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REVIEWS from customers for Hurst Point Yacht Charters

Below is a very small selection of customers feed back, we can assure you they are all genuine:

Family Day Sailing August 2017 Lymington Jon who has chartered with us several times wrote:
Hi Clive, Just a quick note on behalf of us all to thank you for a lovely day on Saturday – everyone really enjoyed it. On a personal note, many thanks for the days we have had and your kind hospitality aboard Dotty Dot. Shame you are getting rid of her but fully understand why and I hope everything works out and you can get a replacement when the time is right. Please keep me up to date on any replacement…. as I will be back..! Thanks again Clive and very best wishes for the future. Jon

Stag Weekend 13-15 March 2015 Chris B March 16 at 1:31pm wrote: Thanks guys for an amazing weekend sailing. Boats were spot on and awesome skippers. The dinghy sailors in our group built up confidence on bigger boats, and those with no sailing experience aso had a fantastic time. We can't wait to come back. Now we just need someone else to get married....

Stag day October 2013 Hi Clive, Just a quick email to thank you for a really cracking day. We all thoroughly enjoyed it and you were a brilliant host - you have even inspired dad to enrol on a dinghy course when he gets back home!! Thank you again - hope to see you soon. Best regards, Woody [on this day, we started in the Hamble, went up the Beaulieu river for drinks, over to Newtown Creek for more drinks, out to the Needles to see the spectacular scenery, then back on the now rising tide to drop the crew in Yarmouth harbour for their evening meal at a renowned sea food restaurant, not bad for a days sailing for novices and a demonstration of the efforts we make on your behalf.]

Corporate team building day on two yachts July 2013 Dear Clive, It was a pity that you couldn’t make it afterwards for a drink, although I have to say we did end up catching up with Martin in the King’s Head at about 9pm so were able to buy him an ale, We’ll have to do the same for you some time! We had a fabulous day, so thank you so much. We felt in very safe hands and the day couldn’t have worked out better, apart from possibly slightly less strong winds (although I think it contributed to everyone feeling a sense of achievement at the end of the day) and a bit more sun. Obviously you don’t have much control over either. What is particularly satisfying is that a few people in the group were really quite anxious beforehand, and, I think it’s fair to say, not looking forward to it greatly. However, all of those people were really animated afterwards about what a fantastic time they had had. There might even be a few budding sailors amongst us given half the chance. As you know, a number of us live in Lymington, and we will be spreading the word that Hurst Point Yacht Charters are to be thoroughly recommended. Please feel free to pass these comments on by way of a testimonial, should you wish to. Have a good weekend and enjoy the weather! Kind regards, Fiona

Round the Island Race individual berth June 2012 Hi Clive! Thanks to you Dotty Dot and friends Bob had a 60th to remember. He was one of the happiest I have seen him in years on Saturday evening. I am going to try to persuade him to do more sailing, albeit a little less challenging, from now on. I hope his inexperience did not heed your progress too much. Thank you for making him so happy! Best wishes Pam

Round the Island Race individual berth June 2012 Hi Clive. Thank you very much for sending those great photos. And thanks also for an absolutely cracking weekend. That was the most fun I have ever had in a boat. I think your excellent skippering and race tactics deserved a better result – we threw it all away in those last few tacks with some rather ropey crewing! I can’t wait until next year. Thanks, Matt

28th February 2009 Corporate Entertainment, Light winds and warm sun
Hi Clive, I just wanted to send my warmest thanks for a great day on Saturday. The guys had a great time on and off the boat - the sailing was first class and your choice for lunch was excellent !! A big thank you from all especially Tony and myself. Look forward to using you and your boat again in the future. Best regards, Mark H (Well known tyre group, returning customer)

Brothers 40th Birthday Half Day Lymington March 2016 Fiona L wrote:
Hi Clive, sorry for the delay in sending you this note, but I wanted to thank you for the great time that we had last weekend out on the water. Jonathan really enjoyed the whole experience - it was really lovely to see all of his knowledge come flooding back! Thanks again for making it all run so smoothly for us. Best wishes Fiona

