With a skippered yacht charter, you choose the sailing yacht or motor boat that you would like to sail on, we provide a professional skipper and any additional required crew.
Consider skippered yacht charter if you
You can charter your choice of sailing yacht from our fleet. With our wide selection of well presented and carefully privately owned yachts equipped to the highest standards, we offer a unique choice of make and size of yachts.
We will have a discussion with you to determine your aims for the charter and to understand who will make up your crew in order to provide you with a skipper who will be a good match for you, your group and your requirements. We can also arrange for our skipper to phone you prior to the commencement of your charter to ensure that he/she has a proper understanding of your objectives.
The skipper will be happy to act in the capacity that you would like him/her to – from simply overseeing you skippering the yacht, to ensuring that every person on board has an active role to play and explaining the finer points of sailing and navigation to those who are interested, to quietly sailing the yacht for you while you and your crew sit back and enjoy the sailing experience.
If you have not sailed for some time or if we need to verify your sailing experience before you continue on a bareboat basis, then it is possible to hire one of our professional skippers for a half day or more at the start of your charter to build up your confidence before continuing your sailing holiday without them.
Please note that when you take a skipper on a sailing yacht, you are responsible for providing them with food and drink and, for overnight charters, either a berth on the boat or a B&B room ashore.
Our 75ft motor cruiser, Seafin combines the period elegance of a classic English motor yacht, with all the luxuries and amenities of modern day cruising, providing an ideal environment for relaxing or enjoying the water sports equipment on board.
Life on board is relaxed and informal and our crew will ensure that your party of up to 30 has a truly memorable time. Seafin brings everyone together whether for drinks before lunch or dinner, leisurely chats on the comfortable sofas, playing on the jet skis or partying and dancing to the music. Relax on the top sun deck and take in the view with the blissful prospect of just soaking up the sun in a perfect private setting.
Ideal for a special birthday, hen day, stag day, wedding reception, or other special event.
More Sailing Options:
If you are looking for a shorter sailing experience, Hamble Point YachtCharters can arrange a half-day or evening Skippered Sail for you and your guests in the Solent.
Your half-day or evening skippered sail offers you
Refreshments are included. Maximum 7 people plus skipper per yacht. Mid-week daysonly.
To find out more about skippered yacht charter in the Solent or to book a Skippered Sail, please contact us on 02380 457110 or use the enquiry form on the right hand side.
We charted one of the sailing yachts for a fantastic weekend cruise in the Solent. The boat was in superb condition and well equipped, the staff was very helpful explaining how things work on the yacht and there was also a video available with all the important information. 10/10 would recommend!
Had a fantastic week chartering Blue Otter, Alex was incredibly helpful and sent loads of information and date checking prior to booking. There was a handover video and both the handover and return were really smooth. The boat was lovely and well maintained and Lee was really helpful in recommending places to visit (and helping identify the steering issue as an autopilot takeover - doh!). Definitely will be back and would fully recommend!
Just back from a lovely week in the Solent. Great service from HPYC from first inquiry through to return handover. Very straightforward to deal with, and the yacht was in excellent condition. We've chartered from many companies in the UK and abroad and the attention to detail (and flawless inventory!) was second to none. Everything about the yacht and equipment had clearly been well looked after and was in immaculate condition. Great service, will use again.
Always very friendly service, and well-maintained yachts. Easy check-in and checkout. Will be back...
We had a great time and were very happy with everything. Your team were genuinely friendly and were very helpful when we needed it. Is a big contrast to many charter companies I have dealt with in the past.
Watching the sun go down with a glass of bubbly on the deck of a sparkling yacht was unbelievable. What a treat, and a much needed change of scenery in these troubled times. We will be back for sure
Fab service, nothing too much trouble, including my daft questions. I'll be a repeat customer for sure!
We had a great time sailing with Lee for a few days at the beginning of September. Hamble Point Yacht Charters supplied us an impeccable 45 ft Hanse yacht, which was handled with complete mastery by Captain Lee.It was a privilege to sail with Lee, who is clearly a highly skilled professional taking great pride in his work ... but who is also a fantastic character with a great sense of humour and plenty of fun stories to keep the whole family entertained. He balances the serious side of safety and learning about sailing with a whopping dose of amusement and good cheer. We sailed the Solent in some decent seas, visited Bucklers Hard on the banks of the Beaulieu River and learned lots about British nautical history. Our boys started somewhat of a fishing trend catching bass off the back of the boat in Portsmouth and we would love to sail with Lee again in the future.The man truly knows his stuff, maintained the boat impeccably and went to every effort to ensure that we had a great time. Many thanks to “Shippers” and Hamble Point Charters. We’ll be back.
Chartered bareboats with HPYC on numerous occasions most recently in Sept 2020. Always helpful and accommodating. Highly recommend.
We had a fantastic weekend sailing on Loxley B. Boat in super condition and spotlessly clean, Alex. and the team very thorough and always on hand to answer any questions. A great experience. We will be back. Thank you!
Lots of information from office with a friendly service. We selected a one of the cheaper yachts and was please with find everything work and was cleaned and tidy. We will definitely be back
This was the first time we had tried chartering and as experienced racing sailors we didn't know what to expect. Covid has closed down all our events this year so this was a chance to get afloat at least once in 2020. What a great experience and Alex and all the Hamble staff could not have been more friendly or helpful. We had a great three days and we will be back !! We would have no hesitation is recommending Hamble Point Yacht Charters.
From initial enquiry to handing the boat back, the service and attention to detail was fantastic. Very prompt service for the minor niggle we did have and with a wide selection of boats to charter, I'll certainly be back. One of the USPs of this business is they are right by the entrance to the Hamble so it's very quick to get out into the Solent compared to other marinas further up where it can take 30-40 mins or more just to reach Southampton water. Big thanks to Alex and the team, we had a great week on a very well kept boat
Professional, efficient and friendly. The booking and admin process was straightforward, the handover was well organised and Covid compliant. Most importantly the boat, a Sun Odyssey 37 was in great condition and very well equipped. We will definitely use this company again.
A short email to say thank you to you and all your team for a fantastic yacht charter and for all your help with our booking at such short notice. Apaloosa is a lovely yacht and very well equipped. Hamble Point Marina is a great base to explore from – and my first time sailing from there, although my husband has been a few times.
I would also like to praise our skipper, Dave. He was excellent company, very patient, great at explaining manoeuvres and very happy to involve the children so that they could learn too. Given the weather conditions and our rusty knowledge, it was very reassuring to have him with us. Dave was very happy to impart his knowledge and he ensured we made the most of our short charter. We would definitely request him again!
So, thank you once again, it was great fun, and have a good weekend.