It is with great pleasure that David and Paul Martin announce the sale of BHG Marine and Willow Marine to Lymington Marina, a subsidiary of Berthon.
After 62 years’ service to the marine industry, David Martin will now enjoy his retirement.
Paul Martin stated: “As a long established marine specialist, with over 70 years’ trading, we are excited at the prospect of a bright future for both companies. Both BHG Marine and Willow will retain all their staff and existing operations. The Lymington BHG site will move from their Bridge Road home in Lymington over the next few months to a new showroom in Bath Road. It was a difficult decision to sell the family business, but we are relieved and reassured that we have found another family-owned company who recognise our expertise and reputation, and who will retain the company names and brand, and retain our loyal staff. I will be helping to build the company further. I thank Sean McQuitty from First Peninsular Marine on finding us the ideal buyer.”
Dominic May of Lymington Marina commented: “David and Paul Martin have spent a lifetime building up a brilliant business, and we thank them both to entrusting its future to us. The BHG and Willow purchases take into product areas which we don’t currently offer to our customers. We welcome all the BHG and Willow staff, and we will use our strong balance sheet to provide BHG and Willow with a promising future.”
To provide continuity and expertise, Paul Martin, with over 30 years’ experience, will act as a consultant to both companies.