The Marine Group the parent company of Cardiff Diesel Services announces the purchase of West Point Marine. West Point Marine have over 35 years’ experience in marine engines and bring with them a number of key dealerships including Mercury, MerCruiser and Yanmar Marine. Under the new ownership, West Point Marine will continue to offer their customers an in-depth knowledge and understanding of outboard engines.
The new relationship with The Marine Group will see West Point Marine benefit from additional support and investment including an enhanced pool of skilled engineers and the support of administration staff. This enables the engineers at West Point Marine to focus on their skilled work, allowing for a swifter and even broader service offering.
The boatyards operated by The Marine Group, are together the largest in Wales, and a major insurance repair centre, Hot Vac osmosis centre, Dek-King Dealer, 3M Gelcare Centre and Approved Awlgrip and International Application Centre. The addition of West Point Marine is the latest development in an ongoing programme of investment for the company, which has also recently doubled the size of its Cardiff boatyard, purchased a dredger and a Sealift for lifting boats up to 50 tonnes, to add to the company’s services.
The purchase of West Point Marine, complements the existing boatyard service offering, which includes support for all types of inboard engines and marine generators and ensures continued growth and development of the engine department.
David Ruiz owner of West Point Marine commented: “I am excited to be joining the team at The Marine Group. I have a long standing relationship with the company, with my workshop having been based at their boatyard for over 15 years. I am looking forward to continuing to provide a first class service to my customers as part of the company.”
The Marine Group, Director of operations Rob Freemantle commented: “We are delighted to be extending our experience in marine servicing to outboard engines. We are pleased to be welcoming West Point Marine staff to our team and are excited about the opportunities for future growth.”
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