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Owner Dominion Enterprises
Launched 1999
Current status Online is a Norfolk, Virginia-based online advertising website. In addition to Norfolk, has operations in Seattle, Washington, Fareham, Padova and Berlin.[1] The company has websites in 9 markets and 8 languages, listing over 350,000 boats in approximately 150 countries.


  •, Inc was founded in 1999, a private, venture capital funded business located at Pier 38, The Embarcadero, in San Francisco. In August, a venture capital funding round generated 21 million dollars second-round investment.[2]
  • January 2000,, Inc. agrees from The Cobalt Group (NASDAQ: CBLT) to acquire, a popular online yachting marketplace, the first Internet content deal within the boating industry.[3]
  • In September 2004,, Inc was purchased by Trader Publishing Company,[4] a joint business venture of Landmark Media Enterprises and Cox Enterprises.
  • September 2006, Landmark Media Enterprises and Cox Enterprises split the assets of Trader Publishing and YachtWorld became part of Dominion Marine Media, a subsidiary of Dominion Enterprises, LLC which

was in turn a subsidiary of Landmark Media Enterprises.

  • January 2013, the Royal Yachting Association launched the RYA Classifieds service which is powered by[5]
  • Today, Ian Atkins is Senior Vice-President and General Manager at Dominion Marine Media which includes the three leading marine brands of YachtWorld, Boat Trader and[6]


  1. ^ Business Week. "Company Information". Business Week. Retrieved 12 December 2013. 
  2. ^ PR News Wire. " Secures $21 Million Second-Round Investment From Top Venture Capital, Marine and Technology Businesses". IBI News. Retrieved 13 December 2013. 
  3. ^ PR News Wire. " Acquires". PR News Wire. Retrieved 13 December 2013. 
  4. ^ IBI News. "Company Information". IBI News. Retrieved 12 December 2013. 
  5. ^ RYA. "RYA launches new 'RYA Classifieds' powered by". Royal Yachting Association (RYA). Retrieved 13 December 2013. 
  6. ^ Dominion Enterprises. "Company History". Dominion Enterprises. Retrieved 12 December 2013. 


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