The Latsis Group was founded in Greece in the 1940s by the late John S. Latsis. His  first entrepreneurial ventures focused on trade and shipping and quickly expanded to diverse business interests such as commercial shipping, energy and real estate. In 1949 John S.Latsis -a captain himself- acquired Neraida in order to service the small islands around Athens. The vessel was also used for short cruises to entertain family and friends and soon after John S.Latsis established the chartering company Alcyonides. The company managed five classic wooden yachts built in Greece which were chartered in and around the Greek islands and the Mediterranean. In 1977 the acquisition of Henriette – a 53 meter yacht built in 1949- signaled the entrance of the company into the pleasure yacht industry. Gradually, the company became involved in yacht management, refits, conversions, operations and brokerage. SETE YACHT MANAGEMENT was established in 1998 and was followed by PrivatSea in 2004.

Neraida Floating Museum