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South Carolina dealership has a new owner

Atlanta-based OneWater Marine Holdings LLC acquired Captain’s Choice Marine on Lake Murray in Leesville, S.C.

Atlanta-based OneWater Marine Holdings LLC acquired Captain’s Choice Marine on Lake Murray in Leesville, S.C. as it continues to increase its presence in the South.

In September, Singleton Marine and Legendary Marine of Florida merged to form OneWater Marine Holdings, with the two businesses operating under its umbrella. That also included two previous Singleton acquisitions — Dallas-based Phil Dill Boats and SMG Wake Houston in south Texas. In October Chris-Craft signed a multistate distribution agreement with the company.

Alan and Melanie Giddens, former owners of Captain’s Choice Marine, will continue to run the business as a division of OneWater Marine Holdings.

“As a long-standing, family-run dealer with many overlapping brands adjacent to our Singleton Marine group of dealerships in Georgia, we’ve known and admired the Giddens and the business they’ve built over the last three decades,” OneWater Marine Holdings CEO Austin Singleton said in a statement. “Captain’s Choice is a perfect complement to our existing portfolio of dealerships and offers a natural geographic expansion for us into the South Carolina Midlands.”

“We’re thrilled to join an aggressive and growing organization like OneWater Marine,” Alan Giddens said. “This opportunity allows us to leverage the foundation our family has spent the last 30 years building as a platform for some really exciting new opportunities for our loyal employees and amazing customers. We’ll reap the benefits of being part of a larger organization with broader reach and centralized resources while still operating and maintaining the family and local feel for our employees and customers.”

Captain’s Choice Marine will continue to operate under its current name and personnel.

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