Miami captures top spot as the mecca for boating vacationers in the United States
May 19, 2014 (Newswire.com) - Summer is almost here and vacationers are booking boats to enjoy some fun in the sun. GetMyBoat, the world's largest and fastest growing boat-sharing marketplace, is seeing a dramatic increase in rental shares globally. GetMyBoat released its top 10 boating destinations based on search data. Without a doubt, Miami, Florida is proving to be THE place to be this summer. Top US boating destinations include:
1. Miami, Florida
2. Charlotte Amalie, St. John, US Virgin Islands
3. San Francisco, California
4. San Diego, California
5. Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
6. Austin, Texas
7. Chicago, Illinois
8. New York, New York
9. Annapolis, Maryland
10. Boston, Massachusetts
The peer-to-peer sharing economy is booming and GetMyBoat is hitting unprecedented numbers for rental requests and boats added per day. GetMyBoat's recently re-architected app for Android and iOS makes it easier than ever for travellers to search for and book a boat from the palm of their hand. With over 14,000 boats listed in 1,400 locations in 80 countries worldwide, GetMyBoat has a watercraft for everyone.
After one of the coldest and longest winters on record, people are eager to have personalized vacations in the sun. Warm locations that boast plenty of on- and off-the-water activities are a natural attraction for these vacationers. GetMyBoat's inventory includes everything from luxury yachts, sailboats, speedboats, fishing charters and houseboat to jet skis and kayaks. For vacationers looking for exotic locations, top international boating locations from GetMyBoat include:
1. Split, Croatia
2. Athens, Greece
3. Sydney, Australia
"After an extreme winter, we are happy to make boating easily accessible and to help our users get out on the water anywhere they choose. If they want to get out on the San Francisco Bay, cruise in Miami, or just have a lazy fishing day on the local lake, we will get them on the perfect boat," says Bryan Petro, Head of Product at GetMyBoat. "Our reservations have more than doubled in the last year — and as summer commences, we expect that number to increase as we continue to revolutionize the way people go boating."
To view a list of the Top Ten Boating Destinations for 2014 Summer Season on GetMyBoat, visit the Resource Center: http://getmyboat.com/resources/top-destinations/364/best-summer-boating-destinations-from-getmyboat
GetMyBoat is the world's largest and fastest growing community-driven boat rental and charter marketplace. Boat owners can rent or charter their underutilized watercraft on GetMyBoat — from kayaks to catamarans, powerboats to sailboats — in more than 1,400 locations worldwide. Boaters browse watercraft that meet their specifications and budget, then reserve online or via GetMyBoat's app for Android or iOS. With 14,000 watercraft listed, in over 80 countries, GetMyBoat offers amazing on-the-water experiences for seasoned sailors and new boaters alike. Keep up with the latest news from GetMyBoat on Facebook and Twitter.