SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 20th August
2014 -- Boatbay (www.boatbay.com) announced the official launch
today of the first boat rental marketplace in Asia Pacific and the Middle East.
Boatbay is a community driven website connecting
boat and yacht owners, with people looking to rent, charter or crew watercraft
of any kind. Boatbay's focus is on people who wish to rent a boat located within
Asia Pacific or the Middle East, which are massive growth markets for travel,
leisure and lifestyle.
The average boat owner uses their boat 15 days a
year, while spending a fortune in storage and maintenance fees with no way to
offset these costs. Boatbay lets an owner earn
money out of his or her boat, while making quality lifestyle boating affordable
co-founder of Boatbay is all too familiar with the costs of boating, "the
expenses really add up. The advantage of using Boatbay is that you can offset
these expenditures while still enjoying boat ownership".
Boatbay allows boat owners and boat charter
companies to list their boat at no cost. All the boat owner has to do is to add
some photos, a description, contact information and pricing. The owner can rent
or charter their boat with themself as the captain; or select a captain of
their choice or rent to someone with a boat license.
Boat renters can browse listings across their chosen
destination, find a boat they like, select dates and book. Boatbay takes a
small commission on consumed bookings and the owner gets the rest. Boat rental rates vary according to
the size of the boat ranging from a few hundred to a few thousand dollars.
"A wide variety
of watercraft can be found on Boatbay" added Tim Gundry. "Boat renters can
search and rent a luxury motor yacht in Sydney, a sports fishing boat in Dubai,
a 1906 Danish built sailing yacht in Phuket or even a submarine in Bali".
seeing an increasing amount of people taking to the water for a growing variety
of reasons, such as hosting a corporate event or birthday party, fishing, water
skiing, recreation and family holidays. Recreational boating is a $50 billion
dollar industry and Boatbay enriches people's lifestyles by enabling fresh
social experiences. A 24 foot boat that costs $35,000 to buy is available on Boatbay
for rent as little as $150 a day".
Tim continues, "Boatbay not only improves industry
efficiency, but enables transparency and reduces risk. We are building a peer-to-peer
driven community which empowers people to write and post user reviews of boat
owners, yacht charter companies, and those who rent or charter boats".
concludes "Boatbay is the airbnb for boating, yachting and people who want to
experience a social activity on the water".
information about Boatbay - visit www.boatbay.com or www.facebook.com/boatbay