We have five matched yachts for you to enjoy your RYA Course or Stay, Sail and Explore holidays on.
Beautiful to sail
The high performance twin helm 2016 Jeanneau 389 represents the latest in yacht innovation by industry leading Jeanneau. These boats point higher than anything we’ve sailed and the light airs performance is incredible.
Equally as important is the spacious cockpit and interior, essential for training. All our vessels are equipped with the latest in technology, Broadband Radar, GPS, chart plotter and wind instruments, AIS technology and DSC VHF.
If you’re not technically minded, most of this equipment surpasses the minimum requirements of a training vessel and makes your time with us a safe and informative experience.
Living and Staying aboard
- The Interior gives three equally presented double cabins along with two berths in the saloon cabin. Each cabin has a European two pin plug socket along with a USB charging point.
- One head (bathroom) onboard gives a greater balance of equal berth space for all participants. The marina has excellent bathroom facilities accessible to all students and guests via key card entry.
- The Galley has a gas oven and hob along with deep and efficient top loading fridge with a little freezer section too.
- The main saloon and cockpit offer ample space for everyone to sit around together and plan their sailing adventures or sightseeing for the day.
What is the sleeping arrangement?
The Jeanneau 389's are nine berth yachts, this means they have beds for nine people to stay onboard overnight. We don't run courses or host guests to those numbers and the maximum number of people we would allocate onboard is:
- RYA Courses: max 5 students, often 4 + Skipper
- Stay, Sail and Explore: 2-7 guests + Skipper for day sails
So where will you sleep? Each yacht has three double berth cabins (one forward and two aft). The saloon table drops down and creates a large double size berth and there is a separate single side berth too in the saloon area.
We chose this particular model of yacht to replace our entire fleet back in 2016 due to the equal berth sizing, the fact that all berths are at least 2 meters long, and the below decks head clearance is very good too throughout.
Additional sleeping information
For RYA course students: For short courses you can choose to guarantee a private double berth cabin for an extra fee, no problem at all. Or you can take the luck of the draw upon arrival with your course colleagues and see where you are allocated; private double, port single saloon or starboard convertible double saloon. Really you will be so tired after an exhilarating day on the water, and an evening of study or watching the world go by, by the time you go to sleep it really is to sleep. This is not like hanging out in a hotel room, it's a place to get your head down until tomorrow's adventures call you to the open seas again. If you don't want to join a small group, you can always explore our charter option and enjoy the exclusive private use of the yacht.
For Stay, Sail and Explore weeks: Your skipper or instructor is include in the cost of your week and will join your yacht for day and half day sails for up to 5 days based on your requirements (relaxed sails or official RYA course delivery). They do not need to sleep aboard. If Spain is added to the UK Green List and you do wish to overnight in a port in Spain you will need to reserve a private double cabin for your skipper and they will happily take you to other ports overnight.
For long term Fast Track candidates as a member of crew you will take an equal turn of each berth and cabin type. Everybody will at some stage have a private double berth cabin to themselves. Equally everybody will take the saloon side berth and convertible saloon double berth too. If you are not keen on sharing space and want your own private course we do run a VIP Yachtmaster event at a 1:1 ratio - ask for details if this is of interest to you.
RYA courses for 2021 can be run on a residential basis, so there is no requirement to visit different marinas in order to achieve your course goal (RYA Competent Crew, RYA Day Skipper & RYA Coastal Skipper). With this in mind, given the changeable travel and country restrictions, we are focusing on still exploring the full cruising area we normally visit, without making overnight stays in Spain or Morocco. This means your Skipper or Instructor does not need to sleep onboard your yacht with you, there is more space & you get to enjoy more of Gibraltar's varied sundowner options.