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Click & Boat raises €1 million to spread its Airbnb-of-boating mantra

Peer-to-peer boat rental for travellers, Click & Boat, has caught the eye of Olma Fund investment fund and sailed to a €1 million round.

The company says the capital will be used to expand the service in other European territories and create new services.

Click & Boat was created in 2013 in France by Edouard Gorioux and Jeremy Bismuth, with the idea of creating a platform so that owners cam make money from their boats by renting out to travellers.

It has so far raised €1.7 million and says there is another round in the offing soon.

Rival brand Sailsharing was recently acquired by Click & Boat for an undisclosed fee.

The company currently has some 8,000 boats on the platform in 22 countries.

It has alreadyhandled 22,000 rentals this year and claimns to have secured €10 million in turnover.

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Kevin May

About the Writer :: Kevin May

Kevin is senior editor and a co-founder at Tnooz. He was previously editor of UK-based magazine Travolution and web editor of Media Week UK from 2003 to 2005.

He has worked in regional newspapers (Essex Enquirer) and started his career at the Police Gazette at New Scotland Yard in London. He has a degree in criminology, a postgraduate diploma in magazine journalism and publishes his first book - a biography about Depeche Mode - in 2017.

 

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