Borrow a Boat – the UK’s first peer-to-peer boat charter company – has launched a new platform which will bring thousands of boat owners and boating enthusiasts from across the world together. With up to 90 percent of boats left sitting in docks completely unused, Borrow a Boat aims to connect people who want to get out on the water for less, with boat owners interested in turning their boat into a business which can pay it’s own way. Billed as "the Airbnb for Boats", Borrow a Boat currently offers boat charterers over 4000 charter options across 40 countries – and they aim to have over 10,000 choices later this year. Charter options range from small day boats to luxury £1m plus yachts and everything in between available for as little as a few hundred pounds a day to tens of thousands of pounds for week long bookings. Matt Ovenden, the Founder of Borrow a Boat, said “we are really excited about the launch of the new platform, which is a one stop shop for any one wishing to charter out a boat. Our aim is to make boating accessible for all and dispel the myth that you need to be a celebrity or millionaire to take out a yacht on the high seas”. Matt continues, “I’ve been sailing my whole life and it’s always amazed me how many incredible boats end up just sitting in docks because their owners don’t have time to sail them; and yet there are thousands of people who happily pay and would love to make use of those boats if only they could. It occurred to us there was a gap in the market for an easy to use platform that would make borrowing a boat easy – which is how we came up with the idea for Borrow a Boat”. For more information about how you can get on the water for less visit

The Northern and Western Boat Shows are delighted to announce a new headline sponsorship deal with Dream Yacht Charter that includes launching a competition to win a days’ sailing with Alex Thomson, on the record breaking HUGO BOSS. Everyone who enters the competition will also receive 2 free pontoon tickets to either the Northern or Western Boat Shows worth £12.40 (£5 per ticket plus £1.20 fees).

The Northern and Western Boat Shows have a spectacular line-up of power boats, cruisers, narrow boats, sailing boats and marine businesses that will be on show at Liverpool’s waterfront on 23-25 June, at the heart of the Mersey River Festival and at Bristol Harbour on 21-23 July, at the heart of the Bristol Harbour Festival. To enter the competition to win a days’ sailing with Alex Thomson, on the record breaking HUGO BOSS, go to and for further details on the Shows’ go to or

As the world’s largest charter company Dream Yacht Charter currently offer 850 boats in 47 global locations. Dream destinations to suit every sailor include brand new bases in Sardinia, Sicily, Sweden and Puerto Rico. Other Dream choices cover the Caribbean chain from Cuba down to the Grenadines, and the entire Mediterranean is yours to discover. Explore the favourite sailing grounds and enjoy new and innovative adventures.

Dream Yacht Charter is the pioneer of the exclusive By The Cabin Charters where you can rent a cabin with your own private facilities. Professional crew manage all the sailing, and a gourmet chef prepares all onboard meals from fresh local products. On occasion, crews even catch fresh Tuna or Mahi-Mahi right from the catamaran! You can sit back and enjoy a much more laid-back pace, one that allows you to soak up the sunshine and indulge in the great sailing brought by tropical trade winds. The By the Cabin Catamarans’ shallow draft allows for entrance to exclusive anchorages and special snorkelling spots that are inaccessible to larger cruise ships. Prices for this dream holiday start from as little as £595pp.

For the ultimate experience, a private Luxury Crewed Yacht Charter is the pinnacle of all-inclusive: a floating five-star hotel where you are the only guests. Spend each day your way, allowing your dedicated crew to show you the best of your chosen destination.

If you are thinking of buying a Yacht, Dream Yacht Sales operate a range of ownership programmes for virtually every yacht manufacturer. Currently you can own a brand new Bavaria 34 for a down payment of £36k. You will receive 8 weeks' owner usage, no bills at all and you will have access to 40 of Dream's global locations - as well as all this you still save 40% off RRP. For full terms and details of all other Dream Ownership Programmes and yachts available please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

If you wish to sail in home waters, Dream can help with that too. The UK head office in Port Hamble Marina on the picturesque River Hamble provides ideal access to the Solent. Here you'll find a fleet of 35 boats available for bareboat, skippered and corporate charter, including a matched fleet of Oceanis 37s & Beneteau First 40s available for single or multi boat charters. So if you want to take part in prestigious sailing events such as Round The Island Race or Cowes Week or simply wish to sail around the beautiful Solent visiting its numerous ports and anchorages, please get in touch today.

There are no limits with Dream Yacht Charter. For further information on any of the above please visit or call 023 80 455527.


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Bristol's biggest FREE event, the 47th Bristol Harbour Festival takes place on Bristol's harbourside 20-22 July 2018
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Time to claim FREE Pontoon Tickets to the Western Boat Show 20-22 July 2018



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