Fawcett Boat Supplies acquires US inflatables specialist for undisclosed sum

Two long-time Annapolis, Maryland marine businesses will be combining forces now that Fawcett Boat Supplies has completed its acquisition of Annapolis Inflatables (AI).

Founded in 1948, Fawcett provides electrical, rigging maintenance and performance hardware for all types of boats and also offers apparel and services like cabin or galley upgrades. AI serves the mid-Atlantic region with a variety of inflatables, dinghies, life rafts and outboard motors.

In a company statement, Fawcett said the purchase will provide much needed warehouse and service capacity, while gaining additional retail space.

“The combination of the two companies make for a strong brand with the unified goal to provide more product choices and faster service turnaround times for our customers,” says COO Dave Weaver, co-owner of Annapolis Inflatables.

The expansion enables both companies to continue to grow efficiently by offering a broad line of boat and motor brands, according to Weaver.

“The combination of the two companies make for a strong brand with the unified goal to provide more product choices and faster service turnaround times for our customers,” he said.

Terms of the sale were not disclosed.

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