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With the growth of our companies ‘Salty Dog Charter and Cat O Fish‘, we have merged together and become the brand Solis Charter Group. We see ourselves continuing in growth and feel we required a solid platform to grow on.

We are sailing enthusiasts ourselves and after many years of chartering boats, and felt that there was a real lack of friendly and approachable charter companies. You can see that larger companies are just looking to make money. 

We decided to invest in our own catamaran and offer the level of service we’d like to receive ourselves. After a successful year with our lagoon 39 ‘Salty Dog’ , so we have invested in 3 new catamarans.

Our vision is to grow the company and look to offer a variety of chartering types, including bareboat, skippered charter and cabin charter. The goals will not change as the business continues to expand. Our key focus is to offer a high end service, giving confidence and reassurance to our customers.

All our catamarans are fitted out with the best possible spec, with the 2 larger boats being equipped with; Air-con, generators, watermaker, invertor and Highfield Ribs powered by a Honda 20hp.

The 4 catamarans are currently based in Olympic Marina, just 40 mins from Athens airport. We can provide a transfer service to and from the airport.

Meet the team

Mike Lean

Operations Director

Mike has been involved in the yacht charter world for over 8 years. With a wealth of knowledge and experience in the yacht charter industry Mike leads our team, ensuring you have the best experience possible, with no inconveniences from booking, to leaving the yacht,

Nadja Smelkova

Partner/Booking Manager

Nadja is a keen sailor herself, and having chartered many yachts around the world, Nadja wanted to be involved in the industry. With excellent skills in online management and data control, Nadja managers all our online bookings and corespondents. A pleasure to have on the team.

Luba Shkurpat

Partner/Marketing and Sales Manager

Luba has worked in marketing & sales within the travel industry for over 5 years. Being a sailing enthusiast as well, Luba excels in combining both her passion for sailing and working skill set, to produce excellent material. A highly valued member of our team. 

Sasha Smelkov

Maintenance Manager

Sasha is our walking workshop manual, there’s not much he doesn’t know how to fix. Sasha keeps our yachts in excellent condition, working throughout the summer and winter. Sasha is always happy to assist you with any technical queries you may have on the catamarans. A real asset in our team.

Julie Cherezova

Base Manager

Julie is our base manager, assisting to all clients needs from airport transfers to marina reservations. Julie spent last year working as a yacht host in Santorini and is very familiar with the Cyclades sailing area. Julie is on call throughout your sailing week, to help wherever possible. 

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