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budget boat charter solentWhat better way to explore the Solent or the South Coast than on your own Bareboat Charter, with you as skipper. We offer what we believe are very competitive budget boat charter rates onboard our 30′ Westerly ketch Karic. The idea is to give you the confidence to expand your sailing ability and we would love you – yes you, newly certified Day Skipper – to charter Karic with some mates and show them what you’ve learnt. Needless to say you’ll make the odd error, but with such a sea kindly vessel who will know??

We ask that you hold a RYA Day Skipper practical qualification and that at least one other person onboard has sailing experience, but then you wouldn’t be heading out on your own, would you?

We offer a full briefing at the start of each budget boat charter to make sure you are comfortable and confident before setting off. We are always a phone call away if you have any concerns or questions. We can arrange for you to have a commercial skipper onboard to help you get used to the boat, for anything upwards of a couple of hours through to a fully skippered trip.

In practice this could mean one of our skippers joining you for your first day out on Karic, helping you pilot and negotiate the often busy waters of Chichester harbour. You could then carry on to Portsmouth, with our skipper letting you get on with it, but being on hand to answer any questions or help with any practicalities, like sail trim or rules of the road. They would be on hand to help you pilot your way into Portsmouth harbour and then leave you at the end of the day. You would then be in charge for the rest of your trip. In future you would then be familiar enough with Karic to do a briefer handover for future charters.

“I really enjoyed the day. I learned loads of stuff from Jacquie – an excellent skipper and teacher” – skipper charter customer.