Nautical Ventures Group, headquartered in Dania Beach, Fla., has reached an agreement to purchase two Outpost Marine Group locations in Tampa Bay and Sarasota Florida. Plans are underway to rebrand both dealerships under the Nautical Ventures moniker and they will co-display as Nautical Ventures and Outpost during the upcoming NMMA Tampa Boat Show, October 25– 27.
Founder and owner of Outpost Marine, David Petrantoni, will stay on in an advisory management capacity keeping his knowledge of the market and brands inhouse.
David Weiss, a USMC veteran, has been hired as director of operations for both west coast stores bringing with him 30 years of experience in the marine industry.
“We’ve been looking to open some west Florida stores for quite some time," Roger Moore, CEO of Nautical Ventures Group said. "Our main goal is to expand the representation of De Antonio Yachts and Axopar Boat across the state, and to bring the full-spectrum waterman experience we offer via our yacht tenders, yacht toys, and wide array of watersports products.”
Additionally, Nautical Ventures is in discussion with the boat builders at all locations to determine how best to unite and stock models across all five Nautical Ventures dealerships.