Sailsharing : Louez un bateau à prix mini !

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En ce moment on pense au beau temps qui s’installe, aux jours qui rallongent, aux ponts qui s’enchaînent et on a forcément envie de partir en mer, naviguer, se faire plaisir ! Pour vous, Choose Your Boat a découvert Sailsharing, un nouveau bon plan : la location de bateaux entre particuliers ! Tout le monde s’y retrouve (propriétaires et locataires) alors  retenez bien le nom de ce nouveau site : Sailsharing.

SailsharingPropriétaires : louez votre bateau, c’est très simple !

D’un côté, les propriétaires peuvent inscrire gratuitement leur bateau, en précisant les dates et le tarif de location. Ils coordonnent le tout : ils effectuent la visite, l’état des lieux et font la prise en main de leur bateau. C’est souvent une bonne occasion d’amortir certains frais annuels liés à votre bateau (port, assurance, entretien…) mais aussi de l’entretenir en le faisant naviguer plutôt que de le laisser tout le temps à quai.

Locataires : trouvez des bons plans !

Sailsharing abrite aujourd’hui environ 150 annonces et reçoit 15 à 20 nouveaux bateaux chaque mois. Les offres concernent l’ensemble du littoral français (Atlantique, Méditerranée, Antilles…) et différents types de bateaux (voiliers, catamarans, bateaux à moteur). Les locataires peuvent consulter gratuitement les annonces et contacter directement les propriétaires. Les prix sont 30% moins cher que sur le marché traditionnel de la location.

Jetez-vous sur les petites annonces !Sailsharing

Pas de doutes, pour louer le bateau que vous préférez ou obtenir les dates qui vous conviennent le mieux, ne tardez pas à consulter les annonces !

Pour en savoir plus, vous pouvez rencontrer directement l’équipe dynamique et sympathique de Sailsharing sur certains salons nautiques comme Les Nautiques à Port Camargue ou Arcachon.

Avant de réserver, sachez aussi que si vous voulez obtenir plus de détails sur les modèles à louer, pour pourrez également en visiter certains en ligne grâce aux vidéos de visites guidées de Choose Your Boat. Exemple avec ce Greenline 33 Hybrid qui est en location sur le site Sailsharing.

Alors, n’attendez plus, il est encore temps d’opter pour une location de bateaux plus conviviale et plus économique et de passer un superbe été !  Et nous comptons sur vous pour nous raconter votre expérience, pour la partager avec les lecteurs de Choose Your Boat !

Leader 40 by Jeanneau: a great balance between speed and comfort


The fourth and largest in the Jeanneau Leader line, the Jeanneau Leader 40 was introduced at the Paris Boat Show in 2013.

Leader 40In March in Cannes (France), we had the chance to discover and test Leader 40 on the water. Available in two versions, you have the option of open with a hatch, or the sportop with an electric sunroof. The Leader 40 offers a great balance between speed and comfort.

A very large cockpit: seats, sun-pads and storage

The spacious Jeanneau Leader 40 can be equipped with a hydraulic gangway. You can also choose a hydraulic platform at the back. A key advantage is the big platform aft which transforms into a sun pad for several people when the seat back rest is lowered. When the back rest is upright there is room for one person to sunbathe. Under this there is a storage locker for a life raft and an inflatable tender. There is aLeader 40 second storage locker under the left-hand cushion which contains more safety equipment and the auxiliary engine for the tender.

The U-shaped cockpit is equipped with a large folding table to accommodate several people, while the the sun-pad and sun-room are always available. Moving forward to the front of the boat, you’ll find a large, flat area where you can manipulate the anchor in safety. There is another storage compartment with room for fenders.

Leader 40 is very easy to maneuver

Leader 40Below deck is the engine room, the engine is the Aquamatic Z-drive from Volvo, and can be supplied as either the twin D4-300 100hp engine, or the twin DC6 70hp, either of which will give plenty of speed. There is a large storage locker for navigation equipment, or this can be replaced by a generator if desired.

In front of the saloon there is a small galley equipped with a fridge and a sink, with storage underneath; you have the option of a grill fitted.

The pilot station is positioned under the sunroof. In front there is a huge, easily accessible sofa beneath Leader 40the sunroof, which is possibly the best spot in the boat! The pilot has the option of a joystick which makes the Jeanneau Leader 40 very easy to manoeuvre. It has two functions: standard docking position, and i-mode, giving more rpm, ideal for more control in windy conditions.

Relaxing and luminous

Leader 40Inside the boat, to the right there is the main galley, with the options of gas or electric stove; you can also choose a microwave. There is a fridge and a sink with storage above and below the appliances. In front, there is an L-shaped saloon, which easily adapts to become a U-shape, to accommodate more people.

The masterpiece of the Leader 40 is the aft cabin: you’ll find a long sofa which converts to a berth. There are two single berths which can be linked by the back rest to form a huge double berth. There is an opening porthole on either side, and another communicating with the cockpit, giving good ventilation. You will find a washbasin in a bedside locker, complete with a seat. Facing the saloon, there is a mini-bar. You also have the option of a TV/DVD player. From the aft cabin there is daytime access to the head compartment, with a separate Leader 40shower and toilet.

