The 3rd generation with thirty years of professional experience
We, Ilona and Patrick Frère, are the 3rd generation of an old family business, in yacht chartering, yacht maintenance / repair and yacht management. We ourselves are enthusiastic sailors. This love of sailing has made it possible for us, over the years, to develop an exact idea of what the perfect charter should be.
As a result, our company GMM-Yachting was established. We only offer our customers the best, because we know how the charter should ideally be for the customer. This includes excellent service, yachts perfectly prepared for sailing and first class customer support before, during and after the trip.
All yachts in the best condition
If you choose GMM Yachting for your next trip, you are guaranteed the maximum in pleasure and enjoyment. You certainly do not need to worry about the condition of the yacht. May the only concern be the wind, coming from the right direction – let us take care of the rest! We invest a lot of, time, money and effort maintaining and equipping our yachts. All our yachts are in excellent condition, extremely well equipped and prepared with much love for your holiday break.
Customer support in several languages
We attach great importance to providing really good, individual customer service. Our staff not only speak English and German, but also Dutch, Russian and Turkish. You can communicate in your mother tongue and express your wishes.
The personal contact
Personal contact and direct cooperation are of great importance to us. We will answer your questions quickly and professionally, dealing with all the organizational aspects of your yachting holiday. Let us know your wishes, and we will do everything we can to ensure you have an unforgettable time on one of our GMM yachts.
Best quality and service from a professional team
Thousands of satisfied customers are the best proof, of the level of quality and customer service provided by GMM Yachting. The Management of our Service team has more than 25 years of experience in yacht chartering with a 90% success rate of returning customers. GMM-Yachting is a team of professionals who love the sea and sailing.
GMM Yachting - All Boats
Terms of Service
The charter price includes:
a) Use of the yacht, inclusive of its accessories/ equipment, by the charterer and crew.
b) Natural wear and tear of the yacht,
c) Insurance premiums as stated under paragraph 6,
d) Support at the permanent mooring base of the yacht.
e) Duties, fees and taxes that are incurred at the permanent mooring base of the yacht (transitlog excluded)
1. Security deposit
The security deposit charge, is payable upon delivery of the yacht, by credit-card, debit cards cannot be used to cover a deposit, only credit cards. This deposit is refundable upon surrender of the yacht, without damage, at the base.
A deposit fee of € 2.500 applies for all boats up to 50ft. A deposit compensation fee of € 200 per week reduces the deposit fee to € 500.
A deposit fee of € 3.500 applies for all boats up to 57ft and catamarans. A deposit compensation fee of € 350 per week reduces the deposit fee to € 1.000.
For the Jeanneau 64 the deposit fee is € 6.500. A deposit compensation fee is not possible.
If the yacht participates in a ralley or regatta the deposit fee rises from € 2.500 up to € 4.000 and from € 3.500 up to 5.000. A deposit compensation cannot be appointed. With the Jeanneau 64 it is not permitted to participate in rallies or regattas.
A deposit fee of € 500 applies for all gennakers or spinnakers. A deposit compensation cannot be appointed.
Accepted credit cards: Eurocard/Mastercard, VISA
The charterer or the skipper nominated by him must have the necessary knowledge and experience to guide the yacht into open waters and to prove that he possesses the necessary sailing licenses. If necessary, this information will be checked by the insurance company. The named skipper confirms the information and documentation provided, with his signature.
If the charterers and / or skippers terminate their obligations as per this contract, before the charter expires, or leave the yacht before the charter expires, the charter is deemed to have ended and the yacht must be handed over immediately to the charter company. The charterer and / or the skipper are liable in full for all costs, losses and damages incurred to the charter company from this charter when they fail to return the yacht in these circumstances.
If the charter company determines at the handover that the nautical knowledge of the charterer / skipper is not sufficient to guide the yacht safely, or if the charter company have reasonable doubts regarding the charterer/skippers ability to navigate, then charter company has the right to resolve the situation as follows:
- Carry out a test run for several hours under the supervision of the charter company, at the expense of the charterer.
- Or request a change of skipper.
- Or deny the yacht permission to exit the marina. The yacht can then be used by the charterer only at their berth in the port of departure.
Handing over a yacht to intoxicated or otherwise incapacitated persons, is generally refused by the charter company.
