Peer-to-peer rental company Fun2Rent doubles number of boat, powersports rentals
August 16, 2013
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Steep listings increase attributed to improving economy, greater public awareness of Fun2Rent business model
SAN JOSE, Calif., Aug. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Fun2Rent.com, peer-to-peer boat rentals and powersports, has doubled the number of owner listings and rental clients in the summer of 2013. The nationwide company attributes this dramatic increase to an improving economy and a greater public awareness of Fun2Rent.
Shawn Gardner started the company out of a bad rental experience. He was disappointed when attempting to rent a snowmobile and the rental company could not provide him insurance, even while charging steep rental fees. Realizing that it was a lack of insurance, not availability, which was problematic in the industry, Gardner devised a solution. Soon after, he developed Fun2Rent, an insured solution for renting all that fun stuff from private owners or neighbors affordably.
Fun2Rent is a rental marketplace that enables owners of recreational vehicles such as boats, personal watercraft, ATVs, UTVs, snowmobiles, trailers and more to profit on their equipment through renting with no upfront costs. Fun2Rent qualifies potential renters, and provides over $1,000,000.00 in liability and collision insurance.
“This summer, the public has become more aware of the Fun2Rent business model and the numerous benefits of private owner rentals. Owners are now able to offset the cost of ownership, including maintenance and storage fees. Fun2Rent provides an insured way to earn money from these assets, and serves as a gateway to ownership for renters where the cost of owning a powersport vehicle or vessel might be prohibitive,” explained Shawn Gardner, founder of Fun2Rent.
“Not everyone is able to own a recreation vehicle or vessel, but many of us enjoy riding them. Fun2Rent’s service allows the opportunity to enjoy a private owner’s boat, personal watercraft or ATV at a fraction of the cost,” continued Shawn Gardner.
Consumers have grown comfortable with the “rental by owner” concept and have increasing confidence in proven online platforms such as Fun2Rent. The company qualifies all renters for eligibility and includes insurance with every rental. This creates a trusted powersports community centered on sharing, saving and earning.
The company expects strong growth throughout the year as it expands into the ATV and snowmobile markets. Fun2Rent plans to expand the existing platform through a mobile site, accommodating rental companies, many of which cannot provide their renters with insurance. “Fun2Rent was created to help owners and renters, we have a good track record and are now on track to help more powersport enthusiasts across the U.S.,” concluded Gardner.