Is GetMyBoat app the new AirBnB or Uber for Yachts?

It has never been easy to rent a boat or charter a yacht.

The GetMyBoat app allows you to find the right rental – from a kayak in California to a Catamaran in Croatia. By Gugu Lourie

The GetMyBoat app allows users to search and book boats around them, right from the palm of their hands.

The app also makes it easy to find sleep-aboard yachts.

GetMyBoat is the world’s largest boat rental and charter marketplace.

GetMyBoat App
GetMyBoat App (Photo Credit: GetMyBoat)

GetMyBoat has boats to rent and charter in over 169 countries and 7,100 locations. From powerboat and houseboat rentals to sailboat and yacht charters, from jet skis and kayaks to fishing charters, we have it all.

Boat rentals starting as low as $40/hour.

So is GetMyBoat trying to copy Airbnb and Uber?

Whether an apartment for a night, a castle for a week, or villa for a month, Airbnb connects people to unique travel experiences, at any price point. It is the easiest way for people to monetize their extra space and showcase it to an audience of millions.

While Uber started as an app to request premium black cars in a few metropolitan areas is now changing the logistical fabric of cities around the world.

GetMyBoat was created when co-founders Sascha Mornell and Raf Collado were sailing and noticed how many boats were sitting idle in the marinas they visited. As a boat owner himself, Raf had first-hand experience of the high cost associated with ownership, and together they spawned the idea that is now GetMyBoat.

Boat rentals
Boat rentals (Photo Credit: GetMyBoat)

Today, the entire GetMyBoat fleet boasts some 58,000 boats across 169 countries, and is making a once exclusive activity more accessible to the masses.

Looking for boat rentals or yacht charters in South Africa?

South Africa is one of the top boat countries listed on GetMyBoat.

GetMyBoat has over 179 rental boats and boating experiences available in South Africa.

Potential renters will find 142 power boats, and 32 sail boats. Rentals can be booked by the hour, day, or week.

The average price of an hourly rental in South Africa is $1,606 while the average daily rental is $1,564. For those looking for more than a short term rental, the average weekly price in South Africa for a charter is $10,951.

Wondering if the boat comes with a captain? GetMyBoat offers 163 boats that offer a captained rental and charter experience. In addition to captained charters, there are 19 South Africa bareboat rentals where you can captain the boat yourself.


  1. “The average price of an hourly rental in South Africa is $1,606 while the average daily rental is $1,564.” – Not so sure of that


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