FAQ Questions

Do I need a boating licence?
A boating licence is required for some boats, such as the 40hp boat. However, there are various boats that can be rented without a boating license, some sailing experience is desirable.

How old do I need to be to rent a boat?
The minimum age of the main booker is 25 years. We request that you show us your proof of identity at the start. The main booker must be on the water at all times during the reservation.

Is it possible to rent a boat outside the time blocks?
No, unfortunately, this is not possible. If you have any questions about this, or if you would like to discuss another rejection in a reservation, it is best to contact us by phone.

How can I pay?
You may pay either cash or by card. The deposit can also be cash or card. After the deposit is withdrawn, it will be returned. Keep in mind that this can take up to 1 or 2 days before this will be refunded.

Are there any additional costs, besides the rent?
No. Fuel, lifejackets and sailing charts are included in the rental price (except in the case of the 40HP boat). The lifejackets and sailing charts are provided on loan. Please note: in the case of the 40HP boat, the fuel will be charged afterwards.

Do I have to pay a deposit?
Yes, we require a deposit of €150. You must also bring your driving licence or proof of identity. In addition, you also sign an excess form for €500 excess in case of any damage caused by you to our boat or to other boats.

What if it's bad weather on the day I rent the boat?
Bentfield Sloepverhuur provides a Good Weather Guarantee! Under one of the following circumstances you can reschedule your reservation free of charge:

  • Rain forecast for more than one hour
  • Temperature lower than 10°C
  • Storm with wind force 5/6 or higher
  • Thunder/lightning

Are parties allowed on the water?
We ask our renters not to participate in organised parties on the water such as Fuikdag. If you intend to participate in something, prior consultation with Bentfield Sloepverhuur is required. You can celebrate your birthday, anniversary or the like with your own group on the boat.

Can I take my dog on board?
Only if you bring a blanket for the dog to lie on. If there is any damage or fouling you will be charged a penalty.

What is the best way to make a reservation?
You can make a reservation via the website or by email (info@bentfieldsloepverhuur.nl) or telephone (06-10312834).

Can I buy a gift voucher from Bentfield?
Yes, you can buy a gift voucher on request. Either digitally or by post. The amount is entirely up to you.

Can we bring our own food and drink?
Yes, you are free to bring your own food and/or drinks on board. Please ensure that you leave the boat clean and tidy and that you dispose of the waste in the appropriate waste bins in the Marina. When there is drinking on board, the skipper must always remain sober. Avoid causing any nuisance to other people.

Can you accommodate large groups?
Our boats can accommodate a maximum of 12 people. So we cannot accommodate more people than this on a boat. You could always hire several boats.

Where are you?
Our business is located at: Palmbosweg 18, Ermelo. However, our boats are moored in the Strand Horst Marina. When you enter the marina, walk all the way to the left, until you can't go any further; you'll see a white office on the left.

Where can I park?
You can park for free outside the marina. If you have difficulty walking, please contact us by telephone. We will then arrange that you can take a car into the marina.

What are the rules concerning alcohol use during a boat rental?
Just as with a car, it is forbidden to operate the vessels of Bentfield under the influence of alcohol, drugs and/or medication. The helmsman of the vessel must be sober at all times while steering the vessel. If we or the police determine that this is not the case, we will immediately proceed to recover the vessel without any form of refund of the rent, and will charge a penalty of €500. We also request that the other people on board do not cause any nuisance.

How can you reach us?
By phone and email. Telephone: 06-10312834. Email: info@bentfieldsloepverhuur.nl