SunMarine® IBIZA: a team, a couple, and a passion for boating For more than 20 years.
«A few years ago Béatrice and Nicolas Piette, successful entrepreneurs in France in the field of leisure, decided to settle in Ibiza.
Both from Brittany, passionate about navigation and boats, they realize that Ibiza and Formentera will become leading destinations for water sports.
By creating SunMarine® in 1997, they were at the forefront of companies specializing exclusively in the rental management of yachts and boats in IBIZA. The company moved to Marina IBIZA and in a few years was entrusted by demanding owners with the management of their boats and yachts.
Over the years Nicolas has become a recognized technical and legal expert in the boat management and sale sector and yachts. The company installed in Marina Ibiza since 1998, is also a privileged interlocutor for the hiring of moorings on this port considered as the most luxurious of the Mediterranean. Béatrice, passionate about service, takes care with her team of the custom-made organization of cruises in the Balearic Islands, as well as the organization of day boat trips. By having forged relationships of trust with restaurants, clubs, service companies, it offers unforgettable experiences to its customers… »
– Extract from Diario de Ibiza
«The SunMarine® family» is also a team of professionals, some of whom have been present since the early years. All aim to retain families and lovers of Ibiza and Formentera who trust them every summer, the members of the team, mostly “Ibicencos”, all have in common the desire to discover sublime islands far from the beaten track.
The SunMarine® motto in one sentence "It's because we stayed small that we became Big!»
Two magical islands
Sea trips are a necessity to discover the true beauty of these two jewels of the Mediterranean. Moderate winds throughout the summer, a multitude of creeks at calm anchorages make them dream destinations for sailing.
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Year after year, Ibiza reinforces its name among the best destinations in the world. Its recognition comes from afar since it is one of the places that the jet set has helped to make famous. A general feeling of freedom and openness was detected by all who wanted to follow a free lifestyle, ensuring ibiza greater recognition. The attraction of Ibiza and Formentera also comes from the typical Mediterranean climate, hot and sunny summers where sailing is the supreme luxury.
In the Balearic Islands, Majorca and Menorca are quite windy, especially from October to April, but Ibiza is very sheltered from the north wind that blows down from France. In summer, moderate sea breezes blow over Ibiza and Formentera, but they are welcome, as they make the heat more bearable. Outings at sea then become the height of HAPPINESS.
Other rental boats in Ibiza over 15 meters
Finally, you will find boat rental companies who offer their own boats over 15 meters for exclusive rental use. These are old and reformed boats, ten years and older (Sunseeker type). Here too you have to find out where the boat is moored (anchorage or port). The prices of these boats are more attractive, which is logical, but to be avoided if you are the perfectionist type. Make sure of the state of the boat even if it does not guarantee 100% your day. On the left one of our Sunseeker Predator belonging to an English family, and which we rent on a day charter or for cruises.
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How to choose a rental boat?
You must have realized that the offer is plethoric, dozens of platforms and sites offer dozens of boats. First, check if the rental company's activity is boating and if it is based in Ibiza. Ideally, the lessor should manage the boat and the crew. Choose the departure location according to your program. If you want to go to Formentera avoid leaving from San Antonio or SANTA EULARIA – Also find out about the cancellation policy and on the lessor's policy in the event of damage.
The ingredients for an ideal
boating day in Ibiza
WEATHER: it is possible to go out almost every day of the summer, but it is sometimes necessary to modify the planned program at the last moment because the wind has changed. Nicolas checks the marine weather every morning with his captains, and if the restaurant reservation has to be changed, Béatrice takes care of it personally. Our captains are all in contact with each other via an application, the captains of yachts who often stay at anchor during cruises are in high demand by the rest of the team in July and August. This good communication makes it possible to bring customers to protected and less frequented areas. Ibiza and Formentera webcams.
CONDITION of the boats: our boats and yachts are new or recent , all in perfect condition for rental and private use by owners – Under the control of Nicolas, a well-rehearsed team provides: cleaning, mechanical checking , refueling.
A GOOD TABLE: no perfect day on the boat without a good table in a beach restaurant. Béatrice takes care of it - For almost 25 years, we have been working hand in hand with restaurants, they give us the best tables, thanks to them, respectful of this trust, we manage schedules and cancellations. Our customers are loyal to us, of course because we are the best but also because this service is priceless in Ibiza.
PICNIC: over the past two seasons, many have discovered the joys of Picnics.
QUICK BOARDING on board of the rental boat - The meeting point is at the boat whose location will be sent to you, which allows you to park in front of the boat - The rental contract is on board, the boat is ready, the payment remains of the balance of the rental to be made. On the port of Marina Ibiza, you will find paid parking, a free shuttle service if necessary.
THE ITINERARY you will not find typical itineraries at SunMarine®. We don’t want to bring you where all the boats congregate (unless you want to). Consult the most beautiful anchorages and the most beautiful boat trips.
THE TEAM: for a day, the boat is yours, your best guide will be the skipper. Our team is from Ibiza or lives in Ibiza, they are young, friendly, sporty and we are all linked by our attachment to the Islands - this point constitutes our DNA - At SunMarine® our level of requirement is high but we know how to thank our teams with high salaries and a corporate culture of which we are proud – Join Team SunMarine.
General information for rental with crew
1. Legality: Before renting a boat, make sure that it has a rental license, the boats that we manage and rent in Sunmarine have rental licenses. This means that on board there is complete safety equipment, full insurance and civil liability insurance, with all taxes paid up to date, as well as ensuring professional crews. 2. Methods of payment:
- Cash in Euros
- Credit card: Visa, Master Card, Pay Pal, AMEX
- Bank Transfer
- Consult us for payments with Cryptocurrencies
- On board the boats, we are pleased to offer you drinks and non-alcoholic drinks (water, fruit juices, soft drinks, beers and ice cream). We are at your disposal for other requests (wines, champagne, aperitifs, picnic baskets). Béatrice is personally responsible for making reservations in beach restaurants if necessary.
- On board the yachts, we are pleased to offer you refreshments and drinks (water, fruit juice, wine, sodas, beers, tea, coffee, etc.), aperitifs prepared by the hostess or the CHEF (if you rented a yacht with a cook) We are at your disposal if you wish to have lunch on board.
- 12 people maximum including the captain.
- On a yacht 12 people maximum +crew if the license permits.