OneWater Marine Reaches Agreement to Acquire Taylor Marine Centers
Acquisition will further expand presence in the Mid-Atlantic U.S.
BUFORD, Ga., Aug. 24, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- OneWater Marine Inc. (NASDAQ: ONEW) (“OneWater” or “the Company”) announced today that it has reached an agreement to acquire Taylor Marine Centers, which will further expand the Company’s presence in the Mid-Atlantic U.S. and enhance new and pre-owned boat sales, finance, and parts and services offerings. The transaction is expected to close in the next 90 days.
“Taylor Marine Centers is another great addition to the OneWater family. This acquisition complements our recent acquisition of Norfolk Marine as we continue to expand our geographic presence in the Mid-Atlantic U.S. and integrate high-performing dealerships into our successful portfolio,” said Austin Singleton, Chief Executive Officer for OneWater. “The Van Rees family and crew at Taylor Marine Centers have an award-winning history of providing a premier selection of boating brands and best-in-class customer service, and we look forward to supporting them as they continue to expand their offering and exceed customer expectations.”
Taylor Marine Centers is a third-generation, family-owned and operated business that has been serving boaters in the Delmarva Peninsula for over 50 years. The Van Rees family has long-standing relationships with customers and premier boating brands including Boston Whaler, Grady White, Regal, and World Cat. Taylor Marine Centers generated approximately $29 million in sales over the past twelve months and offers premier service from its factory trained technicians at their two locations.
Dirk Van Rees, co-owner of Taylor Marine Centers, said, “We are thrilled to be joining the OneWater family. Our philosophy has always been to sell only the highest quality product, price competitively, and provide the highest level of customer satisfaction. With OneWater’s resources and expertise at our backs, we look forward to elevating our offering that keeps so many of our customers coming back.”
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 96 retail locations, 10 distribution centers/warehouses and multiple online marketplaces in 20 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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