Tag Archives: boat sharing

Your Boat Club partners with Groupe Beneteau

Mercury Marine and Beneteau strengthen partnership

Your Boat Club (YBC) announced the company has officially partnered with Groupe Beneteau, which will take a minority stake in Your Boat Club to accelerate the partners’ strategic national and international growth plan. YBC is the largest privately-owned boat club in the world. Its members enjoy the benefits of award-winning, personal service and access to a fleet of more than 300 fishing boats, ...

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Boats Group invests in European boat rental platform

Click&Boat, the leading boat rental platform in Europe, recently announced a significant investment from funds advised by Permira, the global private equity firm, alongside Boats Group. Founded in 2014 and headquartered in France, Click&Boat’s unique, technology-enabled platform matches boating enthusiasts with over 40,000 boats in more than 600 destinations globally, enabling them to rent a boat easily and efficiently. The ...

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Freedom Boat Club announces Midwest expansion

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Executing on its strategy to expand across the Upper-Midwest, Freedom Boat Club, a division of Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC) and the world’s largest boat club operator, today announced the official opening of its first location in Fox Lake in Illinois and plans to open another downtown Chicago location in Diversey Harbor later this summer.  Already this year, Freedom Boat Club ...

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Boating marketplace platform experiencing record growth

GetMyBoat reports record revenue

GetMyBoat, the boat rental and water experience marketplace, reported record business growth so far in 2021. According to a company press release, from January through April 2021, GetMyBoat achieved 700% year-over-year growth, with the rate accelerating each month as restrictions started lifting from the pandemic. The company also added that the growth has been entirely organic. GetMyBoat is currently reporting an ...

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Freedom Boat Club acquires New York franchise operation

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Freedom Boat Club, a division of Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC), announced that it has acquired the Freedom Boat Club of New York franchise operation and territory.  This announcement comes just four weeks after Freedom announced that it had acquired the franchise operation and territory rights in the Chicago market. The scope of the transaction includes six New York area locations covering Long ...

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Freedom Boat Club acquires Chicago franchise operation and territory

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Freedom Boat Club, a division of Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC), announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire its Freedom Boat Club of Chicago franchise operation and territory from its current owner. The scope of the transactions includes all four current Illinois-based locations and rights to build new club locations in part of Northern Illinois and portions of ...

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Dream Yacht Charter opens new base in Mexico

Dream Yacht Charter has opened a new base in Marina Las Velas, Isla Mujeres, to serve the Maya Riviera and Cancun on the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico. The base will open for bareboat and skippered yacht charters in January 2021. Maya Riviera, Cancun, is the fourth new base the company has launched this year as Dream Yacht Charter responded to increased ...

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BoatTEST announces new leasing division

BoatTEST has announced a new division called BoatTESTLEASING which will market leases in new boats for their owners. The program is modeled closely after the highly-successful auto leasing model, with appropriate changes reflecting the different nature of the usage between boats and cars.  Today, 31% of the automobiles on U.S. highways are leased, compared to 9% 20 years ago.  Further, according ...

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Boatsetter positioned for future growth with recent consolidation

The boat sharing marketplace has experienced consolidation over the past two years. In 2015, Boatsetter and Cruzin announced they were merging companies, under the Boatsetter name with Cruzin’s look and feel. And last month, Boatsetter acquired Boatbound. With the newest acquisition, Boatsetter will be doubling its inventory and entering new markets. “Our mission is to make boating available to anyone, ...

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Weekly 5: House bill aims to limit ethanol

The BI Weekly 5 is a collection of tips, news and data affecting the boating industry this week. Be sure to look for the BI Weekly 5 every week on BoatingIndustry.com. 1. House bill aims to limit ethanol Rep. Bill Flores, R-Texas, has introduced HR 5180, the Food and Fuel Consumer Protection Act of 2016, which would require the EPA ...

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