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Renting rather than owning a boat

Do you dream about a boat holiday? Then you may want to consider renting rather than owning. People want more freedom and less stress. You get that by renting.

If you want to buy a boat, a rule of thumb is that new boats have a value drop of 20 per cent in the first year. Over the next two to three seasons, the price will fall another 10 percent.

One typical calculation looks like this on a sailboat around 40 feet and worth about 1 million (NOK):

In other words, you will end up on annual expenses between NOK 125,000 and NOK 250,000. This calculation does not include diesel, port expenses and other operating costs.

In other words, you will end up on annual expenses between NOK 125,000 and NOK 250,000. This calculation does not include diesel, port expenses and other operating costs.

On average, people use their boat between 2-4 weeks a year.

If you are like the average people and would use your boat for 2-4 weeks a year I would consider renting.

With annual expenses of between NOK 125 000 – 250 000, the weekly price of owning a boat will then be between NOK 31 250 – 125 000 a week.

 In comparison, you can rent one of our boats worth 4.5-5 million to between €2,000-£6,000 a week. Then the boats are fully equipped with everything you should need of kitchen utensils, duvets, pillows, towels etc. In addition, wifi is included and the lock ticket worth 3600kr is included.

A sustainable choice

As a result of the pandemic, there has been a huge demand in people who want to buy a boat. This has led to blown-up guest harbours and long queues to get a berth.

In other words, there are several good reasons to rent rather than own.  There will be more room for everyone in the ports. You have less responsibility and you will save yourself a lot of time. If you rent electricity, you also choose an environmentally friendly holiday. Electricity is also much cheaper than diesel, the fuel will therefore additionally be much cheaper. 

 In other words, we want to offer an alternative to buying a boat that more people can afford. In this way, you can rent a boat with a higher standard than you might have if you bought a boat at a lower weekly price than it would be if you owned a boat.

 In addition, you can enjoy getting to a fully equipped boat where all you have to think about is whether you have remembered to bring your toothbrush and sunscreen.

 And with that we welcome everyone to Telemark this summer for an unforgettable journey from fjord to mountain.

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