The Solent separates mainland England from the Isle of Wight. On the Isle of Wight side, harbours/ports in the Solent include Appley, Bembridge, Cowes, East Cowes, Fishbourne, Island Harbour Marina, Newport, Newtown, Ryde, Ventnor, Wootton Creek, Yarmouth. On the Hampshire side, harbours/ports are based in Portsmouth and Southampton. The Solent is a popular area for water sports, especially yachting, and is also where the annual Cowes Week is hosted. In addition, it is a major shipping route. A lot of the coastline of the Solent has been designated as a Special Area of Conservation.
Watersports (ie Bodyboarding, Canoeing, Coasteering, Diving, Kayaking, Kitesurfing, Powerboating, PWCs, Rafting, Rowing, Sailing, SUP, Surfing, Swimming, Wakeboarding, Waterskiing, Windsurfing) in Solent, Hampshire, includes the following:-
(Other places in Hampshire are: Basingstoke, Emsworth, Fareham, Gosport, Hamble, Haslar, Hayling Island, Langstone, Lymington, Petersfield, Portsmouth, Solent, Southampton, Southsea, Warsash)
Solent Hospitality - SAILING | POWERBOAT.
Andiamo Yacht Charter - SAILING Hire/Charter. - 01243 376608. A classic sailing yacht design, powerful and easily handled, with full safety inventory to RYA and MCA requirements. Extensive extra equipment not normally found on a charter yacht, including radar, chart-plotter, autopilot and warm-air heating, so that the boat remains warm during spring and autumn sailing trips. Based at Northney Marina, Chichester Harbour, with excellent facilities and free secure parking. Easily reached by road or rail.
Wight Boat Hire - POWERBOAT Hire/Charter, Courses. - 07802 660335. Power cruiser flybridge boat charter, based in Cowes Isle Of Wight. Available for private hire with skipper. Antares 9.8, 4 berths, heads. 2 x 200hp engines. Min booking 2 hours, £149 maximum 6 people. Galley on board, swim platform, flybridge. Ideal for fishing, cruising or just enjoying the solent. suitable for miles building for RYA Yacht master, practical revision, navigation exercises etc.
Solent Skiers Association - PWC Courses, Club/Assoc. The SSA promotes the safe use of PWC and jet-skis by sharing knowledge and advice with its members, providing a focal point for like-minded jet-ski enthusiasts and encouraging safe fun on the Solent. Club members get together all year round for cruises and other meets in and around the Solent area. Favourite trips include runs to locations on the Isle of Wight; Ryde, Sandown, Yarmouth and the Needles. As well as trips along the coast to Hayling Island or Southampton water. So why not buddy up with the best and join the fun!
Powersail Training Ltd - SAILING Hire/Charter, Courses. - 07774 745788. Powersail Training is a Royal Yachting Association (RYA) recognised training centre based in Dartmouth on the glorious South Devon coast. We provide all levels of tuition from half day 'tasters' to Yachtmaster as well as skippered sailing holidays and short breaks aboard our 40ft luxury sailing yacht(s). Visit our website for full details.
Salty Dog Yacht Charter - SAILING Hire/Charter, Holidays. - 07974570837. Salty Dog Yacht Charter offers extreamely well equipped yachts for bareboat, skippered and corporate hire at very attractive rates. Located in Haslar Marina Gosport at the entrance to Portsmouth Harbour you will be sailing in the Solent within a matter of minutes. We pride ourselves on the quality of yachts we have available. Antara a Bavaria 36 sleeps 8 in comfort. She has a chartplotter, auto-pilot, radar and heating. Katabatic is a Dufour 450 launched in 2013. She sleeps 10 and can accommodate 12 for day sailing. She is also equipped with chartplotter, auto-pilot, radar, AIS and heating. Please contact us for further information.
Solent Sail Ltd - SAILING Hire/Charter, Courses, Activities, Holidays. - 08443 573673. We have a wide range of boats for bareboat yacht charter and skippered yacht charter, or you could sail with us around the Solent, along the coast or across the English Channel on one of our great value book-a-berth trips.
TJ Sailing Limited - SAILING Hire/Charter. - 07803 499691. Sailing Yacht Charter in the Solent from Haslar Marina, Gosport. Bareboat, skippered and individual berths on a Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 43.
