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NEW YORK STARTUP “SAILO” EXPANDS FUN AND EASY BOAT-RENTAL PLATFORM

Boat lovers will soon have access to tailored, short-term, boat rentals across the East Coast and Great Lakes!

Published: Monday, February 9, 2015

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NEW YORK, NY, February 9th, 2015 – Sailo, Inc. (INSERT HYPERLINK) has formally unveiled its plan to

expand its online marketplace across the East Coast and Great Lakes this summer. The company that makes

boat rentals easier, more personal and accessible to both experienced and inexperienced boaters enables

people to list, find, and book boats and captains within minutes.

This summer in New York, Sailo introduced their seamless three-way marketplace by offering boat renters,

owners, and captains an easy matchmaking platform comparing boats and captains based on date, location,

size, price, and user reviews. Since then, the company has expanded to South East Florida and will continue

to grow across the entire East Coast this spring.

52% of Americans have rented, leased or borrowed traditionally owned items to either save money or cut

down on costs, according to Sunrun and Harris Interactive. Similar to what Airbnb has done to the home

market, Sailo is introducing the cultural shift from a consumer ownership society to a sharing society to

boating.

“When I first came to the US, I was amazed by how difficult it was to simply rent a boat, especially when

marinas are packed with unused boats accumulating maintenance fees,” says said Adrian Gradinaru, founder

and CEO of Sailo.  “Sailo makes renting a boat simple and seamless for everyone – whether you’re a user

going for an afternoon sail, an owner looking for a better way to charter your boat, or a captain looking to fill

your free hours.”

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“Boats sit unused 95% of the year, on average, while owners are left paying expensive maintenance and

docking fees,” says Delphine Braas, cofounder at Sailo. “Sailo offers boat owners both a way to monetize their

boats and peace of mind thanks to their insurance and access to licensed captains.”

Boats are currently available in New York City, New Jersey, Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Palm Beach and Key

West. The company is expanding in the East Coast and Great Lakes this spring.

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About Sailo

Sailo is a trusted online boat rental marketplace where people can list, find and book boats and licensed

captains in minutes. Sailo offers both experienced and inexperienced boaters the opportunity to view and

compare boats and captains based on date, location, price, size, and user reviews, allowing them to create

custom trips without any of the usual hassle.

By facilitating contact between boat owners, captains and renters, Sailo offers the safest way for owners to

monetize their boats and captains to engage with new customers.

The company was founded by a group of Columbia and Stanford engineering and business graduates with the

ultimate goal of using technology to make boat rentals easy, personal, and accessible for everyone.

Sailo is now present in New York, New Jersey, Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Palm Beach and Key West and is

expanding to the East Coast and Great Lakes this spring.


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