Gareth Williams

Gareth Williams started Promocean Yacht Charter in 1997 to share his love of sailing with as many people as possible having set up a base in the UK.  

A professional RYA/MCA  Commercially Endorsed Yacht Master Ocean, Sail & Power he is the youngest person to have completed every leg of the Whitbread Round the World Race at only 17 years.  He went on to race as a pro for 15 years in Caribbean, USA & the Med from Maxis to Ultralights.

His achievements have included Winner of Antigua Race Week overall, Race Class & Swan 65 Caribbean.O.R.T. Winner, European & National Champion Beneteau First 40.7.  

With 14 Atlantic crossing under his belt and as the winner of most major yacht races including Cowes Week and Fastnet in Class he wishes to share his experience with you.  He now owns his own high profile Beneteau First 40 National Champion Race Yacht SFIDA ex Tarka II which is beautifully maintained and offers sailing experience days, from instruction to cruising to racing.  

Having also run super yachts worldwide he has excellent experience in event management and making sure every thing is to an exacting standard. 

Liane Williams

Liane is responsible for organising all our corporate events from catering to transportation. 

Having run her own successful recruitment company and been involved in the sales and marketing industry, she is an accredited professional trainer with a wealth of experience in managing & team building.  She can use this experience  to offer unique Team Building Days which include Team Leader Workshops &Recruitment Assessment Days along with traditional Sailing Days.

Having joined Gareth in the super yacht industry for many years, she has also worked worldwide on large yachts managing the housekeeping, accounts and eventing part of the business.  Always keen to go that extra mile to make sure your event goes to plan and you and your guests enjoy a memorable day!

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How much sailing experience do I need?

For the majority of our events no sailing experience is necessary as we will provide two professional crew.

What do I need to bring with me?

Wear multiple layers rather than one thick layer in cold weather.  We provide foul weather gear but wear soft trousers preferably rather than denim.  Bring a hat, gloves and thick socks.  In hot weather make sure you have sun hats and plenty of sun screen. Please make sure your footwear is non-slip (non black soles) either deck shoes/boots or training shoes are best - no flip flops.

What Insurance Do I need?

Everyone joining us is covered by our yacht's insurance for 3rd party liability.

What if I need to cancel my booking?

25% of the booking fee will be retained by Promocean Yacht charter if you cancel within 6 weeks of your booking - after this we retain the full fee.  We reserve the right to postpone if unsuitable conditions are outside of our control - normally we will try to arrange a mutually convenient date to reconvene.