Earn an average of $20K renting out your boat

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Your boat, your rules

You're in control. Set your prices, availability, trip durations, and who is allowed to operate your boat.


Become an on-water entrepreneur

Make an average of $20K a year—or more—by renting out your boat. Cover expenses like fuel, maintenance and gear.


We’ve got your back

All trips are insured, made possible by our exclusive boat rental insurance policy provided by GEICO/BoatUS.


Listing your boat is free

Advertise to thousands of renters from all across the country with no sign up or membership fees.

Real owners, real earnings

Boatsetter gives all the necessary tools to succeed and makes it easy to get good renters. My love for sharing my boat with renters and ensuring their experience on the water is a great one has led to 273 completed bookings.

Carlos V.

$93,000 in earnings
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I’ve turned Boatsetter into a full-time job. I have two boats that I rely on as a business and source of income. Sometimes I rent my boat out everyday, two boats a day.

Lee N.

$150,000 in earnings
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I decided to join Boatsetter to give everyone the opportunity to go boating. As a new owner on Boatsetter, it sets me at ease knowing there is a team on the backend looking out for me and making sure everything is going smoothly. I have 100% confidence that me and my boat are taken care of and within 24 hours I approved my first rental.

Zachary H.

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Listing your boat is free and takes less than 15 minutes.



Review booking requests and inquiries from renters.



Handle all your bookings on the web or in our dedicated Owner app.



Payouts are processed quickly and go directly into your bank account.

Frequently asked questions

What makes Boatsetter different from other boat rental platforms?

Owner satisfaction is our number one priority! That means we are here to provide you with anything you might need for your rentals, including a top-notch support team, an easy to use platform, an owner’s app, and comprehensive insurance and towing.

How does the insurance work? Do I have to have my own?

Under USCG rules, you are required to have some kind of commercial charter policy covering your boat during rentals. You can either choose to provide your own, or use the peer to peer program we provide through GEICO and BoatUS. Please note you must have a personal recreational policy in order to be approved for our program.

Is listing free?

Yes! We work hard to help you succeed, which means we don’t have any kind of listing fee. We take a commission off of completed rentals, meaning we only make money when you do!

What if I'm not comfortable having someone else drive my boat?

Boatsetter has the largest network of USCG certified captains out there! Choosing to rent out your boat with a captain gives you peace of mind in knowing that an experienced professional will be in charge during the trip!

Does Boatsetter screen renters?

Yes! We verify all of our renters through a service called Cognito, designed to make sure payment information matches a renter’s identity. For your safety and that of your boats, we also have an age policy in place determining that a renter must be at least 18 years old to rent out a captained charter, and at least 25 years old to rent out a bareboat charter.

How does payment work?

We handle all payments associated with the rental. Prior to the trip, we collect the total value of the trip from the renter, in addition to holding a $500 security deposit on your behalf. Once the trip is completed, we pay you, our owner, within 48 hours of completion.

An app designed for boat owners

Use the Boatsetter Owner app to manage inquiries and bookings, easily communicate with renters, edit your boat listings, and more.