Seattle Yachts acquires
A month after adding Hampton Yachts to its boat dealership services, Seattle Yachts expanded further by purchasing Anacortes, Washington-based luxury yacht builder Northern Marine in September.
Seattle Yachts, a Northwest-based boat dealer and yacht brokerage firm, said the acquisition includes Northern Marine’s Anacortes shipyard, plus all rights to the brand, the tooling, and the intellectual property.
“The Northern Marine shipyard is a very modern yard with a lot of very skilled craftsmen,” said Peter Whiting, managing partner of Seattle Yachts. “This opens up a lot of potential for our Alaskan and Northwest brands.”
Northern Marine, founded in 1995, offers a range of new builds, from the 57 Raised Pilothouse to the 100 Tri-Deck Expedition Yacht. As a result of the acquisition, Seattle Yachts will now offer tooling for Northern Marine’s 57-, 64-, and 80-foot yacht models.
Seattle Yachts, which Whiting said has expanded “exponentially” in the last 18 months, operates offices in the Pacific Northwest, Southern California, and South Florida.