NAVASOL Newsletter – 01/2022

Newsletter January 2022

  • NAVASOL is the name of a Beneteau Sense 50, built 2013, available for cabin charter since May 2016.
  • NAVASOL NEPA is the name of a Greek special purpose company for the operation of the boat as a professional charter boat.
  • The Sense is not a typical charter boat at all, it is an owner version equipped with everything one can think of, including things not necessarily needed, but sometimes nice to have (radar, AIS, fish finder, generator, air condition, microwave, dishwasher, electric cockpit table, 120 m anchor chain, Dock & Go system, desalination water maker, diesel fired heating system, PV power supply)
  • … and the boat is also equipped with Wi-Fi, printer, scanner, Bose loudspeaker.
  • The boat is based in Athens (Alimos Marina/Kalamaki). One-way trips are offered to/from Lefkas, Corfu, Crete, Kos, and Rhodes.

Cabin charter

  • And yes, as in previous years, there is cabin charter with Paul as skipper on a boat that is constantly improving.
  • The pricing scheme is straightforward: 400 €/person for 1 week
  • The income from the charter will only be used to cover operation, maintenance, and further improvement of boat.

Condition of the boat

  • Improvements so far:
    • 2016 – new spray hood, new bimini, new cockpit cushions, 100 m spool with webbing, new dinghy, electric outboard
    • 2017 – new laminated, high-performance sails
    • 2018 – existing photovoltaic power supply (200 Wp) has been replaced with a larger one (540 Wp)
    • 2019 – a diesel fired heating system has been installed
    • 2020 – nano coating of the hull, new Zodiac dinghy
    • 2021 – existing bimini replaced by a hard top bimini, Kevlar/carbon gangway installed