holiday cruiseEverything is always better celebrated on a boat. For this holiday season, GetMyBoat is teaming up with our owners to bring you a celebration on the high seas! Sunset cruises, sailing lessons, and kayak tours across the nation make up the prizes of this sweepstakes. All you have to do is register on GetMyBoat and share this link any way you know how.

The winners of this sweepstakes will be chosen the week of December 16th – 20th, 2013. The winner must follow the instructions below to be eligible for the contest. For more about GetMyBoat terms of use, please visit our policy page.


  1. The winner of the contest must create an account on GetMyBoat in order to be eligible to win the contest. Visit and create an account in just a few moments. If you already have an account, skip to step two!
  2. Fill out the form below to specify the prize and location you hope to win! Review the Various Prizes below.

  3. Share this link on any of your social media sites to get the word out. Follow us on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Google +, or Instagram to gain an extra entry.


Half-day Cruise for Two in San Francisco, California

Winner will be chosen on Monday, December 16, 2013

Sightsee in the bay on this beautiful 26-foot Colgate Sailboat in San Francisco. This intimate cruise will allow the winner and a guest to cruise past famous landmarks such as the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz.

Introduction to Sailing for Two in Long Beach, California

Winner will be chosen on Tuesday, December 17, 2013

It is never too late to learn how to sail, especially in Long Beach, California. This prize is brought to you by Gary Marine Sailing and includes a two-hour introductory sailing lesson for the winner and a friend.

Sunset Cruise for Two in Sarasota, Florida

Winner will be chosen on Wednesday, December 18, 2013

A sunset cruise for two in Sarasota, Florida promises a beautiful view and relaxation aboard a 41-foot Catamaran. This prize it brought to you by Kathleen D Charters.

Kayaking in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Winner will be chosen on Thursday, December 19, 2013

The winner of this prize can choose between a half-day kayak rental for two OR a guided kayak tour for two! Atlantic Coast Kayak brings the best kayaking in the heart of Ft. Lauderdale located on a beautiful, scenic waterway in a “No Wake” manatee zone. Tours can be book at Richardson Historic Park or Colohatchee Park.

Sunset Cruise for Two in Manhattan, New York

Winner will be chosen on Friday, December 20, 2013

Manhattan by Sail brings the winner and a friend a sunset cruise on one of their classic cruising monohull schooners. This cruise promises beautiful sights, including the Statue of Liberty.

Wine Tasting Cruise for Two in San Francisco, California

Winner will be chosen on Friday, December 20, 2013

This is a public cruise brought to you by San Francisco Bay Boat Cruise. Departing from Pier 39, the winner and a guest will spend a relaxing and beautiful afternoon on Neptune, a 1958 classic cabin top cruiser.

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Halloween is here and we all know the best costume is that of a pirate, a parrot, a mermaid, or Captain Jack Sparrow. Maybe you dressed in a nautical theme last year or maybe it was back in 1982. Either way, if you submit your best seaworthy, nautical, nonsensical photo to GetMyBoat, you enter for the chance to win a $50 gift certificate to

If you ever wanted a t-shirt that boasts your boat’s name, now is your chance. allows you to personalize anything from towels and sweatshirts to t-shirts and baseball caps with your boat’s name.

A panel of non-biased, mutinous, mongrels will judge submissions. The winner of the photo contest will be chosen on MONDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2013.

1. The winner of the contest must create an account on GetMyBoat in order to be eligible to win the contest. Visit and create an account in just a few moments.
2. In order to claim his/her prize, the winner must submit a photo, via email, or post the photo to one of GetMyBoat’s social network sites: Facebook or Twitter. To submit a photo via Instagram, tag @GetMyBoat in your photo. Email submissions must be emailed to

Please view the GetMyBoat policies page for more on GetMyBoat terms of use. If you have any questions about the Nautical Nonsense Photo Contest please contact

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GetMyBoatAndroidOctober 8, 2013 – Sunglasses, sunscreen, swimming suit? Check! Captain, crew, first mate? Check! All you need is the boat. GetMyBoat, the world’s fastest growing peer-to-peer marketplace for boat sharing, announced today their revolutionary native Android app that focuses on connecting boat owners and renters with just a few swipes of a finger. The new app makes finding yachts in California, catamarans in Croatia, and fishing boats in Florida easy to locate and fun to rent.

“Rooms can be rented, groceries ordered, and flights booked straight from the palm of your hand. Now you can book a boat,” says Bryan Petro, Head of Product at GetMyBoat. “We’re excited to bring our users the latest technology that will make it easier to get out on the water. The hassle of complicated booking processes is over for many aspects of daily life; now it’s over for boating.”

