During the evenings in Greece the temperature generally drops to a comfortable temperature and there are cool breezes coming off the water. As a result, most nights you can open the port windows and turn on the fans in the cabins without any need for air conditioning.
However, sometimes there are heat waves during the middle of the summer, so our yachts are equipped with air conditioning which can be used with some conditions. This is rare for yachts in Greece.
Our Lagoon 380 catamaran was recently fitted with air conditioning in two cabins. The A/C will operate only when attached to shore power (a generator unfortunately doesn’t fit on this yacht).
Our Saona 47 and Lagoon 450 catamarans do have air conditioning in all cabins and can work with shore power or the onboard generator.
It’s important to note that air conditioning systems on yachts require extensive maintenance because of the wear and tear caused by the salty Aegean air, and we can’t guarantee that the system will be functioning on all charters.
**When the air conditioning is running there are a few things to keep in mind about usage. The restrictions are very important to keep the system from failing due to over-usage as well as excessive fuel consumption. Please keep the following in mind:
- If the yacht is not connected to a power supply the yacht’s generator will be needed to run the A/C. (Some islands don’t offer a power supply in the marina, and on some islands you’ll need to anchor in a bay vs. dock in a marina)
- The generator can be used for up to around 3 hours at a time, and not past midnight due to the noise it causes while running.
- It is possible to use the generator for up to 6 hours (the maximum based on manufacturer recommendations), however excessive use results in a large amount of fuel needed. If it is getting to this point the captain will let you know before any extra charges are incurred (which is rare, but possible).
Please speak with your captain if you have any questions about the air conditioning and/or generator.