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Yachting in Germany

Welcome to Germany: A Yachting Paradise Nestled along the shores of the North Sea and the Baltic Sea, Germany boasts countless islands, inland rivers, and lakes perfect for every boating enthusiast. Whether you’re an experienced boater or just getting started, Germany promises unique yachting experiences. This guide will help you explore the best of Germany’s waters and decide if it should be on your sailing bucket list this year.


Peters & May in Germany

Since 2014, our German office has been located in Hamburg, near Europe’s largest port. We offer direct links to the North Sea and Baltic regions, facilitating shipments between Northern Europe and the world. Key ports include Kiel, Cuxhaven, Rostock, and Bremerhaven.

Currency and Language

  • Currency: Euros
  • Language: German
  • Bordering Seas: North Sea, Baltic Sea
  • Inland Lakes/Rivers: Rhine, Oder, Danube, Lake Constance

Peters & May’s Northern Europe Charter shipments offer seasonal flexibility, while our Liner Sailings provide frequent and reliable service to most major ports. Contact us to discover how easy it is to transport your yacht and explore Germany’s waters.


Baltic Sea

The Baltic Sea 

One of Germany’s most popular sailing destinations, the Baltic Sea is a closed body of water with minimal tidal activity, making it ideal for beginners and family-friendly holidays. The Baltic Sea features six islands, long sandy beaches, and diverse coastlines. Must-visit spots include Fehmarn, Rügen, and Mecklenburg.


The North Sea 

For the more skilled sailor, the North Sea offers nature, adventure, and vast open spaces. Known for its 14 islands, picturesque beaches, harbours, charming towns, and even a grey seal colony on Heligoland, it’s a hidden gem among locals and a must-explore for adventurous sailors.

Rivers & Lakes

Rhine River

The Rhine River 

The Rhine River, originating in east-central Switzerland, flows through Lake Constance and into the North Sea. It’s historically significant and one of the most important industrial transport arteries in Europe. Sail past famous cities like Basel, Strasbourg, Mainz, and Cologne.

Danube River

The Danube River 

The Danube River is popular among sailing enthusiasts for its journey through multiple countries, offering diverse landscapes and cultures. Rising in the Black Forest and emptying into the Black Sea, it’s a top choice for first-time sailors.

Lake Constance 

Located in southern Germany, Lake Constance is ideal for experienced sailors due to its strong winds. However, beginners can also enjoy its vast waters. The Mecklenburg Lake District, known as ‘the land of a thousand lakes’, is perfect for recreation, boating, and fishing.

Best Time to Visit

For optimal sailing conditions, visit Germany from May to September. These months bring reliable weather, cultural events, and warm water temperatures. September is particularly favoured for cruising the Rhine, with fewer tourists and beautiful autumn foliage.

How Peters & May Can Make Your German Adventure Happen

Whether you’re a seasoned sailor or a novice, Germany offers diverse yachting experiences. Contact Peters & May to discover how easy it is to transport your yacht and explore Germany’s waters. Our Northern Europe Charter shipments offer seasonal flexibility, while Liner Sailings provide frequent and reliable service.

Peters & May: Your Trusted Yacht Transport Partner

Why Choose Peters & May?


Over 40 years of experience in yacht transport.


On-time delivery and safe handling of your yacht.

Global Reach

Extensive network of routes.

Personalised Service

Tailored solutions to meet your needs.

The Peters & May Process

Step 1: Enquire Reach out to us via phone, email, or our online form to discuss your yacht transport needs.

Step 2: Get a Quote We will provide a detailed quote based on your specific requirements, including the type and size of your yacht, the departure and destination ports, and your preferred shipping dates.

Step 3: Book Once you’re satisfied with the quote, confirm your booking with us. We will guide you through the necessary paperwork and logistics.

Step 4: Load Our experienced team will carefully load your yacht onto the transport vessel, ensuring it is securely fastened and protected for the journey.

Step 5: Transport Your yacht will be transported to the destination port using our reliable and efficient shipping routes.

Step 6: Unload and Delivery Upon arrival, our team will unload your yacht with the same care and precision, ensuring it is ready for you to enjoy your German yachting adventure.

Germany offers a unique and enriching yachting experience with its picturesque seas, rivers, and lakes. With Peters & May’s expertise in yacht transport, your dream sailing adventure in Germany is just a call away. Don’t miss out on exploring this hidden gem in Europe.