I did my Coastal Skipper 5 day practical with Universal Yachting and had a great time. The boat was practically new and a great boat to sail with the best living accommodation that I have seen on a school boat. Our instructor – Stuart Dray, was absolutely brilliant and I left with greatly improved skills and knowledge. Universal don’t overcrowd their school boats so you get adequate time to focus on each area of the course.
Great week-end away chartering a yacht with Universal. Chris and Mel made it a great week-end.
We borrowed one of the Dufour Yachts. The boat was well equipped and meticulously clean. We spent our time making the most of the sailing, popping into Osborne Bay for lunch and a swim. Magical time with the family.
I trained and we have chartered as a family with Universal. I felt very confident in the handover and always great communications. The boats we chartered during 2015 were spotless. Would highly recommend.
We have just come back from a fantastic weekend having chartered the Sun Odyssey 40.3 “Majosa”.
Universal were really friendly, helpful and easy to deal with throughout. The boat was well equipped, in good condition and sailed well. Handover was straightforward and efficient, coping admirably with the vagaries and delays of Friday night traffic. Melanie, Sharon and Sam made the whole charter experience simple and pain free. I’d like to think they even arranged the stunning weather for us.
Thank you ever so sooo much for a amazing time and experience my friends and myself had a wonderful time.. loved Jack very professional and friendly. I can’t thank you enough will def come back xxx
Chris and Melanie Warwick do an excellent job. They are both friendly and efficient. They work hard. They care about what they do and this shows from the moment you make contact with them. We recently chartered “Splash”, a 37 foot Beneteau Oceanis, from them. The yacht was in excellent condition; everything worked and all was very clean and dry. If you are thinking of chartering a yacht then go to them.
Visited July 2015
A great weekend aboard Saleana for this years Round the Island race. Chris and Melanie could not have been more friendly, helpful and accommodating. The boat was clean, comfortable and well maintained. Will certainly use again for future charters and come highly recommend. Thank you.
Fantastic charter of Universal’s Dufour 385 ‘Saleana’ for the Round the Island 2015 race. Fantastic boat handled beautifully. Great friendly service before and during the charter, many thanks!
I looked at various activities to do during a short stay in the New Forest, and I must say I am delighted that I decided to spend the day sailing with Universal Yacht Charter.
All of my enquiries prior to the day were handled quickly and efficiently. We had two young children (3 and 5) in our group and had concerns about their safety, but the team were fantastic and we had an amazing day.
‘Captain Chris’ was brilliant with the kids, and gave the adults an amazing introduction to sailing, the whole experience was professional from start to finish, and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them to anyone. A fabulous day out!
The whole experience was absolutely fantastic. Well organised and simple to charter, and the boat was in exceptional condition – very well maintained. In fact, better than any boat of a similar age I’ve been on. Great weekend of sailing, well facilitated by Universal. Thanks
I’ve always wanted to have a go at the sailing and when this came up on groupon decided to have a go. What a brilliant day. Very friendly Instructor explained everything in simple terms but went into detail when more was asked. Lunch was provided and was very good. Would love to do it again as this was certainly a good taster day and has given me the enthusiasm to find out more.
Thank you ever so much for making the whole experience of booking with Universal so simple, especially considering the process started almost 7,000 miles away.