OneWater Marine acquires Denison Yachting
US-based dealership chain OneWater Marine has reached an agreement to acquire Florida-based dealer Denison Yachting.
The acquisition of the yacht broker and charter specialist will expand OneWater’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.
OneWater Marine is dedicated to purchasing and operating top marine retail dealerships across North America.
Austin Singleton, CEO for OneWater, sees the acquisition as an opportunity to strengthen the company’s sales position.
“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.
“As we move through the second fiscal quarter, we continue to capitalise 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.”
Austin Singleton – CEO for OneWater
Denison Yachting is a family-run yacht broker and yacht charter specialist that has been running for seven decades. Operating in 22 locations across the United States, it generated sales in excess of US$80 million in the calendar year 2021.
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.”
Bob Denison – President of Denison Yachting