Boating also lends itself to collaborative consumption.
A few months after its creation in Bordeaux, SAMBOAT, the boat rental platform for private individuals with insurance, is proving to be a success after its first season.
Based on the observation that “a boat remains unused most of the time and that, with high operating costs and low use, boating is ideally suited to collaborative consumption”, the founders developed a platform that allows owners “to make their boats profitable in a safe way”.
A partnership with AXA Yachting Solutions has been established for this purpose.
To accelerate its development, the two founders are planning to carry out a first fundraising operation using a crowdfunding platform in order to develop the website and mobile applications, industrialise the process, fund a marketing campaign and speed up commercial development.
From 5 people, the workforce could rise to a dozen employees in 2018.
(Source: APS 26/09/2014)