Fairview Sailing have been operating for over 28 years and are based on the Solent River near Southampton. Fairview allow yacht owners to offset some running costs of yacht ownership by chartering out their boats for agreed periods. This means competent non-yacht owners can also enjoy all the pleasure of effectively having their own boat, without any of the hassle of owning a yacht. Even if just for a short time.
Whichever way you look at it – this means more people get to enjoy being on the water for less cost. Which is fantastic and something we totally support.
Fairview have over 40 yachts available on charter based in the Hamble. Including Bavaria, Dufours, Oceanis, Beneteaus & a few more. Obviously, there are different nuances for each brand-type but they all have a luxurious spec that won’t disappoint.
Fairview offer several bareboat yacht packages. For which you’ll need sailing qualifications/experience to take out. Ideally, as should your first-mate. If this isn’t something your group has then there are several other skippered packages that should suit your needs. The nearby sailing areas have some of the most complex tidal systems in the world and equally busy shipping lanes. But the basics are easily understood. Either way, best to call ahead to discuss the most suitable package for your trip.
Once you are underway the following is on offer from an experience with Fairview Sailing:
“From the breathtaking views of the Needles to the sun setting over Osbourne Bay there is no other more varied cruising ground that offers so much at every level. From a novice to the highly experienced there is always something to enjoy and learn in the Solent. Sheltered anchorages, superb scenery, and numerous historic ports all a very short distance apart. So much choice and so much scope, that’s why Solent sailing is so rewarding.The Solent offers world-class sailing conditions and spectacular scenery.It’s protected waters offer a unique and challenging sailing experience perfect for experienced and novice sailors alike.This 30 mile stretch of water between England and the Isle of Wight,flanked at one end by the famous Needles and at the other by the historic Napoleonic forts, provides some of the most popular cruising waters in the World.
You can visit pretty harbours at Hamble, Beaulieu, Lymington; maybe you prefer a waterside pub on the Isle of Wight like the charismatic Folly Inn or a stroll around the narrow streets of Cowes,even a shopping trip to Gunwharf Quays in historic Portsmouth?
Whatever the day and time of year there is always something to see in this busy stretch of water.”