CHRISTIAN beams as he uncorks a chilled bottle of rosé and fills our glasses while his wife Christine brings homemade anchoiade spread and slices of baguette to the table and urges us to dig in.
Elon Musk was spotted relaxing aboard a superyacht in Mykonos, Greece. The 24-meter luxury vessel, named Zeus, can be chartered for over $7,000 a day. Musk is famously anti-vacation, but he seemed to make an exception for a day lounging on the yacht.
The rise in peer-to-peer rental platforms – which offer skipper services as well as bareboat charter – is helping to democratise what was once an exclusive and glamorous experience
Once the preserve of the rich or famous, hiring a private yacht is now the perfect – and affordable - way to explore the south of France Intermittent flashes glint on the surface of the ocean as we slip away from the port of Marseille, leaving rows of bobbing boats behind. ‘I saw this yesterday, it’s fish jumping out of the water – they’re big, probably tuna,’ exclaims our skipper Eric.
Lancé en 2014, SamBoat veut rendre accessible le nautisme au plus grand nombre en mettant en relation propriétaires et locataires de bateaux à moteur et voiliers.
Le premier loueur mondial acquiert le leader de la location entre particuliers. C’est un peu la fin de l’innocence pour le très jeune marché de la location de bateaux entre particuliers. Le premier loueur de la planète, Dream Yacht Charter, a annoncé, mardi 6 novembre, le rachat du bordelais SamBoat, l’un des deux principaux acteurs du secteur.
The sharing economy concept has officially spread to boats! Nowadays, companies like SamBoat make peer-to-peer boat rental a reality and allow people who couldn't previously afford leisure boating to experience it.
The peer-to-peer boating industry has become a competitive field. But with a solid base in France, and plans to expand into other popular European territories, Calando, Cargou and co are confident they have what it takes to sail into first place.
Boats available to rent through Samboat include motorboats, sailboats, RIBs, catamarans, canal boat and yachts. Renters can hire boats from as little as €15 per day, right up to the more luxurious options costing €7000 per day. The platform caters for everyone, from those just looking for a chilled out day at sea with friends, for a spot of fishing or island exploration, right through to couples or families wanting a holiday with on-board accommodation, or those requiring a boat for private events, parties or stag and hen dos.
Samboat.com claims to be the leader in peer-to-peer boat rentals and yacht charters online with over 100,000 users globally. It aims to provide an easy-to-use service for both sides, and allows owners of motorboats and yachts to rent them out at a set price per day.
Launched by two French entrepreneurs, a recent start-up called SamBoat is attempting to do for boats what Airbnb has done for private accommodation by connecting owners to rental customers.