The master cabin contains a big central bed, which can be extended to 2m wide by a geat Jeanneau innovation, the sliding seat. Underneath the berth there is a big storage area for all your equipment and luggage. From the master cabin you have direct access to the head compartment.

For more information about the Leader 40 (prices, specifications, sea trial, brochure,…) click here or feel free to ask your questions to

Merry Fisher 695 Marlin: a family-friendly fishing boat easily transportable


The Merry Fisher 695 Marlin by Jeanneau is available in two versions, one-door or two-door. One of the key features of the 695 is that it is slightly Merry-Fisher-695-Marlinnarrower than the 855. Its maximum width is under 2.55m, so the new Merry Fisher 695 Marlin is easily transportable by trailer. It is generously powered by a 175hp outboard motor.

Generous sized cockpit

Merry-Fisher-695-MarlinThe Merry Fisher 695 Marlin has a generously sized cockpit, which offers a high degree of comfort in the wheelhouse. The signature Merry Fisher sliding door is still in evidence, with an integral side deck flush with the floor of the cockpit. So there is no step up or down to the front cockpit. The dimensions of the 695 are very nearly the same as the 755, just slightly narrower.

The 695 features twin steering postions. In the main wheelhouse there is a lever which transfers control of Merry-Fisher-695-Marlinyour steering to the external, rear cockpit steering position which allows for direct access to your fishing while you are controlling your boat. At the stern there is also an option to have a good-sized, additional sundeck fitted. This is an unusual feature in a dedicated fishing boat. You can use it for fishing most of the time, whilst allowing the family to enjoy themselves afloat when desired. The sundeck is supported on the table plus one extension.

Wide range of fishing equipment

Merry-Fisher-695-MarlinThe rear cockpit allows plenty of room and increased security when fishing. There is a safety rail. You can also opt to have more rails fitted all around the cockpit, while still allowing access to the cutting board at the back. The bench doubles as a storage locker. It is fixed with easy-release screws. So it can be moved to different positions to meet your needs. The fish well features a simple drainage mechanism so is easy to keep clean.

There is a wide range of fishing equipment which you can choose for the Merry Fisher 695 Marlin. Side Merry-Fisher-695-Marlinnet rollers can be fitted, and another option is a sea-water flush pump to clean the deck. There is integral rod storage for very long rods, up to 1.90m. You have the option of a further rod holder to be fitted to the roof. You can also have a telescopic sun canopy fitted to protect you from the UV rays, whilst still affording you complete freedom of movenment around the cockpit while fishing.

Which version should be the best for you: one-door or two-door?

Merry-Fisher-695-MarlinThe Merry Fisher 695 Marlin has plenty of space for getting around the boat, there is a safe, deep, fully- integrated side deck. In the two-door version you have the advantage of direct access to the wheel house from the back of the boat. Inside the door there is a folding seat which can be used to continue your fishing whilst fully protected from the weather. The one-door version offers more comfortable accommodation for 4-5 people and the option of an enclosed toilet compartment.

Family-friendly features unusual in a fishing boat include a folding table fixed to the cabin roof which can Merry-Fisher-695-Marlinbe lowered via a steel tube. The two seats rotate to face the table and there you have a comfortable, well-protected dining area. Other features include a fridge and a sink with tap and pressurised water system.

In conclusion, the new Merry Fisher 695 Marlin encapsulates a lot of nice features in a very transportable package. For further information about this model (technical specifications, prices, brochure, sea trial, dealer contacts…), please click here or send us an email to

Yacht Wrapping : protéger et personnaliser son bateau, c’est économique et écologique !


Yacht Wrapping est une entreprise française, jeune et dynamique, spécialisée dans le « covering »,  l’application d’un film adhésif de décoration ou de protection sur une partie ou l’ensemble de la coque d’un bateau.

yacht wrappingL’équipe de Choose Your Boat a suivi de près la pose d’un adhésif sur un bateau en alu à coque nue afin de mieux comprendre l’intérêt de cette alternative à la peinture.

Cette technique, qui existait déjà pour les voiliers de course, se développe depuis quelques années pour les bateaux de plaisance.  Elle apporte une alternative à la peinture. Elle permet de rénover, réparer ou personnaliser un bateau grâce à la pose d’un film adhésif polymère de hautes performances, développé par HEXIS, un des leaders mondiaux du secteur. La palette des couleurs proposée par Yacht Wrapping, est la yacht wrappingmême que pour la peinture, à laquelle vous pourrez ajouter des effets et une personnalisation à l’infini.

Sa mise en œuvre nécessite une journée maximum pour un bateau de 7 m. Elle est donc rapide et plus économique que la peinture, car le temps de pose est plus court. Au final, d’une façon générale, on peut affirmer que le covering est 30 à 40% moins cher qu’une peinture classique. La pose est garantie 2 ans et la durabilité du fabricant de l’adhésif 5 ans.

yacht wrappingCertaines réalisations de la société Yacht Wrapping sont visibles sur la côte méditerranéenne entre Marseille et Menton ou encore sur internet.

Avez déjà réalisé un covering sur votre bateau ? Avez vous l’intention de le faire ? Faites nous part de votre expérience !

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