Buy a Boat or Share? New Considerations for Prospective Boat Owners
While the idea of owning a boat is a dream for many, the reality is that the time and investment involved in ownership just might not be worth it. In an effort to make boating more accessible, the concept of boat sharing is proving to be a popular topic. Consumers can now enjoy a variety of boats, locations, and boating experiences by sharing a boat rather than owning.
Reasons to share a boat:
- Try out different boats if you’re unsure of what type of boat you want
- Experience the boating lifestyle to see if it appeals to you and your family
- Less expensive than buying a boat and dealing with yearly maintenance, slip fees, insurance, and other costs associated with owning a boat
- If you are only able to be out on the boat a few times a year
- Receive on-board boating experience, learn new skills, or brush up on current skills
- Privately owned boats are well-maintained and usually in better shape than boats in a traditional rental fleet
Types of boats available to share:
- Luxury yachts
- Cabin cruisers
- Bass boats
- Sport fishing boats
- Many more
The option of sharing a boat has opened up a whole new way for more people to be able to enjoy the water and the boating lifestyle while avoiding the stress, expense, and responsibility of boat ownership. Sharing a boat allows anybody to learn new skills and participate in activities such as snorkeling, deep sea fishing, and waterskiing.
Boatsetter.com is the connecting source for consumers and private boat owners. To ensure that the perfect boat is matched to the person, the site lists marinas and coastal locations around the country as well as different water sports and boating activities. Available boats range in size from 28 to 60 feet in length in a variety of styles, makes, and models. The consumer then chooses the various options from the search fields that most appeal to their interests.
Boatsetter: Â A person who enjoys luxury boating anytime, anywhere!