Fuel cost calculator for French Riviera boat trips 2024

Planning a boating rental adventure along the stunning Côte d’Azur?

Our French Riviera boat rental fuel calculator is designed to simplify your boating experience by estimating fuel costs for your specific vessel and itinerary.

Whether you’re cruising between Cannes, Monaco, or Saint-Tropez, our user-friendly tool takes the guesswork out of budgeting for fuel expenses.

Use our fuel calculator today and set sail with peace of mind.


Key Features:

  • Accurate : input your boat’s details and desired route to receive precise fuel consumption and cost calculations. Our distances and average fuel consumption are based on real data collected from over 10 years of charter experience.
  • French Riviera Focus: tailored specifically for popular destinations like Cannes, Monaco, and Saint-Tropez.
  • Easy to Use: our intuitive interface makes it simple to plan your trip and manage your budget.

How do I use your fuel consumption calculator?

  • Begin by selecting your preferred boat model.
  • Choose your departure location and desired destination.

Important notice

The delivery/re-delivery fee is the cost of the diesel used by the engines to bring the boat from its homeport to the boarding location and back.
Our fuel calculator does not include the cost of the delivery/re-delivery fee.

If the boarding location is the same as the boat’s homeport, there is no delivery or redelivery fee. Our fuel quote is accurate.

If the boarding location is different from the boat’s homeport, a delivery/redelivery fee must be added to the fuel quote.

Pro advice

Rémi van der Deure, Senior Charter Broker at Charterminute, advises: “Avoid delivery and redelivery charges by embarking from the boat’s home port if it’s closer to your final destination.

For example, if you originally planned to embark in Juan les Pins, but you’re sailing to Saint-Tropez on a yacht based in Cannes, you’ll generally save money by starting your charter in Cannes.

French Riviera map

French Riviera map with main cities


  • What are the main external factors that affect a boat’s fuel consumption?
    Weather conditions: strong wind, waves, and strong currents force the engine to work harder, increasing fuel consumption.
    Water conditions: salinity and temperature affect water density. Denser water (cold/salty) creates more resistance, leading to higher fuel use.
    Fouling: marine growth on the hull increases drag, reducing efficiency and boosting fuel consumption.
    Propeller condition: Aadamaged or poorly pitched propeller can greatly increase fuel use, especially at high cruising speed.
    Boat load: more passengers make the boat heavier, requiring more energy to move, therefore more fuel.
  • If I want to cruise at full speed, is your fuel calculator still relevant?
    No, our fuel calculator is based on an average cruising speed of 18-20 knots.
    Fuel consumption on a boat increases exponentially with speed, so the calculator may not accurately estimate fuel usage at higher speeds.
    Additionally, speed limits are enforced in many areas, such as the Gulf of Saint-Tropez and the Bay of Cannes, making it impractical to travel at full speed throughout your journey.
  • What price is diesel for boats and yachts in France?
    In 2024, the average price of diesel fuel for boats in France was around 2 euros per liter,
  • What’s included in the price of diesel for boats and yachts?
    The final price of diesel for boats and yachts includes more than just the cost of the fuel itself. It also includes:
    French VAT (Value Added Tax) at 20%
    TICPE (Domestic Consumption Tax on Energy Products)
    VAT on TICPE
    Port taxes
    Therefore, in France, the price of diesel for a motor yacht is higher than the price of diesel you would pay to fill up your car.
  • Is the diesel cost the same across the French Riviera?
    No, diesel prices can vary across the French Riviera. Saint-Tropez, in particular, is known for having higher diesel costs compared to other areas.
  • What is the difference between a boat destination and an itinerary?
    A destination is a single place you are traveling to, such as a city, town, or specific location.
    An itinerary is a detailed plan for your boat trip, including all the destinations you will visit, and the activities you will do at each location.
  • How did you estimate the various distances?
    We used a Navionics marine map application to create a route with at least 10 waypoints for each destination. Distances are usually measured port to port.


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 us. Starting prices listed are typically for a one-day charter in the specified currency, unless otherwise noted.

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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 remi@charterminute.com.