Introducing Spiros Salvanos, the founder of SALYACHTS Shipping, Yachting & Tourist Enterprises:
Having lived for ten years in Germany and France, where he studied Business Administration, Commerce & Foreign Languages, he set up a Travel & Shipping Agency in Corfu Port in 1971. Then Spiros became a Ship & Yacht Agent to commercial ships & crewed charter yachts, entering the Yachting world.
In 1976 he acquired his first crewed Sailing Charter Yachts
the classic Schooners: AGENA & ODYSSEUS, establishing at the same time SAL YACHTS, building up in in the next years a fleet of mainly bare boat charter yachts with length from 30 to 52 feet. S. Salvanos was not only a Licensed Open Seas Yachtsman for both Sailing & Motor Yachts but also an intrepid Aeronaut, an FAA-USA & Greek Licensed Private Pilot (VFR/IFR) from 1985 and one of the first private aircraft owners in Greece. In fact, he brought by himself his last aircraft PIPER ARROW 24 from USA in the decade of nineties flying over USA, Canada, Greenland, Iceland, Norway, Germany, Italy arcing over the Atlantic close to the Arctic circle before reaching Corfu Greece. His aircrafts facilitated his charter yacht fleet and clients by flying frequently from Corfu to Preveza, Zakynthos & Cephalonia transferring charterers or providing them with technical support, if needed.
His company, SAL YACHTS, became one from the pioneers in Yacht Chartering in Greece
One of his Sailing Charter Yachts “PERITHIA”, a BAV44, did a Circumnavigation in 2010 passing from the North Passage (instead of Panama), north of Canada, the Arctic, through Bering Straits & Alaska. View the article here !
S. Salvanos, expanded his business in the field of Yacht Sales in 2014
- SAL YACHTS became exclusive DE VALK BV Yacht Broker in 2019
- In 2019 became partner of YACHTBID B.V, an auction company that cooperates with the largest auction platform of Europe, the BVA.
- SAL YACHTS is fully licensed by the Greek state (GTO) and member of Hellenic Yacht Brokers Association (HYBA).
Spiros Salvanos passed away in February 2020.
His daughter Andriana Salvanou and his wife Sofia Ilia-Salvanou have taken over the Yachting business.
Sofia Ilia-Salvanou is at present the head of SAL YACHTS Shipping, Yachting & Tourist Enterprises.
SAL YACHTS is situated almost next to the Domestic Terminal of the Port of Corfu in its privately-owned office on the ground floor facing Spirou Mouriki Street at Nr: 3.
The office is strategically close not only to Gouvia Marina but also to the New Benitses Marina, very close to the under construction Mega Yacht Marina at the International Corfu Port, very close to Corfu Old Port Marina & close to Paleokastritsa Marina. Corfu is not only the capital of the Ionian islands but also the “centre” of yachting in NW Greece.
SAL YACHTS is managed by Sofia Ilia-Salvanou & Adriana Salvanou and operates all week & all year round. Sofia & Andriana are the owners of SAL YACHTS Shipping, Yachting & Tourist Enterprises that operates in Corfu since 1973 & is exclusively De Valk Yacht Broker
Yachts & Ships Brokerage
to the nearby Albania, Italy, Western Greece (Igoumenitsa, Preveza Marina, Aktion Boat Yards, Lefkas Marina, Cefalonia) and to the rest of Greece (Thessaloniki, Athens, Dodecanese etc.).
We provide Yachtsmen & Yacht/Ship owners with
Chartering, Yacht sales, Yacht pre-purchase Surveys, new Registration acquisition, Yacht insurance, Berthing, Bunkering, Provisioning, Port /Custom Clearance, Manning, Yacht Service & Management.
Our comprehensive yacht services encompass underwater diving services, barnacle removal, hull cleaning, carpentry, luxury rentals, and personalized assistance. and more.