Bay Maritime acquires Svendsen's Boat Works

DECEMBER 7, 2016 — Svendsen's Boat Works and its divisions of Svendsen's Marine Distributing, Svendsen's Metal Works, Svendsen's Chandlery and Svendsen's Marine International, an Alameda, CA, based, family owned and operated company since 1963, have been acquired by Alameda's Bay Maritime Corp.

Bay Maritime Corp. is the parent company to Bay Marine Boatworks, Bay Ship & Yacht and its affiliates of Bay Propeller, Bay Engineering & Design, Bay Machine & Fabrication, the Fleet Services Division and Bay Industrial & Marine Supply.

"Our customers will find that it's business as usual with our friendly staff and excellent service team. We're also very excited about the opportunity for growth and expansion of our Svendsen's brand through synergy created with the Bay Maritime group of companies."

Now in its 53rd year of operation, Svendsen's will continue to operate under the Svendsen's name and provide full-service boat repair at its boatyard located at the Alameda Marina, as well as supply name-brand marine products to commercial customers through its established distribution network and Chandlery (open seven days).

Sean Svendsen will continue as General Manager of Svendsen's.

Svendsen said, "Our customers will find that it's business as usual with our friendly staff and excellent service team. We're also very excited about the opportunity for growth and expansion of our Svendsen's brand through synergy created with the Bay Maritime group of companies."

Established in 1977, Bay Maritime and its affiliates are owned and operated by President Bill Elliott and General Manager Alan Cameron, and include a full-service ship repair facility in Alameda (Bay Ship & Yacht) and a full-service boatyard in Richmond (Bay Marine Boatworks).

President Bill Elliott said, "Svendsen's has been one of our chief product suppliers for decades, so we know the company and its employees well, and intend to continue the innovative path established by the Svendsen family for the past five-plus decades."

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