Monument Marine Group Acquires St. Augustine Marine Center
Jun 23, 2023, Washington, DC
Monument Marine Group, an investment firm focused on opportunities in the marine industry across the US and Caribbean, is pleased to announce its acquisition of St. Augustine Marine Center – a renowned marine service center located in the heart of St. Augustine, Florida, from the Windward Marina Group. This strategic acquisition in Northeast Florida strengthens Monument's expansion goals in the southeastern United States – while enhancing its capabilities to deliver exceptional service to customers across the marine industry, particularly those traveling along the Eastern seaboard. SVN Safe Haven Advisors was instrumental in facilitating the sale of the St. Augustine Marine Center on behalf of the Windward Marina Group.
The property is ideally situated near the St. Augustine Inlet, allowing easy and navigable deepwater access to the Atlantic Ocean, just four miles away via the Intracoastal Waterway. The facility, established in 1992, serves as a central hub for marine services in the area, with a longstanding reputation for excellence in customer service and quality craftsmanship.
St. Augustine Marine Center comprises 30 acres and boasts an impressive array of features, including 1,100 linear feet of dockage with expansion potential, dry land storage, commercial rental space, a multi-building service center, and a state-of-the-art paint building spanning 18,750 square feet and equipped to cater to yachts up to 110 feet. The comprehensive range of services on-site include boat painting, carpentry and joinery, custom builds, electrical work, fiberglass and composites, generator repair, haul and launch services, mechanical repairs, prop reconditioning, refits and restoration, rigging, and other services.
Oasis Marinas, the nation’s leading marine hospitality management company, will be responsible for all onsite operations of St. Augustine Marine Center, ensuring the uninterrupted delivery of the quality service and expansive amenities that customers have come to expect. “We are tremendously excited to welcome St Augustine Marine Center into our expansive network of premier service locations,” said Kenneth Svendsen, CEO of Oasis Marinas. “The Oasis Marinas service team has the expertise, relationships, and capabilities to build on the already stellar reputation the St. Augustine Marine Center team holds today. This property extends our core commitment of unmatched service to the St. Augustine boating community.”
As part of the acquisition, the entire team of specialists at St. Augustine Marine Center will join the Oasis Marinas team, ensuring continuity of expertise and a seamless transition. Monument Marine Group is excited about the growth opportunities and expanded capabilities this acquisition brings to the table, further strengthening its commitment to providing top-of-the-line marine services to its valued clients.
"We are thrilled to announce the acquisition of the St. Augustine Marine Center," said Tom Wood, Managing Director of Monument Marine Group. "This strategic investment allows us to leverage the expertise and reputation of the outstanding team at the facility, enhancing our service offerings to all Monument boaters and solidifying our presence in the Northeast Florida region. We are excited to welcome this first-class service destination to our growing portfolio of waterfront locations and look forward to expanding our operating partnership with Oasis Marinas as their nationwide service network accelerates growth at this property. Windward has been a tremendous steward of this property, and we are excited to carry on and build upon their legacy at St. Augustine Marine Center as a key resource for the boating community.”
About Oasis Marinas
Oasis Marinas, the nation’s leading marina hospitality company, operates a portfolio of more than fifty-five amazing properties, comprising more than 8,000 wet & dry slips and hundreds of RV pads across fifteen states. Each year Oasis Marinas’ 700+ team members create incredible experiences for over 13,000+ guests. In 2023 Oasis was honored to be recognized and certified as a Great Place to Work.
About Monument Marine Group
Monument Marine Group is an investment firm dedicated to acquiring and improving marinas and related waterfront property across the United States and the Caribbean. The Monument Marine Group team combines over 60 years of experience in construction, development, and management with a lifelong passion for the water to create amazing experiences for all Monument customers and enhance our marinas’ position in the boating community. With a community-oriented, customer-first mindset, Monument strives to preserve and enhance the legacy of the properties within its portfolio and the adjacent communities by delivering outstanding customer service and experiences through infrastructure, technology, and operations investments.
About SVN Safe Haven Advisors
SVN Safe Haven Advisors is a leading national marina, marine property, and marine business transaction advisor. SVN Safe Haven Advisors is a specialty practice of SVN International, which has +200 offices and +2,000 advisors across the United States and Internationally.
About Windward Marina Group
Based in Aventura, Florida, Windward Marina Group is Florida’s largest private marina investment firm. Started in 2018 with the acquisition of St. Augustine Marine Center, Windward has rapidly expanded its reach with a portfolio containing 11 marinas, comprising 2,770 berths throughout Florida. In addition to its core marina management business, Windward’s development arm is actively involved in residential and commercial real estate development throughout the state.