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French Yacht Charters

Established in 2003 STN Yacht Charters are agents specializing in French yacht charters and we can offer boats on both the Atlantic and Mediterranean coasts. We work with only carefully selected operators of well maintained vessels based throughout the region and can offer you the best choice of boats. And by sharing our agency commission with you, the client, we can also give you the very competitive prices. We have a great range of monohulls, catamarans and motor yachts available for bareboat or skippered charter. We would love to show you what we can offer so please contact us by email or use our enquiry form here

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Arachon Marina
Aquitaine lies in the south-western part of France, along the Atlantic Ocean and the Pyrenees mountain range on the border with Spain.

Major yachting centres include; Pauillac, Lege-Cap Ferret, Andernos-les-Bains, Le Teich, Arcachon, Capbreton, St Jean De Luz, Hendaye and Anglet

Brittany occupies the northwest peninsula of continental Europe in northwest France. It is bordered by the English Channel to the north, the Irish Sea and the Atlantic Ocean to the west and the Bay of Biscay to the south.

Major sailing centres include; Saint Malo, Paimpol, L'Aberwrach, Brest, Crozon, Douarnenez, Lorient, and Vannes
Corsica is a French island in the Mediterranean Sea. It is located west of Italy, southeast of the French mainland, and north of the Italian island of Sardinia. The Ligurian Sea seperates the island from mainland Italy

We have boats for charter in; Ajaccio; Bonifacio; Calvi; Macinaggio; Porto Vecchio; Propriano; Solenzara
Languedoc-Roussillon the other French regions of Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, Rhône-Alpes, Auvergne, Midi-Pyrénées on the one side, and Spain, Andorra and the Mediterranean Sea on the other side.

Major sailing centres include; Port-Vendres, St-Cyprien, Marseille, Frontignan, La Grande-Motte and Port Camargue
Nord - Pas du Calais
Nord-Pas de Calais has a border with to the Belgium and Normandy to the south. The coast lies on the Pas de Calais or Dover Strait, one of the worlds busiest shipping lanes.

Major sailing centres include; Dunkerque, Calais and Boulogne-sur-Mer
Normany is bordered by Nord - Pas du Calais to the NE and brittany to the S. The region is bordered along the northern coasts by the English Channel. There are granite cliffs in the west and limestone cliffs in the east. There are also long stretches of beach in the centre of the region.

Major sailing centres include; Dieppe, Le Havre, Deauville, Cabourg, Carentan and Cherbourg
Pays de la Loire
Pays de la Loire, in western France, lies to the south of Brittany and north of Poitou-Charentes. Its western border is the coast that lies on the Atlantic Ocean and Bay of Biscay

Major sailing centres include; Pornichet, Préfailles, L'Herbaudière, Ile d'Yeu, Les Sables D'Olone and Talmont St Hilaire
Poitou-Charentes is bordered by Pays de la Loire to the N and Aquitaine to the S. It western border is a coast lying on the Atlantic Ocean on the Bay of Biscay

Major sailing centres include; Marans, La Rochelle, St-Denis-d'Oléron, St-Georges-d'Oléron and St-Georges-d'Oléron
Provence-Alps-Cote d'Azur
This is the Mediterranean coast of SE France, also known as the French Riviera or Cote d'Azur. It includes the sovereign state of Monaco. It has no officially recognised boundries but is generally considered to extend from the Italian border in the east to Saint Tropez, Hyères or even Cassis in the west.

It is one of the worlds most popular yacht charter destinations and renowned for the number of mega yachts that choose to spend the Mediterranean summer season here. We have boats for charter in; Antibes | Cannes | Frejus | Hyeres | St Mandrier sur Mer | St Raphael | St Tropez

Suggested Itineraries & Routes - Click the following link for a selection of suggested yacht charter itineraries in the France

Marinas - Detailed reports and information on Marinas, Harbours and Anchorages in French area can be found in our Cruising Guide

Experience & Qualifications - Normally the proposed skipper of a bareboat charter is required to hold a sailing license. ICC or equivalent. In certain circumstances we may be able to consider experience rather than formal qualifications. In addition, usually, one member of the crew will need a VHF license. If you have any doubts as to whether you have the necessary qualifications please do not hesitate to contact us

Visa Requirements - France is a member of the European Union. See the following link for EU Visa Regulations

Charter Season - Many of our yachts can be hired year round. While November to February see many sunny days with pleasant temperatures they also see a number of stormy days accompanied by heavy rain. July and August are the most popular months, they also tend to be the most expensive and many marinas and resorts will be very crowded. The months either side of the peak summer period offer good value for money, temperatures are that little bit more comfortable and the area is will have less of a "busy" feel.

