RENT A BOAT FOR A LARGE GROUP : 200 guests capacity

Group boat rentals on eco-friendly vessels

The Smart Choice for nautical Events WITH UP TO 150 GUESTS

In today’s world, eco-consciousness is not just a trend; it’s a necessity. That’s why eco-friendly boat rentals for team events are gaining traction.

Whether it’s a corporate gathering or a casual day out with colleagues, these green options are the way to go. Explore the enticing possibilities of large group boat rentals on the French Riviera for your next corporate or private events.

We have extensive experience with successful boat rentals for large groups since 2010, catering to various Cannes events such as Cannes Lions, MIPIM, or the Cannes Film Festival.

In 2024, we believe our new maxi-catamarans are the best sustainable and budget-friendly option for gatherings of up to 200 guests.

Take a look at our large group boat rental packages, including pricing, amenities, top destinations to explore, expert tips, and more.

Group boat rental packages

We provide customized boat rental options for groups of varying sizes:

Boat rental for up to 12 guests

Group boat rental for 12 guests on power catamaran
12 guest boat rental


This spacious motor catamaran is an affordable rental option for 12 guests wishing to cruise the stunning Lerins Islands and Cap d’Antibes area.

Her panoramic salon, bathed in natural light, allows for comfortable meetings, while her spacious flybridge is perfect for relaxing during a corporate cruise.

The accommodation of your guests is also possible thanks to 3 bright and comfortable cabins.

Add water toys like paddleboards – and champagne – for a perfect incentive day charter.

Large flybridge on MY44 power catamaran
Large flybridge


Type: Fountaine MY44
Year: 2020
Number of Guests: 12*
Crew: 2, Captain + Stewardess
Length: 44ft (13.41m)
Cruising speed: 17 knots
Engines: 2*600hp diesel
Fuel consumption: 140 liters per hour
Wheelchair accessibility: 1/10

Amenities: large sunbeds + forward lounge, panoramic salon with settees and maxi fridge, galley, AC throughout, ample flybridge with fridge, sunbeds, opening roof, and dining area, hi-lo swimming platform, tender, 3 cabins with bathrooms.

Main salon in MY44 catamaran
Panoramic salon


The Fountain MY44 is the perfect entry-level package for those seeking a cost-effective corporate boat rental (incentive day, reward boat trip, corporate meeting, local sunset cruise…) in the Cannes area.

Her quiet and fuel-efficient engines ensure a limited carbon footprint, and her friendly crew of 2 will make sure your team spends their time onboard in absolute comfort.

This environmentally friendly approach aligns with the French Riviera’s natural beauty and provides an engaging opportunity to promote sustainability to your clients and prospects.

*: Number of guests cruising ex-crew

Boat rental for up to 15 guests (2024 update)

Fountaine catamaran boat rental for 13 guests in Cannes
13 guest boat rental


Our recently introduced sailing catamaran stands as the premier choice for accommodating up to 15 guests eager to explore the Lerins Islands and Cap d’Antibes.

Ideal for large family gatherings or corporate day cruises, this vessel boasts a spacious flybridge, a shaded cokpit with a table, ample seating, and sunbeds for relaxation.

Additionally, her hi-lo swim platform enhances sea access, catering to all guests’ comfort.

Large shaded cockpit


Type: Fountaine 45
Year: 2020
Number of Guests: 15*
Crew: 3, Captain + Stewardess + Mate
Length: 45ft (13.45m)
Cruising speed: 7 knots
Engines: 2*60hp diesel
Fuel consumption: 10 liters per hour
Wheelchair accessibility: 1/10

Amenities: large sunbeds (cockpit + flybridge)+ forward lounge, panoramic salon, galley, AC throughout, ample flybridge with fridge, sunbeds, and dining area, hi-lo swimming platform, tender.

Forward lounge + fybridge


The Fountain 45 is the perfect entry-level package for those seeking a cost-effective corporate boat rental (incentive day, reward boat trip, corporate meeting, local sunset cruise…) as well as performance in the Cannes area.

With a waterline length of 13.45m, the Elba 45 guarantees impressive average speeds, enhancing your sailing experience while ensuring utmost safety.

A dedicated crew of three is on hand to provide exceptional service, ensuring a memorable journey.

*: Number of guests cruising ex-crew

Boat rental for 25 guests

Lagoon boat rental for large group
25 guests Lagoon boat rental


This catamaran comfortably accommodates 25 guests and features a spacious flybridge with dining area and sheltered cockpit on the main deck.

Her heating system and side closure provide comfort during off-season day cruising.

Equipped with a hi-lo swim platform, four paddleboards, and a full beam foredeck with bean bags, she is the perfect vessel for a day of relaxation at sea with a large group.

