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Peer-to-peer boat rental trend spreads to Puerto Rico

Boatsetter, the Uber meets Airbnb of boat rentals announces new international partnership


Boatsetter, a leading international boat sharing service announced the formation of a new partnership with Wally Castro Marine in Fajardo, Puerto Rico.

The deal is the first of its kind in the Caribbean and adds Wally Castro Marine to Boatsetter’s industry-best network of marine partners.

Boatsetter’s online platform connects every-day boat owners to renters, giving vacationers and residents more accessible boat rental options, while providing boat owners with a way to monetize their boat when it’s not in use. The service gives renters the freedom to design their own Puerto Rican excursion with activities ranging from a simple relaxing cruise on the river, an afternoon on a sandbar or deep water fishing.

“Boatsetter’s partnership with Wally Castro provides vacationers in Puerto Rico who are looking for the experience of a lifetime with a new solution for getting out on the water on their own schedule,” said Pablo Vidal, chief marketing officer of Boatsetter.com. “Boatsetter’s industry leading boat rental service provides vacationers and locals interested in enjoying the boating lifestyle with easy and affordable access to the water.”

Named after its president, who has been active in the boating industry for more than 30 years, Wally Castro Marine is Puerto Rico’s premier destination for those seeking to buy or sell a boat. The company also services, repairs and offers main tenance for all boat brands.

There will be additional benefits for the tenants, marina and surrounding community from joining the ranks of Boatsetter.  Some of Boatsetter’s most successful boat owners make upwards of $10,000 a month renting out their boats. Wally Castro Marine will be the first location in the area to benefit by being an early adopter of the boat peer-to-peer boat rental community. Benefits include, but aren’t limited to:

  • Tenant retention
  • Offset boat ownership costs
  • Increased sales of fuel, maintenance and services
  • Increased hotel and restaurant revenue
  • Contribution to the growth of boating by making it more accessible

“We are thrilled to partner with Boatsetter and pioneer their boat rental service in Puerto Rico,” said Wally Castro, the president at Wally Castro Marine. “It has always been our focus to continually improve the service we provide to our customers and our community. The addition of Boatsetter’s service will help us move further in this mission.”

For more information about how to rent your boat or get listed as a captain, visit www.boatsetter.com.

About Boatsetter Inc.
Boatsetter was founded in 2013 with the goal of bringing together nearly 2500 boat owners, 1000 boat captains, marinas and those seeking a way to experience boating with no ownership or boating experience. Boatsetter exists for those who love boating. Boatsetter has a simple goal: to make boating available to everyone. We provide world class insurance, 24-hour free cancellations, connect our network of boat owners and certified captains with boaters; allowing everyone a chance to get out on the water. No ownership required.

About Wally Castro Marine
For over a decade Wally Castro Marine has provided exceptional service and expertise to the community of Fajardo, Puerto Rico. The company is the most trusted destination for purchasing both new and pre-owned boats and yachts, representing the top brands in the industry. Wally Castro Marine results in a winning combination of experience and involvement in the boating industry, both as a business and a sport, added with a passion for service excellence and customer satisfaction. Whether you are considering purchasing or selling a boat, in need of boat repair or searching for a place to dock, Wally Castro Marine is available from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. seven days a week.


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