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Friday, December 9, 2016

Alameda’s Bay Maritime Buys Svendsen’s Boat Works

By Mark Edward Nero

Alameda, California-based Svendsen’s Boat Works has been acquired by Alameda’s Bay Maritime Corp., the companies announced Dec. 6.

Svendsen’s Boat Works had been a family-owned and operated company since 1963. The sale also includes Svendsen’s Marine Distributing, Svendsen’s Metal Works, Svendsen’s Chandlery and Svendsen’s Marine International.

Alameda’s Bay Maritime 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.

Svendsen’s is expected to continue operating under the Svendsen’s name and provide full-service boat repair at its boatyard at the Alameda Marina, as well as supply marine products to commercial customers through its established distribution network.

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

“Our customers will find that it’s business as usual,” he said. “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, as well as a full-service boatyard in Richmond, Calif., Bay Marine Boatworks.

“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,” Bay Maritime President Bill Elliott said.