Firstaway Yacht Charters
Firstaway Yacht Charters
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Firstaway Yacht Charters is a premier yacht charter company operating in the Solent and the South Coast since 1985. We operate from Shamrock Quay, Southampton providing easy access to Southampton Waters and the Solent, as well as beyond to France and the Channel Islands. Our experienced and enthusiastic team is made up of people who love sailing, who will ensure your yacht charter in the Solent will be all it should be. We can offer advice on everything from your choice of yacht charter, to where to sail in the Solent or beyond. Our priority is to provide and maintain first-class yachts and service for our clients - many of whom return year after year to Southampton to enjoy the sailing on the Solent! Firstaway Yacht Charters is a member of both the MLA (Marine Leisure Association) and the BM (British Marine Federation).
Southampton, Hampshire, England

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michaelsalmon2000
Manama, Bahrain4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 • Couples
Yacht Leo was very well laid out, equipped, and maintained. FirstAway yacht charters are friendly, flexible, reliable and sensible. I wholeheartedly recommend, but selfishly want to keep the secret to myself!
Written 13 September 2019
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Thansk Michael!
Written 18 September 2019
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LisaLouM
Kidlington, UK9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Family
I booked this day charter to celebrate my Husbands birthday, taking 3 of our Son's along for the ride.
The Company were brilliant from my first enquiry, questions before hand, the day and even after :)
Our skipper Stefanie was great on the day and even though the conditions were blustery we felt safe the whole time. We had a hands on experience which was what we were looking for.
I would 100% recommend this company if you are looking for a Charter and hope to do it again ourselves in the future.
Written 20 June 2019
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Thank you!
Written 21 June 2019
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Roam55994803821
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Friends
We spend four days sailing in the Solent and around the Isle of Wight with five boats from Firstaway as bareboat charters. The total group consisted of 24 sailors from SKU , a sailing club in Dusseldorf, Germany. I had the honour of being skipper on Ellisa, the fastest and most beautiful of the five boats. The sailing was great, the boat was fully equipped, easy and fun to sail, and well looked after.
People at Firstaway were friendly and helpful with getting to know the boat. If you are looking for a bareboat charter for sailing in the Solent, Firstaway is my recommendation.
Mathias Prevaes
Written 31 October 2018
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Hi Mathias Many thanks for your kind words and I hope we see your sailing club again next year. Happy Sailing Sally
Written 1 November 2018
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ChristofTbt
London, UK2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Friends
We (group of 3) chartered Zara for a short sailing weekend. We've been on this boat a number of times before, and were delighted to see the cabin nicely refurbished. Everything was very clean, and FirstAway had produced some helpful lists to find things. Because she knew us from previous trips, Sally skipped the normal handover procedure, so we could go out as soon as we were ready.
Whilst out at sea we had no problems with the yacht at all. However before going back into the marina the furling mechanism jammed and the engine sounded the overheat alarm. We reported both issues to Sally and she and Eric gave helpful advice, and offered to send a mechanic to look at the engine.
The handover at the end was swift and they promised to look into the issues we had highlighted earlier. They didn't mind that we handed the boat back about 1.5 hours after the time.
Overall it was a very pleasant charter experience and I would recommend FirstAway for similar occasions.
Written 16 October 2018
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Thanks for the comments and glad Zara was all ok on your arrival at 8.30pm - we try our best to be flexible to all our customers needs. Hope to see you again soon.
Written 17 October 2018
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Norah
Bournemouth, UK8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018 • Solo
"Fabulous day despite the rainy weather. Our Skipper was just brilliant; a lovely lady who showed us the ropes and a great yacht to sail. Loved the posh lunch in a Cowes pub before returning homeward bound. It was Ace, just what the Doctor ordered, thanks so much" Shan Robins
Written 24 September 2018
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HI. Thanks for the kind words and maybe next time there will be sunshine!
Written 26 September 2018
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sam n
Liverpool, UK2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018 • Friends
Wonderful people. Sally in particular couldn't have been more helpful. The skippers were professional and experienced, but also good fun and made the whole experience very enjoyable. Thanks all!
Written 21 September 2018
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Any time - would love to have you all back. Thanks for the review.
Written 22 September 2018
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ASQC
London, UK1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Friends
Excellent company, with a very well appointed boat (Zara). Nothing was a problem to them, despite me chopping and changing a lot.

Our skipper - Gavin - was fantastic. Knowledgable, friendly and great company.

I would certainly use this company again.
Written 29 August 2018
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Many Thanks for your kind words and hope to see you again soon - hopefully with better weather!
Written 30 August 2018
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fouadmerik
Virginia Water, UK5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Family
I arrived with no expectations and ended up having an amazing time on "Elissa" The Skipper was super friendly and got us involved with the sailing. Overall was a phenomenal experience and I highly recommend to anyone considering!! 5 STARS
Written 24 August 2018
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Thanks for your review and it was great seeing all the family having a good time.
Written 28 August 2018
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Clive B
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Friends
Fantastic days sailing with friends on a wonderful boat. It certainly helped that we had 3 very experienced sailors with us, would highly recommend Firstaway sailing if you want a day on the water in the Solent.
Written 6 August 2018
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Thanks for the kind words Clive and hope to see you again.
Written 9 August 2018
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Travelfan4512
Gloucestershire, UK6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Friends
Thanks Sally and Eric for great service and a brilliant day with Firstaway Yacht Charters. Excellent first experience of sailing. Skipper Eric was great and let us all take a turn at the helm. A great way to celebrate special occasions. Boat was clean and well maintained with good facilities too. Would recommend Firstaway to anyone wanting to take a trip sailing.

R&A Jenner
Written 2 August 2018
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Hi Thanks for the great review and love the photos - I hope "Skip" did not eat too much! Cheers
Written 3 August 2018
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