Europe Yacht Charter

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European yacht charters (leaving aside the most popular Mediterranean counties) are growing in popularity for the more experienced charterer. Anyone on a yacht charter holiday in the British Isles or Europe will experience great cultural and scenic variety. There are yacht charter operators in England, Scotland, Ireland, Brittany, Holland, Sweden and Norway, to name a few. There are also yacht charter locations for every level of skill, experience and budget from the shallow east coast of England to the rugged highlands of Scotland and the soaring fjords of Norway. Scotland can sometimes be tranquil and sometimes rugged; Britain can be sometimes busy and sometimes deserted; Brittany can be sometimes sunny and sometimes rainy. No matter what you desire you will no-doubt encounter a concentration of history and culture.

Europe is one of the world's seven continents. Europe stretches from the westernmost peninsula of Eurasia, to the Ural and Caucasus Mountains in the east where is it 'divided' from Asia. Europe is bordered by the Arctic Ocean and other bodies of water to the north, the Atlantic Ocean to the west, the Mediterranean Sea to the south, and the Caspian Sea, Black Sea and connected waterways to the southeast.

‘Europe’ therefore does include countries that borders with the Western Mediterranean Sea such as the popular yacht destinations of Spain, France and Italy, however these well developed yachting destinations found in Southern Europe are discussed in more detail under the Western Mediterranean yacht charter section.

Northern Europe has all the main types of yacht charters available in the United Kingdom (England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales) Scandinavia (Denmark, Norway and Sweden) Germany and Russia, including motor, sailing, skippered, crewed yachts, catamaran, power boat, sailboat, luxury yachts and motor yachts. There are also more and more superyachts that visit the area, available for charter including explorer yachts or expedition yachts.  Weather patterns make Northern Europe’s summer charter season shorter than that in the Mediterranean, which is why fewer luxury yachts tend to be permanently based in Northern European waters. Summer, from May to about September, is the main season and the best time to charter a yacht in Europe.

Norway, Europe


Yacht chartering in Scandinavia offers charters the possiblility to explore the regions mighty Norwegian fjords, un-crowded serenity and peaceful historic ports. Norway boasts beautiful glaciers, some of which actually tumble down from the mountains to meet the sea. Finland’s famous energetic capital city Helsinki is also on the water and displays an artistically rich artistic cultural center. The magical cruising areas of Sweden reveal a tapestry of glistening lakes neat and vibrant cities, whilst Denmark’s Jutland peninsula is another magical location.Time spent on a luxury yacht charters in Scandinavia are relaxed and slowly paced, as the summer months provide more than 20 hours of sunlight each day so there is simply no reason to rush through the spectacular environment.

Ireland, Europe

United Kingdom

The United Kingdom which includes England, Ireland Scotland and Wales is a famous and ancient yachting location. England, a place of sailing tradition has of the world's most important and longest running sailing regattas including the Fastnet and the Around the Island Races. The America’s Cup began here, but there are also new sailing races in and around the Solent, such as the 2012 J Class classic sailing events.

An Ireland yacht charter offers numerous marinas, ports and local pubs where you can sample some Guinness share a laugh and hear a song. Admire the Royal Cork Yacht Club, the oldest yacht club in the world, Bantry Bay and Oysterhaven harbor. An area of outstanding natural beauty, Scotland’s west coast embodies intrigue and mystic with mist-shrouded lochs as well as atmospheric port towns. While a yacht charter up the North Wales coastline provides dramatic scenery, wildlife and hidden coves. Anglesey and the North Wales coast is becoming an increasingly popular location for yachting and chartering and offers a variety of unspoilt beaches, sheltered anchorages and marinas within comfortable cruising distance.

The Baltic Sea

Germany & Russia

Germany and the Baltic Sea has a yachting history dating back to ancient seafarers. This is contrasted with an area which now, in modern times, is the birth place of some of the world’s most important superyachts by shipyards like Lurssen, Abeking & Rasmussen and Blohm & Voss. Island groups in the Baltic Sea provide a variety of seaside towns and villages to visit, as well as picturesque landscapes far off the beaten track.

Russia has also seen some yacht charters over the last few years. St. Petersburg is the cultural capital of Russia and few cities showcase as many art galleries, concert halls, museums and theaters that can compare.

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Europe Yachting News

Jotun to host Monaco’s very first Norsk Fest at Monaco Yacht Show 2014
Jotun's Vindal factory, opened in March 2012. Photo by Morten Rakke and Jotun
Jotun, manufacturer of paints from Norway, will be hosting Monaco’s very first Norsk Fest at the forthcoming Monaco Yacht Show 2014, organised by Superyacht Events.
Super Yacht Services Scandinavia – Luxury Yacht Supplier in Sweden
Sweden East Coast - Stockholm Archipelago - City Hall - Photo by Bjorn Olin
Super Yacht Services Scandinavia provide more than just food provisioning! It also acts as an extension ashore with the same flexibility, speed and accuracy as the crew that work aboard the luxury yacht.
45m Rhoades Young Explorer Yacht Concept
45m Rhoades Young Yacht Concept - Profile and Deckplan
Rhoades Young Design are pleased to present their new 45m Explorer Yacht, boasting a splendid Owner's deck, with a terrace, study, lounge and private aft deck.
24m Sailing Yacht NAKUPENDA launched by Vismara Marine
Luxury Super Yacht NAKUPENDA - Vismara Marine - Profile
Vismara Marine has launched its Vismara V80 sailing yacht Nakupenda, measuring 24 metres and featuring modern interior spaces and accommodation.
46m COMO superyacht and many other exciting surprises by Feadship at the 2014 Monaco Yacht Show
Luxury super yacht COMO at her launch
Feadship is preparing for the upcoming Monaco Yacht Show, where it will be exhibiting the 46m Como yacht and spread some exciting news around. You can find the Feadship stand on the T-jetty.
Nominations now open for the prestigious 2015 ShowBoats Design Awards
ShowBoats Design Awards 2014 Winners - Image credit to Boatinternational Media
Boat International Media are pleased to announce that the nominations for the 2015 ShowBoats Design Awards are now open. The event will take place on the 23rd February, 2015 in Kitzbuhel in Austria.
Opportunity to win one year’s free berth at any UK MDL marina
Stop by at MDL on stand E52 at the PSP Southampton Boat Show for a chance to win Freedom Berthing and the huge benefits available to MDL berth holders.
New Hub Concept by Bond Technology Mastermid at the 2014 Monaco Yacht Show
Monaco Yacht Show - Image credit to Bond TM
The Monaco Yacht Show, to be held this September will see Bond TM unveil a new meeting hub concept as a way to aid existing clients as well as start conversations with new ones.
2014 HISWA Amsterdam In-Water Boat Show a Great Success
Image credit to HISWA Amsterdam In-Water Boat Show 2014
The 2014 HISWA Amsterdam in-water Boat Show has finished on a great note, with numerous sales reported and exhibitors leaving the show in positive mood.