The smaller boats, which do not require certification, are the most requested
Boat rentals managed online to navigate the coast of Spain increased by 25% in 2019, according to data recorded on the nautical charter platform Nautal.
This increase was more noticeable in the case of Spanish citizens who rented boats online to sail in 2019 (+ 23%), of which fans residing in Catalonia were the ones who most sailed under the online charter formula (40%), followed by residents in Madrid (22%), in the Valencian Community (9%) and in the Balearic Islands (8.6%).
In the case of foreign citizens, online boat rentals grew by 15%, with German fans the most sailing on our coasts (26%), followed by French (21%) and Dutch (17%).
Boat rental for a day, the most popular option
When it comes to knowing how long on average Spanish nautical charter users sail, Nautal recorded 61% of one-day rentals in 2019, compared to 64% in 2018.
This drop of four points in this type of rental has benefited one-week rentals that have gone from 15% in 2018 to 23% in 2019. A fact, which together with a greater knowledge of the options that exist to navigate part of the users, has had an impact on the increase in boat rentals with skipper, which in 2019 was 40% compared to 32% in 2018.
Regarding the type of boats most rented online in 2019, the smaller boats that do not require a license to be manned are the ones that have been rented the most in 2019 (34%), followed by motorboats between 6 and 12 meters in length. length (in this case they do require a degree) that reached a rental rate of 30%.
Sailing vessels accounted for 23% of online rentals in 2019, growing four points compared to 2018 (19%). Longer yachts and catamarans recorded 4% of rentals, one point less than in 2018.