Set sail on the boat of your dreams with Boatsetter, a peer-to-peer boat rental company. Since 2012, Boatsetter has been offering its boat rental program in more than 600 locations in the United States, Mexico, the Caribbean and the Mediterranean. Whether you're on vacation, hosting a team-building event at sea or just want to cruise around the lake with coworkers for a few hours, Boatsetter has an offering for you.
"Boatsetter is perfect for team events. Research says boating promotes physiological and psychological changes spanning health and wellness, awe and wonder, creativity and play, and relaxation and happiness. These can improve overall corporate morale and allow your employees to experience something out of the office to build and strengthen relationships," says Julien Geffriaud, Boatsetter chief growth officer. "Boatsetter often charters teams for sunset cruises, afternoon parties, or even team-building exercises (our fleet of sailboats are awesome for that)."
Anyone who is 18 years or older and has a credit card with their name on it is eligible to rent a boat. If you want to captain your own boat, you need a driver's license or a special permit, depending on local rules, Geffriaud says. "We also offer our rentees the option to 'add a captain,' which allows them to make sure their riders have the best time on the water, stress-free with one of our 500-plus U.S. Coast Guard licensed captains," he says.
If you own a boat that you would like to rent through Boatsetter, you can decide whether or not you would like to require a provided captain or allow renters to captain the boat themselves. The owner of the boat gets to screen potential renters who want to drive on their own.
Users can rent a boat for half a day, a full day or multi-day. "We are able to customize trips on demand for our users based on any special requirements or requests they may have," Geffriaud says. "We are also able to organize food and drinks, so the trip is worry-free for our renters. Custom packages are also available by speaking with one of our team members over the phone."
To book a Boatsetter rental, visit the website and search for a boat based on your location, date and party size. You can then connect with a boat owner and captain to book your experience.