The yacht is covered by fully comprehensive insurance with a deductible excess, which is the amount of the deposit, for each damage event, liability insurance for personal injury and property damage up to € 3,000,000.00. The insurance excess is to be borne by the charterer. The insurance does not cover personal injury caused by accidents on board, damage to objects in the charterer’s possession, intentional or damage caused by gross negligence.
4. Specific obligations of Charterer
The charterer must name all passengers (crew) no later than 4 weeks before the start of the charter, all crew members are considered responsible participants.
If crew members registered are not present at the start of the charter or other than the registered crew members arrive, the charter company has the right to refuse the yacht exit from the marina.
The charterer shall handle the yacht and equipment responsibly, in compliance with the rules of proper seamanship, in particular the charterer shall:
- observe the legal provisions of any country where the ship will stay or pass through (see port handbook), and clear in and out in accordance with the relevant regulations.
- keep the logbook properly and leave it on board.
- complete inspections and maintenance necessary, rotationally.
- sail during the night with particularly attention to safety and night sailing regulations.
It is prohibited:
- to carry out paid transport of persons or goods,
- leave the yacht to third parties.
- The transitlog should not be ammended without official declaration, persons on the transit log are set for the duration of the charter, or people who are not on the original transitlog should be officially registered on board.
- to take passengers on board in Greece or to take passengers to Greece.
- to carry undeclared dutiable goods or dangerous goods on board.
- more passengers than permitted maximum capacity on board.
- to participate in regattas or races (unless previously disclosed).
- to tow other vehicles, unless they are in distress and there are no other means of rescue.
In the case of any damage occurring during the charter period, the charterer shall arrange for such damage to be remedied promptly and properly up to an amount of € 200. Any parts replaced shall be kept. In case of any major damage, average, possible delay, loss, lack of manoeuvrability, seizure or obstruction of the ship, the chartering party shall promptly be informed by telephone or telegraphic message. The charterer is responsible for taking any necessary, expedient action to lower the level of damage and any consequential damages (e.g. deficiencies), and if applicable, the charterer shall commission, record, supervise and make an advance payment for repair after consultation with the chartering party.
In case of damage to the yacht or any personal injury, the charterer shall execute a record and obtain supporting confirmation (by a port captain, medical doctor, average commissioner, etc.). If the damage cannot be repaired under way and a return is justifiable according to the circumstances given, the charterer is obligated to return prematurely after consultation with the chartering party, to allow for the repair to be accomplished at the base before the subsequent charter begins. In instances that the charterer is not liable himself/herself for damages incurred, any expenditure made will be reimbursed by the chartering party, providing submission of a valid receipt, and any period of deficiency during which the yacht cannot be used any more (not even in part) by the charterer will be compensated for.
5. Impairment of Performance
If the CHARTERER should be unable to start the charter, he/she shall promptly inform the chartering party. The cancellation fees are as follows:
- From signing the charter agreement until 8 weeks before the beginning of the charter period – 40%
- less than 8 weeks before the beginning of the charter period – 60 %
- less than 6 weeks before the beginning of the charter period – 80 %
- less than 4 weeks before the beginning of the charter period – 100 %
If the chartering party is unable to have the yacht, or a substitute yacht of equal quality, available in due time or at all, the CHARTERER shall be free to claim a reduction of the charter fees for that period of deficiency, or to completely withdraw from the contract.
In the case of damage or loss to any parts of the equipment, incurred during the previous charter, and the replacement of these parts could not be obtained in due time, the charterer is not permitted to withdraw from the contract. Only if the seaworthiness of the ship is impaired, thereby making it hazardous to deliver it to the following charterer.
All and any further claim for damages the chartering party is not liable for shall be excluded with respect to the indemnification of the charterer for consequential damages pursuant to paragraph 9 hereof.
6. Delivery of the yacht
The yacht will be surrendered filled up with fuel to the charterer. The condition of the yacht, the completeness of equipment and the inventory will have been checked carefully by the charterer upon takeover, in accordance with an equipment schedule and confirmed by the signature of the charterer.
7. Return of the yacht
At the end of the charter, the charterer shall return the yacht, refuelled and in a reasonably clean condition (inside and outside) to the chartering party, permitting them to check the yacht’s condition and the completeness of equipment. Any equipment items lost, damaged or not functioning should be reported immediately upon return, by the charterer.
