The Solent bareboat chartering specialists

Bareboat Charter in the UK

Sail away & enjoy the freedom

If you love sailing and enjoy the freedom of heading off on your own or as part of a flotilla, then a Bareboat charter is an excellent option.

You will sail on a beautifully maintained yacht from the historic Portsmouth Harbour and get to explore the UK's stunning South Coast.

A bareboat charter is simplicity at it's best. At the end of your charter you simply hand the boat back. You are completely free from the responsibility of the boat jobs and maintenance normally associated with yacht ownership. Whilst sailing you have the reassurance that our experienced base team are nearby to help you, just in case there are any problems. And, you can rely on our expert local knowledge of sailing routes and local attractions.

Easter Holiday Special Offers

Enjoy Free Sailing Days In The Easter Holidays


Book the long Easter Weekend of 29th March - 1st April 2024 for just £1,380 inc VAT and get Friday 29th March and Monday 1st April free - a saving of £1,380 inc VAT.


Book a week's charter for 1st April - 7th April for our 5 day price of £1,380 inc VAT and get the weekend of 6-7th April free - another great saving of £1,140 inc VAT.

Why bareboat charter in the UK?

Sailing from the Solent has something for everyone. Head east, and you can explore the beautiful harbour of Chichester and onwards to Brighton.

To the west, particularly on a longer charter, you'll find some of the most beautiful destinations the South Coast has to offer. Visiting Studland Bay by boat is magical, explore the spectacular Jurassic Coast or push further west into the delights of Lyme Bay and Dartmouth. 

And of course, if you head south you arrive in the legendary Channel Islands, and legislation permitting, there's the north coast of Brittany.

Sailing around the Solent itself has plenty to occupy any sailor for a week or a fortnight, with an amazing range of harbours, ports, rivers, anchorages and beaches to explore. We can suggest routes for more experienced skippers or easier options to suit your level of experience. 


Why choose Prometheus Sailing?

Sunsail pioneered the concept of Flotilla sailing over 45 years ago. They have been the foremost bareboat charter company in the world. In 2021, the Sunsail UK team formed their own company, Prometheus Sailing Limited, to run the Sunsail fleet from Portsmouth Harbour. 

Prometheus combine the best of the best: a wealth of highly experienced and dedicated staff, combined with fresh enthusiasm, professionalism, a passion for doing what we do and doing it well. 

Why choose our Sunsail yachts?

Our Sunsail 41.0s have been built by Jeanneau to our specifications. They are a joy to sail on a light winds day and remain balanced and comfortable in heavier conditions. The high freeboard, spacious cockpit and step free deck is great for the demands of corporate racing, and serves equally well for sunbathing on a gentle cruise.

Below decks there are three large double cabins, and with the airy saloon offering 9 berths and a well-designed efficient galley.

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Take an expert skipper with you

If you love the sound of chartering and sailing in the Solent and feel you need some extra support, why not book one of our skippers as well?

Everyone on our team has been chosen both for their yachting expertise and their kind professionalism.

Don’t forget though – if you decide to book a skipper they’ll need an allocated cabin. Or you could arrange for them to stay on shore at each destination.

Suggested cruising itineraries

UK Yacht charter pricing

Prices for an off peak weekend charter start at just £678 + VAT. 

We'd love to help with any further information or a detailed quotation for your preferred dates of charter holiday with Prometheus Sailing.


Enquire now!

Please contact us to enquire about a UK bareboat charter with Sunsail UK and Prometheus Sailing:

Phone: 02394 350505 or send us an email.

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Joining Instructions

See our Bareboat Charter Joining instructions for a UK yacht charter holiday from our Port Solent base.

Please click below.

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