Chartering a motorboat is one of the best ways to enjoy a fantastic day of sailing with your family or friends. A motor yacht will allow you to discover all the secret charms of the destination in an easy and fashionable way, thanks to its ergonomic design and manoeuvrability.
Hiring a motorboat through Nautal is a very quick and easy process.
Select “Motorboat” in “Type of boat” (in the search menu). Choose the desired destination and the exact dates (if you know them). Additionally, you can use the available filters to sort the motorboat charter search results and make the search more effective (such as boat price, size or age of the boat).
Once the list of available motorboat hires is displayed, you can choose the one that best suits your needs. Most of the boats allow immediate booking, although for some charters you will have to request a quote directly from the owner.
In the technical data sheet of each motorboat, you will have all the information you need to hire a motorboat quickly and clearly, although you can always contact the owner for any further questions that are not specified in the technical data sheet.
The price of a motorboat hire will depend on several determining factors such as the type of boat, the destination for which you want to hire the boat and the dates for the reservation of the boat.
In popular sailing destinations like France for example, you can charter a motorboat on the French Riviera in low season from £170 per day and from £260 per day in high season.
As mentioned above, the season is one of the factors that can have a major impact on the price and make prices vary significantly. For example, you can hire a motorboat on the island of Lefkas in Greece in low season from £50 per day and from £60 per day in high season.
It depends on the boat you charter. Some motorboat charters allow you to spend the night on board (although many of them require an overnight stay in the harbour where you picked it up), while others only allow you to hire a motorboat for the day.
Yes, many owners will allow you to hire a motorboat without a skipper as long as you meet the requirements in the destination. In many countries, however, you may not be allowed to drive the boat without a valid boat license. In this case, it may be necessary to have a skipper onboard.
The number of people allowed on a motorboat will depend on the type of boat you choose. The ideal number of people when chartering a motorboat to ensure comfortable sailing is 6 people, although you will find large boats that allow groups of up to 12 people.
There are many activities you can do when you book a motorboat hire. You can enjoy sailing on the yacht, swimming in the sea or snorkelling. Many of the motorboat charters available at Nautal include guided routes which will take you to places that are unknown to tourists or that are difficult to access in any other way than by sea.
Some owners will allow you to hire a motorboat for parties or any other event or celebration. For this purpose, many of them have a catering service, DJ, beverages, etc.
In addition, most motorboat charters have extra services and activities (sometimes for a fee) such as sports activities (kayaking, paddle surfing or wakeboarding). When hiring a motorboat, ask the owner directly about all the activities that can be carried out on board that particular motorboat.
At Nautal, we have a large fleet of motorboats for hire. In Europe, some of the most popular destinations to charter a motorboat are Spain, especially in the Balearic islands (Mallorca and Ibiza), as well as coastal towns Barcelona and Torrevieja. The Greek islands and the country’s capital, Athens, are also fantastic places to charter a motorboat, as well as Italy and the seducing Amalfi Coast. Balkan countries Croatia (Istria, Zadar) and Montenegro have recently seen a surge in boat hires, thanks to the beautiful turquoise water which surrounds these places. We also provide yacht charters in other destinations worldwide, such as Miami in Florida and Cancun in Mexico.
The extras to be included in a motorboat charter will depend on the particular boat you have chosen. Many of the boats ask for a deposit to be paid, which will be entirely refunded, if the boat is returned in the same condition as when it was delivered.
Other extras to consider include the fuel. Fuel is usually calculated at the end of the trip and depends on engine power, speed and weather and can vary between £25 and £1000 per day. These boats are delivered at check-in with a full tank of fuel and must be returned full.
In the technical data sheet of each boat, you will find all the services offered by the motorboat hire in question.
As mentioned above, many of the motorboats have activities on board (for a fee) such as catering, DJ or water activities. Luxury yacht charters are also available at Nautal for passengers who desire a more high-end service.
The requirement of licenses depends on the country where you will be sailing. In Spain, boats up to 15 hp and 5 metres in length can generally be crewed without a license. In Italy, no license is required for boats up to 40 hp and 24 metres in length. For more powerful boats, you must have a license or hire the boat with a skipper.
Motorboats are versatile vessels that can be hired for half a day, a full day, multiple days or weeks. The smaller ones, without a cabin, are often offered for day trips. The larger ones usually have a maximum capacity of up to 12 people including the skipper. In any case, you can always check the availability on the information sheet of each boat. This type of motorboat is perfect for all types of sailors and is often requested especially for parties and/or stag/hen parties.