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Morgan Recreational Supply acquired by Donovan Marine

Morgan Recreational Supply has been acquired by Donovan Marine. The distributor is headquartered in Farmington, N.Y., with a satellite office in Rockland, Maine. A statement said the company will continue to operate under the Morgan Recreational Supply name.

Scott Scudder, owner and president of Morgan Recreational Supply, Inc. began the business in 1973. Scudder, who grew up in Cape Cod, developed a love of the water through sailing. After completing his college education at Middlebury College, Scudder moved to Rochester, N.Y., to work for Kodak as a chemist.

In 1973, Scudder launched his marine distributor business in Fairport, N.Y. The business eventually grew and relocated to Farmington, where Scudder built a warehouse facility. Scudder’s business now serves dealers in upstate New York, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine.

“Scott became very active in supporting boat dealers in the upstate New York area,” said Tim Acquilano, general manager of Morgan Recreational Supply in the statement. “He was also active in the NMDA and served on the board. He has also been involved with many charitable and community organizations through his career.”

Scudder’s goal has always been to make dealers as successful as possible. “He believes that to this day,” says Acquilano. “He created a business environment that is supported by dealers and vendors and many employees. He started out with 35 employees in Farmington and many are with him still today.”

Acquilano said he speaks for the staff when he says: “We wish both Scott and Alice a long and restful retirement.”

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