Boat rental for Water Sports
Boat rental for Water Sports
Rent a boat to practice water sports
Going on the sea on a boat is not necessarily synonymous with idleness. For those who are looking for adrenaline, new sensations or simply want to try a new activity, water sports are for you! Most of these sports involve being towed behind a boat. Needless to say, renting a sailing boat will be of no use to you and only motor boats will do the job.
Let's take a look at these activities:
Water-skiing by boat
The name of this water sport is rather suggestive. Here, no sticks or powder, but the speed and sensations remain present. Equipped with two skis, a rope (called a spreader) and towed behind a boat, you are ready to ski on the water.
Our advice: don't pull the rope too much, otherwise you'll fall down. In fact, when leaving, be careful to have a constant speed until the towed person comes out of the water.
To rent a boat for water skiing, more or less any motorboat will work. As long as it exceeds 20 knots. You should also choose to rent a light boat, about 13 feet/4m long. Moreover, the boats for the water-skiing generate "flat" waves thanks to their sleek lines and aggressive design.
Boat rental for wakeboarding
Beginner or advanced, wakeboarding allows anyone who wants to experience the pleasure of skiing to enjoy it. The only difference with water skiing is of course the equipment used. Instead of being on two skis, it is on a board that you will practice.
As for the type of boat to rent, once again, all motor boats can do the job. Boat models have been specially designed for wakeboarding. Due to different weights and hull shape, they create high and stiff stern waves, even at medium speeds.
If you want to rent this type of boat to do wakeboarding, they are easily recognisable because of their sporty and aggressive design.
A very attractive option when renting a boat is the wakesurf. This time if, once a cruise speed has been reached, release the spreader bar and use the waves generated by the boat to surf. Sensation guaranteed!
Sensation ensured with a towed buoy! Whether you are alone or with friends, it doesn't matter. As long as you all manage to hold out as long as possible.
Some boats can be equipped with sea kayaks. Ideal for exploring the coastline or a cave when your boat is at anchor.
Just like kayaking, as soon as your boat is at anchor, it's an opportunity to take the paddle out. Standing on the board and armed with your paddle, you can easily explore the surroundings and even surf some waves. For a ride or a surf, the paddle gives you the choice.
The jet ski or water scooter is a small device operated by a powerful engine. It can be equipped with your rental boat.
The equipment to practice
The essential equipment for wakeboarding, buoy towing or water skiing when renting is a hang point for the spreader.
Some boats are equipped with what is called a "ski mast". This vertical beam is the ideal material to fix the spreader. Otherwise you will find traction rings or wake towers.
Of course, a bright-colored lifejacket is mandatory. Normally, your rental boat is equipped with it. You can always ask the owner for confirmation before renting.
On SamBoat, you will find models of wakeboard boats for rent, specially equipped.
What does the regulation say?
Be aware of the regulations!
If you ever decide to go wakeboarding, water skiing or enjoy a towed buoy ride when you rent a boat, then some of the instructions are to be followed.
- First of all, you need at least two people aboard the boat at all times. This means that you must rent your boat to at least 3 people.
- The towed person must be able to swim
- Water skiing is prohibited in the swimming areas
- To practice wakeboarding and water skiing, you must use the channels reserved for motor boats.