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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Eagerly awaited Superyacht Design Symposium 2016 to be chaired by Stephen Bayley
Stephen Bayley - Chairman of the Superyacht Design Symposium 2016
Stephen Bayley, one of the world-renowned commentators on design, has been announced as the chairman of the next year's 8th edition of the Superyacht Design Symposium, running in the Tyrolean Alps from February 21 to 23, 2016.
Sailing Yacht JVNB 115′ Launched
Luxury Yacht JVNB 115
Following the launch of sailing yacht DORYAN, the second hull created in collaboration between Judel / Vrolijk, Nauta Design and Baltic Yachts - sailing yacht 115' JVNB - has been launched.
Nominations for Prestigious ShowBoats Design Awards 2016 Now OPEN
The winners of the ShowBoats Design Awards 2015
Nominations for the 7th edition of the prominent ShowBoats Design Awards can be submitted until October 28, 2015. The event will take place on February 22 in Kitzbühel, Austria.
The world’s first hybrid Superyacht SAVANNAH by FEADSHIP in Bergen, Norway
FEADSHIP mega yacht SAVANNAH (hull 686) in Bergen, Norway - Photo by Feadship Fanclub and Eirikj
The world's first hybrid super yacht SAVANNAH (hull 686) by FEADSHIP spotted in Bergen, positioned in the breath-taking Northern European yacht holiday location - Norway.
New 70 Sunreef Power Catamaran BLUE BELLY Launched
70 Sunreef Power Yacht Blue Belly at Launch
The all-new 70 Sunreef Power BLUE BELLY yacht successfully splashed at Sunreef Yachts in Poland at the end of May 2015. This lovely catamaran can sleep its guests in 5 magnificent cabins.
Superb 116m Mega Yacht AJAX concept by Sigmund Yacht Design
116m mega yacht AJAX concept by Sigmund Yacht Design
Austrian design studio, Sigmund Yacht Design, has superbly penned the striking 116m super yacht AJAX concept - a sister ship to the breath-taking CENTURION yacht concept. AJAX can easily reach a top speed of 25 knots and comfortably cruise at 22 knots.
Sunreef 74 sailing yacht WildBerry among IY&A Awards 2015 Finalists
Sunreef 74 catamaran WildBerry
Sunreef 74 catamaran WildBerry has been announced as one of the finalists for the International Yacht & Aviation Award 2015, in the “Sailing Yacht up to 30 metres” category.
10 Reasons to Charter a Superyacht in Croatia this Summer
Brijuni - Photo by Luka Tamba?a - Image credit to Croatian National Tourist Board
One of the most popular Mediterranean and Europe charter locations, the fabulous Croatia yacht vacation destination boasts more than 1,185 islands. It is the perfect place to anchor and enjoy a destination with a difference.
New sailing yacht Swan 80 RS by Nautor’s Swan
Superyacht Swan 80 RS by Nautor's Swan
Luxury superyacht Swan 80 RS by Nautor's Swan has been beautifully conceived for performance cruising. This striking vessel has been superbly penned by German Frers.