Boat Sharing Generates More Than Just Income For Owners
The average US boat owner spends fewer than 12 days per year enjoying time on his or her boat, but pays expenses for all 365. Maintenance, dockage, fuel and storage add up quickly. Thousands have discovered a safe and seamless way to offset the costs of boat ownership: Boatsetter.com, the online community where boat owners can safely "share" their boats with boaters, creating, not only, an income opportunity but also a way to enhance the overall boat ownership experience. Akin to AirBnb and Uber, boat sharing has created a marketplace for both boat owners and boaters. While relatively new, boat sharing is taking the boating world by storm and quickly gaining traction among boat owners whose vessels often sit for months unused. Before boat sharing, if someone without a boat wanted to get out on the water, they turned to a commercial charter company. It was a lucrative time for these businesses, even those with less than pristine fleets. Now, private boat owners now have a safe and easy way to earn income by sharing their well-cared-for boats with renters seeking a better rental experience, creating a win-win for both groups. Boatsetter, the leader in the boat sharing space, touts that it offers owners a way to own a better boat. Boatsetter was founded by boaters and marine industry insiders that truly understand that a boat is more than just an asset to its owner. The Boatsetter model provides peace of mind to its owners in the form of world-class insurance from the beginning to end each and every boat rental as well as the largest available network of US Coast Guard-licensed captains that can be required if the owner prefers. In fact, all the details from rental price to rental availability to final approval of the rental request remain in the owners' control at all times. Boat sharing is not just about the rental income that owners can generate. The program also allows owners to keep their boats active and in good working order for when they are ready to go boating. With world-class insurance and US Coast Guard-licensed captains available, the whole process is safe, seamless and worry-free. Listing a boat is similar to creating a profile on social media. Posting a few pictures, boat details, setting the calendar and price is quick and easy as well as free. "At Boatsetter, we've built our reputation on creating a platform that allows boat owners to get more out of boat ownership in a worry-free way. They can trust that Boatsetter has taken care of all the details." Jaclyn Baumgarten, Boatsetter Founder and CEO, commented.