Published on: 14 January 2021
British Marine member Borrow A Boat
has started the year with a bang after launching a new crowdfunding campaign
on Seedrs on 4 January, and clearing their target on the first day.
Founder Matt Ovenden thinks that there are a lot of people yearning for boating and travel in 2021: 'We think that there is clearly a huge amount of both pent-up spending but also pent-up demand for travel and boating out there. January is typically a time when people look towards the summer and begin to think about boating and holidays, but this year is like no other with so many people who weren't able to get away or get on the water in 2020 as much as they wanted to.'
As the end of the pandemic comes into view with the vaccine and monumental efforts across the UK kick in for a huge roll out this side of Easter, it seems people are daring to dream that they may be able to go on holiday or go boating in 2021. Matt comments that for those who can look past the pandemic and are willing to book, now is also a great time to book a charter: 'January is always a good time to book, and this year there are more amazing deals than ever on borrowaboat.com,
as many boat owners and operators have dropped prices further and offer various COVID rescheduling measures and reduced discounts. Now is the time to lock in that dream charter you perhaps thought was out of reach.'
The crowdfunding fundraise is still open on Seedrs for anyone to invest, and can be accessed here.