Growing Market – The global recreational boating industry is expected to hit $23.6B by 2027, growing about 6% a year.
All Eyes On Board – Boatim has a media distribution deal with New to The Street TV that will put them in front of viewers of Fox News, Bloomberg, Fox Business Network, CNN, CNBC, Newsmax, and other networks repeatedly over the next 12 months, along with digital billboards in New York City. In other words, ideal boat owners.
Have Boat, Will Travel – Boatim serves over 20,000 boating businesses. Its International Marketplace includes hard-to-find marinas and service providers, giving boaters direct access to the information, services, and goods they need, in one easy to navigate site, with over $1 billion in boat and yacht inventory.
Life is Better on the Water
That’s the philosophy behind the company that is revolutionizing the world of boats and yachts. With their much anticipated mobile app launching soon, Boatim Inc. (OTC: BTIM) is already making a huge splash in the way people buy and sell boats online.
But their ambitions go far beyond that, aiming to become the online source for “everything boat, for everything boating.” This all comes down to connecting people around this rapidly growing and high dollar hobby, and Boatim has the data, the technology, and the social media power to make it happen.
Rapidly growing market
Already valued at $16.4 billion in 2021, the global recreational boating industry is expected to grow at a CAGR of 6.2%, surpassing $23.6 billion by 2027.
High dollar hobby
While accessible to almost anyone at the lower end of the market, boating is known as an expensive hobby, with some super high end yachts selling for well over $1 billion. Spending tens or even hundreds of thousands of dollars on the right boat is common, and people are happy to pay the cost of getting out on the water.
Inefficient legacy marketplace ripe for disruption
Before Boatim’s marketplace, boat buyers were forced to rely on various old fashioned, conventional marketplaces, including classified ads, specialty magazines, and dealers who might not be giving them all the information they need. Boatim removes these barriers and connects boat buyers and sellers directly, from anywhere in the world.
The power of community
Far from just a marketplace, Boatim aims to become everything boat for everything boating. From information to community and connection, Boatim is primed to become a top source for boat and yacht enthusiasts worldwide.
Connecting boating enthusiasts at every level
The most expensive boat currently listed on Boatim is priced at $34 million, but they also have motor boats and sailboats listed in the price range for every segment of the market. Even new aspiring boaters who have yet to make their first purchase will find an increasing selection of information, community, and resources to help them take the first steps into this exhilarating hobby. The company now has over $1 billion worth of inventory listed.
International television exposure
Boatim recently announced an agreement with New To The Street TV to feature CEO Joseph Johnson on a 12 part interview series, 480 commercials over 12 months, airing 40 commercials per month across the show’s domestic and international syndications on Fox News, Bloomberg, Fox Business Network, CNN, CNBC, Newsmax, and other networks, and digital billboard ads appearing 6 times per hour on over 50 digital boards throughout the Greater New York City area. This all means huge exposure for Boatim, more customers, and big returns for investors.
How do You Buy a $34 Million Yacht?
Until very recently, that wasn’t such an easy question to answer. Sure, you could make it happen, but you often had to know the right people, make the right connections, and go through one or more third parties to track down exactly what you’re looking for.
For those of us with slightly lower boating budgets, the situation wasn’t much better. You might be stuck with a big box retailer, or resorting to the dark ages of arranging a meetup with an unknown stranger from Craigslist and hoping for the best.
Boatim Inc. saw the state of the boating market and decided to do something about it. Starting as a platform to connect buyers and sellers of boats worldwide, they are quickly evolving into a top knotch platform for everything boating online.
Still interested in that yacht? You can find quite a selection of them on Boatim’s marketplace, no matter where you are in the world. And if you’re looking for something a bit more practical, Boatim, with over $1 billion in inventory currently listed, is still your place. Even if you’re interested in joining the world of boating but aren’t sure where to begin, Boatim aims to be your go to hub to connect with other enthusiasts, educate yourself about your options, and when you’re ready, take the plunge into the exciting world of boat ownership.
While there are other options out there for prospective boat buyers at every level of the market, Boatim’s vision, Everything Boat, is to be the most trusted digital resource for buyers, sellers, professionals, and enthusiasts in the boating world.
Previously a web only experience, their innovative mobile app just launched on IOS, putting your next boat, and all the information you need to make your decision, right in the palm of your hand.
Poised to Make a Big Splash
What does this mean for investors?
Like it or not, people spend more time looking at their phones than ever before, and that includes boat enthusiasts. As much as they may say they go out on the water to get away from it all, they spend most of their time glued to their devices.
With their new mobile app, Boatim is right there with them, and that can only mean growth.
