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Old 26-04-2013, 14:23   #1
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Any charter experience with Ecker Yachts?

Does anyone here have experience, good or bad, with Ecker Yachts as a charter company?
I'm planning a bareboat charter this fall, from somewhere around Split (Croatia).
Ecker appear to have good boats and credible prices, and they responded quickly and competently to an initial inquiry.
But I'd love to hear from someone who has dealt with them before.

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Old 29-04-2013, 00:09   #2
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Re: Any charter experience with Ecker Yachts?

No personal experience,
however, Ecker-Yacht is an Austrian owned company operating for about 40 years with a very good reputation in all the German speaking forums and
organizing every year the Ecker-Cup race.
They have branches in Croatia, Greece and Turkey.

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Old 29-04-2013, 00:53   #3
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Re: Any charter experience with Ecker Yachts?

No personal experience but I did know a fellow Privilege owner who bought his boat through Ecker, think he chartered for a while but can't remember, and then sailed the boat round the world. Was happy with Ecker from what I remember.
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Old 29-04-2013, 01:17   #4
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Re: Any charter experience with Ecker Yachts?

I did charter with Ecker in 2011. I would do so again. We did a two week one way charter from Dubrovnik to Trogir, and started our charter on a Wednesday. That's one of the attractions of this company. Chartering Wednesday to Wednesday is a lot more relaxing than Saturday to Saturday. Ecker is one of the few that offers this.
The boat was excellent. We even were send the boat manual in advance, so knew what was on board. Guides and maps were on board too. However as common in Croatia the guide was in German. That is not a problem for us, but if it is for you bring one yourself.
We managed to lose a fender, and break a few things in the galley, but were not charged for that.
I have also chartered with other companies in Croatia, and those others were invariably always competent, reliable and honest.
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