For those looking to book a last-minute getaway this summer, the boat hire website Click&Boat has shared six scorching sailing deals in the UK and Europe.
Whether travellers are looking to sail close to home and ‘staycation’ in England or travel further afield to holiday hotspots abroad, Click&Boat has over 30,000 boats available to rent with or without a captain in over 50 countries worldwide. This July and August, last-minute boats available to hire include a sailboat in Cowes from £170 per day, a houseboat on the River Thames from £249 per day, plus sailboats in Greece, Italy, Spain and France from just £111 per day.
Both experienced and novice sailors, or those with no previous experience at all, can hire boats for the day or even longer via Click&Boat as many boats on the platform can be rented with an on-board crew or skipper.
Last-Minute Summer Sailing Deals from Click&Boat:
- ‘Staycation’ On A Houseboat On The River Thames In Oxfordshire From £249 Per Day, Available Between 1st July – 31st August
An increasing number of UK holidaymakers are now choosing to visit destinations closer to home during a ‘staycation’ and a boating trip on one of the UK’s many rivers provides a serene alternative break away from busy cities or seaside towns. Click&Boat offers a quirky-looking and easily manoeuvrable houseboat on the River Thames in Oxfordshire. No previous experience with houseboats or boating licenses are required and the spacious houseboat includes a living area with a comfortable sofa and a TV and an outside deck, which is well-suited for enjoying a glass of wine on during the sunset. River cruisers can also stop off and stroll through the charming towns and villages along the River Thames and the nearby Brightwell Vineyard, where some of the finest English wines can be sampled. The houseboat can accommodate up to five people and is available to hire from £249 per day for dates from 1st July – 31st August 2019. For more information or to book, visit www.clickandboat.com/uk/boat-hire/wallingford/houseboat/campiboats-thames-edition-kdbdj5.
- Island-Hop In Greece From £1,248 Per Week, Available From 24th – 30th August
The modern Bavaria 32 sailboat located in Greece’s Sivota Marina boasts two double cabins so is the ideal choice for two couples who would like to embark on a Greek island-hopping adventure together. For sharing photographs with loved ones back home during the trip, the boat also has on-board WiFi, along with an electric fridge and cooking equipment, plus an indoor and outdoor shower. From Sivota Marina, holidaymakers can sail to incredible bays located at the Ionian Islands of Meganisi, Lefkas, Kastos and Kalamos. The sailboat can be booked with or without a captain and is available to hire from 24th – 30th August 2019 for £1,248 for the week. For more information or to book, visit www.clickandboat.com/uk/boat-hire/lefkada/sailboat/bavaria-32-2z5rk.
- Hire A Boat From The Spanish Port City Of Huelva From £196 Per Day, Available In July And August
The Spanish port city of Huelva in Andalucía offers travellers pristine empty beaches and charming plazas to explore. The port is accessible in just one hour via car from the city of Seville and boats available to hire include a 10.7-metre-long Centro Nautico Visier 35. The sailboat can accommodate up to eight people and destinations within sailing distance include the coast of Cadiz, the Algarve, the Madeira Islands and the Canary Islands. The sailboat is available to hire from £196 per day (based on one week of sailing) or from £320 for one day for select dates in July and August 2019. For more information or to book, visit www.clickandboat.com/uk/boat-hire/huelva/sailboat/centro-nautico-visier-35-e7kdb
- Plan A Long Weekend Of Sailing From The Port City Of Concarneau In Brittany For £111 Per Day, Available In July And August
For those planning to escape the UK for a long weekend in France this summer, boats available to hire include a sailboat located in the port city of Concarneau in Brittany. The Archambault Surprise sailboat can sleep four people and is well-suited for one or two days of sailing. The boat is captained by Stéphane, who invites his guests to join him on his explorations of the archipelago of Glenas, or even the small islands of Groix and Belle-Île. The skippered boat is available to hire from just £111 per day for travel dates in July 2019. For more information, visit www.clickandboat.com/uk/boat-hire/concarneau/sailboat/archambault-surprise-ed16b.
- Enjoy The Last Days Of Summer Along The Italian Riviera From £181 Per Day In Early September
Those keen to avoid the summer crowds can hire a well-maintained Bavaria 34 sailboat from Genoa’s old harbour this September and cruise across the turquoise waters of the Italian Riviera with a glass of prosecco in hand. The boat has an on-board kitchen and can sleep up to six people in total so is ideal for groups or families with older children. The skippered sailboat is available to hire from £181 per day (minimum hire of three days) for travel dates in September 2019. For more information or to book, visit www.clickandboat.com/uk/boat-hire/genoa/sailboat/bavaria-34-cruiser-y1yeg.
- Discover Secluded Marinas And Pubs From Cowes On The Isle of Wight For £170 Per Day, Available In August
Sailors inspired by the Cowes Week regatta this August can take to the seas on a Sigma 38 sailboat, which is available to hire through Click&Boat from Cowes on the Isle of Wight. The sailboat can accommodate up to 10 people so is great for larger families or groups of friends. The boat is available to hire with or without a skipper and is fully equipped for pleasure sailing or racing. The sailboat is available to hire from £170 per day for select travel dates in August. For more information or to book, visit www.clickandboat.com/en/boat-rental/cowes/sailboat/sigma-38-ood-181pg.
The innovative Click&Boat platform has radically changed the world of sailing by allowing boat owners to hire out yachts when not in use quickly and conveniently, which means it is often up to 30% cheaper to hire a boat on the boat hire platform versus a traditional yacht charter company.
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Notes To Editors:
Image 1: A houseboat available to hire via Click&Boat on the River Thames in Oxfordshire.
Image 2: Boat hire website Click&Boat has shared five scorching sailing deals in Europe’s holiday hotspots.
Image 3: The Bavaria 32 sailboat located in Greece’s Sivota Marina.
Click&Boat is a boat rental site created in 2013 by two young French entrepreneurs: Edouard Gorioux and Jérémy Bismuth. This start-up was born from a simple observation: that there are millions of boats just sitting in the harbour for most of the year, and that is expensive for boat owners. Click&Boat allows owners to safely and intelligently cushion their boat expenses by renting it to other individuals.
In 2017, the “Airbnb of the seas” opened its platform up to professional boat rental companies and aims to become the world reference for boat rental.