GetMyBoat now has 58,000 boats for rent in 169 countries. See the celebrity yachts it has on its books which are available for rent - you only have to worry about finding the cash!
22 July, 2016
GetMyBoat is now one of the largest boat rental and on-the-water-adventure marketplaces in the world.
Since it started in January 2013, the company has rented tens of thousands of boats for holidays and special occasions including photoshoots, birthdays and even burials at sea.
GetMyBoat aims to let owners of every type of boat, from kayaks to sailboats to motorboats, to post, free, their watercraft for rent or charter for free.
It also offers its own rental insurance programme to make sure owners and renters are covered.
Check out the celebrity yachts on its books!
Schooner Heron which featured in the Johnny Depp film, The Rum Diary
Sail a week in the Caribbean with a Grenadines charter aboard this beautiful 65-foot classic wooden boat.
Schooner Heron was built by its owners in 2003.
The couple and their two daughters have sailed over 65,000 miles on Heron between Maine and the Grenadines.
The schooner was featured as Sanderson’s yacht in the Johnny Depp film, The Rum Diary, based on the book by Hunter S. Thompson.
Schooner Heron can take four people and is available for a minimum rental period of two days. It costs £948 per day to rent.
Sunseeker Superhawk 34 which featured in the James Bon film. The World is Not Enough
Sunseekers are always popular in James Bond films!
This Sunseeker Superhawk 34 featured in the River Thames chase scene in The World is Not Enough.
It was driven by the leather-clad Cigar Girl.
The 1998 motor yacht is based in London and is available for rent at £645 an hour.
It can take up to 12 people.
Mariner III – the classic motor yacht in the Tommy Hilfiger commercials
Mariner III was built in 1926 for Captain James Griffiths of the Griffiths Steamship Company.
is now recognisable as the motor yacht which featured in the 2013 Tommy Hilfiger Voyage Seafarius campaign.
Mariner III is located in West Palm Beach, Florida and has the capacity to take 90 people.
Down below, the motor yacht has one king-size, one queen-size state room and three private staterooms.
The vessel has lost none of its 1920s charm, with beautifully varnished woodwork and polished solid brass fixtures.
Rental fees for Mariner III start from £834 per hour.
Never Say Never – featured on Saturday Night Live
The 122 foot OceanFast motor yacht, Never Say Never, is a favourite among celebrity and VIP guests.
It was featured in an episode of Saturday Night Live during the 2009 season.
The American comedy trio, The Lonely Island, which includes Andy Samberg, used the vessel to film a spoof rap video, I’m On a Boat ft. T-Pain.
Never Say Never features a spacious flying bridge, a full galley, and an expansive, salon with adjoining bar.
The master stateroom is forward of the main salon, with a king size berth, entertainment system, and ensuite head with a shower and marble vanity.
Below decks are three additional staterooms.
The OceanFast motor yacht can comfortably accommodate up to 8 people, and has the range to cruise the Florida Keys and Bahamas.
It can be rented by the hour at a cost of £1,327.
3 September, 2015
It’s undoubtable that AirBnB has changed the way people book accommodation when travelling, and the same concept has now been launched for yachts and boats.
The clever people at GetMyBoat, the biggest boat and yacht rental on the market, have come up with an ingenious idea.
Its new feature SleepAboard is a very similar concept to AirBnB, where owners can rent out their homes, or in this case their watercraft.
“Sleep Aboard is a boat-and-breakfast-type experience where travelers can stay aboard owners’ boats without leaving the dock.”, states the company’s press release.
GetMyBoat already has around 35,000 vessels in 143 countries on their books and Sleep Aboard has already proved popular in the US and Europe.
Prices for a one day stay range from $200 to $4,000, depending on the craft. Most owners don’t allow renters to take the boat out but some provide excursions at an additional coast.
“There are boating bed and breakfasts in Newport, Miami, and San Francisco; houseboats on landlocked lakes where people want to stop and enjoy some fresh air. In Amsterdam, houseboats are popular, while in the United Kingdom, canal boats are the norm.”, said GetMyBoat CIO Bryan Petro in a statement.
“We are committed to growing boating worldwide at GetMyBoat. Sleep Aboard is yet another way to reach new boaters and ensure the growth of an activity everybody should have the opportunity to experience. We’re happy to introduce the feature and excited to see its impact on how the world goes boating,” he said.
This is of course good news for boat owners too, who can lighten the coast of their upkeeping by renting out their beloved fleet.
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