OneWater Marine Reaches Agreement to Acquire Denison Yachting
Acquisition significantly expands superyacht sales, yacht sales, and ancillary yacht services
- Denison and OneWater saw record yacht and boat sales at the recent Miami International Boat Show
- Denison is #1 in worldwide superyacht sales and expands capabilities in yacht brokerage, yacht charter, yacht management and crew services
- Further advances OneWater’s growth and diversification strategy, significantly bolstering product portfolio and customer reach
- Extends OneWater’s geographic footprint, adding 21 locations across 7 states, allowing for additional market share gains
- Expected to be immediately accretive to top-line growth, operating margin and earnings per share
BUFORD, Ga., March 02, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- OneWater Marine Inc. (NASDAQ: ONEW) (“OneWater” or “the Company”) announced today that it has reached an agreement to acquire Denison Yachting, which will expand the Company’s presence into the superyacht category and ancillary yacht service offerings, in addition to yacht brokerage and new boat sales. The transaction is expected to close in the Company’s fiscal third quarter.
“We are thrilled to welcome Bob Denison and his team into the OneWater family, which expands and strengthens our presence in the superyacht and yacht categories,” said Austin Singleton, Chief Executive Officer for OneWater. “As we move through the second fiscal quarter, we continue to capitalize on record demand and a growing backlog. Orders at the Miami Boat show were off the charts for both OneWater and Denison, which underscore our combined position as the premier marine retailer of choice from superyachts and yachts to traditional boat sales, parts and service. We look forward to enhancing our leadership position in the market in the coming years.”
Bob Denison, President of Denison Yachting said, “Strong consumer demand continues to fuel our growth and strengthens our position as industry leaders throughout the United States, Europe and the Mediterranean. Denison’s team of experienced yacht brokers is unparalleled in the world of yachting. Their commitment to take incredible care of clients will be accelerated thanks to OneWater’s tools, resources and support. We are excited to be joining the OneWater family and we look forward to what our shared future holds.”
With 70+ years of yachting history and expertise, Denison has proudly served for three generations as a leader in the yachting industry. Denison generated sales in excess of $80 million in calendar year 2021 and was ranked #1 in superyacht worldwide sales based on data provided by Boat International. Denison is an authorized dealer for a number of prestigious brands including Bertram, Beneteau Sailing Yachts, Beneteau Express GT’s, Swift Trawlers, Monte Carlo Yachts, Numarine, Alpha Marine and Excess Catamarans.
About OneWater Marine Inc.
OneWater Marine Inc. is one of the largest and fastest-growing premium marine retailers in the United States. OneWater operates a total of 75 retail locations, 10 distribution centers/warehouses and multiple online marketplaces in 16 different states, several 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, finance and insurance products, parts and accessories, maintenance, repair and other services.
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