Charter Boats have always collected Release of Liability Waivers from passengers prior to boarding, and the State of California mandated that in addition to normal boarding waivers, that Charter Boats also collect signatures from passengers stating that they are Covid-19 negative.
Collecting waivers was already a logistical nightmare. On busy days, this means collecting and verifying hundreds of physical signatures. Then, per California Law, these signatures have to be stored for 3 years. For a landing like Ventura Sportfishing, this could mean over 100,000 paper documents in storage. And if they ever needed to demonstrate that they collected a specific signature, that could be over a day’s work just to locate.
This was another headache piled on top of a mountain of work. The new owners were starting to get overwhelmed by it all, and they knew they needed to find a better way to consolidate all of these issues.
We were already working with several fishing charters and whale watching companies …
Providing marketing, design, and search engine optimization services – and through this working relationship, they would explain all the technical and logistical issues they were experiencing.
As we looked deeper into the charter boat business we saw that hundreds of boats out there experienced many of these same dilemmas. Too much administrative work and too many things chewing away their profits.
Because there is a software development wing to our business, we decided we could help the Travel and Tourism industry, and immediately we could help Charter Boats, Whale Watching, and Deep Sea Fishing experiences.