Clearwater Marine partners with Agapi to launch a new boat club concept in Menorca

Pressrelease July 27, 2021

Clearwater Marine, Menorca’s leading marine business, has partnered with Agapi Boat Club, pioneers in subscription boating services, to create a smarter way for boaters to enjoy all the pleasures of high-end boating – at a fraction of the cost of traditional ownership. 

Agapi Boat Club Menorca presents a prestigious subscription boat club model and a variety of membership styles that allow clients to select a fee plan to reflect their choice of boat models, level of usage and service requirements as well as access to Agapi Club Centres in multiple locations, including Mallorca and Marbella.

Three of Clearwater’s premier brands will be represented by the Club, Nimbus, SACS and Saxdor. The award winning Saxdor 200 is fast, stylish, fun to drive and very practical, making the dream of getting out on the water a reality for everybody. The twin-stepped, sharp entry hull and 115HP outboard engine provides efficient, smooth riding and quick acceleration. With seating for four and a large fore sundeck this is the ideal boat to explore the Calas of Menorca, picnic and watersports.

Many feel that a RIB is the ideal day boat… and add in a little Italian style and attention to detail and our SACS Strider 700 is the perfect solution, providing the handling and performance to really enjoy the freedom and exhilaration of being at sea.  Whether planning a blast across the water, enjoying watersports, or a leisurely cruise to a favourite anchorage, the Strider 700 really delivers. With plenty of space for guests and gear, easy handling and lots of equipment, the 700 provides a thrilling but relaxing day.

The Nimbus T9 is a nine-metre day boat, perfect for Mediterranean day boating.  Designed for maximum enjoyment on board, whether at the helm, at lunch or enjoying water sports. The T9 has the T-Top configuration with electric canvas roof to provide shade when needed, is packed with amenities and has a comfortable cabin with separate heads. The boat is fitted with a single 300hp Mercury Verado which delivers a strong performance and has a bow thruster for easy handling. A perfect boat to explore the idyllic island of Menorca.

The alignment of Clearwater Marine with the Agapi Boat Club, which already boasts a network of over 5 Centers and 20 harbours based in Sweden, Finland, UK, Crete and Spain creates a powerful and unique proposition for the new Club; attracting a wide range of interest from new boating entrants, corporates and ‘born again boaters’ who in past have rejected the time pressures, cost and responsibilities of owning and maintaining a boat but who now want to get back to the boating life they loved. 

Commenting on the association with the Agapi Boat Club, Paul Kilvington, Head of Marketing & Client Relations, said “With a broad portfolio of premier, prestige brands and a strong reputation for excellence, it was essential to partner a business that truly reflected our ethos and values. The Agapi Boat Club provides the perfect fit.” He continued “Agapi offers the kind of club we aspired to run and the cutting edge service systems to back it. We found many shared values between our two organisations including our ambition to offer a more sustainable way of boating, a requirement for professionalism, respect for customers, staff and suppliers and a deep understanding of what delivering a first-class service means.” 

Responding to these comments Agapi’s CEO, Peder Asplund said “We are a fast growing company looking for growth – but in the right way and with the right partners. Clearwater Marine’s cultural values mirror those of our own brand and we particularly value the company’s ambition, commercial agility and respect for the environment. We could not have chosen a more fitting partner to bring the Agapi Boat Club concept into the Balearics and we look forward to the success of the Agapi Boat Club Menorca

 

Clearwater Marine

Located in frontline offices in the heart of the Port of Mahon, Clearwater Marine was the first dedicated yacht broker office to open its doors in Menorca. The business started with the sale of a jet bike in 2004 and 17 years on, the company offers new sales from many of the world’s most prestigious brands, including Princess Yachts, Nimbus, Chris-Craft, SACS and Saxdor. Clearwater also has the best selection of pre-owned boats for sale anywhere on the island. A new showroom, with a Boat Toy Shop has opened this year selling SeaBob, GoCycle, Onean Carver X and Mecanorem Trailers. Clearwater Marine is not all about sales. A full range of services include, berths, care, maintenance, storage and charter. In essence the company provides everything to support lifestyle on the water. 

 

Agapi Boat Club

Agapi’s vision is to create a new type of boating life focusing on freedom, simplicity and environmental sustainability. They do this by challenging traditional thinking around boating. Since the launch of their first Agapi boat in 2010, the company has won several national and international awards. Created to be at the forefront for demanding boaters, in 2013 Agapi launched an offering of “Lifestyle boating solutions” inspired by business models based on sharing economy. This offering evolved into Agapi Boat Club, today one of the pioneers and most advanced subscription-based boating services worldwide.

Agapi Menorca Centre and Boats