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As the “sharing economy” continues to boom, it makes sense that sailing enthusiasts would want a HomeAway/AirBnB for boats. However, safety and security are always a concern for boat owners and renters alike. But Peer-to-peer rental/charter marketplace GetMyBoat.com aims to allay these by pre-screening boats before listing them, and providing insurance through XInsurance. It’s free to register for the site and free to list your watercraft (once they’re screened). The site also just launched a peer-to-peer review function.
If you’re already somewhat familiar with the sailing world, and you’re an experienced enough sailor to want minimal crew, and/or you appreciate utter flexibility, GetMyBoat.com is a great resource for a spontaneous vacation or a year at sea. A search for any popular sailing locale like the Balearic Islands, for example, returns a wide selection of possible rentals, short- and long-term, from bareboat to fully chartered, in all price ranges.