Yacht chartering is the practice of renting, or chartering, a sailboat or motor yacht and travelling to various coastal or island destinations. The Internet Peer-to-peer model, has made this even easier to have fun on the water.

There are two main kinds of charter: bareboat and crewed. Bareboat charters involve a person renting a boat or cabin and skippering it themselves if they are renting the whole yacht. The other way is gathering up a group and renting the yacht with them. Skippered charters, meaning that boat comes with a skipper but with little or no additional crew.

At Sailopia, we have compiled a list of Peer-to-Peer (or should we say pier-to-pier) Rental, and Rental Charter Companies.

GetMyBoat.com - Rent Boats From Boat Owners. Worldwide.

GetMyBoat enables the peer-to-peer boat rental marketplace and is changing the way the world goes boating. Launched in San Francisco January 2013, GetMyBoat empowers owners of every type of boat, from kayaks to sailboats to motorboats, to post their watercraft for rent or charter for free. Anywhere in the world, from California to Croatia, our users search, find, and book a boat they would like to rent. To keep everyone covered during the rental, GetMyBoat even offers an innovative Global Boat Rental Insurance program for all boat rentals (not only for GetMyBoat customers), but for any boat renter, anywhere, with any service.

Our mission is to open up the world of boating for both renters and owners. Boating enthusiasts get the benefits of worldwide inventory without the cost or headache of ownership. And as the average boat is only used 8% of the year, boat owners get the chance to make owning a boat more affordable by earning some income from their under-utilized asset.

Boatbound.co - Mainly a USA Based

Boatbound, the nation’s fastest growing pier-to-pier boat rental marketplace, gives the over 13 million registered boat owners a way to offset their ownership costs by renting their boat to pre-screened, qualified renters. Every rental includes comprehensive hull and liability coverage as well as on-the-water towing through our trusted partners, TowBoatUS and Geico Marine.

Boatbound creates safe and unique boat rental experiences at any price - and it is free to join with no monthly or membership fees. Differing from boat clubs, with Boatbound, you only pay when you want to rent a boat. Boatbound enables you to find boats anywhere in the US, on your schedule, and at a fraction of the cost with no annual memberships.

Whether you are looking for a power boat for water sports and general cruising, a fishing boat to explore a local fishing hole, or a sailboat to leisurely set sail, BoatBound has the right boat for you.

Boatwyze.com - Canadian Based Boat Rental Company

Boatwyze, Canada's first insured boater-to-boater boat rental company! We're based in Vancouver, BC, and started this company to help share our love for boating.

The cost of boat ownership is expensive! We know because we own a sailboat ourselves. Every time we go to the docks, we're reminded of how often boats sit idle and unused. Meanwhile, there are so many people that would love to get out on the water but can't justify owning a boat themselves.

Our online marketplace allows boat owners to list their boat on our website and rent it out to qualified renters. This helps boat owners earn rental income to offset the costs of ownership and gives qualified boaters more opportunities to hit the water and have unique boating experiences. Boatwyze covers the insurance and liability and we only rent to people who have met our requirements and been approved by the boat owner. Owners can list all types of boats, from paddle boards to yachts.

BoatSetter.com - USA Based Peer-to-Peer Boat Charters

Boatsetter is the boat rental community connecting boat owners, boat captains and anyone who seeks a water-full experience. Life starts in the water.

Boatsetter, based in the boating capital of the world, South Florida, is the first peer-to-peer marketplace for boating. The tech startup has successfully applied the rental mechanics of AirBnB with the on-demand labor dynamics of Uber, to create a luxury boating experience that is available to a broader audience than ever before.

Yachtico.com - European Based Peer-to-Peer Charter

YACHTICO.com is the first yacht charter search engine that allows you to find sailing boats, motor boats, catamarans and houseboats for rent and charter in the quickest manner possible. With more than 15,000 PRESELECTED yachts listed from across the globe, we are one of the largest online charter platforms in the world.

Please note that we are not an agency, fleet operator or boat owners. YACHTICO.com is a platform where you can find and book boats as easy as an hotel room.

No booking fees, simple online booking process, real time availabilities, professional service - without the additional hassle of contacting several companies (many of whom are already partners with YACHTICO.com).

Antlos.com - European Boating Holidays and Sailing Vacations

Antlos is a peer-to-peer boat holiday platform based on the principles of a Sharing Economy. Antlos makes yachting simple, affordable and accessible to everyone, by connecting travellers and sea lovers directly to Skippers/Captains (the boat owners). All boat listings come with a Skipper/Captain. You cannot rent a bareboat, even if you have a sailing or boat license.

BoatAround.com - European Peer-to-Peer Boating Sailing Vacations

Boataround is an online yacht search. We offer more than 1630 yachts in 58 destinations worldwide for our customers to book and enjoy the best prices on sailing holidays online.

Booking yacht via Boataround is free. We don’t charge reservation or bank fees and you always know how much is the total rental price. To rent a yacht, we accept all the major credit cards, Sofort banking as well as bank transfer.

You always see the total yacht price for the days you select and any extras you choose, insurance or professional captain if you don’t have a skipper license for example. Also you see the price of the final cleaning fee and tourist tax.

Sailopia.com - Bareboat Sailing Charters

Something of Interest

Sailing is one of the most eco-friendly sports on the planet! with more than 5000 year old technology the sport of sailing is becoming ever more popular in the technological based world. There is nothing greater than to spend a relaxing day on the water!