Top 2024 Cannes boat rentals

The French Riviera, and especially the Canne area with its two ports, offers an expansive and ever-growing selection of crewed boats and yachts available for charter, including luxurious 100ft+ vessels for day trips.

With hundreds of options to choose from, finding the perfect match can be a daunting task.

Charterminute, a recognised yacht charter agency based near Cannes with expertise in crewed yacht rentals since 2010, is here to help.

We’ve curated a list of our top boat rental recommendations based near Cannes for the 2024 charter season, ensuring you find the ideal vessel for your unforgettable yachting experience.

1. Couple’s Escape: VanDutch 40

This stylish day boat offers couples a comfortable and romantic escape on the water. Features include a reclining sunbed, shaded cockpit with fridge and sound system, and fuel-efficient cruising.

Suitable for:

  • Couples seeking a romantic getaway
  • Honeymooners celebrating their love
  • Those who want privacy and an intimate experience with a discreet professional skipper.

Why this boat rental stands out

  • Personalized service: your experience is our priority, and we’ll tailor the day to your desires.
  • Romantic ambiance: Layout and attentive skipper ensure intimate, romantic experience.
  • Tailored itineraries: We can help you plan the ideal route and activities for your day.

VanDutch 40 specifications

  • Length: 12.48 meters (40.94 feet)
  • Year Built: 2013 (newly upholstered)
  • Cruising Speed: approximately 22 knots
  • Fuel Consumption: 115 liters per hour (at cruising speed)
  • Day Rate: €2,700 (includes professional skipper, 20% VAT, soft drinks, towels, and boarding assistance in Cannes)
  • Location: based near Cannes

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2. Family-Friendly Yacht Rental: Couach 2200 Fly

This recently refitted Couach 2200 motor yacht is perfect for families and groups seeking a comfortable and active day on the water.

  • Two large sunbeds
  • Shaded flybridge with dining area and wet bar
  • Two paddleboards, Sea Blue mini scooter
  • Seabob F5S (option €350 for the day)
  • Snorkeling gear

Recommended for:

  • Families with children
  • Groups of friends

Top reasons to rent this yacht

  • Friendly crew experienced with children
  • Excellent value for the size and amenities
  • Tip top condition, value for money
  • Safety-conscious approach to water activities

Couach 2200 Fly specifications

  • Length: 22.35 meters (72 feet)
  • Year Built/Refit: 2009/2019
  • Cruising Speed: 20 knots (approx.)
  • Fuel Consumption: 300 liters/hour (cruising speed)
  • Day Rate: €4,800 (includes skipper & stewardess, VAT, towels, soft drinks)
  • Capacity: up to 12 guests + crew
  • Location: Cannes

3. Blend of elegance and comfort: Okean 55

This innovative yacht boasts a unique design, advanced stabilization technology for comfort at sea, and eco-conscious features for a reduced environmental footprint.

Suitable for:

  • Luxury day charter to Monaco or Saint-Tropez.

What makes the Okean 55 the right choice

  • Expansive deck with folding balconies for 20% more space
  • 2 sunbeds, coolbox, sun awning
  • Hi-lo swim platform for easy water access
  • Gyro-stabilizer for comfort underway and at anchor

Okean 55 specifications

  • Length: 16.75 meters (55ft)
  • Year Built: 2022
  • Cruising Speed: 22 knots (approx.)
  • Fuel Consumption: 185 liters per hour (cruising speed)
  • Capacity: 10 guests + 2 crew
  • Day Rate: €5,300 (crew included)
  • Location: Based in Cannes

4. Best value for money: Princess 54 Fly

This motor yacht features a shaded flybridge with a sunbed and wet bar, ideal for enjoying panoramic views while cruising.

Includes 2 paddleboards, a Sea Blue mini-scooter, snorkeling gear, and an icemaker. With a fuel consumption of 220 liters per hour, it’s an economical choice for day trips.

Ideal for:

  • Families and groups on a budget
  • Those seeking a comfortable and stylish day on the water.

Top reasons to rent this yacht

  • Comfort, space, and efficient cruising experience
  • Amenities: icemaker, paddleboards, Sea Blue
  • Tip top condition
  • Competitive pricing

Princess 54 Fly specifications

  • Length: 16.45 meters (54 feet)
  • Year Built/Refit: 2009/2019
  • Cruising Speed: 20 knots (approx.)
  • Fuel Consumption: 220 liters/hour (cruising speed)
  • Day Rate: €3,600 (includes skipper, VAT, towels, soft drinks)
  • Capacity: up to 11 guests + skipper
  • Location: Juan les Pins

5. Brand new yacht: Solaris 44 Power

The Solaris Power 44 Open is an Italian-designed luxury day boat that has been likened to a “floating Bentley.”

Its sleek lines, refined finishes, and focus on fuel efficiency make it a compelling choice for those seeking a stylish and comfortable vessel for Mediterranean cruising.

Suitable for:

  • Luxury day charter between Cannes, Monaco and Saint-Tropez
  • Honeymooners celebrating their love
  • Those seeking a stylish, 2024 Italian-beast at an affordable price.

