Renting a boat and going to sea is freedom. And it’s as easy as waving a magic wand, with a few tips. There are different types of boats for hire at different prices. The choice of boats for hire is immense: motorboats, sailing boats of various sizes, catamarans, houseboats… they can be hired with or without a skipper. Some boats do not require a licence.
Prices depend on the model and the rental period. Boat insurance is included in the rental price.
For example, for a day on the Côte d’Azur with a motorboat of more than 10 metres, you should count between 200 and 1500 euros.
How to rent a boat?
There are a few things to check, especially if the boat is rented by a private individual: safety and comfort equipment, boat insurance and the rental contract. Motorboats over 6 metres, or sailing boats over 8 metres, must be equipped with satellite or land station positioning equipment, a depth sounder and a VHF transceiver
if they go more than 2 miles from the coast. Ask where you can find a first aid kit, life jackets and, depending on the boat model, an emergency knife and fire extinguisher. You will be asked for a deposit.
The advantages of boat hire
Boats can be rented by private individuals, by an agency, or by an online rental platform
(HeyCaptain, Click & Boat, Ocean Serenity, SamBoat, etc.), which lists various professional or private rental companies, and sometimes both. These platforms make it easy to compare offers. Renting from an agency provides dedicated advice. Renting directly from a private person can be interested in terms of price.
After reading this article, I’m sure you’ll want to go for a nice walk on the sea, the ideal way to get away…
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