Yacht & Company Profiles
Sail the crystal clear Greek waters with a genuine handcrafted Ocean Star yacht
May. 8, 2005 12:00 PM
Greece, among other things, is a country known for its many generations of naval tradition. When the Greek boatyard, Ocean Yachts, first launched the 49ft. Ocean Star 495, the response was enthusiastic to say the least. The Anargyrou brothers, the company’s founders, have always been actively involved with the sea, as sportsmen at a young age and then as professional sailors. Their love and respect for the sea were the leading motivators for manufacturing yachts 30 years ago, in Brazil. When the Greek expatriates decided to return to their motherland, they applied their wealth of knowledge and experience of the boating industry to create Ocean Yachts’ first sailboats.
The Ocean Star 495 was just the beginning of the company’s voyage. This first yacht model created a huge success among sailing vacationers and true to its mission of building reliable and innovative yachts, in 1997, Ocean Yachts launched two new yachts, the Ocean Star 46.1 and the Ocean Star 51.1. These yachts combined superior quality and modern design. Less complicated solutions and simple yet well-designed concepts led to truly positive results. Today the fleet consists of the Ocean Star 56.1 (56ft.), Ocean Star 51.2 (51ft) and the Ocean Star 48.1 (48ft). The Ocean Yachts team remains devoted to producing top-quality yachts, built after extensive research and in accordance to the latest technology. Hand built to the highest standards, these semi-custom yachts offer owners the opportunity to create an exclusively personal yacht model. The boatyard has the capacity to manufacture up to 15 yachts per year. This relatively small production level provides the flexibility to design yacht interiors in accordance to owner’s personal wishes and needs and to provide personal service and total control over quality.
Ocean Star yachts are recognized for their strength and sailing capacities worldwide as many have crossed the ocean from Europe to the Caribbean Islands. Safety on board is a fundamental consideration which is illustrated by the traditional methods of hull lamination, where the bulkheads are structurally reinforced and the GRP girder grid system is bonded underneath the entire surface and hull’s full perimeter to ensure extra strength and sturdiness. All yachts are solidly built and offer first class sailing performance. Top of the range construction materials, sophisticated construction processes and finishing ensure the endurance of these yachts. Built by a team with great sailing experience, Ocean Star yachts are made to go around the world. Each boat’s layout is designed to make extended periods at sea truly comfortable, as true sailors understand that quality of life is imperative. The interiors are especially designed to provide practical, safe and comfortable use and to offer state of the art design and remarkable use of space.
Greece is surely one of the most popular destinations for those who love the sea and sailing. Crystal clear waters and islands that offer sandy beaches and entertainment choices among taverns, gourmet restaurants, nightclubs and friendly hospitality are only some of Greece’s most beautiful features. With this in mind, Ocean Yachts has created the Ocean Charter Club, a department that provides chartering services for those who wish to enjoy only the best of what life has to offer. With a greatly experienced staff and superior quality service, the Ocean Charter Club is considered as one of the top choices for international sailing vacationers who want to visit Greece and its splendid islands. This chartering department provides its customers with a refreshing and revitalizing vacation aboard a magnificent Ocean Star sailing yacht. At present, there is a fleet of just under 60 sailing yachts in Greek seas, all under 5 years old and which can be found in various layouts, satisfying every need.
Proceeding a step ahead, and realizing the gap in luxurious sailing yacht vacations available in the Mediterranean, Ocean Yachts created the Ocean VIP Club, for those who wish to enjoy a 5-star sailing holiday. Advantages of the Ocean VIP Club include brand new yachts, the Ocean Star “Elegance” series, equipped with many extras such as plasma TV, ice maker, laptop (upon request), and air conditioning among others. A crew of two is available at all times and willing to make customers’ special wishes come true. By becoming a member of the Ocean VIP Club one automatically enjoys various privileges which include transportation from the Athens International airport to the yachts, experienced crew, gourmet breakfast, lunch or dinner, wine bar and a 5% discount on the next trip with the Ocean VIP Club.
Ocean Yachts is the impressive evidence of a company that has built its reputation on its dedication and commitment to superior quality, research, design, craftsmanship and services that surpass the highest standards.