"Never buy a depreciating asset," the saying goes. "If it drives, flies or floats - lease it." In 2016 that phrase could use an update. It should be amended to: "If it drives, flies or floats - share it."
Boatsetter, a leading international boat-sharing community similar to Uber or AirBnB, is leveraging the recent changes in travel restrictions to Cuba and reconnecting America’s population to the tropical nation.
Miami-Dade Parks’ Bill Bird Marina at Haulover Beach Park welcomes Boatsetter, a leading international boat-sharing community, similar to Uber or AirBnB for boating, making it boating more accessible to residents and visitors. Patrons of Bill Bird Marina now have the opportunity to rent out their boats using Boatsetter.com’s peer-to-peer service.
Boatsetter will be providing boat rentals and on-the-water experiences for researchers, government officials and vacationers wanting to visit Cuba. The team of experts from the boat rental community includes boat owners and captains who know the Southern waterways, Cuban hotspots and what needs to be done before setting sail.
Boatsetter.com, an online peer-to-peer boat-sharing marketplace, welcomes Douglas ‘Sandy’ Warner, former chair and CEO of J.P. Morgan and chair of JPMorgan Chase, to its advisory board, where he will serve as a special advisor to the CEO and as a board observer.
South Florida is the boating capital of the world. Yet ask anyone who has ever owned a boat and they’ll tell you it doesn’t come cheap and if you want to rent one, usually your options are extremely limited.
A new solution is coming about – boat sharing. It’s all the benefits of renting or owning a boat without all the hassle.
Boat-sharing is becoming more popular among the marine industry and has now found its way into New England as Cape Ann’s Marina Resort partners with industry leading company, Boatsetter.
Boatsetter, which connects boat owners to renters, provides new boating options for those who desire an on-the-water experience, from a simple relaxed cruise on the river, an afternoon on a sandbar, whale watching or coastal or deep water fishing, but do not want to take on boat ownership.
MIAMI – Experts from Boatsetter, an industry leading boat-sharing marketplace, want to educate boat owners, captains and others in the marine industry on the best practices for securing boats this hurricane season.
“I need boats, I need captains, I need people who have boats, who want to rent boats, who want to make money, and I need to build a fleet,” said Cape Ann Marina Resort’s Tobin Dominick in announcing last week’s launch of the Essex Avenue marina’s affiliation with the nationwide boat sharing network.
In a phone interview with The Times, Dominick described Boatsetter, a publicly owned company that has pioneered in bringing the online “peer-to-peer” sharing economy to recreational boating, as “a really exciting opportunity” for anyone who wants to get out on the water.
The boating industry is the latest to join the sharing economy trend, via a new company. This company, which combines the rental mechanics of Airbnb, with the on-demand labor dynamics of Uber, is known as Boatsetter.
Tourists and locals can reserve accommodations via Airbnb, get around on land via Uber, and are now able to travel the waterways with Boatsetter to create a memorable getaway experience.
NEW YORK (FOX 5 NEWS) - Soon, warmer weather will be here making it the perfect time to go boating. But what if you don't have a boat? Andy Sturner's company Boatsetter can help. He calls it Airbnb meets Uber for boating. The company lets boat owners rent out their boats when they aren't using them.
Boatsetter, an international peer-to-peer boat-sharing marketplace, has appointed Pablo Vidal, the former global brand and marketing director of Telefonica, to serve as its new chief marketing officer.
Boatsetter recently announced that more than 50 percent of its customer base consists of Gen Xers and Millennials. The peer-to-peer boat sharing company claims it has gained traction with younger boaters who want to experience the lifestyle without investing in a major asset.
Airbnb, Uber … and now you can rent a boat for anywhere from $60 a person to a few thousand to live the yacht life for a day. We look at how one boat sharing company marketing to central Florida residents and visitors got started.
The coast of Miami is home to some of the most unique diving destinations in the U.S, including sunken barges, Army tanks and even an underwater graveyard. The area’s numerous artificial and natural reefs are home to a wide variety of sea-life, like colorful fish, eels and lush underwater vegetation.
Boatsetter, the industry leading boat sharing community that connects renters to boat owners and U.S. Coast Guard licensed captains, began working with on-water assistance leader, Sea Tow, to provide its customers with the best in on-water support, around the clock.
Wedding season is quickly approaching in the U.S. and Boatsetter, an industry leading boat sharing marketplace, is connecting bachelors and bachelorettes with a new, unique way to celebrate the transition to married life.
MIAMI – June 11 is National Marina Day and Boatsetter, an international peer-to-peer boat rental service, is participating in the nationwide observance by providing non-boat owners a way to celebrate, with a day on the water.
Similar to Uber and Airbnb, Boatsetter connects individuals interested in boating with boat owners and captains interested in monetizing their investments. Boatsetter has partnerships with over 160 marinas across the nation and is encouraging aspiring boaters to spend National Marina Day on the water.
Started in the summer of 2001 by the Association of Marina Industries, National Marina Day is a celebration of all things boating and the role marinas play in their communities. Many marinas across the nation are celebrating with special events and activities for the whole family.
“National Marina Day is a celebration of the boating industry and a great opportunity for those interested in boating to connect with marinas and other boaters in their community,” said Pablo Vidal, chief marketing officer of Boatsetter.com. “We encourage anyone interested in spending time on the water to rent from Boatsetter and checkout events at their local marinas.”
Boatsetter provides the industry’s leading insurance to its users, which covers all parties involved in the rental process. In addition, Boatsetter customers have access to 24/7 on the water, emergency assistance. Boatsetter’s marketplace ensures all rules and regulations are followed in each state and body of water both in the United States and abroad for all those participating in any boating activity.
“In addition to our industry leading insurance, we implement all industry rules and regulations for all of our boats, captains and boat owners in all of our marinas to ensure we are 100 percent compliant with all state and Federal laws,” said Vidal.
Before getting underway, Boatsetter recommends for all boaters to file a float plan with a family member or friend, have all of the proper and required safety equipment, wear their life jackets and never operate a vessel under the influence of alcohol or another substance.
For more information about Boatsetter or to inquiry about a marina partnership, visit www.boatsetter.com.
CHICAGO – Chicagoans, tourists and fans of boating attending this year’s America’s Cup in Chicago from June 10-12 are now able take in the historic event on a boat with Boatsetter, a company providing the best option for a safe and legal boat-sharing experience connecting renters with boat owners and Coast Guard licensed captains.