Boats.com

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boats.com
Web address www.boats.com
Commercial? Yes
Registration Optional
Available in 8
Owner Dominion Enterprises
Launched 1999
Current status Online

boats.com is a Norfolk, Virginia-based online advertising website. In addition to Norfolk, boats.com 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.

History[edit]

  • boats.com, 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, boats.com, Inc. agrees from The Cobalt Group (NASDAQ: CBLT) to acquire YachtWorld.com, a popular online yachting marketplace, the first Internet content deal within the boating industry.[3]
  • In September 2004, Boats.com, 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 boats.com.[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 boats.com.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Business Week. "Company Information". Business Week. Retrieved 12 December 2013. 
  2. ^ PR News Wire. "Boats.com Secures $21 Million Second-Round Investment From Top Venture Capital, Marine and Technology Businesses". IBI News. Retrieved 13 December 2013. 
  3. ^ PR News Wire. "Boats.com Acquires YachtWorld.com". 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 boats.com". Royal Yachting Association (RYA). Retrieved 13 December 2013. 
  6. ^ Dominion Enterprises. "Company History". Dominion Enterprises. Retrieved 12 December 2013. 

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