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Boating Marketplace Platform Reports Record Growth

FOSTER CITY, Calif. — GetMyBoat, an online boat rental and water experience marketplace, has reported record business growth in 2021. According to a company press release, from January through April 2021, GetMyBoat achieved 700 percent year-over-year growth, with the rate accelerating each month as restrictions started lifting from the pandemic.

GetMyBoat reported it is on pace to send over one million people boating before the end of 2021. The company expects bookings to double during the busiest summer months.

“2021 is off to an incredible start with tremendous, pent-up demand,” said Bryan Petro, chief operating officer for GetMyBoat, in a released statement. “There has always been a significant desire for boating experiences, but last year really amplified the need for customers to get out on the water quickly, easily, and safely. Due to travel limitations and lockdowns that continue in other parts of the world, I’m excited to say we have not yet come close to tapping our full potential. Many global markets are still at least partially closed, and we expect that our business will further increase in the coming months as more locations ease restrictions.”

Launched in San Francisco in January 2013, GetMyBoat is a marketplace where owners of every type of boat, from kayaks to sailboats and motorboats, can post their watercraft for rent or charter for free.

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