Incrediblue Sets Sail to Reshape Sea Tourism
Two months after its beta launch, incrediblue, a booking service connecting yacht and sailboat owners with sea lovers around the globe, announces today its official release and a €100k seed round by the Openfund.
Currently listing 200 boats in 35 locations, with fees ranging from €25 to €1.000 per person per day, incrediblue’s unique fleet is growing rapidly. Popular destinations across Greece, Croatia and Turkey are already being served, along with various hidden gems in places like the Azores. Incrediblue also recently welcomed small boats to navigate cities like Amsterdam and Berlin.
For the first time in the industry, guests are able to directly connect to boat owners, review boat profiles with real photos and book online in a simple and secure way. Payment options provided include bank transfer and credit cards. Boat owners can register their boats for free and use incrediblue’s easy to use platform to manage their prices and bookings. Incrediblue is free for guests, while boat owners’ charges are limited to a commission per booking, that remains significantly lower compared to the broker industry standard.
Antonios Florakis, incrediblue founder, said: “Most people perceive boat related activities as a luxury. Incrediblue is on a mission to empower everyone to enjoy unique, safe and memorable sea related experiences, anywhere in the world”.
Openfund, a pioneering early stage venture capital fund, officially announces its first investment of €100k in incrediblue. George Tziralis, partner, added: “Incrediblue already serves as our holiday mode of choice. We are excited to be working together with a great founding team to bring this service to a much broader audience and change the sea tourism landscape.”
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- February 27, 2013