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Boat-sharing Marketplace Connecting Boat Owners to Aspiring Anglers

May 2, 2016
Boatsetter

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA - A new boat-sharing marketplace is looking to add boat owners who are ready monetize their fishing vessels by connecting with hopeful anglers who are ready get out to the fishing hot spots.

The boating industry is the latest to join the sharing economy trend via Boatsetter, where their mission is to ensure customers can search, connect and set sail.

From shows like National Geographic's Wicked Tuna to FLW Outdoors, amateur anglers see opportunities to get on the big fish just like the professionals. South Florida angler, Darcie Arahill of Darcizzle Offshore, teamed up with Boatsetter to catch fish like her recent monster Wahoo, caught near Boynton Beach, Florida.

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The boating industry is the latest to join the sharing economy trend via Boatsetter, where their mission is to ensure customers can search, connect, set sail and fish. Photo courtesy of Boatsetter

Many anglers may not have access to the gear, knowledge and boats needed to get them in the best position to catch the trophy fish. This is where Boatsetter, which combines the rental mechanics of Airbnb with the on-demand labor dynamics of Uber, is quickly gaining traction.

"Boatsetter has one of the largest pools of U.S. Coast Guard licensed captains who will work alongside our customers to get them to the best possible fishing spots on the water," said Pablo Vidal, chief marketing officer of Boatsetter, a Miami based company. "We don't want to just rent a boat to someone and hope for the best. We are here to ensure they have the best experience on the water possible."

From Virginia Beach to Cape Charles, tourists and locals can reserve accommodations via Airbnb, get around on land via Uber and will soon be able to travel the waterways with Boatsetter to create a memorable getaway experience. Boatsetter provides industry leading insurance for all parties involved with an emergency action plan to assist in the case of an emergency.

The startup is continuing to grow as a part of the $121 billion marine industry, and currently has boats stationed in many large coastal cities, popular lake front attractions, spring break hotspots and Mediterranean honeymoon locations.

"We provide a new service in the boating industry, which connects boat owners, boat captains and people who want to be out on the water and may not want to purchase a boat," said Vidal. "We are now making the boating industry more available to the younger generations through our innovative platform."

Many boat owners are aging and have boats that are located in vacation destinations. When they're not using their boats, they can be listed on Boatsetter's website. According to Boatsetter, the baby boomer generation is now the largest population of boat owners as there are twice as many owners over 60 years of age as there are under 40 years of age.

The process is simple to find the type of reservation needed to fit any vacationers' needs. Customers can go to www.boatsetter.com, type in the location, choose either a captained or solo trip, type of boating experience desired and then prepare for an unforgettable experience on the water.

About Boatsetter Inc.

Boatsetter was founded in 2013 with the goal of making boating accessible to all. The Boatsetter promise is to provide a safe and fun boat rental that includes world-class insurance, 24-hour free cancellations, access to our network of certified captains and worldwide fleet of privately-owned boats of all sizes and styles.

 
 

 

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