Discover the boat of your dreams from the palm of your hand
October 11, 2013
Filed under News
October 8, 2013 -‐ Sunglasses, sunscreen, swimming suit? Check! Captain, crew, first mate? Check! All you need is the boat. GetMyBoat, the world’s fastest growing peer- to‐peer marketplace for boat sharing, announced today their revolutionary native Android app that focuses on connecting boat owners and renters with just a few swipes of a finger. The new app makes finding yachts in California, catamarans in Croatia, and fishing boats in Florida easy to locate and fun to rent.
“Rooms can be rented, groceries ordered, and flights booked straight from the palm of your hand. Now you can book a boat,” says Bryan Petro, Head of Product at GetMyBoat. “We’re excited to bring our users the latest technology that will make it easier to get out on the water. The hassle of complicated booking processes is over for many aspects of daily life; now it’s over for boating.”
According to NMMA statistics, there are 16 million registered boats in the United States. Despite the high cost of ownership, operation and maintenance, the majority of these boats are left idle 92% of the time. GetMyBoat makes renting a boat simple, exciting, and affordable for renters while helping owners defray the expense. With over 10,000 watercraft listed in 800+ locations around the globe, GetMyBoat helps boating enthusiasts make waves worldwide.
“GetMyBoat has already proven that boating is perfectly suited for the new sharing economy and peer-‐to-‐peer marketplace. With our Android app, we’re showing that renting a boat from your phone can be quick and completely safe,” said CEO and Co-‐ Founder of GetMyBoat Sascha Mornell. “It’s time to open up the experience of boating to everyone.”
The app, available on Google Play, uses location-‐based technology to find the nearest boat and book it directly. Earlier this month, GetMyBoat launched its successful native iPhone app available on the App Store. The company is ecstatic to bring their latest technology to Android users around the world.
GetMyBoat charges no fees, commissions, or monthly membership dues for users. 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, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://www.getmyboat.com.