TREND No. 5 " THE SHARING ECONOMY"
Easy to sail, easy to share - and sharing is caring.
Sharing platforms on the internet are allowing people to make the most of their assets. For instance, Airbnb has enabled people all over the world to use their guest bedrooms to turn a profit, and car sharing is now a well-established practice. Many start-ups are providing innovative apps to support a growing need for accessible sharing tools. The sharing approach to private ownership will enjoy tremendous growth in the future, across a wide variety of fields, and will certainly be felt in the sailing industry. Why not share your new Smartkat?
You may want to consider the option of refinancing your investment by sharing your boat for profit. Alternatively, you can always take your friends out with your Smartkat if you want a bit of company. Always remember: the person who brings the boat never has to pay for the beer!
Facts and figures:
“Maximum-usage” is a buzzword across all industries. With increasingly limited financial and spatial resources, car sharing has become a popular way of reducing the number of vehicles on the road and freeing up precious parking spaces in urban centers. Cars are only used 5% of the time on any given day (source: zukunft-mobilitaet.net).
Boats are even worse. Traditional boats are only used on average for 10 days in every year. That’s less than 3% usage!
With a Smartkat, those numbers can change dramatically.