Boatigo is designed for recreational Skippers to get a contribution towards the running costs of their vessel for their recreational trip - not to make a commercial profit. To ensure that you remain in the recreational boating category, think about what the cost for you to get your boat out on the water for the trip is and then what amount of this each Crew member will contribute.
Some of the costs that you may incur to get your boat out could be:
- Equipment on board
To calculate your running cost for the trip you could use a simple example such as the following:
Yearly maintenance costs: $2000
Yearly registration: $550
Yearly insurance: $800
Total: $3350 per year
Number of trips per year: 25
Cost per trip: $3350 (total annual costs) / 25 (number of trips per year) = $134
Fuel for the Boatigo trip: $150
Total cost for the Boatigo trip: $134 + $150 = $284
As long as the contributions don't exceed the cost per trip amount, the trip will remain recreational in nature as it is not a profit and you are already going out on the trip as a recreational boating enthusiast.