How to Get a New Boat Without Paying For All of the Associated Costs
We live in a sharing economy
Zip cars, Uber, and AirBnB are prime examples and certainly one day you will not own a car. Rather, a shared self-driving car will just show up at your house on an App request. The Internet has been wholly the secret to success and complete integrated adoption of this sharing economy. Booking, scheduling, communications, and equitable software rules have all played their part.
Of all personal assets, sharing a boat makes the MOST sense since the vast majority of boats sit idle in their slips 90% of the time. Sharing a boat allows you to get a bigger, nicer, newer boat than you would normally afford by yourself. And buying a boat into a sharing program can have significant tax advantages. While there are already several professional boat sharing companies, those companies are profit making companies designed to keep money out of your pocket. Now with myBoat™ sharing software, you are able to design a customized sharing system without the big company overhead.
The myBoat sharing software allows any group to share a boat equitably but with each person feeling as though they have almost full access to time on the boat. It is simply brilliant! You can make reservations online, request a swap, go on a wait list, you can even take more than your allocation through a 48 hour grab and go booking feature.
Now, you can share a boat with NauticEd’s myBoat program. There are several options with self-management using NauticEd’s myBoat sharing software:
- Share your own boat out to others and make money towards the purchase and operating cost while you are not using her
- Join someone else's shared boat and pay a fraction of the cost
- Buy a used boat then see (1) above
- Call several buddies and share the purchase price and operating expenses of the boat.
- Share up to 8 members per boat;
- Book single time slots or long blocks of time
- Book up to a year in advance
- Swap reservations with other boat members
- Add yourself to a wait list
- Add/delete members on your boat
- Email notifications and alerts
- Reservations are self selected
- Time is equally allocated but self selected amongst all members
- Get extra free reservations on short notice
- Cancel and rebook with out penalty
- Configurable to best suit your usage patterns
- Hogging is prevented
- Boating is encouraged
At NauticEd, students constantly ask us how they can gain experience on a boat. We still think one of the best ways is to join your local yacht club and we've written several blogs on that topic. But at the same time, it makes all the sense in the world to share a boat. And so we've created myBoat™ - an internet based software system to equitably share and maximize time usage on a boat. And we've tied it back into NauticEd education so that you know all your boat partners are properly trained.
myBoat is The World's Most Advanced Online Boat Sharing System.
How? Because it's backed by 15 years of real user experiences.
With myBoat, rather than sharing the same percentage time on the boat as the number of people sharing the boat, an Internet managed sharing system can open up almost 90% of the boat time to you.
As an example of not using an internet based sharing software, 4 friends might share a boat which gives each person a week per month. That's 25% of the cost for 25% of the time. That system doesn't really work very well because each person does not use the boat for their full 25% of the time. When you implement an Internet sharing system you can pay 25% of the cost but have access to almost all of the time. The software does this by opening up the schedule and allowing everyone to access the unused time. In the software are embeded some very logical and strict rules around the ability to make a booking so that the bookings are fare but available to those who simply want to grab and go on a windy gorgeous day.
Also available once you set up a boat is a legally written partnership operators' agreement that will keep your boat partnership humming along. It has entry strategies and exit strategies and all the what if's. You'll get the editable version so you can modify to suit your needs. The cost is just $149 compared to the thousands you'd individually pay to a maritime attorney.
So come aboard and setup your boat for myBoat™ sharing software now! You can start as just a one-off partnership boat, or we have a several levels of an enterprise version in case you are doing this as a business.
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