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Yacht Charter Solent

A fleet of skippered and bareboat 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 .

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

Special sailing days for friends or family 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. If you want to hire a skipper so that you and your colleagues can relax or prefer to do it all by yourselves with a bareboat charter, we can help.

Where to sail

The Solent is the strait separating the mainland of England and the Isle of Wight and is known as a fantastic sailing area for skippered yacht charter and bareboat charter. Many of our sailing trips  begin at the port of Southampton - click here for further information.

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Boats Available for 2019 
Rustle up a crew and join in the fun. If you need a skipper just let us know.
Call us to discuss availability and price on 02380 236000
Round the Island race
Try one of our days out and enjoy the thrills of being on the water. Places available on September 22nd  for only £89pp!  Call now to discuss on 023 8023 6000 or email on

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 call us now to reserve your place.
October Sailing
Book a weekend charter in October by 31st August 18 and receive a 5% discount on list prices. Call now on 02380 236000 to discuss available dates or email us on

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.
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