Sailboat Rental

Charter a Sailboat with or without skipper

How to rent a sailboat?

On SamBoat, you'll find thousands of sailing boats for rent all over the world, with or without skipper depending on your experience or preference. You can rent sailboats from our peer-to-peer network or from professional charters. All you have to do is submit a rental request on the site and ask the owner for the availability. Depending on your experience, you can charter a sailboat with a skipper or as a bareboat. When renting a sailboat without a skipper, you'll have to show enough experience through your nautical CV.

Do you need a license to charter a sailboat?

It may sound a bit strange, but it is not necessary to have a license in order to sail in France. Although it is not required, significant experience is obligatory before renting a sailboat. The Nautical CV is essential to determining the navigator's experience and the owner will use this to accept or refuse the rental request. In other countries, you will be requested to show a license and in some cases, a VHF. Regardless of whether you're renting in France or elsewhere, you will need to prove your previous experience.

If you have no experience or are trying to gain more knowledge, choose to rent a sailboat with a skipper. A captain will take care of the manoeuvring and he will be sure to explain the area of navigation. It is surely the best solution to navigate with peace of mind or to try to improve your sailing skills. This is a perfect option for beginners or if you just want to fully relax and have somebody captain the sailing charter.

Where to hire a sailboat?

-In France: Brittany, Mediterranean, Hyeres, Marseille

-In Croatia: Split, Dubrovnik, Pula

-In Greece: Cyclades, Corfu, Athens

-In Italy: Sardinia, Sicily, Naples

-In Spain: Barcelona, Balearic Islands, Ibiza

What sailboat model should you choose?

When it comes to sailboats, there are several different brands and models to choose from depending on your sailing needs. The Beneteau Sense will provide comfort and offer a more luxurious cruise, while models from Jenneau will deliver speed and performance geared towards regattas. If you're looking for something in the middle, Dufour offers a solid compromise by being both efficient and comfortable. A similar boat can be found by Bavaria, which is known for its comfortable and economical boats. On Samboat on the other hand, you'll be able to find anything from sailboats to large yacht rentals and catamaran charters to fit all budgets and activities.

How to find the ideal boat?

To find the perfect boat for your project, enter your area of navigation and desired dates and see the selection of available boats. Filter sailboats by size, location, capacity, brand, price and find the boat of your dreams. If you don't have the skills or experience to operate a sailboat, rent a boat with a skipper and take full advantage of the sights.

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