OneWater Marine Inc. Expands its Digital Platform with the Purchase of Boatsforsale.com
Launches multi-phased roll-out of an online marketplace for new and pre-owned boat sales
BUFORD, Ga., Aug. 24, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- OneWater Marine Inc. (NASDAQ: ONEW) (“OneWater” or “the Company”) announced today that it has purchased the website domain, Boatsforsale.com, which will enhance its online marketplace for new and pre-owned boats, as well as financing & insurance.
“Boatsforsale.com will provide users with a personalized, all-inclusive virtual platform to buy, sell, and compare boats, as well as easy access to financing & insurance offerings,” said Austin Singleton, Chief Executive Officer of OneWater Marine. “With the industry evolving to a more virtual operating environment, Boatsforsale.com will be an extension of our current store footprint and is expected to further strengthen our innovative, industry-leading technology and proprietary digital platform. At the same time, we will provide our stores and the general public with a simple and efficient way to list and sell their inventory. This new consumer and seller-focused marketplace will be rolled out in several phases, which we believe will further advance our long-term growth opportunity, while broadening our customer base and geographic reach.”
Today, “boats for sale” is one of the top search phrases on the internet when shopping for a boat. Once launched, Boatsforsale.com will simplify the process for buying and selling boats online and will be designed to remove the hassles often associated with shopping for new and pre-owned boats. OneWater’s vision is for the site to be designed with a simple and intuitive interface that creates a user-friendly experience. It will act as a virtual showroom and an extension of the Company’s brick-and-mortar dealerships. Users looking to purchase a boat will be able to view detailed information and images of every boat across the site and easily compare them to others. For those looking to sell a boat, a proprietary boat valuation tool will be integrated into the site as well.
About OneWater Marine Inc.
OneWater Marine Inc. is one of the largest and fastest-growing premium recreational boat retailers in the United States. OneWater operates 63 stores throughout 11 different states, eight of which are in the top twenty states for marine retail expenditures. OneWater offers a broad range of products and services and has diversified revenue streams, which include the sale of new and pre-owned boats, parts and accessories, finance and insurance products, maintenance and repair services and ancillary services such as boat storage.
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