Motorboat Galeon 500 Fly · 2018
Marina Baotic, Trogir, Croatia
- 6 beds
- 3 cabins
- 2 bathrooms
- 16 m long
- Captain provided
- 725 hp engine
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Sailing on a motorboat offers a unique and enjoyable experience with its own set of advantages, but also highly depends on the location you are choosing to visit. The glamorous French Riviera allows you to experience an incredibly relaxed, luxurious and well-prepared holiday on a motorboat while the Greek islands offer a rougher ambience with majestic mountains and cliffs, turquoise waters and wild nature. Thailand on the contrary is giving you the turquoise waters, but also brings a bustle that you might not know from Europe. But don’t forget: Travelling is also a means to experience a totally different culture!
Motorboats are generally faster and more powerful than other types of boats, allowing you to cover larger distances in a shorter amount of time. This means that a motorboat rental can be advantageous when you have limited time or want to explore multiple destinations within a specific timeframe.
Motorboats are generally easier to maneuver than sailboats. When you rent a motorboat, you have more control over the direction, speed, and navigation of the boat. This can be beneficial, especially in areas with tight spaces, crowded marinas, or when docking.
Another advantage of a power boat rental is the fact that they are not as dependent on the wind and weather conditions as a sailboat. You don’t have to rely on the wind in order to move forward and are therefore much more flexible than you would be sailing on a different type of boat.
Motorboats are suitable for a wide range of activities, including water sports, fishing, diving, and exploring coastal areas. They offer a stable platform for engaging in these kinds of activities and you can easily store the necessary equipment on board these kinds of boats.
Rent a motor boat if you plan on visiting the most beautiful and remote beaches you can imagine. Navagio Beach with the famous shipwreck in Zakynthos is one of those stunning beaches you have to see at least once in your life. However, you can only do so by boat. Motorboats generally have a shallow draft, allowing you to sail closer to the shore than you would be able to on a monohull.
A small motorboat would be the perfect choice if you don’t want to sail with too many people at once and don’t crave as much space as you would get on a bigger boat. Motorboats are generally easier to operate than other types of boats and small motorboats are even easier to maneuver. Their size allows for effortless maneuvering and makes it easier to avoid objects in the water, etc.
If you want to rent a motor boat, you should definitely consider the environmental impact this decision has. Motorboats contribute to carbon emissions and noise pollution. They are not as environmentally friendly as sailboats, which rely solely on the wind. If you are conscious about the environmental impact of your activities and vacations in general, a motorboat may not align with your sustainability goals. Equally, you might not be able to reach certain national parks by motorboat as these are often protected areas.
Another downside of a motor boat rental is the fact that motorboats are solely fueled by petrol, making them some of the most expensive types of boats you can charter. You might even have to pay extra for all the fuel you are using on your vacation - in addition to the price of the bareboat charter.
Motorboats heavily rely on mechanical systems such as engines, electrical systems, and fuel delivery. In case of any mechanical failure or technical issues, you may experience disruptions in your sailing plans and potentially incur additional costs for repairs or assistance. This is something important to keep in mind when planning your vacation.
A luxury motorboat charter is certainly not the most affordable option when it comes to a boat holiday. The prices will even increase significantly if you plan on spending your holiday on the glitzy French Riviera or the glamorous Spanish coast around Marbella. And a luxury motor boat comes with many amenities you won’t be able to find on another type of boat. A kitchen on board is basic, but snorkeling equipment, SUPs or jet skis are not - they can often be found on more luxurious motor yachts. A jacuzzi is also not unheard of when it comes to luxury motor yacht rentals.
A motorboat charter is not the cheapest boat you can rent, but also doesn’t necessarily have to be the most expensive boat out there. Rent a motorboat in Spain at an average price of 179 EUR per person per day, making it a bit more expensive, but still affordable - especially considering the amount of people you will be able to host on board a motor boat. At an average price of 190 EUR per person per day renting a motorboat in Greece lies in the same price range, but is slightly pricier. One of the cheapest motorized boats can be found with a motorboat rental in Croatia, at an average price of just 62 EUR per person per day. This is definitely cheaper than many hotels you can book in the country - especially considering its increasing popularity amongst international travelers. If you plan on staying in the Mediterranean, but are looking for a more glamorous destination, Ibiza or the French Riviera might be the right choice for you. At an average price of 283 EUR per person per day it is not a cheap undertaking to rent a motorboat in France.
The Mediterranean generally offers wonderful conditions for motor boat rentals. Whether you prefer to rent a motorboat in Spain, to rent a motorboat in Greece or opt for a motorboat rental in Croatia instead, you will find well-equipped marinas, plenty of historical sites to discover and delicious food in all of these countries. The summers are dry and hot and heat up the water, bringing you the perfect water temperatures for a swim. Rent a boat in Athens if you want to go on a sightseeing tour of some of the most famous and interesting ancient sights the world has to offer, before setting out to explore the Greek islands. A motorboat rental in Corfu allows you to start your sailing adventure in the Ionian islands in style. The old town of its capital is particularly charming and surrounded by clear blue water and filled with mountainous landscapes that will make you feel like you’re in a movie set.
Thailand is also a popular destination for a motorboat holiday. Explore the islands and experience what life on islands like Koh Samui or Koh Phi Phi is really like. You will be able to drive closer to the shore and easily plan your island hopping adventure without having to worry about getting too close to the coast.
Motor boats for rent around the world will make your boat holiday extra special and are great for routes that pass by a lot of marinas and the most beautiful beaches. That way you won’t ever run out of fuel and can enjoy the stunning scenery and secluded beaches this world has to offer. Furthermore, you have the advantage of speed and flexibility, allowing you to cover longer distances and explore various destinations within a shorter time frame.
The Mediterranean Sea: Explore the stunning Western Mediterranean coastline, starting from places like the French Riviera or the Costa Brava in Spain. Cruise along scenic Mediterranean towns and cities, including Nice, Cannes, Barcelona and Valencia, all while enjoying the vibrant culture, beautiful beaches, historical sights and delicious cuisine. Even though France, Spain and Italy are all accessible by boat when sailing across the Mediterranean, they all have very different cultures and dishes to offer, allowing for a wonderful and diverse cultural experience. A motorboat rental in Sardinia allows you to explore one of Europe’s finest and biggest islands. Surrounded by turquoise waters and offering plenty of hiking trails in the beautiful mountainous landscape take you to another world for a week or two.
The Greek Islands: Embark on a motorboat adventure through the Greek Islands. Start from Athens and make your way to popular islands like Mykonos, Santorini, and Crete. Discover secluded coves, ancient ruins, charming fishing villages, and picturesque harbors along the way. Alternatively you can start your boat holiday with a motorboat rental in Corfu and discover first hand what all the hype about the Ionian islands is all about.
The British Virgin Islands: Head to the Caribbean and explore the BVI by motorboat. Visit popular spots like Tortola, Jost Van Dyke, and Virgin Gorda. Discover secluded beaches, snorkel in vibrant coral reefs, and indulge in the laid-back island lifestyle. There are plenty of hidden gems just waiting to be discovered by you.
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