Dominion Marine Media announced it has acquired YachtCloser.com, a yacht brokerage web-based contract management solution.
"We are delighted to have completed this transaction with DMM and are excited about the opportunity to create a true end-to-end solution for the yacht brokerage and boat dealer industry. As a previous broker and dealer myself, I experienced first hand the frustrations from managing multiple applications that didn’t communicate with each other. By bringing the industry’s leading administrative and marketing tools together, we can now unify the process. YachtCloser was created to help brokers contract and close more deals, and we look forward to realizing that mission even more,” said Brad Parker, CEO of YachtCloser.
YachtCloser aims to reduce the time yacht brokers and dealers spend filling out paperwork by over 60 percent, allowing them to enter information only once and populate all forms and documents simultaneously with the click of a button. YachtCloser has over 50 standard brokerage forms and contracts available for use, including all standard brokerage agreements and state registration and coast guard documentation.
“This acquisition is a first step in leveraging technology to deliver more value to our industry partners. Shared customers will soon have the ability to connect their inventory seamlessly between YachtWorld and YachtCloser, driven from one point of data entry, saving them time and money,” said Sam Fulton, CEO, Dominion Marine Media.
This announcement marks the first acquisition by DMM following the company’s recent purchase by funds advised by Apax Partners. The sale of DMM took place in August 2016.