While the rise of online Boat & Yacht Exchange impacted the boat chartering industry, KaterBlue has truly revolutionized the world of nautical leisure. Our main, underlying idea is freedom, the freedom to search or offer exactly what suits you and to find a suitable or close match. It doesn’t matter if you are a hardened skipper ready to sail across the ocean or someone who never set foot on a boat before; if you are an adventurer, a boating exam student or just a parent looking for a daytrip with the kids, KaterBlue is intended for people just like you! We facilitate leisure for any demographic, indifferent of age, gender or country. Our freedom and variety is what distinguishes us from other websites. Where most other providers offer either pre-set boat trips or rentals, KaterBlue charterers are free to plan and organize their ideal trip. Whether you want an entire motor yacht for yourself, or you prefer someone else fulfilling the role of skipper, or you choose to charter the vessel complete with captain and crew; the choice is yours.
Our large degree of freedom applies also to other types of fun, the possibilities are endless, and only limited by the imagination of the ones offering it. Think of sailing trips along beautiful coastlines, afternoon bay tours, maybe including a seafood lunch, or even fishing, kayaking or surfing lessons. This means that you do not have to be a boat or yacht owner to list an offer on KaterBlue. Do you have a boating certificate, are you a surf instructor, or do you know how to make a great sea food meal? You can offer your services to a worldwide clientele through our unique platform. The KaterBlue concept enables people to single-handedly assemble the ingredients for an unforgettable experience.
Captains and crew in training or just looking for more experience, can also benefit from KaterBlue through our open passage system. Someone chartering a boat can indicate that he or she needs help aboard, for example some extra deckhands or even a co-captain. Potential crew can then request to work aboard this boat, and start building the necessary amount of sea miles to partake in a boating exam. It’s up to the boat owner/skipper how much he will charge a trainee for sharing his expertise, skills and of course his boat. Seasoned crew can post their profile and find a paid job usually for longer contracts but sometimes for set passages or deliveries.
Finally, KaterBlue provides the opportunity for potential buyers and sellers of boats and yachts to come together in a flexible, open-ended manner. This makes it possible for buyers to try out all kinds of vessels before purchasing their dream boat, and for sellers to easily find a suitable buyer while making a good charter fee at the same time.