Click&Boat, the UK’s leading boat hire platform, has acquired its competitor Océans Evasion, active in the boat rental industry since 1995. The acquisition comes on the back of a €4m fundraising round last year and will enable Click&Boat to consolidate its leading position in boat rental and expand the range of its services, which will now include the offering of all-inclusive boating holidays.
Boat hire website Click&Boat has shared five last-minute ‘staycation’ deals for British and Irish holidaymakers looking to stay close to home this summer. Continue reading
It’s official: hanging out with the grandparents is the height of cool this summer… Grandparents looking after grandchildren is a fact of modern life, with Age UK reporting that 40% of the nation’s grandads and grannies provide regular care for their grandkids*. It should therefore come as no surprise that ‘skip-gen’ holidays are becoming popular with Brits. In fact, boat hire website Click&Boat estimates a 30% increase in summer bookings related to the trend. Continue reading
Back in the days ‘before social media’, research showed that the winter months were the most popular for getting engaged, particularly Christmas Day and New Year’s Day*. However, boat rental website Click&Boat has looked at its booking data over the last three years** and found that a significant number of summer bookings have been for engagements, driven by the need for the perfect setting for a wedding proposal, a trend in turn driven by social media sharing that is turning tradition on its head.
In recent weeks, it’s been quite the tale of doom and gloom for millennials, those born between 1981-2000. They have been blamed for a catalogue of ills, from the dwindling reach of traditional media and the shunning of big business products and office spaces, to the demise of the traditional summer ‘party holiday’*. Yet not all travel businesses have suffered due to millennial’s changing tastes. In fact, some travel companies have positively flourished, particularly those businesses such as Click&Boat that allow for spontaneous experiences or offer a steady flow of outstanding instagrammable photo opportunities. Continue reading
Founded four years ago, the online boat rental startup Click&Boat has grown exponentially, becoming a global leader in its market. A new funding round of €4m will enable the company to accelerate its international growth even further, notably through acquisitions.
Click&Boat, a boat rental startup, has raised €4m to expand globally. Founded by French entrepreneurs Edouard Gorioux and Jeremy Bismuth, the Paris-based company has rapidly become a global leader in an up-and-coming part of the sharing economy such as p2p boating, leaving behind its domestic and international competitors. Continue reading