Gunboat International, a manufacturer of luxury carbon fiber sailing catamarans, is headed to auction.
Acquisitions and Investments
Mergers, acquisitions and startups periodically reshape the marine industry, attracting innovators and other new investors.
Sunseeker International announced it is looking to recruit 225 workers, an increase on its original plan for 100 new employees, to support the introduction of several new models planned for this year.
Several companies are discussing purchasing British builder Fairline Boats, which last month entered into administration, which is equivalent to Chapter 11 restructuring in the United States.
Nickels Boat Works, which has built boats for more than 60 years, is now the manufacturing division of WindRider International.
33rd Strike Group said an increase in demand and production after last year’s dealer meeting required an expansion from 30,000 square feet to 80,000 at the boatbuilder’s North Carolina plant.
ZF bought the industrial gears and wind turbine gearbox business of Bosch Rexroth AG, resulting in 1,200 employees from Witten, Germany, Lake Zurich, Ill., and Beijing joining the technology company.
British luxury motoryacht manufacturer Fairline Boats has reportedly gone into administration, the U.K. financial circumstance analogous to Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the United States.
Viking Yachts signed a letter of intent to buy the land and structures of fellow New Jersey sportfisherman builder Ocean Yachts and plans to build some of Viking’s smaller yachts at the Mullica Township plant.
Gibbs & Cox acquired Donald L. Blount and Associates, a Chesapeake, Va.-based firm known for naval architecture and marine engineering services for recreational, commercial and government clients worldwide.
T-H Marine Supplies of Huntsville, Ala., acquired the assets of HydroWave LLC of Carrollton, Texas.