BOATJUMP: New forum launched for Balearic boats to fight piracy

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WEBSITE: Boatjump aims to fight ‘piracy’ in the charter hire sector CREDIT: creativecommon/Flickr

THE first website to bring together the recreational and sport boats for hire hopes to feature all 2,722 registered charter vessels in the near future.

Boatjump currently has references to 65 per cent of all boats listed with the Balearic authorities, but spokesman Pablo Ruibal, says he is confident the site will soon include them all.

Apart from enabling adverts of boats for hire, the forum is said to promote the fight against ‘piracy’ in the charter hire sector.

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Details are available about the boats, the different types and the various offers, in addition to crew information, and the legal requirements for renting out a boat are outlined clearly.

Pablo added that the directors of www.boatjump.com are in regular contact with owners and the ports authorities and are proposing ways of increasing transparency in the sector and of generating a ‘positive impact’.

The website also aims to engage in ‘sustainable’ ventures, such as the organisation of beach clean-ups, maritime research and school trips.

For next year there will also be interactive guides to provide information about posidonia sea grass conservation.

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