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“Uber for Boats” has almost a thousand boats for rent in Croatia

Written by  Mar 24, 2017

According to the growing demand on the French start-up digital platform for renting boats in Europe in 2017, Croatia placed as the second, just behind France, whilst the number of vessels in Croatia tripled since the end of the last season to nearly a thousand, reported the Click&Boat headquarters in Paris.

Click&Boat or the so-called ''Uber for boats'' is one of the major internet platforms for renting boats in Europe, which arrived in Croatia last summer. It had more than 600 boats in the country in 2016 and after a few months of doing business in Croatia and 500 boat bookings, business growth in 2017 is reasonably expected.

‘‘Our thousand boats represent around 10 percent of the total number of available boats on the platform. So far, more than 10,000 people sailed the Croatian side of the Adriatic with Click&Boat, and we expect this number will tenfold in the next two years'', said Dubravka Puljak, the Click&Boat manager for Croatia.

Puljak also points out that such expectations are based on the growing popularity of Croatia as a destination for renting boats, as well as on the increasing number of vessels for renting in Croatia, adding ‘‘That is why Croatia is the second most requested destination on the platform, after France''.

Furthermore, the Click&Boat manager for Croatia also reveals that the most popular type of vessel/boat for rent in Croatia are sailing boats, and not only during the high summer season, but practically throughout the whole year. In addition, the most numerous renters in Croatia on the Click&Boat platform are coming from Germany, France and the UK.
Puljak also emphasizes that according to the latest data for the first two months of 2017, Click&Boat registered 2 million viewers on the platform on which every two minutes one vessel/boat is reserved.

''Every year we record a business growth, and even though we launched the platform in Croatia last year, we are very satisfied with excellent feedback from customers and boat owners, as well as with their high scores for rentals in Croatia'', concluded Puljak.

The French start-up was launched in Paris in 2013 and since then it has become one of the strongest internet platforms for private boat renting (''yacht charter''). Currently the company employs 22 people; it has 8,000 vessels of various types in 22 countries worldwide and about 80,000 members.

The Voice of Dubrovnik


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