One year after a fundraiser of 4 million euros, Click & Boat announces the acquisition of its competitor Océans Evasion, with a presence in the market since 1995. This strategic acquisition strengthens its position as a leader in boat rental and expands its field of action through the launch of new services.
The acquisition of Océans Evasion (formerly SPI Location, a historic boat rental agency) by Click & Boat follows the successive acquisitions of its competitors Sailsharing and Captain’Flit. This action allows Click & Boat to benefit from an experience of more than 20 years in the rental of sailboats and catamarans worldwide.
The history of Océan Evasion as well as its strong knowledge of professional rental companies around the world, its experience in high-end cruises with or without crew and its innovative vision of nautical tourism have prompted Click & Boat to carry out this strategic operation .
Océans Evasion, expert in yacht and catamarans rental.
The Océans Evasion adventure continues through Click & Boat, a commercial contributor, but above all a digital showcase to highlight the experience, the quality of the boats and the knowledge of exotic destinations, one of the great strengths of the acquired company.
“The spirit of Océans Evasion will continue with Click & Boat. His mastery of digital themes fits perfectly with the experience of Océans Evasion for custom navigation in distant countries,” says Jean-Michel Guyomar, co-founder of Océans Evasion with his son Antoine. Click & Boat also acquired the travel agency “Oceans Voyages”, which was part of the same group and offers an all-inclusive experience (aircraft, hotels, transfers, etc.)
Click & Boat, future travel agency of the sea.
With 115 employees in three offices in Boulogne-Billancourt, Marseille and Miami, the Click & Boat team has been reinforced by a dozen employees with this acquisition. The historic team of Océans Evasion will remain in Lorient and will be the fourth office of the startup. “The digital experience of Click & Boat will also increase the visibility of the Océans Evasion brand and the experience of its customers in the coming months. Oceans Evasion offers 7,000 vessels worldwide that perfectly complement the current Click & Boat offer,” explains Jérémy Bismuth, co-founder of the startup. This acquisition will allow the company to reach a turnover of 50 million euros for the year 2019.
Click & Boat helps to make navigation accessible to as many people as possible through its offer of private * and professional boat rentals. The company will now propose an all-inclusive offer to organize your holidays at sea on a single platform. “Our ambition is to make Click & Boat the gateway to your vacations, where it will be possible to schedule, in a few clicks, all your free days at sea, from the plane ticket to hotel nights as well like the boat rental of your dreams “says Edouard Gorioux, the other co-founder of Click & Boat.
A dedicated team within Océans Voyages will accompany future sailors who are all-inclusive enthusiasts. It will continue to operate from Lorient La Base, an old submarine base that has become Offshore Racing Pole.