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In general this will be at the discretion of the boat owner, although some European countries do require an ICC certificate (equivalent to RYA Day Skipper) for boats over a certain size. An RYA Day Skipper certificate is usually a safe bet for most boats; or submit a sailing CV if you’ve done a lot of boating but never taken this out. Smaller boats will need less experience, but boat owners will usually like to know that you’ve at least handled a boat before.

If in doubt ask the boat owner, and there’s always the option of booking a skipper for the trip. This has its own benefits and will allow you to kick back with your family and friends; relax into the sail whilst someone else gets you from A to B. Hosts are also available for meal provisioning, and full crews for larger boats. See the optional extras on each individual boat listing for what’s available.

We say that 6-8 weeks a year is as much as is realistic to expect on average. There’s more chance of getting to nearer the top end of this with favourable reviews on the site and positive customer feedback. Just choose the dates you want to use your boat for, then leave it to us to fill it on the other weeks.

Generally we advise that it will not be possible to make any significant profit, but chartering your boat out will likely cover annual running costs of the boat, including mooring fees, insurance and maintenance costs.

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Borrow a Boat In France

Ooh la la! With our various boat hire and rental options in France, you could sail along the famous Cote d’Azur, drop anchor at Cannes for the film festive, or saunter along the Promenade des Anglais in the footsteps of Cezanne, Picasso, Van Gough to name but a few.

Imagine venturing along the coast to glamorous Monaco and try your luck in t the famous Casino. Alternatively try cove-hopping in Northern Brittany and put your navigation and pilotage skills to the test! With plenty of anchorages and seaside towns to visit, the area is perfect for day sailing in France.

Or back in the Mediterranean, try exploring the stylish island of Corsica – ideal for circumnavigating. Also the birthplace of Napoleon, you can visit his ancestral home “Maison Bonaparte”. C’est la vie!!!

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We have found 595 boats matching your search

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from £810 / day

Saba 50

Marina Bas-du-Fort, FranceBuilt in 2014
  • 6
  • 12
  • 6
from £89 / day

First 21.7

Port de Lorient, FranceBuilt in 2007
  • 1
  • 4
  • 1
from £302 / day

Sun Odyssey 419 (3 cab)

Bormes Les Mimosas, FranceBuilt in 2017
  • 3
  • 8
  • 2
from £900 / day

Privilege 495 (3 cab)

Port Xavier Colonna - Calvi Marina, FranceBuilt in 2009
  • 3
  • 6
  • 3
from £411 / day

Lagoon 400

Marina Bas-du-Fort, FranceBuilt in 2012
  • 6
  • 8
  • 4
Price on request

Sun Odyssey 409

Bormes Les Mimosas, FranceBuilt in 2012
  • 3
  • 8
  • 2
from £321 / day

Oceanis 34 (2 cab)

Marina de Port Grimaud, FranceBuilt in 2015
  • 2
  • 6
  • 1
from £167 / day

Sun Odyssey 30i

Port du Crouesty, FranceBuilt in 2012
  • 2
  • 6
  • 1
from £334 / day

Burgundy 1500

Tonnerre, FranceBuilt in 1997
  • 4
  • 10
  • 3
Price on request

Dufour 335 Grand' Large

Marseille Vieux Port, FranceBuilt in 2012
  • 2
  • 6
  • 1
from £257 / day

Dufour 405 Grand Large

Port du Crouesty, FranceBuilt in 2010
  • 3
  • 8
  • 2
from £321 / day

EuroClassic 129

Midi, FranceBuilt in 2006
  • 2
  • 5
  • 2
from £213 / day

Bavaria Cruiser 37 (3 cab)

Bormes Les Mimosas, FranceBuilt in 2014
  • 3
  • 8
  • 1
Price on request

Azimut 62 Fly

La Pinede Marina, FranceBuilt in 2008
  • 3
  • 6
  • 3
from £321 / day

EuroClassic 129

Tonnerre, FranceBuilt in 2004
  • 2
  • 5
  • 2
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