Rent a boat on Vänern

Looking for a motor boat or sailboat? Rent motor sailor and you will get both a motorboat and a sailboat at the same time. M / S Pärla is a comfortable 40-foot two-mast motor sailor with the feel of an expedition ship.

There are 9 berths on board, 7 sleeping in cabins and 2 in the bedded lounge. Our motor sailor has separate heat for all spaces and water heaters. There are both external and internal steering places. Sturdy kitchen with 2 flames and oven and a large fridge. If you want to rent a boat on Lake Vänern you will find M / S Pärla in Mariestad.

Why rent a boat on Lake Vänern?

Vänern is the EU’s largest lake with many fine archipelagos and around 22,000 islands and cuttings. Here you will find vast sandy beaches, sanded rocky slopes and pebble stones. The archipelago around Mariestad has several large nature reserves set up to protect the rich natural values. Here there are large unspoilt areas of wilderness character with multi-year-old pines where sea eagles and osprey nest. You do not need to be crowded and can often find your own beach or island. You do not have to think about burning jellyfish or showering the salt off when bathing.

“No archipelago in the country is so isolated and it is precisely this seclusion that pleases” County Administrative Board on Djurö National Park.

Don’t miss the exotic and scenic Djurö National Park located in the middle of Vänern. Here in the heart of the EU’s largest lake lies about 30 islands and cuts. In addition to wave-washed hills, pebble beaches and the rich bird life, there is a large grass-covered glade on the main island Djurö which is kept open by the fallow deer grazing. A nice contrast to the surrounding barren pine forest.

If you want to go Göta Canal you have 2 hours up to Sjötorp where the Göta Canal begins. After a day trip over Lake Vänern, Dalsland’s canal begins. M / S Pärla clears both maximum width and depth and can go all the way up to Lennartsfors, near the Norwegian border before the mast height makes it time to turn back around.

Home harbour Mariestad at Vänern
Length12 mBodyStål
Width3,98 mModellOrion 12
Depth1,8 mYear1987
Weight15 000 kgRiggKetch
Motor 110 hk

M / S Pärla can be rented if you have a master’s degree and / or documented experience of slightly larger boats.

Hyr båt Vänern
Sailing on Vänern
Hyra båt
Lounge of M/S Pärla
Hyra båt
Pentry kitchen
Hyr båt
Rear berth – upper bunk
Hyra båt Vänern
Captain’s berth

The rental period normally runs from Sunday at 4 PM to Sunday at 2 PM. In the high season, the boat is usually not rented out on weekends. If the boat is vacant, however, it can be booked over weekends no earlier than the weekend before. Sometimes the boat is used occasionally or parts of weeks in other activities in the company. Then there is the opportunity to rent during the other days of the respective time periods. High season falls during week 24 – 33.

The boat is privately owned. This means that you can rent it directly from the owner for 80 % of the stated prices.

Rental prices Motorsailor 2020
Weekly low season13 000 kr
Weekly high season19 000 kr
Weekend low season6 500 kr
Weekend high season9 500 kr
Long Weekend low season8 500 kr
Long Weekend high season12 500 kr
Midsommar Weekend14 000 kr
Dag low season4 000 kr
Dag high season6 000 kr


  • 10% Early bird discount for bookings before April 15th
  • 10 % discount on the second booking week to the same guest
  • 15 % discount on the third booking week to the same guest
  • 20 % discount on the fourth booking week to the same guest

Contact us for availability.

Equipment List

M / S Pärla equipment etc.
Boat modelOrion 12
Boat typeMotorsailor
Year of manufacture1987
Weight15 000 kg
Length12 m
Width3,98 m
Depth1,8 m
Berth excl. lounge4
Cabin height1,85 m
Home harbourMariestad
Insurance company Pantaenius
Self-riskSEK 10 000
Steering wheelInside and Outside
Navigations equipment
Wind instrument
Navigations tools
GPS plotter
Plotter mapsSwedish West Coast, Göta river, Vänern and Göta canal
Depth charts in paper
Depth charts (digital)Vänern, Göta canal
Security equipment
Fire extinguishers3
Life vestsAt least one per passenger
Life vests childrenAt least one per passenger
Electric anchor winch, front
Rescue line
Manual bilge pump1 pump in three different sections
Electric bilge pump3
Emergency flares
Boat hook
Mooring Rope5
First aid box
Rock anchors3
Inboard motor
Amount of motors1
Motor modelVolvo Penta TAMD 31 M
Year of manufacture2004
FuelDiesel/HVO 100
Cruising speed6 kn
Max speed7 kn
Fuel consumptionca 1,2 liter/M
Fuel tank650 liter
User manual
Connection for electricity from land
Battery charger
Extra generator
Sailing Equipment
Rigg typeKetchrigg
Fock roll
Selfstanding fock – Currently not in use!
Comfort Equipment
Heater, separate exhaust in all areasDiesel
StoveLPG, 2 plates and oven
Kitchen equipment12 People
Toilet, amount1
Septic tank, number1 à 350 liter
Hot water50 liter
Fresh water tank650 liter
Cockpit table
Bathing ladder
Extra LPG burk
Extras / Price
DinghySEK 1000/week
Outboard motorSEK 1000/week
Final cleaningSEK 1000
Sheets, price per personSEK 100
Towels, price per personSEK 50
Help with transportation
Boat manual for guestsswedish
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