We create unforgettable yachting holidays

Experiences

Our mission

When you book a holiday with Helm, your enjoyment is our priority. We have a wide network of partners and as a charter broker we’re impartial – our sole aim is to plan your perfect trip.

Your experience

Whether you’re a seasoned sailor or embarking on your first yachting adventure, we’ll put together the perfect experience for you.

“The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.” — Jacques Yves Cousteau

We will provide you with a dedicated broker to ensure the planning and booking processes are as easy as they can be. Your broker’s goal is to deliver precisely what you want from your holiday, and they’ll be there to guide you every step of the way.

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Why book with us?

We offer only the finest yachts on the market: the ones we know and trust, that undergo the most rigorous maintenance and have the best trained crew.

We know your holidays are treasured time, so we’ll strive to make your trip everything you want it to be. Our unique Experience Builder allows us to handpick the destinations, yachts and activities that will best suit your group.

There are more than 4,000 yachts available to charter in Croatia, but we only work with the very best 5%.

Our story

Helm was co-founded by Simon Morgan and Peter Harrison.

For us, the freedom of a sailing holiday is incomparable. Cruising through azure waters, catching fish from the deck, dropping anchor and swimming in a secluded cove – these are experiences that can’t be found elsewhere.

Having worked in the charter industry for many years – first as skippers and then as brokers – we felt people deserved the chance to enjoy fully tailored yachting holidays with complete clarity about cost.

Helm is our way of sharing our love of yachting: by helping people have sailing experiences they’ll never forgot.

"Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than those you did. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from safe harbour. Catch the wind in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover." — H Jackson Brown Jr

Brochure

Our brochure condenses years of expert knowledge and advice into one handy package. Click below to read it and start planning.

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Meet the HELM Crew

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Owner/Director

Peter Harrison

Peter started sailing from a very young age in Bexhill On-Sea, Sussex. He soon took to racing dinghies, competing at National and International level in the Topper and Laser classes, before moving onto yacht racing.

After studying at University in Southampton for 3 years, he moved up to London to start his career as a Yacht Charter Broker. Immediately falling in love with the whole industry. "Getting to talk about yachts and holidays all day long, it's a dream job!"

After a number of years, and many charters later, Peter and Simon decided to venture on their own. In 2015 they founded HELM with the vision of creating a company being known for quality yachts and excellent service.

Specialist areas: Croatia, Greece, Turkey, Sardinia, BVIs and Antigua

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Charter Broker

Simon Morgan

Simon first learnt to sail watching his Uncle Alan navigate the wild and choppy waters of Tasmania. Alan turned out to be a pretty decent teacher and the D’Entrecasteaux Channel a fertile learning ground as Simon went on to travel the world competing on the Olympic Laser Class circuit.

After University at the Australian Maritime College he moved to Hamilton Island where he worked as a Captain, taking visitors around the idyllic Whitsunday Islands. There he met a girl and followed her back to London where his passion for sailing landed him a job as a yacht charter broker. He met Peter and the rest is history!

Although these days Simon is more frequently found behind a desk than a helm, his knowledge and enthusiasm for all things yachting knows no bounds. And just when he starts to feel too landlocked, he whisks himself away to foreign climes, throws out a spinnaker, cracks into a beer… and meticulously researches Helm’s cruising grounds.

Specialist areas: Croatia, Sardinia, Turkey, BVIs, Thailand, Whitsundays

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Bobby Profile

Charter Broker

Bobby Bigio

With a passion for the water, Bobby joins us after several years overseas working on private islands and luxury charter yachts.

Having cruised in some of the most popular charter regions as well as further off the beaten track, he has a wealth of first-hand yachting experience.

This twinned with a strong academic background from his Masters & BSc from the University of Sheffield makes him an ideal addition to the team.

Specialist Areas: The Bahamas, The Grenadines, BVIs, South East Asia, South Pacific

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Marketing Manager

James Foot

James has spent the best part of 30 years on, in, around and occasionally under boats, first sailing on his grandfather's yacht when he was just 13 weeks old. He grew up racing dinghies, graduating to sportsboats and then bigger yachts.

It was on a summer spent working as a dinghy instructor near Datça, Turkey, that James realised he wanted to spend his life doing what he loved, and it wasn't long before he joined one of the world's largest charter companies, rising to become UK Marketing Manager, before joining Helm on our exciting journey.

James is a dedicated yacht racer and veteran of 14 Cowes Weeks, with 4 class wins to his name. He wears many hats, also acting as our specialist Clubs and Groups broker.

Specialist areas: Turkey, Greece, Croatia, Thailand, France

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