Destination Spotlight: UK Yacht Charter

Though often overlooked for its more tropical Mediterranean neighbours, a UK luxury yacht charter is one of the most rewarding yachting adventures out there. Offering up a huge variety of unforgettable experiences, a bespoke UK charter with Yachtzoo offers an off-the-beaten-track discovery of world-class sailing, rich history, and breathtaking coastal landscapes from Cornwall to London to the Scottish Isles. 

UK yacht charter

The United Kingdom boasts a maritime heritage dating back centuries. A luxury yacht holiday along the British coast provides diverse charter destinations, exceptional marinas and unique anchorage spots: from the metropolises of London and Edinburgh to the spectacular coastal retreats of Cornwall, Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight. In addition to excellent yacht facilities and easy cruising distances, one of the many beauties of cruising in the UK is the long summer days. Take advantage of the opportunities for long, warm evenings enjoying the best of the yacht life with family and friends.

London yacht charter

Delivering a distinctly different vibe to the surf and sailing hotspots of England’s southern coast, the British capital is a fantastic stop on any UK yacht charter itinerary. Cruise up the River Thames and spot the iconic city landmarks from the water, and disembark to spend some time discovering the London in unparalleled comfort and style. Shop til you drop in London’s best boutiques, soak up unforgettable city vistas with an aperitif in a private city sky bar, and catch an award-winning theatre show in the legendary West End.

Scotland by superyacht

Covering the northern third of the UK, Scotland is renowned for its wild beauty, rolling landscapes and ancient history – as well as its world-famous whiskey and superb golf courses! Scotland is divided into three regions: the lowlands, highlands and the Scottish isles. Arrive in Edinburgh and spend a day or two getting to know the city before continuing to discover the beauty of cruising the UK or, for a particularly unique yacht charter experience, cruise through a selection of the best of the 790 Scottish islands and take in compact wild landscapes, beautiful beaches and far-reaching views. Loch Drumbuie is one of the best yachting anchorages in Scotland with crystal clear water perfect for kayaking, while Kerrera Island is a great spot for a memorable final anchorage. A peaceful setting with jaw-dropping scenery, it is the perfect place to end your remote adventure discovering the best of Scotland.

Sailing hotspots

The southern English coast is renowned for charming coastal villages and excellent sailing. Solent and the Isle of Wight is the epicentre of the British sailing scene and home to the Cowes Week regatta. Held annually in early August, the Cowes Week regatta is one of the most popular races in the world. Whether you are a seasoned racer looking to join in the action or an avid sailor looking for the perfect family holiday, England’s southern coast is the place to be to feel the spirit of yachting. 

In addition to fantastic sailing, the southwestern coast of England offers some of the best surfing in Europe. For those looking to combine excellent surf with exquisite coastal landscapes and the quintessential essence of English village life, Torquay, Newquay and St Ives are not to be missed. Get a taste of the real Britain and snack on famous Cornish pasties or scones and Cornish clotted cream before enjoying a Michelin-star restaurant with sunset views over the Atlantic Ocean. Welcome to the English Riviera.

Best time to cruise the UK

The best time to charter a yacht in the UK is from late April to early October. Temperatures in the height of summer reach averages of 21 degrees celsius, though the weather can be unpredictable throughout the UK! Rain or shine, a yacht charter in the UK offers the opportunity to discover the authentic side of Britain, from the bright lights of London to the golden sands of Torquay and the breathtakingly wild landscapes of Scotland. 

Contact your Yachtzoo charter broker to plan your unforgettable luxury yacht trip in England and discover the best of the British coast.