Full catering service provides gourmet options for your event.

Large cockpit area for meetings
Shaded cockpit area


Type: Lagoon 560
Year: 2014
Number of Guests: 25*
Crew: 3, Captain, Mate and Stewardess
Length: 56ft (17.06m)
Cruising speed: 10 knots
Engines: 2*75 hp diesel
Fuel consumption: 20 liters per hour
Wheelchair accessibility: 2/10

Amenities: large sunbeds + forward lounge with bean bags, panoramic and protected cockpit with settees and table, large flybridge with dining/meeting area plus sun awning, 4*paddleboards, large tender.

Perfect boat rental for large family
Ideal entertaining platform


Embark on an exceptional maritime journey with our Lagoon 560 group boat rental – a favorite among our clients.

Her uncluttered deck space accommodates a variety of corporate needs, providing an affordable and all-inclusive solution for a refreshing day at sea.

With a seasoned skipper and a friendly crew, you’ll experience the best French Riviera waters, ensuring a memorable and enjoyable outing.

Book well in advance.

*: Number of guests cruising ex-crew

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Party boat rental for 140 guests

140 guest capacity boat rental at anchor near Saint-Tropez
110/140 guests capacity boat rental


This new maxi-catamaran can accommodate up to 140 guests. Its flexible deck layout offers 230 square meters of space to host guests and comfortably meet your event needs.

Her heating system and side closure provide comfort during off-season day cruising.

Catering facilities are equally impressive, including a large and sheltered formal dining area with tables and chairs for up to 80 guests, a bar, and a plancha.

Large yacht to accommodate up to 140 guests
Main accommodation deck with bar


Type: custom sailing catamaran
Year: 2021
Number of Guests: 140*
Crew: 3, Captain, Mate and Stewardess
Length: 69ft (21.3m)
Cruising speed: 10 knots
Engines: 2*135 hp diesel
Fuel consumption: 40 liters per hour
Wheelchair accessibility: 4/10

Amenities: large sunbeds + main deck with bar and flexible space including tables and chairs, bar, sound system, plancha, coffee machine, large flybridge with sunbeds, 3*paddleboards, tender, swim platform, shower, and WC.

Maxi-flybdrige for your guests
Ample sundeck with sunbeds


Set sail on an unforgettable adventure aboard our maxi-catamaran for your next large group event.

With two spacious, uncluttered decks, her versatile layout can accommodate a variety of corporate cruises and private events, from sunset cruises, networking events, Lérins Islands dinner cruises, and Cannes cocktail parties to incentive-filled days at sea with extra-water toys.

Safety is paramount, with experienced skippers and a thorough safety briefing on board.

*: Number of guests cruising ex-crew

Party boat rental for 200 guests

200 guest capacity boat rental on the French Riviera
200 guests capacity boat rental


This newly designed power catamaran has the capacity to cruise with 200 guests and can host a dockside yacht party of up to 250 guests.

The space is flexible and optimized, comfortably accommodating all guests and meeting event requirements with 300 square meters.

Her heating system and side closure provide comfort during off-season day cruising.

Catering facilities are equally impressive, including a large and sheltered formal dining area with tables and chairs for up to 80 guests, a large bar, draft beer machine, and a plancha.

Main deck on 200 guests power catamaran
Flexible 150 square meter main deck


Type: custom power catamaran
Year: 2023
Number of Guests: 200*
Crew: 3, Captain, Mate and Stewardess
Length: 65.6ft (20m)
Cruising speed: 10 knots
Engines: 2*115 hp diesel
Fuel consumption: 40 liters per hour
Wheelchair accessibility: 6/10

Amenities: large sunbeds + main deck with bar and flexible space including tables and chairs, bar, sound system, draft beer machine, coffee machine, large flybridge with sunbeds and sun awning, 3*paddleboards, tender, swim platform, shower, and WCs.

Yacht rental for 200 guests , view of the flybridge
Maxi flybridge with sun awning


Elevate your corporate event (executive retreat, client appreciation cruise, conference…) with this exceptional power catamaran.

Unlike anything else on the French Riviera, it boasts unparalleled guest capacity at a competitive rate.

Her optimized layout lets you customize your sea-bound event for even the largest groups.

Embrace eco-friendliness with its low fuel consumption and environmentally conscious construction.

With two efficient diesel engines, this power catamaran opens up endless possibilities for your itinerary.

*: Number of guests cruising ex-crew

250-guest dockside event, yacht party

The ultimate party boat platform for your one-day static charter: DJ, catering, entertainment, security, custom décor.

How to choose a boat for a group

Choosing a large-group boat hire for a corporate event or private gathering involves several key considerations. Here’s a step-by-step guide to help you make an informed decision:

Step 1: Define your objectives

First, determine the date and your flexibility.

