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Nautical Ventures Expands to the Florida Panhandle

Nautical Ventures plants a flag in Eastpoint where anglers will be able to shop for everything from bay boats to kayak accessories

Nautical Ventures Expands to the Florida Panhandle

Artist rendering of main dealership after conversion. 

Nautical Ventures, with locations in Ft. Lauderdale, Palm Beach, Sarasota, Stuart and Tampa, has purchased Wefings Marine in the heart of Florida’s panhandle. Located between Tallahassee and Pensacola, in the city of Eastpoint, Wefings is an established dealership with an over 100-year history from their humble beginnings as an old-fashioned Ship's Chandlery in 1909 to serving their commercial fishing community as well as many types of recreational boaters. Their varied product offerings have included Pilothouse and Trailerable Trawlers, Down East style boats and Catamarans. With a philosophy of selling curated, unusual and seaworthy craft fits perfectly with Nautical Ventures modern offerings that appeal to the area’s rapidly growing, affluent second-home marketplace.

Marc Grove, owner of Wefings Marine states, “We are genuinely excited to join the Nautical Ventures team and become a part of their family. My employees and I recognize all the advantages that come along with the acquisition, and we are looking forward to being rebranded under the Nautical Ventures moniker.” 

nautical ventures sales office in eastpoint florida
Artist rendering of adjacent sales office after conversion.

Nautical Ventures CEO, Roger Moore, states, “We’ve had plans to expand into Florida’s panhandle since before the pandemic. Now that the marketplace has reached some normalization, the timing for this move is perfect. Marc and his team have done an outstanding job growing their dealership over the years. But now, with an infusion of our DNA into their location, we can grow their business exponentially benefitting both their marine community and their employees alike.”

Learn more about Nautical Ventures at www.nauticalventures.com

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