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"We wish to say a huge thank you to Nisos Yacht Charter for making our holiday a most amazing and memorable experience. Right through from the booking experience with Rowan to meeting Laurie and Kate in Perigiali the service provided was excellent and very personalized.
Our week aboard Captain Jack was wonderful in every way.  Captain Jack was spacious and immaculate. We had a very comfortable time aboard and it was very well equipped. This is a stunning yacht and we really didn’t want to get off at the end of the week.
Our skipper Dave was on hand throughout and made our introduction to sailing very enjoyable. We learned a lot and Dave became part of our family for the week, taking us to some spectacular places.
The Ionian sailing experience was superb, taking in beautiful turquoise blue bays and quaint little fishing ports with delightful tavernas at the waters edge serving up freshly caught fish.
We would most definitely recommend Nisos and Captain Jack for a truly fantastic sailing holiday."
Simon , Kelly and Lewis Ball – Captain Jack – October 2013 

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"Just thought you’d like to know that we thoroughly enjoyed our 3 weeks on Good News. It may have been the oldest boat we’ve ever chartered but it was the best. Sailed beautifully, went astern like a dream (thanks to the saildrive?), and our first experience of in-mast reefing means that we don’t want to go back to slab – certainly not with just two of us on board. And, in our opinion, a much better looking boat that the ever-wider, slab stern latest generation yachts. Laurie and the team were great." - Paul Stait - Good News - September 2013

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"Just a quick note to express my thanks, and that of my fellow sailors for another great week with Nisos Yacht Charter.  As ever the process from start to finish was effortless. The boats were presented to the now taken for granted high standards of Nisos.  The service from stepping off the plane, to getting back to the airport was excellent and above all else genuinely friendly, it felt more like visiting friends than dealing with a charter company.  A couple of unavoidable niggles were dealt with straight away as they became apparent, and no one can ask for more than that.

Please do pass on thanks and best wishes from both crews (Captain Jack and Numero Uno) to Laurie, Kate and the crew out there.

I can speak for all of our party in saying we love the area, and simply wouldn't charter with anyone else. We'll be back." - Matt Geddes - Captain Jack (Jeanneau 45DS) and Numero Uno (Bavaria 46) - September 2013

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"The whole process of chartering from Nisos was very easy and straightforward.  The team was very attentive and polite.  The boat was very clean and properly kitted out.  We were extremely pleased with the outcome and enjoyed our holiday immensely.  I would highly recommend them and would certainly charter again." - Neil Narine - Grey Lady (Bavaria 36) - August 2013

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"The week was fantastic and the help from the Nisos people right from the airport arrivals was excellent. A bag from one of our party went missing (as you know) and Ciara (I think was her name) was very helpful in finding a member of airport staff and helping with the form filling. 

Michael the skipper was brilliant throughout and really became part of the holiday. He took us to great places that fitted with the kind of things we wanted to do and was patient in teaching us how to sail (when we could drag ourselves away from sunbathing and watching the scenery go by). 

Captain Jack was awesome and was definitely the right choice. Plenty of space and a beautiful yacht that got some attention from others when moored ( especially with the underwater lights on). 
 
I could go on. We had the the best holiday any of us have had." - Paul Metcalf - Captain Jack (Jeanneau 45DS) Skippered Charter - September 2013

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"We have arrived home after our week aboard Maybe, which was absolutely fantastic! We were very well looked after and reassured by the team in Greece, Dave was particularly helpful with our plans for the week and a confidence inspiring stern to mooring lesson. This was essential as someone new to the technique and made mooring and anchoring with long lines easy even with a crew of people new to sailing. This made the holiday stress free and enjoyable. See you next year!" - James Paget - Maybe (Bavaria 32) - September 2013