But the mobile app isn’t Boatim’s only strategy to capture the attention of an increasing number of boat buyers and sellers. They recently signed a deal with New to The Street to produce a series of interviews and commercials that will air across major networks for the next year. The deal also includes digital billboard ads appearing 6 times per hour on over 50 digital boards throughout the Greater New York City area. These prime placements are expected to increase Boatim’s exposure and grow recognition significantly.
More attention is good, yes. But attention from exactly the type of people who are interested in boating and who can afford to take the plunge into this exciting hobby is what we’re after. Boatim’s popularity and listings have already been growing, and we think this new wave of attention and publicity will really take their marketplace, and their community to the next level.
An Important Advantage
Even with everything we’ve discussed so far, you might be asking yourself, “what makes Boatim different.” We hit on this earlier when we discussed the hassle of buying or selling on marketplaces like Craistslist.
Boatim’s technology platform aims to not only connect boating enthusiasts, but provide an environment where they can communicate and transact with a feeling of safety no other platform provides.
Boatim’s transparent market lets them see the prices of similar boats worldwide, increasing confidence that they’re getting a good deal. Their technology platform helps facilitate not only connections, but also financial transactions in a trusted environment built specifically for boaters.
Boatim also recently announced a new tool to connect boaters directly with marinas. Customers can now see which boats are for sale in each registered marina, with over 2000 marinas registered so far.
Marinas can also use Boatim to communicate directly with vendors, tenants, and boaters. They can list available services, retail space, boat slips and more, allowing them to increase revenue without the costs associated with traditional promotional methods
The digital era of boating is here, and Boatim is leading the way.
A Booming Market
As we mentioned earlier the recreational boating market was valued at $16.4 billion in 2021, and is expected to reach $23.6 billion by 2027. As the marketplace connecting an increasing share of buyers and sellers, Boatim is very well positioned to benefit from every transaction that goes across their platform.
On top of this, the boating market spans every price range, from very affordable to billion dollar super yachts. While some of the very high end transactions may take place elsewhere, Boatim currently has many listings well over a million dollars, along with affordable boats for the common man. The site now boasts over $1 billion in total listed inventory.
Life Really is Better on the Water
This is the philosophy behind Boatim, but it’s also a fact that anyone who has been out on a boat has likely experienced. There’s something unique about being out on the water, whether it’s a lake or ocean.
For many people, once they’ve experienced it, they want more. This drives not only their initial boat purchase, but every upgrade and additional boat they buy from there. Boatim plans to be the go-to source for every purchase and upgrade in their customer’s boating lifetime.
And what happens when it’s time for an upgrade? Usually this means putting the old boat up for sale. Boatim is there for that as well, with their efficient functioning marketplace.
Bottom line? Whenever a boat is bought or sold on their platform, Boatim wins. They have the team, the technology, and the trust to take the top place in the world of boating online, making them the natural choice for more and more buyers and sellers each year.
More Than Just a Marketplace
Boatim aims to be “everything boat, for everything boating.” In addition to their existing marketplace, they also publish maritime articles under Boatim Magazine, help with boat insurance and financing, boat charters, and have a significant social media presence.
This strategy puts them in front of the people who care about boats and yachts, builds their trust naturally over time, and makes them the default choice of marketplace whenever it comes time to buy or sell their boat.
We expect this strategy, combined with all the attention garnered from their mobile app and deal with New to The Street, to pay off handsomely for Boatim, and for the smart investors who get on board early (no pun intended.)
Summary For Investors
Boats and yachts have been a high dollar hobby for quite some time. Accessible to almost anyone at the low end, and selling for well over a billion dollars on the high end, there is significant money in this business. It’s also a growing industry, expected to hit $23.6 billion by 2027.
Legacy marketplaces and dealers were difficult for buyers and sellers to navigate and lacked trust. Boatim solves this with their innovative app and website, and their technology that makes them a trusted platform in a sea of weak competitors.
Their media distribution deal with New to The Street TV will put them in front of viewers of Fox News, Bloomberg, Fox Business Network, CNN, CNBC, Newsmax, and other networks repeatedly over the next 12 months, along with digital billboards in New York City. In other words, ideal boat owners, and ideal future customers for Boatim.
We are very excited about what this spike in publicity will do for Boatim, and smart investors are already getting on board to ride this wave to profits in the coming years.
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Name of Issuer & Ticker Symbol - Boatim (BTIM)
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Who Paid for the Campaign & Position with Company if any - Boatim (BTIM)
Period of Campaign - 11/12/2021 - 11/12/2022
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Name of Issuer & Ticker Symbol - Boatim (BTIM)
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