The UK-based boat hire platform, Click&Boat, has acquired its competitor Océans Evasion. The acquisition comes on the back of EUR 4 million (USD 4.46 million) 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.
“Océans Evasion offers 7,000 boats around the world.”
The company will now add a dozen of experienced employees to its current staff of 115, based in its three offices in Paris, Marseille and Miami. Océans Evasion’s team will remain in Lorient, a former submarine base that has become a yacht racing hub, effectively becoming Click&Boat’s fourth office.
“In the coming months, our digital expertise will boost the visibility of Océans Evasion’s brand, as well as the user experience of its customers. Océans Evasion offers 7,000 boats around the world that perfectly complement what we do at Click&Boat,” said Jérémy Bismuth, co-founder of Click&Boat.
The acquisition will allow the company to achieve a turnover of EUR 50 million (USD 55.79) in 2019.