How does the boat rental work?

A community of trust

At SamBoat, we are building a community of trust guaranteed by several tools:

Nautical CV

A system of having a nautical CV allows the renter to attest to his experiences at sea. The owner is free to accept or refuse a rental based on the renters resume.

Ratings and comments

After each rental, the owner and renter rate each other on SamBoat. This allows you to note the quality of the boat and the seriousness of the user.

Identity verification

The identity of the user, their license and their phone number can be verified by the SamBoat team in order to increase the authenticity of user profiles.

Secure payment

The regulation of the rental and the security deposit are online and completely secure. With this tool, you are guaranteed to be paid.

Damage Waiver

In order not to lose the amount of the deposit in the event of a claim, you can use the damage waiver insurance. Subscribed at the time of booking or afterwards, this insurance allows you to refund the amount debited from the deposit following an accident. With this insurance, you will still have to leave a deposit but the insurance will compensate you if the deposit is debited by the owner.

  • Guaranteed amount: 5,000€
  • Starting from 30€, it is the most affordable insurance on the market.
  • Coverage in Europe and Overseas France
  • Full coverage (base engine, propeller, etc)
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Cancellation insurance

This insurance refunds you the amount paid for your reservation if you have to cancel your rental. This insurance must be taken out at the time of payment of the reservation.
Reasons covered: Illness, accident, job dismissal, inability to get to the place of stay, theft of your documents, reschedule of holidays, natural disaster, attack, riot as well as in case of interruption of the stay.

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With the insurance SamBoat-MAIF, rent your boat in all serenity

We have developed, in partnership with the MAIF, the best insurance tailor-fit to the boat rental between private individuals. the
If you are not already covered for your rental business, you can subscribe to the optional insurance MAIF proposed by SamBoat. This insurance, to the card, you can cover your boat in peril, during the term of the lease and costs 20 €/day rental to be deducted from your rental income.

Owner, your boat is covered

  • Partial damage, total loss, or theft
  • Expenses of retirement after stranding or sinking
  • The costs of withdrawal from the water and refloating
  • Towing service and towing to the job site to the nearest

As well as your equipment

  • Engine inboard and outboard
  • Equipment (pylons, cockpit, electronics, upholstery, pump...)
  • Chandlery
  • Appendices
  • Wing

As well as your equipment

  • Civil liability
  • Warranty recourse to legal protection
  • Assistance rental 7j/7 - 24h/24
    • Troubleshooting and towing
    • Dispatch of spare parts
    • Repatriation of the boat
    • Costs of search and rescue
    • Hospitalization and repatriation of the crew


10% of the amount of damages with a minimum of € 500 and a maximum of 1 000 €.


All of the boats (sailing boats including sailing dinghies and lightweight boats to motor) in a perfect state of navigation and with armament of the security force who have subscribed to the insurance to the day by SamBoat


The boats must be rented only for pleasure and leisure through the site The insurance covers sailing in metropolitan France, Guadeloupe, Martinique at the Meeting as well as in the maritime waters of Europe.

See the terms and conditions and specific contract.

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