Yacht Charter Site - SAILING Hire/Charter, Courses, Holidays. - 00442380458421. Yacht Charter Yacht Deliveries Sail and Power as well as Sailing Lessons and Boat Handling Tuition.
First Class Sailing - SAILING Hire/Charter, Courses, Holidays. - 0845 873 3064 or 0203 006 3717. We offer yacht sailing courses for beginners or those with lots of experience. We offer the full range of RYA practical and theory courses. If you are a complete beginner and like the idea of chartering your own boat in somewhere like the Caribbean or Mediterranean then you need to get your Day Skipper practical qualification. To get this you need to do a 5 day practical Day Skipper course. This can either be taken over 5 consecutive days or over 2 weekends, a short and a long. To be eligible to take the Day Skipper practical course you need to a) know how to sail a bit already. If you are happy sailing a triangular course confidently and competently and know your knots then you should be fine. If not you should do the 5 day Competent Crew practical course. Like the DS practical this can either be taken over 5 consecutive days or over 2 weekends, a short and a long. b) have done the Day Skipper theory course or have knowledge to the equivalent level.
Airtime Kitesurfing - KITESURFING Courses, Activities, Holidays, Club/Assoc, Shop. - 02392 553 607. Airtime Sports began life in a small retail unit just 50 metres from the shorefront in Lee-on-the-Solent, halfway between Southampton and Portsmouth. The shop locations was carefully selected by Ricky Cole and Lucan Bradbeer, mainly due to the easy walk to one of the top kitesurfing locations in the UK. You can find the shop opening hours and contact details on our contact page.
Dream Or Two - SAILING Courses.
Yachtforce Ltd - SAILING Hire/Charter, Courses, Activities, Holidays. - 02380016450. We specialise in realistically priced Bareboat and Skippered Yacht Charter from the Hamble River on the Solent on the UK South Coast. Whether you want bareboat charter, a weekend yacht sailing social, a special yacht sailing day birthday event or the freedom to cruise in a sailing yacht at your own pace then we can organise it for you. Our friendly, patient, professional yacht skippers will ensure that you have a truly memorable and fun experience whether it is your first time yacht sailing and you want to learn to sail, or you are an old salt.
Frontline Sailing - SAILING Hire/Charter. - 07879853671. Yacht Charter and Sailing Events from Ocean Village Southampton. As sailing event specialists, we offer a wide range of services to the private charterer and corporate market. We can arrange tailor made sailing events for any size of group for corporate hospitality, team building and staff rewards including participation in some of the major sailing regattas. We have an extensive and varied fleet of racing and cruising yachts and an excellent reputation for chartering quality boats for cruising and racing. Be it gentle cruising with friends and family, or full on regatta racing, the Beneteau First 40.7 is the perfect yacht. Our fleet of 40.7's are DOT coded for ten, meticulously maintained and have every luxury to make your charter one to remember.
Friends Sailing Club - SAILING Hire/Charter, Courses, Activities, Holidays, Club/Assoc. - 07940 755661. NMI is host to Friends Sailing Club (virtual) we charter great yachts and provide endorsed skippers where needed to provide; Cruising Holidays, racing and RYA Training. NMI also provides Corporate sailing and specialises in Team development training.
Hamptons Charters - POWERBOAT Hire/Charter.
Hayes Charters - POWERBOAT Hire/Charter.
Champagne Charters - POWERBOAT Hire/Charter.
Jo-Dan 1V P.H. Services Ltd - DIVING Hire/Charter. - 07721 441244 / 02392 693448. Fast Wildcat. Fishing/Dive Charter Boat. Available for Corporate Days, Stag & Hen Days arranged. Survey Work. Experienced and Beginners welcome.
Boatability Ltd - DIVING Hire/Charter | POWERBOAT Hire/Charter, Courses. - +44 (0) 845 805 6061, Mob: +44 (0) 798 508 9973, Fax: +44 (0) 239 285 1393. Powerboat Courses and Charters around the Solent.
Wetwheels - DIVING Hire/Charter | POWERBOAT Hire/Charter, Courses, Activities. - 02392 819366. All types of power boating for disabled, disadvantaged and elderly including sea fishing.
Yacht Ventures - SAILING Hire/Charter.
