Boat rentals in France
France is the home of charter ships. Jeanneau, Lagoon, Dufour, Bali, Bennetau… are just some of the most popular French ship manufacturers. On the Mediterranean side of France lies the French Riviera, one of the most beautiful and expensive regions in Europe, and yachtsmen sailing nearby can enjoy special food and the finest wines of the world.
Pick-up and return of chartered ships in France:
In France, just like in other parts of Europe, the pick-up and return of chartered ships is on every Saturday. The boat rental season starts in March and generally lasts until mid-November. On the north side of France, on the Atlantic Ocean coast, there are much less chartered sailboats and chartered catamarans compared to the Mediterranean Sea coast.
Rentable boats in France
France is one of Europe’s highest-priced regions with regard to boat rentals. Local entrepreneurs offering gastronomic specialties and the highest quality services have been successful in attracting the wealthiest guests, and the result is that the French boat rental rates are much higher than in other regions of Europe. All those interested in sailboat rentals or catamaran rentals in France will usually get in this region French made ships. The dominance of the Lagoon catamarans is not surprising, since the models of this manufacturer are world market leaders in their category. The most popular among chartered sailboats available in France are the Dufour and Jeanneau models, but of course, we can also find the Bavaria models in the lower price range.
French ports offering boat rental services:
Marseille, Bormes Les Mimosas, Pin Rolland, Hyeres, Toulon, Saint Tropez, Cannes, Ajaccio, Grimaud, St. Malo, La Trinite Sur Mer, La Rochelle and Propriano
Renting a boat or renting a catamaran in Corsica is very popular all year-round, because the adventuresome yachtsmen can easily sail to the second largest island of the Mediterranean Sea, i.e. Sardinia, where Southern Italian hospitality and world-famous cuisine make the guests to forget the everyday life’s troubles.
All those who plan to rent a boat or rent a yacht on the French Riviera are advised to book the preferred sailboat, motor boat or catamaran many months before the scheduled departure, since the demand of Western tourists makes rental prices to skyrocket in the days just before departure. The most common boat rental port of the French Riviera is Saint Tropez, but there are many sailboats , yachts and catamarans offered for charter in Le Lavandou, Bormes-les-Mimosas and Grimaud marinas as well.