Luxury Catamaran Charters and Events – Solent
Catamarans…once a taboo word with in the sailing community,  are now with out doubt the most popular boat for holiday charters and cruising groups all over the world and with the production of Catamarans being taken up by all the leading manufacturers, this is a style of cruising that is only going to get bigger and stronger.

Marine Events has seen the impact Cats have had on the charter markets in the Med and Caribbean and is now actively trying to increase their UK fleet to reflect this change in trends.

The mono hull purists (which we can consider our selves) would say that Cats lack touch and feel when sailing, they do not lean over, they sail flat, so taking away whats pure about sailing.

These sailing ‘negatives’, quickly become positives if you link them to either a corporate day on the water, a weekend with your friends or a holiday overseas, the boats sail flat, giving you a superb stable platform to enjoy, their lack of touch and feel, means the smoother, less twitchy, stable ride gives non sailing guests a much more enjoyable day, without spending the day’living on the edge’.  The reason for their stability, it the width of the two hulls, this give an infinite amount of deck space, making it easy to walk around, but also providing a vast open plan saloon and cockpit all on the same level, ideal for entertaining guests or relaxing on board with family and friends.

Despite all this Mono Hull negative talk, sailing a catamaran is fun and exciting, it is very fast and ticks all the boxes for a great day on the water, also, sailing flat, mean your drinks seldom spill!

Our Corporate Day’s on board our Catamaran fleet follow a similar format as our sailing days in itinerary and cruising grounds.

NOTE; The 3rd picture on the right was NOT taken while at anchor, it was taken while sailing at 7.5 knots in 15 knots of wind.

If you would like to see a selection of catamarans available for charter in the Solent then go to the Catamaran Charter page

 

Luxury Catamaran Sailing Day  – What’s included?

Detailed below you will find a list of everything that is included in a standard package. There is also a drinks package and some sample menus. Hopefully this will give you further insight into the quality and attention to detail of the events that we provide.

Standard packages include:

  • Luxury Catamaran
  • Skipper and host (crew when necessary)
  • Yacht club breakfast
  • Two course buffet lunch/two course lunch at an island pub
  • Drinks package
  • Afternoon clotted cream teas at the Yacht Club or on board the boat
  • Internet-based photo library of your day (with private access if required)
  • Free high-speed transfer from island in the event of illness
  • Digital cameras on board each boat
  • All mooring fees
  • Event manager present
  • Sun cream
  • Fuel
  • Wet weather clothing
  • All safety gear
  • Full public liability insurance
  • Visit to clients offices to discuss possible events (if required)
Additional package information and upgrades available.

CHOOSING MARINE EVENTS TO HOST YOUR DAY. WHY?

Luxury sailing day on the Solent

  • Marine Events have been providing water based hospitality at the highest level since 2001
  • We discuss your thoughts, your idea’s, your clients and the expectations you have for your event. With this information we will then create an event that will best suite your requirements and provide the best event possible to fit with your budget
  • We believe that no one client is ever the same, so neither are our events. We provide an event manager from your first call to the completion of the event.
  • We provide corporate events on a daily basis onboard one of the largest most impressive fleets of yachts and powerboats available for charter in the UK
  • We have built Marine Events on repeat business with clients coming back year upon year. Below are just some companies that we have entertained onboard our fleet.
    • Tesco PLC
    • Barclays Bank PLC
    • HSBC Bank
    • Disney (Pirates of the Caribbean)
    • Toyota
    • Daimler Chrysler
    • Sportsworld PLC
    • Honda (USA)
    • Land Securities Trillium
    • Sovereign Cruise Club (Cunard)
    • Virgin Media
    • Goldman Sachs
    • Allianz

Case study event provided in 2018 – Corporate sailing day on board one of our luxury Catamarans.

