Owner FAQ

    Registration

  • 1 - Is it free to add a boat?


    Yes, listing a boat is completely free and there are no obligations.

  • 2 - What are the terms and conditions for listing a boat on the site?


    You must be the owner of a registered boat that meets the following conditions:
    •Be insured for the year
    •Be in perfect working order and regularly maintained
    •Be fitted with safety equipment compliant with its navigation category

  • 3 - What types of boats are accepted ?


    Accepted boats include motor boats and sailboats registered in Europe.
    We do not accept the following boats:
    •Jets-skis
    •Windsurf boards
    •kayaks, canoes

  • 4 - What safety equipment is mandatory ?


    You must have safety equipment suited to the specific navigation category, notably, enough life jackets to cover the boat's on-board capacity. Click here for a list of mandatory safety equipment.

  • 5 - Who sets the rental Price ?


    It's up to you to set the rental rate for a day or week, according to the different seasons (we recommend a rate 40% below the market rate). Please note that the price displayed on the site is not the same as the price you will enter when managing your advert. For example, if you set a daily rate of €200, the total rate including tax displayed on the website will be €224, including our commission.

    Insurance

  • 1 - Do I already need to be insured ?


    Yes, you must must be insured for the year to cover civil liability or have fully-comprehensive cover.

    Booking and Payment

  • 1 - How is the deposit calculated ?


    You choose the future renter according to their reviews and nautical CV. Additionally, when the day arrives, if you don't believe that they have the skills detailed on their nautical CV, you have the right to cancel the booking.

  • 2 - When and how do I get paid ?


    You'll get 85% of the price you've set on you ad, Samboat keeps improving its service with a 15% commission on bookings

  • 3 - How much money will I get from the booking ?


    No, all payments must be carried out through our website to benefit from the services offered by the site. Furthermore, if you are found to have gone direct, you will be removed from the platform and a compensation request will be sent to you.

  • 4 - Do I need to declare my income ?


    Except in the case of an adverse weather warning in the departure port, the renter must pay cancellation fees.
    If the renter cancels without reason, the following penalties will be applied:
    •If cancelled more than 2 weeks prior to the rental, you will receive 50% of the rental rate
    •If cancelled less than 2 weeks prior to the rental, you will receive 100% of the rental rate

  • 5 - Can the renter cancel the booking ?


    It is possible, but if you accept the booking, please respect your commitments! SamBoat.fr is first and foremost a community, so if a member is counting on you for this rental, please honour it and don't cancel the booking. Except in the case of an event outside of your control, such as damage caused the day before the rental, or even an adverse weather warning, after two cancellations without reason, your account will be suspended.

  • 6 - Can the renter cancel the booking ?


    It is possible, but if you accept the booking, please respect your commitments! SamBoat.fr is first and foremost a community, so if a member is counting on you for this rental, please honour it and don't cancel the booking. Except in the case of an event outside of your control, such as damage caused the day before the rental, or even an adverse weather warning, after two cancellations without reason, your account will be suspended.

  • 7 - Can I cancel the booking ?


    You'll get 85% of the price you've set on you ad, Samboat keeps improving its service with a 15% commission on bookings

  • 8 - How is the deposit calculated ?


    Depending of the country you are coming from, you need to contact the authority concerned to know if your revenue from the sharing economy are subject to taxes.

    Boat rental

  • 1 - Do I need to be present to hand over the keys ?


    It is preferable that you be present to explain how to operate the boat, how to make adjustments and to highlight any particular features. You must ensure that the renter follows local navigation rules (for example, using mandatory channels). Furthermore, you can also share your knowledge of the region and/or worthwhile places to visit in the navigation area.
    We offer a concierge service allowing you to rent your boat without having to be present. To do this, please contact us on +33 (0)5 35 54 41 46. 
    Note: we strongly recommend (if you have the chance) that you meet the renter earlier than the time arranged to help them get used to the boat.

  • 2 - Is a rental agreement necessary ?


    Yes, a rental agreement needs to be completed and signed by you and the renter. We will send a copy by email as soon as the renter's payment has been validated.

  • 3 - Do I need to fill the boat with fuel ?


    To make the life of the renter easier, it is preferable that you fill the tank before any rental, but you are not obliged to do so. However, the renter is obliged to leave the boat with the same amount of fuel as there was at the start of the rental period.

  • 4 - Can I stay on board during the rental of my boat ?


    You have the option to stay on board the boat but as a passenger and not as the skipper. If you would like to maintain control of the boat, you would need a professional skipper's qualification and a boat equipped as the local authorities require it to be for skippered rental.

  • 5 - In what condition is my boat required to be ?


    You have a commitment to our platform, the insurer and the renter. Your boat must be perfectly equipped and compliant with current legislation. It must therefore be equipped according to its navigation category and regularly maintained. You may be liable in the event of damages.