The Bolton Marine Group has announced the acquisition of Daigle Marine, one of the nation’s leading commercial boat builders. Founder, Steve Daigle and co-owner, Bob Kristmanson have completed the private sale of Daigle Marine to The Bolton Marine Group.
As a wholly owned subsidiary of The Bolton Marine Group, Daigle Marine, based in Campbell River, will operate as a separate company with the continuity of the management team, highly skilled work force and physical facilities. As Managing Director, Torry Wannenwetsch will lead the entity. Steve Daigle and Bob Kristmanson will remain active in the business through a transition period.
Founded in 1985, Daigle Marine is a highly respected custom aluminum boat builder. Their EagleCraft™ boats range from hard working Water Taxis, Crew Boats, Patrol Vessels and General Working Craft to Recreational Fishing Boats and Luxury Cruisers.
Owned by Byron and Sheryl Bolton, The Bolton Marine Group features market leading brands, Armstrong Marine, Duckworth, KingFisher, Northwest and Weldcraft.
The Bolton Marine Group and Daigle Marine together create new synergy opportunities:
"The two organizations address different needs and different customers," said Byron Boltno. "Our plan is for both companies to continue to address their unique customers’ needs with the same care and diligence as in the past. We look forward to welcoming the skilled people of Daigle Marine into The Bolton Marine Group family and sharing our progress with you."