TOP NEWS Launches Boat Charter Marketplace

Marina Del Rey-based says it has launched a new, online boat charter marketplace, aimed at connecting users with boat charters. According to, it is offering up access to boat rentals in San Francisco, San Diego, Newport Beach, Miami, Cancun, with plans to expand to Hawaii, Australia, and elsewhere. The marketplace appears to currently feature mostly professional charter operators--with pre-set tour plans and captains, although said it wants to allow owners of boats to to generate income and offset owner expenses, more in line with the Airbnb model. OnBoat was founded by Kevin Wang, Ben Wang, and, Marc Andelman.