Boat rental app Click&Boat has acquired its main competitor Nautal or n°2 in the European market. The acquisition has added more than 360 boats in UK sites such as Galway, County Leitrim, Cheshire and Lancashire. The Click&Boat group now employs 150 employees and connects a community of one million users around the world.
The acquisition of the Spanish competitor Nautal comes just four months after the acquisition of the German company, Scansail. It is a testament to Click&Boat’s excellent health, which has achieved more than 100% growth each year over the last five years and offers a new opportunity to accelerate its international expansion while widening the gap between its competition. The fleet has grown from 35,000 to 45,000 boats.
What does this mean for the United Kingdom?
-Increase of 360 boats in the United Kingdom that benefits from Click&Boat’s resources.
– Popular UK destinations:
- An increase of 117 boats in South-West England for the Click&Boat group.
- An Increase of 82 boats in Hampshire for the Click&Boat group.
“Click&Boat and Nautal share many values and commonalities. With the acquisition of Nautal, Click&Boat opens a new chapter in its development which allows it to reach a critical size promoting optimal quality of service. We are shaping the yachting of tomorrow together, making it accessible to as many people as possible.” explains Jeremy Bismuth, co-founder of Click&Boat.
With an additional 10,000 new boats, notably in the UK, Netherlands, Spain, and Germany, Click&Boat is continuing to expand its consumer offer, illustrated by skippered charters. The desire to escape post-lockdown can be seen in the latest figures. A 60% increase in bookings made in France was noted on Click&Boat in June 2020 compared to the same period last year. The average length of rentals is up 11%, proof that the trend is to take a long way while taking one’s time. In just 6 years, Click&Boat has made five acquisitions: Sailsharing, Captain’Flit, Océans Evasion, Scansail and now Nautal. This comes at a time when Spain happens to be the company’s fourth largest market after France, Italy and Germany.