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Solent Yacht Charter

The Solent is one of the world’s most popular yacht charter areas for yachts and motorboats alike. Situated on the south coast of England, separating the Isle of Wight from the mainland, the Solent offers sheltered cruising with numerous and varied ports of call that will delight the cruising yachtsman.

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Solent Overview

Yachts in the Solent

Yachts in the Solent

Whether you are looking for a day charter, a weekend charter or a week or more the Solent has plenty to offer with dozens of harbours and anchorages to choose from. Many choose to head for Cowes on the Isle of Wight, the “home of yachting” and the famous Cowes Week held every summer which attracts thousands of yachtsmen from around the globe. East Cowes gives easy access to Osborne House, home of Queen Victoria and open to the public throughout the year. Once you have explored the house yourself you can anchor up in Osborne bay for a spot of lunch at the bottom of her garden! Carrying on past Cowes up the Medina River your will find the Folly Inn, a popular haunt for those arriving by boat.

At the eastern end of the Solent, Portsmouth harbour has been the home of the British Navy since Tudor times. The historic dockyard is home to the famous navel ships HMS Victory, HMS Warrior and The Mary Rose and will fascinate any visitor with salt in their veins.

Centrally positioned in the Solent, the River Hamble is one of the world’s premier yachting destinations with world class marinas, famous yacht clubs and every conceivable facility for the visiting yachtsman.
Heading west, the Beaulieu River is a picturesque anchorage that delivers you in to the heart of the New Forest. Pick up a visitor’s mooring or go to the marina at Bucklers Hard, where the “wooden walls” of Nelson’s Navy were built and the village has been preserved much as it was in those times.

On the northern shore of the Isle of Wight, Newtown Creek is a haven of peace and tranquillity. A sheltered nature reserve and wildlife sanctuary managed by the National Trust you can pick up a mooring or anchor here and relax on board or take the dinghy ashore and walk along the creek to Shalfleet and the famous New Inn.

At the western entrance to the Solent, the harbours of Lymington, (on the mainland) and Yarmouth (on the Isle of Wight) are both charming overnight stops with an abundance of character and history and a good selection of pubs and restaurants.

Throughout the Solent, companies offer RYA training courses on both power boats and sailing yachts to hone your skills, boost your confidence and increase your experience.

Wherever you go in the Solent you will always be near a safe anchorage, a cosy pub and a warm welcome.

Solent Yacht Charter

Yachts in the Solent

Yachts in the Solent

Whether you are looking for a day charter, a weekend charter or a week or more the Solent has plenty to offer with dozens of harbours and anchorages to choose from. Many choose to head for Cowes on the Isle of Wight, the “home of yachting” and the famous Cowes Week held every summer which attracts thousands of yachtsmen from around the globe. East Cowes gives easy access to Osborne House, home of Queen Victoria and open to the public throughout the year. Once you have explored the house yourself you can anchor up in Osborne bay for a spot of lunch at the bottom of her garden! Carrying on past Cowes up the Medina River your will find the Folly Inn, a popular haunt for those arriving by boat.

At the eastern end of the Solent, Portsmouth harbour has been the home of the British Navy since Tudor times. The historic dockyard is home to the famous navel ships HMS Victory, HMS Warrior and The Mary Rose and will fascinate any visitor with salt in their veins.

Centrally positioned in the Solent, the River Hamble is one of the world’s premier yachting destinations with world class marinas, famous yacht clubs and every conceivable facility for the visiting yachtsman.
Heading west, the Beaulieu River is a picturesque anchorage that delivers you in to the heart of the New Forest. Pick up a visitor’s mooring or go to the marina at Bucklers Hard, where the “wooden walls” of Nelson’s Navy were built and the village has been preserved much as it was in those times.

On the northern shore of the Isle of Wight, Newtown Creek is a haven of peace and tranquillity. A sheltered nature reserve and wildlife sanctuary managed by the National Trust you can pick up a mooring or anchor here and relax on board or take the dinghy ashore and walk along the creek to Shalfleet and the famous New Inn.

At the western entrance to the Solent, the harbours of Lymington, (on the mainland) and Yarmouth (on the Isle of Wight) are both charming overnight stops with an abundance of character and history and a good selection of pubs and restaurants.

Throughout the Solent, companies offer RYA training courses on both power boats and sailing yachts to hone your skills, boost your confidence and increase your experience.

Wherever you go in the Solent you will always be near a safe anchorage, a cosy pub and a warm welcome.