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Ocean Marine Group provides its customers with an extensive variety of sailing yachts, monohulls, catamarans and power boats catering to all experience levels. All of the boats on our portfolio have been chosen with an emphasis on performance & comfort while maintaining a high standard of reliability and safety. We offer the newest, best equipped and best value boats available for charter in all of our destinations. You will find each of our yachts have comprehensive boat specifications detailing equipment, layout and inventory, as well as comments on performance & comfort. For your convenience prices are displayed on each individual listing in Pound Sterling, Dollars and Euros. E-mail or telephone us to discuss your requirements, specifications, budget, dates and your desired destination and we will be happy to find the perfect yacht for you. As well as your yacht choice you need to decide whether you would like a Bareboat charter, Skippered charter or Fully Crewed charter.



Bareboat chartering is for sailors that are competent at handling a boat on their own without a hired crew. The skipper must be an experienced sailor able to read charts and understand general yachting safety while the first mate must be able to handle the boat if there is an emergency. Some yacht charter companies require that the skipper has a recognised sailing qualification, however, many sailors have a wealth of experience on the sea but have never been formally assessed. If you do not have a sailing certificate this does not mean that you can’t skipper a yacht, you will need to provide a resume to show that you can comfortably handle a yacht of a similar size to the one you are chartering and that you have sailed in weather conditions that are expected at your chosen holiday destination. To help you we have a simple online resume form for you to complete and one of our staff will be happy to discuss the various charter destinations and help you find the perfect match for your sailing skills.

Bareboat chartering gives you complete freedom, independence and privacy on your own yacht during your holiday. Once you have had your chart briefing you will be able to set your own itinerary and travel at a comfortable leisurely pace that suits you. Sailing from picturesque anchorages to unique coves you will be able to explore islands, snorkel stunning coral reefs and stroll down beautiful sandy beaches.

Bareboat chartering allows you total relaxation with no stress, worries or deadlines so simply sit back and enjoy the peace and tranquillity of your comfortable yacht as she cruises through the crystal clear waters or gently sways at anchor.

Sailing Bareboat
Ladies at leisure on crewed charter


Skippered charters are ideal for beginners wishing to gain experience, people who love the sea but don’t sail or anyone looking for an experienced skipper to take full control of the yacht and guide you through unfamiliar cruising grounds. With in depth local knowledge the skipper on board will take you safely to your chosen anchorages, show you hidden treasures and advise you of the best areas to snorkel, swim and restaurant to dine at.  They will share their knowledge of boating and the surrounding sailing ground, help you passage plan and show you how to safely manoeuvre your yacht so that you can gain experience and confidence. If you prefer to simply relax, enjoy the sunshine and explore what the country has to offer, the skipper will take full responsibility for sailing you around your chosen destination.

We will be happy to arrange a partly skippered trip if this is required. You may want to hire a skipper for the first few days until you are familiar with the boat, especially if the yacht is slightly larger than one you have previously chartered or if you have not sailed for a while and would like a short refresher course. If you have decided to charter a catamaran and usually hire a monohull then this is another good time to have a little help for the first few days. Please feel free to discuss the various options available with one of our staff so that we can find the right solution for you.


Fully crewed yacht charters are ideal for people looking for a luxurious holiday on the ocean. Having a full crew means you can relax on the deck and spend time with the family while your drinks are being poured and the boat is being maintained for you. The hostess will be responsible for making sure you have everything you need while the chef will prepare all meals to your preferred taste and the crew will serve your meals with your chosen wine. The captain will discuss with you where you would like to explore and navigate you to perfect anchorages and secluded beaches while overseeing the day to day running of the boat. The number of crew on a yacht charter will depend on the boat size and the level of service that you require. You may find that on a smaller yacht a skipper and cook is sufficient or if the yacht is larger a few extra crew to serve, clean, tie ropes and dock the boat may be necessary. Whatever you choose a fully crewed charter will leave you more time to relax, unwind and spend time your family and friends.



Provisioning is always a time consuming process and most people like to have this arranged before they arrive. In many countries finding the food you like in local shops is not that easy and island life is very different to that of larger countries where you can stop at the supermarkets.

We fully understand that after your chart briefing you will be eager to leave the base as soon as possible so that you can reach the nearest anchorage in daylight. We know how frustrating it can be when you are hunting around the small local shops to find enough food to last the charter and then having to load it onto the boat and put everything away. This is why we offer a full provisioning service which includes soft drinks and alcoholic beverages that are available in each destination. This will mean the food will be delivered as you arrive and you will not have any stress or worries. When booking your charter our staff will give you full provisioning details for your destination and will arrange everything for you.

Provisioning at its best


Exploring the underwater world is becoming more and more popular and that is why we work closely with dive operations at our charter destinations so that we can arrange your dives for you before you go. This will give you peace of mind knowing that you are diving with a reputable company, your place on the dive is guaranteed and you will not have to spend your valuable holiday time finding an operator that has availability. We understand that not everyone on your charter may wish to dive and that some of you may want to have a lesson that is why we cater for any size party and all skill levels.  There are so many fascinating dive sites around the world such as the spectacular reef dives at the Blue Hole Atoll in Belize, the historic wreck of the R.M.S. Rhone lying in two sections on the ocean bed in the British Virgin Islands or the magic of cave diving at The Dome in Greece. Let us know what you ideal dive site is and we will be more than happy to discuss the different sites and options that are available to you at your chosen sailing charter destination.



Many charterers will have an additional few days either before or after their charter so that they can explore the country that they are visiting. All of our destinations have a fascinating history and some have the most spectacular wildlife, birds, cascading waterfalls and stunning scenery. The tours we offer are arranged through licensed tour operators that provide an experience that you will never forget. There are so many interesting things to do from hiking, cave tubing, zip lining, rainforest trekking, nature and bird watching to ancient historic site seeing and cultural history museums. You will find that each country offers so much more than just fabulous sailing grounds and to help you get a better insight into the trips available we have written a “Sights to see” section for every destination that we offer.  As you can imagine there are so many trips available and if there is something specific that you would like to do we would be happy to arrange it for you.



For those special occasions in your life there is no better way to celebrate them than on a boat. You may be looking to get away for a romantic anniversary, surprise birthday treat, hen and stag party or the perfect honeymoon cruise. For both sailors and first time yacht charterers cruising is a fantastic way to spend quality time with loved ones and friends. Enjoy a romantic candle lit dinner under the star studded sky or take a stroll down the peaceful beach by moonlight while you listen to the gentle murmur of the waves lapping onto the shore. If you are in a party mood then being the only boat in a secluded cove is an excellent way to have fun. Listen to music and dance the night away, swim ashore and play games on the beach, BBQ, drink and celebrate in style. Talk to us about your plans and we will help you find the perfect destination, recommend the ideal boat and we will make sure that your special occasion is a dream come true.

Xunantunich - Inland Mayan Ruin of Belize

Special Occasions, Weddings, Celebrations.


Guide to chartering

(A step by step guide to chartering a monohull, catamaran, powerboat or luxury cruiser in any of our worldwide destinations. Includes all aspects of chartering, what to expect and what you need to know.)  

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