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Charter a yacht from Plymouth Yacht Charter and have fun exploring Plymouth, Devon and the South West. From Topsham to the Isles of Scilly - there's plenty to explore!

Treat Yourself and Family & Friends to a Skippered Charter - we'll take you out for a fabulous time around Plymouth Sound, the River Tamar and beyond.

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Thank you very much for our Charter of ‘Meltemi Winds’.

We had four lovely sailing days in fresh winds getting down to Fowey, then Falmouth, then back to Fowey, then Plymouth, and she tacked, reached and sailed down-wind very well.  The mains’l reefed and unreefed very easily, and she sailed well under jib alone.

We really liked the modified spacious lay-out,  eg. the clever stairs up to the cockpit, the chart table, and loo door.  The big cockpit locker was large and tidy due to some thoughtful fittings to store the gear. Loads of cushions including for the cockpit. It was obvious that the owners had thought through all their needs and made all the kit/arrangements available to her Charterers – us !

All in all a great yacht to charter.

Best wishes all !

David Birley.

Recreational Yacht Charter.

Meltemi Winds
A Great Yacht to Charter

A most comprehensive hand over and a well turned out boat (Sea Shanty).

I wouldn’t hesitate to charter from you again.

Harvey Tear.

Recreational Yacht Charter.

Sea Shanty - Plymouth Yacht Charter
A Well Turned Out Boat

Having just purchased Sandpiper from Ancasta, the boat was in Chichester Marina – which is a long way up a creek with fast flowing tides, difficult marina exit and a very busy fairway!

I asked David if he would accompany me to bring the boat back to Plymouth.

David demonstrated a very professional approach to the whole process, navigating Chichester harbour with ease and then crossing the Solent.

We refuelled at Yarmouth and then headed out to Plymouth, arriving back in Plymouth Yacht Haven around 1am.

His knowledge and experience taught me a lot about handling the boat and necessary monitoring of the engine systems.

A great delivery – I would have no worries about using David again in the future.

Andrew Newcombe.

Owner of motor yacht Sandpiper.

Sandpiper - Plymouth Yacht Charter
Sandpiper – Yacht Delivery

David & Clive were both fantastic – so welcoming up on arrival and departure and made the whole process so smooth and easy!

We had no experience sailing on the South Coast and they went above and beyond not only with recommendations of where to go but also a quick look at the charts and chat about how to get to our chosen destination (Salcombe) when we arrived, we found the local knowledge very useful!

Meltimi Winds is a great boat to charter for the weekend and we’ll definitely be back to sail her again.

Tori Harris.

Recreational Yacht Charter.

Meltemi Winds - Plymouth Yacht Charter
A Great Boat to Charter

2 friends required tuition in respect of RYA Dayskipper and Yachtmaster and a full day on the water in Plymouth Sound on a commercially categorised vessel would fit the Training Schedule.

Meltimi Winds was presented in superb condition, spotlessly clean, fully fuelled, no defects and a welcoming carton of fresh milk and CHOCOLATE! biscuits.

Throughout a dynamic day, exercising all aspects of small boat handling, Meltimi Winds behaved impeccably, she shrugged off our mistakes safely and returned a high degree of speed when required.

On returning to her berth the grateful crew decided that a future charter of Meltimi Winds would be wonderful, perhaps for a week or so.

Once again David, thank you so much for a brilliant charter vessel.

Chris Adams.

Commercial Delivery Skipper & Sailing Coach.

Brilliant Charter Vessel

We had a long weekend bareboat charter on Sea Shanty in May.  She was really well equipped and provisioned at handover, including those little items that you forget to bring when chartering.  She is roomy and comfortable below deck.

Sea Shanty performed well under engine and sail and the three of us found her very easy to handle.  She sailed well in the light winds that we had for some of the charter but she performed best when the wind picked up and she stood up well under full canvas in a fresh breeze.

Plymouth is a long way from home for us so we appreciated David’s flexibility in handover times and in extending the weekend charter to 3 days.

He also went out of his way to help us source a few larger things we had forgotten and was thorough and helpful throughout.  All round excellent customer service.

Andrew Wall.

Recreational Yacht Charter.

Sea Shanty at Anchor
Excellent Customer Service

I was hugely impressed by my week on Sea Shanty. She was impeccably presented and David did all he could to ensure we had an enjoyable week.

I was amazed with quite how quickly this boat slips along and found myself having to slow her down at times so as to not arrive before the tide – a very pleasant surprise. She was easily handled short handed and provided a wonderful means to explore the area.

I will definitely be returning soon!

Johnny Savile.

Recreational Yacht Charter.

Sea Shanty - Plymouth Sound
Sea Shanty – Fast & Impressive!

With less than two years’ experience of sailing my 24-foot sailboat around Torbay, I was
anxious about the prospect of moving her from Torquay Inner Harbour to a new mooring
at Plymouth Millbay Marina.
I contacted David Franklin at Plymouth Yacht Charter, who offers a professional boat delivery
service using wide-ranging experience of delivering both sail and motor boats around
David planned our trip to take the best advantage of weather conditions, sea states and
tidal streams, estimating a day-long passage, approaching Plymouth Sound after
sunset. Ahead of the trip David provided a comprehensive checklist for me to complete
to ensure that the boat was well prepared.
David was skipper for the day, and his professional approach was evident throughout:
completing a rigorous initial inspection of the boat; providing a detailed explanation of
the planned route; and regularly logging our progress, including engine condition and
fuel consumption.
David’s care and attention to detail ensured that the trip was completed successfully,
and on time.
During the trip David was also happy to share his extensive sailing experience,
including mooring best practice, coastal navigation, VHF listening to VTS to understand
large vessel movements, lighting of channel and cardinal marks, and navigation of the
Plymouth Sound approach at night. Afterwards, David also provided some photos of
the boat and coastal landmarks that recorded this most enjoyable trip.
As a result, I would thoroughly recommend David at Plymouth Yacht Charter.

Richard Jones.

Owner of sailing yacht Guillemot.

Guillemot – Yacht Delivery

We had a great few days on this classic cruiser racer, sailing from Plymouth to Salcombe, Dartmouth and Brixham.

She’s a really sharp sailer, very well equipped on deck, with a reliable motor for that last push to the pub and accommodation below ideal for coast hopping.

She’s good value and we will be back!

David Harding.

Recreational Yacht Charter.

Meltemi Winds – Delightful Yacht Charter

As a RYA Yachtmaster Instructor and professional yachtsman I get to experience many sailing vessels in a variety of conditions and states of presentation.

When I see I’m scheduled to sail and teach courses on Sea Shanty I know that I am going to be working on a well equipped boat that is more than capable of delivering a quality experience for our clients.

This is in no small part down to the ‘nothing is too much trouble’ attitude of her owners who share a passion for consistently getting things right with their boat. A pleasure to sail time and time again.

Simon Chapman.

Yachtmaster Instructor & Proprietor of Change of Tack.

Sea Shanty – A Quality Sail Training Yacht

Adventure on the High Seas!

After eleven months, six ocean crossings, and over 40,000 nautical miles, the Clipper 2017-18 Round the World Yacht Race has come to a thrilling finish where it all began - Liverpool. History was made as Australian Sailor Wendy Tuck became the first woman to ever win a round the world yacht race after clinching the overall victory with team Sanya Serenity Coast. And in an additional win for women’s sport, second place went to British Sailor Skipper Nikki Henderson, 25, the Skipper of Visit Seattle. Congratulations to three-time skipper, and previous 2000 Winner, Bob Beggs on Unicef, for a magnificent 6th place overall.