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Sailing on Skye

Isle of Skye Yachting

Whether you prefer to sail or motor, there selection is good.  Isle of Skye Yachts offer a wonderful skippered charter service, usually lasting a week, or bareboat charter service for those skilled already. Many people enjoy circumnavigating the Isle of Skye, dining either out on the boat, or at remote sites, checking out the wildlife including seals, whales, dolphins, sharks and puffins, and taking in some hillwalking, especially at the harder to access from roads points of call. If you’re not an experienced skipper, but would like to learn, you’ll be pleased to know that Isle of Skye Yachts are an approved Royal Yachting Association training centre.  Personally, I prefer to take advantage of the skippered charter service myself! At last count, the fleet consisted of 10+ yachts, ranging in size from the ‘Sleat Princess’ at 33 feet (with 6 berths) up to the ‘Countess of Sleat’ at 44 feet in length, with 10 berths.  There is plenty of room for everyone, and a good time to be had by all. The current fleet consists of:

  • Countess of Sleat – 44′ – 10 berths – Elan Impression 434
  • Sandpiper – 43′ 9″ – 10 berths – Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 43
  • Sapphire – 42′ 11″ – 8 berths – Beneteau Oceanis 423
  • Spirit of May – 40′ –  6 berths – Dufour 40
  • Sleat Lady – 39′ 4″ – 8 berths – Beneteau Oceanis 393
  • Sleat Queen – 38′ 5″ – 8 berths – Beneteau Oceanis 381
  • Sonas Mhor – 37′ 5″ – 8 berths – Bavaria 36
  • Thistle – 37′ 5″ – 8 berths – Bavaria 36
  • Janet Macarthur – 36′ – 8 berths – Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 36i
  • Lady Naomi – 36′ – 8 berths – Legend 36
  • Sleat Princess – 33′ 9″ – 6 berths – Bavaria 32

Yacht reservations are recommended well in advance, though on occasion you may get lucky with a last minute booking. Telephone: 01471 844216 Website: Isle of Skye Yachts Website

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