United Kingdom Highlights

United Kingdom offers 3 main sailing regions, with 45 boats available for you to choose from for your sailing holiday. Favourite sailing destinations are to be find in South East, Northern Ireland and Greater London.

Sailing from South East is the ideal starting point.

To explore the sights of Northern Ireland, sailors most often start their journey from Irvinestown.

If you are planning to charter a boat in Greater London, the best charter holidays usually start from London.

Currently you can rent a boat and start your journey from 5 marinas, the most popular are Hamble Point Marina, Hampton Riviera Marina & Boatyard and Brighton Marina.

When searching for a boat, it is possible to choose from the fleets of 5 charter companies in United Kingdom. Hamble Point Charter and Lagoon Watersports got the highest ratings from our customers.

How to rent a boat in United Kingdom

Boats in United Kingdom can be rented with or without a skipper. To rent a bareboat a basic sailing licence is sufficient. Boataround always displays the sailing license needed in the boat information.

When wishing to sail in United Kingdom, people most often rent sailing yachts, houseboats and motor yachts.

Sailing yachts are frequently rented as bareboats, but those who wish, there is always a possibility to charter these yachts with a professional skipper.

Houseboats are spacious and designed for slow river cruising. They are ideal for a family sailing holiday on water. You rarely need a sailing licence to rent a houseboat.

Larger yachts can only be rented as crewed and provide both comfort and luxury. A motor yacht guarantees a unique way to discover the coastline and significantly extends the distance the sailor can cover during the yacht charter.

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