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

Scandinavia

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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2016 ShowBoats Design Awards Winners Announced
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Sixteen winners were announced yesterday at the 2016 ShowBoats Design Awards in Austria. See the superyachts awarded the prestigious Neptune awards:
Video: STP Shipyard Palma from above
An aerial tour of the STP Shipyard Palma - one of the safest and most advanced refit shipyards in Europe, specializing in the repair and maintenance of luxury yachts measuring up to 120m in LOA.
Introducing 70 Sunreef Power Catamaran VIOLETTA
Violetta  - guest bathroom
The Polish shipyard, Sunreef Yachts is proud to unveil further details and images of the beautiful new 70 Sunreef Power catamaran yacht VIOLETTA.
Fifth Sunreef 74 Sailing Catamaran OBSESSION hits the water
Fifth Sunreef 74 OBSESSION at launch
The end of 2015 was marked by the launch of the fifth Sunreef 74 OBSESSION. This lovely yacht boasts beautiful, bright interiors and offers spaciousness and great performance.
Six finalists for 2016 Young Designer of the Year Award sponsored by OCEANCO
A render from Lujac Desautel's submission
The six finalists of the 2016 Young Designer of the Year Award, sponsored by Dutch shipyard Oceanco, were announced. The winner will be unveiled during the ShowBoats Design Awards Prize Giving in Kitzbühel, Austria.
Successful Global Initiative by The International SeaKeepers Society and University of Florida aboard M/Y PENNY MAE
Photos from the expedition aboard Penny Mae
Motor yacht PENNY MAE has returned from a successful expedition organised by the International SeaKeepers Society in collaboration with the University of Florida and lead by the respected professor Dr. Leonid Moroz.
CIG Shipbuilding delivers hull for 116M Expedition Support Vessel NB 370 to Kleven
One of the hull sections for the 116m NB 370 by Kleven - Photo credit to CGI Shipbuilding
Photos from the recent transport of the hull sections for the 116-metre Expedition Support Vessel NB 370 from CGI Shipbuilding in Poland to the Kleven Shipyard's facility in Ulsteinvik, Norway.
First ultra-modern carbon Sunreef 74 taking shape at Sunreef Yachts
Sunreef 74 catamaran by Sunreef Yachts
Sunreef Yachts is currently building its first advanced carbon Sunreef 74 catamaran, due to be launched in the early half of 2016. The shipyard's first carbon built catamaran was the 2013 Sunreef 80 Carbon Line charter yacht LEVANTE.
Video: Futuristic 64m Catamaran KRAKEN concept by Gray Design
A video showing the latest 64m mega yacht KRAKEN concept by Gray Design from Sweden. This breath-taking catamaran spreads over four impressive decks with accommodation in each hull.