Click&Boat accelerates global growth with significant investment from Permira and Boats Group

Click&Boat, the leading boat rental platform in Europe, today announced a significant investment from funds advised by Permira, the global private equity firm, alongside Boats Group.

19/07/2021 Permira

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 company has experienced significant growth over the last seven years to establish a clear, well-renowned brand and leadership position in the pan-European market.

Click&Boat boasts one of the largest supply of boats in Europe as well as the highest demand for its services through unrivalled volumes of traffic across its online platform.

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Launched in 2014 by Edouard Gorioux and Jeremy Bismuth, Click & Boat started as the Airbnb for boats, a pure digital peer-to-peer actor, and now lists boats from traditional brokerages and professional renters, as well for a fleet in excess of 35,000 yachts and bareboats. The company has been expanding its core market by addressing additional services such as week-long sailing cruises and luxury rentals, as well as offering travel agency related services. The founders’ vision for Click & Boat remains unchanged: becoming the reference actor in the boat rental market as a whole, and their energy to continue disrupting this sector is limitless.

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