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Global Franchise Opportunity

Backed By a Leading Brand

With A Proven Reputation

The Yellow Boats were established in 2009. They have grown to be a flagship and multiple award-winning brand in the Tourism Industry, leading the way with unique water sightseeing tours.

The Yellow Boats have been awarded the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence and Travellers’ Choice every year. This prestigious award places The Yellow Boats in the top 10 best things to do consistently. They are also one of the only companies in the segment to have been inaugurated into the TripAdvisor Hall of Fame.

The Yellow Boats fleet are exclusively top-of-the-line Ribcraft rigid inflatable boats, designed to exacting specifications in the United Kingdom and powered by the latest generation engines.

The Yellow Boats are constantly growing and adapting their product to the world, venturing into new countries, cities and throughout the region. They were founded in the UAE and are expanding this product knowledge throughout the globe.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a typical size of The Yellow Boats unit?

The size of a typical The Yellow Boats unit will consist of minimum 2 boats to 5 boats. The Yellow Boats serves multicultural middle to high-end income customers.

How much does the Franchise fee cost?

The initial franchise fee for an Individual franchise unit is AED 105,000.

For the area development franchise fee 3 units and above (a 20% discount fee will apply (instead of AED 315,000 for3 units) the discounted amount is AED 252,000.

EventFranchise FeeRemarks
Upon SigningAED 168,000Includes franchise fee for the 1st & 50% of the next 2 units.
Upon opening 2nd unitAED 42,00050% balance of the franchise fee.
Upon opening 3rd unit.AED 42,00050% balance of the franchise fee.
TOTALAED 252,000

What is the initial investment cost for an individual unit and what is the anticipated ROI?

The initial investment for an individual unit ranges from AED 1,400,000 to AED 3,350,000 this includes Franchise Fee,Top of the line Ribcraft Rigid Inflatable Boats, Training, Initial Working Capital and more. The anticipated ROI depends on location and other factors however it is anticipated to be less than 3 years.

How much is the fee for continuing support services “Royalty Fee”?

The royalty fee is 7.00% of your gross sales (excluding taxes, before discounts) and is paid monthly. This fee entitles you to use of The Yellow Boats service mark and distinctive system, marketing assistance, business development and more.

Will I have exclusive territory?

The Yellow Boats grants an exclusive territory for a minimum of 3 units and is agreed on a case-by-case basis.

In the case of an Individual agreement, there will be a minimum radius to prevent cannibalisation between units.

What about advertising?

The Yellow Boats name and reputation is an important part of our business. You will spend at least 3% of your gross sales per month on local advertising. In addition, if we should establish fees for a Marketing fund, you will be expected to make marketing fund contributions of up to 2% of your monthly gross sales.

How much Training is provided in The Yellow Boats Franchise System?

Initial assistance provided by The Yellow Boats will include the following franchisee training programs:

Phase 1:
– Management will provide franchisees with approximately 5-7 days of initial training at headquarters or a specified location. The training will begin approximately 6 to 9 weeks before the franchisee is scheduled to open for business.
– Training will pertain to administrative, operational, and sales/marketing matters, as well as on-the-job training. This training will be provided for the franchisee and 1-3 designated attendees.

Phase 2:
– Experienced trainers from The Yellow Boats will provide on-site training for a period of 7 days to assist the franchisee in the commencement of operations.

What is the term of The Yellow Boats franchise agreement?

The initial term of the franchise agreement is 5 years from the date the agreement is signed. The franchise is renewable for 4 additional terms of 5 years each, for a total of 25 years.

What are the support programs provided by The Yellow Boats franchise?

Operational Support – The Yellow Boats Management will provide ongoing training and support in many areas critical to the success of the franchisee’s business, including unit operations and maintenance, customer-service techniques, product ordering, suggested pricing guidelines, quality standards and administrative procedures.

Site Selection – The Yellow Boats Management will provide franchisees with clear guidelines for a suitable location.

Marketing Support – The Yellow Boats coordinates development of advertising materials and strategies for the benefit of all members of the franchise network. It also provides franchisees with consumer marketing plans and materials for use at local or regional level, and retains the right to approve all local advertising materials that the franchisee chooses to develop.

Purchasing – The Yellow Boats Management or its affiliate will negotiate quantity discounts on behalf of all its members, passing some or all of these savings on to the franchisees.

Accounting/Audit/Legal – Reporting directly to administration, this department is responsible for the financial and legal oversight of franchisees.

Internal Support – The functional areas of training, purchasing, franchisee communications, and research and development are typically included in such a department.

Ongoing Research and Development – The Yellow Boats continues to research methods and techniques for franchise operations (including purchasing and promotional schemes) that enhance unit-level profitability.

Overall Program Oversight – The Yellow Boats Management will provide the overall coordination and planning for the entire franchise system.

What is my next step?

Simply complete the Franchise Application Form and return it to us. Upon receiving the form, we will contact you.

Franchise Application Form