56' Yacht Mythos for crewed yacht charter in Greece
Accommodates 8 guests in 4 double/twin en-suite cabins - fully air-conditioned
Mythos is the sister-ship to S/Y Velos, as she is identical in every
way except that she is one year newer, built in 2008 and the color of
the hull is beize. We bought S/Y Mythos in 2019 to replace our smaller
yacht S/Y Alexandros and just like Velos we were attracted by
her beautiful lines and fast hull, but also its really spacious
cabins, double saloon and air-conditioning.
For our Greek Island
cruises we know that the most important thing about a charter yacht is
to be spacious and comfortable, both on deck and below, and Velos is
She is a wonderful yacht, designed and built in 2008 by a well known Greek boatyard (Ocean Yachts) for the purpose of charter in the Mediterranean and Caribbean Sea, as well as for long ocean passages.
The model is the 'Ocean Star 56.1' and it can be found in a 5
or 6 cabin version, but as space and comfort is a lot more important in
our opinion than a bigger number of guests, we decided to have the 5
cabin version (4 guest cabins plus 1 crew cabin).
is a sloop with two large sails, a furling genoa and a furling
mainsail, that make it very easy to handle even by one person alone.
With a total of 150 square meters of sail, Mythos and Velos can offer some fast and exciting sailing and their 25 tonnes of displacement make it very stable in any sea state!
But she is not only a very seaworthy boat, she is a luxurious one as
well. Being a 56 footer, she has a large teak deck with plenty of room
for sunbathing or just lying down with a book in the one hand and a
drink in the other!
A strong guard rail all around, makes it a safe environment for
kids who always like to wander around and participate in the sailing of
the yacht, during our family cruises.
course the cockpit is the heart of a boat and so it is designed to
accommodate everyone (for a meal or a drink) and still remain practical
to do the 'sailing stuff '. The table in the center of the cockpit,
serves also as a fridge for drinks, so you don't have to make the trip
below every time you want a drink.
steering wheels is something usually seen on yachts racing around the
world because of the advantages in handling the boat and sails, but on
cruising yachts like Mythos and Velos it has the added advantage of allowing for a spacious cockpit.
stern, with steps down to sea level and then a ladder extending under
the surface, is designed for easy access in and out of the water.
the starboard area of the saloon (right side) there is a big table with
couches all around which makes it ideal for playing table games or
having a more formal meal.
At the port area (left side) there is a coffee table with two more sofas, where you can sit and read your book or newspaper.
However in the summer months it is so beautiful outside that people rarely spend much time inside
galley which is situated at the far left side of the saloon towards the
stern, is very functional with big surfaces to work, a large sink, gas
cooker, two refrigerators, ice maker, a blender for cocktails and all
the cooking utensils that could possibly be needed on a yacht.
That is where Alicia's famous lunches are created!!!
navigation area is well equipped, with a GPS, VHF-DSC radio, EPIRB,
Electronic Chart Plotter, wind speed - depth - boat speed meters, and
weather forecast receiver, but as we prefer the traditional ways, all
the charts and pilot books are there and in daily use.
recreation side of things, there is a TV and DVD player as well as a
Radio and CD/MP3/IPOD player with speakers in the salon and on deck. The
collection of movies and music onboard is big, but you are always
welcome to bring your own.
there is a computer and equipment to access the Internet in case you
want to keep in touch with family and friends, or more important, use it
for your business.
There are computer games, although there are
always better things to do on a yacht than get stuck in front of the
screen! However, it is a great thing if you want to forget your kids for
accommodation consists of five cabins altogether. The four of them are
situated around the saloon and the fifth which is the crew cabin is at
the bow with a separate entrance from the deck. They are all en suite
with a toilet, sink and a shower.
The two guest cabins forward of
the saloon have a double bed and the bathroom is situated at the far
end towards the bow of the boat.
two guest cabins aft of the saloon have a double bed (in size it is
really a triple bed), with a removable part in the center so it can be
turned into 2 single beds. However, because of the bigger size bed, the
bathroom is a bit smaller.
Access to all four cabins is from the saloon.
One of the most important features of Mythos is the air-conditioning which keeps the interior in a very pleasant temperature during the hottest months of the summer.
cabin is air-conditioned, as well as the saloon, and although during
the daytime we all cool down in the sea, the air-conditioning makes all
the difference for a good night sleep.
Except for the air-conditioning, every cabin is also equipped with a fan.
The engine is a powerful Yanmar 160HP, used to take the yacht in and
out of a harbor and take us to the destination when there is no wind.
diesel tanks have a capacity of 750 liters which is enough to make long
passages across the Mediterranean Sea, just with the engine alone and
finally, the water tanks have a capacity of 1500 liters which is more
than enough for the needs of the boat. In November 2013 we installed a
water-maker (desalinator plant) which produces 350 liters of water per
hour, for complete independence!
Please click here for a list of Velos and Mythos Specs