Monday, November 23

Seattle’s Popular New AirBnB for Boats

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Here’s a fun story from the Seattle Post-Intelligencer about how GetMyBoat, the new boat rental app, has taken off there:

This past Fourth of July, it seemed many a Seattleites were hunting down a boat rental for the weekend alongside their lakeside cabins.

Nonetheless, a massive boat rental app has launched across the Seattle area, and it seems to be … the AirBnB of boats?

GetMyBoat, the world’s top boat rental website and app, divvies out boat rentals to more than 130,000 vessels in 184 countries. From powerboat rentals, sailboat charters and fishing charters, to jet-ski and houseboat rentals, the app is rapidly expanding across the Evergreen State and Emerald City.

Now active in Seattle, it operates similarly to AirBnB home rentals across the globe. Users can search myriad boats and floating vessels, message the owner and book via the GetMyBoat platform, and enjoy either personalized experiences like diving trips and fishing charters alongside local guides, or self-guided rentals.

The online lineup of boats rent by the hour, and by the day. In the Seattle area alone, more than 80 rentals are available.

From “pontoon party barges” for up to 10 people at $100 an hour, to captained charters on a 37-foot cruiser yacht for $400 an hour, the rentals are organized by trip type, date, price, and group size.

“Husband and Wife duo, we own and operate Bala Yoga Studios and Retreats, traveling all around the world hosting yoga retreats in Italy, Spain, and Mexico,” one Washington renter’s listing reads. “Now, we’re offering charter experiences in the Lake Washington and the Puget Sound area. With over 20 years of boating experience, you are in great hands during your charter!”
Listings indicate whether or not a “captain is included” in rentals, alongside photos, pricing, amenities, and itineraries.
“The captain not only drove, but also played the best music,” one happy sailor reviewed. “So we didn’t need to worry about that!” Read more:

https://www.seattlepi.com/thingstodo/article/AirBnB-for-boats-rental-program-operates-seattle-15420998.php

 

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