As the coronavirus has impacted – and continues to impact – the entire travel and tourism industry as a whole, it turns out that the boat rental market has seen an increase. significant bookings throughout 2020 and into the new year.
According to Boatsetter, the world’s largest peer-to-peer boat rental market, hours on the water and rental inquiries have increased dramatically in recent months with 120,000 hours on the water in 2020 alone. “Airbnb for Boats” ranges from everyday sailboats to luxury yacht rentals in over 600 locations across the country, making it safe and easy to stay without sacrificing the allure and convenience of luxury.
“At Boatsetter, everyone is passionate about our mission to make boating accessible to everyone, anywhere. We enable people to connect on the water in ways they never imagined before, during this pandemic, between boat owner and renters, captains and crews, we make possible an unforgettable experience in a changing world, ”explains Jaclyn Baumgarten, CEO of Boatsetter et co. -founder.
“2020 has been a difficult year for all of us, we have organized over 15,000 memorable trips on waterways around the world to over 60,000 satisfied customers, in order to reunite safely. We are well positioned to achieve the exponential growth of the $ 50 billion boating industry and connect more people on the water, enjoying experiences that last a lifetime.
Interested in booking your own luxury vacation on the water? Reservations for 2021 are currently open. Those who wish to use the platform to rent their personal boats can also find more information on the official Boatsetter website.