Acquisitions and Investments

Mergers, acquisitions and startups periodically reshape the marine industry, attracting innovators and other new investors.

SureShade gains patent for new shade system

SureShade received final patent approval for its “Pull-Out Manual Shade System,” which is marketed in the recreational boating industry as the SureShade RTX Pull-Out Tele-frame shade.


Lippert Components continues marine inroads

RV component supplier Lippert Components organized a team dedicated specifically to the marine industry after entering a six-year distribution agreement with Furrion and acquiring marine furniture business Signature Seating this summer.

Nautic Global Group seeks new ownership

Rumors about whether Indiana-based Nautic Global Group and its eight boat brands are being sold are being put to rest as the company, once again with Jim Malone at the helm, issued a call for bidders.

This teaser image preceded the online launch of the value-priced Robalo R-160.

Model launches go digital

In an increasingly digital era, some boatbuilders have begun taking to social media to unveil 2016 models, bypassing the more conventional channels of boat shows and dealer meetings.

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