LocationTanzania, Tanzania Areas

Sector - Sales & Services

Asking Price
Monthly Profit
$ 0
Asset Value
$ 110,000
Stock Value
$ 0
Yearly Net Profit
$ 0


Two ocean crafts that are established at a well known tourist island This offers business opportunities in the tourist market

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Fully describe the business's activities?

Boat excursions and private charter

Fully describe the business's activities?

Boat excursions and private charter
The main assets of the sale will be the two boats

How does the business operate on a daily basis?

This tourism business has two boats that is used for excursions on the beautiful Zanzibar archipelago .
They are catering for full or half day cruises for individuals and groups
Guests will be treated with memorable full day program that includes seeing the local wildlife , giant turtles , snorkeling , old colonial buildings , white beaches & memorable sun-downers - a perfect way to explore Zanzibar at it's best .

Private groups can charter the boats for the 3 island tour or private functions
Private boat charters offer the advantage of individual programs, timings and destinations. Guests can even in most cases be collected from the beach at their hotel
Private charters also allow to provide individual meal requests such as seafood or local dishes and drinks of the guests's choice

The boats can also be chartered for shorter or longer distance excursions
Deep Sea fishing /Scuba diving /Sailing boats & Dhows is outsourced to reputable specialized operators

( note that the seller is primary selling the boats ... not the income statement )

What competition exists?

The Aquana is the only excursion boat of its kind in Zanzibar
There are not many licensed boats available in Zanzibar

It is difficult and expensive to get boats to Zanzibar - this is keeping competition from entering this market

How could the profitability of the business be improved?

Dedication and building a good reputation

Give a breakdown of staff/ functions/ length of service?

The Skipper is responsible for :
Safety equipment, crew, fueling, lubricants, pre-departure checklists, cleaning, maintenance (contracting freelancers), provisioning (food and beverages), guest handling

Do any have management potential?


How involved is the Owner in running the business?

The owner is involved - unless a good manager is appointed
Currently he only visits 3 x per year from Switzerland
He is responsible for the admin / marketing / strategic decision making

What are the main assets of the business?

Aquana is the only twin deck excursion boat of its kind in Zanzibar (with ample shade, solid seating and tables, private toilet & change room, shower, twin deck, walk around capability, swimming platform, cool drinks, two Mercedes engines.
15000kg displacement
The Aquana is custom built and unique, and the only one of its type in the whole of Zanzibar/East Africa. An excursion boat licensed for 45 passengers is very valuable, especially if it is made from fiberglass and has twin engines with low fuel consumption
Valued at about US$ 65 000

The Celebrity One is a fast Gulf Craft 31ft cruiser for up to 10 private passengers boasting ample seating, a private toilet, twin outboard engines, cooler boxes, an important sun awning, swimming ladder and more
5000kg displacement
The Gulf Craft one can for example compare in (UAE)... search for a 32ft open with twin outboard engines and you will find prices between 20' and 40'000.- $ ... and on this, add a minimum of 10'000 $ cargo cost to bring it to Zanzibar

Valued at about US$ 39 000


Uniquely positioned in the tourism market of Zanzibar
Competitive edge to have the sea crafts ON LOCATION in Zanzibar


Require better supervision on site


Since there is little competition , more options can be added to the list of activities during excursions
List the business on AirBnB Experiences for better scope


Since there is little competition , more options can be added to the list of activities during excursions
List the business on AirBnB Experiences for better scope


No serious threats was identified by the Seller


No threats was identified by the Seller

What is the reason for the sale?

The present owner is in Europe and is busy with other projects


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Arie Roos

LocationSouth Africa

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