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Old 13 March 2018, 10:06   #1
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Just a introduction

Hey Ribbers !

Hope this is the right place to post this thread and if it is not, I'll remove this post. As this is the commercial section of Ribnet, I just wanted to make a small introduction of my company and have your point of view.

I work at Samboat, a marketplace for both peer-to-peer and professional RIB rentals. Think of us as the Airbnb for boats.

Many companies exists in this market and most of them are doing great. In late 2017, Forbes named us "World leader", yoohoo ! Money speaking, $35 million in booking requests was handled in 2017 by Samboat.

Anyway, however the last 3 years we've been focusing on the French and Med market. This year however, we are expanding globally ! Historically, Samboat was only open for peer-to-peer rentals. We made a change in November and opened our platform to every professional.

I would love to have your opinion as a commercial operators. Would you put your RIB for rent in such a marketplace ? What are your point of view about this kind of company ?

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Old 13 March 2018, 15:08   #2
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I would love to have your opinion as a commercial operators. Would you put your RIB for rent in such a marketplace ? What are your point of view about this kind of company ?
I'd offer my very particular set of skills charter operation in any marketplace that I felt would bring a return. I wouldn't "swap" my RIB unless it was for a (much needed) kidney. Interesting business concept you have there! If you are thinking of promoting it on RIBnet then you should carefully read our "terms & conditions" governing Commercial (trade) Posting here: RIBnet supporters and Trade members
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Old 15 March 2018, 08:57   #3
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I'd offer my very particular set of skills charter operation in any marketplace that I felt would bring a return. I wouldn't "swap" my RIB unless it was for a (much needed) kidney. Interesting business concept you have there! If you are thinking of promoting it on RIBnet then you should carefully read our "terms & conditions" governing Commercial (trade) Posting here: RIBnet supporters and Trade members
Thanks for your feedback Willk and for the terms and condtions avoir Commercial Posting. Definitely gonna subscribe.

Actually, regarding your comment this is exactly how Samboat started. We noticed that most of the RIB and sailboats are used 15 days / year. Basically, people were loosing money with it. This business concept allows every captain to bring a return.
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Historically, Samboat was only open for peer-to-peer rentals. We made a change in November and opened our platform to every professional.

I would love to have your opinion as a commercial operators. Would you put your RIB for rent in such a marketplace ? What are your point of view about this kind of company ?
I suspect that in the UK and Ireland, all rental is classed as Commercial, and as such, all boats so rented would require Coding - at least for use "at sea".
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Old 16 March 2018, 08:27   #5
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I suspect that in the UK and Ireland, all rental is classed as Commercial, and as such, all boats so rented would require Coding - at least for use "at sea".


And renting not at sea means youd potentially have local authority licensing to contend with.
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And renting not at sea means youd potentially have local authority licensing to contend with.
Whatever DID happen to Pedalo Swan Lady then?
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I have been told that in Greece "RENT RIB business" can't offers RIB owned by private person. It have to be their (this "Rent RIB") company asset.

Or they can offer other "rent rib" companies boats.
So I can't imagine how it can be like AIRBNB in Greece.

If such business allows people to rent boat for reasonable price it's OK with me. But I do prefer local companies who can help just in case (Rent RIB business have to has service boat) or replace boat.
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As has been said, I suspect coding/insurance issues will play havoc with anyone wanting to "lend" their boat in return for money/reward.

I note that even people wanting to airbnb their moored yachts in marinas are now being looked at for coding requirements.

Probably OK in the rest of Europe as we are the only ones that follow the rules
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The Jobsworths will be forming an orderly line!
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Probably OK in the rest of Europe as we are the only ones that follow the rules


You mean our own rules? The ones in the UK merchant shipping act? A piece of legislation that originally goes back to 1894 to protect the safety of mariners and the public?
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