BedsonBoard is an online marketplace where boat owners can rent out their vessels to landlubbers who want to escape to the sea.
There are options for all levels of experience, as boats are available either “captained” – where you get a captain or crew – or “bareboat” – where you’re on your own.
The price depends on the size of the boat and whether you’re taking your vessel out for a half-day, full-day or multi-day jaunt.
Signing up for the service and searching for a boat are free, but clients pay a 10 percent service fee to rent a boat, and owners pay a 30 percent fee for renting out non-commercial boats. The fees pay for the company’s services and insurance.