Bare Boat Motor Boat Charter

What is Bareboat Charter?

Bareboat Motor Boat Charter allows you to self-drive the boat, without a skipper or instructor on board. It’s effectively your boat for the day, without the costs and maintenance of boat ownership. After much demand from from our RYA Day Skipper students, we have gained exclusive use of a great sports cruiser. This gives the opportunity to explore the Solent and its surrounding areas, whilst consolidating new skills independently. Others use Bareboat Motor Boat Charter to enjoy one of the many events that take place each year on or around the Solent. Please note that you will require a valid RYA Day Skipper Motorboat certificate in order to book a Bareboat Motor Boat Charter.

The boats

Ocean Sports Tuition has chosen a Bavaria 35 sports cruiser, she is powered by 2 economical Volvo D6’s with Bravo 2 outdrives as well as a bow thruster. This Makes manoeuvring very easy and for all our Powerboat level 2 students and easy cross over from outboard engines. She is MCA coded for 8, sleeping 4 in comfort in 2 cabins.


Bareboat Charter prices are quoted from our base at Saxon Wharf Marina Southampton and are exclusive of VAT and fuel. We can arrange for delivery and collection anywhere in the Solent and the UK. Please phone or email for further information on bespoke packages. The boat will come fully fuelled, therefore we charge at the current MDL pump prices for any fuel consumed.

Weekend= £1149.00

Bank Holiday weekends= £1725.00

Weekend day= £695.00

Midweek= £1950.00

Midweek day= £525.00

Bareboat special event diary dates

You can also book a Bareboat Motor Boat Charter to get closer to the action and enjoy the view from the water for one of the many events held around the Solent each year. 2019 diary dates are:

  • Round the Island Race – 29th June 2019
  • Cowes Classic Week – 13th – 20th July 2019
  • Cowes Week 27th July – 2nd August 2019
  • Bournemouth Air Show  29th August – 1st September 2019

Charter times:

Weekend: Saturday 0900 – Sunday 1600

Weekend day: 0900 – 1700

Bank Holiday weekend: Saturday 0900 – Monday 1600

Mid week: Monday 0900 – Friday 1600

Mid week day: Monday – Friday 0900 – 1700

Options and Services: 

Final CleanMandatory£150.00
Skipper *Option£250.00
TowelsOption£10.00 /per person
TenderOption£75.00 per week
OB engineOption£75.00 per week
Paddle boardOption£75.00 per week
Sea StartIncludedFOC
Start Stop AdviceIncludedFOC

*Dependant on skippers experience and qualifications, all new charters will be required to take a skipper for the first day of there bare boat charter. This is a requirement by our bare boat insurance policy.

All prices are plus VAT and Fuel used