Charter a motoryacht if you prefer a few hundred horsepower to play with.
Do what you want when you want ...
Charter a motoryacht for total freedom to cruise on your own voyage of discovery. The motoryacht is yours for the holiday to explore the cruising area at your own pace. Being the skipper of your own motoryacht gives you total flexibility every day. Set off early to the next island or get up late and potter round to the next bay. It may depend on the weather, your crew or just your mood that day. Just imagine setting off with new places to visit every day - it's the ultimate multi-centre holiday without the packing and unpacking!
Be adventurous and explore
Set off for a different destination every day - without the clouds and crowds of the Solent! There’s always another bay, another harbour, another island to explore. And when you arrive, step ashore for dinner in a waterfront taverna. You'll be supporting the local community and you'll feel like a traveller, not a tourist. There's always time for a swim off your yacht or a walk to a market or cliff-top view. Or just relax - there's no rush and no timetables.
It's cheaper to charter
It's expensive to own a motoryacht, including maintenance expenses and mooring fees, and realistically how often do you get to spend a week onboard? Charter is the sensible alternative to satisfy your head and heart. Board your motoryacht in any of our glorious holiday destinations and drive away! Your yacht provides self-contained accommodation with plenty of cabins for everyone. All the yachts have a fridge and cooker onboard and self-catering for breakfast, lunch and drinks helps keep the costs down. At night, party animals can hit the local bars or you can chill out with dinner in a taverna on the water's edge.
What motoryachts can I charter?
Flybridge cruisers offer the ultimate in motor cruising with a sociable top deck for helming and sunbathing. Sports cruisers are built for speed and sunshine - perfect for the Med! Power catamarans are so popular for their stability, spacious accommodation and all-round comfort. Both cruisers and catamarans provide power, comfort and luxury. They also generally cruise faster than sailboats and most are fitted with air conditioning.
Where can I charter a motoryacht?
Motoryachts are available for bareboat charter to experienced skippers in Croatia, Greece, Mallorca & the British Virgin Islands.
For motoryacht charter you should have previous skipper experience to Day Skipper standard, gained from motoryachts in the UK or a previous motoryacht charter. You should be competent at handling a motoryacht in close quarters, anchoring and mooring in varying conditions and be able to use your navigation and pilotage skills to plan a day passage and know your position at any time. You should be assisted by at least one competent crew.
The port authorities in Croatia, Greece and Mallorca require an internationally recognised certificate of competence for the skipper, eg RYA International Certificate of Competence (ICC) Motor or RYA Day Skipper (Motor) Practical. The RYA ICC will be ever more required by overseas port authorities but if you have skipper experience it is easily obtained in a day from RYA schools in the UK.
Add a skipper to any of our bareboat motoryachts if you don’t have the experience to charter bareboat or if you would like a helping hand with a larger yacht or a guide to a new cruising area. The skipper will be perfectly capable of handing the yacht. He will encourage you to get involved as crew, although he is not an instructor. You will have to allocate a cabin for the skipper's use and provide him with food and drink.
We have an excellent selection of quality motoryachts for bareboat yacht charter ranging from 30' to 52' including all the well-known names, Princess, Fairline and Lagoon.
Sportscruisers are fast and fun. You all sit ogether in the open cockpit so it's safer with children and more sociable.
Flybridge cruisers give you more accommodation below decks and two steering positions dependant on the weather.
Power catamarans with their spacious cabins, all equal size, and masses of deck space are ideal for warm weather cruising. Powercats are very popular in the Caribbean where you spend most nights on anchor.
All our charter yachts are fully equipped for cruising in comfort and have full safety, navigational and domestic equipment.
On arrival at your charter yacht you will be given a technical briefing on your yacht and cruising area. We do recommend that you check your yacht carefully before you leave the marina as things can so easily be put right at the base.
Once you have left the base you are given contact numbers for the base, including emergency out-of-hours telephone numbers so help is just a phone call away at any time. Usually the base manager will arrange for repairs to be done in your nearest harbour.