Frecuent asked questions (FAQ)

 

How to rent a boat with BoatRental.es

1-Select the port of origin:

This depends on the location of the boat you choose or the most convenient area to rent the boat.

2-Details of the trip:

Knowing how many people are going to form the crew. Identify if any of the crew has the qualifications and experience necessary to skipper a boat or otherwise need to hire a professional skipper.

3-Find a Boat:

One that suits your needs (Prices and conditions are on every page boat).

4-Book:

Send details such as dates, number of people, extras and other relevant information. Pay the Booking fee of 100 euros.

Between 24-48 hours we will contact you to confirm the booking. We will send you the details of the boat rental vacation and an invoice to pay the final cost (minus 100 euros paid before) and bank details. The payment must be made within 14 days of the booking and no more than 40 days before the boat rental day.

5-The day of the departure:

Sign the contract and pay the deposit: The boat rental contract is usually conducted in the place of departure and prior to it, collecting the amount of the deposit. This deposit will be returned at the end of the charter if there were no damages.

Start the journey: The moment to enjoy and live the experience.

6-Return the boat:

Is returned in same place of departure within the established schedule

 

 

What do I need in a boat trip?

Obviously the answer depends on the season and the destination you are navigating, but is always advisable on board to have some warm clothes as the sea is always cools at times especially at night and windy days. Another detail to take into account is carrying non rigid luggage  or backpack  that can be stored easily inside the boat. What to bring?:

– Clothing:

It is best not to exceed what is necessary to carry but not lack anything. As mentioned the warm clothing is important. Bring a sea jacket, hat, etc.. Also a pair of shorts and long trousers, swimwear and T-shirts, pyjamas and do not forget a pair of  flip-flops as they are the best option to use the showers of any yacht clubs with guaranteed hygiene.

On the boat is always provided sheets and blankets. In contrast, the towels usually borne by the customer. It is advisable to have one for the sea and other for the shower.

– Shoes:

The ship’s deck is usually white, with anti slip, and therefore always have to be used white rubber soles. If not, there is a risk of leaving marks on the boat deck. Probably the best shoes are running shoes with laces.

– Sun protection:

Is essential to always carry sun protection cream. A hat  and a good sun cream are important to avoid problems. With or without sun the sea breeze always tanned skin.

– Charging electronics:

To charge our electronic devices like mobile phones onboard when in the sea we recommend a 12 volt car charger. When moored in the port there is also a  port of 220 volt. Where we can also charge or use any electrical appliances such as shavers, hair dryers, etc …

– Other:

Bring mosquitoes repellent and sea sick pills.

– Food:

It is advisable to make a large shopping of food before leaving the first day and then replace what is missing at each stop. Don’t buy much as too often too many things  ultimately end up been thrown into the bean when cleaning the boat. If it’s possible bring a  precooked homemade dish. They keep nicely in the boat refrigerator  and after a few days in the sea homemade dish is priceless.

As for drinks, buy a good amount of mineral water. At sea, is normal to be thirsty and we is convenient to continually hydrate especially in the summer.

– The kitchen:

Although any boat has a full kitchen to cook comfortably onboard navigation and kitchen are not good friends. Cooking with fire can be dangerous and we recommend use it only when necessary. So onboard the food consist mainly on snacks sausages, salads, preserves, fruit or simply heating ready meals. You can always go out to eat at restaurants at every stop on the mainland.

 

 

Bathrooms in a boat?

This is an important aspect. All boats are equipped with at least one bathroom including sink, shower and toilet. There is hot and cold water port connected to 220V or engine. When showering water accumulates on our feet and we need to use from time to time a button that turns on the drain pump.

It is useful to know when we will have hot water . The vessels have a water heater that is activated when is connected to the port 220 volts. Outside the port, we only will have hot water if the engine has been used recently. If we have been all day sailing, we will have to turn on the engine for about 15 to 20 minutes in order to have hot water from the boiler.

This in addition will help us service charge batteries. On the other hand we must take care of the water consumption since water is a very limited on any ship that does not have a desalination station. Deposits of a  small or medium yacht normally have  between 250 and 350 litters of capacity .

The toilet, should be reserved for urgent cases. Whenever possible we will use the toilet on the port. This is done both for environmental reasons (not allowed to use in ports and is a shame to spoil the clear waters of a creek) or to avoid possible clogging thereof that can spoil our days at sea …

When used, the rule is NEVER throw the toilet nothing that has not gone out of our body including toilet paper (this is pulled in a specific bin for it). Once used, pumped enough that the ducts are clean thus avoid problems and odours.

 

 

 

Sleeping in a boat?

At bedtime, a boat is something like a campsite. The cabins are relatively large but not too much. Anyway the sea tired and probably sleep like a baby. At anchor in a cove is important to pay attention to the sea crossing, it is often preventable pointing the boat down the stream. This can save you spend an uncomfortable night.

Although logically movement depends greatly on the state of the sea. If the sea is busy, it will not let you sleep safety of the ship, so the choice of the night at anchor zone is important. In the port when we are tied to the dock, the boat tends to move very little or nothing.

 

 

 

Electricity in the boat?

In port, moored and connected (220v) we will have electricity just as if we were in our house. The boats have 220 ​​V outlets. in all cabins and living room. Once we are sailing it gets tricky, because we will have only one power outlet of 12 volts like in a car. 220 v plugs ins will not work.

A boat normally has a main battery for the engine and another 2 or 3 for the  service. To check the charge level of the batteries you can  find a voltmeter in the  electrical panel room. A voltage of 13.20 volts means the batteries are fully charged and below 11 volts would be nearly discharged battery. It is advisable to charge the batteries with the engine when the voltage is below 12 volts.

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