Over the years a wide range of people have chartered our yachts, from a handful of friends to small family groups right through to large multi-national conglomerates.
Many re-charter every year and have become friends. Here is a sample of what they have to say:
Huge thanks to Eric and Sally for hosting us on board their boat Ellisa this weekend. Firstaway Charters is a great company that is going places!
Firstaway provided a wonderful day of sailing for our young family! The children had their first experience of sailing in a fun and safe environment. We all learnt a lot and had so much fun! I would recommend sailing with Sally and Eric for any family. We look forward to our next sailing day! A big thank you! Linda Peters-Smith
A great experience sailing to Cowes for the Fireworks. Excellent tuition by the Skipper Eric and Sal who watered and fed us. Lovely people, you could not ask for better! Graham Parsons
Thanks a lot to all of you, it was a pleasure sailing on Quinta and with Firstaway, we all hope we'll have another chance to charter her again. Gianguido Benelli
Just to thank you and Martin for a most enjoyable day last week. A perfect boat and a perfect day for the boys first encounter with sail. The whole family were thrilled to be out on the Solent and to have the opportunity to helm and crew her. I hope it wasn't too stressful for the crew! Many thanks, Ian Donald
Many thanks for our Corporate sailing day! Every aspect of the organisation was first-class, from the morning coffee with the safety briefing, through to the afternoon tea & cake on the way back. Our clients really enjoyed the day, all taking part in the sailing of the boat. It was great to see the skipper Mark coaxing complete beginners into understanding how to steer a course and how to trim the sails correctly.
We will be back next year! Greg Eaton, Head of Integration, ABCL
Just wanted to send you a quick 'thank you' note. The week we had on 'Zara' last week was awesome. Looking back I must say that she was the best equipped and maintained charter boat I have been on so far. She sails great and was a charm to handle at all times. I am sure I will be in touch again in the future to rent her again. Also I want to thank your team for the great help and hospitality. Having chartered from others in the past, I can honestly say that none have compared to the excellent boat and great services that you and your team provided. Wolfgang Seul
Firstaway is the most consistently reliable charter company we have met Reuters
Thanks again Firstaway for arranging the sailing day with Mike and Lewis a couple of weeks ago. - they both thoroughly enjoyed the experience! Despite the wind, rain and cold weather. Dad had a great time (or at least he tells me so) and Lewis now wants to start a RYA course!!!
I have used Firstaway every year since 2002, both in a private capacity and for corporate events involving multiple boats and skippers. Indeed, my first ever bareboat charter as a new skipper was on a Firstaway boat (Araluen). Helen, Eddie and their team make you realise that service and boat preparation are as important as the boat itself - essential for this type of activity, when family members and business guests are involved - Kevin Galliers, Senior Vice President, SunGard Financial Systems
Excellent value for money, great service, nothing was too much trouble Focused Computer Technology
Great day out, everyone enjoyed themselves immensely excellent service and we will be certainly booking again! Visual Impact Partnership
Best presented and maintained charter boats I have seen on the Southcoast Jeanneau Manager
Although the weather was wet, myself and 5 friends had the best day sailing on the Solent. Eric and Sally are the best and will definitely be back again - Craig Swinerd