Life on Board Emma Claire

Sailing the coasts of Devon, Cornwall, France and the Caribbean with a bespoke private charter experience...

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Sailing with modern yacht Emma Claire is perfect for small groups of friends or families looking for a unique group holiday experience on the water. Offering bespoke private charter sailing along the southwest coast of Devon and Cornwall, Brittany and even winters in the Caribbean, Emma Claire can sleep up to four guests in private cabins.

Emma Claire is a great sized boat for beginners and small families alike looking for a skippered sailing charter in a safe environment. Skipper Chris is an RNLI coxswain for Salcombe lifeboat so his experience and relaxed nature makes sailing with him a real pleasure.


Emma Claire’s rig is simple and modern, running on an electric winch system, so there is no hauling old ropes on this boat! She’s a great boat for guests to get a taste for comfortable modern rig sailing. Skipper Chris is more than happy to get guests involved and show them the ropes.

From basic sail theory, taking the helm and helping with anchoring, there is always plenty to do on board even if you’ve never stepped foot on a boat before. That being said, if guests just want to experience the relaxed rhythms of life on the water and switch off from the demands of the modern world, then that’s also encouraged in equal measure!


Above decks, there is ample space to sit out, relax and enjoy the views. The comfy cockpit is a great place to sit and watch the landscape go by as you feel the wind in the sails. Emma Claire also has a stand-up paddle board and an inflatable canoe for guests to use while on anchor along with fishing lines if you fancy your hand at catching some dinner!

Below decks there is a generous saloon with a large sofa area, dining table and galley. There are three private cabins (2x double and 1x twin) and two saloon bunks all sharing two well-appointed toilets. Each toilet has a pull out shower if and as needed but most showers will be taken onshore in the marina facilities.

As each voyage is a bespoke private charter, the food will be considered and planned based on the group’s needs and requirements. Chris’ wife Bryony is a trained chef who used to run her own catering company so you will certainly be well fed while aboard!

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Emma Claire

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Emma Claire

Built in 1996, Emma Claire is a comfortable modern yacht for charter.

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