Boats Group acquires Boatshop24 & Boats and Outboards marketplaces

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Boats group, the tech group behind the largest online marketplaces for boats have recently announced their acquisition of, and in Germany. The acquisition is said to be a step in strengthening their consumer engagement and global expansion.

“England and Germany are major boating nations and represent important markets in the global leisure marine industry. Acquiring Friday Media Group’s leading online boating marketplaces was an attractive opportunity for us to widen our reach to more water enthusiasts and accelerate our international plan for growth. We look forward to not only providing our newest partners with leading customer service and an expanded range of products that are proven to help sell more boats, but we are eager to offer more boating consumers around the world a world-class shopping experience.”
– said Sam Fulton, CEO, Boats Group

The marketplaces connect a huge audience of global boat buyers and sellers. The acquisition will give those already using the platforms better access to international markets thanks to the ability to list and market on any of their platforms around the world.

“We are very pleased to have reached this agreement with Boats Group on this important transaction. The development of our boating brands over recent years has been a big success story for FMG. In handing over the reins, we allow ourselves to focus and heavily invest in a streamlined set of strategic technology initiatives elsewhere in the organisation. It’s an exciting and significant day for our customers, Boats Group, and Friday Media Group!”
– Sam Kidger, CEO, Friday Media Group



Boats Group acquires German marine marketplace Boot24

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