According to NMMA statistics, there are 16 million registered boats in the United States. Despite the high cost of ownership, operation and maintenance, the majority of these boats are left idle 92% of the time. GetMyBoat makes renting a boat simple, exciting, and affordable for renters while helping owners defray the expense. With over 10,000 watercraft listed in 60+ locations around the globe, GetMyBoat helps boating enthusiasts make waves worldwide.

“GetMyBoat has already proven that boating is perfectly suited for the new sharing economy and peer-to-peer marketplace. With our Android app, we’re showing that renting a boat from your phone can be quick and completely safe,” said CEO and Co-Founder of GetMyBoat Sascha Mornell. “It’s time to open up the experience of boating to everyone.”

The app, available on Google Play, uses location-based technology to find the nearest boat and book it directly. Earlier this month, GetMyBoat launched its successful native iPhone app available on the App Store. The company is ecstatic to bring their latest technology to Android users around the world.

GetMyBoat charges no fees, commissions, or monthly membership dues for users. Boats can be rented by the day, hour, or week, depending on the owner’s preference. Renters have the option to rent or charter the boat with a captain or without (bareboat). For more information about GetMyBoat, email: or visit

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Fifth Annual Sunfish Challenge Makes Waves for College Sailing

IMG_4885September 25, 2013 – It may not be as fast or as furious as the AC47 catamarans used in America’s Cup, but the Sunfish certainly packs a punch. A single-sheet, cat-rigged dinghy acclaimed the most popular recreational sailboat ever built, the Sunfish has been putting sailing enthusiasts on the water since the 1950s. On Saturday, September 21, 2013, the Sunfish was among over 70 sailboats and sailors and competing in the Fifth Annual Hampton Roads Sunfish Challenge and Dinghy Distance Race.

GetMyBoat, the world’s fastest growing marketplace for peer-to-peer boat sharing, pledged its first $1,500 donation under its sponsorship program in the name of the Corinthian (amateur) winner of the Recreational Sunfish Fleet, Ron McClean, of Norfolk, VA. The donation was given to Hampton University Sailing Program to support college sailors as they pursue their dreams and hone their skills. Hampton University will also allot a portion of the donations to sponsor of the Sixth Annual Sunfish Challenge and Dinghy Distance Race, which will be held in 2014. In addition to GetMyBoat, sponsors included Spinsheet Chesepeake Bay Sailing, Boating US Foundation, Ullman Sails, and several local businesses.

Long-time resident of Hampton, VA and Business Development Director for the GetMyBoat sponsorship program, Captain Dave Wilbar was happy to see support for the sailors in the area. “It is wonderful to see such an amazing turn out and support for the local sailing community,” he said. “This event is family friendly, fun, and supports a great cause.”

The Sunfish Challenge is a grassroots, long-distance regatta for dinghies up to 22 feet. The legacy began while two friends sailing on Willoughby Bay decided to race. This year, the Sunfish Challenge began at 8:00 A.M. with staggered races for each class continuing through the morning and concluding at 4:00 P.M. The race was followed by a barbecue, live music, race raffle, and an awards ceremony. For a full list of skipper and crew results, including fleet categories, visit the official website of the Hampton Roads Sunfish Challenge and Dinghy Distance Race.

“GetMyBoat is all about growing with the boating and sailing communities. We are happy to help amateur sailors realize their dreams,” said GetMyBoat Head of Product, Bryan Petro. “The event organizer, volunteers, and participants all deserve a big thanks for making the challenge a success.”

GetMyBoat looks forward to sponsoring more amateur sailing and boating competitions in the future. For official race results, a full list of race sponsors, and more information and about the Sunfish Challenge, please contact Jonathan Romero at If you know of an event that might be eligible for GetMyBoat sponsorship, email


Dave Wilbar (left) presents $1,500 donation to Ron McClean (center) along side the Coach of Hampton University’s Sailing Program, Allessandro Ambrosi, on September 25, 2013 at the Awards Ceremony for the Hampton Roads Sunfish Challenge.sunfish logo jpeg

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Just because the summer is over doesn’t mean that the fun has to stop! GetMyBoat and Imagine Sailing Tours of San Francisco, California are excited to announce a contest that will allow the winner to choose between two fabulous cruises around the San Francisco Bay. The winner will be notified by email on MONDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2013.

The winner will have the option to choose ONE (1) of the following grand prizes:


Cruise for you and a few friends: You and up to 5 friends can cruise the bay for 3-4 hours and sightsee from the sailboat.


