South Florida Intercoastal

Member News: Boats Group

By: MIASF Staff

Date posted: Jan 27, 2021 Wed

Boats Group, a leading online classifieds marketplace and technology provider for the recreational marine industry, announced that a company backed by the Permira funds has agreed to acquire a majority stake in Boats Group from funds advised by Apax Partners. Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed.

Through its industry-leading brands – YachtWorld, Boat Trader,, Cosas De Barcos, Annonces du Bateau and Botentekoop – and integrated suite of data, marketing software and workflow tools, Boats Group’s global marketplaces connect millions of buyers and sellers of boats. Headquartered in Miami, Boats Group provides over 4,000 brokers and dealers in more than 140 countries with a comprehensive suite of technology-based marketing and software solutions, enabling them to effectively reach in-market consumers, improve their overall profitability, and manage their operations.