Atlanta-based OneWater Marine Holdings, LLC has acquired Marina Mike’s of Fort Myers, Fla. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.
“Since 1972, Gary and Mike Murphy have been sharing their passion for boating and fishing in the South Fort Myers area,” said Austin Singleton, CEO of OneWater Marine. “The addition of Marina Mike’s to our growing portfolio of dealerships expands our coverage of Florida to the Southern Gulf Coast.”
Marina Mike’s sells new Bennington, Blue Wave, Carolina Skiff and Sea Fox boat brands and is also the world’s largest Yamaha outboard dealer. OneWater will introduce Ranger fishing boats to the Marina Mike’s lineup for the 2017 model year.
“The addition of Marina Mike’s allows us to build upon our already strong relationships with Bennington, Ranger and Yamaha while introducing new brands to our portfolio in Blue Wave, Carolina Skiff and Sea Fox,” said OneWater Chief Operating Officer Anthony Aisquith. “As the largest Yamaha outboard dealer worldwide, coupled with the popularity of boating and fishing on the Southern Gulf Coast, we believe adding Marina Mike’s allows us to immediately and incrementally grow our business.”
The company will continue to operate its current location on South Tamiami Trail in Ft. Myers as Marina Mike’s. Mike Murphy will remain with the business in the role of sales manager while no other staffing changes are planned at this time.
“After 45 years in the industry, I wanted to make sure that our longtime and loyal customers would benefit from new ownership,” said Mike Murphy, former owner of Marina Mike’s. “Joining OneWater Marine now frees me up from the hassles and personal financial obligations of ownership while allowing me to remain in the business and focus more on what I love; sharing my passion for boating and fishing in the Gulf while taking great care of customers.”
For more information, visit www.OneWaterMarine.com.