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Bonded for your financial protection under ATOL 3016Nautilus Yachting has been operating since 1992. We have been organising sailing holidays worldwide for 25 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.

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 phone our helpful and knowledgeable staff on 01732 867445 or e-mail charter@nautilusyachting.com

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.

Meet the Nautilus Yachting team

Jonathan Shears

Jonathan Shears

Jonathan is the Managing Director of Nautilus Yachting and has been with the company since 2004. Most of our clients will have met Jonathan at the London and Southampton Boat Shows over the past 13 years.A keen sailor from an early age and RYA Coastal Skipper, he has 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: Greece, Turkey, Croatia (Pula, Split and Dubrovnik), Grenadines, Sicily and the British Virgin Islands.

Email: jonathan@nautilusyachting.com

Laura Furnell

Nicola and Howard Richardson

Howard and Nicola started Nautilus Yachting in 1993 and after 23 years sold the business to long-time General Manager Jonathan Shears. They continue to be involved as non-executive directors offering ongoing advice and support to the business.

Laura Furnell

Laura La Roche

Laura is our Sales Manager and she has been sailing for 12 years. She has worked as a Flotilla Hostess in Croatia and Turkey, and is a qualified RYA Day Skipper. She then moved on to work in the Super Yacht Industry which allowed her to sail all around the world to fantastic places such as Montenegro, Sicily, Panama, Costa Rica and the BVI's to name a few! She has recently returned from sailing on the Cote D'Azur in France.

Email: laura@nautilusyachting.com

Kirsty Manster

Kirsty Manster

Kirsty started out as a complete novice to sailing however 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 and a catamaran around Palma, Mallorca.

Email: kirsty@nautilusyachting.com

Louise Nye

Louise Nye

Louise 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

Hannah Rattew

Hannah Rattew

Hannah is the newest member of our Sales Team, having joined Nautilus in November 2016. She has spent most of her summers growing up sailing on flotilla in Greece (Ionian & Saronic). Working as a flotilla hostess in Turkey (Gocek, Fethiye & Bodrum) she has an extensive knowledge of the area, so should you have any questions please do get in touch! Hannah has been an accomplished RYA Day Skipper since 2011 and has since taken 50ft yachts with friends and family.

Email: hannah@nautilusyachting.com

Cheryl Jenner

Cheryl Jenner

Cheryl 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, Croatia, Sweden and Malta.

Email:customercare@nautilusyachting.com

Sue Lindsay

Sue Lindsay

Sue 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, Croatia, Sweden and Malta.

Email: customercare@nautilusyachting.com

Stephanie Tomlin

Stephanie Tomlin

Stephanie manages our Accounts Department.

Email: accounts@nautilusyachting.com

"Just to stay that if there is only one place in the world that you should charter, make it the Stockholm Archipelago! A memorable and thoroughly enjoyable charter. "

Stockholm 2015 - P.M.

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). You must also be assisted by at least one competent crew member over the age of 18.

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 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.