about the boat & crew

The name of the boat is OLAKALA which means in Greek”All is Well”. It is a Nauticat 44 traditional motor sailer, built in Finland in ’83. It is well known for its durability, stability, accommodation and of course it’s unique look.  The boat is fully updated to meet all health and safety standards. All decks are covered with biminis- shadowers – to protect and keep you cool from the Mediterranean sun while enjoying cool smoothies salads and snacks. There is a swimming platform for easy access from the sea or from the dinghy.The hammock on the foredeck is perfect for gazing at the star studded skies of an evening. Walk around decks are well protected with high solid teak and stainless rails. Guest cabin has queen size  bed with ensuite and solid privacy. Snack table on deck, dinning table in the pilot house or in the saloon – choose where to dine depending on your mood. The boat and the galley has the comforts and storage to accommodate a couple or a family for many days.

Olakala sails on

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                                                      T H E   C R E W

                                      George Kontonikolis aka Cavos

                                           RYA Yachtmaster Offshore

                                           RYA Advanced power boat                                                                     –                                           – commercial endorsed –

My name is George Cavos and i am  the captain of this beautiful boat and the person that has a story for every rock in the sea.                          I  was  raised in the Cyclades Greece surrounded by the blue and the white of the waves. With a 4.30 m long boat i have dived all over the Greek seas. Lived for years on boats, made a living out of the sea, fishing, free diving, skippering all year around the Med waters. Also a long career in hospitality with my British wife. We spent the last ten years in UK upgrading our service knowledge in the marine industry. Sailed the Atlantic East coast, the Caribbean and the cold North sea.  The pull to return to home waters was too strong. On these Mediterranean waters i can enjoy relaxed sailing.  Talk on the docks is about winds, moorings, beaches, ouzo, fun….alot of it. No need to worry  about tides, typhoons, hurricanes or dangerous marine life. When i’m out at sea i want to enjoy all elements to full.  So thats what i’ve done.I have combined my sea nature with my hospitality career to start this unique holiday lifestyle. The routes i have chosen are my favourite destinations in the southern Aegean. Have used these same routes in the past when free diving and fishing. I am still visiting the same spots and despite the less marine life the colours are amazing and visibility is great. 

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