boats.com, founded in 1999, is the largest search engine in the marine industry worldwide, with more than 230,000 boats in 144 countries. Its powerful URL makes boats.com is positioned as the first source for everything related to boating: news, tutorials, articles, videos, quizzes and boat ads. boats.com offers shipyards and its network of distributors marketing the most effective tools to promote and sell new and used boats worldwide.

boats.com born as private start-up in San Francisco, California, to promote the Internet boom in the marine industry. In January of 2000, boats.com acquired YachtWorld, signing the first agreement in the marine industry for Internet content. A few months later, boats.com expanded its offering in the European market. Ian Atkins opened the first office in Fareham, England, to launch the portal in European markets. websites dedicated to UK, Germany, France, Spain, Italy and the Netherlands were created.

boats.com was acquired in 2004 and in the next six years was devoted to the creation and publication of editorial content, video, tests and ads ships worldwide, ranking as the website where to find all information about the seamanship. In 2010, boats.com, YachtWorld and Boat Trader joined forces as the three major nautical portals to form Dominion Marine Media.

Currently, Ian Atkins is the Chairman of Dominion Marine Media, the group that includes the four leading brands in the marine industry: YachtWorld, Boat Trader of US property, boats.com and Cosasdebarcos. Dominion Marine Media continues to generate programs to help brokers, works to provide innovative services and develop more sophisticated customers and potential buyers technologies.

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