Skipper

With its almost always perfect weather, the Mediterranean location and the vibrant past, Cyprus stands out from the usual tourist destinations.

The striking coastline with rocky structures or lonely sandy beaches predestine cyprus as a destination for a tour on a chartered yacht.

Our skipper will navigate you safely to the most beautiful and impressive shore regions of Cyprus.

A skipper (also known as a helmsman, helmswoman, or driver) is the person in charge of a boat, watercraft, or tug, and is roughly equal to "captain in charge onboard ship."

The skipper, as shipmaster or captain, has leadership of the entire crew at sea or on lakes and rivers.

The skipper could or might not be the boat's owner.

The word "skipper"

The word schipper comes from the Dutch word schip, which means "ship." The letter sch- is pronounced [sx] in Dutch, and [sk] in English.

For some types of craft, such as fishing boats, the term "skipper" is used more than "captain."

It's also more commonly used than captain with privately owned noncommercial or semi-commercial vessels, such as small yachts and other recreational boats, especially when the skipper isn't a licensed or professional captain, implying that the term is less formal.

A "skipper" in command of a charter vessel carrying paying passengers in the United States must be licensed by a state or the USCG.

If the vessel carries more than six paying passengers, it must be a "inspected vessel," and the skipper/master must receive a higher class license based on the vessel's gross tonnage.

Cyprus

Cyprus, formally the Republic of Cyprus, is a Mediterranean island country located south of the Anatolian Peninsula in the eastern Mediterranean Sea.

It is the Mediterranean's third-largest and third-most populous island, located south of Turkey and west of Syria.

Nicosia is the country's capital and largest city.

The island's first human activity originates from around the 10th millennium BC.

The well-preserved Neolithic town of Khirokitia is one of the oldest water wells in the world, and Cyprus is home to some of the world's oldest water wells.

In the second millennium BC, Mycenaean Greeks settled Cyprus in two waves.

It was subsequently occupied by various significant nations, including the Assyrian, Egyptian, and Persian empires, from whom Alexander the Great took the island in 333 BC.

Between 1571 and 1878, Ptolemaic Egypt, the Classical and Eastern Roman Empires, Arab caliphates for a brief period, the French Lusignan dynasty, and the Venetians ruled (de jure until 1914).

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