Rent a powerboat

Marina de Denia · Alicante · Spain
Frequently asked questions
Click on the tabs for answers to frequently asked questions about powerboat rental
Do I need a licence to rent a boat?
You’ll need a licence for any Spanish-flagged motor boat of more than 5 metres in length. Without a licence, you can drive boats of less than 5 metres LOA (length overall) that have an engine with an output of no more than 11.26 kW (approximately 15 Hp).

This exemption doesn’t apply to jet skis (Personal Water Craft or PWC). For a PWC, you’ll need the RYA PB2, a Boating Licence or a higher-level of certification.

RYA Powerboat Level 2

With the RYA Powerboat Level 2 certificate, you’ll be able to rent a powerboat up to 10 metres in length. There’s no restriction on the engine’s power output.

International Certificate of Competence (ICC)

With the International Certificate for Operators of Pleasure Craft (ICC), you’ll be able to rent a powerboat or motor cruiser in accordance with the ICC endorsement. Depending on the course or exam you’ve taken to get the ICC, your certificate will be endorsed “Power up to 10m LOA” or “Power 10m LOA and over”.

Spanish Boating Licence

With the RYA Powerboat Level 2 certificate, you’ll be able to rent a powerboat up to 10 metres in length. There’s no restriction on the engine’s power output as long as the engine conforms to the manufacturer’s recommendations.

How far can I sail?
When you rent a boat, you’ll want to plan a route for your day or half-day rental. A key factor here is the distance you can sail from the coast, from a marina or from place of refuge. This distance will depend on 2 factors:

The sailing area for which the boat is certified
The licence you hold

Sailing area

Most rental boats are coded to sail in either category 5 or category 6 waters (defined in terms of Spanish law). Category 5 means you can sail up to 5 nautical miles from a safe haven. Category 6 means you can sail up to 2 miles from a safe haven.

Most of our boats are also used as training boats and are coded to sail in category 4 waters (again, defined in terms of Spanish law). This means that you can sail up to 12 miles from a safe haven.

Your licence

RYA Powerboat level 2 & ICC

The certificate doesn’t specify an actual distance from the coast. However, the RYA Powerboat level 2 syllabus talks about familiar waters during daylight hours; this is a good rule of thumb.

Spanish Boat Licence

The Spanish Boat Licence specifically restricts sailing to a distance of 2 nautical miles from a port, marina or safe haven during daylight hours.

Please contact us if you’s like to talk about your particular case.

What's included?
What’s included

Check out & orientation
On the day of your charter, one of our professional skippers will talk you through the boat’s controls, mooring lines, safety equipment and extras. We’ll also explain how to get the boat safely in and out of its mooring and talk you through suggested routes (taking into account the weather), places to anchor and safe havens.

Safety gear & extras
The majority of our boats are coded for training and have a lot more safety equipment than most charter operators put on their boats. All our boats have bimini tops to shade you from the sun, CD player and VHF radio.

The rental price includes full insurance in the unfortunate case of accidents. You will be liable for insurance deductibles and these vary according to the type of boat you rent.

Mooring in Denia
Your mooring in Marina de Denia is included in the price.

What’s not included

Fuel isn’t included. We’ll hand you over the boat with a full tank and you’ll need to hand it in again with a full tank. We’re also more than happy to fill the tank up for you but we’ll need to charge you a small fee for this service.

Aside from the vessel orientation at the start of your rental, your rental does not include training. Please contact us if you’d like to the whole boat for just you and your friends and you want tuition.


Can I contract a skipper?
If you don’t have a licence, you can contract one of our professional skippers to take you out. The price is:

full-day rental (8 hours): 150€
half-day rental (4 hours): 100€

Powerboats available for rental

Reserve and pay online

Zodiac Open 5.5 (2021) 90Hp

The Zodiac Open 5.5  Open is an ideal boat for beginners or small groupsof of up to 6 adults (or a group of 8 with adults and children). This Zodiac 5.5 Open has a 90Hp outboard engine, capable of speeds in excess of 30 knots.

“Fifty5” is a Zodiac Open 5.5 RIB (Rigid Inflatable Boat). She is a brand new boat for this season, especially chosen for ease of handling and stability.

You can rent “Fifty 5” with the Spanish Boat Licence, the RYA Powerboat level 2 certificate or an equivalent licence. Please contact us if you’re unsure. 

Brand new in 2021.

You will need a license to rent this boat. If you don’t yet have a license, you can rent the boat and do a course during the rental.

 Length 5,47m
 Motor 80cv
 Crew 6

Minimum licence required

RYA Powerboat level 2 (UK nationals)
Spanish Boat Licence (Licencia de Navegación)

Includes the Smart Pack with

Bimini to protect you from the sun
Stereo Fusion with 2 speakers
Bow cushions/sun lounge & table
Swim platform at the stern

Equipped with fixed VHF radio with DSC and AIS

Full day rental (8 hours)

July & august: 8h rental: 345€
June & September: 245€
October to May: 195€

Half day rental (4 hours)

July & august: 4h rental: 245€
10.00-14.00 or 16.00-20.00

Security deposit: 600€

Prices include VAT (IVA), insurance and safety equipment.

If you don’t have a licence to drive this boat, you can contract a professional skipper or take a course before you rent.

Skipper 4h (am or pm): 100€
Skipper 8h (all day): 150€

You can also choose to rent this boat and do an RYA Powerboat course or the Spanish boat licence.

Quicksilver Activ 555 Open

Combine with a course or contract a skipper

Note sure? Got any questions?

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Enquiries about boat rental

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Or give us a call on 0034 639 20 22 97

We’ll talk you through the options in English or Spanish.

The Boat School

Recognized by the Royal Yachting Association to conduct Powerboat Training, Sail Cruising courses in the Yachtmaster (sail) scheme and Shorebased (theory) courses.

Recognized by the Spanish Directorate General for Merchant Shipping, the Comunidad Valenciana and the Region of Murcia to conduct sail, motor, powerboat and VHF training.

Recoggnised by the Spanish Merchant Marine service
Boat School Denia RYA training centre

Operational Base Denia

Marina de Dénia (Sail courses)
Darsena de babor s/n
03700 · Denía
Alicante · Spain
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Marina El Portet (Powerboat courses)
Moll de la pansa, s/n
3700 · Dénia
Alicante · Spain
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Classrooms & pick up for certificates
Carrer de Fora Mur, 12
03700 · Dénia
Alicante · Spain
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Madrid Office

Greenwich Náutica
C/ Marqués de Lema 7, Local 6
28003 · Madrid
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