Operating from Lymington and Hamble gives you access to a great many renowned south coast yachting destinations. Spectacular scenery can be found at Alum Bay and the Needles lighthouse at the far western end of the Isle of Wight. The Lymington and Beaulieu rivers are navigable up to the quays and marinas. Creeks such as Newtown and Wootten provide idyllic locations where you can drop anchor for drinks. Cowes has the Medina River and the Folly Inn. Osborne Bay is another great anchorage giving views of Osborne House. A trip to the west allows the magnificent Jurrasic coastline of Dorset and the beautiful beach at Studland to be in reach of a day return sail. Whilst there pop into Poole Harbour, the worlds second largest. Pick up a mooring buoy and row over in the inflatable to Brownsea Island, home to red squirrels.
This is an award winning 5 star marina with brand new top of the range showers both in the main building and close to the yachts. Celebrity bar with outdoor sun terrace over looking the marina basin provides a great venue to start and end your charter. Located right on the Edge of the New Forest National Park which you will pass through on your way to us. A 20 minute trip down river sees you out into the Solent with the Isle of Wight a short sail away.
Walk into the the famous old yachting village of Hamble where you will find atmospheric pubs and great food. The marina has all the facilities you will need. Very short trip to the mouth of the river finds you in Southampton Water with the Solent only a short distance further. Ideally located for a day sail to Portsmouth to the east or Yarmouth to the west with Cowes a short sail cross tide to the south.
Yachts with up to 12 berths. Only Day Skipper certificate required for Solent charter. Here are the bareboat charter yachts with a link to the more detailed desktop site with prices.
Stag weekends involve two or three matched yachts taking part in a mini regatta around the Solent race marks. Full details can be found on the stag party sailing webiste with a link to the more detailed desktop site with prices.
Corporate hospitality and entertainment, branding and team building are ideally achieved on sailing yachts and we have many past customers who have added to our testimonial page. Further details are on the Corporate Events websitewith a link to the more detailed desktop site with prices.
Sailing is a great way to celebrate a milestone birthday, usually 40th, 50th, 60th or 70th. We can take up to 13 people on the sailing yachts or 10 on the motor yachts. A sample of what is on offer can be found on the 50th birthday charter website with a link to the more detailed desktop site with prices.
Skippers are selected based on their ability to entertain and educate and ensure you have a fun time on the water. They all know the waters extremely well and will choose an itinerary with you to get the best out of the day. Skippered yacht charter details herewith a link to the desktop site with prices.
We have classic, luxury and flybridge motor yachts to offer those who prefer power to sail when on the water. Catered and licensed with the option of a steward or stewardess. Motor Yacht charter details here with a link to the more detailed desktop site with prices.
Sailing works wonderfully with team building objectives especially when in race mode. Winning depends on each team member fullfilling his or her task correctly each time. Further Team Building details here with a link to the more detailed desktop site with prices.
The Round the Island Race with approximately 1800 yachts takes place in late June. Cowes Week occurs first week in August. Rub shoulders with olympic sailors and celebrities at these world class events. Accommodation is onboard the yachts in the marinas close to the action. Race participation website with a link to the more detailed desktop site with prices.
You need 800 logged sea miles for the Coastal Skipper Certificate of Competence or 2500 for Yachtmaster Offshore. We can generally maintain 6 or 7 knots under sail so provided we travel with the tide and take the distance from the GPS (distance travelled over the sea bed) rather than the log (distance travelled through the water), we can achieve up to 100 nautical miles in a day.
You may have your own yacht and have a longing to cross the Channel for the first time but want to experience the crossing on a skippered boat first. The crossing from the Needles to Alderney is 60 nautical miles and we usually do this in around 9 hours, arriving in time for an evening ashore before returning the following day. But we can also carry on down to Guernsey, a further 4 to 5 hours. Sark and Herm are close by, enchanting islands. Jersey is a few more hours further south and we have visited all of these island in a five day charter.
Holidays such as Briish Virgin Islands flotillas often require some pre joining experience as a condition of booking. We can provide the one or two days required and provide you with a RYA training logbook certifying the hours and sea miles gained.
Berthing is one of the things that worries new potential skippers and indeed there is plenty of scope for damage especially when the wind is up. But there are techniques to minimise the risk and give you confidence. We will show you how to handle berthing both on the leeward and windward side of pontoons, rafting up against other yachts, and how to berth in a gap just slightly longer than your yacht with the tide running strongly.