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Borrow A Boat – The Next Airbnb?

Matt Crisp September 28, 2017

Booking minibus hire in Liverpool is the perfect way to start a holiday – but this is actually the easiest decision you have to make! It’s much harder deciding where you want to go and what you want to do, with so much on offer these days.

If you’re intrigued by the idea of Airbnb, you might also want to give Borrow A Boat a go, set up just last year to provide worldwide boat charter and make the wonderful world of boating more accessible to everyone.

Before now, hopping on board a luxury yacht was the sole preserve of the wealthy and elite but thanks to this innovative idea, now anyone can make like they have millions and explore the world by boat.

So how exactly does it work? You either start by picking your destination, your holiday dates or the kind of boat you’re looking to charter. Then just hit ‘go’ and see what happens! There are more than 4,000 boats around the world to search from so you can find the perfect holiday vessel for you… you might find it rather difficult to make up your mind! Lots of different types of boats are available as well, from pirate ships and Turkish gulets to vintage cruisers, so you’re seriously spoiled for choice.

Or you can visit the website’s destination page and just click on a place to see what boats they’ve got on offer. If you choose Cuba, for example, you’ll find there are 32 boats you could hire for however long your holiday is, with prices starting from around £300 a day.

What about booking a sailing trip around Norway if Cuba doesn’t float your boat, so to speak? This would be a great choice since the country has centuries of seafaring traditions and is surrounded by stunning fjords and mountains… so perfect for a first sailing trip if beautiful scenery and interesting history is what you’re all about. You could hire the Delphia 33 Arctic Babe for £270 a day or really go all out and book the Salina 48 Arctic Aurora for £1,183 a day. As you can see, all budgets are catered for so don’t be put off if you think some boats are too pricy to hire.

And there’s no need to worry if you don’t have the necessary skills and experience to sail a boat around the world – you can choose to add a captain as an extra option. They’ll help you on your trip, discussing route options and locations, but it’s up to you where you want to go and what you want to do… you can just sit back and let them do all the hard sailing work for you!

They’re sure to let you have a go at sailing the boat as well (under their strict guidance, of course) and we bet that after a few hours at the tiller you’ll be bitten by the sailing bug and consider going for your skipper’s licence when you get back home.