What are your handover and return times?
  • For a weekend charter handover is usually 18:00 on the Friday and we ask that the yacht is back and vacated by 16:oo on the Sunday.
  • On a midweek charter handover is 18:00 on the Sunday (or Monday morning if you wish) with a return and vacated by 15:00 on the Friday
What is your fuel policy?
We ask that the yacht is returned to us refuelled ready for the next charter. We can if you wish agree payment in lieu of refulling.
What is the position regarding car parking?
Car parking in the Marina is plentiful and free of charge.
What sailing qualifications do you require?
For a bareboat yacht charter staying within the Solent or Coastal UK, our normal requirement is for the skipper to hold a Coastal Skipper ITidal) qualification or equivalent experience, and for at least one other person on board to have the equivalent of RYA Competent Crew level of experience.

However, we will look and see if we can accept a skipper with the equivalent experience of Day Skipper (Tidal) and it helps if there are at least two people on board at that level. Its always best to have a chat with us. We believe that its also important that at least 1 person on board has a DSC VHF Radio licence.

If you do not have any formal qualifications but you have plenty of experience, particularly is in the past you have owned you own yacht then its certainly worth talking to us.

If you are at all uncertain of your abilities or want to brush up those skills before skippering then we may suggest that you take one of our skippers with you for a day, and assuming they are comfortable with your abilities then you will be free to continue your charter.

If you are looking to do cross channel, then or preference is Yacht Master, but again we will take experience into consideration.


Whats the inventory?
All of the yachts carry the normal domestic requirements for a yacht charter. We are happy to supply an inventory on request.
What safety equipment is provided?
The yachts are all MCA Coded for up to 60 miles from a safe haven. All the required safety kit is on board from life jackets with harnesses, to flares, life raft, grab bag, first air kits etc. In addition they all have the latest AIS transmit and receive integrated into the chart plotters, all of which are helm based.
What about childrens life jackets?
We do hold a stock of childrens life jackets. We ask that you book them with us asap so that we can make sure they are on board. We would require age, height and weight please.
Do you provide bedding?
For a small charge we can supply double duvets with sheets and pillows. We do ask that you give us plenty of notice if you do. Most people tend to bring sleeping bags.
Can you take delivery of an Internet food shop?
Yes of course, but we do ask that agree this with us BEFORE you place the order.
What are your payment terms?
We require a 25% deposit on booking, with this being sent to our bank account. Full details will be on the invoice. The balance payment is then due 6 weeks before the commencement of your charter.
Are the yachts fully insured?
Yes the yachts are fully insured but the policy does carry an insurance excess of £1000 per insurance claim. We normally take a credit card to cover this.

Unfortunately we are unable to offer a damage waiver option, our insurance company will not allow this.