All American Marine owner Matt Mullett has completed the private sale of the Bellingham, Wash.-based aluminum vessel specialist to family-owned Bryton Marine Group, whose member companies include Brix Marine, EagleCraft, Duckworth, KingFisher, Northwest and Weldcraft boats.
All American’s state-of-the-art shipyard builds highly specialized vessels including high-speed catamarans, monohull cruise boats, research vessels and passenger ferries. The company holds exclusive North American building rights from New Zealand’s Teknicraft Design, Ltd. Teknicraft design incorporates the use of a cutting-edge hull shape and an optional hydrofoil system in catamarans to create lift and enhance performance.
The All American shipyard is currently putting the finishing touches to the hydrogen fuel cell powered ferry Sea Change.
“All American Marine is a formidable addition to our group; they are a great cultural fit with a highly talented team,” said Bryton CEO Byron Bolton. “Their keen focus on technological integration and commitment to shaping the future of hybrid-electric and hydrogen vessel implementation is inspiring.”
“Over the years, Byron and I have gained a mutual respect while building solid companies with similar values and focus on culture,” said Mullett. “I wouldn’t turn the ownership of my business over to just anyone. I am convinced that with this transition, All American Marine is well positioned to continue building state-of-the-art boats for our valued customers, to be a place for our highly-talented employees to thrive, and to be a significant asset to the Bellingham / Whatcom County community.”
All American Marine will operate as a standalone business within the Bryton Group.
Byron Bolton assumes the role of CEO along with Mullett aboard in an advisory role. Ron Wille, All American Marine’s President, together with his management team will lead the business. AAM’s workforce and state-of-the-art 57,000-square-foot facility will remain the same.