Boat rental on the internet, consolidation of the sector continues

Click&Boat buys Captain'Flit and its boat rental service with concierge service

Click&Boat, an online pleasure boat rental company, acquires its competitor Captain'Flit. Another step towards the birth of an international leader? This is the ambition of Edouard Gorioux, co-founder of the site who also wants to diversify his offer.

Captain'Flit goes under Click&Boat flag

Click&Boat announced the acquisition of its competitor Captain'Flit in mid-July 2018. The internet boat rental company has acquired the company's assets, including the website, customer and contact base, as well as the Captain'Flit brand at the helm of the Caen Commercial Court. Founded in 2015 in Normandy by Thierry Faure and Etienne Blondet, the rental platform offered a fleet of around 500 boats and employed 4 people.

Consolidate the boat rental sector on the Internet

Created in the course of 2010, the rental of pleasure boats from private individuals through specialized platforms has given rise to many start-ups. The sector is now entering a phase of concentration. After the opening to professional rental companies to diversify the offers, we are witnessing a series of takeovers to ensure external growth. After Sailsharing in 2016, Click&Boat bought Captain'Flit. " This takeover contributes to the consolidation of the sector and to our ambition to become the international leader in boat rental on the Internet. " explains Edouard Gorioux, co-founder of Click&Boat.

Concierge offer

Captain'Flit distinguished itself on the market by its network of professionals locally managing the fleet of private boats through a concierge service. " Click&Boat wishes to rely on the forty or so janitors by offering them to work with us. The boats currently on Captain'Flit will be offered on Click&Boat. As for the future of the Captain'Flit brand, it could be revived in another form to highlight the concierge service. "says Edouard Gorioux.

Strengthen the territorial network

Historically established in the Channel ports, Captain'Flit's fleet is a good complement to Click&Boat's," says its founder. " It gives us a greater presence in France and strengthens our territorial network on the Channel coast. Historically established in the Channel ports, Captain'Flit's fleet is a good complement to Click&Boat's," says its founder. "

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