To book your charter
How to book your Charter
- Contact our office by email or phone to check the availability of the yacht of your choice and make a provisional booking. We will hold your provisional booking for a period of seven days while you complete the documentation. Bookings not confirmed within this time period will be released.
- After we confirm the availability of your chosen yacht, you can download and complete the booking form and return it to us together with the booking deposit of 25% of the charter fee, in order to book the yacht.
- On receipt of your booking form and deposit, we will complete the Charter Agreement and send a copy to you.
- The balance of the charter fee and the Security Deposit (not to be confused with the Booking Deposit above) will be invoiced to you and must be paid no later than 14 days before the charter date.
- Booking can be handled entirely by email – this is our preferred method. The charter agreement and payment can be both sent electronically.
Booking Form download
You can download the Booking Form which includes our Terms & Conditions in the following formats:
For a booking to be valid, the filled in and signed booking form, together with the booking deposit, needs to be submitted together.
Bareboat Charter Qualifications
When sailing in the tidal waters of the west coast of Scotland our Insurers and the MCA require the skipper of the yacht to have an RYA Coastal Skipper Certificate, both practical and theory. In the event of the skipper becoming unfit another member of the crew with RYA coastal or day skipper qualifications must be able to take command. All certificates and Log books where available should be produced for examination before the charter begins. When sailing on the Firth of Clyde the RYA Day Skipper qualification is sufficient unless sailing south of a line from Campbeltown to Girvan. The insurers give us some discretion when no RYA certificates are held to permit a charter if the charterer can prove that he or she has many years experience of skippering a similar yacht in tidal waters.
A certificate of competence and log book must be submitted by charterers from Europe and abroad, with translation if possible, in advance of the charter date. An International Certificate of Competence (ICC) will be accepted with logbook.
In all cases one of the crew must hold a Marine Radio Operator’s licence. The yacht has a fixed VHF set and a Hand held one.
One crew member should hold a First Aid certificate. The yacht carries a SOLAS B First Aid Kit.