How It Works

If you have a dock or a boat slip that you’re not using, it’s time to list it on Dockshare and start making some passive income. Here are some tips, things to consider, and generally how it all works. Best of all, it’s free to list!  Read on for more details on how it works, of starting your listing now!

Dockshare retains 10% of the transaction revenue.

We provide peace of mind with secure payment processing, enhanced guest screening, and property damage protection. 

Payouts occur 24 hours prior to the first day of the booking.

Before Listing

Ensure that renting out private docks is allowed in your area. Some condo associations and HOAs have restrictions, but in most areas, it’s fair game.

Think about how you’d like to rent your dock. Do you just want to rent to one person for an entire season? Will you rent by the week to vacationers? If you’re within walking distance of popular attractions, would you consider renting by the hour?

Consider what rates you will charge. Dockshare retains 10% of all booking fees, so you may want to consider factoring that into your rate. Call a local marina in your area and get an idea of what they are charging. If they are routinely on a waiting list, consider charging a bit more since dock space is likely in demand. Or consider charging less, to increase the chances that your dock gets booked. If you’re having a tough time determining a rate, reach out to our team and we’ll be happy to assist.

Gather some photos. Docks with 2-3 images tend to receive more bookings than those with none or just one. Choose a sunny day and take a few photos from different angles.

Set up your account to receive payouts. While signed into your Dockshare account, click the dropdown below your name and select PAYOUTS. Then click MANAGE. From there you will be redirected to a Stripe site to connect your financials so you can get paid. (Stripe is a secure payment processing platform which enables transactions without the Dockshare team ever having access to your personal information.)

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Your Dock Gets Booked! Then What Happens?

When a boater books your dock, you will receive an email with all the details. It is imperative that you then login to your Dockshare account and APPROVE the booking. Most boaters expect an approval in less than 24 hours, but if you don’t approve within 72 hours, the booking will be canceled. 

Once approved, Dockshare will put the boater through our SUPERHOG property protection plan’s screening process. This does two things: it ensures that the person renting your dock is a real person, and it ensures your property is protected for this specific booking.

After the guest screening process is complete, we’ll connect you with the boater directly via email, so you can make arrival arrangements.

About 24 hours prior to the boater’s arrival, you will receive your Dockshare payout! 

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