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The Peer-To-Peer Generation
Within a few years, SamBoat became the marketplace leader for boat rentals, thanks to it’s progressive, innovative technology. Samboat’s fleet includes privately-owned boats and larger charter companies that can be booked bareboat or with a skipper with just a click. SamBoat is trusted by the largest community of sailors thanks to its authentic ratings, identity verification, secure payments and dedicated insurance. Each year, more than 300,000 people sail thanks to the SamBoat service.
Most recently, and after decades of experience in the sailing industry, the highly respected yacht charter company ‘LateSail’ joined SamBoat.
The team is the same but the technology is more advanced. You can also search even more boats! SamBoat has over 40,000 boat listings worldwide from its trusted partners, including motorboats, yachts, gulets, monohulls and catamarans.
So how do Peer-to-Peer Rentals work?
With Peer-to-Peer Charters there are 5 stages of the rental:
FOR THE YACHT OWNER:
1. Place your Free Ad
Place your ad free of charge with no obligation in just a few clicks. Add the details of the boat, its price, its availability, as well as some beautiful photos and you’re all set.
2. Choose the right Renter
When you receive a booking request, choose to accept or refuse a tenant based on their experience (Sailing CV) and their previous reviews.
3. Meet with your Renter
The day of the rental, you take inventory of the boat and then sign the rental contract provided by SamBoat. Hand over the boat to the renter and share your useful tips on the area of navigation.
4. Receive the Payment
You are assured of being paid once the rental is completed thanks to a secure payment. Also, the security deposit can be managed online, thanks to a credit card pre-authorization.
5. Leave a Review
At the end of the rental, make sure that everything went well and examine the state of the boat on site. Finally, leave a review on the client.
FOR THE RENTER:
1. Search for a boat
Look for the ideal boat according to its price, size or availability. When you have found the boat of your dreams, fill in your profile and send a booking request to the owner.
2. Reserve online
If your booking request is accepted, you pay your rental online. The amount will be deposited to the owner on the 1st day of your rental.
3. Take inventory of the boat
When the day comes, you board the boat and make sure it corresponds to the descriptions in the ad. The owner will help you take control of the boat and you will sign the rental agreement.
4. Sail with peace of mind
After you have harvested the valuable advice from the owner on the navigation area, navigate peacefully on their boat. Plus you can call us 24/7.
5. Evaluate your rental
At the agreed time, return the boat in perfect condition to its owner. Finally, leave a comment on the quality of the boat and its owner.