All the useful information you need to help create your personalised charter experience.

Getting to Lymington Yacht Haven

Your journey to Lymington is straightforward; the town is connected to London via the regular Waterloo-Brockenhurst service and taxis can be arranged to collect you and your guests from Brockenhurst or Lymington stations on request. By road, Lymington is accessed from the M27 via Junction 1, following signs for Lymington on the A337 or Junction 2 avoiding the potential bottleneck at Lyndhurst during the busy summer season.

The post code for your satnav is SO413QD and the address is:
Lymington Yacht Haven, King’s Saltern Road, Lymington, Hants

If you arrive early, the comfortable Haven Bar and Restaurant offers breakfast from 09:00 onwards. There is an outside terrace with excellent views across the Solent; a great way to start your charter day!


There is plenty of accommodation in and around the Lymington area ranging from well-established hotels to affordable B&B. There are a number of AirBnB properties close to the town or if you want to fully enjoy the boating experience, the Yacht Haven Marina hosts several boats that offer accommodation through Beds on Board.

Commercial Charter Operations

There are one or two things you should consider when chartering a boat, hopefully this section will give you an insight into what to look out for in order to satisfy yourself that your charter boat meets current safety standards and the skipper is qualified to operate the boat.

Preparing a boat for charter can be costly and may take considerable time especially if the boat is not ‘coded’ from new.

Consequently, some boat owners are tempted to offer their boats for charter hire without complying with the relevant legal requirements set out by the Marine and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

It is a legal requirement that UK vessels (up to 24 metres load line length) in commercial operation or charter use, comply with the  MCA Small Commercial Vessel and Pilot Boat Code of Practice and be issued with valid Certificates by a recognised Certifying Authority.

The MCA Code of Practice sets out all the requirements that need to be met before a boat can be used for commercial charter. The code includes requirements for boat stability, safety and life-saving equipment, emergency procedures and skipper qualifications.

Yallabina is Coded for Category 2 commercial charter operation by the MCA which means she is certified to operate up to 60 miles from a safe haven.

The skipper holds a Commercially Endorsed RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Offshore certificate which allows him to be in command of boats up to 24 metres in length that weigh no more than 200 tonnes.

The skipper also holds several other certificates including: VHF radio, radar, sea survival, first aid and a Professional Practices and Responsibilities certificate.

Yallabina Motor Yachts Limited is a member of the Professional Charter Association, a group of professional charter skippers and owners whose aim is to improve the safety of passengers and crews on board member vessels and to ensure that member vessels are equipped and maintained to the highest standards and operated within or exceeding national, local and harbour regulations.

Yallabina is insured for commercial operations and carries public liability insurance of £3 million.

Alcohol on board

So that we can legally provide alcohol as part of your charter experience and to meet the requirements of the Licensing Act 2003, Yallabina is registered as a licensed premises. The skipper is the Designated Premises Supervisor and holds a Personal Alcohol License, this means the skipper and crew can legally serve you with alcohol and will do so on a fair and sensible use basis.

We can serve Champagne, sparkling wines, white wines and beer. Because red wine doesn’t mix well with teak floors and cream furnishings we don’t serve red wine on the boat.

Corporate trips
Family day trip
Special occasions


Designed and built in Plymouth by Princess Yachts International, Yallabina is a 16 metre (53 feet) Princess V53 luxury sports cruiser.



Your personalised charter experience starts in Lymington Yacht Haven, a Five Gold Anchor Marina and Marina of The Year in 2016.


The cost of your charter depends on where you want to go and what you want to do.

Yallabina Motor Yachts Limited is a member of the Professional Charter Association, a group of professional charter skippers and owners. PCA Members and their vessels conform to a code of conduct to deliver safe and compliant charter operations.

Get in touch If you would like to know more and have an interest in chartering Yallabina for the day.