Boatbound has a safe and insured place for over 13 million registered boat owners in the United States to rent their vessels to pre-screened and qualified renters. Daily rental rates range from $220 (for a 12-passenger Ebbtide boat ) to $990 (for a 10-passenger Sundancer 360, including an onboard captain) with 11,453 more boats available for rent in 2,100 cities. In Georgia boating communities like the before-mentioned Lake Oconee and Lake Lanier and boating-friendly cities like Gainesville and Allatoona, there are currently 84 boats available to rent this summer.
"There are millions of Americans who don't own boats that are eager to find a better way to enjoy boating without the cost of ownership while Boatbound also offers benefits to boat owners as our model helps make boat ownership more affordable," Hall said.
Along with the daily rates, there are also service fees, refueling fees, late fees, dirty boat fees and a one-time administration fee of $30. There is also a minimum security deposit of $500.
Boatbound is attempting to bridge the gap between boat owners and local enjoyers of the boating lifestyle.
"The average boat owner uses their boat only 14 days a year, and collectively, boat owners spend $10 billion in storage and maintenance fees a year," Hall said.
Programs like Boatbound help make summer boating a reality for more than just the rich and famous.