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Charter Management

Charter Management Southampton

You have, or are about to have, the boat of your dreams – what next?

Yacht ownership is exciting, rewarding and importantly it provides a ‘get away from it all’ experience. A means to relax, to gain access to a complete change from one’s normal working environment. Idyllic? Not always - maintenance, knowhow and perhaps financial and time pressures can all become a burden.

So why not let Firstaway Yacht Charters work with you to reduce any burdens, to let you focus on the enjoyment of sailing your own yacht? We have been in this business for 30 years with our own yachts as well as owner’s yachts. There is much that we can help you with and you will be in safe, friendly hands.

Have your yacht earn you money whilst you are not using her.

We run a yacht management scheme, based in the Solent which allows you to subsidise the costs of owning a yacht. As part of our charter fleet, your yacht will earn you an income from charter, helping to cover its own running costs and making yacht ownership an affordable and enjoyable experience. If you’re thinking of purchasing a yacht with charter use in mind, our friendly, expert team of staff would be happy to advise you on your choice of yacht.

If you would like to look at a typical Yacht Charter Management Agreement either contact us in the office or fill out the form to the right and you will be able to download the agreement.

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The benefits to placing your yacht under our Yacht Charter Management Scheme are plenty.

Walk on / Walk off sailing. You don’t have to spend time fixing things. The boat will be ready for you to just step on board and cast off. At the end of your trip you can just step off.

It is a cost effective way of owning a yacht. Your boat generates an income for you. Every time we charter your boat you get a percentage of the charter fee.

Benefit from trade discounts. If there is anything you/we need to get for the boat then you can take advantage of the relationships we have with suppliers.

Peace of mind knowing someone is keeping an eye on your yacht.

Boats like and need to be used. Engines need to be run, winches and deck gear do not fair well if they are not used, systems from the heads to heating do much better if they are used. Less growth collects on the hull. Your boat will get used.

There can be tax advantages.

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Having built up a first-class fleet of yachts at Firstaway, we can advise on all aspects of purchasing a yacht. Our wealth of experience with yachts of different kinds means that we can help you to find the yacht that’s right for you, as well as providing guidance on finance, insurance and moorings.


We have 30 years' experience of preparing boats for MCA coding and follow-up annual checks. Get in touch to find out how we can help you with coding - every yacht is different, and our quote will depend on the condition of your boat and the equipment currently on board. Our friendly team of expert staff can talk you through any and all aspects of MCA coding - just get in touch to find out how we can help.

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Our Reviews

Brilliant Day on the Water

Fantastic days sailing with friends on a wonderful boat. It certainly helped that we had 3 very experienced sailors with us, would highly recommend Firstaway sailing if you want a day on the water in the Solent. - Clive B

Firstaway Yacht Charters

Thanks Sally and Eric for great service and a brilliant day with Firstaway Yacht Charters. Excellent first experience of sailing. Skipper Eric was great and let us all take a turn at the helm. A great way to celebrate special occasions. Boat was clean and well maintained with good facilities too. Would recommend Firstaway to anyone wanting to take a trip sailing. - R & A Jenner

May Bank Holiday Charter of Cascadeur

We were 7 onboard this Jeanneau 12.5 m and while there wasn't much wind, with what little there was we managed 7 kts. Cascadeur is a great charter boat - roomy, clean, well equipped. Eric and Sally were very helpful and clearly know their stuff. - Peter R

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

Amazing Trip. Highly Recommended!

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

Fantastic Service, Again, Thank You!

Firstaway run a great charter business: their yachts are in very good condition, always well prepared, properly cleaned; nothing is too much trouble; friendly and professional. I have been chartering from Firstaway for nearly 20 years and would always recommend them and never look elsewhere! - Mackeaj

Great experience in Solent with Firstaway

I chartered with Firstaway 3 days a Gib'Sea 37ft yatch. Very well kept and clean. excellent service and assistance, very easy checkin-checkout process. we did some 60 miles chilling around the Solent, Yarmouth harbour was also an excellent experience. highly recommended. - Tommaso M

An exciting day

A beautiful day on the water around the Solent... I was slightly anxious as I don’t have webbed feet but Eric and Sally were great hosts and competent sailors... now looking forward to my next seafaring adventure. - Karen

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