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Borrow A Boat, the ‘Airbnb’ of boats, smashes crowdfund, elevating over £3million

Borrow A Boat, the ‘Airbnb’ of boats, smashes crowdfund, elevating over £3million

Borrow A Boat, the UK’s main boat rental and yacht constitution market, has immediately closed their most profitable crowdfunding spherical up to now, elevating £3,017,030 from 670 traders.

The elevate brings the enterprise’ lifetime crowdfunding whole to over £7.8 million.

Founded in 2017, Borrow A Boat has entry to over 45,000 boat leases and yacht charters in 65+ international locations together with the UK, the Mediterranean, the Caribbean, North America, and South East Asia.

The elevate follows accelerating development and revenues in 2022, enlargement into a number of new international locations and three acquisitions within the final 12 months of opponents Helm, Barqo and Beds on Board. The enterprise is presently planning a world first for a ship constitution market – to IPO.

Matt Ovenden, CEO & Founder of Borrow A Boat says: “In 2017, when Borrow A Boat was launched, the yacht constitution trade was stagnant.

“We have all the time believed that boat rental must be as simple as reserving a resort, flight or prepare, so might see the chance the approaching market revolution afforded each boat house owners and prospects.

“Despite launching this spherical amidst the backdrop of accelerating rates of interest, inflation and the chance of recession, now we have now efficiently accomplished our greatest ever elevate, bringing our lifetime crowdfunding whole to £7.8 million.

“The large success of this crowdfund, 402% over goal, is evident recognition of our development and progress in direction of our goal of constructing boating accessible for all. It exhibits the assist, from traders, for our plans to develop {the marketplace} internationally.

“Going ahead we’ll proceed to innovate and disrupt – true to our mission to make boating extra accessible, inexpensive, versatile and inclusive for all, to assist drive participation, and make chartering a ship easier, wherever you might be on this planet.”

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