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At Nautilus Yachting we specialise in putting together the sailing holiday that’s right for you and pride ourselves on giving a courteous service. Please do not hesitate to telephone our helpful and knowledgeable staff or have a look at our Frequently Asked Questions to make sure you pick the sailing holiday that's just right for you.

Why book with Nautilus Yachting?

Nautilus Yachting office

Nautilus Yachting Ltd

Address: The Watermill, 87 High Street, Edenbridge, Kent TN8 5AU, UK
Phone: 01732 867 445, from abroad +44 1732 867 445
Skype: nautilus.yachting
Email: charter@nautilusyachting.com

If you want to get a quote or make a booking, please e-mail the Sales Team on: charter@nautilusyachting.com

If you have already made a booking and have any queries, please e-mail the Customer Care Team on: customercare@nautilusyachting.com

ATOL protected

Nautilus Yachting is one of the leading independent yacht charter agencies in the UK who organise sailing holidays worldwide 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 had a fantastic time in Croatia, as always Dalmatia Charters were great to deal with, the yacht was lovely to sail and plenty of room for the 8 of us. Thanks for your organising and providing the information required, brilliant as ever. We’ll be in touch for our next trip once we’ve decided where and when."

Trogir 2018 - T.C.

Sailing Qualifications

To skipper a bareboat charter or flotilla yacht, you need to hold a practical sailing certificate equivalent to RYA Day Skipper Practical qualification or RYA International Certificate of Competence (ICC). For charters in Greece, you must now have the ICC certificate. You must also be assisted by at least one competent crew member over the age of 18.

The port authorities in Greece are now insisting on one of the following practical certificates: RYA ICC (International Certificate of Competence), RYA Coastal, RYA Yachtmaster, ASA IPC (International Proficiency Certificate) or the IYT (International Yacht Training) Passport. If you hold an RYA Day Skipper or ASA104 it will no longer be accepted and you need to obtain either an ICC or IPC from the corresponding issuing body (RYA or ASA). If your RYA Coastal/Yachtmaster or ASA105/106 certificate is more than 12 years old and does not have a photo ID, then we would also strongly advise applying for an ICC or IPC. If you are a member of the RYA or ASA, you may qualify for a discount or free certificate, otherwise, you will have to pay. The approximate cost is £50. Please use this link - RYA application for the ICC or ASA application for the IPC.

For charters in Croatia, Malta and the Canaries, at least one member of the crew or the skipper will also need a VHF licence.

RYA qualifications can be obtained by RYA sailing schools in the UK or alternatively choose from one of our overseas centres in Gibraltar, Greece or Turkey.

For Seychelles, the local authorities require an ICC for the skipper of a bareboat or flotilla yacht charter.

For Caribbean and Tropical charters, formal qualifications are not compulsory, however, you should be Day Skipper standard and be assisted by at least one competent crew. A brief sailing resume should be provided to outline your experience.

If you don't hold the relevant qualifications then why not add a skipper?

Sailing Levels

Level 1

Winds force 2-3 (4-11 Knots)combined with generally shorter distances. Good for beginner or intermediate sailors. Line-of-sight navigation but basic knowledge of charts and ability to plot your position required.

Level 2

Winds force 3-5 (7-21 Knots) with approximately 15-20nm per day. Intermediate experience required. Predominately line of sight navigation but an understanding of how to sail in open water.

Level 3

Winds force 4-6 (11-27 Knots) with mileage of approximately 20nm+ per day. Ideal for experienced skippers looking to venture out to new destinations. Day skipper standard but with experienced crew would be recommended.