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Yachting Sotogrande was created in 2002 by Simon Thompson who is the founder of the company and Principal of the RYA Training Centre.

Sotogrande Marina was chosen for our Yachting Centre due to its unique location. It is the most beautiful marina between Portugal and the Balearic islands, it lies on the border of the Mediterranean and the Atlantic Ocean as well as Europe and the African Continent. It boasts some of the most spectacular views and its sailing grounds are some of the most varied and exciting in the world.

In order to officially run an RYA Training Centre there are exceptionally high standards we must all adhere to. We pride ourselves in not only reaching those standards but surpassing them at every opportunity.

Yachting Sotogrande is based in the stunning setting of Puerto Sotogrande.  It is not only one of the most beautiful marina’s in Andalusia but also has a wide variety of accommodation options.  Should you be looking for a 5 star hotel or a fully catered apartment or maybe something a little more simple – Puerto Sotogrande has it all for you.

If you are on one of our sailing courses you will be onboard your yacht throughout. Our Power and Motor Cruiser courses are non residential and accommodation on land is needed.

We would be happy to make reservations for you or we may be able to offer accommodation afloat.

As an official RYA Training Centre, we offer practical sailing and power courses from the introductory Start Yachting level through to RYA Yachtmaster, supported by the appropriate RYA shore based theory courses. All RYA training courses are delivered in English.
Based in the exquisite setting of Sotogrande, between Gibraltar and Marbella, you can benefit from an expectation of some great weather and yet experience all you need to attain the level of seamanship you want.
Our aim is for you to have a great time whilst you learn and enjoy everything the area has to offer. Supported by experienced RYA Yachtmaster instructors, getting your boating licence in Sotogrande will prove to be  a fantastic opportunity to gain valuable skills and knowledge in navigating and operating sailing and motor boats, while enjoying the beautiful coastal scenery of the Mediterranean.
The Costa del Sol and its surrounding area offer some of the most spectacular scenery which is all the more impressive viewed from the sea.
We offer one of the widest variety of charter boats on the coast from sail to power and from 20′ to 95′.
You can hire a yacht from half a day to two weeks or more it can be skippered or un-skippered (bareboat), luxurious or standard.  The choice is yours !!
Our professional skippers can offer you a day out into the Strait of Gibraltar where the dolphin life is in abundance, a trip to Morocco or Ceuta for some fantastic cuisine or Tarifa for some extreme wind activity. Perhaps anchor off in a bay for a swim and a chilled refreshment or a cruise along the coast to Banus or Marbella for lunch?
We specialize in helping boat enthusiasts find their dream vessel. Whether you’re looking for a luxury yacht or a sporty speedboat, we have a wide selection of high-quality boats to choose from.
Our team of experienced brokers will guide you through the buying process, from selecting the right boat to negotiating the best price. We pride ourselves on our exceptional customer service and strive to make the buying experience as seamless as possible.
Come visit us at our Sotogrande location and let us help you find the perfect boat for your needs.

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Special Occasions


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Powerboat Level 1 & 2

Competent Crew

Yachtmaster Coastal / Offshore

Yacht Gardiennage

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Yacht Deliveries

Survey Consultancy

RYA Training Courses


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