BRP announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Triton Industries, Inc., the North American manufacturer of the Manitou pontoon brand.
"The announcement of the acquisition of Manitou is the logical next step in the roll-out of our global marine strategy," said José Boisjoli, BRP President and CEO. "We are thrilled to welcome a company with such potential and its entire team to the BRP family. Together, we will strive to transform the industry and become a leading marine company."
As the second boat acquisition complementing the outboard engine portfolio, Manitou’s addition to the Marine Group further solidifies BRP’s position in this market. The addition of Manitou will enable the company to, over time, continue to transform the customer experience, drive opportunities for dealers, provide overall efficiencies to the new BRP Marine Group and bring innovation to the marine industry.
"Manitou’s strong brand, high quality pontoons and recognized technology made it a natural fit for BRP’s newly formed Marine Group," said Tracy Crocker, President of the Marine Group. "With the acquisition of Manitou, we are strengthening our marine portfolio by entering the fastest growing segment in the boat industry."
Manitou employs approximately 160 people and has a network of around 150 dealers across Canada and the US.
The transaction remains subject to certain customary closing conditions and is expected to be completed in the third quarter of BRP’s fiscal year 2019.
This was a very wise move! Let's hope BRP ALLOWS Manitou Pontoon to continue it's innovation and manufacturing of the greatest Pontoon on planet earth.
This made my day. Manitou was on my short list of tritoons to explore and buy at the Atlanta Boat Show in January but I was dreading that most would be powered by Yamaha and Mercury. While the Yamaha motors are proven, they are dinosaurs when compared to G2 HO motors. I'm looking forward to my first tritoon which is going to be a Mantiou with 250 HO in the back if it isn't a 300 HO