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Bareboat Charter in the UK

Bareboat charter: 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 have the freedom to sail on a beautifully maintained yacht from a convenient destination to explore along the UK's stunning South Coast. Knowing that at the end of your charter you simply hand the boat back, completely free from the responsibility of the boat jobs and maintenance normally associated with yacht ownership.

You have the reassurance of knowing that our experienced base team are nearby to help you if there are any problems. And, you can rely on our expert local knowledge of sailing routes and local attractions.

Jubilee Weekend Ophir G&T Hamper Offer

Prometheus Sailing is delighted to offer our Queen's Platinum Jubilee Weekend special offer. Book any charter of at least two days in length over the long weekend of 2nd-5th June and you will receive a beautiful hamper of Ophir Gin and Fever Tree mixers, to toast the Queen in style. And all this whilst enjoying our stunning new Jeanneau 410 yachts and sailing the scenic Solent waters. Contact us now to book your charter and claim your Opihr G&T hamper. 


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 and the Sunsail fleet?

Sunsail pioneered the concept of Flotilla sailing over 40 years ago and have been the foremost bareboat charter company in the world for over 45 years. In 2021, the Sunsail UK team formed their own company, Prometheus Sailing Limited, to run the Sunsail fleet in the UK. 

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

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. Find out more.

Our team - take a 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


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

Please contact us for further information and a detailed quotation for your chosen dates and duration of charter.

Enquire now!

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

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Phone: 02394 350505


Bareboat Charter Joining Instructions

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