Corporate Hospitality Day July 2012 Clive, Thanks for the kind words, I really wanted to get something across to you first but the last few days have been mad. Thanks mainly to your hard work, the day went like clockwork, with every single customer of ours commenting on the day, the weather whilst not ideal [torrential rain in fact!- ed] could not spoil the day, with big smiles on all faces back at the café for a quick coffee to warm up at the end of the trip. I got exactly what I had hoped for from the day with our customers and XXXX staff having to communicate, in order to make the sailing and racing fun. The lunch venue was first rate and was again enjoyed by all, I enjoyed lunch as I had some great banter with Kirsten who entertained my table and really entered into the sprit of the day. Perhaps I could ask you to pass on my regards and thanks. Martin also was great fun but unfortunately I never had much chance to speak at any length to him, but the feed back I got from both the crew on his boat and the people on his table at lunch was great, a big thank you to both of them. What you would not have been aware of was that 2 of my Directors were on the trip, and whilst I felt no pressure it was great to see them enjoy the day, both making positive comments about wanted to repeat the event next year. So fingers crossed and my budget permitting I am seriously considering making the XXXX South Coast sailing day an annual event, many of the customers have already said what do they have to do to get an invite for next year. ( simple answer keep buying XXXX from us) so again big hit with them also. I was disappointed that I was unable to say goodbye in person that evening but assumed that something had come up that delayed you, glad you liked the little giveaways left under your wind screen wipers and did wonder if they would still be there on your return. All in all and its heart felt a really big thank you and to your team for what was a fantastic day, and if any of you are about one night and fancy a drink at the club house I will be happy to buy you one, Kirsten unfortunately missed out on a magnum of champagne due to being held up at the moorings but please tell I enjoyed it and did raise a glass for her. Kind Regards Phil

30th Birthday Surprise May 2012 'Hi Clive, I just wanted to say thank you very much for Sunday’s yacht trip. Andrew loved it and it was a great way to celebrate his 30th birthday. We will certainly be recommending you to anyone thinking of doing something similar for a special celebration. We were so lucky to have such brilliant weather as well. Thanks again!' Jenna

Friends Reunion May 2012 'Clive, Thank you for your email, which I'll forward onto Alex, as you say, there may be a family connection there. We had a most enjoyable day sailing with you. You made us novices feel at home on the yacht, and did a great job to explain some of the mysteries around sailing. We also enjoyed a few beers in Lymington afterwards. I don't know whether or not we'll be in a position to influence any choice relating to a team building event from work, but if the opportunity presents itself, I'll certainly bear you in mind. Thanks again for a thoroughly enjoyable day, and I hope to be able to repeat the experience in future. Regards Graham'

Stag weekend 2010 Bavaria 47 Southampton 'Hi Kevin, Thank you for your message. Additionally a big thank you for a great weekend on your yacht and for Andrew's time and help during the weekend, he let us do as much or as little as we wanted which was perfect and gave us a good first insight into sailing. Everyone had a great time and will look forward to having another go one day! Best regards and many thanks, Jimmy.'

Summer 2010 Bavaria 47 Southampton 'Thank you had a great time and will be using in the future I have a menu that I did not return will be sent in the post. Best Regards Antony Monaghan.'

September 2008 Corporate entertainment for 4 on Bavaria 32 with overnight Cowes. Wind Force 7/8
'Dear Clive, I would just like to thank you for your help in arrange the O.... Group Sailing last weekend. Despite the weather conditions they have all come back to say that they have had a wonderful time and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Once again many thanks for your patience, as it was difficult this end to arrange diaries but we are very please that it all worked out so well. I look forward to booking something with you again in the future. Kindest regards, Jane.'

