Innovative Insurance Program Disrupts the Maritime Market as “Program Launch of the Year”

In November 2022, specialty insurance broker One80 Intermediaries launched the first-of-its-kind boat rental insurance program in partnership with vQuip and insurance carrier partner, Nationwide Insurance. Bringing innovation to the maritime industry, this rental insurance program provides liability coverage for individual boat renters across all 50 states. With this innovation shaking up the maritime industry, the […]

Streamline Operations and Safety with vQuip

Ever wondered how vQuip can help streamline your operations and enhance safety measures before, during and after each booking? We produced a brief video that explains how we work and the benefits of partnering with our team. With vQuip on your side, your boat rental business gains: Streamlined paperwork Smart, affordable renter’s insurance options for […]

The Time is Now to Modernize an Archaic Boat-Rental Industry

  Rental facilities that leverage technology to enhance operations will win both with insurers and customers. Over the past couple of years, we saw a huge surge in demand for boat rentals and other outdoor water activities. During the pandemic, people itched to get out of their homes and head for the nearest beach or […]

5 Ways To Get Back On Track With Your Operations

Have you ever skimmed over a step in your operations? Maybe skipping a customer signing waivers or rental agreements? Or perhaps you have forgotten to go through a safety briefing with the rental party because they were in a rush to get on the boat? Of course you have, we have all been there. There are […]

Florida Boat Rental Insurance And The Boating Safety Act

If you’re planning on renting a boat in Florida, it’s important to be aware of the state’s boating laws and regulations. In order to offer a vessel for lease or rent in Florida, boat rental operators (liveries), whether they are commercial or peer-to-peer, must meet certain requirements. These include obtaining a no-cost livery permit from […]

How Technology Saves All of Us Time

In a recent study conducted by mathematician Katie Steckles, it was found that, “technology saves the average person about two weeks per year.” When considering a full year has only 52 weeks, shaving two whole weeks off is a massive time save that certainly can’t be overlooked. When formulating the idea of vQuip, our founder […]

Bringing Accountability To the Dock

We have spoken with hundreds of businesses across the country and there is one thing that we have consistently heard. How difficult it is to get your 18-22 year old dockhands to follow the right procedures to best protect the business. Too often we hear of signatures that never get signed on waivers and rental […]

Thinking About Getting Your
OUPV/SIX Captain’s License?

The Six-pack captain’s license, also commonly known as the OUPV license, is a certification awarded by the U.S Coast Guard that allows the holder to captain a vessel with up to six paying passengers and crew out on the water. This license is issued in three forms: Inland, Great Lakes & Inland, and Near Coastal. […]