What is GetMyBoat?
GetMyBoat is the world's largest marketplace for boat rentals and all types of bookable water experiences. Whether it is a catamaran in California or a kayak in Croatia, GetMyBoat have over 140,000 water experiences in 184 countries that can all be booked on the go right from your phone!
What's going on in the industry
Before GetMyBoat, the boat charter industry was an extremely fragmented market and was inaccessible to most of the public. In many cases, the only access to boats was via a travel agent, two levels removed from the boat owner. In addition to this, the boating industry as a whole has been steadily declining and failing to bring in a new generation of boaters. This failure is unfortunate because boating is one of the best ways to have memorable experiences, and it shouldn't be difficult to find, book, and enjoy. So far, GetMyBoat has had a ton of success in not only growing their own business and platform but helping thousands of boat owners and captains grow their own businesses and connect with more customers than ever before.
The birth of GetMyBoat
GetMyBoat began when serial entrepreneurs and co-founders Sascha Mornell and Rafael Collado were out on the water. They noticed all the boats sitting unused in dock slips at marinas. They asked themselves, "How can more people gain access to great boating experiences for less?" A few years later and with the emergence of the sharing economy, Sascha and Rafael brought GetMyBoat to life.
Founded initially as a boat rental marketplace, GetMyBoat has grown to offer every type of on-the-water experience – from whale watching tours and eco-kayaking trips to houseboat rentals and private sailing lessons. Their goal is to help people of every age, background, and budget to experience everything the water has to offer in a fun, safe way.
They created a platform to connect people that are looking to get out on the water with charter boat businesses that need customers.
"This was a perfect, fun experience! We took our parents for their 40th wedding anniversary for a short private boat ride. They had so much fun, and we got to see the Lincoln Memorial and Georgetown waterfront. Sam was a great captain, and everything was great! I highly recommend and will definitely book again."
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