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“Great boats, well equipped at a reasonable price”

Solent Boat Charters & Training
Ranked #4 of 27 Tours in Southampton
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Solent Boat Charters & Training offer luxury yacht charter, speedboat rib hire, jet ski safari and RYA training courses catering for private parties, celebrations and corporate marine events including Cowes Week. Based in Southampton marina we explore the Solent and waters around the Isle of Wight. Our fleet of boats are available in Southampton, Hamble, Portsmouth, Cowes, Yarmouth & Lymington.
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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“Great boats, well equipped at a reasonable price”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2014

We chartered Hope, a Bavaria 37, for the weekend with friends. I was concerned that the boat might not be well kept as she is not as 'reassuringly expensive' as other charter companies. My fears were instantly put to rest during our professional handover. The boat was as tidy and well equipped as I've chartered in the sort of category, excellent electronics and very clean. The only thing to bear in mind is that Ocean Village Marina is hardly one of the prettiest marinas and quite a distance from the main Solent. That said, the central southampton location means you are never far away from a decent restaurant which for weekend sailing is a friday night must which can be hard for find in more austere locations such as Gosport.

We'll definitely charter again, very friendly, professional yet relaxed team on hand as mcuh or as little as required.

Visited May 2014
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“Great value sailing weekend in a well equipped yacht with good support and attention to detail.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2014

Hired Jayni, a 30 ft Bavaria for a weekend sail around the Solent. Handover was thorough and efficient with the boat fully equipped for the trip. Will use again.

Visited April 2014
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“Brilliant training”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2014

The training at Solent Boat Charters is second to none. Oli was extremely professional and brilliant at was he does. I stayed in on board a beautiful boat for the night too, very comfortable. I would highly recommend this training centre for all RYA courses. thank you very much guys :)

Visited May 2014
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Torquay, United Kingdom
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“Powerboat Instructor event”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2014

Having spent some time delivering watersports instruction professionally I decided to add RYA PowerBoat Instructor to my skills set. Solent Boat Training turned out to be the most impressive organisation I have had the pleasure to work with. Well organised, well eqquiped, professional in every aspect of their delivery. I would recommend them to anyone who is thinking of going down that route. The price was also very competitive and the accommodation, aboard one of their luxury powerboats, was a really nice touch. Well done all and thank-you for a great experience.

Visited May 2014
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“Great introduction to powerboats PB2”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2014

Great instructor Chris, thoroughly enjoyable and learnt a lot. Completed my RYA powerboat level 2 and will be returning for my VHF and day skipper courses to this company even though I have other companies closer to home. Very good advice from the owner too who came for a chat at the end of the course which was appreciated.

Visited May 2014
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