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A yacht charter service like no other

Contessa 32 Experience shares the hands-on pleasure of sailing a world-renowned classic yacht. Our sailing guests range from novices wishing to try the exhilaration of sailing, to experienced sailors seeking a unique opportunity to charter this iconic design.

Offering a specialised small-group chartering service committed to the enjoyment of sailing a Contessa 32, for single day experiences, weekends, longer adventures or training. Competitively priced and including all safety equipment and onboard refreshments. Contessa 32 Experience is based in the delightful sailing centre of Cowes, Isle of Wight, but can collect groups from anywhere within the Solent area by arrangement.

What makes us different?

  • Full hands-on involvement in sailing the yacht.
  • Sailing experiences tailored to your individual requirements.
  • Exclusive use of the yacht for your group of family or friends.
  • Sailing to your timetable, rather than fitting the timetable of others.
  • 100% customer satisfaction guaranteed.

Experience a rare sailing opportunity

Parties of up to 5 people come aboard for the experience of sailing a true classic yacht. Whether you’re looking for a fun day out, corporate team-building, a weekend of training, or a longer mile-building adventure we can accommodate your needs. You will be accompanied by a highly skilled and experienced skipper, whose involvement in the sailing can range from a back seat safety and advice role, to being fully in charge of the sailing while guests relax. All our skippers can provide sailing instruction for RYA qualifications if desired. Find out more about The Experience >

Classic Yacht

At Contessa 32 Experience our overriding priority is your safety and comfort.  Modern production boats introduce well-publicised safety and sea-sickness concerns. By comparison, the Contessa 32, recognised as a classic design for more than 40 years, has an unmatched reputation for seaworthiness and possesses an easy motion at sea. Contessa 32s have completed innumerable ocean crossings, circumnavigations and polar voyages. Find out more about The Yacht >