Here’s who we are

The company owner seen on a sunset photo

Owner and director of Sail Puppy Ltd. is Petros Krystalakos, a long-time yacht charter professional.

Petros has been sailing from a very young age, now an avid and experienced skipper who still sometimes undertakes skipper jobs, having a rich and varied professional background that includes working as financial journalist for 20 years for some of the largest newspapers and news media outlets in Greece. He studied Economics at Essex University, before earning the prestigious PricewaterhouseCoopers London Press Fellowship at Wolfson College, Cambridge University. Petros has a natural affinity with superior client interaction giving attention to detail, while his universal yacht charter expertise leads to optimal sailing holiday solutions for all budgets. In his spare time he sings as bass voice in two classical choirs, while also practising the Korean martial art Tang Soo Do, having earned a second blue belt.

Our Charter Department includes professionals who have worked in the yachting industry for a long time, negotiating and booking yacht charters for countless happy, satisfied, return customers.

We are also proud of valuable work experience in yacht maintenance and yacht crane lifting & hauling, which has thoroughly enriched our practical knowledge of where to look at for things that could potentially go south on a boat, when choosing yachts to offer you.

Our extensive yachting experience includes having acted as client welcome agents for yacht charter companies, conducting detailed check-in yacht handovers and check-out returns, which taught us how a swell yacht charter service ought to be provided – and audited.

The rich sea experience we have amassed, along with extensive yacht charter client interaction feedback, gives us a unique sailing-holiday perspective from your point of view.

We have been sailing since we were kids – We’ve been in and out of boats and yachts all our lives.

Sail Puppy Ltd. benefits from 25 years’ worth of experience in the yacht charter industry.

Our job is to find and offer you the most suitable and affordable sailing yachts to choose from, befitting your circumstances. To achieve this, we leverage our rich experience in the sector, while also mobilising our extensive, proven yacht network resources to track boats worthy of each yacht charter’s unique characteristics (client, size of group, sailing area, yacht specifications, budget, special requirements etc.).

Are you looking for the latest and greatest sailing yacht models from the major shipyards? A wonderful small 35′ mono-hull, a magnificent 4-cabin 46′ or a luxurious 55′ yacht? Furling or battened main sail (perhaps with a blister included)? Maybe an affordable catamaran is what you’re really after. Or is it that you are trying to squeeze a month-long sailing holiday into a tight budget?

For every charter request we receive – however extraordinary – we scout the market in the geographical area(s) you designate, to offer the yachts you deserve at the right – highly competitive – price. We thoroughly check the boats we suggest, conducting on-site yacht audits on a regular basis.

We truly do take our job very seriously and are genuinely passionate about what we do. It’s because we know all the necessary ingredients for an utterly successful sailing holiday recipe.

Sail Puppy Ltd. is very meticulous in choosing the appropriate shipowners it accepts to cooperate with, thus safeguarding your interests, as well as its good reputation. Only the best pass the test. Additionally, all our yacht charters include free-of-charge insurance coverage against shipowner insolvency (financial failure), by a highly acclaimed UK insurer and underwriter.

We stand out compared to our competition, being a truly independent company: We don’t have any vested interests in the yachts we meticulously choose to offer you, as opposed to many competitors who happily assume the graceless role of biased middlemen for lesser yachts.

At Sail Puppy Ltd. you only get the best the market can offer you. Moreover, if we are not convinced there are any truly reliable, seaworthy yachts available to offer you for your circumstances, we’ll simply tell you so in earnest.

We know price matters to you, which makes it one of our fundamental priorities, too. We promise our charter proposals will always be highly competitive, maximising the sailing value your money can buy. You won’t get any vacation-spoiler yachts from Sail Puppy.