OneWater Marine Holdings acquires Captain’s Choice Marine

ATLANTA, Ga. – Atlanta-based OneWater Marine Holdings, LLC, the company formed by the merger of Singleton Marine Group and Legendary Marine last year, has made a new acquisition.

OneWater Marine Holdings acquired Captain’s Choice Marine, Inc. on Lake Murray in Leesville, S.C. in a deal that was finalized yesterday.

Alan and Melanie Giddens, former owners of Captain’s Choice Marine, will continue to operate the dealership under its current name and personnel 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,” said Austin Singleton, CEO of OneWater Marine Holdings. “Captain’s Choice is a perfect compliment to our existing portfolio of dealerships and offers a natural geographic expansion for us into the South Carolina Midlands.”

Captain’s Choice Marine is a national CSI award-winning dealership, Marine Industry Five-Star Certified Dealer (MICD), and White Diamond Certified Yamaha Dealer. Learn more about Captain’s Choice Marine at

“We’re thrilled to join an aggressive and growing organization like OneWater Marine,” said Alan Giddens. “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.”

The OneWater portfolio now includes six dealership brands with 22 locations in five states:

  • Singleton Marine, the No. 3 dealer on the 2014 Boating Industry Top 100 list, with locations Georgia, Alabama and South Carolina
  • Legendary Marine, the 2012 and 2013 Top 100 Dealer of the Year and a member of the Top 100 Hall of Fame, with locations in Florida and Alabama.
  • Phil Dill Boats, a former Top 100 dealer in Lewisville, Texas
  • SMG Wake Houston, Conroe, Texas
  • American Boat Brokers, Buford, Ga.
  • Captain’s Choice Marine, Leesville, S.C.

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  1. Congratulations to Alan Giddens for his expertise and continuance of an outstanding service relationship with his customers. He obviously had the the right formula in building what I call the ultimate in both physical and emotional foudation for what we all strive to attain as marine dealers.

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