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Who are we

Boataffair is a boutique boat matchmaking company, that connects quality boats with the right person. Our unique platform enables boat owners and boat seekers to rendezvous online. Our big promise is a quality experience for both parties and we enable boat seekers to find the right boat that suits them.

 

What makes us a boutique company

  • We visit and vet each boat in person or through a trusted individual from our immediate network
  • Our local concierge welcomes you and we ensure that the handover of the boat is smooth before and after the rental. You are in good hands
  • Our boats live up to our own high standards in terms of quality and safety
  • As a boat owner, you can choose to let us handle most of the work before a rental by taking our "Premium boat owner" service package. Contact us to find out more

 

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. Our network, our boats and our partners will ensure your experience of the highest standard. We want to open opportunities for boat owners and boat seekers by connecting them on boataffair. Our vetting 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. Within our team we speak 7 languages fluently and have an extensive network in the start-up and boating industry.

 

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.

 

Our Values

Our Values are Trust, Reliability and Quality. We believe that trust among all users is the most important factor in the sharing economy. We are proud to be partners with deemly, an online reputation site that shows trustworthiness of users. In addition, we put in place a secure payment system and offer a Swiss insurance scheme. We digitize trust and make interactions reliable and secure for all platform users. It is our goal to create a win-win situation for everybody within the nautical tourism ecosystem.