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French Riviera - renting a "boat/yacht"

I'm looking for some first hand experience.

I'm interested in renting a "boat" - I don't know what to call it - maybe a yacht?

What I want to do with the boat: I want to take my significant other on a romantic (3 day) "boat" ride to some secluded area's.

How big of a boat -- in my mind it's about 15-30 meters in length

Location: French Riviera
When: Late July 2019
Duration: 3day's

Has anyone done this before? Does anyone have recommendations on "rental companies" that I can contact?
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For bareboat, figure about 2-3K Teuros/day. That's just the boat -, no fuel, water, food, or mooring fees. More if you need a skipper.

There are brokers, google "french riviera yacht rental"
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I suggest you rethink the size before going any further. 15m is huge, 30m is absolutely enormous.

Next is the question of a licence, I suspect based on your apparent inexperience that you don't have one, so unless you also hire a skipper (and crew, for the size you're asking about) this won't be possible. Yes, I have first-hand experience of doing this, and my licence has always been required, in other countries as well as France. There's no way around this, as it's a legal requirement for any charter company.

There are loads of yatch charter companies all along the mediterranean coast - just google it.
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For bareboat, figure about 2-3K euros/day. That's just the boat -, no fuel, water, food, or mooring fees. More if you need a skipper.
Nowhere near that much for a real-world boat size. We chartered a ~10m yacht - which would be more than big enough for the stated requirements - last year for a week for just over 2K. Yes, it was the first week of September, so not peak season, but that price also included fuel and water, cleaning and some other extras. Was from Toulon, mid-way between Marseilles and St Tropez, so we got some great sailing and were able to visit some gorgeous places.
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Re: French Riviera - renting a "boat/yacht"

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I'm interested in renting a "boat" - I don't know what to call it - maybe a yacht?

What I want to do with the boat: I want to take my significant other on a romantic (3 day) "boat" ride to some secluded area's.

Has anyone done this before? Does anyone have recommendations on "rental companies" that I can contact?
Having sailed a lot when I was younger, I'm not sure I'd class messing about in boats as romantic - more so if you don't know what you are doing.

Having a 'skipper' on board isn't going to add to that.

Thirdly, there are unlikely to be any secluded areas on the French riviera.
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Nowhere near that much for a real-world boat size. We chartered a ~10m yacht - which would be more than big enough for the stated requirements - last year for a week for just over 2K. Yes, it was the first week of September, so not peak season, but that price also included fuel and water, cleaning and some other extras. Was from Toulon, mid-way between Marseilles and St Tropez, so we got some great sailing and were able to visit some gorgeous places.
I presumed he meant a stinkpot. I'd be surprised to find a 15m stinkpot with fuel in for 2K.
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If you get a skipper, don't forget that the captain's word is law. Cross him and you'll taste the bosun's lash.
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