BoaterRated Partner Business Program
October 4, 2011

BoaterRated, LLC, which operates the leading independent marine business review website where boaters rate and review boating businesses, today announces the launch of its BoaterRated Partner Business Program. The Program offers marine business owners valuable tools for managing their business's referral network and online reputation at no charge, in addition to enabling users to find service providers that are focused on customer satisfaction.

"There are three main benefits to enrolling as a BoaterRated Partner Business," said Carl Schellbach, Partner of BoaterRated LLC. "One is that all reviews of a business are sent to the boating business owner for easier awareness and management of their online reputation. Another benefit is that BoaterRated will provide tools and tips in a new "Partners Only" newsletter to help marine business owners build customer referral programs that attract new boating customers.

"The greatest advantage to being a BoaterRated Partner Business - and to doing business with one," continued Mr. Schellbach "is a 14 day reconciliation period for reviews submitted with fewer than three stars. In the case of such reviews, we alert the BoaterRated Partner and ask if they'd like to contact the reviewer prior to the review being published. If so, we get in touch with the reviewer to determine if they're open to the contact. If they are, the business owner has the opportunity to make it right with the customer prior to the review going live. Again, the only one who can pull or alter a review is the author. We offer no assurances other than that BoaterRated maintains its status as an objective source of reviews of local marine businesses that can help users of boating services find the good ones."

The BoaterRated Partner Business Program is available to boating businesses that claim their business listings on and point their customers to the site's "Virtual Dockside" to post reviews. To enroll in the Program, a marine business owner or representative need only create a free user account on, list and claim their business, and request enrollment. Once the claim request is approved and the BoaterRated Partner Business badge posted on its website, the business becomes a BoaterRated Partner Business eligible for the program's benefits.

By enrolling as a BoaterRated Partner Business, marine businesses exhibit a commitment to customer service and openness to customer feedback. Boaters can feel confident that when they see the BoaterRated Partner Business badge, they're dealing with a business that values its customers and works hard to exceed expectations.

Additional benefits to visitors to the Virtual Dockside and BoaterRated Partner Business Program will be offered as the technology becomes available.

BoaterRated, LLC owns and operates, the leading independent marine business review website where boaters can offer ratings and reviews of local boating businesses across the United States and beyond, and where those businesses can easily enhance their "get the word out" efforts. For more information visit and explore!