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OneWater completes PartsVu acquisition

OneWater Marine Inc. announced that it has completed the previously announced acquisition of PartsVu (“PartsVu”), an online marketplace for OEM marine parts, electronics and accessories. PartsVu enhances the Company’s presence in the marine parts and accessories sector while helping reduce exposure to the cyclicality of boat sales. “We are thrilled

U.S. Marina Brokers & Safe Haven Advisors merge businesses to establish SVN | Marinas & Marine Specialty Advisors

Cape Cod, MA and Jupiter, FL– July 21, 2021 – David Kendall, owner of U.S. Marina Brokers, and Mike Howell, owner of Safe Haven Advisors, are pleased to announce they have created a partnership to build the first national marina and marine specialty advisory firm that within SVN’s network of +200

SVN | Safe Haven Advisors arranges transaction for the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy to create an exhibit at the Long Point Marina in Provincetown

Cape Cod, MA – May 14, 2021 – SVN | Safe Haven Advisors, a specialized commercial real estate and business advisory firm in Mashpee, MA is pleased to announce it has arranged for the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy (“AWSC”) to develop a white shark exhibit on the ground floor of 16

Industry News

MarineMax Acquires Cruisers Yachts, Will Sell/Service Via Select Retail Network

“Our motto is: We don’t just sell boats, we sell boating,” MarineMax CEO and President Brett McGill tells me when we discuss his company’s acquisition of the esteemed Cruisers Yachts boat builder (with its own heritage dating back to 1904). “And our history has been one of constant innovation, driven

Brunswick to acquire Navico

Brunswick Corporation has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Navico, a global leader in marine electronics and sensors for $1.05 billion. As a result of this acquisition, Brunswick will add the industry leading brands of Lowrance, Simrad, B&G, and C-MAP to its Advanced Systems Group (ASG), which includes the leading

Warbird Marine Holdings Acquires Yellowfin

Warbird Marine Holdings, formed by EagleTree Capital to invest in category-leading boatbuilders and managed by industry veteran John Dorton, announced it acquired Yellowfin Yachts. Financial terms were not disclosed. Yellowfin will be a separately managed sister company to Invincible Boat Co., which Warbird acquired in 2019. “We are delighted to

White River Marine Group acquires Hatteras

White River Marine Group announced a significant expansion of its saltwater manufacturing footprint with the acquisition of Hatteras Inc., in New Bern, North Carolina. The brand will become part of the White River Marine Group. The company’s family of brands includes Tracker, Mako, Ranger, Triton, Tahoe, Nitro and others. The

Safe Harbor pays $340M for Fort Lauderdale mega-marina

Safe Harbor Marinas paid $340 million for a superyacht storage and repair facility in Fort Lauderdale. Dallas-based Safe Harbor Marinas, led by Baxter Underwood, bought the Lauderdale Marine Center at 2029 Southwest 20th Street from The Carlyle Group, records show. The property spans 60 acres along the New River’s South

OneWater Marine completes acquisition of Walker Marine Group

OneWater Marine Inc. has completed the acquisition of Walker Marine Group, marking the largest acquisition in the company’s history, and further expanding its presence in Florida. Walker Marine Group has five locations in southwest Florida to serve its established and growing customer base with new and pre-owned boat sales, quality

Safe Harbor Marinas Announces Merger Agreement With Sun Communities, Inc.

DALLAS, Sept. 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — We are pleased to announce that Safe Harbor Marinas has entered into a definitive merger agreement with Sun Communities, Inc. (NYSE: SUI) and one of its subsidiaries in a transaction for cash and SUI equity valued at $2.11 billion. “We are excited to partner with Sun Communities, a premier

MarineMax Expands Great Lakes and West Coast Presence Adding 20 Locations

~Accretive Acquisition of SkipperBud’s & Silver Seas Drives Meaningful Growth~ ~Combined Operation Produced $220 Million in Calendar 2019~ ~Strategically Grows Higher Margin Revenue – Significantly Grows Its Marina Portfolio~ CLEARWATER, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– MarineMax, Inc. (NYSE: HZO), the nation’s largest recreational boat and yacht retailer, today announced the acquisition of SkipperBud’s

Bradford Marine parent to acquire Billfish Marina

Bradford Marine parent company Fort Lauderdale Yacht Harbor said it entered an agreement with Billfish Marina owner PipeWelders Marine to purchase the marina for an undisclosed price. Billfish Marina, a repair and marina facility in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., agreed to terms to be acquired by Fort Lauderdale Yacht Harbor. The

Southern Marinas acquires Aqua Marine properties

Southern Marinas Holdings, LLC, a partnership between a New York-based private investment firm and Southern Marinas, announced the purchase of Hi-Lift Marina in Aventura; Hidden Harbour in Pompano Beach; and Palm Harbour in Cape Haze. These Florida locations were acquired from Aqua Marine Partners, LLC in a deal that brings

OneWater Launches IPO

OneWater Marine Inc. (NASDAQ: ONEW) (“OneWater”) announced the pricing of an initial public offering of its Class A common stock. “Today is a significant milestone for OneWater as we embark on the next chapter of our business as a publicly traded company. Since our inception in October 2014, OneWater has

T-H Marine acquires First Source

T-H Marine Supplies in Huntsville, Ala., said it acquired First Source, the marine accessory division of Maurice Sporting Goods. Terms were not disclosed. A statement said First Source will operate as a standalone division of T-H Marine in Fort Myers, Fla. “We’re thrilled to complete our largest revenue acquisition to date,”

OneWater completes PartsVu acquisition

OneWater Marine Inc. announced that it has completed the previously announced acquisition of PartsVu (“PartsVu”), an online marketplace for OEM marine parts, electronics and accessories. PartsVu enhances the Company’s presence in the marine parts and accessories sector while helping reduce exposure to the cyclicality of boat sales. “We are thrilled

U.S. Marina Brokers & Safe Haven Advisors merge businesses to establish SVN | Marinas & Marine Specialty Advisors

Cape Cod, MA and Jupiter, FL– July 21, 2021 – David Kendall, owner of U.S. Marina Brokers, and Mike Howell, owner of Safe Haven Advisors, are pleased to announce they have created a partnership to build the first national marina and marine specialty advisory firm that within SVN’s network of +200

SVN | Safe Haven Advisors arranges transaction for the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy to create an exhibit at the Long Point Marina in Provincetown

Cape Cod, MA – May 14, 2021 – SVN | Safe Haven Advisors, a specialized commercial real estate and business advisory firm in Mashpee, MA is pleased to announce it has arranged for the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy (“AWSC”) to develop a white shark exhibit on the ground floor of 16

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