Joint Technology Integration Makes It Easy to Choose and Book Marinas
Online or via Mobile App
NEWPORT, R.I. & CASTINE, Maine–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#ActiveCaptain—Dockwa,
Inc., the marina reservation platform which connects boaters to
marinas online and by app, and ActiveCaptain,
the popular online interactive cruising guidebook for boaters, are
joining forces to develop a single online ecosystem for marina reviews.
This partnership and product integration allows boaters to review
marinas after a marina reservation is booked through the Dockwa platform.
“As the leading online forum to allow for instant, crowd-sourced boater
updates and reviews, ActiveCaptain has been a technology leader in the
boating industry for nearly a decade,” said Mike
Melillo, CEO at Dockwa. “We’re excited to have engineered a system
to bring boaters and marinas an enhanced ability to submit reviews, as
well as provide broader visibility into a marina’s quality of service.”
Boaters can now contribute reviews of their marina experience on Dockwa,
which will be automatically shared on the ActiveCaptain website. The
integration also allows them to use a mobile app to share reviews on the
The integrated online reviews inform boaters when they are making a
decision on which marinas to book, while providing marinas valuable
feedback in order to improve the boater experience and ultimately
“Dockwa is the only company that gets the boating reservation model
right for both marinas and boaters. No one else comes close,” said Jeffrey
Siegel, Co-Founder of ActiveCaptain.
announced a $2 million round of seed funding, sourced through 70
percent of its pre-existing investors.
Founded in 2006 by Jeff and Karen
Siegel, the ActiveCaptain community now has more than 250,000 users who
freely share information. For more information, visit: https://activecaptain.com
and follow on LinkedIn.
Founded in May 2015, Dockwa is an
award-winning, marina operations platform which connects boaters to
marinas in real time, online and by app. Boaters download the free iOS
or Android app or log in online and then search, explore, reserve and
pay for their reservations in a matter of minutes. Marinas then use the
Dockwa platform to confirm the reservation, collect payment and deposit
the customer’s information into their intelligent database with a single
click. Headquartered in Newport, RI, Dockwa rapidly expanded along the
Eastern Seaboard in its first year with a growing marina network of more
than 400 marinas and more than 20,000 boaters. Dockwa is now expanding
into the Great Lakes region, the West Coast and beyond. For more
information, visit: https://dockwa.com
and follow on LinkedIn
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Tracy Wemett, +1-617-868-5031