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.

Boat was amazing, such a fabulous experience. Marina bar was lovely for both drinks and food and a great place to watch the world go by. Local village in walking distance was so quaint and perfect with a number of different pubs in such a short place and everyone was ever so welcoming. Can’t recommend highly enough!

Thank you for being so patient in explaining everything and helping make our first experience of using Air BNB so enjoyable.

J&T February 2018 on eVent

[Hamble Point Yacht Charters] offer Personal service with a desire to meet customers needs with a good variety of boats

JG September 2017 on Appaloosa

[The team] Make chartering as uncomplicated as possible. [They are] always friendly and patient when being bothered with demands. A relaxed but professional manner in all dealings,which makes the charter as straight forward as possible.

T Stokes July 2017 on Spirit

We had a great weekend thanks! 
Was a perfect escape and great fun! 

TC May 2017 on Empowered

Great Charter - boat in great condition and fast friendly service.

Super fast friendly service. The 39ft Dehler was well kitted out, well turned out and sailed beautifully. While not racing, we outran several larger boats over the weekend even with a relatively inexperienced crew. For those not familiar with Hamble, it really is the ideal location to start from for sailing in the Solent. CK

CK April 2017 on Spirit

Comments from Charterers

Not our first charter with HPYC, but as usual the staff were extremely efficient ,friendly and helpful. Out yacht (Spirit) was clean and well prepared . I recommend them highly.

B Rishworth May 2018 on Spirit

Hamble Point Yacht Chater were very efficient and friendly when booking and equally so when reviewing and handing back the yacht. Everything was in good order which made for a fantastic few days on the Solent. I would definitely return.

Allen May 2018

Good service and boats in good condition

P Alexander May 2018 on Serefe

Charted a 45ft / 10 berth yacht for a weekend sailing round the Solent

They are a professional company, my dealings with the office were very straightforward and they responded promptly to all my calls and e-mails They had some last minute issues with the intended yacht, but they were able to arrange for a suitable replacement and everything was in good order when we arrived. The yacht itself was in excellent condition and sailed brilliantly.

M Cherrett May 2018 on Reunion

For a quirky way to have a getaway from it all, staying on a spacious yet cosy yacht is definitely the way forward! It was delightful.  Just a wonderful stay!”

K Fuller April 2018 on Gull

Alex many thanks. We had a great charter!

H Wright April 2018 on Reunion

 It was a great day thank you for providing such a terrific service and the provision of the experienced Tom at such short notice. 

G Piwowar April 2018 on Viola

Comfortable and clean yacht on the Hamble

The boat was very comfortable, and with good basic provisions (tea, coffee, tea towels etc.). Plus they'd made up the bunk for us which was very nice.

C Watson April 2018 on Gull

Great Charter Company

Went out on Appaloosa last weekend and she coped with the F8 gusts a lot better than the crew! As always a warm welcome, slick handover and well maintained yacht from HPYC.

C Church February 2018 on Appaloosa


Thank you for the excellent customer service we received on charting Blue over the past few days, we had a great time and the yacht worked really well, even on the chilly nights.

I Patience December 2017 on Blue

Alex, Karen, Matt, Josh.. everyone we met at Hamble Point Charters was brilliant - relaxed, friendly, helpful, etc. Boat was spic and span, nicely kitted out and a comprehensive set of instructions should you need them. Very easy handover and return. One thing, note that on board pillows include pillow cases so you don't need to bring your own. Sailing was great, it was a windy weekend (F5-6) though I can't really attribute that to them :)

Norm November 2017

These guys really look after you, great boats well equipped and looked after. Being able to hire boots for new sailors is very useful. AIS is so useful on a Channel crossing. Thanks will be back next year.

R Hammons October 2017

Fabulous weekend charter

A few friends and I got together to charter a boat from Hamble Point having been recommended the company by others. The service leading up to the charter was impeccible, with excellent communication from Alex and her colleagues. When we arrived, the boat was spotlessly clean and in great order. When we ran into a spot of bother on our first outing and needed to return to fix the job sheets, Matt was extremely helpful and got straight onto it. Nothing was too much trouble. I'll definitely be returning to Hamble Point for my next yacht charter. Big thanks to all the team there.