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"I thought that I should yet again thank you all for a great 2 weeks with Nisos on Amelie. From initial booking to travel and then our time in the Ionian, the service and organisation was faultless. The boats all looked great and it made one feel part of a "family" when you came across another Nisos-flagged boat while cruising around the Islands.
We arrived with great enthusiasm for being more adventurous and travelling further but I'm pleased to say that the inevitable holiday lethargy forced us to eat breakfast, motor in the morning, swim and snorkel, lunch and then a few hours cracking sailing in the afternoon with plenty of time to find a nice anchorage or berth for the night.
I would like to thank you again, on behalf of Annie, Rhona and Erica (our grown-up daughters.....well sort of!), our friends Garry and Richard and myself.
As I have said before....keep doing what you're doing. It's great." - Thornton Maccallum - Amelie (Bavaria 45) - September 2013
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"Hi Rowan, just back from the Ionian.  We had a great time, the weather was perfect and we had some lovely force 4 breezes. There weren't even many other boats around.  We all  loved Numero Uno and she sailed brilliantly. When do you have to start booking if we decide to go again next year?  I hope you all had a good summer." - Sue Harris - Numero Uno (Bavaria 46) - September 2013

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"Hi Rowan, please can you pass onto your team a huge thank you for providing us with such a great holiday on Gabriella and Cloud Nine a week ago? We all had a tremendous time and would certainly like to come back for more in the future.

The boats were well maintained and very well presented upon arrival. The transfers to and from the boats worked well. Support for the engine problem on our boat wa...s excellent from Pedro and had little impact on our time on board. We had great winds for sailing and the weather was near perfect. The briefing that we received from Brian was first class. Kate did a great job and Pedro and Laurie were very supportive.

My thanks also must go to you for your support in our preparation prior to joining the boats.

We look forward to sailing with Nisos again and have already been recommending you to our friends.

It was really hard to go back to work last Monday! Please let us know when your 2014 program is issued." - Andy Brown & co - Cloud Nine and Gabriella (Bavaria 44's) - September 2013

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"Thanks to all the team for a great holiday. ‘Maybe’ was lovely, the scenery superb and we probably did more actual sailing than on any previous charters – in-mast furling really does encourage it! Thanks to all for your support. - Peter Bunn - Maybe (Bavaria 32) - September 2013 

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"This is the third time we have used Nisos and once again we were not disappointed - The staff, without exception were friendly, courteous and reliable and our boat, 'Numero Uno' was clean and in excellent working order.  We opted for an initial half day under the relaxed, professional guidance of Skipper, Dave, as there were a number of novices in our party and the boat was the largest we had sailed to date.  Dave's instruction was exceptional and we all felt much more comfortable after our 'lesson'.  We had a fabulous week, sailing in winds of up to 25kts, safe in the knowledge that the support from Laurie and the team was always there. I cannot recommend Nisos highly enough - we will be back again next year!" - The Wyatt family, Cirencester, UK - Numero Uno (Bavaria 46) - August 2013

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"Full marks to the entire Nisos team both in the UK and Greece. They make everything simple and easy, and with the Assisted Bareboat Charter (ABC) there is even someone to help you get berthed every evening, so you can relax and enjoy as much sailing as you like!" - Martin McReynolds - Maybe (Bavaria 32) - August 2013

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Thanks to you & your team for helping us have such a fantastic holiday - it really was just wonderful. I think we were all a bit apprehensive about taking our first boat out, but I cannot tell you how, by the end of the week, we didn't want it to end - and just how much we'd learned and how chuffed with ourselves we were!

It was interesting to see that on the first day we were happy to motor around , getting the feel of everything and after day two, we were disappointed if we didn't have good wind!! When we talked team highlights of the holiday - getting up to a speed of 7.8 knots was one of them!

 

The boat was amazing - as were all the Nisos boats - so, so glad we booked with you!

Mike & Pippa (ABC lead crew) were just great - enough support and advice when needed but never made us feel nervous about a situation - always very calm which in turn gave us great self belief!

For our second week, we stayed in the villa - it was amazing. We loved it - best Villa ever in our years staying in Greece! Again, spotless, great quality, just couldn't fault it.

