We offer skippered and bareboat charter with our new Oceanis 55. Perfect for corporate entertaining, cruising yacht charter and racing charter in the Solent. Anchor off Osbourne Bay and take a swim in the ocean.

Solo is based at Hamble Marina, Hampshire which gives superb access to the Solent and the beautiful South Coast of England. Superbly equipped, maintained and presented we are happy to discuss your ideas should you have any special requests about your yacht charter. If you are not sure sailing is for you and don’t want to leave the marina but want to experience a night or weekend on a yacht, our dedicated team will be more than happy to put an itinerary together for you. Stay on board for a birthday or anniversary surprise with a difference.

Also based at Hamble Marina, is Juno IV, a true racer and she offers the hardened sailor an experience to remember. Juno IV, although only as recently as 2014 was put back out on the racing circuit, she has proven her racing pedigree and won some silverware in Round the Island 2014 and 2015. We recommend an experienced crew and skipper if chartering Juno IV, but is full hands on fun for the sailor wishing to learn more about sailing. She is a rare breed of racing yacht who respects all who sail in her but demands respect on the waters too.

Juno IV

This AC 45 was designed by Tony Castro and built in Southampton in 1989 by Killian Bushe. Put straight out to race she soon proved her design and build by winning silverware in some of the toughest races.


2015 Winner – Line Honours – Field Barnacle
2014 Winner – Renaissance Trophy
2014 Winner – Line Honours – Field Barnacle
1990 Setimana Del Boque, Sardinia, Winner
1990 Kings Cup Spain 2nd
1990 Sardinia Cup 2nd
1989 Admirals Cup Winner
1989 Southern Cross Cup ’89 series, Australia Winner

After 14 years of retirement from racing, she was entered into Round the Island 2014. Our results are: Winner of the RENAISSANCE TROPHY for First Classic Racer to finish and Winner of the FIELD BARNACLE for First Classic Racer across the line.

In 2015 we repeated with – Winner of the FIELD BARNACLE for First Classic Racer to finish across the line.

Juno IV is a true racer with an interesting history. Designed to race Juno IV is always looking for teams to come on board and enjoy the thrill of winning.

About Us

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With our experience of having fun and enjoying the South Coast of England, Challenge Yachting is offering our fleet of vessels for you to enjoy. Whatever water sports you would like to try.

Forever adding more to our fleet you could be exhilarated on a famous racer on day one, unwinding with a kayak lesson on the Hamble River on day two and taking a rib ride to the Isle of Wight for a spot of lunch on day three.

Based at Swanwick Marina we are perfectly situated for the Solent, the surrounding stunning coastline and the Isle of Wight. We can customise the day to suit you and with professional skippers and crew we guarantee a relaxed, fun and informative day for your family day out or corporate sailing days and team building activities.

We are here to help, no request is too much to ask. With years of hospitality experience, our dedicated team will meet with you and discuss your requirements and come up with a tailored inventory to suit you.

Solo CV

Solo is an Oceanis 55 ready for charter and for fun. She is fully equipped with all the up to date safety and navigational equipment, including up to date charts and marina guides.

Outside, this luxury yacht has a spacious cockpit area with plenty of open seating and 2 day beds, perfect for soaking up the days sun. With a cool box and freezer you can guarantee a cool drink is easily at hand. The music system can be controlled from the top deck navigation cock pit and areas can be excluded from the music if you want to rest in peace.

Inside, this luxury yacht has 3 double berthed cabins each with its own bathroom. The dining area can be turned into a large day bed making it a perfect place to sit and watch movies, play games or cool down after sunning yourself on the sun decks.

Heating, air conditioning, radio/TV/DVD/XBox and domestic equipment come as standard. We can also provide a tender and outboard for the duration of your charter so you can anchor in some of the beautiful locations off the coast and then explore by foot.

When anchored, the rear platform turns into a terrace kissing the waters edge making it easy to slip in and out of the sea. The area invites you to relax and unwind.

Mr TooTs