‘Airbnb for boats’ startup Boatsetter expands its boat-sharing marketplace with over 4,000 boats in more than 300 cities
‘Airbnb for boats’ and boat-sharing marketplace startup Boatsetter announced today the launch of its new online community following its largest successful acquisition of Boatbound acquisition back in August 2017. Boatsetter has now expanded its market presence to a staggering 600+ rental locations domestically and 66 locations internationally – and the startup is still growing. The fleet roster is now inclusive of 4,000+ high-quality boats and yachts which provide renters a surplus of options to relish in a memorable experience on the water. Founded in 2013 by Andrew Sturner, and co-founders, Jaclyn Baumgarten and Marc Billings, Boatsetter is the #1 boat rental community connecting boat owners, boat captains and anyone who seeks a waterful experience.
The new online community now include some of the advanced technology enhancements such as, improved search algorithm, better fleet management tools, insurance coverage integration and competitive pricing option tools. The new website is also faster and better optimized for searches, which mean owners will see more rental requests in 2018.
“Our new website is the result of months of hard work and dedication from our tech and product teams. Boatsetter.com is the hub responsible for growing our presence in the U.S. and internationally. We are excited to launch a brand new site that will combine the best of Boatsetter and Boatbound and become the industry standard for boat rentals and yacht charters,” said Jaclyn Baumgartner, CEO of Boatsetter.
Boatsetter.com offers a unique Boat sharing marketplace that will, for the first time, make boat rentals accessible to consumers regardless of their boating experience. They have created a catalyst for growth by unlocking the 95% idle capacity of privately owned vessels, which in turn helps boat owners realize returns on their boat investments. Their distinct approach combines best–in-class collaborative market tools from companies like Airbnb (home rentals) and Uber (professional drivers) to create the only model capable of bringing the “new sharing economy” to the marine industry.
Boatsetter has assembled a uniquely qualified team of marine professionals, tech start-up veterans, and car rental industry experts to bring today’s collaborative “sharing” economy to the boating industry. They’s gained significant traction and have established a national network of marine-industry businesses that are partnering with us on an exclusive basis to rollout the platform in the US. Headquartered in South Florida, Boatsetter bridges the boating world in a way it has never been connected before. Whether you’re looking for a boat rental for a day or a week-long charter, we provide the largest marketplace for any boating experience, with over 4,000 boats in over 2,500 locations to choose from.