Boat sales specialist Bridger Marine is sold to long-standing employee

United Kingdom
13th June 2022

Boat sales specialist Bridger Marine is sold to long-standing employee

Bridger Marine, the Devon-based boat sales specialist, is purchased by new owners
Business Type: Boat Sales, Chandlery

Bridger Marine, a family-run boat sales specialist based in Exeter, is continuing the generational theme, after it was sold to a long-standing employee, together with his father.

Bridger Marine deals in boat sales, as well as being an outboard motor dealership providing specialist main agent sales and servicing support for a number of engine manufacturers. The business also retails leading brand-named leisure marine and watersports equipment, and has an on-site chandlery.

Bridger Marine was founded in 1979 by John Bridger, and it swiftly became a family-run business, with his wife Janice joining a few years later, together with their son Paul, who joined in his early teens.

Paul subsequently took over the running of the business from his parents, together with his wife Amanda.

Paul commented:

The new owners, father and son team Rick and Chris Mason, have experience in the business, with Chris being employed by Paul for the past 18 years as senior salesperson, and his dad Rick being one of their most long-standing customers, making numerous boat purchases from Bridger over the years.

Paul continued:

The new owners see the acquisition as a time for development and expansion.

Rick said:

First Peninsula Marine acted as advisors and agents to Bridger Marine.

Paul Martin, Associate Director of First Peninsula Marine, commented:

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