Hamble Point Yacht Charters’ office is next to the Ketch Rigger, overlooking the boats in Hamble Point Marina, which is located at the mouth of the River Hamble and has immediate access to Southampton Water and the Solent.
The postcode for your Sat Nav is SO31 4NB.
From the M3 take the M27 Eastbound for Portsmouth. From the A3, take the M27 Westbound towards Southampton. Exit Junction 8 of the M27 for Southampton East/Hamble-le-Rice. Follow signs for Hamble on B3397, Hamble Lane. After approximately 3 miles you will see a small sign for Hamble Point Marina, just past the Fire Station (on the right). Turn right into Copse Lane and continue straight on into School Lane and through the wooded area. Hamble Point Marina is at the end of this road after approximately one mile. Bear left as you enter the marina and park in the vicinity of the Ketch Rigger pub. Our office is adjacent to the rear of the pub facing the river.
Take the train to Southampton Parkway (airport). This is a 20 minute taxi ride from Hamble Point Marina. It is preferable to use Southampton Parkway rather than Hamble station due to the lack of taxis at the station in Hamble.
The nearest airport is Southampton Airport, a 20 minute taxi ride from Hamble Point Marina.
From Gatwick, take the train to Swanwick or Southampton, both are a 20 minute taxi ride from Hamble Point.
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.
One of many charters with HPYC (S Ponder)
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...
Skippered week away with mates (P Cross)
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.
Very efficient and friendly service, quick and slick handover and return (R York)
We had an excellent weekend on board a 36 ft yacht, Aeolus, chartered from HPYC. The boat was in great condition, fully equipped with no problems at all, Booking, collection and returning the boat all went very smoothly and the staff were all super friendly and efficient. Hamble Point Marina is also a really nice spot and a great place to start out from. HPYC will definitely be our first choice for our next charter.
Fantastic charter service (N Jackson)
Had another amazing week sailing thanks to HPYC. The team here are so friendly; Alex, Josh and Dave are a really credit to the business - nothing seems to much trouble and we shall definitely be visiting again next year. Here’s to hoping we have another mid 20’s heatwave.....please.