Borrow A Boat Wins ‘Boldest Marketplace’ at 2022 BOLD Awards

Borrow A Boat Wins ‘Boldest Marketplace’ at 2022 BOLD Awards
25th April 2022 James Brooke

Borrow A Boat Wins ‘Boldest Marketplace’ at 2022 BOLD Awards

Borrow A Boat, Britain’s leading boat rental and yacht charter marketplace, has taken home the ‘Boldest Marketplace’ award at this year’s BOLD Awards, which took place on Friday 22 April in Venice.

(L-R: Matt Ovenden, CEO & founder of Borrow A Boat and Jason Gasparro, COO of Borrow A Boat)

The awards, which recognise companies, projects and individuals in the digital economy who are leading the way for positive impact, saw Borrow A Boat scooping the top honour in the marketplace category for their work in connecting boat owners and renters on a global scale.

Founder and CEO Matt Ovenden commented: “After a tough few years for the travel industry, it’s just brilliant that our tireless work connecting boat owners and renters has been recognised by the BOLD Awards.

“At Borrow A Boat, we’re on a mission to disrupt the boating industry, bringing affordable and flexible boating experiences to the mainstream, while generating extra income for boat owners.

“The next step for us is to achieve a world first for a boat charter marketplace – to IPO in 2022. This follows a string of successful crowdfunding rounds, acquisitions and country expansions.”

Borrow A Boat currently has access to over 45,000 boats in more than 65 countries worldwide, and now sits comfortably as one of the world’s leading yacht charter and boat rental marketplaces.

Borrow A Boat is part of the vanguard of companies digitising the global charter market which is set to be worth $30bn annually by 2027.


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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 45,000 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 marketplace.

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