Philip Marshall Sailing - SAILING Hire/Charter, Courses. - 01962712160. RYA Teaching establishment and skippered charter. Also Team Building and corporate entertainment.
Late Sail Ltd - SAILING Hire/Charter. - 08450 60 50 50. In July 1999 LateSail Ltd was formed by one of Europe's largest charter agents. We are members of the Marine Leisure Association and of the British Marine Federation. LateSail is now established as the leading supplier of last minute discounted yacht charters worldwide. We were aware that to obtain the best bareboat prices involved clients in a seemingly endless round of telephone calls - LateSail is the world's leading single source for both information and booking. Our staff have over 25 years experience advising clients on the best yachts and sailing areas to suit their needs and budgets - worldwide. Successful charters have been completed with a broad spread of operators, ranging from the world's largest - Sunsail, Kiriacoulis, The Moorings and Dream yachts - to dozens of professional local companies including Euromarine, Athenian, Footloose, Horizon, Vernicos, Calabrote, Portway and Barefoot. The journalist Duncan Kent wrote in the UK magazine Sailing Today: 'We made several anonymous requests for charters, requesting a discount of between 20 and 50 per cent off the standard price list. All applications were taken seriously and replied to within a day. We chose a Bavaria 37 being offered at 20 per cent discount. We had no problems with the boat, and the service presented by LateSail was first class, running smoothly from start to finish. All of us now feel that taking the cheapest option does not mean that you'll end up with a third rate holiday'.
Global Surveyor - SAILING Hire/Charter.
JM Rib Charter - POWERBOAT Hire/Charter.
Windweaver of Pennington - SAILING Hire/Charter.
Seriously Cool Events - SAILING Hire/Charter | POWERBOAT Hire/Charter. - 0845 8710166. Seriously Cool Events are a specialist corporate event management company for corporate sailing days, rib treasure hunts, vip sailing days, cowes week and also land based events.
Freedom Charter - POWERBOAT Hire/Charter.
Heave 2 Yacht Charter and Sailing School - SAILING Hire/Charter, Courses. - 02392 483300 07784771277. Heave 2 is a small family run RYA sail training centre providing professional high quality instruction. We offer cruiser courses from start yachting to Yachtmaster preparation and examinations. We specialise in taking small groups of student ensuring plenty of one to one time and no cabin sharing. We provide own boat tuition and mile building cruises. Our MCA coded Bavaria 37 is also available for skippered or bareboat charter.
Four Seasons Yacht Charter Ltd - SAILING Hire/Charter. - 023 9251 1789. Bareboat and skippered yacht charter on 36-46ft sailing yachts for charter with friends and family, stag and hen weekends, fantastic corporate days out and teambuilding.
H20 Rib Charter - POWERBOAT Hire/Charter. - 07989 138776. H2O have been a leading UK supplier of corporate and commercial RIB charter for 8 years. We have expert knowledge of the Solent and many other popular coastal areas. We cater for private, corporate, and commercial clients as well as offering a first class bareboat RIB charter service. We will supply RIBs whether for a half-day fun charter for private clients, a 25 RIB fleet for an adrenalin packed corporate charter, or on 24 hour call-out for commercial clients. We supply immaculately presented boats that are fully MCA coded by the Coastguard.
Grand Soleil Charters Ltd - SAILING Hire/Charter, Holidays.
Skyelark - SAILING Hire/Charter. - 07876 643206. Availability: June - October (UK south coast). Price: Boat and crew from £1200 per day. Coding: Cat 2 (12 guests plus 3 crew), Cat 0 (6). Accommodation: 10 berths. Skyelark is a simply gorgeous yacht, impressing guests from the moment they see her. Even from a distance she looks strikingly elegant, with a dark blue hull, polished stainless steel, and wooden teak decks. Down below is varnished teak and light upholstery creating a classic, luxury feel. On deck, there is a very large deep cockpit, and clean uncluttered decks that encourage guests to move around and socialise. Sailing-wise, the boat has a powerful rig and is fast and fun to sail, however she is no lightweight and with a long deep keel she is very stable and stiff which gains the confidence of novice sailors and allows for food and drink to be served easily on the move. The boat is skippered either by Dan Bower or Emily Pearson, who are well known on the Solent circuit and who regularly work as freelance skippers for most of the big name sailing companies. Both have over 5 years experience in corporate hospitality and events and are relaxed, fun and friendly and appreciate that it is as much the skipper as the boat that makes the clients's day. For more information on Skyelark, please visit the website or contact us for a viewing at Shamrock Quay Marina.
