Gareth Williams

Gareth Williams started PROMOCEAN Yacht Charter in 1997 to share his passion and enthusiasm and make sailing available to everyone from novice to pro sailors using the highest quality yachts in the most inclusive manner. In an ever changing market our values and integrity remain the same - our mission statement is to  give the very best experience on the water available and exceed our clients' expectations at every level.   "Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.”  

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 old.  He went on to race as a Pro for 15 years in Caribbean, USA & the Med from Maxis to Ultralights. 

He has now sailed well over 200,000 sea miles

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

With 14 Atlantic crossings inc 1st in Class A.R.C. under his belt and as a member of the triumphant teams of most major yacht races including  1st  at Cowes Week and Fastnet in Class he now wishes to share his wealth of 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 under IRC at the highest level.  

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

Liane Williams

Liane is responsible for organising all our corporate events and logistics 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!

Announcing coming events

Contact Gareth Williams ref Caribbean 600, Antigua Race Week, Heineken St. Maarten Regatta, BVI Sailing Week; St. Barts Bucket

Round The Island Race; Cowes Week; Tattinger Regatta; Little Britain Challenge Cup; EMC Dell Silicon Cup; Legal Cup; Think Big; Darmouth Week; Round Britain & Ireland; Property Regatta; Energy Regatta.....

Why not let us organise your own bespoke Industry Regatta for both Corporate Hospitality and Marketing and/or as a unique Team Building/Incentive Day which can be added on to part of a Conference Package.

Promotions for 2018

Early Bird Discounts Available for 2018 - Book before 31st March 2018 to receive your discount


Check out are lastest new Venue - the Southampton Harbour Hotel, Ocean Village.  A magnificent hotel where we can dock our yachts for you and  your guests to truly impress - ideal for conferences and as part of our Work & Play packages.


LENDY COWES WEEK 2018 OPENS FOR ENTRIES Entries for the world   famous Lendy Cowes Week regatta opened today, with organisers Cowes Week   Limited (CWL) announcing a range of competitor-led initiatives for the   flagship event. ENTER   HERE Feedback from the various   classes taking part has led to a comprehensive re-working of the entry fee   structure. Standard and Late entry Fees for all classes have been reduced for   the 2018 event, while smaller one-design and IRC boats received an added boost,   as CWL introduced two new entry categories to further reduce the entry fees   paid by those boats with fewer crew and more limited budgets. Boats opting to take   advantage of the Super Early Bird entry fee, which ends on 29 December, will   also be entered into a prize draw with the successful entrant receiving not   only a rebate on their entry fee but a whole host of enticing prizes,   including a Musto jacket and a £200 TNG Swiss Watches voucher.




Several famous faces from the world of sailing join us in 2018 to offer a further in-sight in to all aspects of sailing.

Motivational talks on their own personal experiences which we hope will inspire you and your guests with their own life adventures.

Guest Speakers include:-

Tracy Edwards, MBE The first female skipper to sail round the world with the first all-female crew gaining international acclaim. Her new and exciting project is to rebuild the yacht  from those early days and raise funds to enhance education and life of females worldwide.

Geoff Holt, MBE The first quadriplegic yachtsman to sail solo around GB and across the Atlantic having been paralysed following a tragic accident at only 18 years of age.  He now runs his own business to help and encourage other disabled people to access the water, whilst striving towards his own personal goal to sail Round the World.

We also have veterans from the sport which includes the first person to sail solo around the world along with Olympic champions.

To add a Speaker to your Sailing Day or Conference Package let us know and we can organise this on your behalf.  We can also assist you in supporting the worthy charities that these speakers represent.

What you need to sail with PROMOCEAN (FAQs)

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.