Meet the Crew

Hello and welcome to Conwy Yacht Charter where our experienced crew would like to invite you on board Mehalah for an unforgettable luxury cruise or an RYA course.

Jackie Arnold is the Principal of Conwy Yacht Charter and Chief Instructor while Ian Thomas is the Senior Instructor.

Jackie - Conwy Yacht Charter


Jackie has over 30 years sailing experience both in local waters and offshore in other areas across the World. She offers a bespoke service on Mehalah, providing excellent hospitality and tasty wholesome meals.

She is a keen Scuba diver and when season allows is likely to dive while the boat is in a suitable anchorage and catch scallops or lobster for the evening table.

She has sailed the Irish Sea extensively in all weathers with regular trips around Anglesey, to the Isle of Man, the West coast of Scotland, Ireland and, of course, exploring the beautiful North Wales coastline.

Ian - Conwy Yacht Charter


Ian is an experienced sailor and has been involved with the sea most of his life having spent 11 years as a marine engineering officer in the Merchant Navy. He followed that with a career as a Police Officer with North Wales Police.

In 2005 he started to work full time as a sailing instructor and has since taught hundreds of people on many courses, both practical and shore based.

When not sailing his interests include sport, cooking and anything to do with outdoors and adventure.

Mehalah statistics

  • Length14.27m
  • Beam4.26m
  • Draught1.82m
  • Tonnage22 tons
  • Displacement32000 pounds
  • Mast Height63ft to water
  • EngineWesterbeck 64 Engine
  • EquipmentAutopilot, G.P.S., VHF, Navtex, liferaft and full navigation instrumentation
  • Cabins2 Double, twin, 4 bunks in saloon
  • Amenities2 heads, Fridge/Freezer, Showers, Hot Water, Music Player, TV and much more!


Where would you like to go?

For those wanting a day trip or shorter voyages - the North Wales Coast offers some spectacular scenery and wildlife.

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Introducing your yacht

Mehalah offers a comfortable ride and is equally enjoyable both for experienced Sailors and those stepping on board a yacht for the first time.

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When is mehalah available?

Mehalah is available throughout the year and for special events. Click below for more details.

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