There are many definitions to describe this idea, starting with boatsharing, floating hotels, but also bed and boat. Certainly, the formula invented by LetYourBoat is extremely interesting for shipowners and for any traveller who wants to experience a new kind of stay, but also for the marinas.
LetYourBoat has been nominated among the top 200 startups at the Web Summit. Its mechanism is very similar to Airbnb’s well-known and proven system that has revolutionized the hosting industry.
The idea may prove useful and very intriguing on several fronts. Shipowners will be able to absorb management costs by putting their boats to revenue without risks, making a profit when they are not using them. Guests of the service will be able to have an accessible experience thanks to the support available on the web regarding bureaucratic procedures and to the Rent Advisors in the area. Moreover, the Marinas and the entire ecosystem of the connected coasts will be able to benefit from the increase in business induced by an extension of the nautical season.
An innovative approach that allows to overcome the strong seasonality of pleasure boating, by converting boats and yachts into rooms where you can enjoy a not only luxurious, but also unknown to most travellers, overnight stay. As LetYourBoat assures, all of this is at affordable prices, with a very agile mechanism, when you have to choose and book, and at the time of “boarding-check-in”.
LetYourBoat is not just an online platform: a physical network of Rent Advisors, professional collaborators in the sector selected in ports and Marinas, takes care of all the concierge procedures in direct contact with the client. Finally, LetYourBoat guarantees full insurance coverage, for both guests and boat, and plans to grow thanks to future services that will be implemented on the site, which including third-party products such as catering and wellness.
(LetYourBoat, a new way of looking at boating… – Barchemagazine.com – February 2019)