Thames Boat Sales

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Thames Boat Sales is a combination of Penton Hook Marine Sales in Chertsey and Bray Marine Sales near Maidenhead. The joint hosted website needed to separate the two marine sales locations, and integrate with their current hosting company’s database of pre-owned boats (Marine Trade Media).

The user was the priority with the site design, and a number of innovations were included – the most successful of which has been the Boat Cost Calculator, which calculates the cost of mooring any boat, river licence fees and survey fees.

The Extranet/CMS allows video uploads, news and event and produces an automated e-newsletter for sending to their customer base. As the data is derived from both a local SQL Server and MTM’s own firewalled database, the use of XML/XLS is used comprehensively to integrate all the data before displaying it on the page.