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Miami-Dade County Parks looks to make boating more accessible and affordable to residents and visitors!

Boatsetter awarded the county’s first-ever public marina permit

MIAMI (September 14, 2016)

Miami-Dade Parks’ Bill Bird Marina at Haulover Beach Park welcomes Boatsetter, a leading international boat-sharing community, similar to Uber or AirBnB for boating, making it boating more accessible to residents and visitors. Patrons of Bill Bird Marina now have the opportunity to rent out their boats using’s peer-to-peer service.

This new feature allows non-boat owners the ability to enjoy a boating excursion without the need to buy a boat or pay to join a club. The deal helps to advance Miami-Dade Park’s mission to provide access to one of the area’s most precious resources – the beautiful waterways.

“Blueways and waterways are an extension of our park system and as like the rest of our parks we want everyone to be able to have access to enjoy it,” Miami-Dade Parks Director Jack Kardys shared. “Our partnership with Boatsetter will help us to fulfill our mission to make boating more accessible and more affordable.”

Those who list their boats on will set their own prices, determine who can rent their boat and can choose who they want to captain their boat upon request.

“We are excited to be able to work with Miami-Dade Parks and the patrons at the Bill Bird Marina,” said Jaclyn Baumgarten, CEO of “Boatsetter’s industry leading service provides boating enthusiasts the opportunity to enjoy the boating lifestyle with easy and affordable access to the water.”

For more information about Boatsetter or how to register your marina visit or call (844) 262-8738.

About the Miami Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department
Miami-Dade Parks is a world-class parks system supported by the Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade and focused on Placemaking, Health and Fitness, and Conservation and Stewardship.

About Boatsetter Inc.
Boatsetter is an international peer-to-peer boat rental service, headquartered in Aventura, Florida. Currently, the company boasts the world’s largest network of U.S. Coast Guard licensed captains and has a fleet of over 4,000 boats worldwide. The Boatsetter mission is to provide safe and fun boat rentals, which includes world-class insurance, 24-hour free cancellations, access to our network of certified captains and worldwide fleet of privately-owned boats of all sizes and styles.