Thanks - it was an incredible holiday in so many ways. - Jane Coggin and Family - Amelie on Assisted Bareboat Charter and Villa N - August 2013

 

 

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"This was a three generation holiday – much needed. The care, experience and understanding of the Nisos team meant our sailing and our holiday passed all expectation, and has left us with a truly unforgettable experience. Thank you." - John Roff - Cloud Nine (Bavaria 44) - August 2013

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"We couldn’t recommend Nisos Yacht Charter more highly – they have a great selection of yachts but we plumped for beautiful Amelie (Bavaria 45) with the rear bathing platform, a must for families and large groups, we feel. Their local knowledge and support was also much appreciated on this, our first bareboat charter." - Wingate and Hobbs Family - Amelie (Bavaria 45) - August 2013

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"If you’re looking to put a toe in the water and charter a boat, Nisos is the place to go.  The service and equipment is excellent and the team look after you like one of the family.  Fab holiday - thanks Nisos." - Tim Foreman - Maybe (Bavaria 32) - August 2013 on the Assisted Bareboat Charter scheme

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"A superb operation run by great people.  We did the Assisted Bareboat Charter scheme again, and Mike and the girls (lead crew), were simply excellent.  Only problem was we went for one week and not two!"  - Chris Hearne - Grey Lady (Bavaria 36 Avantgarde) - August 2013 ABC.

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"We had a fantastic week on our Nisos Yacht. The condition and standard of the boat was great and the support and service from the Nisos Team was brilliant!" - Steve Bannister - Summer Breeze (Bavaria 35) - July 2013

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"My pal Tim and I were lucky enough to spend a week in July on Captain Jack (Jeanneau 45DS).  We arrived at the Nisos base in Perigiali near Nidri on Lefkas Island on Sunday afternoon and were met by the staff there who provided a full and very professional briefing on the cruising area and the boat.  Captain Jack is a 45ft deck saloon Jeanneau and a very spacious and comfortable cruising boat she is.  The first impressions were of how big she is, causing us to wonder if we would be able to handle her easily and safely,  however these concerns were soon dismissed as she is a beauty to handle well and very responsive to the helm.  Under sail she is lovely,  for example on the Thursday afternoon during a sail up the Meganisi Channel towards Sivota when the wind,  which can be very sporadic in these parts,  blew from about 12 knots to 28, then back to 12 and up again to about 28knots in as many minutes,  we were able to reef both sails,  let them out and then reef again easily, ensuring a safe and fantastic sail.  We were impressed at how well she handles under engine and particularly in reverse when anchoring astern against a quay,  this is made even simpler with the help of the bow thruster.  This area of the North Ionian is a particular good cruising ground with distances between ports of call as short or as long as you like with some beautiful bays to spend a relaxing lunch and cooling swim.

We would like to thank all the staff at Nisos for making our holiday such a wonderful success." - Eric Jarrett - Captain Jack - July 2013
 

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"Great last minute holiday with help finding flights and making the process as easy as possible. Considering what was included it was also really good value with no hidden extras to add to the starting price." - Ian Meechan - Captain Jack (Jeanneau 45DS) - June 2013

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"This is the 3rd time we have bareboat chartered with Nisos Yacht Charter and they have been excellent on all occasions, right from the booking through to the drop off at the airport.  They really believe in going that extra mile to ensure everyone has a great holiday.  We charted "Maybe" a 32 foot Bavaria, we wanted something easy to sail as there were only two of us and we are fairly new to sailing.  She fitted the bill perfectly - easy to sail and comfortable plenty of room for 2 down below.

The boat was spotlessly clean and well equipped, Richard gave an excellent briefing and suggested some great places to visit (Port Leone overnight is well worth it, take a BBQ for the beach!)."  - Ian Repsch - Maybe (Bavaria 32) - July 2013

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"I am back to the USA and with great pleasure I am providing this feedback. It was fantastic. Part of it that is due to I had not much experience with such cruising and it was my first 7 day vacation on a yacht. Service and support were superb. All experience starting from booking was just fantastic. You all are doing a superb job. Thank you for putting so much time and thought in it. We are getting ready for a return next year already!" - Ivan Markov - Good News - July 2013  

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"Many thanks for a great vacation. Your help was appreciated in helping us choose a fantastic boat (Amelie) which was ideal for my wife and I plus our four sub 10 year old passengers. The villa was also great and all the logistics (airport transfers and hire car) couldn't have worked any more smoothly. You have a great setup and a really brilliant team. See you next year." - Andrew Priest - Amelie (Bavaria 45) and Villa - July 2013

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"All worked well from booking through to the end of the holiday. The boat turned out to be exactly as described and the local information at the briefing session was accurate and valuable. The backup team were efficient and reliable. Overall excellent value for money." - Helena Butkovich - Numero Uno (Bavaria 46) - June 2013

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"Just to say that the two weeks were a real joy. We felt looked after from the moment we arrived. Mike and Pippa were brilliant and the week on the yacht was fantastic and we will definitely be back. The villa was beautiful and one of the best we have stayed in. Perfectly placed.  Perfect all round so thank you.  - Stephen and Louise Askins - Polly (Bavaria 39 on ABC) and Villa N - July 2013

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"The best charter company we have used by far. A good range of boats, an easy booking process here in the UK backed up by knowledgeable and helpful staff in Lefkada. 

