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by Jessica Mousseau (subscribe)
Jessica Mousseau is a copywriter & copy editor from the United States. Her work can be viewed at: www.jessicamousseau.com.
Published May 3rd 2011
If you want to a boat for use in and around the different waterways of New York City, but don't like the idea of it sitting idle on those days when you can't use it, you may want to consider a boat share opportunities. This is exactly what it sounds like—you share a boat with other water enthusiasts.

You can either purchase boat or arrange to rent one. If you rent, all parties split the rental cost. If you buy, you work with your boat share partners in setting up schedules of dates and times and working out financial responsibilities such as storage, maintenance, launch, and other fees.

Either one of these arrangements allows you and others to get the maximum enjoyment out of boating. Everyone feels like they are getting the best deal for their money, while at the same time enjoying themselves.

Spellmans Marine Rentals, Hamptons Bay, New York

This boat share company allows you to rent large boats (22') for an entire day for one price. The boats the company rents have bathroom facilities onboard, meaning you and your boat share buddies don't waste precious boating time going back to the marina to "take care of business." Just bring your food, drink, and other necessities and enjoy the day. And, because you split the cost of renting the boat, you all have more money to spend on other things. This makes renting one of these spectacular boats even more fun.

Long Island Yacht Share

Yachts are a huge investment, but that doesn't mean you have to miss out on the fun of yacht sailing. Long Island Yacht Share offers the opportunity to rent one of three yachts for a day, week, or month. If you have a lot of friends or family, you can split the cost of renting a yacht, as well as fuel charges and other fees. This way everyone will be able to enjoy a taste of the "good life" without having to worry about having to bear all the expenses.

Boating Passions

Would you like to not only share a boat but perhaps also find a mate for life? Then, check out Boating Passions, which matches singles who share a love for boating. If you don't necessarily meet "Mr. or Ms. Right" (at least the first few times), you'll still have a chance to get together with someone with whom you have at least one thing in common. As with any other online dating service, use discretion and caution when meeting for the first time. You might wish to stay on land for the initial meeting, then, if you feel comfortable, make a boat share date for another time.
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Why? Because who doesn't enjoy being on a boat?
When: Whenever weather permits
Where: All over New York's 5 boroughs
Cost: Varies
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