THE ONE STOP SHOP
by Maria K. Bakalakou
charter clearing house
Your Precious Time saved.
Lifting the weight off your shoulders.
Refined teamwork for operating variables and logistics.
Peace of Mind for You. Commercial, and Technical Management.
25 years of Expertise.
Shaping Joyful memories.
Design your itinerary.
Explore the globe at all seasons.
Priceless the family vacation on board sharing happy moments.
Buy low sell high.
Striving for the perfect match of the New Owner with the Seller.
A realistic approach, negotiations, and Surveys. Sea Trials, Maritime Compliance and Accounting.
Technical Station ART
Maintenance and Repairs.
Budgeting and Prevention.
Transformation to a Green Yacht.
Contemporary technology applied on board.
Refit and Renovation Refinery.
MISSION - VISION
SYNERGIES towards sustainability
Triumphing in the Superyacht Charter Business, Maria Bakalakou is making a comeback in the industry with a new venture. By attending privileged projects close to Arab Royalties and their fleet, Maria exerts her expertise in the constantly innovating Superyacht industry. Determined to be part of an eco-conscious era, yet amidst restrictions and uncertainties, this is the perfect time for establishing a regionally oriented business.
The yachting industry needs green energy innovation and technology to meet TIER III regulations, making Superyachts noiseless units and managing waste with zero footprints in the environment; because such would meet the needs of the present without compromising the future.
We have already appraised the shipping and cruising industries make that leap forward reducing carbon emissions in the air and land by reducing their fuel use. The law comes for the yachting industry to force compliance with green policies to achieve sustainable goals, minimizing noise and pollution to the environment, succeeding in fewer emissions, introducing a feasible electrical power innovative engineering for the existing Superyachts, and timing is the best to exploit feasible solutions.
We are future-driven exploiting technology solutions through our Premium Technical Station ART and suggest ways to turn a yacht green as feasible as possible. This occurs in teamwork with traders of modern and applicable technology. We shall also exploit options for utilization of new materials such as synthetic silk, excessive glass at no penalty for weight and other restrictions and so much more in retrofitting.
We shall develop our Research & Development part of the Premium Technical Station ART in collaboration with the industry traders who contribute to a common effort sharing the same goals. We shall build a trusted partnership and work together towards the same directions even from different paths.
what we can
do for you
We are a team of Maritime Professionals based in Greece, that can help mediate between Superyacht businesses for project cooperation, as Owner’s Representative and offer superintendence, consultancy, and one or combined types of commercial and technical management. By the long years of experience in managing and facilitating business between all boards of organizations including Executives, PR agents, fiscal agencies, Brokers, and Project managers, we have managed to create a comprehensive strategy that is customized to each project, business, or goal.
If you are a Superyacht Owner we are here for you. Not only do we perform on business liaison to enhance professional bonds and smooth communication with MYBA brokers, shipyards, designers, and technical units, but we also offer a butler-like service as an extension for projects that need more manpower at every project.
The premium Technical Station ART provides Superintendence and Technical services. We can travel globally to support our Clientele and being completely independent, we give our clients the best possible unbiased Consultancy
With extensive experience and proven records in Superyacht charter and processes, Maria K. Bakalakou is making a comeback in the industry, after a break close by Arab Royalties and their fleet.
“A great love for the yachting community and innovative approach makes us happy to partner with a prominent multicultural team of Maritime Professionals and offer a butler-service in charter and brokerage schemes, commercial and technical administration.
The brand benefits from two generations of fresh ideas and notable history in Superyacht refits/retrofits, engineering, and interventions for sustainable solutions”.
We have a reputable history with plenty of eminent figures in the industry. Our immaculate plans for our clients have always led to smooth operations, as we ensure quality of service and effective communication. We understand that many of our clients may come from different backgrounds of different cultures which is we value effective communication. We’re also open to new ideas and innovation as we’re interested in placing the yachting and marine industry on the right track for a stellar future that’s destined for domination.
One of the things we have also been interested in our goals in a vision for the future. As many in the marine industry overlook the importance of looking after the planet, we’re interested to work on projects that have a sight for a better and greener future. We’re not just interested in the future, though, we also value the marine cultures which is why we’re keen on traditional craftsmanship preservation and help it thrive in a market that is headed for automation, through our sophisticated Technical Station ART.
The race to save the planet is leading pioneers of the industry such as brand shipyards and designers to adopt technology for greener yachts. We wish to be one of the first in the industry like the helping hand for yacht owners and yacht businesses to make innovation a crucial part. This concerns the chain of production, from project managers, to builders, owners, and users. It is one of our tasks to educate by promoting our services, train the crew, and make easy the installment of green compliant modern technology.
support local economy and society
“Always I have been flabbergasted by the ocean and yachts. Drawn to anything that had to do with the sea and craftsmanship, has made me stand in the Superyacht industry for the last two and a half decades, as Owner’s representative and a Charter Manager. My portfolio speaks for itself when it comes to my connections, clientele, and proven records – history of deals in the charter, sales, and commercial management.
