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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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.
Delivery of Imposing 91m Motor Yacht LADY LARA by LURSSEN
Luxury motor yacht LADY LARA (Project Orchid) by Lurssen under sea trials – Photo by Klaus Jordan
The brand new 91m super yacht LADY LARA (Project Orchid) has been successfully handed over to her new Owner. Built by Lurssen to a design by Reymond Langton, she is currently heading to Norway for her maiden voyage and for a crew training trip.
Launch of Latest Sunreef 70 Power Catamaran VIOLETTA
Sunreef 70 Power Yacht VIOLETTA
A unique power catamaran in terms of design and equipment, the Newest 70 Power yacht VIOLETTA has joined the Sunreef family. She is currently going through sea trials along the coast of Gdansk, Poland.
Classic Soul of Lovely Sunreef 74 Sailing Catamaran LUCY Z (LZ)
Sunreef 74 sailing catamaran LUCY Z (LZ)
With over 230 m² of living space, a design made-to-measure and eye-catching exterior looks, sailing yacht LUCY Z (LZ) represents the hull number 4 of the Sunreef 74 line, beautifully designed by Joanna Szulc and Dana Avriel.
Multi-award winning Baltic 108 Sailing Superyacht WinWin
Baltic 108 Yacht WinWin under sail
Following a great success of the Baltic 107 yacht INUKSHUK last year, Baltic Yachts has made a clean sweep for second year running, this time with the Baltic 108 super yacht WinWin.
Breath-taking 64m Mega Yacht KRAKEN concept by Gray Design
64m mega yacht KRAKEN concept by Gray Design
The video and renderings of the striking 64m catamaran KRAKEN concept, unveiled by Gray Design from Sweden. This impressive vessel spreads over four amazing decks and can achieve speeds of 35 knots.
Beautiful classic interiors of New Sunreef 74 Sailing Yacht LUCY Z (LZ)
Sunreef 74 sailing catamaran Lucy Z - Interior
The brand new Sunreef 74 sailing catamaran Lucy Z (LZ) boasts beautiful classic interiors with authentic marine decor - the result of a close collaboration between the yard’s in-house design office led by its Director – Joanna Szulc and Dana Avriel – designer and architect appointed by the Client.
Three All-New Luxury Catamarans launched by SUNREEF YACHTS in the last months
Luxury catamaran LUCY Z under sail
In the past months, Sunreef Yachts launched three luxury catamarans, including the fourth Sunreef 74 sailing yacht Lucy Z, the Sunreef 60 LOFT yacht Fineline, as well as the 70 Sunreef Power motor yacht Blue Belly. The company thus expanded its amazing portfolio with new motor and sailing catamarans.
Superyacht Design Symposium 2016 Topics
Kitzbuhel, Austria --- Image by © Bryan Reinhart/Masterfile/Corbis
The 2016 Superyacht Design Symposium will be set once again in the inspiring town of Kitzbühel in Austria. The topics of this eagerly awaited two-day event have been announced.