Originally Posted by swagman
I've no experience of the charter company but you'll find most marinas
will have wifi
- if not local bars.
It is one of few hundreds (or something like this) charter agents in Greece
Let me tell You how does it work:
Somebody put up the company and get the license
for acting as charter (and often tourist) agent. He look around for some boat owners to establish management contracts. He can obtain only very few such a contracts, as the general ratio of charter boats vs. charter agents in Greece
is roughly 10 : 1 and healthy percentage of boats is in management of big companies like Vernicos or Kiriacoulis.
Next he put on his offer the boats under contact and all other boats he know about (from Internet
pages of other agents, big operators and so on).
When You ask for a boat they are giving You preliminary offer (for some bargaining) and then phone
around to find such a boat - may be from Vernicos, may be from Kiriacoulis, may be just from other agent, for splitting the fee.
So - in the matter of fact You never know what a boat are You to charter given time
If the agent is for some time on the market (and Aegean Cruises is not a new company) it does mean he is not worse than others. Probably not better also
I have my private "black list of agents" (for my chartering friends use) and Aegean Cruises is not on this list.
Generally speaking - in Greece (with few exceptions) it does not matter much which agent You do use.
On the other hand this system is slowly ruining the charter business in Greece - too much agents in a feeding line mean to little money
going to the actual owners and this mean not the best upkeep of the boats.
But it is different story...