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Yacht Sales and charter management specialist Ekka Yachts is hailing a new chapter in the Greece’s rich yachting story, with the launch of its eighth Sanlorenzo superyacht delivered in less than 12 months. The latest deal will see a brand new SL120A moving permanently to region’s waters.


It marks a shift in attitudes towards younger, more innovative yacht styling, according to Ekka Yachts founder and MD Dimitris Kyriazakos. “The charter market here (in Greece) has plenty of good boats – well refitted, well crewed and well managed, but charterers have a hard time finding the latest in technology, design and the freshness that comes from a boat that has been recently built,” he says. 


“What Bernardo Zuccon has managed so well with Sanlorenzo’s Asymmetric concept is to retain a very sleek profile, which appeals to people looking for a boat with a low centre of gravity and good seaworthiness. At the same time, the design also manages to combine the volume of a much bulkier boat. This is the sweetspot: a fine, modern profile and abundant interior space.”

SL 104 (Credits Studio Reskos)

Ekka has delivered two new SL120A yachts in the past nine months, as well as brokered the sale of a 32-metre SL106A a 31-metre SL102 and a 32 m. SL106. It has also added some significant yachts to its charter fleet, including two SL106A, Mary and Golden Yacht, and the 47m Sanlorenzo explorer yacht Para Bellum as well as an exciting new BGX63 from disrupter Bluegame. But whether a sale translates into a charter listing, or vice versa, Kyriazakos says it makes little difference. 


“At Ekka, we’ve positioned ourselves very successfully for a long time as a company that goes beyond a mere dealership, to acting as an extension of the shipyard in the Greek market. It gives us unique positioning in making our very full range of services available to superyacht owners cruising in Greece, who wish to operate their yachts either privately or for charter. We offer a 360-degree service from warranty support in the first years of the life of the boat to charter management service. This is why we now operate the youngest fleet of 30-40m charter yachts in Greek waters,” states Dimitris Kyriazakos. 

Since becoming dealers for the Italian builder, Ekka Yachts has secured a total of six orders for Sanlorenzo, representing a total of 87 million euros in just nine months. With the contracts signed in September 2021 and March 2022 respectively, the sales of these vessels follow hot on the heels of two earlier 32m+ successes for Ekka Yachts which were announced last summer.

Credits: Ekka Yachts

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