Testimonials for Hamble Point Yacht Charters

Comments that we have received from yacht charterers, events organisers, yacht owners, and following RYA sailing courses and other events and services provided by Hamble Point Yacht Charters.

[Hamble Point Yacht Charters] are a pleasure to deal with

B taylor August 2016 on Nota Bene

Comments from Charterers

[Hamble Point Yacht Charters are] Very, very good.

S Philpott October 2016 on Skittles

[Hamble Point Yacht Charters are] are very helpful

M Dawson October 2016 on Skittles

I skippered Aphrodite Spirit ... great little boat

Orion Sailing Club October 2016 on Aphrodite Spirit

The accommodation option is a fabulous break if you fancy something a bit different. Lots of lovely pubs and walking areas in Hamble . Great for dogs too. The yacht was very spacious and Alex and her team were very friendly, welcoming and helpful.

P Cook October 2016 on Reunion

Trip was amazing and boat itself was perfect!
Great experience for us to sail in your area. Will return!

M Zabolotnijs September 2016 on eVent


A friendly, helpful charter company with great, clean yachts

G Duffy September 2016 on Reunion

Excellent, well maintained boat.

Exactly what we were looking for. Very comfortable and well maintained boat. Next time I'm looking for a charter in the Solent I'll definitely give you a call.

Noel September 2016 on Reunion

Booked as a 21st birthday surprise for my daughter. An efficient service from start to finish.  Alex. was very good.

Sue Potts August 2016 on Aphrodite Spirit

Well organised & very helpful

We recently chartered through Hamble Point Charters for a trip to the Channel Islands and the entire process from booking to boat handover was well executed and trouble free. Alex was very helpful, quick to respond to questions and ensured a trouble free holiday.
The location of the yachts at Hamble Point marina is excellent and enables you to be in the Solent in no time at all after leaving the berth. I have chartered a number of different yachts through this company and all have been well maintained and in good condition, not tired and worn like the yachts on some other charter companies books. If you are looking for well maintained yachts and a friendly, easy to deal with company then give them a call.

B Taylor August 2016 on Nota Bene

Very efficient and welcoming

Murray August 2016 on Southern Comfort

Excellent service and very well maintained boats

Chartered a Southerly 42 from Monday lunchtime to Friday lunchtime and sailed to Yarmouth, Poole, Lymington, Newtown Creek, Bucklers Hard and Cowes. Southern Comfort sails very well and was very comfortable for six grumpy old men. Likely to book again. Hamble Point team very welcoming.

P Murray August 2016 on Southern Comfort


Professional and easy to deal with

G Oliver July 2016 on Aphrodite Spirit

First class service, easy to do business with.

S Lamb July 2016 on Reunion

Excellent welcome and fully met expectations!

K Ifould July 2016 on Amandla Kulu

The team was very friendly and efficient from the first contact through provision of specifications to handover. The boat was in good condition and the location at Hamble Point Marina is also great.

I Cockerill July 2016 on Appaloosa

We had a fantastic day sailing to Cowes and back. We have zero experience but our captain was so patient and gave all of us the experience if a lifetime sailing in the Solent - we can't wait for our next trip!!!!

S Dineen July 2016 on Sea Song


Hamble Point Yacht Charters are friendly and efficient

M Goddard July 2016 on Trinco

Our 3rd charter of Nota Bene!

Another fantastic long weekend on Nota Bene with the Lads from Sutton Sailing Club.
Thanks Matt and Alex we will be back next year , if not before.

A Williams July 2016 on Nota Bene

I was very impressed with the quality and spec of the boat. Considering her age and use she was in fantastic condition and sailed very well. Would definitely consider returning.

M Page June 2016 on Trinco

 A quick note as I really enjoyed captaining Spirit, we all had a great weekend on board, everything about the boat was fine, thank you

N Horslen June 2016 on Spirit


Helpful team. Well looked after yacht. Good advice.

V Phillips June 2016 on Aphrodite Spirit

A great partner and I have used them 10+ times

Dredge June 2016 on Nota Bene

“Friendly efficient service and immaculate yacht”

I chartered a Hanse 345 over the May bank holiday. The yacht was in immaculate condition and the handover was very efficiently done. We did not waste any time with the details and all our questions on the yacht were answered on the boat.
I would definitely use this team again for another charter.
There was flexibility on the charter dates and overall it was fairly priced.

