The owner keeps Bliss based in Greece and regularly offers itineraries in Turkey, Croatia and Montenegro. If charter clients want to book in France or Italy, then the owner will consider those inquiries as well, but Chryssicopoulos says there has been so much demand for charters in Greece that the yacht had no reason to move.
“Charter is just through the roof,” he told Yachting in mid-July. “I was just spending a week in Mykonos—you should have seen all the yachts. It was much crazier than usual.”
And everywhere that Bliss goes, she brings multiple tenders with her for heading ashore, watersports and crew use. There is a Williams Turbojet 325, an 18-foot Dariel jet boat that reportedly can hit 35 knots, and a 42-foot Sacs called Little Bliss.
Also on board are a pair of Jet Skis, a Seabob and stand-up paddleboards. Those types of toys, a captain who has been aboard for eight years and has strong local knowledge, and the yacht’s new look inside and out from the refit are bringing bookings, Chryssicopoulos says. And the yacht also is for sale, which means potential owners are getting a sneak peek at the type of income they might generate should they keep her on the charter market.
“She’s already done five weeks of charter this season alone,” he says of this past summer, “and she has another five booked.”