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Ruairi’s Round Up 2023

Ruairi’s Round Up 2022

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Marine Electrical & General Technician

Recruiting Now – Marine Electrical and General Technicians

Immediate start date – based in Vliho, Lefkada, Greece.

Here at Vliho Yacht Club we are looking for a practical & energetic person to join our expanding team. This position is full time and year round, offering many opportunities. Ideally you are resourceful, motivated and have good communication skills.

Applicants need to hold an EU passport or have a Greek resident permit. English speaking but other languages are of course a benefit.

You will be shore-based and we are located in the village of Vliho, 2km south of Nidri on the East coast of Lefkada, Greece. We look after approximately 100 boats and work with owners from all over Europe.

Further details on request and subject to experience.

Please send an email to

Looking forward to hearing from you

Ruairi & Vicky Bradley

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Ηλεκτρολόγος και Γενικός τεχνικός για ναυτιλιακά.

Άμεση απασχόληση! Βλυχό, Λευκάδας.

Η ομάδα του Vlicho Yacht Club μεγαλώνει και αναζητά ένα άτομο πρακτικό, ενεργητικό, πολυμήχανο με καλές επικοινωνιακές δεξιότητες για να ενταχθεί σε αυτή. Βρισκόμαστε στην ανατολική ακτή της Λευκάδας και συγκεκριμένα στο Βλυχό. Φροντίζουμε περίπου 100 σκάφη και συνεργαζόμαστε με ιδιοκτήτες απ’όλη την Ευρώπη. Πλήρης και άμεση απασχόληση για όλο το χρόνο, προσφέροντας πολλές ευκαιρίες.

Απαραίτητα προσόντα :

• Να είστε κάτοχος διαβατηρίου ΕΕ ή ταυτότητα / Ελληνικής Άδειας Παραμονής.
• Γνώσεις Αγγλικών ή και άλλων γλωσσών θα εκτιμηθούν.
• Σχετική Προϋπηρεσία σε ανάλογη θέση.

Περισσότερες πληροφορίες και αποστολή Βιογραφικού στο e-mail επικοινωνίας:

Ανυπομονούμε να συνεργαστούμε.

Ruairi & Vicky Bradley

A Year of Change

A Year of Change

New addition to our charter fleet

Introducing ARTEMIS for 2022… we are very excited to have this beautiful Bavaria C45 – Holiday edition built in 2019 join our fleet.

As you step on board via the huge bathing platform and into the very spacious cockpit, you can appreciate that this boat is very well set up for the 10 people it is licenced for. A very light and airy interior combined with the 4 cabins, 3 bathrooms & a full size galley allows comfort for all on board.

Walking around the decks is easy on this clear, clean design.  The hatches are recessed into the deck and without any steps or edges you find plenty of areas to sunbath on the foredeck or under the boom.

You can appreciate her fully battened mainsail is combined with a self tacking foresail with all lines hidden running back to the dual helm stations.   ARTEMIS is a truly impressive cruising yacht to enjoy with all the technical equipment you would expect for a boat of this caliber.

Bavaria Cruiser 45 "Bunty"

New Charter Boat…

We are happily introducing a 2013 Bavaria Cruiser 45ft to our charter fleet for Season 2022.

She is called BUNTY and we are very much looking forward to giving you the chance to go sailing on this lovely boat with friends or family.

Interesting facts to know about her… She has a teak deck, bow thruster & twin rudders, giving you added control when parking; a wind generator, 1 electric toilet / 2 manual toilets and fans in all the cabins for extra comfort.  Combining full navigation equipment, autopilot and furling main sail it all helps the sailing experience.

Debbie is being kept busy with Bookings for next summer and is happy to answer any questions you may have on Bunty or any of our boats.


A New Pontoon

After many years of bureaucracy and paperwork, we are very proud to announce that our new pontoon has been approved and now sit’s proudly in front of our Yacht Club.


Last week, the fantastic team of divers from Lefkas Diving Centre in Nikiana, and Ruairi of course, descended into the depths of Vliho Bay to secure it in place. In total we used 200 meters of chain and 400 meters of rope which were patiently spliced together by Vicky & Joe. There are now lazy line berths just a 30 second walk from the bar, perfect for that summer evening!


Making this stretch of quayside more accessible and user-friendly has been at the top of our list for years. Not only will we have an abundance of more space, the yachts on the pontoon will be in the direction of the most common winds, making mooring & securing in our strong summer blows much easier!

Finally, Ruairi has up-cycled this lovely holder for our big blue hose pipe…but can you guess what it was originally???

vliho yacht club

Welcome to our new Website!

Welcome to our new website! We are very excited to finally go live as we have been working on this since Christmas. Let us know what you think and please do send over any photos or stories you have of Vliho Yacht Club as we would love to feature them on our new blog!

We are still quite locked down here – bars and restaurants are still closed and we still have a 9pm curfew – however the weather has vastly improved, moods are starting to lift, boats are beginning to launch AND we are allowed to travel again to exercise, which means lots of trips to the beach! Yes, the sea is still freezing to swim in but, in the words of every British parent ever, “it’s fine once you’re in!”

Behind closed doors we are working hard to make sure that as soon as we can open we will with a bang! From the mundane jobs like recovering bar stools, painting bookshelves and cleaning out the fridges to planning exciting events (in line with social distancing) including themed dinner nights, new tasty specials and, back by popular demand, THE WALKING QUIZ! 

Keep an eye on our website and social media pages for special offers, updates and (hopefully soon) information on when we can finally reopen. We really cannot wait to see you all!