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Peer-to-Peer Boat Rentals Make Dinner and Drinks so Last Decade

Boatsetter Team
Written by Boatsetter Team
December 5, 2017

In the past, when you wanted to impress a business client or someone you were taking out on a first date it was all about taking them to an expensive dinner at the latest hot spot. Today, that’s no longer the only option. Instead, the latest and greatest way to impress them is with peer-to-peer boat rentals.

What in the world is a Peer-To-Peer Boat Rental?  Good question! As the name implies, peer-to-peer boat rentals occur when a boat owner lists their boat for lease with a third-party website that connects them with potential renters, thus streamlining the process. One great feature of the model is that it’s up to the boat owner to decide when the boat is available, how much they’ll charge, as well as whether or not to allow a prospective renter to rent the boat. The owner can vet that renter’s boating experience on a case by case basis and even require all renters to use a US Coast Guard-licensed captain.

Boaters and Boat Owners alike love the option Peer-To-Peer Boat Rentals, here’s why:

Since boat ownership isn’t always possible or desired, peer-to-peer boat rentals are a great alternative. In fact, there are a lot of wonderful benefits to utilizing this service, including:

  • Choices, Choices, Choices – The boater can choose the type and size of a boat.
  • Quality – Since these boats are all vetted by peer-to-peer services, you can rest assured that they’re all high-quality boats.
  • Flexibility – You can often work directly with the boat owner and captain to create the specific boat charter you desire. Many traditional boat rental places are rigid with their hours and options.
  • Freedom to explore minus the responsibility – These boats enable you to explore new, unfamiliar places (thanks to the fact that they’re located throughout the United States) without ever worrying about things like loan payments, storage fees and maintenance costs.

Time to Go Boating! Now that you’re aware of peer-to-peer boat rentals and how easy it is to go boating or, as a boat owner, share your boat for charter…take a moment to think about their benefits. Isn’t it time to impress someone in your life with a peer-to-peer boat rental today?

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