Fawcett Boat Supplies Acquires Annapolis Inflatables
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Acquisition increases brands and services offered by both companies

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - eMusicWire -- Fawcett Boat Supplies has announced its acquisition of Annapolis Inflatables. With the continued growth of Fawcett's boats, motors and service business, Fawcett needed to expand its warehouse capacity and service capacity. In addition, Fawcett gains a second retail store located in the heart of Eastport. This expansion enables both companies to continue to grow efficiently by offering a broad line of boat and motor brands.

Dave Weaver, Co-owner of Annapolis Inflatables, commented: "The combination of the two companies make for a strong brand with the unified goal to provide more product choices and faster service turnaround times for our customers."

Jeff Gillis, COO of Fawcett, said: "The two companies are aligned from a workplace culture and operational effectiveness, making this a good deal for both organizations to scale efficiently."

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Bernard Jammet, Owner of Fawcett Boat Supplies, said: "We've known Dave for a longtime and his dedication to customer service is reflected in the excellent reputation of the Annapolis Inflatables brand. This is a great fit for Fawcett, and we are looking forward to working with Dave to lead our boats and motors business."

Fawcett Boat Supplies is an independent business, locally owned and operated in Annapolis, MD since 1948. Fawcett stocks an extensive selection of products and services for all types of boaters, whether it's electrical, rigging, maintenance, performance hardware, boating apparel or an upgrade to your galley or cabin.

Annapolis Inflatables (AI) is located in Annapolis, MD and serves boaters in the mid-Atlantic region carrying a wide variety of rigid inflatables, dinghies, life rafts and outboard motors. Additionally, they service both boats and motors at their service center and have a retail store located in the heart of the Eastport neighborhood of Annapolis.

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