The villa was excellent and the pool had more than its fair share of use during the 36c+ temperatures. Steve who manages the Villa was an absolute gem with good local knowledge and an extremely helpful attitude." - Tony and Sue - Summer Breeze (Bavaria 35) and Villa N - June 2013

 

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"Another fantastic holiday with Nisos and the first time as Skipper – best charter company in the Med by far – wouldn’t go with anyone else.  Boat was very clean and well equipped and the little extras such snorkels and flippers etc made the holiday even better. Deep Blue was a lovely boat and could tell that the company looked after it well in comparison to other companies. Also a big plus is the fact there is not much advertising on the boat unlike other companies – as such it doesn’t look tacky and also helps when you are coming into port as people on the quay don’t assume “o its another charter boat they’ll be rubbish”!" - Daniel Lund - Deep Blue (Bavaria 40) - June 2013

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“This was our first charter with Nisos and would have to say it was the most professional, friendly, courteous and enjoyable chartering experience I have ever enjoyed. From the time of booking to our reception in Perigalia and all through our trip they were always on hand to advise and assist.  I would have no hesitation in recommending Nisos to fellow sailors.  It was just a treat to enjoy the stunning beauty of the magical sailing area which is Greece with the knowledge that Nisos were always at hand to assist.  We look forward to returning next season and enjoying the professionalism that is Nisos.” - Robert Maguire - Grey Lady (Bavaria 36 Avantgarde) - June 2013

 

 

 

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"Thank you for organising a great charter, the boat was great, also not have to worry about the re-fuelling and insurance etc made the holiday much more hassle free." -Peter Sampson - Nina (Bavaria 45 Avantgarde) - June 2013

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"Dave and I met through sailing and so felt it right to get married on board a boat if at all possible. Not an easy ask but thanks to Nisos Yacht Charter our dream became a reality and we got married on 18th June this year aboard Captain Jack, a beautiful 45ft Jeanneau. We have chartered several times through Nisos, they are way ahead of any other charter company we have used and they all seem like family now. Nothing is ever too much trouble, the boats are immaculate inside and out, we get treated like royalty and we just cannot recommend them highly enough. We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone involved, Kate and Laurie were invaluable and helped to make our day so special. Kate even booked the girls into the hairdressers in Nidri on the day of the wedding! Rowan sorted all the boat paperwork out with no hassle. Another big thank you must go to Jill and the team who prepared Captain Jack for our 2 week holiday/honeymoon, everything was immaculate as usual. Thank you also to Pete, Pedro, Richard and everyone else at Nisos who were always on hand if we needed anything. When we gave Kate a hug to say goodbye at the end of our holiday we felt like we were leaving real friends. Thank you Nisos for everything and we look forward to seeing you all soon." - David and Joy Read - Captain Jack (Jeanneau 45DS) - June 2013

 

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"Thank you all  for a most enjoyable weeks sailing – lovely yacht, beautiful area and an impeccable friendly service provided by the Nisos Team. Added benefit  of the facilities at the adjacent  hotel was an unexpected bonus." - Lynne and Richard Panes - Deep Blue (Bavaria 40) - June 2013

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"Thank you - once again we had a great time. Laurie and the team made everything easy and relaxed even down to booking a hire car for our last day waiting for our flight. WE'LL BE BACK!" - Roy Hufton - Deep Blue - June 2013

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"We had a really good service from Nisos, friendly and personable. Everything was well organised and we appreciated the all-inclusive price, which even included diesel,  rather than being charged for an infinite list of ‘extras’. The location is very accessible from a local airport and the cruising area is beautiful." - Cindy Harris & Rob Gwillim - Maybe (Bavaria 32) - June 2013

