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Travel PR is delighted to announce that it is now representing SamBoat, a world leader in peer-to-peer boat rentals and yacht charters. SamBoat boasts 40,000 rental boats worldwide, with its main destinations being the thousands of miles of coastal Europe (summer season) and the Caribbean islands (winter season).

Founded in France in 2014, the Bordeaux-based company aims to make boating accessible to everyone – not just the fortunate 1%! – by offering a flexible and easy-to-use web-based service. Customers may hire boats for a day or for a week (or longer), at prices to suit all budgets – from €15 to €30,000 a day.Since its inception, seven years ago, more than one million clients have sailed with SamBoat – and, during 2020, even with the pandemic, some 220,000 people enjoyed sailing or motorboating with the boat rental/yacht charter expert.

Every minute during the high season, a boat rented through SamBoat leaves port worldwide.

With a wide range of vessels available for hire – including motorboats, sailboats, catamarans, houseboats and yachts – the platform caters for everyone, from families enjoying a sun-soaked week-long holiday in the Med or groups of friends living the high life on an indulgent day at sea, to experienced sailors setting their own itinerary, perhaps exploring hidden islands. Customers can choose to be skippered professionally or to be their own captain (subject to the correct licence and experience). There’s a wide choice of optional add-ons such as food and drink, crew, stand-up paddle boards, kayaks and more.

A simple booking request for a boat on the chosen date/s is all that’s required of renters. Once the booking is approved by the owner, payment is made securely via the SamBoat website. Owners are required to have appropriate insurance for renting boats out for hire, and renters are encouraged to have their own travel insurance that includes boat hire cover. A security deposit is taken in case of damage, loss or theft of the boat if it is being rented without crew. The cancellation terms are at the discretion of individual owners but the exact terms are made clear on each boat listing page so customers are advised to check this thoroughly before booking. SamBoat also offers Covid Cancellation insurance at a cost of 4% of the total booking (minimum €20) so that if the renter or anyone in their party gets Covid and the hire must be cancelled, they will receive a full refund.

Here are a few of the many options widely available at SamBoat.com – choose from:

INSPIRATION: Sunseeker Predator 55 based in Albufeira, Algarve – private charter from  €750 per day
Cruise along the magnificent coastline of the Algarve, exploring incredible rock formations and stopping for snorkelling and rosé-accompanied picnics. This crewed private charter day boat features an outdoor area with laid-back lounge, two solariums, sea-level swimming platform and bathroom facilities.

LEENAN HEAD: An authentic Banf Zulu Scottish fishing sailboat built in 1906, based in Brittany – day trips with crew from €476 / day
Formerly used for herring fishing in the far north of Europe, this charming 21m sailboat is now based in Brittany for day trips to the south-coast islands of Houat or Hoëdic during the summer months, and in Martinique during the winter season. Guests (up to six) can learn all about traditional navigation, sailing techniques and the boat’s heritage with the charming and experienced crew.

TORTILLA FLAT: A Lagoon 40 Catamaran based in Skradin, Croatia – from €3,840 for a week’s hire
Cruise the picturesque Dalmatian coast of Croatia on this six-cabin 2019-built  catamaran (sleeping up to 12), which can be hired with or without skipper. Enjoy a luxurious self-contained home-away-from-home – the ultimate remote getaway post-Covid.

Bavaria Cruiser 51 – based in Alimos, Greece (8 km south of the city of Athens, on the Saronic coast) – from 3,825 for a week’s hire
This 2018-built 15m cruiser yacht has five cabins (sleeping up to 10) and can be hired with or without skipper for an idyllic week’s sailing around the Greek islands.

To book, or to find out more, visit www.samboat.com.

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