FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Boatsetter, the leading marketplace for on-the-water experiences and boat rentals in the U.S., is reporting a significant uptick in experience-driven rentals this summer as more and more Americans seek time outdoors with family and friends. The company reported triple digit growth in the number of trips completed so far this year compared to the same time last year, as well as a 50 percent increase in the number of boats listed for rent.
Boatsetter has more than 50,000 boat listings available in over 700 locations and more than 20,000 makes and models available — including all different styles and sizes. The boats range from pontoons, to catamarans, to fishing boats, to yachts, with the smallest boat for rent measuring just 8 feet in length, to the largest at 222 feet. Renters are looking for a watersports boat for wake surfing or skiing, party pontoons for friends and family, bass fishing set-ups, sunset cruise on a private yacht, and anything in between.
Specifically, Boatsetter has seen a 378% year-over-year increase in interest in pontoon boat rentals, as well as 332% increased interest in party boat rentals, 261% increased interest in fishing charter rentals, and 254% increased interest in luxury yacht charters.
“For so long, boating and water sports have been out of reach for so many — whether it’s an issue of access, prohibitive costs, or lack of awareness of all the activities you can do on the water,” said Boatsetter CEO Jackie Baumgarten. “Boatsetter is committed to a ‘sea’s the limit’ approach to water experiences. We believe that life is better on the water. If your dream can happen on the water or on board a floating vessel, we’re here to help make it happen.”
Featuring the largest database of USCG-certified captains, Boatsetter makes it possible for even those with no prior boating experience to tap into a wide array of water activities.
Credited with pioneering the first ever peer-to-peer boat rental insurance policy, Boatsetter’s two-sided marketplace also offers a way for boat owners to become on-water entrepreneurs, earning extra income to offset the costs of owning and maintaining a boat, as well as ensuring that everyone gets to experience the same joy they have always felt out on the water.
About Boatsetter: With more than 50,000 boat listings available in over 700 locations worldwide, Boatsetter is the leading marketplace for on-the-water experiences and boat rentals. Boatsetter makes it easy to discover and enjoy a wide array of on-water experiences by connecting qualified renters directly to boat owners and licensed captains. Featuring the largest database of USCG-certified captains, Boatsetter makes it possible for even those with no prior boating experience to tap into an incredible array of water activities. Credited with pioneering the first ever peer-to-peer boat rental insurance policy, Boatsetter has empowered boat owners with the tools and support to become entrepreneurs on the water. Launched commercially in 2014, over one million boaters and boat owners alike have turned to Boatsetter to discover the endless possibilities the water provides.