Founded by two French entrepreneurs, Edouard Gorioux and Jérémy Bismuth in 2013, Click&Boat a boat hire platform is built on a simple idea. Millions of boats remain idle at ports around the world, incurring maintenance costs for their owners. The platform matches boat owners who want to earn extra income with sailing enthusiasts who can rent a boat at surprisingly low costs.
In an attempt to expand its market, the ‘Airbnb of seas’ startup has recently acquired Scansail, one of its main competitors in Germany. Post-acquisition, the German company will continue to operate as a separate brand, based in its current HQ in Hamburg.