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Welcome to Cartagena
21.11.2017 Alex Yellop  
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Boataffair are excited to announce our new series of blogs where we profile the exciting and exotic countries that form part of our global community of boat owners and renters. Each entry will offer a quick snapshot of the country and top tips on what to see and do by sea!  

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It’s no surprise that the sharing economy and insurance go together – after all, sharing is all about using other people’s stuff! GUARDHOG is a trailblazing sharing economy insurance platform, and today we ask CEO and co-founder Humphrey Bowles to tell us more about why insurance is so important in this space…

 

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You know that feeling of visiting a place for a couple of weeks during your holidays and wishing you can enjoy and experience this lifestyle for a lot longer?
Or dreaming about visiting a place you have never visited before and live like a local?

Now you can! Thanks to a new platform specifically designed to cater for the needs of digital nomads and beyond! Now anyone, who wants to quit the rat race and try a new lifestyle can do it easier, cheaper and faster. Meet new partner of BoataffairGoGo Places. 

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Today we are thrilled to be on the Boataffair blog! Like us, Boataffair stands for building trust in the boating community and we are pleased to be here. It is our pleasure to introduce ourselves to your audience.

SkippersReview.com is a destination website to find great resources to make your boating lifestyle easier, less stressful, and overall more fun! The concept behind Skipper’s is to build a community of boating enthusiasts who recommend, review, and communicate with each other, ultimately building a very trusted boating community online! 

I am Sarah O’Kelly and the founder of SkippersReview.com. What is my personal story?

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Did you know that communications and PR for the sharing economy is different? It makes sense – it’s a new way of doing business – so it requires a new approach.

RUDE Communications is the first communications agency with a sharing economy focus, and today we ask CEO and co-founder Eve Laird to tell us more…

 

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If you are a boat owner or you want to rent a boat – this post is for you. We wanted to show a real example of our clients and tell a story about a rental from last Sunday. This is based on the feedback we had from both parties after the rental. We feel it will be interesting for people considering this service to hear the real user experience – as a boat owner and as a boat renter.

 

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Do you know what AirBnB found out very early on that helped their hosts? That just by cleaning your windows when hosting, you as a host, will substantially increase chances to earn fantastic reviews! AirBnB founders discovered, this is the first thing people do, when they come to a house – they look out of the window and by cleaning it, the first impression is bound to be positive. 
Then there are professional photographs of the property, which increase the bookings by as much as 50%. These are just two of many tips and pointers for the hosts. 

What about boats? What makes a boat listing attractive? What will increase the chances of a client sending a booking request? What do clients look at when they step on board? 

Are you out of your mind?
12.09.2017 Adrian Walker  
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How Eva went from being a Marine Engineer to becoming a full-time sailor in Mallorca. A lesson in mindfulness.

As you know we love to share inspirational stories on our boataffair blog. We came across this one via our Instagram channel @boataffair. We started liking her posts and then got to talking to Eva, who originally trained as a Marine Engineer but always knew there is more to this world than sitting in front of a computer full-time. So, how did Eva end up sailing the waters of Mallorca full-time where she offers charter services now?

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This summer I met a very inspiring entrepreneur Rob. Rob is British, who now lives in the South of France and runs his business from there. Rob’s story fascinated me, not only because he has changed his life completely 2 years ago, but also how he realised his dreams with his venture, enjoying a new lifestyle and creating experiences for himself and others. 

| One day, he simply decided it’s enough, bought a camper van, packed his family and headed off

 

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When we started with developing our boutique platform, one of the first questions we asked ourselves together with our developer was ‘how can we make all processes fast, easy and as smooth as possible for our clients to join and use the platform?’. Let’s talk boat owners especially. The whole process from registration to listing your boat will only take less than 10 minutes and is done in few easy steps. It took me longer to write this blog post than to list 3 boats, and I love to write fast!
 

| “We put ourselves into our clients’ shoes”

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