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

Mergers, Acquisitions & Exits


Auction for bankrupt Perini Navi assets fails to attract bids

2021-08-02T11:14:00+01:00IBI , by David Robinson

Second auction likely in autumn with possible 25% discount

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Deadline day for Perini Navi bid; new potential bidder?

2021-07-29T14:34:00+01:00IBI , by David Robinson

Azimut-Benetti group reported to be interested


Beneteau Group makes major acquisitions in charter & boat club sectors; revises 2021 forecast


Investments total €40m; full-year revenue growth expected to be over 7%, up 5% on previous forecasts

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Second acquisition in a week for OneWater Marine

2021-07-28T09:30:00+01:00IBI , by Craig Ritchie

Definitive agreement to acquire PartsVu marks a notable expansion into the parts and accessories sector for US boat dealer


Superyacht insurance firms end merger discussions

2021-07-26T13:41:00+01:00IBI , by David Robinson

Conflict with US Justice Department brings talks to an end


Spradling acquires assets of US competitor


The agreement strengthens Spradling’s presence in the US Midwest and Southeast

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Winnebago acquires Barletta Pontoon Boats

2021-07-20T14:37:00+01:00By Craig Ritchie,

US$255m acquisition brings Winnebago an entry into lucrative US pontoon market; will create new marine division with previously-acquired Chris-Craft

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OneWater expands Florida presence with Naples Boat Mart acquisition


Becomes 70th store in the Georgia-based multi-dealer’s portfolio

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German shipbuilder FSG buys Nobiskrug

2021-07-19T12:32:00+01:00IBI , by David Robinson

Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft mbH & Co KG, buys assets of the superyacht builder for an undisclosed sum

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Southern Marinas adds new Seattle location


US marina operator expands footprint into Pacific Northwest market


Second group pulls out of Perini Navi auction

2021-07-15T12:06:00+01:00IBI , by David Robinson

Deloitte analysis of bankrupt builders’ position advised against bid

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MarineMax eyes further growth with expanded credit capacity

2021-07-13T15:35:00+01:00IBI , by Arlene Sloan

More acquisitions in the pipeline? US boat and yacht retail giant preps for further growth with expanded liquidity and lending terms; IBI recaps where the group stands today