PREPARED FOR Corporate Client
PREPARED BY Steve Denham
DATE OF EVENT Summer 2018 – Solent
NUMBER OF GUESTS 10 guests

SUGGESTED ITINERARY

VENUE 0945

Our Guests on this day arrived at the boat for a 9.45 start and were greeted with a Champagne reception on board, consisting of smoked salmon and cream cheese croissants, a selection of Danish pastries, tea, coffee, and fresh juices. The
The Cat was based in Gunwharf Quays on the beautiful South coast with easy access into the sheltered sailing waters of the Solent and only a 15-minute drive from the M27.

 

MORNING EVENT

At the end of the breakfast reception there was a safety briefing and a chat about the plan for the day.  We then left the dock in the yacht for a gentle 5-minute cruise out of the Harbour and into the Solent. This gave guests the chance to familiarise themselves with the boat. During the morning the guests got their first taste of cruising on board a luxury sailing catamaran. Everyone got plenty of opportunity to try some hands on sail handling, manoeuvres and helming. Great fun for experienced sailors and novices alike, alternatively they can just sit back and relax.

LUNCH 1300

Lunch on this event was taken at the beautiful Seaview Yacht Club on the Isle of wight, lunch can of course be taken on board the yacht in a Buffet Style. The lunch break will give the group a chance to chat over the morning’s events.

AFTERNOON EVENT

During the afternoon the guests had more opportunities to helm a luxury cat, while extending the day’s exploration, this group also had a high performance Rib to enhance the day and take guests for blasts around the Solent.

Some people felt the relaxing option was more their style!

 The yachts then cruised in company eventually ending up back at the days starting point in Gunwharf Quays..

AFTERNOON TEA 1700

Afternoon tea and cakes will be served onboard the yacht as it cruises back to its home base before the group departs at their leisure at approximately 1730 hrs

EXAMPLE OF OUR ONBOARD CATERING (Standard Menu)

Onboard breakfast

  • Champagne
  • Smoked salmon and cream cheese croissants
  • Selection of Danish pastries and mini muffins
  • Fresh strawberries
  • Tea, coffee and fresh fruit juices

Lunch Main Courses (Choose 2)

  • Summer Chicken with Tarra gon & Grapes
  • Malaysian Chicken Salad
  • Beef & Apple in a Thyme & Sour Cream Sauce
  • Minted Chicken
  • Platter of Poached Salmon with a Lemon & Dill Sauce
  • Smoked Salmon Tart
  • Coronation Chicken
  • Leek & Bacon Tart
  • Platter of Cold Meats with Condiments
  • Tuna Niçoise Salad

Vegetarian Main (Choose 1)

  • Double Cheddar Cheese & Tomato Quiche
  • Caramelised Red Onion & Goat’s Cheese Tarte Tatin
  • Tomato & Black Olive Tart 
  • New York Deli Coleslaw
  • Mediterranean Pasta Salad
  • Potato & Leek Filo Pie
  • All served with an Assortment of Freshly – Baked Breads
  • We will also include 2 additional salads

Desserts (Choose 2)

  • Lemon & Lime Cheesecake with Chocolate Crumb Base
  • Poached Summer Fruits with Vanilla Cream
  • Chocolate Tart served with Double Cream
  • Chocolate Roulade
  • Fresh Fruit Salad with Mango Cream
  • Apple & Passion Fruit Tart served with double cream

Afternoon Cream Teas

  • Freshly baked Scones with fresh tea
  • Devonshire clotted cream with strawberry jam

Drinks Package

  • Selection of soft drinks all day to include, Coke, Diet Coke, Fanta, Sprite, Orange Juice, Bottled water, tea, coffee, milk.
  • House White Wine – Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Grigio
  • Pimms with Lemonade
  • House Champagne – Lansons Black Label or Moet (Bollinger and Veuve Clicquot available on request)
  • Beer – San Miguel

Note – Marine Events Ltd holds a full alcohol licence to serve guests on board our vessels. This is now a requirement by law.

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