About United Kingdom
Nowhere in the UK is more than 72 miles from the coast, and with over 6,000 islands and islets the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - to give it’s full title - is an island nation with a long deeply ingrained relationship with the sea.
Largely undiscovered by the Superyacht fraternity, the immense coastline is still relatively unspoilt. With its mild summer weather and fantastic sailing conditions, lying as it does in between the Mediterranean and the Baltic, as well as being close to trans-Atlantic routes, savvy Superyacht owners are beginning to make the most of the opportunity to explore these ancient isles.
The UK coast offers a unique chance to explore a country dripping with history and soaked in cultural arts. From the coast, it is never far to venture inland and explore stately homes and their great gardens. You can see Shakespeare performances in Stratford–Upon-Avon, visit wonderful art galleries, shop in the most exclusive stores and still return to your yacht in time for cocktails. UK chefs are now leading the way in new gastronomy while the British music and fashion scene continues to ignite the world.
This Island Nation is a rich and rewarding cruising ground for any Superyacht, no matter what the owner seeks, from the tranquility and breath-taking scenery of the Scottish Highlands, to the bright lights of the City of London and the surf-breaks of the west coast.
The UK has much to offer in terms of services, not least the world renown shipyards for new builds, refit and repairs, and those trusted global services that will look after your yacht wherever in the world you might be, from sailmakers and riggers, to tenders, electronics, crew uniform and data roaming services. With international travel so easily accessible, and world class crew training available, yachts can be refitted whilst crew attended courses or take time off.
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