Top 11 Boat Rental Companies in the World

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Top 11 Boat Rental Companies in the World

The global boat rental market reached a value of US$ 19.4 Billion in 2023. As per the analysis by IMARC Group, the top boat rental companies are focusing on expanding their fleets, offering a wider range of boats and improving their services to meet the needs of their customers. Additionally, key players are providing user-friendly platforms and applications that allow customers to compare prices, check availability, and book their boat rentals online. Other than this, the adoption of sustainable tourism practices, which include using eco-friendly boats and promoting responsible use of water resources has resonated with customers who are increasingly conscious about the environment and want to minimize their ecological impact while enjoying their leisure activities. Furthermore, key players in the market have been successful in creating partnerships with vacation rental companies, hotels, and resorts. Looking forward, the market value is expected to reach US$ 29.1 Billion by 2032, growing at a projected CAGR of 4.62% during 2024-2032.

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List of Top Companies Operating in the Boat Rental Industry:

The global personal protective equipment (PPE) market has several major players including Bluewater Yachting, Boatjump SL, Boatsettler Inc., GetMyBoat, Globe Sailor, Le Boat, Nautal (Click&Boat), Sailo Inc., SamBoat, Yachtico and Zizooboats GmbH. More information about these companies has been provided below.

1. Bluewater Yachting

Establishment:

1991

Headquarters:

Zug, ZG

Website:

https://www.bluewateryachting.com/


Bluewater yachting is a luxury yacht brokerage and management company that specializes in sales, charter, and management of luxury yachts. It offers a wide range of services to its clients, including yacht sales, yacht chartering, yacht management, crew placement, and yacht building. It has a team of experienced brokers who have extensive knowledge of the yachting industry and are dedicated to providing exceptional service to its clients. Bluewater yachting has a large fleet of luxury yachts available for charter, ranging from 20 meters to over 100 meters in length. They company offers customized itineraries and tailor the charter to meet the specific needs and preferences of its clients.

2. Boatjump SL

Establishment:

2016

Headquarters:

Valencia, Europe

Website:

https://www.boatjump.com/en

Boatjump SL is a digital platform that offers a range of yacht charter services. It operates as an online marketplace, connecting yacht owners with customers who are looking to rent a boat for a day or longer periods. The company has a wide range of boats available for rent, including sailboats, motorboats, catamarans, and luxury yachts. It offers a user-friendly platform and also offers additional services such as catering, transfers, and water sports equipment rental.

3. Boatsetter Inc

Establishment:

2012

Headquarters:

Miami, United States

Website:

https://www.boatsetter.com/


Boatsetter Inc. made boating affordable and accessible for first-time boaters by providing an easy way to connect qualified renters, boat owners, and licensed captains. It offers the largest and most diverse fleet of peer-to-peer boat rentals across the United States and abroad. The company's unique feature is its "captain service," where customers can hire a licensed captain to navigate the boat, allowing them to relax and enjoy their time on the water. The company is committed to promoting safe boating practices and offers online safety courses for renters.

4. GetMyBoat

Establishment:

2013

Headquarters:

Menlo Park, California

Website:

https://www.getmyboat.com/


GetMyBoat is a platform that offers boat owners with individuals who want to rent a boat or book boating experiences. Users can browse through the website for a variety of boats, from speedboats to sailboats, and can filter the search by location, boat type, and price range. The platform also offers a range of boating experiences, such as guided tours, fishing trips, and sunset cruises, which can be booked directly through the site. In addition, the company offers a range of tools to help owners manage their listings, including a calendar for availability, secure payment processing, and insurance coverage for both owners and renters. Moreover, GetMyBoat has been featured in a range of media outlets, including Forbes, CNN, and The New York Times, and has received funding from a range of investors, including Y Combinator and the National Marine Manufacturers Association.

5. GlobeSailor

Establishment:

2008

Headquarters:

Paris, France

Website:

https://www.theglobesailor.com/


Globe Sailor is a French company that specializes in yacht chartering and sailing holidays worldwide. The company offers a wide range of yacht rental options including bareboat, crewed, and luxury yachts. It also offers personalized sailing itineraries, sailing courses, and event charters for corporate events or private celebrations. Globe Sailor provides its clients with a wide selection of boats to choose from, ranging from catamarans, sailboats, motorboats, and luxury yachts. The company’s user-friendly website allows clients to search and book their ideal boat and itinerary online, making the booking process quick and efficient.

