Borrow a Boat Celebrates Significant Summer Bookings with Southampton Boat Show Takeover

Borrow a Boat Celebrates Significant Summer Bookings with Southampton Boat Show Takeover
10th August 2022 Samantha Anderson

Borrow a Boat Celebrates Significant Summer Bookings with Southampton Boat Show Takeover

  • Borrow A Boat returns to the Southampton Boat Show following their busiest-ever sailing season, with over 4,500 people taking to the water this summer
  • Britain’s leading yacht charter marketplace to take over the Quarterdeck Bar which will be renamed the Borrow A Boat Quarterdeck Bar & Restaurant
  • Plus, a new champagne and oyster bar on behalf of specialist charter brokerage, Helm – acquired by Borrow A Boat in 2021.
  • Attendees will be offered the opportunity to win a yacht charter in Croatia!

Following their most successful ever summer, Borrow A Boat will once again play a prominent part in the Southampton International Boat Show from the 16-25 September with the announcement that the Quarterdeck Bar will now be renamed the Borrow A Boat Quarterdeck Bar & Restaurant.

The UK’s leading boat rental and yacht charter marketplace will take over the flagship waterfront watering hole, turning it into an oasis of Borrow A Boat blue. Located right above the pontoons, the Borrow A Boat Quarterdeck Bar & Restaurant will offer a relaxed environment and plenty of seating overlooking Europe’s largest purpose-built show marina. Also in the tent will be a new champagne and oyster bar, run by specialist charter brokerage, Helm – acquired by Borrow A Boat in 2021.

Borrow A Boat will further increase their boat show presence be offering the chance for one lucky attendee to WIN a yacht charter in Croatia on a Sun Odyssey 490 in May 2023.

Matt Ovenden, CEO & founder of Borrow A Boat says: “The Southampton Boat Show is always a highlight of the British boating calendar, and we are proud to be returning with a takeover of the waterfront Quarterdeck Bar.

“It has been an incredible year for Borrow A Boat, with over 4,500 people taking to the water this summer alone as well as the successful completion of our recent crowdfunding round. Not to mention expansion into several new countries including the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and more recently France, as well as the acquisition of three competitors – Helm, Barqo and Beds on Board.

“As the pioneer of peer-to-peer boat charter we’re excited to continue our global expansion with even more country launches and exciting acquisitions, as well as planning our world first IPO – all with the aim of bringing choice to everyone, making the world of yacht charter accessible, affordable, flexible and inclusive for all.”

For more information on Borrow A Boat, visit www.borrowaboat.com.

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Notes to Editors:

Join the Borrow A Boat team at Southampton Boat Show on Friday 16 September at The Borrow A Boat Quarterdeck Bar & Restaurant:
The Borrow A Boat team look forward to sharing several exciting new announcements following a year of accelerating growth and revenues over the last 12 months.

Visiting media are invited to join the team for a glass of fizz and the opportunity to talk to CEO & founder of Borrow A Boat, Matt Ovenden, on the latest developments for the business, including expansions, acquisitions, crowdfunding and more.

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

Please ensure all links are to the UK Borrow A Boat website: www.borrowaboat.com

For further press information, please contact:
Rosie Crass | Olivia Hazelden-Kingdon | Elsa Findlay
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 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 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 www.borrowaboat.com.