Q & A
If you are interested in renting a boat for sloop sailing it’s useful to know a few things beforehand. Here are our answers to frequently asked questions. If you have any other questions, send us an e-mail or send a DM via Facebook or Instagram.
A boat licence is not necessary for our boats. The skipper should be 18 or older and may not consume or have consumed any alcohol.
No boat licence is required, but you do need to take good care when you are sailing a sloop. This document contains information you need to know and sailing rules when renting a boat.
We ask you to look around regularly and keep a large distance from commercial shipping, the banks and the ferry. Watch this video for more information
You can sail the sloop between the Belfeld weir and Buggenum railroad bridge. Passing these water works is prohibited. Nor would you need to – the sailing area is more than enough. You must keep a distance of at least 10 metres from the banks and mooring is only allowed at designated jetties.
A dog or cat is welcome on board provided you return the boat completely clean and the next person to rent the boat does not find any hairs. Tip: bring a rug for your pet to keep the cushions free of hairs. If the boat is not returned clean we will deduct €50 from the deposit.
When in doubt about weather conditions it is best to send us an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. We can look at the possibilities together. Of course we would like to be able to offer you a day on the water, if at all possible. However, if this is too dangerous because of a storm, thunder and lightning or heavy rain we will make the decision to cancel the boat trip. In that case, we will be able to offer you an alternative programme with our partners: Home of Heroes, De Vermaekerij (Maasbree), de Heere van Meijel and Kasteel De Keverberg.
Safety is very important to us. Life jackets are available for children and elderly people, pedals are on board so that you can reach the shore in an emergency, and a fire extinguisher is on board.
Sloepverhuur Limburg’s boats depart from the Maasboulevard in Kessel. You can park on Veers or Beeselseweg. Then continue on foot towards the ferry and take a left towards our harbour. If you are late or you can’t find the harbour, give us a call (+31638656680).
No. There are no toilets at the harbour or on board the boat. And there are limited mooring spots along the way. So make sure that you go to the toilet before you come to the harbour.