Viking Mariners was founded in 2008 to provide high quality sailing experiences and to inspire people to get into sailing. These values are still the driving force behind Viking Mariners. Our commitment to providing the very best sailing experience, regardless of the guests’ experience level, has proved itself to be a winning formula over many years and for the many people who have joined us on the water.
Viking Mariners was formed by Sue Clark and Lee Weavers in 2008. The company was founded with a simple plan – to provide high quality sailing experiences and to inspire people to get into sailing. These values are still the driving force behind Viking Mariners. Our commitment to providing the very best sailing experience, regardless of the guests’ experience level, has proved itself to be a winning formula over many years and for the many people who have joined us on the water.
We are based at Haven Marina in the heart of Ipswich, the county town of Suffolk. This gives us (and our guests) access to the historic rivers Orwell and Stour. Because Ipswich is just a handful of nautical miles from the coast at Felixstowe / Harwich we have easy access to the North Sea, the English Channel and, for much longer adventures, continental Europe and the Mediterranean.
The Viking Mariners Fleet
The primary yacht at Viking Mariners is a monohull craft called the ‘Viking Blue’. The Viking Blue is a 52ft long fast cruising yacht. Classed as a ‘bluewater cruiser’, the Viking Blue is fitted out all the technical and comfort features need to complete adventures of any distance.
In addition to the ‘flagship’ Viking Blue, ‘Charlotte Elizabeth’ is our second monohull yacht’. This Moody 37 is smaller than the Viking Blue and perfectly suited to the training we offer through The Viking Mariners Sea School.
We also have a large catamaran named ‘Alchemy’, capable of comfortably accommodating up to 8 passengers. This Broadblue 38 catamaran is particularly popular with sailors who want to transfer their skills to a twin hulled vessel which are becoming increasingly popular for charter holidays abroad.t.
In addition to the yachts mentioned here we also have access to a much larger fleet of vessels.
Corporate charters and leisure sailing
Here at Viking Mariners we pride ourselves in providing an exceptionally high level of hospitality to all our guests. Whether you are looking for unique corporate entertainment, or creating special memories for your friends and family, we will make sure you are well looked after.
One of the aspects of yacht chartering and ‘experience sailing’ we really enjoy is giving guests the opportunity to get a taste of sailing. This can be as simple as sitting back while our friendly crew take care of you. Or if you or your guests fancy getting more ‘hands on’ with the sailing experience we love to show our guests the ropes (literally!).
Viking Mariners RYA Sea School
Viking Mariners is an RYA recognised Sea School. Over the years our experiences and enthusiastic tutors have helped hundreds of sailors develop their expertise and gain RYA qualifications.
Everyone here are Viking Mariners is passionate about sailing. We love sharing our passion with everyone who joins us onboard. Give us a call on 01394 421209 or contact us via our Contact Page to find out more about why we believe sailing is the ultimate in luxury adventure.