Forget tailgating, try ‘sailgating’ on MLB Opening Day

Sailgating for MLB Opening Day in San Francisco

Get ready to start ‘sailgating’ and catch the San Francisco Giants’ first home run ball with Boatsetter, an international peer-to-peer boat rental service, at this year’s opening day game, April 7 against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Attendees can enjoy the festivities in style with a great water view and jump in to a whole new experience whether they are local to San Francisco or visiting the city for the first game of the year.

“Boatsetter is a full service company providing an unforgettable experience on the water that is available to everyone,” said Pablo Vidal, chief marketing officer of, which combines the rental mechanics of Airbnb with the on-demand labor dynamics of Uber.“Boatsetter is not just a boat rental company, we provide an unforgettable experience, which includes enjoying the first home game with friends on a luxury boat.”

If travelers are looking for something out of the ordinary while taking in the game, forget the high priced hotel rooms and consider staying on the ‘Basic Instinct’, a semi-custom 35-foot New Zealand built racer/cruiser that sleeps three. Host a party on a Boatsetter boat and at the end of the day, you’ll have a place to stay.

The startup is continuing to grow as a part of the $121 billion marine industry and is looking for boat owners, captains, marinas, yacht clubs, hotels and resorts in and around San Francisco, Oakland and San Rafael to assist in their rapid, worldwide expansion. Boatsetter currently has boats stationed in most large coastal cities, popular lake front attractions, spring break hotspots and Mediterranean honeymoon locations.

Before getting underway, Boatsetter recommends for all boaters to file a float plan with a family member or friend, have all of the proper and required safety equipment, wear their life jackets and never operate a vessel under the influence of alcohol or another substance.

“Boatsetter has pioneered and secured the industry leading insurance policy for peer-to-peer boating market and we are ahead of any competitor,” explained Vidal. “We have the best-in-class insurance which covers our customers the United States and through all locations internationally.”

Those who are interested in finding the best boat for sailgating for MLB Opening Day in San Francisco or their next outing should visit

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