Boats, Yachts, or anything that floats is the premier luxury vehicle. Not only is it costly to operate a vessel even as small as several feet, but it’s hard to manage it and clean it as well. Luckily, you don’t need to own a boat or yacht anymore to enjoy the pleasures of them…or if you are a millionaire, you can still purchase one and rent it out to others. Either way, time to hit the ocean or lake and have some fun!
Just What Exactly is the Boatsetter App?
Boatsetter is among the latest of the apps that take advantage of the sharing and gig economy, where you can rent out your boat or yacht, including a captain and earn significant money.
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We’ll talk a little bit more about how to sign up your boat if interested a tad later on. For now though, if you are interested in renting a yacht out for a party or a small cruise, you can easily do so through the Boatsetter app.
How to Rent or Charter a Boat Near Me?
Once you’ve landed on the main page of Boatsetter, you’ll need to enter a location that best fits you, whether it’s close by or a destination you prefer to rent out a yacht or boat from! You’ll also need to enter in the following options:
- Include a Captain (are you certified, if so, you can act as a Captain!)
- Party Size
- Date on which to depart
Be sure to book a captain when you hit the seas because your trips will be much smoother if you do include one! Of course, the cost will go up when you add a Captain, but you won’t have to worry much about docking, or navigation issues.
You can also book the type of boat you’d like whether that be a power induced yacht or a sailboat for those looking for a traditional voyage.
How to Use Boatsetter
Once you’ve found the ideal voyage, you’ll be introduced to the trip cost, with or without a captain, along with the included benefits along with the trip. Stuff like:
- Included Passenger Size
- TV or DVD inside the boat
- Tons of Photos
- Air Conditioning
- and more!
When you submit via the Request to Book (Button), you’ll see the price, but unless you’ve checked off the “Instant Book” option, your trip isn’t confirmed until the vessel owner completes their side of things. They’ll look to see if their availability has changed, or if the trip fits within their schedule.
Just because the availability may show on the calendar, doesn’t necessarily mean things can’t change over time. So to be sure, check out multiple options that fit your budget and trip preferences! Another tip is to check out user ratings/reviews so that you book with an established Boatsetter!
A common question we get is, “Do You Need to Tip the Captain?” The answer is no you do not. All charges are laid out on the Boatsetter apps as what you’d pay for the trip. Any food, any other form of entertainment are expenses you would have to take care of though.
What Kind of Parties Can You Perform on a Boat?
Boat or Yacht parties are perfect venues for a memorable experience. Picture this: You are on the open sea, and you are sipping Champagne with your friends and family. It’s sure to be a luxurious, yet incredible moment to be in. With Boatsetter, you can now plan and budget for such a vocation. Here are some popular events that take place on a boat!
- Bachelorette (and Bachelor) Parties
- Company Holiday Parties
- Wedding Receptions
- Bar and Bat Mitzvahs
- Extending Fishing Trips
- Lessons on Sailing
For Wedding Ceremonies, the Captain cannot be eligible to perform it, although you can always bring an ordained minister or officiant with you! We found ours through Thumbtack!
Just How Much Does the Typical Boat Party Cost?
We’ve found that most boat parties range from $1000-$5000 which includes refreshments and food. With an app like Boatsetter, you can find a boat and set it up yourself to save tons of cash!
Boatsetter Promo Code
Come here to find out the latest Promo Code from the Boatsetter app. We’ve found that if you enter BIGBOAT20 at checkout, you could get up to 20% Off your reservation
Can You Rent a Boat on Airbnb?
Although we recommend Boatsetter for renting of boats and yachts, Airbnb does have the ability to rent boating as well. There are some major differences between the two apps, for example, if you just want to rent the boat for a half a day, Boatsetter works, whereas Airbnb is strictly for nightly visits or sleeping for a day.
It’s also good to know you do not need to have a proper license to rent out a boat through either of these apps!
Want to Rent Out Your Boat or Yacht?
Listing your boat on Boatsetter is super easy…and maybe a bit fun as well. Like the other sharing economy principles, quality photos and reviews help get more attention to your listing, and because Boatsetter is still new, it’s time to list your boat today!
You’ll also need this information:
- Boat Make
- Boat Model
- Boat Manufactured Date
- Power or Sail
- Boatsetter will also verify Captain Status
How Much Money Can You Make from Your Boat?
You can easily make a ton of cash with your boat or yacht if you happen to have one (Look at you Mister/Misses Lucky). For example, the average trip rental is $500 for a half a day, and while Boatsetter will likely take a finder’s fee, that’s a good amount of cash for a half day’s work!