och man att kunden skall knna gldje och tillfredstllelse i sitt batkop. Langa och manga kontakter via internett som fungerar jttebra.Snabba kunniga svar.Advokathjlp blir nodvndig men Yiannis ordnar sadan kontakt med absolut kunnig advokat.Det r faktiskt sa att Yiannis r den som driver hela affren nere i Athen men naturligtvis alltid i samrad med koparen.Han hjlper till ocksa vid behov att forbereda baten for sjosttning, ordnar eventuell skeppare och skaffar fram nodvndig proviant for forsta seglingen.Jag har knnt Yiannis i ungefr tre ar och han har blivit en riktig vn, alltid glad, positiv och hjlpsam.Jag har aldrig angrat mina batkop som formedlats av Yiannis.

Leif Lagerwall
Minneveien 34
1512 Moss / Norge

17/03/2007

Paatimme toteuttaa vuosien unelmamme ja hankkia purjevene Kreikasta. Onneksemme sattumalta loysimme YD YACHTSIN ja Yianniksen. Han teki uskomattoman tyon saadakseen juuri meille sopivan veneen. Huonolla englanninkielentaidollamme (saati Kreikan) eivat asiat olisi nain hyvin sujuneet ilman Yiannista. Han hoiti puolestamme monta kaytannon asiaa, jotka moni muu myyntimies olisi jattanyt tekematta. Hanella on yhteyksineen hallussaan kaikki mahdollinen tieto asiaan liittyen, sisaltaen myos veneen taydellisen huollon jonka saimmekin miellyttavana yllatyksena kokea. Saimme myos monia hyvia vinkkeja miten homma paikallisesti pitaa hoitaa. Vaikka virallinen paperien "pyoritys" oli hidasta ja hankalaakin valilla, sanoisimme silti kaupanteon olleen helpon.
Nyt me olemme valmiita purjehtimaan omalla BAVARIA 38:lla Kreikan saaria!

Kiitos Yiannis avustasi ja ystavallisyydestasi

Ateena 27.03.2007 KARI ja HANNELE ANIA

PS. Jos olet ajatellut hankkia venetta lampimille vesille suosittelemme kaantymista Yianniksen puoleen.

20/02/2007

After many years of planning our retirement, we decided to purchase a yacht in Greece, which we knew was going to be a daunting task. Not so! We were extremely lucky to discover YD Yachts, a brokerage based in Athens owned by Yiannis Drimousis.

From the first contact by email, we knew we were in safe hands. Over the next few months, Yiannis sent us details and photographs of many yachts within our budget. From these, we were able to make a short list of boats we wanted to view on our trip to Greece. Yiannis personally took us to see our selection and, with his knowledge of the owners and the boats, he was able to give us the background history of each vessel, which was very helpful in making our final choice.

We felt that Yiannis was not just interested in selling us a boat, he was more interested in selling us the right boat for our needs. With his great deal of experience in this field, it gave us the confidence to make our purchase of "ELECTRON", a 1997 Bavaria 38.

Yiannis took care of all aspects of the purchase, in addition to arranging legal representation for us. He also arranged for the laying up and safe winter storage of the boat when we were back in the UK and for some minor repairs to be carried out, so that the boat would be ready for us in the Spring of 2007.

My wife and I are now looking forward to cruising the Greek Islands in our retirement, all made possible by YD Yachts.

My heartfelt thanks to YD Yachts for all their help and support.

Terry & Lorraine Rawbone - UK