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BiblioTech Acquires Top Boating Site

BiblioTech, which claims to be one of Europe's fastest growing Internet companies, has acquired AboarD, a leading boating and yachting destination once voted 'best UK Internet site' by a leading business magazine.

Established in 1995, AboarD has become a focus for the marine market. One of its main features is called 'The Marketplace,' where other companies can showcase their services. Another is 'The Nauti-Links,' which has over 5,000 marine-related listings together with marketing, advertising and PR services.

AboarD will now be merged into BiblioTech's other communities which include the highly successful schoolmaster community to which schools from 25 countries belong.

"We are very excited to have acquired AboarD as a leading site for the boating community," said Nabil Shabka, BiblioTech's managing director.

"AboarD has much synergy with BiblioTech's objective to create online communities for different markets. We are now able to offer AboarD users and clients even more community-based interactive tools as well as an overall enhancement to the service."

Among AboarD's clients are some of the major Super Yacht boat builders in Europe, including Abeking and Rasmussen, Hakvoort Shipyard, Her Shine Marine, Lurssen Yachts, and Sunseeker.

"Most of our customers are already convinced about the future of the Internet in this market and come to us in search of a company able to manage their web sites professionally," said AboarD's founder, Mauricio Garcia Ponte.

AboarD has grown its business by providing expert web site management to companies that need to concentrate on other activities.

The terms of BiblioTech's acquisition of AboarD were not disclosed.