Nautic Africa acquires Anchor Boat Shop


Established nearly 80 years ago, the boat producer holds the exclusive rights for Yamaha engine sales in Africa.

Integrated marine solutions provider, the Nautic Africa Group, has acquired the Anchor Boat Shop, one of the country’s leading boat producers, a respected name in the South African boating industry since 1936, and most notably the largest Yamaha outboard engine distributor in SA.

According to Nautic Africa CEO, James Fisher: “Established close on 80 years ago, the Anchor Boat Shop, similar to Nautic, is a name which has become synonymous with innovation and service, and this makes Nautic’s acquisition of this one-stop boating shop an obvious, and important, one for our group.

“The Anchor Boat Shop will provide the Nautic Group with a reliable outboard engine partner for its growing small craft division, but importantly, in return, Nautic will invest energy into continuing to provide the Anchor community, both commercial and recreational, with solid value and service delivery for the many years ahead. We also hope to make more exciting announcements concerning the Anchor community imminently,” Fisher added.

In addition to being the first importer of Japanese-manufactured outboard motors in the country, the Anchor Boat Shop also holds the exclusive rights for Yamaha engine sales in Africa. It also offers a large range of competitively-priced items and accessories from the world’s leading boating lifestyle brands and boasts the largest boating workshop in South Africa.

Yet another important asset is the Anchor Boat Shop’s team of passionate and knowledgeable staff, which includes marine technicians and mechanics providing high quality craftsmanship and those specialising in sales, after-sales and brokerage services.

Andrew Kennedy, the new Anchor Boat Shop CEO, comments: “The Anchor Boat Shop is extremely proud to be a part of the Nautic Group. Our team’s work ethic and passionate approach, combined with the company’s impressive product range and extensive supplier network, not only makes the Anchor Boat Shop a great asset to the Nautic Group, but the ideal one-stop shop for boating consumers looking to obtain their skipper’s licence, insurance quotes or purchase top quality boating accessories, safety equipment or second-hand boats.

Anchor Boat Shop logo“Simply said, if it’s marine and boat related, you’ll find it at the Anchor Boat Shop,” concludes Kennedy.

The Anchor Boat Shop’s full range of services includes:

* New boat sales (leading brands such as Angler Boats, Gemini, Z-Craft);
* Pre-owned boat sales;
* Workshop facilities;
* Accessories and equipment – ranging from GPS to wakeboards to electronics to safety apparel;
* Garmin GPS products;
* General advice, consulting and boat servicing;
* Full range of parts for Yamaha, Volvo and Mercury; and
* Fully-guaranteed boats produced to industry-leading standards.