Bluewater Charter - POWERBOAT Hire/Charter. - 02380 634079. Shamu is a 56ft Sunseeker Portafino Motor Yacht available for private charters for up to 10 guests in the Solent and surrounding waters.
Mendez Marine - PWC Courses | POWERBOAT Hire/Charter, Courses. - 01489 588977. Mendez Marine is a RYA Training Centre offering a range of Powerboat, PWC and Motor Cruising Tuition in a safe, fun environment on quality equipment right on the Solent. Our excellent, fully equipped 7.0m and 5.85m Ribcraft ribs are available for Charter to our clients.
Polly Agatha - SAILING Hire/Charter, Courses, Holidays. - 07795 480254. Sail on Polly Agatha the fastest, most luxurious traditional sailing cutter on the south coast. We can design a holiday just for you. All ages and abilities welcome.
Jellyfish Charters - SAILING Hire/Charter. - 02380453062. Racing or cruising charters, with or without skipper.
Safesailing Ltd - SAILING Courses. - +48 608 890 815. Safesailing Ltd. is runniing RYA sailing courses in the Solent (available from spring 2013), private tuition, family courses, around the world sailing, Atlantic crossings. During the winter 2012-2013 we will be running Yacht Master exam preparation courses in the Solent. We specialize in own boat tuition and yacht deliveries worldwide. Adventure sailing, expeditions. Currently running around the world sailing expedition (stared September 2009 and will finish in the Solent in June 2012. Currently preparing a new project: Antarctic expedition (sailing from Solent to Antarctic).
Annabel J Classic Yacht Charters - SAILING Hire/Charter, Holidays. - 07766 138288. Skippered sailing holidays on luxury 54' Pilot Cutter from Solent to Channel Isles, Cornwall, Scilly Isles and Brittany. Corporate hospitality and team building.
Sailing Ventures - SAILING Courses. - 01425 619990. Sailing Ventures are based in Lymington which is on the western Solent and provide sailing for all levels of experience which includes RYA practical and shorebased training, corporate and team build events, racing and cruising holidays. We also provide own boat tuition, yacht deliveries and organise try sailing days. Our yachts are moored in Lymington Yacht Haven and our shorebase and office is in the nearby village of Hordle. Sailing Ventures is recognised by the Royal Yachting Association as a practical and shorebased RYA Training Centre. Sailing Ventures is also a member of the Marine Leisure Association (MLA) which is the trade association for Training, Charter and Holidays under the umbrella of the British Marine Federation (BMF). Whatever your pleasure, Sailing Ventures would be pleased to cater for your needs.
Hobo Yachting - SAILING Courses, Holidays. - 02380 334574. Hobo Yachting is a family run Sailing School offering all RYA Sailing Courses on board a 42 foot Moody Sailing Yacht where comfort and quality come first! Courses are run in the beautiful sheltered waters of the Solent and also in Northern France and the Channel Islands. Tuition is from a mature, fully qualified instructor and we offer home cooked food plus a washing up service! Vegetarians are most welcome. Tuition at all levels for individual clients, couples or families. Contact Jenny Campling 02380 334574 for further details.
Pure Latitude - SAILING Hire/Charter, Courses, Activities, Club/Assoc | POWERBOAT Hire/Charter, Courses, Activities, Club/Assoc. - 02380 001234. Pure Latitude members enjoy exclusive access to a fleet of beautifully maintained sailboats, powerboats and riverboats. Membership is flexible and costeffective: for example, with just a 12 month commitment of £500 per month, you can be on the water for over 30 days a year. Skip the maintenance headaches and the restrictions of owning or sharing just one boat. With Pure Latitude membership boating you can sail what you want, when you want. From 2013, we're boating from even more locations. Join the fastest growing membership boating company now.
White Hawk Charters - SAILING Hire/Charter. - 07825 708119. Sailing Charter boat great for day trips weekends away or holidays, an ideal yacht for family or friends.
Alpha Yachting - SAILING Hire/Charter. - 07710 446409. Skippered Yacht Charter in the Solent. Choice of yachts in various locations. Team events, Regatta hospitality, day sailing, weekends.
