Get Afloat with Own A Boat

Get Afloat with Own A Boat
10th September 2021 James Brooke

Get Afloat with Own A Boat

Borrow A Boat relaunches innovative sister brand Own A Boat.

Borrow A Boat, Britain’s leading boat rental and yacht charter marketplace, has today announced the relaunch of Own A Boat. Originally unveiled in 2019, Own A Boat allows you to purchase a boat through the Borrow A Boat platform, and to place it with one of the platforms trusted charter operator partners, who will rent out the vessel when you’re not using it. In line with its mission to make boating more accessible, inclusive and affordable, the relaunch of this innovative sister brand offers prospective boat owners the chance to fulfil their dreams of purchasing a boat.

Boasting flexible finance options, partnerships with over 1,000 charter companies and the opportunity for charter revenue from day one, Own A Boat offers the industry’s’ most accessible model for boat ownership.

Borrow A Boat CEO, Matt Ovenden, says “The cost of owning a boat is prohibitive for many, so to be able to open up the joy of boating and boat ownership through Own A Boat is a huge privilege.

“The unrivalled combination of flexible finance and through Borrow A Boat, existing partnerships with 1,000+ charter companies, enables owners to not only experience the perks of boat ownership for themselves, but also to earn revenue from the get-go.

“Own A Boat takes all the stress out of the purchasing process and is the natural next step for the wider Borrow A Boat brand. And, on a personal level, we’re looking forward to introducing boating to a whole new audience.”

Founded in 2016 and launched in 2017 by entrepreneur Matt Ovenden, Borrow A Boat has access to over 35,000 vessels in 65+ countries, and offers peer-to-peer listings as well as boat rental through traditional charter companies. On a mission to make boating more accessible, affordable, flexible, and inclusive, Borrow A Boat pioneered peer-to-peer boat charters, helping boat owners generate extra income from their vessel and reducing the high costs of boat ownership, including maintenance costs and marina fees.

For more information on Borrow A Boat, visit
For more information on Own A Boat, visit


Join the Borrow A Boat team at Southampton Boat Show, Stand J154, Ocean Hall, Friday 10 September at 1pm:
The Borrow A Boat team look forward to sharing a number of exciting new announcements following a year of accelerating growth and revenues in 2021.

Visiting media are invited to join us for a glass of fizz and the opportunity to talk to CEO of Borrow A Boat, Matt Ovenden, on the all latest developments in the company, including expansions, acquisitions, crowdfunding and more.

To arrange an interview with CEO of Borrow A Boat, Matt Ovenden, please email the team: [email protected]

Notes to Editors:
Borrow A Boat CEO, Matt Ovenden, is available for interview or comment upon request.

For further press information, please contact:
Olivia Hazelden-Kingdon | Elsa Findlay | Jo Kendall
Rooster PR
T: +44 (0) 20 3440 8930
E: [email protected]

About Borrow A Boat:
Launched by boating enthusiasts in 2017, Borrow A Boat is on a mission to make boating more accessible, affordable, flexible, and inclusive for all through both traditional yacht charter companies and peer-to-peer yacht charter. Peer-to-peer charter enabling boat owners to offset the high costs of boat ownership by reducing maintenance costs and marina fees, whilst offering consumers more affordable and flexible boating experiences.

With over 35,000 boat rentals and yacht charters available in 65+ countries including the UK, the Mediterranean, the Caribbean, North America, and South East Asia, Borrow A Boat is the leading yacht charter platform.

Borrow A Boat facilitates boat rental from just £40 per day, sailing yachts from £1,000 per week and luxury motorboats and superyachts, under Borrow A Boat Plus, from approximately £10,000 per week.

Boats of all types are available for rental, including sailboats, motorboats, riverboats, RIBs, catamarans, gulets, superyachts and luxury yacht charters. Customers can choose a boat with or without a skipper, depending on their sailing experience.

All boats meet the stringent safety and insurance codes, standards, and regulations for yacht chartering in their respective locations.

For more information, or to make a booking, visit the website