W Quinton October 2017 on Tenacious

Lovely little boat, clean, and great facilities and very comfortable. peaceful and quiet and was a really cozy experience. Host was very accommodating and we really enjoyed our stay even if for one night. 

Alexandria October 2017 on Gull

Lisa and I had a great time this weekend on Blue.  We found her a really comfortable boat to handle, beautifully maintained and had everything we could need - thank you.

E Kelsey October 2017 on Blue

Kids had an awesome time. It was a fantastic adventure for them, climbing on top of the boat, finding places to hide and explore. Happy kids = happy mumma. They loved the freedom and we loved the privacy it gave us as a family. The boat was excellently equipped and we totally recommend a stay on board 

AH September 2017 on Gull

A brilliant end to a great day at the boat show. Thanks to all the team at Hamble point marina, beautiful boat with great facilities, look forward to next time! Jason and Dawn

Jason 7 dawn September 2017 on Aeolus

“This was a great alternative to a little flat. Made a nice change and the kids loved it. Tasty food at the bar located at the harbour.”

B Diprose September 2017

Very helpful staff & excellent marina facilities

Marston September 2017 on Tenacious

Lisa and I had a great time this weekend on Blue.  We found her a really comfortable boat to handle, beautifully maintained and had everything we could need - thank you.

L McCrindle August 2017 on Blue

Everything works!

A good boat and perfect sailing weather made for a cracking weekend. We were prepared for a snag or 2, but it's just great when everything on the boat works as you expect. (Unlike other charter companies I have experienced.) What's more, the friendly team made the whole process very easy. Many Thanks HPYC. See you again soon!

Winston August 2017

Fab location! Easy check in and great communication

K L August 2017

Really relaxed & friendly but attentive engagement, everything was exactly as described.

N Dunham July 2017 on Blue

Round the Island Race Charter.

I have charted with Hamble Point over a number of years , the staff are always friendly and professional . Their boats are in good order , any niggles or problems have been handled with out fuss or bother . Another good charter this weekend !

Andrew B July 2017

Seven of us stayed on the yacht as part of a friends' reunion. It was the perfect accommodation for us; there was a definite sense of luxury as we sat on deck as the sun set drinking G&Ts and the accommodation itself was extremely clean, well kept and perfectly comfortable. The marina is about a 20 minute walk from the centre of Hamble where there were plenty of pubs to choose from. The whole experience was really enjoyable and definitely a different and more memorable option than just another hotel or apartment. Highly recommend.”

Chris July 2017 on Reunion

Charter 4 with Hamble Point Yacht Charters

Yet another fantastic long weekend with the Lads from Sutton Sailing Club.This year we chartered the yacht Amandla Kulu a Hanse 505 , a Night crossing to Sark on to St Peter Port and return crossing to Weymouth and Yarmouth for the last night, fantastic sailing. Thanks Matt , Alex and Karen, see you next year.

Alan W July 2017 on Amandla Kulu

A professional firm that provides good boats and excellent service.

P Alexander July 2017 on Blue

A well executed quality charter service, run by good people

W Judge July 2017 on Nota Bene

Very friendly, professional, no hidden extras, well maintained fleet.

LB June 2017 on Appaloosa

We chartered their 36' Bavaria, Appaloosa, which proved to be a very comfortable yacht for my wife, son and me. We had a nice breezy first day and the sail across the Solent to Osbourne Bay was great fun. The yacht was clean and well maintained, with all essentials on board. Hand over was swift and we were given a 24hr mobile for any issues, (like where is the main water tank filler cap... In the anchor cupboard, as it turned out!!) Hamble Point Marina is conveniently located, close to the solent so you are sailing in no time. We had amazing weather, which helped make our trip very special, can't wait to return and charter again. I can thoroughly recommend. Really nice people to charter from!!

L Baker June 2017 on Appaloosa

“Thanks for a great stay on a lovely boat and for the friendly and relaxed welcome.”

BW June 2017 on Southern Comfort

Really like the service. They are provide a friendly, responsive, helpful service. They also keep the charter fleet in v good order

RW June 2017 on eVent

My family and I chartered Tenacious, a 35ft Hanse for the weekend. We had the assistance of skipper John on the Saturday and were out by ourselves on Sunday. The boat was in superb condition, spotless and very well equipped. The marina is in a good location, very close to the mouth of the Hamble river so straight out sailing...

