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Brewer Yacht Yard Group Announces the Opening of its 23rd East Coast Location
January 6, 2014
Brewer Yacht Yard Group today announces the acquisition of the Oxford Boatyard and Mears Yacht Haven Marina, in Oxford, Maryland. The new Brewer Oxford Boat Yard & Marina (OBY) joins the company’s 22 other full service marina and boat yard locations between New York and Maine.
“We are thrilled to be taking over this wonderful operation” said Rives Potts, President of Brewer Yacht Yard Group. “This allows us extend our operations further south to accommodate our existing customers who travel the east coast each year and to gain new friends in the Chesapeake Bay area. This is a well run boatyard/marina with great potential and we are excited about the opportunity it presents.”
Founded in 1866, Oxford Boatyard is located in the historic town of Oxford on Maryland’s beautiful Eastern Shore. The full service yard features a 75 ton Travelift, and an experienced staff of craftsmen who perform major refits to both power and sailing yachts, large and small.
In addition to the well tuned service operation at OBY, the combined boatyard and marina will offer dockage in over 170 wet slips from 26’ to 100’, and store over 100 boats on land and in sheds in the winter. A well stocked marine store provides most items one needs for carrying out repairs and maintenance.
Mitch Nathanson, owner of the boatyard & marina since 1988, had this to say about the transfer. “We’ve come a long way since I first acquired OBY and Mears in the 1980’s. I have nothing but respect for the people at Brewer, and I am sure they will do a great job with OBY.” Mr. Nathanson will be no stranger to BOBY, as he lives close by and will continue to play an important role in the local boating community.
“We’re going to lean on Mitch a little,” said Rives Potts. “He has been a great partner in this process, and I am sure we will have questions as we get started.”
Brewer Yacht Yard Group is the parent company of 23 Brewer marinas between Maryland and Maine. In addition to its multiple locations, Brewer offers special benefits to its customers including free overnight stays and fuel discounts. For more information, please call James Phyfe at (978) 740-9890 or visit www.byy.com.