The largest Greek-flagged catamaran yacht was officially presented for the first time last month at the Palio Faliro Yacht Club. Christened Neptune, the vessel ranks eighth in the world, and is unique in its class in the Mediterranean.
The Neptune, built by France’s Dufour shipyards, was brought to Greece by the company’s representative here, Alemar Optima Yachts. The building was ordered only after an extensive study of the European market. The catamaran, which is said to showcase Dufour’s high standards, offers safety and comfort even in winds of 7-8 on the Beaufort scale, due to its catamaran design, says the company, and should satisfy the most demanding client.
The Neptune is staffed by a crew of three to four, depending on the size of the group hiring the yacht, and is available for charter from marinas in Greece and the eastern and western Mediterranean.
Alemar Optima Yachts’ fleet includes another 70 sailing vessels, all of which are available for charter. The company’s George Panagakos says that the firm plans to order catamarans with a capacity of 100 passengers and use them for one-day cruises.