Friday February 28, 2020

Yacht rock on an Airbnb budget

Not quite ready to buy a yacht? The smart set are renting their spots on board, writes Nikki Ekstein

26th August, 2018

Once, chartering a big boat with a crew to cruise the Mediterranean or the Caribbean would have cost you in the tens of thousands. A start-up aims to make yacht tourism more affordable and accessible.

Yachting the French Riviera carries connotations of champagne-fuelled deck parties, zipping around the turquoise sea on jet skis, and having a crew to spray your sun-dappled face with Evian mist - all for the bare-minimum price of €10,000 per week.

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