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Ride-sharing service Uber takes to the water

UberBOAT will take people across the Bosphorus Strait, the channel that separates the country's European and Asian sides.

As a way to celebrate the Uber's first anniversary of operating in Istanbul, the ride service is launching UberBOAT and partnered with luxury sea transport company Navette-Tezman Holding.

UberBOAT will take people across the Bosphorus Strait, the channel that separates the country's European and Asian sides, according to Tech Times.

"Today, on the day of our one-year anniversary in this unique city that bridges two continents, we're launching UberBOAT. We partnered with the leading luxury sea transport company Navette to bring you UberBOAT in Istanbul," Uber said on a blog post.

Just like the car service, fares on the UberBOAT will depend on the chosen destination and the cost will depend on the number of riders on board. Each boat can hold six to eight passengers.

Last summer, Uber partnered with Boston Harbor Cruises to offer water services in in that city.



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