Detailed below are answers to the most commonly asked questions.

What is Marsbrook Boating?

We're a marketing machine for those organisations who run specialist watersports holidays and courses. For example, learn to sail holidays, windsurfing and power boat courses. For a low fixed annual fee, people can promote their holiday courses through the site to drive traffic to their own web site, increase awareness of their business, and to generate direct enquiries through marsbrook boating.

How do 'favourites' work?

Near the top of each advert (on the right), you'll see the phrase 'Add to Favourites'. Upon clicking this a link to that advert will be conveniently stored for you in the 'Your Favourites' panel in the left column. No matter where you go on the site, your favourites will always be with you. If you perform a search, you can also add holidays or courses to your favourites panel by selecting the 'Add to Favourites' link to the right of where it says 'More Details'. And the great thing with Favourites, is that should you visit the site within 30 days of storing them (& not have emptied the cache in the browser), then they'll still be there...!

When I book, who am I dealing with?

You'll be dealing directly with the watersports company. Marsbrook plays no part in the booking process as we are purely an advertising medium for specialist watersports holiday companies and course providers.

Once I book, is my holiday safeguarded in any way?

Typically businesses marketing themselves with us tend to be small, personal and specialist providers. They don't have the same overheads as large tour companies, and as such tend not to suffer from the same problems. They may or may not be part of a travel scheme offering some form of cover - this is something you should check direct with them. In any case, Marsbrook recommends you take out sufficient travel / holiday insurance to cover you for all eventualities.

Can I get a price in my local currency?

The easiest way is simply to use an online currency converter.

I haven't had a reply to my enquiry?

The best thing to do is to call the company concerned  -  you'll find their phone number detailed on the advert.

How do I subscribe to the newsletter?

On all pages you'll see a 'Join our Newsletter' panel in the left column. Simply enter your name, email address, and the displayed security code (to help stop spam) and you'll automatically be added to the list.

How do I unsubscribe from the Newsletter?

At the bottom of all our newsletters, you'll see an unsubscribe link. Simply follow that link, and your details will be removed from the database within 24 hours.

How much does it cost to advertise on

For details on current pricing, please refer to the Advertising Section.

If I want to advertise, how can I pay you?

Payment may be made in a variety of ways. Most people wish to pay by credit card and we accept all major card types. These are processed via either MoneyBookers or PayPal. You do not need an account with either option to pay by credit card. That said, if you do have a PayPal account, then you can also pay by PayPal funds transfer if you'd prefer. Alternatively you can pay by bank transfer, or if you have a bank account with a French domiciled bank, you can pay by French cheque.

I want to add my watersports courses / holidays, but you don't currently list the country or type of course I offer  -  can you help?

Absolutely. Just send us a quick note and we'll add the appropriate new category or country as necessary.

Can I advertise more than one watersports holiday / course type on the site?

You advertise as many as you need. You'll find different subscription plans to suit all situations. Our most popular package is the 3 advert package allowing you to promote, for example yacht sailing, powerboat and shorebased courses.

Can I link to you from my web site?

Absolutely! We'd love you to link to us. Please refer to the 'Link to us' area to find suitable graphics and the associated code.

Oh no! I've found a broken link! How do I report it?

We'd love you to tell us! Please use the form located on the Contact us page (and a big thank you in advance!).

Can I purchase a one advert package and promote both practical and shorebased courses?

It is possible to promote both types of course within, for example, a yachting practical advert form. However, if a customer searches on shorebased courses, you would not be found in a search so your advert would not be  as effective as promoting it separately (which would only cost an extra 30 euros plus tax and would allow you 3 adverts in total)

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