Global Yacht Racing - SAILING Hire/Charter. - 08456 341452. Large roomy Beneteau 47.7 for offshore passage making and cruising charter, as well as Solent Regatta events. We offer a international circuit of offshore racing and regatta racing including the Fastnet Race, Middle Sea Race, ARC race, Antigua Week and Caribbean cruising.
Reach 4 the Wind - SAILING Hire/Charter, Courses. - +44 (0) 7831431197. Reach 4 the Wind is a recognised RYA Training Centre. We have bases in Ocean Village, Southampton and Real Club Nautica Palma Mallorca. Our main training boats are 'Reach 4 the Wind' our Sun Odyssey 35, (Ocean Village) and 'Spirit of Beaulieu' our Bavaria 38 (Palma Mallorca) both yachts are ideal training boats very roomy yet easy to handle and maintained to the highest standard. We also have two matched Beneteau 40.7s and a Grand Soleil 45 available in local waters. In addition to our on water training we also provide at various locations around the UK, RYA First Aid, Marine SRC (VHF) Radio, RYA/MCA Sea Survival, RYA/ISAF Offshore Safety Course and the new Basic Navigation and Safety Course along with the Day Skipper and Coastal Skipper / Yachtmaster theory courses. We are more than a Training Centre and away from our training courses we provide an extensive 'Share-a-Yacht' programme, where you just sign up on a per berth basis and leave the rest to us. So if you are an individual, couple or full crew, please contact us to see how Reach 4 the Wind can ensure you experience 'Sailing at its very best'. We believe our success is derived from providing our clients and friends with an individual tailored programme of activities. We understand that all our clients are unique and take pride in ensuring that each training course and charter meets the highest possible standards.
Hamble Point Yacht Charters/Sailing Charters - SAILING Hire/Charter. - 023 8045 7110. Charter a yacht from our extensive fleet of privately owned, beautifully maintained Solent-based yachts ranging from 32ft to 47ft. - Bareboat or skippered charter for an afternoon, evening, day, weekend, week or longer. - Hire one or more yachts and skippers for your company incentive day or client entertaining. - Let our experienced staff help you to organise your sailing event. - Learn to sail with our RYA sailing school. - Join one of our mile building trips to gain experience and confidence. - Talk to us about adding your yacht to our fleet. We look forward to hearing from you!
Merchant Yachting - SAILING Hire/Charter. - 023 8021 5397. Whether its race or relaxation you are looking for, our fleet of magnificent sail and power craft combine excitement with sophistication. The fleet includes luxury powerboats for those wanting a taste of the high life, race prepared yachts with real pedigree and for the thrill seekers a fleet of high performance RIBs. So whatever you are after we can organise the perfect day for your corporate event.
Solent Jet Ski & Ribs - POWERBOAT Hire/Charter | PWC Hire. - 08006126010. Solent jet ski & rib hire offer high speed days on the English Solent for small and large groups with an instructor on hand to assist you throughout your day on the water.
Impression Sailing & Event Group - SAILING Hire/Charter. - 023 8045 8307. Yacht Charter of Beneteau 40.7, Event Management. Impression Sailing and Events provide professionally run, private yacht charter, corporate sailing, skiing and land based multi-activity events.
JavaCharter - SAILING Hire/Charter, Holidays | POWERBOAT Hire/Charter, Holidays. - 07813 089192. Specialists in skippered and bareboat charter for both power and sail.
Stormforce Coaching - SAILING Courses | WINDSURFING Courses | POWERBOAT Courses. - 023 8023 1122. RYA Training center, we offer Sailing, Motorboat, Powerboat, Dinghy, Windsurfing and Shorebased course. We can take you from Beginner up to Instructor or Ocean navigator.
5 Star Marine - POWERBOAT Courses. - 023 811 59014. 5 Star Marine aims to provide the highest standards of tuition on our school boat and on your own vessel if required. We employ instructors with a wide range of experience and above all, a sense of fun!
Solent Boat Training - POWERBOAT Hire/Charter, Courses. - 02380574520. Solent RYA training courses for personal watercraft, jet ski, powerboats, motor cruisers and motor yachts are run from our custom built sea schools located in Lymington and Ocean Village Southampton.
