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Nautical Dreams

Nautical Dreams is a lovely spacious Bavaria 42 Cruiser. With a chart plotter and radar in the cockpit and GPS at the chart table you will struggle to get lost. The auto helm allows all to relax while she glides you along (please just remember to keep a lookout as she has yet to learn how to do that!).

Down below there is plenty of room. 3 double cabins provide ample sleeping space and 2 heads so you don't always have to share/wait. The saloon is spacious enough for everyone to sit and relax and the well appointed galley has all the usual equipment and 2, yes 2, fridges...



Built 2006
Displacement 9.8 tons
Length (LOA) 12.99m / 42'
Draft 2m
Keel Type Fin
Engine Volvo 40hp
Fuel 130 litres
Water 360 litres
Berth Layout 3 double cabins plus a double in the saloon
Cabins 3
Can take 8 plus 2 more if just day sailing
Heads 2
Rig Type
Mainsail Slab reefing
Genoa Furling
Storm Jib Y
Spinnaker / Cruising Chute
Chart Plotter Y
Radar Y
Autopilot Y
Wind, Speed, Depth Y
VHF Radio Y
Stereo Y
Electric Windlass
Bow thruster
Optional Extras
Other Information


Arrival Handover & Return Times

Weekend:Handover 4pm on the Friday. Return 4pm on Sunday.

Monday-Friday:Handover 12pm on Monday. Return 12pm on Friday

7 days:Handover 4pm on Friday. Return 4pm on the Sunday.

Talk to us to discuss timings for other bookings.


High Season May-September
Mon-Fri 1215
Weekend 1215
Addn Day 375
7 days 2025
1 day 630

Security deposit £1250

Low Season October - April
Mon-Fri 910
Weekend 910
Addn Day 275
7 days 1520
1 day 475
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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

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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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