Boat hire website Click&Boat has shared five last-minute ‘staycation’ deals for British and Irish holidaymakers looking to stay close to home this summer.

Known as the ‘Airbnb of the seas’*, Click&Boat has over 30,000 boats available to rent with or without a captain in over 50 countries worldwide, including the UK and Ireland. Deals this July and August in Ireland include a houseboat stay for up to five people on the River Shannon for from £466 per day and a sailboat stay for up to six people from Kinsale in Southern Ireland from £2,621 per week.

Boat hire options in England this summer include a Bavaria 37 Cruiser in Gosport from £375 per day and a First 35 Cruiser from Southampton from £375 per day. Londoners can escape the heat of the city by hiring a spacious houseboat in Chertsey on the River Thames from £457 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.

Staycation Sailing Deals from Click&Boat:

  1. Hire A Houseboat in Carrick-On-Shannon in Ireland, From £466 Per Day
    The Houseboat Horizon I can accommodate up to five people and includes a bathroom and large living room, plus a large upper deck area for sunbathing and snoozing in the sunshine. The boat is situated in Carrick-on-Shannon, which is located in Ireland’s County Leitrim. Although the town is relatively small, it’s famous for its vibrant nightlife and the ideal place to start a long weekend break with friends exploring highlights along the River Shannon, which leads to Castle Island on Lough Key and the historic Celtic Monastery of Clonmacnoise. The boat is available to hire from £466 per day, which is equivalent to under £94 per person, per day, when five people travel together. Price is based on travel until 31st August 2019. For more information or to book, visit www.clickandboat.com/uk/boat-hire/carrick-on-shannon/houseboat/horizon-i-2j5wd.
  2. Explore the South Coast of England Onboard a Bavaria 37 Cruiser In Gosport, From £375 Per Day
    Larger families and groups of friends can explore Gosport, Portsmouth and the south coast of England onboard the Bavaria 37 Cruiser. The boat has three double cabins and is great for those who want to cook thanks to its fully equipped kitchen, which includes a two-burner cooker, large fridge and oven. The boat is available to hire with or without a captain from £375 per day, which is equivalent to just £47 per person, per day, when eight people travel together. Price is valid for travel up to 30th September 2019. For more information or to book, visit www.clickandboat.com/uk/boat-hire/gosport/sailboat/bavaria-37-cruiser-j2v78.
  3. Take To The Seas On A First 35 Cruiser from Southampton, From £375 Per Day
    The Beneteau First 35 sailboat located in Southampton’s Shamrock Quay is a fast performance cruiser which has been set up with racing in mind. The boat has a spacious and modern interior, with enough room for up to eight people. For adventurous travellers and experienced sailors, the boat is equipped with sails for cruising and racing and is available for skippered or bareboat charter. The sailboat is available to hire from £375 per day, which is equivalent to £47 per person, per day, when eight people travel together. Price is based for travel up to 31st August 2019. For more information or to book, visit www.clickandboat.com/uk/boat-hire/new-barnet/sailboat/beneteau-first-35-4p5dvg.
  4. Escape London Via A Houseboat in Chertsey On The River Thames, From £457 Per Day
    City-dwellers can escape London for the weekend this summer by booking a stay onboard a Peniche Crusader houseboat located on the River Thames in the town of Chertsey. With three cabins and en suite bathrooms, the boat can accommodate six people in total and is well-suited for those who wish to cruise along the Thames exploring attractions and towns such as Hampton Court, Windsor, Eton and Kingston. The boat is available to hire from £457 per day, which is equivalent to £76 per person, per day, when six people travel together. Price is valid for travel up to 31st August 2019. For more information or to book, visit www.clickandboat.com/uk/boat-hire/chertsey/houseboat/peniche-crusader-qpyb8.
  5. Splash Out On A Sailboat From Ireland’s Southern Coast from Kinsale, From £2,621 Per Week
    The Four Runner sailboat located in Kinsale on the southern coast of Ireland  is available to hire with or without a captain and can accommodate up to six people. The sailboat has a generously sized saloon and two-burner gimballed oven amongst other kitchen equipment, plus a bathroom and showerhead. The boat is available to hire from £2,621 per week and has a minimum hire period of seven days. Price is based on travel until 6th September 2019. For more information or to book, visit www.clickandboat.com/uk/boat-hire/kinsale/sailboat/beneteau-oceanis-411-341p8.

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:
*According to CNN in February 2018: https://edition.cnn.com/2018/02/19/sport/francois-gabart-sailing-airbnb-clickboat-intl/index.html.

Image Captions:
Image 1: Houseboat Horizon I in Carrick-on-Shannon in Ireland.
Image 2: Four Runner sailboat located in Kinsale on the southern coast of Ireland.
Image 3: Peniche Crusader houseboat located on the River Thames.

About Click&Boat
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.