Whether you're looking to hire a monohull sailing yacht, catamaran, power catamaran, motor yacht or do a luxury yacht charter including a superyacht charter below are some of the top destinations to consider for your boat rental.
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The service offered by the Borrow A Boat team and was seamless and Angelo (the charter yacht owner) knew all the best places to cruise around the island. We arrived, jumped on board, received a quick induction and safety overview and set sail, 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, great crewed yacht charter with lovely crew. Already looking for the next trip...
We’ve lived in Vancouver all our lives but had never explored the islands by boat. It was really easy to make the booking with Borrow A Boat and the captain was very accommodating of our needs.
Excellent service from Borrowaboat (Alistair) throughout. From finding a luxury motor yacht that suited our needs to tying down the hire with the charter broker. Had a great sailing holiday in Croatia.
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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 a Boat Show and they explained the surprisingly simple process. Once we’d spoken to a surveyor to understood the costs of getting the right boat insurance 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 in all the markets it operates in to make all forms of boating accessible in the 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 a houseboat across Europe to a sailing boat, motor boat, catamaran across North America, the Mediterranean, Caribbean and further afield, along with some of the world's most impressive superyachts and luxury yacht charters.
Why Borrow A Boat
All boats on Borrow A Boat meet the stringent safety and insurance codes, standards and regulations for boat rental in their respective localities.
Widest Selection of Boats
We act as a rental 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.
We only work with boat owners and charter companies who meet our eligibility criteria. Boaters benefit from peace of mind when booking boating trips and holidays through Borrow A Boat.
Frequently Asked Questions
What should I consider when renting a boat?
The main points to consider are what is your budget, have you got the necessary sailing experience and qualifications to manage the boat if it’s not going to have a captain, whom you are taking boating, where exactly you wish to go and what will the weather be like on the proposed dates of your trip.
What are the best times to rent a boat?
Most locations outside of college holidays will be cheaper and less busy. If you're thinking of sailing the East Coast the best time of year is May to October and the West Coast or the Caribbean it's important to consider the hurricane season which generally peaks between August and November. In the Mediterranean the high season, which is the busiest time to rent a boat, is in July/August, however, the season typically runs from April to October.
Do you have to pay a deposit when renting a boat?
Yes, you will have to pay a deposit on making the booking with the boat rental company. Before heading out to sea you will pay a refundable security deposit on the boat with a credit card or bank transfer.
What happens if my boat breaks down?
As ever, if at sea and in danger you should call the Coastguard for help on your VHF radio or mobile phone reception permitting. If you can make it to your boat hire destination safely do so, also call the boat hire company for advice as they will always be there to help.
What should I think of before I hire a Yacht or Boat?
You should consider do you have the experience to handle the yacht charter or boat hire before you book and what will your itinerary be along with what the weather will be like. Bring warm weather and cool weather clothing if it looks like the weather can be cool as well as warm and remember at sea it can be cool on most evenings.
What qualifications do I need to hire a boat or yacht?
If you want to sail without a captain (bareboat rental) then you will need relevant qualifications depending on where you are sailing.
There are several certifications which can show your skills and help a charter company approve you for bareboat charters. This includes:
- American Sailing Association Sail Canada - Bareboat Charter Standard
- Royal Yachting Association - Yachtmaster Certificate of Competence or Day Skipper
- International Sail and Power Academy - Day Skipper Sail
- International Certificate for the Operation of Pleasure Crafts
If you a sailing with a captain then you do not need any qualifications.
How much does it cost to rent a sailboat or motorboat?
Prices for day boats can be as low as CA$70 per day. Sailing yachts start from around CA$170, with depending on where you are in the season. If you fancy treating yourself then luxury motorboats and superyachts are also available. Most boat types are typically available with or without a captain.