Boating Business | boatfolk acquires Whyboats

BOATFOLK ACQUIRES WHYBOATSHOMENEWSINDUSTRY NEWSBOATFOLK ACQUIRES WHYBOATS20 Sep 2021EmailShareFacebookLinkedInTwitterPrintWhyboats will be renamed boatpoint HambleWhyboats boat brokerage has been acquired by boatfolk.Whyboats, based in Hamble, was established in 2011 as a boat brokerage focusing on sales of monohull yachts, motorboats and catamarans.After a move to Deacons Marina, it was appointed as the England, Northern Ireland, Ireland and Wales exclusive agent for Elan Yachts in 2016.The acquisition will see Whyboats become a boatpoint – boatfolk’s boat sales business – brokerage.The business will be renamed boatpoint Hamble and will continue to be based at Deacons Marina and will continue to be an Elan Yachts dealer.PartnershipIt will be the seventh boatpoint office, run in partnership with Network Yacht Brokers.boatfolk runs 11 marinas, including Portishead, Conway and Rhu.“boatfolk is an ambitious marina group looking to build on its success in the marina management business by incorporating an in-house boat sales business – boatpoint,” said outgoing director of Whyboats, Ian Watkins.Whyboats co-director, Andrew Hyland, will stay on and head up the new boatpoint brokerage office in Southampton. He will also join boatpoint as group operations manager.The sale was managed by First Peninsular Marine.

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