J Scruby June 2016 on Tenacious

I was very impressed with the quality and spec of the boat. Considering her age and use she was in fantastic condition and sailed very well. Would definitely consider returning.

M Page June 2016 on Trinco

Once again HPYC provided an excelllent boat. Their yachts are always well-presented and well-equipped. We sailed Spirit, a lovely boat with a good turn of speed yet easy to handle. As with all German yachts I have sailed, the build quality is to a very high standard providing comfortable accommodation.

A Chance May 2016 on Spirit

Thank you for letting us play on Spirit.  We were all very impressed both with the way she sailed and the level of comfort.  I suspect we will take her again,. if we may.

A Chance May 2016 on Spirit

Professional and very helpful

P Seth May 2016 on Southern Comfort

We've chartered twice with Hamble Point and just booked our third trip. It's a great service, from booking onwards. All the staff we've met or spoken to have been helpful and friendly, and the boats have been left clean and in really good condition each time. The company has been very accommodating when we've requested to change our dates due to the weather or illness, and they've been flexible about the pick-up too - really handy when you're coming down from London after work.

Katy May 2016 on Aeolus

Very friendly and ameniable charter company who are big enough to manage but still small enough to care.  A great weekend, excellent foul weather gear and geanerally good all round

Nichols May 2016 on Empowered

Good yacht, straightforward charter!

M Diggle May 2016 on eVent

Very friendly and helpful and it was good to be contacted following a problem.

M Curran April 2016 on Southern Comfort

Excellant, reliable and client friendly company!

A Guscov April 2016 on Aeolus

Very customer orientated, competent and helpful team, great place to start a sailing trip.

B Romer April 2016 on Arcadia

No fuss or hassle; it was all about going sailing!

P Buckley March 2016 on Southern Comfort

Great service and friendly and welcoming

S Wyre March 2016 on Appaloosa

A Windy Weekend in the Solent!

4 dinghy sailors have just had an excellent weekend yacht sailing in the Solent. We chartered Appaloosa, a Bavaria 36 sailing yacht from Hamble Point Yacht Charters from Friday morning to Sunday afternoon. The booking process was easy and straightforward, and the special low season discount made the weekend good value for money. The yacht itself, was in excellent condition, and the layout below is very sensible for cruising. She was well equipped and I would recommend her to anyone wishing to cruise the South Coast. We 4 adults had plenty of room, although she could take up to 8. Based at Hamble Point meant very easy and quick access to the Solent, and the Ketch Rigger cafe in the marina is a handy place for a crew to assemble while a skipper takes over a boat. We experienced wind F 5-7 most of the time during our weekend, with regular gusts up to F 8 and 9, and even F 10 at one stage. At no time did anyone feel that the yacht was not up to it.

James P< Yeovil December 2015 on Appaloosa

As usual many thanks for the fantastic service and we will definitely be chartering Southern Comfort again......super boat!

CF October 2015 on Southern Comfort

Many thanks – it was a great weekend and Aphrodite Spirit was very enjoyable to sail.

GO September 2015 on Aphrodite Spirit

Thanks very much for Event, a cracking boat in excellent condition.

Many thanks for letting us have her and for all your arrangements. 

RH September 2015 on eVent

Much enjoyed our charter of Aphrodite Spirit- nice yacht.


D Evans April 2015 on Aphrodite Spirit

We really enjoyed our weekend on Aeolus.  We liked everything about the boat. 

S Davenport April 2015 on Aeolus

The guys had a fabulous day and cant stop talking about it....   they came 12th so I understand so pretty good in their standards.  A long exhausing day but a fab day was had. 

I would like to thank Richard the Skipper too....   He was a brilliant skipper for the job very experienced, patient and able to manage the rooky crew he had on board…

It all went to plan and thank you so much for all your help and support enabling me to pull off such as great surprise.  A very memorable experience.

Many thanks again for a wonderful time.

