The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas said OneWater Marine finalized an agreement to join the MRAA as a premium retail member — the association’s highest level of retail membership.
The MRAA said OneWater Marine formed in 2014 after the merger of Singleton Marine Group and Legendary Marine. Today it includes nearly 40 individual dealerships, primarily in the Southeast.
“We’re excited to partner with the MRAA; from education, to their legislative work in Washington, as well as their goals to improve our industry through the Dealer Certification Program, we believe the work that the MRAA is doing is vital to the long-term health of our industry.” OneWater Marine COO Anthony Aisquith said in a statement.
The MRAA said Singleton Marine, founded in 1987, has been recognized as the No. 1 worldwide dealer of Cobalt, Malibu, Regal, and Harris Boats; Legendary Marine was named Dealer of the Year by Boating Industry magazine in 2012 and 2013.
Under the umbrella of OneWater Marine, CEO Austin Singleton said earlier this year that the company is actively working to add 15 additional retail locations this year.
“Welcoming OneWater Marine as a premium retail member underscores the company’s commitment to enhancing the vitality of pleasure boating nationwide,” MRAA president Matt Gruhn said. “This family of dealerships not only survived — but thrived — when many dealerships collapsed under the weight of the Great Recession. This company is healthy, active and a true industry ally.”