Incentive boat rentals

Spice up your event with UNIQUE NAUTICAL experiences

Why choose the French Riviera for an incentive day charter?

Cannes is renowned for its international trade shows, and conventions, making it an ideal destination for corporate incentives and events.

A 2023 Meetings Net 1 article shows that even big players like Accor are developing their high-end boat incentives on the French Riviera.

Whether you’re a startup looking to reward top performers or a multinational company planning an inspiring incentive day at sea, the French Riviera has something for everyone.

In this guide, we’ll explore four types of incentive or reward boat rentals that can turn any corporate event into an unforgettable experience.

Types of incentive boat rentals

1. Luxury incentive day charters

Luxury incentive boat rental from Cannes or Monaco | Riva yacht underway

Corporate day charters are a cost-effective luxury incentive to explore Saint-Tropez, Cannes, or Monaco while entertaining guests and rewarding your sales team.

Customize your boat trip with catering and amenities such as extra water toy activities for a truly VIP experience.

These affordable packages are ideal for building loyalty, reinforcing team spirit, and rewarding top performers.

Guests12 maximum on motor yacht, 200 on power catamaran
Best timeMay, June, and September
Best forVIP clients and elite performers following a Cannes event
Duration 8 hours
PricingMonte Carlo 42ft from € 2,350 + expenses (Cannes area)
  • Highlights: exclusive yachting experience
  • Boat type: crewed motor yachts ranging from 40 to 100+ft
  • Activities: French Riviera exploration, water sports.
  • Boat availability: good
  • Boarding location: Cannes, Monaco or Saint-Tropez
  • Wheelchair accessibility: low
  • Eco-rating: average

Why choose this?

  • Excellent networking platform
  • All-inclusive package available
  • Employees and clients feel valued when they are recognized with luxury rewards

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2.Team building sailing day

Team buidling sailing day in Cannes

Experience team building on a 57-foot cruiser-racer in the Bay of Cannes for up to 10 guests.

Led by a professional skipper, your team will perform activities such as taking the helm, setting the sails, tacking, and jibing.

Safety training is included. The Mediterranean Sea is a refreshing backdrop that encourages creative thinking, problem-solving, and a sense of unity.

With no experience required, a team-building sailing day is a great leveler and creates a natural environment to motivate your team, foster collaboration, and enhance communication skills.

Guests10 maximum on luxury 57ft sailing boat, 25 on sailing catamaran
Best timefrom May, June, September and mid-October
Best forStartups and team retreats
Duration 8 hours
Pricingfrom € 2,250 + expenses (Cannes)
  • Highlights: team-building activities in a motivational setting
  • Activities: Sailing lessons in the Bay of Cannes and water sports
  • Boat availability: low in summer
  • Boarding location: Cannes area
  • Wheelchair accessibility: low
  • Eco-rating: good

Why choose this?

  • Foster teamwork and collaboration
  • Ideal for startups and small teams
  • Affordable yacht rental option

3. Incentive water sports activities

Incentive water sport day in the Cannes area

Our water sports package is part of our corporate entertainment charters, providing exciting activities to energize your team.

Embark on a scenic coastal cruise from Cannes to the Esterel coast or the Bay of Billionaires near Cap d’Antibes.

Once anchored, enjoy a delightful aperitif, followed by a leisurely lunch at a local restaurant.

The highlight of the day includes supervised jet-skiing and maybe JetLev experiences, as well as a variety of water toys like paddleboards, wakeboards, donuts, and banana rides.

Guestsfrom 10 to 200 on maxi-catamaran
Best timefrom June to September
Best forTeams looking for adventure, groups looking for a day to relax after major events in Cannes.
Duration 8 hours
Pricingfrom euros 6,000, contact us for a bespoke quotation
  • Highlights: Adrenaline-pumping water activities
  • Boat type: crewed motor yachts and maxi-catamarans
  • Activities: Jet skiing, paddleboarding, Seabob session, and snorkeling
  • Boat availability: low in summer
  • Location: Cannes, Monaco or Saint-Tropez area
  • Wheelchair accessibility: low
  • Eco-rating: good

Why choose this?

  • Ideal for younger teams
  • Great for team bonding
  • Adds an element of adventure

Looking for an incentive day charters with More than 12 guests?

Discover our large group solutions

4. Yacht party, corporate cruise

Eco-friendly corporate cruise for up to 140 guests

Set sail to the Lérins Islands or the Esterel Coast on comfortable and environmentally friendly maxi-catamarans.

A perfect package for sunset cruises, cocktail parties, dinners, and promotional events.

With ample space and a full range of amenities (bar, plancha, sound system, paddleboards…), our corporate cruises provide the ideal setting for informal business meetings and relaxed socializing.

Customize your corporate entertainment charter with options such as a live music band, personalized décor, or branding.

