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 operating since 1992. We have been organising sailing holidays worldwide for 24 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

Jonathan Shears 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


Howard & Nicola Richardson started Nautilus Yachting in 1992 and have been running the business for the past 24 years. They have now decided to step back and take time out to do more sailing and travelling. They remain involved as Directors of Nautilus Yachting but will not be in the office on a regular basis.

Laura La Roche is our Sales Manager and she has been sailing for 10 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 but to name a few! She has recently returned from the Ionian Flotilla.

Email: laura@nautilusyachting.com


Kirsty Manster has been at Nautilus for more than 12 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 and a catamaran around Palma, Mallorca.

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


Hannah Rattew 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 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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