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I think there’s something rather magical about exploring an area by water; a life on the ocean wave is certainly for me as long as it’s in luxury surroundings and I’m exploring somewhere beautiful. And you really don’t get more beautiful than Cornwall; with its rugged coastline, sandy beaches, towering cliffs and picturesque fishing villages – all of which are fabulous to explore by land or by sea. A first-class ticket on board a luxury charter yacht has got to be the way to cruise and in this part of the world, Bowman Yacht Charters are the people to take you. They are berthed at Falmouth Marina which can be reached in just over 5 hours from London, whether travelling by road or train.

The Yacht
The Yacht is named Yemaya of Helford and is a stunning, beautifully crafted, 50ft Cruiser Racer coded to the highest MCA standards with room for 8 guests but is more comfortable with up to 5. There is something inherently freeing about life at sea, with no timetables, no rules and no one else to worry about, the time is yours to do as you wish, total relaxation – with a view of course. But is not just a way of travelling from place to place; Yemaya offers entertainment, peaceful discovery or breath-taking adventure depending on how you wish to make use of her.

Facilities
Yemaya offers safe performance sailing, exceptional durability and comfortable. She features a spacious saloon area which houses 2 bunk beds and a pilot birth and two private cabins, one with a double and a single bed and the other with a double bed. There are two bathrooms with toilets and en-suite showers with running hot water. There’s also a spacious gallery kitchen and an outdoor dining table for dining under the stars. This really is luxury sailing – there’s even heating and Wi-Fi on board as well as a USB connection for iPods and MP3s in the saloon! All the safety gear that you need is provided and if you wish, particularly if you’re planning a more adventurous sail, you can also hire additional wet weather gear including boots, jackets and salopettes. Free parking is available at the Premier Marina in Falmouth so you can leave your car while you sail, you can also make use of the shower and bathroom facilities, laundry facilities and the Marina bar and restaurant.

Dining
They are more than happy to provide lunch and don’t assume because you’re on a boat this will be basic, the standard is very high and a gourmet picnic is more their style, with wine! Of course, the facilities on board also mean that self-catering is more than possible; the gallery kitchen features a gas hob and oven as well as a fridge freezer. Some trips can be setup to combine a mixture of both – with the food being provided for certain elements of the trip but you are left to your own devices for others.

Activities
The charter experience can very much be tailored to your requirements, it could be that you use it for a luxury sailing holiday, a skippered adventure charter or just a day sail. Although room for 8, it doesn’t have to be this number, the yacht is perfect for romantic getaways just the two of you, whether on a day sail, short trip or my personal favourite, a sunset cruise. The yacht is also great for corporate sailing-trips, team-building events or a reward day for your staff. You can get as hands on as you wish, the skipper is very experienced and knowledgeable and is more than happy to instruct you in the art of sailing – great for novices or those wanting a refresher. The Yemaya is also extremely useful at getting you to places that would be impossible to reach by land; think private sheltered coves which are perfect for sunny picnics. You can also dive off the boat and do some snorkelling or paddle boarding, or just relax on the deck and top up the tan. It’s not even just Cornwall, the yacht can also cruise around the Isles of Scilly, the Channel Islands or Brittany

For a unique holiday and memories that will last a lifetime, book a luxury yacht charter with Bowman Yacht Charters and you can literally sail off into the sunset.

Bowman Yacht Charters

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