We are proud to have held our Investors in People Award since February 2006, recognising our commitment to the training and development of our staff.

Who we are

Nautilus Yachting has been owned and run by Howard and Nicola Richardson since 1992. We have been organising sailing holidays worldwide for 22 years and are now one of the leading independent yacht charter agencies in the UK and one of the few that is bonded for your financial protection under ATOL 3016.

Nautilus Yachting is the trading name of Nautilus Yachting Ltd, a limited company registered in England Number 2722826. The registered address is The Watermill, 87 High Street, Edenbridge, Kent TN8 5AU.

We are committed to offering great service, lots of choice and excellent prices. You benefit from our first hand knowledge so do ask our advice. We specialise in putting together the holiday that’s right for you and pride ourselves on giving a courteous and helpful service. Please do not hesitate to telephone our helpful and knowledgeable staff on 01732 867445 or e-mail charter@nautilusyachting.com

Meet the Nautilus Yachting team

Most of our clients will have met Howard & Nicola Richardson at the London and Southampton Boat Shows every year since 1992. As well as having spent a year sailing their own yacht in Greece and Turkey, they have sailed in most of the cruising areas in the Mediterranean and Caribbean so will be happy to chat about ideas for your next sailing holiday. Recent trips include: British Virgin Islands, Athens, Skiathos, Corfu to Lefkas, Fethiye to Orhaniye in Turkey, Split to Dubrovnik, Sardinia, Majorca, South of France, Antigua, St Lucia, Grenadines & Cuba.


Jonathan Shears joined in December 2004 and is now our General Manager. A keen sailor from an early age, he gained his RYA Coastal Skipper in 2005. He has sailed extensively in Greece, Turkey (including Fethiye flotilla),Croatia (Split and Dubrovnik), Grenadines, Sicily and the British Virgin Islands.

Email: jonathan@nautilusyachting.com


Kirsty Manster is the Sales and Office Manager and has been at Nautilus for more than 9 years.  Having started out as a complete novice to sailing, she and her husband are now Day Skipper qualified and they enjoy sailing every year. So far she has sailed on flotilla in Greece (Ionian, Athens and Skiathos), Turkey (Bodrum and Fethiye) and Croatia (Split). Her bare boating resume includes sailing around the British Virgin Islands in November 2012 and on a catamaran for the first time around Palma, Mallorca in June 2013.

Email: kirsty@nautilusyachting.com


Louise Nye works in our Sales Team. She has worked as a travel agent for many years giving great customer service to all her clients. She's sailed on the Ionian flotilla and in Martinique.

Email: louise@nautilusyachting.com


Emma Ratcliffe works in our Sales Team and is happy to help you plan your next sailing holiday. Her previous experience as Cabin Crew on Monarch Airlines has given her a lot of experience of customer service.

Email: emma@nautilusyachting.com


Laura Furnell has joined our Sales Team. She is a keen yacht sailor in the UK (RYA Day Skipper) and former flotilla hostess in Croatia and Turkey. She also has experience cruising in other parts of the world, including the BVI's, Panama and Costa Rica.

Email: laura@nautilusyachting.com


Cheryl Jenner is Customer Care Manager and is happy to help with your holiday arrangements once you have booked your holiday. She has learnt to sail in Gibraltar and Turkey and is now qualified to RYA Day Skipper. She has also visited our bases in Greece, Turkey and Croatia.



Sue Lindsay is Customer Care Manager and is happy to help with any post booking enquiries. Last summer she sailed on the Bodrum flotilla. She has also visited our bases in Greece, Turkey and Croatia.

Email: customercare@nautilusyachting.com


Stephanie Tomlin runs our Accounts Department.

Email: accounts@nautilusyachting.com

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