how to rent a yacht

How to Rent a Yacht

Written by Boatsetter Team
July 9, 2021

Last Updated on September 11, 2023 by Boatsetter Team

Picture this: The gentle rocking of the boat wakes you up from a restful nap. You decide next to go sunbathing on the deck, it’s just you and crystal-clear water on a yacht rental.

Yachting is truly a one of a kind experience; thanks to peer-to-peer (P2P) marketplaces, like Boatsetter, you don’t have to own a yacht to experience relaxation and luxury. Whether you’re looking to rent for a day or for chartering options, we’ll help you navigate the ins and outs of yacht rentals, from choosing the right vessel to understanding the booking process.

Yacht. Charter. Leisure— Only at Boatsetter

How do yacht rentals work?

Using Boatsetter’s unique P2P boat rental marketplace, individuals or groups interested in yachting can browse yachts for rent and send a request to book directly to boat owners. If you have questions about the yacht, you’re able to send questions to owners before booking.

After your boat trip, when you’re thinking to yourself, “Booking was easy,” “The boat owner was super cool,” and “The views were amazing, I need to do this again” know that you can save the boat listing as a ‘Favorite’ to book again later.

Yacht rental versus yacht charter

While both options are available to you through Boatsetter, to better serve yourselve, it’s essential to know the difference between yacht rental and yacht chartering.

Renting a yacht typically refers to a shorter-term excursion guided by a captain. You book the yacht online, meet the owner at the dock, the off you go! This option is ideal for individuals or groups looking to make a day trip or weekend trip. On the other hand, yacht chartering refers to a long-term excursion (of at least one week). 

You can do a Multi-day booking yourself online, but if you’re looking for real luxury, you might as well use Boatsetter’s White Glove Concierge team. Not only will they help you with trivial things, but also they’ll hook it up by getting you the right crew and help you create the best maritime itinerary. 

Before you keep reading: Get the best experience, download the Boatsetter app (App Store|Google Play)

Three reasons why you should rent a yacht

how to rent a yacht

Here are three reasons why you should consider renting a yacht, and why choosing Boatsetter is your ticket to an unforgettable maritime experience.

  1. A view into luxury & life on the water: Renting is the perfect way to dip your toes into the adventure taking place on the water. Make sure to ask the boat owner about what experiences could be had on their boat, you find many boat listings offer Snorkeling gear, a water tube, or other trip essentials.
  2. Easy booking process: Boatsetter simplifies the yacht rental experience with a user-friendly platform that makes booking your dream voyage a breeze. You can browse through a diverse fleet of unique vessels, select the one that suits your preferences, and secure your reservation in just a few clicks.
  3. Dedicated team for your needs: Boatsetter’s commitment to your safety and satisfaction shines through its dedicated team of professionals. Between our network of USCG-certified captains, Support team, and White Glove Concierge team you’ll have a knowledgeable and friendly team at your disposal, ensuring a smooth and enjoyable journey. 

What to read next: 5 Reasons Why the Boatsetter App is the Best Boat Rental App

About us 

Boatsetter is a unique boat-sharing platform that gives everyone— whether you own a boat or you’re just renting — the chance to experience life on the water. You can list a boat, book a boat, or make money as a captain.

Yacht. Charter. Leisure— Only at Boatsetter



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