Sail closer to home this summer!

Avoid the busy airports and the crowds this summer and sail closer to home! Boatbookings have searched the English and American shorelines to find you the best yachts in some of the most underestimated areas!

Port Solent – Southampton, United Kingdom.

The needles lighthouse isle of wight sunrise

Submerge yourself in true British culture on the Southern Coast of England. Sail across the busy shipping area over to the stunning Isle of Wight, a quaint fishing island located a few miles off mainland England. Revel in the historic, cobbled paths to a nautical themed island! Finish your day in a good old fashioned British pub and order some fresh fish and chips – there’s nothing better!

The Solent is a busy, and sometimes challenging sailing area, we advise that skippers that want to embark on this charter have relevant experience and that have chartered before. For more area information please speak to one of our expert brokers which can assist you with the area.  

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Annapolis, Maryland – United States!

Head to Annapolis to start your charter to explore the Chesapeake Bay and some of the most celebrated sailing grounds of the US! Be sure to allow some time before or after your charter to see Annapolis. There are many shops, restaurants, great lobster rolls, art galleries, a period market house, and the US Naval Academy to explore before your charter begins!

The Chesapeake Bay benefits from some of the best sailing grounds in the world and has a sailing itinerary that explores many cities. Whether you are looking for a 4-day itinerary over a weekend or for a 3-week exploration charter this location is an ideal place to charter a yacht.

See our Annapolis yachts and guides!

The Isle of Wight

The Isle of Wight, located between 2 to 5 miles from the Coast of Hampshire in the South of England. It is separated by the Solent, a waterway famous in the yachting world for hosting annual events such as Cowes Week Regatta and Round the Island Race.

Isle of Wight – Aerial Photo

The largest industry on the Island is tourism, with numerous passenger and car ferries, as well as a Hovercraft transporting people back and forth from mainland England throughout the year. Agriculture still plays a large part in the Island’s economy but transport costs have made it difficult for more traditional Island commodities to flourish. 

The Needles during Round the Island Race 2017

The iconic white cliffed Needles towards the West of the Island and the formidable forts that litter the Solent from WWll, are hugely recognisable and it what has helped ensure the Islands rich maritime history remains.

Seaview Old Man’s Fort

Onshore regattas such as Bembridge Dingy Week and the Seaview Regatta offer the chance for individuals to test their sailing abilities in a competitive setting. Even an annual cricket match that takes place on the Bramble Bank at low tide! Similarly to the IOW, Palma de Mallorca is another Island that makes up one of the several Balearic Islands and similarly has a rich yachting presence.

Annual Bramble Bank Cricket Match

Boatbookings offer exciting charters from bareboat to luxury in either motor yacht or sailing yacht alike. Get in touch with one of our friendly and professional Brokers today to enquire into your Summer adventure out on the water! 

Luxury Charter Yacht RUM JUNGLE Available in the West Mediterranean!

The Custom Built 23m luxury motor yacht RUM JUNGLE will be spending the next few months in the Mediterranean and is available for charter until May time when she will return to her usual base of the UK.

RUM JUNGLE is the perfect yacht for many occasions, whether that being for entertaining 40 guests for the Cannes Film Festival, MIPIM or any other corporate event, or a week of cruising for up to 10 guests in 5 beautiful en suite cabins on the Mediterranean.

She has often been called the “pocket super yacht”, which amazingly manages to accommodate a large amount of guests in what some may think is a limited amount of space on board, with only 23m length, but she does so with ease, presenting clients with a spacious setting for their charter.

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