Leading "pier-to-pier" boat rental marketplace

About Boatbound

Boatbound is fundamentally changing boat ownership. We have created a first-of-its-kind insurance policy that enables boat owners to rent their boats safely and easily. We’re activating boats that sit idle 96% of the year, making boating more accessible and affordable in the process.

There are over 13 million registered boats in the U.S. With Boatbound, boat owners can offset their ownership costs by renting their boat to pre-screened, qualified renters. Every rental includes liability and boat insurance protection from one of the most trusted insurers in the world in addition to on-the-water support from BoatU.S.

Product & Service

Media Mentions

Team Story

Our team is made up of passionate boaters and marketplace experts. We currently have 14 full time members and 5 interns.

Founders and Officers

Aaron Hall


Aaron Hall


Key Team Members

Geoff Hayes

Dir. of Engineering

Robert Leshner

Dir. of Product

Chris Oetting

Dir. of Business Development

Notable Advisors & Investors

Tony Lo
James Han
Aabad Melwani
Ben Ling
David Beyer
Mike Walsh
Roger Dickey
Nick Grandy

Frequently Asked Questions

Making an Investment in Boatbound
How does investing work?

When you complete your investment on SeedInvest, your money will be transferred to an escrow account where an independent escrow agent will watch over your investment until it is accepted by Boatbound. Once Boatbound accepts your investment, and certain regulatory procedures are completed, your money will be transferred from the escrow account to Boatbound in exchange for your shares. At that point, you will be a proud owner in Boatbound.

What is the difference between preferred equity and a convertible note?

Preferred equity is usually issued to outside investors and carries rights and conditions that are different from that of common stock. For example, preferred equity may include rights that prevent or minimize the effects of dilution or grants special privileges in situations when the company is sold.

A convertible note is a unique form of debt that converts into equity, usually in conjunction with a future financing round. The investor effectively loans money to a startup with the expectation that they will receive equity in the company in the future at a discounted price per share when the company raises its next round of financing.

To learn more about startup investment types check out “How to Choose a Startup Investment” in our academy.

What will I need to complete my investment?

To make an investment, you will need the following information readily available:

  1. Personal information such as your current address and phone number
  2. Employment and employer information
  3. Net worth and income information
  4. Social Security Number or government-issued identification
  5. ABA bank routing number and checking account number (typically found on a personal check or bank statement)

Because Boatbound is offering its securities under Rule 506(c) of Regulation D, your status as an Accredited Investor will also need to be verified and you will be asked to provide documentation supporting your income, net worth, revenue, or net assets or a letter from a qualified advisor such as a Registered Investment Advisor, Registered Broker Dealer, Lawyer, or CPA.

What if I change my mind about investing?

Until a closing occurs, you may cancel your investment at any time, for any reason. You will receive an email when the closing occurs and your shares have been issued. If you have already funded your investment and your funds are in escrow, your funds will be promptly refunded to you upon cancellation. To cancel your investment, please go to your portfolio page.

After My Investment
How can I sell my shares in the future?

Currently there is no market or liquidity for these shares. Right now Boatbound does not plan to list these shares on a national exchange or another secondary market. At some point Boatbound may choose to do so, but until then you should plan to hold your investment for a significant period of time before a “liquidation event” occurs. A “liquidation event” is when Boatbound either lists their shares on an exchange, is acquired, or goes bankrupt.

How do I keep track of this investment?

You can return to SeedInvest at any time to view your portfolio of investments and obtain a summary statement.

Other General Questions
What is this page about?

This is Boatbound's fundraising profile page, where you can find information that may be helpful for you to make an investment decision in their company. The information on this page includes the company overview, team bios, and the risks and disclosures related to this investment opportunity.

What are the risks of this investment?

This investment is highly speculative and should not be made by anyone who cannot afford to risk the entire investment amount. In addition to these risks, you should carefully consider the specific information and risks disclosed in Boatbound’s profile.