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Yacht Charter Solent

A fleet of yachts based in Southampton on the South Coast to suit all from 37 to 47 foot including Beneteau, Jeanneau and Bavaria to enjoy Solent sailing. See our yacht charter details and choose which suits you and your crew.

We are looking for new managed yachts - please click here for further details if you are interested in earning some revenue .

Corporate Sailing days, Team Building and Social Sailing in the Solent and South Coast.

Special sailing days on the Solent , staff team building or even a corporate sailing event , come and try the yachting lifestyle. We coordinate, organise and tailor your sailing day to your exact needs, aspirations and budget, for novices or seasoned sailors alike.

Where to sail

The Solent is a wonderful sailing area, steeped in history - click here for further information.

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15% discount when you book any week or 2018 weekend charter before 31st January 2018, excluding Cowes week, RIR and May or August bank holidays, subject to availability.

Love in the Solent

4 days for the price of 3 including Easter.

Round the Island Race

About 1600 yachts take part in this one day regatta, one of the largest in the world - and wow, what a day it is! Last year glorious blue skies, sparkling seas and the sun never stopped shining! We'd love you to join us this year on board our Skippered Yacht and see it all for yourself! No experience necessary.

this page for full details of what’s included and take advantage of a 15% discount if you book by 31st January 2018

All yachts have the following included in the Charter Fee:

  • MCA Coded to Cat 2  - sail up to 60 miles off shore
  • FREE Insurance (excluding Racing)
  • FREE Parking at the Marina
  • FREE 4 Hours Fuel
  • FREE Bottle of Gas
  • Bad Weather Guarantee - FREE Reschedule
  • Seastart - Breakdown recovery should it be needed!
  • FREE Berthing at all other MDL Marinas in the South
  • All safety Equipment
  • FREE Boat Handling skills/Familiarisation if required

Goes without saying we always offer:

  • Assistance with passage planning
  • Reschedule if your skipper unable to make the charter for Health or Work reasons.
  • Only 25% deposit required to secure the booking, balance 28 days before the Charter
  • Friendly advice


Let us keep you afloat whilst you still enjoy your
boat. Competitive rates and 30 years of experience mean we will have her ready and waiting when you are free to sail.
Click here for details on Yacht Management.
Our mobile workshop ready to go!

Weekend Rates (Fri 17.00-Sunday 17.00) or Weekly Rate (Mon 12.00-Fri 12.00)

8 Berths £695 

10 Berths £795

Call your fellow sailors now and float a boat before the Solent gets too busy!

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