There are many reasons why you might want to hire a sailboat as opposed to another boat type. Sailboats are the perfect way to explore countries and islands in luxury, viewing the sensational coastlines from a different perspective. They are also well suited for people who like a bit of adventure in their life and like the thrill of sailing on the open seas, letting the waves take you where they want.
Sailboats are also perfect for all different types of trips, whether you’re looking for a family holiday or something a little more wild with friends. Whether you want to sunbathe on deck or play games in the cabin, a sailboat is perfectly equipped for all your needs.
The price of hiring a sailboat will vary greatly depending on a number of different factors including, the size and model of the boat, the amenities on board, the number of people, the location where you would like to rent, the duration of your trip and the season. In general, though, hiring a sailboat will cost anywhere from £684 per week. Naturally there are some additional costs that may also exist so you will have to check with the owner what these are likely to be before going.
Not necessarily, it depends on the boat in question and on what the owner wants. Firstly, it’s important to note that if you are hiring the boat with a skipper, a licence is unnecessary. When hiring without a skipper, the answer to this question becomes a little more complicated. In some locations, there may be legislation governing whether or not you need a licence. In Spain, for example, legally you only need a licence for sailboats longer than 6 metres in length. The owner may have different ideas however as they may choose not to allow people who don’t possess a licence to hire their boat without a skipper in order to reduce the risk of damage.
Even if you aren’t in possession of a boating licence though, this isn’t a problem as you can just hire the sailboat of your dreams with a skipper who will help to make sure your holiday is unforgettable. The benefit of a professional skipper is that you can improve your abilities with regards to sailing and let them guide you to all the best places in the area.
There are so many amazing places where you can rent a sailboat, that it can be difficult to decide where you want to go. A couple of particularly noteworthy destinations include Montenegro, Croatia, Italy, Mexico, and the Balearic and Caribbean Islands. An important thing to consider when looking at where you want to rent a sailboat is the time of year when you want to go. For example, for most Mediterranean destinations, you should aim to go either during the summer, late spring, or early autumn. If, however, you’re looking into destinations in the Caribbean or Mexico, it is more advisable to go in the winter or spring, as during these seasons, you should manage to avoid the hurricane season. Australia is another place where renting a sailboat is definitely more advisable in the European winter, as this is the time of year when they have the best weather for sailing.
There are many different brands of sailing boat for hire on the Océans Évasion website and each one has many different reasons why they are good options. A few of the brands available include Dufour, Jeanneau, Bavaria, and Beneteau. On any one of these brands of sailboat, or one of the others that are available to rent with Océans Évasion, we can guarantee you a fantastic trip, full of memories you’ll never forget.
This can vary a lot depending on different owners but usually the included costs are laid out in the description of the boat. If this isn’t the case, or if it’s unclear, you can just ask the owner directly when requesting a quote. Some things that often aren’t included in the base price are water sport equipment that you can use for activities like snorkeling, paddle surfing and waterskiing, fuel, and the skipper. It’s usually a good idea to ask the owner of the boat if they would like you to refuel before returning the sailboat, or if they would prefer to do so themselves at an additional cost.
The majority of owners will also ask for a deposit as an insurance policy. You should pay the deposit when you check in to collect the boat and will usually get it back, provided you don’t ruin the boat. People wishing to hire the boat without a professional skipper will probably also have to pay for insurance and many owners also require that you pay for a full clean of their boat after the trip.
Mooring fees at the base are normally included in the base cost of hiring the boat, but if you decide to moor at a different harbour or marina during your holiday, this cost will typically be surplus. We advise looking into this before going.
The options of what to do when you hire a sailboat are endless. Those who like trying out different water sports will love this type of rental as many boats will provide equipment to do various extra activities, such as surfing, snorkeling and scuba diving.
Sailboats are also perfect for places with a lot of islands surrounding them as you can travel with relative ease between the islands and, depending on the size of the boat, most marinas and harbours will have space for you to moor. A couple of places where sailboats are ideal include the Scandinavian countries, Greece, Canada, the Caribbean and Croatia.