The rental of ships has changed the way people rent vacation homes, cars and even ships. Companies including Boat Setter, GetMyBoat, Click&Boat, and (in Europe) Samboat have developed similar platforms to those already familiar to most of us to rent other things, such as Zipcar and Airbnb. Many boaters applaud this fresh choice of boating as it can provide people with an introduction to the watery globe who might otherwise not be able to afford boating.

Booking a boat with SamBoat

Naturally, as with any peer-to-peer transaction, there are some distinctions between renting a vessel through one of these amenities and renting from a traditional rental fleet of boats. The first and most important thing to do before you rent a boat is to make sure you get a comfortable boat. Make sure that the reviews of the boat and the owner reported by prior renters are thoroughly surveyed after reading the descriptions and looking at the pictures of a boat before you book. This is one of the greatest advantages of peer-to-peer rentals, as you can learn from people like you who already have first-hand experience. And don't be afraid to ask questions from the service supplier as well. They have set up significant help lines for those who want to book a boat with Samboat, customer service emails, internet chats, and support teams to answer questions and assist new renters due to the comparatively fresh nature of these facilities.


Also recommend that you ask about the safety equipment at SamBoat and ask the owner to show you how to use it if you don't already understand everything. Remember that according to the size and type of vessel and the waterway on which it operates, some safety gear is required by law. –if the marine police or the Coast Guard carries out a security inspection of the ship while you are running it, they will hold you accountable. To avoid a ticket, be sure to check out Boat Safety Gear You Need Aboard if you're not sure what you'll need to have on board.