is the leading online marketplace for buying or selling a boat. Owned by Dominion Marine Media, a division of Dominion Enterprises, merged with the European portal, in June 2011, making it the largest website of its kind with over 500,000 boats for sale in 171 countries – representing a total value of over €135 billion. is the definitive information resource for boat owners and the boating industry, providing an engaging community for anyone buying, selling, maintaining boats, or simply just enjoy boating. The website provides consumer access to information, boat listings and financial and insurance products, as well as marketing and Web services to boat builders, dealers, brokers and service companies throughout the global recreational marine industry, making it the European market leader for classified marine advertising.
Company Growth (employees)
Portchester, GB
Size (employees)
32 (est)
Boats was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Portchester, GB

Boats Office Locations

Boats has an office in Portchester
Portchester, GB (HQ)
Cams Hill

Boats Data and Metrics

Summary Metrics

Founding Date


Total Funding

$32 m


Boats Financial Metrics

Boats's revenue was reported to be £38.7 m in FY, 2016 which is a 537% increase from the previous period.

Revenue (FY, 2016)

38.7 m

Revenue growth (FY, 2015 - FY, 2016), %


Gross profit (FY, 2016)

2.8 m

Gross profit margin (FY, 2016), %


Net income (FY, 2016)

148.5 k

Cash (30-Jun-2016)

877.8 k
GBPFY, 2015FY, 2016


6.1 m38.7 m

Revenue growth, %


Cost of goods sold

4.9 m36 m

Gross profit

1.2 m2.8 m

Gross profit Margin, %


Operating expense total

338.4 k2.5 m

Pre tax profit

811.4 k198.1 k

Net Income

811.4 k148.5 k
GBPFY, 2015FY, 2016


281.2 k877.8 k

Accounts Receivable

3.1 m6.2 m

Current Assets

9 m12.9 m


980.1 k1 m


200 k160 k

Total Assets

10.2 m14.1 m

Accounts Payable

3.3 m5.4 m

Current Liabilities

9.4 m13.2 m

Total Liabilities

9.4 m13.4 m

Retained Earnings

783.8 k(41 k)

Total Equity

784.3 k743.3 k

Financial Leverage

13 x19 x
GBPFY, 2015FY, 2016

Cash From Operating Activities

(2.8 m)(624.1 k)

Cash From Financing Activities

4.3 m1.8 m

Income Taxes Paid

(49.6 k)
GBPY, 2016


1.3 m

Financial Leverage

19 x

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Boats Online and Social Media Presence

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