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45,000+ Boats

Boats of any type, shape and size can be booked with Borrow A Boat.

65+ Countries

We have boats in the most loved boating destinations all over the world.

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No previous experience is necessary when hiring a captain or crew.

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Top Destinations

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 charter.

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Why Borrow A Boat

Best Practices

All boats on Borrow A Boat meet the stringent safety and insurance codes, standards and regulations for yacht chartering 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 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.


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!

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Trusted in the Industry

Borrow A Boat is the leading boat rental and yacht charter marketplace worldwide with over 45,000 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, 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 a canal and riverboat 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.

Frequently asked questions
What should I consider when hiring a Yacht?

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 sailing, 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 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?

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 to your yacht charter destination safely do so, also call the yacht charter 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 skipper (bareboat yacht charter) then you will need relevant qualifications like RYA Day Skipper/International Certificate of Competence (ICC) and the ASA 104 Bareboat certificate - the rules vary in different destinations and boat types so please clarify this with the boat owner if you aren't sure. Small 'day boats' typically don't require licences and are referred to as 'self-drive'.

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

Sailing yachts start from around £1,000 per week, 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. Most boat types are typically available with or without a skipper.