GetMyBoat releases new iPhone app
August 23, 2013
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August 22, 2013 – San Francisco, CA – It’s now possible to book a sailing excursion, jetski trip or a P. Diddy style yacht party all from the palm of your hand, thanks to the latest innovation introduced by GetMyBoat, the world’s fastest-growing boat rental and charter marketplace. The company today unveiled a new, first-of-its-kind iPhone app that allows anyone to search and book boats in their vicinity simply, affordably and in a matter of minutes.
“Someday, the idea of having idle boats in marinas 92% of the time while aspiring renters go through onerous, time-consuming processes to charter a boat will seem just as outlandish as having to go to a bank teller to withdraw money from your bank account,” said Sascha Mornell, CEO and Co-Founder of GetMyBoat. “GetMyBoat has already proven that boating is perfectly suited for the new sharing economy. Now with our new iPhone app, we’re showing that procuring a boat from your phone can be easy, secure and fun.”
Like Uber for boats, GetMyBoat.com brings together aspiring boat renters and owners to create the world’s safest, most robust peer-to-peer boating platform. The GetMyBoat platform contains over 9,600+ boat listings, in over 60 Countries, from kayaks and catamarans to 100-foot, fully crewed yachts, posted in an easily searchable app that includes full feature lists, pricing, and photos.
The GetMyBoat iPhone app uses location based software that can immediately display all boat listings in the immediate vicinity of the user. A user can also browse photos and features, procure pricing information, connect with owners, insure their trip, and board the boat all in a matter of a few swipes.
“As boating enthusiasts, we get particular satisfaction out of knowing that GetMyBoat has the potential to revolutionize and democratize the boating experience,” said Bryan Petro, Head of Product for GetMyBoat. “Whether you want a quick kayak trip in Maine, to speed boat through Sydney Harbor or to ‘own’ a yacht for the day and cruise the Greek Isles, we can make it easier and more affordable than ever.”
For owners and charter companies, GetMyBoat charges no fees, commissions, or monthly membership dues. Boats can be rented by the day, hour or week, depending on the owner's preference. Renters have the option to rent or charter the boat with a captain or without (bareboat). For more information about GetMyBoat, visit www.getmyboat.com.