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Customer Reviews

We’re passionate about our service and so are our customers; read some of our reviews to see what people are saying about chartering a Yacht or Motor boat with Borrow A Boat

The service offered by the BorrowABoat team and Angelo (The boat owner) was seamless. We arrived. Jumped on board, received a quick induction and safety overview and off we went, good fun, no hassle! Would definitely use again.


The choice of yachts, even as a last-minute booking, was exactly what we were looking for... I could honestly not fault any aspect of the transaction except the wonderful day ended too soon! Already looking for the next trip...

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We found a fantastic deal with this company whilst at The Southampton Boat Show. We had already spoken to a several other brokers, but the staff at Borrow a Boat went above and beyond to secure us a great holiday to fit our budget...


Excellent service from Borrowaboat (Alistair) throughout. From finding a yacht that suited our needs to tying down the hire. Had a great sailing holiday in Croatia.


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Sailing in the UK

With fewer people travelling abroad at the moment we’ve added some options for hiring Motor Boats or Yachts in the UK. Enjoy some home grown fun.

Boat Owner Testimonial

Boat Owner Testimonial

I have been renting my boat through Borrow A Boat for the last two years. I never thought I would rent out my boat but we met Matt and the team at the Poole Harbour Boat Show and they explained the surprisingly simple process. Once we’d spoken to a surveyor to understood the costs of getting her coded we decided to give it a go. We’ve had a lot of fun since and for the first time in years of boat ownership I’m actually able to cover the costs of owning the boat. We actually chartered with Borrow A Boat last year to get some sunshine in Sardinia which we never would have done if we hadn’t saved so much cash through chartering. On top of that I get a lot of satisfaction from getting people’s feedback and hearing about the brilliant experiences they’ve had out on the water - when people are grateful it really makes all the difference. Since we’d had some enquiries for skippered charters I even decided to get my commercial tickets so that I can take people out. It’s been marvelous - the boat is in the best condition it’s been in and I wouldn’t want to be without the extra safety kit we had to buy and now I’m a much more accomplished boater. We’d recommend it to anyone!

Trusted in the Industry

Borrow A Boat is the leading boat rental and yacht charter marketplace worldwide with over 35,000 boat listings across 65 + countries worldwide, with boats of all types available for rental and including peer-to-peer boat listings. At Borrow A Boat we’re on a mission to make boating more accessible and to make it easier for you to get on the water. We believe boating should be available to everyone, and we can help the boating industry, boat owners, marinas, and everyone who wants to go boating by providing a 21st-century boating marketplace, that increases participation in boating and helps the industry grow. Borrow A Boat works closely with the boating industry, as a vocal member of British Marine, former headline sponsor of the UK’s biggest boat show in Southampton, and a leading voice on the direction of leisure boating and peer-to-peer boating accessibility. We also work closely with the RYA, British Canoeing and Canal & River Trust to make all forms of boating accessible in one place. Launched in 2017 and founded by boat enthusiasts, Borrow A Boat is the best place to find and rent boats of all sorts, from canal and riverboats across Europe and North America to yacht charters across the Mediterranean and Caribbean and further afield, and even some of the world’s most impressive superyacht rentals.

Why Borrow A Boat


Best Practices

All boats on Borrow A Boat meet the stringent safety and insurance codes, standards and regulations for rental in their respective locations.


Widest Selection of boats

We act as a yacht broker for most of the boats which are available to hire globally. You can be sure that you will get maximum choice and the best prices.


Trusted Intermediary

We act as a yacht broker for most of the boats which are available to hire globally. Because we are independent you can be sure that you will get maximum choice at the best prices.

Frequently Asked Questions

What should I consider when hiring a Yacht?

You should think about your preferred sailing location and what the weather and winds are like there. Do you have the sailing qualifications to bareboat charter or will you need a skipper and budget will also be a factor to consider.

What are the best times to hire a Yacht?

The busiest time to hire a yacht is in the July/August high season in the UK and Mediterranean. Most locations outside of school holidays will be cheaper and less busy. If you fancy a winter break then try the Caribbean…

Do you have to pay a deposit when hiring a Yacht in Italy?

Yes, you will have to pay a deposit on making the booking with the yacht charter company. Before heading out to sea you will pay a refundable security deposit on the yacht with a credit card but this can be covered by insurance that you can buy ahead of the trip.

What happens if my Yacht breaks down?

As ever, if at sea and in danger you should call the Coastguard for help via Ch16 on VHF. If you can make it into port safely do so, then call the yacht charter company for advice on a number they will give you.

What should I think of before I hire a Yacht or Boat?

Always look at the weather forecast in your chosen area for your planned dates. It’s also useful to plan your route before you head out on the water so your trip is stress free from the start.

What Qualifications Do I need to hire a boat or yacht?

If you want to sail without a skipper then you will need relevant qualifications like RYA Day Skipper/International Certificate of Competence (ICC) and the ASA 104 Bareboat certificate. Small ‘day boats’ typically don’t require licences.

How much does it cost to charter a yacht or motor boat?

Prices for day boats can be as low as £40 per day. Sailing yachts start from around £100, with canal and riverboats starting at the same price depending on where you are in the season. If you fancy treating yourself then luxury motorboats and superyachts are also available. All boat types are typically available with or without a skipper.