Well Appointed

Kadore is a spacious, comfortable vessel with berths for up to 6 persons. There are lockers and cabinets throughout. 2 WC facilities and shower. Fully equipped galley

Bareboat Charter

Charter is offered 'bareboat' to experienced persons with a yachtmaster certificate or equivalent qualifications

Skippered Charter

Skippered Charter can be arranged on request for those who do not carry the necessary certification, or for those who would just like to be guided in the Cruising Area

Inshore cruising

The West Coast of Scotland provides endless cruising possibilities. From small, idyllic anchorages to larger fishing villages and ports with all amenities there is something for everyone. The tidal waters make navigation essential to passage between islands, each one unique and set in the magical backdrop of an extinct volcanic landscape.

Kadore is based in Crinan, a picturesque village in southern Argyll, on the west coast of Scotland at the northern end of the Crinan Canal. The yacht is generally available for charter from early May until the end of September when the weather in these parts can offer some superb sailing. Kadore is a Nauticat 33, a 33ft ketch rig motorsailer built in 1989 in Finland, with plenty of room for 4 persons to be comfortable over any charter period. Her motorsailer characteristics make her an ideal choice of yacht for exploring the Western Isles of Scotland, from Skye in the north to Islay in the south. Whether under sail or powered by her 90HP Ford Lehman engine she can almost go anywhere in any weather. The covered wheelhouse provides all the protection you will need from the wind, the wet and the midges! Heating is ducted throughout the vessel adding an extra level of comfort. The carpentry is teak and other hardwoods throughout and, in keeping with her well appointed interior, smart new upholstery provides comfort in the saloon and sleeping cabins. Two ‘heads’, forward and aft, with shower and wash basins provide the essential facilities. A large galley running the length of the saloon provides the cooking and storage space to prepare all meals. Kadore comes with a 4 person inflatable tender and 2.3HP Honda 4-stroke outboard motor.

Kadore is available for weekly charter, and potentially for shorter periods depending on demand.

How to Book


The ‘bareboat charter’ price per week throughout the season (April to September 2024) is £2,100, with a £2,500 security deposit. ‘Skippered charter’ incurs an additional charge starting from £190 per day. A 5% discount is available for charters which are booked for 2 weeks or more. Charter weeks usually run from Sunday 12 noon to the subsequent Saturday 12 noon; a 24 hour turnaround is required following any charter period. The payment must be made in UK currency (GBP).

Please note that Yachtsman’s Travel Insurance through Topsail Insurance can also cover the £2,500 security deposit. For more details click on this link >> Topsail Insurance.

Diesel consumed over the charter period will be charged at cost.


Please complete the form on this page, and click on ‘Get in Touch’. We will then contact you to confirm availability and discuss your preferences and the finer details of your booking.  We will hold your provisional booking for a period of 14 days during which we expect to complete all paperwork and lodge a Booking Deposit.

We will send you the Charter Agreement to complete and return along with a Booking Deposit of £1,000. The deposit may be paid by bank transfer or Paypal.

We will return a copy of the Charter Agreement to you, fully signed.

Final payment, less the deposit paid, is due 6 weeks before the commencement of the Charter Period.

Short Term Charters

Charter over a shorter period is offered at £385 per day for a minimum of 3 days and subject to availability. Additional days (part-week) will also be charged at this rate.

Qualifications required

To comply with the insurance conditions, it is essential that any charterer and crew taking on a ‘bareboat’ charter have adequate experience and/or a minimum level of a qualification. This means that the Skipper must have at least an RYA Coastal Skipper qualification or be able to demonstrate competence and experience in coastal waters as Skipper in vessels of a similar size to Kadore. In addition, at least one other member of the crew must have an RYA Day Skipper qualification or be able to demonstrate sound experience to pilot the vessel to a safe haven should the Skipper be taken ill or injured. See RYA website for details : www.rya.org.uk

Many charterers do not have RYA qualifications but are extremely experienced yachtsmen and yachtswomen and perfectly capable of handling Kadore. For this reason, we would be pleased to receive and discuss your resumé of experience before confirming your booking.