Understand the purpose of your event: is it for team-building, client entertainment, or perhaps a product launch?

Your main objectives will guide your choice of boat and the amenities you’ll need.

Step 2: Determine the group size

Knowing the maximum number of participants is crucial to choosing the right boat.

Vessels are subject to strict maritime regulations, and there isn’t much flexibility if you come with more guests than expected in the charter agreement…

Ensure the vessel has adequate space and facilities for everyone.

Step 3: Set a budget

Establish a budget that includes boat rental, catering, and any additional services like entertainment or guided tours and taxes like boating fees and passenger fees.

Request a detailed quote to understand all costs involved and explore package deals that may offer value.

Step 4: Consider the location

The French Riviera offers diverse locations, each with its unique charm. Consider proximity to your guests (do you need any transfer service?) and the scenery you prefer. Ensure that the type of yacht is suitable for your destination: a large sailing catamaran is not that fast.
Check our recommended destinations.

Step 5: Evaluate amenities and services

Do you need a meeting area at the dock?
Is there anyone on your cruise with special needs (food allergies, accessibility?)?

Would you like a custom itinerary?

Look for boat rental solutions that offer the required amenities, such as audio-visual equipment for presentations, specific catering, or water toy options.

Step 6: Sustainability

If environmental responsibility is a concern, opt for eco-friendly vessels that minimize their impact on the marine ecosystem.

Step 6: Finalize and book

Once you have a detailed plan, it’s time to finalize the details, sign the contract, and make the necessary payments.
Contact our booking team to secure the boat of your choice.

How to book a boat for a group

  • Select the date: Determine your flexibility.
  • Choose the boat: Based on preferences, activities, passenger count, and budget.
  • Contact us: Via email or phone.
  • Inclusions: Ask about Captain/Crew, catering options, fuel costs, and boarding fees.
  • Itineraries: Discuss dining options and water toys.
  • Terms: Read all rental terms and conditions carefully.
  • Payment by wire transfer or secure payment by credit card (VISA, EUROCARD, MASTERCARD, +2% fee)

Cost of hiring a boat for a large group

What’s included

Here’s a rough breakdown of day rates for different boat types:

  • Power catamaran 44ft: from €3,700 for 12 guests maximum + expenses, ideal for an affordable boat rental around the Lérins Islands from the Cannes area.
  • Sailing catamaran – 56ft: From €4,200 for 16 guests + expenses, perfect for mid-sized groups, a delivery fee may apply.
  • Maxi-catamaran – 60ft and more: From €7,600 for 40 guests + expenses, offering a private charter experience.

*: High season day rates including qualified skipper/crew, VAT at 20%, 8 hours yacht rental, fuel for a local tour, boat water toys.

What’s not included

  • Extras: Full catering service and exciting shore excursions as well as extra water toys such as jet-ski or Seabob are available upon request.
  • Crew tip: Remember to tip 10-15% for good service.
  • Alcohol and food: Can be purchased based on your preferences. Full catering service is available on maxi-catamarans.
  • Local taxes, port, and/or passenger fees (€200 in Cannes Old Port in 2024), tips for pontoon or transfer personnel, and delivery fees (primarily fuel costs to bring the vessel from its home port to the boarding location chosen by the client) are applicable.

Which contract do you use?

MYBA and ECPY contracts are not adapted to day charters, especially with large groups. Contact us to receive a sample contract and learn about the cancellation policy.

Are party boat rentals safe?

All maxi-catamarans for large group hires, sailing or motor catamarans strictly adhere to the commercial standards required for passenger transportation under the French flag.
All crew members of maxi 65+ft catamaran are trained to comply with the utmost French maritime regulations.

Moreover, these vessels undergo an annual safety inspection meticulously conducted by French Toulon Maritime Affaires, to meticulously assess the
following critical safety equipment and protocols:

  • Comprehensive evaluation of fire detection and lighting systems
  • Scrutiny of systems for the detection and mitigation of water intrusion
  • In-depth onshore ship inspection by Bureau Veritas for the issuance of the freeboard certificate
  • Rigorous inspection and certification of telecommunication equipment by ANFR
  • Stringent verification and authorization for navigation permits.
  • Thorough examination of life rafts.

Safety compliance

We use 3D Secure for Visa, Eurocard, and Mastercard payments, providing an additional layer of protection against fraud.
Your personal information is kept confidential in a separate Client account, strictly adhering to the data protection regulations outlined in our privacy policy.

For your convenience and peace of mind, a helpful representative will be available at boarding to assist you.

Best time for a group boat rental

With 300 days of sunshine and a mild climate, the ideal months for a group boat charter are June or September.

