BoatBound is a rental site for boats… any kind of boat you can imagine — sailboats, houseboats, pet-friendly boats, boats with air-conditioning and boats with captains. It really is the Airbnb of the sea. There are a wide range of prices from a few hundred dollars a day to a few thousand, and the amenities are just as diverse.

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We can imagine taking a sailboat around Manhattan for the day or lounging on a houseboat on Lake Powell for a week. Thanks to BoatBound, it’s a real possibility for those of us who don’t already own boats.

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Right now, they’re only serving the US, but after a bit of browsing, you’ll see there are plenty of places to go, even in the landlocked states. We’re thinking a pontoon in Austin sounds pretty nice right about now.

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We can forget crowded rooftop pools. Because now we can float along in any body of water in the US, in a boat that we don’t have to pay to maintain. Phew.

You can even rent some that are approved to live on. So, if you’re looking for the coolest place to stay with an unbeatable view of the beach, you may want to consider this nautical option. We can just see it now, getting up with the sunrise and the smell of the ocean all around. Hey, maybe we’ll even learn to fish. We’re packing our beach towels already.

What do you think about this new development in boating? We can’t wait to try this on our next vacation.