Tips for successful charter and guarantees

Tips for successful charter and guarantees

Rent a boat - Marinemax

If you are thinking of renting a Marinemax sailboat for a while and you do not have much experience (it may even be the first time you rent a boat), it is very possible that you will be assailed by many doubts. 

What qualifications do I need to rent a sailboat? How do I choose the ideal model of boat? And the size?

There are many questions that you must analyze to enjoy your escape or excursion in a boat that you have rented.  Mainly, we recommend you to hire a safe boat rental company, which will guide you through the whole process of selection, booking, collection and enjoyment of your day on a boat.

Once you have chosen the company, make sure that the sailboat is the type of boat that best suits what you are looking for. 

Without a doubt, a sailboat is the most classic option, where sailing is quieter and more traditional. The fusion between sailors and the sea is deeper, and it is the perfect way to feel the sea.

However, sailboats are also more complicated to handle. If you don’t have experience in navigation but you want to enjoy a slow and quiet ride on the sea, we recommend you to hire a skipper. This way you can forget about the necessary licenses and focus on enjoying your vacation.

Factors to choose a sailboat to rent

When choosing a sailboat, the most important thing is the price and the size you need. As is obvious, in general, the bigger the sailboat you are going to rent, the more expensive it will be. 

Here the length of the boat is especially important: it is what will mainly determine its price and the necessary care (as well as the skipper’s license).

The length determines the speed that the sailboat can reach. However, if this factor is not very important for you, it is advisable to focus on the number of cabins the boat has to adapt it to the number of passengers. 

Adjusting these two figures is the best way to stick to a tight budget and find the right size of sailboat in Marinemax.

What to bring on a boat you have rented

Finally, don’t forget to check all the elements and complements that the boat rental company offers you. The quality and the state of all the essential elements for the navigation is the most important thing (the mast or the rudder, for example). Although this will be more relevant when you choose a good nautical charter company.

As for what you should take with you on a sailing boat: even if you move close to the coast and dedicate yourself to approaching beaches and coves, it is important that you have certain provisions of water and food for the sailors, which can be provided by the charter company itself if you wish.

We recommend that you bring lightweight, collapsible luggage and include waterproof clothing and rubber shoes. Also some basic safety items, such as a first aid kit or a flashlight (waterproof), if not included in the Marinemax boat and plan your route in advance, taking into account the sea and weather forecasts, to travel with peace of mind.