ARGYLL YACHT CHARTERS
Scotland Yacht Charter and Sailing Holidays
Events, offers and news
Throughout the season the West Coast of Scotland hosts a number of Regattas and sailing events. For further information, check back here for regular updates and special offers, or contact us direct on
For all bookings of two week or more during the 2014 season we are currently offering a 10% discount.
All bookings of a week or more made less than two weeks before departure also receive a 10% discount.
Bookings are beginning to come in thick and fast for 2014, with some weeks in June and July almost fully booked for the larger boats. Please contact us to confirm availability and/or alternatives before making too many plans!
CHANGE OF LOCATION
As our recent customers will be aware, we moved the location of our charter base from Bellanoch up to Ardfern Yacht Centre at the start of the 2011 season. This has proven to be a great success, both for our own operations and also for our guests. To find further information about the Yacht Centre visit www.ardfernyacht.co.uk where you will also find some useful links and supporting information.
After the arrival of the brand new Arcona 400 'Sea Fever'' in 2010, as well as the further addition of the 3-cabin Feeling 36 'Tigger Too' to the fleet in early 2011, our fleet continued to evolve with the addition of a Jeanneau 32 'Pepe' in late 2011. She is a very lightly used boat and proved to be polpular in 2012, chartering from Friday to Friday.
Another new addition for 2012 was our brand new 4-cabin Elan 444 'Frances'. Frances was delivered to Scotland in late March, following which we completed her fit out and coded her to MCA requirements. She also proved to be a very popular addition, and already has bookings for seven weeks in 2014!
In recognition of the fact that not all our customers want modern, lightweight boats we are adding a Moody Eclipse 33 deck saloon to the fleet. 'Ross Voyager' has a Tardis-like interior and, with both interior and exterior steering positions, is an ideal boat for smaller groups who wish to sail our waters irrespective of weather conditions. Watch the site for further details as they become available - she will charter for the same rate as Pepe.
Another significant addition during 2013 was a 2010 model Jeanneau 44i Sun Odyssey 'Ruby Too'. The boat has a 4-cabin layout and is already proving a popular option with our Continental customers.
Now that Tony has retired after more than a decade with Sail Scotland he will be attending less boat shows in the future. Watch this space to see which shows he will be at, and on what dates.
ONE WAY CHARTER
We are often asked if we can arrange a one-way charter on one of our larger boats for thos wishing to venture further afield. At present we have one group wanting a one-way charter to Faeroe and/or Iceland, and we are thus looking for another group who would like to repeat the journey in the opposite direction. Please contact us for further details.
Local boatman Mike Murray is again with us this year as resident skipper for those seeking a guiding hand during their charter. With a vast knowledge of local wildlife and history, and over 25 years experience of working at sea on the west coast, Mike is available on a daily or weekly basis as required. Mike was joined in 2013 by Nick Purdy, also a local, who obtained all his commercial qualifications with the UKSA in 2012. Nick has undertaken a number of skippered charters and deliveries this year, including visits to Ireland and the western isles. Contact us for further details.
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