A healthy year for the Boats Group

Boats Group is riding high on the back of a strong European recreational marine market Boats Group is riding high on the back of a strong European recreational marine market

A classified marketplace and marketing solutions provider is enjoying healthy sales results thanks to a strong European recreational marine market.

As a consequence, Boats Group is making investments in personnel and technology have enabled the business and its revenue to grow substantially in 2017.

“This strengthening of boat sales activity in Europe is clearly driving many more boat shoppers to our sites,” said Dan Belton, sales director, Boats Group UK.

“Used boat prices have been on an upward trajectory and many leading manufacturers are enjoying healthy order books.”

More staff

The company has increased its’ headcount by 21% in 2017. New members of staff have been added to the company in sales, account management, technical support and product development. The team now numbers 52 specialists based at offices in Fareham (UK), Barcelona (Spain) and Padova (Italy).

Boats Group was acquired by Funds advised by Apax Partners in July 2016, when it was given a company rebrand and had its corporate headquarters relocated to Miami, USA.

The company operates the popular recreational marine brands Boat Trader, YachtWorld, boats.com, CosasDeBarcos and YachtCloser, Boats Group.

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