The solar boat offers a technical solution using 100% renewable energy. At sea, it brings the security of a return to the port whatever the level of the batteries. Specifically, if you sail only via solar panels, you can return 100% charged batteries. This is why we have never even needed to recharge our batteries since ... June 2016! With solar propulsion, autonomy depends on speed, sunlight and weather. With the Riviera weather conditions, you can usually navigate at a speed of around 4 knots. If you want to go faster, you can tap into the energy reserves stored in the batteries. At anchor, the batteries recharge by themselves. Warning, if you return the battery charge below the contract threshold, we'll have to stop the boat, connect it to the electric grid, and then recharge (thus incurring a cost supplement).
Our sailing programs are designed to allow you to go out near the port of departure. No need to sail at full power to pick up an anchorage away from your starting base. In any case, eco navigation involves your full enjoyment during all stages of your trip.
We push the boundaries of the Eco Navigation "label". In fact, if there was such a label, we could claim the ultimate rank:
Zero CO2 emission*
Zero kW grid consumption
Zero fuel rejection
Zero emmission sound
Zero paper wastage (e-contract & e-inventory)
* According to Torqeedo engine manufacturer:
"A 5 hp gasoline outboard running at full throttle for one hour produces the same amount of NOX and HC emissions as 38.5 new cars driving for an hour at 95 km / h."
We strive for you to gain a safe, though license free navigation experience.
If however, you have a doubt, this is a good sign! This implies that you have the prudence of a wise sailor.
We then suggest that you meet with us, so that we can advice you; otherwise you can pass our free online test.
The more experience you have, the longer you can stay without navigating. The fact remains that depending on your level, it is sometimes necessary to take a "refresher course". In this case, it is not necessary to take a full 1 hour course but to come to the boat for a brief hands on experience.
Depending on your specific need you can either ask for a skipper or go with an experimented sailor friend.
Contact us for customized solutions (depending on the availability of our partners).
Credit cards: Seazen.fr accepts most credit cards such as MasterCard and Visa. For other cards, check their acceptance with our online payment service when booking. Using a credit card is the extent of acceptance of the issuing bank.
Withdrawal cards are not accepted at seaZen.
The vouchers are accepted. They must be accompanied by a complementary means of payment by credit card (additional costs are then: supplements, franchise non-waivable).
Bank transfert (anticipate a few days processing time plus bank fees in case of international services)
Although our boats are unlicensed, we rent for sea trips from 16 years.
You must present a credit card on behalf of the skipper name plus identity papers.
A GMS number will be asked to contact you at sea.
We recommend you to verify the state of the ship entrusted to you is consistent with the documents submitted with the contract. If you notice any incident not mentioned, please contact us before taking the sea.
From the Insurance point of view, the boat is the responsibility of the skipper.
Of course as a skipper, you may and it's even advisable, ask assistance with your crew!
If you need help, the Hot Line is available during opening hours. The contact number is on your navigation plan. A powered USB plug allow you to charge your smartphone. Please bring your power cable.
The tenant must provide the security arming elements corresponding to basic 2 miles category and the navigation documentation that is given to you.
Upon acceptance from seaZen, you can change the length of your lease. You need to contact us. Any extension of the lease is subject to the availability of the ship and changing the amount of rent that will be charged out of contract. An additional payment authorization may be required.
Once the hour of return exceeded the following reservation may be charged to you, especially if we have to charge the batteries. We advise you to provide a return to dock early enough before the end of the lease in order to manoeuver in the harbour with full serenely.
You can actually return your ship after the closure, especially if you use self-service. However, you must check in advance the conditions of return. The ship will remain your responsibility until the return process is completed by the seaZen team.
It is best to tour the boat and to indicate to seazen team any further damage in relation to the condition of the ship when it was entrusted to you. In case of accident or breakages do not forget to report it using the inventory form. Otherwise, you will be held responsible and will have to pay an increased franchise.