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Marine outfitting companies announce merger

Both Murray Products and Pompanette have been in business for more than 50 years.

Two brands in marine outfitting said they merged to offer outfitting, fine furniture and finishing solutions for boats ranging from small center consoles to superyachts.

Murray Products, a maker of fighting chairs, helm chairs and other sportfishing equipment and a builder of teak furniture for yachts and homes under the Murray Custom Collection label, is now a member of the group of marine manufacturers that also includes Pompanette, Bomar, Aluminum 2000, American Marine, Hood Yacht Systems and Pompanette Air.

“Both Murray Products and Pompanette have been in business for more than 50 years. For most of that time we’ve been head-to-head competitors, but we also were effectively working together to make sure anglers, boaters and boat manufacturers had a full range of quality products to choose from when it came to outfitting their boats,” Frank Murray said in a statement. “In fact, there were even times when Murray Products would offer Pompanette equipment to customers to fill a gap in our own product range. Merging our companies has made us a force to be reckoned with in the marketplace.”

“This merger of the two companies also has created a great opportunity for the Murray Custom Collection to expand, not only within the yachting industry, but also in the luxury home interiors and outdoor furnishings market,” Murray said. “Nobody makes teak and other exotic hardwoods into outdoor furniture, custom tables, and accessories like Murray."

"Murray Products also brings to Pompanette the ability to finish new products and refinish existing yacht and luxury home exterior pieces," Pompanette LLC sales manager Bob Touton said.

Murray and Pompanette will have a joint display at the Nov. 5-9 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (Booth No. Land 1071-1073 at the Bahia Mar location.)

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