You can charter the Sharp Practice yacht by the day for 12 people complete with crew, for overnight charters the boat will comfortably sleep 8 people.
If you would like further details on it's mooring and prices please contact us
Chartering The Sharp Practice Yacht
The Sharp Practice Yacht is a large 55ft flybridge gentleman's yacht, which includes skipper and crew. The boat is available for charter from Southampton Harbour within the Solent, however, other pick up points are available.
We offer trips to a variety of locations, suh as Ocean Village, Beauli, Cowes, Hamble,Lymington, Yarmouth, Portsmouth Gunwarf Quays, Poole, Poole, Weymouth, Newtown Creek, Priory Bay, Dorset, Durdle Door and Lulworth Cove which is on the Jurassic Coast World Herritage Site. We also do longer duration trips around France and the Mediterranean.
We are lucky to be situated within the Solent; the stretch of water is well sheltered by the South coast of England and the ISle of Wight, which makes it calm for a more pleasant cruise. As it is only a short distance between each marina on the Solent, it makes it ideal for day trips. The Solent is well known for its water sports which is fun to watch or you could take part with our RIB and kayak, or for something slightly more relaxing we have three rods for fishing.
One of the great things about each location is they all offer something special, you get to view the beautiful sights of Britain, the countryside, historic buildings as well as the local pubs and restaurants.
Cowes is most famous for its sailing and boat history. It is one of the prime locations on the Isle of Wight. The main street consists of a vast amount of English Pubs, a variety of designer shops from Henry Lloyd to Musto, as well as unique independant shops, selling boat memorabilia and specialist foods. There is also a lovely little beach, which gives off that seaside charm. Slightly upstream is the Folly Inn, ideal for luch or an evening meal. The Folly Inn is also known for its dancing on tables on Friday and Saturday nights.
Yarmouth is a picturesque town, port and civil parish located on the western side of the Isle of Wight . The harbour is guarded by Yarmouth Castle, a fortification built to protect the Solent from invading forces by Henry VIII in 1547. The harbour attracts many yachts and motor cruisers that take advantage of the estuary afforded by the the River Yar. As well as the the castle there are other numerous buildings to visit while you take in the beautiful sights as you walk around Yarmouth. It also has a variety of friendly pubs and restaurants, which date back to the 17th Century that are lovely to dine ar as the specialise in local seafood.
Alum Bay is a wonderful place to visit. It is a sheltered bay, which makes for an ideal location for mooring up and perfect for exciting activities like canoeing, fishing, using jet skis and speedboats. There is a chair lift, which takes you to Needles Park, which is lovely for young children. It has sweet making shows, glass blowing displays and many fairground rides. It is also famous for its multicoloured sands and cliffs. Also it has a unique view of the needles, which is stunning.
Newtown Creek is owned by the National Trust, it is the perfect place to moor up if you are looking for a peaceful night its picturesque surroundings makes it a romantic location for dining or entertaining on board the boat with a glass of champagne as you watch the sun go down.
Lymington is situated just on the edge of the New Forest, so very picturesque for lots of lovely walks. The village has cobbled streets lots of little shops, pubs and restaurants, it is very boat orientated. There is also an open-air seawater swimming pool.
Beaulieu is owned by Lord Montage of Beaulieu it is the most beautiful marina with its workers 17th Century cottages, which line each side of the village green that runs down to the river. Located in Beaulieu village is the local pub and the Beaulieu motor mueseum is a small walk away.
Portsmouth is home to the United Kingdom's Naval fleet and has been since the 15th Century. It has many attractions such as the full sized ships to explore including Lord Nelson's flagship in the HMS victory, also the Mary Rose is on display in the historic dockyards. It is also famous for the Spinnaker Tower, which has the highest glass floor in Europe. Portsmouth is also a modern town with its shopping centre with factory designer shops next to the marina. Lots of trendy bars and clubs also lots of lovely restaurants including Jamie Oliver's. There is also a large bowling alley. The marina is situated right in the centre of all this which is fun if you have young adults.
Ocean Village is good as it is in the centre of Southampton, with West Quay shopping centre. There are also walks around the old medieval town with an amazing medieval house, which has recently been restored to its original state. Ocean Villageis the home to lots of large luxury yachts. There are also bars and cinemas around the marina.
Hamble Point, which is a lovely quiet marina with lovely walks to the Hamble village. It has a little bar and restaurant which is very friendly. There is a little beach just outside the marina. Also when the tide goes out there is the opportunity of cockling, as they are abundant there.
Port Hamble is the marina near the village, it has cobbled streets and lots of lovely bars and restaurant. The Hamble was made famous in the 1980's with the TV show Howard's Way, you can visit the places where it was filmed. You could also take the RIB a little way to Bursledon which is home to the Jolly Sailor which was a large part of the show.
Mercury marina is a very quiet marina with beautiful scenery if you are looking for a quiet peaceful night. There is a bar and restaurant it is a lovely place for long walks.
The Sharp Practice yacht has a traditional feel, leading itself to the scattering of loved ones ashes at sea.
In addition, to be able to give you an accurate price we would need to know exactly what you had in mind. E.G. destinations, if you need food and drink, or just champagne and nibbles.
We love our boat and would like you to share the experiences we have had over the years. Ideal for birthday celebrations or a day out for lunch in Cowes or one of the many Solent harbours with champagne on the way or a romantic evening on board anchor in a bay or watch a yacht race from the large flybridge. Old gaffers weekend in Yarmouth, Cowes week, or the Isle of Wight festival, these are just a few ideas, have fun