We said among the first to know because Bloomberg just wrote a feature about us. “The site respects Google’s Material Design principles, with white cards floating above the background and bright, well-marked buttons throughout. It makes booking a week on a yacht in Southeast Asia feel approachable and unpretentious and centralizes listings in a way that genuinely improves customer experience, even if the idea of booking a boat on the Internet isn’t something particularly revolutionary.”
Nowboat.com is here because most vacation and travel sites are for the average traveler – be it business or pleasure. Because the world of boat charters is full of sketchy companies with terrible websites, and most of those sites offer only the good old sailing. If you want to surf or snorkel on top of that you have to spend hours on Google – and still may noot find what you are looking for. We are here to change that.
“I know what you’re thinking: “Oh, so this is like Airbnb for boats!” Not really. While Airbnb’s success has attracted full-time landlords and would-be hoteliers (like in Cuba, for instance), the service is aimed at letting individuals rent space to other individuals when they’re not using it. Nowboat might have a similarly slick interface, but all of the listings are from professional tour operators and charter companies vetted for safety, eco-friendliness, and ethical treatment of workers. For various liability and insurance reasons, this model is basically a necessity. It’s more like a Hotels.com of boats.”
Nowboat.com, is the only, all-in-one platform where travelers can find the ideal seafaring vessel for their next trip, learn about travel destinations, and book kite-surfing adventures or diving experiences all around the globe. And for captains and brokers, nowboat.com offers a fully functional dashboard where they can list all their trips, manage bookings, handle deposits and promote their trips. By minimizing hassles and expediting the booking process, this efficient service lets you start enjoying your next high seas vacation with ease.
The nowboat.com team recognizes that no matter how eager you are to start your next ocean voyage, you probably want to share your good fortune with others. That is why we are implementing a program to donate a portion of revenues to nonprofit organizations which protect the ocean and environment. In the future, nowboat.com intends to take further steps towards becoming a fully sustainable business.
This platform is the brainchild of Giovanni Aless Anghini, a renowned designer, head of GAA Design Farm and an adventurous kite-surfer. Knowing what was missing, he gathered some of the brightest minds across the globe and a number of related industries to help make nowboat.com the amazing network that it promises to be. Along with Giulia Lina Callegari, Stefano Sarazzi and Sam Wong Hok Pan, the stellar team of professionals, nowboat.com will become the go-to platform for boat owners, renters and brokers. Our current partnerships include Kiteboard Tour Asia, featuring adventures with Cabrinha’s pro riders like Reo Stevens and Nick Jacobsen.
After almost nine months of continuous hard work, Giovanni and his team are prepared to reveal the beta version of nowboat.com
For more information, please see: http://www.nowboat.com
And this is just the beginning.
In the next few months, the nowboat.com team will continue to refine and improve the platform so that all who visit it will find the seafaring partners and information they are searching for. We are inviting you to be among the first to join them in this historic project through their Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign. By making a financial pledge to this exciting endeavor, you can receive perks such as a bottle of champagne, holiday to the Caribbean, $100 discount coupon, $200 discount coupon, Thailand vacation for two, or weeklong vacation to Punta Cana for up to 2 people.
To learn more about nowboat.com or to make a financial pledge, please visit: http://bit.ly/1FFhTp1
Are you ready for an adventure? You can paddleboard in Sardinia ($27/hour), take a seven-day kitesurfing workshop in the Dominican Republic ($1,800/person), or just hang out on a 56-foot Sunseeker in Thailand ($495/person). You can search by activity, location, or price.
Let’s get nauti!
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Company Name: Nowboat — Life begins at twenty knots
Contact Person: Giulia Callegari
Country: United States