August 2008 50th Birthday for family of 4. Day sail Lymington to Studland Bay for lunch at anchor.Force 5 wind.
'Dear Clive, Thanks for a lovely day on Wednesday. Kevin hasn’t stopped talking about it and generally about boats! If fact it might have cost us a small fortune cos he is already looking at boats, berthing and marinas. Seriously though we will recommend you to any of our friends who would like to do a yacht charter. And you never know we might be in touch again with you for another charter. Best regards Kevin and Hilary'

July 2008 Corporate Teamwork (racing!) on 2 matched Elan 434 yachts Hamble to Cowes lunch Island Sailing Club Force 6 wind
'Clive, Just a quick note to thank you for making sure our day out on Friday went smoothly. Everyone seemed to enjoy the day and I have had some great feedback. We are certainly considering another day out, next time involving a few clients on a single boat. If not this year, then perhaps next. I hope to be in touch again! Kind regards Mark'

July 2008 Hen party weekend commencing Lymington for 12 Dutch girls on 2 matched Bavaria yachts
'Hi Clive, I just wanted to say a huge thank you for the amazing weekend we had with you! My sister absolutely loved her hen weekend and she's still talking about it non stop. All the girls had a brilliant time mostly because of your great service! It was all a bit hectic on Sunday afternoon so I didn't say goodbye personally but I wanted to let you know that we all loved every minute of it. I hope you have a great week racing in Cowes. All the best! Jessica'

June 2008 Corporate team building 4 yachts Hamble to Cowes lunch Royal Corinthian sailing club Force 6 wind.
'Thanks for the pictures and a great day yesterday. Everyone who participated had a great day and for many it was their first experience at sea. All the feedback is that this event should be a regular occurrence and there is talk about entering the Bovis Cup on Dotty. In fact Dotty now has cult status ........ The whole day was just about perfect, the weather conditions, the food and the skippers all came together and delivered above expectation of the bosses, so thanks for that. Darren'

Hen weekend 2010 Bavaria 47 Southampton 'Hi Kevin, We all had a brilliant weekend, thank you. And thank you to our skipper, Andy. The sailing on the Saturday was great fun and it was amazing to be able to berth at Cowes Yacht Haven in the middle of Cowes Week! Everyone's heads were a little sore on the Sunday though so there wasn't a great deal of sailing on the second day but all in all a weekend to remember! Many thanks for setting it all up for us. Emily'

Summer 2010 Bavaria 47 Southampton'Hi Kevin, We had a great time on the yacht. Thanks very much. The skipper Edward was very good. If I have a requirement to go out again, I'll be sure to contact you. Regards, Ed'

June 2008 Round the Island Race Individual race berth 3 day champagne race weekend Wind Force 6
'Hi Clive, That is a great result! (3rd out of 21 Bavaria 38s entered) I will not take any credit, however as you and the boys deserve every bit of it. I enjoyed the race weekend so much that I am now planning to do my competent crew course. Once I have got that under my belt, I know there are a number of clients of my firm (solicitors) who are keen sailors so I will endeavour to get some events booked in next year. Kind regards, Dianne'

June 2008 Hen Party Weekend Wind F7/8
Thanks again for a great hen weekend back in June. (sent August) We had a great time, and I don't think any of the girls will forget sailing home in a gale in a hurry ! Now that we are back from wedding and honeymoon and life has returned to normal I am keen to get back out on the water. My husband (day skipper) and I are looking to take Gwen (from the hen do) and her other half out for a sailing weekend on the 19/20th September and Dave (my husband) and I are looking for some last minute sailing for this weekend (bank hol.) just for the two of us. Do you have any charter boats that might be suitable for either weekend ? Angela C

2008 Hen party for 12
We all just wanted to say thanks very much for a great weekend. We had a fantastic time and it made my hen weekend a very memorable experience. We can't stop talking about it. I am so glad I chose to do this. All the girls thoroughly enjoyed themselves and participating in the sailing on the Saturday - we are hooked, same time next year! We would highly recommend this to anyone considering a hen or stag weekend, it was brilliant fun and good value for money.Julie.