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"I chose Nisos for my first bareboat charter as skipper.  We chose the company for their friendly approach, the backup and support and the relaxed and beautiful sailing area.   We returned for our second and third charter with Nisos for more of the same!  Great team, great boats and great sailing! Many thanks to you all!" - Peter and Josie Lincoln - Summer Breeze (Bavaria 35) - June 2013

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"We returned to NISOS after 5 years sailing elsewhere and found NISOS’ service better than ever, immaculate boat and great value." - Peter Steel - Deep Blue (Bavaria 40) - June 2013

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"An outstanding holiday, our third time with Nisos Yacht Charter." - Neil Dyment - Iona (Bavaria 39) - May 2013

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"Another excellent holiday with Nisos, this time exploring new places. Laurie, Kate and the team made us feel so welcome and we will be back next year." - Helen Aspden - Amelie (Bavaria 45) - June 2013 (already booked again for 2014!)

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"One of the best holidays ever!  Lovely scenery, pretty harbours, appreciated so much more from being on the water.  Also all your chaps were great." - Christine Willis - Bavaria 44 (Gabriella) - May 2013

 

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"Great to do business with an English company in Greece - Service, backup and value make Nisos special" - Colin Goldman - Sophia Christianos (Jeanneau 45DS) - May 2013

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"Suffice to say - We had a great time on Numero Uno.  All the Nisos team deserve a huge 'thanks' for their care.  There were friendly smiles to welcome us, the boat was immaculate, and when we had a slight problem with the aft heads, Pedro and Pete arrived promptly by RIB to sort things out.  Sunshine and wind gave us great sailing all week.  This trip was as good as our first and we will definately be back!" - Frances McArthur and Ian Stevenson - Numero Uno (Bavaria 46) - May 2013

 

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"First time, second time, every time the best!" - Carin Swanevelder - Amelie (Bavaria 45) - May 2013

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" We were on NINA (Bavaria 45) our friends on AMELIE (Bavaria 45).  A great week once again. We even managed to do a little racing!! We'll definitely be back in the future." - Cobus van Dyk - Nina (Bavaria 45 Avantgarde) - May 2013

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"Rowan a quick note to you and your team to Thank you for helping make the two weeks aboard Maybe such a relaxing and enoyable experience. The new boat Maybe exceeded our expectation in terms of specification performance and comfort and we are really looking forward to returning for our next holiday" - Gary and Caroline Chapman - Maybe (Bavaria 32) - May 2013

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"Once again we had a fabulous holiday aboard Constance, and can’t thank the Nisos team enough for how smooth and hassle free everything went, from arrival through to departure!  Again we must also congratulate the team for their excellent and personal customer service, it makes a real difference and we’ll definitely be back!" - Chris and Sue Harris - Constance (Bavaria 37) - May 2013

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"Rowan, we have just returned after an excellent two weeks aboard Olive. We had a wonderful relaxing break (apart from a night in Kioni with 35kts across the deck!) Please pass on our thanks to everyone at Perigiali for their great work and support. Special thanks to the cavalry in the RIB, Pedro and Pete, for always being there.
Hope to be back again in September with the boys for the Regatta (or was that for the party??) :-)" - Keith and Sue Straughton - Olive (Bavaria 36) - May 2013

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"Had a great week and enjoyed the Greek weather very much.  Did not go all that far but all the ports were good, as was the food and wine. Boat very well equipped. Hope to be out again at the end of the season." - Ian Stevenson - Numero Uno - May 2013

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"I was very impressed with Nisos and would definitely use them again. The whole experience of dealing with them was very smooth. I think their personal touch and customer service is hard for a big operator to match." - Joe McLenaghan - Cloud Nine - May 2013

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"Hi Rowan, We had a great time. It was a bit cloudy for the first couple of days but after that hot and sunny.  Nina (Bavaria 45 Avantgarde) was fantastic. We were initially a bit unsure about the fold down transom but I think by the end of the week we were all fans of it. Can't really think of any criticisms.  She felt remarkably responsive and the twin rudders really give great control with no risk of rounding up in the gusts. Altogether a great boat.

We have quite a few pictures which I will send to you once we have got them sorted out.
 
We have arranged to get married on Captain Jack (Jeanneau 45DS) in June and have hired a photographer so should have plenty of photos for you then." - David Read - Nina - April 2013
 

 

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