Sailboat Hanse 400 · 2009
Port Olímpic de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
- 7 beds
- 3 cabins
- 2 bathrooms
- 12.01 m long
- Captain optional
- Full batten mainsail
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Barcelona is a multifaceted city with plenty of art, interesting architecture and many amazing restaurants. It is also located right next to the Mediterranean, making it the perfect spot for a fun summer vacation. Discover beautiful beaches that are in close proximity to the city and other natural wonders. A boat rental in Barcelona makes your sailing dreams come true and allows you to discover the city and the surrounding areas from a different angle.
From fantastic food markets over museums & galleries to fun city beaches, Barcelona is a great city for a vacation. If you want to do something extra special, you should plan some activities out of the ordinary and create some special memories.
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World famous architect Antoni Gaudí shaped much of the city’s interesting architecture and style. The Sagrada Familia and Park Güell are just two of the most renowned places in the city, but there is so much more to discover by Gaudí.
The Arco de Triunfo de Barcelona is another historical landmark in the city you should visit. Built in 1888, it is located at the entrance to Promenade Passeig de Lluís Companys, which is named after the president who was murdered in 1940.
Walking around the streets of Barcelona is always going to feel a little bit like travelling back in time. Most of the architecture of the city might be influenced by Gaudi, but there are also many well-preserved Medieval buildings to be found. One of them is Barrio Gotico. Santa Maria del Pi is a church that was built in the 14th century and is also worth a visit.
The first thing you think about when thinking about Barcelona are probably football, the beach and sunshine all year round. But beware! There are many myths and legends revolving around the city. One of them is about the so-called vampire of Barcelona in the beginning of the 20th century. However, this is not a fairytale, it is the story of a gruesome woman named Enriqueta Martí, who abducted children in broad daylight and offered them to the wealthy people of Barcelona as prostitutes. She was finally arrested in 1912. Very scary times!
Barcelona is a very popular sailing destination in the Mediterranean - for good reason! The colourful city is known for its fun nightlife, long sandy beaches and various spots that are perfect for anchoring or mooring.
Sailing season in Barcelona is between May and October, however, it is important to keep in mind that the summer months June, July and August are particularly popular with tourists. Hot temperatures, as well as crowded streets and beaches are typical during this time. Water temperatures can reach 28 degrees during the hottest months. If you want to avoid the masses, but still want to enjoy the warm weather, it is best to visit the city in September or October. If you still want to come here during the busy summer months, renting a boat is a great option to do your own thing and sail to beaches that you can only reach by boat.
Barcelona is the perfect sailing destination for novice and amateur sailors. Southeastern winds and northern winds dominate this part of Spain and ensure that you can even enjoy a sailing adventure in the summer. Experienced sailors and those that lust for adventures might want to head North of Barcelona to chase stronger winds - especially in the winter months.
The price to rent a boat in Barcelona highly depends on the season, the type and size of the boat, as well as the amount of passengers and the age of the boat. Spain is definitely not the most expensive destination in the Mediterranean, meaning that you can rent a boat for very little money.
On average it costs just 68 EUR per person per day to charter a sailboat in Spain. Rent a RIB in Spain at an average price of 54 EUR per person per day. Renting a speedboat in Spain will cost you 85 EUR per person per day on average. It will cost you a little more to rent a catamaran or motorboat in Spain. Renting a catamaran will cost you 111 EUR on average per person per day. Rent a motorboat in Spain at an average price of 179 EUR per person per day.
It all depends on your dream sailing vacation in Barcelona. If you just want to sunbathe all day long and party with your friends at night, you would charter a different type of boat than the one you would rent if you want to practice your sailing skills and feel the wind on your skin.
Pros of renting a catamaran in Barcelona
Renting a catamaran in Barcelona means that you get to see the city and the surrounding areas from a whole new perspective. One of the advantages of renting a catamaran is the fact that they have a shallow draft. This makes them perfect for exploring beaches, bays and getting to historical sights like Mirador del Semáforo.
Another advantage of chartering a catamaran in Barcelona is the fact that they are equipped with a motor and a sail. This gives you a huge advantage over other types of boats. You can sail with the wind as long as it’s blowing and revert to the engine should the wind suddenly stop blowing. This is fantastic, because you won’t get stuck in the middle of the sea should mother nature suddenly decide to stop blessing you with appropriate winds.
Another great thing about catamarans is their size. They are generally quite spacious, allowing you to feel less claustrophobic than on other types of boats. You will definitely get a good night’s sleep here and will feel like you are in a hotel room and not in a cabin on a boat in the Mediterranean.
As catamarans are standing on two hulls, they are more stable than other types of boats. Should the wind suddenly pick up, you won’t feel it as much as you would with other boats. You might hear the water hitting the boat harder, but it is still much more comfortable.
One of the most popular catamarans to rent in Barcelona is Catamaran Bali 4.1. The boat offers space for up to 12 people and comes with a professional captain who is going to navigate you safely through the Mediterranean waters.
