A bare boat charter is where you hire and sail the yacht yourself with no crew. Sail in the sheltered waters of the Solent with its wide array of different ports, harbours, creeks and rivers – or sail to further destinations and take in some French ports and the Channel Isles. The choice is yours.
Bare-boat yacht charter is a fantastic option for those who are familiar with yachts, hold the minimum of RYA Day Skipper qualification with previous tidal experience as Skipper (not just theory) plus a VHF operators licence. A sailing CV is required so we can assess your logged experience.
For more information on required experience levels for bare boat charter – see this page.
However for those who needed the added confidence of having a skipper on board we also offer skippered charters. With skippered charter we will teach you any aspects of yacht sailing in a manner that is suitable to your learning style. If you want a less formalised approach and just need a helping hand and guidance – no problem. Skippered yacht charter is a fantastic, flexible way to learn new skills and tricks of the trade.
Own boat tuition is also available. See our skippered charter page for more details
Boats available for charter
Our superbly equipped and maintained charter yachts come with stereos, most with heaters, ‘welcome pack’, all safety and state of the art navigational aids and equipment. Sea Start comes for peace of mind and all our charter yachts are coded to the MCA safety requirements. Sail in the sheltered waters of the Solent with its wide array of different ports, harbours, creeks and rivers – or sail to further destinations and take in some French ports and the Channel Isles. The choice is yours. To see our full rates & terms, with details of the qualifications and experience necessary for bare-boat yacht charter, or for more information about the boats available to charter please click the relevant button below.
For power boat and motor boat skippered charter days click here.