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Airbnb has shown that the sharing economy can work. A new report says, in 2018, the peer-to-peer rental company's annual sales surpassed Hilton, based on data from U.S. travelers (excluding business spending). For boat owners looking to make extra money renting their boats on peer-to-peer boat rental networks like Boatsetter, what can they learn from Airbnb's success? READ MORE >>

Last month, the United States Coast Guard released their 2017 Recreational Boating Statistics Report.  According to the report, last year saw a decrease in recreational boating accidents from 2016. The Coast Guard reported over 4,000 accidents that involved 658 deaths, 2,629 injuries and approximately $46 million dollars of damage to property. READ MORE >>

When it comes to boat safety, there are several things that get overlooked. Failing to take them into consideration may mean that an unfortunate event occurs. Avoid them by following these tips: 1. Know Your Boat's Weight Limit People often forget that there's a limit to how much weight a boat can hold. READ MORE >>

  Motor boats don’t come cheap, usually starting out in the thousands of dollars. If you’ve set aside some money for a boat, you’ll want to make it a worthwhile investment. That means protecting your vessel from damage, losses and other hazards. READ MORE >>

Owning a sailboat is a lot different than owning a motorboat. It will contain specialty parts and equipment, most notably the sail. Still, protecting and maintaining your sail will require careful attention. You can’t very well go anywhere without your source of power, now can you? READ MORE >>

Florida is famous for its springtime hospitality. For mariners, this is a great time to break out their watercraft and go for an excursion. Good weather and plenty of activities make this an important season for boating. Still, Florida doesn't always have perfect weather year-round. READ MORE >>

Spring is upon us. You’re probably looking forward to a rapid improvement in the local weather. This will probably create an uptick in your desire to go outdoors. As a boat owner, your vessel will likely play a large role in your own recreation in the coming months. READ MORE >>

Now that winter is upon us, you’re likely not using your sailboat as often. This gives you an opportunity to see to a lot of the boat’s needs that may get overlooked during the summer. Reviewing your boat insurance coverage should be part of your yearly routine.  READ MORE >>

You likely don’t want to think about losing your boat in a sinking or other accident. But, no ship is unsinkable. It could happen to you. Hull losses often mean a boater loses an important investment. However, you also have to think about sinking in how it affects others. READ MORE >>

Even in Florida, winter means you likely change your recreational habits. You may settle in for a new season of activity that doesn’t involve ocean sports. If you own a boat, this may mean you need to put it away for the season. You likely need to make preparations to keep your vessel in good shape. READ MORE >>

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