The cabin cruises take place on modern, spacious and comfortable catamarans and sailboats, usually with four to six cabins and a maximum of twelve passengers sharing their travel experience.
Global platform for boat and yacht rental, SamBoat, announces the launch of a new Cabin Cruise offering. The new charter option will enable travellers to rent individual cabins on a boat with others and follow a carefully curated itinerary, developed to showcase the very best of the destination.
The launch of cabin cruises is a significant step forward in SamBoat’s efforts to democratise the world of boating, allowing passengers to experience the wonders of sailing at a fraction of the cost. From solo travellers to groups of friends, Cabin Cruise enables travellers to live the yachtie lifestyle without having to charter an entire boat, and on a more intimate scale than a typical cruise.
All journeys are accompanied by a crew of professional and experienced sailors who also act as personal tour guides, sharing their insider perspectives on local history and culture. SamBoat cabin cruises include all meals on a full-board basis, prepared by an expert onboard crew, and optional excursions are also offered to explore the region in depth.
The cabin cruises take place on modern, spacious and comfortable catamarans and sailboats, usually with four to six cabins and a maximum of twelve passengers sharing their travel experience. Guests can retreat to their cabins for a moment of relaxation or socialise with fellow travellers in one of the generous indoor and outdoor communal areas.
This expanded offering marks a new chapter of growth for SamBoat, broadening its business model even further beyond providing peer-to-peer boat rental services. With the ambition of reaching €100m in annual turnover by 2024, SamBoat has seen recent revenue growth of over 72% in 2022, as well as a tripling of its week-long yacht charter business.
Laurent Calando, CEO and co-founder at SamBoat, says: “SamBoat has undergone extraordinary growth in the last few years, and therefore we felt the time was right to further establish ourselves in the industry by expanding the services we offer. Our overarching goal has always been to democratise sailing and the launch of cabin cruises fits perfectly with our core values, aiming to reach a wider audience by offering our customers the option to rent a cabin rather than an entire boat.
Ensuring a superb customer experience is imperative for us, so working with local experts has always been a priority for SamBoat. The cabin cruise expansion will carry this onward, with every journey accompanied by a crew with in-depth knowledge of the region acting as personal tour guides and sharing their insider perspective. The more SamBoat grows as a force in the boating and yachting industry, the more we will be able to carry out our key mission: to give everyone the opportunity to discover the joy of being at sea.”
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