Cons of renting a catamaran in Barcelona
One of the downsides of renting a catamaran in Barcelona is the fact that they are quite big. This can make mooring at the marinas a little complicated at times - if you are able to secure a spot. It might also make mooring at a marina more expensive as they require more space than other types of boats.
Pros of renting a sailboat in Barcelona
Renting a sailboat in Barcelona means that you get to enjoy the full sailing experience while vacationing on the Spanish coast. As the wind is your fuel, you don’t have to worry about any additional extortionate costs. Set sail and discover what the Mediterranean sea and the stunning Spanish coastline have to offer. Barcelona doesn’t get strong winds like other parts of the Mediterranean, making it the perfect spot for novice sailors.
One of the most popular sailboat rentals in Barcelona is Sailboat Hanse 400 which is available to rent in Port Olímpic de Barcelona. It offers space for up to 7 people and can be rented with or without a captain. A refrigerator and a stove on board ensure that you can prepare your own food while sailing and don’t need to worry about stopping in between in order to stock up on food.
Cons of renting a sailboat in Barcelona
If you want to charter a sailboat in Barcelona, you need to keep in mind that you are fully dependent on the wind. You might get stuck in the middle of the sea should the wind suddenly stop blowing. This might leave some frustrations if you can’t reach your destination as quickly as you might have hoped. The summer months in particular can lack stronger winds. Some sailboats are equipped with a little engine, but they are not made for long distances.
Pros of renting a motorboat in Barcelona
Renting a motorboat in Barcelona comes with many advantages. It is generally faster than other types of boats, making it the perfect boat if you want to explore the surrounding area and check off the many beautiful sights you can visit. Especially if you want to sail further South, you need a boat that can handle the distance and offers the comforts you need when doing so.
Cons of renting a motorboat in Barcelona
Unlike catamarans, motorboats are only equipped with an engine. This means that you always need to ensure that your tank is full and ready for the journey. You can’t use the wind as fuel. With the ever-increasing fuel prices you should also keep in mind that you can expect a hefty bill at the end of your trip in addition to the bareboat charter price.
A luxury yacht rental in Barcelona is perfect for anyone looking at having a very luxurious sailing holiday along the Costa Brava. It might be more expensive than a regular boat charter, but comes with many amenities. Feel like the rich and famous for a week while soaking up the sun and sailing around the Mediterranean. Motorboat Astondoa 58 GLX is a beautiful yacht offering space for up to 12 people on board and coming with a professional and experienced captain who is going to navigate you safely through the Mediterranean. A fridge and freezer on board ensure that your food stays fresh and your drinks cold. You even have a TV and wifi on board.
In Spain you don’t need a boat licence to rent a boat if it is shorter than 5 metres or shorter than 6 metres in the case of sailboats. The boat should also not be able to operate at more than 15hp. This might sound like a dream come true, but keep in mind that you can only operate these kinds of boats during the day when there is light. It is not allowed to operate any boats without a licence in Spain at night.
If you are in possession of the Licencia de Navegación, you can operate boats that are not longer than 6 metres, but you can only sail up to two miles away from the coast.
One of the most popular sailing routes from Barcelona is taking you all the way South to Valencia.
Day 1 - Sail from Barcelona to Tarragona: Before sailing to Tarragona, make sure that you get to see the most stunning and interesting sights Barcelona has to offer. Visiting Tarragona means going back in time. The impressive Roman ruins you can find everywhere in the city will give you a glimpse into the life here about 2000 years ago
Day 2 - Sail from Tarragona to Parc Natural del Delta de l'Ebre: This impressive natural sight is best known for its beaches, dunes and rivers, but also makes for a wonderful walking trek. If you are interested in the wildlife here, bird watching is a popular activity amongst visitors
Day 3 - Sail from Parc Natural del Delta de l'Ebre to Peniscola: A massive Medieval fortress is greeting you upon arrival by boat. You should definitely vist Peniscola castle for the views and the interesting history, but don’t forget to soak up the sun by the beach as well.
Day 4 - Sail from Peniscola to Cala Port Blau and Cala Ordi: These two beaches are the perfect spot to anchor and enjoy the sun for a bit. The interesting rock formations make for a cool photo opportunity
Day 5 - Sail from Cala Ordi to Parc Natural de la Serra d'Irta: This huge national park is not only known for its stunning views, forest and hiking trails, but also for tourist attractions like the Badum Tower.
Day 6 - Sail from Parc Natural de la Serra d'Irta to Castellón where you get to enjoy a fun day by the beach, swimming in the Mediterranean and savouring tasty local cuisine
Day 7 - Sail from Castellón to Valencia: The historic city centre is not just an interesting place to visit during the day, but also a fantastic place to watch local artists perform at night. The bustling squares and local restaurants ensure that you have a fun evening while strolling around the picturesque streets of the city. Blessed with fabulous city beaches, you can also soak up the sun for the day
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