VanDutch 40 boat rental

For over 15 years, the iconic VanDutch 40, designed by renowned Dutch naval architect Mulder, has remained a top choice for Cannes boat rental aficionados.

Its timeless design seamlessly blends classic lines with modern comfort and fuel efficiency, ensuring a stylish and unforgettable Mediterranean experience between Monaco and Saint-Tropez.

Affordable and stylish French Riviera boat tour

Fuel efficiency you can trust

Our commitment to your satisfaction starts with fuel efficiency.

Unlike competitors who might surprise you with exorbitant fuel bills, we operate with a transparent fuel consumption rate of just 115 liters per hour at cruising speed.

That means more time on the water and less time worrying about unexpected expenses.

Luxury without the Premium price tag

We believe that luxury should be accessible.
Why pay over €3,000 for a day boat charter when you can experience the same level of comfort and style for less?

Our VanDutch 40 yacht is available for an unbeatable €2,700 per day, which includes a captain with a Captain 200’s license, towels, soft drinks, and our broker’s assistance with boarding in Cannes.

Our competitive rates make your dream getaway a reality, not a budget-buster.

Key specifications and pricing

  • Length: 12.48 meters (40.94ft)
  • Built: 2013, new upholstery in 2023
  • Maximum Guests: 10, plus a qualified Captain with a Captain 200’s license.
  • Amenities:
    Bimini top,
    Table with settee,
    iPhone connection, sound system,
    Swim platform with shower,
    Separate WC,
    Sun pad with adjustable backrests.
  • Cruising speed: 22 knots approx.
  • Availability: the VanDutch 40 is available on a daily basis for luxury day charter with a captain.
  • Day Rates: €2,600 per day, including a professional skipper, VAT at 20%, soft drinks, towels, and our assistance at the boarding (Cannes).
  • Boat rental Nice: We recommend boarding your boat rental at the Port of Saint-Laurent du Var, located just a short distance from Nice. A small delivery fee will apply.

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Why choose our VanDutch 40?

Her spacious cockpit, protected by a wide windshield and a sturdy stainless steel bimini top, ensures a comfortable, spray-free ride even at 25 knots.

In addition, her shallow draft of only 0.95 meters and overall length of less than 20 meters allow her to bypass the strict anchorage regulations and drop anchor close to the coast.

Based near Cannes, this refitted VanDutch 40 boasts a new exterior upholstery in 2024.

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Remi van der Deure, charter broker at Charterminute says:

“With impressive speed and fuel efficiency at just 115 liters per hour, our refitted Van Dutch 40 will effortlessly take you between iconic destinations such as Cannes, Antibes, Saint-Tropez and Monaco, all while staying within your budget.”

Popular destinations

Explore our most popular destinations and suggested itineraries:

From Cannes to Saint Jean – 1h15*

Our VanDutch 40, based in Mandelieu, offers easy access to the most enchanting destinations along the Côte d’Azur. Embark on an unforgettable boat trip from Cannes to Villefranche-sur-Mer.

*: including delivery/re-delivery from Mandelieu.

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*

Insider Tip: save on delivery/re-delivery fees and Port Canto boarding tax by embarking on your VanDutch yacht directly from Mandelieu.

*: including delivery/re-delivery from Mandelieu.

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

For a private day charter on the Côte d’Azur, reach out for personalized guidance.


Bad weather policy

We understand that weather can be unpredictable. To ensure your peace of mind, our contract includes a bad weather clause:

Cancellation and refund:

  • In the event of heavy rain or winds of Force 4 Beaufort or above on your charter day, the rental will be canceled and you’ll receive a full refund, minus any expenses incurred on your behalf (food, drinks, restaurant bookings, water toys).
  • If the weather is cloudy, lightly windy, or there is occasional rain, the charter will proceed as planned, and no refund will be issued.

Your enjoyment and safety are our top priorities, and we strive to provide a seamless experience even when Mother Nature doesn’t cooperate.


  • How fast is the VanDutch 40?
    Powered by twin Yanmar 480hp diesel engines, this high-performance yacht reaches a top speed of 38 knots.
  • How many guests can a VanDutch 40 comfortably fit?
    While this boat officially accommodates 10 guests, we recommend 6-7 guests for a more spacious and enjoyable experience.
  • What is the fuel consumption of the VanDutch 40 at top speed?
    The VanDutch 40 has impressive fuel efficiency for a luxury yacht, averaging approximately 115 liters per hour for both engines combined at cruising speed. At top speed (29 knots) fuel consumption is much higher at 160/180 liters per hour.
  • What water toys come with my boat rental?
    Your boat rental comes with complimentary masks and snorkels for underwater exploration. We can also arrange rentals for other water toys like paddleboards and jet skis upon request.
  • Can I bring my own food and drinks on board?
    Absolutely! 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.
  • Where are VanDutch boats made?
    Production moved to Italy after VanDutch was acquired by Cantiere del Pardo shipyard in 2020.

Client testimonial

We had a phenomenal day aboard MY Sirius with Captain Sebastien – one of the highlights of our trip to Antibes! Sebastien was a wonderful host and took us to some great swimming spots. We had a party of eight comprised of two families. Plenty of room to play and relax!
– Carin C. – USA – 2024

Direct link to our 5-star rating on TripAdvisor and Google Reviews.

Updated on May 31, 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.

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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