Getting Setup

Welcome to Boatsetter! You are one of the thousands of boat owners offering on-the-water experiences to millions of boating enthusiasts around the world and we are looking forward to keeping you engaged and successful on Boatsetter. TIP #1: Before you get started, we highly encourage you to review the following links to build your knowledge of Boatsetter and how to maximize your time on the platform.

DISCLAIMER: You acknowledge and agree that you are responsible for any and all Listings you post. Accordingly, you represent and warrant that any Listing you post and the booking of, or Renter use of, a Boat in a Listing you post (i) will not breach any agreements you have entered into with any third parties and (ii) will (a) be in compliance with all applicable laws, tax requirements, and rules and regulations that may apply to any Boat included in a Listing you post, including, but not limited to, insurance requirements, coast guard regulations, zoning laws, marina regulations, and laws governing rentals and operation of Boats and (b) not conflict with the rights of third parties. Please note that Boatsetter assumes no responsibility for an Owner’s compliance with any applicable laws, rules and regulations. Boatsetter reserves the right, at any time and without prior notice, but without obligation to do so, to remove or disable access to any Listing for any reason, including Listings that Boatsetter, in its sole discretion, considers to be objectionable for any reason, in violation of these Terms or otherwise harmful to the Services. Learn more by clicking here.

After reviewing the links above, you should be a bit more empowered by the knowledge of how Boatsetter is designed to revolutionize the boat rental/charter industry! But before we set sail on your entrepreneurial venture, let’s first make sure that your account is properly set up.  

Log into your Boatsetter account and navigate to your Owner Dashboard. You should see a screen similar to this:


Payout Preferences

You will need to submit your preferred bank information, tax details, and photo identification to ensure that your boat listing becomes publicly visible. Boatsetter’s third-party payment processor needs to validate your account information, so by submitting these details as soon as possible, you will prevent your earnings from any potential transfer delays.

Payout History

You will see a breakdown of all your successfully transferred earnings here. Please allow 48-72 hours after the conclusion of a booking for your earnings to arrive. Remember to corroborate the information in your payout history with the amount(s) deposited into your bank account.


The great thing about Boatsetter is that there is a unique individual behind every boat with their own unique story. TIP #2: Your guests want to know a little bit about the person whose boat they will be enjoying, so be sure to introduce yourself and include details, such as your passion for boats/boating, your favorite local destinations, and fun facts about your background. Not only does this make your listing more personable, but it also signals common interests to your guests. It is yet another way to differentiate yourself from other boat owners who may have a similar boat at a similar price point. Don’t forget to include a friendly picture - a lot of owners choose pictures where they are with their significant other or family, as this makes them appear friendlier and more approachable to renters. To edit your profile, click the circle at the very top right corner of the Owner Dashboard page to open a dropdown menu. Click "My account", then "Personal information", and edit the “About you” section under "Contact info".

Tax Forms

You will need to provide your tax information here to validate your account and ensure that your boat listing becomes publicly visible. This information will be used to deliver the appropriate documentation to you when tax season comes around. Your tax form will need to be updated annually and takes about one minute to complete. Please consult your tax professional if you have any specific questions about how to properly document your owner expenses and Boatsetter earnings to maximize your tax benefits.

My Boat Manager

If you have a trusted individual with whom you would like to manage your Boatsetter account, boat listings, and rental inquiries on your behalf, you may invite them here without giving them your personal login information. This is especially helpful if you would like to have a second set of eyes double-checking the account for potentially missed messages or to update the availability/pricing of your boat(s). 

Owner Resources

If you ever need a quick refresher regarding all things Boatsetter, this is the best place to start. By clicking the link below, you will be redirected to our website where you can book a 1-on-1 session with a Boatsetter coach, explore online training modules, watch video tutorials and step-by-step how-tos, and browse FAQs and support articles.

Once you have completed the setup of all aforementioned sections in your Owner Dashboard, you will spend most of your day-to-day attention on the following articles - My Boats & Bookings, Messages, and Response Rate. These sections are very important to maintain the health of your account and we will go through each of these items in detail.