There are more than 70 million Americans enjoying boating and approximately 17 million registered recreational vessels in the United States, however on average a boat is only used a total of 14 days per year. Boat owners are looking for a way to maximize their investment but are hesitant to look for a partner do […]
We've been working pretty hard at Nautical Monkey and haven't even had a chance to get out on the water. We finally decided that all work and no play makes Johnny a dull boy. Here are a few pics from our first outing this season - cheers to the beautiful ladies and friends who came along and all our thoughts to the people who have lost love ones in military service.We've been working pretty hard at Nautical Monkey and haven't even had a chance to get out on the water. We finally decided that all work and no play makes Johnny a dull boy.Here are a few pics from our
Ready to start sharing a boat this season? Would you believe that 2014 is almost three twelfths over already! Whatever your boat sharing plans and aims are for this year, you best get on with them. Time flies after all! Sure it’s still 30 degrees outside, but there’s no time like the present to get […]
One of the biggest problems we encountered when we first set up our boat sharing relationship had to do with tracking expenses and reconciling member payments. As a matter of convenience, sometimes my partner gassed up the boat, sometimes I did. Sometimes he paid for cleaning, minor repairs, oil changes, or a new flashlight and sometimes I did. How were we to keep track of these minor (and some not so minor) costs associated with sharing a boat?Initially, we sent emails back and forth with the amount we paid and tried to reconcile things on a month or semi-monthly basis. This system broke down quickly for obvious reasons.
Having a Syndicate/Partnership or Bareboat Sharing Agreement in place with your partners is essential to a successful partnership. A Boat sharing contract, like any good contract, creates a context for a smooth and mutually beneficial relationship between the parties. It clearly defines the party’s responsibilities and expectations, outlines what happens if something goes wrong (i.e., […]
Winter has come for us in the Northern Hemisphere and many of us may have put our boats and our boat sharing partners in the background as we prepare for winter holidays and activities. Like any long term relationship however, a boat sharing partnership needs to be nurtured and fed during the off season. Even […]
The Nautical Monkey boat sharing calendar provides the most flexible online boat sharing calendar available. The system allows you to: Add as many partners as you like Set percentages for each partner Divide each day into one, two, three or more slots Allow partners to “Swap” one reservation for another when circumstances change Allow partners […]
We have just completed the new Find a Boat or Partner section of our web site which provides all the tools you will need to find the perfect sharing match. Take a moment to browse the already growing list of boats and if you haven’t yet listed your boat, it only takes moments to do […]