Bareboat Charter

Bareboat SailingSailing on the Solent

The Solent offers the most prestigious sailing waters in the world, with wonderful views, challenging tides and plenty of safe havens. We believe that Lymington is an ideal base to start your charter not only does it offer excellent marina facilities but within 10 minutes of slipping your lines you will be sailing in the western Solent.

Sailing Destinations

From Lymington you have all of the Solents various destinations from Yarmouth or Cowes on the Isle of Wight to Beaulieu, Portsmouth and Southampton on the mainland. If you prefer you are also ideally based to escape the Solent for sailing to Poole, Studland or Weymouth. Those suitably qualified how about crossing the Channel.


We have yachts that cater for all levels of experience from those that have just obtained their Day Skipper qualification to Yachtmasters.
With this in mind there are a number of stipulations associated with a Bareboat Charter:
  • For those sailing during daylight in the Solent, RYA Day Skipper is really the minimum qualification we would be looking for
  • Ideally we need someone else onboard who has some sailing experience or a competent crew qualification.
  • If you are looking to sail at night or leave the Solent then we normally require RYA Coastal Skipper qualification.
  • For Coastal no limitation, cross channel RYA Yachtmaster Offshore certificate is required.

We are happy to consider suitable sailing experience if you do not have the necessary qualifications. Contact Andy to discuss you particular situation.