Our Multi-Database Boat Search

We Have the Seven Seas Covered

With access to the world’s seven largest yacht charter databases, we have at our fingertips every quality charter boat in every popular destination on every ocean. Talk to us and you get the best selection of boats available. Each database has its own special features, some global, some regional in focus. With our global network of associations, we're spoilt for choice in finding the boat that's right for you. 

Search our centralised website database by destination, boat or charter type, and start by seeing what may work for you and your crew. Make an enquiry based on your findings, and we'll research all possible sailboat and motor boat options in your destination of choice. The fun really starts once you get our recommendations. Consider all the great possibilities, book your charter boat and be on your way!

What makes Sail Connections different?

Other websites providing a direct online quote for yacht charters do so with access to a single database only. Our Multi-Database Search system is different. We provide the most comprehensive list of available charter boats that meet your requirements in the places you want to sail. And rather than simply acting on search results, we look case by case for windows of opportunity that would otherwise be missed. That includes such scenarios as boats held on options due to expire, unpaid charters pending cancellation, and boats listed as available either side of your preferred dates.

Our Multi-Database Search system combines the records of seven global charter boat databases to reveal every option possible. That enables us to fit you and your crew into the right boat in the right location at the right price. We do that by: 

   > Seeking out any discounts and special deals available, which we then pass on to you.
   > Quoting comprehensively and in more detail, with no surprises.
   > Giving objective, unbiased advice so you get a better selection of boats to choose from.
   > Having access to every boat on offer in a given destination, so you don't have to deal with multiple agents.
   > Providing a service that's free to you!

We have been in the sailboat charter business for 30 years. Our methods are proven to provide the most reliable and reassuring means of organising your sailing holiday.

View our charter listings and choose the boat(s) that you would ideally like to charter. Send your enquiry and we will quickly provide a quote on that and potential alternatives. Compare the options, make an informed choice, and go sailing! 

For a personal proposal structured to meet your needs, with advice on all aspects of your sailing charter ...

The Sail Connections Guarantee

One contact - every option - advice you can trust.


  • Matching any competitive offer
  • Sourcing boats with discounts available
  • Personalising our proposal just for you
  • Qualifying the operator as well as the boat
  • Advising without bias based on 25+ years of experience
  • We do more than just book yachts!

We will match any discount website offer on charter boat price, and still provide our customary high level of service.

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