MariApps Marine Solutions has purchased a major shareholding in US-based OnboarD, a provider of software solutions for the cruise industry.
Digital technology company MariApps acquired 60% of the shares under the new agreement. Existing shareholders, Chris Daly and Jimmy Lopez, retain the remaining shares and continue to lead OnboarD.
MariApps, a member of the Schulte Group, together with OnboarD, have opened a new office in Miami, Florida together with other Schulte Group entities, including cruise software specialist Rescompany Systems (Resco).
All of the companies will collaborate to enable OnboarD and its partners to offer the industry a comprehensive range of maritime solutions and state of the art shipboard products, according to the company.
“MariApps is delighted to add OnboarD to our portfolio of companies, as we find a good synergy between Resco and OnboarD, both focusing on the cruise market. This also opens the door for MariApps and Resco to expand their marketing and business development capabilities in the US, which is one of the largest markets for shipmanagement and cruise operations,” said MariApps Marine Solutions group CEO, Sankar Ragavan (pictured).
“We are pleased and excited to have reached an agreement with MariApps, which positions OnboarD to continue meeting and exceeding the expectations of our customers,” said Jimmy Lopez, OnboarD’s Managing Partner.
“The agreement is an exciting milestone for OnboarD as we begin the next phase of our evolution. With MariApps’ support we are confident that OnboarD can expand its market reach and be better positioned to deliver value to our customers,” he added.