Is it legal to rent my boat?

All boat owners can list their vessels for rent on Boatbound, subject to a few limitations. Any boat owner can bareboat charter their vessel with Boatbound, provided you comply with any state licensure regulations. A "bareboat" rental is, essentially, offering to allow another individual to “stand in the shoes of the owner”. If a renter is lacking captaining experience, a captain can be hired by either the owner or the renter with no complications. 

In certain circumstances, the captain may be the owner themselves, in which case the rental is now considered to be a “Captained” rental. Per U.S. Coast Guard regulations, all captains are required to be USCG-Certified.