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The Best Beach Clubs in Croatia

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Yacht Charter Transfers and Provisions

Yacht charters offer ultimate escapism - you wake up every day excited to see where your boat will take you next. We're here to make sure it's smooth sailing from the moment you land

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Sunseeker Yacht Charters

The world's most popular motor yacht builders, Sunseeker imbue each design with enduring quality. Here are the Sunseeker yachts that captivate the HELM team.

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Can I use Bitcoin for Yacht Charter?

HELM have started to accept cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Litecoin as charter payments. Here we answer your burning crypto yacht charter questions.

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Rich Holiday, Poor Holiday Yacht Charter

HELM were approached by a production company to charter a yacht for the popular Channel 5 show, Rich Holiday, Poor Holiday. Find out more about the yacht and destination here.

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The Future of Yacht Charters

COVID-19 has forced us all to look at new, smarter ways of working. It has also made the yacht charter market rethink the road ahead, adjusting to changing real world conditions and customer attitudes. Read on as we digest the data and developments and gaze into the Helm crystal ball to predict the future of the charter industry.

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Dufour 48 Catamaran Ownership

Helm are delighted to offer the incredible Dufour 48 catamaran for sale and charter in the UK and overseas. Pick from a variety of options and build your bespoke package. Contact Peter to enquire: [email protected]

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The Most Exclusive Yachts in the Caribbean

Gorgeous beaches, tropical sunshine, and steady trade winds – it’s easy to see why the Caribbean is a popular destination for a yacht charter. With temperatures hovering in the mid to high 20s all year across the island chain, the Caribbean provides a beautiful backdrop to your yachting getaway. There’s no better way to explore the Caribbean than aboard a fully crewed yacht charter, with a skipper, chef and crew looking after your every need. Here’s our guide to the finest crewed yachts available in the Caribbean, from sumptuous Benettis to electric supercats.

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How Much Does a Yacht Charter Cost?

Attracted to the idea of a yacht charter, but worried it might cost an arm and a leg? Helm's handy guide breaks down the various costs of a sailing holiday, to offer you greater clarity on price. So, to the million-dollar question: how much does a yacht charter actually cost?

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Where to Sail: March, April, May

There's some fantastic sailing to be had in the spring, from the BVI and Antigua to unspoilt cruising areas like Tonga and Vancouver. Here is our guide to the ultimate Spring yacht charter holidays.

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Family sailing in Croatia - Rachaels story

Rachael's family weren't so keen on a sailing holiday, but she won them round with some help from Peter, and they had a family holiday to remember. Here's her story, in her own words.

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The Finest Crewed Catamarans in Croatia

Croatia has built a reputation for exceptional crewed catamaran charters, and this selection is indicative of their quality. We've rounded up our favourite crewed catamarans in the Adriatic Sea - will any catch your eye?

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What is a Transit Log? (The definitive guide to yacht charter extras)

Often referred to as a charter pack or comfort package, a transit log is the obligatory service payment you make locally on check-in at the base. Find out more about yacht charter extras in our handy guide!

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Why Choose Helm?

As your yacht charter broker, Helm acts as a personal shopper for yachting holidays, using our knowledge and contacts to source the best value for you. We're 100% impartial, and only work with yachts and companies we trust. Each trip has our personal stamp of approval.

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What is a Bareboat Charter?

Take the Helm and set your own course. Here's our guide to the absolute freedom of bareboat yacht charters

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24 Hours in Ko Phi Phi

​Ko Phi Phi is one of the most popular islands in Southern Thailand - and it’s not hard to see why. Bright turquoise waters, long stretches of white sand, the bustling Tonsai village full of restaurants, bars and stalls and a fun nightlife makes it the ultimate island experience. There are no vehicles or forms of transport on the island so you are free to explore completely by foot, giving you the ultimate freedom in the Land of Smiles. Below are a few things you can do in just 24 hours while visiting magical Ko Phi Phi.

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5 Must Try Dishes from Thailand

The Southeast Asian country of Thailand is well known for its stunning beaches, ancient temples and delicious cuisine. Most people will have tried a Thai Green Curry or Pad Thai at some point, but there’s nothing like eating authentic dishes in their own country of origin. Whether you go to a luxury restaurant or sample some of the equally tasty street food, Thailand has many tempting dishes to try. While dishes like Pad Thai arevery tasty, why not branch out and try one of the five traditional dishes below.

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Crewed Yacht Charter (What to Expect)

Crewed yacht charters allow you to explore a lot more than you would on land, with five-star service every step of the way. Here's our guide on what to expect...

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What to Pack for a Sailing Holiday

If you are heading off on a sailing trip, then it is time to start thinking about what to pack for your getaway. We are all aware of the basics: floaty dresses, flip flops, light shirts, sun hats and sun cream, but there are a few other things worth knowing about that you should pack.

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Caribbean Cuisine

Helm Yachts cover exquisite locations including St Lucia, Antigua and Barbados; but there’s no need to stop at just one, with our chartered yachts you can island hop to your heart's content.

