Established in 1998, Boatshop24.co.uk has become the UK’s favourite online marketplace for finding, buying and selling the very best new and used boats available in the UK and further afield. Over the years, the site has adapted to find new innovative ways to connect boat buyers with sellers and to provide a state-of-the-art platform for brokers and private sellers alike to easily create the attractive adverts their boats deserve. In 2021, Boatshop24.co.uk was acquired by Boats Group, the leading group in the online sale of recreational boats, from Friday Media Group.
In 2010, Boats.com, YachtWorld and Boat Trader joined forces as the three leading marine websites to form Boats Group (then operated as Dominion Marine Media). In July 2016, Boats Group was acquired by Apax Partners and then by Permira Funds in February 2021. Boats Group's brands - Boat Trader, YachtWorld, boats.com, iNautia, Cosas De Barcos, Botentekoop, Annonces du Bateau, Boats and Outboards, Boatshop24 and Boot24.com - are the world’s leading online boating marketplaces, connecting the largest global audience of boat buyers with top sellers and manufacturers. For nearly three decades, Boats Group has helped its industry partners sell more boats faster and provided unmatched support with a comprehensive suite of online business solutions, including proprietary web-based contract management tools, and premier digital marketing strategies and services. Owned by the Permira Funds, Boats Group is based in Miami, Florida in the United States with co-headquarters in Fareham, England, and additional offices in Padova, Italy and Barcelona, Spain.
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