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A huge amount of pleasure can be derived from chartering a sailing yacht and skippering it yourself.

There is so much to see and do within the Solent and a Solent charter offers opportunities to visit lots of different and interesting places within a weekend or a week.  From the busy port of Southampton and the naval port of Portsmouth, to Cowes and Yarmouth on the Isle of Wight, Lymington and Beaulieu on the edge of the New Forest, and Hamble on the River Hamble.  The Solent offers a great cruising ground.  For a list of suggested places to visit during your Solent yacht charter have a look  here .

To charter a bareboat yacht, you must have done a reasonable amount of sailing before and at least one other person on the boat should have the equivalent amount of experience and knowledge of an RYA Competent Crew certificate holder.

To charter one of our larger yachts you must have as a minimum an RYA Coastal Skipper qualification or have equivalent sailing experience on a similar sized yacht.

For our smaller yachts you need to hold an RYA Day Skipper Practical certificate or above and have skippered for at least 200nm on a sailing yacht in tidal waters, ideally in the Solent.

If you are would like to discuss your sailing to date and suitability to charter a yacht then please do call and if you don’t quite have the qualifications or experience required then you could consider a skippered charter or coming on a  mile building  or  boat handling weekend  or taking an RYA course with our parent Company  First Class Sailing  .  They offer the full range of sailing courses, both practical and theory courses including 1 day courses for VHF.

In addition to a Solent charter France, the Channel Islands, Poole, Weymouth and beyond to the West Country are all doable if weather and time permits.

A yacht can be chartered by yourself to sail with family and friends or for a specific sailing event or for some corporate sailing with office team members or clients.  So, whether you fancy some cruising, racing, skippered charter or doing some corporate sailing do get in touch.

Yachts available for bareboat charter are as follows (please scroll across to view all information):

High Season May-SeptemberLow Season October - April
Boat NameTypeYearMon-FriWeekendAddn Day7 days1 day2 days3 days4 daysMon-FriWeekendAddn Day7 days1 day2 days3 days4 daysLengthBerthsTripleDoubleSingleCabinsDayHeadsSecurity
CascadeurJenneau 12.519901468129037521006501111900275185062512.5m41'1013131021250
Nautical DreamsBavaria 422006121512153752025630910910275152047512.99m42'73138+221250
Southpoint IIBavaria 4720011805180565029008991300155016501390139045525756809001075125014.68m48'2"12222412+231250
Shropshire LadyBavaria 3519929509504551550475950950455155047510.74m35'25"8323811500
LeoWesterly Fulmar199180095025015005509.73m31'92"6221811500

Cascadeur

Type: Jenneau 12.5
Year: 1990

High Season May-September

Mon-Fri: £1468
Weekend: £1290
Addn Day: £375
7 Days: £2100
1 Day: £650

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Low Season October - April

Mon-Fri: £1111
Weekend: £900
Addn Day: £275
7 Days: £1850
1 Day: £650

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Specification

Length: 12.5m 41'
Berths: 10
Triple: 1
Double: 3
Single: 1
Cabins: 3
Day: 10
Heads: 2
Security: 1250

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Nautical Dreams

Type: Bavaria 42
Year: 2006

High Season May-September

Mon-Fri: £1215
Weekend: £1215
Addn Day: £375
7 Days: £2025
1 Day: £630

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Low Season October - April

Mon-Fri: £910
Weekend: £910
Addn Day: £275
7 Days: £1520
1 Day: £475

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Specification

Length: 12.99m 42'
Berths: 7
Triple: N/A
Double: 3
Single: 1
Cabins: 3
Day: 8+2
Heads: 2
Security: 1250

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Southpoint II

Type: Bavaria 47
Year: 2001

High Season May-September

Mon-Fri: £1805
Weekend: £1805
Addn Day: £650
7 Days: £2900
1 Day: £899
2 Days: £1300
3 Days: £1550
4 Days: £1650

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Low Season October - April

Mon-Fri: £1390
Weekend: £1390
Addn Day: £455
7 Days: £2575
1 Day: £680
2 Days: £900
3 Days: £1075
4 Days: £1250

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Specification

Length: 14.68m 48'2"
Berths: 12
Triple: 2
Double: 2
Single: 2
Cabins: 4
Day: 12+2
Heads: 3
Security: 1250

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Shropshire Lady

Type: Bavaria 35
Year: 1992

High Season May-September

Mon-Fri: £950
Weekend: £950
Addn Day: £455
7 Days: £1550
1 Day: £475

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Low Season October - April

Mon-Fri: £950
Weekend: £950
Addn Day: £455
7 Days: £1550
1 Day: £475

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Specification

Length: 10.74m 35'25"
Berths: 8
Triple: N/A
Double: 3
Single: 2
Cabins: 3
Day: 8
Heads: 1
Security: 1500

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Leo

Type: Westerly Fulmar
Year: 1991

High Season May-September

Mon-Fri: £800
Weekend: £950
Addn Day: £250
7 Days: £1500
1 Day: £550

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Low Season October - April

Mon-Fri: N/A
Weekend: N/A
Addn Day: N/A
7 Days: N/A
1 Day: N/A

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Specification

Length: 9.73m 31'92"
Berths: 6
Triple: N/A
Double: 2
Single: 2
Cabins: 1
Day: 8
Heads: 1
Security: 1500

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Additional Costs

Mooring fees

Fuel

End of charter clean £50 - Unless you wish to do it yourself. Far easier to let us bring the yacht back up to the standard that you will have found her in.

Skipper - If you would like a skipper so you can really switch off add a daily fee of £175 plus food and berth or accommodation ashore for the skipper.  For a skippered yacht you may wish to look at  this page.

Instructor - If you would like an instructor to help you brush up on rusty skills or teach you new ones add £200 a day plus food and berth or accommodation ashore for the instructor.

Waterproof jacket and trousers - £10 daily per set.

Security Deposits - Vary from £1000 to £1500. Perhaps more if racing.

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Highly recommended

Wonderful people. Sally in particular couldn't have been more helpful. The skippers were professional and experienced, but also good fun and made the whole experience very enjoyable. Thanks all!- Sam N

Day trip with great skipper

Excellent company, with a very well appointed boat (Zara). Nothing was a problem to them, despite me chopping and changing a lot. Our skipper - Gavin - was fantastic. Knowledgable, friendly and great company. I would certainly use this company again.- ASQC

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I arrived with no expectations and ended up having an amazing time on "Elissa" The Skipper was super friendly and got us involved with the sailing. Overall was a phenomenal experience and I highly recommend to anyone considering!! 5 STARS- Virginia Water

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