P Marks June 2017 on Tenacious

Thoroughly enjoyable midweek sail. Well looked after by all at the company staff. Will definitely be returning.

Bonnie June 2017

Good pre arrival communication, Alex promptly responded to any questions I had. lovely location and great accommodation- had everything on board which we required and very clean. Highly recommend.

Big thank you. Great accommodation, good onboard and land facilities. You have also been great in communication and answering my questions

N Charlton June 2017

Why stay in a dull hotel off a motorway junction when with a bit of effort and imagination you can stay at amazing places like this yacht .. easy check in .. great club house bar and so scenic .. thanks to everyone

Groves June 2017

Many thanks for another great charter.No doubt we will be there again soon.

M Nichols May 2017 on Southern Comfort

A pleasure to charter from [Hamble Point Yacht Charters] with consistent levels of high service. Those who took out the wet weather gear were impressed with the standard

M Nichols May 2017

Clear website, accessible information, speedy handover, the best yacht charter on the South Coast! Respectful and efficient staff, informative and made us feel confident in the yacht and any eventuality that may occur.

D Ivey May 2017 on Aeolus

My wife and I stayed on one of their charter boats, which was in a beautiful, calm marina location. We had enjoyed a days sailing prior, so this carried on the theme. Interior has heating, a TV, loo, nice front double bedroom, and comfortable living space. If you have spent time on yachts, you'll know what to expect.Quite expensive...you could do a 4 star hotel for the same money...but if you love boats, you'll love your stay.

KP May 2017 on Loxley B

Very good company, easy booking & communication, fantastic position.

KD May 2017 on Aphrodite Spirit

Since I chartered a yacht from Hamble Point Yacht Charters the first time in 2013 I have been chartering a boat from them 3-5 weeks every year. The boats are always in good working condition, properly maintained, well client-specific prepared and very clean. That a few technical problems that happend in all this weeks had been fixed immediately. The staff is extremely friendly and very professional.

AG May 2017 on Aeolus

We met Josh in the office and he was totally helpful and kind. An absolute star. The boat was spotless and spacious. we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and highly recommend it to everyone.

LS April 2017 on Reunion

Thanks for being such great hosts.  Excellent place lovely people and great experience.looking forward to visit again.

FS April 2017 on Nota Bene

Hamble Point Yacht Charters supplies well-presented, well-maintained charter yachts at competitive rates. The staff are helpful and friendly. First Mate Alison and I enjoyed a very pleasant weekend of sailing on Viola at an affordable out-of-season bareboat charter rate.

RC April 2017 on Viola

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our charter of 37-foot yacht Viola from Hamble Point Yacht Charters. It was a weekend (Friday evening to Sunday afternoon) bareboat chart in early April 2017 - which benefited from an affordable winter season rate. The staff were unfailingly friendly and helpful during the booking, handover and return processes. The yacht was well presented and well equipped - as always from this company in our experience. Viola is equipped with AIS, which was helpful when we encountered thick fog in the Solent during the Saturday morning. The yacht is 15 years old - and we did encounter a couple of minor snags during the weekend (eg., a small intermittent leak from a pipe in the heads). We may have discovered these issues because we were one of the first crews to use the yacht after the quiet winter period and we understand they were rectified promptly after we reported them at the end of our trip. Overall we greatly enjoyed a delightful sail round the Isle of Wight with calm seas and lots of bright sunshine. We certainly hope to charter again from Hamble Point Yacht Charters in future.

RC April 2017 on Viola

A weekend sailing. Very efficiently organised and really friendly. You felt like you were in a very safe pair of hands. I'd highly recomend them for your sailing trips.

SW April 2017 on Spirit

You will not be disappointed when you charter from Hamble Point, their yachts are always well prepared, well equipped and clean. Out of the 6 or 7 charter companies that I have used over the last 15 years this company stand head and shoulders above the others. Alex, Karen and Matt are all sailors and know how to provide a great sailing experience. See you again soon.

