The latest news from around the world on mergers, acquisitions and exits across all sectors of the boating industry.

Mergers, Acquisitions & Exits

Pier One Yacht Sales

Pier One, Seahorse merge


Seahorse Marine has become the seventh Florida brokerage firm in as many years to merge under the Pier One Yacht Sales banner

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US brokerage acquires Tartan Legacy Yachts


Seattle Yachts buys Ohio-based builder for an undisclosed sum

Southern Marinas

Southern Marinas acquires three new Florida locations


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

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MarineMax acquires Boatyard digital platform


Through the acquisition, the US boat retailer is adding ’disruptive technology’ to its digital capability in a bid to transform the customer’s boating experience

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Tohatsu Outboards NZ under new ownership


The directors of Tohatsu Outboards NZ Ltd have announced that the business is being sold to their business partner Lakeside Marine NZ Ltd, a subsidiary of Lakeside Marine Pty Sydney.


Click&Boat acquires German competitor


French boat-sharing company Click&Boat has acquired Scansail, one of its main competitors in German-speaking markets. Scansail will continue to operate as a separate brand, based at its current headquarters in Hamburg.

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FPT Industrial acquires electric powertrain specialist


Marine powertrain specialist FPT Industrial has taken another step towards electrification with the acquisition of Potenza Technology, a UK company that specialises in the design and development of electric and hybrid-electric powertrain systems.

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CMP Group acquires MarineTech Products


Delta, Canada-based CMP Group Ltd announced Monday that the company has acquired MarineTech Products Inc.

Major insurance deal stands to consolidate superyacht insurance


Two global insurance brokerage concerns, both very active in the superyacht market, may join forces as the result of a $30bn takeover approach by Aon to buy Willis Towers Watson. If the deal is completed, it would see the world’s second and third largest insurance brokerage business coming together to ...


Southern Marinas expands footprint in Florida market


Fish-Tale Marina in Fort Myers Beach, Florida, is the latest acquisition of North Palm Beach, Florida-based Southern Marinas, which closed on the property February 20.

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FLIR to sell-off Raymarine


The thermal imaging specialist said it was undertaking a restructuring program and a formal process to evaluate divesture of Raymarine’s non-thermal maritime electronics business – a ‘best in class’ asset

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Yanmar buys Italian gyro stabilisation firm


Japanese engine manufacturer Yanmar has entered the gyro stabiliser market following the acquisition of Italy-based Smartgyro Srl for an undisclosed sum.