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Get in touch with local boat owners to rent their boat or swap boats. Then just pack your bags and set sail!

Discover our latest members

Victoria, Canada

Catalina 30

Makkum, Netherlands

Beneteau Oceanis 423

London, United Kingdom

Collingwood, 67ft Broad Beam

Hellevoetsluis, Netherlands

Jeanneau sun odyssey 43 ds

New York, United States


Chios, Greece

Amphitrite- Wauquiez

Hear the voices of our community

The best stories are written by life, not copy writers

Marijke, 39

United States

Last January on to Australia.  Included in the swap was a lovely  waterside apartment, use of a car, bicycles and a sailboat.  Our hosts were most gracious and awaited us with a sumptuous Aussie BBQ.  After exploring the Broken Bay area,  we set sail for Sydney and spent a week or so in Sydney Bay as guests of the Royal Cruising Club (sponsors of the Sydney-Hobart race) located close to downtown.  Good sailing, warm weather, just a bit of rain now and then.  Our hosts John and Marilyn have not come to San Francisco yet.

Jonathan, 44

United Kingdom

“I really like the swapping concept. I own a boat in the UK and I thoroughly enjoy sailing here. This doesn’t leave me with much opportunities to sail in other places though, but swapping makes this possible in a very cost-efficient way. We did a swap with a Dutch family last summer. It was a fantastic holiday and on top we saved about 2500 Euros!”



Fantastic Experience. In March through Sailum I contacted Dick, the owner of Sara-M and we decided to exchange boats. Dick and his partner Caroline are experienced sailors. During the "test drive" we made the first day here in Trieste, I immediately noticed how they immediately gained confidence with my boat. Afterwards it was a pleasure to "guide" through Croatia suggesting them the best anchorages, bays, islands, villages etc. After less than a week we were flying to Holland for our vacation. Dick and Caroline gave us their boat, not before warning us about all the peculiarities that distinguish the northern seas. In conclusion, a magnificent experience. Thank you Dick, thank you Holland !

Sailum. Passionate about sailing.

Meet the Amsterdam-based Sailum team! After a startup phase, Sailum was launched in 2016 and will continuously grow and improve. We believe that we can bring sailors together and change the way we sail!

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Three reasons why you should become a member

Sailum - Swap & Rent in one place

Both rent & swap

Sailum is where sailors meet: Rent a real yacht from a local owner in a safe way, or swap your boat with a similar one in a dream location. It’s all possible!

Sailum - Swap & Rent in one place


The sailing resumes and the reviewing system on Sailum tell you who you’re dealing with. When you get in touch with a potential renter or boat owner, one click will show you their skills and reputation!

Sailum - Swap & Rent in one place

Trust and safety

Reservations and payments for rent are made through Sailum to ensure safety. Swapping is currently free of charge. Details about renting, swapping and insurance can be found here

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