Matt Mullett, owner and CEO of Bellingham Bay, Wash.-based All American Marine, has sold his boat building company to family-owned Bryton Marine Group, a builder of welded aluminum commercial, recreational and adventure boats headquartered in Vernon, British Columbia.
All American Marine is expected to continue operating in Bellingham, while Byron Bolton assumes the role of CEO along with Matt Mullett staying aboard in an advisory role. Ron Wille, AAM’s president, will lead the business along with his management team.
No changes are expected to AAM’s workforce or 57,000 square foot facility.
“We are motivated to start this new chapter by joining forces with industry-leading Bryton,” Wille said. “We will continue to deliver industry leading products with the same high quality and superior service our customers have grown to expect.”
AAM, known for its work in aluminum vessel design and manufacturing, has a reputation for building technologically enhanced designs with characteristics that ensure high-speed travel, fuel efficiency and customization to fit operators’ needs.
“AAM is a formidable addition to our group; they are a great cultural fit with a highly talented team,” Bolton said. “Their keen focus on technological integration and commitment to shaping the future of hybrid-electric and hydrogen vessel implementation is inspiring.”
All American Marine is currently completing the final touches on its first hydrogen fuel cell powered electric passenger vessel.
“Over the years, Byron and I have gained a mutual respect while building solid companies with similar values and focus on culture,” Mullett said. “I wouldn’t turn the ownership of my business over to just anyone. I am convinced that with this transition, AAM is well positioned to continue building state-of-the-art boats for our valued customers, to be a place for our highly-talented employees to thrive, and to be a significant asset.”
“Matt Mullett and I have fostered a relationship based on common ground and experience,” Bolton added. “He has built a great company, which now complements our group.”
“Bryton now offers North America’s most comprehensive commercial aluminum vessel portfolio from 30 feet to 150 feet,’’ Bolton remarked.