The UK may not be the first place you think of when planning your yacht charter but actually, chartering in the UK offers many advantages and benefits to the UK-based sailor.
You can easily arrange a weekend charter in the UK, which simply isn’t feasible if you are looking further afield.
Hamble Point Yacht Charters’ weekend package runs from 4pm on Friday to 5pm on Sunday allowing two nights on board and you can be back in the office / school on Monday morning with none of your precious annual leave allowance used.
With evening handovers available until 7pm, you don't even need to leave the office early.
The Solent (the strip of water between Southampton and the Isle of Wight) is one on the premier sailing spots in the UK. The shelter from the Isle of Wight results in flat waters and a perfect sailing breeze on all but the most extreme weather days.
Just 20 miles long and between 2.5 – 5 miles wide, the Solent offers a fantastic range of destinations all within just a few hours sail from each other; moor up in charming Yarmouth, pick up a mooring buoy in the historic Beaulieu River, drop anchor in Osborne Bay (where Queen Victoria bathed), or explore the infamous home of yachting, Cowes, on the Isle of Wight.
Hamble Point Yacht Charters offers a huge cruising area, so if you can spare a few extra days you could even hop across the Channel or explore the West Country.
Chartering in the UK is low cost and low stress. There are no expensive flights, no stressful airport queues, no limits on liquids, no eye-watering parking charges at the airport. There are no credit card fees for international transactions, and no dodgy exchange rates to trip you up. You simply arrive at Hamble Point Marina where even the parking is free. You can even do your provisioning at the local Sainsbury’s or Tesco on the way into Hamble and collect your loyalty points or if you are short of time, Hamble Point Yacht Charters offers a variety of provisioning services.
You can often find short notice or late availability offers which reduce the cost even further. You can check the forecast and confidently pick up a bargain. Hamble Point Yacht Charters update their last-minute discounts weekly.
For the environmentally conscious, chartering in the UK doesn’t involve carbon-chugging long-haul flights. So instead of planting the 116 trees needed to offset the carbon footprint generated by a family of 4 on a round trip flight from Gatwick to SE Asia, you can simply hop on board in Hamble, hoist your sails and potter down to Yarmouth, cruise to Cherbourg or take a trip to Dartmouth.
Yes, it’s true! Hamble Point Yacht Charters allow charterers to bring their pets on board (subject to an additional cleaning fee) so you can truly enjoy a family sailing holiday without leaving anyone behind, or needing to find a dog-sitter.
Of course, we welcome children too and can provide child-sized lifejackets and child-netting on request.
The Solent has so much to offer – so why not contact Hamble Point Yacht Charters and book your sailing charter today.
Just finished a fabulous week in the Solent with two friends. The chartered boat was in very good condition, considering she was quite elderly. Being the end of the season there were a few scratches on her hull, which were pointed out by the staff. However, the interior and engine were in first class condition, everything was ship shaped and worked. Bembridge then Yarmouth back to Buckler's Hard, finally returning to the Hamble. Winds mainly from either S or N of F3/6, just perfect sailing. Certainly, in the future, hope to repeat this experience with a very well run organised Charter.
Thank you for everything, certainly hope in the near future to charter again, and pleased to recommend the efficient way your organisation works
We charter regularly from HPYC and always find the boats are clean, well maintained and properly equipped. The handover and breifing process is always efficeint and thorough so we get away quickly and we know support is available if there are any difficulties. The marina locatioin is also a great plus, giving easy and quick access to the Solent with optoins ot go east or west depending on the tides. All of the team at HPYC are very friendly and helpful and we really appreciate the great service they provide.
Thoroughly enjoyed the week. Four days sailing with Leigh as skipper; made up the itinerary as we went along - across to Cowes then down to Lulworth Cove and back. Several of us have sailing experience but did not have the experience to navigate the tides and currents of the south coast. Leigh was brilliant - quickly got us doing all the work within our own abilities and his knowledge and experience was exceptional. Knew his stuff. Great fun and pretty good value for money all once you divided it up between the seven of us. Not quite enough storage for all the beer however...
Very efficient and friendly service, quick and slick handover and return. Communication with Alex was very good, both by telephone and emails. I’d never sailed a Gib Sea 37 before but Viola is quick under sail and motor, very noisy in tick over as was pointed out at the handover but equally quiet with a few revs, in fact almost ‘electric’ quiet one crew member remarked. The heavy kick to port in astern can be used to good effect when close quarter manoeuvring. Plenty of electronics ( I brought charts with me but didn’t need them, the plotter at the helm was great ) All in all, Viola was a credit to you and I wouldn’t hesitate to charter her again... Although I do like the look of the Halberg Rassey on the next berth ! Perhaps next year? Many thanks Alex and the team.