The boat rental market


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In 2017, France had more than 500,000 active recreational boats, 4 million recreational boaters and 9 million casual boaters according to the Federation of Nautical Industries

After a sharp decline in the nautical sector due to the 2008 economic crisis, the recovery is underway, with a passion for boat rental rather than for sale. The boat rental market is growing strongly. The vast majority of rentals take place at sea, but some rentals also take place on lakes and rivers.

Many young innovative companies have seized the potential of this market and now compete with traditional rental-management agencies by offering to connect individuals interested in boat rental via Internet platforms.


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