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Boat Owner Questions and Answers

Are you a boat owner looking to make some extra money? RentABoat is the perfect marketplace for you! You can easily list your boat for rent and share the boating lifestyle with those who don’t own a boat themselves. The online tools provided by RentABoat are user-friendly and make managing rental requests a breeze. Plus, you’re in complete control – you set the price, availability, and rental requirements, and choose the payment method that works best for you. Check out your payment options below!

Are you interested in listing your boat? You can try all of our features by using our DEMO facility. To sign in, use “DEMO” as a username and “DEMO” as the password.

Percentage: This is the default payment method. When a client requests to rent your boat using our platform, the renter pay’s an online transaction fee. As low as 5%. The lowest in the industry. Boat owners do not pay any fees. They are asked to deduct this fee from the listed boat rental price. For example, the Boat rental price minus RentABoat’s online booking fee equals the amount paid to the boat owner.

Please note all rates and terms are negotiated on a case-by-case basis, though our default rate starts at 15% and can go as low as 5%. You can and should require additional deposits or fees from the renter.

Per transaction: Another option is a online transaction fee. When a client requests to rent your boat, the charge is a set online fee. (This fee is be negotiated) For example, the boat rental price minus RentABoat’s set online transaction fee equals the price due at the boat rental location. You can also require additional deposits or fees.

Pay per click: In this scenario, your boat will have its page with your contact information. If you have a website, there will be a link that directs potential renters to your website. When a potential renter clicks on your profile, they will be directed to your website or directed to your page. When a renter clicks and is linked to your website you will be charged a per-click fee.

Display Ad: Another option is to pay a monthly ad fee and receive a page with your boat’s information, price, and direct contact information. Boat renters can rent through you rather than with our reservation calendar. If you have a website, we can add a link that directs potential renters there. Are you interested in using our Display Ad method? Sign in using “DemoAd” as a username and “DemoAd” as the password to view a demo Display Ad listing.

Please note all rates and terms are negotiated on a case-by-case scenario. Email for more information.

When renting a boat through, the boat owner or renting facility will have the option to choose their preferred payment method. It’s important to note that the default payment method is percentage advertising. However, if this isn’t your preferred method of payment, don’t worry! offers other options, which you can view above. If you have any questions or concerns regarding payment methods, please don’t hesitate to contact us at


It’s easy. Simply enter your name, email, and password on our List Your Boat page. Once signed in, you will be asked to provide your boat’s information and upload photos. This information will be used to list your boat on our site and submit the sales information to Google. List your boat

Any boat owner can list their boat on this site. Most are independent boat owners who want extra income from their boats and boating experience. We also invite boat rental companies and yacht charter companies to sign up for a wholesale account. If you have sub-brokers, our dashboard allows brokers access to your listings either as Admins or Users. We created this feature for boat renting facilities/yacht charter companies that have multiple brokers leasing their vessels.
No fees! Boat owners do NOT pay any fees. Boat renters pay the only fee. This is a RentABoat online rental request transaction fee. This fee is then deducted from the rental listing price you made. No membership fees. is not a club. No annual or monthly payments are involved. Boat renters pay the RentABoat online rental request transaction fee, and that is it. This fee starts at 10% and can go down to as low as 5%.

No. We can direct clients directly to your website or your Display Ad on for a negotiated fee.


We do a client/customer rating system that allows the boat owner to review information on potential renters before allowing them to rent your boat. If you do not feel comfortable, you have the right to deny any boat rental. After renting your boat, you will be asked to rate renters based on your experience renting to them. You also have the option to require a captain and supply a list of captains you trust. We can help you with operators, captains, and crew. Please note the captain must be paid by the bareboat charterer (Renter) and can not be included in the bareboat charter price. You can require renter-side insurance. For renter-side insurance, please email us at or fill out the form on our contact page


There are two options for boat owners to collect payment

Option 1: Boat owner collects payment. This is our default payment method. Boat owners collect payment directly from the renter. You are required to contact the renter and collect the remaining balance with whichever payment method you desire.

Option 2: collects payment. After your boat is reserved, we distribute the balance via check, wire transfer, PayPal, Venmo, or Zelle.

You must contact the potential renter after receiving the tentative rental request. We send all the renter’s contact information via text and/or email. The renter is sent your contact information as well.


The bareboat charter concept has been around for centuries and is considered a fundamental principle of maritime commerce. The origins of bareboat chartering can be traced back to the early days of seafaring, when merchants and traders would rent out ships for commercial use. The concept of bareboat chartering as we know it today, however, emerged in the 20th century as recreational boating became more popular. In the 1960s, the first bareboat charter companies were established in the Caribbean, offering sailing vacations to tourists who wanted to explore the region’s pristine waters. As demand for bareboat chartering grew, the industry expanded to other parts of the world and evolved to include a wider variety of vessels, such as motorboats and catamarans. Today, bareboat chartering is a popular option for recreational boaters who want to experience the freedom and adventure of sailing without the commitment and expenses of boat ownership. So, while the demise charter has been used for commercial purposes for centuries, the modern-day concept of bareboat chartering for recreational use is a more recent development. Bareboat charter is a layman’s term for Demise charter. They are the same.

The difference between Voyage Charter Time Charter and a Demise charter (Bareboat) is in the level of control and responsibility that the charterer has over the vessel.

A voyage charter is a contract in which the owner agrees to transport a specific cargo from one port to another, and the charterer pays for the use of the vessel for a single voyage. The charterer has control over the cargo and the route taken, but the owner remains responsible for the operation of the vessel and its crew.

A time charter is a contract in which the owner agrees to provide the use of the vessel for a specific period of time, and the charterer pays for the use of the vessel on a daily or monthly basis. The charterer has more control over the operation of the vessel than in a voyage charter, but the owner retains ownership of the vessel and responsibility for its maintenance and operation.

A demise charter, also known as a bareboat charter, is a contract in which the owner leases the vessel to the charterer, who assumes complete control and responsibility for the operation of the vessel, including crewing, maintenance, and insurance. In a demise charter, the charterer is essentially the owner of the vessel for the duration of the lease, and the owner has no control or responsibility for the operation of the vessel during that time.

Yes, you can rent your boat out to make money, but there are some important things to consider before doing so. We can help you to comply with various laws and regulations, including licensing, registration, insurance, and safety requirements.