Le Marin, Martinique – 3/22/2023 – Say goodbye to the hassle of provisioning your boat and hello to the convenience of Appel à Tous. If you’re a sailor planning a Caribbean cruise, you know how important it is to have access to fresh provisions during your journey. That’s where Appel à Tous comes in. Appel à Tous is a new kind of shop that offers same-day or on-demand delivery of groceries, nautical accessories, beauty and chemical products, and more, directly to your sailboat or catamaran.
With the Appel à Tous app, you can easily browse their extensive list of products and choose from a wide selection of fresh, local items at prices that don’t exceed what you’d find in local supermarkets. From fresh bread and local fruit to water and sparkling wine, Appel à Tous has everything you need for your Caribbean cruise.
Currently operating in Martinique, Appel à Tous offers delivery at all major anchorages. The app allows sailors to place orders and receive deliveries within hours, ensuring that you have everything you need for your journey. In the near future, Appel à Tous plans to expand their delivery services to other islands of the French Antilles and eventually to the entire Caribbean.
Any sailor who has ever shopped for a cruise in the Antilles will know the inconveniences involved. Especially in the Caribbean, where apart from a few major ports, large sailboats and catamarans are moored at buoys located up to hundreds of miles from the shore, and the only realistic way to get your shopping to the yacht is on a small dinghy.
Indeed, larger shops in picturesque island bays are a rarity and are difficult to get to without a car. Thus, fresh ingredients often start to run out during the cruise. Appel à Tous solves this problem. “In simple terms, our app allows sailors to order all the products they need, with express delivery to any boat – whether moored at the pier or at the buoy. We have met with a very warm welcome among sailors in Martinique,” says Zoe Adamowicz, one of the founders of Appel à Tous. “I have been sailing in the Caribbean for years and have always dreamed of a service like this,” she adds.
Appel à Tous also targets those for whom sailing is not just a holiday, but also a passion and an eco-friendly sport. “Human impact on the environment is one of the biggest challenges in the Caribbean. On the one hand, we are trying to promote sailing tourism and, on the other, we want to protect nature from the pernicious effects of civilization – how to reconcile these two often conflicting goals? At Appel à Tous, we try to offer as much local produce as possible, minimize plastic and promote organizations that protect the oceans. In a few years’ time, our goal is to create a platform that connects local producers with tourists – supporting islanders on the one hand, and providing sailors with as many local flavors and authentic experiences as possible on the other.” – says Moritz Bratzke, the second founder of Appel à Tous.
Tens of thousands of tourists sail the Caribbean every year, from the Bahamas to Grenada, and Appel à Tous will deliver shopping wherever there is a moored boat and crew in need. Anyone planning a Martinique charter can download the app already today, and conveniently stock up before, during or after a Caribbean cruise. You can download the app today and experience the ultimate solution for sailors’ provisioning needs.
How does it work?
Appel à Tous is an entire supermarket in one app.
You can order groceries whenever you want, and wherever you are: Either from the anchorage on the day you plan to sail out, or fairly in advance of your trip.
They bring provisioning to your boat – whether at anchor in a bay, or docked at a pier!
- Download the app for Android or iPhone
- Allow them to geolocate you, so they can find you when you anchor or dock
- Add your favorite products to the cart
- Place your order
- Enjoy groceries delivered to your boat!
Cover photo: Team Appel à Tous