Terms and Conditions

All charters are tailor made to the requirements of our guests. Esseness may be chartered on a daily or weekly basis.
Day charters include the skipper and crew, all onboard catering, fuel.

Weekend/Short Breaks and weekly charters also includes bedding and towels, berthing fees and fuel.  On a week or longer charter, one evening meal will be had ashore at each individual’s expense.

Extras are the hire of any equipment e.g. golf, kayaks, excursions/entrances to places of interest, meals ashore, alcohol.

Charter prices are inclusive of VAT

Day Sail – price quoted on enquiry.

Weekend/Short Break, Weekly Charters/Mile Building – See our sailing programme for a guide on cruises and prices.  Single occupancy incurs a 50% surcharge.

Corporate – for all Corporate charters which can include entertainment, events, team building, incentive rewards etc please email or phone to discuss your specific requirements so we can provide you with a quote.


See website http://www.sailsandsummits.co.uk/ for special offers, otherwise

5% discount for returning customers.

How to book

Please phone or email to check availability and discuss what, if any, activities you would like to partake in.

We will make a provisional booking which will be held for up to seven days.

A completed and signed booking form together with a non-refundable deposit of 25% of the charter price is required to secure a booking.

The balance of the agreed charter cost will be due 28 days before the commencement of the charter, or where the booking is made less than 28 days before commencement of the charter, payment in full will be required with the booking form.


If you cancel more than 28 days prior to the date of the charter, only the 25% deposit will be retained. If the cancellation is within 28 days of the charter the full cost of the charter will be retained.

If we have to cancel for any reason, we will offer a mutually agreeable alternative or failing that a full refund of all monies paid and Sails and Summits Limited will have no further liability.

The skipper has ultimate discretion at all times to alter, postpone or cancel the itinerary in the event of unfavourable weather conditions or other circumstances which he or she feels may place the vessel, crew or charterers in any danger. There will be no further liability to Sails and Summits Limited.


Under 18’s must be accompanied by a responsible adult at all times.


Sails and Summits Limited have comprehensive third party indemnity cover up to £3,000,000. This does not cover cancellation, personal accident or injury, unless caused by our negligence, or loss of personal effects and we recommend you take out your own personal holiday insurance.

Notwithstanding the provisions of the previous paragraph a guest shall be liable for any loss or damage to the boat, boat’s equipment or furnishings through their own negligence or misuse.

Health and Safety

Please inform us on booking of any medical conditions or treatments.  All crew should be fit enough to partake in the safe operation of the boat.

For the comfort and safety of crew and guests please note Sails and Summits Limited operate a no smoking policy aboard Esseness.

Dietary Requirements

Please inform us on booking of any special dietary requirement or allergies.


Whilst every effort has been made to give an accurate description of the vessel and equipment Sails and Summits Limited can not be held liable for any minor inaccuracies and reserves the right to change or alter equipment.

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