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

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  • by Alex Pedchenko
  • Updated on November 15, 2019
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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.

How to develop own Boat Rental App

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 ? 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 SeaGuide.

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.

This is a good time to Boost your Idea!

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.

How much does it cost?

To make an App like Uber for Boats you need designers, developers, business analysts, project managers, and hard work by many professionals. Usually price for such Uber for Boats Apps starts from 30K per one platform (iOS or Android) and it can increase, depending on the company you will choose. However, as we have ready-made developed modules as well as extensive experience making such applications, our prices are lower. We may deliver your own on-demand app with unique design developed specifically for your Boat Business for only about 10K.

We have been developing Uber for Boats Applications for a long time. Thanks to this we accumulated a huge base of knowledge, expertise, and even ready-made MVP. Using such modules, we reduce app cost down to the most affordable on the market.

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Chief dreamer of our marketing department with tech education and Ph.D. degree in building science. The man of most ridiculously innovative ideas for apps and most audacious ways of their promotion. My Blogs: ped4enko, in, Fb


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Boat Windo
Sep 28, 2019 at 5:11 PM

Excellent explanation, it’s simple & focus. Keep up the great research!

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Boat Windows
Jun 26, 2019 at 5:25 PM

Keep up the great work! Thank you so much for sharing a great posts.

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