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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Europe Yachting News

Sale of sailing yacht Swan 115–004 FD announced by Nautor’s Swan
Swan 115 FD (flush deck) © Nautor's Swan
Finnish shipyard, Nautor's Swan, has proudly announced the sale of the all-new super yacht Swan 115–004 FD (flush deck). Her delivery is scheduled for 2016.
Photos from construction of Nautor’s Swan sailing yacht Swan 115-001 S Hull
Hull of luxury yacht Swan 115-001 in build
Photos from the construction of the hull of Nautor's Swan superyacht Swan 115-001 S (semi-raised saloon), currently in build at Oy Nautor Ab in Finland.
New Regional Director for Nautor’s Swan
Swan 115 FD superyacht - Image credit to Nautors Swan
Barry Ashmore has become a new Regional Director for the prominent Finnish luxury yacht builder, Nautor's Swan. The company has recently launched their new flagship - Swan 115 superyacht model.
New AVALONNE superyacht tender concept by Gray Design
Avalonne superyacht tender concept by Gray Design
Swedish design studio, Gray Design, has proudly unveiled their new Avalonne superyacht tender concept, as part of their Zeus Twelve Gold & White Collection. This superb boat will be available in 2017.
New 108ft Baltic sailing yacht WinWin equipped with Retractable Propulsion System by Ship Motion Group
Baltic 108 superyacht WinWin at launch
New 108ft Baltic super yacht WinWin has been equipped with the Retractable Propulsion System, designed, produced and installed by Ship Motion Group. This reduces propeller drag in the quest for the highest possible performance when sailing.
Sunreef Yachts delivers motor yacht 1 LIFE – the first 70 Sunreef Power Yacht with IPS System
70 Sunreef Power Yacht 1 Life
Sunreef Yachts has delivered the all-new 70 Sunreef Power yacht 1 Life - the first 70 Sunreef Power model with IPS system. In addition, this lovely catamaran boasts innovative interior solutions and an open saloon, which provides more living space for the owners.
DELTA Powerboats Americas line of all-carbon fibre sport yachts
Delta 88 IPS Yacht
Swedish builder, Delta Powerboats, has introduced its 54 and 88ft all-carbon fiber sport yachts to the American market through its exclusive importer and distributor, Chapman Ducote.
Sanlorenzo signs contract for motor yacht ONE MY WAY – Sanlorenzo SD92 Hull 14E
Sanlorenzo SD92 yacht ON MY WAY
Sanlorenzo is proud to announce the sale of its unit 14 of the popular Sanlorenzo SD 92 series, motor yacht ONE MY WAY. Designed by Francesco Paszkowski, ONE MY WAY superyacht is an outstanding semi-displacement flybridge yachts, built to the highest quality with the latest in design and technology.
Baltic Yachts completes refit of Wally 105 sailing yacht NARIIDA
Wally 105 superyacht Nariida refitted by Baltic Yachts
Baltic Yachts has successfully re-launched the Wally 105 superyacht Nariida, after an extensive 9-month refit. Designed by Luca Brenta, Nariida left the shipyard on June 11, 2014.