D Cook August 2014

Many thanks again.....nice little boat for cruising
....and probably the friendliest Charter company I know....

G O'Neill August 2014 on Aphrodite Spirit

Thanks had a great weekend - very pleased with boat and Hamble Point YC

T Mander July 2014 on Viola

Please could you pass on my thanks to the team with us on Friday, they were wonderful and really looked after us all, as they always have done.

We all had a fabulous day and I think it’s safe to say that everyone enjoyed themselves, especially Charlie the black lab who was last seen jumping off the back of the boat and then trying to drown me while getting out!

H Jeffery June 2014 on Seafin

Yes, thank you the day was very enjoyable and unforgettable for us. We
will definitely be booking again sometime in the near future.

We will be sure to highly recommend you guys to others.

B Patel May 2014 on Skittles

Just wanted to say how much every one enjoyed our day on Seafin on Saturday. It was a great day and Paul and the rest of the guys looked after us amazingly well, so please say thank you to them. Hope to be back soon.

C Duffin May 2014 on Seafin

We had  a very enjoyable few days on Empowered. 

S Johnson April 2014 on Empowered

It was a wonderful weekend with your brilliant service as usual. Thank you very much and see you in the Spring....

J Kotan November 2013 on Appaloosa

We loved sailing Skittles and even in relatively light winds we came 1st and then 2nd on the water in the two races although we were pulled back on adjusted times to 3rd after having to suffer a penal club rating – didn’t stop us having a lot of fun in some close-quartered sailing – great little yacht.

RC September 2013 on Skittles

We had a great time on Empowered, the whole family really enjoyed themselves and it was nice to be able to get some sailing in. Please pass on our gratitude to Richard, who is an excellent skipper and taught us all a thing or two, it certainly re-ignited my passion to do a bit more sailing.

G Fisher August 2013

Boat was great and the people at Hamble point were lovely! Will be back soon. Txs again

GON August 2013 on Aphrodite Spirit

We all enjoyed our weekend enormously, Matt did a fine job and his recommendations much appreciated....hopefully next time we'll be blessed with wind all day each day!!We will certainly sail with you again in future...and perhaps even buy a boat of the type we sailed, if that is the case we would certainly think of having you manage it for us!

David and Virginia Butcher July 2013 on Arcadia

Many thanks for your efficiency and kindness Helen. We were very impressed with your company and service. We will certainly recommend.

J Hollows July 2013

Many thanks to you and the team for the very friendly service. We'll be back!

M Aylward July 2013 on Aphrodite Spirit

Matt...   S here, the stag from our trip last weekend!  Just wanted to say thank you for a truly excellent weekend. It really was an incredible experience that has given me a taste for sailing – I mentioned that my fiancee loves to sail so we are delighted that we can now explore the sport together. Your calm guidance was very reassuring and I learned a great deal (whilst I realise this was just the start!). It was also great to have your company throughout the weekend as part of our group – I hope you enjoyed it as much as we all did. 

S Clarkson July 2013 on Nota Bene

….you will definitely see us again-we all had a terrific time and to my untrained eye the boat was a cracker!

Many thanks

P Kinrade June 2013 on Southern Comfort

The yacht was in perfect condition and a pleasure to sail – I will definitely be back!

TH June 2013 on Aeolus

Thank you very much for sorting out Nemo for us last weekend. It is a pleasure chartering a yacht from you, knowing everything will be there, in it's right place and functional to boot!

S Geekie March 2013

Thank you again for all your help. The boat was in great condition and it was a very pleasant charter experience. Hope we can do it again!

H Howell March 2013

Even though the weather wasn't great we still enjoyed our trip and will be back soon. Once again thanks for presenting the boat in fine fettle, everyone commented on it.

P Hudson March 2013

Please would you pass on our very grateful thanks to yourself, Matt, Dave and Roland for making last weekend the huge success and memorable time it was, everyone had a superb time.  

I’m quite sure we’ll be back again !!! Again, very many thanks to everyone.

David Garbett, Tettenhall Round Table on Arc Angel, Janes Buoy and eVent October 2012 on Arcadia

I should say thank you very much for the professional first-class service and fantastic boat, which we all liked very much, especially our dog Best!

