BAREBOAT SOLENT YACHT CHARTER / MOTOR BOAT CHARTER

Bareboat Motor Boat

What is Bareboat Motor Boat Charter?

Bareboat Motor Boat Charter (also known as bareboat yacht charter) allows you hire a yacht to self-drive, without a skipper or instructor on board. It is effectively your boat for the day, without the costs and maintenance of boat ownership. After much demand from our RYA Day Skipper students, we have gained exclusive use of a great sports cruiser. This gives the opportunity to explore the Solent and its surrounding areas, whilst consolidating new skills independently.

Why not charter a bareboat yacht to enjoy one of the many events that take place each year on or around the Solent?  Please note that you will require a valid RYA Day Skipper Motorboat certificate to book a Bareboat Motor Boat Charter.

We also offer Skippered Yacht Charter for those who want to enjoy a Solent sailing experience, but are not an experienced sailor. One of our professional skippers will sail you to the destinations of your choice along the south coast, including the Isle of Wight, the River Hamble and Lymington.

Others use Bareboat Motor Boat Charter to enjoy one of the many events that take place each year on or around the Solent. Please note that you will require a valid RYA Day Skipper Motorboat certificate in order to book a Bareboat Motor Boat Charter.

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Our Bareboat Charter Yachts

28ft Axopar Boat - coded to carry 6 guests

The Axopar 28, is powered by a mercury V8 300 HP out board and blow thruster. It is coded for 6 and can overnight 4, with a dedicated cabin for 2, separate heads compartment.  

35ft Bavaria Sports Boat – coded to carry 8 guests

The Bavaria 35 sports cruiser, is powered by 2 economical Volvo D6’s with Bravo 2 outdrives as well as a bow thruster. This makes manoeuvring very easy and an easy cross over from outboard engines for our Powerboat level 2 students. It is MCA coded for 8, sleeping 4 in comfort in 2 cabins.

42ft Flybridge Boat – coded to carry 10 guests

It is MCA coded for 10, sleeping 6 in comfort.

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How Much Does it Cost?

Bareboat Charter prices are quoted from our base at Saxon Wharf Marina Southampton and are exclusive of VAT and fuel. We can arrange for delivery and collection anywhere in the Solent and the UK. Please phone or email for further information on bespoke packages. The boat will come fully fuelled, therefore we charge at the current MDL pump prices for any fuel consumed.

28ft Axopar Boat
Weekend = £1000
Bank Holiday weekends = £1250
Weekend day = £500
Midweek = £2250
Midweek day = 450

35ft Bavaria Sports Boat
Weekend = £1149.00
Bank Holiday weekends = £1725.00
Weekend day = £695.00
Midweek = £1950.00
Midweek day = £525.00

42ft Flybridge Boat
Weekend = £1800
Bank Holiday weekends = £2250
Weekend day = £1000
Midweek = £4500
Midweek day = £900

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Yacht Charter UK, Bareboat Special Event Diary Dates

You can also book a Bareboat Motor Boat Charter to get closer to the action and enjoy the view from the water for one of the many events held around the Solent each year.

2021 diary dates are:

  • Cowes Classic Week – 25th - 31st July 2021
  • Cowes Week 31st July - 6th August 2021

    (Fastnet Yacht Race - 8th August)

  • Cowes Torquay Powerboat Race - 27th - 29th August 2021

  • Bournemouth Air Show 2nd - 5th September 2021

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Charter Times

Weekend: Saturday 0900 – Sunday 1600

Weekend day: 0900 – 1700

Bank Holiday weekend: Saturday 0900 – Monday 1600

Mid week: Monday 0900 – Friday 1600

Mid week day: Monday – Friday 0900 – 1700

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Options & Services

Final Clean Mandatory £150.00
Skipper * Option £250.00
Bedding Option £50.00
Towels Option £10.00 /pp
Tender Option £75.00 per week
OB engine Option £75.00 per week
Paddle board Option £75.00 per week
Sea Start Included FOC
Start Stop Advice Included FOC

*Dependant on skippers experience and qualifications, all new charters will be required to take a skipper for the first day of there bare boat charter. This is a requirement by our bare boat insurance policy.

All prices are plus VAT and Fuel used

Booking Details

Please request your charter by contacting us via the Contact Form (we will call back to confirm your booking) or feel free call us on 02381 242159 or contact us to discuss your needs.

If you would like to be able to bareboat charter, but don't yet have the required qualifications or experience, we also offer a wide range of RYA shorebased and practical courses.

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