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The Best Things to do on your Last Day in Athens (beyond the Acropolis)

Athens is just one of the many destinations you can sail to with Helm Yachts; a leading provider of luxury sailing holidays that can be tailored to your every requirement.

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The Top 5 Reasons to Choose a Sailing Holiday

A yacht charter is the ultimate way to explore, and makes for a perfect holiday in any destination, from the Mediterranean to the Caribbean and beyond. Read on for just some of the reasons why you should choose sailing for your next holiday.

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Fountaine Pajot Alegria 67 Charter

Charter a Fountaine Pajot 67 Alegria. Available crewed in Greece

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Bali 5.4 Catamaran Charter

Charter a Bali 5.4 Catamaran, available as bareboat, skippered and crewed in Croatia, Italy and the Caribbean contact us today to organise your next yacht charter.

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Dufour 48 Catamaran Charter

It's finally here - Dufour's first foray into the catamaran market. And boy, what an entry. As you'd expect from such a marquee brand, the Dufour 48 is beautiful, stylish and comfortable, with a healthy dose of performance, too. Released ahead of the 2019 season, she's now available for skippered and bareboat catamaran yacht charter holidays in Greece and Croatia.

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Making the most of your last day in Croatia

What To Do Before You Fly from Croatia? All good things have to come to an end but the good news is that once you have said goodbye to your yacht you will still have the chance to discover more of Croatia before you set off home.

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Charter a crewed Bali 5.4

Charter a Bali 5.4 Catamaran, available as bareboat, skippered and crewed in Croatia, Italy and the Caribbean contact us today to organise your next yacht charter.

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Skippered yacht charters (what to expect)

Want to know more about what’s involved if you book a skippered yacht charter holiday? Ever wondered how involved you can get, whether to invite your skipper out for meals, and how much to tip? We've put together the following guide which will hopefully answer all these questions and more.

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Island hopping with a skipper in Croatia

Four couples set off on a luxury skippered sailing holiday in Croatia, exploring some of the islands along the stunning Dalmatian Coast.

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Why you should go sailing on your next holiday

Imagine lounging on board a beautiful yacht with your friends, a refreshing drink in your hand, listening to the sound of the waves lapping alongside as you sail serenely into yet another stunning cove. Nowadays, a yacht charter holiday is accessible to everyone, of all abilities and budgets. If you're hesitant about dipping your toe into the world of yacht charters for the first time, read on to discover why it's time to take the plunge

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Family Discover the Greek Islands in Comfort

Two families with young children (7 people in total) were looking for a two-week luxury, crewed family sailing holiday, island hopping around the Cyclades in Greece.

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Sail The World In Style On A Crewed Yacht Charter

A crewed charter is an all-inclusive luxury holiday that blends the comfort of luxury with the spirit of adventure travel, and where service is uniquely tailored to all of your personal requirements. From the moment you step on board and are greeted with a glass of champagne, you need do nothing more than sit back and relax.

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Four reasons to go overboard for a sailing holiday

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Family Sailing Holiday

Yacht charter holidays are the ultimate family escape. Getting out in the fresh air and doing an activity everyone get stuck into is a great way to spend quality time with your nearest and dearest. Here's some helpful advice to get the most out of your next family holiday.

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HELM Sailing Holiday Offers So Much More

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Food and Drink during your charter

Fine food and wine are among the greatest pleasures of any holiday, and the joy of sailing is you can either cook on board or eat out in a different port every night if you want to. Alternatively, why not make lunch at a chosen restaurant your destination for the day, followed by a relaxing afternoon on board your yacht.

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7 Days Sailing the Dalmatian Islands

In order to give the very best advice to his valued clients, your trusty charter broker Simon thought it best in July 2016 to charter a yacht out of Primošten and spend a gruelling seven days sailing round the Dalmatian Islands

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We Create Unforgettable Yachting Holidays

When you book a holiday with Helm, your enjoyment is our priority. We go the extra nautical mile to find you the best yacht for your group, destination and dates. We have a wide network of partners, and as a charter broker we’re always impartial – let us take the Helm.

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Discovering Greece in Ultimate Luxury

A family delve into Greece’s vibrant history and culture on a superyacht. See why they chose Serenity II and how their week unfolded.

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Island Partying around the Adriatic

A group of friends take to Croatia on two Lagoon 450’s for a week of sailing, partying and relaxation: see why they chose the Adriatic and how the week unfolded.

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Turkish Coast and Greek Islands by Gulet

Five lucky couples spend a week hopping between the Turkish Coast and Greek Dodecanese. See why a gulet was the obvious choice for this group of friends.

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Cyclades Islands by Bareboat Charter

Experienced sailors take an un-crewed voyage to the Greek Cyclades Islands: see why they chose the Cyclades and to bareboat the Sun Odyssey 469.

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Landmark Birthday on the British Virgin Islands

Celebrating a 50th birthday in style, four couples experience the British Virgin Islands from the luxury of a crewed Jeanneau 64.

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Family Luxury on the Croatian Coast

A family wanted a crewed sailing holiday around the Croatian islands for a week of culture, cuisine and family fun. See why the Lagoon 620 was the obvious choice for this luxury family holiday.

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