Donavan Marine Acquires Southern Marine Supply

Donovan Marine Inc. (DMI) has announced that it has acquired Southern Marine Inc. (SMI) headquartered in Little Rock, AR. , including its Denton, TX, Charlotte, NC, and Birmingham, AL locations.

This new entity will now offer recreational boating dealers 18 locations to service and supply its accessory needs.

Benton Smallpage (DMI) and Rick Willis (SMI), two longstanding pioneers in the recreational boating industry believe the future of two step distribution has never been in a stronger position. “We are going to take the best of both companies and advance the recreational boating distribution model to a new level of performance,” said Benton Smallpage, Chairman of Donovan Marine Inc.

Ben Nicholl will act as Chief Executive Officer of the combined entity with Rick Willis acting as the General Manager of the Fresh Water Division.

It will be business as usual while plans are developed to enhance our service levels with an expanded product offering from both companies.