Build Your Miles and Experience
Throughout the year we run cruises crewed by individuals or groups of friends. We work on the basis that you will have your own cabin, but if you are happy to share we offer a 30% discount per person.
Yacht charter allows you to benefit from all the fun of a yacht without the responsibility of owning one and with the Solent on your doorstep who could wish for more.
Looking to to get miles recorded for your log book or just want the experience of a longer passage.
Anton, your commercially endorsed yachtmaster, will be on hand to help improve your sailing skills and offer friendly, constructive advice and coaching.
Depending on needs trips may involve cross channel voyages, night sailing and pilotage exercises. Please contact us to see how we can help you.
All inclusive prices including boat hire and food available.
Meet Our Yachts
Katabatic is a Dufour 450 launched in 2013. She sails beautifully and is easy to handle. Katabatic is 13.5m/45ft long and sleeps 10 (4 double cabins and a double berth in the saloon) and can accommodate 12 comfortably for day sailing. She comes well equipped with radar, AIS, chartplotter, autopilot and heating. Berthed at Haslar Marina which is located at the entrance to Portsmouth harbour you are just a few minutes away from the Solent.
Places to go...
Not familiar with Portsmouth or the Solent ...have no fear, our places to go guide has lots of
suggestions & places to explore.
Click your mouse on one of the orange hotspots to find out more about that location. We will tell you a little about it and some general information on the area. You will be surprised how many interesting places there are to visit that are within easy reach of Portsmouth Harbour.
Town Quay, Cowes, Isle of Wight PO31 7RS, UK
West Cowes - the heart of UK yachting, host to the world famous Cowes week in August. Popular both with yachtsman and tourists. Located on the west bank of the River Medina just minutes from the Solent. There are numerous shops, restaurants, pubs and cafes in the quaint pedestrianised high Street. Located 9 nautical miles from Portsmouth Harbour it has to be top of the list for a day or weekend trip.
1 Harbour View, The Duver, Ryde, Isle of Wight PO33 1YB, UK
Entrance to Bembridge Harbour is not only tide dependant but requires careful following of bouys to avoid running aground. If visiting for lunch you need to make sure high water is around about then! Once there though it is sheltered. There are a rich variety of shops, restaurants and pubs in two nearby villages within walking distance. Bembridge Windmil is the only remaining windmill on the island dating from around 1700 and is generally open between April and October.
Studland Bay, United Kingdom
A visit to Studland Bay normally entails an overnight stay when travelling from Gosport. Once there the bay offers good anchoring and protection from westerlies. The 4km bay has beautiful sandy beaches that get busy in the summer. The Bankes Arms Country Inn is a short walk from the bay and offers spectacular views towards the Isle of Wight.
Poole Harbour is one of the largest natural harbours in Europe covering approximately 36 sq kilometres. There are several islands the largest and most famous being Brownsea. Regular boat trips leave from Town Quay in Poole Town to visit it. There are several marinas allowing you direct access into Poole Town.
Gunwharf Quays, United Kingdom
Just across the harbour from Haslar Marina. Can be reached by the frequently running Gosport Ferry. Famous for its Outlet shops as well as it numerous restaurants and cafes along with it's multi-screen cinema. While there take a trip up the Spinnaker Tower for some breathtaking views across the Solent. Close by is Portsmouth Harbour Station with direct access to London.
Haslar Marina, Gosport PO12 1NU
Haslar Marina, Haslar Road, Gosport, United Kingdom
Home to Antara and Katabatic! As you can see we are a stones throw away from the Solent and all that it has to offer. Haslar Marina has excellent facilities with good car parking available.
Yarmouth Harbour, Yarmouth, United Kingdom
With a fair tide it is possible to visit for lunch and be back in a day. Yarmouth should be on everyone's list of places to visit. A beautiful town that is geared up for visitors. Great walks and pubs are all close by. Take a trip on the open top bus to the Needles for spectacular views towards Poole. The Wightlink car ferry from Lymington on the mainland also docks in Yarmouth.
2 Coastguard Cottages, Newtown, Newport, Isle of Wight PO30 4PA, UK
A National Nature Reserve it is a beautiful harbour to stop for lunch or anchor overnight. Launch the tender and you will gain access to some wonderful walks and pubs. Access is tide dependent so a lunch time stopover would have to be around high water.
New Forest National Park, Dock Lane, Brockenhurst, Hampshire SO42 7YU, UK
Beaulieu River is owned by the Beaulieu Estate , one of only a handful of rivers in the world that are privately owned. The journey up the winding river towards Bucklers Hard is a memorable one. Although a visit is achievable in a day it does depend on high water being around midday.
1 Quay Road, Lymington, Hampshire SO41 3AT, UK
Situated on the edge of the New Forest and at the western edge of the Solent, this thriving Georgian market town is a great place to visit. There are 2 large marinas situated just before the town or if you are in Antara you could chance your luck on the Town Quay near the bottom of the high street. Katabatic is too big for the Quay but you can pick up a buoy and use the tender to get to land.
Roman Landing, West Wittering, Chichester, West Sussex PO20 8AT, UK
An area of outstanding natural beauty, it is a large natural harbour approx. 8 nautical miles from Haslar Marina. Once inside the harbour there is a choice of harbourside villages and anchorages offering good protection. A fantastic place to visit and stop for lunch.