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Rent Out Your Boat Online: A Renter’s Story

Rent Out Your Boat Online: A Renter’s Story

Do you own a recreational boat? Do you sometimes wish you can pay off the costs by hiring out your private boat? With Book My Boat, you can make this wish come true.

Book My Boat is an innovative online marketplace, similar to AirBnB and Camplify. If you are a private boat owner, you can list your boat for hire when you are not using it, creating a new opportunity to generate an income from an idle boat. This online platform provides a booking system, secure payment gateway, comprehensive insurance, and all the procedures required to rent out your boat with peace of mind.

This platform is not exclusive to private boat owners. Even existing boat hire companies can use Book My Boat as a marketing platform to boost exposure and generate new business.

A large part of what we do at Book My Boat is assist boat owners upgrade to a commercial Hire-and- Drive registration. We manage the entire application process on behalf of the boat owner, which includes creating a tailored Safety Management System, and lodging and monitoring the applications with AMSA.

As a peer-to-peer marketplace, we have independent boat owners and customers frequently promoting listings via their own social media accounts. This creates huge exposure and traffic through the marketplace, far more than a typical company can generate or expect to receive organically.

Just log on to, and follow the prompts. Once you create your account, you can rent your first boat within minutes.

In the meantime, read what Tim West, owner of a Bar Crusher 615BR, has to say about Book My Boat.


In 2018, I went to the Sydney International Boat Show with the dream of buying a boat. However, I was faced with the reality that I couldn’t afford the initial outlay nor the ongoing expenses associated with boat ownership.

Whilst walking around the show, I bumped into the guys from Book My Boat who had just launched a boat hire marketplace that operates in a similar manner to AirBnB and Camplify.

Book My Boat addressed all of my concerns like was I able to choose who hires my boat and what my boat’s availability would be. They also gave me details about their rental insurance that covers the boat in case a hire customer damages it during a hire.

With a new-found source of income to offset my boat ownership costs, I bit the bullet and purchased my dream boat, the Bar Crusher 615 bow rider. I picked the boat up in late November 2018, and we’ve had some awesome days out fishing and throwing the kids out on the donuts and knee boards.

I’m renting my boat out on Pittwater and Sydney Harbour for $495 per day. I generated over $10K in boat hires in three weeks over the Christmas holidays, which has already covered my annual loan repayments for the year. In 2019, I averaged between one and three booking requests per week. If work didn’t get in the way midweek, I reckon I could pay this boat off in the first year.

I couldn’t afford to own my dream boat without hiring it out. I’ve really enjoyed meeting my customers who all maintain boat licences and treat my boat like their own. Book My Boat has given me the lifestyle I’ve always wanted but could never afford.

Thank you, Book My Boat!

Published in the April – June 2020 edition.