Alfamarine 58' (18.46m)
- Length 18,46 m
- Beam 4,60 m
- Draught 1,40 m
- Displacement 22.000 Kg
- Fuel Capacity 3.200 l
- Fresh Water Capacity 800 l
- Max Speed 48 Kn
- Cruising Speed 40 Kn
This striking performance yacht will surely make it for one of the greatest vacations possible. It is immaculately kept, sleeps up to 7 guests in 3 cabins and has a tasteful light interior with a fully equipped galley. Erikoussa also offers spacious sun decks which also include a shaded dining area. She is one of the fastest yachts in the Ionian Islands and has superior navigation qualities, making it the perfect fit for a day trip as well as a longer cruise.
The owner of Erikoussa is an Italian lawyer who fell in love with Greece where he and his family spent many happy summers cruising from one island to another in the gorgeous Ionian archipelago. He found the Ionian to be sweet islands where the sea and the wind are gentle and allow visitors to enjoy the surrounding nature without having to fear the dangerous Meltemi wind which blows on the more eastern shores of Greece and particularly in the Aegean islands. The Ionian islands boast green and lush vegetation also during the summer time, a certain douceur de vivre and that great mix of Mediterranean influences, with its Greek character tempered by Italian origins and successive French and British influences.
During one of the wonderful holidays he spent in the area, he went visiting all the seven main islands of the Eptanisos islands. The verdant Corfu alternates beautiful beaches and high stiff cliffs, the spectacular beauty of the capital city with its Venetian fortress overlooking the sea and the old borough, the rugged coastline of Paleokastritza with the famous monastery, or the Angelokastro castle that withstood the siege of the Moors. How not to mention Paxos and Antipaxos, universally known for the rugged coastline and beaches of Caribbean-like colors. Lefkada with its dazzling white beaches, particularly the incredibly beautiful beach of Port Katziki where legend has it that the poet Sappho out of love threw herself off the cliff. And Kefalonia with its many inlets and with probably the most beautiful town of the Ionian islands, only one to have survived the terrible earthquake of 1953; or Fiskardo, a natural harbor almost invisible from the sea with its pastel colored houses and delightful taverns and bars.
And then Ithaca, possibly the most beautiful and fascinating of the Ionian Islands , where legend has it that this was once the kingdom of Ulysses, the Homeric hero closer to reality than myth, and where beaches are so beautiful to be left speechless.
Zakynthos or Zante, a true gem which disputes with Cyprus the birthplace of Venus, with its famous grottos and beaches. And then the smaller islands that are located in the gulf of Drepanos: Meganisi with its many fjords; Scorpios, Onassis’s island where landing was once forbidden; Kalamos and Kastos, beautiful and uncrowded and therefore all the more fascinating, and all other desert rocks that could not be called islands, but convey that magic feeling of conquer and exploration.
After a long and happy cruising in this paradise, our man was about to return to Italy, leaving behind Corfu and heading toward the Strait of Otranto, while between Othoni and Erikoussa, two islands you’ll meet on the way from Corfu to Italy, the sea already coarse became too rough to navigate further. So after several attempts to continue the route despite the conditions of the sea, decision was taken to seek refuge on the island of Erikoussa, where he moored safely sheltered from the Mistral storm.
For three days it was impossible to leave the island and those three days, like you would have expected from a Greek legend, were perhaps the best days of an already great summer holiday. The island was small and did not count more than a dozen houses on the hill. There were no paved roads and on the beach, besides a police station and a small pension, there was just a convenience store and a restaurant, along with the inevitable church with the pope being served a Greek coffee while staring at the harbour. Crossing the island took a mere few minutes’ walk and each rare person you would meet, greeted warmly and there was nothing better to do than spending the day in idleness among a bath and a stroll. This unexpected halt, at the same time an enchantment and an imprisonment, had produced such a spell that our man decided his next yacht would be called Erikoussa in honor of this magical place far from everything and yet so close.
And indeed it went exactly like this: that winter work started on the new boat and the choice of the name was in no need for a contest. Erikoussa, therefore, it is the dream of happiness, leisure and worry-free time.
We hope we’ll see you soon onboard of Erikoussa and you’ll be able to share the magic of a great vacation with us.