Firstly, on behalf of everyone involved we apologise for not communicating as promised at the end of October. There have been some extremely material issues that needed addressing regarding the future direction of the Club and therefore we have had to consider multiple scenarios about the best way forward.
It is clear from the feedback that has been received during the 22/23 season that the quality of the holidays provided has not met the standards you have come to expect from us.
While we had many unusual challenges to overcome caused by the Greek authorities being highly sensitive to boats operating in an area subject to migrant movements, neither the quality and focus of our operational management or the standard of the boats was good enough. This was made very clear from the comments and feedback received.
We are therefore making a number of substantial changes:
Leor will no longer be involved in the running of the Yacht Club and we have instead contracted with a well-established Company in Athens who will be operating under extremely precise SLAs to ensure that all your future holidays once more “consistently exceed expectations”.
We will be operating out of Athens next year with Sunday as our changeover day and should have no issue in continuing to operate in Greece for the remaining life of the club.
The march of time has seriously impacted on our boats which now need a substantial refit at significant cost in order to remain fit for purpose. This would require a large special management charge to complete.
We have considered this cost via the alternative of contracting brand new boats for you and based on our costings this latter option will be about 10% cheaper than running the existing boats with the extensive repairs required and obviously bring the benefit of being NEW.
We have therefore contracted two Lagoon 46 boats for the 24 and 25 season which will deliver enhanced living space and come with all the toys and fun you would expect from your ownership.
Club La Costa Yacht Club team of course remains your contact point for all things to do with your Yacht Club Membership and will continue to provide their exceptional services to you all.
It has been quite clear this year that the 5-star plus holidays that we aim to deliver have fallen short of our target but we are confident that this new structure will deliver the luxury experience that our Members deserve.
It has been a fabulous journey over the 17 years of the Club and we intend for its remaining years to live up to those initial expectations that you all had and beyond.
Club La Costa Yacht Club