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Explore the Solent sailing on your own with a bareboat charter. With no restrictions on when and where you can go this is the ultimate way to spend your sailing time.
- Dufour 360 – “Scooby” (2019)
- Dufour 382 – “Peanuts” (2019)
- Dufour 390 – “Casper” (2021)
- Dufour 412 – “Snagglepuss” (2019)
- Dufour 412 – “Boo Boo” (2020)
Required Yacht Charter Qualifications
To take a bareboat charter in the Solent, 2 members of the party (the skipper and first mate) need to have at least a RYA Day Skipper Practical qualification or have skippering/sailing experience on a yacht close to the size you are chartering.
For longer charters looking to go further afield than the Solent, we do ask that the skipper’s experience is at least that of Coastal Skipper standard.
We do recognise that not everyone has been formally trained so if you do not hold a sailing qualification please contact us & we can discuss your options.
If you are looking to gain a qualification then join a sailing course run through our RYA Sailing School.
Location & Sailing Area
Our fleet is based at Mercury Yacht Harbour on the River Hamble with our yachts able to cruise the Solent and surrounding waters of the Isle of Wight.
Charter a yacht for a weekend sailing around The Solent.
If you want to explore further afield then why not take a longer charter and explore the beautiful scenery of the West Country, Channel Islands or Brittany.
Here is a guide to the local area and some of the attractions that are on offer.
- Basic cleaning kit
- Tea, Coffee & Sugar,
- Rubbish bags & toilet rolls
We can also provide:
- Cruising Chute / Spinnaker
- Sleeping Bags
At the end of your charter
All we ask is that you return the yacht to us in the same way that you found it. We make no charge for gas but we do ask that you fill-up the diesel and water tanks on your return.
As far as cleaning is concerned if you want to simply step off the yacht at the end of your charter then we do offer a cleaning service for £150.