Want to hit the water without forking out for your own boat? Book My Boat is the new platform just for you.
We all have that one friend who’s taken the plunge into boat ownership. From birthday bashes to lazy Sunday afternoons cruising the harbour, spending your spare time at sea is a pretty luxurious idea. Not quite ready to fork out the cash for your own boat? No worries. Here’s just the booking platform you need.
Introducing Book My Boat, the latest addition to Australia’s growing share economy platforms. In a nutshell, the Aussie tech start-up is opening up the glamorous world of boating to all by taking out the huge costs usually linked with boat ownership. The online marketplace lets boat owners rent out their underused boats to punters looking for a ride.
For Founder and Managing Director of Book My Boat, Matthew Lloyd the platform is all about making boating more accessible to the general public. “There is huge demand from the public who want to get out and enjoy all that boating has to offer, but don’t want the commitment that comes with full-time boat ownership.”
The platform enables Aussies from Cairns to Jervis Bay to rent a boat for whether they need, from waterskiing to fishing and even just spending a leisurely day on the water. To book your own boat, you must have a boat license before taking to the water. For boat owners, the platform is free to sign up to and to list your boat.
So, ready to find your perfect boat? Why not hire a Skippered Yacht Experience and Platters on Pittwater ($650 per day). Just one hour from Sydney, this 4-hour cruise takes you and up to 8 guests on a relaxing journey complete with gourmet catering including seafood, meats, cheese platters and more. What about an overnight date-night stay on a private Beneteau Ocean Yacht with dinner included for $535 per day?
Our pick of the bunch? Experience Palm Beach’s luxurious floating villa, Lilypad Palm Beach. This epic overnight experience includes champagne on arrival, open wine cellar, a premium BBQ package followed by breakfast from The Boathouse Palm Beach. Talk about a great birthday or special anniversary present.
To find out more about Book My Boat and to explore the platform, click here.