Blog / StartUp App Ideas / Uber-like app

Uber for Boats: Marine App that Helps you Roam the Water

  • Rating — 4.8 (4 voices)
  • by Alex Pedchenko on December 07, 2018
  • Read —
    2-3 minutes

If you thought about the Development of an on-demand Boat-yacht Service, this may be actually a good idea. Uber-like itself has moved in direction of the water transportation market at least twice. It has launched special UberBOAT service for in 2015 and made service available in Croatia, on June 26th, 2017.

Still Uber hasn’t captured the best part about water rides. This app should be made for rich people, who are spontaneous in their wants and interested in quick and effortless boat service. Thanks for such a lucrative targeted audience, yacht lovers, the app doesn’t necessarily need to gain mass popularity in order to get a stable income.

Boat Sharing App can be easily monetized and become profitable without covering a wide audience.

Business Opportunities

There are about 12 million registered boats in the U.S. according to the National Marine Manufacturers Association report. Most of them are private vessels, and about 100 thousands of them are yachts.

Sadly, but in most cases these ships are idle, moored to the shore for ⅔ of their lifespan.
Obviously, some boat owners would gladly rent or share their vessel in order to cover maintenance expenses. Likewise in the U.S., an Uberboat service can get much of attention among European yacht owners, especially those located in the Mediterranean Sea.

By the way, we’ve made a similar geolocational web service for private yacht owners called Sea.

Another great opportunity lies in the development of boat booking app, that will ease public transportation in cities that situate on the shore. Such app can monetize through ads and transaction fees that will be charged for boat ticket purchase.

For instance, there are more than 70 inter-regional ferry-lines in Japan. The island country, as well as Norway, boasts one of the most developed water transportation networks. Development of an app that locates and schedules a water trip may be extremely helpful and popular among locals.

In addition, don’t forget about water cities and tourists centers like Venice, Miami, Chicago, Paris, Wuzhen, Shanghai, Hamburg, Amsterdam, etc. Each of them can be a good place to start the boat booking company operation.

Boat Rental App Features

  • Rides Request – This feature will suit for any travel app and those tourists who are looking for a private voyage with a professional captain.
  • Boat Locator – It may be really hard to find your boat if you’re not familiar with a pier or port.
  • Internal Massager – Prompt communication with boat owner may be extremely helpful if you’re not familiar with a yacht and her “character”.
  • Boat Booking – The most common use of Uber for boat app is the ability to share or rent a for a day trip.
  • Nautic Maps – For those who prefer to be a true captain on board. We adore the aesthetics of nautical maps and will be pleased to integrate this feature again like we did for Drophook app.
  • Weather Forecast – Some extra support for travelers. You definitely don’t want to rent a yacht in storm day.

Interested in the development of uber for boats app?

Chief dreamer of our marketing department. The man of most ridiculously innovative ideas for apps and most audacious ways of their promotion. My Blogs: ped4enko, in, Fb, App dev Feed

Leave a comment

Leave a Reply

Similar Blog Articles


StartUp App Ideas

Uber for Cleaning: On Demand Dry Cleaning Services

Promote Dry Cleaning Companies and their Services through Mobile App Allied Market Research expects worldwide cleaning market to accumulate more than $74 million by 2022. Naturally, North America will remain the biggest revenue generator for this industry. But what makes interest is a slight shift in demand distribution from commercial to the private sector. Frankly...

Rating — 5 (2 voices)

StartUp App Ideas

Uber for Bikes: Mobile App for Bike Sharing

How to Solve City Transportation Problem by Launching Uber for Bikes Bike sharing trend has started in China two years ago and by now it is steadily spreading around the world. It is already the hottest market by investment activity. The two biggest bike-sharing Chinese startups in China have recently raised $1.3 billion in funds...

Rating — 5 (4 voices)

StartUp App Ideas

Uber for Drones: Easy Drone Renting Service

Uber for Drones: App for easy Pilots Hiring and Drone Rent World Drone Market is Expected to grow over $127 billion by 2020. Over last 5 years, it shows positive grows. Such rise of the industry and high demand is explained by the diverse potential of drones. They could be applied nearly in any industry,...

Rating — 4.4 (7 voices)


All articles Business Company News Development Marketing StartUp App Ideas UI and Design

People are talking about

You've got

a project in mind

What's next?

Sent us a message with a brief description of your project.
Our expert team will review it and get back to you within one business day with free consultation and to discuss the next steps.


More good work from team GBKSOFT. All well executed. The support within GBKSOFT is excellent. Communication is good too, spoken English as well as written. Support
Raphael Lasry
My Project with GBKSOFT gave me the ability to develop my software while keeping a busy schedule. Ana, who was my project manager, was very professional and was always understanding of my vision and what I wanted. I would recommend GBKSOFT again to any other company or person who has a vision for their web application. Thank you GBKSOFT! Recommend
Gireesh, USA
One word...EXCELLENT.
Very well thought out and articulate communication. Clear milestones, deadlines and fast work.Patience. Infinite patience. No shortcuts. Even if the client is being careless (me). The best part...always solving problems with great original ideas, especially with this strange project where we are making up new words every day!
App Futura ExtractGood FirmsClutchAwwwards