The first thing you need to understand is that anyone can rent a boat and enjoy it. Usually, to operate boat rentals while on holidays you don't even need unique licensing or previous experience; sometimes all you need is a valid driver license. After a brief lesson, even a first-time boat can learn how to pilot a boat. Typically, navigational processes, how to beach and tie off and other maneuvers for boating are described and proved when renting. However, each state has separate pilot laws, so be sure to check before you leave with your ship rental business. Below are how to rent a boat at any time while on holidays.
The choice of boat: sailboat, catamaran, motor boat?
This is one of the most important things to consider. What is the model of boat that you want to rent and which is the most suitable for your needs? To help you in this choice, the ideal is first to ask the number of people who will participate in this excursion or cruise. Then, the choice of boat will depend on the planned activity. The model will be different according to the activity practiced (navigation, fishing, idleness) and the place (sea, river, lake).
The date of the trip: when to go?
The best period in France is probably May / June and September. It is not too hot. And you avoid the most touristic period July / August. So you have more chances to avoid the crowds of boats when you want to rent a boat, and waiting times. You have more choice among the boats available and often get a better price.
The equipment on board: which accessories to envisage?
The boat must be equipped with lifejackets (one per person). You must know where they are located; and ideally, put them on. Regarding safety, you should also know the location of navigation charts, fire extinguisher etc. Also note an emergency contact number (for example, that of the Regional Operational Center for Surveillance and Rescue).