P Hudson April 2017 on eVent

“I booked a night on [one of Hamble Point Yacht Charter's] yacht as a birthday surprise for my husband and daughter and it didn't disappoint! They loved that we weren't staying in yet another hotel. The setting was beautiful and everyone at the marina was extremely friendly. Communication with Alex. was great from the start and she was very helpful. The one thing I would mention is the creaking from the mast during the night. It didn't bother me or my husband but it took our daughter a little while to get to sleep - this is just something to bear if you have children. However on saying that once she was asleep she slept very well. We would defiantly recommend this for a different/unique night away and we are sure to return! Thank you to Alex. and the team! ”

Sam April 2017 on Nota Bene

3 days charter on a 40'. Boat spotless and extremely well equipped in every sense. Great staff who go out of their way to give a premium service and to make things even better they were cheaper than any similar boat I've chartered. Marina excellent with a great cafe/bar/restaurant serving quality food. If you want a charter go here for sure.

M Bull April 2017 on eVent

Chartered 32' yacht which was very well equipped and well prepared for our four day trip. Staff were very friendly and briefings informative. An excellent charter and definitely recommend.

S Bristow April 2017 on Aphrodite Spirit

Absolutely had the best weekend on board "reunion" my mum couldn't believe it. Stunning boat had a fab time in the sun, loved the yacht and cant wait to return again. Thank you

N Stone March 2017 on Reunion

Great combination of a really friendly outfit with highly professional product. Everything was efficient and straightforward.

T Falkus February 2017 on Aphrodite Spirit

Excellent service. A couple of minor issues with boat such as flat batteries in spot light and main torch, slipping jammer for main halyard, but otherwise well maintained yachts.

S Middleton February 2017 on Southern Comfort

The staff are very accommodating and [offer] great customer service. Thanks for providing the opportunity for us new sailors to gain experience

J Moller February 2017 on Aeolus

[Hamble Point Yacht Charters] are really friendly and helpful. Alex was very responsive even if I kept asking question after question...over and over... The yachts are clean, high quality and well maintained.

A Olteneau February 2017 on Rude Knot 2

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

S Philpott October 2016

[Hamble Point Yacht Charters are] are very helpful

M Dawson October 2016

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

Alex [the skipper] did a great job. Hamble Point Yacht Charters are extremely helpful and their yachts are reliable, high quality, well maintained, clean, good value for money.

CT October 2016 on Rude Knot 2

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

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

B taylor August 2016 on Nota Bene

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


Hamble Point Yacht Charters are friendly and efficient

M Goddard July 2016

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

 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

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

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

Fantastic service all-round

Thank you Hamble Point Yacht Charters for enabling a simply wonderful experience. The yacht was beautifully maintained, perfectly presented and sailed like a dream. We weren't sure whether the weather was going to be against us but it turned out to be a fantastic week for sailing with a totally unexpected day of blazing sunshine. I would recommend you to anyone and will be booking with you again!


B Concious March 2016 on Gull

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

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

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

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

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

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

Good value, uncomplicated and fun day out

P Brown September 2017 on Southpoint II

Thanks for the fabulous day and for Roland putting up with a bunch of deranged 40 /50 something’s.  We definitely have a few sailing converts following our day out at sea. Hope to see you again in the near future.



F Hoye September 2017 on Nota Bene

Big shout out to Alex and the team at HPYC for providing an excellent day charter with skipper, accommodated at short notice. Very friendly and professional. We'll definitely be back.

Nick C June 2017

[We] just wanted to send a note to say thank you once again for hosting us on our annual Yacht Race.


The whole day ran very smoothly and the Yachts and Skippers were fantastic. Please pass on my thanks to all of the Skippers, I have heard nothing but great things about them from our guests.


Thanks for sorting the wet weather gear onto the Yachts, this worked very well for us!


We will see you again next year!

LS April 2017


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

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

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

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

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

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

Very well organised, professionally managed, training yacht exceptionally clean and well looked after. The course was challenging and lots of fun.