Guests from 12 to 200 guests
Best timeMay, June, September and October
Best forLarge groups looking for a day to relax and unwind after a convention or trade show in Cannes, or for an occasional day of celebration.
Duration4/8 hours
Pricingfrom euros 3,500 for 13 guests on sailing catamaran, contact us for a bespoke quotation
  • Highlights: eco-friendly vessels perfect for networking, and leisurely enjoyment
  • Boat type: crewed motor yachts and maxi-catamarans
  • Activities: snorkeling, paddle boarding, socializing
  • Boat availability: low in summer except if you book well in advance
  • Location: Cannes, Monaco or Saint-Tropez area
  • Wheelchair accessibility: average to good on the main deck (maxi-catamaran)
  • Eco-rating: very good

Why choose this?

  • Ideal solution for celebrating major milestones
  • Suitable for companies attending events in Cannes
Let’s work together to create your custom experience.
All of our corporate entertainment charter packages are fully customizable to meet your specific needs and preferences, ensuring a unique and memorable experience.

We take care of all the details, including shore excursions, water activities, and dietary preferences.

Popular destinations

Corporate incentives are enhanced by the calm waters and scenic views of the French Riviera.

We have compiled a list of the most popular destinations:

Best time for an incentive boat rental

Here’s a glimpse into the best times to organize a corporate day charter:

  • May: Mild weather with the Cannes Film Festival adding excitement. However, the sea temperature might be slightly chilly for swimming.
  • June: Perfect weather with warm and sunny conditions. Fewer crowds and favorable charter rates.
  • July and August: Peak season with higher rates due to demand. September offers warmth with fewer crowds and decreasing charter rates.
  • October: The weather has gotten cooler, but conditions are still pleasant. There are opportunities for charter rates.
  • November-April: Cooler and rainier weather make this period less ideal. Smaller yachts are often winterized or dry-docked.

In summary, June and September are prime times for a perfect incentive boat hire, offering a balance between rates, activities, weather conditions, and crowds.

Local expert insight

Remi van der Deure, Charter Broker in Antibes says:

“While the French Riviera enjoys a mild climate, our watersports package is best enjoyed in the summer.
For large group incentives, it’s best to avoid mid-July through mid-August, at least if you want to rent extra amenities like sophisticated water toys.
As always, book your incentive experience well in advance (3 or 4 months).”

How to book an reward day charter

  1. Estimate the size of your team: know the number of people you’ll accommodate on board.
  2. Define your main objective: Have a clear goal, whether team building, reward day at sea, or celebrating a milestone.
  3. Determine desired amenities: list your requirements, including meeting spaces, food preferences, AV equipment, décor, and music.
  4. To receive a customized quote, please reach out to us.
  5. Payment by wire transfer or secure payment by credit card (VISA, EUROCARD, MASTERCARD, +2% fee)

Main benefits of incentive boat rentals

  1. Team building and employee engagement: a yacht rental experience offers unique team-building activities that foster collaboration and boost employee morale, leading to a more cohesive and satisfied workforce.
  2. Employee incentivization: rewarding top performers and hard-working employees with a luxury yacht experience motivates the team and promotes a culture of recognition and excellence.
  3. Networking and business relationships: the relaxed and exclusive setting of a yacht is ideal for building and strengthening business relationships with clients, stakeholders, and team members.
  4. Brand visibility: corporate entertainment charters allow customized activities, catering, and branding, increasing company visibility.

Client case study

Date: Spring 2017
Our client, an award-winning and FCA British registered life insurance broker, was looking for an energetic incentive day charter in Monaco to reward his best-performing employees with a glorious & energetic French Riviera experience.

Our client aimed to reinforce brand loyalty and create lasting positive memories for their top employees.


Remi van der Deure, Senior Charter broker says “In our initial planning with the customer, there were several major challenges”:

  • Availability: finding a 100ft yacht for day charter in high season is difficult due to the Cannes Lions in June and most yacht owners preferring week charters over day charters.
  • Capacity: our client wanted to reward 30+ guests: most yachts can only sail with a maximum of 10/12 guests due to maritime and safety regulations.
  • Budget: the client sought the best all-inclusive deal and a customized experience in the Monaco area.

We were able to secure a 36-passenger vessel that we had successfully chartered before offering:

  • A dynamic & friendly young crew of 5
  • Plenty of space to relax with no less than 4 sunbeds/relaxation areas and a large shaded flybridge with loungers plus a bar.
Client experience
  • Safety briefing before departure
  • Coastal cruise from Monaco, aperitif at anchor in the beautiful bay of Villefranche sur Mer
  • Short cruise from Villefranche sur Mer to Paloma Bay
  • Lunch at one of the local restaurants in Beaulieu sur Mer
  • Energetic water toys session: jet ski with monitor, donut and banana, snorkeling…
  • Late disembarkation at Monaco Port Hercule
Client feedback

The client described the event as a one-of-a-kind entertainment experience that provided the exclusivity and “wow” factor that he was looking for.

Client testimonial

Learn why our corporate clients highly regard our tailored event yacht charters.

” Remi is god sent. I work in Luxury travel, and It is very difficult to impress high-end clients and their concierge. “


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Incentive yacht rental FAQs

Guide to making the most of your incentive boat hire.

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Disclaimer: please note that this page is for informational purposes only. Prices and availability are subject to change.
Contact us for the most up-to-date information to plan your custiom event.

Updated on July 7, 2024

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