Boatbound founder Aaron Hall calls Chicago “No. 1 in the demand market” for the peer-to-peer boat sharing platform for good reason.

“As it defrosts in Chicago, people want to be on the water,’’ he said. Between the thousands of slips along the Chicago lakefront, the iconic beauty of the lakefront and distinctive downtown skyline, and the multitude of things to do on the water during the boating season, his assertion makes sense.

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