The ‘Airbnb of Boats’ seeks to make unique UK vacations ‘affordable and accessible.’
A BOATING HOLIDAY may not have been on many people’s minds this summer, but it could be the answer to avoiding the crowds and perhaps saving money. What are the options for vacationers who want to set sail?
Due to the ever-changing travel laws, many Britons have resigned themselves to not going overseas this summer, which has resulted in a surge in demand for UK holiday rentals. While famous areas like Cornwall, the Lake District, and the Scottish Highlands are fully booked, there are still some interesting options available.
The answer can be found in the water. Indeed, boating vacations may appear to be a privilege reserved for people who possess a boat.
Britons, on the other hand, could enjoy their own Great British staycation on the water this summer thanks to the “Airbnb of boats.”
Borrow A Boat is one of the world’s major boat charter marketplaces, with over 35,000 boats available for hire in over 65 countries, and certainly in the UK.
Borrow A Boat’s CEO, Matt Ovenden, claims the company’s goal is to make boating more “accessible, inexpensive, flexible, and inclusive.”
It can also provide a one-of-a-kind UK vacation, mixing up the traditional cottage stay or camping excursion.
Mr Ovenden told This website, “We allow customers experience unique adventures on the sea while also helping boat owners cover the hefty costs connected with maintenance and dock fees.”
There are plenty of possibilities whether you’re a seasoned boater or a novice sailor.
“Choosing a destination, adding in your preferred vacation dates, deciding whether you want a skipper or want to travel bareboat (non-skippered), and submitting your request to the boat owner,” Mr Ovenden continued.
“After reviewing the opportunity, the boat owner approves the booking.
“After that, you have the option of paying half of the total to reserve the booking for 30 days or paying the entire cost up advance.
“The owner and renter communicate about the meeting point or pick-up location before embarking on their adventure.”
Borrow a Boat caters you a wide range of tastes, whether you wish to have a truly British canal boat excursion or a taste of luxury onboard a yacht.
“Trips can be hourly, daily, seven, fourteen, or twenty-eight days, or even longer,” Mr Ovenden remarked.
Those who have previously commandeered a boat have more options. “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”