Why this boat rental stands out

  • Brand new day boat: built 2024 with all options.
  • Comfort: Her IPS propulsion system contributes to a quiet boating experience.
  • Space: large hi-lo swi platform, foldables balconies, two sunbeds + forward settee

Solaris 44 specifications

  • Length: 13.47 meters (44 feet)
  • Year Built: 2024
  • Cruising Speed: approximately 22 knots
  • Top speed: 37 knots
  • Fuel Consumption: 115 liters per hour (at cruising speed)
  • Day Rate: €3,550 (includes professional skipper, 20% VAT, soft drinks, towels, and boarding assistance in Cannes)
  • Location: based near Cannes

Customer testimonial

I found Charterminute in Google and as soon as I contacted them I got the answers I needed. Remi and his team are amazing, no doubts the have many options and they will advice always on your best interest.

I got the best experience exploring the French Riviera on the Couach 2200 , the crew was amazing as well, special thanks to them: Olivia and Cap. Benoit!

They made us feel in 5 star hotel, besides this Yacht is quite confortable.
– Ricardo. V. – Dominican Republic – 2024 – Google Review

Read further reviews on Tripadvisor or Google Review.

Popular destinations

Explore our most popular destinations and suggested itineraries:

From Cannes to Saint Jean – 1h15

Bay of la Scaletta near St-Jean Cap Ferrat

Embark on an unforgettable boat trip from Cannes to Villefranche-sur-Mer.

Uncover these essential destinations:

  • The Lérins Islands: Explore Sainte Marguerite, and Saint-Honorat, idyllic islands perfect for swimming and discovering the active Cistercian monk community.
  • Cap d’Antibes: Cruise along the glamorous Billionaires’ Bay and the serene Bay of La Garoupe for a lunch at Plage Keller.
  • Villefranche-sur-Mer: Immerse yourself in the charm of this deep bay, home to Belle Époque villas and lush gardens. Don’t miss the nearby Bay of La Scaletta and Mala beach near Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat.
  • Monaco: Just a short 15-minute cruise from Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, experience the glitz and glamour of this iconic destination.

From Cannes to Saint-Tropez – 1h45

Explore unspoiled nature at la Bastide Blanche

Discover these must-visit locations:

  • Esterel Coast: Cruise along this dramatic coastline, exploring its secluded coves and rocky inlets.
  • Ile d’Or: This enchanting island, crowned by a tower, offers a tranquil escape for a glorious swim while cruising towards Saint-Tropez.
  • Bay of Agay: Nestled in a sheltered bay, discover crystal-clear waters and the pristine Les Baumettes beach.
  • Pampelonne Beach: Experience the legendary glamour of the south of France at this iconic 4.5 km stretch of sand, home to renowned beach clubs such as Club 55.
  • La Bastide Blanche: Unwind in the unspoiled beauty of this coastal paradise, boasting crystal-clear waters and fine sandy beaches.

Booking process

Here’s our standard booking process:



  • How long does a day charter last?
    A typical day charter lasts approximately 7 hours.
  • Do I need a boating license or prior experience to charter a boat?
    No, you don’t need any previous charter experience or a license.
  • What happens if the weather is bad?
    We understand that weather can be unpredictable, so we’ve designed our policy to prioritize your peace of mind and safety.
    Cancellation and Refund policy:
    Severe Weather: In the event of heavy rain or winds above Force 4 Beaufort on your charter day, the rental will be canceled and you’ll receive a full refund, minus any non-refundable expenses incurred on your behalf (such as food, drinks, restaurant bookings, or water toys).
    Mild Weather: If the weather is cloudy, lightly windy, or there is occasional rain, the charter will proceed as planned.
  • How much is fuel for yachts on the French Riviera in 2024?
    The average price of diesel for yachts is €2/2.2 per liter including VAT, TICPE, and port taxes.
  • Can I bring my own food and drinks on board?
    You’re welcome to bring your own food and drinks, and we’ll gladly store them in one of the two refrigerators on board at no extra charge.
  • What should I pack for my day charter?
    Bring sunglasses, a swimsuit, cash (for possible transfers in Saint-Tropez and tips for the crew), a copy of your passport, a hat and sunscreen. We recommend leaving valuables at home in a safe place.
  • Are your skippers certified professionals?
    Yes, all of our skippers hold a minimum of a Captain 200 license.

Post updated on June 1st, 2024


The information provided on our website, including yacht details and pricing, is presented in good faith and is believed to be accurate at the time of display. However, this information is not contractual and is subject to change without notice.

Charterminute does not guarantee the accuracy, completeness, or timeliness of any information or images presented, and disclaims any liability for errors or omissions.

To confirm yacht specifications, availability, and final pricing for your desired dates, please contact your preferred charter broker. Starting prices listed are typically for a one-day charter in the specified currency, unless otherwise noted.

Post updated on 7 may, 2024

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About the author: Remi van der Deure - French Riviera Charter broker.


I am the senior Yacht Charter Broker at Charterminute, a well-known yacht charter boutique in Antibes.

I have served in the yacht charter industry for over 15 years and have gained a strong reputation among my clients, as evidenced by consistent 5-star ratings on Google Reviews and TripAdvisor.

My specialty is organizing corporate yacht charters for startups and large companies during popular events like the Cannes Lions Festival, MIPIM, TFWA, and MIPCOM.

I am also proud to be a member of esteemed yacht broker associations, e-MYBA and ECPY, demonstrating my unwavering commitment to providing exceptional yacht charter services and memorable experiences in the French Riviera.

You can contact me directly at +33 (0)662.465.991 or