What will I need to think about?
How do I rent a boat? Will I get an introduction on the yacht I rented? What will be present in the boat? You will be able to find the answers to our frequently asked question here. In case we have not answered your question in this section, please feel free to contact us.
How can I book a yacht?
If you have chosen the yacht you would like to book, please proceed to check the availability. From here you can reserve the yacht. Once we have confirmed the reservation, we will send you a HISWA (Dutch ship building and watersports association) rental agreement, which we would like to receive back signed by you. When you send the signed agreement back to us, we will ask you to pay a deposit to secure your booking. Three weeks before you start your holiday we will ask you to pay the outstanding amount of the rent.
What is the boat equipped with?
Next to the facilities that will differ for each boat, which are marked on the yachts page, there is a wide inventory based on the amount of passengers. On every boat you will be able to find the following:
Beer glasses; wine and sherry glasses; lemonade glasses; liquer glasses; tea glasses, cups and saucers; breakfast plates, dinner plates and soup plates; cutlery; dessert bowls; serving bowls; teapot; tealight; tea strainer; milk and sugar set; thermos with coffee filter; pots and pans; frying pan; butter tray; kettle; coasters; sieve; sauce boat; tray; bread board; bread knife; whisk; cheese slicer; vegetable peeler; vegetable knife; serving spoons; soup-ladle; gravy-ladle; meat fork; wooden spoons; bottle/can opener; corkscrew; stock canisters; vacuum cleaner; pillows + pillow cases; bucket and window wiper; sponge; wash leather; mop; bin.
Will I need to bring bed linen?
On each boat you will find pillows with freshly washed pillow cases and bed sheets around the mattresses. You will need to bring your own duvet and duvet case. However we will be able to provide them for € 12 per person per week, subject to availability, this will have to be requested before arrival.
Will I need to pay a deposit?
Yes, depending on which boat you rent we will ask you to pay either a € 500 or a € 750 deposit. We also would like to take a copy of your passport or driving licence. Upon your return you will – if no damage was caused – receive your deposit back of course.
Do I get any training before setting off?
Before you leave the harbour you will receive a brief instruction from us and we will make a practice run. However, should you not be sure that you are confident at the helm, “Schippers Start Help” offers a solution. They can prepare you in a day to drive, moor and navigate a yacht. For more information, see: www.schippersstarthulp.nl.
Also check out the videos of Rijkswaterstaat about safe sailing on our video page