During these months, the seawater temperature is between 19-21°C, the air temperature is 25-27°C, and there is still plenty of availability to select the perfect vessel for your event.

Event hosting types

Group boat hires are ideal for various activities, from dockside party boats in the old Port of Cannes to group excursions.

These boat rentals can accommodate various events and social gatherings, such as:

Cocktail and corporate sunset cruises

You can host static charters at the quay (dockside party) or “at anchor” in Cannes or Monaco for events like cocktail parties, yacht parties, and company milestones celebrations, accommodating up to 250 guests (200 guests at anchor).

A sunset or cocktail cruise around the Lérins Islands or in the Bay of Villefranche always offers a unique backdrop for mingling.

Incentive day at sea, rewards, and team building

Companies looking to reward their staff can plan an incentive day around the Lerins Islands and the Cap d’Antibes, complete with water toys activities. These events can accommodate between 12 to 200 guests.

For a unique team-building experience, consider our sailing day package.

VIP event celebration, executive retreat, networking event

The Cannes Régates Royales and Voiles de Saint-Tropez Sailing Regatta typically occur in the shoulder season.

Boat rentals for large groups are available for hosting VIP guests, offering an exceptional vantage point to witness these prestigious Mediterranean events in September or October.

Private event celebration

Our affordable group boat rentals are perfect for special occasions like birthday parties, weddings, or a day of revelry with friends and family.

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Expert tips for group boat rentals

  • Timing is everything: book early to secure your vessel, especially during the peak season of July and August. The number of boats available for large group events is minimal, and demand far exceeds supply.
  • Choose wisely: choose a vessel that can comfortably accommodate your group to ensure an enjoyable experience.
  • Boarding and disembarkation: some ports can be crowded (e.g. Saint-Tropez), especially in August. Flexibility – and patience…- are required for embarkation and disembarkation, especially with a large group.
  • Itinerary: ensure the yacht’s performance aligns with the scheduled itinerary for activities like dining and water sports. Remember that these boats are designed for cruising with a large group, not for speed.
  • Weather Watch: always consult weather updates before setting sail to plan your journey accordingly.

If you want to hire a boat for a group, the Lérins Islands and the Bay of Villefranche sur Mer are the top choices.

These distinctive locations offer quiet, wind-protected waters and stunning coastline views.

Lérins Islands corporate cruise on maxi-catamarans

Bay of Cannes, Lérins Islands

Discover the unspoiled beauties of the French Riviera just 1 nm from Cannes.

Guests can have a comfortable and enjoyable onboard experience, even if they are prone to seasickness, due to the sheltered area and limited distance to cover.

A guided shore excursion is highly recommended to explore the rich historical heritage of the Lerins Islands.

The Lérins Islands – and the Cap d’Antibes area – also offer a unique setting for a sunset or cocktail cruise with a large group.

Bay of Villefranche sur Mer: a perfect playground for a corporate cruise

Bay of Villefranche sur Mer

The picture says it all: the bay of Villefranche sur Mer offers an exceptional setting for a successful corporate cruise.

The area around Villefranche sur Mer combines a superb sheltered bay, magnificent scenery with sprawling estates that epitomize the opulence and grandeur of the Belle Époque period, and fine seaside restaurants.

Alternatively, organizing a glorious water toys session for your team near Beaulieu sur Mer is possible.

Last, Monaco is only 30 minutes away from Villefranche sur Mer.

Esterel exploration cruise experience

Gulf of Saint-Tropez, Esterel coast

Although Cannes and Villefranche sur Mer are suitable for nautical events most of the year, the Saint-Tropez area can be more windy in the off-season.

However, the Gulf of Saint-Tropez and the Esterel Coast remain popular destinations for corporate cruises and incentive days to entertain guests.

Sailing regattas such as the Voiles de Saint-Tropez (or the Régates Royales de Cannes) are also an opportunity to experience prestigious nautical events with VIP clients and top performers in the total comfort of a private vessel.

Customer testimonial: client success story

Elevate your corporate events: watch a short video of Trace TV’s yacht party in the Old Port of Cannes.

The event for 250 guests on a 105-foot flybridge motor yacht featured a live DJ, custom lighting, two bars, security, and exclusive branding.

Client Testimonial

Learn why our private and corporate clients highly regard our tailored yacht charters.

” We had an exceptional experience on our annual incentive trip to Saint-Tropez. The yacht- a large sailing catamran built in 2022 – accommodated our 30 guests comfortably, and the crew was friendly and attentive. Highly recommended for any French Riviera corporate event with a large group of guests! “

Tom. C. – CEO, Corporate client, USA, 2022

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Large group boat rental FAQs

Guide to making the most of your nautical event.

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Updated on July 7, 2024