Europe’s leading online marina booking platform enters the Italian market


Europe’s leading online marina booking platform enters the Italian market

Blue Water App, Europe’s leading online
marina booking platform, announced this week that it entered the Italian
market, which is the start for the launch of the Blue Water App services in the
Mediterranean. MP Network, one of Italy’s largest management companies for
marinas and the creator of the new MPN marinas network, signed a partnership
agreement with Blue Water App to link its marinas to the international online
booking platform. Blue Water App expects to sign up more than 30 Italian
marinas in 2018. This means that boaters in Italy will be able to search, book
and pay for their berth in only a few clicks with their mobile phone and without
language barriers. Blue Water App is a unique booking tool, because it can be
integrated with the marina management systems and allows boaters to select
their berth in most participating marinas. Marinas prefer to work with Blue
Water App, because its advanced technology gives the marinas real time
information about arriving and departing boats, which is valuable information
to optimize the occupancy rates and improve work flow.

“This is an exciting moment for us, because
it is the start of our expansion in the Mediterranean region, which will allow
Blue Water App boaters to use our services in Southern Europe and which will
increase our network of users and partnering marinas”, said Christiaan Drent, founder and CEO of Blue
Water App. “

“We are very happy to partner with Blue
Water App, because this is part of our strategy to offer the best available
technology to our marinas so that they can improve their operations and
generate new business”, said Enrico
Bertacchi, CEO MP Network.

Blue Water App

Founded in the Netherlands in 2013, Blue
Water App is a cloud based online booking platform, which connects boaters and
marinas. Today over a hundred marinas and more than 17,000 boaters use Blue
Water App. The iOS or Android app can be downloaded free of charge and users do
not pay any additional fees other than the listed berth price. Blue Water App
offers boaters a simple and fast way to select and secure their berth and to
book and pay with a few clicks in four different languages. No more paperwork
is needed because all crew and boat data are sent automatically to the marina.
Marinas use Blue Water App to receive payments in advance and in a secure way,
to increase their productivity through real time arrival and departure data of
boats and to market their marina to new local and international customers. In
December 2017 Blue Water App finalized a second investment round and welcomed
Joris van Wijk as Managing Partner, based in Italy. After consolidating its
leading position in Northern Europe, Blue Water App is launching a new upgraded
app and expanding in the Mediterranean, UK and Germany.

Blue Water App is participating at Boot
Dusseldorf 2018 in hall 14 stand H11

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