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Yacht Charter

Our Charter Yachts vary in length from 32ft to 47ft and can be chartered for a day sail, a weekend, a week or longer. You can charter them with a skipper or as a ‘bareboat charter’ without a skipper.

Bareboat Charter means you are the skipper. To charter one of our larger yachts we would normally say you need to hold a RYA Coastal Skipper qualification or have equivalent experience and at least one other person on the boat should have an equivalent amount of experience and knowledge of a RYA Competent Crew certificate holder.

For our smaller yachts we would say you need to hold a RYA Day Skipper Practical certificate and have and at least 200nm skippering experience in tidal waters, ideally in the Solent.

Skippered Charter means we provide a qualified skipper for you.

We have yachts available for team building activities or corporate sailing events.

The sailing within and around the Solent is excellent. The Solent itself provides a wonderful sailing area, with a huge variety of the type of places you can go and the type of sailing you can do. The Isle of Wight provides a large degree of protection from the Channel and the prevailing weather meaning that the Solent is relatively sheltered and the sea state rarely gets rough. See our Solent Sailing blog for ideas of where you can go.

Yachts are also available to sail to the West Country, France and the Channel Islands.

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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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