Borrow A Boat Group Announces Acquisition in the United States
LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Market leader in boat rental and yacht charter, Borrow A Boat, announces the acquisition of peer-to-peer charter platform KellyBoat, establishing itself firmly in the United States- United, with an in-person office to better serve its fastest growing customer base.
The acquisition of KellyBoat will continue the growth strategy in the United States which, to date, is the fastest growing market for the company. Boat rentals will focus on New England and Palm Beach, and with exciting expansion plans in the fourth quarter and beyond.
Borrow A Boat is proud to manage an extensive platform of yachts and boats in sought-after boating regions, and Kelly’s expertise will allow them to add even more vessels to New York, Chesapeake Bay, Cape Cod, Rhode Island, Fort Lauderdale and Miami, plus the Great Lakes.
Kelly Shea Lyden, founder of KellyBoat, says “Borrow A Boat has been recognized as an innovative and fast paced leader in the global boat rental market. As the first acquisition in the United States, we are excited to bring their boundless energy and successful technology to the American market. »
Matt Ovenden, Founder and CEO of Borrow A Boat, says: “The combination of Kelly’s local knowledge and our technology gives us a powerful platform to expand into the United States, and we have aggressive growth targets as we view it as a key market for Borrow a Boat. Since its launch in America last year, we have generated unparalleled interest from the American boating public who have well and truly embarked on the Borrow A Boat offering, allowing it to become one of our markets to the fastest growing in the world.
Customers can choose from a variety of vessels, including sailboats, powerboats, riverboats, RIBs, catamarans, schooners, luxury yachts and superyachts. With the wide variety of boats available, customers can rest assured that they are receiving a selection of choices at the most competitive prices.
For more information on Borrow a Boat, visit www.borrowaboat.com.
Notes to editors:
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Borrow A Boat CEO Matt Ovenden is available for an interview or comment upon request.
About the Borrow a Boat group:
Borrow A Boat Group is now the fastest growing boat rental group in the UK, made up of multiple brands and platforms including: the Borrow A Boat platform – an open boating platform for boats of all kinds for charter, with over 45,000 listings, Helm – an organized premium charter holiday market, and Barqo – the leading Dutch boating market.
Borrow A Boat Group is growing on multiple fronts and in multiple countries, with an active presence in the UK, US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the Netherlands and France, and boats for rent in over 65 countries.