Like with every new year, the boating industry is affected by new trends from across the water and sometimes it can be difficult to keep up. While some trends come and go, others stick around for a long time until some newer, better invention rises from the water to overtake it. From electric boats to the sharing economy, the boating industry in 2019 is seeing some spectacular changes that it’s never quite seen before. To keep you up-to-date on the latest trends that are impacting the boating industry, we’ve compiled this useful guide to keep you on your toes and out on the water in 2019, courtesy of Boatsetter.
Thanks to the sharing economy and the Airbnb ripple effect, renting a boat has never been easier than it is today. With Boatsetter, you can rent thousands of different boats in locations all over the world. So whether you want to rent a speedboat to take out on Lake Tahoe or go island hopping in the Bahamas, we’ve got you covered. Our fleet of boats can be rented privately as a bareboat charter or with one of our experienced captains that can show you the in’s and out’s or the water. You can learn to sail or go deep sea fishing. Whatever your needs, our boats can be yours.
It seems that nowadays everything is going electric and for a good cause. Thanks to innovations in technology, we’re pumping out fewer fossil fuels, saving the environment, and having more fun in the process. While not all of our boats are electric, a large portion of them are. So if you’re feeling eco-friendly, now is your time to hit the water in a conscious manner and save the planet while having an amazing on-water adventure.
Hurricanes have become a massive threat to the boating industry in past years but this year we’re hoping things will be different. In 2017 alone, according to the Boat Owners Association of the United States, the boating industry in the U.S. took a whopping 655 million dollar beating that saw more than 63,000 boats that were either partially damaged or completely destroyed from the impact of both hurricanes Irma and Harvey alone. To get your boat prepared and fight back this year you can read our useful guide for hurricane preparations in the boating industry for 2019. As conscious boaters, it’s everyone’s responsibility to be a good boat owner and a good and take the necessary predictions for hurricane season in 2019 before it’s too late and we are here to help you every step of the way.