6. LeBoat

Establishment:

1969

Headquarters:

Surbiton, Surrey

Website:

https://www.leboat.com/


Le Boat is a leading provider of self-drive boating holidays in Europe and Canada. It offers a variety of boating holiday options, including canal boat cruises, river cruises, and coastal cruising. The fleet includes a range of boats suitable for different group sizes and budgets. The boats are fully equipped with all the necessary amenities for a comfortable and enjoyable holiday, including kitchens, bathrooms, and sleeping areas. The company offers excellent customer service, with a team of experienced staff on hand to help clients plan their trip, choose the right boat, and provide advice on the best routes and destinations to visit. It also offers a comprehensive training session before departure, ensuring that clients feel confident and comfortable operating their boat.

7. Click&Boat (Nautal)

Establishment:

2013

Headquarters:

Barcelona

Website:

https://www.nautal.com/en/


Nautal (now rebranded as Click&Boat) is a boat rental and yacht charter platform that allows users to search, book, and manage their boating holiday online. Nautal/Click&Boat offers a wide range of boats for rent, including sailboats, motorboats, catamarans, and luxury yachts, in over 50 countries worldwide. The platform offers a user-friendly search engine that allows customers to select their desired location, boat type, and budget to find the perfect boat for their holiday. It also offers additional services such as skipper hire, airport transfers, and insurance. The company's mission is to make boating accessible to everyone by offering a simple, secure, and affordable platform.

8. Sailo Inc.

Establishment:

2015

Headquarters:

New York

Website:

https://www.sailo.com/


Sailo Inc. is a leading online boat rental marketplace that allows boat owners to connect with renters for an unforgettable on-water experience. The platform provides a user-friendly interface that allows customers to search, book and manage their boat rental entirely online. Sailo offers a wide range of boat types, including sailboats, motorboats, catamarans, and yachts, with options available for bareboat rentals or with a licensed captain. Sailo's platform also provides a comprehensive search engine that allows users to filter boats based on location, boat type, and price range. Sailo's platform is built with a focus on safety, with every boat listed on the platform being carefully vetted and inspected to ensure that they meet the highest standards.

9. SamBoat

Establishment:

2014

Headquarters:

Bordeaux, France

Website:

https://www.samboat.com/


Samboat is a French online platform that is an easy-to-use boat rental platform that connects local boat owners and renters worldwide to rent a boat for leisure activities such as fishing, water sports, or cruising. The platform also allows boat owners to rent their boats when they are not using them, providing an opportunity for them to offset the costs of boat ownership. Since its integration into the Dream Yacht Charter group, it has continued to innovate and increase its boat offering.

10. Yachtico

Establishment:

2011

Headquarters:

Boca Raton, Florida

Website:

https://www.yachtico.com/


Yachtico is a global online yacht rental platform that connects boat renters with yacht owners, offering a wide selection of boats for leisure activities such as sailing, cruising, and exploring the world's oceans. The platform provides customers with an easy-to-use search tool that allows them to filter through a variety of boats, including motorboats, sailboats, catamarans, and luxury yachts. The boats of the company are maintained and operated by professional charter companies for quality and safety reasons. Moreover, Yachtico also offers a range of additional services, including skipper hire, catering, and airport transfers, to make the rental experience as seamless and enjoyable as possible.

11. Zizooboats GmbH

Establishment:

2014

Headquarters:

Vienna, Austria

Website:

https://www.zizoo.com/en/


Zizoo is the leading boat holiday platform, offering over 44,000 boats across 500 destinations worldwide. It caters both to licensed sailors looking to book a boat only, and to those with no sailing experience, interested in hiring a boat together with a captain and optional crew. Zizoo makes it easy for travellers to find the right boat by simplifying the selection and booking process. Named after one of Jacques Cousteau's nicknames, Zizoo’s mission is to make boat holidays accessible and easy to book for everyone. Zizooboats is a team of passionate sailors with strong industry ties, which gives its customers expert advice, and a price-match guarantee on verified and insured boats.

About Author:

Aditi Kumar 

Senior Content Writer at IMARC Services Private Limited

Aditi is a content writer and editor at IMARC Services Private Limited with over two years of experience in market research, covering diverse sectors from information technology to healthcare, automotive, oil and gas, food and beverage, and electronics. She actively works on numerous predictive and exploratory research projects and has hands-on experience analyzing and writing about macro and micro markets. Besides writing, Aditi loves baking and reading novels.

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