home1The MPSC own two yachts and both are available for private charter by members who have a practical Day Skipper qualification or higher.
‘Blue Spirit’ is a Hallberg Rassy 34. She was bought new in 2002 and is equipped to sleep up to 6 people. In 2005 she was fitted with a new state of the art radar and chartplotter. She is our our lead training yacht but like all our yachts is available for private charter to members.

‘Sapphire’ is currently being sold.

‘Pride of Broadway’ is our latest purchase in 2009. She is a Hallberg Rassy 342 and was originally ordered to replace ‘Blue Spirit’. Due to increasing demand we are keeping Spirit so ‘Pride’ will be available to members for a greater number of days charter. She sleeps 6 people and has all the modern electronic toys you’d expect of a new boat including radar, chart plotter and AIS. She has wheel steering.

All our yachts have roller reefing headsails, carry an EPIRB in case of emergencies and are equipped with a comprehensive chart folio in addition to the plotter.  As a Day Skipper you will normally be restricted to the Solent area between the forts and Hurst Castle, but as your experience and ability increases the area may be extended.

Dates of availability are shown below together with the current charter rate.

Full details of the yacht booking conditions are available from the ‘Useful Documents‘ page.

To make a booking, first telephone the clubline 07920 799270 and make a reservation then confirm your booking by completing the online charter booking form together with a deposit. You will receive an email confirmation.

Yacht Charter Availability 2018

Updated14th July 2017 
21st July to 9th August
11th to 13th August
15th to 16th August
25th August to 10th September
19th to 24th September
26th September to 8th October
13th October to 30th November
16th to 20th July
24th to 30th July
6th to 16th August
18th to 23rd August
25th August to 4th Sept
8th to 10th Sept
17th to 30th Sept
2nd to 8th Oct
13th to 15th October
20th October to 30th November
16th to 18th July
20th to 21st July
23rd to 28th July
30th July to 4th August
6th to 11th August
13th to 14th August
20th to 23rd August
3rd to 8th September
10th to 15th September
17th to 18th September
22nd September to 3rd November
5th to 31st November

Yacht Charter Rates 2018

YACHTHigh Season
(May to September)
Mid Season
(April & October)
Low Season
(November to March)
Midweek Day/WeekendMidweek Day/Weekend Midweek Day/Weekend
Blue Spirit£130/£370£110/£320£100/£280
Booking Conditions Summary
All racing is subject to an additional 15% to cover insurance.
Gas used is at MPSC cost.
Fuel used is at charterers cost.
Handovers are at 5pm for pickup and 4pm for return.
For full charter conditions see 'Useful Documents' page.

Yacht Charter – Price Comparison

There is often discussion from members regarding our charter rates especially those at weekends. We are ever mindful to keep our prices at an advantageous rate for members, and to keep you fully informed, the following are some examples which we regularly monitor. It is often difficult to make direct comparisons as many companies charge for such things as wet weather gear or even engine hours.
The following is based on a weekend charter at peak season rates.

MPSCHallberg Rassy 34£490None
Fairview SailingBavaria 36£1039Waterproofs Extra
Hamble PointHallberg Rassy 36£965Not Known
Hamble PointBavaria 34£780Not Known
Hamble PointNijad 33£700Not Known
Source Internet 3/2/2017

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    11th December - end FebBlue Spirit available for bargain winter charter