V Semchenko October 2012

We had a splendid time on Bagadeus – the weather was brilliant. David Foley was a great skipper and a good choice for us as he got on well with Lesley and me as well our two adult children. Thought the whole booking and rental process was very slick and we will do it again soon. Thanks for your help.

P and L Kehoe July 2012

Just a quick note to thank you all for your help in arranging a wonderful charter on Friday night.  The service from yourselves was professional, friendly and efficient - and Nota Bene was a beautiful yacht to spend the evening on.  I'd also be grateful if you could pass on our thanks to Clive, who was great company and a fantastic skipper.  With many of the group having their first experience of sailing on the evening his enthusiasm and expert tuition made it something they'd unanimously like to do again in the future... and we hope he enjoyed the evening as much as we did.

Thanks again for all of your assistane, and I'll definitely be in touch to arrange another charter in the very near future!

D Arturi August 2011 on Nota Bene

Comments from Yacht Owners

Just need to say how well you all look after Trinco. We are sailing in Greece with some friends on 2  & 3 year old Beneteau's and all have various problems. 

Trinco July 2016 on Trinco

Being very pleased with the service you provide, I extol the virtues of HPYC over other, possibly cheaper but inferior, competitors.

C Nash August 2010

The boat looks like new - the deck cleaning and the hull are particularly superb - thanks to you and your team.  Many thanks for your great service and boat preparation before our use.  ...  Very many thanks for such a speedy response to dealing with the insurance and the repairs - once again brilliant H P Yacht Charters and thanks particularly to Matt

H Cook May 2010

Corporate Charter and Event Comments


Professional, friendly, accomodating, informative, interactive, efficient

The breakfast and lunch was delicous and very well planned. All of our skippers were very helpful and informative. The whole experience from booking the day to experiencing the day was an aboslute plessure. Thank you!

W Lucy September 2016

The boat was in excellent condition and Roland was a star -just right.
Food probably the best we have had.
The ham was freshly cut off the bone and tasted great.  Glazed salmon delicious. The  compliments were flying from our clients.
We avoided the flash flooding inland and had a great  sunny day. A little more wind and it would have been perfect.

SHW June 2016 on Arcadia

It was brilliant – everyone enjoyed themselves, amazingly no one got sea sick and the weather was perfect.  Thanks for all your help sorting everything out. 


Please also pass on a big thankyou to Roland for all his help because I know there will have been lots of organisation behind the scenes to make run smoothly and make it so we could literally step on the yachts and go sailing.

P&G October 2015 on Trinco

I just wanted to thank you and your team for a wonderful day onboard Seafin on the 3rd September. I have received lots of great feedback from our guests and overall it's seems everyone had a great day out. The feedback included praise for how the crew ran the day and for the great food that was provided.

I'm sure we will run another Sailing Day and we will definitely keep you in mind when we do.

Thank you to you as well for organising the day and making sure everything went ahead without issue.

Lombard Marine September 2015 on Seafin

Thank you very much for organising a really fabulous day out on the Seafin on Tuesday 1st September.
We all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and the weather was very good after all the rainy days we had off and on through August.  I myself particularly enjoyed the jet-ski experience having never done this before.

Pudleston Court and Accedo September 2015 on Seafin

My team tell me their afternoon of sailing was great fun and they thoroughly enjoyed themselves and weren’t we lucky with the weather. 


Once again thanks for organising a super day for my team.

MBNL September 2015 on Sea Song

Great great weekend - thanks Roland

M Axcell August 2015 on Gull

We had a lovely time Yesterday Sunday 9th August. Thank you once again, it really was a lovely ride on Seafin and a great day.It was really nice to see Buckler's Hard again, and nice to see the Isle of Wight.

Anne Edwards August 2015 on Seafin

Thank you for your help in organising the day and to the crew for making the day such fun - everyone had a super time and as always, the fod was amazing and the staff certainly looked after us all well.

