Are you looking to rent out your boat on GetMyBoat? Great! We're here to help make it a seamless process so you can enjoy earning an income off your boat from renters.
Before you get started, review these items to make sure you're fully prepared. You will want to make sure you are all set to rent out your boat before you get that first booking inquiry from a renter.
Here are some simple (but critical) precautionary steps to avoid any rental-related issues.
This list is not exhaustive, so feel free to add other items to your pre-rental checklist.
▢ Check local, state, and federal boating laws and regulations to ensure that you're in compliance.
▢ Verify that your watercraft's documentation is up-to-date and stowed in a safe, waterproof location. These include (but aren't limited to) licenses, maintenance records, towing memberships, marina memberships, emergency contacts, proof of insurance, and local charts and tides.
▢ Keep your vessel regularly maintained year-round.
▢ Make sure your specific insurance plan covers bareboat rentals or captained charters, depending on your preference for renting it out. GetMyBoat does not offer insurance but we do have a partnership with Boat Charter Insurance that can help our owners find great rates on comprehensive coverage.
▢ Ensure that your watercraft has all the necessary safety equipment under local, state, and federal laws.
▢ Test and verify all vessel systems, including lights, engine, bilge, navigation, battery, water intake, line/sheets, anchor, and steering.
▢ Check fuel levels.
▢ Document any pre-existing damage on the vessel.
Read more important information before renting out your boat.