Renter FAQ

    Registration

  • 1 - How is the price of the boat set ? What does the displayed price includes ?


    Yes, registration is completely free and does not require any subscription.

  • 2 - What are the terms and conditions for renting a boat on the website?


    You must meet the following criteria:
    •Be at least 18 years of age
    •Have a European boating license

  • 4 - Can I rent a boat to sleep onboard


    You must meet the following criteria:
    •Be at least 18 years of age
    •Have a European boating license

    Insurance

  • 1 - Am I insured during the rental ?


    All owners are obliged to be covered for their rental activity.

    Booking and Payment

  • 1 - How do I know if my rental request has been accepted?


    Owners will base their initial impression of your skills on your nautical CV. That is why you must complete it as accurately and honestly as possible. Above all, don't make any false claims as this make count against you: the owner can cancel the rental if your ever appear to have lied about your skills on the day you collect the boat.

    Certain owners are more available than others, so to increase the chances of being accepted, send several booking requests to several owners.

  • 2 - When and how do I pay ?


    As soon as the owner accepts your booking request you'll be invited to pay the rental amount by credit card.

  • 3 - Can I pay the owner directly?


    No, alert us straight away and refuse any requests by the owner asking you to pay outside of the plaform. Otherwise, you will not be insured and it is possible that scam artists are trying to take your money.

  • 5 - Can I cancel the booking ?


    Except in the event of an adverse weather warning in the departure port, or of any event outside your control, cancellation fees are applied:
    •If you cancel more than 2 weeks prior to the rental, you pay 50% of the rental rate
    •If you cancel less than 2 weeks prior to the rental, you pay 100% of the rental rate

  • 6 - How do I know if my rental request has been accepted?


    Except in the case of events outside of their control, such as damage ocurring the day before the rental period, the owner is not authorised to cancel the booking (otherwise they will be removed from the platform).

    Boat rental

  • 1 - What document do I need to provide to rent a boat ?


    Yes, a rental agreement needs to be completed and signed by you and the owner.

    We will send you a copy by email as soon as your payment has been validated.

  • 2 - Is the boat cleaning included in the rental ?


    During the rental period, only you, your family and friends can be passengers on board the boat. Please note that the owner has the right to be present on the boat as a passenger, but not as the skipper.

  • 3 - What can the boat be used for ?


    During the rental period, only you, your family and friends can be passengers on board the boat. Please note that the owner has the right to be present on the boat as a passenger, but not as the skipper.

  • 4 - Is fuel included in the rental ?


    Each owner is committed to providing a perfectly equipped boat that complies with current legislation. It must therefore be equipped according to its navigation category and be regularly maintained.

    After each rental, boats and owners are rated on both the condition of the boat and the conduct of the owner. SamBoat.fr reserves the right to delete boat listings that do not correspond to their description. Additionally, owners have an obligation to the insurance company, which will not cover them if the boat has not been maintained.

  • 5 - Who can be on board during the rental ?


    Certified boats have been checked on site by a local samboat agent. The details specified on the ads have been confirmed as well as the insurance and the good conditions of the hull, engine and sails.

  • 6 - Is the boat cleaning included in the rental ?


    No, you must return the boat as you found it, unless otherwise stated by the owner.

  • 7 - Is fuel included in the rental ?


    Certified boats have been checked on site by a local samboat agent. The details specified on the ads have been confirmed as well as the insurance and the good conditions of the hull, engine and sails.

  • 8 - What document do I need to provide to rent a boat ?


    The boat can be rented strictly for recreational purposes only. Any participation in regattas, competitions or preparatory trials are excluded.

    In case of trouble

  • 1 - What happens if the boat is damaged during the rental ?


    If the boat is damaged, you write a statement or an accident report (if third-party). If you are responsible for the damage, you'll be debited the security deposit.

  • 2 - What happens if the boat breaks down ?


    You'll be towed and repatriated to land without cost. We will make every effort to find a solution to your situation as quickly as possible.

  • 3 - How do I notify an accident ?


    To déclare a damage you need so send an email at sinistre@samboat.fr maximum 48h after the damge, in this email the following details must be specified : 
    • The date, circumstances and known or supposed causes of the claim,
    • The nature and approximate cost of damages,
    • The names and addresses of injured parties and, if possible, witnesses to any accident or damages caused to a third party,
    • The references to your contract and the possible existence of other contracts covering the same risk,
    • The name and address of the person responsible, if available, and of any witnesses, if possible, indicating if a report or statement was written by the authorities.