Cruise for two: This cruise is a day-long option for the winner and one (1) additional person of their choosing that includes BBQ equipment (no food included), fishing, and sailing to a destination within the Bay.


  1. The winner of the contest must create an account on GetMyBoat in order to be eligible to win. Visit and sign up for an account in under a minute.
  2. The winner must fill out the entry form BELOW in order to be eligible to win the contest.

  3. The winner will have six (6) months from October 7, 2013 to schedule their cruise with Captain Dennis of Imagine Sailing Tours.

Please view the GetMyBoat Policies page for more on GetMyBoat terms of use. If you have any questions about the Cruise the Bay sweepstakes please contact

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 Screen Shot 2013-09-19 at 3.34.48 PMSeptember 20, 2013 – The worry over finding a trustworthy crew, captain, or watercraft that you can believe in is finally over thanks to the latest peer reviews feature introduced today on GetMyBoat. GetMyBoat is the world’s fastest-growing peer-to-peer boat rental marketplace, hosting over 10,000 boats in more than 800 locations worldwide. This latest innovation will promote authenticity and security among both boat owners and renters while helping users avoid Captain Jack Sparrow imitators and leaky vessels.

“GetMyBoat users and owners depend on our platform for assurances that folks ‘are who they say they are’ and that their experiences will be memorable. Our reviews feature now adds an additional layer of transparency and builds increased trust,” said Bryan Petro, Head of Product. “We are happy to have created a self-regulating system that strengthens the boating community across both the website and our iPhone app for all customers.”

Screen Shot 2013-09-19 at 3.34.25 PMThis latest development has a two-tiered approach to reviews. Both parties can leave feedback using a five-star rating system along with a comments section. The process encourages increased communication between owners and renters. Users are then better able to determine the best match between potential captains and the desired watercraft. Owners get more information on potential renters as well.

“GetMyBoat is about the sharing economy and creating a safe, comfortable interface that boaters are both confident and excited to use. We strive to give as many people as possible a dependable experience of being out on the water – safe, happy, and secure,” said Sascha Mornell, CEO and Co-founder of GetMyBoat.

Enthusiastically received after launching this spring, GetMyBoat provides the largest representation of rentable boats available online, ranging from kayaks to yachts, from California to Croatia. The site allows boat owners to list their boats at no cost, including photos, boat specs, pricing, capacity, and contact information.

To list your boat today and for more information about GetMyBoat, please visit or email

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Reason #572 to Love Your Smartphone: The New GetMyBoat iPhone App

GetMyBoatiPhoneAugust 21, 2013 – San Francisco, CA – It’s now possible to book a sailing excursion, jet ski trip or a P. Diddy style yacht party all from the palm of your hand, thanks to the latest innovation introduced by GetMyBoat, the world’s fastest-growing boat rental and charter marketplace.  The company today unveiled a new, first-of-its-kind iPhone app that allows anyone to search and book boats in their vicinity simply, affordably and in a matter of minutes.

“Someday, the idea of having idle boats in marinas 92% of the time while aspiring renters go through onerous, time-consuming processes to charter a boat will seem just as outlandish as having to go to a bank teller to withdraw money from your bank account,” said Sascha Mornell, CEO and Co-Founder of GetMyBoat.  “GetMyBoat has already proven that boating is perfectly suited for the new sharing economy.  Now with our new iPhone app, we’re showing that procuring a boat from your phone can be easy, secure and fun.”

Like Uber for boats, brings together aspiring boat renters and owners to create the world’s safest, most robust peer-to-peer boating platform.  The GetMyBoat platform contains over 9,600+ boat listings, in over 60 Countries, from kayaks and catamarans to 100-foot, fully crewed yachts, posted in an easily searchable app that includes full feature lists, pricing, and photos.

The GetMyBoat iPhone app uses location-based software that can immediately display all boat listings in the immediate vicinity of the user. A user can also browse photos and features, procure pricing information, connect with owners, and board the boat all in a matter of a few swipes.

“As boating enthusiasts, we get particular satisfaction out of knowing that GetMyBoat has the potential to revolutionize and democratize the boating experience,” said Bryan Petro, Head of Product for GetMyBoat.  “Whether you want a quick kayak trip in Maine, to speed boat through Sydney Harbor or to ‘own’ a yacht for the day and cruise the Greek Isles, we can make it easier and more affordable than ever.”

For owners and charter companies, GetMyBoat charges no fees, commissions, or monthly membership dues. Boats can be rented by the day, hour or week, depending on the owner’s preference. Renters have the option to rent or charter the boat with a captain or without (bareboat).  For more information about GetMyBoat, email or visit

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