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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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.
Additional photos of Baltic 108 WinWin Yacht
Baltic 108 super yacht WinWin from above - Photo credit to Jesus Renedo
Additional images of the brand new Baltic 108 luxury yacht WinWin, delivered to her Owner earlier this summer. The vessel was built by Baltic Yachts to a design by Javier Jaudenes.
Nautor’s order book full of superyacht projects
Swan 115 superyacht in build © Nautor's Swan and Eva-Stina Kjellmann
It is a very busy period for Nautor's Swan, with an order book full of superyacht projects. These include four Swan 115 superyachts, currently in build at the boatyard in Finland.
New 53m trimaran motor yacht GALAXY by Latitude Yachts with delivery in Summer 2015
53m trimaran yacht Galaxy by Latitude Yachts
Latitude Yachts is currently working on the construction of the 53m trimaran yacht Galaxy, due to be delivered in Summer 2015. This striking vessel will comfortably sleep up to 6 guests.
Video from launch of new Baltic 116 Custom sailing yacht DORYAN
A video showing the recent launch of the all-new Baltic 116 Custom super yacht DORYAN, beautifully designed by Nauta Yacht Design.
New 48m motor yacht ARCTIC SUN II concept by Dennis Ingemansson
48m explorer yacht Arctic Sun II by Dennis Ingemansson
Measuring 48 meters in LOA, Arctic Sun II yacht represents the latest concept developed by Dennis Ingemansson, in collaboration with Pendennis Shipyard. Suitable as a support vessel for bigger superyachts or as a standalone expedition yacht, this superb vessel can comfortably sleep 8 guests in total.
Tickets for Superyacht Design Symposium 2015 on sale
Superyacht Design Symposium
Tickets for the Superyacht Design Symposium 2015 are on sale now. The speakers of this prestigious event have been also announced, including such outstanding yacht designers as Andrew Winch.
Launch of new 35m Baltic 116 Custom sailing yacht DORYAN at Baltic Yachts
Luxury yacht Baltic 116 Custom at launch
Baltic Yachts has successfully launched their all-new 35m Baltic 116 Custom sailing superyacht Doryan, set for delivery in late Autumn 2014. She has been superbly penned by Nauta Yacht Design.
Photos from construction of Swan 115-001 S Yacht by Nautor’s Swan
Superyacht Swan 115-001S under construction
Photos showing the new 35m super yacht Swan 115-001S by Nautor's Swan under construction at Oy Nautor Ab in Finland. The vessel features naval architecture by German Frers, in collaboration with the yard's in-house team.