Climate - See the following link for detailed information on the weather of French yacht charter areas complete with monthly averages for air and sea temperatures, sunshine hours and UV Index

How to Get There - France has a well developed transport infrastructure with many international airports. Click on the following link for airlines and carriers operating out of French airports

Time Difference - GMT+1. And another hour for Central European Summer Time between late March and late October

Currency - Euro. Major credit cards are widely accepted and there is an extensive network of ATMs throughout the area

Language - French. English is widely spoken

Electricity - 220V

Cusine -

Feedback - We would welcome any comments you may have about your charter in French. Contact us here

Terms & Conditions -These vary depending on the individual boat. Normally a deposit is required at the time of booking with the balance due 6 weeks before the date of your charter. Please contact us if you require further information.

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2 Cabins

Bavaria 30
Bavaria 31
Beneteau Oceanis 31
Beneteau Oceanis 31 [2008] [Ajaccio]
Beneteau Oceanis 31 [2008] [Ajaccio]
Bavaria 32 [2011] [Ajaccio]
Hanse 320 [2010] [Ajaccio]
Dufour 325 [2008] [Propriano]
Dufour 325 [2010] [Propriano]
Dufour 335 [2013] [Propriano]
Dufour 34E [2010] [Ajaccio]
Hanse 350 [2010] [Ajaccio]
Jeanneau SO 39i [2008] [Ajaccio]

3 Cabins

Dufour 34 [2008] [Propriano]
Hanse 342
Hanse 355 [2011] [Ajaccio]
Jeanneau SO 36i [2007] [Propriano]
Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 36i
Dufour 365 [2007] [Propriano]
Beneteau Oceanis 37 [2008] [Ajaccio]
Gib Sea 37 [2003] [Propriano]
Beneteau Oceanis 373 [2006] [Macinaggio]
Dufour 375 [2012] [Ajaccio]
Hanse 385 [2012] [Ajaccio]
Bavaria 38
Jeanneau SO 39i [2008] [Ajaccio]
Beneteau Cyclades 393 [2006] [Ajaccio]
Beneteau Cyclades 393 [2008] [Ajaccio]
Jeanneau SO 40
Jeanneau SO Odyssey 40.3

Dufour 40 [2009] [Ajaccio]
Dufour 40 [2008] [Ajaccio]
Dufour 40 [2005] [Propriano]
Dufour 405 GL [2012] [Ajaccio]
Dufour 405 [2010] [Ajaccio]
Dufour 405 [2009] [Propriano]
Jeanneau SO 42i [2009] [Ajaccio]
Hanse 445 [2012] [Ajaccio]
Dufour 455 [2010] [Ajaccio]
Beneteau Oceanis 523 [2008] [Ajaccio]
Moody 62DS [2012] [Ajaccio]

NB - The year in brackets normally refers to the year the boat was launched but may also indicate the year of a major refit

4 Cabins

Beneteau Oceanis 43 [2008] [Ajaccio]
Bavaria 44 [2004] [Ajaccio]
Hanse 445 [2011] [Ajaccio]
Dufour 455 [2010] [Propriano]
Beneteau Oceanis 45 [2012] [Ajaccio]
Bavaria 46 [2005] [Ajaccio]
Beneteau Oceanis 54 [2010] [Ajaccio]

5+ Cabins

Beneteau Oceanis 50 Family [2010] [Ajaccio]

NB - The option of a Skipper is normally available with these boats. Please get in touch for more details and rates for Skippers

Under 12 metres

FP Highland 35 [2009] [Propriano]
FP Mahe 36 [2009] [Solenzara]
FP Lavezzi 40 [2004] [Solenzara]
FP Lavezzi 40 [2003] [Solenzara]

NB - The year in brackets normally refers to the year the boat was launched but may also indicate the year of a major refit

12 metres +

FP Lipari 41 [2012] [Ajaccio]
FP Lipari 41 [2012] [Ajaccio]
FP Lipari 41 [2010] [Ajaccio]
FP Lipari 41 [2012] [Solenzara]
FP Venezia 42 [1999] [Calvi]
Lagoon 440 [2006] [Solenzara]
Dufour Nautitech 44 [2010] [Solenzara]
FP Bahia 46 [2006] [Solenzara]

NB - The option of a Skipper is normally available with these boats. Please get in touch for more details and rates for Skippers
Motor Yachts
Under 12 metres - Beneteau Antares 9.8 | Cranchi Zaffiro 34 | Beneteau Antares 12 | Beneteau Monte Carlo 37

12 - 15 metres
FP Cumberland 44

NB - The option of a Skipper is normally available with these boats. Please get in touch for more details and rates for Skippers
Skippered & Crewed Boats