5 Reasons To Charter in The UK

 5 Reasons To Charter in The UK

The UK may not be the first place you think of when planning your yacht charter but actually, chartering in the UK offers many advantages and benefits to the UK-based sailor.

1. A weekend Escape

You can easily arrange a weekend charter in the UK, which simply isn’t feasible if you are looking further afield.

Hamble Point Yacht Charters’ weekend package runs from 4pm on Friday to 5pm on Sunday allowing two nights on board and you can be back in the office / school on Monday morning with none of your precious annual leave allowance used.

With evening handovers available until 7pm, you don't even need to leave the office early.

2. Solent Sights

The Solent (the strip of water between Southampton and the Isle of Wight) is one on the premier sailing spots in the UK. The shelter from the Isle of Wight results in flat waters and a perfect sailing breeze on all but the most extreme weather days.

Just 20 miles long and between 2.5 – 5 miles wide, the Solent offers a fantastic range of destinations all within just a few hours sail from each other; moor up in charming Yarmouth, pick up a mooring buoy in the historic Beaulieu River, drop anchor in Osborne Bay (where Queen Victoria bathed), or explore the infamous home of yachting, Cowes, on the Isle of Wight.

Hamble Point Yacht Charters offers a huge cruising area, so if you can spare a few extra days you could even hop across the Channel or explore the West Country.

3. Low Cost & Low Stress

Chartering in the UK is low cost and low stress. There are no expensive flights, no stressful airport queues, no limits on liquids, no eye-watering parking charges at the airport. There are no credit card fees for international transactions, and no dodgy exchange rates to trip you up. You simply arrive at Hamble Point Marina where even the parking is free. You can even do your provisioning at the local Sainsbury’s or Tesco on the way into Hamble and collect your loyalty points or if you are short of time, Hamble Point Yacht Charters offers a variety of provisioning services.

You can often find short notice or late availability offers which reduce the cost even further. You can check the forecast and confidently pick up a bargain. Hamble Point Yacht Charters update their last-minute discounts weekly.

4. Environmentally friendly

For the environmentally conscious, chartering in the UK doesn’t involve carbon-chugging long-haul flights. So instead of planting the 116 trees needed to offset the carbon footprint generated by a family of 4 on a round trip flight from Gatwick to SE Asia, you can simply hop on board in Hamble, hoist your sails and potter down to Yarmouth, cruise to Cherbourg or take a trip to Dartmouth.

Yes, it’s true! Hamble Point Yacht Charters allow charterers to bring their pets on board (subject to an additional cleaning fee) so you can truly enjoy a family sailing holiday without leaving anyone behind, or needing to find a dog-sitter.

Of course, we welcome children too and can provide child-sized lifejackets and child-netting on request.



The Solent has so much to offer – so why not contact Hamble Point Yacht Charters and book your sailing charter today.




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