Over the past couple of years, Skipr.net has developed into a service which is valued by an ever increasing number of boat owners, their friends and family. Since this time last year, we’ve doubled the number of registered users, introduced the first version of our Smartphone/iPhone App, built more social features into the boat pages and implemented many “under the hood” enhancements.
Skipr.net has been a ‘labour of love’ since 2005 and the plan is to continue to expand its reach and functionality. While we feature some advertising and sponsorships (thank you, Boat Books), we now need profesional assistance with the website, which is beyond what we can afford with only modest advertising income. So we’ve been considering various options for getting funds to invest in the further development of Skipr.net.
After much deliberation, we have decided to:
- Continue to offer use of Skipr.net for free, we want to be open to all comers.
- Implement a Skipr Plus programme with additional benefits for those who are willing to contribute to the continued operation of Skipr.net
- Offer special for-a-fee functionality for clubs who run special cruise events.