About Us


Shantih Marine

Shantih Marine is an established sailing school and skippered yacht charter company based in Victoria Dock, Caernarfon, North West Wales. We have provided first class service for over 10 years, safely sailed tens of thousands of nautical miles, and have guided many people through their qualifications.

Your Skipper

David Williams has over 40 years of international sailing experience. He was Head of Seamanship at Outward Bound centres in Scotland and Wales. He is a Yachtmaster Instructor and a qualified teacher of outdoor activities.


About Shantih

Shantih is a 46 ft Bavaria class “A” ocean-going yacht with proven abilities.

In contrast to most other training yachts, Shantih is 46ft in length making her relatively palatial. There are 3 double cabins and two heads (toilets). There’s even a heated shower at the stern in case you want to go swimming!


  • Length overall 14.4m
  • Beam 4.35m
  • Draught 2.05m
  • Engine Volvo-Penta D2-75 75hp
  • Cabins/Berths 4/8 (incl skipper’s)
  • Mainsail & Genoa 117.8m²
  • Height of mast 19.2m
  • Luxurious interior
  • Central heating


Everyone Welcome

At Shantih Marine, we are dedicated to creating an inclusive and welcoming environment for all. We believe that sailing should be accessible to everyone, regardless of their background, ability, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, or ethnicity. We strive to provide a safe and supportive space where all individuals feel respected, empowered, and inspired.