Blessed to collaborate with reputable international and regional brands in diverse successful projects in the maritime industry and after a 5-year commitment to a Saudi environment of private yachts, I’m currently organizing my own brand. My Clientele is mostly oriented to the Arabic nations and Asian countries who are interesting in boosting their maritime industry and yachting specifically in the marine sectors of sustainability. My resume corroborates the fact that I operate and manage a variety of projects that deal with maritime businesses. In appreciation of my expertise and attention to detail in all procedures, my clientele enjoys beyond the standard benefits as well my butler-service as an added value.
Amidst geographical restrictions and uncertainty, there is scope for innovations. The brand is designed to embrace sustainability through a range of services support principally the regional economy, society, and the environment.
Meet our team soon and work with us”.
Maria K. Bakalakou
tailored quality services PROACTIVE MINDSET
The new brand was created in the era of geographical and social restrictions, however, in the correct time for an innovative approach and Home-oriented to support the local economy and businesses. Yachtdna ART offers a broad range of quality Superyacht services, Administration, Charter and Sales, Technical Consultancy, Retrofitting, and Itinerary planning.
Regardless of how small our brand is, our clientele always gets a supervisor treatment where we organize, guide, and mentor projects. We work on the full spectrum of Superyacht Services, undertaking risk management services, public relations, and by always being proactive.
The Technical Station named ART is inspired by the Arabiya Restoration Time motto, while implements an R&D segment in development, to offer Technical Services, Technical Administration, and progressively technology transforming Superyachts to green units.
The ART venture is inspired and dedicated to the Arabic world due to our fondness and appreciation. As we need always to remember that it is Arabs who defined the Superyacht industry in the sizes of today, while refit has been an ordinary process for the Arabic Nation competitively to the Western Owners.
research and development
The Superyacht industry is a magnificent terrain with so many beautiful sectors to constantly develop, educate, and share the essence of luxury from any view while also rapidly changing for the better. Shipyards, naval architects, engineering teams, non-profit environmental foundations including Arabic Governmental foundations work hard and use the latest science and data figures come up with more sustainable energy options. This is all done in order to minimize the footprint of carbon dioxide and prevent the recession of fossil fuels.
As a result, this project will ensure that the yachting industry is on the right path for a better future, not to mention, the yachting and marine industry in the Arab world could set an example for the rest of the world on how things should be from now on, just like they have always done in the yachting industry.
Yachtdna ART working one-on-one in simple or complicated services in all luxury yacht activities, such as charter, brokerage, and management, will be a part of this change emerging new technologies to achieve sustainable goals. We’ve discussed with renowned leaders in the world of sustainable energy as well as marine engineers and traders to go over the options available for more sustainable solutions and we’re happy to offer our guidance and administration to all yacht owners.
The journey towards a better future will be tough and there will be endeavors for both the Owners and the brand, however, we plan to be part of the future in ethos and prestige. Yachtdna ART is launching these services to help create a better future for the youth and the generations following.
With this initiative, specifically, our Arab clientele will be part of immortalizing their efforts in the industry of sustainable energy and Superyachting. This goes in line with the Retrofitting we present through our new Premium Technical Station ART, which will reinforce and embed the world of green energy in superyachts. Doing this early on will help the industry move forward which will actually create more opportunities for business leaders as well as the working sectors.
charter MARKETING & LOGISTICS
We are proud of our skills, our capacity in branding, and Charter Administration, Logistics, and Marketing. We are branding your asset in the reputable network of brokers and discerning clientele worldwide. We bring a charismatic and welcome atmosphere to the Charterers, Buyers, and our clientele as well as the industry as a whole.
BUDGETING & REPORTS
We specialize in is the Superyacht budgeting and Financial Administration. This includes financial reports to monitor the budget of your asset, financial analytics, and predictions for the market. We also make sure to manage the taxation side of the business which is why we have a dedicated team of financial analysts and partners, as specialized fiscal agents.
We have a verified data base shaped in time, while we collaborate with a reputable network of crew manning agents. We operate an effective monitoring system of the crew credentials, together with our Specialists who advertise for positions and work diligently to find the most worthy applicants to fit for the tasks required. Interviews, Contracts, Visas, Payroll arrangements.
The contemporary Technical Station ART focusing in the regional market, as Greece is the crossroads of Superyachts, provides a wide range of technical services and supervision. Within Technical Administration we also embed daily Operations, by working on administering everyday mundane business such as client consultation, budgeting, daily operations, Captain’s support. In short our mission concerns:
- New Buildings, Superyacht Refit Refinery Services
- Superyacht Technical Administration
- Innovative Technology applicable on Superyachts
- Enrichment of the local and international job market
- Better Green deals – Green Superyachts compliancy
- Less carbon footprint and Superyacht Energy conservation
- The preservation of the Arabic Superyacht culture and heritage
- Establishing the ART (Arabiya Restoration Time) Retrofits and devoted R&D as a liaison for creating new projects that concern Superyachts in the Arab world