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

Mergers, Acquisitions & Exits

Newcastle Marine Maine

US wooden boat builder buys larger facility

2022-08-16T14:11:00+01:00IBI , by Tony Esposito

R.E. Blood Boatworks purchases 2.7-acre property in Maine

Gillingham Marina

UK marina gets new owners

2022-08-16T11:30:00+01:00IBI , by Neil Eaves

The 490-berth Gillingham Marina in Kent has been sold

Inmarsat HQ

Inmarsat takeover delayed

2022-08-15T11:30:00+01:00IBI , by David Robinson

Competition investigation may impact outcome of £5.4bn deal


MarineMax super-charges its global position in yachting

2022-08-11T22:27:00+01:00By Arlene Sloan,

In a move that further diversifies its portfolio, America’s largest boat dealer group, MarineMax, announced it is adding IGY Marinas to the company’s existing marina and services business

NauticStar new 24s

MasterCraft considers selling NauticStar

2022-08-10T16:06:00+01:00IBI , by Craig Ritchie

Saltwater fishing boat brand to be accounted for as discontinued operations in Q3 results


MarQuipt buys Marine Products Division of Fiberdyne Aerospace


No terms were disclosed


Alliance Marine acquires UK engineering firm

2022-08-10T13:30:00+01:00IBI , by Tony Esposito

French equipment specialist strengthens its presence on international markets


US dealer group MarineMax strikes ‘transformative deal’ to acquire IGY Marinas

2022-08-09T12:10:00+01:00IBI , by Arlene Sloan

In a move that further diversifies its portfolio, MarineMax says it will add IGY Marinas to its existing marina and services business

WettonCraft bateau-roues-seul-autonomie

Iguana buys amphibious RIB builder


The acquisition gives French builder access to smaller, more affordable amphibious products

Endeavour Marina in Seabrook Texas

MarineMax acquires Texas marina


The full-service marina serves the greater Seabrook market

Quick Gyro

Quick Group Spa sold


The Marzucco family will remain at the helm of the Italian equipment maker

Sand People Gianluca

Marine PR firms merge

2022-07-22T11:30:00+01:00IBI , by David Robinson

Both agencies will retain their individual brandings and management