Commodore Yachting Ltd | Sailing School

Solent Yacht Charter

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Solent Yacht Charter
Solent Yacht Charter

Best Prices guaranteed – we will price match your Solent Yacht Charter offer!*

For the best possible Solent yacht charters choose Commodore Yachting, with one of the Solent’s top charter fleets. With a choice of eight well maintained and equipped yachts you can experience the freedom to enjoy the sheltered waters of the Solent or take a trip across the Channel to France and cruise the coast of Brittany.

For peace of mind all our yachts are coded in accordance with the MCA code of practice to operate within 60 miles of a safe haven. You will need to have a minimum of a Day Skipper practical certificate, ICC or equivalent experience to take a yacht on a bareboat charter in the sheltered waters of the Solent. If you are less experienced we can offer a skippered charter giving you the chance to improve your skills with an experienced skipper on board or just sit back and relax! All our skippers are also experienced RYA instructors and so you will benefit from professional tuition during your skippered charter. Another option is to combine your Solent yacht charter with the opportunity to gain a RYA qualification with our Instructional Charters. If you want to charter one of our larger yachts or want to sail to France or the Channel Islands you will need to have a Yachtmaster Coastal  or Yachtmaster Offshore  certificate of competence or relevant experience.

We offer the following charter options:

  • 7 day charter – 1800hrs on first day – 1600hrs on last day 
  • 5 day (mid week) charter – 1800hrs Sunday – 1600hrs Friday
  • Weekend charter – 1800hrs Friday – 1600hrs Sunday

We operate all year round – most yachts have Webasto heating!

  • You can join the boat on Sunday evening for Monday to Friday charters and handback by 4pm on Friday afternoon enabling you to gain almost a whole extra day when compared to some other charter companies
  • All boats come with a full tank of fuel, you only pay for what you use
  • Free gas
  • Free electricity credit Gosport Marina
  • One free secure parking space at Gosport Marina for the duration of your charter
  • Discounted secure parking for extra cars (free public parking nearby)
South Coast Yacht Charter
South Coast Yacht Charter

Yacht charter in the Solent – where to go:

Cowes  is the home of UK  sailing and racing and famous throughout the world. It is one of the most visited ports on the South Coast and is host to an unequalled number of racing events and cruising rallies every year. In the summer it plays host the the largest yacht race in the racing calender, the annual Round the Island Race organised by the Island Sailing Club.

Yarmouth  is located on the western side of the Isle of Wight and is based around its natural harbour which is guarded by Yarmouth Castle. The Harbour is popular with yachts and motor cruisers taking advantage of the excellent facilities as well as the varied range of shops and delightful eating establishments in the bustling town.

Hamble The River Hamble is a major centre for all types of recreational boating situated close to Southampton water and just across the Solent from Cowes. The river is home to thousands of sailing yachts and motorboats and several marinas. There is a wide range of superb pubs and restaurants many bordering the river Hamble itself.

Lymington Lymington harbour is situated in an attractive estuary two miles long with the picturesque entrance channel lying between salt marshes grazed by New Forest ponies. There are two marinas and at the Town Quay offering convenient berthing facilities a short walk from the quaint Georgian town centre with its fascinating Saturday market. The wide range of pubs and restaurants are too too numerous to mention

Insurance: We recommend that you take out insurance to cover you in the event of any accident or injury during your charter or in the event of you making a cancellation. If you do not have your own insurance cover Topsail Insurance may be able to help you with this. Please reserve your charter by e-mail or call us on 02392504443 before sending in your completed booking form.

* Our ‘Price Match’ is for like for like basis and must be available for the dates you wish to charter. You will need to provide us with a written offer.