Boutique Boat Hire & Charter - POWERBOAT Hire/Charter. - 0208 764 6490 / 07887 516 111. We are a family run business based on the Isle of Wight. Our boat 'Ooh La La' is a Sealine F34 luxury flybridge motor cruiser. She is coded to carry up to 8 passengers but we find 6 is the perfect number. This gives us the time and space to make sure you enjoy your special day.
Solent Sea Ventures - POWERBOAT Hire/Charter, Courses. - 02392 464018. Starting from Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth. Offer a variety of trips from a short lunch trip to Cowes on the Isle of Wight to full day trips to the Needles, Alum Bay, Yarmouth, Lymington etc.
Anarchy Sailing - SAILING Hire/Charter. - 07870 403888. Skippered Yacht Charters aboard a performance Elan 37 yacht. Comfortable below racey on top. Corporate Sailing, Stag & Hen, Cowes Week, Cork Week, Fastnet Race, Little Britain Challenge Cup and lots more. Book the boat or book a berth.
Seadogz RIB Charter Limited - POWERBOAT Hire/Charter. - 01425621995. The original Extreme RIB Experience! Seadogz operates across the Solent offering RIB Experiences like know other. Our large 12 seater RIBs offer excellent value for money and capacity for large groups. We have a variety of activities, at a range of prices suitable for Team Building Days, Stag or Hen parties or just a fun day out- including the 90min Extreme RIB Experience, The Needles Experience, The Ultimate Extreme, The Treasure Hunt, Round the Island Day and of course a Full or Half Day Charter. Seadogz also offers RIBs for Commercial charter. Our large 12 seater RIBs are excellent for film and photography work as they are spacious and our expert Skippers will manoeuvre the RIBs into the perfect position.
Universal Yacht Charter - SAILING Hire/Charter, Courses, Holidays | POWERBOAT Hire/Charter. - 01243 697274. We offer privately owned sailing yachts for bareboat, skippered and corporate charter from 37ft up to 60ft, and RYA yacht sailing courses. We also provide a yacht guardiennage, repair & maintenance service for boat owners wanting a single point of contact.
Universal Sailing School - SAILING Courses. - 01243 697274. Based in Mercury Yacht Harbour on the River Hamble, Universal Sailing School are a fully recognised RYA Yacht Sail Training Centre offering the complete range of RYA courses, Start Yachting, Competent Crew, Day Skipper, Coastal Skipper, Yachtmaster Coastal & Offshore, as well as own boat tuition, boat & sail handling master class days and informal tuition.
South Coast Sailing - SAILING Hire/Charter, Courses. - 07515 486789. We're not one one the largest sailing schools - but we like to think we're one of the friendliest! We definitely try our hardest to provide the very highest quality of sailing and teaching. Visit our web site for lots more information.
Hot Liquid Sailing - SAILING Hire/Charter, Courses, Activities, Holidays. - 02380 211914. Hot Liquid offer the full range of RYA practical sailing and theory courses in the Solent from Southampton and in Mediterranean from Gibraltar. Whether this is your first time on board or you wish to increase your experience we can provide the right course for you.
C2 RIBS - POWERBOAT Hire/Charter. - 02380 010099 Mobile 07956 339303. C2 RIBS - Specialist RIB Charters for the Solent and the South Coast and Isle of Wight. C2 RIBS offer RIB Charters, RIB Hire, RIB experiences on The South Coast. Each RIB Charter is on fully safety coded Rigid Inflatable Boat. Each RIB Hire is tailored to your specification whether out with friends, corporate clients or family. Just watching a sailing or powerboat event, C2 RIBS have the boat for you.
Lostris Sailing - SAILING Hire/Charter. - 02392 584750. A family firm offering bareboat and skippered charters on beautiful DOT coded yachts. From all-inclusive celebration day trips around the Solent to a couple of weeks exploring the Channel Islands or further afield with one of our expert skippers. We also run corporate team building /staff reward days which are carefully tailored to your requirements. Experience the thrill of yacht racing events such as Round the Island with us. With celebration days including luncheon and skipper from £70 per person they're a great idea for birthday/anniversary/retirement gifts. We've even had couples getting engaged on board-champagne on a yacht what better place to 'pop the question?' Just give us a call to chat about your charter requirements.