This week, two online boat sharing platforms, Barqo and Click & Boat, announced that they will join forces. By integrating their platforms, the Dutch and French startup want to make big waves (pun intended) in the international online boat rental sector.
With their collaboration, Barqo and Click & Boat claim to have the largest community of boat renters in Europe; as the French startup Click & Boat offers more than 4000 yachts and boats to a community of 90.000 members, Dutch-based Barqo offers over 4000 boats to a community of 30.000 members. Both startups operate in different parts of Europe: Barqo has Dutch users renting also in Spain, Greece, Croatia, Italy and is looking to reach new users from northern Europe renting in the mediterranean. Click & Boat focuses on the south of Europe, to cater to both renters and sailors, although they also offers boats and yachts from commercial renters.