CBRE Ltd July 2015 on Seafin

We all had a fantastic time and please extend my thanks to everyone involved on the day. Our guests had a splendid time and we are looking to make this a yearly event

Humanscale April 2015 on Trinco

I just wanted to send a note of thanks, not just from me but from everyone that came along on our Sailing weekend.
I haven't had a negative said and they all had a fabulous weekend and although the weather cut short our Sunday sailing, you now what, I think they were all the better for the 'force 9 experience'!!!
All the crews have said what superb skippers we had and they all seemed to enjoy joining in with our 'banter'. (Richard even did us proud, by joining in as Rod Stewart!)
To all of you, from all of us...... A MASSIVE THANK YOU!!! (pic attached)
I certainly think we have converted a few to the 'ways of the waves' and wouldn't be surprised if we are back for another weekend at some point.......... maybe not in such large numbers but now we have a framework for holding such an event, it's relatively easy to do another one.
Anyway, enough from me............thank you personally for all  your help in preparing for the weekend. YOU MADE IT VERY EASY!

President; Penkridge & District Round Table April 2015 on Reunion

We had a wonderful day on Saturday and felt like royalty on board Seafin. Nothing was too much trouble for the crew who looked after us really well. The food was delicious and very plentiful and everything combined to make it a memorable birthday celebration which our guests were talking about late into the night.


Thank you for making it a Special Day!

J Stockham August 2014 on Seafin

Just a quick one to say thank you for such a great day!

We will be sure to be doing the same again next year. The crew were magnificent and very friendly.

Airsys Communications May 2014 on Seafin

Please would you pass on our very grateful thanks to yourself, Matt, Dave and Roland for making last weekend the huge success and memorable time it was, everyone had a superb time.  

I’m quite sure we’ll be back again !!! Again, very many thanks to everyone.

David Garbett, Tettenhall Round Table October 2012 on Arcadia

We really enjoyed all aspects of both days. Great people, great service and a certainty to book again for next year.

3Sphere April 2012 on Rude Knot 2

Thank you so much for the use of your boat at last week’s Cowes rally.  We all had a brilliant time and we’ve had some great feedback from some of our clients who attended.  All the skippers and crew seemed to get on really well and there was a great buzz over the three days.  So once again thank you for your time, the use of your boat and most of all your company.  We hope to see you again next year!

Guardian News & Media Ltd July 2010

Sail Training Comments

Roland was excellent as usual and I’ll be back!

J Murphy May 2016 on Gull

The 3 day 170 nm cruise allowed me to hone my day & night passage planning & pilotage skills knowing the ever dependable Roland was at hand to offer tips, improvements & encouragement. I thoroughly recommend HPC & Roland. Especially his toasties!!

J Murphy May 2016 on Gull

Just to say many thanks to Hamble Point, and to Leigh in particular, for a great day’s training yesterday – exactly what we were looking for, and very pleasantly delivered.

SM October 2015

By the way Nick was absolutely fantastic.  We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.Nick is so experienced; an excellent teacher; professional and good company.

V Venables October 2014 on Aphrodite Spirit

Just wanted to say a huge thank you to Roland for looking after my son and husband so brilliantly this weekend. The course was their  Xmas present from me and they absolutely loved it. John specifically said how nice Roland was and really appreciated how well they were looked after and instructed. Thank you. I don't doubt you will be seeing them again!

Lorna K April 2014

Roland is an excellent skipper.  He is calm, considerate, knowledgeable and at the same time makes everything a fun experience.  I highly recommend him and the company.

JM May 2013

The best course I have ever done.  Excellent boat, fabulous instructor.  Could not be improved - except for the weather.

AP May 2013

Roland took time to explain things and was on hand to help.  Calm and right amount of instruction, coaching and de-brief to reflect what went well and what didn't!!!

JPS April 2013 on Gull

Roland has helped me to progress, showing me where I went wrong, and then properly helping me to improve.  A small group meant I got lots of practical experience. Thank you!

Anon April 2013 on Gull

Brian and I enjoyed our course very much. Steve Penn is an excellent instructor – patient, decisive, clear in his explanations, encouraging and with a brilliant sense of humour – he needed it to put up with us! I certainly feel more confident in my ability to sail and now need to go and practice, practice, practice. I was also very impressed with the way the Bavaria 36 handled.

A. Capper May 2012

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