Est. 2017

Lake Maggiore - Cinque Terre & Portofino - Capri & Amalfi Coast - Costa Smeralda (Sardinia and S. Corsica) - Lake Garda


     We are a family business (husband, wife and a beautiful baby girl) with over 20 years' experience in the travel industry and who share a passion for travelling, boats and living in Italy. We offer you the opportunity to rent a boat, of different sizes (from medium size to luxury yacht) at the most beautiful locations all over Italy. Touring around in one of our boats is the best way of getting to know the area, whether it is one of the beautiful Italian lakes or the Italian sea side.


Our History

     We started our operations in June 2017 in the area of Lake Maggiore and Cinque Terre, where the founder & director (and husband) Frederick serves also as the Captain of our boats in these areas. Thanks to our quick success, the support of our customers and our strategy to expand in the Italian territory we are increasing our presence all over Italy. We do this by building and developing strong relationships with our chosen local operator in each location. Currently we operate in Lake Maggiore (near Milan), Cinque Terre and Portofino (near Milan, Pisa and Florence), the island of Capri and the Amalfi Coast (Sorrento, Positano and Amalfi), Sardinia and South Corsica (Costa Smeralda: Porto Cervo, Maddalena's archipielago, etc), Sicily (Taormina and Catania area), Lake Garda.


     We have carefully hand-picked the best operator in each area and they all meet our high selection criteria, plus they all are family run businesses like ours. This supports our commitment to impact positively in the development of the local communities and the sustainable tourism in Italy.

​     Our boats can be rented with our Captain Frederick or with the local Captain (in Lake Maggiore you can also rent without Captain) , and at times you will also have a crew on board if you are renting one of our yachts (currently offered in Taormina and Catania in Sicily, in Portofino and in Cinque Terre). Each one of us will have the pleasure to show you the best spots and secret places in the area, and we will be at your service so you can fully relax with your friends, family or romantic companion.

     Our rental service has a range of competitive packages designed to meet different needs, and flexibility will be offered wherever possible. There is also the possibility to offer a tailored package on request (i.e. honeymoon, business event, fireworks' display, longer cruises on our yachts, etc). By booking with us you will also get the best value for money service on each location. We can do this by establishing a multilevel collaboration with our partners, meaning that we promise you the best price (the same or cheaper) as if you were booking with them directly.

     We are passionate about excellent customer service and we will deliver a personal and friendly service to our guests, ensuring that your experience with us is “the best part of your holidays in Italy”.

      Why we are your best choice of boat rental in Italy:

  • We are NOT a boat charter website. These websites are owned by big corporations where anyone can post a boat to charter, sometimes without having the right insurance or permissions to do so, then you pay them a commission on top for their service, which usually is impersonal and money-driven. Instead, Boat Rent Italy is a network of family owned and run businesses where you don't have a middle-man offering you a charter but instead you are dealing and paying for your service directly to the Boat owner. Your booking process and customer support is offered directly by our Founder & Director, Frederick (See section "About us" above), this is how personal our customer service and care is when dealing with us :) .     

  • Save time booking with us compared to researching on the countless and impersonal charter websites. We have already picked the best provider for you in each location, where you will get the best service at the best price (The same or at times cheaper than if booking directly with them). 

  • Our core values are: safety, high professionalism, excellent, friendly, approachable and personal customer service, flexibility and honesty. We will treat you with the highest standards you deserve. Furthermore, we are fully committed to support a sustainable tourism in the areas where we operate.

  • Our boats are in excellent condition, fully equipped, very practical and comfortable. Our luxury yachts are the best on this category in every sense of the word. This ensures you have an excellent and unique  experience with us in all our locations.

  • We put our heart and soul to achieve 100% satisfaction to every customer, trying to meet their different needs. Furthermore, as part of your booking we offer you our local knowledge should you need advise before planning your trip (where to stay, etc) or during your trip (places to visit, where to eat, etc). 

  • We offer you the best value for money service available on boat and yacht rentals in all our locations.

  • We are Multilingual and Multicultural: We fluently speak English at all our locations. At our contact center we are fluent in: English, Italian, Spanish and Polish and during your rental your Captain and crew speak English and Italian fluently and a combination of other languages depending on the location (French, Spanish, Russian, German, Dutch).

With all these reasons you just need to get in touch with us and start planning the "Best part of your Holidays in Italy" in one of our boats or yachts. 


Renting Without Captain

      Alternatively in some locations, currently only at Lake Maggiore (3 boats), our boats can be rented without Captain (Boat License required unless renting our Banta 460 boat in Lake Maggiore). If you decide this option, your knowledge will be tested during the initial coaching, where you will be taught everything you need for a safe and fun day. You will need at this time to demonstrate confidence and the minimum skills needed for taking up the responsibility on driving a boat. There is a requirement to pay a security deposit for renting without a Captain, which varies between 400 EUR to 2500 EUR depending on the boat.


     For more information and to book please call or whatsapp:  +39 329 658 6347  or use the contact form under the  "contact" section.

Our Locations



Prices & Locations

Lake Maggiore (Near Milan)

Taormina (Near Catania, Sicily)

Cinque Terre


Lake Garda

Luxury Yacht Available

Costa Smeralda (Sardinia)

Amalfi Coast & Capri



Lake Maggiore

Banta 460

Model: Banta 460 Open

Category: C   Length: 4,65 mt       Width: 2 mt

Empty Weight: 370 Kg      

Max crew: 5 people (4 passengers + Captain)

Motor: Suzuki DF40ASTL, outboard 40/60 HP

Fuel tank capacity: 60 lt

Italian Gozzo

Length: 9,90 mt       Width: 2,50 mt

Max crew: 12 passengers + Crew

Motor: 50 HP Mercedes Inboard

Premuim Starline Boat

Length: 10 mt       Width: 2,50 mt

Max crew: 26 passengers + Crew

Motor: 350 HP Mercedes Inboard

Possibility to disembark on all B. islands

Tullio Abbate

Model: Tullio Abbate Elite 30

Length: 9,20 mt       Width: 2,50 mt

Empty Weight: 3500 Kg      

Max crew: 8 passengers + Captain

Motor: 2 x 260 HP Mercury Mercruiser Inb.

Fuel tank capacity: 680 lt

Capelli Temptest 775

Length: 7,75 mt       Width: 2,97 mt

Max crew: 13 passengers + Captain

Empty Weight: 1350 Kg

Motor: 250 HP Tohatsu Outboard

Fuel tank capacity: 250 lt

Axis Wake Boat

Length: 6,70 mt       Width: 2,60 mt

Max crew: 11 passengers + Captain

Empty Weight: 1860 Kg

Motor: 500 HP Inboard

Fuel tank capacity: 200 lt

Unique Pedal Boat

Length: 4 mt       Width: 2,20 mt

Max crew: 5 passengers

Fully Equiped

2 Seat Kayak

Length: 3,90 mt       Width: 0,78 mt

Max crew: 2 passengers

Fully Equiped



Get In Touch

For more information and to book please call us or whatsapp on: +39 329 658 6347, otherwise fill in the form below and we will get on touch  within 24 hrs. If you would like to talk to us in person we are located in Lake Maggiore, Italy, however for your rental we will be waiting for you  aboard your boat at the departing point of your rental location.


In order for us to answer your query quicker please specify in your message: location, how many people, type of boat (if more than one option available), date, any specific request you may have.

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