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Everyone can rent a car. What about the yacht?

Cars pretty thoroughly settled inour life, and the level of technology has reached such a level that Ilon Musk is testing the program of autonomous ridesharing (that is, when many people use one car at once). You can call it a taxi network on autopilot (with Tesla, of course), but there are places where you just can't get to the car.

For example, during a trip to CreteGreece) I took the car at the box office and traveled almost all the surroundings when I found out that the most interesting thing is not on the island itself, but on small islands next to it (one is called “paradise”). You can get there in two ways: take a tour with a crowd of tourists who will constantly interfere with enjoying nature, or book a private trip - however, in 2-3 hours you will see little.

Paradise Island. Look at the color of the water!

And then I thought: if there is car sharing, apartment rental and even house swapping, is there such a thing as “yachting”? And what, why visit only one island, when you can on your yacht (yes!) Explore the surroundings, many of which are untouched by man at all, and tourists do not know about them. I thought that it was very expensive (renting the same private jets cost a pretty penny), but as it turned out, many can afford their own yacht.

So, on the same Crete, you can rent a boat for20-30 thousand rubles a day, and it will not be a double ship, but a yacht for 10 people with two cabins, and also the services of a captain. I myself would not dare to steer such a vessel without relevant skills, but if you have them, you can rent a smaller yacht, including a boat, then the rental will generally cost 8-10 thousand rubles. Yes, the night in the hotel is more expensive!

I paid attention to the Nautal service, since itallows you to rent a yacht in almost any country in the world (more than 19,000 yachts in 800 locations). It works by analogy with the same Airbnb, but instead of apartments there is water transport. This vessel, which belong to other users (or small rental companies).

You can choose a boat for rent,Having studied the reviews of other users who have already successfully booked their yachts. To do this, the site contains more than 2,000 reviews and comments about charter companies and captains who offer their services, plus there are real photos of the vessel.

You can manage your booking not only onsite, but also in your account in the mobile application. Here, some functions work by analogy with car sharing: if you find damage, take photos and send an email to the service with the necessary information to receive compensation.

Of course, you can not make a longa trip on any yacht (for example, to sail from Spain to Ibiza), for this purpose, in the information about each ship there is information about the distance a ship sails. However, you can always negotiate with the owner of the yacht or the captain (often the same person), while the material protection is provided by Nautal, including if you decide to book the boat for a week.

Since childhood, we all represent yachts as smallwhite ships, parts of which are neatly stacked on each other like a wedding cake. But in fact they are small and sailing - there are a lot of varieties. From this, respectively, depends on the price of travel.

The idea itself is very interesting, because inThere are a large number of beautiful yachts in the world (you can read about some of them in our special material). And then who knows, maybe the 229-meter Valkyrie, which should become the largest yacht in the world, will be available for rent?