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

Sunreef Yachts once again teams up with La Mania Fashion House
The Spring - Summer 2015 collection by the LA MANIA Fashion House
The prominent Polish luxury yacht builder, Sunreef Yachts, has once again teamed up with La Mania Fashion House as the strategic partner of their Spring - Summer 2015 collection. This took place on December 17, 2014, in the Soho Factory in Warsaw.
Superyacht Design Symposium 2015 to feature inspiring panel of expert speakers
The Superyacht Design Symposium 2015 is expected to feature an inspiring panel of expert speakers, including yacht designers Terence Disdale and Andrew Winch, as well as yacht stylists Espen Oeino and Peder Eidsgaard.
Latest 60m explorer motor yacht EXCALIBUR concept unveiled by Sigmund Yacht Design
Latest 60m super yacht Excalibur concept unveiled by Sigmund Yacht Design
The all-new 60m explorer mega yacht EXCALIBUR concept has been proudly unveiled by Sigmund Yacht Design from Austria, in partnership with BMT Nigel Gee. The vessel boasts sleek, clean and balanced lines.
Photos: Nautor’s Swan sailing yacht Swan 115-002 moved to assembly yard
Transportation of Nautors Swan sailing yacht Swan 115-002 - Photos by Karolina Isaksson, bildbolaget Du & Vi.
Photos from the transportation of the 35m super yacht Swan 115-002 from Nautor's lamination facilities in Kållby to Nautor BTC, which took place on December 11, 2014.
Sale of sailing yacht SWAN 95 S announced by Nautor’s Swan
First super yacht Swan 95 by Nautor's Swan
Nautor's Swan has proudly announced the sale of super yacht Swan 95 S (semi-raised saloon version). This beautiful vessel represents the ideal combination of performance and style.
New 115ft motor yacht 115 Sunreef Power concept introduced by Sunreef Yachts
New 115ft super yacht 115 Sunreef Power concept by Sunreef Yachts
Sunreef Yachts has proudly presented their all-new 115ft super yacht 115 Sunreef Power - an architectural and design continuation of the revolutionary 90 Sunreef Power yacht. This striking catamaran can accommodate up to 12 guests in maximum comfort.
Three Units of the new Sunreef 74 Sailing Yacht Line to be launched soon
Luxury sailing yacht Sunreef 74
Sunreef Yachts has proudly announced that they will soon launch three units of Sunreef 74 model, including sailing yacht WildBerry, luxury yacht 19th Hole, as well as Blue Deer yacht.
Delivery of first 8m Windy EØ limo superyacht tender by Windy Boats and Espen Oeino
First 8m Windy EØ limo superyacht tender by Windy Boats and Espen Oeino
The first 8m Windy EØ limo yacht tender by Windy Boats and Espen Oeino has been successfully delivered to its new Owner. Designed to fit the garage of a superyacht in the 70m class, this lovely boat can comfortably host up to 10 guests, plus two crew in the open cockpit at the bow.
Royal Huisman sailing yacht WISP successfully completes her maiden voyage
48m Royal Huisman superyacht WISP (hull 393) - Photo by Cory Silken
Built by Royal Huisman to a design by Hoek, the beautiful 48-metre classic yacht WISP (hull 393) has successfully completed her maiden voyage. This majestic classic sloop boasts elegant and stylish interiors by Rhoades Young.