August 2007 Stag Party
Just want to say thanks again for a fantastic weekend. Everyone said it was the best stag do they'd been on and all want to come back and do some more sailing. Ill be in touch in due course to arrange another weekend. Andrew.

August 2007 60th birthday champagne celebration for 4
Dear Clive, thank you for such a wonderful day that we had on Friday. We all enjoyed ourselves thoroughly and Alan was absolutely delighted with his early 60th present. It all went so smoothly and just couldn't have been better in any way. The boys still cannot believe that they actually sailed the boat and even tacked round bouys. We all agreed that you must have nerves of steel! Once again thank you very much. Maureen and Colin

June 2007 Hen party for 14 ladies including mums and aunties, all novices, on two yachts
'Hi Clive, I hope you are keeping well, I'm sorry its taken so long to send you this email but I wanted to say a HUGE thank you to yourself and Barrie for a wonderful Hen Weekend, everyone really enjoyed themselves and I have been told its gone down in history as the best hen weekend EVER.
We hope to return to your boats one day as it was a truly memorable weekend. I am so pleased that we were able to give my sister a hen weekend she will always remember. Take care and thanks again. From all Manda Merri legs crew.'

July 2006 Hen Weekend for 7
'Clive, thank you for a wonderful weekend. How did you manage to serve up a gourmet breakfast? I would not change any part of our weekend, it was perfect. It brings a smile to my face every time I think about it.'Leanne, Lancashire.

October 2006 Stag Weekend for 12 New Zealanders
'Clive, just to thank you and Ron for a fantastic weekend. We will definitely be recommending you to a few others'. Paul, London.

September 2008 Family weekend sailing Bavaria 36 returning customer. Wind Force 7/8
'Clive, Thanks for your email. Yesterday was very pleasant - it was good fun beating back down to Lymington in the squalls, though it does sound like we made the right decision to give Saturday a miss! The yacht was in top shape again, and we'll definitely be in touch again next year, perhaps with some sun?! Thanks very much. David'


January 2020. Just to let everyone know that we are here for a new season, our 18th. Moreover, two weeks into the new year and we have already carried out our first corporate sailing charter of the year to a customer who returns regularly. The weather was very good, the wet weather gear was not required. We will keep you up to date with what is going on this year in our Solent Sailing Calendar below.

November 2017. 50th Anniversary Isle of Wight Music Festival 21-24th June 2018 Newport Isle of Wight.

Early Bird offer from Hurst Point Yacht Charters for festival tickets, accommodation afloat close to the festival site and travel to and from the Isle of Wight.

Hurst Point Yacht Charters are offering an early bird package for bookings made by 28th November 2017 for a group of 8 friends. The package includes:

Tickets for the 4 day festival Thursday to Sunday.

Accommodation aboard our 40ft sailing yacht comprising 4 double berths

Travel to and from the Isle of Wight operating from Lymington in the New Forest

Lymington has rail links from London and elsewhere. The event commences am on Thursday 21st June when your party would board the yacht for sailing up to Newport where the doors open 12 noon. This will be followed by 3 nights on board before return sail back to Lymington Sunday evening. The yacht will be moored close to the festival site in a marina allowing 24 hour access to the yacht by foot. This is the 50th anniversary of this famous festival where Jimmi Hendrix first came to world attention. As there is no Glastonbury in 2018, this festival is likely to be in demand with top artists. At the time of writing the line up has not be announced. The main advantages of this offer are your tickets are guaranteed and obtained on your behalf, you have comfortable beds to return to each night (no mud!) and you avoid the extremely lengthy queues for the ferries with your own private transport to and from the island. And you have a sailing experience to enjoy, the trip up to Newport wiill take around 2 hours under sail.

The price of the package is £329 per person. A booking payment of £185 per person is requested with the balance payable 4 weeks prior to the festival.