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Our Story

Our passion for boats, the sharing economy and for designing authentic and beautiful experiences led us to found Boataffair. As boat owners ourselves, we realized how little we take out our motor yacht and how this beautiful experience can be easily shared with other passionate boaters. We knew that if there was a secure process with a trusted partner, we would rent our boat out.

For this reason, we created a boutique platform with an emphasis on all things quality. Within our team, we speak eight languages fluently and have an extensive network in the start-up and the boating industry. It is our belief that we open up opportunities for boat owners and boat seekers by connecting them on boataffair.

Our verification process ensures that like-minded people with the same values are connected, boats are used more to their full capacity and boat seekers will be able to enjoy an authentic and smooth experience without having to own their own boat.

 

Our Values

Our values are trust, reliability and quality.

Trust among all users is the most important factor in the sharing economy and we achieve that through verified reviews and carefully selected boats. Reliability is offered through our secure payment system and a very well-engineered website.

Quality is assured by our personal ambition as we have high expectation towards quality and we implement this on our boutique platform.

Co-founders

A few words about our two Co-founders

Adrian Walker, Owner & CEO

  • MBA Imperial College London
  • Swiss Chartered Accountant
  • 2 years of experience in Venture Capital
  • CEO for a Swiss start-up for 18 months
  • 5 years at PwC, Zurich
  • Languages: English, Swiss German, German, Spanish and French
 

Adrian is responsible for the strategic direction of the company as well as business development activities internationally. As an owner of a motor boat Adrian is passionate about enabling others to share their experience on the water.

Natalya Zubova, Owner & COO

  • MBA Imperial College London
  • MSc E-Commerce
  • 7 years as Business Development Executive at a FTSE 100 company, London
  • 2 years as Head of Business Development in start-ups
  • Languages: English, Russian and Ukrainian
 

Natalya is responsible for driving all things operation, our marketing strategy and the technical team. Having taken many sailing classes in her life Natalya is committed to make this activity accessible in a transparent way.