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West Marine Acquired by L Catterton

L Catterton to Acquire West Marine

Apr 14, 2021, 06:00 ET
GREENWICH, Conn., April 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — L Catterton, the largest global consumer-focused private equity firm, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement under which L Catterton will acquire a controlling interest in West Marine (the “Company”), the nation’s leading omni-channel platform in the marine aftermarket, from Monomoy Capital Partners. More »
Ocean Navigator

Maritime Publishing Acquires Ocean Navigator and Professional Mariner

A week or so ago we were speaking to Dave Abrams of Training Resources Limited in San Diego about his new foray into publishing in the marine market. In the back of our head, we had the thought that perhaps he and our friend, Alex Agnew of Ocean Navigator and Professional Mariners should get in touch. More »

KKMI Awarded Coveted Clean Marine Boatyard Certification

Bay Area’s First Clean Marine Boatyard Keefe Kaplan Maritime, Inc (KKMI) boatyard in Pt Richmond, California was recently awarded a Clean Marine certification by the Clean Marine Program. This makes KKMI Pt Richmond the first Bay Area boatyard to receive this prestigious award. More »

Spaulding Marine Center’s Boatworks 101 Receives State Approval

Spaulding Marine Center is pleased to announce that Boatworks 101, an innovative marine technician program, has been approved by the California Division of Apprenticeship Standards. With this approval status, Spaulding Marine Center becomes a California registered apprenticeship provider. More »
Kevin Coughlin Wichard

Wichard Groupe Announces Kevin Coughlin as VP of Sales & Marketing

  Charlotte, NC – French-based Wichard Groupe announced Kevin Coughlin as Vice President of Sales & Marketing. A marine industry veteran, Coughlin brings extensive experience to the position and will focus on expanding Wichard’s already strong brand recognition and sales throughout North America. More »
Moore Sailboats

Moore Sailboats is Moving Production of New Moore 33

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   WATSONVILLE, Calif., January 13, 2021 – Moore sailboat production is moving. In wake of the property owners’ decision not to renew the lease, Moore Sailboats Inc. will move production of the all-new Alan Andrews-designed Moore 33 to Riverside County, East of Los Angeles, under the direction of Blaine Rorick. More »
Blue Element Sailing


California, January 6, 2021 – Deep Blue Acquisitions, LLC is excited to announce the launch of Blue Element Sailing, a new West Coast Sailing Club. Blue Element Sailing has been founded by the long time operator of the renowned J/World Performance Sailing School with the intent of making sailing vessels and adventures more easily accessible to individuals looking for aquatic activities. More »