Sailboat hire in the UK with or without skipper

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With or without a skipper
Budget
0 - £1,050+
Boat length
0 - 60+ m
Boat power
0 - 400+ hp
Construction year
2002 - 2023
Distance
1000 Max Km
18 sailboats available

Sailboat - 12m — BENETEAU - FIRST 40.7 (2008)

Hamble-le-Rice
8
With captain
 14 · Super owner

From £264 per day

Sailboat - 13.85m — Elan - 45 (2020)

Hampshire
8
Without captain

From £404 per day

Sailboat - 14.4m — Bavaria - 46 (2014)

Hampshire
8
Without captain

From £374 per day

Sailboat - 16m — Poncin Yachts - Harmony 52 (2007)

Hamble-le-Rice
10
With captain
 1 · Super owner

From £654 per day

Sailboat - 16.4m — Hanse - 540 (2011)

Southampton
9
With captain
 2

From £689 per day

Sailboat - 12.9m — Dufour - 425 GRAND LARGE (2017)

Hampshire
8
With captain

From £389 per day

Sailboat - 10.45m — Elan - 333 (2000)

Poole
6
With captain
 4

From £264 per day

Sailboat - 12.8m — Jeanneau - 42I PERFORMANCE (2010)

Hampshire
8
Without captain

From £328 per day

Sailboat - 7.62m — Farrington 25 - Norfolk Broads Sail Boat (2019)

Martham
2
Without captain

From £144 per day

Sailboat - 12.2m — Jeanneau 40 - Sun Odessey (2007)

Hampshire
6
Without captain
 2

From £307 per day

Sailboat - 12.85m — Jeanneau - 42I (2007)

Hampshire
8
Without captain

From £414 per day

Sailboat - 9m — Farringdon 30 - Norfolk Broads Sail Boat (1989)

Martham
5
Without captain

From £157 per day

Sailboat - 12m — Beneteau - First 40.7 (2000)

Oban
10
With captain

From £433 per day

Sailboat - 17.67m — Sparkman & Stephens - Nauticat 521 (1987)

Lymington
8
With captain

From £2,114 per day

Sailboat - 8.5m — Landimore - Norfolk Broads Sailing Boat (1992)

Martham
4
Without captain

From £157 per day

Sailboat - 16.75m — Bavaria - Cruiser 56 (2014)

Gosport
8
With captain

From £941 per day

Sailboat - 12.15m — Bavaria - 41 Cruiser (2003)

Rochester
6
With captain

From £878 per day

Sailboat - 10.6m — Gaff - cutter (1930)

Isle of Portland
6
With captain
 1

From £96 per day

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Hire a Sailboat in the UK with Oceans Evasion

The United Kingdom, which currently consists of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland is full of spectacular places to go sailing and has even produced many famous names in sailing over the years, such as decorated olympian Ben Ainsley. Being an island, it is the perfect place to go sailing, with a sailboat hire giving you access to many more areas that would otherwise be inaccessible. Whether you want to visit the capital city, London, or go further north to Edinburgh or Glasgow, you can find a boat to suit your needs with Océans Évasion.

How much does it cost to hire a sailboat in the UK?

There are many different factors that influence the price of sailboat hire in the UK, including the size and model of the boat, the number of people on board, the duration of the trip, the season, and whereabouts in the UK you want to hire a sailboat. In general though, sailboat hire in the UK will cost about £1246 per week in high season and about £877 per week in low season.

Do you need to hire a sailboat with a skipper in the UK?

No, it’s possible to hire a sailboat in the UK either with or without a skipper. However, if you plan on hiring a sailboat without a skipper, you will need to look into getting a boating licence, which can be obtained easily provided you have boat insurance and have completed the Boat Safety Scheme Certificate.

If you have the correct licences, you should absolutely opt to be the captain of your own boat, going wherever you want, whenever you want. If you want a slightly more relaxing holiday, however, you should opt to let a skipper take you to all the best places in the UK. Taking advantage of a skipper’s unique knowledge can make for a truly memorable holiday, full of unique experiences.

What are the weather and sailing conditions like in the UK?

The climate in the UK is a temperate maritime climate, with warm summers and cool winters. In general, though, the temperatures in winter rarely go below 0°C and the summer temperatures rarely above 32°C. The warmest months are generally July and August, and the coldest ones January and February. The weather is also fairly damp, with a significant amount of rain throughout the year, and subject to frequent changes.

When is the best time to go sailing in the UK?

Typically, we would recommend visiting the UK in May, June, September or October as these months usually see the best weather. Although the weather is warmer in July and August, these months also often see the most rain, as well as being busier and more expensive.

What are the best sailing areas in the UK?

There are so many amazing areas to go sailing in the UK that it would be impossible to list all of them. However, here are a few of our favourites:

  • Aldeburgh, Suffolk
  • Surrey
  • Cowes, the Isle of Wight
  • Southampton
  • Brighton, East Sussex
  • Dartmouth, Devon
  • Yorkshire
  • Falmouth, Cornwall
  • The Lake District
  • Lymington, Hampshire

What are the most popular harbours and marinas in the UK?

With so many great areas to go sailing in the UK, naturally there is also a wide choice of harbours and marinas for you to stop off at. Some of the best are listed below:

  • Outlook Fox’s Marina & Boatyard, Ipswich
  • Royal Quays Marina, North Shields
  • Shamrock Quay, Southampton
  • Chichester Marina, Chichester
  • Gayton Marina, Northampton
  • St. Katherine’s Dock, London
  • Bath Waterside Marina, Bath
  • Overwater Marina, Crewe
  • Brighton Marina, Brighton
  • Cobbs Quay, Poole
  • Hull Marina, Hull

What to see by the coast in the UK?

There are many things to see all over the UK, but some of the best things to see by the coast include:

  • Dunraven Bay, South Glamorgan, Wales
  • Beachy Head, East Sussex, England
  • The Old Man of Hoy, Scotland
  • The Wales Coast Path, Wales
  • Durdle Door, Dorset, England
  • St. Ives, Cornwall, England
  • Blackpool, England
  • Brighton, England
  • Whitby, England

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