Yacht Care
Maintenance for your yacht by our team of professionals

Yacht Care

We offer a selection of packages for private yachts

Whether you buy an ex-fleet yacht from us, or you have a private yacht in the area, we offer a yacht guardianage support package guaranteeing that your yacht is being maintained by professionals in your absence.

Through regular and trusted communication we offer the following yacht guardianage services:

  • Winter boatyard storage and summer guardianage
  • Engine, gearbox and mechanical systems maintenance
  • Outboard/dinghy servicing including storage
  • Sail and Canvas cleaning, checking and repairs
  • Internal cleaning including laundry and upholstery services
  • External cleaning including A Glaze treatment of hull and topsides
  • Teak deck care
  • Emergency Assistance – Engineering support service to rectify any problems if they occur

We can do any additional tailor made modifications and alterations on a ‘per quota’ basis.

Also we offer a full range of Stainless Steel Fabrication services including bespoke gantries with solar panels.


We offer a complete set of care packages for your yacht, catamaran or RIB. Either when you are on board or when you go away. We understand that owning a yacht is a big investment and keeping it in good condition takes a lot of time and effort. We offer tailored guardianage packages to ensure your yacht is fully prepared for your arrival so you can simply turn up and enjoy the amazing sailing that the Ionian has to offer. Some of the yacht management services available from our Yacht Care Team include:

Arranging Berthing

If you wish to leave your yacht here in Lefkada during the sailing season, we will arrange secure berthing either on our pontoon or secure moorings. We will ensure a watchful eye is kept on your yacht at all times with regular checks and running the engine. We can also arrange for your yacht to be hauled in a local boat yard if needed.


We can arrange for your yacht to be fully prepared for your arrival so that you can simply slip your lines and go! This includes cleaning interior/exterior, refuelling and carrying out routine engineering checks. In addition we are happy to carry out any maintenance work needed during the season.

Complete Breakdown Service

In the event you need help during your stay, our unique complete care breakdown and support service can be taken with any yachts maintained by Sail Ionian.

Haul, Launch & Layup Care

We assist with all aspects of moving your boat at the end of the season from mooring to the boat yard. We will arrange and supervise the haul and launch. During the winter through regular checks we will ensure batteries remain charged. Any faults found will be reported.


We can carry out maintenance work required as per manufacturer recommendations. This includes engine and gearbox servicing which will be carried out by one of our qualified engineers. In addition we are happy to organise and carry out any repairs, replacements or renewals you may wish for us to do. We charge competitive rates for in-house labour and have excellent relations with all marine trades locally.


Sourcing the correct parts at competitive prices can sometimes be very time consuming. We are very familiar with sourcing for Bavaria, Volvo, Yanmar, Beneteau, Yamaha, Mercury, Selden, Honda, Ocean Air, Lewmar, and Icom parts.


Haul Launch & Winter Care

This includes taking the boat from its mooring, hauling it into our local boat yard, pressure washing the hull and storage on land for up to six months. Shore power will be connected to ensure batteries remain charged and a dehumidifier will also be provided. Regular checks are carried out to ensure prime condition and any issues will be reported. Engineering checks will be completed and one coat of antifoul is applied before re-launch.

Summer Care

If you wish to leave your yacht on anchor in Vliho Bay during the summer season we will look after her with regular checks and running the engine. We can also arrange for the boat to be hauled and stored out of the water in the boat yard for a maximum of 2 months. Fee includes launching the yacht and having it ready on the quay on arrival.

Engine & Gearbox Service

Normally completed at the end of the season, includes oil change for engine and gearbox. Fuel filters change. Replace coolant and flush the cooling system. Exhaust elbow removal and cleaned. Deep clean of engine and respective bilge areas. Report of condition and maintenance advice for the future will be provided.

Sails & Canvas Cleaning

Normally completed at the end of the season, includes washing and checking of sails, bimini/spray hood and storage over winter. Soaking of lines where possible to remove salt. Refitting and adjusting at start of season. A report will be provided to confirm condition. Any repairs are at an additional cost

Turn Round Clean or Deep Clean

A turn round clean includes cleaning of all interior areas with exterior wash down and wipe to ensure your yacht is looking in prime condition when you arrive. A deep clean at the end of the season includes removing mattress covers, steam cleaning and storage during the winter. Also includes deep cleaning of the galley, heads, bilges and lockers.

Routine & Winter Engineering Checks

This involves a series of engineering checks to ensure your yacht is maintained in top condition (120 points on an in season check, extensive on a winter check). We will attend to minor reported and discovered faults during these checks. A report will be provided high-lighting any additional repairs or maintenance required.

Outboard Service

Normally completed at the end of the season, this Includes draining the fuel, change of engine and drive oils, spark plug, filters anodes and impellers. This includes dry storing your dinghy over winter, a report will be provided high-lighting any additional repairs or maintenance required.

“A Glaze” Topsides & Decks

Normally completed at the start of the season, and includes a 3 part treatment which when applied impregnates into the GRP surface forming a protective barrier allowing dirt to rest on top of the glaze and not penetrate it or permanently stain the boat. This makes cleaning easier and improves the performance of the vessel also adds quality UV protection to your yacht. GRP repair and compound polishing required will be at an additional cost.

Teak Care

Teak cleaning is normally carried out during the winter. This A Glaze treatment maintains the original light brown colour of the teak for a longer time. Lasts up to 4 times longer than teak oil and up to twice as long as teak sealers. Totally environmentally friendly as it’s 100% water based.

Emergency Assistance

We have an on-water “A-A” support service, which gives you immediate access to an engineer who will be able to advise on any problems. The subscription gives you engineering support at base in Vliho and a call out facility in the South Ionian.

Stainless Steel Fabrication Services & Additional Work

We are now able to offer a full range of stainless steel fabrication services. This includes manufacture and design of bespoke gantries with solar panels, also outboard cranes and modified bow rollers to accommodate Rocna anchors. Please enquire for a quotation.

You must confirm you have made your insurers aware of our involvement for maintaining, moving, and looking after your yacht. Although we will use our best endeavours to look after your yacht, we do not take any liability for damage no matter how it’s caused. All prices are subject to change without notice. VAT is applicable to all prices. No responsibility can be taken for the accuracy of the information supplied in this document.

Please enquire at yachts@sailionian.com for further information about what we can offer.