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Five Ways Peer-to-Peer Boat Renting is Changing Boating

Written by Boatsetter Team
December 6, 2017

Last Updated on May 20, 2022 by Boatsetter Team

Companies like Airbnb, Uber and many others have changed the way people work, travel and vacation. Peer-to-peer boat renting has created the same sharing opportunities for the boating world. No longer do people have to purchase a boat or take their chances with a marina’s rental fleet to be able to enjoy the boating lifestyle.

Peer-to-Peer Boat Rental

From economical aspects and greater accessibility to diversity, extra income and the freedom to explore, peer-to-peer boat rental is a great choice when you want to go the way of the water. We’ve compiled a list of the top five ways peer-to-peer boat rental is changing boating as we know it.

Economic aspects
Renting a boat allows boating enthusiasts to save time, hassle and money. Forget the slip fees, yearly maintenance, insurance and other necessities that come with owning a boat. You can enjoy your day on the water and then return the boat at the end of your excursion. You don’t even have to worry about flushing out the engine or washing it down.

The renting concept allows people to try out a variety of different types of boats. You can rent a sailboat and spend the day drifting peacefully across the lake. The next trip, take out a power boat and cruise around the bay while pulling the kids in tubes and on wakeboards. On yet another day, you could rent a deep sea fishing trawler and reel in game size tuna, marlin and sailfish. This is a great option for future buyers who want to try before they buy or for those whose current boat does not fit their needs (i.e. too small or not in the right location).

Extra income
Boat owners can make extra money when they are not using their boat. According to some statistics, the average boat gets used about 26 days or less each year. That’s a lot of down time for the boat. Renting out the boat allows boat owners to make extra cash to help offset costs such as insurance and yearly maintenance. Additionally, the boat is kept moving which prevents the maintenance issues that stem from too much idle time.

Peer-to-peer boat rental gives the renter the freedom to explore new destinations. Even if you own a boat, it’s not always convenient to take it with you on vacation. By renting, you can still enjoy the boating lifestyle that you love – anytime, anywhere.

The concept of boat renting gives many more people access to the enjoyment of the boating lifestyle. The joy of skimming across the water and feeling the spray of salt on your skin is something everybody should experience, don’t you think?

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