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Collaborative Boating Inc. - Boatsetter

The first P2P boat sharing site that brings a 5-star boat charter service to the leisure and corporate travel markets. Our captains bring trust to the market!

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Travel
  • Location Miami, FL, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded March 2013
  • Employees 10
  • Website

Company Summary

Boatsetter provides boat renters with access to the finest selection of private boats and a unique on-water experience, while solving the biggest problem with boat ownership: high costs. Combining best-in-class collaborative market tools, with a highly qualified team, BoatSetter has created the only model capable of sustaining the new sharing economy in the marine industry.


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    Chairman & CEO

    Andrew Sturner is a serial entrepreneur in the marine, real estate, media, and technology fields. He is founder of Aqua Marine Partners, LLC, which owns a portfolio of marinas on the East Coast of the United States. Prior to his current endeavors, Mr. Sturner was Co-President of (NASDAQ:SPLN) before its sale to Viacom, as well as Vice President of Business Development at MovieFone (NASDAQ: MOFN) before its sale to AOL.

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    President & COO

    Fred has extensive experience as a marine & automobile utilization management executive. During his 2 decades as a Senior Officer of Enterprise Rent-A-Car, a $16 billion business, he was instrumental to the company's growth. He has also served as COO of International Marinas, Founder of Global Marina Management, and licensed Florida Realtor. He earned his Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Arts in Business from the University of Florida.

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    Creative Director & Front End UI/UX Guru

    Al is a Creative Digital Art Director with 19+ years of professional experience in the Advertising, UX and Interactive Development Industries. Al specializes in UX/UI Design, Mobile Apps Development, Web Design, Programming, Branding and Identity, Advertising, Marketing, SEO, SMO, Paid Search Advertising, Motion Graphics, Video Editing, Digital Imaging.

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    GM Captains Wanted

    Chris has 35 years of boating business expertise and is a recognized leader in the marine industry. Chris is the former Chairman and continues to serve on the Board of C-PORT, the national trade association for the marine assistance and salvage industry, and works closely with the Marine Industries Association of Palm Beach County (MIAPBC). Chris was recently appointed by Governor Rick Scott to the State of Florida Boating Advisory Council.

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    Director Engineering

    Mike is a highly seasoned technology specialist with over 18 years experience in project management, development and technology implementations. He has an extensive record of delivering complex projects for clients ranging from small business startups to Fortune 1000 companies including Subway and Carnival Cruise Lines. Michael has a background of success in building high-performance, cross-functional teams to produce optimum results.


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    Eric Grossman, DLA Piper
    Corporate Counsel to Collaborative Boating Inc.
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    Morris Gottlieb, BDO
    Auditor to Collaborative Boating Inc.
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    Investor, Director. Warner founded the Gulfstream Boat Club in 2008. He developed the four-location, 20-boat club from scratch, and oversees locations in Delray, Boynton, Palm Beach, and Boca Raton.
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    Senior Advisor; Tech & Marine Operations. Margo Hunt is a lean Six-Sigma greenbelt with 40 years experience in the marine industry. Most recently, Margo worked with the Brunswick Boat Group as a strategy team member.
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    Rich Mirman
    Investor, Senior Advisor; Marketing. CEO of the Mirman Group. Mirman is well known for playing an instrumental role in helping to build Caesars into the world’s leading gaming company.
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    Devin Kelly
    Senior Advisor; Brand Marketing. Devin has over 20 years of experience in managing leading brands within North America and Internationally, including InBev, Laser Performance sailboats, BankBoston, Kraft, Macys and founded Dynamic Bicycles.
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    David Clarke
    Senior Advisor; Digital Marketing. Clarke is a pioneer in user experience, technology and analytic insights to connect people and brands. Clarke cofounded BGT in 1996 to deliver digital solutions to global brands. In 2013, BGT was acquired by PwC.
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    SEO Lead Advisor. Esposito is an experienced SEO expert specializing in the creation and implementation of search engine optimization tactics, link building and content strategies that drive targeted organic traffic that converts to leads or sales.

Previous Investors

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    ZG Ventures, Orange Island Ventures, AMP Brickyard Ventures
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    International Marina Group, Emerald City Ventures, Argosy Group
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    Banyan Street Marina Holdings, Marina Delray Boat Club