Boat Hire and Charter
Boat hire and charter is a great way to get afloat with a wide choice of companies, locations and types of boats are available to hire. The type of boats available will depend on where you go, but they range from motor boats, electric boats and canal boats to windsurfers, sailing dinghies, keelboats and yachts.
Companies or authorities may require proof of competence to hire, others are happy if you have experience, check with each venue. However, the company you go with will know the local requirements and let you know what is needed. If you don't have experience, or don't want the responsibility of being in charge, many can provide a full or part-time skipper.
When venturing outside the UK, you may be required to provide some proof of competency such as the International Certificate of Competence (ICC).