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Concierge.com's insider take:
Cannes and Antibes are the centers for boat rental (and purchase). Several companies line the streets of Cannes just off the Croisette, including Locarama, which offers tiny speedboats at $564 per day (13 Rue Latour Maubourg; 33-4-93-94-45-81; www.cannesboat.com). MS Yachts offers even bigger, if-you-have-to-ask-you-can't-afford-it yachts (57 La Croisette, 33-4-93-99-03-51; www.ms-yachts.com). Antibes's Port Vauban is one of the world's busiest yacht ports. The harbor is packed with 2,500 boats, ranging from day cruisers to megayachts. Rental agencies line the Avenue 11 Novembre and Avenue de Verdun, as well as the small streets tucked just behind them. ABYS Yachting has rentals that start at about $3,500 per day for a 56-foot Fairline Squadron (18 Avenue Mirabeau; 33-6-03-80-88-47; www.yachtworld.com/abys-yachting). Blue Water Yachting's boats start at 60 feet (and at around $29,600 per week) and include sailing yachts as well as motorboats (14 Avenue Mirabeau; 33-4-93-34-34-13; www.bluewateryachting.com).