P2P boat rentals ‘Cruzin’ to Chicago
June 4, 2014
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Creating opportunities for new lakeshore lifestyle experiences, Cruzin announced its formal launch in the Chicago market. This secure, online boater-to-boater rental marketplace makes it easy for people to get out on the water, when and how they want.
Whether a person desires to fish, cruise or sail, Cruzin.com offers a trusted community for renting directly from boat owners. Those who want to relax instead of navigate, or aren’t yet comfortable with taking full command of the boat, can use Cruzin’s captain service. Flexible rental listings enable boating adventures from a half-day to a week or longer. Each rental is fully insured and includes BoatU.S. towing services.
Boat owners generate income from listing their vessels on Cruzin when they aren’t personally being used. An otherwise idle boat can now help offset maintenance costs and slip fees. The owner has complete control over who rents their boat, for how long, and for what price.
“Chicago has a vibrant lakefront and river. Cruzin facilitates ways in which more people can enjoy the city from the water. Safety and fun are our priorities for both boat owners and renters,” said Cruzin CEO Jaclyn Baumgarten. Cruzin screens both owners and renters to promote security for all involved.
The Chicago market presents unique challenges with boat charter permitting requirements. But, Baumgarten explained, “We’ve worked to ensure all permitting requirements will be complied with directly through Cruzin, simplifying the boat listing process for owners.”
Cruzin social events are planned at six Chicago Harbors in June. The P2P company will also display at the Progressive® Insurance Chicago In-Water Boat Show® at 31st Street Harbor June 5-8.