SamBoat, the online platform for referral and rental of boats worldwide, will from today integrate two very reputable boat rental agencies, LateSail in the United Kingdom and Vents de Mer in France. This activity will help support the increased demand for UK sailing holidays, and a new travel platform has made them easier to navigate and book. It also accelerates SamBoat’s ambition to become the world leader in the yacht and boat rental market. As a result, SamBoat will be on its way to conquer the seven seas, open up new horizons internationally.
This new era brings together SamBoat’s cutting-edge technological platform, with the practical and industrial know-how of Vents De Mer and LateSail, deliver an enhanced vacation experience to customers like no other.
Through this alliance, SamBoat, Vents de Mer and LateSail, with a a combined experience of 50 years, will increase the integration of new fleets of professional charter companies. Customers will benefit from a tailor-made service with high added value, thus confirming SamBoat’s position in the boat rental sector.
With ambitious growth plans, SamBoat will now have offices in the UK and France and will recruit 25 additional people to its team over the next 12 months. Revenue projections are on track to reach 30 million euros in 2021. Ultimately, the ambition is to become the world’s leading player in the yacht charter sector, with a turnover of 100 million euros in turnover by 2023, with the support of two major investors, PPF and Bénéteau.
Speaking of moving, Laurent Calando, co-founder of SamBoat, noted:
“This move is an important step in SamBoat’s ambition to become the world’s leading player in the boat rental market. This powerful combination of the technical expertise of SamBoat and the practical knowledge of Vents de Mer boating and LateSail gives us a competitive advantage. Together we will deliver the highest quality boating vacations like no other which will help us meet the growing demand for boating vacations in the UK.
Russell Stevens, LateSail Sales Director, continues:
“Our customers will benefit from an increasingly wider range of ships and destinations. They will also see more attractive prices and higher levels of support that are not usually associated with the rental boat market. “
In addition to its global expansion plans, SamBoat is also committed to the Save the Ocean project and provides each client with an eco-responsible charter to help them navigate with respect for the environment.