Emma Claire offers bespoke private yacht charter sailing for small groups & families in Devon, Cornwall, France and the Caribbean.
Offering guests bespoke private charter sailing holidays around Devon, Cornwall, France and the Caribbean, Emma Claire is a modern yacht owned and skippered by RNLI coxswain Chris and his wife Bryony. Sleeping six guests in comfortable private cabins, she is the perfect size for small groups of friends or family looking for that unique holiday experience.
Built in 1996, she has technically passed into her “vintage” era but continues to showcase her Italian design and build very well. She has been lovingly maintained over the years, and you’d be hard pushed to find another model of her age in such good condition.
With a modern winched masthead sloop rig, sailing her is straightforward; Chris can comfortably sail her single-handedly. That being said, she is a great boat to learn the sailing basics; hoisting, winching, taking the helm and some basic navigation can all be taught if guests wish. Her hull shape and sloop rig make her a comfortable and stable boat to sail on, so she makes a great boat for coastal sailing for those wanting to try something new and learn the ropes.
The perfect size for bespoke private charters, Emma Claire can sleep up to four guests in a combination of two double cabins and a twin bunk cabin. There are two bathrooms, both with pull out showers (if needed) and a generous saloon with cushioned seating, dining table and a well-equipped galley.
Above decks, she has a comfy cockpit and plenty of deck space to sit back, take in the coastal views, feel the salt air in your hair and relax into the rhythms of life on the water.
- Number of guest berths : 4
- Number of bathrooms : 2 bathrooms
- Cabin configuration : 2x double cabins, 1x twin cabin
- Smoking policy : on deck, downwind
- Port of Registration : SSR 165207 Salcombe
- Builder : Grand Soleil Cantiere del Pardo Italy
- Year built : 1996
- Length overall : 50ft
- Draft : 2.3m
- Beam : 4.6m
- Number of Sails : 4
- Rig : Masthead Sloop
- Crew : 1-2
- Licensed for day sails? : Yes
- Waterproofs supplied? : There are emergency sets available on board if needed.
Are all meals included?
All meals are included in the price where stated (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Hot Drinks). Some voyages may offer meals ashore. Please note that alcohol is not included. There is an honesty bar onboard.
Are there any added extra's?
No, unless you go ashore. Excursions are not included.
Can you cater for dietary needs?
Yes, all diets can be catered for. Please check with the office for any allergy information.
Do I need to tip the crew?
Tips are not mandatory but are welcomed by the crew!
What language is spoken onboard?
What are the sleeping arrangements?
4 guests in 2x double berth, 1x twin cabin
How many toilet/showers does she have?
2 bathrooms, both with showers.
Is there WIFI?
No, but you should easily be able to reach 3G/4G from the shore.
Can I charge my phone/Camera?
Are there life jackets provided?
Are Waterproofs provided?
There are some for guests to use in an emergency.
Do I need sailing experience?
No, absolutely not! Just a lust for adventure.
Will I be sea sick?
Everyone reacts differently but we recommend if you are at all worried to take some medication 24 hours before departure.
Is bedding included?
All bedding and wash towels are included. Please bring a swimming towel if you wish to swim.
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