4 years ago we naively launched our boat sharing app to match people who would like to be on a boat with people who are willing to share their boat. Since then we have been building a community of boating enthusiasts. We have been relying on Social Captains that occasionally shared their boats in exchange of a simple smile, a draw, a hug, drinks and snacks, a good story, a new friend, a bottle of wine, etc.
It all started in Amsterdam, but the app is being used all over the world, with more then 10 000 app downloads from 100 different countries. We saw boats being shared in Amsterdam, Denmark, Italy, Toronto, U.S., New Zealand, Japan and counting..
With the rise of the collaborative economy became easier then ever to get on a boat. Any boat. In some way is great to see our canals, rivers and oceans full of boats. But at the same time, the more motor boats we have on the water, more polluted it becomes.
Luckily, there are alternatives to motor boats, but for some reason they are not having the attention they deserve.
Therefore, we are on a mission to promote the rental of eco-friendly boats & yachts. Electric, wind or solar-powered, with our new marketplace.
And also promote ecotourism experiences such as Dolphins & Bird watching, etc.
Triggered by the issue of global warming we want to contribute towards a healthier and eco-friendly planet.
By renting 100% green boats, we aim to eliminate fuel costs/noise/smell and exhaust fumes.
We want to give people the opportunity to experience sustainable technology hands on.
We can all have fun without harming the environment. Calmness, that’s what we all need.
Furthermore, if all the boats on Amsterdam canals would have a solar panel, they could generate enough energy for all the city and respective homes. We can do this.
We dream a future where we can swim everywhere. Dive in from the boat whenever we feel like, without healthy concerns due to a polluted water.
We dream a future where we empower independent solar boat makers to rent their own solar boats, allowing these independent creators to have funds to invest in more and better eco boats, creating at the same time awareness to this matter. Would also motivate people to buy solar boats, or help the ones who have motor boats to convert them into electric.
We dream a future where the people who rent solar boats, can also share the empty places they might have through a simple app, reducing the rental costs, reducing the number of boats in the canals, and at the same time meeting other people outside their social circle, maybe people with different cultures, different believes, etc.
These human interaction would naturally spark new personal relations, new innovative ideas, etc.
All in all a better understanding between a diverse community, and a better understanding towards environmental issues.
Finally, we will contribute with part of our funds to organisations we admire and have a meaningful purpose of keeping our waters safe and clean such as Ocean Cleanup, Plastic Whale, Boat refugee foundation, and others..
Here, to a sustainable future. Let’s make the world great again.