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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.

THE GYA FLEET

Board Members

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

Members with other responsibilities

  • Tony Vamvakidis
    West Med Liaison
7th Mediterranean Yacht Show

The Mediterranean Yacht Show (MEDYS), the largest exhibition of professional crewed yachts in the world, which took place from April 30th to May 4th, 2022, returned to the port of Nafplion more dynamically than ever. After 2 years of absence due to the pandemic and following the highly successful events - including the first international Virtual Yacht Charter Shows, in 2020 and 2021, and the 2021 Roadshow Open Marina Days in the marinas of Athens, the MEDYS returned for the 7th year, highlighting once again the superiority of yachting in Greece.

The Show, had 90 registered yachts with a cumulative length of over 3.4 kilometres (with an additional 20 on a waiting list due to lack of space). The Show was also attended by more than 610 yacht brokers and industry professionals from around the world who had the opportunity to see the yachts available for charter up-close, to get to know their crews and to be informed about the possibilities and options they offer.

Yachting tourism attracts an increasing number of visitors to Greece and MEDYS is the perfect occasion to highlight the region as one of the top yachting destinations globally. The show owes its success to the large number of registered yachts, the great turn-out of industry professionals from all corners of the globe and the contribution of the local CAs. It is organized each year by GYA under the auspices of the Hellenic Ministry of Tourism and with the kind support of the Municipality of Nafplion.

VISIT MEDYS PAGE