Offset the cost
of boat ownership with Boatsetter

Boat owners make up to $20,000 annually by listing on Boatsetter — the only boat rental platform that provides peer-to-peer rental insurance.

The only insured
peer-to-peer boat rental marketplace in the US.

in partnership with

When we created Boatsetter, our goal was to ensure all boat owners could safely and easily rent out their boats, so we partnered with GEICO and BoatUS to create an exclusive Peer-to-Peer Boat Rental Policy (the first and only one of its kind!) that gives boat owners the confidence to participate in our platform.

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List

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

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Connect

Review booking requests and inquiries from renters.

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Manage

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

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Collect

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

Four steps to Boatsetter success

List your boat

Describe your boat in all its glory and add photos showcasing its best features. Then determine pricing, choose who will operate your boat, and set availability. You'll be ready to go in no time!

Connect with potential renters

We make it easy for you to safely and securely communicate with renters. Once you get a feel for each party, you can approve or decline as you see fit — meaning, you control who goes on your boat.

Manage your boat's schedule

We know life gets busy, so you have control over your boat's availability. Use the calendar tool to mark certain days or hours as unavailable if something comes up.

Collect your earnings

And here’s the fun part: you will be paid securely via direct deposit within three days after each completed booking. No invoicing, no bill collecting, no hassle.

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Own a boat
Own a boat

Need a captain?

Leverage our expansive network of US Coast Guard-certified captains or captain your boat yourself.

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Manage your boat on the go

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

Own a boat
Own a boat

Need a hand?

Hire a boat manager to respond to booking requests and messages, update the calendar, and edit listings on your behalf.

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Are you a commercial operator?

Join hundreds of boat rental companies, yacht charter agents, fishing captains, and boat clubs across the U.S. receiving leads from Boatsetter, regardless of being an established operator or starting your boat rental business.

Frequently asked questions

Is listing free?
Yes! We’re in this together and we want you to succeed, so listing is free and we only take a commission off of completed rentals—meaning, we only make money when you do.
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 your boat’s safety), 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.
What makes Boatsetter different from other boat rental platforms?
We are the only boat rental marketplace in the US that provides peer-to-peer boat rental insurance. The only one. Meaning, no other boat rental platform offers you, as a boat owner, the peace of mind you need to embark on this kind of venture. We’ve got you covered.
I don’t know if I’m comfortable having someone else drive my boat. How can Boatsetter help?
We are the only marketplace that offers a network of USCG-certified captains. We want to set your mind at ease; when you rent out your boat with one of our certified captains, you can rest assured that an experienced professional will be in charge.
How does the insurance work? Do I have to have my own?
Under USCG rules, you are required to have some kind of rental policy covering your boat during rentals. You can either choose to provide your own, or use the peer-to-peer policy we provide through GEICO and BoatUS. Please note you must have a personal recreational policy in order to be approved for our program.
How does payment work?
We handle all payments associated with the booking. Prior to the trip, we collect the total cost of the booking from the renter, in addition to holding a security deposit on your behalf. Once the trip is completed, you are paid out via direct deposit within 3 days.