Options To Rent A Boat

Renting your boat is a good way to make it profitable without having to sell it. Before the Mille Sabords du Crouesty, we review 3 main rental options available to owners: rental management, classified ads and boat rental sites for private individuals.

Management-rental

What is it? What is it?

The rental management consists in entrusting a rental company with the mandate to rent its boat. This lessor is then responsible for operating the boat in exchange for compensation defined in the contract with the owner.

The benefits include

They vary according to the formulas contracted with the management companies. For classic rental management:

  • the owner receives income from the rental of his boat, generally around 60-65% of the rental amount, as on lbc charter, dream yacht charter.
  • the lessor ensures the marketing of the boat, the handling and inventories of departure and return of the rentals.
  • the annual maintenance of the boat can sometimes be covered operationally by the lessor, even if the costs remain the responsibility of the owner.

The disadvantages

As on Hisse Et Oh le forum voile et nautisme, private individuals often complain:

  • the often average or even disappointing profitability of boats
  • limited access to the boat during certain periods, as owners cannot sail on the boat for most of the high season
  • the constraints imposed by the contract: the offer is opaque and the owner generally commits himself for a period of 5 years

The classified ad

What is it? What is it?

The classified ad consists, as its name suggests, in placing an ad for the rental of your boat. The deposit of advertisement can be paid as on Voiles et Voiliers or free as on the right corner.

The benefits include

  • the low cost of submitting an ad or even free of charge
  • the fact of freely disposing of your boat, and continuing to sail it whenever you wish
  • an efficient profitability of the boat, as long as you rent it: it is the owner who decides how much and to whom he rents, without a commission system

The disadvantages

  • the often random visibility of ads: many owner boats on classified ad sites are poorly exposed, and therefore rented.
  • the lack of support: a classified ad site is a simple platform for connecting, which requires the owner to manage alone for the contract, inventory, etc.
  • the lack of supervision: reservations are made by hand, and owners may find themselves without any guarantee in the event of cancellation, problems during the cruise, etc.

Boat rental sites for private individuals

What is it? What is it?

This is what Click&Boat does: an owner can rent his boat directly to a private individual on a dedicated site.

Click&Boat is the leading platform in France allowing each owner to rent his boat and tenants to book them.

The benefits include

They are at the crossroads of some of the benefits of rental management and classified ads:

  • the fact of freely renting your boat, without constraint or commitment
  • the owner has better visibility than on a classified ad site and receives higher revenues than rental management (85% vs. 65%).
  • being supported: a site dedicated to boat rental between private individuals provides advice to the owner and acts as a trusted third party. For example, rentals are paid online by the tenant, which provides guarantees to the owner.

The disadvantages

Actually we don’t see any but you have to be a sport and play the game ?

  • the owner takes charge of his boat, which requires an owner living far from his boat to organize himself
  • the income related to the rental of their boat depends on the owners, without a fixed income guarantee
  • the maintenance of the boat continues to be paid for by the owner

You are convinced by the last option, it only takes a few clicks to register your boat, free of charge and without obligation… Good luck!