This P2P boat sharing app is rudderly brilliant (Wired UK)

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Want a taste of the ocean wave? Or are you tired of having
no-one to enjoy the endless blue with? You need peer-to-peer
boat-sharing iOS app ‘We Are
On A Boat’

“We match people who would like to be on a boat, with people who
are willing to share their boat,” explains its creators, Dutch
creative studio Little
Nice Things
. “You catch a boat ride with friendly, everyday
people in your city with extra space in their boats and a
willingness to share them with you.”

You can register as either a passenger or a captain, and then
either search for nearby boats or snap a picture of your boat and
share it with the world. “We help you meet up, exchange the boat
ride, and have a great experience, whether you’re the captain or
the passenger,” says the studio.

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You won’t pay for your boat ride directly. Instead, Little Nice
Things is pushing the concept of rewards for boat captains.
“Rewards are simply goods. Food, drinks or a little help to the
boat fuel. Captains can suggest a reward. And passengers can
suggest what they would bring on board to make this boat ride more
pleasant for both,” explains the team behind the team.

Once you’ve enjoyed your boat ride, you can rate and leave
constructive feedback for the captain to make their next rides even

Unfortunately, at the time of writing there don’t seem to be any
boat rides on offer through the app, even in the coders’ native
city of Amsterdam. But that hasn’t stopped Little Nice Things from
selling a stack of We
Are On A Boat merchandise
, ranging from tote bags and t-shirts
to flags to mount on your coracle.

If you’ve got a boat that you want to share, or a hankering to
ride on someone else’s boat, then download the app from the App Store for free.

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