Boat Maintenance

Many boats spend a lot of time sitting unused on the dock. Peer-to-peer rental websites allow boatowners to cash in on that down time while helping others to find an affordable bareboat rental for daysails, vacations, or a weekend getaway.

Share Economy Goes Boating

PS takes a look at peer-to-peer boat rental companies.

If measured in dollars per hour on the water, the cost of owning a boat can seem an expensive proposition. According to one study, nearly 16 million recreational boats in the U.S. sit unused for 348 days of the year. In a January 2006 article, we looked at fractional ownership as a way to offset costs. Today’s burgeoning share economy has opened up another option: peer-to-peer (P2P) boat rental.

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