If the ship has not been refuelled (water, Diesel etc.) upon return, the charterer shall reimburse the chartering party for the expenditure incurred in order to complete these services. These costs will be payable in total in resort.
Any concealed damage shall be compensated for by the charterer even after repayment of the security deposit.
Security deposits paid will be reimbursed without deduction, if no damage has been incurred. In the case of loss or damage, the security deposit will be retained, in total or in part, as required by the extent of such loss or damage, until the final accounting of the costs incurred has been determined, unless immediate accounting is possible.
8. Extension, Delay and Return
Checkout of the yacht must be completed at the port of return, at the scheduled time. The charter period cannot be extended without the consent of the chartering party. Difficulties due to weather conditions will not affect the obligation to return the yacht punctually. Therefore the charterer is obliged to keep the yacht at a sufficiently close distance from the port of return, during the last 24 hours prior to the end of the charter.
In the case of any delay, the charter fee for an overrun of time will be doubled, as a contractual penalty breach.
If the charter company is not promptly notified about a delay in the return, then within 16 hours of the yacht’s contractual return date and time, they will automatically lodge an official report with the appropriate authorities.
In case the tour has to be ended at a different location from the stipulated port, the chartering party shall promptly be notified. The charterer undertakes to leave an adequately qualified crew with the yacht for surveillance thereof, until the chartering party is able to retake possession of the yacht. The contractual obligations of the charter will not end before such takeover.
9. Liability of Charterer and Chartering Party
Both parties entering a charter contract shall be liable for their own faults. Further, the charterer shall only be liable for the retention of the insurance cover amount as covered in paragraph 5, thus not for consequential damages or the like, unless he/she has acted wilfully or with gross negligence, or the insurer refuses to provide coverage for reasons they will present, stating that the charterer is liable.
Claims for damages by the charterer are limited to the amount of the agreed charter fee if the charter company is not responsible for gross negligence or bad intent. The charter company is not liable for damage to life, body, health or personal belongings. The charterer, the skipper and the crew members are solely responsible for these risks themselves, as these are the accepted and associated dangers and risks of a deep-sea cruise.
10. Jurisdiction – Miscellaneous
All charter contracts shall be governed by the law of the Republic of Turkey. The place of jurisdiction shall be Marmaris, as far as legally permissible.
In case of any provision hereof being void or ineffective, the validity of the remaining parts hereof will not be affected.
I was very impressed with the customer services, Dave was very patient, answered all my questions and helped me find a very good boat. The booking process was smooth and I highly appreciate the group payment; no more collecting money from friends, everyone paid their share.
The yacht was perfect
The yacht was perfect and all difficulties were solved at once (We had some misunderstanding around the transfer from airport). Thank you very much for your kind assistance! I would also like to thank GotoSailing managers for their assistance. There are some problems with the sight (may be because of my using tablet instead of PC). I filled the transfer form, but only second part was saved.. and I did not check it. But everything was solved after and we enjoyed our trip!
Best company ever!
Gotosailing excellent company and held our hands through the whole process. Loved our experience. Met another lovely couple which enhanced the experience. Would highly recommend. We are a couple in our 60’s and were concerned we would not be fit enough to go sailing. How funny, it was the most relaxing beautiful trip of our lives. Best company ever. Loved our host David who advised on our trip. I will be grateful to him forever for the best trip of my life. Thank you. Enjoy.
Hervorragende Buchungsabwicklung mit Gotosailing. Toller Service, David hat uns geholfen, das perfekte Boot zu finden, gab uns Tipps für die besten Anlegestellen in Split und war immer für uns da, um all unsere Fragen zu beantworten. Ich kann Gotosailing wärmstens weiterempfehlen
Best moments of our summer
Dear GotoSailing.com, thank you for making our sailing holiday so magnificent. This was our first time on a boat and it was way too easier than we thought to arrange every detail. Our 3 kids were too happy since the moment they saw our boat. They didn't even want to go back home :) We are looking forward for next summer! Thanks for everything.
Excellent and prompt communication!
