First Name: Lela
Last Name: Joannidis
Company Name: A SAILBOAT VACATION Ltd
Type: Charter Member - Active
Licensed Broker: No
Lela is a true “island girl” and originating from Switzerland with Greek roots. She loves the sea and has resided almost all her life on islands. During the 80ies she lived in Crete, Greece, where she owned and operated a Beach Bar/Restaurant, a Fashion Boutique and a Music Night Club.
After a Caribbean vacation, she thought that living on sea was an even better lifestyle and soon she was sailing her own Catamaran in the British Virgin Islands. Shortly thereafter, and for the following 20 years, Lela accepted charter bookings for her luxury 48ft catamaran.
Hosting guests, provisioning and preparing delightful meals, handling the sailing, arranging diving and managing her yacht, lead to a deep insight about the luxury charter yacht industry. She became a true yacht charter and Caribbean expert.
Being a self-made entrepreneur by nature, Lela created one of the first charter yacht websites, back in 1999. That quickly provided the first online bookings and filled the yachts calendar always to the very last available week, year after year with a proud 40% return guest rate.
Lela started in 2013 to search for the perfect IT specialist, in 2015 she associated with Pascal, and together they founded BoatsAtSea.com.
Lela’s extensive knowledge, in every aspect of the yacht charter industry, as owner, chef, host, diver, entertainer, coordinator, member of yachting associations, the obvious passion and dedication, is to provide clients with the best service in finding the perfect matching charter yacht.