My First Time Renting a Boat
My name is Octavi Uyà, a boat owner and co-founder of Nautal.
The issue I encountered resulted in the birth of Nautal. As I counted the days that I had sailed in the last year, I realised that it amounted to 34 days. This consisted of one weekend per month and two weeks sailing during summer. 34 days out of 365 days in a year represented less than 10% and I have to say that I would consider myself an avid sailor!
My boat represented a big expense but I had never thought about renting it and the options that I had available were not very convincing. As a boat owner I didn’t wanted to lose the privilege of having my boat in my mooring and being able to use it whenever I wanted to. However I really wanted the extra income that would allow me to keep it in perfect shape. And so Nautal was created!
When Nautal was created, I was obviously the first one to list my boat on the platform. The Spanish market has some requirements but it only took me a couple of weeks and my boat was ready to be rented! So I uploaded all the information on the platform, and my beloved sail boat was ready to go.