Excellent and prompt communication! Appreciate the patience with our various requests for information about the boat, itinerary and charter operator. The charter operator at ACI Split Marina, Euromarine, was very responsive prior to the trip. If you have chartered before and are a reasonably experienced skipper you should be fine, but don’t expect a formal briefing and thorough pre-inspection like with a Sunsail/Moorings. That said, the boat was immaculately clean and everything worked as advertised. Two minor issues: the boat Tanpopo I is listed as a 2019 model, it’s a 2018. There was a lack of communication and urgency from the receptionists in the Euromarine office in informing us when our boat would be ready at pick up. Our boat returned with a broken window from the previous charterer which appeared to be promptly fixed. There was a disconnect between the dock workers and receptionists who never called us as promised to tell us the boat was ready. Stopping in every hour to ask was fruitless. Finally, we just loaded up the boat and found a worker to do the check out, getting out of the marina late at 6 PM.
Gotosailing was great but didn't translate on the the ground/water
The service from Gotosailing was great but sadly didn't translate onto the ground/water at the beginning of our holiday. The charter company did not cover themselves in glory when we first arrived. They had not got our snorkelling kit, or our SUPs ready and although we were told we could pay for the insurance by credit card, we couldn't and they were very reticent to give us a receipt of the money received. Later in the week when we went back into port they were more efficient. Also I would expect to be able to do an online shop before getting there so not having to spend 2 hours in the sweltering heat shopping for basic supplies. Doing a small shop would be acceptable. The food list that was sent over to us was not extensive at all.
We had to “test” everything onboard
- echosounder unit wasn’t connected so we had to do it ourselves after 2 days when we finally figured out the error (owners told us it was working the day before which was BS since the cable wasn’t connected) - bow (jet) thruster stopped working already the first day and couldn’t be repaired although we rerouted our trip to meet up with maintenance staff - no electrical fans nor solar panels were installed although it was part of the inventory list at the time of booking - the boat didn’t have any gangway and we were promised to get one after one day (but we didn’t) - the boat was equipped with a wrong water supply setup which made the refilling of water a nightmare - the dinghy was left with 1-2l of fuel and the dinghy itself could barely take two people onboard All in all, we were the first group to charter the boat since delivery and we had the unfortunate situation to “test” everything onboard
I couldn't recommend GotoSailing highly enough.
I hired a 37 ft Bavaria 2006 In Split in the second week of July 2019. The boat was a great price which was a bit of a worry from a company I had never dealt with before but I needn't have worried - see below. I had many dealings with Fleur and Dave of the office who were excellent. I dealt mostly with Fleur who was prompt and very supportive. I had a few problems before I arrived which meant a lot of correspondence with Fleur. My flight got in at 1am so the taxi service had to wait for me - No problem! I had problems in delay in getting my ICC Cert renewed before departure which meant i would to have hired a local skipper at Euro 1000 - GotoSailing offered to pay a significant portion so I could enjoy my holiday. I was very appreciative of their offer. In any event, my Cert arrived in time so didn't need a skipper.The Base Office manager Kristina was very helpful - West Cork is the place to go on holidays Kristina! The Base Manager Nicolai was brilliant. I rang him a few times over the week and he was patient and offered lots of additional local knowledge advice re anchoring spots etc. The Boat was not a new one but in great condition. Everything worked and was spotlessly clean. The engine was very well maintained and the sails as good as new. The only 2 areas of possible improvement might be the size of the dinghy (2 large adults and 2 chunky teenagers made for interesting transfers from anchor at night in windy conditions) and the electronic chart plotter was not fixed close to the wheel which having to go below but maybe Im spoilt as my own 36 footer has that facility with a bigger dinghy! I couldn't recommend Goto sailing highly enough. They really wanted me to have a good time and went the extra mile, particularly offering to pay costs on what was a low profit week for them with their original excellent offer. Great value for money, great customer service and they are my operator of choice next year. Robin Bradley Dublin Ireland... on facebook
Can't beat the Greek Islands!
We sailed with friends who had a larger boat from another company and our boat was better equipped and more functional in so many ways. Having solar power was a godsend, allowing us to charge the fridge/etc. all day and keep the important refreshments ready to share with our friends. Chartering team was very helpful and quick to check us in all clear. Can't beat the Greek Islands so hope to go again soon! The only confusion when trying to book was a map of the area relative to our friends. Otherwise all good.