E Farley March 2018

Excellent experience on a well organised RYA Competant Crew course

I was very pleased with the Schools quick responses to my initial online booking for the Competent Crew Course and all subsequent communications. I was kept updated about arrangements prior to the course. On arrival the staff and instructor welcomed me warmly and were clear about what I needed to do. On the course the instructor was very clear, helpful and encouraging and also a good companion. I was given plenty of opportunity to develop my practical skills and extend my knowledge and understanding of all that's required to be a good crew member. Our instructor is clearly very experienced in sailing completing thousands of sea miles each year and was very approachable with a wealth of anecdotes from his own experience that he was able to use to illustrate many of his teaching points. But he was also happy to patiently explain and answer basic questions and ensure he'd full answered your query. He planned and discussed with us the schedule and its objectives for each day and ensured we completed them successfully. The boat was well equipped and provided all the opportunities to practice the skills we were taught and the school also supplied a good selection of food for the week. The cost was reasonable just for an enjoyable weeks sailing, but when you add all the instruction and opportunities for practicing the skills taught it was excellent value. I left feeling well prepared to act as a crew member on a boat, and am enthusiastic to develop my skills further.

D Bailey February 2018

Just to thank John for his patience, companionship, company and professionalism, top chap.

M Horn December 2017 on Loxley B

5 day yacht Master preparation course arranged through Hamble point Yacht Charters. This was an excellent course and the instructor put a lot of effort into producing an excellent combination of quite intensive learning which combined some theory with practical exercises including night pilotages, and a really enjoyable and entertaining week on board. Definitely recommend it.

S Middleton October 2017

Had a great weekend out in the Solent with Hamble Point Charter Skipper and Trainer Paul. I've chartered before from Hamble Point and have always been happy. Karen and Alex are extremely helpful and nothing is too much trouble. This time I wanted to bring my wife Julie and two kids along. Julie wanted to start her 'Day Skipper' training and as I hadn't skippered a boat for a few years it would be a good refresher for me too. The weather was great which set the scene for the weekend. Paul involved the kids a lot in sailing the yacht, a lot more than I expected; couldn't believe they got up the on the morning of the second day and completed 'engine checks' before we headed off. The kids loved it and can't wait for the next time and of course Julie and I loved to too and will definitely be out with Paul again very soon for much of the same.

Hesketh August 2017

Great 3 day charter for four of us. The boat was well prepared and Josh, our skipper, helped ensure we had a great time. A great trainer for those less experienced in the crew and his planning ensured we had a varied sailing experience in the Solent with well chosen overnight locations.

John G July 2017

Thank you very much! Thank you again for the fantastic tuition last week.  I learnt so much from [Alex.]. [Her] calm and patient manner made a massive difference and really helped my confidence.

LW May 2017

Just sending you a very big thank you for such an excellent week. [Alex. was] brilliant - so informative and supportive; encouraging and calm; not to mention, good fun and kind. Thank you! I've learnt loads and am now feeling more confident.

SE May 2017

A fabulous weekend sailing with Alex as skipper. An easy and relaxing trip to Poole and back. It was lovely to have the boat fully provisioned for us, and to be able to eat our evening meal on board, whilst making new friends. There was opportunity for us to do as much or little as we wanted to, navigating, helming, working on fore deck etc. The boat (Spirit) was well equipped for us, as are all the Hamble Point Yacht Charter boats.

LH April 2017 on Spirit

A fabulous weekend sailing with Alex as skipper. An easy and relaxing trip to Poole and back. It was lovely to have the boat fully provisioned for us, and to be able to eat our evening meal on board, whilst making new friends. There was opportunity for us to do as much or little as we wanted to, navigating, helming, working on fore deck etc. The boat (Spirit) was well equipped for us, as are all the Hamble Point Yacht Charter boats.

L Harris April 2017 on Spirit

The best fun week I have had in a long time. Thank you to all at Hamble Point Sailing School for making it so much fun!

D Fry March 2017 on Loxley B

Fun in the Solent in March!

Thank you for a wonderful Day Skipper experience! brilliantly organised, wonderful staff, and amazing instructor and crew, fantastic shore based team, high quality hire equipment, well stocked boat, and an amazing five days. I cannot recommend you highly enough!


D Fry March 2017 on Loxley B

Introduction to Sailing course 'Excellent'

Booked an introduction to sailing (weekend course) with Hamble. The experience was fantastic and I learned much more than the basics thanks to Alex my instructor and the team. They were patient and generous with their time and knowledge and really nice people. I hoped to like sailing after my weekend - the experience exceeded my expectations and I loved it and will be back to do the Competent Crew Course next. I highly recommend this to anyone thinking of trying sailing.

K Dillistone January 2017 on Appaloosa

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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