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Here to give inspiration and an insight into what a sailing holiday is like. Once you’re ready, complete our experience builder to create your perfect yachting holiday!

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Green Yacht Charters

Eco-friendly yachts are on the rise, with innovative new technologies and approaches helping to reduce our environmental impact. These are some of the ways that yacht charters are evolving to leave less of an impact on the world around us.

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Eco-Friendly Charter Yachts

Owners, charter companies and shipyards have all started pulling together to reduce yachting’s carbon footprint, and some of the results have been spectacular. From clean-power catamarans to innovations in construction and sail design, here are some of the yachts making a positive impact on the world around us.

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Best Crewed Yachts in Greece

There’s no better way to explore the sprawling Greek islands than on a private crewed yacht charter, with a skipper to look after the sailing while you relax and enjoy the wind in your hair and the cold drink in your hand. Your crew are on hand to cater to your every need. This is our guide to the best crewed yachts you can charter in Greece.

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The Worlds Best Bareboat Charter Yachts

The performance, comfort and quality of your boat can make or break your yacht charter. HELM know what makes a superb charter yacht, and this is our round up of the best bareboat charter yachts on the market.

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The X-Yachts Factor

Looking for a better bareboat? An X-Yacht could be just right! The Danish superstars are comfortable and quick. Read more about these magical monohulls!

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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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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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Where to Sail: December, January, February (and stay warm!)

The sailing season doesn't have to end when Winter comes. From Thailand to the Caribbean to the Whitsundays and beyond, there are a treasure trove of wonderful, warm places that are perfect to explore on a yacht charter throughout December, January and February. Where will you go?

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Where to Sail: September, October, November

Autumn is a brilliant time of year to head on a yacht charter holiday. From Turkey to Thailand, and Australia to the Seychelles, here are our favourite places to sail across the world in September, October and November. Where will you go next?

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Where to Sail: June, July and August (and dodge the crowds)

Welcome to summer sailing at its glorious best. From Greece and Croatia to Italy and the BVI, these are our favourite places to charter a yacht across the European summer months of June, July and August. Where will you go next?

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The Best Yachts in Mykonos

Here are our pick of the best pound-for-pound value yachts sailing from Mykonos. Away from the chaos of Athens and close to idyllic Santorini, it's a superb gateway to the real Greece, complete with picture-perfect whitewashed houses.

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Why a sailing holiday makes for the perfect honeymoon (and our top tips)

Set sail for married life with an unforgettable honeymoon sailing holiday. Celebrate your nuptials with the holiday of a lifetime on board a beautiful yacht. Picture the scene – after weeks of hectic preparation for the Big Day, you and your new spouse are lounging on the deck of a luxury yacht enjoying a well-deserved glass of bubbly as you watch the sun set over the horizon.

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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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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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Destination Guide: Greece or Croatia?

Croatia and Greece are two of the best cruising areas in the world. These glorious Mediterranean hot spots offer beautiful coastlines, idyllic anchorages, crystal waters and rich culture. Which should you choose?

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Caribbean Christmas Yacht Charter

Lose the Roast Turkey and try some Rum punch, Jerk Chicken and Reggae music. No better way to spend Christmas than on a yacht in the Caribbean!

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HELM Sailing Holiday Offers So Much More

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How to Choose the Right Boat for Your Holiday

At HELM we offer four different types of yacht charter – sailing boat, catamaran, motor boat and gulet. Read on to see which suits you best.

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Pre-Holiday Considerations

A list of things you need, and may not need for on-board living. This is your one-stop crib sheet for everything you should think about before you go on your yacht charter to help make the most of your time afloat.

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Pre-Holiday Considerations Crewed Charter

A list of things you need, and may not need for on-board living during a crewed yacht charter.

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Get Your RYA Day Skipper in Croatia

Learn how to sail in beautiful sunny Croatia. Get your RYA Day Skipper, the most commonly accepted certificate to charter a yacht.

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