We have been wintering our 47' sailing boat Vaya con Dios for several years at Basimakopouloi Shipyard, after several other experiences in Greece and in Turkey and think this yard cannot be equalled in the area. You will find there total safety at haul out and dry dock thanks to top level and very modern equipment. Competence is at its highest in terms of maintenance, mechanics, woodwork, rigging, plumbing, etc. with their own teams or through specialized dealers. Among several, we had two important works performed. The replacement of our teak deck, with top quality 12 mm real teak wood, and a beautiful level of achievement. And the repair of our fresh water stainless steel tank which was drastically leaking. The tank was removed and placed back without a single scratch in the cabin's varnish. Important for us is the fact that it is Iannis, the boss, who comes in person to see what needs to be done in terms of works and checks the result. Evangelos who coordinates everything is absolutely key in the organization, speaks perfect English and works hard on his French ! His sens of humour makes makes all meetings a very nice experience. Irene is sweet at the desk and and very efficient. The location of the yard in Kilada is interesting. Nice and cosy little village, with good tavernas and different levels of rooms to let if needed, protected from strong winds an bad weather. Easy to reach from all ferry and plane lines. Close to bigger towns with all shopping facilities. Last but not least, the whole team is friendly, customer oriented, adaptable, ready to help, at all levels of the business. We like to think of them all as friends. We would just like to make a little request : the toilet and shower facilities could easily be improved. We hope that is in the program of the shipyard's extension.
Depuis plusieurs années nous hivernons notre voilier Locwind 47 à Kilada au chantier Basimakopoulos. Nous sommes enchantés de la qualité du chantier en général, de l'excellence de ses équipes et de ses partenaires, de la gentillesse de tous à notre égard. Le mot d'ordre est de faciliter la vie à leurs clients et de répondre rapidement à toutes les demandes. Nous avons faite entièrement refaire notre pont en teck pendant l'hiver 2017/2018, le résultat est magnifique. U vrai travail de charpentier professionnel, on sent une grand expérience, à un prix tout-à-fait raisonnable. Par ailleurs Kilada est un petit village agréable à vivre, idéalement situé dans le Péloponnèse, proche d'Athènes comme de Patras.
May I take this opportunity to thank you for all the excellent attention that Karin and I have received from you all at the Boatyard. I can truly say that your service has been the best I have ever received in UK, France or Greece, where I have kept boats for at least 40years ! Please pass my thanks to all. I am sure we will be back into boats soon and will consider no other boatyard but Basimakopoulo Boatyard to keep our boat. We have thoroughly enjoyed the last 8 years of sailing in Greece and in and out of Kilhada.
If you like the sea and sailing, if you like a beatiful and a quite bay for your mooring, in front a small fishermans village, the genuine local and tipycal cuisine, the people's smiles and cordiality and you love your boat, you need to bring it to Kilada. Basimakopoulos Shipyard people are fantastic. The athmosphere is friendly and they are always availables. If you want a very professionals workers for your wooden, plastic or metal boat, if you search an electrician very good (Andreas), an exceptional engine specialist (Dimitris), plumbers or painters, electronic instrumental specialists (Argiris), you can find only in Kilada and in a Basimakopoulos Shipyard where Yannis, Elefterious, Evangelos and much more people, will take care of you and your boat. Trust me. I'm a "solo" sailorman and i had sailing in the worldwide seas. I never found a better place than Kilada's and Basimakopoulos Shipyard's people.
The service is not bettered anywhere else. We have been over wintered here for a number of years and would not consider any other.The staff and specialists are very good and reliable but more importantly we now like to think of them as friends.......
The Basimakopouloi Bros. Shipyard was recommended by two fellow yachtsmen- a Greek merchant marine captain and an English acquaintance- so when I sailed Tan Trum to Greece from England last summer I wintered her under their care in the quiet bay of Kilada, Argolida. In short, I found this company top notch. The Basimakopoulos family (assorted brothers, sons, nephews, etc.) are in charge, hands-on and divide responsibilities, while we customers are und the excellent care of Angelos Iliou who understands everything and is a real pleasure to work with. I had various jobs done to my boat (19 year old, 41 foot X-412, from X-Yachts of Denmark) and everything was done with imagination, the highest quality, at reasonable cost and on time. I was very impressed with everyone and everyone. I have to mention, in particular, the ship's electrician, Andreas Papadimitriou who is truly first class and you all know how rare good ship's electricians are! So, in short, a rave review και για τους μη αγγλομαθείς το μόνο που πρέπει να ξέρετε είναι ότι πρόκειται για ένα εξαιρετικό ναυπηγείο και να μην διστάσετε να αφήσετε το σκάφος σας εκεί.
Seek no further, for this is THE place ! Not only do all the Shipyard’s team guarantee reasonably priced, utterly reliable outstanding quality and service within a range of numberless professional skills, with flawless propping on top-notch steel cradles - but they also offer a friendly unassuming welcome, making one feel a special guest rather than a mere client. The olive on the moussaka: Evangelos has now become our official road- trip advisor, mapping out for us unexplored picturesque routes across beautiful inland Greece – so that each new season we just can’t wait to drive back to Kilada, now our home away from home. Ne cherchez plus, car c’est ICI ! Non seulement toute l’équipe du Shipyard garantit qualité, fiabilité totale et services d’exception à prix doux dans une vaste gamme de compétences professionnelles, avec calage ultra-précis sur bers en acier robustes - mais on vous y accueille aussi avec une simplicité cordiale, comme un hôte de marque plutôt qu’un simple client L’olive sur la moussaka : Evangelos est aussi à présent notre conseiller attitré en balades terrestres, nous indiquant des circuits routiers pittoresques inédits à travers la belle Grèce continentale – tant et si bien qu’à chaque nouvelle saison nous avons hâte de revenir à Kilada, dorénavant notre « chez nous ».
No doubt about it: Kilada Yard is the best place to winter your boat, not only in Greece, but in the whole Mediterranean Sea. All people very kind and perfectly skilled; infrastructure (lift, hydraulic trailers, machine tools and shop) of exceptional quality. Thanks to all the team
siamo clienti da 3 anni, il giudizio è sicuramente positivo. ambiente familiare, competenza e professionalità, area sicura e sorvegliata. ottimi invasi in acciaio, negozio interno ben fornito, paesino piacevole.
Il cantiere è ben organizzato e strutturato. Nel cantiere o attraverso l’opera di professionisti esterni è possibile trovare tecnici per qualsiasi esigenza. Sono ormai molti anni che lascio con soddisfazione la mia barca in loro custodia e penso di continuare a farlo.