Have you thought of teaching your boat owners a way to supplement their costs of ownership, assistance in selling, or even making a profit? How about renting/chartering their boat? That would mean more traffic to your marina, higher fuel usage, increase in transient dockage, and increased rental occupancy. The increase in income might even help your property value! If you have land leases on the property, what a great way to generate business for your clients, they did rent for your location right? The renters might even love the marina life you provide, buy a boat, and become a permanent tenant.
What could go wrong you ask? My permanent tenants may be disrupted due to the extra traffic, or they may love being in the most popular marina in town. There are other spots for privacy if you own a boat right? My permanent tenants may not be interested in renting their boat, all the liability concerns. How could they mitigate these?
This is where we can help. We are in the business of teaching people what it takes to rent out their own boat. Not to mention ongoing support and all the tools to do so right online at www.rentbyboater.com . We would be happy to give a presentation at your marina free of charge!! Please contact me for details and help us help you. If you are a curious boat owner we are having a webinar on the 28th of March at 9:30am. Contact me and I will send an invite!
Did anyone mention floating hotel? How cool does that sound and it doesn’t even need to leave the dock!
What do you think? Should marinas promote for their permanent tenants to rent out their boat? Let us know your thoughts!